Successful Late Model team moves to ARCA with GMS Racing support
One of the teams that unloaded on Friday morning for the annual ARCA Racing Series test day at Daytona International Speedway was a familiar one to those who follow Super Late Model racing around the Midwest and Southeast.
KBR Development confirmed before the test that it has purchased equipment from MDM Motorsports, the reigning ARCA championship winning team, including its owners points and will compete full-time with various drivers during the 2019 season.
The team has also entered-into a technical relationship with GMS Racing -- who will provide support to the Michigan based organization.
Carson Hocevar, 16, will race in the 11 events that make up the ARCA Short Track Challenge. He is the 2017 champion of the hyper-competitive Super Late Model division at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan. Veteran Brandon McReynolds is testing the car at Daytona in advance of the Lucas Oil 200 in February and will also compete in numerous other speedway events.
The team is looking for additional funded drivers for the remainder of the schedule.
"We are extremely excited about this next step in our program here at KBR Development," said team owner Mike Bursley "Running and competing in the ARCA Racing Series is a great honor and we couldn’t be prouder of where our program is at today. Helping Carson achieve his goals of running in the ARCA Series, as well as working with Brandon McReynolds and other talented up and comers."
The team will continue to field a Super Late Model on a limited basis.