GMS Racing‘s ARCA Menards Series vehicle driver Jack Wood will certainly go up to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series secure for 2 races. On Thursday, the group introduced Wood will certainly make his Truck début at Circuit of the Americas on 22 May in the #24 Chevrolet Silverado prior to returning the adhering to week at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Wood signed up with GMS as well as Drivers Edge Development, a jr vehicle driver program run by GMS as well as Chevrolet, for the 2021 period. Over the previous 2 years, he competed in the ARCA Menards Series West as well as the nationwide ARCA collection for his family-owned Velocity Motorsports.
After the initial 4 ARCA races, he is 6th in factors with 2 top-ten surfaces as well as most lately scratched his initial leading 5 when he completed 4th at Kansas. In fifteen job ARCA West races (among which was a mix occasion with the nationwide collection), he has 6 leading 10s with a finest coating of 5th at Colorado National Speedway in 2020.
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to get in a top-tier truck, especially at a race track like COTA,” Wood mentioned. “It’s going to be a long day of learning for me, but I’m excited for the challenge. I can’t thank everybody at Chevrolet and GMS enough for giving me a shot.”
The COTA race will certainly note his very first time completing on a roadway program at a nationwide degree. The 20-year-old’s single local roadway race can be found in the West Series in 2019 when he completed sixteenth at Sonoma Raceway.
“Jack is a talented young man with a bright future ahead of him,” stated GMS head of state Mike Beam. “To be able to see members of the Drivers Edge Development programme progress and compete at various levels of the sport is rewarding and we’re excited to see what he can do in his first two Truck starts.”
Wood is among a variety of vehicle drivers that will certainly make their NASCAR débuts at COTA, a brand-new enhancement to the approving body’s timetables, however a lot of his fellow newbies come from roadway auto racing histories. Examples consist of Trans-Am champ Cameron Lawrence as well as SCCA racer Brad Gross.
GMS’s #24 has actually come to be the group’s multi-driver vehicle because Raphaël Lessard left the organisation in very early May as a result of sponsorship problems. Ryan Reed ran the #24’s initial race because at Darlington, where he completed twelfth.