ST. MARYS, Ohio — Four-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series champion Josh Richards will chase the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series title next season.
After joining Best Performance Motorsports in November, Richards will take on a new challenge this coming season. But he’s no stranger to the series.
The 28-year-old driver has 12 Lucas Oil Series wins to his credit, six of which came this season, including the prestigious Pittsburgher 100.
“I’ve run several Lucas Oil (Late Model Dirt Series) races over the years,” explained Richards. “It’’s a great series with a professional staff. I’m excited to be able to race in some different regions of the country and on some tracks I’ve never been to before.”
In addition to his full slate of Lucas Oil events, Richards plans to run with other series when the schedule allows.
The Shinnston, W.Va., native brings over a decade of racing experience to the Ohio-based team. With four championships under his belt, Richards has amassed more than 150 super dirt late model wins over multiple racing series.
“I’m thrilled to join the Best Performance Motorsports team,” exclaimed Richards. “They are one of the top teams in the industry and I’m looking forward to starting this new path in my career.”
Richards will work alongside veteran crew chief and friend Randall Edwards, something the duo is looking forward to.
“I’ve known Randall (Edwards) for many years,” said Richards. “I’ve always wanted the opportunity to work with him. He’s been around the sport for a long time and I know his knowledge will be beneficial.”