Ross Bailes & Big Frog Motorsports Join Forces

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Ross Bailes will drive for Big Frog Motorsports this year. (Heath Lawson Photo)
Ross Bailes will drive for Big Frog Motorsports this year. (Heath Lawson Photo)

OCALA, Fla. – South Carolina’s Ross Bailes has joined forces with Big Frog Motorsports for the upcoming season.

Bailes will continue to pilot his familiar Ronnie McCarter-owned No. 87 super late model while also driving the Florida-based Big Frog Motorsports No. 58 super late model in regional and select national events.

“I began talking with Ross after his deal with Barry Wright Race Cars unexpectedly dissolved,” Big Frog Motorsports owner Augie Burttram said. “Ross is a great guy and a talented driver, I’m excited to have him behind the wheel of our car.

“Our schedules are going to mesh well together,” Burttram added. “With us splitting our schedule between two cars, it’ll allow both of us to keep our equipment in top-notch condition.”

Bailes earned seven victories last year – including Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series wins. He scored 22 top-five finishes and collected 31 top-10 outings.

“I want to thank Augie [Burttram] for the opportunity to drive his car,” Bailes commented. “He has great equipment and I’m looking forward to working with him and Mike. I think we will be more prepared at each race we go to since we’re going to be able to split our schedules up.”

“I also have to thank Ronnie McCarter who continues to field our family car along with my dad, my guys that help on my car, my wife, family, and all of our sponsors. Hopefully we can produce great results in 2020.”