MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. — Chris Ferguson will embark on his first full season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series this year.
“With a lot of hard work by my team and amazing support from so many marketing partners, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series as a regular for the 2018 season,” Ferguson said. Our goal is to claim the rookie of the year title and finish in the top-10 in series points.”
Ferguson previously attempted to run the full tour schedule back in 2016, but the timing wasn’t right.
“That was kind of a last-minute deal back in 2016, and honestly, we weren’t prepared,” Ferguson said. “We struggled out of the gate because we weren’t as ready as we needed to be, so we pulled the plug after Speedweeks. This year we are infinitely more prepared, and I couldn’t be more excited.”
Ferguson’s World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series schedule is being made possible with support from principal sponsors, which include Diff-Tran Machining, K and K Trucking, Live Oak Aesthetic and Family Dentistry, Champion Spark Plugs, the Christopher Reeves Southeast Foundation & Crawlspace Repair, The Racing Warehouse and Carver and Sons Roofing.
New sponsor for 2018 – Carolina Roofing and Gutters – joins a great list of returning associate sponsors.
“It’s pretty humbling to have all these great marketing partners supporting my racing dreams,” Ferguson noted. “Without their incredible support, there’s no way that I could be taking on such a huge task. Hopefully this time next year we are talking about how successful a rookie campaign we experienced, as we are preparing for our sophomore season on the road.”
Ferguson will kick off his pursuit of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series title on Feb. 9-10 at Georgia’s Screven Motor Speedway.
“We’ve had success at Screven Motor Speedway, so I’m hoping we can hit the ground running out of the gate with some strong runs there,” the 28-year-old racer said. “We’ve got everything we need to be successful, and now I just need to do my job. I know there will be ups and downs along the way, but I have zero doubt that my team and I are up to the challenge.”