STATESVILLE, N.C. – GMS Racing officials have announced that the organization will expand into the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, as well as the ARCA Racing Series next year.
Franklin, Wis., native Sam Mayer will drive the No. 21 entry for the team in both series.
Mayer will also make four NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts, beginning in August at Bristol Motor Speedway.
“We are excited to add K&N, as well as ARCA to our organization in 2019,” said GMS Racing president Mike Beam. “Sam is very talented at such a young age, and I see a big future for him in motorsports. I’m glad that he chose us to pursue his career in racing.
“Our goal has always been to build championship-caliber teams, no matter what series we participate in,” Beam added. “With Mayer behind the wheel and Mardy Lindley leading the team, I do not doubt they will be successful in 2019.”
This season, Mayer competed in six K&N East races, with his highest finish of fourth coming at Dover Int’l Speedway. The 15-year-old also competed in the ARCA Racing Series three times, making his series debut at Iowa Speedway.
Mayer finished 10th at Iowa and later topped that finish at Lucas Oil Raceway, where he came home seventh.
“GMS Racing has had tons of success over the past couple years, especially this past year,” said Mayer. “Knowing that a great team is behind me going into next season gives me a lot of confidence that we will have success, too.”
Mayer and the No. 21 team’s first race will be in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season-opener at New Smyrna Speedway on Feb. 10.