Townley Joins Red Horse Racing

John Wes Townley will drive the No. 7 Red Horse Racing Toyota in 2013. (HHP/Christa L. Thomas Photo)
John Wes Townley will drive the No. 7 Red Horse Racing Toyota in 2013. (HHP/Christa L. Thomas Photo)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – After closing out the organization’s most successful season to date, Red Horse Racing has signed John Wes Townley to join the team in 2013.

Townley is slated to drive the No. 7 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra with Zaxby’s serving as the primary sponsor for the 22-race NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

After competing for Rookie of the Year honors in 2012 and collecting his best series finish of eighth at Pocono Raceway, Townley enters his second full-time season credited with 28 series starts.

“I’m a competitive race car driver, and I want to race and compete for wins,” said the 22 year-old, Georgia resident. “Red Horse Racing has worked hard and continues to excel in the truck series. The success that this Red Horse Racing organization was able to accomplish last season, is the same success we are looking forward to next year.”

Veteran crew chief Mike Beam will join John Wes Townley at Red Horse Racing on the No. 7 Toyota Tundra. Beam has been atop the pit box since the early 80’s and is credited with 25 national series victories.

“The Truck Series proved to be the most competitive series in 2012, said Beam. “I want to be a part of that, and be a part of one of the top-tiered teams in the series. Playing an integral part in John’s career is important to me and I’m anxious to see our results.”

“John showed vast improvement on the track this past season,” said Team Principal Tom DeLoach. “Red Horse Racing is eager to move him to the next level in his racing career. Pairing him with Mike Beam is a great way to give John the insight from Mike’s impressive background . We had a fantastic 2012 season and we are anxious to see what 2013 will hold.”