Holmes & Mayer Going Truck Series Racing

Sam Mayer (Harold Hinson Photo) and Bret Holmes (ARCA Photo) will compete part time in the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Bret Holmes Racing will field a part-time entry in the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with drivers Bret Holmes and Sam Mayer.

The Mooresville, N.C., team will continue to run the No. 23 Chevrolet SS in the ARCA Menards Series and is slated to run the No. 32 Chevrolet Silverado in the Truck Series. Shane Huffman will return as crew chief for both Holmes and Mayer.

Holmes is the reigning ARCA Menards Series champion and Mayer is the two-time defending ARCA Menards Series East title winner.

“Words can’t describe how excited and grateful I am for this upcoming season,” said Holmes, 23. “It has always been a dream of mine as a kid growing up to make it into the top-three divisions of racing. To get the chance to do just that with our own team and the same guys over the last few years, is just really neat. It’s great to see how far we’ve come.”

Holmes is scheduled to compete in multiple ARCA Menards Series events this season, beginning with the season opener at Daytona Int’l Speedway in February. The Auburn University graduate will make his NCWTS debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March.

“It means a lot that Sam (Mayer) believes in BHR and to have him as a teammate this season,” said Holmes. “Our goal is to win races in both series between the two of us. I know Sam will bring a lot to this team. He’s another ARCA (Menards Series) champion. I’ve raced against him in the past, and he’s a great driver. It’s an honor to have him on board for the upcoming season.”

Mayer, 17, won eight ARCA races last season and also earned his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

“I’m super excited for another great year of racing in the ARCA Menards Series,” said Mayer. “I know we have the chance to win every time we show up because these guys at BHR are so good at what they do.

“I’m also excited to continue my Truck Series career with BHR. They have some things to learn with getting into a new series, but I know that we will be in contention to win by the end of it.”

Mayer, who has already signed with JR Motorsports to compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series during the second half of the season, is scheduled to run in six ARCA Menards Series races and five Truck Series events for Bret Holmes Racing.

“I can’t thank enough all the people who helped put this deal together,” said Mayer. “There was a lot of hard work and many hours that went into making this all happen and it’s going to be worth it.”

Huffman has had a huge hand in building Bret Holmes Racing.

“I am so proud of this team and how much we’ve all grown over the last two seasons,” Huffman said. “By moving up to compete in the Truck Series, it shows how strong this team is. I’m honored to be part of this group and ready to get the season started with two very talented drivers.”