CARMEL, Ind. – Kart racer Lane Vacala has joined Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for the remainder of the ARX Rallycross season and the full 2020 ARX campaign.
Vacala will drive the No. 55 DRR/Tyler Lane Construction ARX2 car beginning this weekend in the ARX of Canada doubleheader event at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.
Vacala, 22, makes his ARX2 debut at Trois-Rivieres while continuing his successful karting career, including as a member of the Factory Compkart racing team in the J3 Competition. Lane has been a top nationally-ranked karting racer for the past five years and won the Great Lakes Sprint Series Championship in 2014.
In addition to the ARX2 action with DRR in 2019, Vacala also plans to compete in the Rotax International Trophy Race in LeMans, France and FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy events in France and the season-finale in South Africa this November.
Vacala recently tested the DRR ARX2 cars with the team and showed outstanding speed in preparing for the ARX of Canada weekend.
“We are very pleased to bring in a young driver like Lane with his past racing credentials,” said Dennis Reinbold, team owner of Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. “We have been very successful bringing in karting racers in the past and Lane’s testing was impressive in our ARX2 cars. We’re anxious to see him compete this weekend at Trois-Rivieres. I think he has a great future in ARX and with our race team.”
Vacala has been a regular on the winner’s podium in karting including at the Rotax All-Stars Finals, Texas Prokart Championship, WKA Mid-Season Shootout and the USPKS Chicagoland Grand Prix. Lane has also tested the Dodge SRT Hellcat with DRR ARX Technical Director Buddy Rice.
“To be joining a team with so much knowledge and history is a dream come true,” said Vacala. “It’s an honor to be racing for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in ARX. Coming from the karting world and having never raced on dirt before, this will be a whole new experience. I’ve been doing a lot of training and preparation for this season, and I’m excited to finally race.”
Vacala will be joined in the DRR four-car lineup this weekend at the ARX of Canada at Trois-Rivieres by other young racers Cole Keatts, 18, in the No. 53 Black Rifle Coffee Company ARX2 car and female driver Gray Leadbetter, 14, in the No. 28 Oil2Soil machine. A future announcement will be made regarding the WIX Filters DRR ARX2 machine this coming week.