STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — After more than a decade of racing success, Ridenour Racing is closing its doors.
Despite multiple championships, feature wins, and consistent success, the team cited the increased cost that goes into running and maintaining a high-level race team.
This family owned race team has been led by 2016 Great Lakes Super Sprints champion Chase Ridenour, was founded in 2005. The team has competed with the GLSS sprint cars, Sprints on Dirt and the Midwest Indoor Racing Series.
Ridenour made the top five in the GLSS standings from 2016 through ’19, winning six features along the way. He was the series champion in 2016 at age 17.
Ridenour, who has two mini sprint titles to his credit, is seeking a driving opportunity.
“That would be awesome,” Ridenour said. “I know this is an industry where there is more drivers than car owners, of course. So, if someone comes up with an opportunity for me to do it as a driver, you know how it is, it’s going to be hard for me to say, no, of course.”
Ridenour has seemingly come to terms with the decision.
“But, for right now, we’re just planning on, you know, for worst case scenario, just not running next year. But if a ride comes upon us, we’d be more than thankful for [it]. If it happens, it happens, if it doesn’t, the world will keep going ‘round.”
The team will be selling all racing assets through an online auction that is scheduled to take place on Dec. 18.
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