INDIANAPOLIS – Reigning Lucas Oil WAR Wildcard Sprint League champion Landon Simon will drive for Best Performance Motorsports beginning this weekend.
Simon, who has owned, operated and driven his familiar black, silver and blue No. 24 with support from primary sponsor Mt. Baker Vapor for the past five years, will switch to Best Performance Motorsports’ black, green and blue No. 1 starting this weekend at the Gateway Dirt Nationals and continuing into next year.
“I am really excited about this opportunity and the future at Best Performance Motorsports. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished at LSR the last 5 seasons and look forward to taking that to BPM. Aligning common goals and bridging the gap between Late Model and Sprint Car racing creates a new world of opportunity,” said Simon.
The Best Performance Motorsports super late model team based out of St. Marys, Ohio, has competed full time with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series since 2016, with the team capturing the series championship in 2017 with Josh Richards. The newly formed open wheel team will operate out of Simon’s Indianapolis shop. A full sprint car schedule and additional midget events will be released at a later date.
The Gateway Dirt Nationals is held in The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri and features the largest indoor dirt track in America, with a semi-banked fifth-mile dirt surface. The temporary oval within the 67,000-seat stadium on the Mississippi River will see midget racing for the first time this week.
“I can’t wait to debut this new partnership at Gateway. Last year we worked with event promoter Cody Sommer and did some testing at The Dome. The atmosphere in there is unreal. I can’t thank him enough for giving us another great event,” added the 29-year-old Simon.