INDIANAPOLIS – Anthony D’Alessio is stepping up to challenge for AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series rookie-of-the-year honors during the upcoming season.
D’Alessio, in conjunction with Parallax Motorsports, will field one entry as an owner and driver for the 2020 slate, which features 46 events at 23 different venues, most of which D’Alessio will be experiencing for the first time.
His challenge begins in February at Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park with Winter Dirt Games XI.
“I am beyond excited for the upcoming season,” D’Alessio said. “It is a dream come true, and I can’t wait to hit the track in February in my home state of Florida. I want to thank everyone who has helped me get this far. We still have plenty of work to do.”
The 19-year-old from Apollo Beach, Fla., is approaching the 2020 season with tenacity and drive, after relocating to Indiana in 2018 to pursue his dream of becoming a professional race car driver.
In preparation, D’Alessio ran Indiana Sprint Week in 2019, along with racing at many local Indiana tracks in his first full year in a non-winged sprint car.
D’Alesso made one AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series feature in 2019, winning his heat race and finishing 20th at Kokomo Speedway during Indiana Sprint Week.
He moved from Florida with a plethora of racing experience and several accolades. Starting at a young age in go karts as well as one season in dirt modifieds, he transitioned to sprint car racing in Florida, earning 2016 Top Gun Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year and 2017 Rookie of the Year honors with the Southern Shootout Sprint Car Series.