MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Sixteen-year-old Anderson Bowen has signed to compete in 8-9 events with Cunningham Motorsports in 2014.
The races will be a mixture of short track races on the ARCA Racing Series schedule and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) schedule. Bowen, who is now legal to drive street cars has been driving race cars for 12 years. The teenager from Suwanee, Ga., competed under the Cunningham banner during the 2013 season in three ARCA Racing Series races and two K&N East races.
In his first ARCA race, Bowen started and finished third at Mobile Int’l Speedway. In his first of two NKNPSE races he qualified on the pole at Iowa Speedway. In addition, Bowen raced numerous races with his family-owned Anderson Bowen Racing team. He completed his 2013 season in early December by finishing 25th in the prestigious Snowball Derby in Pensacola, Fla.
“When we signed Anderson last year, we knew we were getting a talented young driver,” said team co-owner Kerry Scherer. “We didn’t realize how talented. Anderson is going to be a big winner in his career. We are privileged to be a part of his developmental years.”
Bowen will race in March at Alabama’s Mobile Int’l Speedway, Winchester (Ind.) Speedway and Lucas Oil Raceway in Clermont, Ind. In addition, Bowen’s schedule will include four NKNPSE races – Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway in March, New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., in July, Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, in August and Dover (Del.) Int’l Speedway in September.
“Re-signing with Cunningham this year is another huge opportunity for me,” Bowen said. “We had such a great year last season. Finishing third in my first ARCA start at Mobile Int’l Speedway was huge, as was qualifying on the pole for my first K&N start at Iowa Speedway.
“This year I am going back to a lot of my favorite tracks and tackling some new ones with Cunningham. I am super excited to go to my favorite track, Winchester, where I have had some good luck in the past. In addition, I am ready to conquer some new tracks in the K&N Series like New Hampshire, Bristol and Dover. I am really looking forward to this 2014 season with Cunningham,” Bowen said.