SARASOTA, Fla. – Anthony Campi Racing has announced South Carolina native Colby Howard will drive for the team in 11 asphalt late model races this year.
Howard will begin his tenure with the team during the Alabama 200 at Montgomery Motor Speedway on March 2.
Howard will race for Anthony Campi Racing alongside Giovanni Bromante and Iowa Legend Car graduate and Sammy Smith.
“I’m really excited to race with the ACR team in 2019, they’ve fielded cars for a lot of successful racers and their reputation precedes them,” Howard said. “When I was at the Derby with them, I got to see just how professional the entire team was, from Anthony to each of his crew members. I can’t wait to start testing, go to the first race, and chase checkered flags with them this year.”
Team owner Anthony Campi echoed similar sentiments about his newest driver.
“We’ve had our eye on Colby the last couple of seasons and have been monitoring his progress through late model stocks in the Carolinas and his success there,” Campi remarked. “A lot of drivers aren’t capable of making the jump from late models to ARCA like he did last season. We saw a lot of potential which we’re now glad to have as part of our team.”
Although his first race is still nearly two months away, adding his name to the list of Anthony Campi Racing drivers has Howard optimistically anxious.
“Yes, there’s a little bit of pressure going into it based off their showing at Montgomery last year, and knowing they won the Snowflake in the same car,” Howard said. “I just want to win races. For me, 2019 is a really important year in my racing career. I really wanted to do Speedfest, but we couldn’t get it worked out, so now I have to wait even longer to get behind the wheel. The anticipation is killing me.”