ABINGDON, Va. — Alex Prunty made a name for himself by winning three late model championships at Slinger (Wis.) Speedway.
Now, he has his sights set on the high banks of Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway for the Pinty’s U.S. Short Track Nationals presented by Vore’s Welding and Steel, Sept. 25-26.
A native of Wisconsin, Prunty is teaming up with with Highlands Motorsports to drive the No. 96 Ford Mustang in the 100-lap super late model portion of the U.S. Short Track Nationals.
The Abingdon-based team has enjoyed success in the past at the event, with Josh Reeves winning the pro late model race in 2018.
Prunty has a strong family racing legacy. His father, Daniel and three uncles, have combined to win 11 titles at Slinger Speedway over the last 30 years. Alex Prunty started racing super late models in 2016, winning his first championship in 2018 and won the National Short Track Championship at Rockford (Ill.) Speedway in 2017-2018.
“I’m very excited having the opportunity with Highlands Motorsports to race in the U.S. Short Track Nationals,” said the 27-year-old Prunty. “Just knowing the history of NASCAR racing at Bristol Motor Speedway over the years and all the legendary drivers who have competed there, it’s going to be a very special deal and I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to really be a stacked field with a lot of very talented super late model drivers.
“I’ll have Josh Reeves serving as crew chief and overseeing preparation of the race car in the shop leading into the event. Josh knows what it takes to win at Bristol and that in itself is huge.”