MIDDLETON, Idaho – Sixteen-year-old Zach Telford has formed a partnership with Garcia Racing to compete in four SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour races this year.
The eight-time NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly race winner in Idaho will venture south to compete in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour races at Stockton 99 Speedway and All American Speedway in California.
Telford competed for Garcia Racing in Mike Garcia’s No. 71 at All American Speedway last August, finishing 10th in a curfew-shortened race. He also was one of 11 drivers chosen to test for the Bill McAnally Racing Drivers Academy in early January on All American Speedway’s third-mile oval.
The pair of scheduled starts at Stockton 99 Speedway will be Telford’s first at the historic and challenging quarter-mile oval. Garcia Racing is based in Lodi, Calif., between both of these California short tracks.
“I am excited to get to work with crew chief Steve Teets, Mike Garcia, and the entire Garcia Racing team,” Telford said. “This is a great opportunity to make an impact on a prestigious series and I can’t wait for May 1 at Stockton.”
Garcia Racing has more than 40 victories across the SPEARS Modifieds and Late Models, including the 2011 Stockton 99 Speedway championship and the 2014 SPEARS Modified Series title. The team also won the first two SPEARS Modifieds races of the 2019 season.
Telford brings a robust career with more than 50 victories to the table. His resume includes triumphs across super late models, modifieds and Legends, along with a pair of ARCA Menards Series West top-10s.