Mooresville, NC. – An ARCA East debut is set for local track standout Ross “Boo Boo” Dalton on Saturday, June 12 at Southern National Motorsports Park (SNMP) in the Southern National 200 in Kenly, NC. Dalton will drive the #8 Ford for Empire Racing Group.
Dalton, a Liberty, NC native, has been racing since 2009 and has an impressive record of seven track championships at local tracks including Ace Speedway, Caraway Speedway and Orange County Speedway. Dalton has approximately 120 career wins, including wins and a second place finish in the points championship at SNMP in 2018.
Excited about this opportunity, Dalton says, “I have never ran anything other than a late model type car and to have this opportunity in an ARCA car is unbelievable. And for it to be at a track I have had a little success at makes me feel a little more comfortable stepping out of my comfort zone.”
Empire Racing Competition Director, Mike “Grumpy” Cheek says, “I am excited for Boo Boo to drive for us, this was a local effort that several local partnerships helped put together. It’s a big deal to give a local stand out talent a shot in this caliber of race in the ARCA Series. He has an impressive driving resume and deserves this opportunity.”
“I am very excited to be racing with Empire and Grumpy, I have always thought the world of them and their race team and to have this opportunity to race for them is unreal.” Dalton stated.
The Southern National 200 in Kenly, NC is set to drop the green flag at 8pm on Saturday, June 12, 2021.
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