Long Island, NY - Fourteen Year- Old Eddie Fatscher will make his highly anticipated start in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Series in Sunday’s 43rd Annual Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motor Sports Park.
Fatscher, an up and coming driver hailing from Long Island, New York will make his fourth PASS Series start behind the wheel of the No.51 Ford Fusion for Jamie Yelton’s Fat Head Racing driver development team.
Focused on reaching the highest levels of stock car racing, Fatscher is in the midst of making the progression from Legend cars to the highly competitive ranks of late model and super late model racing.
“This is a big step in my career development,” says Fatscher. “I’ve been working hard to get to this point in my racing career. Making the jump from Legend cars to super late models has definitely been a learning experience. The biggest adjustment has been getting comfortable with the bigger, heavier car. We’ve got a few starts under our belt and have done some testing. Each time I strap into the seat I’m seeing improvement and gaining more confidence.”
Fatscher, whose goal is to follow in the footsteps of former Legend car drivers William Byron and Daniel Hemric, knows the path to the ranks for NASCAR will be challenging.
“This is a new level of racing - the weekly competition is the strongest I’ve ever faced. The road ahead will be challenging but my goals are realistic. I’m here to learn and continue to improve my skills.”
Fatscher’s 2017 season started with his Late Model at New Smyrna Speedway in the Red Eye 100. The high school freshman will continue to make selected starts in the PASS Series with an eager eye on competing in next month’s Inaugural U.S. Nationals of Short Track Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Like many young drivers chasing their dreams, Fatscher, began his racing career at the tender age of five competing regionally in Kart Racing. After several years of racing and numerous track championships at Riverhead Raceway, Fatscher’s early crowning moment came on the national stage wining the World Karting Association’s Nationals at Beverrun in Pennsylvania.
After a successful Karting career and a strong desire to continue his passion Fatscher made the jump to Bandelero racing in 2013. Touring regionally Fatscher began to hone his skills behind the wheel competing in INEX, the international sanctioning body of Legends, Bandelero, Thunder Roadsters and Legends Dirt Modified Cars.
In 2014, Fatscher earned the NY State Bandelero Championship and the Charlotte Motor Speedway Winter Series Championship in the Outlaw Division. Competing against many of the country’s top young drivers Fatscher also claimed at fourth place finish in the in the overall Summer Shootout Series standings at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
At the age of 12, Fatscher continued his climb up the ladder graduating to a Legends Car. Touring nationally he continued to build his resume winning the Legends National Young Lions Championship in addition to being named the NY State Championship. Progression and determination also led the young driver to back-to-back wins in 2015 & 2016 competing in the US Legends Oval and Road Course racing championships.
The 43rd Annual Icebreaker will begin with three practice session on Saturday, April 8. Heat races to determine starting positions will commence on Sunday prior to the drop of the green flag Sunday afternoon.
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-Eddie Fatscher Racing Press Release. Photo Credit: Eddie Fatscher Racing