Wimmer Motorsports has partnered with Toyota Racing Development (TRD) to field a car in the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway in February. USAC Champion Logan Seavey, a longtime TRD driver, will pilot a new Wimmer Motorsports-owned No. 21 Fury chassis Toyota Camry Super Late Model.
“The opportunity to partner with a program like TRD is really exciting,” said Wimmer Motorsports team operator and crew chief Chris Wimmer. “It definitely speaks to the success we’ve had in the past and is a huge building block for us in the future. Logan has a strong reputation in the dirt world and we are looking forward to working with him on his asphalt career.”
“The capability to partner with a top-notch team like Wimmer Motorsports for Speedweeks is a great opportunity for the TRD driver development program,” said Jack Irving, Commercial Director at TRD. “We’re certainly pleased with the progress that’s been made by USAC champion Logan Seavey on dirt. Putting him behind the wheel of a Wimmer Motorsports Camry for Speedweeks will allow him to continue learning on pavement to hone his skills.”
“I’m really excited to get to Florida and get racing next week,” Seavey said. “I think it will be great for me to do so many races in a row. I’m excited to work with Wimmer Motorsports because of how much success they have had in the past. It gives me a lot of confidence in my equipment and that is very important for a driver.”
While Seavey’s pavement experience is limited, the expectation for his time at New Smyrna Speedway for the World Series are still high. The California driver has two career Super Late Model starts, with one seeing him set a new track record at South Boston Speedway in Virginia. On the flip side, Wimmer helped Harrison Burton to seven New Smyrna wins, 14 top-five finishes and a World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing championship over the last three years.
“We’ve been really solid down at New Smyrna over the past few years and I don’t expect that to change,” Wimmer stated. “Obviously, Logan has less asphalt experience, but with his abilities I’m confident it won’t take him long for him to find his groove. We’re going to give him the best car we can and then good things should happen.”
“I know it’s a tough task, but my car is capable and hopefully I can deliver for the team,” Seavey said. “I believe the biggest learning curve will be qualifying. It is something I struggled with in the past, but hopefully I can learn it quickly for this week. It will be very important because of the short races, but I think the short races will be an advantage for me because they are close to the length of races that I’m used to.”
The World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racings kicks off on Thursday February 7 with practice. Seavey will miss the first two races at New Smyrna due to his USAC commitments, but will be at New Smryna Speedway starting Monday, February 11.
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