Temperatures in Wisconsin are reaching record-lows, but that’s not phasing the Wimmer Motorsports team as they’ve been working prepare for a trip to Florida for the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing. There, Wimmer Motorsports will add Sam Mayer to its driver lineup, as the Wisconsinite will pilot the No. 22 Fury chassis Super Late Model with one thing on his mind – to bring a World Series championship back to frigid Wisconsin.
“Going into Speedweeks after the week we had last year, I’m really excited to have a chance to go for a championship,” said Mayer. “I also feel like we are just overall going to have an awesome car, so that makes me so excited.”
Mayer is no stranger to driving a Fury at New Smyrna. Last year he raced the Fury house car during Speedweeks and brought home four top-three finishes and never finished outside of the top ten throughout the week-long racing extravaganza. With his experience and the backing of Wimmer Motorsports, it could be the right recipe for success in 2019.
“After the success this team had last year, I’m really excited to keep that going into Speedweeks,” said Mayer. “I just want to go out there and win as much as I can and finish and run well.”
“Sam did an awesome job at Speedweeks last year and we are excited to work with him this year,” said Wimmer Motorsports team operator Chris Wimmer. “For a young driver to compete the way he did last year and battle for the championship says a lot about his talent level. I think this year the sky is the limit with him.”
With a year of Speedweeks under his belt, Mayer’s confidence is high heading into the weeklong racing schedule. While he was successful last year, Victory Lane eluded him and that’s something he and the Wimmer Motorsports team hope to change this year.
“Last year I learned the overall way to drive the track and how the car reacts to different braking styles and line,” said Mayer. “I feel very experienced going into this year and I am ready to win.”
“I definitely wouldn’t be surprised to see Sam in Victory Lane at New Smyrna Speedway in the next two weeks,” said Wimmer. “We pride ourselves on putting a good piece underneath him and I’m confident he can get it done. It will be a fun week.”
-Wimmer Motorsporst Press Release
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