Carter-2-Motorsports Full Steam Ahead For 2007
COVINGTON, Kentucky (December 9, 2006) - - Carter-2-Motorsports officially announced today at the ARCA RE/MAX Series Championship awards banquet press conference that Roger Carter, II will run the full 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule, while the team will also field a second part-time entry for newcomer Nick Tucker next season.
Carter II, in his freshman year will take over the reins of the legendary No. 48 from James Hylton who has retired from ARCA RE/MAX Series competition. Carter II will hoist the Dodge emblem while carrying primary sponsorship from FreeFeds.Org.
The Free Feds Foundation is a non-profit organization. Their sole purpose is to gain public support for adding parole to the federal prison system for non-violent offenders. They are of the belief that the federal justice system is in need of a total reform. The Free Feds Foundation, however, is mainly interested in working toward adding a system of parole for non-violent, non-repeat offenders as part of that overall reform.
In addition to FreeFeds.Org, Carter-2-Motorsports will also carry associate sponsorship from FedCURE.org, The Idaho Observer, RvRentToGo.com and 100Fold.net next season.
"We're very excited about the platform we've created for the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series season," said owner Carter II. "I am putting 150 percent into our effort to build a strong and winning foundation in ARCA and I'm looking forward to next season."
Dan Collins will return as crew chief of the No. 48 FreeFeds.Org Dodge Charger. "Dan is a tremendous part of this organization and he will lead this team in the right direction. He is working around the clock preparing for our 2007 debut at Daytona. We know that our rookie season will have its fair shares of ups and downs, but we're looking forward to beating those challenges."
The addition of Carter-2-Motorsports car chief Michael Mizzelle has already sprung positive energy surrounding the team making him an early asset to the organization. "Since day one Michael has given nothing but 150 percent to our organization. He is continuing to show the leadership that this team needs and we're looking forward to having him aboard all year," remarked Carter II.
Carter II also mentioned that he will run for ARCA Rookie-of-the-Year honors. "It's going to be a very busy year for us next year," said Carter II. "We are switching over to a new manufacturer, working on additional sponsorship and fielding an additional car, while trying to go for Rookie-of-the-Year honors. We're going to be very, very busy but again, we're very excited."
Also, Carter II revealed Saturday the expansion of his single-car operation to a two-car for a minimum of five ARCA RE/MAX Series events next season. NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Nick Tucker will steer the No. 60 Dodge beginning at Nashville Superspeedway next April.
Tucker, who is also a part of the Evernham Motorsports Research and Development program, has experience in the NCTS and the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series, but this will be his first foray into the ARCA RE/MAX Series.
Sponsorship for Tucker's entry will be announced at a later date.
"I'm glad to have Nick aboard with us next season," continued Carter II. "Nick is a talented racecar driver and brings a wave of new enthusiasm to Carter-2-Motorsports. Each team member brings to this organization their own skill, desire, determination, ability and personality. It takes a team to win and Nick realizes that each individual of our team plays a vital role and is essential in making victory lane a reality. I really expect his schedule to expand as the 2007 season progresses and that's our main goal."
For Tucker, he is looking forward to the new endeavor.
"I am really excited to be working with Roger and the whole Carter 2 Motorsports team," said Tucker. "I feel like there is a lot of potential to achieve some success as the year progresses."
Tucker is expected to be at all 23 ARCA RE/MAX Series events next season helping out the with the No. 48 team when not preparing his No. 60 entry.