MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. — Chris Ferguson will take his racing schedule to the next level this season, tackling the national scene for the first time as he embarks on the full World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series schedule.
“With a lot of hard work by my team and amazing support from so many marketing partners, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series as a regular for the 2018 season,” Ferguson said. “Our goal is to claim the Rookie of the Year title and finish in the top-10 in series points.”
Ferguson previously looked to pursue the Outlaws tour back in 2016, but the timing wasn’t quite right.
“That was kind of a last-minute deal back in 2016, and honestly, we weren’t prepared,” Ferguson recalled. “We struggled out of the gate because we weren’t as ready as we needed to be, so we pulled the plug after Speedweeks. This year we are infinitely more prepared, and I couldn’t be more excited.”
Ferguson’s run at the 2018 Outlaws tour is being made possible with support from principal sponsors, including Diff-Tran Machining, K and K Trucking, Live Oak Aesthetic and Family Dentistry, Champion Spark Plugs, Christopher Reeves Southeast Foundation & Crawlspace Repair, The Racing Warehouse and Carver and Sons Roofing.
In addition, a new sponsor for 2018 – Carolina Roofing and Gutters – joins that list as well.
“It’s pretty humbling to have all these great marketing partners supporting my racing dreams,” Ferguson said. “Without their incredible support, there’s no way that I could be taking on such a huge task. Hopefully this time next year we are talking about how successful a rookie campaign we experienced, as we are preparing for our sophomore season on the road.”
Chris will kick off his pursuit of the World of Outlaws Late Model rookie title Feb. 9-10 at Georgia’s Screven Motor Speedway.
“We’ve had success at Screven Motor Speedway, so I’m hoping we can hit the ground running out of the gate with some strong runs there,” said Ferguson. “We’ve got everything we need to be successful, and now I just need to do my job. I know there will be ups and downs along the way, but I have zero doubt that my team and I are up to the challenge.”
CREDIT: Chris Ferguson Racing