LIRA MOTORSPORTS to FIELD 5 ENTRIES at NASHVILLE
Lira Motorsports is excited to make a huge extension to the team by announcing today that they will be fielding five cars for the Music City 200 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in Tennessee on April 9th.
Kyle Weatherman, a full-time driver for Lira Motorsports this season, will be behind the wheel of the No. 58 St. Charles Glass machine. Most recently, he had a third place finish at Daytona in February. He was the ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year in 2015, has four series poles, and one win in his first road course start at New Jersey Motorsports Park last season. Kyle also has experience in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Lira Motorsports in the Homestead event that ended the 2015 season.
Travis Swaim will be tackling the short track of Nashville from behind the wheel of the MOMO Motorsport No. 59. He has one ARCA start from 2013 where his finished in the fifth position. He is a veteran late model driver in the Mid-Atlantic with a stout resume of racing experience. Travis is a former Myrtle Beach 400 winner (2014), UARA Late model champion, North Carolina NASCAR Whelen All American Series state champion, and a three-time Caraway Speedway Late Model Stock Car track champion.
Brandon Lynn, another full-time driver in the Lira camp, will be making his first Nashville start in the Cribs Creek Outfitters No. 36. Lynn, who competed part time in 2015, posted three top-20 finishes in his first season of ARCA competition. He comes from a background of PASS and UARA late model racing. Brandon competed in the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona and finished in the 16th position.
In the No. 93 NexGen Fuel car will be Clayton Weatherman, the younger brother of Kyle. Clayton will be making his Lira Motorsports debut at Nashville, but already has plenty of experience in the Lira Motorsports cars. He has tested with the team various times in anticipation of making his first start.
Clayton has five national USCCI Legends championships under his belt which includes approximately 135 victories and is a winner in the Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway as well.
Last but not least, the team announces Sheldon Creed, Speed Energy Formula Off-Road series driver, will be making his first ARCA attempt at the Fairgrounds in the No. 38 Safecraft Safety Equipment car. Sheldon has experience in various types of motorsports. He started in BMX at the age of three, moved to Motocross at six where he won two championship titles, raced quarter midgets at eight years old, and then later stepped into a trophy kart at age 9. He has various championships in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series from 2009-2014 and has 25 wins. Creed is a recipient of a silver award from the Stadium Super Trucks at the 2014 X-Games; moreover, he was the gold winner in the 2015 X-Games. He also has pro-late model experience at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida, and he has tested an ARCA car various times with Lira Motorsports. “I am so excited to be joining the Lira Motorsports team”, said Creed. “These cars are way different than the Super Trucks, but after testing, I feel confident we have a good chance for a win or a top 5 in my debut.”
“Lira Motorsports is very pleased with our lineup going into Nashville”, said Carlos Lira. “We would like to thank the sponsors, MOMO, St. Charles Glass, Safecraft, Cribs Creek, and NexGen Fuel for coming on board with us.” “I feel very confident our drivers have a good shot at a win at Nashville.”
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About Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville… Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville is a .596 mile paved oval. When it was paved in 1957, it originally held 35-degree banking; however, in 1972, the banking was cut to 18-degrees. In the past, Nashville was a venue of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, Busch Series, and Craftsman Truck Series. It was originally created for horseless carriage and motorcycle racing, but was later turned to asphalt for stock car racing.
About Lira Motorsports… Lira Motorsports is a multi-car, multi series race team owned by Carlos and Amanda Lira. The team competes in the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Whelen All- American Late Model, and IMSA Sportscar events nationwide. Lira Motorsports’ ARCA and NASCAR Trucks programs are operated from an 18,000 square foot shop in Mooresville, North Carolina and the late model team operates from a 12,000 square foot facility in Port Orange, Florida, just minutes from Daytona International Speedway