Additional 2015 Drivers
NASCAR Xfinity Series, Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Reed raced the Lira Motorsports #58 car to its first ARCA Series win in the Scott 150 at Chicagoland Speedway on June 20th. The win was also Ryan’s first ARCA Series victory.
Tyler, a regular in big block Dirt Modified racing, but also with experience in Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model competition, is racing our #58 entry at the two dirt tracks on the ARCA Racing Series schedule, as well as our #38 at Salem Speedway. At the dirt tracks in Springfield and DuQuoin, Tyler raced inside the top five in both races before eventually finishing 12th and 16th, respectively. At Salem Speedway, Tyler qualified 4th and finished 4th, capturing ARCA Scott Rookie of the Race honors.
Blake’s racing career began in 2005 racing go-karts at Dumplin Valley Raceway, not far from his Sevierville, TN home. He captured 14 wins in 16 starts, winning both the championship and Rookie of the Year honors in his first year. He then successfully progressed through INEX Bandoleros and Legends, before making his way into Late Model Stock cars. In his first year of Late Model competition, Blake won the Late Model Stock track championship, and was named Rookie of the Year, at Lonesome Pine Raceway (VA). He competed in a combination of Championship Auto Racing Series (CARS) Pro Cup events and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock races between 2010 and 2014, recording multiple pole position qualifying efforts and race wins. Blake made his ARCA Racing Series debut in 2015 at the age of 18, quickly turned heads by winning the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 at Talladega Superspeedway in his second career start. Blake began driving for Lira Motorsports in July of 2015. He has had top ten finishes in his first two starts with the team at Iowa Speedway in July and Berlin Raceway in August.
Chris is an open-wheel racing standout who competes primarily in USAC Sprint and Silver Crown competition. Vhris raced the Lira Motorsports number 36 car in the Crosley Brands 150 at Kentucky Speedway, qualifying 11th and racing to an 8th place finish.
Alhambra, California racer JA Junior made his ARCA Racing Series debut with Lira Motorsports at Pocono Raceway in August. He started 25th and raced to a 16th place finish at the track known as the ‘tricky triangle’, a challenge for even the most experienced drivers.
Driver and recording artist Timmy Rivers was Michael Lira’s co-driver in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge BMW Performance 200 at Daytona International Speedway in January. The duo raced to a 13th place finish.
John has raced in two events with Lira Motorsports thus far this year. He finished 33rd in the season-opening Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway after an engine issue sent him behind the wall for several laps for repairs. He then suffered an engine failure in the Scott 150 at Chicagoland Speedway in June, finishing 23rd.
Cole has driven in two races for Lira Motorsports. He collected a 3rd place finish in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 at Talladega Superspeedway in May. In June, a suspension issue ended his day early at the Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway in June. He was credited with a 18th place finish.