Fast Track Racing and Michael Maples are Proud to announce their partnership for the 2024 season. Maples will drive the newly Numbered 99 for the team, using cars purchased from the former Burgess Racing Team and 2 cars from Veer Motorsports.
Long time Fast Track Crew Chief, Mike Sroufe, will serve atop Maples’ pit box for the full 23 race slate.
The 60-Year-Old Oklahoma driver plans to self-fund much of the season, but will carry sponsorship from his employer, Don Ray Petroleum, and a few other companies throughout the season.
No stranger to Racing, Michael has primarily raced IMCA modifieds since 2019. Up until 1998, he had previously participated in Asphalt Racing with Late Models in California before moving to Oklahoma.
“When I moved back to Oklahoma, I wanted to race either ASA or ARCA. I’ve always liked the ARCA series. Some people from Texas raced ARCA. I always thought it seemed like a good series to travel.” he said in a recent interview.
While attending the ARCA races at Kansas in 2024, Michael met team owner Andy Hillenburg, and knew the fit was right to make his dream a reality. “They’re a good fit for me,” he noted. “They’re serious about their business but they’re also very respectful, nice and they like to have fun by joking around.”
With Michael’s Desire to run top 10, The partnership comes at a great time for both Team and Driver. Fast Track placed two drivers Top 10 in Points in the ARCA Menards Series, along with two drivers finishing Top 5 in the ARCA Menards Series East in 2023.
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