PETERSEN MEDIA- With plenty of racing still left on the west coast in 2016, Larry Antaya, and Antaya Motorsports General Manager, Tim Werbach, are excited to announce that Colby Copeland has been named the team’s new driver.
“We are very excited to have a young driver like Colby Copeland in our car as we re-tool, and get ready for some big races in California to close out the 2016 season,” Antaya Motorsports General Manager Tim Werbach said. “I am looking forward to helping Larry Antaya build up a first class team, and we are all excited to get to the track with a fresh start.”
With backing from Good Guys Rod and Custom and Association, Fire Protection Management, Inc., TW Performance, Cardinal Paint and Powder, Tool World, and Shiro’s Collision Center, the upstart team is hoping to hit the track for the 63rd Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions, and continue on to finish out the final King of the West races of the 2016 season.
“I am very excited and thankful for this opportunity,” Colby Copeland said. “I think this team has a lot of potential to finish out this year strong, and getting a good start on the 2017 season. It seems like a great group of guys, and I am looking forward to working with everyone.”
With Copeland wheeling the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association/Fire Protection Management/TW Performance backed No. 20 machine, veteran mechanic Clarke Riolo has been brought in as the team’s crew chief.
Riolo and Copeland are not strangers as Riolo has worked with Copeland on a few occasions over the course of his career in winged sprint car ranks.
With the hope of Gold Cup on the horizon, and committing to the rest of the KWS season staring in September, the team is also hoping to fill in their schedule with additional races, but will make an announcement once things are finalized.
Antaya Motorsports would like to thank Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Fire Protection Management, Inc., TW Performance, Cardinal Paint and Powder, Tool World, and Shiro’s Collision Center for their support in 2016.
ON TAP: Antaya Motorsports is hoping to hit the track during the Gold Cup Race of Champions at the Silver Dollar Speedway September 9th and 10th.
STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Antaya Motorsports by following @AntayaTeam20 on Twitter.
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