In an off-season filled with regional drivers making announcements that they will embark on schedules that will take them on one or the other of the national touring series, add Mt. Holly, NC racer Chris Ferguson to that list. The 28-year-old driver made it known via his website and social media that he plans to take on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series in the coming season.
“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 stated in the press release. “Our goal is to claim the Rookie of the Year title and finish in the Top-10 in series points.”
Ferguson has won WoO Late Model feature events racing near his North Carolina home and hopes to add more trophies to his collection this season. He attempted to follow the WoO tour in 2016 but had to fall off the circuit early on in the season.
“That was kind of a last-minute deal back in 2016, and honestly, we weren’t prepared,” Ferguson recounted in his release. “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 believes that his team can get their campaign off to a good start when the WoO Late Model Series schedule kicks off at Georgia’s Screven Motor Speedway on February 9th and 10th.
“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. 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.”