Defending Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series champion Ross Bailes will once again pilot the Barry Wright Race Cars house car during the 2019 season. The Clover, SC driver took the wheel of that ride briefly during the 2017 season before Chris Madden took the reins for the Cowpens, SC operation on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series in 2018.
The team plans to follow a “pick and choose” schedule throughout the coming campaign. The cars will carry Bailes’ familiar No. 87.
Chassis guru Barry Wright will maintain the cars along with son Lance.
“We are excited to have Ross back in our cars,” Barry Wright said in a press release posted on Barry Wright.com. “We had a strong couple of months together in 2017 and are looking forward to getting to some bigger races. Ross is coming off a successful season with his Carolina Clash Series championship, and we believe with the support of our great partners 2019 will be even better.”
Bailes is also anxious to get started with the team.
“I am looking forward to joining forces with Barry and Lance again,” Bailes declared. “I think we had a very competitive team at the end of the 2017 season and this gives us a chance to build off of that. I have been blessed with many great people to help with my racing career and adding the BWRC crew is an honor. I’m thankful for this opportunity and ready to go win some races.”
In an interview posted at the end of last season on InsideDirtRacing.com, Bailes pointed out that he hoped to race more often outside his home area in the Carolinas.
“We want to go and hit some different tracks so I can get a little bit better at places like Tazewell, I still haven’t figured that place out, and places down in Georgia like Dixie and Rome because I need to get better at those places too. It’s just a matter of trying to get better,” he said at that time. “If you don’t have the money behind you that you need then you’ve got to stick around the house and go to places where you know you’ll do good.”
The teaming with the BWRC organization will likely afford the 29-year-old racer that opportunity.
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