CORNELIUS, N.C., June 20, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Anthony Alfredo, a Connecticut native now living in Cornelius, North Carolina, will make his ARCA Series debut with MDM Motorsports for the PapaNicholas Coffee 150 this Friday night, June 22 at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois.
Series championship points leader Sheldon Creed, second place Zane Smith, and rookies Chase Purdy and Harrison Burton will all be teammates for Alfredo this weekend.
2018 NASCAR Next Class - To be chosen to be part of it means that all the sacrifice that so many people have put into me to help me to get this far in racing is really beginning to pay off. I'm looking forward to the experience.
Anthony Alfredo, NASCAR Next Driver
Alfredo slides over from the NASCAR K&N Pro East Series, where he’s already gotten one pole, one win, three top five and four top ten finishes in his rookie season in the Ceco Building Systems, Oxford Energy, Mechanic No. 40. He is currently fourth in the series championship standings.
He’ll race the same number in his ARCA debut, and he’s mighty anxious to take this next step on the racing ladder. “I’m totally excited for this weekend,” he said with his trademark smile. Gateway looks like an awesome track, especially with the repave. I know some of these ARCA drivers are hard to beat, including my teammates, but I’m confident that with the team I’m with I can have a strong run in my debut. It’s the biggest track I will have raced on so far, which is also something I’m looking forward to. I want to thank everyone who has helped me make it possible, including my marketing partners, family, and supporters.”
The PapaNicholas Coffee 150 is scheduled to get underway at 8 p.m. Central time this Friday evening, June 22. The race will be televised on Fox Sports 2.
- 2015 Win at Tri-County Motor Speedway in 8th race in a full-size car
- 2016 Win at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Southeast Limited Late Model Pro Division
- 2016 Qualified on the front row at Myrtle Beach 400
- 2016 Southeast Limited Late Model Series Pro Division Champion
- 2017 CARS Tour Finished 2nd in points standing (2 wins, 8 top 5’s and 11 top 10’s) racing for Dale Earnhardt Jr., JR Motorsports.
- 2017 - Fall Brawl 200 Winner at Hickory Motor Speedway
RACING FOR A CAUSE:
Anthony Alfredo and AFA Motorsports have recently partnered with JDRF to help them get the word out about Type 1 Diabetes. T1D is a completely different disease than Type 2 Diabetes and is often misunderstood. Anthony will be using his racing program to help educate the public about T1D and help raise funding for research.
In Anthony’s own words: “My cousin Morgan is a few years younger than me and was diagnosed with T1D just after her sixth birthday. I grew up seeing how she had to deal with the disease by pricking her finger 10 - 12 times a day to check her glucose level and giving herself insulin injections to manage her blood sugar, so I have a very personal interest in wanting to see advancements made in treatments and hopefully, someday there will be a cure. We made the decision recently to use my racing platform to promote a great cause and T1D was naturally our first choice, so I’m very happy to be working with JDRF on this initiative.”
Business/Sponsorship Inquiries: Robert Alfredo - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Media/Sponsorship Contact: Rod Wortham – Race Face Brand Development
Email: Rod@racefacebd.com • Ph: (727) 999-2628
Source: Race Face Brand Development on behalf of MDM Motorsports