Mayer Set for K&N Season Opener at New Smyrna

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Sam Mayer will begin his first full-time season driving for GMS Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series this weekend in the season opener at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida, just miles away from the Daytona International Speedway where the NASCAR Cup Series kicks off their season Sunday.

In six previous K&N East Series starts, Mayer has scored two top-fives and three top-10 finishes.

– Mayer kicks off his 2019 season with GMS Racing at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway on Sunday. He will compete in the full NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule, as well as seven ARCA Racing Series events and three NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races. The 15-year-old Franklin, Wis., native made his final four K&N East starts with current veteran crew chief Mardy Lindley. Mayer is also a member of the inaugural class of the Drivers Edge Development program.

“It’s a dream come true driving for GMS and I know Mardy (Lindley, crew chief) and the team have been working so hard this off season. I’m ready to get after it at New Smyrna and go for a win. I was able to run six K&N races at the end of last season, which will hopefully help my learning curve this weekend since I’m already somewhat familiar with the feel of the car. This is an amazing opportunity with Chevrolet and GMS, so I plan to make the most of it.”