After six consecutive years racing full-time with ThorSport Racing, @JohnnySauter will head into the 2016 season with a different team – GMS Racing.
Sauter, who has 10 wins, 63 top-five’s, and 99 top-ten’s in 170 starts in the Camping World Series and currently sits fourth in the points standings, will bring a lot of experience to GMS.
“This opportunity to race with GMS Racing in 2016 is incredible,” Sauter stated. “They’ve quickly built an impressive, race-winning organization in a short period of time and have only gotten stronger as the season has progressed. I can’t wait for Speedweeks at Daytona to get working with everyone, and am excited to rejoin the Chevrolet family as well. GMS Racing brings really fast trucks to the racetrack, and I can’t wait to run up front and compete for race wins with them.”
The addition of Sauter comes in a time of increased progression for GMS Racing according to Dayne Pierantoni, GM Racing Program Manager for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
“GMS has made tremendous progress building their organization into (a) team capable of competing consistently and winning races” Pierantoni said. “Hiring Johnny Sauter for 2016 demonstrates their desire to win and put forth a championship level effort. We are looking forward to seeing Johnny race under the Chevrolet banner once again.”
Since GMS started competing in the Camping World Truck Series in 2013, the team has accumulated 12 top-five’s, 27 top ten’s, and two poles. The team also celebrated their first victory earlier this year at Pocono with @austindillon3. Over time, the team’s stats have steadily increased, and team owner Maurice Gallagher believes they will see even more improvement with Sauter.
“We’ve worked extremely hard to put great people in the right places at GMS Racing, and adding Johnny Sauter to our lineup is a monumental step in that process. Johnny has proven himself to be a perennial contender at this level, and we’re confident he’ll help elevate GMS Racing into a championship contending program.”
The 37-year old Wisconsin native will join current driver Spencer Gallagher (@23SpeedRacer) as a driver for GMS in the Camping World Truck Series for the 2016 season.
Mitchell Breuer is a POPULAR SPEED Development Journalist
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