PRESS RELEASE UPDATED: JUL 12, 2018
THOMPSON, Conn., July 12, 2018 (Newswire.com) – Anthony Alfredo, a Connecticut native now living in Mooresville, North Carolina, will return to his New England roots when he straps into his FootingFirst, Oxford Energy, JDRF, MDM Motorsports Toyota No. 40 for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East King Cadillac GMC Throwback 100 this Saturday, July 14 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Connecticut.
This event will be a slightly different type of homecoming for the UNC-Charlotte student, as he was born in Connecticut but has run almost all his races in the South. He has one win in the series this season and currently sits fourth in the championship standings. He would love nothing better than to get his second victory in front of his hometown crowd.
“I am very excited to be racing at Thompson Speedway this weekend for a few reasons,” Alfredo said, flashing his easy smile. “First, it’s the closest to home I’ll have ever raced in my stock car racing career. Although I have not yet been to Thompson, it could be considered my ‘home track’ as we’ll have many family and friends coming out to support us. I am always looking forward to whatever race is next, but to be able to race in front of the hometown crowd will be the most meaningful for me this year, especially if I can park it in victory lane for all of them.”Anthony on becoming a NASCAR Next Driver: 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.
NASCAR NEXT DRIVER
The “throwback” aspect of this race also has Alfredo excited. “We’ll be running a Sterling Marlin ‘silver bullet’ paint scheme this weekend. Most of the inspiration for that came from the fact that our team operates out of the same race shop that Chip Ganassi Racing fielded that Marlin car out of back in the day. We will also have a new partner on the hood this weekend. FootingFirst, a company that manufactures and installs horse arena footing for equestrians in the USA and Canada will be working with us and I’m thankful for them and everyone else who helps make this possible for me.”
The KING Cadillac GMC Throwback 100 takes place this Saturday, July 14 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Ct. Tape-delayed coverage will take place on NBC Sports Network at a later date.
- 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.
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