(FOREST PARK, Ill -- November 20, 2013) -- Team
Stange announced the signing of Canadian native Maryeve Dufault as their driver
for the 2014 ARCA Racing Series season today. Dufault is scheduled to pilot the
No. 46 HotTVBrands.com Ford Fusion in all of the scheduled ARCA Racing Series
presented by Menards events in 2014.
“This is a great opportunity for me and a great team that
has been formed for 2014 ARCA season,” said Dufault. “I am very appreciative of
the people that John (Stange) is bringing together for the No. 46
HotTVbrands.com car. There are some amazing guys that are running this program
who bring a lot of knowledge and success to the table. I’m looking forward to a
great season with Team Stange.”
Team Stange, which was formed in 2004 by John Stange and his
wife Ashely, is preparing for its first season in the ARCA Racing Series.
Stange purchased the nine-time ARCA championship winning team and equipment of
Larry Clement Racing at the end of the 2013 season and started making plans to
field his team for 2014.
“2014 is going to be a great year for Team Stange Racing,”
Stange said. “I have been involved in racing in one way or another my entire
life and it is so exciting when you have those times when things come together
like they have for Team Stange. We’re building a strong team and will give Maryeve
competitive equipment and hopefully that combination will put the No. 46 at the
front of the field.”
Dufault brings a strong racing background to the team having
competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, ARCA events, NASCAR Canadian Tire
Series, F3 and Star Mazda among other race series. In 2010 Dufault moved her
career from open wheel to stock car with events in the NASCAR Canadian Tire
In early testing of an ARCA car at New Smyrna Speedway,
Dufault impressed the Brad Keselowski among others and her stock career began
to take hold. She raced in ARCA events in 2011 and 2012 and also made her
NASCAR Nationwide debut in 2011.
Her top ARCA finish to date is a 10th place at Chicagoland
Speedway in 2011.
In the integral role of crew chief/consultant for the No.
46, Team Stange has tapped veteran Larry Moore of Palatka, Fla.
Moore is one of the most successful short-track drivers in
history with more than 500 race wins and experience at 356 different tracks.
When he hung up his helmet as a racer, he began building a successful
reputation as a crew chief/consultant for various ARCA, NASCAR Nationwide
Series, ARCA/CRA and dirt late model teams. Moore has more than 35 victories as
a crew chief and is looking forward to adding to that number in 2014 with
Maryeve and Team Stange.
For more information, visit to www.stangeracing.com. For
more on Maryeve follow her on twitter @maryevedufault, Facebook at Maryeve
Racing or at Maryeveracing.com.