Carter 2 Motorsports moves ahead with driver development program for 2015

Carter 2 Motorsports moves ahead with driver development program for 2015

(ASHEBORO, N.C. – October 24, 2014) – Carter 2 Motorsports plans to revive its driver development program in 2015. Team officials announced recently it has signed Josh Reeves to participate in the team’s 2015 Driver Development program.

“He has always been a man of integrity, loyalty, and great person overall,” team owner Roger Carter said of Reeves. “Those qualities are more important than anything and I look forward in seeing Josh showcase his talents in 2015.”

Reeves, a Bassett, Virginia native, first fell in love with racing while attending a race at the South Boston Speedway in 2002. This experience fueled his new found passion, as he quickly became friends with local drivers, wanting to learn how to drive a race car.

“It was something I not only wanted to do, but felt a need to do,” Reeves described of his want to drive a race car. “I felt an incessant vigor deep inside that I still feel today.”

In 2007, he finally got his chance behind the wheel, testing for a local racer. After running several laps, the owner of the race car immediately offered Reeves a chance to drive for him the following season. He turned heads, but this is not what drew the eyes of several team owners.

In one of the races that season, he had wrecked the car in a practice accident. Many thought he was out of the event, but Reeves’ drive to succeed propelled him forward. He worked all day on the car fixing it in time for the race, as he was able to navigate it to a 5th place finish.

By the end of the season, he had received Rookie of the Year honors, in addition to recording 8 victories and sitting on the pole 16 times on his way to a championship title.

“I am an average kid,” Reeves says of himself. “I work, go to school, and spend every other second working to see my dreams through. What I have isn’t seen. It’s my job to show the world that dreams do come true, miracles do exist, and no matter what the cause, no matter what the circumstance, you can, and will achieve achieve your goals if you give it your all.”

If approved by ARCA officials, 2015 will be Reeves’ first full campaign in the ARCA Racing Series. This past season, he made his first career start at the Salem Speedway on September 13. In this start, he had worked his way inside the Top-15 before handling issues forced him out of the event. He recorded a 23rd place finish in his effort. In addition to competing in 2015, he will compete for SCOTT Rookie Challenge honors.

Reeves, as with all prospective ARCA drivers, must first be approved by ARCA officials and meet all of the necessary driver requirements. 

Comments
ElectricWolf71

So how long before Reeves gets shuffled out for pay drivers? I'm giving it 4 races. Nothing against Josh Reeves, but it's Carter 2.

Andrew B.

Remember "Chase Austin" and Bobby Hamilton Jr.?