Cunningham Motorsports forms driver development program with Roush Fenway Racing, adds Weatherman for Mobile

Cunningham Motorsports forms driver development program with Roush Fenway Racing, adds Weatherman for Mobile

(MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Feb. 25, 2015) – Cunningham Motorsports’ co-owner Kerry Scherer announced today that his organization has reached an agreement with Roush Fenway Racing to become a driver development team for them in the ARCA Racing Series.  Their primary driver will be 17-year old Kyle Weatherman, who will join the Cunningham team for the next ARCA race at Mobile International Speedway in Mobile, Ala., on Saturday, March 14.  

Weatherman has made 13 ARCA Series starts, earning five top-five finishes and 10 top-10 finishes, while leading 91 laps in three races. He had back-to-back runner-up finishes in 2013 at Iowa Speedway (IA) and Salem Speedway (IN), when he was just 16-years-old.  In addition, he garnered a pair of fourth-place finishes at Winchester Speedway and Salem Speedway, both in Indiana.  In Weatherman’s eight ARCA starts last season he grabbed another fourth at Berlin Raceway (MI).  His career-best qualifying effort came in 2013 when he sat on the outside pole at Iowa Speedway.

In seven years of racing Weatherman has built an impressive racing resume, which includes more than 190 victories and four national championships in the USLCI Legend Car Series.

“I’m ready to get the 2015 season started with a great group of guys,” said Weatherman, who is a high school junior.  “I’ve already been over at the shop, working with the guys and they are all hard workers.  I believe we can put together some top-five finishes and a few wins this season, if we work hard and keep working together as a team.  I am really excited to be with Cunningham Motorsports.”  

Weatherman’s schedule of races has not been completed at this time, but Cunningham and Roush Fenway expect he will be racing as often as his age and his development schedule will allow. Weatherman turns 18 on August 28.

“We are excited to partner with such a tradition-rich organization as Roush Fenway Racing,” Scherer said. “We look forward to working with Kyle, a truly gifted driver, to help him reach his goals with Roush Fenway.”

About Roush Fenway Racing - With more than 35 years of racing history, Jack Roush has amassed more than 400 professional motorsports wins in drag racing, sports car and stock car racing.  Roush has been committed to exceptional performance, as evidenced by seven championships in NASCAR’s top three divisions.  Headquartered in Concord, N.C., Roush Fenway Racing has established itself as a dominant force in motor sports. 

Currently, in the 2015 season, Roush Fenway Racing has seven drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series.  For more information check out www.roushfenway.com

About Cunningham Motorsports – Cunningham Motorsports, a premier driver development team in the ARCA Racing Series began their 20th ARCA season last weekend at Daytona International Speedway.  The organization has produced a record four Rookies of the Year in the last six seasons (Parker Kligerman in 2009, Dakoda Armstrong in 2010, Alex Bowman in 2012 and Austin Wayne Self in 2014).  Kligerman, Armstrong and Bowman have continued their racing careers in the upper tiers of NASCAR.  In addition, Cunningham Motorsports has celebrated in victory lane 23 times since 2007. 

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This is a great opportunity for Kyle Weatherman. He'll likely make the most of it!

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