(Martinville, VA) It doesn’t get much better than making a debut at your home track. That’s what Martinsville native Josh Reeves will be doing on Saturday, Oct. 31 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).
Reeves will drive the No. 74 Dodge at the famed Martinsville Speedway in the Kroger 200 on Halloween for Mike Harmon Racing. Reeves isn’t spooked about his first race in the truck series.
“We’ve got all of the parts and pieces and we’re ready to get started,” he said. “If we come out of the race with a 15th or 20th place finish, that’ll be a great start. We’re aiming for much higher than that, but we’ll be happy with what we can accomplish.”
Reeves, 22, has been busy with testing race cars this season. He participated in his first ARCA Series race in September of 2014 at Salem Speedway in Indiana. Reeves finished 23rd after suffering tire issues during the contest. He gathered the attention of others with his driving and a “never give up” attitude.
Mike Harmon Racing and Manager Danny Glad are working to finalize the details for Reeves’ debut in the 200-lap NCWTS race on the half-mile track known as “The Paperclip”.
The Kroger 200 will begin at 1 p.m. ET on Oct. 31. The event will be televised on Fox Sports 1 and MRN will have the radio broadcast.
Josh Reeves brought home the No. 40 FRYESTRONG/Texas Sales Dodge in 23rd position Saturday night in his ARCA Series racing debut at Salem Speedway in Indiana.
Reeves reported a tight condition throughout much of the race. He started in the 21st spot and had worked his way up 15th when a left front tire caused trouble for the driver about halfway through the 200-lap race. Reeves was able to keep the car from sustaining any damage and the entry for the Carter 2 Motorsports team had a positive showing in the contest.
It was Tom Hessert with the win in the Federated Auto Parts Fall Classic 200 presented by JayC Food Stores.
“I learned a lot in the race and did better than I originally thought I would,” commented Reeves after the race. “I felt that I adapted quickly to the car and to the short track racing style. I made the most of the whole experience and can’t wait for the next time I can race. Thank you to all of my sponsors for this amazing opportunity.”
Reeves had the help of www.gofundme.com in collecting funds to run in the race with FRYESTRONG, Texas Sales, Meadows Decals, and those who donated.
Follow Josh Reeves on Twitter (@joshreeves77) or on Facebook for future announcements on his racing plans.
Daytona Beach, Florida (December 20th, 2013) – Each year, the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards heads south to the Mecca of Stock Car Racing, Daytona International Speedway. Teams from all over the Nation travel to this destination in hopes of preparing for the season opener, the Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAVTV American Real. The inaugural test plays host to over 80 drivers from all parts of the world, shaping their skills to compete in the largest ARCA Racing Series event of the season.
The inaugural test would be the first for Bassett, Virginia native Josh Reeves, who tested for C2M (Carter 2 Motorsports) previously at Talladega Super-Speedway. “I’ve worked my entire life for a moment to showcase my skills. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am beyond grateful that Roger and Dana have given me that opportunity” Stated Reeves, who piloted the No. 40 C2M Dodge Charger. He added, “I hope this is a sign of many more opportunities to come. I’ve definitely worked hard, preparing for any chance thrown at me, so I’ll be ready when the time comes.”
Pending sponsorship, Reeves plans on competing in the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway this February in the No. 40 C2M Dodge. It will be his first start in the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards. For information on how you can watch this event, please check with your local providers.
For more information on Josh and his future in the sport of racing, visit JoshReevesRacing.com
My name is Josh Reeves. At 20 years old, I am still pursuing a dream that I once envisioned at a young age. Since the start, I have built, setup, and maintained my own race cars. I have even started a business to help fund my racing. You can’t tell me that this isn’t what I’m going to do. I WILL make it into NASCAR, and I hope that PEAK, as well as MWR, makes it possible. – See more at: http://peakstockcardream.com/contestant-bio.php?CID=396
On Tuesday, April 17th, Reeves took to the high banks of Talladega Superspeedway for an open ARCA Re/Max series presented by Menards test. With a 100% chance of rain, track time seemed more than unlikely.
With the biggest percentage of the storm cell moving to the west, it gave the series a few openings for track time. No more than an hour into the session, a rain shower came leaving the teams to wait out the shower until it was time to get back on the track. Once practice resumed, cars were quickly lining up to pace through the session. As Josh began to hit the track, another cell came through; this one harder than the one before. After a prolonged break due to the track being dried, practice was well under way once again.
This time Josh was able to finally get on the track. Easing his way around the first lap, Josh seen that the car was rather stable so he took it to the limits. After running 3 laps total, Josh posted a time of 54.18 at a top speed of 176.78 MPH in his debut at the superspeedway.
“I am very pleased with our lap. I do however feel like we could have gained quite a bit the second time around but the rain just would not cooperate with us. I can’t thank everyone enough at C2M for their ongoing support in my career. I feel like family when I am around them. I look forward to racing for them some this year, as well as some later testing dates.”
Look for the team in Talladega on May 4th as they will be running the Talladega 250. The race will also be aired live on the SPEED channel.
Without the proper funding, Josh was not able to compete in 2011. But with recent partnerships, Josh sees light in 2012. “I have been really down on myself here lately. I wasn’t able to compete this year and that has hit me hard. I eat, sleep, and breathe racing; and without it this year, it has really affected me.” With NASCAR being in the state that it is in, it has put drivers like Josh in a bind. “People don’t understand what NASCAR is about anymore. It’s all about the funding, and without it, you have nothing. It is solely based on the amount of funding you have. I don’t have money, but I have a strong will and determination. I have talent, and I am ready to show it, but I can’t simply due to that fact.” Josh has been working feverishly trying to put together something for 2012 that will hopefully, bring him the success he needs to advance his career. To most, Josh is considered as “Americas driver” working hard for every opportunity he has been given. “I hope all of this hard work pays off. I’m going to school, working, and doing all of the necessities of pursuing a dream. It’s a constant thing, filled with many emotions. But I have to keep going. I want it more than ever, and I’ve come too far to give up.”