By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer
Three drivers, including Late Model racer Tate Fogleman, will make their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Gateway Motorsports Park. Fogleman joins Riley Herbst and Zane Smith as they make their Series debut in the Villa Lighting Delivers the Eaton 200 on Saturday night.
Fogleman will pilot the No. 20 Over Kill Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports. He joins Reid Wilson and Tanner Thorson in the team’s driver development program.
In Late Model racing, Fogleman has already made a name for himself. The 18-year-old earned his first CARS Tour Super Late Model win in the first-annual Throwback 276 at Hickory Motor Speedway, driving a car inspired by Sam Ard. Fogleman also won the 2015 PASS South Super Late Model Championship despite not earning a victory that season.
“I am really looking forward to having Tate in one of our trucks,” said team president, Tyler Young. “He has already accomplished so much at such a young age and I look forward to him becoming a part of our blossoming driver development program.”
So far this season, Young’s Motorsports has had nine drivers behind the wheel of its Trucks. In 19 races between the organization’s trucks, the team has earned one top-five and five top-10 finishes. Austin Hill, the team’s full-time driver, currently sits 12th in the Championship Points Standings.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with Young’s Motorsports,” said Mitchell Clary, owner of Over Kill Motorsports. “What Tyler is building with his team is amazing. The driver development program keeps expanding and we look forward to seeing what Tate can do in the No. 20 this weekend at Gateway.”
The 1.250-mile track at Gateway will be the biggest track that Fogleman has competed on in his career.
“I am extremely excited to be able to make my career-first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race this weekend at Gateway,” exclaimed Fogleman. “I can’t thank Over Kill Motorsports enough for coming on board to support us and Tyler for providing me this opportunity. I hope I can make him proud and get a good finish in the No. 20.”