Lira Motorsports Fielding Five Cars for Nashvilleby Kyle Pokrefky March 30, 2016 0 comments
Lira Motorsports is set to bring out an armada of cars to Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in one week to compete in the Music City 200.
Joining full-time drivers Brandon Lynn and Kyle Weatherman at the track next weekend will be drivers Sheldon Creed, Travis Swaim and Clayton Weatherman, Kyle’s younger brother.
Lira’s squad of five cars will take to the half-mile speedway just south of downtown Nashville with the goal of delivering the team its third ARCA Racing Series race victory and their first on a short track.
Creed, a driver who typically finds home being in off-road racing disciplines, will pilot the team’s No. 38 Ford in what will be his series debut.
An X-Games medalist in the Stadium Super Trucks and a champion in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Creed has also made select late model starts at New Smyrna Speedway and has tested an ARCA car for Lira Motorsports in the past.
Swaim, driver of the team’s No. 59 car, has one previous ARCA start in the past – a fifth-place finish in Kimmel Racing’s No. 69 Ford at Salem Speedway in 2013.
The 37-year-old short track veteran is a former Myrtle Beach 400 winner, a UARA late model champion, North Carolina NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state champion and a three-time Caraway Speedway late model track champion.
Clayton Weatherman is no stranger to the ARCA Racing Series, having made three starts last year in a family-owned Ford with a best finish of eighth coming in Salem’s spring race.
The 16-year-old is slated to make his first scheduled start of the year with Lira Motorsports in the team’s No. 93 Ford and is expected to make additional starts with the team down the line.
The Music City 200 will get rolling on the night of Saturday, April 9th and will be broadcast on a tape delay on American Sports Network (ASN.)
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