Owasso, OK – At the end of his first season of pro racing in the Pirelli World Challenge, 14-year-old Nate Stacy finished second in TCB driver’s points.
New Year, new season, fresh start. The 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season actually started a few days after the last race in September, for Nate Stacy Racing. “We decided pretty quickly that we wanted to come back, and that we wanted to move up a class” said team owner and father Mike Stacy. “The question was, into a TCA car, where some of Nate’s peers were planning to go, or in to a full Touring Car. We were offered several opportunities from teams with manufacturer’s support, but felt that the fit wasn’t right, so we started shopping.”
Looking for a proven platform that was safe, strong, fast and ready to race narrowed the search down very quickly. In November, after a few weeks of talks and negotiating through 3R Racing, Nate Stacy Racing purchased the K-PAX Racing Volvo C30R’s.
“Dad and I drove out to the 3R shop in Colorado to check out the cars and test them at the local track. After only a few laps, we were sold! I can’t wait for the season to start” said a very excited Nate Stacy.
Along with the cars, the team also arranged for 3R to provide tech support for the coming season. Aaron Coalwell who engineered the car for Robert Thorne during it’s USTCC Championship season, will be platooning with Dax Raub.
“We are very excited to be working with Nate and the team for 2015. Those cars are very special and it was a shame to have them in storage, seeing it turn laps at High Plains Raceway was a treat and with Aaron and Dax providing tech support, I think that they have a chance at seeing the podium” said Bob Raub
The season opens on March 5th at the Circuit of the Americas (CoTA) in Austin TX, the first of six schedule dates in 2015. For race info and schedules go to www.world-challenge.com
Nate Stacy Racing is a Pro Race Team based out of Owasso, Oklahoma. They currently race in the Pirelli World Challenge, COMMA and NASA Pro Racing series. At 14 years old, Nate is currently the youngest Pro Driver in World Challenge history, finishing second in the Driver’s Championship in 2014. You can follow Nate Stacy Racing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
3R Auto/Racing was founded in 1985 by owner/operator Bob Raub, a winning driver in the SCCA Trans-Am series. 3R Auto/Racing continued to grow and in 1993 Bob moved the race shop to it’s current 12,000 sq. foot location in Englewood Colorado. The business now employs 21 employees (2014), performing all aspects of car restoration, ground up re-engineering, performance enhancement and technical support for many street and race car owners. Since its beginning 3R Automotive has built some of the fastest, safest and most reliable race cars in the country, winning several championships. you can follow 3R Auto and Racing on Facebook or at www.3rauto.com