Michael Lia to test at Daytona International Speedway with Bobby Gerhart RacingPress Release
Testing for the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menard’s is scheduled to consist of three days of single car runs as well as drafting practice at the 2.5-mile superspeedway from Dec. 20-22.
Lia, a dual Australian Karting Champion and Late Model Rookie of the Year, has been building momentum with victories at East Coast late model tracks such as Franklin County Speedway.
“When we started to discuss the opportunity with Michael, we were impressed with just how dedicated he is to being a wheel-man,” said Bobby Gerhart. “He lives and breathes this sport and I look forward to him being part of the Bobby Gerhart Racing Team for the test.”
Lia is expected to spend his time at Daytona honing his drafting skills and work with Gerhart, an eight-time winner of the ARCA race at Daytona.
Lia is focused on securing a number of driving opportunities for the 2014 season alongside his commitment to the Australian V8 Supercar Dunlop Racing Series. He said he cannot wait to get out behind the wheel of the Bobby Gerhart Racing Chevrolet Impala.
“I feel humbled to be working with such a great competitor as Bobby Gerhart,” Lia said. “I cannot wait to learn all that I can and to show that I have what it takes to compete in the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menard’s. It has always been a dream to race at Daytona and I am just about to cross that off my bucket list. I am focused and prepared and have such great equipment and I cannot ask for more.”
The December test session is anticipation of the opening race of the 2014 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule, the Feb. 15 race at Daytona International Speedway. The ARCA Racing Series has been racing at Daytona for more than 50 years.
Source: Bobby Gehart Racing / Michael Lia Racing Press Release
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