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Noah Gragson Gets Ready for Second NCWTS Start at Homestead-Miami Speedway

dsc_1430Homestead, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2016) — Noah Gragson will make his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start in the Nov. 18 EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, driving the No. 18 SPEEDVEGAS / AlertID Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) Toyota Tundra entry, owned by Richie Wauters.

The 18-year-old Las Vegas native made his series debut at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) last week, posting a 16th place finish after starting 14th in the Lucas Oil 150.  The NASCAR NEXT driver had advanced to a highest running position of 12th place, finishing on the lead lap. He completed the entire event, gaining experience with each lap.  Additionally, according to NASCAR Loop Statistics, Gragson made the highest number of green flag passes (29) on the Avondale, Ariz. track.

This will be Gragson’s first start on the 1.5 oval track located in Homestead, Fla., where the inaugural  NCWTS Championship Chase will be finalized.

dsc_0986Noah Gragson: “I learned a tremendous amount last week in Phoenix. Learning the aero, the way the trucks handle and how to work around the field were all new to me. I have a lot to learn about racing in the NCWTS, but I am excited about the future. Richie (Wauters) and the team did an incredible job of giving me a great truck. I got myself in a little pinch early, but we were able to recover our Tundra well, thanks to the hard work of everyone at RWR, KBM and Toyota.”

dsc_0993The Ford EcoBoost 200 is slated to begin Friday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.  Fox Sports 1 will have live televised coverage of NCWTS practice at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., qualifying at 3:30 p.m. and pre-race coverage begins at 7:30 p.m.

MRN Radio and Sirius XM NASCAR Channel 90 will also have live coverage of the race.

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports and Noah Gragson on Facebook and Twitter @WautersMotors5 and @NoahGragson.

Tough Luck for Forrister & Wauters after a Multi-Truck Accident at Talladega Superspeedway

img_2466Lincoln, AL. (October 24, 2016)-Korbin Forrister in his first start with Wauters Motorsports, posted a 27th place finish after a multi-truck accident at Talladega Superspeedway in the Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race.

Forrister placed the No. 5 All Secure Document Disposal Company Toyota Tundra in the 10th place position on the starting grid after advancing to the second round of qualifying on the 2.66-mile Alabama racetrack.

The Cedartown, GA native was able to stay in the top-10 during the opening stages of the 94 lap race advancing as high as the third place position until on lap 27 where he was knocked out of the draft sending him out of the drafting pack.

The Wauters Motorsports team brought Forrister down pit road on lap img_248036 taking four tires and fuel, coming in 27th and restarting 19th.  At the caution on lap 52, the veteran NCWTS crew chief, Richie Wauters called for a fuel only stop placing Forrister in the 16th position for the restart on lap 56.

Forrister advanced to the 11th place position and was looking at taking on the top 10 when another truck was tapped and sent into the high banked wall and back down across the track collecting Forrister and 13 other NCWTS teams.  The damage to the No. 5 All Secure Document Disposal Company Toyota Tundra was too severe to continue relegating Forrister and Wauters Motorsports to a 27th place finish in the Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola NCWTS race at Talladega Superspeedway.

img_2455“We just got collected,” Korbin Forrister said.  “There was no place to go, unfortunately it destroyed the truck.  We were bad fast and knew we had a top-five or a winning truck.  When I got knocked out in the draft early in the race, we wanted to stay a little further back to avoid “the big one” but when it was time to go, there was no place to go and we were in it.  I can’t thank All Secure Document Disposal Company for coming onboard this weekend.  A huge thank you to Richie (Wauters) and all the guys on this No. 5 team, they are a topnotch team.  We were able to run with the Series’ regulars and it just shows the quality of what Wauters Motorsports trucks are capable of.  I just hope to get an opportunity to race with them in a full season and be a part of the (NCWTS) Chase next year.”

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports and Korbin Forrister on Facebook and Twitter @WautersMotors5 and @KorbinForrister.