Two New classes, One step forward for Nick Loden in 2020
Stanley, N.C. -- Carolina racer Nick Loden will take a small step up the motorsports ladder for 2020 and compete in what for him will be two new series. Loden, 15, will run all nine race events in the new Carolina Pro Late Model Series and will also run several races at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida, competing in the Allen Turner Memorial events for pro late models down there.
For Loden, son of three-time Hickory Motor Speedway champion Andy Loden and a winner of 180 quarter-midget races and numerous local, regional and national championships prior to moving to the late model stock cars last season, this year is both an opportunity to continue learning about how to drive a stock car against some stiff competition and an opportunity to run at several new tracks. The articulate young hotshoe welcomes the challenge.
"I'm really looking forward to the new season," he said. "I'm going into this year with a lot more confidence, because I know what to expect with the late model and even thought I know I still have much to learn, I do feel like we're ready to challenge for wins now and that's a pretty exciting feeling. The fact that six of our races in the Carolina Pro Late Model Series excites me because I'm completely comfortable there, but I am also ready to go run some more new tracks and continue to get better as a driver."
Adding to his list of supporters, Nick and the team welcome Buzze Racing for the 2020 season. "Tom Buzze and his father helped me so much last season in so many ways," Nick stated. "I can't thank them enough for coming on as partners this year. I've learned so much from them and look forward to learning more this season."
Motorsports partners for Nick include Buzze Racing, AFCO Racing Products, Pro Shocks, RE Suspension, Home Essentials of Denver, N.C., and Longacre Racing Products.
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