(Stafford Springs, CT)—Since its move to the Stafford Speedway mini-mile the Wild Thing Kart series has been a proving ground for the future stars of the half-mile. The list of Wild Thing Kart graduates that have successfully moved up to full size competition grows each year. One of the new names on that list in 2016 will be 15 year-old Bryan Narducci, as he will join the DP Motorsports driver line-up in 2016. Narducci will pilot the #28 Limited Late Model taking over the ride from DP Motorsports team owner David Arute, who is moving up to SK Lights this season.
“When I decided to move to the modifieds in 2016 my brother and I knew we wanted to give a driver in the kart series a chance to move up,” said David Arute. “We’ve known Bryan since we’ve been involved in the karting series and thought he would be a great fit. He has a great attitude and he eats, sleeps, and breathes racing just like we do.”
Narducci joins the Limited Late Model division after a very successful stint in the Wild Thing Kart Series. He started at the age of 9 in the Tiger B Sprint division, working up the ladder through the Junior Outlaw and finishing off in the 2015 season with 3 wins in the highly competitive Senior Outlaw division.
“The Wild Thing Kart Series is in my eyes the best series for young drivers to get into racing,” explained DP Motorsports team owner and 2011 Wild Thing Kart Sr. Outlaw champion Arute. “The series is very competitive and young drivers have the opportunity to really learn how to race, which makes the transition to the big track much smoother than most other series for young racers.”
Narducci will run the #28 Limited Late Model and will have familiar faces turning the wrenches as Stafford SK Modified® regular Todd Owen and Modified legend Jerry Pearl will be working with Narducci throughout the season as co-crew chiefs. Narducci will also run with backing from Tick Free Organic Tick Control.
“I am pumped for this opportunity,” said Narducci. ”I’m hoping I can get some top-5 finishes during the season and I want to win the Rookie of the Year award. I’m really excited and I can’t wait for the 2016 season to get started!”
In 2016 DP Motorsports will field four cars at Stafford Speedway with drivers David Arute #75 SK Light, Paul Arute #82 Limited Late Model, #28 Bryan Narducci and the #28 Wild Thing Kart Senior Outlaw with Alex Grab.
For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.