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Kyle Weatherman Signs with Roush-Fenway Racing
16-year driver from St. Louis, MO continues ascent up racing's ladder signing driver development deal with Roush-Fenway Racing.
Weatherman is a Sophomore at Holt High School in Wentzville, MO where he is a 4.0 student has been a standout in USLCI Legend Car competition amassing more than 190 victories and four national championships. He is also the youngest IMCA Modified national event winner scoring two premiere victories when he was only 13-years old. When he is not racing he enjoys duck hunting and water sports.
"This is really a dream come true," said Weatherman. "I have always wanted to drive a Ford for Roush-Fenway and to follow in Chris Buescher's footsteps is really cool. I have always looked up to Chris and to drive for the same team as him is going to be incredible."
Plans call for Kyle to drive in at least six ARCA races this season for Roulo Brothers Racing with more races being added to the schedule as new sponsorship programs are put together. Roulo Brothers Racing helped nurture the talents of current Roush-Fenway Racing driver Chris Buescher who will drive in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this season. "We expect to have success with Kyle behind the wheel," stated Gary Roulo.
In just five starts in the ARCA Racing Series last season, Kyle scored four top four finishes including two runner-up performances. "Kyle is a talented young racer and we are thrilled to have him join the Roush-Fenway organization,"
Roulo Brothers Racing has been a long time partner with Roush-Fenway and an integral part of of the Roush-Fenway Racing driver development program. Since 1986, the Roulo Brothers Racing team team has scored 36 ARCA victories and led more than 4,357 laps in competition. They also claimed the 2012 ARCA Racing Series crown with Chris Buescher behind the wheel. "We have known about Kyle for a long time and we are excited to have him join our team this season," stated Roulo. "He had some very impressive runs last season and we look forward to winning races with him in the future."
About Roulo Brothers Racing
Roulo Brothers. Racing is the 2012 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship team after winning the title with Roush Fenway Racing development driver Chris Buescher. Roulo Bros. Racing leads all active ARCA team owners in series victories. In addition, Roulo Bros. Racing is the only team in the history of the ARCA Series to complete every possible lap of competition in a single season, which they accomplished in 2012. Team drivers have included Alan Kulwicki, Bob Strait, David Green, Dave Weltmeyer, Darrell Waltrip, Ken Schrader, Jimmy Spencer, Dick Trickle, Joe Ruttman, and David Ragan. 2014 will mark the 28th consecutive year the team has competed in at least one ARCA Series event. The team is led by owner Gary Roulo (2012 Cometic Crew Chief of the Year) and Russell Roulo (2012 Klotz Engine Mechanic of the Year). Roulo Bros. Racing has a solid track record in building brands of companies from small to large through consumer awareness, promotion, and business-to-
About Roush-Fenway Racing
For over twenty-five years, Jack Roush has been committed to performance, having won 31 championships and more than 400 races in drag racing, sports car and stock car racing. Roush Fenway Racing boasts seven championships in NASCAR’s top three divisions, and has established itself as a dominant force in the sport. For more information visit www.roushfenway.com