Thad Moffitt, grandson of NASCAR Hall of Famer, Richard Petty, and the No. 46 Transportation Impact team will look to keep last weekend’s momentum going through the approaching off-weekend. Last weekend proved to be a step in the right direction for the Empire Racing Group team. In the first race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway this season, Moffitt showed some speed on the track. The team made some adjustments to the car, and Moffitt turned lap times faster than the leader, but time was not on the No. 46 team’s side. They brought home a second-place finish. This is Moffitt’s highest finish of the 2016 season. He finished eighth in the second race of the evening. The team came off a struggle with engine troubles occurring in the last practice and qualifying run at Caraway Speedway the previous weekend, but, the No. 46 team will return to Caraway Speedway May 28th to compete and look for their first win. In the first five races of the season, the No. 46 team has three Top-Five finishes and two Top-Ten finishes. Moffitt currently sits first in points in the SELLMS Series.The team hopes to continue to build on their success and be a contender for victory in the upcoming events. In June, the No. 46 team will run at Hickory Speedway, ACE Speedway, Myrtle Beach, and Bowman Gray Stadium. “I feel really good and am excited about the way our team and car are working and running,” says Moffitt. “I think our momentum will carry our team’s confidence into the next race. I don’tsee the off-weekend as being something to stop us. We are really excited for what the rest ofthe season has in-store. We’ve overcome some obstacles, and I think we can handle whatever else is thrown our way and hopefully take home a checkered flag soon.”
About Empire Racing Group
Established in 2009, Empire Racing Group is a development team that strivesto identify young racing talent and assist them in the advancement of their careers. While ERG originally focused on the ARCA Racing Series with driver Sean Corr (team owner/driver), the team has since expanded its reach into other series thanks in part to its alliance with Grumpy’s Performance, Inc. Under the expertise of crew chief Mike ‘Grumpy’ Cheek, ERG now competes in various late model series as well as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). In 2016, ERG will be serving as the developmental team for Richard Petty Motorsports, providing young drivers with driver coaching, technical support, public relations, and marketing needs. Drivers for the 2017 season include notable rising stars Thad Mo3tt, and Harrison Mo3tt, aswell as racing veteran Sean Corr. To learn more about ERG, call (704) 664-8882 or visit www.empireracinggroup.com.