Black Joins SS Greenlight Truck Team
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Florida late model racer Ray Black Jr. has joined SS Greenlight Racing for a limited schedule in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season.
Black will make a minimum of six starts for the team beginning with the Kroger 250 at the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on March 29.
Having enjoyed racing on video games, Black decided to give the real thing a try at age 14 in the Florida Mini Cup Racing Ass’n (FMCRA). After a couple seasons he progressed through the asphalt ranks, racing in the Advance Auto Parts Pro Truck Series and various late model series throughout the Southeastern United States over the last six years.
Black will continue to run his Team Scuba super late model in 2014 when not competing in the SS Green Light Racing Chevrolet Silverado in the NCWTS.
“We are planning to do six NCWTS races this year. My first one is Martinsville and then we’ll see what happens after that race and take it from there,” said Black. “I’m sure we will have a lot more of a direction after that race and see what tracks I get approved for. We’ll figure out what path we want to chase in order to get to Daytona.”
Black is a life-long scuba diver and his 2014 NCWTS entries will run with support from a variety of diving related entities including ScubaLife, the CDA Technical Institute and the National Academy of Scuba Educators (NASE Worldwide.)
“If we can find some more sponsorship we will try to race more,” Black said. “Right now we have six races to see what experience is best at each track to reach the ultimate goal to run full time in NASCAR.”
“The entire SS Green Light Racing team is thrilled to have several up and coming young drivers sharing our No. 07 & No. 08 Silverado’s this year,” said SS Greenlight Racing team owner Bobby Dotter said. “Ray Black Jr. is one of the drivers we are very high on and we’re looking forward to our first race together at Martinsville.”