It has been an unprecedented season in NASCAR between the shutdown, scrambled schedules, and shifting drivers. There has been a big shift in team ownership this season with Leavine Family Racing being sold and the addition of two new racing teams set to go when the new season opens in February.
Full time NASCAR Cup Series team Go Fas Racing has announced that they will cease full time operations at the end of the 2020 season in November. Beginning with the 2021 season, GFR will become a part time racing team.
Corey LaJoie who has announced that he will not be returning to the team next season, drives the number 32 car for Go Fas Racing.
GFS owner Archie St. Hilaire spoke on the team’s plans saying they are, “running five or six races in 2021 2021 at tracks we enjoy and make financial sense.” Hilaire added that he is transferring his half of the NASCAR charters to a new owner, which will be named later, and Circle Sport Racing owner Joe Falk will continue to hold the other half of the charters.
Hilaire spoke on the decision to close full time operations saying, “it has been a lot of fun over the years but with the evolution of life, your priorities change. With my son Mason (Go Fas’ general manager) moving on to start his own business in a different industry and myself getting ready to spend time with my daughter having my first grandchild, I feel its time to re-evaluate the next chapter of my life. It definitely has been great working with Ford and all of our great marketing partners over the last 10 years and we look forward to continuing with them on a smaller scale going forward.”
feature photo credit: By Zach Catanzareti Photo – corey lajoie, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=79710759