Ridenour, Driver with Impressive Resume, Currently without a Ride in 2020
Sterling Heights, MI (Wednesday, December 4, 2019) - After over a decade of racing success, Ridenour Racing announced this past weekend that they will be closing their doors at the end of the 2019 calendar year. Despite multiple championships, feature wins, and consistent success, the team sighted the increased cost that goes into running and maintaining a high-level race team. On top of that, the team also sourced the new business obligations for the Ridenour family.
This family owned race team has been led by 2016 Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) champion, driver of the 11R, Chase Ridenour. Founded in 2005, Chase Ridenour has been well known for running with the GLSS, Sprints on Dirt (SOD), and the Midwest Indoor Racing Series (MIRS). Throughout his racing career, Ridenour has acquired two MIRS Mini Sprint Championships in 2013/14 and 2014/15, as well as finishing within the top five with SOD in 2014 and 2015, during this time he also picked up his first sprint car feature career win at Butler Motor Speedway.
Ridenour went on to make the top five in point standings with GLSS from 2016 to 2019, being the inaugural champion in 2016, at the age of 17. During this time, Ridenour picked up 6 feature wins, 38 top fives and 52 top ten finishes. Ridenour’s dedication to the sport has been proven through his consistency of racing appearances, making 78 out of 79 GLSS races over the past four years. Though Ridenour Racing will no longer be owning and operating their own racing team, Chase Ridenour still hopes to find himself in a new ride for the 2020 race season.
“I mean, that would be awesome. I know this is an industry where there is more drivers than car owners, of course. So, if someone comes up with an opportunity for me to do it as a driver, you know how it is, it’s going to be hard for me to say no, of course,” said Ridenour when asked about driving for someone else in 2020.
While the decision to no longer race is a tough one, Ridenour has seemingly already come to terms with the decision, saying, “But, for right now, we’re just planning on, you know, for worst case scenario, just not running next year. But if a ride comes upon us, we’d be more than thankful for [it]. If it happens, it happens, if it doesn’t, the world will keep going ‘round.”
With this decision, the team will be selling all racing assets through an online auction that is scheduled to take place on December 18, 2019. Individuals interested can view these assets December 16th and 17th with a link that can soon be found on Ridenour Racing fan pages.
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