Twenty-nine year old Bryant Davis is eagerly awaiting the start of the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series race season with high hopes and ambitions in making this year his most successful yet.
“My plans are to race as much as possible with MASS - ultimately the full schedule - just as long as everything goes well,” Davis stated at the 2017 PPB Motorsports Racecar & Trade show this past weekend. “We’ve had a history of engine failure issues, so as long as that holds up, we should be able to hang in there until the end.”
The Norwood, PA resident, who pilots the Bruce’s Auto Body #15B, plans on starting this season off at the season opener at Bridgeport Speedway on April 30th. MASS has a total of twenty races on its newly released schedule, which contains events at tracks such as Bridgeport Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Speedway, Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway, and a few co-sanctions events with the PA Sprint Series at historic tracks like Williams Grove, Susquehanna and Port Royal.
Davis, who started racing at the young age of nine years old in quarter midgets with Delaware’s Blackbird Quarter Midget Race Club, moved up to 270 Micro Sprints at fourteen years old and then 600 Micros at sixteen years old, where he raced at Airport Speedway and Bridgeport Speedway.
“In 2014, we began to notice how fast the Racesaver 305 division began to grow in this area, and we talked to a few of our friends who had already made the move up into the full-sized Sprints, and we found that there really was no difference in cost compared to the 600’s. The cost of tires and the amount of fuel that was used was the only added expense, so we decided to sell all of our Micro stuff, and we purchased a 305, and we began racing with the Tri-State Racesaver Series”.
“I am really excited for the inaugural season with the new Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series,” Davis said. “This is going to be a good change, a change for the better. This division has such a diverse group of drivers and the competition is no joke. There is a large group of experienced drivers who have raced anything from Micro Sprints, Modifieds, to 360 and 410 Sprint Cars. We all respect each other on and off the track, and I’m just glad that the Racesaver 305 division will be able to continue to thrive under this new management in this region”.
Bryant and his father, Bruce Davis, who will be coming on board to sponsor the hard charger for each feature event this season under the Bruce’s Auto Body banner, field there orange #15B with a two man crew consisting of themselves. Bruce’s Auto Body will give $25 cash each week to the driver who is awarded hard charger of the night.
Sponsors who Bryant would like to recognize are Precision Dent Works (Aston, PA), Custom Auto World (Prospect Park, PA) and Bruce’s Auto Body (Sharon Hill, PA).
“I’ve learned a lot over the past few years, and I’m hoping the knowledge that I’ve acquired will get us that first feature win!” Bryant concludes. “We’ve been getting closer to our goal, after winning a few heat races and earning a couple top fives, so if all goes well, I think we will visit victory lane in 2017”.