Katie Hettinger Racing announces plans for the 2021 race season!
Katie Hettinger has teamed up with Matt Piercy Racing to pilot a Limited Late Model for the full 2021 season at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway in North Carolina!
The pairing of Matt Piercy Racing and Katie Hettinger Racing is looking to be a fierce one. Coming off her Championship season in the CRA Jr. Late model series, up-and-coming driver, Katie Hettinger, brings lots of ambition, enthusiasm, and determination to the team. Car owner and crew chief, Matt Piercy, is an accomplished driver with a 2015 Late Model Stock Championship at Hickory. He is also an engineer for a prominent NASCAR Camping World Truck team. When asked about teaming up with Katie, Matt had this to share, “It is impressive to see someone with her natural ability and such a versatile skill set at a young age. Her resumè speaks for itself and I am excited to be a part of her growth in 2021 as we continue to lay the foundation for her future in Motorsports.” Matt’s experience as a crew chief and driver coach will be an asset to help Katie continue to grow as a driver.
The team is also hoping to run Katie in some Late Model Stock races at Hickory Motor Speedway later in the season after she turns 14 (the minimum age for any NASCAR division). “I’m looking forward to working with Katie for the full Limited Late Model season at Hickory as well as select Carolina Pro Late Model Series races in 2021”, shares Matt. In addition, Katie is looking to run some races a little closer to her home
state of Michigan. She is hoping to compete in a few CRA JEGS All Star Series races with her new VanDoorn Racing Development Pro Late Model.
Hettinger is equally excited for the partnership with Matt Piercy. “I am super excited to be working with Matt! He has been great to work with and I am positive we will have a great season! He understands Hickory and the car from a driver’s point of view and also a car owner’s point of view. I cannot wait for the 2021 season to start. I am also excited to run some races in the Midwest with my VanDoorn Racing Development car. None of this would be possible without the help of Lorin Ranier and my sponsors: K1Race Gear, Bell Racing, Turn One, HD5/Horvath, Drivers Edge Development, Intech Trailers, Victory Custom Trailers and PXP Racewear.”