MOORESVILLE, N.C.(May 17, 2011) – David Stremme Racing announced today that 20-year-old Jordan Anderson will serve as the team’s flagship development driver for the 2011 racing season. Veteran racer Bobby Gill will act as crew chief and a driving coach to Anderson.
The City of Forest Acres, South Carolina, a longtime sponsor of Forest Acres native Anderson, will serve as the primary sponsor of the team’s No. 19 Hamke chassied Super Late Model.
Anderson has previously competed in Dirt Late Models, accumulating 15 wins across North Carolina since 2009. He has twice won the Charlotte Motor Speedway Summer Shootout Legends Pro Division championship (2007 and 2008) and has amassed over 150 wins in Legends Cars.
Gill brings to the team four USAR Pro Cup Series championships and two wins in the Snowball Derby, one of Late Model racing’s most prestigious races.
“To see all of this come together is thrilling for me,” said Anderson. “I’m more than ready to make the transition from dirt to pavement. David (Stremme) and Bobby Gill are going to provide one tremendous education for me.”
“I am excited to carry the colors of my hometown, Forest Acres, who have supported me since my days in Legends Car racing. I look forward to representing the city and moving to full-time pavement Late Model racing with them.”
David Stremme Racing will provide a base of operations and technical support for the pairing of Anderson and Gill.
“Jordan is a good kid. He’s done all the right things and really just needs a chance to show what he can do,” said Stremme. “I love short track racing, and I believe in helping drivers out when I can. I first saw Jordan when he was testing a dirt car and have been impressed with him since. We have set him up in our shop right next to our Inception Motorsports Cup program, and he is in there all the time working on his car. I think he and Bobby (Gill) are going to make a real good team.”
Dick Dyer Toyota, another partner of Anderson’s since his days in Legends Car racing, joins the team as an associate sponsor.
Anderson’s debut will be June 4 at the Pro All-Stars Series race at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C.