Young’s Motorsports announced Tuesday that they will field a second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry for the upcoming American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway for 16-year-old Derek Scott, Jr.
Scott’s attempt at Iowa will be the first of the youngster’s career in the Truck Series. The 16-year-old from Franklin, Texas has numerous go-kart wins, and placed 16th in last year’s prestigious All American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville.
“This is a dream come true,” said Scott Jr. “I can’t thank Tyler (Young) and his Young’s Motorsports team for this opportunity. I want to thank my family, friends, team and MPM Marketing for their support. Hopefully, we can make some gains in our first race together and it opens the door for more potentially down the road.”
The addition of a second truck for Young’s Motorsports at Iowa adds to the team’s growth this year, which also includes a part-time K&N Pro Series East car driven by Reid Wilson.
Young’s Motorsports currently runs with Tyler Young in the No. 02 full-time, and Young sits fourth in points after a career-best finish of sixth at Daytona. Young, a Texas native himself, is excited to add Scott to the lineup.
“We’re excited to welcome Derek to the Young’s Motorsports team,” said Young. “I’ve spent some time with Derek and his positive attitude is not only contagious, but should fit in nicely with the values we have a team. We’re looking forward to Iowa Speedway next month and the opportunity to put two trucks inside the top-10.”
Sponsorship for Scott is still being finalized, and will be announced at a later date closer to the race.