Despite winning two races this season, including at Iowa Speedway just two races ago, Brett Moffitt’s season was in jeopardy as his Hattori Racing team has been facing funding woes. The sponsorship concerns can sit on the back burner for one more week as a new partner has stepped up to keep the championship contender racing.
Fr8Auctions, an Atlanta-based asset recovery and inventory liquidation business, will sponsor the team at Chicagoland Speedway after spending much of the season sponsoring Copp Motorsports’ No. 83 Chevrolet.
This, however, won’t be the first time Fr8Auctions has worked with Moffitt.
“I cannot thank Marcus Barela and Fr8Auctions enough, along with Northland Foundations, for coming on board this weekend at Chicagoland. It was extremely special to win the Rookie of the Year title in the Cup Series with them three years ago and this is even better,” Moffitt said in a team release. “Last week at Gateway we weren’t sure what our status was for this weekend and having them come on board has given us the chance to race for another win this week at Chicago. I knew it was only a matter of time before more people realized what this team and organization is capable of, and hopefully we can put Fr8Auctions in victory lane on Friday night.”
Moffitt and the No. 16 team head into the Overton’s 225 at Chicagoland sitting third in the points with a guaranteed playoff spot, so long as they can secure the funding to continue racing each week. One of Moffitt’s two wins this season came on another 1.5-mile track at Atlanta Motor Speedway.