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Anthony Campi Racing adds Colby Howard to successful Super, Pro Late Model program

Colby Howard joins Giovanni Bromante and Sammy Smith in the ACR No. 81 …

Anthony Campi Racing

Fresh off two prestigious victories in 2018, Anthony Campi Racing has added yet another prospect to its stable of Super Late and Pro Late Models.

The team revealed on Tuesday that it had added South Carolina native Colby Howard for at least 11 races, beginning with the Alabama 200 at Montgomery Motor Speedway on March 2. The team is enjoying a surge of momentum, having won the Dixieland 250 and Snowflake 100 in 2018 with Chase Purdy. Colby Howard, who will share the Campi No. 81 with Giovanni Bromante and Sammy Smith hopes to extend that run of success.

“I’m really excited to race with the ACR team in 2019, they’ve fielded cars for a lot of successful racers and their reputation precedes them,” Howard said in a press release. “When I was at the Derby with them, I got to see just how professional the entire team was, from Anthony to each of his crew members. I can’t wait to start testing, go to the first race, and chase checkered flags with them this year.”

Team owner Anthony Campi echoed similar sentiments about his newest driver.

“We’ve had our eye on Colby the last couple of seasons and have been monitoring his progress through late model stocks in the Carolinas and his success there,” Campi added. “A lot of drivers aren’t capable of making the jump from late models to ARCA like he did last season. We saw a lot of potential which we’re now glad to have as part of our team.”
Howard is anxious to join the team and get started.

“Yes, there’s a little bit of pressure going into it based off their showing at Montgomery last year, and knowing they won the Snowflake in the same car,” Howard said. “I just want to win races. For me, 2019 is a really important year in my racing career. I really wanted to do SpeedFest, but we couldn’t get it worked out, so now I have to wait even longer to get behind the wheel.”

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Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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