Leland Honeyman Jr, the runner-up in the 2021 Carolina Pro Late Model Series championship, has joined Young’s Motorsports for a full schedule in the ARCA Menards Series East in 20222, the team announced Friday.
The 16-year-old will pilot the No. 02 LH Waterfront Construction | Besecker & Maynard Group Chevrolet SS in all seven of the series events, beginning with the Race to Stop Suicide 200 at New Smyrna Speedway on February 15.
In addition to his full-season slate in the ARCA East Series, Honeyman is also scheduled to make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut with Young’s Motorsports later in the season, with additional details on that effort coming at a later date.
“I’m so excited about this next chapter in my racing career,” said Honeyman. “The ARCA Menards Series East is going to teach me so much and allow me to showcase my potential in front of a more national platform.
“I cannot thank Tyler (Young, team principal) and my partners LH Waterfront Construction and Besecker & Maynard Group enough for the opportunity to chase a championship in the ARCA Menards Series East and I am devoted to putting the time and effort into making sure I can go to the track each week and put our Young’s Motorsports team in contention for the victory.”
For Tyler Young and Young’s Motorsports, 2022 will mark the first-time the organization has run full-time in an ARCA sanctioned series, after competing part-time in the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA East Series last season, with Connor Mosack.
“Leland is going to do an excellent job for us in the ARCA Menards Series East this season,” Young said. “He has been successful in everything he has raced and we don’t expect the ARCA Menards Series East to be any different. We know that he is going to go out there every week and put the team in a position to not only win but keep us in the hunt for the ARCA East championship.
“The East schedule is only seven races in 2022, but it’s stacked with tracks that offer some of the best racing in the country. We are looking forward to getting to New Smyrna and getting our season underway.”
The ARCA Menards Series East will begin its seven-race schedule at New Smyrna Speedway on February 15, 2022, with the race commencing at 7:30pm ET, with live coverage exclusively on FloRacing.