The start of the 2024 ARCA Menards Series West is just around the corner, and Kennealy Keller Motorsports is already making plans for the season. The team has announced that rookie Danica Dart will run full-time with the team next year.
The 16-year-old will pilot the No. 11 machine, joining Robbie Kennealy and Kyle Keller as part of the stable for the team.
The Ephrata, WA native began her racing career at six in quarter midgets before progressing to go-karts and late model racing.
Dart is a Jr. Late Model Champion at Stateline Speedway in Idaho in 2021. She joins both her team owners and teammates as former drivers of the Jr. program and ran in the Pro Late Model races throughout Idaho and Washington in 2023 including the Star Nursery Classic at the Las Vegas Bullring.
Once Dart starts the first race of the season she will become the 37th woman to compete in the ARCA West Series since 1954.
“I am grateful for this opportunity and looking forward to being a part of this team,” Dart said on social media about the chance at a full-time season in the ARCA Menards Series West.
Dart joins the new Kennealy Keller Motorsports development program announced back in September. While Robbie and Kyle will be part of the drivers, the team is owned and operated by Kennealy’s mother Francesca, and his fraternal twin sister Harley, who will be handling the team’s business operations.
The team now has the possibility to run three full-time cars between the three announced drivers for the 2024 season.
The ARCA Menards Series West will kick off its 2024 season at Phoenix Raceway on Friday, March 8th in a combination race with the ARCA Menards Series. The rest of the 2024 West Series schedule will be announced at a later day.