Name - Sam Mayer
Hometown - Franklin, Wisconsin
Age - 14
Sam Mayer has signed to race for JR Motorsports' championship-winning Late Model program for the 2018 season. The 14-year-old from Franklin, Wisconsin, will take the seat of the team's second entry hoping to continue the run of success the team has had over the past several years that includes back to back championships in 2016 and 2017.
Sam is the son of Indy Car and Grand Am driver Scott Mayer. He caught the racing bug at the very young age of 4 and really enjoys the sport. Sam’s future in motorsports looks bright due to his proven driving ability and keen sense of the track. To improve, he spends hours between events studying the track and footage of previous races. At 10 years old, he had already won 2 national championships.
Mayer's standout 2017 season also included a full slate of US Legend Car Series events, and the young driver won the US Legend Car Winter Heat Championship, the Bojangles Summer Shootout, US Legend Car Asphalt Nationals and was crowned Young Lions Legend Car National Champion. Sam also competed in his first Late Model campaign in 2017 on the strength of three victories and 13 top-10 finishes, including the youngest driver to ever win a Late Model race at historic Greenville Pickens Speedway. Mayer also competed in the prestigious Myrtle Beach 400 that included the top Late Model drivers in the country and brought home an impressive fifth-place finish.
Sam will make two starts with Jefferson Pitts Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series starting at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 21st then he will head to Iowa Speedway on July 27th. Driving under the leadership of longtime NASCAR Driver Development expert Lorin Ranier of Ranir Racing Development.