Author: Colby Howard Racing

Howard Beats Two Of The Best At Montgomery

June 17, 2019 — Show Me the Money Series Pro Late Models invaded Montgomery Speedway Saturday night for the Mid-Summer Clash 100, the second half of their weekend doubleheader with Five Flags Speedway. After a late-race restart it was young Colby Howard driving the Anthony Campi Racing No. 81 into victory lane ahead of veterans Bubba Pollard and Augie Grill.

“It’s something I’m speechless about,” Howard told Speed51. “I really don’t know what to say about it. I think that’s something everybody wants to do in their career. Especially for me coming up and this is only my fifth Pro Late Model start. To beat Bubba Pollard like that and outdoing him on the restart was pretty amazing.”

To set himself up for the win, Howard had to overcome a late-race incident involving Casey Roderick and Connor Okrzesik, which at one point had Howard’s car parked up against the turn one fence.

“I don’t know, we just went three wide and started spinning,” Howard stated. “I thought the damage was a lot more. I feel like I hit Connor a lot more than what we all thought we did, but we backed it down pit road and we made a few adjustments and I don’t know how they did it but they did it right and made it a rocket.”

Project HOPE Foundation Announces Partnership with Former NASCAR South Carolina Rookie of the Year

April 16, 2019 (Woodruff, SC) – Project HOPE Foundation, a nonprofit organization offering a lifespan of services to the autism community, is pleased to announce its Racing with HOPE partnership with Colby Howard, driver for Anthony Campi Racing and 2017 NASCAR South Carolina Rookie of the Year. Howard visited Project HOPE Foundation’s Woodruff campus for an official announcement ceremony, and to let students sign the hood of his car.

“Project HOPE Foundation is thrilled to collaborate with Colby Howard and his racing team for this unique partnership,” said Lisa Lane, the foundation’s Co-Founder and Co-Executive director. “Since our inception in 1997, one of our fundamental core values has been to promote awareness and inclusion for the autism community. We’re extremely grateful to Joe and Nikki Vaughn, the generous donors who made this partnership possible, and for the chance to make this exciting announcement during Autism Awareness Month.”

Howard, a 17-year-old Hillcrest High School junior and third-generation race car driver, was recently named to the reputable Anthony Campi Racing team for the 2019 season. Howard won the Show Me the Money 100 Pro Late Model Feature at Montgomery Motor Speedway on April 6, donning the Project HOPE Foundation logo on his car.

“It’s truly a privilege to represent Project HOPE Foundation,” said Howard, pro-late model stock car driver. “I’ve always admired their dedication to promoting awareness and support, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for South Carolinians with autism and their families. We look forward to taking Project HOPE Foundation with us to many celebrations in victory lane.”

Howard’s car, with the HOPE-signed hood, will be on display at the Evening of HOPE Gala, the nonprofit organization’s annual fundraiser and auction, which will be held at the Greenville Convention Center on Saturday, April 27 at 6pm. The hood of the HOPE car will be auctioned off at the event. Gala tickets can be purchased online.

ABOUT PROJECT HOPE FOUNDATION
Project HOPE Foundation provides a lifespan of services for the autism community, through programs that Help families, Open minds, Promote inclusion and Expand potential. We are broad in our scope, serving across ages (from two to young adults), cross the spectrum of autism, and across programs (ABA therapy, classroom options, adult employment, social groups, life skills, community outreach, professional trainings). We are individualized in our approach, seeking to meet the unique needs of each specific person. Founded in 1997 by moms looking for services for their young sons with autism, Project HOPE Foundation offers programs that benefit not only the child affected with autism but also the entire family, all of whom are forever changed by this diagnosis. www.projecthopesc.org

April 7, 2019 Colby Howard Racing Comments Off on Colby Howard Beats The Best in Bama to Keep Anthony Campi Streak Alive

Colby Howard Beats The Best in Bama to Keep Anthony Campi Streak Alive

The dream season continued for Anthony Campi Racing on Saturday night as Colby Howard won the Show me the Money Pro Late Model Series ‘Spring Explosion 100’ at Montgomery Motor Speedway.

The dream season continued for Anthony Campi Racing on Saturday night as Colby Howard won the Show me the Money Pro Late Model Series ‘Spring Explosion 100’ at Montgomery Motor Speedway.

The run of success for ACR dates back to the Snowflake 100 in December when Chase Purdy won a rain-delayed affair. Then Giovanni Bromante took the team’s Super Late Model program to back-to-back Southern Super Series victories in the Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway and the SERF 100 at Five Flags Speedway.

Read the full article at Short Track Scene by clicking here.

Anthony Campi Racing Adds Colby Howard To Already Impressive Driver Roster

SARASOTA, FL (Jan. 7, 2019) – The hottest team in southern late model racing, Anthony Campi Racing, today announced the addition of yet another talented prospect to their lineup for the 2019 season. South Carolina native Colby Howard will compete in an ACR-prepared Toyota for at least eleven races this season beginning with the Alabama 200 at Montgomery Motor Speedway.

Most recently, Anthony Campi Racing fielded the winning ride in the Snowflake 100, the most prestigious pro late model race of the season. The team also visited victory lane in the ARCA Midwest Tour, one of the toughest super late model tours in the nation. ACR’s roster for 2019 includes not only Howard, but also rising stars Giovanni Bromante from New York and Iowa Legend Car graduate and Sammy Smith.

“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 of his new racing home this season. “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 remarked. “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.”

As a former driver himself, Campi has a proven eye for talent. Drivers who have piloted Campi’s Toyotas in the recent past include last season’s World Series of Asphalt Champion Cole Anderson, NASCAR Truck Series racer Tyler Dippel, Canadian late model standout Raphael Lessard and the defending Snowflake 100 winner Chase Purdy.

Although his first race is still nearly two months away, adding his name to the list of ACR drivers has Howard optimistically anxious.

“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. The anticipation is killing me!”

Howard will hit the track with Anthony Campi Racing during the first weekend of March at Montgomery Motor Speedway as part of the Alabama 200 weekend. Festivities commence on March 1 with preliminary on-track activities and feature racing on Saturday afternoon.

Anthony Campi Racing showcases more about their racing history online through their website at AnthonyCampiRacing.com. The team also has a presence on social media including Facebook (@AnthonyCampi81), Twitter (@AnthonyCampi) and Instagram (@AnthonyCampiRacing).

For more information on Colby Howard, visit his website at ColbyHowardRacing.com or follow him on Facebook (@ColbyHowardRacing16), Twitter (@ColbyHoward16) and Instagram (@ColbyHoward16).

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16-year Old Colby Howard Preparing For ARCA Debut at Salem

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 16, 2018) – Third-generation racer Colby Howard is planning to make his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut this weekend at historic Salem Speedway in the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 driving for Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM). The 16-year-old is slated to drive the No. 78 Howard Family Foundation Chevrolet.

“Salem is really difficult to get around,” said Howard. “It’s mainly a mental thing. You get so close to the wall in turns three and four and really have to back up your entry entering turn one. It’s so unique with turns one and two being completely wore out and three and four having newer pavement allowing for more grip.”

Howard and MMM tested at the high-banked, half-mile last week in preparation for the 200-lap race.

“I learned a lot from the test. Being able to have resources like Mason Mitchell and crew chief Mark Setzer to lean on really helped me a lot getting up to speed and offering advice on what I need to improve on. This is a tremendous step in my racing career. I’m thankful for my family, friends, fans and MMM for believing in me. If we run all 200 laps we should be able to earn a solid top-five.”

Howard’s racing passion started at a young age. His grandfather Buddy and his father Rodney achieved great success running on the short tracks of South Carolina.

Howard’s career began in dirt bikes, where he enjoyed success picking up 11 wins and a Mid-East Hare Scramble Series championship.

The following 2014 season, Howard switched to racing the mini stock division at Anderson Motor Speedway. He earned 10 top-five finishes in two seasons in the mini stock division.

Howard was ready for a new challenge. In 2016 he moved into the limited late model division and began capturing checkered flags immediately. In all, Howard won seven times in his rookie year and finished runner-up in Southeast Limited Late Model Series.

Howard’s success continued in 2017 when he moved to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock division. He finished second in South Carolina state points and won state rookie of the year points.

Earlier this month Howard won a late model stock race at the historic Greenville Pickens Speedway in South Carolina.

MMM will make their 10th start at Salem this weekend. In nine prior starts the team’s earned three top-fives and six top-10 finishes. The team’s best result came in the 2014 Fall Classic where they finished runner-up with owner Mason Mitchell behind the wheel.

Chassis Information: Howard will drive chassis No. 593 out of the MMM stable. The 200-lap event at Salem will mark the car’s 2018 on-track debut. The chassis has 18 starts, earning two wins (Chicagoland 2014 and Pocono 2017), six top-five’s and 10 top-10 finishes.

The Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 is live on MAVTV Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. Eastern. Look for live timing, scoring and chat of all on-track activities at arcaracing.com.

Follow MMM on Social Media: To keep up-to-date with the latest, news, information and race updates, follow MMM racing’s twitter page @MMM_Race and “Like” their Facebook page at Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

About Mason Mitchell Motorsports:

Mason Mitchell Motorsports (masonmitchellmotorsports.com) is a championship driver development team fielding multiple entries in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. The team is headquartered in Statesville, North Carolina and owned by 2014 ARCA champion Mason Mitchell.

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