Bret Holmes Gears Up For ARCA Season


The start of the NASCAR season is just a few weeks away and for one local star it marks a special point in his career. Munford native Bret Holmes will take wheel in the ARCA Series for seven races this season. Release below courtesy: Bret Holmes Racing Bret Holmes might be one of the most exciting and talented young drivers to come out of the state of Alabama in recent memory. As he travels to and from Auburn University, where he is a freshman in building science, Bret focuses on school and racing to secure his future in the ever-changing world that surrounds him. This 18-year-old racing savant has quickly become a main stay in Pro Late Model and Super Late Model racing all over the nation. But this isn’t his first taste of success. The Munford, Alabama native grew up around racing. Living only a few miles from the iconic Talladega Superspeedway and Talladega Short Track. He knew at a young age that racing was in his blood. His father Stacy, also a racer for many years held the record at Talladega Short Track until Bret took the title in 2013. Bret has won in every level of racing since he began at the age of 8. From then he raced go-carts for four years and racked up consecutive seasons of 17, 18 and 25 wins each. From there he moved into his first year of asphalt racing. From there he continued to rise in the ranks as he started to expand his horizons in multiple series. After making the switch to asphalt racing Bret went back and forth between dirt and pavement. During this time he competed in the Crate Late Model Division at Talladega Short Track and Green Valley Speedway. He won this championship and accumulated two wins during that season. This showed just how consistent and committed Bret was to racing. From there the focus went to Super Late Model as he raced in the Southern All Stars Series. He dominated his competition and finished second in points and won the coveted Rookie of the year award. After many years of honing his skills on dirt, Bret went again full-time to asphalt. He joined the Lee Faulk Racing and Driver Development team out of North Carolina and started to once again start the process of mastering another skill. He raced in the NASCAR Whelen All American Hometrack Series until he decided to make his next step. After coming back to run out of his own shop in Alabama, Bret continued his pursuit of paved racing glory. Just like in all the other series, success was once again coming to the 2 car. Bret finished third at the Snowflake 100 at the annual Snowball Derby at Five-Flag Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. As his future continues to get brighter each day he looks towards the future action packed 2016 racing season. Bret will continue to race Super Late and Pro Late Models and expand even further into ARCA. Just this past January he ran at Daytona in the open ARCA test and timed third in the field. In the offseason Bret and the team began a new partnership with defending ARCA champion Grant Enfinger and GMS racing. They purchased championship equipment from this team and continue to work closely with Grant and GMS in the progression of his ARCA career. This shining star will continue to grow and as he continues to look towards the future he stays very humble. He focuses on racing one track at a time and in today’s ever-changing sport he is quick to adapt. Holmes' ARCA Schedule 2016: April 9th ARCA – Nashville ARCA 200 – Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway – Nashville, TN. April 29th - ARCA - Talladega ARCA 200 – Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL May 22nd - ARCA Toledo ARCA 200 – Toledo, Ohio July 22nd - ARCA at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis Indiana. August 6th - ARCA at Berlin Raceway in Berlin MI. September 10th - ARCA Fall Classic 200 at Salem in Salem Indiana October 14th - ARCA at Kansas Motor Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas

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