Wallace explains the change in her racing career
Kristen Wallace and her brother Eric have been running in the Southern Pro Am Truck Series in recent years.
The siblings have shared the ride and the expenses to go racing. A bit of tape over the name on the door is all it takes to swap drivers.
On Friday night, Eric Wallace unloaded the truck at Crisp Motorsports Park. The truck entered what’s likely to be it’s last race with the sibling operation.
For 2019, there’s a new plan for the North Carolina race team. They will be moving into the late model division.
Kristen Wallace details 2019 racing plans
“We’re hoping, tomorrow night that our Pro Truck that we have will be sold,” Kristen Wallace said in a video on Thursday.
“I know it’s sad, it breaks my heart. I’ve been in trucks, pretty much since I was 13 years old. But, we have decided to move on to limited late models.”
“The reason for that… With racing, traveling expenses get ridiculous. Let’s just be honest. The hotels and stuff like that get a little bit more pricey.”
Racing in small towns means the hotels become booked fast. The hotel chains have taken note of that and the dates for the races.
They use is as a good time for a surprise rate hike. But even without that, it’s still expensive to live out of hotel rooms.
“With the limited late model, we’re able to race around where we live, which is North Carolina. There’s a minimum of seven tracks around us that we could race at.”
It doesn’t take a career in NASCAR for racing to become expensive.
“Hopefully that truck will be sold so we can move on with that limited late model,” Kristen Wallace continued.
Kristen Wallace has been posting video seeking sponsorship for the 2019 racing season.
“Racing is not a cheap sport. In order to do that, we’re going to have to have some sponsors on the car.”
Watch the full video from Kristen Wallace below:
Kristen Wallace talks 2019 racing plans
Correction: An early edition of this story listed Kristen Wallace as the daughter of Mike Wallace. That was an error, mistaking Chrissy and Kristen Wallace for the same person.