DOVER, Del. — Recent college graduate Connor Mosack will take the next step in his racing education when he makes his ARCA Menards Series East debut Friday at Dover Int’l Speedway.
The 22-year-old native of Charlotte, N.C. — who recently earned a degree in business entrepreneurship from High Point University — will pilot the No. 02 Chevrolet SS for Young’s Motorsports.
Mosack will have longtime NASCAR Camping World Truck Series crew chief Eddie Troconis atop the pit box for the General Tire 125, the fourth race of the ARCA East season and Mosack’s first race at the one-mile concrete oval.
“Dover is a pretty wild race track and should be a lot of fun,” said Mosack. “It’s also a tough place to get around and making my first ARCA start there will be tough, but I know I will gain a lot of valuable experience running there.”
Mosack’s racing career began in 2017, when he stepped into the INEX U.S. Legend Car ranks before tackling a full season in 2018. It took just four races that year for Mosack to earn his first victory, taking the fourth of five events in the 2018 Winter Nationals at Citrus County (Fla.) Speedway.
Racing in the Semi-Pro and Open Divisions, Mosack competed at Concord (N.C.) Speedway, the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway and at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway, among other tracks.
In 42 starts, Mosack earned 20 victories, 34 top-five results and 37 top-10 finishes. Among those was a sweep of the national events at Las Vegas, including the Road Course World Finals and Asphalt Nationals.
In 2019, Mosack joined JR Motorsports to compete on the CARS Late Model Stock Tour before racing for the championship last season.
In 10 starts in 2020, Mosack earned three top-five and eight top-10 finishes, ending up sixth in the standings. With an average finish of 8.5, Mosack also earned rookie-of-the-year honors.
Mosack is also a veteran of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway.
While Mosack hopes to bring Young’s Motorsports its first top-10 finish of the season in ARCA East competition, he’s setting his goals higher than that, despite Friday’s race being his series debut.
“My goal for the race at Dover would be a top-five finish,” tipped Mosack. “I would be really happy with that for my first start, especially at a place like Dover, and I am confident in myself and the team that we can make that happen.”
Friday’s General Tire 125 is scheduled for a 5 p.m. ET start, with live coverage on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold. A tape-delayed television broadcast will air on NBCSN May 21 at 12:30 a.m. ET.