McAnally-Hilgemann Racing will switch from Toyota to Chevrolet in 2022. (HHP/Chris Owens Photo)
McAnally-Hilgemann Racing will switch from Toyota to Chevrolet in 2022. (HHP/Chris Owens Photo)

McAnally-Hilgemann Racing Switching To Chevrolet

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – McAnally-Hilgemann Racing officials announced Wednesday that the team will align with Chevrolet and field Chevrolet Silverados full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series beginning next year.

In addition to MHR competing in Chevrolets in the Camping World Truck Series, Bill McAnally Racing will also field Chevrolets in the ARCA Menards Series beginning next season.

It was also revealed that beginning next year, MHR will operate from a GMS Racing building in Statesville, N.C., as part of an alliance being formed between the two teams.

“Chevrolet is looking forward to working with McAnally-Hilgemann Racing as one of our truck series teams for 2022,” said Dayne Pierantoni, GM Racing Program Manager for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. “Bill McAnally has demonstrated his commitment to fielding championship caliber teams over the years and his record speaks for itself. With Bill’s commitment to working in conjunction with our existing partners under the Chevrolet banner we are expecting great results from his organization.”

This will mark a return to Chevrolet for McAnally. BMR campaigned Chevrolets from its beginning – which started at the grassroots level of NASCAR, racing at a Northern California track.

“We are excited about this opportunity to be part of Chevrolet’s racing program in the Camping World Truck Series,” McAnally said. “We look forward to competing in Chevrolet Silverados as we contend for wins and championships in the series.”

In its alliance with GMS Racing, MHR will operate out of one of the GMS buildings, beginning next season.

“We are thrilled to form a new alliance with Bill McAnally and McAnally-Hilgemann Racing starting next season,” said Mike Beam, President of GMS Racing. “Our team is always looking for new ways to grow and thrive, so forming an alliance with a high caliber team such as Bill’s makes great sense to us. I’m looking forward to seeing what we are able to accomplish next season and beyond.”

Since its inception in 2014, GMS Racing has won two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championships (2016, ’20), one ARCA Menards Series championship (2015), two ARCA East championships (2019, ’20) and the 2020 Sioux Chief Showdown title.

Working with a championship Chevrolet team such as GMS Racing will benefit MHR, McAnally said.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to work with a team the caliber of GMS Racing as we prepare to partner with Chevrolet next season,” he said. “We’re anxious to move ahead and we’re confident that our alliance with GMS will be beneficial to both teams.”

MHR announced last month that Colby Howard will be coming on board for 2022, as the team is working to expand to a two-truck operation. MHR is still working on details of a new agreement with current driver Derek Kraus. An update on that and other plans for next year will be announced at a later date.

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