17-year-old Henry Barton of San Fransisco has teamed up with Nascimento Motorsports. (Nascimento Motorsports Photo)

Barton Teams With Nascimento Motorsports

MANTECA, Calif. — Henry Barton has teamed up with Nascimento Motorsports for a campaign across pro late models and the ARCA Menards Series West, the team announced Tuesday. 

Barton’s first race with the team will be on March 2 during the zMAX CARS Tour West opener at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway. Barton will drive the No. 21 Chevrolet for Nascimento Motorsports in late model competition.

ARCA championship crew chief Ty Joiner continues his role with the team as the crew chief for Barton’s efforts. Barton will split time with Ethan Nascimento in the ARCA Menards Series West as well, with at least four scheduled races planned.

“It means a lot to team up with a team of the caliber of Nascimento Motorsports,” Barton said. “I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together! I’m obviously looking to win but also get used to the half-mile track as well as getting used to working with a new team.”

Barton and Nascimento Motorsports tested at Kern Raceway in February in preparation for the event, which is expected to attract over 30 pro late models to the state-of-the-art speedway located west of Bakersfield.