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7 Bold FUTURE Prospects for NASCAR Silly Season

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Paige Martin

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It seems like every day someone new is introduced to our NASCAR silly season. While we think we have all the key players for 2023, who can we expect to see shaking up the scene in 2024 or 2025?

Connor Zilisch

An experienced road racer from Mooresville, NC who made his ARCA debut at Watkins Glen earlier this season, Zilisch currently competes in the Mazda MX-5 series and in a late model for Rackley WAR. He brings a wealth of road course knowledge and skill, which is a valuable asset considering the direction NASCAR has taken the past few years. Zilisch actually is on our list of potential prospects to split the 25 Truck for Rackley next season. 

Gavan Boschele

You probably have heard his name from the 2023 Chili Bowl, but Boschele has also started working towards making his name known at Late Model Tracks across the country through Rackley WAR’s Driver Development Program. Gavan has gone wheel to wheel with some of the best in dirt and is no doubt on the rise.

Carson Kvapil

Following a similar path as Josh Berry, just a few years younger, is Carson Kvapil. He has simply dominated nearly every Late Model race he’s entered this year driving the #8 PLM for Jr Motorsports. Carson is no doubt going to be one to watch for a future at JRM. He recently made his NASCAR debut in the ARCA Series at Kansas where he finished 2nd and he is set to make his Truck debut at Bristol in the #7 for Spire Motorsports

Conner Jones

He is definitely going to be one to keep an eye on as we move forward. Conner Jones has made 7 truck starts for Thorsport this season and added to his ARCA resume. Conner made his ARCA debut in 2021 and since then has scored 4 top-5s and 10 top-10s in only 13 starts. It is only a matter of time before he begins to work his way up the ranks in NASCAR. 

Layne Riggs

Son of Scott Riggs, Layne has made quite the impression. Running everything from Late Models to Trucks, Layne has made his presence on the track known. In a total of 6 truck starts over the course of the 2022 and 2023 seasons, he earned 1 Top 5 and 2 Top 10s, with the most recent being a 3rd place finish at IRP in August with Spire Motorsports. Layne confirmed to Anthony Damcott of Frontstretch that he is open to a full-time truck ride in the future, and he has shown the potential to be successful. 

William Sawalich

We’ve seen the name so much in the ARCA series this season, that I should really be able to spell it by now, but nonetheless, William Sawalich has come out strong this ARCA season driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. Sawalich has also made 5 Truck Series Starts this year for David Gilliland and brought home 3 top 10s for the team. Sawalich will be 17 in just a few weeks but has clearly already established a relationship with Toyota and JGR. We can expect to see him behind the wheel of a Toyota for many years to come.

Jake Drew

After claiming the 2022 ARCA Menards Series West Title, Jake Drew has caught the eyes of several as someone who could be on the road to greatness. He has made three Truck Series starts this year between Thorsport and Hattori Racing in addition to a couple of starts in the ARCA West Series. Jake is one of those who is silently sliding under the radar but has the potential to grow into a great driver. 

We wouldn’t be surprised to hear any of these names be announced as competitors in one of NASCAR’s top series soon. 

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