By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer
Tanner Arms will make his ARCA Menards Series East debut at Nashville Fairgrounds in May.
The 2020 Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Track Champion in the Super Truck division, will make his debut with a new team owned by Mark Noble. Noble’s family owns Cedar City RV in Lebanon, Tennessee, and has been involved with Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on sponsorship and ownership level.
Noble has decided to step up his game by fielding a car in the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA Menards Series East.
“We are excited to announce that MAN (Mark Anthony Noble) Motorsports is planning on running as many as five races in the ARCA Menards Series with Tanner Arms behind the wheel of the No. 95 Toyota Camry in 2022,” said Noble. “We are still finalizing our schedule, but we know our first race will be at our home track of Nashville, and then we are looking at Indianapolis and more. I think this is the only fitting way to kick off this new journey together; at a place where we’ve both had success,”
“The dedication and hard work that Tanner has put into our primary race car show the drive he has to make this a successful season. Building this team has been a big undertaking and I want to thank the crew and the ARCA members who have helped every step of the way to make this dream possible.”
Arms has been racing at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway since 2016 picking up the championship in the pro-modified series. He’s raced Pro Late Models and Super Trucks at Nashville including, as noted above, a championship in the Super Truck division in 2020. He was runner-up in the 2021 campaign.
“I’m very excited to team up with MAN Motorsports to make my ARCA Menards Series debut this season,” said Arms. ‘This has already been such an awesome learning opportunity for everyone involved over the last few months while building the car we will be racing. To be able to help in the building process and formation of this team alone has been super cool. I think one of the most rewarding things about the whole deal is being able to work on the car day in and day out to get it where we need to be. That will feel very rewarding when we hit the track for the first time, knowing what it has taken to get to this point. Overall I am super thankful for this opportunity with this team, and the support that has been shown to me already.”
Despite making the jump up to ARCA, Arms still has plans to compete at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway in 2022. He’ll continue in the Super Truck division with sponsorship from Santa Fe Cattle Company. Santa Fe Cattle Company has 13 locations across the United States including one in Nashville, Tennessee outside the Grand Ole’ Opry and Opry Mills.
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