Presley Sorah Joins Fast Track for His Home Race at IRP

By Seth Eggert, Associate Editor

Up and coming driver Presley Sorah will check off another one of his goals as he will race at his home track, Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park (IRP), in the ARCA Menards Series.

Presley sorah will race at his home track of lucas oil indianapolis raceway park with fast track racing.
Photo by Daniel Vining, Courtesy of Presley Sorah.

Sorah will drive the No. 12 Layin Coin Podcast Toyota Camry for Fast Track Racing at the Clermont, IN short track, though primary sponsorship opportunities are still available. The Cambridge City, IN native will make his fourth start in the ARCA platform at the 0.686-mile track with his podcast as an associate sponsor.

Various mechanical gremlins have plagued the ‘sim to reality’ racer’s three previous starts, two with Andy Hillenburg’s Fast Track team and one with Clubb Racing Inc. The 20-year-old’s best finish, 14th, came in his ARCA Menards Series East debut at Five Flags Speedway, although electrical issues ended his race early.

“Racing at IRP this year has been one of my number one goals for the season,” Sorah explained. “I think it will be a track I can really excel at, and truly show my pace. With every lap I turn behind the wheel of an ARCA car, my confidence improves tenfold. I’m starting to get really comfortable and familiar with the driving characteristics of the car and can’t wait to put everything to the test next month in Indy.”

While the Circle City 200 at IRP will mark Sorah’s first stock car start at his home track, he has competed in various racing series in the Indianapolis, IN area. From the Soap Box Derby to Go Kart racing, the Hoosier has raced at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Circle City Raceway. The ARCA race will be his first in his home state on a national platform.

The opportunity to compete at home is one that Sorah admits is a special one.

“I raced Late Models all throughout Indiana last year, but with ARCA being a traveling series, getting the chance to compete at home is a completely different kind of special,” Sorah said. “I’ve always been very passionate about where I’m from, because I truly believe Hoosiers are the best race fans of anyone in the country. My idol as a kid was Tony Stewart, largely in part because of his Indiana heritage and ability to race anything on wheels. I hope to follow in his footsteps as I continue my progress up the NASCAR ladder in years to come.”

Despite the mechanical issues and competing part-time, Sorah sits in the top-20 in the ARCA East points standings. He is within 15-points of ARCA (national) regulars Toni Breidinger and Brad Smith.

The Circle City 200 at IRP is scheduled for Friday, July 19 at 5:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. The race will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and streamed live on both Flo Racing and Fox Sports 1.

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