This time last year John Visconti was taking a leap faith selling all of his Tour Modified equipment and moving into the NASCAR K & N East series.
Season two for the team starts this Sunday, as last year the NASCAR K & N Series will start the season with a Sunday night 175 lap race at the New Smyrna Speedway. What was an ominous start last with driver Branden McReynolds blew an engine during practice putting the team behind the 8 ball early.A 10th place finish in the 29 car field initial run while not a win proved the team would be a top runner.
The rest of the season the #74 Visconti Motorsports team took the lower budget team and showed the NASCAR K & N competitors they we there to win.
On a part time basis the #74 with Brandon McReynolds at the wheel they averaged the 2nd highest average finish of any top 15 team. Brandon only ran have the schedule and still finished 11th in points only being in the wrong place at South Boston at the wrong time and a bad tire at New Smyrna. kept them out of the top 10.
The high point of the season came at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in September where Brandon led 78 laps to take the win in the Apple Barrel 125 in dominating fashion.
I spoke to team owner John Visconti about the 2019 season and year two for the team.
“We are heading into the season with the same paint scheme but a slightly re-branded car”. This year instead of the IGA logo it now will say “The Reichert Group”. Charles Reichert has been a Visconti supporter for years this year his name will be placed prominently on the hood.
We are also very excited to start the 2019 NASCAR K & N Pro East season. Being this is our second season we now have a notebook for all the tracks we’ve been too. Last year as a rookie team we had a blank notebook.”
The only track we visited twice last year was New Hampshire and we won the second time there. We are very optimistic about 2019 and the start of the season at New Smyrna Speedway.
After Fridays practice the #74 sits atop the scoreboard with a fast lap of 18.231 over Hallie Deegan, rookie Max Mclaughlin and Ty Gibbs which bodes well for a great run on Sunday night.
The New Smyrna 175 Sunday February 10th at New Smyrna Speedway, qualifying at 5:30, an autograph session at 6:30 with the 175 lap feature going green at 7:40.