The 18-year-old Bluevale High School graduate from Ayr, Ontario, will debut the Micks Motorsports-owned Johnsonville Ford on a race track where he’s turned hundreds of laps.
“It makes perfect sense to debut at Sunset Speedway,” said Martin. “I have a lot of laps here in different kinds of race cars, and I’m more comfortable here than anywhere else.”
The Leland 300 presented by Dickies will feature some of Canada’s best race car drivers. The speedway is located just south of Barrie, Ontario, and Martin races there regularly in the limited late model division.
His entry into Canada’s NASCAR series is the next step in a five year plan. His goal is to ultimately contest the full schedule and continue climbing the motorsports ranks. Martin is a well-grounded young man with solid priorities. He begins his post-secondary education at Conestoga College in the Fall with a focus on trades. Eventually he would like to run his own General Contracting business while pursuing a racing career.
Martin has aligned himself with a veteran team with highly skilled members, and he’s eager to be as involved as he can. The current plan is to compete at Sunset Speedway this weekend, and then contest some of the series’ premier road racing events at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel Quebec, the Honda Indy Toronto, and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s major NASCAR event on Labour Day Weekend in September.
“Don Jacobson is the crew chief for our NASCAR program,” said Martin. “He’s won a lot of races over the years particularly with young racers. We have worked well together since partnering in 2015. Ray McCaughey (Late Model Crew Chief) is also part of our NPS crew.
“Ray joined our team in 2016 managing our late model program in conjunction with Kerry Micks. Ray does a great job coaching and managing our setup each week.”
Martin will proudly represent Johnsonville Sausage, Olivier’s Chocolates and Candies (Candy Tree), Reser's Fine Foods, Secure Drive, STIHL Canada, Little Potato Company, & Legacy Auto Leasing in his NASCAR efforts this season.
ABOUT ADAM MARTIN RACING: Eighteen-year-old Adam Martin is in his third season of stock car racing competing in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series along with the NASCAR Whelen Series at Sunset Speedway, near Barrie, Ontario. Affiliated with the successful Micks Motorsports NASCAR team, Martin plans to be competing in four NASCAR Pinty’s Series races (2016) along with several Late Model starts at Sunset Speedway. Thank you to our partners, Johnsonville Sausage, Olivier’s Chocolates (Candy Tree), Reser’s Fine Foods, Secure Drive, STIHL Canada, Little Potato Company and Legacy Leasing. For more information about Adam Martin, call the team at (519) 658-7447.
ABOUT JOHNSONVILLE SAUSAGE: Founded in 1945 by Ralph F. and Alice Stayer, Johnsonville is the most popular brand of sausage in the United States, and is available in 30 other countries, including Canada. The company’s headquarters are in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. Their award-winning product lines include Brats, Italian, Smoked, Breakfast, and Snack sausages. More information about Johnsonville products and recipes featuring the products can be found at www.Johnsonville.ca.