ARCA Racing Series mainstay Frank Kimmel will move from ThorSport Racing, where he won the 2013 championship, to Win-Tron Racing for the 2014 season. Ansell Menards will move with Kimmel over to Win-Tron along with his number 44.
The 51-year-old Kimmel picked up four wins in 2013 for ThorSport en route to his tenth series championship and first since 2007.
"I appreciate the support Ansell and Menards have given me, and I'll be forever indebted to Duke Thorson and all the guys at ThorSport for helping me achieve the goals we set for ourselves," said Kimmel. "At the same time, I can't wait to get behind the wheel of those Toyotas at Win-Tron Racing. Kevin Cywinski and Nate Thiesse have a great reputation in the ARCA Garage and that's well deserved. I feel like we have a shot to win every week in 2014."
Kevin Cywinski and Nate Thiesse are co-owners for Win-Tron Racing which formed in 2004 in the ARCA Racing Series. The team has won 11 times and last season was runner up in the point standings to Kimmel with Mason Mingus behind the wheel. Joey Miller in 2005 and Blake Bjorkland in 2006 won Rookie of the Year honors driving for the team. Michael Annett, Brandon McReynolds, James Buescher, Justin Marks, and Matt Merrell all scored their first career ARCA wins driving for Win-Tron.
"We have raced against Frank Kimmel for the past 10 years, and based on that we couldn't be more pleased to welcome him to the team," said Win-Tron team co-owner Nate Thiesse. "Kevin Cywinski and I look forward to the challenge of adding to Frank's impressive performance record in the series."
Kimmel's 10 championships and 80 wins are series records that he will look to extend even further in 2014. He has racked up 469 career starts and has 355 top ten finishes. In 2013 he scored top ten's in all 21 races.Tags: Ansell, ARCA Racing Series, Frank Kimmel, Kevin Cywinski, Menards, Motorsports, Nate Thiesse, Win-Tron Racing