Glenski and Stremme Join Forces in PASS South
16-Year-Old Moves Up to Super Late Model Ranks
Ryan Glenski is making a big off-track move this year becoming the driver of the No. 35 Chevrolet in Pro All-Star Series (PASS) Late Model ride owned by NASCAR driver David Stremme for the 2009 season.
The 16-year old Glenski is coming off a successful season of Allison Legacy Series racing winning one race, one pole, eight top fives and 15 top-10 finishes to place fourth in points. He also drove in the Summer Shootout Series at Lowe’s Motor Speedway and won his first Pro Challenge Series race entered, doing so at the historic Bristol Motor Speedway last summer.
Stremme, veteran NASCAR competitor, will be driving the No. 12 Dodge for Penske Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2009.
“We are excited for Ryan and looking forward to his progress in 2009,” said Stremme. “This partnership should work out well for Ryan and we anticipate good things to come.”
Glenski is tough not to notice winning 191 races and 19 state and local championships, all before the age of 15. The victories and championships were achieved in the Allison Legacy, Bandolero, World Karting and Pro Challenge Series races through the last 11 years. The latest move is another step toward his overall goal of NASCAR racing.
Having raced for the family-operated team since age five; Glenski is hoping the 112 poles, victories, championships and numerous awards of merit will carry over into his latest endeavor. Currently in his sophomore year at Lake Norman High School in Mooresville, Glenski knows it will take more on-track learning to successfully graduate to the next level of racing.
“This is the next step up my ladder toward the higher levels of racing,” said Glenski. “Being able to partner up with someone like David is a great opportunity for me in many ways. I look forward to racing my fellow competitors in PASS and learning all I can from David and the series. I would also like to give a special thanks to Lorin Ranier for following me since my go-karting days."
His father, Randy, enjoyed a successful career touring around the dirt tracks of Central NY in his Big Block Modified and Late Model in the late 70s through the 90s. During his driving days, he was a successful winner, as well.
Ryan Glenski will be hopping into the David Stremme-owned #35 Super Late Model this season.