Go Fas Racing to scale back to part-time operations in 2021

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Go Fas Racing announced its racing plans for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series on Thursday, indicating it would transition to part-time competition next season.

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Team owner Archie St. Hilaire, who added comments during a Thursday afternoon appearance on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, said the team planned on “running 5-6 races in 2021 at tracks we enjoy and make financial sense.” St. Hilaire also said he planned to shift his half of the team’s charter to a new owner, who would be “announced in the coming days.” He also indicated Joe Falk of the former Circle Sport Racing operation would continue to own the other half-share of the charter.

“It has been a lot of fun over the years but with the evolution of life, your priorities change,” St. Hilaire said in a team release. “With my son Mason (Go Fas’ general manager) moving on to start his own business in a different industry and myself getting ready to spend time with my daughter having my first grandchild, I feel its time to re-evaluate the next chapter of my life. It definitely has been great working with Ford and all of our great marketing partners over the last 10 years and we look forward to continuing with them on a smaller scale going forward.”

On Friday, the new owner St. Hilaire referenced turned out to be two, Matt Tifft and B.J. McLeod. The two drivers will operate the charter alongside Falk. Tifft ran the bulk of the 2019 season for Front Row Motorsports before stepping away for a medical situation. McLeod has been a driver/owner in the Xfinity Series ranks for several years and expanded into the Cup Series in 2020.

Go Fas Racing has fielded the No. 32 Ford for Corey LaJoie the last two seasons in the NASCAR Cup Series. LaJoie confirmed Aug. 21 he would not return to Go Fas in 2021. Thursday, St. Hilaire said an update about the team’s driver for next season would come later.

St. Hilaire has been involved in team ownership since a 2009 debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, three years before he moved to the NASCAR Cup Series. Go Fas Racing grew out of the merger of Go Green Racing and FAS Lane Racing before the 2014 season.