Carr, who starts his 21st year of professional racing next month, will be the lone rider on the program this year. Carr is the winningest active rider on the AMA Flat Track circuit. His 72 race victories and seven overall titles are both second on the all-time list to Scott Parker.
“This year Chris Carr Racing and the Ford Quality Checked Certified Pre-owned program will kind of be like the first year we got together,” said Carr. “I’ll be the lone racer, along with crew chief Kenny Tolbert and my race mechanic, Bubba Bentley. We’ll be a close-knit, racing team with one goal in mind: winning the 2006 AMA Flat Track title for the eighth time.”
Gone from last year’s program is the team’s second rider, Willie McCoy.
“Willie did a great job for us the last two years,” Carr said. “And the decision allowing him to move on to another program was made by Chris Carr Racing, not the Ford Quality Checked program.” Ford Quality Checked Certified Pre-owned Program Manager Mike Dennis added: “The Ford Quality Checked program was introduced to AMA Flat Track racing through Chris, Carr and we’re looking forward to continuing our relationship with Chris and the legions of flat track racing fans throughout the 2006 competition season. We definitely wish Chris the best of luck as he pursues his eighth AMA Flat Track championship.”
For more information on Chris Carr, visit his website at www.chriscarr.com.