11/17/2015 (Ashland, KY) - Steve Francis closed out his 2016 season at The Dirt Track at Charlotte's "World Finals". Driving David Peterson's #15, Francis finished 10th the first evening and 16th in the rain delayed 2nd A-main on Sunday, November 8th.
Steve started the season driving the Georgia Boot/Clint Bowyer Racing #15 Barry Wright Race Cars super dirt late model. With his 50+ starts in the #15 car, Francis finished 9th in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) points.
2015 ended a three year relationship with Georgia Boot and Clint Bowyer Racing. At the conclusion of the LOLMDS season, Clint and Steve mutually agreed to part ways and pursue other opportunities in 2016. The highlight of the their partnership came in the 2013 season where he finished 2nd in LOLMDS points.
"I owe a huge amount gratitude to Georgia Boot and Clint Bowyer Racing." stated Francis. "Clint gave me a huge opportunity for three years and I greatly appreciate it. I'd also like to thank Barry, Lance and everyone at Barry Wright Race Cars. Anthony Burroughs and Cory Fostveldt always gave me a safe and competitive car. They were invaluable on the road."
2016 will be a reunion of sorts for Francis as he and Tim Logan will partner for a super dirt late model effort. The familiar #15 will be run out of the Tim Logan Racing shop in Ashland, KY. They've chose Clements Racing Engines to power their Black Diamond Chassis and Penske Racing Shocks to keep the Hoosier Tires planted to the track. Fans will also recognize another familiar logo back in 2016. Longtime Steve Francis marketing partner Valvoline will return to grace the sides of the #15 Tim Logan Racing entry.
"David Peterson presented me with the opportunity to drive his Black Diamond Chassis in the final three races of 2015. I liked the car so much so that Tim ordered them for 2016." stated Francis. "I know that with our Clements Engines, we'll never have to worry about being down on power or reliability. Last year was the first year with Penske Racing Shocks. Their product and trackside service is the best in the industry."
Future sponsor and schedule information will be released at a later date.