DUNN, N.C. – Dunn Benson Motorsports and owner Kemp Lamm have announced that Devin Moran will pilot the iconic No. 1 entry for Dunn Benson Motorsports next season.
Moran is the son of Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Donnie Moran and will contend for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship in 2019.
Along with his brother Wylie, Moran will relocate to North Carolina after the first of the year to help prepare the Dunn Benson cars for their championship run.
Moran, 24, is already well accomplished in the dirt late model world with numerous feature wins all over the country. He won the 2017 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Rookie of the Year Award on the strength of two feature wins and a fourth-place finish in series points.
This year, Moran won four features and again finished fourth in the final World of Outlaws Late Model Series point standings.
“Devin and his family are one of the most respected racing families in the industry. When I met Devin and Wylie earlier this year to discuss the possibility of driving my cars in 2019, I was immediately impressed with both Devin’s and Wylie’s maturity and knowledge of the race cars and their work ethic,” said team owner Kemp Lamm. “I have always been a big fan of his dad, Donnie Moran, and think it is a perfect fit for two legendary families to partner together and chase a national championship.
“Devin has enormous talent and can win on the big stage even at his young age. We have been watching him for several years and seen him mature into one of the top dirt late model racers in the country,” Lamm added. “I just feel Devin and his family are a perfect fit for what Dunn Benson Motorsports, Dunn Benson Ford and my dad built over the past 35 years.”
Dunn Benson Motorsports has partnered with Rocket Chassis and will use Pro Power Race Engines in 2019. The team will return to running the iconic No. 1 on the race cars that the late Carlton Lamm used for many seasons.
“First, I would like to thank Kemp Lamm and everyone at Dunn Benson Motorsports for the opportunity for Wylie and myself to work for one of the elite dirt late model race teams in the country,” said Moran. “We’re excited to have the chance to continue to chase our dreams and goals of winning a national championship in dirt late model racing and be able to do that with Dunn Benson Motorsports. I would also like to thank Tye Twargo Racing and all my sponsors that have helped me over my career and get me to this point.
“With that being said, I hope all my current sponsors and the people that support me will continue to as I move over to Dunn Benson Motorsports and chase a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship. I’m excited and can’t wait to get started during Speedweeks.”