Heading into the 2021 race season at Riverhead Raceway the Bullet Racing team of veteran Brian Doyle of Ronkonkoma and up and coming talent Ethan Brown of Floral Park have announced they have signed a major marketing partner for their three-car effort in Foos Fire, Inc. of Ronkonkoma. Doyle will be running for the 2021 Late Model championship at Riverhead Raceway which opens their new season on Saturday May 1st., while Brown will be gunning for the Super Pro Truck championship as he enters his third year in the class. Ethan will also strap into a Late Model joining Doyle.
“Ethan and I are very happy and honored to announce Foos Fire, Inc has come on board as a major sponsor for our Bullet Racing group” Doyle stated while making the announcement Thursday morning, “We’ve been working with Kristi Johnson owner of Foos Fire, Inc on this marketing partnership for some time now. Krisit not only sees the potential for our team to market her firm but also realizes for her employees a night at the races at Riverhead to root for the Foos Fire, Inc cars carries good entertainment value for her team too”. Foos Fire, Inc. is a regional fire sprinkler contractor that provides installation, service and inspections on all types of fire sprinkler systems owned and operated by Kristi Johnson a successful female business owner on Long Island.
The Bullet Racing team indeed is diverse when it comes to drivers with the tested tough veteran that has enjoyed success on and off Long Island in Brian Doyle, 50 and the young hungry driving talent Ethan Brown, 16 who hopes to feel the thrill of his first career victory in 2021. Doyle pocketed three Charger wins at Riverhead between the 2009 & 2010 seasons before moving his efforts to the Garden State of New Jersey. Brian biggest racing accomplishments came at the Wall Stadium where he earned three track championships and 26 career wins in the Limited Late Model division.
Ethan Brown dubbed the “The Bullet” by the Riverhead Raceway announcers during his 2019 Rookie of the Year season in the Super Pro Trucks is hoping racing and working on the cars with Doyle and Rick Herold will lead to his own success not just in the trucks but also the Late Models. In 2020 Ethan dipped his toes in Late Model waters at the Evergreen Raceway Park in Pennsylvania where he was named Rookie of the Year. Brown is a second-generation driver as his father Pat competed in the Street Stocks/Chargers at Islip Speedway, Riverhead Raceway and the Flemington Fairgrounds Speedway before capping his driving career with a stint in the Legend Race Cars at Wall Stadium.
As all race teams are in the midst of race season preparation is ramping up at Bullet Racing under the watchful eye of the aforementioned Rick Herold, a veteran fabricator and set-up expert who leads the effort for Doyle and Brown. Rick’s racing roots dates back to the famed Freeport Stadium where his family enjoyed much success. “We’re busy no doubt” Doyle offered, “Rick is not only busy getting my Late Model and Ethan’s truck ready for the season but Pat and Ethan have purchased a former Scott Kulesa driven car for 2021, so there is much to be done”. According to Doyle the team is also busy assembling their associate sponsors for the new season, “we are working on finalizing some additional sponsors and have some irons in the fire”.
“We were already really excited for the 2021 Riverhead Raceway season” Doyle noted in concluding, “now with the support of Foos Fire, Inc. we are chomping at the bit for the first green flag to fly on May 1st.”. The Late Models will compete in a 25-lap feature event on that program while the Super Pro Trucks will run a 20-lap opening night event. Five other NASCAR Advance Auto parts Weekly Racing Series divisions will also be in action.
By Bob Finan
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