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NHRA Rookie of the Year-winning Camry Caruso joins KB Titan Racing

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Heading into the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season titled NHRA Rookie of the Year, Camrie Caruso will be one of four drivers racing under the KB Titan Racing banner behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Camaro in Pro Stock. The move was solidified this week and will mean one of the young NHRA rising stars will have some of the strongest horse in the class for a highly anticipated run in the first-ever NHRA Pro Stock Camping World Championship.

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“This is an exciting move for me, but it wouldn’t be possible without a great rookie season to learn from [two-time champ] “Jim Yates and working with Jimmy and Tony Yates,” said Caruso, who finished the regular season in the top 10 and qualified for every NHRA national event. “The opportunity to become a team driver for KB Titan Racing was too good to pass up. I want to thank Jim, Tony and Jimmy for everything, they will always hold a special place in my heart. I look forward to making an immediate impact with KB Titan Racing and developing further as a driver.”

Caruso will continue to have marketing relationships with Powerbuilt Tools, Tequila Comisario, Right Trailers and VP Racing heading into 2023 with marketing details scheduled to be announced after the first of the year. Joining KB Titan Racing will allow Caruso to shift her focus from team management, driving and sponsorship purchases to driving and sponsorship retention. The 24-year-old third-generation driver was adamant that there were still marketing opportunities for the 2023 season and will actively pursue those now that she’s landed with KB Titan Racing.

“Last year was an amazing and challenging season for a rookie, and I look forward to growing my relationship with Powerbuilt Tools, Tequila Comisario, Right Trailers, VP Racing, and some new marketing partners to be announced soon,” said Caruso, who raced the finale at the Tour of Spring. Nationals in Houston. “I’ve learned a lot from Jim in terms of the leadership side of things and I’m looking forward to continuing development with guidance from [new] Crew Chiefs Rob Downing and Dave Connolly plus new teammates Greg Anderson, Kyle Koretsky and Dallas Glenn. I’ll be heading into testing with the team in January and February, which can’t get here soon enough.”

Caruso would continue to receive support and guidance from her father, Mark Caruso, and grandfather, Joseph “Papa Joe” Caruso. Both men have established themselves as fierce competitors and skilled drivers throughout their careers. In addition to continued leadership input from the Carusos, crew members John Peterson and Mike Smith will continue to work with the team.

“This opportunity is a game-changer for the Camry and its career as a professional driver,” said Mark Caruso. Initially we were looking for a motor maintenance and servicing agreement with KB Titan Racing and the talks took a turn which led us to this announcement. I want to personally thank Jim, Tony and Jimmy Yates for their expertise, support and hard work this past season. Our success would not be possible without them.”

“This is an exciting time for all of us,” said KB Titan Racing partner Eric Latino. “The merger of Titan Racing Engines with KB Racing was a big move that we believe will prove to be a huge success. In her rookie season, Camrie has really gained a solid foundation with the Titan Racing program and is beginning to develop as a driver in this challenging class. Now, she is part of a team that includes some of the best drivers class, and I think we’ll see more wonderful things in the future for this young woman. We’re glad she’s on board.”

Caruso’s addition to the KB Titan Racing Pro Stock team adds a new Rookie of the Year winner to its stable of drivers as Caruso joins 2021 NHRA Rookie of the Year Glenn. The young talent will benefit from the driving input and tuning skill of Anderson, the winningest Pro Stock driver in NHRA history.

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“There are a lot of positive things happening in the KB Titan Racing camp, and we’re really excited to bring the Camrie into the mix,” Anderson said. “She has proven she can hold her own, and this is only the beginning. To be part of her career at such an early stage is something we don’t take lightly. We look forward to a bright future with a fantastic group of young drivers who will contribute to the health of this class and this sport.” for years to come.”

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will kick off the historic Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, March 9-12.

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