OCALA, Fla. – Clover, South Carolina native Ross Bailes will join Augie Burttram and Big Frog Motorsports for the upcoming season.
Bailes will also continue to pilot his familiar Ronnie McCarter-owned No. 87 Super Late Model. The team plans to split their schedule between Bailes’ No. 87 and the Big Frog Motorsports No. 58 while competing regionally and in select national events.
“I began talking with Ross after his deal with Barry Wright unexpectedly dissolved” Burttram said. “Ross is a great guy and a talented driver, I’m excited to have him behind the wheel of our car.”
“Our schedules are going to mesh well together,” Burttram added. “With us splitting our schedule between two cars, it’ll allow both of us to keep our equipment in top-notch condition.”
Ross enjoyed a successful 2019 season, collecting seven wins – including a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and World of Outlaws Late Model Series win – 22 Top-5 finishes, and 31 Top-10 outings. The opportunity with Big Frog Motorsports is one he’s excited to pursue.
“I want to thank Augie [Burttram] for the opportunity to drive his car,” Bailes commented. “He has great equipment and I’m looking forward to working with him and Mike. I think we will be more prepared at each race we go to since we’re going to be able to split our schedules up.”
Bailes added, “I also have to thank Ronnie McCarter who continues to field our family car along with my dad, my guys that help on my car, my wife, family, and all of our sponsors. Hopefully we can produce great results in 2020.”
Bailes will make his debut in the Big Frog Motorsports No. 58 on Saturday, January 25 in a $5,000-to-win, Drydene Xtreme Dirt Car Series event at Cochran (Georgia) Motor Speedway.