Chad McCumbee and co-driver Stevan McAleer join Freedom Autosport again in 2017. Their 2016 season with Freedom included two wins and a top-ten finish in all but two races. In 2015, the duo earned two wins, a second and a third en route to the ST championship. Chad started racing at the age of 10, driving a go-kart on dirt tracks. He later competed in the Allison Legacy Series and Late Models before jumping to the ARCA RE/MAX Series in 2005, where Chad finished fourth in points as a rookie. From there, Chad moved on to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and, in 2007, he made his NASCAR Nextel Cup debut. The ARCA and NASCAR successes mounted, and in 2011 Chad earned 14 top-ten finishes in ARCA. Chad shifted gears in 2012 when he made his IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge debut. Top tens soon turned into podium finishes, and his skill as one of the most diverse drivers in racing was firmly established. Keep up with Chad on Twitter and Instagram.
Stevan McAleer and Chad McCumbee earned the ST championship in 2015, with a record that included two wins, a second and a third. They nearly won the championship again in 2016, after amassing two wins and six top tens. The co-drivers are also co-owners of the McCumbee McAleer Racing team in the SCCA Mazda MX-5 Cup Championship. Stevan made his IMSA Continental Tire Series debut in 2013, earning two wins, and he was on the podium four times the following year. Stevan launched his racing career in karting, where he started earning championships in 2001. He later moved into the Skip Barber racing system and competed in F2000. Stevan had a breakout season in 2012, when he won Rookie of the Year honors and the championship in the SCCA Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup with a trio of wins and eight podiums. In addition to racing, Stevan is also a Pro Instructor at Monticello Motor Club. Keep up with Stevan on Twitter and Instagram.
Longtime Freedom Autosport driver Andrew Carbonell returns to the No. 26 Mazda MX-5 for the 2017 season. The 2016 season included two podium finishes for Andrew and Liam Dwyer, including second at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and third at Lime Rock Park. In 2015, Andrew earned a top-ten finish in nine out of ten races, including a win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and second at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. He ended the season with second in the ST driver championship. To date, Andrew’s Freedom Autosport career record is six wins and twelve podiums. You can find Andrew on Twitter.
Now retired from the Marine Corps, Liam Dwyer returns to Freedom Autosport for 2017 and will once again team up with longtime Freedom driver Andrew Carbonell. Liam and Andrew had two podium finishes in 2016: second at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and third at Lime Rock Park. The co-drivers were also a force to be reckoned with in 2015, posting nine top tens along with a win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Their No. 26 Mazda MX-5 finished second in the ST team championship. Dwyer came to Freedom Autosport’s attention in 2013, when he earned a long list of wins, poles and track records in club racing. Liam’s prosthetic left leg, the result of an IED explosion during his deployment to Afghanistan, was clearly no hindrance to his driving. Liam made his pro racing debut in 2014 with Freedom, winning Lime Rock with Tom Long in only his second series start. Keep up with Liam on Twitter.
Britt Casey, Jr.
Britt Casey, Jr. made his IMSA debut in 2014 with Freedom Autosport, at just 16 years old. In 2015, Britt returned to the team at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, where he led the race and went on to finish second with co-driver Tom Long. That same year, Britt earned four top-tens in only five races. 2016 was Britt’s first full season in the Continental Tire Series, and he and co-driver Danny Bender earned four top tens, with a best of fourth at Circuit of the Americas. Britt’s racing career began in motocross before he transitioned to karting. He won the 2009 Junior Sportsman Class Championship thanks to seven podiums and five wins in his rookie season. Britt easily made the transition to sports car racing, and in 2013 he finished second in the Spec Miata Cup Championship with an impressive 11 podiums, seven wins and two poles. You can find Britt on Twitter.