In Saturday’s (Oct. 13) Fr8Auctions 250, Timothy Peters picked up his first victory since 2015. It also just happened to be GMS Racing’s 21st career victory as an organization in the Truck Series.
The No. 21 serves as an important number to the organization, as it was what the team used in their debut race in the Truck Series at Kansas in 2013.
That same No. 21 was the truck number that delivered the organization their first championship in 2016 with Johnny Sauter and has served as the truck number in 12 of 22 victories for Sauter and the organization.
“That’s a lot, that’s more than I thought it was frankly, that’s great,” said Maury Gallagher, owner of GMS Racing. “When I got started with Mike (Beam), many years before that we had a joke that there was a sign on my back saying kick me because I wasn’t that smart and I didn’t get the right people. When Mike came on board, he really raised the bar for us and he has basically put all of this together.”
“I’m not so much a cheerleader, I’m not out doing all that but if we’re going to do this, I want to be up front. That’s kind of the reason of what you are seeing out there, guys like Mike Beam and Timothy and Jerry (Baxter) they put the stuff together. You need a little bit of luck but you also need to be pretty smart and technical out there as well but 21 wins, that’s a great number.”
The organization has 31 total wins amongst the Camping World Truck Series, XFINITY Series, and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Today, Peters became the 10th different winner for the GMS Racing organization among those three series. With the way things have been going for the organization, GMS Racing could add 21 more victories to the tally in the next few years.