Blake Koch narrowly lost out on rookie of the year honors to Timmy Hill last season. This year the two drivers will be teammates at Rick Ware Racing after Koch signed a deal to drive the entire 32 race schedule for the team in the #41 Ford Fusion.
Some sponsorship for Koch’s car will come from Daystar. He will also complete in some Grand Am races this year. His best finishes last season were a pair of 14th place runs at Elkhart Lake and Phoenix.
Hill will continue to drive the #15 Ford with sponsorship from Poynt.com as he looks to build on the success he found last season. The 18 year-old form, Port Tobacco, Maryland had an average finish of 24.2 last season. His best finish was 11th at Elkhart Lake.
The signing of Koch should bring some consistency to the seat of the #41 car. Last season the car was driven by Carl Long in 22 races and shared out between a handful of others.