Eagle River native Natalie Decker, highest finishing female in a NASCAR Truck Series race, will pilot the Red Street Records/N29 Capital Partners Audi R8 with Ave Motorsports at the famous Charlotte Motorspeedway Roval this weekend. 

“We are excited to continue our sponsorship of Natalie Decker in Charlotte, N.C.,” said Mark Lusk, president of Red Street Records. “The future is bright for Natalie and Red Street Records is honored to be a part of such a wonderful team and family.”

The 2.28-mile, 17-turn Roval (combining road and oval) is a “street-circuit on steroids”  that combines portions of the banked oval speedway with an infield road course to create the track.

The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA.com) will be hosting the 2021 Charlotte Speedtour with a full slate of races as well as a car show March 18-21.

Last year, after Decker showed great promise in the West Coast Trans Am Series in the Audi R8 as Rookie of the Year with Ave Motorsports, she returns once again to continue the momentum at the Roval.

Decker enthusiastically stated, “I’m so excited to be racing at the Charlotte Roval. I have never raced there before. I have raced the Audi R8 with Ave Motorsports three times and I love this car! It’s a beautiful race car. You can drive these cars so hard, there is traction control and ABS (assistant braking system). I’m so thankful that  N29 and Red Street Records will be supporting me for this race. I love racing in these different series. Everyone is always so welcoming and excited for us to be there. Thank you to all my fans, I wouldn’t be here without you.”

Ave Motorsports is owned by Trans Am Champion Tony Ave, a native of Hurley. Ave is an icon in road racing and has a diverse race history, including ice oval snowmobiles, open wheel, midgets, ARCA, NASCAR and more. He talked about the team’s 2021 plans.

“We are continuing to run full time in Trans Am, as well as getting more involved with GT4 racing, in both SRO GT4 America Sprint X competition and SGT in Trans Am,” said Ave. “Natalie will be our driver for the Audi in certain Trans Am SGT events this year as we look to solidify our long-term future with the GT4 platform. Her feedback on the car is invaluable as we continue to learn the platform.” 

The Charlotte Motorspeedway Roval weekend will be packed with action on and off the track. For a detailed race schedule and information on the 2021 Charlotte Speedtour, fans can visit SVRA.com.

Good luck to Natalie this weekend in the Red Street Records/N29 Capital Partners Audi R8!