COLUMBUS, Ind. – Zeb Wise and Holley Hollan will compete on a part-time basis for Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports in NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series competition next year.
Wise will hit a handful of USAC midget events on the schedule with Kunz that don’t conflict with his recently announced deal to compete on the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions tour.
The Angola, Ind., teenager has tentative plans to run a partial Indiana Midget Week schedule, defend his title at the Driven2SaveLives BC39 at The Dirt Track at IMS and also race various events in November on the west coast.
Meanwhile, 18-year-old Hollan will take on a similar part-time USAC Midget role with Kunz to coincide with plans to compete in a stock car this year.
The exact midget schedule for the Broken Arrow, Okla., native is yet to be determined.
Hollan competed as a rookie with the USAC National Midget Series in 2018. She finished 16th in points, fourth best among all rookies, with two heat race wins and a top finish of 11th in March at the Shamrock Classic inside the Southern Illinois Center.
Wise, who recently turned 17 years old, became USAC’s youngest ever national series winner at the age of 15 in 2018 during Pennsylvania Midget Week at Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.
Racing out of the Clauson/Marshall Racing stable, Wise finished fifth in the final USAC National Midget Series standings, with three wins at Action Track USA, Linda’s Speedway and his memorable triumph in the BC39 at The Dirt Track at IMS.
Wise’s capability to step in the car and perform, even on a part-time basis, has Kunz elated to bring him into the fold for the team which has captured 10 previous USAC National Midget owner titles and the second-most wins in USAC National Midget history with 109.
“I’m really excited to have Zeb, because he went toe-to-toe with Kyle (Larson) there a few times and came out on top,” Kunz recalled. “I’ve been watching him for the last couple of years and he’s come a long way. He’s definitely one of the major players in midget racing right now and with him coming to our team, I’m just really looking forward to it.”
Wise and Hollan join previously announced full-time KKM teammates Daison Pursley and Buddy Kofoid on the 2020 NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series trail.