Story By: RYAN DELPH / MASTERSBILT RACE CARS – CROTHERSVILLE, IN – Kaede Loudy, of Rogersville, Tennessee, is excited to announce that he has been selected as the driver of the MasterSbilt Chassis Development Program car for the upcoming 2024 racing season.
Kaede, who has piloted MasterSbilt race cars for the past several years and has worked closely with the Crothersville, Indiana chassis manufacturer, will continue that relationship next season as part of a new and exciting program.
As they celebrate their 45th year of building Dirt Late Models, MasterSbilt Race Cars is giving back to the sport by launching this Chassis Development Program aimed at helping young people stay involved in racing and developing their skill.
The Loudy family and MasterSbilt Race Cars have a long history together, as Kaede’s dad and former World 100 winning crew chief Kirk Loudy have been involved with each other since 2000. Kirk, who is a shock specialist and owner of Envy Suspension, will be on board as an integral part of the Chassis Development Program.
The team does not have any concrete plans for the 2024 season, but the hope is to contend for a Championship on a regional tour and compete in the crown jewel events at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
In addition to primarily wheeling a ground-pounding Super Late Model, Kaede will also enter a variety of 604 Crate Late Model specials throughout the Southeast.
“I am honored to be a part of this new MasterSbilt Chassis Development Program and be selected as their driver for the 2024 racing season,” commented Kaede. “You can’t tell people about the history of Dirt Late Model racing without talking about the impact that MasterSbilt has made in the sport, so to be aligned so closely with them is really special. I’ve been working with them the past several years, but this takes it to another level. Thanks to Tader, Jerilyn, and everyone at MasterSbilt for entrusting me to drive the Chassis Development Program car next year – I can’t wait to get started!”
With the cost of racing at an all-time high, the #126 team is currently seeking additional marketing partners and product supporters.
Exciting Endeavors For MasterSbilt Heading into 2024 Season
As MasterSbilt Race Cars celebrates their 45th year of building race cars, the Crothersville, Indiana chassis manufacturer is excited to announce several exciting endeavors heading into 2024.
In today’s economy, MasterSbilt does their best to help racers continue to compete with any budget. The every-Saturday-night-racer simply can’t afford a $30,000-$50,000 new car every year or two and MasterSbilt does their best to address this issue.
“We try to save the racer as much money as we possibly can and work with them in a variety of different ways,” quoted Jerilyn Masters during the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. “There are some different alternatives as far as updating their car or being flexible with them in order for them to get into a newer product. We are also very excited about expanding into the Open Wheel Modified market. While MasterSbilt has built a few modified chassis over the past five years, we are gearing that program up and will be rolling into full production, along with our Dirt Late Models.”
Finally, MasterSbilt Race Cars is still moving forward offering their customers the convenience of a second location – MasterSbilt South – in Tennessee through Pierce McCarter and McCarter Brothers Racing. The team has been instrumental in testing, racing, and winning in MasterSbilt cars for the past two years. With Pierce taking the lead in 2024, MasterSbilt looks forward to helping them expand their various endeavors.