Twenty-year old Mason Mingus will return to the No. 15 Chevrolet Silverado of Billy Boat Motorsports this season, contesting the full, 23-race campaign with the continued support of sponsor 811, a new crew chief and momentum generated in the final races of the 2014 season.
The Brentwood, Tenn., native finished 11th in the NCWTS championship last year, earning one Top-10 and six Top-15 finishes in 22 races; 15 with Win-Tron Racing and the final six with BBM, owned by former open-wheel racer Billy Boat.
Mingus will return to the No. 15 BBM team with a new crew chief in Dennis Connor. The 34-year NASCAR veteran has three NCWTS championships to his credit and has worked with drivers including Tim Richmond, Jack Sprague and Johnny Sauter.
"Running the last six races of the season with Billy Boat Motorsports last year was a good opportunity," said Mingus. "Billy Boat is a successful racer and a great businessman. I definitely saw a lot of potential within those six races, and even improvement in that short amount of time. I think they've got a lot of great guys on board, and I think our trucks are going to be solid equipment.
"I'm also excited to work with Dennis Connor. I worked with him for a couple races last year, and I felt like we got along and communicated well. He has a lot of success in the Truck Series and throughout his entire career. I think having his notebook and his experience in the series will help me with my learning curve."
Boat said he is looking forward to having Mingus back for a full season.
"Billy Boat Motorpsorts is proud to have Mason back with our team for 2015," he said. "Our goal as a team is to compete at a high level in the NCWTS. I know Mason has the talent to run at the front in the series, and we are working hard to build new trucks and build our team in order to give him that opportunity."
Mingus and the No. 15 team will kick off the NCWTS season with the Nextera Energy Resources 250 on Feb. 20 at Daytona International Speedway.