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Gaunt Brothers Racing

Gaunt Brothers Racing, owned by Triad Racing Technologies president Marty Gaunt, operates out of Mooresville, N.C. The Toyota team utilizes championship-winning Triad engines to compete in select Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events. GBR previously fielded teams in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and NASCAR Pinty’s Series, for drivers Alex Bowman, Jason Bowles and John Gaunt, recording a victory in the 2011 Toyota All-Star Showdown and a track-record qualifying time on the Toronto street course.

Team Owner – Marty Gaunt

Marty Gaunt grew up around racing and forged a 25-year career in the automotive and racing industries. As a youth he spent his weekends racing at local short tracks in Canada. In 1985, Marty took his first professional position with Canadian Tire, for whom he worked 10 years.

In 1996, Marty’s passion for racing lured him to Charlotte, N.C., where he began his official tenure in NASCAR as General Manager of Kranefuss-Hass Racing. Michael Kranefuss, who had served as the head of Ford Motor Company’s Special Vehicle Operations, handpicked Marty for the position when he launched his career as a NASCAR team owner. Marty was responsible for leading the NASCAR Cup Series operation and eventually the transition to a multi-car team in 1998 when it became Penske-Kranefuss Racing. Marty held similar NASCAR management and consulting positions over the years with Red Bull Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports, Bill Davis Racing and Robby Gordon Racing.

In 2005, Marty made the jump to NASCAR team ownership fielding race-winning entries in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Red Horse Racing. It was in 2005, when the Truck Series partnered with Toyota that Marty began his relationship with the manufacturer. In 2008, Marty was positioned to stay in an ownership role – but moved from the team side to the manufacturing arena when he acquired Triad Racing. Over the past 10 years, Triad Racing strengthened its partnership with TRD and Toyota serving as the exclusive Toyota Parts Distributor for NASCAR.

Under Marty’s watch, Triad leased engines across all three of NASCAR’s national touring divisions, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, the USAC Silver Crown Series, various Dirt Modified series and other off-road racing platforms. Teams utilizing Triad horsepower enjoyed a record of success: 10 manufacturer championships, five driver championships, 112 race wins and 91 poles.

In 2011, Marty formed Gaunt Brothers Racing, fielding teams in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and NASCAR Pinty’s Series for drivers Alex Bowman, Jason Bowles and John Gaunt. GBR recorded a victory in the Toyota All-Star Showdown and a track-record qualifying time on the Toronto street course.

Driver – Parker Kligerman

Parker Kligerman had a dream to pursue a career in motorsports and the determination to reach its highest levels. Starting out at local kart tracks in his hometown of Westport, Conn., Kligerman has achieved remarkable results, and has become one of racing’s most promising talents.

Kligerman’s climb through NASCAR resulted in nine wins in 23 races in the ARCA Series, 2 wins at Talladega in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and a pole in his first career start the NASCAR Xfinity Series, leading him to earn a spot in the top-tier Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Kligerman drove in his first event with Gaunt Brothers Racing in 2018 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Kligerman’s off-track accomplishments show that he’s emphatic about making the most of every opportunity. In addition to writing for the hugely popular Jalopnik.com, co-founding a company in 2013, Focus Now Solutions, maintaining an active social media presence (with more than 70,000 followers on Twitter), Kligerman provides analysis on NBC Sports Network as a co-host of NASCAR America.

Crew Chief – Mark Hillman

Mark Hillman, a Buffalo native who now calls Mooresville, N.C. home, was a car, truck and crew chief for several teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series before joining Gaunt Brothers Racing in 2018.

Hillman’s motorsports career began at age 15 working with his father at Hillman Racing, before moving to Germain Racing in the Truck Series where he helped them accumulate 20 wins and two championships. Progressing to the Cup Series in 2012, Hillman has tallied multiple top-10 finishes, including a fourth-place finishing position at Talladega in 2014. Hillman’s no-nonsense attitude, performance-driven work ethic and broad experience with many teams and drivers are accelerating GBR to a new level in 2018.

Hillman enjoys a good backyard barbeque and spending time with his family, which includes his wife & two children.

General Manager – Mark Chambers

Mark Chambers is responsible for General Race Team Operational functions at Gaunt Brothers Racing including Engineering and Engine related oversight.

After earning a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Indiana State University, Mark started his career in racing at Pi Research providing product sales, management & support to NASCAR, CART, IRL, Sports Cars, GM, Ford and various other Club racing Series.  He was quickly elevated to VP of Business Development for Pi in 1999.

In 2003, Mark made the jump to the NASCAR team side by taking a position with Richard Childress Racing in their engineering department. From there, his entrepreneurial instinct drove him to start Race Data Solutions, Inc. a company, solely owned by Mark, that provided Data Acquisition services to GM Racing/Pratt & Miller Engineering and captured the 2004/05 ALMS GT2 Championship & 24 Hrs. of Le Mans Class Championship.

Drawn back to NASCAR, Mark joined Bill Davis Racing as the General Manager of the team’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series operations.  Mark led BDR to over 40 combined poles & wins and a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship in 2008.  He was primarily responsible for Engineering and EFI Technical Oversight, Body Parts Production, Purchasing & Distribution, Corporate Software Management & Maintenance, Facility Maintenance and General Operational Functions for Bill Davis Racing as well as Triad Racing Technologies, LLC through 2017.