Takuma Koga to team with Performance P-1 Motorsports for 2019 season
AZUSA, Calif. (Dec. 10, 2018) – Performance P-1 Motorsports (PP1M) announced today that Takuma Koga will join PP1M to compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series in 2019.
The 41-year-old driver from Nagoya, Japan will contend for the championship in the West division of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series driving PP1M’ s No. 77 PP1M CKB Toyota Camry.
Owner Joe Nava comment
“I’ m happy to have Takuma team up with us for the upcoming season. I have known Takuma for a number of years and have seen him progress with his driving abilities. With the addition of Roger Bracken as crew chief we have a team that can contend for some great finishes and even some wins.”
Performance P-1 Motorsports is a long time West Coast NASCAR team that has raced in every division including the K&N Pro Series, the Whelen Late Model Series and Super Late Model Series and has compiled numerous victories in each of those divisions. The team was the West Coast NASCAR Drive for Diversity entity in 2006.
Notable past drivers include Ray Elder, Butch Gilliland, Steve Portenga, Greg Pursley,
Andrew Myers, Joe Bean and Nick Joanides. Some one-off deals have also included RickCarelli, Jimmy Insolo, Zane Smith and Greg Sacks.
Driver Takuma Koga comment
“I’ m excited to be with PP1M next year in the PP1M CKB Toyota. Though I had a successful 2018 season finishing in 9th place overall, my goal for next season will be to continue to improve and finish in a higher position.” Takuma Koga Racing Career
Takuma Koga made his NASCAR K&N Pro Series West debut in 2002. During his first full-time season in 2017, Koga scored a best finish of fifth at the Orange Show Speedway. In 2018 he finished in 9th place in the overall standings. ***Team Sponsor announcement at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon (Jan. 12, 2019)
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