SAUTER’S BOLD MOVE PAID OFF
When Johnny Sauter made the surprising
decision to leave ThorSport Racing for GMS Racing
at the end of the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck
Series season, many observers questioned the move.
Why would the veteran driver leave an established,
championship-winning organization in ThorSport
to join GMS – a little known organization that only
made its full-fledged launch into the Truck Series
in 2014? The bottom line: Sauter felt like it was the
best move for himself, his family and his career.
Going with his gut paid off big time, as Sauter
surprised the NASCAR world by winning his first
series title. He did so is convincing fashion, too,
winning three races along the way and finishing no
worse than third in the last four races.
So was Sauter’s decision to join GMS the right
one? As baffling as it may have been when he announced his intentions last October, Sauter clearly
knew what he was doing.