The 2017 ARRIS Racing Season in Mexico
From the start, ARRIS Racing has shared a passion for developing young talent in racing, alongside Carlos Slim Domit and Escudería. ARRIS is continuing its support of young Latin American drivers—renewing its sponsorship of Abraham Calderón, who last season won the Freightliner Truck Series in Mexico, and sponsoring 21-year-old Mexican driver Fabián Welter, who is currently Driver 1 in the Telmex® Driver Development Program.
Race: Gran Premio Transportes del Norte
Venue: Autódromo Internacional de Cajititlán
City: Guadalajara, Jalisco
Sunday, June 4th 2017
FABIÁN WELTER (#3 ARRIS-Escudería Telmex)
NASCAR CHALLENGE - 1st
The young ARRIS driver Fabián Welter scored his third win in a row as he took the checkered flag starting from the pole position. Welter has won three of four rounds in the championship.
Fabián’s quote: “I had a lot of pressure every lap until the checkered flag. The other drivers pushed me the whole time. I’d like thank Team ARRIS. The boys did a great job. They gave me a real winner car. I really think that here in Guadalajara we had our best race of the year. No doubt about it”.
ABRAHAM CALDERÓN (#2 ARRIS-Telcel)
NASCAR PEAK – 14th / TRACTOCAMIONES – 2nd
It was a tough weekend for ARRIS driver Abraham Calderón in Guadalajara. In Tractocamiones series, he got the second place in a great photo finish race, but he is leader of the championship. In main category, Abraham finished out of the top-10 after his great win last round in Puebla.
Abraham’s quote: “It is a shame because I had a trouble with two wheels at the end of the race. The weekend was great, we had a good pace, so we have to keep working. Tractocamiones races are always exciting. I fought until the end and we are in the top of the standings”.
Fabian Welter Ruiz
Fabian Welter Ruiz joined the ARRIS Racing team in 2017 and in his inaugural race for ARRIS in Monterrey, Mexico, he won first place in the NASCAR PEAK Challenge! Clearly, Fabian shows a lot of potential for ARRIS in the #3 car.
Fabian is from Mexico City and started his racing experience with Karting in 2003. In 2010, he began preparing for the Formula VEE 1800 and won Rookie of the Year in 2011.
In 2012 at age 16, Fabian won the first race of the British Formula Ford in the Duratec category in his debut in England. He also won the second race, plus an impressive 4-place overall.
Since then, he has won various accolades including the 2015 NASCAR Stock V6 testing Escuderia Telmex Championship, the 2016 NASCAR Driving for Diversity Program Driver 1 distinction (promoted of Jimmy Morales and Alejandro Suarez), and the 2017 GPI Karting International Race Championship.
Fabian is currently Driver 1 in the Telmex® Driver Development Program.
Abraham Calderon Cardoza
NASCAR México Toyota Series
Abraham Calderón is in his third season as an ARRIS driver and he opened the 2017 season with a first place finish in the Freightliner Truck Series race in Monterrey, Mexico! He is also the reigning champ, winning the Freightliner Truck Series as an ARRIS driver in 2016. Abraham is also currently racing in the ARRIS #2 car in the NASCAR PEAK Mexico V8 Series.
Abraham started racing in the local karting series in his hometown, Monterrey, Mexico, in 1998 when he was 8 years old. In his first season in the Junior I Series, Calderón won first place in three races and third place in three others. The following year, he won the Junior I Series championship.
In 2002, he won the Yamaha Sportsman Championship and the 2002 International Karting Race. After his early successes in various karting series, he moved into the national T4 series in 2005. The following season, he won the T4 national championship.
He joined the NASCAR Mexico Series in 2007, receiving three top 10 awards after a bumpy start. In 2009, Calderón changed teams and improved his record to one top 5 and six top 10 finishes. Calderón finished in the top 10 in the 2011 season and placed in the top 3 twice, the top 5 twice and the top 10 seven times in the 2012 season.
In 2013, he won the NASCAR Mexico Series race in Phoenix, Arizona, and placed in the top 3 once and the top 10 twice in the second half of the season. In 2014, Calderón took first in the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series Championship as a member of the Escuderia Telcel-Telmex team.
2017 Race Calendar
- Monterrey: March 24-26, Circle Track
- San Luís Potosí: April 22-23, Oval Track
- Puebla: May 12-14, Circle Track
- Guadalajara: June 2-4, Oval Track
- León: June23-25, Circle Track
- Aguascalientes: July 14-16, Oval Track
- Pachuca: August 4-6, Circle Track
- Querétaro: August 19-20, Oval Track
- Guadalajara: September 8-10, Circle Track
- Tuxtla: September 30-October 1, Oval Track
- Puebla: October 14-15, Oval Track
- Mexico City: November 10-12, Circle Track