Local racer Ryan Lynch, originally from New Boston and now living in Nash Texas, will make his NASCAR debut this weekend in the Camping World Truck Series this weekend.

Ryan is 26-years-old, and has been racing since the age of 8.  Lynch began racing Go-Carts, and kept moving on up series by series.  He has raced in IMCA limited modified, and the US Legend Series. Ryan began racing trucks as a rookie in 2010 and finished fifth in points racing in the United States Super Truck Series.  He has also competed in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, and the ARCA Series with great success, which is how he caught the eye of veteran truck racer Rick Crawford.

Ryan will make his first start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this Saturday night at Iowa Speedway in the number 27 blankhood.com Chevrolet fielded by Rick Crawford Performance.

Ryan will also be putting in work this weekend with the ASA Midwest Tour Series Friday in a car owned by former Nationwide Series driver Andy Ponstein, before heading to Iowa for the truck race Saturday.

The American Ethanol 200 Presented by HyVee will air on live the SPEED Channel, with pre-race coverage beginning at 7:00 p.m. central time Saturday evening.  Tune in, and show the "local boy" some Ark-La-Tex love.

Here are a few racing pics we got from Ryan's Facebook page...