Brandon Jones to Turner; Cale Gale to Crew Chief

brandon-jones-andersonFifteen year old Brandon Jones will have a busy year in 2013. After driving in the United Auto Racing Association, UARA, and Pro All Stars Series, PASS, in 2012 for Eddie Sharp Racing, Jones will move over to Turner Motorsports for 2013. Jones will once again race in the full UARA series, as well as seven NASCAR K&N Pro Series East events, two NASCAR Camping Word Trucks series dates and various late model races throughout the season.

“I am extremely excited to be joining Turner Motorsports and look forward to driving in UARA and select K&N and Camping World Truck races in 2013 for the Turner organization,” said Jones. “I’m confident that with the outstanding team at TMS and with the help of Mike Greci and Cale Gale, we will be very competitive.”

Mike Greci, veteran crew chief and development program guru, will serve as Competition Director for TMS K&N teams.

“I echo Mr. Turner’s sentiments of working with the younger talent in the sport,” said Greci. “I truly enjoy seeing the younger generation work so hard at their dreams, and to be a part of that is special to me. We have a great core of people working for Turner Motorsports and I feel like we will see the success that has become synonymous with Turner Motorsports.”

Jones will have short track hot shoe and recent NASCAR Truck Series winner Cale Gale atop the pit box serving as crew chief and mentor.

“Coming to Turner Motorsports was a great opportunity for me and I look forward to working more closely with Brandon [Jones] in the NKNPSE series,” said Gale. “I’ve worked with him the last couple of years on honing his skills and I’ve seen him come a long way in short time period. I think he has the talent necessary to be successful in his racing career.”

The exact schedule for Jones, aside from the full UARA series, has yet to be announced.

 

Old Dominion Speedway Closes [Video]

old-dThank you to all of our Fans, Sponsors, Racers & Employees for 65 years of pure joy. We will fondly remember you and the great celebration of life we enjoyed at Old Dominion Speedway.

Who would have known that what started as a weekend race activity for family and friends in a farmer’s field in 1948 would eventually lead to so much for so many. That historical beginning in dirt was transformed when the Gore family purchased the assets of Longview Speedway in 1951. What the Gore family constructed from 1951-1955 was a revolutionary state of the art motorsports facility for its day.

Old Dominion Speedway combined the East Coasts first drag strip with a paved lighted banked oval track. It wasn’t just forward thinking it was simply a brilliant concept and execution. Those elements perfectly laid out on 40 acres of land in Manassas, VA so carefully placed that they worked perfectly without modification for the next 60 years.

The history that followed is astounding and voluminous; there isn’t space here to do it justice. Isn’t it true even to this day that no matter what your motorsports interests were you could find it at this remarkable place. This history while significant in so many ways isn’t the Legacy. The Legacy lives with us, our memories, the joy we received, the people we met, the competitors that raced here and the sport we all enjoyed so much at this great place. Facilities are simply bricks and mortar; it’s the people that mean so much. That’s the real story of Old Dominion and its fabulous history that will live on forever.

As we announce today the closing of Old Dominion Speedway we especially remember all of the Great Racers, the long-term Sponsors, the Employees many of whom have been there for over 30 years, the Owners and the great Fans. All of us gave so freely for 65 years because we loved Old Dominion and we received so much more than we gave because of all of us.

We certainly will miss you Old Dominion Speedway!!!!

Racing Highlights from August 11, 2012

Kyle Larson’s 2012

Kyle Larson broke out of the dirt scene and onto the stock car scene in 2012. Right out of he gate, Larson showed that his talents in a racecar are not limited to only dirt, by winning his first ever start in a stock car at the Pete Orr Memorial 100 at New Symrna, and continued his winning ways all the way through the season, winning 30 events in more than 12 starts culminating in the 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship.

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Montgomery Motor Speedway – Year in Review [Video]

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Courtesy of AOTV Productions.

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