Jason Hedlesky parts way with Hardcore Motorsports

JASON HEDLESKY MOVES FORWARD Advance, N.C. (August 2, 2007) -- As the ARCA RE/MAX Series travels to Pocono Raceway this weekend, Jason Hedlesky may not be behind the wheel, but he will certainly have his eyes and ears open for a new team and...

JASON HEDLESKY MOVES FORWARD

Advance, N.C. (August 2, 2007) -- As the ARCA RE/MAX Series travels to Pocono Raceway this weekend, Jason Hedlesky may not be behind the wheel, but he will certainly have his eyes and ears open for a new team and a new driving opportunity. During a time of turmoil and uncertainty for his team owners, Hedlesky has decided to separate from Hardcore Motorsports.

After 13 events in the ARCA RE/MAX Series, Jason Hedlesky currently sits ninth in the point standings. Hedlesky is talking with other ARCA teams who plan to race the Pennsylvania 200 at Pocono this weekend in hopes of negotiating a new ride so he can at least maintain his position in the championship.

"A top ten finish in the series was always my goal," said Hedlesky. "I will do everything I can to stay in the top ten while I work to build a relationship with a new team. Two teams have offered me a ride for this weekend, but my sponsor package is not quite together yet so I am not sure I'll be able to compete. However, I will do what I can to make it through the next race with hopes that we'll tie up all the loose ends before Pocono."

The Michigan driver who is the NASCAR Nextel Cup spotter for Carl Edwards and occasional test driver for other NASCAR teams, has driven the Hardcore entries since the last race of the 2005 season. This year Hardcore Motorsports' stock cars were prepared in the same shops as current ARCA leader Frank Kimmel, who also provided the power for Hedlesky's efforts.

"I am so close to making everything come together for the season," said Hedlesky. "It is a real shame about the timing and the decision to leave Hardcore, but I believe the sponsors I'm working with understand and will make the move with us."

-credit: jh/bt

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Series ARCA
Drivers Frank Kimmel , Jason Hedlesky , Carl Edwards