Team Rensi Motorsports Honors The U.S. Marine Corps 226th Birthday With Special Paint Scheme At Homestead
Mooresville, NC (October, 2001) -- Team Rensi Motorsports will honor the 226th birthday of the United States Marine Corps at Homestead on November 10, 2001 with special paint scheme on the No. 25 Team Marines Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Jay Sauter, who will drive the No. 25 Team Marines Chevrolet at Homestead this weekend, can't wait to jump behind the wheel. "It is a thrill to have the opportunity to represent the United States Marine Corps on such a special day," said Sauter.
Ed Rensi, co-owner of Team Rensi Motorsports, agrees. "We are very honored to be able to take part in celebrating the 226th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. In light of the tragic events that took place on September 11th, being able to take part in such a patriotic celebration means a lot to everyone at Team Rensi Motorsports."
Heroic actions on the battlefield are a hallmark of the U.S. Marine Corps legacy. For 226 years, Marines have exemplified the virtue of placing needs of others above their own for the good of their country. Often on the forefront of the battlefield, these men and women through the generations have dedicated their lives to their country and its people.
Major Rob Winchester, Public Affairs Officer, Marine Corps Recruiting Command, is pleased that Team Rensi Motorsports is joining in the celebration to honor all Marines through the years. "The support from Team Rensi Motorsports has been awesome this year," said Winchester. "They have never said 'no' to any request we have made. Whether it's extra show car appearances or special paint schemes, they go out of their way to ensure that we are hitting our target market. The Marine Corps birthday is special to all us and this is a way for the Marine Corps Recruiting Command and Team Rensi to honor the 226 years of faithful and honorable service to this great nation."
The day will also be a very special one for Team Marines Racing transport driver and catch can man, Scott Weston. Weston, who served in the Untied States Marine Corps from 1975-1979 will be recognized by Major Rob Winchester for his dedication to Team Marines Racing. Winchester will present Weston with a sword he earned for being Recruiter of the Year in 1985. The sword represents the hard work and faithful service Weston has shown towards his team.
Jay Sauter on Homestead: "I am looking forward to working with Team Rensi this weekend and proud to represent the Untied States Marine Corps on its 226th Birthday," said Sauter. I've been pretty successful at Homestead in the past with a third place finish in NASCAR Truck Series a couple of years ago. Homestead is a fun track where, unlike many flat tracks, you can race side-by-side. It should be an exciting race and I plan on a good finish for Team Rensi and the Untied States Marine Corps."
Three Sauters in NBS line-up for first time: This weekend will be the first time three Sauter brothers (Jay, Johnny and Tim) will be in the line-up for a NASCAR Busch Series event.
Troy Selberg on Homestead: I've had a lot of success as a crew chief at Homestead," says Team Marines crew chief, Troy Selberg. "At this track you can count on long green flag runs and pit stops under green. Good, fast pit stops are key so I'm counting on the Team Marines crew to pick us up some spots in the pits. I'm looking forward to working with Jay this weekend and expecting a good finish for Team Rensi Motorsports."
Special Car Design: Team Rensi Motorsports joins the United States Marine Corps in celebrating its 22th Birthday by running a special car design for this weekend's event. Ed Rensi, co-owner of Team Rensi Motorsports, said, "We are very honored to be able to take part in celebrating the 226th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. In light of the tragic events that took place on September 11th, being able to take part in such a patriotic celebration means a lot to everyone at Team Rensi Motorsports."
Equipment: The Team Marines are taking Car No. 11 to Homestead this weekend. This is the same car that the team tested at Homestead several weeks ago and competed with two weeks ago at Phoenix International Raceway.
2001 Team Rensi NASCAR Busch Series Totals
Starts Wins Top-fives Top 10s Poles Outside Poles Earnings
32 0 0 0 0 0 $450,502
Points Standing: 29th