JD Motorsports press release
JD Motorsports and Mike Wallace ready for Chicagoland Speedway Nationwide race
Proud dad also celebrating Chrissy Wallace’s ASA Track Championship at I-44 Speedway
GAFFNEY, S.C. (September 13, 2011) – Coming off a respectable 15th-place finish last week at Richmond International Raceway, Mike Wallace and the No. 01 Chevrolet team are looking to keep the momentum going this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. With that finish, Wallace advanced up one position in the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver standings to 12thplace. There are only seven races left in the season, so that narrows the window for errors and accidents for the JD Motorsports team.
In addition to their points battle, they are also in search of primary and associate partnerships to help them finish out the season.
Chrissy Wallace Trek to the Championship Update: Chrissy Wallace, daughter of Mike, clinched the ASA Late Model Track Championship last Saturday night at Lebanon I-44 Speedway in Missouri. She’s the first female in ASA history to win a championship and is now waiting to find out if she can clinch the West Region and National Championships, as well. In 1990, Mike won the Late Model championship at the same track.
Mike Wallace Quotes “Before we talk about our JD Motorsports team racing at Chicagoland this weekend I would like to congratulate my daughter, Chrissy, on winning the ASA Late Model championship at I-44 Speedway. This was a first for any female to win an ASA championship. And, the fact it’s where I won that same championship in 1990 at the very same track makes it even more special.”
“I’m just very proud of her; she worked hard and fought a great battle coming up from 12th in points at one time to take the championship. Now, we just have to wait and see how things play out for the National and West Region championships.”
“As far as my racing at Chicagoland Speedway, I know this JD Motorsports team put a lot of effort into getting our car ready. We had a decent run there last time, we just want to better ourselves and know we have what it takes to do that there.”
“It’s pretty neat we were able to move up in points from 12th to 13th, but now we need to gain 26 more on 11th place through the next seven races. It’s a challenge, but one this team is up for each week.”