Joey Gase to Make NASCAR Debut in Home State MOORESVILLE, N.C., May 12, 2010 -- The SS Green Light Racing team is pleased to announce that seventeen year-old Joey Gase will debut in the NASCAR K & N Pro Series in his home state of Iowa on May ...
Joey Gase to Make NASCAR Debut in Home State
MOORESVILLE, N.C., May 12, 2010 -- The SS Green Light Racing team is pleased to announce that seventeen year-old Joey Gase will debut in the NASCAR K & N Pro Series in his home state of Iowa on May 23rd. Gase will participate at the Iowa Speedway in the Goodyear Dealers of Iowa 200 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West Challenge.
The talented teen from Cedar Rapids started racing go-karts when he was eight years old and has steadily moved up the racing ranks over the last nine years. In 2009, Joey became the youngest late model champion ever at Hawkeye Downs.
Veteran Butch Miller and the SS Green Light team will run the No. 08 ASI Limited Chevy in two NASCAR K&N Pro Series races in collaboration with Spraker Racing Enterprises in 2010. Currently the No. 08 car sits 12th in the NKNPS points standings after the first two races of the season.
SS Green Light General Manager Bobby Dotter and Jeff Spraker have worked together for years and will combine their talents to give Gase a strong car in front of the hometown crowd. "It's hard to find good cars when you want to run in a different series," Dotter said. "We're thankful of the relationship we have with Jeff to be able to make this happen for Joey."
Gase and the team shook down the car at Caraway Speedway on May 12th in preparation for the May 23rd event, "I really like how well Joey listens," explained Miller. "He did a nice job adapting to the heavier car, I think we will be very competitive."
Joey is excited to be able to race in front of his hometown fans, "I've run at Newton four times in a late model and I'm looking forward to the race next week. This is a good car, it handled well in the test, I think the biggest difference between this car and a late model is I have to get on the brakes a little sooner."