Jay Godley guns for 2003 rookie title

Malcolmson, Broome, And Godley CHARLOTTE, NC (January 31, 2003) - There is a story building behind these three names. Combine history, experience, talent, passion, and determination and you end up with a mixture capable of brewing success. It...

Malcolmson, Broome, And Godley

CHARLOTTE, NC (January 31, 2003) - There is a story building behind these three names. Combine history, experience, talent, passion, and determination and you end up with a mixture capable of brewing success.

It begins with David Malcolmson who resides in St. Petersburg (FL). Malcolmson, a construction contractor, entered the world of Allison Legacy racing to satisfy a desire to drive a racecar. The demands of being a business owner necessitated a change of plans. So, Malcolmson opted to take on the role of team owner. He hired two drivers and enjoyed winning five national championships.

Along the way, he met a young man named Jay Godley. Jay's father helped him get his start in racing. They enjoyed several seasons of competition in the World Karting Association. In 1999 they moved into the Legacy cars. He was runner-up for the Championship and Rookie of the Year titles. The next year would prove to be a major turning point for him. He won races and the National Championship, along with gaining Malcolmson's admiration.

Mentoring Jay Godley is famed NASCAR Crew Chief, Richard Broome. Broome gained respect in Winston Cup circles during the earlier years working for Hendrick Motorsports. He won races with Geoffrey Bodine, Kenny Schrader, and Ricky Rudd. Broome brings 30 years of experience into the equation.

In 2002, Godley (age 21) entered seven events in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series, the number of events allowed in order to maintain eligibility to gain entrance into the Rookie of the Year program for 2003.

"I first learned about the Goody's Dash Series from Steve and Shane Hmiel. They spoke highly of the series and encouraged me to steer my career path in that direction. David Malcolmson called and offered me the opportunity to be his driver," says Godley.

"I am excited about running for the Rookie Title in 2003. Last year, I was able to get my feet wet. We enjoyed some good runs and showed that we can run up front. We led the races at Lonesome Pine Raceway and also South Boston Speedway."

"Richard Broome has worked with me for the past five years. I feel that his input has given our racing program a strong foundation to build upon," Godly said.

Along with running the Goody's Dash Series, he intends to enter three NASCAR Craftsman Truck races this year.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Geoffrey Bodine , Jay Godley
Teams Hendrick Motorsports