USAR: BNS: SES: MJ Motorsports announces 2003 drivers

Toby Porter and Adam Stevens to drive for MJ Motorsports in 2003. Charlotte, NC: NASCAR All-Pro Series star, Toby Porter of Greenville, SC, and Dirt Late Model specialist, Adam Stevens of Portsmouth, OH, have been named as the primary drivers...

Toby Porter and Adam Stevens to drive for MJ Motorsports in 2003.

Charlotte, NC: NASCAR All-Pro Series star, Toby Porter of Greenville, SC, and Dirt Late Model specialist, Adam Stevens of Portsmouth, OH, have been named as the primary drivers for MJ Motorsports for the 2003 season.

Porter, who has already scored two wins on the All-Pro Series this season, will drive the Dodge Intrepids on the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series. The 27-year-old South Carolina native is considered one of the hottest short track commodities in the country. In addition, Porter will compete in a minimum of five NASCAR Busch Series events in 2003 for MJ Motorsports.

"I'm excited to have the opportunity to run the full Pro Cup Series with MJ Motorsports," said Porter, "The alliance that Mike and Jenn have made with Team Jesel in the Busch Series will give us the resources to go for the (Hooters Pro Cup) championship."

Stevens, who at 23 has numerous wins on dirt, will compete as a Rookie and pilot the teams NASCAR Late Model Super Truck Dodges at the Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway. He currently works as a mechanical engineer for Petty Enterprises.

"I am confident that a weekly racing program will help condition me for the future," said Stevens, "we've got great equipment and I feel that I can adapt well to asphalt racing."

MJ Motorsports has recently formed a technical alliance with Team Jesel, who fields Dodges on the NASCAR Busch Series for drivers Casey Mears and Hank Parker, Jr.

"I don't think that we could have picked two better drivers than Toby and Adam to spearhead our foray to the next level of motorsports," said Team Owner Mike Calinoff, who works for Winston Cup driver Matt Kenseth and Busch Series competitor Casey Mears as their Team Spotter, "their talents will speak for themselves."

Sponsorship announcements for both teams are forthcoming.

-mjm-

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Series NASCAR , Stock car
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Casey Mears