FF: CRA: Joshua Clemons 2006 team and plans

From Late Models to Open Wheel Midgets, USAC's hot shoe Joshua Clemons taking aim at Salem Speedway, USAC Ford Focus Midgets and the CRA Series for 2006 INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- BoGo Racing and Clemons Motorsports announced today that they are...

From Late Models to Open Wheel Midgets, USAC's hot shoe Joshua Clemons taking aim at Salem Speedway, USAC Ford Focus Midgets and the CRA Series for 2006

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- BoGo Racing and Clemons Motorsports announced today that they are joining forces in 2006 with driver Joshua Clemons. Based in Indianapolis, the new partnership has an aggressive schedule in 2006 that includes competing for the Salem Speedway Late Model Rookie of the Year Championship and the Ford Focus Midgets Indiana Regional Series Championship. In addition to competing for the two championships, Joshua will enter up to five races in the CRA Super Series and up to six races in the Ford Focus Midwest Series.

"I am excited about the partnership with Clemons Motorsports," stated BoGo Racing owner Bo Gordley, "Joshua has unbelievable talent and car control at just 17 years old. Watching his on-track choices in an open wheel car, on both pavement and dirt, have truly been impressive."

Joshua, a senior in Indianapolis at Warren Central High School, begin racing at the age of seven in the Central Indiana Karting Association (CIKA). At the age of 12, Joshua won two CIKA Championships in the 2 cycle and 4 cycle classes. Joshua then graduated to the Super Karts USA Shifter Kart series in 2000 and 2001 and posted third and second place finishes respectively in the series Championships. In 2002, Joshua stepped up again to the NAMARS Kenyon Midgets at the Indianapolis Speedrome and finished sixth in Championship points in his rookie season. The focus was the USAC Ford Focus series in 2005 where Joshua competed on 17 tracks in seven states recording eight wins and an 81.6 top-10 finish percentage.

"Moving Joshua to stock cars is a natural progression," said Jeff Clemons owner of Clemons Motorsports and Joshua's father. "He is compared often to Ryan Newman so in following Ryan's footsteps; stock cars are the next step. Tracks like Salem Speedway, Indianapolis Raceway Park, and Anderson Speedway are historical facilities that should be on every driver's resume. Racing at Salem along with the CRA Super Series will provide experience at these tracks and more."

Over 35 events in five states are on tap for the young Indianapolis native. Along with spending time in the cockpit and the shop, Joshua will be attending Purdue University at IUPUI in Indianapolis.

To increase visibility and fan interaction, BoGo Racing/Clemons Motorsports and driver Joshua Clemons have launched their official team website, www.joshuaclemons.com.

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