McLeod will drive at Nashville

SUSSEX, Wis. (May 29, 2001) - When the American Speed Association (ASA) runs at the Nashville Speedway USA this weekend, Burton Darwin "B.J." McLeod, Jr. may be one of the youngest drivers ever to compete in the prestigious short track series. ...

SUSSEX, Wis. (May 29, 2001) - When the American Speed Association (ASA) runs at the Nashville Speedway USA this weekend, Burton Darwin "B.J." McLeod, Jr. may be one of the youngest drivers ever to compete in the prestigious short track series. The seventeen-year-old standout from Wauchula, Fla. will be seen behind the wheel of the No. 22 Herzog Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo for the running of the Luxaire 300 presented by Hecht's.

McLeod is definitely set to turn heads in his first ASA start with Herzog Motorsports, not only for his young age, but also for his superior driving skills. B.J. McLeod has spent most of his free time for the past 14 years turning laps in his home state of Florida competing at tracks such as Orlando Speed World and New Smyrna Speedway.

At the tender age of three, B.J. McLeod began his racing career, starting in four-wheelers and go-karts, and quickly progressing to Late Model stock cars. In his 14 years of racing, the youngster has amassed 22 championships and over 200 wins.

McLeod has run a few laps on Nashville Speedway USA's high-banked oval in his Southern All Star Late Model stock car, and is excited for the opportunity to return to the 6/10-mile track. "Nashville fits me perfectly. The track is high-banked and fast, and that is how I like it," stated McLeod. "Having the chance to race in an ASA car for Herzog Motorsports is a great opportunity for me, and I intend to give it all I've got."

B.J. McLeod is the fifth driver to take the wheel of the No. 22 Herzog Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the 2001 ASA season. Herzog Motorsports has placed several young drivers in the No. 22 seat hoping to find new talent for the 2002 season. With seven races in the books for the 2001 ASA season, Herzog Motorsports sits sixth in owner points, despite having an ever-changing pilot in the driver's seat.

Herzog Motorsports is a successful, championship-winning race team. Based in St. Joseph, Mo.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Milwaukee, Wis., Herzog Motorsports fields teams in the NASCAR Busch Series, and the American Speed Association.

The American Speed Association will head to the Nashville Speedway USA for the running of the Luxaire 300 presented by Hecht's this Saturday, June 2. The race will begin at 9:00 p.m. EST and will be broadcast live on The National Network (TNN).

-HM

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