New Shop Open and Ready to Race MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Bobby Jones, a veteran in the world of racing, has opened the doors to his 40,000 sq. foot race shop to do what he knows best, race. Currently running 3rd in points with driver TJ Bell in...
New Shop Open and Ready to Race
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Bobby Jones, a veteran in the world of racing, has opened the doors to his 40,000 sq. foot race shop to do what he knows best, race. Currently running 3rd in points with driver TJ Bell in the ARCA Series, Jones is committed to his new goal of team owner operator.
"We want to let everyone know about our facility and the commitment we have made and how serious we are about the future of developing two solid ARCA programs and a NASCAR Busch program," commented the 60-year-old Jones. "We also have Ron Neal on board. He will be a large part of the future of BJR as we will begin to build our own engines."
The three and one-half acre complex is on Rolling Hills Road in Lakeside Park in Mooresville, N.C. Equipment is moving in daily to the facility once owned by Ricky Rudd, Robert Yates and Wood Brothers Racing. The chassis dyno is used daily by Dodge, and a new engine dyno area is slated to be completed in four weeks. The building houses a complete paint shop, fabrication area, machine shop, parts department, etc., everything a multi-car team needs for success. Bobby Jones Racing uses Dodge chassis and Mike Eggy Engines.
"The plan is to continue to run TJ and go for the championship because we are right in the thick of it and I should mention we are looking for sponsorship to finish that out," continued Jones. "Next year, I would like to take TJ to the Busch Series and keep my ARCA program going to bring young talent in to the sport. We have cars available to run this year so I welcome calls from drivers or sponsors."
Bobby Jones started fixing his Dad's cars as a teenager and over the last 43 years has worked with a long list of motor sports icons such as Junior Johnson, Mark Martin, and Rick Hendrick. Jones has been behind the scenes for most of these years and looks forward to his opportunity to be out front contributing to the sport he loves.
Former crew chief and FOX TV analyst Larry McReynolds has known Jones personally and professionally for many years, "Bobby is a racer and the key to being a successful owner is relating to everything that happens to the car and team," said McReynolds. "Nobody has handed Bobby anything; he has worked hard for it and his commitment is obvious when you see what he is building over at Lakeside."