Kentucky driver looks at six superspeedway events on live television to further career. CONCORD, NC (March 28, 2003) -- The weather is getting a little bit warmer, the sun a little bit brighter and the grass a little bit greener. Yes, spring is...
Kentucky driver looks at six superspeedway events on live television to further career.
CONCORD, NC (March 28, 2003) -- The weather is getting a little bit warmer, the sun a little bit brighter and the grass a little bit greener. Yes, spring is in the air and that has Kentucky driver Jamie Mosley feeling a little bit racier. Mosley is set for a run at some of ARCA's toughest superspeedways by announcing he and his Kentucky Motorsports team will compete in six Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) races this year, including one stop in his native Kentucky.
Mosley's season will start on April 11th at Nashville Superspeedway. He will also compete at Kentucky (May 10th), Charlotte (Lowe's Motor Speedway, May 22nd), Nashville (August 9th), Chicagoland (September 6th) and back in Charlotte for the season finale on October 9th. All races are scheduled for live broadcast on SPEED Channel.
"We've got a full schedule of six superspeedway races in ARCA scheduled this year for my own team and I'm excited about that," said Mosley. "Our goal for this year is to be competitive and run up front. Last year was a learning experience for us. We were pretty fortunate to be competitive right out of the box. We finished 18th in our first start. That's not what I call competitive, but in our first start, that was a good showing.
"With the experience I got from racing in 2002, we can change our focus from learning to getting up there and showcasing the talent I have as a racecar driver. My long term focus is not to stay in this sport as an owner because of how tough it is out there these days, but I would like to have a long-term career behind the wheel."
In three ARCA Series starts last season, Mosley finished a career-best 18th at Kentucky Speedway in his first ARCA event. Mosley qualified in the top 15 at Chicagoland Speedway and ran up front most of the day before a rear-end let go, forcing him out of the race.
"We've got some good people on board that are going to take a close look at what we do this year. Valvoline Motor Oil, Pepsi Bottling Company and The Scott Gross Company are all on board with us, as well as some single race deals which we will announce at a later date. We are always looking for additional help as well."
Mosley, from London, KY, is a veteran of dirt late models, modified and sportsman cars at a number of local tracks in the Kentucky area. Like many of today's racers, Mosley, 33, got his start racing go-karts when he was just nine. Mosley also has off-road racing experience; he was the Lost Creek Speedway track champion in their single-seat, off-road division in 1985 at the age of 16.
"We're not going to limit ourselves to the ARCA cars this year; we would like to add a couple of Busch or Truck (NASCAR) races to our schedule if the right opportunity came along. We've had discussions with several Busch teams to run in a few races later in the season. I would always entertain any offers for any other teams if it was a good situation.
"I want anything I do to compliment my personality and my driving skills. I would like to have the opportunity to drive an ASA car if the right opportunity came along."
Mosley and the team are still finalizing their crewmembers for 2003 and plan to travel to Nashville Superspeedway within a few weeks to test.
Mosley and the entire Kentucky Motorsports team are still looking for sponsorship help for their 2003 season. Any interested parties can call 606-877-1896 for more information.