FENTON, MO. - Jerry Haas had plenty of popular drivers to choose from, but when it came down to it, he chose the one with the least fanfare. Admittedly Haas was seeking a low profile driver to replace Brad Jeter, who vacated the driver's seat of...
FENTON, MO. - Jerry Haas had plenty of popular drivers to choose from, but when it came down to it, he chose the one with the least fanfare. Admittedly Haas was seeking a low profile driver to replace Brad Jeter, who vacated the driver's seat of the Fenton, Mo.-based, chassis builder's Chevrolet S-10 Pro Stock Truck. Mike Mahon won the Haas sweepstakes and will make his debut at the O' REILLY Nationals presented by Pennzoil in Houston, TX.
Mahon, who completes college this week, has run the NHRA Pro Stock Truck division on a limited basis. The 22-year old, student from London, Ontario could have competed in this weekend's SummitRacing.Com Nationals in Las Vegas, NV., but instead chose to concentrate on this week's final exams. Haas will be behind the wheel for this weekend's event.
Mahon's talent and his youthful exuberance provided enough positives for Haas to reward him with the driving job.
"Mike is exactly the type of driver I was looking for," explained Haas. "He's a low-key person and he has tremendous potential to win us some races. He really has his priorities in order and he's got what it takes to be a champion driver. I think this is going to work out great for the two of us. I wish Brad the best of luck in the Pro Stock car division."
The multi-time Car Craft All-Star Award-winning chassis builder revealed that this will be a three-race deal with an option to continue for the rest of the season. Both parties are eager for their association, which will begin in Houston with events in Richmond and Atlanta.
Mahon added, "I'm real excited about the opportunity to drive for Jerry. He's a legend in this industry and I feel like I can learn a lot from him. Jerry feels that we have a championship caliber combination and I share in his feelings. I wish I could drive in Vegas, but I need to complete my college. I'm sure everyone understands that. Houston will be an experience that I won't forget."