CRA: Kyle Jones readies for 2003 season

Kyle Jones readies for 2003 schedule. Prepping for 2004 ASA Rookie run. Pendleton, IN (April 4, 2003) -- Kyle Jones, one of the brightest, young talents in the Midwest will showcase his abilities during the 2003 season with a tentative schedule...

Kyle Jones readies for 2003 schedule.
Prepping for 2004 ASA Rookie run.

Pendleton, IN (April 4, 2003) -- Kyle Jones, one of the brightest, young talents in the Midwest will showcase his abilities during the 2003 season with a tentative schedule in the ASA Racing Series, CRA/Sunoco Super Series, and Main Event Racing Series. Jones will drive the cars prepared by Jeff Miller and J-VEE-M Racing of Columbus (OH).

"This is a great opportunity for me," said the 18 year-old High School Senior. "I've been running Modifieds on a shoe-string budget recently, hoping to get an opportunity like this. Jeff Miller has been keeping an eye on my career and we raced together a little last year. He and his partners have really made the commitment to help further my career. It's going to be a big challenge to run the different series and different cars, but I really feel we can learn a lot this year to take into our full ASA season in 2004."

The Springfield (OH) native may only have 18 years of life experience under his belt, but his list of racing accomplishments is already impressive. His resume includes an Eastern Grand Championship and Dirt Grand Championship in Quarter Midgets (1997- 2000), six wins at three tracks as a rookie in Modified racing (2001), seven wins and 10 fast times in Modifieds (2002) and four wins and three fast times as a rookie Late Model competitor (2002).

J-VEE-M Racing has a long history of success and is looking to continue that with their new driver. Owners Jeff Miller, Ed Maddy, and Nelson Kohman have put together an impressive team that will feature Howe Chassis in both series, and T&L engines in the CRA/Sunoco Super Series. Miller, whose credentials include over ten years of crew chief experience in ASA and a Winston Racing Championship in 1998, will again serve as the crew chief and team manager. Through the years, drivers including Gary St. Amant, Tom Harrington, Mike Stacy and Robbie Pyle have all had success in cars prepared by Jeff Miller and his team.

Miller is genuinely excited about the upcoming racing season, and more than likely the reason is personal. "I've known Kyle since he was nine years old," Miller said. "Since then I've served as a sponsor and mentor in his racing. Now I'm going to get to work with him in our cars, and hopefully prepare him for greater successes down the road. My partners have really stepped to the plate to make an impact on this young man's life, and I truly feel were getting to be a part of something special."

The combination schedule for the team tentatively features six ASA events, five CRA/Sunoco Super Series events and three Main Event Racing Series shows. When the schedule allows, the team will also compete in weekly Late Model racing at Columbus Motor Speedway. "It's a unique schedule for sure, but I feel it will truly set us up for our main goal, to run the full schedule with ASA in 2004 and win the Rookie of the Year Award."

On the sponsorship side, the team is still seeking interested parties. "We've got a great opportunity for a sponsor to get involved and be a part of Kyle's career as he moves toward the highest levels of racing in the future. For the right sponsor, it would be like hitching a ride on a rising star." Interested parties can contact the team at 614-736-9191

The team will make their debut in the CRA/Sunoco Super Series competition on May 10, at Mansfield Speedway in Ohio. The following week they will make their ASA debut at Toledo Speedway.

For more information on ASA, visit www.asaracing.com. For more information on the CRA/Sunoco Super Series, log on to www.sunocosuperseries.com.

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