Marc Jessup ready for season opener

Jessup Ready to Open 2004 USAC Valvoline National Sprint Car Campaign CAMBY, Ind. -- Marc Jessup, the 19 year old United States Auto Club (USAC) driver, has teamed up with R&B Racing for the 2004 dirt Season. Owned by Roger and Barb Tapy, the no.

Jessup Ready to Open 2004 USAC Valvoline National Sprint Car Campaign

CAMBY, Ind. -- Marc Jessup, the 19 year old United States Auto Club (USAC) driver, has teamed up with R&B Racing for the 2004 dirt Season. Owned by Roger and Barb Tapy, the no. 10 Competition Welding 2004 machine will be powered by Gaerte Motors out of Rochester, Indiana.

The Truckers 24 Hour Road Service car was driven by Jerry Coons, Jr. and Derek Davidson last year in USAC competition. Coming off of a 2003 season that saw Jessup take the USAC Most Improved Driver award, the R&B Racing team is looking to be consistent.

"My car owners are looking to be consistently in the top ten throughout the entire 2004 season, and also want to pick up a handful of victories," said Jessup. When asked what his goals were for the season, he said that he would like to gain experience in the USAC Midget and Silver Crown divisions.

With Jim Whiteside behind the wrenches as the Crew Chief, the R&B Racing team is looking forward to a stellar 2004 season. Truckers 24 Hour Road Service is joined by the following companies as associate and product sponsors on the car: NAPA Truck Parts, Weld Wheels, Hoosier Tire, Gaerte Motors, Competition Welding, Racin' with D.O., Indy Motorsports, Keco Coatings, and Impact Racing.

For the 2004 USAC pavement schedule, Jessup will be returning to the 14J, owned by Jessup Racing, LLC. Returning to the wrenches will be his father, D.C. Jessup. The Beast Chassis is powered by a Foxco Engine. Jessup Racing is joined by Hoosier Tire, Indy Motorsports, Moyer Motorsports, Impact Racing, and Foxco Engines.

"Our goal with our pavement program is simply to win, and eventually gain a ride with another team," commented Jessup. "It doesn't matter if it's with a USAC Sprint Car team, Silver Crown team, or a Midget team."

Jessup does not stay idle in the off-season. The 2003 Plainfield High School graduate races motocross when he isn't working in the shop on the racecars. Last fall, Jessup traveled to Florida and promptly won two races.

With two different rides for the 2004 season, Marc Jessup is looking ahead to a busy season. He has had some very good rides in the past, and is now looking forward to a dirt season in the Truckers 24 Hour Road Service car, along with the Jessup Racing pavement sprinter. Jessup has the confidence that he will be visiting Victory Lane several times this season.

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Series USAC
Drivers Jerry Coons , Marc Jessup