2-13-12 Hendersonville, NC
Unifirst will once again be supplying the UARA with their uniforms for 2012. The UARA is proud to have the fine shirts, hats, jackets etc. that Unifirst furnishes to our group each year. Presentation is important to
the UARA and having our employees well dressed is always a plus.
The UARA-STARS has proven to be the best and first stepping stone for drivers looking to move into the higher levels of racing after leaving their local track. Every champion over the past four seasons
has gone on to further their career (as a mechanic/engineer or a driver) in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, ARCA, Camping World Truck Series and other higher forms of motorsports.
2011 UARA Champion Brennan Poole is scheduled to drive at Daytona International Speedway on February 18th in the number 25 Venturini Motorsports Chevrolet. Poole has already proved himself a winner for the team after capturing a win at Salem Speedway in 2011 for the Venturini team. The UARA wishes Poole the best of luck with the continuation of his career. Poole plans to run some more UARA events. He has his sights set on breaking the all time driver win record held by Jamey Caudill. Caudill has 13 wins to his resume and at present Poole is tied with two time champion Matt McCall with ten wins. Poole has acquired his ten wins after just three seasons. Success in the racing world is definitely Poole's future.
On the news hotline it was announced February 8th that UARA contender John King will be driving the Red Horse Racing Truck in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as a Rookie of the Year contender. King raced his 1st UARA event at Lonesome Pine Raceway in September of 2008. In 2009 and 2010 King competed in 7 events each year and only once in 2011. King is a strong competitor and the UARA wishes him all the best in his new endeavor with racing.
As the 2012 season opener approaches more new faces are coming to the plate with the UARA. We mentioned several in last weeks press release. One more young gun is 19 year old Cory Joyce of Mooresville, NC. Like many before him, Joyce began in his racing career in kart racing. He raced karts 2002-2007 then began Limited Late Model Racing at Tri County Speedway in 2008. He continued with the Limited Late Models at Tri County and Hickory Motor Speedways through 2010. In 2011 he advanced to Late models traveling to several tracks throughout the southeast. In addition to Tri County and Hickory, Joyce has raced Greenville Pickens, Motor Mile, Concord and Rockingham in the late models. With his limited Late Model and extensive Limited Late Model experience Joyce should be a force to be reckoned with in 2012.
The season opener is coming on fast and the UARA will have a great field of cars to get 2012 kicked off
at Hickory Motor Speedway on March 17, 2012.
For more information on the UARA, visit them online at www.uara-stars.com or call (828) 692-3833.
Fans can also follow the series on Twitter (@uarastars) or Facebook (United Auto Racing Association)
Press Release by: Wink Bodenhamer