Story By: JIM CLARKE / JP MOTORSPORTS – ENNISMORE, ONT – Temperatures here at home are still a bit chilly, but JP Motorsports is getting ready heat things up as they hit the road for the 2018 Pro All Stars Racing Series tour. From their Ennismore, Ontario home base, driver J.P. Josiasse and the team are looking forward to getting the new season underway.
“We’re always excited to get to the first race of the year; especially when it takes us away from the cold weather,” Josiasse said. “We’ve been working hard to get things ready for the season opener. It takes a lot of effort, but the crew and I know it’ll all be worthwhile when load the car into the hauler and hit the highway.”
The car that will take JP Motorsports into the 2018 campaign is affectionately known as ‘Clare’. It’s the same Port City Chassis that the #24J team introduced at the second race of last year, with a 6th place finish in the final point standings and a pair of 8th place finishes in 8 starts. With another year of action in the highly competitive series under his belt, Josiasse is confident that they’ll get the year off to a strong start.
“Our group is having fun. We’ve made some new friends and we’re learning how to get the most from our equipment,” the driver admitted, during a break at the team’s shop. “That’s what this sport has always been about and its what keeps us coming back.”
For the 2018 season, JP Motorsports will carry sponsorship support from The Old Smoke House, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, AR Bodies, APT Transport, Kawartha Outdoor Décor, Kirkey Racing and Impact Safety Equipment. The team is also looking for additional marketing partners for the upcoming season.
JP Motorsports 2018 Pro All Stars Racing Series Schedule
February 24th: Dillon Motor Speedway
March 11th: Caraway Motor Speedway
March 31st: Hickory Motor Speedway
May 25th: Concord Speedway
August 3rd: Lee USA Speedway
September 28th: Thunder Road Speedbowl
October 20th: Richmond International Raceway
November 10th: Concord Speedway
November 17th: Hickory Motor Speedway