Story By: CHRIS LEONE / BULLRING BASH – ATTLEBORO, MA – The wait for the inaugural Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge presented by RaceChoice event is almost over. Entries continue to be sent in for both the Legends and Modified divisions.
Jessica O’Leary will be driving her No. 14 Tick Mike/A1 Disposal and Sons/Mikey’s Motorsports INEX Legends car at White Mountain Motorsports Park this coming Sunday.
O’Leary, a Warwick, Rhode Island-native, has been racing for 11 years, starting with Go-Karts at F1 Boston. Later on, she moved up to race at Seekonk in the Mini Cup division, where she saw some success. Now, she drives a Legends car.
This will be the first time O’Leary will be driving a car this season, as a hand injury suffered in a crash at Monadnock last June sidelined her for the remainder of 2018.
“I wrecked a Sportsman Modified at Monadnock,” she said. “Shattered a bone in my hand.”
The injury required surgery, and by the time her hand was healed, the season was over. Compounding the injury is the fact that the track O’Leary planned to race at, Waterford, has not yet opened for the season.
“I’ve been racing at Waterford and Seekonk,” she said. “We decided not to race at Seekonk this season.”
O’Leary doesn’t think that the lack of seat time so far in 2019 should hurt her all that much.
“I think I’ll be able to get back into the swing of things,” O’Leary said. “Just gotta get back in the car and get used to it.”
The main goal for O’Leary when she climbs into her car Sunday? To finish the race.
“Just coming off the hand surgery, I’m looking forward to finishing the race and to doing good,” she said.
The Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge will have additional announcements regarding registered teams, sponsors, officials, and much more coming soon.