Garrett Jones will make his return to the Southern Super Series this weekend at Montgomery Motor Speedway after competing in a couple different racing series during the past few weeks. Jones, who recently raced in both the CARS Tour and CRA Super Series, will be making his second start at Montgomery Motor Speedway in a Super Late Model on September 13 under the guidance of Goodson Racing’s Mike Garvey.
The 15-year-old driver is thrilled to be back in the series he’s been focusing on all year long. Jones previously secured a 13th place finish during the series’ first trip to Montgomery.
“I'm super excited about getting back to Montgomery in Goodson Racing’s No. 1 car this weekend,” explained Jones. “It will feel a lot like returning home since I've been racing farther north lately. Concord and Winchester were both great learning experiences and tons of fun, but I'm definitely ready to see how we stack up against the Southern Super Series competition in the last race at Montgomery this year!”
Returning to Montgomery, Jones looks to continue his Top-5 streak in the series. The past two Southern Super Series events have resulted in third and fourth place finishes for him.
“You definitely learn a lot at every track you go to,” Jones said. “As driver this year I have learned a few things that should help me as the race goes on this weekend. Being with a different team and a different car than our last trip there means some of the set-up we learned last time won’t be relevant, but I think Garvey has a pretty good piece ready to get around Montgomery.”
With only two races left in the Southern Super Series, Jones is proud of what’s he accomplished over the past year. The experience he has gained in his rookie season of racing Super Late Models has been invaluable for helping in the progression of his career.
“It has been a good rookie year for me in Super Late Model racing,” said Jones. “We haven't captured a win yet, but we are knocking on that door lately and have captured multiple Top-5 and Top-10 finishes.”
“Also, just getting to race with some short track ringers like Bubba Pollard and Daniel Hemric has taught me a lot. Partnering with Mike Garvey, another incredible short track driver, is unbelievable. I’ve learned so much about what I need in the car for the end of the race. Lots of people can make a car go fast for a few laps, so to be able to get the feel for a long run car has been awesome and something that will help me in the years to come.”
Follow Jones’ race weekend at Montgomery Motor Speedway by visiting his Garrett Motorsports page on Facebook, following him on Twitter at @GarrettJones88 or Instagram via @GarrettJones88. Fans can also visit www.garrettmotorsports.com to learn more.
About Garrett Jones
Garrett Jones began his racing career at just five years old. After starting out in karts, he moved onto quarter midgets and really hit his stride. Over the next couple of years, Jones captured multiple championships and titles including multiple National USAC .25 Touring Championships. In 2012 at 12 years old, Jones became the youngest winner in history at Dillon Motor Speedway in a late model stock car. Jones’ success continued in 2013 capturing both Rookie-of-the-Year honors in the UARA series as well as the Pro Late Model Championship at the historic Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL, home of the Snowball Derby. In 2014, in a down to the wire finish after a season long battle where Jones marked three wins at the famed track in Pensacola, he finished second to Johanna Long. 2015 marks Jones’ first time racing in a super late model series.
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