Jett Noland arrived at New Smyrna Speedway with Jett Motorsports for the 53rd Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing as a relatively unknown driver from Orlando. After just one season in Super Late Models in Central Florida with Nick Neri Racing, the 15-year-old made the move to the Jett Concrete team owned by Kurt Jett. That move paid off for the young hotshoe as Noland brought home two podium finishes, including a third-place finish in the Orange Blossom 100.
“To come from the Central Florida short track Super Late Model ranks and be able to compete with some of the best in the sport out of the box is pretty cool,” Noland told Speed51.com. “I really have to thank my Jett Motorsports team for giving me one of the best cars I’ve ever driven and helping me bridge the learning curve a bit.”
“We’re planning to do the full Southern Super Series schedule in 2019 with Jett Motorsports,” Noland stated. “That was the plan from the beginning. Originally, we were only thinking of doing a few races at New Smyrna to feel things out with the Jett Concrete guys. But everything went so well we decided to add races on to the deal.”
Noland is eager to prove he belongs among the best in Super Late Model racing. After a stellar start, he hopes he can continue the momentum heading into the Southern Super Series season-opening Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway in Opp, Alabama.
“I’m really looking forward to The Rattler 250 coming up in March,” Noland said. “The caliber of competition that race brings is always impressive and should give us a good baseline of where we are at heading into the year. If you look how much Harrison Burton’s career has taken off since winning there, you can see why I’m so excited.”
Race fans will once again be able to watch every Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco race in 2019 on Speed51.com beginning with the season-opening Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway, March 15-17.
-Story by: Allick Jorgensen, Speed51.com National Correspondent - Twitter: @AJorgensen24
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