Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour reporter and Event Marketing Manager Jacklyn Drake will return to her roots when she climbs behind the wheel of a Late Model at Orange County Speedway in a partnership with Solid Rock Carriers and Craig Moore Racing.
“It’s been ten years since I’ve actually been behind the wheel,” Drake said. “This has been something that I’ve been wanting to do for a while now and it’s been in the back of my mind regardless of where I’ve worked or travelled. Craig Moore and Kirk Ipock of Solid Rock Carriers are the right people to line me up for success for my ten-year reunion.”
Drake spent her early life at dirt and asphalt short tracks around her home state of Texas when she was known as Jacklyn Harris. She started racing at the age of six and has competed in Go- Karts, Quarter Midgets, Legends and Late Models, earning NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Rookie of the Year Honors at Houston Motorsports Park in 2009 before moving to North Carolina in 2013.
Drake ended up accepting a position as a Marketing Specialist and Graphic Designer with Roush Yates Engines, with her talents drawing the attention of the CARS Tour, who brought in Drake to help them with marketing and conduct driver interviews.
In recent years, Drake branched out with several of her own projects that included co-hosting the Sealed Off podcast at Motor Racing Network along with starting up Monday Night Live on Instagram that features interviews with drivers and crew members from different auto racing disciplines.
Drake has enjoyed building her career in motorsports, but as any racer she has also missed being behind the wheel and is looking forward to shaking off the rust with a strong run in one of Moore’s Late Models at Orange County in a few months.
“Craig has been around the CARS Tour and has had success there,” Drake said. “He has a lot of short track knowledge and he’s working very hard on his driver development program. We felt like we could do very well together and that his team would be a great one for me to partner with.”
Drake’s family will be in attendance to watch her get back behind the wheel at Orange County as part of the facility’s Firecracker Frenzy, which will take place on July 17.
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