In a joint announcement today Aluminum Racing Products President Jerry Criswell, The Body Shop proprietor Norm Desjardins and Northeast Legend Car Auto Racing President Brett Alexander introduced a new program to aid NELCAR Legend racers that plan to make the move to late model racing.

Effective immediately, any registered NELCAR driver or car owner that is currently building or intends to build an ABC bodied race car for a weekly or touring racing series qualifies for the ARBodies “Next Step” program. Through a joint agreement with ARBodies’ parent company Aluminum Racing Products and The Body Shop, NELCAR will award a product certificate valid for a $500.00 discount on any one of ARBodies popular “M” body packages, a comprehensive kit that is ideal for racers either constructing or refurbishing a late model race car.

I met the Alexander family last fall when we were just getting The Body Shop up and running, and they invited me to attend one of their son Wyatt’s Legends races this spring. I was struck by the diverse group that races with NELCAR, from veterans to pre-teens,” says Desjardins.” The best part was the family focus of the group. I learned that many of these families were looking to make the move to Late Models as their son or daughter gained experience. The investment is a daunting one, and we felt that we could play a small role in helping them along.”

While the program was initiated by The Body Shop, the product discount certificates may be redeemed at any authorized ARBodies dealer, or directly through the factory.

Visit to view their entire product line; for more information on the “Next Step” program contact Norm Desjardins ( The Body Shop, 134 Cross Road, Tamworth NH ,603-387-5598, [email protected] or Brett Alexander (207 479 3706, [email protected]. Learn more about NELCAR at .


– Norm Desjardins/The Body Shop press release.  Photo credit: NELCAR Facebook

The Body Shop, NELCAR team up for “Next Step” Program