Jeremy Ray’s J4 Racing from Lugoff, S. Carolina recently started campaigning in the new Pro Boost class in the PDRA. Ray’s immaculately prepared baby blue supercharged 57 Chevy is grabbing attention and running very respectable since its debut in Valdosta Georgia. Ray, a logger by trade states, “Pro Mod has always been a dream of mine and now to actually get to compete is just amazing. It’s proof that if you put your mind to something and you want it bad enough you can prevail in life”.
Ray showed his hand in Memphis running 3.95 on only his 5th run down the track and ended up with a solid 3.90 @ 189 for the #3 qualifying spot. Ray soloed to a first round victory but unfortunately incurred some engine woes and could not continue onto round 2. At the recent event at US 131 in Martin, Michigan Ray qualified in the 13th spot with a 4.00 @ 187 mph but lost to Todd Tutterow in first round. “It’s a tough class of competitors out here right now. We made a couple changes to the car that threw us off a bit on the tune up but we will work hard to get back to the front of the field”.
Jeremy stated, “I just want to thank my family for allowing this great opportunity to happen. My Mother and Father for their support, my wife Jessica and children, Justin Jeffers for his tired less effort, Mike Kopchick from Rage Fuel Systems for all of his hard work, Jim Salemi from G-Force Race Cars Inc , Mike Stawicki from MSR Performance and Jon Salemi from Resolution Racing Services Inc. for all things Pro Mod! Without these people I would not have this opportunity to compete and this level”.
J4 Racing plans to follow the complete PDRA 2014 Tour and competes in the exciting new Pro Boost class.
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