JD MOTORSPORTS SURVIVES DAYTONA, COMES HOME WITH FOUR CLEAN CARS

JD MOTORSPORTS SURVIVES DAYTONA, COMES HOME WITH FOUR CLEAN CARS

GAFFNEY, SC:

The first race of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season was held over the weekend in Daytona Beach, Florida. The JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM) teams had their heads held high entering the weekend, and they were really looking forward to starting the season off right.

At Daytona, everyone fears one thing: getting caught up in The Big One. Luckily, to plenty’s surprise, the big wreck never happened, and the race ended up being one of the cleanest super speedway races in recent memory.

Leading the JD Motorsports brigade was Scott Lagasse in the No. 4 Rimrock Devlin Chevy. After qualifying in 17th place, the St. Augustine, Florida, native stayed calm, cool, and collected, having a relatively uneventful day. He brought his Camaro SS home in the 21st position.

Next, we had Garrett Smithley, a driver who achieved a career milestone in the NASCAR Racing Experience 300, making his 100th career start. He qualified his No. 0 Flex Tape Chevy in the 26th position, and with the help of veteran spotter Freddie Kraft, he was able to make some moves to move up to finish 24th.

Coming out of Daytona with the third-best JDM finish was BJ McLeod. BJ’s No. 15 BTX Global Logistics Chevy had a mishap in qualifying, forcing him to start in 35th, but he slowly started to pick off some of his competition, coming home in the 27th position.

Unfortunately, the fanfare surrounding another JDM driver making his 100th career start came to an end early. Stephen Leicht entered the race with high hopes after laying down the 2nd best qualifying lap of the team in 23rd, but on lap 24, his No. 01 OPAV Chevy started to overheat, forcing him to bring his Camaro SS to the attention of his crew in the garage. They were unable to get him back out on track, and so he finished 38th to start the season.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia on Saturday, February 23rd. Fans can watch the Rinnai 250 live on Fox Sports 1 at 2:00 PM EST. Be sure to tune in to see how the JD Motorsports brigade stacks up against their competition for the first mile and a half race of the season.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Leighton Sibille

lsibille@jdavismotorsports.com

Office: (864) 488 - 1276

Cell: (909) 486 – 5873

OPAV TO SPONSOR JD MOTORSPORTS AT DAYTONA

OPAV TO SPONSOR JD MOTORSPORTS AT DAYTONA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – GAFFNEY, SC

With Daytona just around the corner, JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM) is proud to announce that OPAV is jumping on board the No. 01 Camaro SS driven by Stephen Leicht as primary sponsor for Daytona.

With 10 years in the industry, OPAV is a leading Audio-Visual Production company headquartered in Orlando, Florida, that specializes in custom event designs and creative show solutions nationwide. Along with their primary sponsorship aboard the No. 01 Camaro SS for the weekend, they will also grace the quarter panels of BJ McLeod’s No. 15 Camaro SS as well.

OPAV driver Stephen Leicht was quoted saying “I’m excited to have OPAV on my car this weekend in Daytona. We really appreciate them working with our team and hopefully we can come away with a strong finish for them to start the season off right. Experience it!”

The NASCAR Xfinity Series season kicks off on Saturday, February 16th, with the running of the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Be sure to tune into FOX Sports 1 to see Stephen behind the wheel of the No. 01 Camaro SS.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Leighton Sibille

lsibille@jdavismotorsports.com

Office: (864) 488 - 1276

Cell: (909) 486 - 5873

 

About OPAV:

OUR MISSION: We believe that a partnership with our organization is an experience, and as such to those who have not worked with us before, we invite them to Experience It!

OUR VALUES: We believe in offering our clients the best service possible, at an affordable price. By utilizing our industry connections with vendors and venues, Your Satisfaction is guaranteed!

OUR SOLUTION: We work closely with our clients throughout the entire consultation process. From concept to execution, we're here to help every step of the way! Whether it's your first event, or your thousandth.

BTX GLOBAL LOGISTICS TO SPONSOR JD MOTORSPORTS AT DAYTONA

BTX GLOBAL LOGISTICS TO SPONSOR JD MOTORSPORTS AT DAYTONA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – GAFFNEY, SC

As the season opener looms, South Carolina based NASCAR Xfinity Series race team JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM) has been attracting numerous companies to sponsor the team for the big upcoming race in Daytona Beach, Florida. BTX Global Logistics is the latest of a solid group of companies proud to partner with JDM as a primary sponsor.

BTX Global Logistics is excited to be sponsoring the No. 15 Camaro SS driven by BJ McLeod in the upcoming race in conjunction with longtime customer, Orlando Event Productions (OPAV). As a worldwide provider of both expedited and traditional transportation services, BTX understands the value of speed, dedication and accuracy – values it shares with JD Motorsports.

“It prides me to know that companies such as BTX Global Logistics are able to see the value in supporting our family team,” said Johnny Davis, JD Mortorsports team owner. “Our program has stepped up significantly over the course of the year, and all of the improvements made over the off season have just been waiting to be shown on the racetrack. The sponsorship from BTX will help us further our improvements, and we couldn’t be happier.”

BTX Global Logistics is a leading worldwide shipping and logistics organization with over 30 branches across North America that specializes in flexible transportation solutions for shipments of any weight or size, anywhere in the world.

Along with their primary sponsorship of the No. 15 Camaro SS, BTX’s logo will also grace the quarter panels of Stephen Leicht’s No. 01 Camaro SS.  

The NASCAR Xfinity Series season kicks off on Saturday, February 16th, with the running of the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Be sure to tune into FOX Sports 1 to see BJ McLeod behind the wheel of the No. 15 BTX Global Logistics Camaro SS.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Leighton Sibille

lsibille@jdavismotorsports.com

Office: (864) 488 - 1276

Cell: (909) 486 – 5873

 

About BTX Global Logistics:

BTX Global Logistics, a worldwide shipping and logistics organization with over 30 branches across North America, provides flexible transportation solutions for shipments of any weight or size anywhere in the world. BTX’s extensive suite of services includes air freight, ground freight, sea freight, white glove, e-commerce, fulfillment, distribution and much more. BTX is headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, where it is led by President and CEO Ross Bacarella. To learn more about BTX Global Logistics and/or request a quote, please visit www.btxglobal.com or email BTX’s Orlando, FL, branch at mco@btxglobal.com.

SCOTT LAGASSE TO DRIVE FOR JD MOTORSPORTS IN THE NO. 4 AT DAYTONA

SCOTT LAGASSE TO DRIVE FOR JD MOTORSPORTS IN THE NO. 4 AT DAYTONA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – GAFFNEY, SC:

JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM) is proud to announce that St. Augustine, FL native Scott Lagasse Jr. will step foot behind the wheel of the No. 4 Chevrolet Camaro SS at the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season opener in Daytona.

Lagasse, who is the son of road course ace Scott Lagasse Sr., has starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, and the ARCA Racing Series, where he earned two wins. His NXS career highlights include six top 10 finishes and four laps led. In 2006, Scott was tabbed to become a part of Chip Ganassi Racing’s development program for races in ARCA, trucks, and NXS competition.

Along with his starts in NASCAR, Scott has honed his skills racing Trans Am sports cars on road courses throughout North America. This race in Daytona will be his first Xfinity Series race since 2017, and he is very excited to be back. His last Daytona 300 in 2017, resulted in a 6th place finish. Scott is coming off of four straight top 10 finishes in the NGOT Series at Daytona.

“I’m excited to work with the entire JD Motorsports Team. Johnny Davis is an experienced and proven owner who has built an impressive organization one brick at a time. I have huge respect for what he has accomplished and grateful for the opportunity to work with he and his team.. It’s great to get back in a Xfinity Series car. I’m looking forward to representing Johnny as well as Rimrock Devlin with another solid Daytona race.” quoted Scott before the week leading up to Daytona.

Rimrock Devlin, a commercial developer based out of Jacksonville, FL, will be serving as primary sponsor for Scott’s No. 4 outing, a partnership that is confident in JD Motorsports’ ability to provide a fast car capable of running at the front of the pack.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series season kicks off on Saturday, February 16th, with the running of the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Be sure to tune into FOX Sports 1 to see Scott behind the wheel of the No. 4 Camaro SS.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Leighton Sibille

lsibille@jdavismotorsports.com

Office: (864) 488 - 1276

Cell: (909) 486 - 5873

 

About Scott Lagasse Jr.:
Scott Jr. (Scotty) has been a driven individual from an early age, excelling in sports and as a high achiever in school, earning a college degree through the Bright Futures Scholar Program. Scotty’s commitment to excel in racing began at age 7 and includes winning races in motocross, karting, and many forms of auto racing. He is a mentor and role model to our younger generation, an avid cyclist and recognized advocate for Bicycle and Pedestrian safety. Please visit www.teamslr.com. Keep up to date with Scotty by following him on Twitter: @scottlagasse FACEBOOK: /scottlagassejr

 

About Screen Your Machine™:
SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ is Scott Lagasse Jr.’s personal and passionate quest to encourage people to be screened for all types of cancer. Scott is alive and healthy today, as a colon cancer survivor, because he got a check-up when he felt something “not quite right” with his body while training for a triathlon. Scott is an outspoken proponent for cancer screening and official ambassador for The American Cancer Society (cancer.org/screen) and Fight Colorectal Cancer ( FightCRC.org).

KSDT & CO. EXPAND PARTNERSHIP WITH JD MOTORSPORTS FOR 2019 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES SEASON

KSDT & CO. EXPAND PARTNERSHIP WITH JD MOTORSPORTS FOR 2019 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES SEASON

GAFFNEY, SC:

As the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season begins to ramp up, South Florida accounting firm Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Company (KSDT) is pleased to announce an expansion of its sponsorship of JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM).

The firm, which Accounting Today recognized among the largest and fastest-growing firms in the U.S., will serve as the primary sponsor onboard the No. 4 of Ross Chastain at the Ford EcoBoost 300 in November at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Along with primary sponsorship of the No. 4, KSDT will continue their primary sponsorship of Garrett Smithley in the No. 0 car for that same race. In addition, KSDT will have its logo featured as an associate sponsor on all JDM cars for all 33 races.

KSDT first worked with JD Motorsports in 2017 as an associate level sponsor at select NXS races to becoming the primary sponsor of Garrett Smithley’s No. 0 Chevrolet Camaro at the Homestead-Miami Speedway last year.

“For JD Motorsports, securing sponsorship is a big deal. NASCAR is a sport with opportunity for plenty of growth, and KSDT understands that. It brings me pride knowing that budding companies like KSDT see the value in supporting our family team in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and I believe they will be able to reap the benefits by the time the season ends once again in Homestead.” - Johnny Davis, team owner of JD Motorsports with Gary Keller.

KSDT will grace the quarter panels on all four JDM race cars throughout the season, so be sure to keep an eye out for them out on the track!

MEDIA CONTACT:

Leighton Sibille

lsibille@jdavismotorsports.com

Office: (864) 488 - 1276

Cell: (909) 486 - 5873

About Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Co.:

Founded in 1976, Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Co. is a Miami-based accounting and advisory firm that provides a full range of professional, technical, consultative and business services to regional clients in a wide range of industries. With additional offices in Homestead, Fla., and Weston, Fla., the firm provides individual and business clients with a comprehensive approach to accounting services that includes taxation, audit and review, estate planning, forensic accounting and litigation support and valuation services. The firm also offers financial advisory and property management services through its subsidiaries KSDT Financial, LLC, and KSDT Property Management, LLC.  For more information, visit www.ksdt-cpa.com or call (305) 670-3370.

 

STEPHEN LEICHT TO RETURN TO FULL TIME NASCAR COMPETITION WITH JD MOTORSPORTS

STEPHEN LEICHT TO RETURN TO FULL TIME NASCAR COMPETITION WITH JD MOTORSPORTS

GAFFNEY, SC:
JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM) is proud to announce that Asheville, NC native Stephen Leicht will drive the No. 01 Chevrolet Camaro SS full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). The 2019 NXS season will be the first full time season for Leicht since 2007.

He was quoted saying “I’m super stoked about my opportunity to drive for Johnny Davis. He has competitive cars with smart people in his stable and I’m looking forward to seeing what the season brings.”

Leicht, who was the 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year, comes into the season with career highlights including one win, three Top 5’s, and sixteen Top 10 finishes. His first career win came at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky, during the 2007 Meijer 300. He currently has 99 starts in the series, with his 100th start coming later this month at Daytona along with fellow JDM driver, Garrett Smithley.

“Stephen is a great talent to have in our arsenal this season at JD Motorsports. With his experience spanning nearly ten years in the series, we are confident that he will be able to take care of his equipment, which as we all know is very important for family teams. I am genuinely looking forward to seeing how he can improve our operations this season with all the knowledge he brings to the team.” - JD Motorsports team owner, Johnny Davis.

Longtime sponsor Jani-King joins Leicht at JDM as an associate sponsor for the entire year. More sponsorship opportunities are present for the remaining races.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series season kicks off on Saturday, February 16th, with the running of the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Be sure to tune into FOX Sports 1 to see Stephen behind the wheel of the No. 01 Camaro SS.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Leighton Sibille
lsibille@jdavismotorsports.com
Office: (864) 488 - 1276
Cell: (909) 486 - 5873

GARRETT SMITHLEY RETURNS TO JD MOTORSPORTS FOR FULL TIME CAMPAIGN

GARRETT SMITHLEY RETURNS TO JD MOTORSPORTS FOR FULL TIME CAMPAIGN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – GAFFNEY, SC:

Garrett Smithley, who has driven the No. 0 Chevrolet Camaro SS for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM) since 2016, will return for another full time season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). Smithley, who hails from Peachtree City, Georgia, comes off a season that included highlights of one top five, two top ten, and thirteen top twenty finishes.

“I’m so excited to be back with JD Motorsports with Gary Keller. I’ve been ready for this season since the checkered flag at Homestead last year. I’ve been working hard this offseason to make my 4th year with JDM the best ever, I think it will be. I’m so blessed to be giving the opportunity to race here by Johnny and all my sponsors. Daytona will be my 100th Xfinity start and all but two of those races have been at JDM. It’s an amazing race team and family, and I can’t wait to get this season going.” said Garrett, who is eager to be back with the team.

Sponsorship announcements for Smithley’s 2019 NXS campaign will be released shortly, so stay tuned for further information.

Smithley and the rest of the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller race team are preparing feverishly for Daytona, a track that saw the team out of Gaffney, South Carolina earn their first ever top five finish in last year’s season opener. They believe that this season’s racecar will be just as fast – if not faster – than the one brought to the track last year.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series season kicks off on Saturday, February 16th, with the running of the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Be sure to tune into FOX Sports 1 to see Garrett back behind the wheel of the No. 0 Camaro SS.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Leighton Sibille

lsibille@jdavismotorsports.com

Office: (864) 488 - 1276

Cell: (909) 486 - 5873

 

ROSS CHASTAIN RETURNS TO JD MOTORSPORTS; RM PARKS, EZ ANGUS RANCH and McDIVITT SIGN COMPANY TO SPONSOR WEST COAST RACES

ROSS CHASTAIN RETURNS TO JD MOTORSPORTS; RM PARKS, EZ ANGUS RANCH and McDIVITT SIGN COMPANY TO SPONSOR WEST COAST RACES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – GAFFNEY, SC:

Coming off a well-deserved 10th place points finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Alva, Florida native Ross Chastain will once again drive the No. 4 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Camaro SS for 30 races in the 2019 season. Chastain, who earned his first career win in the series last September in Las Vegas, will return to the family team based in Gaffney, South Carolina.

“We here at JD Motorsports are looking forward to having Ross back in the No. 4 in 2019. He has shown his ability to wheel a racecar time and time again while competing against some of the top teams in the sport. I am excited to see how far the improvements made in the off season will take the No. 4 car this year.” said team owner, Johnny Davis.

Blake Koch, who was originally slated to drive the No. 4, decided earlier this year to focus primarily on overseeing the success of his growing company, Filter Time. Blake’s decision ultimately leads to him stepping away from the series, and all of us here at JD Motorsports with Gary Keller wish him the best moving forward.

RM Parks, Inc, EZ Angus Ranch and Mc Divitt Sign Company will jump on board as official sponsors of the No. 4 for all five of the West Coast races within the season. According to RM Parks, Inc. president and CEO, Tim Callison, “We are excited to be part of Ross Chastain’s winning team and are looking forward to another amazing season with JD Motorsports!”  More sponsorship announcements are coming soon, so stay tuned for further updates.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series season kicks off on Saturday, February 16th, with the running of the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Chastain’s season with JD Motorsports will begin the following weekend during the Rinnai 250 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. Be sure to tune into FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, February 23rd to see Ross back behind the wheel of the No. 4 Camaro SS.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Leighton Sibille

lsibille@jdavismotorsports.com

Office: (864) 488 - 1276

Cell: (909) 486 – 5873

About RM Parks, Inc.:

Since 1969, RM Parks has taken pride in our fleet of transportation trucks, which are designed to meet the needs of our customers and provide timely and dependable service which is second to none. RM Parks has a fleet of transportation trucks located throughout California, Arizona and Nevada for bulk transportation of gasoline and diesel fuel products. 

We offer competitive hauling rates, modern well-maintained equipment and inventory services to insure you never run out of product. Our trucks operate 365 days per year and run on a 24/7 delivery schedule. RM Parks employs only the best highly-trained Professional Drivers. For more than three generations, we have set the standard in quality products and customer service!  Visit us at: www.RMParksInc.com.

 

About EZ Angus Ranch:

Dating back to the early 1850's the EZ brand was well known in the ranching circles as a large scale commercial operation. EZ angus was re-born in 2012, when Tim and Marilyn Callison transitioned to the purebred business with the goal of raising high quality Angus cattle.

Over the past few years EZ Angus, based in Porterville CA, has acquired some of the breeds most elite genetics and top donor cows. They currently run more than 850 purebred cows throughout California.  To learn more about EZ Angus' operation, breeding philosophies, sale offering including embryos and semen, visit www.EZAngusRanch.com or give them a call!

 

About McDivitt Sign Company:

McDivitt Signs is the one-stop shop for all your signage needs for more than 40 years. We have been assisting both local businesses, as well as national sign contractors, with all their re-imaging needs.

Throughout our tenure, we have increased our services from basic commercial signage to developing a comprehensive identity solution for our clients. Our growth can be attributed to our ability to remain flexible within an ever-changing marketplace. We remain amiable to adjust to the requirements of our clients.

We focus on: re-branding projects, public works projects, revitalization or new growth. At McDivitt Signs, we know that quality customer service, product design, and manufacturing will ensure a long-lasting and successful professional relationship.  Check us out at: www.McDivittSigns.com.

 

CHASTAIN 16th IN FINALE

CHASTAIN 16th IN FINALE

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Ross Chastain closed out the NASCAR Xfinity Series season Saturday and reached a key goal. 

Chastain finished 16th in Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 and ended the year in 10th in Xfinity driver points. Driving the No. 4 Chevrolet for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller, he finished 14 points in front of 11th-place Ryan Reed. 

“I can’t say enough about this team and what they’ve done for me this year – and in all our years together,” Chastain said. “To finish in the top 10 in what is a very competitive and tough series is a major accomplishment. This year is one I’ll remember no matter what happens from here forward.” 

The race was made even tougher because of the fact that there were only two cautions – both for stage conclusions. 

Tyler Reddick won the race and the seasonal championship. 

The 2019 Xfinity season will begin next February at Daytona International Speedway in Florida.

SMITHLEY FINISHES 27th AT HOMESTEAD

SMITHLEY FINISHES 27th AT HOMESTEAD

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Garrett Smithley closed out the 2018 Xfinity Series season with a 27th-place finish in Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. 

Smithley, driving the KSDT No. 0 Chevrolet for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller, raced in mid-pack much of the afternoon as he completed another year with the Gaffney, S.C.-based team.  

The race was slowed by only two cautions – both for the end of stages. 

“It was a fast race with a lot of fast cars up in the front group,” Smithley said. “Going green so long made it tougher on us to make up spots. But we brought home another car with a decent run.  

“It’s been another interesting year with all the guys on the team. We’ve had some really good runs and some others where we should have gotten better spots, but the year was full of fun and a lot of learning.” 

Tyler Reddick won Saturday’s race and the seasonal championship. 

The 2019 Xfinity season will begin next February at Daytona International Speedway in Florida.