BACK-TO-BACK ASA TRUCK SERIES CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR LICATA
BALBOA, CALIF. (November 4, 2010) – With
a third place finish in Saturday’s ASA TRUCK SERIES finale at I-10
Speedway in Blythe, Calif., 19 year-old Joey Licata, Jr. claimed his
second straight championship in the series.
Driving for the storied United Nissan team, the member of
Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle driver development program put together
a dream season that included three wins, three poles, and seven
podium finishes in nine starts.
In Saturday’s 100 lap feature, Licata started fourth on the
tricky quarter mile oval. Licata was freight trained on the outside
groove back to seventh before finally making it to the preferred
The early laps of the race went caution-free, allowing the
top two trucks to pull away to a half track lead before Licata was
able to work his way up to third.
Licata got the caution he needed with 16 laps to go that
bunched the field up, but he had to contend with five lapped trucks
between himself and second place.
Licata passed several of the lapped trucks but decided to
play it safe and in the final laps to claim a third place finish and
his second straight ASA TRUCK SERIES championship.
In addition to Licata winning the championship for United
Nissan, his teammate Mike Herda claimed Rookie of the Year honors in
a dominating 2010 season for the United Nissan team.
Licata’s ASA championship caps a huge season for the young
up-and-coming talent, who competed in five NASCAR Late Model races
with Tim Huddleson’s High Point Racing, winning a NASCAR Modified
race with Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle, and running second in ARCA
practice at Rockingham.
He visited eight different tracks on the season and
accumulated a record of 17 starts, five poles, four wins, nine
top-fives, and ten top-tens.
Licata recently tested for Penske Development team
Cunningham Motorsports and is working on funding to run the full
2011 ARCA Racing Series schedule.
“I am very proud of what Joey was able to accomplish this
season,” Driver Coach Ron Sutton said. “Winning back-to-back ASA
championships is another great achievement that has opened eyes
across the country to Joey’s talents!”
More information will be announced soon on Joey Licata,
Jr.’s future racing plans. Potential sponsors can contact Joey
Licata, Jr. for more information.
Jr. Racing and Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle thank partners: Justice
Brothers, United Nissan, High Point Racing, K&N Filters, Scribner
Plastics, Allstar Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Star Racing
Joey Licata, Jr. Racing is online at
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Circle, log on to
About Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle:
Winner's Circle is an established talent scout and development
program, providing long term, comprehensive racing and career
development for up and coming drivers focused on NASCAR careers.
RSWC drivers are raced, coached, groomed, trained and molded, within
a professional racing environment, into what top NASCAR teams look
for when hiring drivers. Drivers involved in the program race in a
variety of cars, including USAC Young Guns Focus Midgets, USAC Ford
Focus Midgets, NASCAR Grand American Modifieds, NASCAR Late Model
stock cars and NASCAR Grand National stock cars.