LICATA RUNS STRONG IN STOCKTON NASCAR
WHELEN ALL AMERICAN MODIFIEDS
year-old Joey Licata Jr. drove the number 21 Royal Purple/ K&N
Filters Modified to a strong fourth place finish at Stockton 99
Speedway, for Ron Suttonís Winnerís Circle. Licata, member of the
Ron Suttonís Winnerís Circle, who opened his first ARCA race last
year at Daytona with Cunningham Motorsports, made the return adding
more seat time in the NASCAR modified.
Ron Suttonís Winnerís Circle is a
nationally-renowned driver development program that prepares racers
for a career in motorsports. Licata joined the team in 2009 before
winning back-to-back ASA Truck Series championships. The ASA
championships and years of karting experience brought Licata much
attention and landed him in ARCA for the Daytona races last year and
will return to the celebratory series this year.
Licata qualified eighth out of the
18 car field and started third in the 40 lap feature on the
one-quarter mile asphalt oval. Licata had a good run on the start to
claim the second position and challenging the leader. A restart on
lap eight led Licata an advantage to get the lead as the ARCA driver
had a great running start on the high side to control the field.
On lap 17, Licata lost the lead
however he battled with teammate Nik Romano for the second position.
After another restart, Licata and another competitor made contact
for the third position, Licata finished with a solid fourth place
finish at Stockton 99 Speedway.
ďThis weekend didnít start off as we
planned when we were struggling for speed in the morning practice.
After all the hard work from every crew member on the RSWC Royal
Purple #21 car, we were able to turn the day around and lead several
laps to contend for the win,Ē stated Joey Licata Jr.
Up next for Joey Licata Jr will be
driving for Andy Ponstein Racing in a CRA Super Late Model this
weekend, May 12th at Berlin Speedway in Michigan.
For more information about Joey
Licata can be found at
Joey Licata, Jr. Racing and Ron
Suttonís Winnerís Circle thank partners: Royal Purple, W.R.O.N.G.
Clothing, K&N Filters, Scribner Plastics, Allstar Performance,
Sunoco Race Fuels, Star Racing Supply and RMG Race Media Group.
For more information on Ron Suttonís
Winnerís Circle, log on to
Ron Suttonís Winnerís Circle:
Ron Sutton's Winner's Circle is a
well established independent talent scout and development program,
providing long term, comprehensive racing and career development for
up and coming drivers focused on Professional Stock Car Careers.
RSWC drivers are raced, coached, groomed, trained and molded, within
a professional racing environment, into what top Stock Car teams
look for when hiring drivers. Drivers involved in the program race
in variety of cars, including USAC Focus Midgets, Star Grand
American Modifieds, NASCAR Whelen All American Modifieds, NASCAR
Late Model stock cars and NASCAR K&N Pro Series stock cars.