Turner Scott Motorsports NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Driver Brandon Jones to Drive the No. 33 Katy Spring Entry at Bristol.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 14, 2013) – It was announced today that Turner Scott Motorsports’ (TSM) NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) driver Brandon Jones will attempt to make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut in the No. 33 Katy Spring Chevrolet Silverado at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The 16-year-old Jones participates in the UARA-Stars series full time for TSM and has seven top-10 finishes and is currently fifth in the points standings. Jones also runs part time in the NKNPSE for TSM and has four starts with one top 10 coming at Iowa Speedway in June.
“I can’t thank Turner Scott Motorsports and Katy Spring enough for this opportunity to get into one of their trucks at Bristol,” said Jones. “Bristol can be a tough track so I’m happy that my team and I ran the K&N race there earlier this year. We were also able to test at Gresham earlier this week and I feel like that really help me understand the truck. I have set some realistic goals for this race and I feel my Katy Spring’s team and I are prepared to meet those goals.”
Jones will bring his NKNPSE Director of Competition Mike Greci to call the race at the UNOH 200.
“For the short time that Brandon has been running for us at Turner Scott Motorsports you can really see how much he has matured,” said Steve Turner co-owner of Turner Scott Motorsports. “I think the best thing for Brandon right now is to get some seat time. I feel that he is ready to take this step and I am confident that he will learn a lot with the crew that we have assembled for him.”
The UNOH 200 from Bristol Motor Speedway can be seen live on FOX Sports 1 starting at 8:00 p.m. EDT on August 21. The race can also be heard on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90 or MRN Radio.
About Turner Scott Motorsports: Turner Scott Motorsports was established in 1999 and has become one of the most successful organizations in NASCAR by combining the business acumen and shared passion for racing of co-owners Steve Turner and Harry Scott Jr. This season will mark the fourth season of full-time NASCAR competition for the organization, which expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR’s top-tier touring series. The team earned its first championship when James Buescher captured the NCWTS title in 2012. Turner Scott Motorsports operates out of an 110,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C. The Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors’ powerhouse team Hendrick Motorsports, which provides engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance. For more information on Turner Scott Motorsports, visit www.TurnerScottMotorsports.com.
About Katy Spring: Katy Spring & Mfg., Inc. is an ISO certified, full service custom metal forming spring manufacturer. From compression springs, extension springs, torsion springs and flat springs along with other metal components, Katy Spring manufactures springs in endless varieties of shapes, sizes, and material types. Since 1999, Katy Spring has made custom springs for all types of industries such as automotive and automotive-related products. Some of those automotive products include high-performance suspension systems, braking systems, and engine components to name a few. The company is owned and operated by its three founders; James West, Scott Pitney and Mark West. Katy Spring’s unique combination of spring expertise and exceptional customer service make it one of the elite spring companies in the U.S. receiving several key supplier awards and being recognized as an Inc. 500 ™ fastest growing company three years in a row. From its humble origins of one machine and a 1500 square -foot shop in old-town Katy, TX., Katy Spring now operates on a 20 acre stand-alone facility in Katy, 30 miles west of downtown Houston. Katy Spring, with a full range of state-of-the-art spring manufacturing and testing equipment, has one of the largest CNC spring coilers in the world. To learn more about Katy Spring & Mfg., Inc. visit their website at www.katyspring.com.
Colby Gorniewicz, Account Manager
Turner Scott Motorsports
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