Driver: Blake Jones
Series: ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Event/Location: Federated Auto Parts 200 at Berlin Raceway
Team: Lira Motorsports
Car: No. 58 Asphalt Services of TN / Blake Jones Racing Center Ford Fusion
Race Date: August 8, 2015
Blake Jones is returning to Lira Motorsports this weekend for his next start in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. This will be the second time this year that the Talladega race winner has teamed up with Lira Motorsports. The 18-year-old will pilot the number 58 Ford Fusion in the Federated Auto Parts 200 at Berlin Raceway on Saturday, August 8th.
In the #ThisIsMySpeedway150 at Iowa Speedway in July, Blake’s previous start with the team, he raced to a 7th place finish. That was his second top ten finish in four career ARCA Series starts. Blake won the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 at Talladega Superspeedway earlier this year.
Asphalt Services of TN (asphaltservicesoftn.com) and the Blake Jones Racing Center (blakejonesracingcenter.com) will return as primary sponsors on Blake’s car for the Federated Auto Parts 200. Additionally, season-long Lira Motorsports sponsors Momo, Ford Performance and TraqGear will serve as associate sponsors on his number 58 Ford Fusion.
Blake Jones on racing at Berlin Speedway: “It’s exciting to get another opportunity to race with Carlos Lira and Crew Chief Teddy Brown at Lira Motorsports. I’m really excited to run a short track, because that’s where I’ve raced most of my career. Also, to have the opportunity to be the first two-time winner of this year’s first time winners in ARCA would be crazy cool! I really believe that with Teddy Brown leading this team, we will have a good chance to make it happen. Thank you God for this opportunity, as well as my family and sponsors! Wow, I’m overcome with joy!”
Get Blake’s autograph at the track: There is an on-track autograph session scheduled from 8:00-8:30pm. Stop by, say ‘hi’, and be sure to get one of Blake’s new Lira Motorsports hero cards!
On-track schedule: Practice, qualifying, and the Federated Auto Parts 200 race will all take place on Saturday, August 8th. First practice is scheduled for 2:30-3:15pm, followed by final practice from 3:45-4:30pm. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell will be at 6:00pm. The green flag is scheduled for 8:50pm. ARCAracing.com will feature live timing and scoring and flag-to-flag audio coverage of all on-track activities. All times are local/Eastern. The race length is 200 laps (88 miles).
For more information about Blake Jones, visit his website at www.blakejonesracing.com, or follow him on Facebook at /blakejonesracing and Twitter @CBlakeJones_. For additional information about Lira Motorsports, visit www.LiraMotorsports.com.