Team: No. 59 Ford Performance, MOMO, Traqgear Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Brian Alvord
Jairo Avila Junior (aka J.A. Junior) will be making his Superspeedway debut this Saturday, February 13, 2016 when he takes the green flag in the Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire at the World Center of Racing.
J.A. Junior competed in two ARCA Series events last season at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway and the season finale at Kansas (Ka.) Speedway.
Double Duty Efforts Kick Off Speedweeks
Seasoned Lira Motorsports driver, J.A. Junior, will be competing in both the ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR K&N East series events this weekend. First, J.A. will strap in behind the wheel of the No. 59 Ford Performance/ MOMO/ Traqgear Ford Fusion at the Daytona Interantional Speedway on Saturday and then turn around on Sunday and compete for RevRacing and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program in the K&N East Series race at New Smyrna Speedway, just minutes from Daytona.
J.A. Junior on Daytona
“I’m really excited for this weekend, racing in the ARCA Race for Lira Motorsports, and in the NASCAR K&N Series East for Rev Racing,” said Avila. “Its been an unbelievable start to the year. To look back at how last year had started for me, and to where I am today, just blows my mind. I could not do it without the love and support of my amazing parents which have worked so incredibly hard to get me to where I am today. I just want to take the time to thank my team(s), and everyone involved at Lira Motorsports and Rev Racing for all their help. Now, it’s time for us to sweep the weekend with a pair of wins!”
Follow J.A. and Lira Motorsports
Be sure to follow J.A. and Lira Motorsports on social media throughout the week; Facebook /J.A.JuniorRacing, /LiraMotorsportsFL; Twitter- @teamjajunior, @LiraMotorsports.
The 53rd annual running of the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona is live on FOX SPORTS 1 (FS1) Saturday, February 13 and precedes NASCAR’s same-night Sprint Unlimited. The ARCA Racing Series takes to the track for practice Thursday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday, following final practice Friday morning (9:30 – 10:30 a.m.), ARCAracing.com will feature live timing and scoring and live chat for all on-track activities.
About Lira Motorsports: Lira Motorsports is a multi-car, multi series race team owned by Carlos and Amanda Lira. The team competes in the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Whelen All- American Late Model, and IMSA Sportscar events nationwide. Lira Motorsports’ ARCA and NASCAR Trucks programs are operated from an 18,000 square foot shop in Mooresville, North Carolina and the late model team operates from a 12,000 square foot facility in Port Orange, Florida, just minutes from Daytona International Speedway.