Iwuji will become the first naval academy graduate to ever compete at raceway
June 27, 2018 – New York, NY – Scotts Rookie of the Year Candidate and official track ambassador for the Stars and Stripes weekend, Lt. Jesse Iwuji is teaming up with Thomas Praytor’s Max Force Racing for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Scotts 150 at Chicagoland Speedway on Thursday night June 28th on FS1.
“Jesse’s story is incredible,” from Praytor. “We’ve been working hard to give him a quality piece that he can get some valuable seat time in. We’re looking to have a lot of fun and a good night in Chicago.”
Iwuji, a currently serving Naval Officer, will become the first United States Naval Academy graduate to ever compete at the Chicago Speedway. The Chicago area is also home to his primary sponsor headquarters, BBMC Mortgage- who will be promoting their “we’ve got your six” sweepstakes, and debut Iwuji’s patriotic paint scheme that honors local fallen soldier Army Pvt. Aaron S. Toppen.
Iwuji is also looking forward to racing with his new team. “For a guy trying to make a move through the ranks, having the team we have been able to put together for Chicago is incredible! It gives me a lot of confidence before I even get into the seat,” said Iwuji.
Praytor’s behind the wheel knowledge will be invaluable to the ARCA Rookie as he is coming off a 105 consecutive race streak – making him the most experienced driver in the ARCA garage over the last five seasons. Boyd spends his Sundays spotting for William Byron and spots for Johnny Sauter in the Camping World Truck Series. Boyd’s experience and knowledge base from the roof will help quicken the learning curve for Iwuji.
“Jesse is an example of the values that BBMC Mortgage admires and demonstrates. His integrity and commitment is inspiring and an example for so many Americans. We are honored to support Jesse on this incredible journey,” said BBMC Mortgage President and West Point graduate Todd Jones.
About BBMC Mortgage:
BBMC Mortgage (BBMC) is a full-service lending division of Bridgeview Bank Group and offers customers residential mortgage, refinance and specialty loans including VA, FHA, Conventional, USDA, and Reverse Mortgage. BBMC Mortgage has made it part of their mission to support active-duty military and veterans through their Patriots Charity Initiative which has donated over $2,600,000 to veteran and military service organizations to include Headstrong, The Mission Continues and the USO. BBMC’s “We’ve Got Your Six” Sweepstakes will present one year’s worth of mortgage or rent payments for the contest winner and will be announced by Lt. Iwuji later this year.