CONCORD, N.C. - Trey Jarrell started 19th and finished tenth in Saturday's Mason-Dixon Meltdown for the PASS Series at Concord Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.
Jarrell, 19, was among the fastest cars on the track early in the going as he methodically worked his way through the field, turning times as fast as the leaders when he was in open track.
As the race wore on, the tires on the Reedy Racing No. 12 started to go away, causing him to slow his pace a bit and resulting in the tenth place finish.
After the race, Trey reflected on his inaugural run on North-South Shootout weekend at Concord.
"We had a really fast race car," He said. "Mark Reedy and the team really did a good job of preparing the car for the race. We knew that with our crate motor we were going to struggle in qualifying. But we believed that in race-trim we would be better off than the guys with the bigger motors. We were definitely strong in the early going. I felt like we had a top five car or better, but I think we may have set the tire pressures a little too high to start the race."
Stopping to smile while looking at the tires, he joked, "They basically turned into basketballs."
With the car not wanting to turn in the center of the corner, Jarrell adjusted his driving style and kept it on the edge every lap to finish tenth.
"That was the last race for this car," Trey said. "We'll have a new one for next year, and that's pretty exciting. This team accomplishes more with less than anyone else I know, and it's so much fun to race with them. We're like family. I cannot thank Anderson's Maple Syrup, Kaytech, JP Fuels, Port City Race Cars and McGunnegill Engines enough for all of their support this year. We've got some pretty cool things we're working on for 2017, so we'll see what the new year brings. We have some opportunities to run some races in a higher series if we can put the right partnerships together. Today may not have been the win we were looking for, but it was a blast to race here at Concord and a nice way to end the 2016 season!"
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For more information on Trey Jarrell Racing, like them on Facebook (Trey Jarrell Racing) or visit their website at www.treyjarrell.com. About Trey Jarrell Racing
Trey Jarrell is a 19-year-old late model stock car racer and a Business Marketing student at Liberty University who hails from Martinsville, Virginia.
Following a couple of seasons in the Quarter-Midgets, Trey moved to legends cars, having tremendous success with Kyle Beattie Racing as he continued to hone his racing skill set before moving to full-size cars.
He currently races a part-time schedule in the Pro All Star Series (PASS) South Tour for super late model cars, running for Mark Reedy and Reedy Racing.
Over the past two seasons, the team has been a top-five threat wherever they've raced together, currently getting support from marketing partners Kaytech, Anderson's Maple Syrup, JT Fuels, Port City Racecars and McGunnegill Engine Performance.