Big day last Sunday for Jarrell racing and the #14 Keydet Club car!
September 13, 2013
Trey Jarrell Enjoys First Top-Five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Finish
Trey Jarrell's young career made huge strides last Saturday when he finished fifth in the BAIRD Drywall and Acoustics BARNBURNER presented by LINE-X of the Blue Ridge at Motor Mile Speedway.
The 16 year-old rookie driver from Martinsville, Va., posted his first top-five finish in his NASCAR Whelen All-American Series career by driving his Sellers Racing Toyota from 10th place in the final 125 laps at Motor Mile Speedway.
"We had a great car thanks to Sellers Racing and all my partners: Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Keydet Club, AutosByNelson, East Coast Synthetics, Rhoades Car International and PitRowLEDS.com," Jarrell said. "The race really lived up to its name - Barnburner.
"It's amazing just how far we've come in our first year. Our first race was in May and now we're up in the top five. We set out with an ambitious schedule this year, and we seem to get better and better each race. Things are really starting to come together for us at Sellers Racing."
Jarrell qualified sixth for the 250-lap main event at the 4/10-mile paved oval. He was 10th at the midway intermission when his team made changes to the No. 14 Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Keydet Club Toyota. That allowed him to rally during the second half while making veteran-driver saves and finish fifth in a field of 27 entries.
"We finished with a few bumps and bruises," Jarrell said. "It was typical short-track racing. It gets a little more heated the closer you get to the front. For me, it was another important learning experience.
"We continued to push forward and we got our best finish yet out of it. So now the goal is to improve on it."
Lee Pulliam won the race, followed by Matt Bowling in second, Brandon Dean in third and defending track champion Josh Berry in fourth.
Jarrell's next opportunity to improve on his first top-five finish will be the CNC Supply TWIN 125s on Sept. 21 at Motor Mile.