Search for in
NHRA LODRS IHRA Drag News Photos
Wed, 02 Jan 2013, 11:41 AM

Rickie Jones Returns to NHRA Pro Stock in 2013
Courtesy of Lisa Collier





WYNNEWOOD, Okla. --

Rickie Jones, backed by Mark Stockseth and in partnership with Elite Performance, has committed to a ten race schedule for the upcoming NHRA Pro Stock season.

Jones will be utilizing Elite Performance's equipment leasing program for the hauler and car, as well as taking advantage of Elite's newly revamped engine program headed by Nick Ferri. As expected, Jones will be driving an RJ Race Cars 2013 Camaro.

Mark Stockseth, who also sponsors Matt Smith's Pro Stock Bike, is the main backer. However, Jones' relationship with Summit Racing Equipment will continue on in an associate role. Safety Kleen, RJ Race Cars and Quarter-Max will also be on board with Jones for the ten race deal.

Backed fully by Summit in 2012, Jones competed in Pro Nitrous with the American Drag Racing League. Here, Jones got his first taste of the winner's circle and is now gunning more than ever for a Pro Stock Wally.

"I'm really excited about this deal," told Jones. "I'm looking forward to getting back to NHRA Pro Stock. I drove for Richard at a few races last year and it was great to see our fans again. Pro Stock is an exciting and tough class. It's one of the most prestigious classes in all of drag racing, so to be able to compete there again is an honor.

"We should do well with the team we have," continued Jones. "With the new RJ Camaro, Nick Ferri working his magic on the engines and Mark Stockseth supporting the team, we have all the facets needed to do well. After scoring my first win with the ADRL last year, I am really hoping for a Wally. Winning an NHRA Pro Stock event has always been a dream of mine. Many thanks to Mark Stockseth and the Elite Performance program for giving me a chance at that dream."

Jones and team will start their season off in Gainesville, Florida, March 8-11 for the Gatornationals.





NHRA: 10 Most Recent Entries [ top ]

Dec 25- Steve Reyes Legends- Leroy Goldstein
Dec 24- FEATURE- Remembering On Tour with Steve Reyes
Dec 18- Rob Wendland Named Crew Chief for McMillen's Top Fuel Team
Dec 18- Courtney Force Looks Back at 2014 and Forward to 2015
Dec 14- Clay Millican Joins Newly Formed Stringer Performance
Dec 13- NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series to be Sponsored by J&A Service
Dec 13- Jr Drag Racing League Conference Finals Set for 2015
Dec 08- NHRA Pro Racers Bowl to Raise Money for Riley Kids
Dec 05- Prock, Medlen Join Beckman at DSR for 2015 Mello Yello season
Dec 05- Pro Stock Motorcycle Returns to Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd

Copyright ©2014 AUTOSALES INC, dba Summit Racing Equipment
Ready to take your order at 1-800-230-3030 | Customer Service 1-800-517-1035