Josh Stark Wins Young Lions at Evans Mills and Bethel, Traveling to Variety of Racetracks
July 27, 2016 – Rochester, New York’s Joshua Stark and the JTS Motorsports / Ziebart No. 39 U.S. Legends Car team have been racking up the highway miles in recent months traveling to no fewer than six different racetracks since August during their first full season in the Legends Car division.
Stark spent the summer months competing against many of the top young Legends Car racers in the country at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s prestigious Bojangles’ Summer Shootout on the flat quarter-mile CMS oval in Concord, NC.
While in the Charlotte area, Josh and his dad, Jeff, spent several days over the course of the summer testing with Steven Ross Motorsports and driver coach Carson Ferguson at Concord Speedway, which offers a tight quarter-mile oval that Legends Cars, USAC Midgets and other machines have competed for years.
The long, hot North Carolina testing sessions prepared Josh for a run at several challenging upstate New York speedways in late August and September, including Chemung, Holland, Evans Mills and Bethel.
Since the end of the Shootout, where Josh raced in the Young Lions class and recorded a best finish of 11th of 23 starters on August 2, the JTS team traveled to Chemung Speedrome in the Southern Tier for a couple of their Friday night programs and ran a couple of Holland International Speedway shows.
Josh had his best outing of the season at Holland on Labor Day weekend, recording his fastest lap of the year and finishing a competitive P7. The next night the team traveled back to Chemung and raced to a P13 finish of 22 starters.
josh stark rainbowIn recent weeks Josh has hit a couple of new tracks in Evans Mills Speedway near Watertown, NY, and Bethel Motor Speedway in White Lake, NY.
At Evans Mills, Josh wheeled his No. 39 to the Young Lions division win and overall a P16 finish of 23 starters in his first ever race at the track. The next week on Sept. 17 the team found another new speedway to race in Bethel, where Josh finished P8 overall and scored another Young Lions win.
The JTS team looks to continue to travel in the coming weeks. On October 1, the team has the choice of returning to Bethel or heading south to Virginia’s Shenandoah Speedway for their final race of the year. On October 9, Stark will look to head to another new track in Wyoming County International Speedway in Perry, NY.
Continue to keep up with Josh and JTS Motorsports’ progress at JoshStarkRacing.com and at Josh Stark Racing Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.