Swan Garners ARCA Midwest Rookie Honors
James Swan has set goals and achieved success in every type of racing he has competed in. The 2013 season in the ARCA Midwest Tour proved to be no different as he clinched the 2013 ARCA Midwest Tour Rookie of the Year Award.
“I am so proud to have achieved my goal of 2013 ARCA Midwest Tour Rookie of the Year,” Swan said.
It wasn’t an easy feat to say the least. Swan, Dennis Prunty and Jeremy Miller had a tight battle all the way to the season championship weekend at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway. The three finished 11th, 12th and 13th in the overall point standings.
The prestige of carrying the title of ARCA Midwest Tour Rookie of the Year can be rewarding enough, but Swan had extra motivation to run for the 2013 honors.
“The biggest attraction to run for ROY was the prizes that could be won. I’ve never raced for anything as big as this. All of the awesome prizes this year gave us added motivation,” said Swan.
There aren’t many drivers who wouldn’t have the motivation to race for upwards of $30,000 in cash and prizes. The ARCA Midwest Tour’s ROY program is notably one of the best in the country. With all that Swan will receive he will be ready to compete for his first win in 2014.
For his achievements Swan will receive:
- A free engine lease from McGunegill Engine Performance
- A free “A” body from Five Star
- A free chassis and $2500 of tech support from Pathfinder Chassis
- A $5,000 transmission from Roltek Transmission
Plus much more in contingencies and cash
Swan is more than ready to get started on the preparations for the 2014 season.
“I’m excited to start working on the new chassis from Pathfinder because I’ve never had a new chassis before. Our B&B engine was great, but I’m excited to see what the McGunnegil engine can do for us,” Swan said. “Roltek transmissions are the best. It will be nice to have the same transmission the others do, and one that doesn’t leak. And I can’t wait to be able to have our new Fivestar body on and painted, cause that means the new racing season is close.”