Mike Greci Has That Veteran Presense
“When it gets to that point that they’ve learned all they can learn here, it’s all about moving up. It’s about graduating to the next level. That’s what dictates success for us.”
The team has started out on the right foot, for certain.
Kwasniewski is the reigning NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion after two seasons with Gene Price Motorsports, and Greci said the team has already joked about this being just a “finishing school” for Kwasniewski. Ruston is as polished a young female racer as Greci said he’s ever encountered, noting that she made an instant impression on him in their very first meeting. Dyne, last year’s K&N Pro Series West Rookie of the Year, has also shown that he’s ready to adapt quickly to the East series.
Late Model drivers Ben Rhodes – who won one of two qualifying races for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Battle At The Beach in Daytona in February – and Brandon Jones are both “going to be phenomenal,” according to Greci. Those two will also compete on a part-time basis in the K&N Pro Series East this year.
And with Greci’s helping hand, it’s pretty clear that all five drivers have endless potential. Kwasniewski won the season opener at Bristol Motor Speedway two weeks ago.
“I don’t have to be a crew chief anymore. I’m really liking this side of things,” Greci said. “I never envisioned being in charge of five full race teams. We have a beautiful facility here, and I’m already looking to 2014. I’m looking at programs for the next series. I think we’re successful, and we’re doing it the right way.
“That’s what I’m going to base it on – that’s what’s going to be ‘success’ to me. It’s about having a little part in getting these kids moving on. Look at Martin, Trevor, Ryan, and hopefully continue looking at some of the ones we have here now. I want to see them keep moving along and getting better.”