Landon Cling Secures JEGS/CRA Tour Seat
MIDDLETOWN, Ind. – Scott Neal Racing, the 2012 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Championship team, has announced that Landon Cling would be racing out of their stable in 2013.
Cling will be driving the No. 77 owned and prepared by SNR and competing for the 2013 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance Championship.
Cling, who hails from Tempe, Ariz., raced in the PASS South Series for Brad Keselowski Racing last year where he recorded numerous top three finishes and a victory at South Boston Speedway. To prepare for the upcoming JEGS/CRA season, the team and driver will head down to race in the Pro Late Model portion of the Rattler on March 16.
“I am looking forward to working with Landon this year,” said team owner Neal. “I had the opportunity to work with Landon in the ARCA race at Winchester, and the kid showed a lot of talent. He is coming off of one of his best season’s racing a late model and we are coming off of our incredible year, so we are going to try and add Landon to the Championship mix, along with our other young talent, Jake Griffin.”
Neal had previously announced that he will be guiding the Rookie of the Year efforts of Jake Griffin as crew chief for him in the 2013 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour.
“We are planning to run for the championship with both drivers, as well as having both drivers run a number of races in the ARCA/CRA Super Series at the start of the season,” Neal said. “We have been getting our team and equipment ready, and want to start out with a bunch of races early to focus on building team chemistry and long term success in our championship chases.”
SNR claimed last year’s JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour championship with Daniel Hemric as the driver. Neal will continue to assist Hemric with his racing career, serving as co-crew chief of the Carswell Motorsports No. 98 team on off weekends.
“We obviously have a lot planned for the coming season,” Neal commented further. “We are coming off of two straight CRA Championships and a record setting season last year. We’ve got some great young drivers and we are always looking for marketing partners to take this exciting and successful ride with us.”
The next CRA events for both Cling and Griffin will be the season opener for the ARCA/CRA Super Series at Anderson Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Both will start their championship chases with the season opener for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour at Springport Speedway on Sunday, April 28.