New Day team hard at it racing at three tracks in three weeks
Winston-Salem, NC (June 10) - The last few weeks have been busy for the guys at New Day Motorsports. After racing in "The Race" at North Wilkesboro Speedway the team concentrated it's efforts on the season opener at Bowman Gray Stadium. With Krazy Kevin Powell behind the wheel of the team's Nascar Modified the group attempts it's first race at Bowman Gray as a group. "Kevin was running strongly in the top ten when we were victims of a crash" states Jeff Day. "Kevin is a great driver and willing to work with whatever setups we try" continues Day. Unfortunately only days after the season opener at Bowman Gray Kevin was involved in a golf cart accident that shattered his shoulder. The teams other driver Brandon Ward was called to action in the Modified. Brandon, no stranger to mods, had never made a lap at the famed quarter mile speed plant. His first attempt ended in a crash about two thirds through the hundred lap event while running in the top five. From there the team trekked to Motor Mile Speedway for the Pass event where a 11th place finish was in order. One week later the Pass tour races at Orange County Speedway and Brandon brings home the KPMOTO.com, Foothill Ford, Miller Welder car home in forth. "The car was pretty good at Orange County and I love racing there" says Ward. "We will get a win soon in this very competitive Pass series" adds Ward. The teams next stop is back to Bowman Gray with the Modified and then Ace Speedway with the Super for the Pass event there presented by Kevin Powell's Motorsports.
Brandon Ward To Pilot #62 For New Day Motorsports in 2010
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (January 19) – Jeff and Jane Day’s New Day Motorsports LLC are proud to announce that veteran driver Brandon Ward will be the new driver of their #62 for the 2010 racing season. The New Day Motorsports team, along with Ward’s personal race team, Brandon Ward Racing (BWR), will join together to compete in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model division and will make a run at both the PASS South and PASS National Championships. Previously, BWR joined with the Cline Brothers’ team to win the 2006 UARA-STARS Late Model Championship. The BWR personnel bring extensive racing knowledge and experience that will only help strengthen New Day Motorsports. Ward’s 2010 Chevrolet Impala will be equipped with a Hamke Chassis and Five Star Bodies and powered by B & R Automotive. While primary sponsorship is still available, several fine associate sponsors will be returning including: Yarbrough Transfer Company, Rayco Safety Inc., Miller Welders, Old Town Jewelry & Pawn, Texas Pete Sauces, Hank Thomas Performance, Precision Built Spindle, and Oakley Paint.
Ward will also return to Mac Hill Motorsports for the 2010 USAR Pro Cup Series after a successful season that saw him win two races and finish fourth in points. Despite the challenge of competing in two different series in one season, Ward is excited about his chances with the PASS South Super Late Models. And, why shouldn’t he be? In his first start with New Day Motorsports at last year’s Howler 125 at the Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Ward finished 10th in a stellar field of Super Late Models.
“I’m really pumped to have this opportunity to drive the New Day Motorsports Chevrolet for the entire 2010 season,” said Ward. “Jeff [Day] and I worked great together last year with my Pro Cup car and I’m glad we’ve been able to put this deal together. Of all the cars I’ve driven over the years, it’s just been a blast to drive these PASS Super Late Models. The yellow #62 of New Day Motorsports is one of the most recognizable cars in PASS South and I’m honored Jeff asked me to drive it. I think we’ve got a great shot at some championships and I can’t wait to get to New Smyrna in a couple of weeks to take that first PASS checkered flag for New Day Motorsports.”
With the addition of Brandon Ward to the New Day Motorsports team, car owner Jeff Day hopes this takes his team to the next level.
“Brandon and I are both from Winston-Salem and I’ve been impressed with him for a number of years,” said Day. “In everything Brandon’s ever driven, he’s been a winner. As soon as we got the chance to work together last year, our communication was right on target. I think Brandon will compliment the great roster of drivers PASS already has and I know he will give us the opportunity to join the elite teams and compete for wins and championships.”
Brandon Ward’s racing career started in Go-Karts in 1989 where he won multiple championships over the next ten years. Ward then moved to the NASCAR Goody’s Dash Series finishing a career high third in points in 2004. Ward won three races in his NASCAR Goody’s Dash Series career at Bristol Motor Speedway, Motordrome Speedway, and Kentucky Speedway. From there, Ward moved on to the UARA-STARS Late Model Stock series where he won the championship in 2006. After winning Rookie-Of-The-Year honors and the Most Popular Driver Award in the 2007 USAR Pro Cup Series, Ward continues to be a threat for victory lane.
New Day Motorsports has been an integral part of the PASS South Series since 2006. With former driver Mark Gibson behind the wheel, the team scored its best finish with the series in the 2008 Piedmont Pride 125 at the Caraway Speedway, finishing fourth after leading the most laps. New Day Motorsports and Gibson finished in the top ten in PASS South points in 2007 and 2008 and finished second in the 2009 PASS National Series behind champion Ben Rowe.
New Day Motorsports first chance at a checkered flag in 2010 is right around the corner with the Inaugural Florida Winterfest on January 29-30 at the New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, FL. For more information or for sponsorship inquiries please visit newdaymotorsports.com or brandonwardracing.com.