NASCAR Whelen All-American Series News
Ellis signed to NASCAR program
Oct 23, 2005 - updated Oct 23rd, 2005 8:28am
Web posted by Press Release from Ryan Ellis R
Ryan Ellis, the area’s premier up and coming professional race car driver, has been signed to a NASCAR Late Model Stock Car, (LMSC) program for the 2006 season. The Ashburn, Va resident will compete across Virginia and North Carolina in the premier division of NASCAR’s WRS with J & S Motorsports. Based in the Winston-Salem NC area, the team will prepare a pair of 2005 Pontiacs for Ellis, who was recently crowned as the 2005 Virginia State Pro Legends Car Champion, (#4 in the nation). Sponsorship will come from Farrish Pontiac/GMC, Allsports Grand Prix, RaceBidz.com and several others to be named later.
Veteran crew chief Danny Johnson will be charged with preparing Ryan’s cars.
Johnson is employed by Rusty Wallace Inc, (RWI) the NASCAR Busch series team owned and operated by the legendary Nextel Cup superstar. Ryan and Danny are already busy preparing for a full 2006 season, with races planned for Old Dominion, South Boston, Motor Mile, Southern National and Concord Speedways. Beyond 2005, the team’s multi-year agreement could put Ellis in a UARA LMSC or Hooters Pro Cup touring series as soon as 2007.
Ellis, a 2-time Red Bull Driver Search finalist, expects to be debuting the new J & S Motorsports car at the upcoming 2006 Washington International Auto Show.
In the meantime, the lead-footed Virginian is racing his Legends Car this weekend at his hometrack, Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, Va, and at a special “invitation only” USAC/INEX event at Orlando Speedworld in December. His Legends Car program is supported locally by Farrish Pontiac/GMC, Trailer Care, RaceBidz.com and Allsports Grand Prix.
For sponsorship opportunities, merchandise or more information, contact J & S Motorsports’s Business Manager Steve Scheffel at (703)583-9846 or RER (at the number below).
RER 21225 Greenspring Ct. Ashburn, VA 20147 (703)729-6884