Superior Auto Returns with Andretti in 2014
After completing his first season racing a sprint car in Indiana, third-generation driver Jarett Andretti will again return to the dirt tracks in 2014. Superior Auto announced today they will also return to the Andretti Autosport Short Track team as Jarett will return to many of the same tracks he competed on this past year including, Gas City I-69 Speedway, Bloomington Speedway, Lincoln Park Speedway, Lawrenceburg Speedway and Kokomo Speedway.
Superior Auto, the car sales company that specializes in in-housing financing, will again support Andretti's sprint car efforts. The company has locations all over Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The duo had a successful first year behind the wheel of a sprint car with 15 top-10 finishes and Rookie-of-The-Year honors at Lawrenceburg Speedway.
Jarett, grandson of Aldo and son of John Andretti, will be entering his fourth year of racing as he continues to gain experience at the grassroots level while going to school at N.C. State University studying a degree in business in their honors program. Throughout the spring and fall Andretti commuted from school to Indiana while living in Indianapolis during the summer months.
"This past year was a lot of fun, but we're really looking forward to 2014 with Superior Auto back on board with us," said Andretti. "I learned a lot, had a few bumps and bruises along the way, but that only made me want to win even more. I'm thankful for the support from Superior Auto, and now that I have more experience at these tracks, I feel we can get multiple wins next year."
Andretti will again plan to start competing in the spring in Indiana and continue through the sprint car season. In addition, Andretti also plans to compete in the USAC Silver Crown Series and other short track and road course events in both open wheel and stock cars. However, with Superior Auto behind Andretti and his sprint car efforts, it's where you'll see Andretti for the majority of next year.
Superior Auto President, Chad Melchi, is eager to see the team return in 2014.
"Jarett was a great brand ambassador for us on and off the track this past year," said Melchi. "We're anxious to get back to the track and watch him grow as another great 'Andretti' racer. Our customers throughout the Midwest are excited about this partnership and seeing our sprint car at the track with Jarett behind the wheel. We just want to continue to grow with him as we expect only great things in the near future."
Andretti has already picked up championships in go-karts and the USAC Eastern Ignite Pavement Series as well capturing the Oswego (N.Y.) Speedway Rookie-of-The-Year honors in the supermodified class on pavement and now the Lawrenceburg Speedway Rookie-of-The-Year on dirt.