Saturday, December 27, 2014

#TailGateNews- GRT Rolls Juggernaut Style into the New Year!!

JFitz Readying for FireCracker100 at Swainsboro Raceway 

HUGE Honour of being named driver of a GRT House Car comes on the heels of a Successful 2014!! The just concluded season found Jason Fitzgerald hammering down an OutStanding 14 Wins and gathering his first series title since returning to pilot a LM himself. During the brief off-season this Dirt Track Visionary sits down to take pen in hand and script a New Chapter into the Legend that is The JAX Juggernaut!

Growing up helping his uncles with their Open Wheel Modifieds and being constantly surrounded by racing, it seemed Jason Fitzgerald was predestined to thrill fans Far & Wide behind the wheel of a High Powered Race Car! He got his start toward the end of 1993 in an Open Wheel Modified. It wasn't until the beginning of 2000 that Jason officially climbed into a DLM cockpit. The Rest, as they say, Reads as a Novella... '01 Putnam County LM Championship, '08 SAS SLM ROY and 2nd in overall series standings, '09 claimed an incredible 8 out of 15 events in the Ferociously Competitive National Late Model Series to carry that title on back to Middleburg. Intermix these Racing Monuments with the fact that The JAX Juggernaut hung up his helmet briefly to Crew Chief the Dunn/Benson & later Bobby LaBonte SLM programs. Fellow Jacksonville racer Earl Pearson Jr piloted as Jason led them onto a very satisfying World100 WIN and Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Dominance that included 2 Championship Titles!! 

Juggernaut's Ride in 2008 

2009 witnessed The Juggernaut climbing behind the wheel of his first GRT DLM. From 43 starts the season yielded 16 Wins, 15 Top 5s, 9 Top 10s and 4 Fast Qualifier Awards. Merits of the chassis weren't lost on Jason. The Adaptability and Operator Friendly Quick/Ease in which the cars would get to the front proved not only to be a surefire Checkered Flag ATM Deposit but was of Championship Quality Calibre! 

Removing his CC cap in 2011 and getting off the national touring series circuit, JFitz received a call from Joe Garrison of GRT asking him if he might like to drive his cars. From there a Great Friendship blossomed as a steady stream of podium posturing chassis followed suit. Becoming a Factory Authorized GRT Dealer and Service Centre in 2012 the SE's Home for Winning became known as GRT by Fitzgerald. Although the team specializes in GRT, other chassis are consulted on (MasterSBilt, Rocket, Barry Wright, Walter Newman, etc). They offer everything from a Bumper to Bumper package which includes shocks, springs, front/rear squaring and geometry upgrades to the simplest of scale solutions. 

As 2015 comes near, expect to hear many a Cheer from Deep in Florida all the way to GRT Home Office in Greenbrier, Arkansas as The JAX Juggernaut rides the House Car right into a New Chapter of Unbridled Success!!! 

Fitzgerald ready to OutDuel Southern Thunder at Golden Isles Speedway

GRT by Fitzgerald
M-F 8a-6p
Jason Fitzgerald Racing