Get BJ McLeod Motorsports, Inc. press releases the moment they're launched
August 15 It’s Bristol Baby
Let’s Give a Rookie His Debut
Driver: Jario (JA) Avila Jr.
Sponsor: Keen Parts / CorvetteParts.net
The Food City 300
Running this Friday, August 17th at Bristol Motor Speedway. B.J. McLeod Motorsports, BJMM, is continuing to focus on their driver development program by giving a 23-year-old from California his NASCAR XFINTY Series Debut. Jario (JA) Avila Jr. will be piloting the #78 Chevrolet around the half mile track in Bristol, Tennessee. Avila, also known as, JA Junior, is thrilled for this experience with BJMM.
“I cannot be any more excited than I already am for my NASCAR XFINITY Series Debut, I would have never thought this amazing opportunity would ever happen. I can’t thank everyone enough; Carlos Lira at Lira Motorsports and B.J. McLeod at B.J. McLeod Motorsports for giving me the chance and opportunity to race, and especially my parents that have gotten me this far in my racing career and believing in me since the beginning.” JA explained with excitement.
JA Junior has a great history of success in many different racing Series around the country. He has won 4 championships! In 2013, he was the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Legends Pro Champion, in 2009, the INEX Tour Champion and the National State Road/ Oval Champion. In 2007, he was the LAKC Track Champion. He has won other awards such as the Most Improved Driver of the Year Award in 2007 and being in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program in 2016.
In addition to his impressive list of championships and awards, JA has raced in many Series. In 2016, he raced in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and had 4 top 10 finishes. In 2015, he raced in the ARCA series with 3 starts and 1 top 10 finish. In 2014, he raced in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West with 5 starts and 4 top 10’s. In addition to those stock car Series, he also raced in many different cars and Series such as the Lucas Oil Modified Series, the Legends Car Series, Thunder Roadsters, Bandolero and Go Carts.
JA has raced at Bristol in the NASCAR K&N East Series. His experience at the track makes him even more excited for the experience with BJMM. “I am stoked! I have talked and hung out with all the guys at B.J. McLeod Motorsports. I even went with them to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to help for the weekend. I also assisted with getting ready for this weekend’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway. I’m confident about this weekend’s race. I’ve ran at Bristol before. Hopefully, good luck will be on our side and we will have a strong decent finish at the end.”
Art General Contractors and Keen Parts / CorvetteParts.net will be the primary sponsors on JA’s car this weekend. Art General Contractors is a Los Angeles, California general contracting company that is highly rated and fully-licensed. They strive to deliver 100 percent customer satisfaction while providing the best pricing in the region. Their motto is “Growing and changing with you and your home.” Keen Parts / Corvetteparts.net is a longtime friend of BJMM. Tom and TJ are great sponsors for the Motorsports industry. BJMM is excited to have them onboard during JA’s debut.
BJMM will also be racing their second car this weekend. Ray Black Jr. will be racing the number #8 Chevrolet sponsored by Isokern Fireplaces & Chimneys. BJMM is ready for this adrenalin filled night race.
The Team is very grateful to have JW Transport racing with BJMM every weekend.
The team will be fueled by Fatz Café - Bristol throughout the weekend.
During the spring race, Tommy Joe Martin finished 26 and B.J. McLeod finished 20th after an epic weekend of going back to Mooresville to build and get a backup car ready for the race.
It’s Bristol Baby, so make sure you are tuned for all the action. Practice will be held Thursday at 10:05am and 1:35pm. Qualifying will be held on Friday at 3:40pm. Be sure to tune into NBCSN or PRN on Friday at 7:30pm to see JA Junior make his debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
About Our Sponsors
Keen Parts / CorvetteParts.net is a parts company that focuses solely on Corvette’s parts. They have a passion for fast cars and love Corvette’s. If you need parts for your Corvette, Keen Parts is your one stop shop!
Isokern Fireplaces & Chimneys: After 70 years of unparalleled performance in the construction industry, Earthcore’s Isokern line has become the most trusted modular system in the world. Isokern Fireplace & Chimney components are lightweight. Consequently, our Isokern Fireplace & Chimney Systems are less expensive to install than traditional masonry fireplaces. And, unlike typical metal box fireplaces or concrete systems, they are built to last forever.
Fatz Café is a place where tradition is born, relationships are made strong and new memories are created. We’re your go-to when it’s time to celebrate the best things in life. Whether hosting a gathering of friends or sitting down with the family for supper, we are thankful you chose our Southern Kitchen.
JW Transport provides customer service to companies who desire to control their supply chain and offer their customers a door-to-door logistics system. It is JW Transport’s goal to support the pre and post sale efforts of these compaines in order to see them succeed in both quality customer service and improve market share. JW transport’s goal is to be the “eyes and ears” of its clients, who may not have a physical presense in the importing country. With regards to physical movement of cargo, JW Transport will arrange all transportation and warehousing on behalf of it’s clients with the goal of serving the final customer according to their needs while controlling costs.