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Jeremy Frankoski Staying In Throttle With Testing; Appearances

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Jeremy Frankoski Staying In Throttle With Testing; Appearances

Chris Knight
Knight Motorsports Management
May 24, 2011


Jeremy Frankoski
HUNTERSVILLE, North Carolina (May 24, 2011) - - 2011 NorthEastern Midget Association (NEMA) championship contender Jeremy Frankoski has had a very busy couple weeks. While patiently waiting for his next NEMA event to arise, the avid race car driver has been testing and doing some charitable work in order to keep his mind occupied and focused towards the future.

Recently, the Huntersville, North Carolina resident drove to Indianapolis to assist Santos Motorsports with driver and close friend Bobby Santos III. Frankoski tested at the historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

For two days, Frankoski observed and considered himself a student, learning as much as possible. After patiently waiting, the steering wheel was turned over to the NASCAR Late Model driver where he turned approximately 40 laps in an asphalt 410 Sprint Car.

“I learned a lot about the line around the track, the setups and more importantly how to control a Sprint Car with 800-horsepower,” Frankoski said. “I came to Indianapolis to mainly acquire seat time around the speedway for our big race coming up this week in the midgets.”

The former USAC Ford Focus Carolina champion explained just how important it was to work with Santos not only on a friendship level but as competitors. “This was my first time in a asphalt sprint car, but I have driven dirt winged 360 and 410 sprint cars before, but these things on the asphalt are a blast, it’s my new favorite and it’s all thanks to BSIII. Bobby (Santos III) has helped me out in the past and we are good friends. I feel that Bobby and his father Bob (Santos) have accomplished a lot on their own with racing. I respect them a lot and it was an honor to have the opportunity to work with them and more importantly learn from them. They definitely know how to win.”

As far as Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis is concerned, the legendary short track may become a familiar icon for him. In April, Frankoski participated in Andy Hillenburg’s Fast Track Blue Collar Hero Driver Challenge presented by Speed Sport News at Little Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway. Nestled in a 3400-pound stock car Frankoski is hoping to win the challenge that will reward him with a guaranteed ARCA start at LOR for the Ansell Protective Gloves 200 on July 28th.

This past Friday, Frankoski continued his busy schedule by joining members of the Racing 2 Cure campaign for an afternoon of activities which included visiting the Speed Channel studios before heading to Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway for a private barbeque then an exclusive tour of the Speed stage at the 1.5-mile oval before enjoying the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ N.C. Education 200 race from a reserved suite.

“I felt honored when Todd (Stewart, Racing 2 Cure) asking me to be involved with this event,” said a humbled Frankoski. “It’s not everyday that you have an opportunity to have some fun and support a great cause with some inspirational people. I hope that all of the families had a good time and had to chance to take their mind off of everything and just enjoy the day together as a family.”

Before racing resumes on the NEMA tour, Frankoski will participate in the “Night Before the 500”, a USAC-sanctioned event at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for Adam Cantor Racing on Saturday night, May 28.

“I’m looking forward to the Night Before the 500,” the 24-year old sounded. “It’s a big USAC event with a lot on the line. Hopefully we can get ourselves into the feature and have a shot at victory lane.”

In two consecutive years with NEMA, Frankoski has tallied 27 starts, one win, nine top-fives and 18 top-10 finishes.

For more information on Jeremy Frankoski please visit JeremyFrankoski.com.

For additional input on NEMA, please click over to NEMAracing.com.

To learn more about Racing 2 Cure, please logon to Racing2Cure.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:

NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management
PHONE: 239.834.9797
EMAIL: chris@chrisknightpr.com



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