Jeriod riding high on the bank.
Roaring out of Ohio is Prince Racing with driver Jeriod Prince at the helm. This well-oiled machine of a team has had some very strong results in the 2011 season and looks to do the same in 2012. Recently K&N had the opportunity to ask driver Jeriod Prince about his team, his car, and what to expect in the future.
Jeriod leading during a daytime race.
What type of racing do you do?
We race IMCA type modifieds and we run in the USA modified and ARCA series.
What kind of racecar do you drive and what's your number?
My car is an Ellis chassis with a 358 cubic inch Chevy V8 and I'm number 9.
How long have you been racing?
I'm number 9 and I've been racing in modifieds for 6 years, but I've been racing since I was 9 years old. I've raced go-karts, sprint cars, and late models over my career.
How has your 2011 season been? What are some of the highs and lows?
We won the last race we ran at Sandusky Speedway! That was an awesome way to end the season, and we've been the fastest qualifier every week. 6th place was our worst finish all season and we finished 2nd 3-4 times. Our low of the season was when we got into a tangle with another car during one of the races. I had to bring the car in and get it fixed, but my team was awesome and got me back out on the track in no time. We ended up making it back up to the front of the pack and finished strong.
What changes/hopes are you looking forward to in 2012?
Jeriod taking the checkered flag at Sandusky Speedway.
We're planning to update the car with some more graphics as it's a pretty plain white right now. Our scheme is actually going to match the K&N colors pretty well. We're also in the process of building a new 400 cubic inch motor and hoping to run more ARCA races next season.
How long have you been sponsored by K&N?
This is our first full season with K&N as a sponsor and it's been a great relationship. Bob Harris is very helpful and supportive, even beyond our racecar to badging on our trailer and product for our other vehicles.
Jeriod, his team, family, and friends celebrating 1st place.
How have K&N products helped your racecar?
They're the best! It's super simple horsepower without sacrificing protection. The air filters help our car breathe better and make more power and the oil filters give us clean oil and lots of it. Having the 1” nut on the oil filter makes it really easy to remove too.
With a good portion of their finishes being in the top 5 and a new motor in the works, Jeriod Prince and Prince Racing are poised to be one of the top competitors in the 2012 season. Race fans should definitely keep an eye on this team as the New Year approaches.
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