USAC Sprint Car Racer Jarett Andretti Shows Family Bloodlines Run Deep

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Sprint car driver Jarett Adretti zooms by at the USAC race

Sprint car driver Jarett Adretti zooms by at the USAC race

With a Great Uncle named Mario, a Grandfather named Aldo and a father named John, it’s no wonder Jarett Andretti is a winner both on and off the track. To sum up what kind of young man he is becoming, just read what a classmate from North Carolina State University has to say about him.

Jarett Andretti takes a sharp turn during USAC Sprint Car Racing

Jarett Andretti takes a sharp turn during USAC Sprint Car Racing

“Jarett is my hardest working friend balancing a full class load at college as well as pursuing a career in racing. He manages his time efficiently and even hangs out with his friends when he has time. Jarett knows what he wants to do with his life and has goals set for himself so that he can be successful. He is a responsible, reliable young man who I would call for help in any situation. Jarett is also a great role model for his younger sisters and is a family oriented gentlemen. I have a great amount of respect for him and the direction he is traveling in life.” - Devon Demaine

As will most drivers, Jarett started off in Go-Karts and then moved to USAC Midgets and stayed in the USAC ranks since 2011. In addition, he ran about 10 races at Oswego Speedway in their Supermodified division, the 24 Hours of Daytona and also competed in some open-wheel formula car racing. Jarett says he likes to race as many different cars as possible.

”My father ran Sprint and Silver Crown cars when he was coming through the ranks” stated Jarett, “and he thought it was valuable experience for him so, in 2012, when we were deciding the next step we both thought sprint cars would be the best route to go. There are plenty of races, stiff competition and you get the opportunity to run on both dirt and pavement. All of these factors combined led me to the sprint car ranks where I will be racing about 80 times this year across 14 states.”

Some of his most memorable highlights of his racing career include getting to race in the USAC Silver Crown division last year, and getting to go to some very neat tracks like Pikes Peak and Gateway, and running at some historical tracks like the Springfield Mile and Eldora. “Racing at Oswego Speedway was also a great experience,” added Jarett, “since my Grandfather and my Great Uncle had both raced there.”

When the Andretti Short Track team started building their sprint car program in 2012, they looked at companies that provided parts for each aspect of the race car. “K&N obviously builds great air and oil filters,” stated Jarett, “so we got the opportunity to meet Ryan at the IMIS show and we started building our relationship and are very proud to be using K&N products week in and week out on our Sprint and Silver Crown Cars.”

“In the 2+ years that we have been using K&N Air and Oil filters” concluded Jarett, “we have never, ever had a reliability issue. They always perform at their peak and are never a reliability concern, so, for that reason I would recommend K&N filters to anybody in racing or for use on their personal vehicle.”


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