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Jarett Andretti unning Sprints with Helberg Motorsports.

Postby Ron Verash » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:43 am

INDIANAPOLIS — Andretti Autosport Short Track has teamed up with Helberg Motorsports for the Glen Niebel Classic (April 27), Little 500 (May 24) and Breast Cancer 50 (Oct. 4) asphalt sprint-car events. Third-generation driver, Jarett Andretti, son of John Andretti and grandson of Aldo Andretti, will be driving for Helberg Motorsports in the No. 18 Indy Trading Post sprint car. “I am looking forward to our new partnership with Jarett and Andretti Autosport Short Track,” said JoJo Helberg, driver and owner of Helberg Motorsports. “Preparations are in full swing for the upcoming races, and with Jarett piloting the primary non-wing sprint car out of the Helberg shop, I am confident we will have success.”

Helberg will also be crew chief on the No. 18 Window World USAC Silver Crown Car for the events at Lucas Oil Raceway (May 17), Gateway Motorsports Park (June 14), Memphis Motorsports Park (June 29) and back again at Lucas Oil Raceway (July 24). “JoJo brings a wealth of pavement knowledge to the Silver Crown program and will help not only on the set up of the car, but also help with my driving,” said Jarett Andretti. “I will also be driving for JoJo at the Little 500. It has been a race I have wanted to do for a long time and getting to run my first time with Helberg Motorsports is something I am really looking forward to.”

Jarett’s father, John Andretti, is excited to have Helberg partner with Andretti Autosport Short Track team. “Whenever you can align yourself with people in the sport that have excelled, you obviously get excited,” John Andretti said. “JoJo brings that excitement to the program. He not only brings a lot of knowledge about the race car but he also has succeeded as a driver. To me, that makes the best package since he can relate to the car and what the driver feels. Hopefully, we can build a long term relationship.”
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