BALDWIN PARK, California — 15-year old Juan Esteban Garcia will drive the #30 King Taco/Position One Motorsports Chevrolet this weekend at Madera (CA) Speedway on the one-mile banked oval in the Coors Light Open Late Model Series 100-lap feature event. The race will be Garcia's first action in a full-size stock car after great success in karting and open wheel cars.
"15-Year Old Juan Esteban Garcia to Make his Stock Car Debut "
Garcia hails from Bogota, Columbia and hopes to climb the racing ladder eventually competing at the highest levels of NASCAR.
Garcia has seven years of experience in karting and formula cars competing in his native Columbia and the United States. He most recently drove for Position One Motorsports in a go-kart in the US Super Nationals back in 2009.
The car Garcia will pilot this weekend is an older but very reliable chassis named Megan. Luis Martinez Jr. drove the car in back in March at Lake Havasu setting fast time and was among the fastest cars throughout the race. Garcia tested the car the past two Friday's at Irwindale Speedway and quickly got up to speed turning competitive laps in over five hours of testing.
The team is excited to see what Garcia can do in a stock car. "Juan drove for us a few years ago in go karts and it is great to help him along in his racing career," stated Luis Martinez Sr., owner of Position One Motorsports.
"It's a big jump from karting to stock cars but Juan has adapted really well," said Steve Boldroff, Position One Motorsports crew chief. "It will be a new experience for Juan but we know he is more than capable and we are excited for him."
Position One Motorsports offers a first-class driver development program that includes race vehicles, equipment, crew, and hospitality for funded drivers looking to make the jump from karting and open-wheel racing into full-size stock cars. Based in the greater Los Angeles area of southern California, the team is well positioned in proximity to all the regional race tracks and transportation gateways.
"Luis Martinez. Sr. (owner of Position One Motorsports) has built a great organization and we are excited about the Driver Development Program," said Rip Michels, Race Director for Position One Motorsports. "Whether you are interested in competition, testing a stock car, or creating a hospitality event for your organization, Position One Motorsports will deliver a first-class experience."
The Position One Motorsports team competes at various west coast tracks and their current schedule includes visits to The Bullring in Las Vegas, All American Speedway, Madera Speedway, Stockton 99 and Lake Havasu.
Position One Motorsports has corporate partnerships with King Taco, Lucas Oil, Eibach Springs, Ron's Rear Ends, and Jan's Towing. The team completes in Super Late Model/Late Model races throughout the Southwest region as well as providing a complete Driver Development Program for funded drivers looking to move up in their career. For additional information log onto their website at www.position-one.com or call the race shop at 626/814-2008.
About Position One Motorsports
Since its inception back in 2002, Position One Motorsports began the long and arduous task of establishing a strong reputation in the motorsports world. Position One began building it's foundation with a go-kart competition and has since become one of the most respected racing organizations in the region. The team is owned by Luis Martinez Sr. and features a host of talented young up and coming drivers along with established veterans. The team is defined by race wins and championships and offers a world-class hospitality experience and driver development program making the organization one of the most appealing brands in racing. For complete team information log onto
www.position-one.com or follow the team on Facebook. The team has corporate partnerships with King Taco, Lucas Oil, Eibach Springs, Ron's Rear Ends, and Jan's Towing.