Friday, October 28, 2016

Zamora Earns 2016 JPR Rookie of the Year Award

Wenatchee, WA (October 28, 2016) – From her start in go-karts then migrating to Mini Stocks and other forms of circle track racing, Brittney Zamora has found success in each division. In her first year of Northwest Super Late Model Series competition the 17-year old focused on continued racing success culminating with an effort to capture the Jefferson Pitts Racing Rookie of the Year title.

Closing out the season with strong runs at the Yakima Speedway Fall Classic and Neal Newberry 125 at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval, Zamora amassed the points needed to reach her goal.

The second-generation Kennewick, WA driver admits it was a team effort to capture this year’s JPR Rookie of the Year title.

“It means that all of our hard work is paying off. Including the long shop nights and endless practice days.” Said the Kennewick High School student. “It also means that we reached our goal that we set for ourselves at the beginning of this year by winning the Jefferson Pitts Racing Rookie of the Year.”

In addition to earning the Rookie of the Year award, Zamora claimed fourth place in the NWSLMS Championship standings, just two points out of third. Being a rookie in a super late model series was tough, but a learning experience for Zamora.

“I feel that I really learned a lot! The level of competition in the NWSLMS is tougher than any other that I have ever raced against before. I enjoy it and how it keeps pushing my team and I to do better and better every time on the track!”

By winning the Jefferson Pitts Racing Rookie of the Year, Zamora will get the opportunity to test at Yakima Speedway with Jefferson Pitts Racing NASCAR K&N West team. Over the last two seasons the JPR K&N organization has become one of the top programs in the country with wins in both the NASCAR K&N West and East Series. One of JPR’s drivers, Noah Gragson, just signed to compete full time on the Camping World Truck Series with Kyle Busch Motorsports.

“We’ve enjoyed our partnership with the Northwest Super Late Model Series this year and watching the first-year drivers develop. We’re very happy for Brittney Zamora and what she accomplished this year on the series.” said JPR Co-Owner, Jeff Jefferson. “We look forward to working with her and having Brittney test one of our NASCAR K&N cars in the near future.”

Zamora will be looking to make the most of the test session with JPR.

“This opportunity means that I get the chance to gain the experience of the next level of circle track racing with a great team like Jefferson Pitts Racing. I am so excited to get the chance to do this and I hope to prove to myself and others that I can compete at the next level if given the opportunity!”

Heading into the offseason after a successful rookie campaign, Zamora and her team aren’t slowing down anytime soon.

“Our plans for next year are to compete full time in the NWSLMS and to improve in our point standings for the year! We would also love to win a series race and be a front runner consistently throughout the year.”

Zamora won the JPR Rookie of the Year award over Spokane, WA driver Dirk Bennett. The award was given by scoring the driver’s best seven races out of an eight-race season. Zamora claimed 261 points while Bennett earned 211 points. Bennett finished ninth in the 2016 NWSLMS championship standings.

Zamora will receive her Jefferson Pitts Racing Rookie of the Year award in January at the NWSLMS Banquet. The award will be one of many given out by series at its January banquet, as over $25,000 in cash and awards will be presented to eligible drivers and teams.

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