Welch & Wilson Motorsports Signs Griffin for 2011 CRA Season
Pairing Plans to Enter December's Snowball Derby
Jeff Welch and Curt Wilson have already been hard at work preparing for the 2011 racing season. In 2011 Welch and Wilson Motorsports will enter an additional car with the CRA Super Series. South Bend, Indiana’s Derrick Griffin will drive the #4 Welch and Wilson Motorsports late model competing for Rookie of the Year honors and the Season Championship with the CRA Super Series. Griffin was a two time winner with the Howe CRA Late Model Sportsman Series in 2010 and competed with the CRA Super Series in the Winchester 400 were he came from his 26th starting position to the top ten before having to park the car with engine problems on lap 113. In limited starts with the Howe CRA Late Model Sportsman Series in 2010, Griffin was the season leader in laps lead and Allstar Performance Fast Qualifier Awards.
Central Indiana racing veteran Scott Neal has been hired by Welch and Wilson Motorsports as the full time Crew Chief for Griffin. Neal is a veteran racer and crew chief with all of the top three CRA divisions and was a winner with the ARCA Racing Series in his series debut. Neal worked for several years for Jack Roush’s NASCAR Sprint Cup teams before recently moving back to Indiana. The pair will get some valuable experience working together prior to the 2011 season by competing in the 43rd Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL. That prestigious event will have open practice on Thursday, December 2nd, practice and qualifying on Friday, December 3rd, practice and last chance races on Saturday December 4th with the 300 lap Snowball Derby on Sunday December 5th. Welch and Wilson Motorsports fans can follow the teams Snowball Derby efforts on Speed51.com.