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We have moved up to Late Model Racing for 2010.  Steve Maas will be driving The Jolly Roger (#00) as usual, but this time it will be in the Late Model Division at both Colorado National Speedway, and The United States Late Model Association (USLMA).

When we asked Captain Steve what his thoughts were on moving up to Late Model, this is what he had to say:

"Well, I would be lying if I told you I wasn't a little nervous about it.  Late Models are much faster than Sportsman, and the cars are very complicated to set up. I am not worried about getting hurt or anything like that, but I am worried about the expense.  One bad crash, or bad luck with engines failure could be very costly.  If it were not for our good sponsors, I would not be able to race in the Late Model division.  We have a great car this year, and our crew is on top of it.  Thanks to my brother Pete, the car should have a great setup on it, and fine tuned both for turning, and for power.  I am a rookie in Late Model, but I learned a lot while racing the Sportsman division, and Superstock. I think my fans know that I give it my all on every race. No matter what happens, whether it be bad calls on the track, rough drivers banging me around, or mechanical issues, I will give it my all.  But I know that I will have to be somewhat careful while starting out in this fast Late Model division.  Hey everyone, please be patient with me until I have some time behind the wheel in Late Model.  I know it will be a wild ride in 2010, and I can't wait to strap in for the headlining division."


heather-spot-09NEW DRIVER!

Exciting news! The newest and youngest driver is giving it a shot in 2010.  Heather Maas is 16 years old, and has been helping in the pits for many years.  She has been very good as a spotter, and car prep in the pits.  Heather will be driving the #14 machine. The 1983 Olds Cutlass has a fresh engine, and was battle tested at the end of last year by her dad Steve Maas.  Steve drove it on the second from last race of the season, and was in first place with no car even close, but a power steering hose broke, and he was black flagged.  Steve took the #14 out for the Superstock championship cup the following week after making sure all bugs were out of the car.  After drawing a very bad pill position, he started in the back.  But even after a 3 position penalty for rough driving, and smashing into 2 cars that were blocking turn 4 after a wreck, Steve still manages to finish 14th.  Not bad considering he started the race almost last, and had to battle through wrecked cars.

Here is what Heather Maas had to say about this exciting news.

"It's a little scary when you consider I am now just getting my regular driver's license, and have not raced stock cars yet.  But there is only one way to learn, and that is to get out there and do it.  My main goal this year is to try and finish races without big wrecks, and learn as much as I can."