SS Green Light Racing is pleased to welcome another young gun to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as Pennsylvania hot-shoe Matt Kurzejewski will take the wheel of the Costy’s Energy Service No. 81 on Sunday afternoon in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fan Appreciation 200 presented by New Holland at the Iowa Speedway.
Kurzejewski is a second-generation driver from Pennsylvania who began racing at the age of four. “I kind of followed in my fathers footsteps a little bit… He was a modified driver in the Northeast. I started racing when I was four in quarter-midgets and run in various series over the years including modifieds. I ran my first ARCA race in 2008 with the Keselowski’s.” Kurzejewski explained. “Most recently I’ve run some UARA stuff and PASS late models. Earlier this year I ran two more ARCA races at Daytona and Talladega where we had two top-ten finishes and a chance at a top-three finish at Talladega, but the race was cut short by rain.”
“Right now my goal is to get established in the Camping World Truck Series, I really like the trucks.”
“I played a lot of sports but racing is my favorite thing to do. I could have gone to college to play hockey but chose to take the racing path,” he continued. “The main goal this weekend at Iowa is to finish on the lead lap and finish my approval process for the mile and half tracks, because we would like to run Las Vegas later this year. I have NASCAR approval for short tracks and superspeedways, but need to get approved for the intermediate tracks.”
SS Green Light Racing owner Bobby Dotter is pleased to welcome Cal Boprey to the team. Cal has come onboard to serve as crew chief for the No. 81 team for the rest of 2013. “Cal brings a wealth of experience to our team and I think he is a guy who will work well with the myself and the team. We have a lot going on through the rest of 2013 and Cal will be a great addition to the SS Green Light team.”
“I know Bobby is trying to groom some young drivers for next year,” said new crew chief Boprey. “I’m excited to be here at SS Green Light Racing and to help these young drivers get up to speed and get comfortable in the Truck Series starting this week with Matt Kurzejewski at Iowa.”
Costy’s Energy Services of Mansfield, PA will back Kurzejewski’s No. 81 at the Iowa Speedway.
The Fan Appreciation 200 presented by New Holland is the 306th consecutive NCWTS start for the SS Green Light Racing team and the first career NCWTS start for Kurzejewski in the Truck Series. Jimmy Weller will be behind the wheel of the the SS Green Light No. 07 this week at Iowa.
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