Jake Griffin returns to drive Vatterott Dirty Hand Tools Chevy

17 year-old Jake Griffin returns to MB Motorsports to drive the #63 Vatterott Educational Centers / Dirty Hand Tools Chevy Silverado in the Speediatrics 200 at Iowa Speedway.

“We had a great run in qualifying last year at Iowa,” says the young man from Quincy, IL.  "We started 15th, but it didn't take long for our night to go bad, so I feel like we have something to prove.  Plus, Vatterott Educational Centers will have a bunch of their people there with us.  I’m very excited to get back behind the wheel of the Vatterott / Dirty Hand Tools Chevy.”

Vatterott serves a diverse student population across 21 locations in 7 states, as well as a vibrant online community. Each of these institutions takes pride in serving both the student population and the local communities that help continue the Vatterott tradition.
Vatterott Educational Centers offers a variety of automotive and trades programs including Automotive Technology, Auto Body and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Repair Technician, Commercial Driver’s License, Powersports Equipment & Small Engine Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic, Building Maintenance, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Combination Welding and Wind Energy Technician.  Vatterott also offers programs in the fields of Business, Medical, Technical, Cosmetology, Dental, Legal, Personal Fitness, and Veterinary Technician, as well as many continuing education opportunities. All programs are industry-relevant and designed to support the Vatterott mission of providing career skills for a better life.

“Iowa Speedway is located near our Des Moines campus,” according to Kevin Smith, Vatterott Corporate Director of Marketing. “This time out, we’re showcasing multiple curriculums. We’ll have our HVAC program from our trades curriculum and from our automotive training program, Diesel Mechanic and Powersports.  Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc. has 21 locations in 7 states, as well as a vibrant online community. To learn more about what Vatterott can offer you, visit online at vatterott.edu.”

Making their debut at Iowa, Dirty Hand Tools sells a complete line of log splitters, chain saws, pumps, tillers, snow blowers, mowers and agricultural implements.  "Dirty Hand Tools is committed to bringing the best quality, most durable and affordable equipment, tools and accessories possible to the retail market," says Nick Brogna, Marketing Manager for Dirty Hand Tools. "We design and engineer all of our products in-house in Colorado and source quality materials worldwide.  We're excited to partner with MB Motorsports. The NASCAR fan base is a great fit for our brand."

Dirty Hand Tools. DHT products are available at Lowe’s, Home Depot, Menards, Bomgaars, Big R and many other fine retailers nationwide.

Joining Vatterott and Dirty Hand Tools on the #63 MB Motorsports Chevy Silverado are Kipor Power Equipment, MARADYNE® High Performance Fans, Champion Brands, Reikken, Excel Bottling / Ski Soda, Timken, MechanixWear and WIX Filters

“A good race on Saturday night would be more than just a finishing position for us," adds Griffin. "It could mean everything when it comes to the number of races I’ll be around for this year and that’s really important to me. I want to be a regular fixture in trucks. Hopefully, with some good finishes this year, we can make that happen. Having Rick Ren at our side is a huge bonus. He’s so knowledgeable and I’m beyond thrilled to work with him.”

The Speediatrics 200 will be broadcast live on FoxSports1, MRN Radio and Sirius Channel 90 Saturday, June 18th at 8:30 pm ET.

MB Motorsports PR
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