SHELBY, N.C. – John Gaydosh Jr. is returning to the NHRA’s Pro Stock division with Beaver Motorsports at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 12-15 in Gainesville, Fla.
Gaydosh recently sold his racing operation and has been out of the driver’s seat for nearly a year.
Beaver Motorsports is making their Pro Stock team debut with the support of Strutmasters.com, Beaver Bonding, T Parke Services, MB Auto, Gaydosh Performance, RacerDirect.com, Norwood Towing, and a technical alliance of Kenny Delco Racing and engines from Frank Iaconio Racing Engines.
“I have always wanted to run Pro Stock,” said Beaver Motorsports owner Mark Beaver, “I have run Stock and Super Stock for years with both NHRA and IHRA. We have 200 plus NASCAR Truck and Xfinity Starts, but drag racing is our home. We have been trying to put a pro stock program together for a couple of years. It all just fell in to place this season.”
“I didn’t want to leave the sport in 2018, and I had hoped I would be back,” explained Gaydosh. “Mark (Beaver) had helped as he could on my team before, and so we just came together put the necessary people and pieces in place once he took a step back from the NASCAR world.”
The Beaver Motorsports team plans to run select races in 2020 to prepare for a full-season run in 2021. The current schedule consists of 10 races starting at the Gatornationals, with the primary locations being on the east coast.
“I can’t wait to get back in the car and let out the clutch,” stated Gaydosh, “I’ve missed it quite a bit. Anyone would! We have a good car and good power. Our alliance with Kenny Delco and the Iaconio power is great for a new one-car team. Strutmasters.com and the rest of our partners have made this comeback possible.”