MOORESVILLE, N.C. – After working together in a collaborative effort last year in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East action, Rette Jones Racing announced Thursday that Spencer Davis has joined the team for the upcoming season.
Jones will compete for the K&N East championship starting with Sunday evening’s race at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway.
The Dawsonville, Ga. native will steer the No. 30 Ford Fusion for 12 of the 13 K&N East Series this season, but for Sunday’s season-opener, RJR will adorn the No. 82 in recognition of Davis’ longtime supporter Danny Watts.
“I’m so excited to join Rette Jones Racing for the 2019 K&N East Series season,” said Davis. “I’ve gotten to know Mark (Rette, co-owner) and his team over the last eight months or so and not only are they hardcore racers – but they are determined to put a competitive winning race car on the track.
“Rette Jones Racing was valuable in helping to make my limited K&N schedule a success last year and now the chance to work together should bring not only bring strong results but an opportunity to win the K&N East championship. Can’t wait for New Smyrna this weekend.”
Davis’s efforts for New Smyrna will be supported by ALLPRO and Tower Sealants.
ALLPRO Corp. is a business-to-business purchasing cooperative comprised of a network of independently owned paint and decorating product retailers. They serve over 280 such member retailers who represent approximately 1,400 storefronts located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and parts of Europe.
Tower Sealants is a manufacturer of caulks and sealants. With the financial backing of M-D Building Products, Tower Sealants started construction of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in September of 2005 and opened for business March 1, 2006.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to represent ALLPRO and Tower Sealants,” added Davis. “It’s always great to have new supporters for a new season. We’ve been working hard on our No. 82 ALLPRO/Tower Sealants Ford over the last few weeks and I feel like we can go to New Smyrna and contend for the win and get our season off to a fast start.”
Davis, 20, will make his fourth start at the half-mile oval. In his previous three outings, he finished second after starting second in 2016 driving for MDM Motorsports.
Overall, the Georgian has one top-five and three top-10s, including a sixth-place result last February. He has led 50 laps at the track and has an average start there of fourth.
“New Smyrna is a track that fits my driving style,” sounded Davis. “It’s a track where I feel like rhythm is important and you just need to be able to get back in the gas in the corners to propel you forward on the frontstretch. I think we’ll be in a good position when we unload for practice because Mark (Rette) knows what I’m looking for. Hopefully, we can have a strong practice – earn the pole and give it our all during the race.
“It would be awesome to give Rette Jones Racing their first K&N victory on Sunday night.”
Rette, the 2009 ARCA champion crew chief, is thrilled about the chance to work with Davis under one banner.
“I’ve been looking forward to New Smyrna for the last month or so,” Rette said. “Spencer is a talented race car driver and I think he’ll bring a new wave of energy to our team and we legitimately should be a factor for the championship.
“Being excited about the season is an understatement.”