AUSTIN, Texas – C.J. Wilson Racing, the professional race team of owned by Major League Baseball pitcher C.J. Wilson, has signed teenager Devin Jones to race in the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup.
The 19-year-old is based in Mooresville, N.C., and has spent the last several years racing in stock cars. However, he cut his teeth in road racing on the IKF and WKA kart tracks of California. For the last seven years, Jones has been competing in a number of NASCAR-sanctioned series, including both late model and super late model touring programs, and he made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway last April.
“I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to drive for C.J. Wilson Racing. In my short time with the team I’ve found it to be a perfect fit. Their experience, leadership and depth of knowledge is simply unmatched,” said Jones. “The opportunities for me to tap into the experience of their veteran drivers will fuel the success of my transition from stock car to road course racing. In addition, the business opportunities for my sponsor VeriStor are exceptional with the support of this experienced team. I’m looking forward to a very successful 2014 season together.”
Wilson is confident that Jones will quickly make an impact and improve the overall quality of the team.
“Devin is new to the MX-5 Cup but he has been racing in other series for a number of years. So we really expect him to hit the ground running,” said Wilson. “Having multiple racers that are not only talented behind the wheel but also able to push and challenge each other is going to bring out the best in everyone.”