KANSAS CITY, Mo. – WELD Racing and Andretti Autosport Short Track have formed a heritage partnership that celebrates WELD’s 50th anniversary in the design and manufacturing of race wheels.
Jarett Andretti, the 2014 USAC National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year and son of John Andretti, will be running Greg Weld’s famous blue paint scheme in honor of the company’s late founder, who won the 1967 USAC Sprint Car Series championship.
“I’m truly flattered and excited to be representing WELD Racing in their 50th year of business,” said Jarett Andretti. “WELD Racing has been a big supporter of my career and I’m proud that they have partnered with Andretti Autosport Short Track to bring this special paint scheme to Kansas in honor of the late Greg Weld.”
“Both WELD Racing and Andretti names are rich with racing history and have won numerous track championships across the USA,” said Norm Young, president and CEO of WELD Racing. “Having Jarett Andretti’s Sprint Car painted in Greg Weld’s vintage color scheme and number, is a great way to pay homage to our company’s founder.”
Andretti and his WELD Racing No. 1 USAC Sprint Car will compete at Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan., Randolph County Speedway, Moberly, Mo. and Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo, Ind.