MIDLAND, N.C. – PSR Racing has tabbed two-time Southern Modified Racing Series champion Jeremy Gerstner to pilot the team’s No. 17 tour-type modified in February’s World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway.
The partnership was announced at the PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis.
“I’m looking forward to having the best equipment I’ve ever been there with, plus Phil’s setups, his top-notch crew and everything,” said Gerstner. “Every time I’ve been to New Smyrna in the past, I’ve tried to crew chief it and drive the thing. That just doesn’t work. Now I know I can focus on putting the car in position to win and lean on Phil’s knowledge to get the car as fast as it can be. I can’t wait to get down to the track and drive that hot rod.”
The PSR Racing team will head to New Smyrna in February with a new PSR chassis and engine, both built in-house at the team’s facility in Midland, N.C.
“Our PSR Products brand of modified chassis, parts, bodies, and components has really taken off over the last year,” said PSR Racing team owner Phil Stefanelli. “A lot of that has to do with the speed that our house cars have shown and the success that our customers have seen as well. Jeremy has been a great ambassador for PSR Products and I know he’ll do a great job behind the wheel of our car.”
For Gerstner, being able to compete at one of his home tracks, New Smyrna Speedway, with a team capable of contending for wins and the World Series championship is a dream scenario.
“Just getting a win down there would be equal to me winning the SMRS championship two years in a row,” said Gerstner. “To be able to put that car in victory lane with all my family, friends, and fans there, would be huge. It would also mean so much to be a part of all the history at New Smyrna. Hopefully I can put my name in the record books along with the legends that have won races and championships there. It’d be a dream come true.”
In addition to the five-night World Series Modified schedule at New Smyrna Speedway from Feb. 10-14, Gerstner will also pilot the PSR No. 17 in the Kickoff to Speedweeks event at Florida’s Bronson Speedway on February 8.