“We couldn’t be more pleased to have Jonathan in our car for Elko,” said Cunningham Motorsports co-owner Kerry Scherer.
“He drove for us one time at Berlin back in 2009 and did a spectacular job. We’re excited to have him back, and we know he’s going to do a great job. He’s such a great kid, and comes from such a great family. We’re very excited about this.”
Eilen, who was nearly unknown to the ARCA Racing Series in ’09 at Berlin, had raced his way into the top-five, but got involved in someone else’s wreck late in the race.
“I know that Cunningham Motorsports is one of the leading competitors in the ARCA series, so I’m very excited to back with them. We were either going to win that race at Berlin, or finish second, so I definitely feel like we’ve got some unfinished business to take care of,” Eilen added.
“I know the track (Elko) pretty well, and we’ve got a pretty good following of sponsors and fans over there, so we should have quite a few people cheering for us when we get back in town. A win at my home track in the ARCA series would be as big as it gets.”
Eilen also drove an ARCA car during open testing at Daytona Int’l Speedway in December of 2012 through ARCA’s “Road to Daytona” program under which champions from ARCA’s additional touring series get the opportunity to drive an ARCA car at Daytona.