DURHAM, N.C.- Representatives from Jfco Motorsports announced today that Cayuga, Indiana-based Speedco, Inc. will sponsor Tate Fogleman, who will challenge for the 2013 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Pro Late Model championship.
Additionally, Fogleman will drive the Speedco-sponsored Ford in 4-5 select PASS Super Late Model races this year. Along with the new sponsorship, Tate will make the switch from the familiar No. 4 and will sport the No. 8 on his machine in 2013.
Fogleman scored two wins in the PASS Pro Late Model ranks in 2012 and finished seventh in the first PASS National Super Late Model race of the season at Auburndale Speedway in Florida. This will be a reunion of sorts as Speedco had a long and successful relationship sponsoring Tate’s father, Jay, in a variety of series in the late 1990’s and 2000’s.
“I’m glad to finally have Tate with a sponsor that has such a great reputation like Speedco does,” said 2012 PASS National Jay Fogleman, owner of Tate’s Speedco Ford. “Speedco has been great to work with over the years and with my career winding down and more of an emphasis on growing Tate’s, I’m glad to know that Speedco will be winning races with the Foglemans for years to come. I’d also like to send special thanks out to Darin Odle and Odle Motorsports, without them this deal wouldn’t have happened.”
Young Fogleman has quite the lineage to follow in racing. The 12-year-old driver follows his Grandfather Kent, a successful racer in the Carolinas and Virginia on the rough and tough short tracks of the 1960’s and 1970’s, and his father Jay, who has raced and won in everything he has sat in for nearly 30 years. With such a bright future in front of him, it is Speedco’s intention to foster a long term relationship that will grow as Tate continues to progress through the ranks.
““It is exciting to see Tate follow in his father’s footsteps, we wish him well and are anxious to see him succeed,” said Mike Barrett, vice president of sales and marketing for Speedco, Inc. “Over time we have enjoyed our relationship with Odle Motorsports and Jay’s participation as one of our drivers. As Speedco continues to support grassroots racing, this fits especially well with our marketing plans. The future for Tate is very bright, we are happy to be part of it. “
The 2013 season will be a busy one for Tate Fogleman and the Speedco team as they challenge for the PASS Pro Late Model title. Fogleman will compete against some of the best young drivers in the country beginning on March 9 with the 8th Annual South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway.
In addition to the 14 race PASS Pro Late Model schedule, Tate will make his next PASS South Super Late Model start at one of the Nation’s biggest short track events, the 8th Annual Easter Bunny 150 at the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway. Fogleman is excited about the opportunity Speedco presents for him and the Bull City Race Cars team.
“I love racing and I’m really honored to have a company like Speedco believe in my talent and what we are trying to do,” said Fogleman. “I’ve learned a lot the last couple of years and I’m looking forward to taking the Speedco Ford to victory lane in 2013. Dillon can’t get here quick enough for me.”