NOLAND LOOKING FOR FIRST SLM WIN WITH CAMPI
Original story from Speed51, posted with permission from Speed51
Anthony Campi has proven himself to be one of the sharpest driver development minds in Late Model racing over the years, having helped several young drivers find victory lane around the country over the past few years. Jett Noland is the latest driver to join Anthony Campi Racing in the Southeast, and it already has paid off with wins in the region.
Noland heads into this weekend’s Georgia Spring Nationals at Crisp Motorsports Park with three Pro Late Models wins already under his belt in 2021, all three of which came during the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing. The Florida teenager now looks to translate that same success on the Super Late Model side this weekend with the Southern Super Series.
“I think Anthony Campi has a good car for us to run this weekend. He always puts a great car together for us and I’m happy to be going there,” Noland told Speed51. “We’ve been there multiple times already and we got a win there last year. I’m hoping to come there and at least get a top-three, if not win.”
Since joining ACR last July, Noland has nearly doubled his career win total on the Pro Late Model side. Along with his three wins during the World Series, he also won local Pro Late Model races at Cordele and New Smyrna Speedway. He recently finished fifth in the Alabama 200 at Montgomery Motor Speedway earlier this month.
Jett Noland after winning a PLM Feature during the World Series. (Speed51 Photo)
While the success in the Pro Late Model has come quickly, the Super Late Model side has been a work in progress. He has shown promise behind the wheel of a SLM in his starts, finishing third in the Clyde Hart Memorial last August and 10th in the Rattler 250 two weeks ago.
With the recent success with Campi, Noland feels as confident as ever anytime he shows up to the track. “Confidence-wise, it’s up like it always is. I’ve got a good car underneath me so I’m always confident on how good the race car is and how good we’ll be able to do on the racetrack. It’s going to be a great race.” As he returns to the facility that saw Noland score his first win outside the state of Florida, he believes that qualifying will help dictate how the race plays out Saturday night. From there, it’s about letting the race come to him.
“It’s going to take a lot of patience and seeing where we qualify. If we qualify decent we’ll sit back and relax and see how the race goes.”
Noland is pleased with his progress since joining Campi midway through last season. He hopes to continue that trend into the Georgia Spring Nationals and through the bulk of the 2021 racing season.
“I feel like it’s gone really well so far. We did a few races last year and did pretty decent. I’m hoping this year we can come through and get a couple wins, couple top-threes and end the year off really good. I wish we would’ve done a little bit better in the Alabama 200 but we did good. We had a few issues but hopefully next year we’ll be back there and compete for that win.”
The Georgia Spring Nationals will be live on Speed51.TV this Saturday, March 27. The race will be available to Speed51.TV monthly and yearly subscribers.
-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3 -Photo Credit: Speed51 Photo