Monday, February 3, 2014

Newhouse Signs with JD Motorsports
for Full SRL Schedule

Hannah Newhouse Signs with JD Motorsports for Full SRL Schedule

After Hannah Newhouse’s first year in a full-time super late model series in 2013, it’s time for the next step in her career. The 16-year-old from Twin Falls will be running the full Spear’s SRL Southwest tour series under JD Motorsports in the No. 61.

Newhouse is familiar with the new series and team as she made her debut In the SRL and with JD Motorsports last season at Pike’s Peak International Raceway in the No. 79 tour car. The schedule consists of 11 races at a total of six different tracks. The SRL contains some of the West’s best competition, but Newhouse feels that she is up for the challenge.

“I’m really excited for this season and what it holds. Mike Doss has an amazing program and I’m thrilled to be part of the team this year and to get the chance to race and really prove myself in the SRL,” Newhouse said.

She will join 17-year-old Jeremy Doss as a teammate for the year as Doss returns for his second year in the series. Doss collected 2nd in points, Rookie of the Year, and Young Gun Honors in last year’s chase for the championship in the SRL. Mike Doss, owner of JD motorsports and father of Jeremy Doss, is excited as well to have Newhouse join his team.

“I am looking forward to having Hannah be on our team full time this year," Doss said. "She really impressed me when she ran for us previously and I feel we can really take her potential to the next level by competing in this series."

Newhouse, who raced for Thompson Motorsports in 2012 and 2013, is sad to be parting ways with the team but looks forward to the new adventure.

“I owe a ton to the team and Thompsons for all they’ve done for me. I wouldn’t be near as successful as I am without their help and all the opportunities they have given me,” Newhouse said.

Newhouse raced the Whelen All-American series in 2012 where she collected six wins, 10 poles, and third in points. She returned the following year under Thompson Motorsports and competed full-time In the ASA Pro Trucks and Rocky Mountain Challenge series. She collected fourth in points and Rookie of the Year in the RMCS and 2nd in points in the ASA Pro Trucks with one win, five poles and one track record.

“I’ve grown so close to everyone at Thompson Motorsports. They’ve become my second family and I really hope to get a future opportunity to work with them again,” said Newhouse.

Hopes for Newhouse are to get the chance to run some NASCAR K&N West for Thompson Motorsports this season. If sponsorship is acquired, Newhouse wants to make select starts in the K&N Pro Series West.

Also, Newhouse plans on trying to run the full Rocky Mountain Challenge Series as well as some of the money races such as the Southern Idaho 200 and Montana 200 to gain further seat time and exposure.

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