Staff Report | Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

When the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA powered by VP Racing Fuels hits the track at Mahoning Valley on April 20th, 2019, many eyes will be set on Joey Bailey and the #51B team.

Bailey, who was the recipient of the 2018 VP Racing Fuels Checkered Flag Award for earning a season high five feature victories, is expected to continue his momentum well into the 2019 as he is one of the pre-season favorites to be crowned champion by seasons end.

“We had a few minor set backs towards the first half of last season, particularly at the first Waterford race,” said Bailey. “We were really fortunate to put some solid runs together winning 3 of the last 4 races and making a late charge at (Matt) Janisch for the championship.”

Janisch, who Bailey mentions of, is an unofficial teammate of sorts as Matt and his father Mark co-built Bailey’s Yuhas Chassis prior to the 2018 season.

“We know our equipment is championship material, and with the knowledge of Alan Mollot and my father Russ supporting me the way they do, there is no question we will be a contender in this season and for the years to come.”

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