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The past couple of months have been even more hectic than usual at work because I am managing the construction of our new website, which is scheduled to launch soon. Because of everything that I have going on, it's hard to find downtime to unwind and relax a little before it all starts again. [...] I am excited to announce to my fans that we have had T-shirts made, and they will be available at NHRA national events at the Pro Stock T-shirt trailer and on our website, www.quartermax.com.
ON THE RUN with Rickie Jones Pro Stock’s Rickie Jones is managing a full plate like a pro I can’t believe I’m already in my third year hectic than usual at work because I am of racing NHRA Pro Stock. Last year managing the construction of our new website, which is scheduled to was fantastic. We set a goal of making launch soon. Because of everything the top 10 before the 2009 season that I have going on, it’s hard to find started, and we fought all year to finish downtime to unwind and relax a 10th. That was a huge accomplishment for little before it all starts again. When I’m home, I try to spend my nights our entire team and everyone involved. watching movies. Dinner and sleep That said, I’ve had a very exciting and busy are really the only times that I start to 2010. We have had many have to myself. It’s hard changes this year with new sponsors, finding a healthy balance between a new car, and a new engine program. racing, work, and sleep. without the support that I receive from those who have The biggest change that we made was I even have to work on balance when I made a commitment to our success. Richard Freeman switching from Dodge to GM. am at the track. Because we have a small of Elite Motorsports has made a huge commitment to We’re off to a bit of a slower start team, I’m not only focused on driving our program. Throughout the last six months, Richard this year. We missed the show at when I’m at the track. After a run, I will has built a brand-new engine facility, Elite Pomona due to some clutch download the data from the car, prep the Performance, in Oklahoma and has started a research- malfunctions. Our new GM engine for maintenance, swap the rear and-development program to build engines that will combination has definitely come with a tires, change rear gears, change engine be competitive in the extremely challenging class of learning curve. I have had a lot of oil if needed, and help make decisions NHRA Pro Stock. Along with much continued learning to do and adjustments to make on clutch, gearing, chassis, and engine tune-up for support from Monte Bailey of Bailey Logistics and as both a driver and a tuner. Both the car itself and the next run. our team at Quarter-Max and RJ Race Cars, I feel we the motors are different from what we are used to Throughout the day I work on the car, help have all the tools in place to build a team capable of running. We have only been working on the new customers, answer questions, make tuning decisions, winning races and, ultimately, a championship. program since December, and considering that the On another note, I can’t say enough to thank my car went down the track for the first time in parents, Rick and Bonnie Jones, for believing in me “ February, I think that we have come a long way in a Balancing work and racing and giving me the opportunity to race Pro Stock. short period of time. As with any team, we go into with our hectic schedule is Without their help, guidance, and teaching throughout each race as prepared as we can be, and we co
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