Familiar Face Joins TEN-J Roster for Clay Cup
Prodigy Race Promotions on Sprint Car Insider. LEMOORE, Calif. (July 15, 2019) – TEN-J Chassis is packed-up and primed for their first Clay Cup Nationals as a brand this weekend at Demming Speedway in Bellingham, Wash.
The team has an arsenal of all-star drivers ready to battle for ten-thousand dollars in the the Pacific Northwest’s crown jewel Micro Sprint showdown. The lineup includes Tulsa winners, California Speedweek Champions, national win total leaders and even savvy veteran who brings some serious credentials to the table.
At the controls of the premier, Super 600 rides, with their eyes on the $10,000 top prize; will be 22-time race winner, Mitchel Moles in the number 01. Joining Moles is reigning Tulsa Shootout Outlaw class Champion, driving the companies hallmark, 10j, Ben Worth. Joining the roster for this years Clay Cup is one of Jerrod Huckleberry’s original, legendary drivers, the 2017 California Speedweek Super 600 Champion: Ryan Reeves in the 10jr.
The addition of Reeves to the lineup may come as a surprise to the competition, but the TEN-J crew has an insurmountable level of confidence in his abilities.
“I’ve had a lot of success with Ryan (Reeves),” said Jerrod Huckleberry. “He’s one of my first drivers and I have no doubt that even off the couch he’s capable of winning. But even more he’s such a valuable asset to the team. His feedback, and knowledge of the whole picture is invaluable to our young drivers.”
Reeves has spent the last couple of seasons at home being a family man and focusing on life beyond racing. However since Huckleberry founded TEN-J Chassis, the savvy veteran has made select appearances without missing a beat. He’s had his fare share of success in Washington in the past, and his sights are set on taking no less than $10,000 back home to his family.
As for Mitchel Moles, and Ben Worth, both boast credentials this season that automatically tout them at the top level contenders. Moles has one of the highest individual race-win totals of anyone in the nation with 22. He’s also coming in on the heels of the 2019 California Speedweek Super 600 title. He’ll be a threat for 10k aboard his TEN-J.
Ben Worth needs no introduction. Being the champion of the biggest micro sprint race on earth is reason enough to know he will be a threat for the championship. Not to mention, last year Worth was one of the fastest drivers on the track throughout the entire week. Worth has had a career-year so far and a Clay Cup title & $10,000 check would just add more to the story for himself and the TEN-J brand.
Beyond the premier class TEN-J will be heavily represented in the Restricted and Jr Sprint classes as well. In both classes the brand brings some of the nations top performing drivers to go to bat representing TEN-J.
In the Restricted class, the freshly crowned, California Speedweek Champion – Gauge Garcia, will be at the helm of his number 21. Ever since wrapping up the Speedweek title Garcia has found a calm sense of self confidence that has translated to smoother, more dominant and consistent performances. Also contesting in the Restricted class and steamrolling with momentum is Jeffrey Pahule Jr. Pahule currently owns the points lead at Dixon Speedway and has several feature wins to his credit as well. Both are expected to shine in Washington.
Finally – In the Jr Sprint class, Jett Barnes is ready to avenge is 2018 performance. According to his crew chief, and dad, he knows exactly where they went wrong last year, and he feels certain the same mistakes won’t be made again. Barnes already has a Shootout podium to credit this year and he want improve upon it at Clay Cup. The winningest Jr Sprint driver in the nation is a preeminent favorite for the title and he’s looking forward to a track he enjoyed thoroughly last year.
The TEN-J brand has made history everywhere they have shown up so far. Their resume already reads as well as a stat sheet from the most established of manufacturers, and they don’t intend on leaving any box unchecked. It’s Clay Cup time for TEN-J.
Will another milestone be made?
2019 Clay Cup Nationals
July 18 – 21, 2019
Ben Worth #10j
Mitchel Moles #01
Ryan Reeves #10jr
Gauge Garcia #21
Jeffrey Pahule jr. #44x
Jett Barnes #55
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