Florida’s Jeff Choquette Returns to the ASAMT for the 4th Annual Joe Shear Classic
by Kari Shear-Carlson
West Palm Beach, FL driver, Jeff Choquette, will join the the American Speed Association Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings this weekend, May 6th at Madison International Speedway for the 4th Annual Joe Shear Classic.
This will be Choquette’s third race with the ASAMT. His first race found him and the Adrian Carriers, Liz Girl Logistics Chevy in victory lane at Iowa Speedway in 2011. He’s hoping to make it two for three this weekend.
It means a lot for Jeff to return to the ASA Midwest Tour, particularly in the Joe Shear Classic.
“Any race you can win is always meaningful, but the Joe Shear Classic would be up there on the list. I have had the chance to work with Joe Shear’s son, Joe Jr. and now I work with his son-in-law, Nick Carlson, so I kind of feel like I’m part of the family. I would love to win this race for Nick and his wife, Kari” said Choquette.
Most of the drivers who will be competing in the Joe Shear Classic this Sunday are familiar with Madison International Speedway and many even got their roots at the track. The past three winners of the event, Nathan Haseleu, Steve Carlson, and Ross Kenseth, have all put hundreds of laps down at the track. This will be Choquette’s first visit to the 1/2 mile oval, and he knows that the competition will be tough.
“It’s always hard going to someone else’s home track, but I’ve always said that if you want to learn the line to run at a track, follow those who know it best,” said Choquette. “Although I wouldn’t mind having the same luck as I did at Iowa Speedway,” he joked.
Jeff Choquette races at tracks all over the Midwest and Southeast and uses the experience he gains from every track to his advantage. “The more tracks you can get laps on, the better off you are. I am going to need all the experience I can get when I race against the ASAMT,” noted Choquette.
ASAMT VP, Steve Einhaus, has no doubts in Choquette’s ability to run up front. “No matter who Gary Adrian provides a car to, it’s going to be top quality and fast. But when you pair up Nick Carlson with a talent like Jeff, they are going to be hard to beat. Madison is tough and he’s right by saying those that have logged a lot of laps will be hard to beat. But I am pretty sure he’s going to come out of the box fast and be there all day long,” said Einhaus.
“I cannot thank Gary and Liz Adrian, along with Caleb and Clayton, enough for the opportunity to drive the Adrian Carriers and Liz Girl Logistics late model. I also have to thank my crew chief, Nick and his wife, Kari for all that they do. And of course the rest of the crew for all of their hard work; Ryan, Corey, Jeffro, Rus, and Tim.”
Jeff Choquette also plans to run the ASAMT Howie Lettow 150 at the Milwaukee Mile on June 12th as well as the Iowa 150 at Iowa Speedway on September 14th.
You can catch Jeff Choquette along with all of the entries for the 4th Annual Joe Shear Classic this Sunday, May 6th at Madison International Speedway. For more information log on to asamidwesttour.com.
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