By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
After using the experience gained in a Legends machine and DIRTcar Sportsman-Modified as the building blocks of his career, Jeremy Coulter has found his racing niche in the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series.
The 39 year old Lindsay, Ontario native – who now makes his home in Smiths Falls with wife Miranda and daughter Rebecca – is a results driven racer. Hardware earned for the 2008 Canadian Legends' championship and being named 2014 LOSC Rookie of the Year are proudly displayed in his trophy room. Not content to rest on his past accomplishments, the talented wheel twister can't wait to break the seal on a new season of action.
"I enjoy the time we spend working on the car and getting things ready to race, but there's nothing like being at the track," said Coulter. "I've met so many amazing people over the years through racing and they've become like an extended family. Competing at different venues through the year allows for a broadened fan base and that's good for the series and all the teams."
Jeremy Coulter's Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series equipment is a McColl Racing Enterprises chassis, with a McGunegill Engine Performance power plant under the hood. Behind the scenes and at the track, the car – carrying #6, the driver's hockey jersey since the age of 4 – is prepped and maintained by car chief Al Liebert and Brent Litle. Ian Blanchard is the team's raceday spotter. Away from the track, Coulter enjoys golf and hockey. He says he'd like to see the series run an event at Cayuga Speedway and hopes to attend a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway and watch his favourite driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
"With so many things to enjoy about the sport, there has always been one aspect that I've never cared for," admitted Coulter, who works as a Senior Account Executive with AVG Technologies. "Repairing damaged body panels is probably my least favourite thing about racing. It's a necessary part of short track motorsports, but there are other things the crew and I could be working on that would be a better use of our time."
For 2015, the JM Motorsports ride will carry Dodge Challenger bodywork into battle, with sponsorship support from Hinton Dodge Chrysler Jeep. The team will also utilize promotional and media services from Clarke Motorsports Communications throughout the season.
2015 Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series Schedule
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Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
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