Rette Jones Racing adjusts 2020 schedule
MOORESVILLE, N.C.: Despite the reboot of the 2020 ARCA Menards Series East season this weekend at Toledo Speedway, the coronavirus pandemic has hit Rette Jones Racing particularly hard.
Slated to run Tristan Van Wieringen full-time in ARCA Menards Series East competition, COVID-19 has heavily impacted the luxury of being able to travel freely from Canada to the United States.
With restrictions and protocols in place, Rette Jones Racing has decided to withdraw from Saturday afternoon’s Herr’s Potato Chips 200 and reevaluate its program for the remainder of the 2020 season.
“We haven’t missed a race that we planned to attend since the formation of Rette Jones Racing five years ago,” said team co-owner Mark Rette. “It’s very unfortunate that the virus has impacted our team in a different way than most.
“With our sponsor primarily based in Canada, Tristian and co-owner Terry (Jones) residing in Canada, the fundamentals aren’t feasible and it we felt like it was best to just restructure our year the best we could and hope to get Tristan back in some races later in the year.
“With that being said, there is still plenty of races left, we have the cars and personnel ready to go should the opportunity arise for another driver to temporarily get in the seat until Tristan can return.
“We were looking forward to 2020, but now we’ll just regroup and come back when it’s appropriate.”
About Rette Jones Racing:
Headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, Rette Jones Racing (RJR) was founded in 2015 with the intent of building a successful racing operation built around the fundamentals of hard work and a never give up attitude.
Owned by racers Terry Jones and Mark Rette, RJR will field entries in 2020 in the ARCA Menards Series East, ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGROTS).
The winning K&N team also offers technical and setup intel as part of a technical alliance partnership to Sam Hunt Racing and driver Colin Garrett.