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B.J. McLeod - Bright House Challenge Super Late Model Champion

Sunday, November 12, 2006
B.J. wins Bright House Challenge Super Late Model Race and Championship at New Smyrna Speedway

Samsula, Fla. (November 11, 2006) B.J. and the crew headed to New Smyrna Speedway four points in the lead for the Bright House Challenge Super Late Model 50 Championship. And B.J. and the crew went home with the 2006 Championship.
There was no stopping B.J. on his road to his first Championship in quite a few years. B.J. and the crew started out 2006 fighting the car but ended the year with what they say is a perfect car for New Smyrna Speedway.
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B.J. McLeod was born November 17, 1983 . He lives in Wauchula, Florida, which is a small farming community south of Tampa. His parents are the kind of people who call you sir and ma'am. Real down to earth, hard working folks. B.J.'s dad, Darwin McLeod, introduced B.J. to motor sports at three years of age. He started with 4 wheelers at age 3, Karting from age 5 to 18 and was racing Late Model at age 12.

Here are some of B.J.ís accomplishments:

* Won over 180 events in Karts and Late Model Stock Cars

* 1996 National WKA Champion

* 8 times Florida State Champion in WKA & Eight Track Championship at other tracks

* WKA South Carolina State Champion

* Attended FinishLine Racing School March 1997

* August 1997 B.J. became the youngest driver ever to WIN a Super Late Model race

* October 1997 he became the youngest driver ever to qualify for a major sanctioned race. He finished 18th in the ASA race at Kinley , North Carolina out of a field of 32 cars. One month before his 14th birthday.

* 1997 - At 14 years of age B.J. WON the track Late Model Championship at Orlando Speedworld (3/8 mile) and New Smyrna Speedway (1/2 mile) in 1998.

* March 1998 B.J. broke the track record at Orlando Speedworld.

* 1999 SAS (Southern All Stars) Rookie of the Year and second in overall points

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