GRT Race Cars Tabs Justin Zeitner as House
Car Driver; Sets Sights on Malvern Bank Tour!
(January 4, 2018) GRT Race Cars, Inc. owner and
founder Joe Garrison announced today that he has tabbed Omaha, Nebraska
native Justin Zeitner as the next GRT "House Car" pilot!
Justin, who has enjoyed a myriad of success primarily in the Open
Wheel Modified division, will make the jump to compete for the Malvern
Bank Super Late Model Series Championship in 2018. In addition to
those series events, the newly-formed team will concentrate on Lucas
Oil MLRA Series and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series specials in
"I am very excited to work with Justin (Zeitner) and the entire
family," quoted Garrison from the GRT headquarters earlier
today. "His dad Leon (Zeitner) has been a long-time GRT customer
and we have always worked really well together. Justin wheels a
modified real well and has won a lot of races, so I'm really pumped
to see what he can do in our Super Late Model. It has everyone at
the shop reenergized and ready to work really hard on our program
for this year!"
Justin and the GRT "House Car" team plan to kick off
their version of the 2018 racing season in the Malvern Bank Super
Late Model Series lid lifter on April 6-7 at the nearby I-80 Speedway
in Greenwood, Nebraska. The following weekend will see them in dirt-slinging
action at the pristine Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri,
as the Lucas Oil MLRA Series will preside over a doubleheader on
April 13-14 paying $2,000 and $3,000 to win respectively.
"Words can't really describe how excited I am to have the
opportunity to jump behind the wheel of the GRT House Car,"
exclaimed Justin Zeitner today. "It's something you strive
for when you start racing to get an opportunity on a big stage like
this. Our family has known Joe for a long, long time and I think
we have the pieces put in place to really make this partnership
work. I don't want to say I'll feel a lot of pressure, but the pressure
will definitely be on to perform well and I know for a fact that
we will be 110% invested in furthering Joe's House Car program this
year and hopefully in future years!"
Joe Garrison and the Zeitner's would like to thank the following
group of sponsors for their continued support: Zeitner & Sons
Refrigerated Transport, DJ's Dugout, Siouxland Trailer Sales, Sardeson
Racing, Penske Racing Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing, Keyser Manufacturing,
Allstar Performance, Winters Performance, Wilwood Engineering, Quickcar
Racing Products, AFCO Racing Products, Fast Shafts, Hoosier Racing
Tires, XRG Graphics, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Safecraft
Safety Equipment, Fuel Safe, Goodridge Hose & Fittings, DRP
Performance Products, TruForm Race Products, Performance Bodies,
Quarter Master, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Durham Race Engines, ButlerBuilt
Motorsports Equipment, Hooker Harness, Barnes Oil Systems, Turbo
Start Batteries, CPD Tools, Howe Racing Enterprises, Simpson Racing
Products, Kluhsman Racing Components (KRC), Beyea Headers, Brinn
Inc., Robert & Sons Aluminum, and VP Race Fuels Heartland.
"We have put together a nice deal with the help of a lot of
great marketing partners and product sponsors and I'm looking forward
to working even closer with Joe," said Leon Zeitner this afternoon.
"I've been in his cars since the early 2000s and I think GRT
has a great product. I feel privileged to be aligned with his House
Car program and it's a tremendous opportunity for my son. I can't
thank Joe enough for the trust he has placed with us and we can't
wait for the season to get started in April to showcase the quality
of car he builds!"