When it comes to his racing calendar for the 2018 season, longtime Modified competitor Jimmy Blewett describes his plans as “playing it be ear” for much of what he’ll do.
But there is one thing he’s sure of.
Blewett, of Howell, N.J., said he will chase an SK Modified championship at Thompson Speedway in 2018.
“I will be racing Thompson in the SK [Modifieds],” Blewett said. “I can’t let it out, let the cat out of the bag who I’m driving for yet. And I’m also putting a new SPAFCO car together with Kenny Barry to run a few shows at Stafford in the SK [Modifieds].”
Ryan Preece revealed Tuesday that Blewett will be his fill-in driver for the two Whelen Modified Tour events he expects to miss in 2018 because of his commitment to the Joe Gibbs Racing XFINITY Series program.
Beyond those events with the Ed Partridge owned TS Haulers team, Blewett said the rest of Tour Type Modified schedule for 2018 is up in the air.
“I’m going to try to field my own car as much as possible, if I an get the crew to do it,” Blewett said. “… Kind of just going to have fun this year. Race around. I have an open car that I can run [the Valenti Modified Racing Series] with, that I can the ROC Tour with, so we’re looking to maybe run a few of those races as well, just because we don’t have the crew to do the [Whelen Modified Tour] full-time. I’ll fill in the blanks at my home track, Wall Stadium.”