“The Jeffer” Jeff Heotzler is preparing for one of the busiest racing seasons in nearly 20 years. At the JHR shop in Wallkill, NY, parts are being prepared and meticulously inspected before being bolted back on to the fleet of Teo Pro Car chassis. With racing kicking off earlier and earlier every year, time is of the essence as March is just around the corner.
In weekly competition, The Jeffer will be driving the Mel Schrufer owned, Academy Transmission sponsored 84 small block modified at the Accord Speedway on Friday nights. The Jeffer is only 1 win shy of his 50th career Accord triumph. The duo of Heotzler and Schrufer formed late last season with immediate success, turning in great performances at OCFS’s Eastern States Weekend and at the Short Track Super Nationals at the Five Mile Point Speedway. In addition to Accord, Heotzler will participate in the newly formed, “Short Track Super Series” – a series put together by up and coming promoter Brett Deyo. The series will kick off at the Orange County Fair Speedway on March 23rd. On the big block side, The Jeffer will be back piloting the Roberts Racing, Array of Monograms, 14H. Bad luck and bizarre mechanical failures plagued the 14H nearly every time out last year, despite continually being one of the fastest cars on the track.
2014 is filled with opportunity and promise and the JHR team looks to take advantage and build upon a 2013 season that saw The Jeffer reach victory lane 4 times.