SELLMS: Borst Among Rookies Impressing in New Junior Elite Limited Late Model Series

Marshall Gabell Southeast, Stock Cars 0 Comments

Jacob Borst stands beside his No. 25 Nichols Dodge Chrysler Jeep after recording a second place finish. (Jacob Borst Motorsports photo)

EASLEY, S.C. — Making his debut in the Southeast Limited Late Model Series Junior Elite division at Greenville-Pickens Speedway last month, developing racer Jacob Borst wasted no time making a quick impression.

Hailing from Elon, N.C., Borst earned the pole for the 30-lap feature for the newest division, which provides an affordable full-sized traveling late model series for drivers aged 10 to 15.

After making a few rounds, Borst solidified himself in the second position, behind Gage Painter for the race lead. For the next 20 laps, the two would battle for the top spot, putting on an intense show for the race fans.

Despite being involved in the must watch battle, Borst would complete his first-career limited late model start with a second place finish — an impressive mark for the rookie.

“For me, I was able to learn a lot racing the limited late model for the first time,” Borst said. “It was nice being able to race around others in the big car. I felt like we had a good debut.”

Piloting the No. 25 Nichols Dodge Chrysler Jeep/Red-Hot machine, Borst also utilized the season-opening race as a learning experience, taking notes he hopes to put forth in his next start.

“It was a lot different then the quarter midgets or Allison Legacy cars,” Borst expressed. “Shifting gears, watching gauges and then having a radio were all new things that I learned. I had a lot of fun.”

Looking forward, Borst is now preparing for another appearance at Greenville-Pickens on Saturday, March 18th in the Southeast Limited Late Models, where he will look to capture his first-career win in the series.

“We are hoping to go back out there and win the race,” he added. “And lead all the laps (smiles). I am confident in our No. 25 Nichols Dodge Chrysler Jeep team.”

For information on how a business can partner with Jacob for the racing season, or for media opportunities, email Marshall Gabell at [email protected]

Make sure to follow Jacob on Facebook for cool photos and updates throughout the week —  and be sure to check back soon to visit his brand new website, which is being constructed now.

 

About Jacob Borst

Jacob Borst from Elon, North Carolina is a developing racer competing in the Southeast Limited Late Model Junior Elite Series in the No. 25 Nichols Dodge Chrysler Jeep machine.

Borst, 12, is a middle school student that has made his mark across various platforms in motorsports, starting at just four-years-old.

Under direction from his father Justin Borst, the hotshoe Jacob has recorded various victories in go-karts, quarter midgets and even the competitive Allison Legacy Race Series.

In fact, in 2015, Jacob finished second in the nation in quarter midget competition, racing in multiple states, such as North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Michigan, Connecticut , Alabama, Maryland, Ohio and Indiana.

After his tenure in quarter midgets, Borst transitioned to the Allison Series, where he posted a fifth place finish in the championship standings (after missing the opening four races due to age restraints) and also became the youngest winner in the division’s history.

This season, Borst has now taken the next advancement in his racing adventure; competing in the new Southeast Limited Late Model Junior Elite Series, which is an affordable full-sized late model series for drivers aged 10 to 15.

For information on how a business can partner with Jacob for the racing season, or for media opportunities , email Marshall Gabell at [email protected]

Make sure to follow Jacob on Facebook for cool photos and updates throughout the week — and be sure to check back soon to visit his brand new website, which is being constructed now.

 

CREDIT: Jacob Borst Motorsports

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