SPARKS, MD (June 11, 2018) – KELLY Benefit Strategies has announced the sponsorship of three NASCAR K & N Pro Series races with Will Rodgers driving for Jefferson Pitts Racing this season.
The road course races include New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ on June 16; Sonoma Raceway, CA June 23 and Watkins Glen International, NY August 3. Rodgers won both races on the east coast and finished second to Kevin Harvick at Sonoma, in 2017, the current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points leader.
“I’m very thankful for KELLY Benefit Strategies partnering up for the K&N road courses in 2018. Given our success last year, I am confident we will deliver great results for them. My goal for all of these races is to match my results last year if not best them with an additional win at Sonoma. Jefferson Pitts Racing always brings top notch equipment to the race track and I’m excited to be racing with them again after my recent runs in the ARCA Racing series,” said Rodgers.
KELLY Benefit Strategies had sponsored Will Rodgers, a two-time NASCAR K & N Pro Series winner and NASCAR Next driver, previously at Kern Speedway, CA in 2017 where Rodgers finished in eighth position.
ABOUT KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES
Since 1976, KELLY Benefit Strategies has delivered premier employee benefit consulting and is a trusted partner to businesses of all sizes. KELLY Benefit Strategies provides the foundation for innovative strategic vision through its unique integrated Total Benefits Solution® — combining expertise, administration, and technology to help clients save time, maximize the value of their benefits investment, and control the cost of these benefits.
ABOUT WILL RODGERS
Will Rodgers is a 23-year old professional race car driver now emerging as a top prospect in the current list of who’s who among young American racers, as he was recently announced as a member of the NASCAR Next.
Born in Hawaii, in 1994, Rodgers was introduced to go-kart racing at the age of nine. Within 18 months he was the reigning Hawaii state champ and track record holder in Maui. After his family moved to the Mainland, Rodgers garnered karting sponsorships and raced successfully for several years in California. Rodgers then followed his heart and switched to motocross racing; once again becoming a regional champion. At 17, Rodgers became a successful action sports cinematographer, earning enough money to purchase an off-road racecar, which he drove to a West Coast Championship. Rodgers’ work and racing evolved into racing sports cars where he became the 2015 Mazda Sports Car Champion.
Rodgers completed in the 2017 NASCAR K & N Pro Series West, and finish fifth overall in championship points. He also entered and won two of the K & N East road course races, Watkins Glen International, NY and N.J. Motorsports Park. The other road race on the NASCAR K & N Pro Series was at Sonoma, CA in which he finished second to NASCAR Cup Series Champion Kevin Harvick.
Rodgers is truly a self-made racer and shining star of the American motorsports landscape, making him an excellent brand ambassador for his sponsor partners, KELLY Benefit Strategies and Drydene Performance Products. He has a rare gift of combining his on-track performance with both the business aspect and fan side of motorsports.
2018 Race Stats:
ARCA Racing Series:
Daytona International Speedway, started 23, finished 30
Charlotte Motor Speedway, started 16, finished 8
Pocono Raceway, started fifth, finished 18
Michigan International Speedway, started sixth, finished sixth
NASCAR K & N Pro Series West
Kern Speedway, started fourth, finished 16
Tucson Speedway, started 12, finished ninth
Tucson Speedway, started 11, finished seventh
Orange Speedway, started 12, finished 11
Born: October 8, 1994 Maui, Hawaii (only Hawaiian-born stock car driver)
Resides: Solvang, CA & Concord, NC
Fun Fact: Fan of James Bond films