Ronnie Bassett Jr. Returns to UARA-STARS Competition at Tri County

Ronnie Bassett Jr. Returns to UARA-STARS Competition at Tri County

by October 15, 2013 0 comments

030913-079a - Ronnie Bassett Jr - UARA - SNMPOctober 15, 2013 – 17 year old Ronnie Bassett Jr. returns his No. 04 Rheem / Rex Younger Galleries / Butler Trailer Ford to UARA-STARS competition this weekend at Tri County Motor Speedway (NC) after a three month hiatus as he made his debut into the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.

Ronnie Bassett Jr.’s last UARA start at Caraway Speedway in July ended in disappointment as he crashed out of the event while battling for the lead with younger brother Dillon Bassett inside 50 laps to go. The Bassett Racing team had their car repaired for Southern National Motorsports Park in August and qualified on the outside pole. Unfortunately rain cancelled the event and Bassett was unable to challenge to extend his undefeated run at SNMP.

As the tour prepares to return to Tri County Motor Speedway for their second appearance this season, Ronnie Bassett Jr. is searching for his fourth UARA-STARS victory this season. With three drivers scoring three wins this season, Bassett wants to become the first to take it a step further and Tri County is a fond racetrack for the Bassett Racing team.

In July 2011 Ronnie Bassett Jr. scored his first career UARA-STARS victory after starting on the Sunoco Pole, driving for Fat Head Racing. Now under the Bassett Racing banner, Chris Lawson remains as crew chief for Bassett and the duo have yet to finish outside the top two in their three starts on the 4/10 mile racetrack.

“I’ve always enjoyed racing at Tri County,” Ronnie Bassett Jr. commented. “It’s a neat racetrack with a lot of history, and fortunately every time we unload there we have been good. I’m really eager to return to victory lane, and I think Tri County may be the place to get it done.”

Not only does Bassett have success at the Hudson, North Carolina racetrack, Lawson has his own track record behind the wheel at Tri County. With a combined six races between the duo, their average finish is 2.66. “It really meant a lot for me to give Ronnie his first UARA win at Tri County,” Lawson said. “I finished second to Matt McCall in 2009; that was the closest I came to winning a UARA race. I’m just thankful we could close the deal for Ronnie.”

Ronnie Bassett Jr.’s last victory came at Anderson Motor Speedway in June. He will rejoin the UARA-STARS this weekend and racing is scheduled to get underway at 7 PM Saturday. Follow @Bassettjr_04 and @BassettRacing1 on Twitter for track updates. For more information on Ronnie Bassett Jr. visit

Caitlin Tinius

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