Kinderhook, New York’s J.R. Heffner will join a long list of dirt racing experts that will attempt to qualify for the inaugural Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway next weekend, as it was announced on Thursday that Heffner will pilot the No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado for Jordan Anderson Racing.
Heffner has four prior starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, three of which have come on the half-mile dirt track of Eldora Speedway, where the 49-year-old scored his career-best 15th-place finish for Martins Motorsports.
“I am extremely excited for this opportunity with Jordan Anderson Racing and crew chief Bruce Cook to get back in a NASCAR Camping World Truck on dirt, and of all places at the famed Bristol Motor Speedway,” said Heffner.
“After running the truck races at Eldora and having some success with it. I feel like I have a handle on the way these heavy trucks handle on the dirt, mix in Bruce Cook’s knowledge, and Jordan Anderson’s infrastructure this is going to be my best opportunity yet. With majority of my success in the Big Blocks coming at the high-banks of the Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York, I am hoping my experience there can easily translate to what the high-banks of Bristol is going to offer.”
Heffner’s No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado will feature sponsorship from numerous long-time partners, including A Colarusso and Son, Inc., Upstate Utilities, Izzi Trucking and Rigging Inc, J Hunziker Paving and Scott Hamlin/Snap on Tools.
“To partner with someone like J.R., who has tons of dirt experience, having him step into our Chevy Silverado with our crew chief Bruce Cook for the Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt at Bristol, gives our team a great opportunity to run up front and come home with a great finish for our program.” said JAR president Jordan Anderson.
The Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt from Bristol Motor Speedway will take place Saturday, March 27th at 8:00 PM / EST, and will be aired live on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90).