Statesville, NC ~ Jordan McGregor isn’t the most well known young driver, but maybe after the first two races in the UARA-STARS tour he will be.

McGregor inked a deal today, March 9, 2009 to drive for Tom Pistone Racing Development(TPRD) to drive in the UARA-STARS race at Hickory Motor Speedway as well as the Bristol Motor Speedway event. McGregor will drive the same car that last year was driven by Matt DiBenedetto, while he was driving for Mitch West Racing.

DiBenedetto crashed out of the Hickory event while going for the lead and won the first race at Bristol in 2008 and now with the car in the hands of Performancenter Racing Warehouse and Tom Pistone, McGregor will have maybe his best shot to showcase his talents.

The 22 year-old originally from Seattle, WA got his start in Super Late Models and Dirt Late Models before moving to the North Carolina area to attempt to further his career.  He’s probably best known for a strong run in the Halloween Havoc race at Tri-County Motor Speedway last fall. McGregor also competed in one UARA-STARS race at Tri-County in 2008, driving a car for Stan Robinson Racing where he started 21st and finished 11th.

The young driver certainly has to have a lot of pressure on him jumping into such good equipment, but he just takes it in stride … he’s looking to make the best of a great situation.

“Man this is an awesome opportunity, I’m really looking forward to working with Tom Pistone and the whole PRW crew,” said McGregor after finally making the deal official.

The deal having just been completed today was a last minute deal being that the season opener for the series is less than four days away, but with the TPRD crew turning wrenches on the car the team will no doubt be ready and McGregor can’t wait to get to the track.

“This was kind of a spur of the moment deal I had some idea’s about sponsors but was pretty doubtful on getting the funds together I was surprised at every ones response they were really upbeat and ready to make this deal happen.”

For McGregor this will be his best opportunity to let the racing world know that he’s here and that he’s for real and that isn’t lost on the youngster.

“It’s one of those things where you know this could be your big shot for a cup or nationwide team to take a look at you and it will be amazing to be part of the biggest race in Late Model Stock Car history,” said McGregor as he referred to racing at Bristol on March 21st following the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

McGregor will have sponsorship backing from CasaHerrera, Lewis Vonoy Construction and Brian Harris Trucking when he rolls out for the first time at Hickory Motor Speedway on Friday, March 13th to test for Saturday’s 150-lap UARA-STARS race.

All the pieces to the puzzle are there, they’ve began to be put together and now all McGregor has to do is his job and this great opportunity could help deliver another one.