GREEN BAY, Wis. (September 19, 2022) – Jordan DeVoy might not be a household name among Super Late Model fans yet, but he’s hoping to be there soon. Another win in Sunday’s Carl Wegner 100 TUNDRA Super Late Model Series season finale at Dells Raceway Park would go a long way.
DeVoy won the last two races of the TUNDRA season last year, putting himself on the map. He garnered even more attention with a win in the Icebreaker 100 in April. Now he looks to repeat TUNDRA wins at Golden Sands and DRP for the second year in a row. He said his team did not want to rest on its laurels from last season.
“My biggest fear during the off-season was not being able to replicate what we did at the end of 2021,” DeVoy said. “So yes, I had a lot of pressure on myself to fire off 2022 strong.”
Although they knew their program was strong, they found some places to improve. With the season-opening win at DRP, their off-season plan seemed to pay dividends.
“The off-season was focused on just being able to eliminate any inconsistencies from the way we run our program,” DeVoy said. “I wanted to have confidence that when we show up to the track we are bring the most prepared car we can. I think the hard work showed at the Icebreaker.”
From the Icebreaker, it felt like a long wait for DeVoy to hit the track again. He led early in the TUNDRA opener at WIR before a DNF and a 14th Place finish. Several rainouts made for a short season, as well. But here in the latter portions of 2022, DeVoy is seeing his schedule fill up.
Despite the time off, DeVoy didn’t seem to miss a beat in TUNDRA’s last race at Golden Sands – except for qualifying. DeVoy cruised through the field from his 15th Place starting spot and took his second straight series win at Plover after a thrilling duel with John Beale.
Not yet satisfied, he and his team have turned their attention to capturing another Carl Wegner memorial race win. Last year DeVoy dominated, and he hopes to do the same again. The hope is not only to keep gaining momentum for the Super Late program, but also to honor someone who was crucial to his team’s success.
“Carl was one of the most influential people in my racing career. I wish he could see how we are doing now,” DeVoy said. “When I met him, I was a 20-year-old kid trying my ass off to go racing every week. I bought a used up $2,500 dollar motor from a fellow racer and had nothing but problems. Tommy Pecaro took me under his wings and looked at my motor. To make a long story short, Carl called me and offered me an opportunity to buy a 5.3L LS. It instantly changed my racing career. We started running up front and competing for wins. Tommy, Dennis, Casey and everyone at Wegner are great guys. Their support means a lot to me.”
The most intriguing part of DeVoy’s story comes not just from the help he received at that pivotal time in his career, but from how he and his team operate. At most races you’ll see Jordan, his dad Bruce, his brother Cody, and several other friends and family members wrenching on the car. At their shop – their garage at home – it’s much of the same.
“Not only do I have the full support of my family, I’ve been lucky enough to have the support of people like Wegner, Pathfinder, and Matt Noyce it means a lot to me that I have people I can bounce questions off of when I need it,” DeVoy said.
The story of DeVoy – as well as many other TUNDRA teams who operate the same way – is inspiring. It shows that with some hard work, determination, and a good support system, no matter how big a team is, it can still make waves in the Super Late Model world.
“I am very proud of our small team attitude and success. I have devoted a great deal of my life to racing,” DeVoy said. “I personally started by cleaning windows and rims when I was about 8 years old. After Lake Geneva Raceway closed, I fell into the opportunity to be a crew member for James Swan. Eventually, I put myself into a full-time position with Dan Church Racing when I was about 18 years old. When I bought my own race car, I felt equipped with the tools I needed to be successful on my own.”
DeVoy will go for his second straight TUNDRA win at Dells Raceway Park in the Carl Wegner 100 this Sunday. TUNDRA will be joined by the UMA 602 Late Models and INEX Legends. Qualifying is at 12:30 pm, racing is at 2pm.
Dells Raceway Park is located at N1070 Smith Rd outside of Wisconsin Dells, Wis. For more information visit http://www.dellsracewaypark.com