SpeedFest 2015 To Be The First Race Of The 2015 Racing Season For Chad Finley

Partnership with 220 Ventures to officially kick off in Cordele, Georgia

Mooresville, North Carolina (Tuesday, January 20, 2015): Chad Finley and his Chad Finley Racing Team have successfully made the big move to the new race shop in Mooresville, North Carolina. The CFR Driver Development program in conjunction with 220 Ventures and led by Wayne Setterington Jr., has gone smoothly transition wise within the 12,000 square foot race shop that is fully equipped with all the necessary equipment for building and maintaining racecars. Now that the move is complete, it’s time to start thinking about racing for Finley and that opportunity is here.

SpeedFest 2015 is set for Saturday-Sunday, January 24-25th at the fast 4/10s (0.400) mile semi-banked paved oval of Watermelon Capital Speedway, located south of Macon and north of the Florida / Georgia state line in Cordele, Georgia. For Finley, it’ll be his first appearance at the prestigious season opening event as he looks to make his presence known early on in the 2015 racing season.

“I’m pretty excited to get down to SpeedFest. We have been working extremely hard in our new shop in North Carolina trying to get some things improved within the racing equipment plus organizing the shop and getting ready for this race.” Finley offered as he and his team get ready for what will be a relatively short trip west from the Tar Heel State. “I am really looking forward to working with (Crew Chief) Wayne (Setterington Jr.) and some new crew members this weekend. I believe we are going to have a pretty good race car down there even though it’s our first time racing there.” He added.

Overall in 2014, Finley raced in over 30 total events primarily in his Template Super Late Model in the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS where he recorded a season high finish of a third four times. Those occurred at Lucas Oil Raceway (IN) twice as well as the 2014 season opener at Toledo Speedway (OH) and at Columbus Motor Speedway (OH). Those finishes were also his five top 10s. He also grabbed two Fast Qualifier Awards which came at Toledo as well as in the 2014 CRA Fall Brawl at LOR.

He also collected an impressive third place finish with the ARCA Midwest Tour in the Howie Lettow Memorial 150 at the famed Milwaukee Mile (WI) back on June 8th. Finley also won the Fast Qualifier Award in one of the most prestigious Outlaw Super Late Model races in the country; Main Event XXVII at Sandusky Speedway (OH) on October 12th. He also timed in third quick and finished eighth in another high profile Outlaw SLM race, the 25th Running of the Glass City 200 on September 20th at Toledo.

“Racing so early in the year will give us a good idea on things we need to improve on this year and look at for the upcoming season,” Continued the driver from DeWitt, Michigan but now residing in North Carolina. “Of course we want to run well and contend for the win. There are some really good cars entered for this race and we are looking forward to getting back on the track after the Snowball Derby.” He ended.

For the 2015 racing season, CFR and 220 Ventures will run in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Finley making select appearances. In addition to Finley’s Truck and select Super Late Model schedule, CFR and 220 Ventures have created a Driver Development program for those teams looking to race, primarily in the southeast, in the new CARS Super Late Model Tour and/or the PASS South Series. In addition, Finley also looks to return to his home state of Michigan and compete in select ARCA/CRA Super Series and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour events when his schedule allows.

For SpeedFest 2015, Finley’s familiar black and red #42 Chad Finley Racing / 220 Ventures / Chevrolet will carry sponsorship support and decals from Auto Value Parts Stores & Certified Service Centers as well as, The Air Lift Company, XLT Engineering,, Driven Racing Oil, Five Star Racecar Bodies, Bassett Racing Wheels, Affordable Tire & Service, Bosch Spark Plugs, Hyperco Suspension and M.P.H. Promotions.

For more information about Chad Finley Racing and to inquire about the new Driver Development program with 220 Ventures as well as sponsorship opportunities for the 2015 racing season, the CFR website is located at: You can follow CFR on Facebook and Twitter by going to the following links: and and clicking on the “Like” and “Follow” buttons respectively.

In Memory of Joseph DeFrates

All of us at Chad Finley Racing give Honor and Tribute to Joseph DeFrates. Chad's Grandpa.

May He Rest In Peace - 2-20-1942 - 11-13-2013