2017 is off to a great start. I had some tough goals coming into the Winter Festival. This was a great time to knock the rust off and prepare for the rest of the season. Even though I qualified on pole for two races and top four for the other, I elected to start in the back for each race. I’m proud to have worked through the field for one first place and two third place finishes. I wanted to improve my passing ability and working up in a 20 plus car field is a great way to do it. There were some great drivers out there, some new, some not so new, all of them very impressive. Thank to my team, Texas Autosports and all the volunteers who make our racing possible.
2016 was an outstanding year! I want to say thank you to all my fans who have offered so much support during the year. I want to wish each of you a happy and safe 2017!!
Making the pledge!
Eyes On The Road
It’s never too early to start talking about it! For many teens, the conversation comes too late.
Jaren Voorhies Eyes On The Road 2016
The Fort Worth PD, 2016 National Night Out Kickoff was awesome!! Lots of people stepped up to make the pledge, Eyes on The Road! Car crashes are the #1 cause of death for teenagers. All kids are worth the investment- are you talking to them?
Jaren Voorhies at Mid Ohio 2016 SCCA Runoffs
After some great qualifying efforts, Saturday’s race quickly turned disappointing. “Well, things did not go as planned. I had such a fast car, we were quick and we tried a few setup changes during qualifying. I don’t think I showed my true speed, but we were all close together in times. Starting third, I was happy to be on the inside, but that outside line took off on the start!!! Matt Machiko had an outstanding start that left the rest of us fighting, I just pushed the car too early and ended up off track. Disappointed in the race, –yes, disappointed in the 2016 season, oh NO!!! I had an outstanding season!! with multiple wins and two second place finishes, I made lots of progress this season. I owe a huge thanks to my parents, my family, friends, fans and certainly Texas Autosports!” #2017StartsNow #MazdaRoadToIndy
Road America held more ups and downs than turns at the 61st Annual June Sprints in Kohler WI. “We had a very chaotic weekend. We had a big crash Friday morning and I have to thank everyone at Texas Autosports because without them we definitely wouldn’t have been able to get back on track. Saturday we still had some car troubles but I was able to hold onto second. Sundays race was very crazy!!! I was able to make the pass at the line and won by half a car. Definitely a weekend to remember!”
Jarret Voorhies takes the win- 2016 June Sprints
Link to CW33 interview
“I had an awesome time speaking at the 2016 Teens In The Driver Seat Summit hosted by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine Texas. The multi-day event provided education to teens from across Texas. There were so many activities to be involved with. I am so glad to have been able to play a small part in the event. I also got some TV time with CW33 so I was able to spread the message even more.”
Jarret Voorhies MISD Touch A Truck
Pointing out the seatbelt- Jarret Voorhies MISD PTA Touch-A-Truck
“I had such a good time at the 2016 Mansfield ISD PTA Touch-A-Truck. There were a lot of young kids who were super excited to see a racecar. I got a chance to show them around the car and pointed out my seatbelt to as many as I could. I wanted them to know if it was cool for racecar drivers to wear a seatbelt, it was cool for them to wear it too! Checkout my LivIt Video @jarret_voorhies!!”
Partnering with The Humanity Project, Jarret spoke to 650 teens in Sanford Florida about safe and responsible driving. “Vehicle crashes are the Number 1 killer of teenagers our age” said Jarret. The event hosted at Crooms Academy was coordinated by SADD and The Humanity Project.
With two wins and a new track record, Jarret Voorhies got the Atlanta Sweep at Road Atlanta!!
“I destroyed my transmission during Friday qualifying! When we pulled it Friday night there were teeth everywhere. I owe so many thanks to Moses Smith, Texas Autosports and fellow competitor Paul for helping me get it put back together. With the blown transmission, I missed the second round of qualifying. That put me a little deeper in the field for the start than I wanted, but the track was so fast I got up towards the front and held it. Sunday’s race had a few more caution laps than I wanted but, with the warm sun and cold air, the car was begging to set a new record!! I’m so glad to have it ALL captured with my 360FLY!!!!”
ATLANTA SWEEP- Jarret Voorhies- Formula Mazda