Pro Late Models
JoJo Wilkinson Tackles Alabama 200 with Jett Motorsports
Mar 3, 2022
While there is anticipation for Kaden Honeycutt to improve on his CARS Late Model Stock Tour runner-up in 2021 points starting at Caraway Speedway next week, the Texas young gun has already turned in an impressive run in 2022 in Pro Late Models. After winning the Hart to Heart Memorial at New Smyrna Speedway in February with Jett Motorsports, Honeycutt is back in the Jett No. 9 PLM for another prize.
The driver-team combination is one of the 40 on the entry list for the 58th Annual Alabama 200 at Montgomery Motor Speedway this Saturday, March 5. Not surprisingly, the confidence is high heading into one of the top Late Model races of the year.
“We’re feeling very confident after the Hart to Heart 100 win," Honeycutt told Racing America. "It just came down to who wanted it most on the restarts. Before New Smyrna I hadn’t raced a Pro Late Model in five or six years and the motors have changed significantly. So, my style of driving from the Super was a little different for driving a Pro. We had a really good car and hopefully we’ll the same results at Montgomery."
Though it has also been five years since Honeycutt has competed at the Alabama half-mile, he has no concerns about getting back in the groove for 200 laps.
“I haven’t seen Montgomery since 2017. Since I’ll be doing the Modifieds of Mayhem race and the Alabama 200 it’s going to be a busy weekend for me. I think I can get used to the track again pretty quick, when I was younger I didn’t really understand the concept of new race tracks, and I’ve gotten used to that the past couple of years. I think I’ll be better than the first time, even with the car count and the competition we got this weekend.”
The season-opening Run for the Bear 58 for the Modifieds of Mayhem Tour presents not only a different set of challenges for Honeycutt, but one that’s a little bit more personal when it comes to his ride.
“It's going to be a little different. I ran the same car at the Snowball Derby, we just had a motor that went bad on us. But, we’ve been working on it here at the shop. My dad and I have put in a lot of hours in it, now it’s ready to go for practice on Friday afternoon.”
As of this moment, Honeycutt does not have any other races on his schedule with Jett Motorsports. That will soon change, especially on the Super Late Model side. Honeycutt is not at all picky about his potential opportunities with the team.
“We’re planning on it, we’ve been talking with them about doing more races after the 200. I think we’re going to try and stick with Super stuff, but I told them that I’ll race anything with four wheels they got in the shop. Whether that’s the Dirt Late Model, the Pro, or the Super; I’ll race anything they got wherever that might be.”
Can’t make it out to Montgomery Motor Speedway this Saturday night? You can see the 58th Alabama 200 right here on Racing America at 6:30pm CT / 7:30pm ET.