Last Update: February 15, 2014
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The 2014 racing season is just over one week away as the team feverously prepares to return to Florida for the third consecutive year. Team owner/driver Mark Coldren will be competing at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL and Volusia Raceway Park in Volusia, FL with the All-Star Circuit of Champions. Coming off a 10th place finish in the Eastern Region point standings in 2013, Mark is eager to get back behind the wheel beginning on February 6. Mark’s southern schedule includes a total of five races, including three at Bubba’s (Feb. 6-8) and two at Volusia (Feb. 12-13).
In 2013, Justin Henderson drove the Coldren Motorsports’ number 07 ‘410’ sprint car at select World of Outlaws races. Justin’s time in the car was highlighted by a third place finish on the final night of the Volusia Winter Nationals. As happened in 2013, Mark will once again turn the wheel over to Justin for the Outlaw shows at Volusia on Feb. 14-16. One change this year, the team will be running two cars with the All-Stars, adding two more races to Justin’s schedule with the team as Mark and Justin both compete on Feb. 12-13.
Once the team returns to Pennsylvania, Mark will jump back in the seat, planning to run “as many races as possible” through the first half of the season. Due to an upcoming business opportunity, Mark plans to significantly scale-back his driving sometime in the month of June. As noted in a July 2013 interview with Pennlive’s Jeremy Elliott, Mark’s driving career, at least on a full-time basis, is winding down as he focuses more attention on his 6-year old business, Water Treatment By Design (WTBD). Calling 2014 his “last hurrah”, the 07 team is ready for a jam-packed schedule between March and June before Mark limits his time in the car. This is not to say Mark will not strap back in to the seat from time to time, but the weekly racing that fans have become accustomed to will be eliminated.
Mark’s full-time driving career has spanned nearly 25 years, dating back to his start in Micro Sprints in 1990. He made the switch to 358 sprint cars in 1996, and finally moved to 410 sprint cars in 1998. Mark ran full-time through 2006, before taking 2007 off to own a car. A return to 358’s was made in 2008 and 2009, but a switch back to 410’s came in 2010, where he has remained over the last three years.
Races are planned at all area local speedways this season, though an exact schedule has not yet been set. In addition to WTBD, Mark’s career would not have been possible without the help of some amazing sponsors, including; Advantage Controls, AquaPhoenix Scientific, Vector Industries, Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists, HP Engines, Wing’s Unlimited, Triple X Chassis, and Coating Concepts.
Mark is also eager to announce the formation of Racer’s Connection. Based out of Ephrata, PA, Racer’s Connection is a sprint car parts supplier. More details will follow shortly.
Last year, Cliff Brian drove a team car to Mark, numbered I07, racing fulltime at Port Royal. Cliff nearly won the Opening Day feature at Port Royal and finished 9th in the final point standings at the track, having skipped two races. For 2014, Cliff has decided to focus his time on beginning his sons’ racing careers. Clifford and Marty, Cliff’s sons, will begin Quarter Midget racing this season. Cliff has no plans to race at present, though there is an open invitation for Cliff to climb back in the 07 at any time.
Jordan Givler, who has been in a driver development role within the team over the past three seasons, will once again be driving the number 90 ‘358’ sprint car. Jordan picked up his first career win in 2013 at Williams Grove, and plans to run for points at the track in 2014. Jordan finished 5 points out of the top 10 last season, having only raced 10 of the 12 races at “the Grove”. More details will come later on Jordan’s 2014 plans.
Fans can keep up to date on anything Coldren Motorsports at www.markcoldren.com, on Facebook by “liking” Coldren Motorsports, or through Jordan’s Twitter feed, by following the handle @Jgivler90.