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A Successful Move for JMC Brumos Racing

Written By: Crystal Gettys Monday, June 22, 2009

Lincoln County – After moving to Denver, NC just a year and a half ago from Florida, Mike Colucci with JMC Brumos Racing has a good reason to celebrate. In February of this year the JMC Brumos team moved into their newly built 16,000 square foot facility located in the Balsom Ridge Industrial Park; still working on the finishing touches of the building, the Colucci’s plan to have an open house celebration in January. In the same week of moving into their new facility, the JMC Brumos team celebrated their win at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, taking first and third place.

The professional road racing team has a partnership with Porsche who supplies the engines; the cars are built by Riley Tech in Mooresville and serviced, maintained and crewed by JMC Brumos Racing. Mike Colucci is Technical Director and owner of JMC Racing; the Brumos Team employs eighteen people; of whom four moved with the team from Florida, six were hired right out of NASCAR Technical School and eight were locally hired.

Recently acquired, Grand Am Road Racing is now a division of NASCAR and races in the US as well as Canada and Mexico. Being a former stock car and professional road racer himself; Mike Colucci is certainly no stranger to the sport; bringing home at least ten wins as a driver and 78 wins throughout his motor sports career.

Mike Colucci, JMC Brumos Racing, “Moving to Denver, NC was a good move for me; I like the small town atmosphere and the sense of community that is here. I must give Max and Jan Crawford with Crawford Race Cars the credit for us moving to NC and I can’t thank them enough for allowing us to use a portion of their facility to house our business until we could get settled into a building of our own.

I also appreciate all the support the Lincoln Economic Development Association gave us in providing the necessary information and help we needed throughout this project. I would highly recommend any race team to locate in Lincoln County.”

Alex Patton, chair of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, “This is just another step for LEDA and Lincoln County to become more visible to the racing industry. On behalf of the County Commissioners we certainly want to congratulate JMC Brumos Racing on their win at the Rolex 24 in Daytona and we look forward to seeing what the future has in store for Mike and his crew. We also want to thank the Crawford’s for bringing them to Lincoln County.”

“The motor sports industry has become predominate throughout Lincoln County and we are excited to hear of the success JMC Brumos Racing has incurred since moving here. We are eager to see the motor sport industry expand throughout Lincoln County.” says, Pete Acker, chair of the Lincoln Economic Development Association.

About LEDA

Lincoln Economic Development Association is a private, 501c(3) non-profit corporation charged with facilitating industrial, office and commercial development in Lincoln and Lincoln County. LEDA’s mission is to foster an economic environment that promotes an increased tax base and enhances the standard of living by creating better jobs for the citizens of Lincolnton and Lincoln County. The organization’s goals include expanding existing business and industry, developing and encouraging investment by new business and industry and fostering cooperation between business, government, schools and the community.

 

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