Josh Bilicki heads to his home race, Road America, with high expectations and a long list of Wisconsin based sponsors. The 23-year-old Wisconsin native is looking to improve on his 12th place finish at the 2017 Johnsonville 180.
Bilicki’s unique journey into NASCAR began in 2016 at Road America, after contacting Obaika Racing and securing a seat just a few days before the race weekend. He would qualify an impressive 23rd, with just five prior laps in a NASCAR Xfinity Series car. Since his first NASCAR start in 2016, Bilicki has raced three NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races and has signed a full season NASCAR Xfinity Series contract with the newly formed JP Motorsports.
He will bring several Wisconsin based businesses with him as sponsors to the 2018 Johnsonville 180 at Road America. Bilicki’s primary sponsor, Prevagen, a memory loss supplement, is based in Madison, WI. ShopKo, headquartered in Ashwaubenon, WI, is co-sponsoring the car with Prevagen. You can pick up your bottle of Prevagen in one of the 363 ShopKo stores in the U.S. Ariens, most popular for their snow-blowers and lawn tractors, will be a secondary sponsor. Marriott Construction Companies of Wisconsin will also be a secondary sponsor. Other Wisconsin sponsors for Josh include Trudell Performance, Associated Bank, Chimney Mechanix, and Cedar Valley Cheese Store.
“I take great pride in the fact that all of my sponsors are local Wisconsin and Illinois companies,” says Bilicki. “I work very hard to secure my own sponsorship and I’ve been very, very blessed to have such a great group of businesses not only support me, but believe in me and my dreams. Road America is my favorite race of the year and we will have close to 75 guests at the track. I had my best career NASCAR finish here in 2017 (12th) and I hope that we can improve on that finish this year.”
The Johnsonville 180 at Road America will be aired live on NBC Sports Network at 2:00PM Central Time. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at www.roadamerica.com.
To learn more about Josh’s sponsors, please follow the links below:
Marriott Construction: www.marriottconstruction.com
Associated Bank: www.associatedbank.com
Trudell Performance: www.trudellperformance.com
Cedar Valley Cheese Store: www.cedarvalleycheesestore.com
Chimney Mechanix: www.chimneymechanix.com
To learn more about Josh, visit www.joshbilickiracing.com
Josh Bilicki to pull double duty at Watkins Glen in NASCAR Xfinity Series and Monster Energy Cup Series.
“I’m so incredibly excited and thankful for this opportunity,” says Bilicki. “Two years ago, at this time, I hadn’t even really considered the possibility of a career in NASCAR. Things materialized quickly and here we are. Rick gave me the opportunity to make my Cup Series debut last year at Sonoma, so it’s a familiar feeling being around the team.”
Jacob Companies will be the primary sponsor on the #51 Rick Ware Racing Ford Fusion. Jacob Companies is the Official Construction Company of NASCAR. Jacob Companies is a multifaceted construction firm with a focus on construction, development, design and technology services. Jacob also provides design and management services throughout the broad spectrum of technology, installation and information transport. Joining Jacob Companies on the car will be Wisconsin based Marriott Drywall Materials. Marriott has been a longtime supporter of Josh.
“I’m excited to represent the Official Construction Company of NASCAR, Jacob Companies, and also Marriott Drywall Materials. Jacob Companies has been involved in NASCAR for some time now and it will be awesome to add my name to the list of drivers that they have supported. Marriott Drywall helped me make my professional sportscar racing debut in IMSA in 2015, my NASCAR Xfinity debut in 2016, and my Cup Series debut in 2017. It means a lot to have someone believe in me so much over the years. I think that we will give the Cup Stars a run for their money this weekend!”
You can watch Josh race the NASCAR Xfinity Series Zippo 200 on Saturday in his Prevagen Toyota Camry. The race will be televised live on NBC at 3:00PM Eastern Time. The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Go Bowling at the Glen will be televised live on NBC Sports Network on Sunday at 3:00PM Eastern Time. Look for Josh in the #51 Jacob Companies Ford Fusion.
You can follow Josh on social media, @JoshBilicki. You can also visit his website, www.joshbilickiracing.com
For more about Jacob Companies, visit: http://jacobcompanies.com/
For more about Marriott Drywall Materials, visit: https://marriottdrywall.com/
For more about Prevagen, visit: http://www.prevagen.com/