Bezanson, Raz Team With Jefferson Pitts Racing for Mark Galloway 150 at Evergreen Saturday

​​​​​Jefferson Pitts Racing (JPR) has entered this Saturday night’s Mark Galloway 150 Shootout at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington with two of the West Coast’s most talented, young, late-model stock car racers. Bryce Bezanson, 16, will drive the team’s No. 7, a car he’s been racing at Evergreen this season. Kole Raz, 16, will strap into the No. 21 car for his second drive with JPR, a team his older brother Gracin has previously raced for in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series West.

Bezanson, a former open-wheel micro sprint racer, is in his first season of a late-model stock car competition. He has been progressing nicely so far this season and is looking forward to the weekend’s big race. “I feel like I’m getting better each time out in the car,” he said. “Everyone on the JPR team has been very patient, and they take the time to teach you what you need to do to win races. For me, right now, it’s all about finishing and getting more competitive every week. Running a 150-lap race will be new to me, so my goal is to take care of the car and be there at the end. I’m having a lot of fun so far, and I’m thankful to everyone who has helped make this racing season happen for me.”

For Raz, who has been racing in the super truck division with Tuscon Motorsports, Inc., this will be his second time out in a late model for JPR, and he’s anxious to get on the track. “I finished sixth in the Fall Classic at the Bullring in Las Vegas last season. That was the first time I drove a late model for JPR. I haven’t been to Evergreen, so I will need to adapt and learn the track quickly. Being able to race for JPR is a thrill for me. It’s funny that when I was younger and my brother was running for them in the K&N Pro Series, we would always joke around saying that I would race for them one day. Little did I know how quickly that would become a reality! I have three races for them this year including this weekend at Evergreen, the Summer Showdown and the Bullring’s Fall Classic once again.”

Team co-owners Jeff Jefferson and Jerry Pitts agreed that both drivers have the potential for tremendous growth, and they are excited to go racing with them this weekend. “We have enjoyed working with Bryce thus far in the season, and he is making progress every time he gets in the car. It’s kind of a whole new world for him, coming out of the smaller open wheel cars. This will be Kole’s first time with us, but we’ve had his older brother in our K&N cars. Both boys are talented racers. Both families are supportive and enthusiastic and that makes it fun for us to go to the track and work hard for them. We are looking forward to racing this weekend at Evergreen.”

The Mark Galloway 150 at Evergreen Speedway is scheduled for a 7:45 p.m. start local time this Saturday, May 25. For more information about the race, visit

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Jefferson Pitts Racing (JPR) was formed in early 2015 after owners Jeff Jefferson and Jerry Pitts purchased assets from Gene Price Motorsports, where they combined for four series championships as crew chiefs. JPR has operated two full-time teams in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West since their formation and has had tremendous success with drivers, including Noah Gragson and Will Rodgers, who have built upon what they’ve learned in their climb up the motorsports ladder into national series competition.  

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