"Jubilee Motorsports is gearing up to campaign in the 2013 Firestone Indy Lights season, bringing with it acommitment to Christian values that will guide the team both on and off the track.
"It is an exciting day for Jubilee Motorsports," Rick Maas, Jubilee Motorsports President, said. "The Mazda Road to Indy has demonstrated it is an established, viable development system. The Firestone Indy Lights presents itself as a very real business opportunity within that development system. We are excited to be a part of it next season and when we say we have a lot of faith in our initiative, we mean it”"
Jubilee Motorsports is dedicated to providing a viable business partner in the motorsports industry for progressive, driven businesses. Based upon Christian ethics and principles, Jubilee Motorsports provides an environment for Team; chemistry, process, procedure, discipline, and tireless execution. The team consists of like-minded individuals (drivers, engineers, mechanics, truck drivers, partners, staff, fans, and owners) who live to build something bigger than themselves. The Company’s focus is delivering exponential value and growth to team partners.
Jubilee currently has its marketing team hard at work getting the word out. "We have been very well received at every turn in this process. There is a great deal of positive buzz with IndyCar. We are positioned to capitalize on that," Maas stated.
Maas is quick to point out that the team really needs to provide value to its sponsors and partners as well as a return on investment; something he thinks the teams unique foundation provides.
“We are looking forward to finalizing the details with the prospects we have begun and get onto the business of producing value to our partners. There is a lot of hard work to be done before we get on track and many challenges yet to be faced. This is the first step in that process," Maas said.
Jubilee Motorsports is operated by Maas, a South Dakota native who graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland. He also holds Bachelors Degrees from the University of Minnesota and South Dakota State University. Maas previously ran minor league baseball teams in the Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants organizations.
"My experience running professional baseball teams will be very valuable." Maas said. "I have learned how to create value for businesses leveraging their investments in sports entities. Motorsports is very similar in delivering that value."
Maas notes that his first exposure to motorsports was as a sponsor. “I have participated in this transaction from both sides and have come to realize there is a tremendous opportunity presenting itself in Firestone Indy Lights. While the car counts are not what anyone would like, there is an upswing in interest in IndyCar and the Firestone Indy Lights," Maas stated. "Technology has come so far. There are so many channels to leverage, which means there are many different avenues for business to build brands, position products, and associate with sports entities to produce results.
"The bottom line? Says Maas: "I recognized this opportunity as an opportunity to demonstrate the conviction of my faith. There are few motorsports team willing to identify themselves as Christian, yet many are. We are going to let our faith guide us as we go though this experience."
My opinion: Always good to see more cars added to the list of 2013 Indy Lights entry list. I wish this group the best of luck in their future endeavors.