Mooresville, NC (July 14, 2017) - Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing is pleased to announce a new driver addition, Ray Ciccarelli. The 47-year old Ellicott City, MD native will compete at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series "Eldora Dirt Derby" in the No. 10 Stealth Belt Silverado at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday, July 19.
Ciccarelli's most recent racing experience is with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Mendard's where he has two career starts this season and a total of 10 starts dating back to 2014. His NASCAR career began in the K&N Pro Series where he made 3 starts in 2006. Ciccarelli, diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, is proud to showcase his sponsor, Stealth Belt, an ostomy support belt specifically designed for patients of Crohn's. Ciccarelli is a Stealth Belt user.
Crohn's Disease is a common but potentially life-threatening form of IBD. He was diagnosed in January of 2002. After 15 years of exhausting all other medical options, Ray underwent abdominal surgery and had his large intestine removed. "I look forward to continuing to bring awareness to living with Crohn's disease and with an ostomy bag in hopes that my story will encourage people like me to never give up chasing their dreams and living life to the fullest", said Ciccarelli.
Richard O'Hamill, CEO and Founder of Stealth Belt, was originally diagnosed with Indeterminate Crohn's Colitis Disease in 1999. "Ray is extremely inspirational to us and it's an honor to be sponsoring him at Eldora Speedway", said O'Hamill. "He's the epitome of 'go anywhere and do anything' which is our motto at Stealth Belt. The work that he's done already to spread the word about Crohn's Disease makes our partnership an easy success. I feel lucky to have him as an ambassador of Stealth Belt and I'm excited about our partnership with Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing."
Cobb has a close family member diagnosed with Crohn's disease. "I hope that my team and I personify a belief that nothing should hinder people from following their dreams. I am so proud of Ray and his sponsor, Stealth Belt and am honored to be part of their journey for Ray's NASCAR debut," she said. Cobb will be Ciccarelli's spotter for the famed dirt track event.
Cool-Weld, a manufacturer of custom machinist tools and ornamental hardware, will serve as the associate sponsor of the No. 10 truck at Eldora Speedway.
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