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Phillips puts Morton in Bloodline Race Cars B-Mod house car

September 14, 2023  |  by RacinDirt.com

J.C. Morton (second from left) will pilot the B-Mod house car for Bloodline Race Cars owner Terry Phillips (red shirt).

J.C. Morton (second from left) will pilot the B-Mod house car for Bloodline Race Cars owner Terry Phillips (red shirt).

Nearing the end of the inaugural season for Bloodline Race Cars, Terry Phillips is pleased to announce the start of his USRA B-Mod house car program with fellow Springfield, Mo., racer J.C. Morton filling the seat.

“I'm real excited about the B-Mod and the opportunity to work with J.C.,” said Phillips. “J.C.'s dad and I go way back, I've always liked the kid and his style of racing. I'm proud to have him in my cars. I know when he pulls out on the track he's going to give 100 percent. I like that in a driver, and I feel like we can do some good things together.

“I wasn't planning this direction initially with our cars, but a lot of people have called for them.”

The current plan is to debut the car his month.

“T.P. and I have been close for several years,” said Morton.  “Dad and he are good friends, and this deal just came up. This is a huge opportunity. I've looked up to him since I was a kid. To say we are racing with Terry Phillips Racing is phenomenal.”

The plan is to make these B-Mods available in the near future. Terry Phillips Racing has rolled out a few Modifieds and will have a shorter lead time on those going forward too. Phillips has restructured the Bloodline program over the season, and will be better able to serve customers from his shop in Springfield.

“We just got the jig in our shop and Robert “Hollywood” Heydenrich will be welding frames for us as we take all the production in house,” Phillips added. “We have had to add electric service and get parts stocked, but we're getting there. This will be a lot better for our customers as we head into the future.”

Morton will stick with his Yeoman Race Engines program, which he has ran for several years. He will look to build on his previous success over the past 17 years, and test a lot of new ideas along the way too.

Morton has won humboldt Speedway's Battle at the Bullring twice and the Summit USRA Nationals two seasons ago. In 2016, he was the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series USRA B-Mod National Champion, and this year he captured the USRA B-Mod track championship at the Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Okla.

Tony Rogers (Tommy Boy) will continue to oversee Phillips' Bloodline operation and also play a vital role in Morton's racing going forward. He in entering his second year with Phillips and is thrilled to add Morton to the stable.

“I wanted someone who raced hard all the time and was doing all they could do to race,” said Rogers. “J.C. fits perfectly with us, and I'm so glad we are going to develop our B-Mod program with him behind the wheel. It should be great for him too! He's a family guy as well and that's real important.”

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