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MEET THE #22 CREW

Nathan McKenna, Car Chief
Date of Birth: February 6, 1976
Hometown: Hudson, Iowa
Profession: Grain Farmer, Head of operations JNJ Farms, Inc.
Hobbies: Racing, working on the racecar, snowmobiling, watching sports and keeping up with my 3 daughter's activities.
Personal: Nate has been married to Jen for 19 years and they have 3 daughters - Mikayla, Madison, and Macey
Professional Bio: In 1995, Nate began farming with his father and brother; he is now the head of the farming operations of JNJ Farms, Inc. His successful farming operation also includes metal fabrication, custom farming and trucking. Nate also works alongside his brother at Jason's Precision Planting Meter Calibration business. For the past 21 summers, when not farming, he works at P&J Equipment, welding and building grain bins. Nate's race car duties include: chassis scaling and preparation, shock set up and overseeing all car adjustments and maintenance.

Jen McKenna, Event Coordinator
Date of Birth: February 2, 1978
Hometown: Hudson, Iowa
Profession: Patient Financial Services Counselor for Cedar Valley Medical Specialists, P.C.
Hobbies: Watching racing, shopping, outdoor activities, playing cards and keeping up with my 3 daughters' activities.
Personal: Jen has been married to Nate for 19 years and they have 3 daughters - Mikayla, Madison, and Macey
Professional Bio: Jen has been employed with Cedar Valley Medical Specialists, P.C. for 17 years. She is key support to over 75 physicians in a large multi-specialty medical clinic. On a daily basis, she interacts with patients, insurance companies, attorney's offices, physician clinics and financial institutions. Jen is also very active in her church, St. Mary of Mt. Carmel. She is on the Board of Education, Parish Council Board and has been a second grade catechist for the past 11 years. Jen is also active in her daughter's school activities and their Girl Scouting. Race duties include: Marketing T-shirts, race time recorder and event coordinator.

Jason (Ace) McKenna, Crew Chief / Co-Owner
Date of Birth: February 11, 1982
Hometown: Hudson, Iowa
Profession: Grain Farmer, Head of JNJ Precision Planting Meter Calibrations.
Hobbies: Racing, snowmobiling, shooting fireworks with J&M Displays and farming
Personal: Single
Professional Bio: Jason has been farming with his father and brother since 2000. He took over as head of operations for JNJ Precision Planting Meter in 2005. In the winter months Jason trucks grain for JNJ Farms. In the summer months he is a crew foreman for P&J Equipment building grain bins. He has worked for P&J Equipment for the past 16 years. Race car duties include: maintenance on the hauler and trailer, scaling of the car, bodywork and general maintenance.

Casey Schlichting, Tire Specialist
Date of Birth: August 27, 1977
Hometown: Clear Lake, Iowa
Current Residence: Mason City, Iowa
Profession: Truck Salesman for Harrison Truck Centers, Clear Lake, IA
Hobbies: Farming, snowmobiling, shooting sports.
Personal: Married to Teresa and has two dogs.
1988-1998 Raced Go-Karts on a National Basis
1997-1999 Tire Specialist Cerwinske Motorsports (Go-Kart)
1999-2001 Tire Specialist Waller Racing (Go-Kart)
2005-Current Tire Specialist and Chassis Advisor (IMCA Modified and Late Model)
Professional Bio: Prior to working on full size race cars, Casey like many others, cut his teeth in the karting world. He found his specialty in the world of tires.

 

 

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