Ben Rhodes, the 15-year-old son of Alpha Energy Solutions President Joe Rhodes, will be promoted and featured as part of the Catholic Sports Network. Ben will display his #9 Stanley/Alpha Energy Solutions Ford Fusion in the Fan Zone at the big Kentucky Speedway weekend, June 28-30. Here’s the release:
LOUISVILLE, KY – Ben Rhodes, the talented 15-year-old racecar driver from Louisville, has signed a promotional contract with TEAM, a Catholic Sports Network division, a national leader in promoting coaches and athletes.
Ben Rhodes’ Racing Career
Rhodes, who currently competes in the United Auto Racing Association’s STARS division, drives the #9 Stanley /Alpha Energy Solutions Ford Fusion Marcos Ambrose Motorsport car. Rhodes is a member of Ambrose’s driver development team. Rhodes, a rookie, has been competitive in the series, with three Top 10 finishes in his first six starts.
On April 26, Rhodes finished 6th in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown, competing against such NASCAR legends as Tony Stewart and Jeff Burton in a race televised on the Speed Channel. As he is in many races, Rhodes was the youngest competitor in the race.
Rhodes is a freshman honor student at Holy Cross High School in Louisville. The TEAM (Talent, Endorsement, and Marketing) organization plans to market Rhodes for personal appearances and endorsements throughout the region, focusing on the Louisville market.
“I’m really excited about working with the Catholic Sports Net team,” said Rhodes, who has made numerous radio and television appearances locally. “They have the expertise to market me positively, while I will be focused on racing.”
Catholic Sports Network president Steve Fehder calls Rhodes a unique individual who has a natural appeal to sponsors. “We are excited to have Ben on the TEAM. Ben is a high-quality, humble, and talented young man who is experiencing tremendous national success in an extremely competitive sport. He is a great role model for our youth, and we look forward to representing Ben,” Feeder said.
TEAM markets and promotes sports figures while securing endorsements, in addition to contracts for personal appearances and speaking engagements. TEAM works with several local high-profile sports figures and personalities, including Coach Scott Davenport of Bellarmine University and Hall of Fame writer Billy Reed.
Ben Rhodes competes in the UARA Late Model Series, which continues through November. His website is http://www.BenRhodesInc.com
Steve Feeder Rick Redding
Catholic Sports Network BenRhodesInc.com
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