Thursday, September 10, 2009

D’Hondt Motorsports & Grandma Ruby’s Sweet Shoppe Support Women in the ARCA RE/MAX Series; Introducing Johanna Long

Grandma Ruby’s Sweet Shoppe Sponsors the #19 Toyota Camry in NJ & Kansas; Becomes Co-Primary Sponsor for Johanna Long at Rockingham
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (September 10, 2009) – D’Hondt Motorsports, LLC (DMS) announced today that Grandma Ruby’s Sweet Shoppe will sponsor their efforts in a variety of ways as we draw to a close on the 2009 season. Look for the Grandma Ruby’s logo on the # 19 Electrifying Toyota Camry this weekend at the South Jersey Building Trades 150 at the New Jersey Motorsports Park; and at the Kansas Lottery 150 at Kansas Speedway on October 1st. Grandma Ruby’s Sweet Shoppe will also serve as a Co-Primary sponsor backing Johanna Long in her DMS debut in the American 200 to be held at the famed Rockingham Speedway on October 11th. is a family-oriented confection company run from the Midwest by two enterprising granddaughters of “Ruby” herself. Johanna “Jo” Long, 17, has raced since she was five years old, in the footsteps of father Donald. Her career highlights wins on some of the toughest proving grounds in all of short track racing – to include the Super Late Models Blizzard Series & Pro Late Models tour, racing against names such as Kyle Busch.

“We are excited to continue the relationship with as we forge ahead in the final races of the 2009 season,” said DMS team owner Eddie D’Hondt. “Johanna Long is an exciting young driver who has learned from some very talented people in our business. We think she has a very bright future ahead of her.”

About D’Hondt Motorsports:
D’Hondt Motorsports (DMS), headquartered in Mooresville, NC, is home to the No. 19 Toyota Camry ARCA RE/MAX Series team and the No. 92 Toyota NASCAR Nationwide Series team. With over 75 years of collective NASCAR & motorsports experience & excellence, from general management to crew, team D’Hondt is poised to skyrocket into NASCAR’s next generation. For more information about D’Hondt Motorsports, LLC, please visit

Grandma Ruby's is a family-owned business with locations in Minnesota and Tennessee. The Carpenters, Harvey & Kari, live in Minnesota and the Junions, Dan & Marni, live in Tennessee. Kari and Marni are sisters and, in case you're wondering, Grandma Ruby is a real person - she's our grandma. When we decided to go into business together, we tossed around a lot of different names, but we chose to name our business after the person who had the most influence in our lives growing up together. We live miles apart now but we reminisce often about the laughter and joy during our childhood with Grandma Ruby, whom we affectionately called Mamo, and she had the ability to touch everyone she came in contact with in a positive and meaningful way. Raised during the Great Depression, Mamo knew how to make mundane foods and dessert into delectable meals that friends and neighbors would talk about for days. Of course, we kids liked the desserts best!

1 comment:

  1. You should expect big things out of Johanna! She's the real deal! Glad to see her getting some support from sponsors, and thanks for sharing this! Found this through LinkedIn LinktoMotorsports group! Thanks again!