The Driver Suit Blog-A Jacket From Baker Motorsports

By David G. Firestone

Just a quick one this week. Sometimes, I come across an item from a racing team I’ve never heard of. This makes research a little difficult, but I’m usually able to work around this. In this case, things are much different. This is a jacket from a team called “Baker Motorsports” that raced in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. There are so many race teams with Baker in the name, and most of them race modifieds, so figuring out specifics is very difficult here, so I can’t say where and when this was worn. What I can say that this is a Leaf Racewear jacket, which has some minor wear, and an SFI rating of 1. We will go from there.

The collar has a Velcro strap, with a LEAF RACEWEAR logo sewn into it. There is a tag sewn into the cowl.

The right chest features a NASCAR WHELEN SOUTHERN MODIFIED SERIES logo embroidered.

The left chest features BAKER MOTORSPORTS embroidered.

The front torso features a blue stripe across. No sponsor logos are present.

The shoulders have black unadorned epaulets.

The right sleeve has a LEAF RACEWEAR patch sewn into it. There are no logos in television position.

The left sleeve has an SFI 3.5A/1patch and a LEAF RACEWEAR patch sewn into it. There are no logos in television position.

The back is unadorned, and shows some light wear.

The back of the neck is unadorned.

The back torso is unadorned.

With that done, let’s do some…


Fried chicken tenders are a good idea for watching racing. Beer battered chicken is better. So, I present to you:

Easy Beer Battered Chicken


*3/4 cup all-purpose flour

*1 12 ounce bottle of beer, ales are preferred.


1-Heat oil in pan

2-Combine flour and beer in a large bowl, whisking constantly until smooth.

3-Dip chicken pieces in batter, and allow excess to drip back into bowl and drop directly into oil

4-Fry chicken pieces for 3 minutes or until dark golden brown, then remove and drain on paper towels.

5-Serve with sauces of choice.

Next week, some vintage Burger King NASCAR toys with an unusual backstory…IN PODCAST FORM!

Author: dgf2099

I'm just a normal guy who collects race-worn driver suits, helmets, sheet metal, and other race-worn items. I will use this blog to help collectors, and race fans alike understand the various aspects of driver suits and helmets, and commentate on paint schemes.

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