BILLINGS, MONTANA (July 12, 2014) – After charging to an eleventh place run at Electric City Speedway on Friday night, Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team loaded up and made the 220 mile trek around the Lewis and Clark National Forest to Montana’s largest city, Billings, for the second night of racing action in Big Sky County at Billings Motorsports Park aboard the Jonestown KOA #41 Maxim.
There were 30 cars ready to take on the ASCS National Tour big boys on this night. With four heat races scheduled, Jason would pull the Jonestown KOA/Fuel Safe Racing Cells speedster to the outside of the front row in the third heat race. When the green flag waved over the field, all that the fans saw was a quick flash of orange, black and white fly by as Jason seized the lead down the front straightaway and heading into turn one. He would not relinquish the lead over the eight lap distance to record the heat race win over Jeff Swindell and Johnny Herrera to lock himself into the 30-lap feature event and redraw.
After the Stenhouse Jr. Racing boys made their final tweaks on the car, Jason rolled his Hoosier Racing Tires out onto the speedway at Billings Motorsports Park and into his third starting behind Jeff Swindell. Swindell would bring the field to the green with Jason in tow. The high side of the speedway was the fast way around the 3/8 mile, semi-banked clay oval and Swindell was using it to his advantage. As Jason chased after the leader, he started to make progress as they entered lapped traffic. Closing the gap, the Cajun stuck the nose of his Maxim low as Swindell used the top side. The two were splitting lapped cars and going four wide at times putting on quite a show for the fans. The action continued to be close, but Swindell took the win with Jason crossing the line in second followed by Aaron Reutzel, Seth Bergman with Brad Loyet rounding out the top five. After his podium run, Jason commented, “I really needed lapped traffic because in clean air, he definitely was as fast as us, a little bit faster to be quite honest, so our only chance was to get him in lapped traffic and a couple of times it got pretty hairy there and was definitely a challenge.”
A great weekend of racing action in the beautiful and scenic state of Montana. Thanks to all the fans and tracks for having us!