KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 2, 2014) – With the points accumulated and the lineups set, Saturday night at the 24th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals is all about racing hard and executing on the track. No more earning points – all of that hard work was done on your designated qualifying night. It is go time! Fortunately for Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team, they had a very good qualifying night in which they earned 474 points, which locked them in to Saturday night’s A-Main where they would start from the outside of row three in the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/AccuDoc Solutions #41 Maxim. The team was ready. The driver was ready. The track was ready.
There were 102 cars and drivers that came to Knoxville Raceway to attempt to secure one of the 24 coveted starting spots in the 25-lap 360 Nationals feature. The 4-time ASCS National Champion had one of those spots secured and had positioned himself in the hunt in this prestigious event. Front row starters, Brian Brown and Joe Beaver, brought the impressive field of cars down the front straightaway on lap one, with Jason quickly moving into the fifth spot. With the fast way around the top side on the cushion, it was a high speed freight train race early with passing at a premium near the front of the pack. The pace was fast and furious as Brian Brown was out front showing the way. As the laps clicked by, and the tires heated up, some of the competitors were making other lanes work. Jason was able to move down and make a pass to secure the fourth spot only to lose it a few laps later falling back to the sixth spot. The Rocky Mount, Missouri resident stayed up on the wheel and brought the Waco Metal/FK Rod Ends Maxim home with a well deserved sixth place finish in the 24th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals behind Brian Brown, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sammy Swindell, Mark Dobmeier and Tim Shaffer. A very respectable run for the forty one team at Knoxville Raceway.