GREENWOOD, NEBRASKA (September 19, 2014) – The sun was shining and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team had the forty one readied for action for night number one of the Casey’s General Store Midwest Fall Brawl III at I-80 Speedway. The Louisiana native had his favorite Maxim Chassis under him and was anticipating a great night of racing. He is defintely hungry for another win and he and the team are working hard to climb to the top of the podium. On this night, there were 47 cars lined up in the pits with names like McCarl, Lasoski, Dover, Brown, Herrera, Swindell, Heskin, Loyet, Madsen and so many other talented gassers that when you crawled into the cockpit you better be ready to get your elbows up or you were going to be left in the dust.
Pulling a high numbered pill meant Jason was in the last heat race and starting near the back of the pack. After climbing into his ButlerBuilt Professional Seat System and tightening down his Crow Enterprizes safety belts, he moved onto the 4/10 mile semi-banked oval in the sixth heat race where he would start on the outside of row three. Gripping the steering wheel with his Oakley racing gloves, he powered down with his right foot when the green lights illuminated and started his aggressive charge forward in the AccuDoc Solutions/CURB Records #41. It was evident early to every one in attendance that the driver of the forty one was on a mission. He was coming to the front and serious about his efforts. Pole sitter, Stevie Smith, would get to the checkers first followed closely by Johnson & Johnson, Wayne and Jason respectively, who were both coming on strong throughout the event.
When all the points were tabulated, the Cajun Sensation just missed the top eight redraw and would start on the inside of row five for the 25-lap feature event. Front row starters, Seth Bergman and Wayne Johnson paced the field. Jason had Cole Wood to his outside and Brad Loyet and Brian Brown in the row just ahead of him. When it was race time, the Louisiana native took one last breath and was ready to get to work aboard the MSD Performance/Tony Lama Boots Maxim. The initial start came to a quick halt when Trevor Grossenbacher got upsidedown. When the field was ready to go again, the engines roared but Ian Madsen got out of shape and it caused a melee on the track surface as Jeff Swindell, Terry McCarl, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. and a few others were involved in the multi-car situation that eliminated some of the field. When the high speed racing finally got going they sure did put on a show for the fans. One of the stars was Jason in his forty one. Wayne Johnson secured the lead over Bergman at the start, but the man who had everyone star gazing was the Cajun Sensation. He was bad fast and making tracks and not looking back. He was on the move and not taking any names as he made his way to the front of the pack. Wayne Johnson continued to lead as the laps were counting down, but the other Johnson from Rocky Mount, Missouri was closing the gap. Unfortunately for Jason the laps ran out as Wayne Johnson took the win with Jason crossing the stripe in second ahead of Brad Loyet and Seth Bergman with Dusty Zomer rounding out the top five. After the race he commended the track crew for providing a great racing surface by stating, “Hats off to the I-80 crew, they really did a great job.” He continued, “We had a top and a bottom and for a driver, that’s a driver’s dream to have something to race on like that.” His runner-up finish locks him into Saturday night’s Fall Brawl III finale. Look out for a little Louisiana lightning to strike on Saturday night!