WEST LEBANON, NEW YORK (July 26, 2015) – The rapid season’s pace around racing continued for Jason and the JJR team as the boys made the haul to Lebanon Valley Speedway for another night of action with the World of Outlaws against the formidable New York racers. There were 21 cars present at the West Lebanon oval including the beautifully presented Priority Aviation Services, LLC/FK Rod Ends #41 Maxim.
The evening of competition began with the individual performance portion of the show. Each driver gets to take to the track by themselves for two laps against the stopwatch. At the end of the qualifying effort the competitors are ranked ordered from top to bottom, fastest to slowest, in descending order based on how fast they went. The difference between the fastest and the slowest qualifier is usually measured in tenths of a second. Jason pushed off fifteenth in the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/ISC Racers Tape Maxim for his time trial laps and the quicker of his two laps came in at 16.807 seconds, which was 16th quickest overall.
The heat race lineups were set and posted on the board. Jason would start from the sixth starting spot in the first and fastest heat race in the Dissolvalloy Frac Ball Revolution/Pro Powder Coating (PPC) machine. Eight laps was the distance. The green flag waved and the Cajun Sensation was off. Kraig Kinser jumped into the lead with Kerry Madsen, the quick timer of the night and new track record holder, in hot pursuit. The pace was blazing and the drivers were displaying their skills from the cockpit of their speed rockets. Jason crossed the line with a fifth place finish behind Kinser, Madsen, Brad Sweet and local racer Shawn Donath to lock himself into the feature event.
For the 30 lap A-Main, Jason and the JJR boys were searching for more speed out of the car. The horn sounded signifying it was time to go racing. Pulling to the outside of row eight meant it was ‘go time’ at Lebanon Valley Speedway. Donny Schatz, the six-time and defending WoO champion, brought the field down the front stretch in front the crowded grandstands. Jason maneuvered his Maxim Racing machine into line as he searched for passing lanes around the track at speed. The pace of these sprint cars is amazing, so things happen quickly for all of the competitors. Schatz would pull out to a two second lead and quickly approached the tail of the field. When he crossed the start finish line on the final lap to take his 21st victory of the season, Jason was able to gain two positions and finish in the 14th spot.
The team will now make their inaugural trip into Canada for three nights of racing next week in Canada. The racing north of the border begins at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario on Tuesday night before heading off to Brockville Ontario Speedway on Friday night and completing the tour on Saturday night at Autodrome Drummond in Quebec.