LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO (November 8, 2014) – On the heels of a quality top five run on Friday night, charging from his 22nd starting spot, Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing crew were anxious to get back on the track on the other side of the border to battle in New Mexico in their Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/MSD Performance Maxim. There were 34 cars and drivers ready to do battle on Southern New Mexico Speedway’s 5/16-mile banked clay oval.
The nights get cool in the desert, but the Cajun Sensation and the rest of the competitors were ready to put on a tremendous show for the fans to warm them up. It didn’t take long to get the fan’s attention as some big names were entered in the first 8-lap heat race. Names like Jeff Swindell, Matt Covington, Harli White, Channin Tankersley and the 4-time ASCS National Champion who now calls Rocky Mount, Missouri home, Jason Johnson. Starting on the pole, the Cajun flipped down the visor of his Shell Shock custom painted Arai Helmet as the push truck bumped his rear nerf bar. To his right was fellow ASCS National Tour star Jeff Swindell. When the green waved Swindell would seize the front spot with Jason close behind in the Waco Metal/BMRS/K&N Filters #41. The two talented wheelmen set a fast pace as they finished in the first two spots to advance onto the 30-lap feature event.
When all of the qualifying was completed and the feature event lineup was set, Jason would roll from the outside of row five for the feature. Tyler Thomas sat on the pole with John Carney II on his outside. Carney would get the lead at the start before surrendering the lead to third starting Aaron Reutzel on lap seven. The track was rough but Jason was wheeling his Curb Records/FK Rod Ends Maxim searching for a fast lane to make some passes. Unfortunately, passing was at a premium and not a lot of movement was occurring throughout the running order. He continued to work the wheel using his KSE Racing Products technology, but after Reutzel crossed the line for the win he was only able to net one position to finish ninth at Southern New Mexico Speedway on this night. A top five finish at El Paso combined with a top ten at Las Cruces made for a good weekend of racing for the team. They will look to close out the season at Cocopah Speedway next Friday and Saturday night competing in the Cocopah Cup Challenge races.