BRANDON, SOUTH DAKOTA (July 2, 2014) – Jason and the JJR/Stenhouse Jr. Racing team headed to a track they have never races on before – Huset’s Speedway – to race against the World of Outlaws (WoO). The competitive Outlaw regulars never make it easy on visitors to their events and on this night thirty six of the best lined the pit area ready to take the 3/8th mile bullring over for a night of high speed action. Jason and the team pulled their hauler in beside Joey Saldana’s Motter Motorsports team hauler for the night with the goal to race hard and learn against the best.
There were four heat races scheduled for the night, with Jason and the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/Waco Metals #41 Maxim going out in heat three and lining up in the seventh starting spot. With every one anxious to get on the accelerator to lock down one of the five heat race qualifying spots, Chris Martin and Jason got together in turn one and both competitors stopped with the noses of their cars facing the wall. The Cajun Sensation headed pit side and would not restart the race resulting in him being scored in the ninth position.
Relegated to the B-Main, the Cajun buckled his Crow Enterprizes safety belts tight and pushed off to take his spot on the inside of row four in the seventh starting spot. This race is affectionately named the Last Chance Showdown for a good reason, because all of the drivers who do not finish in one of the top four transfer positions load back up in the haulers and head to the next track for another opportunity to compete for a victory. When the green flag dropped, the determined driver who calls Rocky Mount, Missouri home, pounded the loud pedal and set his sights forward aboard the AccuDoc Solutions/C&R Racing Incorporated Maxim. He was making progress as he tracked down and pressured Matt Juhl for the final transfer spot in the closing laps. But, when the black and white cloth waved over the roaring engines on the last lap, the Cajun Sensation fell one spot short of earning his way into the feature event in his first ever visit to the exciting track in Brandon, South Dakota. Lessons learned. Notes taken. And, focus and attention is now on the next race tomorrow night a Jackson Speedway. Jason and the forty one team will be back again to this racy oval someday hopefully soon . . . and the next time they visit, they will be focused on producing improved results with the experience they gained on their inaugural visit.