GREENVILLE, TEXAS (April 22, 2015) – Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) is pleased to announce that Jamie Veal will be piloting the #41 Maxim while Jason recovers from injuries sustained at Placerville Speedway on April 8th.
“We are excited that Jamie Veal will be driving our car on the World of Outlaw tour while I recuperate from these injuries,” Jason explained. “When I got hurt and was laying in that hospital bed out in California, I was scared. During that time, I reflected on my life and one of the things I will always remember and cherish is my time in Australia and the opportunity to drive for the Disbury Family and Alan Haynes’ HM Racing.” He continued, “The memories, friends, and fans we met and got to know during our many trips to Australia are very special to me and my family and this is our opportunity to give back in a small way by partnering with one of their own young, ambitious and talented drivers to race on American soil.”
Jamie Veal is a 26 year old racer from Warrnambool, Australia. He has had a fantastic 2014/15 season aboard the SWI Engineering Team #V35 winning races and becoming the first driver in history to break the ten second barrier at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway in Warrnambool with a recorded lap of 9.936 seconds. Jamie will buckle into the seat of the Priority Aviation Services #41 for the first time this weekend at Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the Texas Outlaw Nationals.
Following the accident at Placerville, the JJR team of Philip Dietz, Cole Freeser and Jerry Meents, along with our sponsorship partners, made the decision to fulfill our commitment and move forward on the World of Outlaw tour. We would like to say a special thank you to Priority Aviation Services, Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT), Fischer Body Shop, Waco Metal, Dissolvalloy Frac Ball Revolution, Saich Family, E&K of Phoenix, Valvoline, Maxim, Jonestown KOA, Pro Powder Coating (PPC), Momentum Racing Suspensions, FK Rod Ends, Kenny’s Components, Schoenfeld Headers, Wilwood, ISC Racers Tape, www.racediecast.com, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions (BMRS), Hepfner Racing Products (HRP), Shell Shock, Weld Racing, Winters Performance Products, Crow Enterprizes, MSD Performance, KSE Racing Products, and Arai Helmet for standing behind us with all of their support of this team in 2015!
Jason pointed out, “After thinking through everything and speaking with Jamie, we were confident he would represent our team and all of our sponsorship partners well both on and off the track.” He continued, “He has very high standards and expectations and is a really good driver and person.” Jason concluded by stating, “It feels really good to be able to give someone like Jamie Veal an opportunity to race against the best night in and night out. I will always be thankful to everyone in my racing life who gave me a chance. Giving back feels really good.”