Johnson Parks The HM Racing NQ 47 In Victory Lane At Avalon Raceway For Fitting End To 2012 Racing Schedule
LARA, Victoria (December 30, 2012) – The Louisiana hot shoe was back in victory lane in Round #4 of World Series Sprintcars (WSS) competition at Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia. After posting the fast time of the night at 12.318 seconds, the Ragin’ Cajun blasted from his tenth starting spot in heat ace number one and cruised to a fourth place finish. In the fifth heat race, he gridded the field from the ninth spot and again had his Dean’s Autoglass/GT Bobcat Maxim in fast forward as he raced to a fifth place finish garnering enough points to put him on the front row of the Pole Shootout from the second starting position. Jason charged under the checkered flag in the Pro DeZigns’ beautifully prepared NQ 47 in the second spot to put him on the outside of the A-Main front row with James McFadden to his left. In the A-Main, the two gassers got the field up to speed, a high rate of speed, early with Johnson taking control of the point position and leading the way around Avalon’s racy surface. It was a thrilling battle between to two speed racers, but when the black and white pay flag was waved it was Jason Johnson securing the victory over James McFadden and Tim Kaeding. Jason and the Haynes’ team now head to Sungold Premier Stadium in Warrnambool, Victoria for Round #5 of the WSS schedule to kick off the new year in style. Come out and catch up with the HM Racing NQ 47 team at the track for their first race in 2013. We’d love to see you and appreciate your support!
A Partnership That Results In A Championship Season For Jason Johnson And Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
ROCKY MOUNT, Missouri (December 1, 2012) – Back on January 27th, the news that two champions were going to partner together was released in an announcement to the racing world. Jason and Bobbi Johnson and their successful JJR operation were joining forces with Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. to field a team for the 2012 ASCS Lucas Oil National Tour. Jason was a two-time ASCS National Champion, while Ricky was celebrating his success after being crowned the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide series champion for the first time. The partnership was formed and focused on success. The team rolled out on to the racing surface for the first time at East Bay in February and did not look back until they secured the 2012 ASCS National Tour Championship honors following their win at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona in the middle of November. In between, the potent race team raced in 80 races in 19 different states across the United States. With a powerful Roush Yates Ford engine under the hood, Jason passed 388 cars in A-Main competition throughout the year as he maneuvered his Maxim Chassis around dirt ovals of varying sizes in his ButlerBuilt Professional Seat System. His efforts resulted in 17 wins and 34 podium finishes. He ended the year with 49 top five finishes and 64 top ten finishes. An impressive success rate in the competitive sprint car world. The season culminated as Jason won the 2012 ASCS Lucas Oil National Tour Championship as Ricky successfully defended his Nationwide championship to become a back-to-back NASCAR Nationwide champion. For the new team, there are so many people to thank and share their success with – the team members who work so hard every day to make sure the car and equipment is ready, the great sponsorship partners who support the team’s winning ways, and the fans who encourage their success at every track. A great partnership and result for two deserving champions.
Championship Season Ends With A Deflated Right Rear And A 20th Place Finish At Canyon Speedway Park
PEORIA, Arizona (November 17, 2012) – The season began with two champions coming together to form a new partnership in success between Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Jason Johnson. The championship partners formed the formidable Stenhouse Jr. Racing, JJR, and H&M Racing team with one goal in mind . . . winning the 2012 ASCS National Championship. The season ended where it started with both drivers capturing and celebrating championships in their respective and competitive series. Stenhouse Jr. went back-to-back by repeating his championship efforts in the Nationwide series, while Jason celebrated his third ASCS National driver’s championship (2008, 2010, and 2012). By locking up his ASCS National season championship on Friday night with his win in his preliminary night event at the 45th Annual Western World Championships, Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team were anxiously awaiting the A-Main finale where they would start on the outside of the front row. Polesitter Brady Bacon would jumped out to the early lead with the AccuDoc Solutions #41 Maxim right behind him. The running order up front would stay that way on the narrow racing surface until lap 23 when the Cajun Sensation delicately used his Roush Yates Ford power to move into the top spot. He was trying everything possible to take care of his Hoosier Racing Tires as he showed the field around the 3/8th mile semi-banked clay oval. Unfortunately, his tire conservation strategy and luck ran out on lap 26 when his right rear tire gave out sending him to the pit area with a 20th place finish. While this race night ended short, his season ended on a high note as he captured the 2012 Lucas Oil ASCS National Points Championship by 77 points over fellow race competitor Wayne Johnson with a cumulated point total of 6,792 points. A season that started with two champions coming together ended with both celebrating their respective championships! A testament to quality! A testament to a great team effort all season by everyone involved! A testament to success!
A Black And White Kind Of Night As Johnson Takes The Checkers On Western World Championship Preliminary Night
PEORIA, Arizona (November 16, 2012) – With the ASCS National season championship within his grasp, Jason and the JJR boys were ready to inch a bit closer to the victors trophy for the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team on their preliminary night at the 45th Annual Western World Championships. After starting fifth in a very tough heat that featured the likes of Brian Brown, Gary Wright, Justin Henderson, Lucas Wolfe and Rico Abreu, the Cajun Sensation charged around the Canyon Speedway Park surface to a 3rd place finish in the AccuDoc Solutions Maxim. In the second qualifier event, he started second and again finished in the show position with his Weld Racing wheels on to earn the right to start from the seventh starting spot in the 25-lap preliminary night A-Main. The speed chauffeur from Louisiana certainly likes when the lights around the speedway are shining brightly illuminating his finely tuned #41 Maxim and all of his sponsorship partners. When the green flag waved over the main event, racing action was quickly halted with a three care melee. When racing resumed, Johnson hit the loud pedal and unleashed the power from his Roush Yates Ford engine. Using the bottom of the speedway he raced under three high speed competitors and set his sights on third place running Justin Henderson. He made his way by Henderson and then focused on Tony Bruce, Jr. for the runner up spot. Done. After seizing the runner up spot he was 2.5 seconds behind race leader Brian Brown. No problem. The Louisiana speed pilot was on the move and had no stop watch in the cockpit . . . just a power pedal and his KSE Racing Products as he steered his way forward. On lap twenty, he was there and passed Brian Brown for the lead as he put some distance between himself and Brown over the last five laps to take the checkers and the win. It was his 14th ASCS National victory in 2012 and as he wrapped his hands tightly around his third ASCS National Championship as a driver.
Cajun Cruises To 4th Place Finish In Mesilla Valley At Southern New Mexico Speedway
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (November 10, 2012) – Back in action in beautiful, cold and windy Las Cruces, Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team were looking to keep their strong run to the finish going at Southern New Mexico Speedway. With forty seven competitive sprint cars checked into the pit area to compete in the Lucas Oil ASCS National series event nothing is guaranteed. Every driver and team has to work to make their own success. After buckling comfortably into his ButlerBuilt Professional Seat System, the two-time ASCS National champion paced the field in the fourth heat race from the outside of the front row. When it was time to race he dropped the hammer and got his elbows up as he led the field into turn one. He would not relinquish that lead as he led the entire distance for each of the eight laps. Making it into the redraw he pulled the seven pill, which would put him on the inside of row four with Wayne Johnson to his right. When the A-Main went green, the Cajun held his spot as he diced with Logan Forler for position as the race was slowed by a number of early race stoppages. On lap twenty, he started moving forward in the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) #41 Maxim as he moved into the top five. He kept his foot planted in the accelerator as he used all of the horsepower his Roush Yates Ford engine would deliver to turn his Hoosier Racing Tires. When race winner Travis Rilat took the checkers ahead of Johnny Herrera and Wayne Johnson, Jason crossed the pay stripe in fourth. Just as important, his consistent results sustained a 122 point advantage in the season long points race over Wayne Johnson going into next weekend’s final points event at the 45th Annual Western World Championships.
Johnson Keeps On Truckin’ With 6th PLace Finish At El Paso Speedway PArk In Mesilla Valley Transportation #41 Maxim
EL PASO, Texas (November 9, 2012) – Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team kept their late season haul going as the driver from Louisiana competed on the first night of the Battle at the Border at El Paso Speedway Park. Entered in the third heat race, he started from the outside of row three in the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) #41 Maxim. On a very fast racing surface, he summoned every horse from the stable in his Roush Yates Ford engine when the green flag waved. Over the eight laps, he was able to advance two positions to finish fourth. Relegated to the second of two B-Main events, he started the from the pole position and led the entire distance taking the checkered flag after twelve laps around the 3/8th mile clay oval. Advancing to the A-Main, the Cajun readied himself and his mount for the 30-lap event. From his 18th starting position, he peered through the shield of his orange Shell Shock painted Arai Helmet as he prepared to drop the hammer when the flagman waved the ‘get going’ flag. When the lights turned green, he powered up his Ford and started his forward assault. Without the benefit of an air horn, like the Mesilla Valley Transportation drivers have in their big rigs, he had to safely maneuvering in, out, and around the competition carefully as he made his charge towards the front. With a number of high speed interruptions throughout the race, the Louisiana gasser had time inside the cockpit to refine his fast forward strategy. When race winner Logan Forler took the checkered flag, Johnson sped across the strip with a sixth place finish. His efforts earned him the PitstopUSA.com Hard Charger of the Night Award. In addition, he was able to extend his lead in the Lucas Oil ASCS National season long point standings by 127 points with 6,422 points over second place Wayne Johnson with 6,295 points. Jason and the team will be back in action Saturday night for night number two of the Battle at the Border at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Come out and catch up with the team at the racy oval.
A Third Place Podium Finish Caps Off Impressive Run In World Finals Debut For The Roush Yates Engines Ford #41
CONCORD, North Carolina (November 3, 2012) – On a beautiful Saturday in North Carolina, Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing crew were anxious to convert their qualifying time from Thursday night (13.413 seconds) into another good showing against the World of Outlaws at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Starting from the outside of the front row in the fifth heat race, the native of Eunice, Louisiana wasted little time capturing the attention of the fans and his fellow competitors. With Ed Lynch Jr. to his inside, the green flag waved and he buried his right foot to make his Roush Yates Ford Engine roar as his Maxim raced by the capacity filled grandstands as he led the field into turn one. He would put some distance between himself and the runner-up spot, before Stevie Smith started to charge towards the #41’s tail tank. A caution on the fifth lap brought Smith right up to the rear nerf bar, but when the dust began to fly again it was Jason powering his way around the top side of the speedway for the heat race victory. Advancing to the Dash, he secured his Crow Enterprizes safety harness and lined up from the eighth starting spot. He was able to make some early passes but at the finish he was scored in the same position he started in. For the feature, he would start the 30 lap A-Main from the outside of row four. Front row starters, Stevie Smith and Lucas Wolfe, brought the field to the green as the fans cheered on their favorite drivers. The two-time ASCS Champion wowed the crowd early as he used the middle groove to move from eighth to fourth in the initial few laps. As the racing action tightened around the 4/10th mile oval, he lost a few positions and was running sixth when the caution flag flew on lap thirteen. When the green was re-displayed he dropped his right foot again with both hands on the steering wheel and took off for some more high speed action. The chase was on until Donny Schatz spun forcing Jason to take evasive action to miss Schatz’s STP mount in turn four. Restarting from the fourth position, he started to pressure Kraig Kinser for the third spot using the high side of the track. He was able to move by him exiting turn four only to have the pass negated by a caution. When racing resumed he hit the power pedal and took his Ford into third for good as he followed Dale Blaney and Paul McMahan across the finish line to earn a podium finish in the World Finals finale. With two back-to-back top five finishes, Jason commented, “The Stenhouse Jr. guys worked hard and gave me a great car all weekend.” He continued, “This says a lot about our organization, our sponsorship partners, and everyone who helps this team be successful.”
Late Race Power Surge For Cajun Nets Top Five Finish In Roush Yates Engines Maxim At World Finals On Night One
CONCORD, North Carolina (November 2, 2012) – After securing the pole position in his heat race with his lap of 13.457 seconds in Thursday qualifying action, Jason rolled out on the race worn surface for his 8-lap heat race in his Roush Yates Engines/Mesilla Valley Transportation #41. On the initial start, Terry McCarl jumped ahead of Jason only to be halted by a yellow for Bill Rose on the backstretch. This time on the restart, Jason rolled around the middle of turns three and four and used his Roush Yates Ford to power down the banking to seize the lead. He would not look back as he ran away for the heat race win. In the Dash, Jason started twelfth and was able to pick up a few spots early, only to lose them near the end resulting in a twelfth place finish. For the 30 lap A-Main, he rolled around the 4/10th mile oval from the outside of row six. On a hard and slick racing surface after ninety feature laps for the powerful modifieds and late models, the Cajun Sensation was searching for some traction to get some forward momentum. Throughout the first twenty laps, he was racing on the high side and traction was at a premium thwarting any forward momentum for the Cajun. A late race caution flew and the two-time ASCS Champion was sitting in the eleventh position. Not deterred, when the flag man showed the green flag again he was determined to get to the front. Once up to speed, he moved to the bottom, actually about a lane off the bottom, and was on the move. He was coming fast and passing cars along the way. When the black and white cloth was displayed his hard work netted him a fifth place finish. In the pits after the race you would have had a better chance finding a winning million dollar lottery ticket on the ground than you would have finding any rubber on both of the required Goodyear rear tires that were on the forty one. But, they lasted and resulted in a good night of racing results for the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team.
Consistent Qualifying Effort Positions Roush Yates #41 Ford On Front Row Of Heat Races at World Finals
CONCORD, North Carolina (November 1, 2012) – With 50 competitive 410 sprint cars and drivers set to qualify for both nights of racing at the World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, Jason Johnson was ready in his Roush Yates Ford powered Maxim. The theme of the night for the team was consistency. He was scheduled to go out sixth in both of the separate qualifying runs which set the heat race lineups for the Friday night show and the Saturday night show. Both of his quickest times were within four one hundredth of a second of each other at 13.457 and 13.413 seconds. And, the end result put him on the front row of the fifth heat for both the Friday and Saturday night shows. In qualifying for the Friday night event, the native of Eunice, Louisiana took to the 4/10th mile oval and stayed up around the rim laying a quick lap of 13.457 seconds. After the last competitor took his turn with the clock, Jason secured the twentieth and final spot in the heat race inversion order, which put him on the pole of the fifth heat race for Friday night. After the late models and modified competitors ran their first round of qualifying, the sprint car competitors were again back at it on the track to set the heat race lineups for Saturday night’s event. The Ragin’ Cajun again pushed off sixth and ran around the cushion that was now pushed up almost to the wall. He flat footed the accelerator and drove around the oval with a solid time of 13.413 seconds. After the last driver, David Gravel in the #89g, went out for time and stopped the clock he was quick timer in the night two qualifying session. Jason’s qualifying time put him fifteenth overall in the running order which positioned him on the outside of row one in the fifth heat for Saturday night’s racing action. Be sure to follow the Cajun as he attempts to keep his Stenhouse Jr. Racing/Roush Yates Ford at the front of the pack both nights against the World of Outlaws.
Cut Right Rear Deflates Hopes For Cajun At 25th Annual Short Track Nationals
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (October 27, 2012) – With an almost perfect qualifying night performance, Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team were hoping to keep their success pattern going in the finale of the 25th Annual Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway. After taking the victory in the rain delayed Thursday preliminary night show, the Law Offices of Richards Strunks Maxim was locked into the big show on Saturday night. In the Dash for Cash, which was used to determine the alignment of the first three rows of the A-Main, Jason started third and quickly worked his way into second before losing a few spots as he diced for position with Christopher Bell. Finishing the Dash in the fourth spot meant he would get his Hoosier Racing Tires turning from the outside of row two in the 40-lap A-Main. His racing teammate for the weekend, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., qualified through the B-Main and started from the outside of row five from the tenth starting spot in his Ford EcoBoost #6. When the green flag waved, Gary “The Texan” Wright led the field around the exciting quarter mile oval as Jason went to work in the cockpit of his Roush Yates Ford powered Maxim. As he was advancing forward on lap twelve his racing momentum carried him over the embankment in turn two and when he re-entered the speedway he had a flat right rear tire. After heading to the pit area to get some new rubber on the right side he came back out onto the track. Over the final twenty eight laps, he was able to maneuver by some competitors and improve his finishing position. When Paul McMahan crossed the finish line to take the victory, Jason recovered and raced his way forward to earn a well earned 13th place finish. Ricky unfortunately experienced some mechanical issues that forced him pit side resulting in an 18th place finish. Jason and the team will now bolt in their 410 Roush Yates Ford powerplant and head to Charlotte, North Carolina to compete in the World Finals.
Johnson’s High Speed Assault Results In Preliminary Night Victory At Short Track Nationals
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (October 26, 2012) – After winning his heat race from the front row on Thursday night, rain washed the remainder of the program out postponing it to Friday evening. The two-time ASCS National champion was eager to get back on I-30 Speedway’s fast and racy quarter mile when racing action resumed Friday night. He lined up fourth in the Law Offices of Richard Strunks Maxim during the first 10 lap qualifier race. When the green flag flew, his right foot dropped and he went to the high side of the speedway and was in fast forward attempting to run down race leader Greg Wilson. In the waning laps of the qualifier, he used his Roush Yates Ford power to drive into the lead and crossed the stripe for the victory. If he wanted to keep his perfect night going he would have to win the A-Main from the outside of row two. Front row starter Paul McMahan jumped to the early lead with the Louisiana gasser using the high side of the speedway to put on his assault for the race lead. As the leader caught the back of the field, the Cajun Sensation was closing the gap quickly between himself and the top spot when Gary Taylor flipped. Jason was forced to take evasive action to miss the upside down competitor. On the restart, McMahan moved out front only to have the high speed action slowed again by a yellow on lap eighteen setting up a seven lap dash to the checkers with Jason on his tail. When the yellow lights were replaced with green, the Cajun went to the middle of the speedway and set his sights on McMahan’s #01 to set up a pass for the lead. Going high, then low he charged underneath McMahan and stole the lead for good as he charged to the checkered flag for his 13th ASCS National win in 2012. Just as important, he locked the FK Rod Ends/ Valvoline #41 into Saturday night’s 25th Annual Short Track Nationals. Come out and catch up with Jason and the entire Stenhouse Jr. Racing team and sponsorship partners at the track while catching some exciting ASCS action!
Consistency A Key Success Factor As Johnson Captures A Fourth Place Finish At Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals
MESQUITE, Texas (October 20, 2012) – After locking into the big show with his third place podium run on Friday night, Jason was back in the pit area at Devil’s Bowl readying himself and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing/HM Racing/JJR equipment for his continued success in ASCS National competition on the final night of the 39th Annual Winter Nationals. As the conclusion of the 2012 ASCS National season gets closer, consistency and focus become paramount from a performance perspective. The two-time ASCS champion has his goals set and is focused on delivering results through consistent performance. Pulling the six pill put The Shop Diesel Service #41 Maxim on the outside of row three for the 30 lap A-Main. Gary Wright, the highly respected and formidable multi-time ASCS National champion and legend, brought the impressive field of competitors to the green flag as the dirt started to fly in Mesquite. Jason used some early moves to get into the top five when the first caution flag was displayed. With Danny Lasoski leading the field, Jason nestled up to the bumper of fourth place running Jeff Swindell and when the green lights illuminated again the two wheelman put on quite a show. Jason went to the high side and Swindell used the low groove. Over the next few laps, the two drivers swapped their positions depending on where on the half mile racing surface you were looking. When the crossed flags were displayed to indicate the halfway point of the event, the race between the two drivers was now for the third spot. Another caution pulled the field together and when the racing action got back up to speed it became a three way battle for the runner-up spot as JJ and Swindell now were pressing Wright for his position. Using the high side to keep his momentum, Jason was able to generate the needed horsepower from his Roush Yates Engine, but was unable to make any of the passes hold to secure an advanced position. Swindell would make a last lap dash by Lasoski for the victory as Jason followed Wright across the finish line for a hard earned fourth place finish. His consistent weekend brought his season-long points total to 6,300, while also extending his point lead by 93 points over second place Wayne Johnson.
Johnson Locks Into The 39th Annual Winter Nationals Finale With A Third Place Finish In Prelim
MESQUITE, Texas (October 19, 2012) – The driver of The Shop Diesel Service #41 certainly knows how to get around dirt ovals, but he really enjoys Lanny and Beverly Edwards’ half mile of black clay at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. On the preliminary night of the 39th Annual Winter Nationals, he went to work in the fourth heat as he gridded the field from the seventh starting spot. With only eight laps to work with the Cajun’s job was to pass as many cars as possible to accumulate the maximum number of passing points. When the green flag dropped so did his right foot and his Roush Yates Ford engine produced all the power he needed for his forward assault. When the checkered flag flew he was scored with a fourth place finish, which was good enough for direct placement into the A-Main where he would start on the inside of row six from the eleventh starting spot. For the 25-lap feature event, the Cajun Sensation secured himself safely in the cockpit of his Maxim and rolled his Hoosier Racing Tires out onto the race ready surface. When the green was displayed he powered off the bottom and charged to the front of the field. By lap five he was running in the fifth spot eager to advance his position even more. A lap ten caution for a spinning Koby Barksdale closed the field and when they got up to speed no one was going to stop the forty one as he tussled his way past Travis Rilat into the fourth spot and immediately started to pressure Wayne Johnson for third. Another caution with eight laps to go bunched the field up and when they went back to green Jason went to the high side and moved into the third spot. Over the last four laps the front six were side-by-side racing for position. Jeff Swindell captured the win as Chris Bell just held off Jason at the pay stripe for second. Danny Lasoski secured the fourth spot and the final lock-in position with a late race charge past Rilat and Wayne Johnson. The third place finish in the preliminary feature locks Jason, who is a two-time Winter Nationals winner (2007 & 2008), into Saturday night’s A-Main. It will be exciting, so make sure to come out and catch the high speed action!
Missing Early Race Mayhem Allows For An Impressive Run For The Forty One In Lone Star Sprint Nationals Finale
KILGORE, Texas (October 13, 2012) – A determined driver from Louisiana was back in the pit area at Lone Star Speedway with the Stenhouse Jr. Racing crew readying the M&M Farms/Fischer Body Shop Maxim for qualifying action in the first B-Main. He lined up from the fourth starting spot and at the drop of the green he accelerated for the 15 laps ahead. On the early racing surface he was able to finish 3rd to secure a transfer spot into the Lone Star Sprint Nationals feature event. Always looking to put on a great performance for the fans and his sponsorship partners, the two-time ASCS National champion would line up near the rear of the field from the nineteenth starting spot. Not deterred, he buckled into his Crow Enterprizes safety belts and locked his steering wheel into place as he would need both in this 40-lap high speed chase and adventure. On the initial start, polesitter Shane Stewart had some issues in turn three as he flipped to bring out the red flag. Two other front runners, Justin Henderson and Travis Rilat, were forced pit side too. On the restart, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. went hard into the wall collecting Matt Covington and Tony Bruce, Jr. as the red was again shown over the field. Sitting patiently in the cockpit of his Maxim sporting his stylized pink #41 with ribbons in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, he was ready for some green flag racing action. When the racing finally got up to speed he went to work powering his way towards the front with his Roush Yates Ford engine. While Wayne Johnson set the pace, it was Jason Johnson capturing the attention of everyone in attendance as he was on the move. On lap 26, the red was again displayed when the 4x of Shawn Petersen got upsidedown giving the Cajun Sensation a chance to take a deep breath and focus on the run to the finish. When the field got back up to speed Wayne Johnson checked out, but in the waning few laps the #41 of the Ragin’ Cajun and the #39 of Kevin Swindell put on an impressive show that brought the crowd to their feet as the two talented racers traded slide jobs for ownership of the runner up position. When the checkered flag flew, it was the Louisianan who claimed the second spot on the podium as the fans left buzzing about the great racing between the #41 and #39. The fans certainly were entertained and got their money’s worth on this night. That’s what sprint car racing is all about . . . Cajun style!
Crazy Qualifying Night At Lone Star Speedway Ends With A 12th Place Finish
KILGORE, Texas (October 12, 2012) – The Mesilla Valley Transportation(MVT)/Gleco Plating #41 hot rod was back in action on the track, after a weekend off last week, ready to race. Lining up from the pole position in heat race number four, the Louisianan got on the loud pedal a little too early on the initial start and was penalized one row. Starting from the inside of row two on the restart he was unable to advance his position and finished third. His heat race result would relegate him to the 14th starting spot in the A-Main event. With his Vortex wing panels decked out with pink #41s with the breast cancer awareness ribbon in the background he paced around the speedway anxious to get on the gas to show off his Roush Yates Ford engine power. When the green flag waved the racing was fast and furious. Navigating from inside the cockpit in his ButlerBuilt Professional Seat System he was looking for any opportunity to steal away a position on the race track. Pushing the edge he caught the wall and headed pit side for some quick repairs. He rejoined the field and over the remaining laps charged his way back to a twelfth place finish on the night. Not the night the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team was looking for but they will regroup and be back in action on Saturday night. The 322 points Jason accumulated on his qualifying night puts the speedster on the outside of row two in the first B-Main race with the first four finishers advancing to the $13,000-to-win Lone Star Sprint Nationals A-Main. It will be fun to watch the #41 Maxim, so come out and catch some of the exciting action.
A Special Win For The Louisiana Gasser As He Takes Top Honors In The Second Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial At Lucas Oil Speedway
WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 29, 2012) – For the 49 teams and drivers at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday night it wasn’t as much about winning the trophy as it was about the honor, privilege and prestige that goes along with winning a Jesse Hockett/ Daniel McMillin Memorial event. In the fifth heat race, Jason Johnson let everyone know he and the #41 Stenhouse Jr. Racing team were going to be one of the leading contenders for the end of the night honors. Jason went out and started sixth in the eight lap event. When the green flag waved he ripped around the racing surface in hot pursuit of the leaders. After tracking them down he disposed of them and charged to the victory to earn the FSR Radiator High Point Driver of the Night and a spot in the feature event redraw. With a little Louisiana luck, he drew the two pill to start outside polesitter Brian Brown on the front row for the 30-lap A-Main. Primed and ready to go in the Roush Yates Engines/KSE Maxim, the Ragin’ Cajun pounded the power pedal to call for all his Ford ponies to get up to speed. Like a bunch of Kentucky Derby winning thoroughbreds under the hood, they quickly got up to full stride and propelled their driver into the lead. He quickly put some distance between himself and Brian Brown and was catching the back of the pack by lap ten. Methodically maneuvering through the field allowed Brown, Shane Stewart, and Brady Bacon to get close enough to him to see the number on his tail tank. But, their battle was really for the runner-up spot as JJ and the #41 were like a piano rolling down a hill . . . you weren’t going to catch ’em. A late race caution on the final lap did allow Shane Stewart one last chance to steal the win, but when the green was shown again the 2-time ASCS Champion accelerated across the winner’s stripe after a two lap dash to capture his twelfth ASCS National win of the year and his second consecutive Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial event. In a heartfelt victory lane interview, Jason explained, “Jesse and Daniel were great friends of Phillip and mine and I’m lucky we are still on this earth. I know Jesse and Daniel are in a better place, but I’ll tell you what he must be riding with me. That guy was a great friend of mine.”
Forty One Charges To A 7th Place Finish On Preliminary Night Of Action At Lucas Oil Speedway
WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 28, 2012) – This is an event everyone not only wants to win, but just be a part of each and every year. It honors two very special people in racing that exemplified hard work, dedication, and commitment to the sport. Fifty one powerful sprint cars lined the pit area all looking to end up in the same place at the end of the night . . . victory lane on night one of the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial event. On the first of two nights of racing action, Jason and the Fischer Body Shop/Valvoline sponsored race team started the first heat from the fifth position. After eight fast paced laps around the 3/8th mile, semi-banked oval Jason followed polesitter Shane Stewart across the stripe in the runner-up spot. Just missing a redraw spot, the Stenhouse Jr. Racing Maxim was relegated to the inside of row eight to start the 25-lap A-Main. At the start, Jason navigated the rough racing surface as he started to make his way forward through the field. After a caution on lap five for Derek Hagar, the Cajun throttle man went back to work and took advantage of every opportunity to pass cars. He picked off each competitor one-by-one and after preliminary night race winner Brady Bacon took the checkers ahead of Tony Bruce, Jr. and Brian Brown, Jason powered his way under the flags in the Mesilla Valley Transportation #41 with a well earned seventh place finish. With his fast charge forward, Jason continues to lead the season long point standing by 19 points over Wayne Johnson. The Stenhouse Jr. Racing/HM Racing/JJR team will prep their equipment and focus on improving their position in Saturday night’s finale at the Lucas Oil Speedway. Come out and catch up with the team and catch some great ASCS racing action!
Cajun Sensation Throws A Series Of Lefts To Get The Knockout And Win In Fall Brawl Finale At I-80 Speedway
GREENWOOD, Nebraska (September 22, 2012) – After finishing in the runner-up spot on the first night of the ASCS Midwest Region’s Fall Brawl action, the speedster from Louisiana wanted to improve his performance by one spot when he arrived for night two. In the second heat race it was the ‘Battle of the Johnson’s – Take Two’ as Jason and Wayne Johnson put on one heck of a show throughout the eight lap event. At the start of the event, Jason sliced through the middle of two competitors from his sixth starting spot and the two Johnson’s put on an incredible show for the top spot with the Law Offices of Richard Strunks/Lickdale Campground Maxim coming out on top to take the victory. His Louisiana luck continued as he drew the one pill to earn the right to start from the pole position for the 25-lap A-Main. With a stout field of competitors behind him he knew he would need to get everything out of his Roush Yates Ford engine and he did just that when the green flag flew. He mashed the loud pedal and cruised around the racing surface looking for the fastest way around each and every lap. The feature event went non-stop as Jason showed everyone the way to the checkers. Second place finisher Brian Brown showed the nose of his ride late in the race when he attempted a slide job, but it wasn’t enough to get by the Maxwell Industries/Schoenfeld Headers #41 Maxim. Jack Dover, Justin Henderson, and Danny Lasoski rounded out the top five. After accepting the $2,500 winner’s share of the purse in $2 bills, Jason explained, “The Stenhouse Jr. Racing guys are really doing a great job.” He continued, “They have given me a great car to race all week long and are making it a lot of fun to drive!” The win was Jason’s 51st career ASCS Regional victory and 222nd overall win in his career to-date. Jason and the race team will use the week to go over all the equipment in preparation for the two-day Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial ASCS National event that will be run at the beautiful Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri next weekend.
Johnson Takes Runner-Up Honors In Fall Brawl Prelim In His Durst Motorplex Ford Powered Maxim
GREENWOOD, Nebraska (September 21, 2012) – Using their weekend off from ASCS National competition, Jason and the #41 team stayed in the Corhusker state to compete in this weekend’s ASCS Midwest Region’s two night Fall Brawl event at I-80 Speedway just outside Omaha. As in any sport, rivalries are good for the sport and certainly add some excitement for the fans. Heat three could have been billed the ‘Battle of the Johnson’s’ as it may have been the highlight event of the night. Wayne Johnson lined his Missile Motorsports #77x up from the pole position with Jason just to his right in the Stenhouse Jr. Racing, Ford powered #41 Maxim. When the ‘let the games begin’ flag was initially displayed the Johnson on the pole jumped the start to bring out the yellow. When the green was re-displayed the Johnson on the right jumped to bring out the yellow again. But the next time when the green lights illuminated, Jason throttled up his Roush Yates Ford and powered his way around the topside of the lightning fast surface to take the lead and the heat win in the Durst Motorplex/Lincoln Auto Auction Maxim. For the 25 lap A-Main, the gasser from Louisiana would start from the seventh starting spot. Front row starter Jack Dover paced the field with his Ford engine as Jason was using his Roush Yates power to get up to speed when the track went green. The drivers on the track were putting on quite a high speed, wide open show for the fans as the event went non-stop from start to finish. Dover captured the Fall Brawl preliminary night victory with Jason right behind him in the runner-up spot in his Crow Enterprizes/K&N Filters mount after slicing and dicing through the field. In addition to his purse payoff he received a $300 bonus for finishing second. The competitors will all be back at I-80 Speedway on Saturday night to fight it out on night two of the Fall Brawl. Come out and catch the action.
A Great Night For Johnson Ends Too Early In World Of Outlaw Show At Eagle Raceway
EAGLE, Nebraska (September 19, 2012) – On a beautiful night in Nebraska, Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team pulled into the pit area ready to compete with the World of Outlaw travelers. Coming off his recent Nebraska Cup victory ten days ago at the fast and racy, 1/3 mile high banked oval, the team was primed and ready to roll. And, when the Cajun Sensation hit the racing surface he rolled really fast around the oval in the Roush Yates Ford powered Durst Motorplex #41 as he went out 21st in time trials and laid down the third quickest lap of the night at 11.398 seconds. If that wasn’t impressive enough, he then lined up fourth in heat three behind Steve Kinser and Danny Lasoski who paced the field from the front row. When the green waved, he jumped over the cushion as he powered up to speed, but kept his Maxim flying as he slid underneath the ‘King’ stealing away the second spot. Jason would then close in on Lasoski, but after a late yellow he followed the ‘Dude’ across the finish line with a second place finish to earn a spot in the dash. The dash inversion was a four, so the Louisiana speedster was on the outside of the front row beside Sammy Swindell to start the dash. After trying the high side and low side on the oval he settled for a third place finish at the end of the eight lap dash behind Swindell and Craig Dollansky. For the 40 lap A-Main, the ‘Cajun’ buckled into his ButlerBuilt Professional Seat System and peered through the shield of his Arai Helmet waiting to be pushed off from the pit area. But, when pushing off his engine would not fire and a great night was brought to an abrupt end as the #41 was quietly pushed back to the hauler where the team was forced to watch and listen to the competitors roar around Eagle Raceway. A tough pill to swallow after a terrific qualifying effort and night of work by the driver and team.
Johnson MINES Texas Gold With Victory In U.S. National Dirt Track Championships At Texas Motor Speedway
FORT WORTH, Texas (September 15, 2012) – It was a really good day for the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team at Texas Motor Speedway in the U.S. National Dirt Track Championships. Earlier in the day, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. parked his Ford Nationwide car in victory lane at Chicagoland for his fifth win of the season and sole possession of the top spot in the season long championship points. Then later that evening, Jason drove his Valvoline/Pro Powder Coating #41 Maxim into victory lane for the eleventh time in ASCS National competition this season to extend his championship points lead over Wayne Johnson. As the team pulled into the pit area in the Lone Star state they were primed to continue their winning ways coming off their win in the Nebraska Cup a week earlier. Lining up from the outside front row in the fourth heat race, the Louisianan wasted little time pounding the power pedal to take the lead and the win in the eight lap event. In the pill draw, the lucky number “6” was drawn putting the Roush Yates Ford power plant on the outside of row three for the 40 lap A-Main. When the green lights illuminated to start the event, Jason unleashed all of the ponies and powered his way into the third spot behind early race leader Wayne Johnson and Travis Rilat. He wasted very little time driving by Rilat using a well crafted slide job on lap four before setting his sights on the Missile Motorsports entry. As the pair of talented drivers navigated through slower traffic, Jason closed the gap and then on a lap thirteen restart he sailed by the #77 into the lead using the high side of the 4/10th mile oval. He would then put some distance between himself an his nearest competitor, but stayed up on the wheel the entire distance as he weaved in and out of lap traffic on his way to the checkers in his 300th Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series career start. After celebrating in victory lane under the brim of his cowboy hat, Jason explained, “We have a great team and sponsorship partners that work hard together to give me a good car every night.” He continued, “This is a lot of fun. I am glad we got the win here in Texas tonight with this Roush Yates Ford engine.”
Cajun Cruises To Dominant Win At Eagle Raceway To Capture Nebraska Cup
EAGLE, Nebraska (September 9, 2012) – The Stenhouse Jr. Racing team doubled up at Eagle Raceway for the 2012 edition of the Nebraska Cup. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. piloted the Ford EcoBoost #6, while Jason Johnson chauffeured the Durst Motorplex/ Lincoln Auto Auction #41 Maxim. Ricky’s night got off to a rough beginning as he started from the pole of heat one before suffering a flat right front tire on lap one of the event. In heat race two, Jason used his Roush Yates Ford to power his way to the front from his third starting spot to take the win over Danny Lasoski and Tony Bruce, Jr. after eight laps around the 1/3-mile high banked clay oval. After his heat race misfortune, Stenhouse, Jr. started the 12 lap B-Main from the 15th position and had his evening of sprint car racing come to an early end as he finished 13th. In the 30 lap A-Main, the two-time ASCS National Champion from Eunice, Louisiana paced the field from the pole position with his Valvoline logo proudly displayed on the nose of his #41 Maxim. The initial green flag racing was abruptly stopped when Mike Boston flipped on the opening lap. When the green flag was re-displayed it was all Jason Johnson as he cruised around the racy oval showing off his Ford power throughout the 30 laps. He crossed the winner’s stripe ahead of Jack Dover, Danny Lasoski, Tony Bruce, Jr. and Billy Alley. The win was his third Nebraska Cup victory, his 50th career ASCS Regional win, and his 220th overall career victory. A good night of high speed action, racing and results for the #41 team in Nebraska.
Heading Out Of Dodge With A Ninth Place Finish In Wicked City Shootout Finale
DODGE CITY, Kansas (September 2, 2012) – After just missing a lock-in position following a great run from fifteenth to fifth on night one of the Wicked City Shootout, Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing/HM Racing/JJR team had their LaBella Constructions/GT Bobcat machine ready to roll when racing action started on Saturday night. Lining up from the eighth starting spot in the first heat race, Jason powered his way forward around the 3/8th mile high banked oval. When the last of the eight laps was completed he had used his Roush Yates Ford engine to advance five positions to finish third. For the 30-lap A-Main event, the Cajun Sensation would start from the inside of row four from the seventh starting spot. When the green rag was thrown everyone was searching for some room to race and getting shuffled around. An early caution regrouped the field as Jason restarted from the eighth spot. A few laps later the red was thrown when Taylor Velasquez flipped and destroyed his sprint car. It was a closed red, which prohibited teams from working to improve their race cars. When racing resumed, Jason was trying everything to find some rubber to make his way forward, but when race winner Jeff Swindell took the checkers Jason cruised across the stripe with a ninth place finish in his Schoenfeld Headers/Ben Cook Race Products Maxim. After the dust settled, the team’s and driver’s efforts were good enough to continue to lead the ASCS National season long points with 5,616 points – a seventeen point advantage over runner-up and fellow competitor Wayne Johnson. The team will now focus on their upcoming three day race weekend as they head to Valley Speedway, Junction Motor Speedway, and Eagle Raceway next weekend for some fast paced action.
JJ Powered His Ford To A 5th Place Finish At Dodge City Raceway Park In Wicked City Shootout Opener
DODGE CITY, Kansas (September 1, 2012) – In 1871, when Henry J. Sitler built his three bedroom sod house just west of Fort Dodge, I am sure he never envisioned 32 powerful ASCS sprint cars invading Dodge City Raceway Park just a few miles to the south. But that is exactly what happened when Jason Johnson and the rest of the ASCS National invaders came to Dodge City for the two night Inaugural Wicked City Shootout. Jason started eighth in the fourth heat race and was hoping to earn enough passing points to make the redraw. Using the high side at the start he charged forward in the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) #41 to earn a fifth place finish. While not good enough to earn a spot in the redraw, it was good enough to advance directly to the A-Main where he was slated to start fifteenth in the 25-lap event. Front row starter Joe Wood, Jr. jumped out to an early lead while Jason sat up in his ButlerBuilt Professional Seat System and went to work using his KSE Racing Products to steer his way into the top ten in the first eight laps when the first caution flag was displayed. Not done, the Cajun went back to work when the green lights were illuminated and used his Roush Yates Ford ponies to power his way around, below, and between competitors into the sixth position by the halfway point. Over the last half of the race he was in a torrid battle for position with Brady Bacon as the two hot shoes exchanged the fifth position numerous times. But, when the black and white flag fell over race winner Jeff Swindell it was Jason Johnson’s Wilwood/FK Rod Ends Maxim earning the last position in the top five. Just missing out on one of the four lock-in positions by one spot, Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team will prepare for a full night of action on Saturday night in the Wicked City Shootout finale.
A Perfect Weekend Comes To A Close As Cajun Sensation Claims Victory At I-30 Speedway
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (August 25, 2012) – The Law Offices of Richard Strunks #41 Maxim was back in victory lane for the second consecutive night as the Cajun Sensation drove the wheels off the car at I-30 Speedway throughout the 30-lap event. After starting third in his heat race, Jason powered his way into the lead and won the qualifying event by a straightaway over Rick Pringle. During the pill draw for the A-Main starting spots, the eight pill was selected which meant he would have to charge from the outside of row four if he wanted to be a back-to-back winner. No problem for the wheelman from Eunice, Louisiana. Tony Bruce Jr. jumped out to the early lead as he brought the field up to speed and checked out. But, making some noise a little further back was Jason in the K&N Filters/Valvoline #41. By lap six he had moved into the top five and by the time the tenth lap was completed he used the high side of the quarter mile oval to make his way around Ernie Ainsworth and Derek Hagar to take control of the third position. Peering through the shield of his Arai Helmet his sights were now set on Seth Bergman who was running in second. On lap sixteen he made the pass and then started tracking down the race leader. Like an unwanted guest, he soon was knocking on leader Tony Bruce Jr.’s door wanting to take over the top spot. On lap eighteen, the Cajun used the high side coming off turn two to make the pass for the lead and then used his Ford powerplant to check out over the remaining laps before crossing under the double checkered flags to take the win at Hammer Hill over Bruce Jr. and Tim Crawley. After celebrating with the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team, Jason explained, “Philip has done a good job getting this Maxim chassis dialed in. We have been really good.” He continued, “These Roush Yates Engines are running so strong and everyone has done an excellent job on this race team.” The victory was his 64th overall ASCS National Tour win in his career. As the team headed home, their weekend of work put them back on top of the season long point standings with 5,378 points. The Cajun Sensation currently has a 31 point advantage over Wayne Johnson.
Johnson Sensational As He Sets Sail At Salina Highbanks Speedway In Victory
SALINA, Oklahoma (August 24, 2012) – The Law Offices of Richard Strunks #41 Maxim was sitting back in victory lane again after Jason powered by Logan Forler on a late race restart and set sail as he won by a straightaway. With the disappointment of having to forfeit his win last weekend at Lawton Speedway behind him, Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team did what any great team would do . . . they went out and did what they do best and that resulted in another victory. After starting on the outside pole in his heat event, Jason left little doubt as he cruised to the victory around the fast and racy high banked 3/8th mile oval. For the A-Main, the two-time ASCS National champion settled into his ButlerBuilt Professional Racing Seat and pulled down hard on his Crow Enterprizes safety belts so he was secure for the 30-lap event. After the three wide salute to the fans, the driver of the #41 paced around the speedway from his fourth starting position. Front row starter Logan Forler jumped out to the early lead and had the field covered as Jason was working hard from the show position. Jason moved into the runner-up position where he was able to close in on Forler, but not able to make the pass for the lead. A red flag was displayed late in the race allowing Jason to pause and redefine his strategy under his Arai Helmet. When the flagman allowed them to get back up to speed, Johnson pounded the cushion on the high side as Forler dove low entering turn one. Using his Roush Yates Ford power, Johnson accelerated out of two with the lead and then set sail as he led the last five laps to take the win over Logan Forler and Brad Loyet. In addition to the race win, which was his 63rd career ASCS National victory and his 218th win overall as a driver, Jason earned the FSR Radiator High Point Driver of the Night award. After shaking Logan Forler’s hand in a sign of great sportsmanship in victory lane, Jason commented, “The team had this Maxim dialed in tonight.” He continued, “Roush Yates is building us these Ford engines and they have a lot of power. They are doing a really good job giving us a motor that runs well on both the small tracks and the big, high speed tracks.”
Cajun Serves Justice At Lawton Speedway With Victory Before Post-Race Inspection Results In Disqualification
LAWTON, Oklahoma (August 18, 2012) – Jason Johnson had a great car and aggressively navigated through lap traffic on his way to what appeared to be his ninth ASCS National victory for the season. After finishing third in his heat race, he earned enough points to make the pill draw. He was the last driver to pick, but fortunately for him there was only a two pill in the bag, which put him on the outside of the front row for the A-Main in The Shop Diesel Service/Lee Components #41 Maxim. Polesitter, Mike Goodman, jumped out to the early lead and led the first ten laps. But, the Ragin’ Cajun was on a mission as he used the top side of the speedway in turn four to take the lead on lap eleven and he would not look back winning the 30-lap feature by almost a half straightaway over Wayne Johnson, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Seth Bergman, and Gary Wright. In victory lane, Jason celebrated and stated, “What can you say about this Roush Yates Ford . . . It was terrific tonight!” He continued, “Philip Dietz has done a really good job giving me a good car to race.” Then, during the post-race ASCS inspection process, it was found that the winning car had lost the left side muffler due to the manufacturer’s weld breaking where it attaches to the header. The situation resulted in Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team entry being disqualified resulting in a twenty second place finish versus the win. In addition, rather than extending his season long points lead, he has been relegated to the second spot with 5,078 points, which is 39 points behind current points leader Wayne Johnson. Jason and the #41 team will be at the Missouri State Fair Speedway on Sunday night competing in the 2012 Missouri State Fair Championships with the ASCS Warrior Region competitors.
Challenging Night At Creek County’s Quarter Mile Bullring Ends With A 13th Place Finish
SAPULPA, Oklahoma (August 17, 2012) – Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team have been busy racing lately. Friday night’s stop on the ASCS National Tour schedule had them at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Sapulpa has a rich Native American history and has been home to the Creek tribesman since the early 1800s in what was known as the Indian Territory. On this summer night, the ASCS competitors were in town to put on a show that would entertain the fans. Jason pushed off and started from the fifth position in his Pro Powder Coating/Lickdale Campground Maxim in the third heat race. It certainly does not take long for these powerful sprint cars to get around a quarter mile oval, so when the green flag waves you have to get up to speed quickly. When his race started, Jason wasted little time as he used his Roush Yates Ford power to get up to speed. Two early cautions regrouped the entire field, but when the eight laps were completed Jason had made his way up to the third spot. His efforts earned him enough passing points to advance directly to the A-Main where he would start tenth in the 30-lap event. By feature time the track had slicked off in turns one and two, while quite a cushion had built up in turns three and four. During the early stages of the race, Jason did his best to hold his starting position in the field. He was able to move up a few positions but unfortunately got up over the cushion and lost more positions than he had gained. When race winner Brady Bacon took the checkers, Jason was able to salvage a 13th place finish on the night. Not the finish he would have liked, but the team will regroup and head over to Lawton Speedway for some Saturday night racing action. As the team’s hauler exited the pit area to travel down the road, as they continue to lead the season long ASCS National point standings with 4,990 points.
Inaugural Visit To Salina Speedway In Kansas Results In A Runner-Up Finish For The Forty One
SALINA, Kansas (August 16, 2012) – Jason and the ASCS National Tour made their first visit to Salina Speedway’s 3/8th mile semi-banked oval. The driver of this Gleco Plating/GT Bobcat #41 Maxim loves to race hard and always is eager to put on a show for the fans. He did not disappoint on this night. In the first heat race, he rolled around the speedway awaiting the green flag from the third starting spot. When the ‘get going now’ flag was displayed he relied on his Roush Yates Ford engine and drove hard into the first turn moving into the second spot behind Kevin Swindell. Not content running second, the Louisiana wheelman made a last lap pass to take the heat race win ahead Swindell and Johnny Herrera. The excitement was only starting. For the 30 lap A-Main, Jason started from the outside of row four from the eighth starting spot. When the field was at full speed, everyone was pounding the topside of the speedway to find the fastest way around Salina. The fans were watching closely as Jason and Swindell were quickly chasing down front row starter and early race leader Seth Bergman. On lap twenty one Jason seized an opportunity and took the lead from Bergman. As the front three raced side-by-side and traded slide jobs the fans were getting their money’s worth. Kevin Swindell would get by Jason on lap twenty four and got to the winner’s stripe first followed closely by Jason and Seth Bergman in the runner-up and show positions respectively. After the race, as his Hoosier Racing Tires cooled, Jason explained, “We were in the hunt tonight fighting for the win. That was a great race. It was a lot of fun out there racing with those guys!”
Wet Weather Dampens First Race Of ASCS Mini-Speedweek At Humboldt Speedway
HUMBOLDT, Kansas (August 14, 2012) – Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team were heading to Humboldt, Kansas to race at the fast and racy 3/8-mile, high banked dirt oval in the first of four races over the next five nights for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. But, Mother Nature had different ideas as the skies opened up throughout the day dropping too much precipitation to race. Track promoters and ASCS officials made the call early to cancel Tuesday night’s event. Jason and the other ASCS National Tour competitors will now travel to Salina, Kansas on Thursday night to compete for the winner’s trophy at Salina Speedway before continuing on to Sapulpa, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa, to race at Creek County Speedway’s 1/4-mile semi-banked dirt oval on Friday night and Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma on Saturday night. If you are in the area, make sure to come out and catch up with Jason and the entire team as you enjoy some exciting ASCS National Tour action at the track!
Jason Falls A Little Short At Knoxville Nationals With A 7th Place Run In The B-Main
KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 11, 2012) – Over 100 powerful 410 sprint car drivers and teams congregated in Knoxville, Iowa this week looking to secure one of the twenty four coveted spots in Saturday night’s 52nd Annual Knoxville Nationals A-Main field. The driver from Eunice, Louisiana raced his tail off during his qualifying night on Thursday generating enough points to put him on the inside of row three in Saturday night’s B-Main in the Law Offices of Richard Strunks/Valvoline #41 Maxim. His goal was to finish in the top four so he could advance on to the most prestigious A-Main of them all . . . the 410 Knoxville Nationals. When the green flag waved to start the 22 lap B-Main it was quickly replaced with a red flag when Dusty Zomer flipped wildly going into turn one. When the field regrouped for the restart, Jason was up on the wheel and when the green flag waved he stood on the throttle calling for all of the Ford ponies from his Roush Yates engine. Falling back a few spots initially, Jason got into a rhythm and had his fastest lap on the fourth circuit as he moved back into the sixth position on the slick racing surface as he chased Sammy Swindell. Not one to ever give up, he was inside the cockpit trying anything and everything to keep the K&N Filters/Winters Performance machine in contention. But, as Mark Dobmeier took the win, Jason was scored in the seventh position leaving him just short of his goal. After two weeks of racing in the center of the sprint car universe, the Stenhouse Jr. Racing/HM Racing/JJR team will now head to Humboldt, Kansas on Tuesday night to rejoin the Lucas Oil ASCS National touring series as they commence a mini- speedweek with four races in five nights starting at Humboldt Speedway.
Under Friday Night Lights, Johnson Runs Seventh In Speed Sport World Challenge
KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 10, 2012) – The Speed Sport World Challenge capped off an exciting night of racing on Friday night at Knoxville Raceway’s racy half mile oval. Representing Louisiana, Jason Johnson started on the front row in the #41 Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/Valvoline Maxim in his quest to conquer the World Challenge. To his left was Sammy Swindell and when the green flag was dropped Jason used the high side as Sammy jumped out to an early lead hugging the inside berm. Some early cautions slowed the action and on each of the restarts the 2-time ASCS National Champion was searching for a faster way around the track. Struggling to find the traction needed to keep his speed up, he lost some spots with each passing lap as the competitors ducked underneath him. Continuing to race hard, the Cajun Sensation used the top side of the track to keep his speed and forward momentum. At the end of the 20 lap affair, Jason cruised across the stripe with his second consecutive seventh place finish in his FK Rod Ends/K&N Filters race car. Jason and the team will now prepare the Stenhouse Jr. Racing/HM Racing/JJR mount for an opportunity to compete in the 52nd Annual 410 Knoxville Nationals A-Main finale on Saturday night. Jason is slated to start 5th in the B-Main with the top four finishers filling positions 21 through 24 in the prestigious racing event. Come out and catch up with Jason and the team if you are in the area.
Cajun Runs 7th On Qualifying Night At 52nd Annual Knoxville Nationals In Ford Powered #41 Maxim
KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 9, 2012) – 50 Cars. 24 spots in the A-Main. And, every one trying to accumulate as many points as they can every time they hit the track. The night started with the pill draw to determine when the drivers would take to the famous half mile oval. Louisiana luck was not on their side as they pulled a late pill which meant the Lickdale Campground/M&M Farms speedster would be the 48th car to take time. When the well prepared sprinter rolled onto the track, Jason summoned every ounce of horsepower his Roush Yates Ford would provide and circled around the track in 15.873 seconds. His effort and time was good for 21st quick when the dust settled. He then lined up on the outside of row two in the first heat race. When Doug Clark waved the initial green, Jason and Cody Darrah got together in turn one with Darrah flipping and Jason spinning and suffering a flat left rear tire. After replacing the tire in the work area, Johnson pushed off and tagged the rear of the field and got his elbows up and used his KSE Racing Products as he raced back to a fourth place finish to advance directly to the qualifying night A-Main. In the 25 lap A-Main, he would line up from the tenth starting spot. In the early stages of the feature, his Schoenfeld Headers weren’t the only things heating up as the Cajun was putting on a quite a show as he drove up to fifth in the first seven laps. But, when the checkers flew over the field he finished seventh and earned a total of 439 points. When all the points were tabulated and arranged in descending order, his point total was good enough to lock him directly into Saturday night’s B-Main from the fifth starting spot.
Good Fortune And An Incredible Run At 1st Annual Capitani Classic Ends With An Impressive 8th Place Finish
KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 5, 2012) – With his 410 cubic inch Roush Yates Ford power plant bolted into his Maxim chassis, Jason and the team were ready to go racing in the Lickdale Campground/AccuDoc Solutions #41 in the 1st Annual Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway. With 67 powerful sprint cars sitting in the pit area, the Ragin’ Cajun pushed out twenty fourth in time trials and circled the big half mile with a lap of 16.311 seconds. When the last driver took the checkered flag on his time trial lap, Jason’s time was good enough for 37th quick overall. Relegated to the inside of row four in the first heat, the Cajun would have his work cut out for him as only the top three from each heat advanced to the A-Main. Unable to make any forward progress over the eight laps in the Stenhouse Jr. Racing entry, he crossed the finish line in the 7th spot. In the first of three B-Main events, Jason rolled his Winters Performance Rear End into his seventh starting spot. He moved into the fifth spot when polesitter Stevie Smith headed to the pit area and then after a caution he used the high side entering turn one to pass Jeff Swindell to take the fourth spot. He then set his sights on Fred Rahmer’s red #51 and after pulling up to his bumper coming off turn four Jason dove low entering one and drifted up in front of the #51 to take over the third spot. Running out of laps, he finished third missing the last transfer spot to the A-Main by one position. But good fortune would fall upon the Louisiana native as Donny Schatz scratched for the evening opening up an A-Main starting spot for him. Starting 23rd in the A-Main, Jason was not just out for a Sunday drive through the country. He used all of his Roush Yates Ford horsepower to drive his sprint car high and low passing fifteen cars along the way en route to an 8th place finish. What a great run for the 41!
Solid 11th Place Finish In Knoxville 360 Nationals Aboard The AccuDoc Solutions #41 Maxim
KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 4, 2012) – One hundred and eight cars showed up and attempted to qualify on Thursday and Friday night. After all was said and done only twenty four cars made the championship A-Main event in the 22nd Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals at Knoxville Raceway. Jason Johnson was one of those twenty four drivers who earned the privilege to compete in the show on Saturday night under the lights in front of a packed house. Starting from the outside of row ten in the championship finale, the Louisiana wheelman knew he had some work to do inside the cockpit of the AccuDoc Solutions/Roush Yates Ford Maxim during the 25 laps around the big half mile. When the green flag waved over the field he went to work. During the early stages of the race he worked around the track trying to find open lanes to advance forward. He continued his forward progress using the high side during the middle stages and when race winner Shane Stewart took the checkered flag, the Cajun Sensation was able to advance nine positions to take home a solid 11th place finish. The Stenhouse Jr. Racing/HM Racing/JJR team will now put their Roush Yates 410 Ford engine into the car to compete in the 1st Annual Capitani Classic on Sunday night at Knoxville Raceway. Come out and catch up with Jason and the team and be sure to stop by the merchandise trailer as there is a lot of new and exciting stuff to add to your collection and show that you are a proud Jason Johnson supporter.
Cajun Locks Into Knoxville 360 Nationals Championship With A Top Ten Finish On His Qualifying Night
KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 3, 2012) – Qualifying day at Knoxville for the 22nd Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals had finally arrived for the racer from Eunice, Louisiana. With 52 cars set to take time trials, an early opportunity would have certainly been nice but did not happen. Jason took to the big half mile 47th for his two time trial laps with the quickest of the two, on a dry and slowing surface, coming in at 17.373 seconds. When the last car took the checkers on time trials the Cajun’s time was good enough for twenty first quick. When the heat line ups were established, the Mesilla Valley Transportation/LaBella Constructions #41 Maxim would line up on the outside front row of the first heat race. When the green was displayed he charged into the lead and would not surrender it over the eight laps to secure the win. For the 20-lap A-Main, the current ASCS National points leader would start from the 12th position in the field. Accustomed to racing up through the pack, the Louisianan pulled down hard on his Crow Enterprizes safety harness as the push truck pulled in behind him to fire his Roush Yates Ford powered 360 racing engine. When the race got up to speed, finding moisture and passing lanes was difficult but Jason defended his spot on the track and took advantage of any opportunity to move forward. As race winner Brooke Tatnell took the checkers, Jason raced his way into the top ten crossing the line with a tenth place finish. When all the points were tabulated he accumulated 442 points, which was enough to lock him into Saturday night’s 360 Nationals championship A-Main finale. He will start from the 20th position. If you do not have your tickets yet, be sure to get them because I am sure it will be worth every penny. The driver and team of the Stenhouse Jr. Racing/HM Racing/JJR #41 will certainly put on quite a show racing from the back of the field.
What Time Is It? . . . KNOXVILLE NATIONALS TIME! The 360 Nationals Begin The Ten Days Of Sprint Car Racing In Iowa
KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 2, 2012) – Jason Johnson and the entire Stenhouse Jr. Racing/HM Racing/JJR team are ready to get the action started in Knoxville, Iowa with qualifying action for the 360 Nationals being held on Thursday and Friday night. Their goal is a well defined one . . . to do everything they can to run well and win to make all of their sponsorship partners and fans proud. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is scheduled to qualify on Thursday night, while Jason will climb into his Maxim hot rod for qualifying action on Friday night for the 360 Nationals finale on Saturday night. Thousands of sprint car fans from around the globe will congregate in the small town of Knoxville to see the best sprint car drivers race for the champion’s crown in the prestigious 22nd Annual 360 Knoxville Nationals and the 52nd Annual 410 Knoxville Nationals. The mudslinger from Eunice, Louisiana will certainly be there and will be a force to be reckoned with in both the 360 Nationals and 410 Nationals to cap off the ten days of racing action. In between those two hallmark events, Jason and the team plan to race on Sunday night in the First Annual Capitani Classic and then again on Monday night in the Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway just down the road in Oskaloosa, Iowa. If you are heading out to the Mecca of Sprint Car Racing to take in the festivities and racing action at Knoxville, be sure to stop by and say hello to the team. In addition, be sure to check out all of the cool Ragin’ Cajun merchandise they have available so you can let everyone know who you are in town to support!
JJ Charges From 13th Starting Spot At Santa Maria Speedway To Secure A 4th Place Finish
SANTA MARIA, California (July 29, 2012) – The West Coast ASCS National Tour swing and the busy month of July came to a close at the beautiful and scenic Santa Maria Speedway on Sunday night. With back-to-back third place finishes, the Ragin’ Cajun was eager to stomp his accelerator to the floor boards in the Valvoline/KSE Racing Products Maxim in an attempt to get a win as they prepared to depart California following the race. The fans would get to see the Stenhouse Jr. Racing entry in the third heat race. After buckling into his ButlerBuilt Professional Seat System, Johnson paced around the 1/3 mile semi-banked oval on the inside of row two. Over the eight competitive laps, on a narrow racing surface which limited passing, he crossed the finish line holding his third place starting spot. Advancing directly to the A-Main, the #41 would start the 30-lap feature from the 13th starting spot. Confident he could call upon all of his Roush Yates Ford horsepower to motor by the cars in front of him, Jason flipped down the visor on his Shell Shock painted Arai Helmet and prepared to provide some fast and exciting action for the fans in Southern California. He did not disappoint. When the green flag was unfurled he used any and all racing lanes to advance forward. The racing action was tight, but the Cajun was taking advantage of any space or opening his competitors would give him. He cracked into the top five with his sights set on race leader Brad Loyet and the front runners as the racers entered the last ten laps. Making his way up to third, Jason wheeled his Maxim around for the final circuits pushing Brady Bacon for the runner up spot only to make contact with Kyle Hirst while racing for position at the starters stand. The contact sent the #41 spinning after they crossed the finish line relegating him to a fourth place finish, just missing another third place by inches. As the team prepared to drive 1,900 miles east to Knoxville Raceway, the Mecca of Sprint Car Racing, Jason and the team once again are on top of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour point standings by 21 points over Wayne Johnson with 4,644 points.
A Third Place Podium Run At Kings Speedway For The Louisiana Racer Tightens Point Standings
HANFORD, California (July 28, 2012) – The Stenhouse Jr. Racing team arrived at Kings Speedway, along with their fellow ASCS National Tour competitors, looking to find the fastest way around the 3/8th mile, high banked oval. Jason was slated to start from the outside of row two in the fourth heat race. When the green lights illuminated, the two-time ASCS National Champion used his Roush Yates Ford power to gain a spot on the initial start. He wasn’t done though as he used the bottom side of the speedway to move into the runner-up spot before putting on a spirited dual with Wayne Johnson for the top spot in the closing laps. Falling a little short of the win, his passing points and second place finish earned him the right to redraw. A local fan from Hanford pulled the four pill, which positioned the Cajun Sensation on the outside of row two for the A-Main in the Lickdale Campground/KSE Racing Products #41 Maxim. Front row starters, Wayne Johnson and Brady Bacon, brought the engines in the field to full roar as the flagman waved the green flag. Jason moved into the third spot in the early stages of the race and just after the halfway point followed Bacon to the front to secure the runner up spot. A caution on lap twenty for early race leader Wayne Johnson regrouped the field. The driver of the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) #41 was poised to take over the lead, but a damaged front wing was creating a handful for the driver in the cockpit. After another caution, Jason cleared the lap car between his Maxim and the leader on the restart as he started to close in on Bacon. But Jason Meyers was using the top side to pressure Jason for the runner up spot. As each of the drivers searched for moisture in the racing surface, the 30 laps were scored with Bacon taking the win followed by Meyers, who took second with two laps to go. Jason took third for the second straight race gaining some points in the season long points battle resulting in a five point spread as they head to Santa Maria. During his post race interview, Jason commented, “When you lose the nose wing, you lose down force.” He continued, “I have a great crew chief, Philip Dietz, and we keep getting close, but we want to win one.”
Cajun Steals Show Position In Second Annual Bullring Nationals At Placerville Speedway
PLACERVILLE, California (July 25, 2012) – The western swing throughout the United States continued Wednesday night at Placerville Speedway for the ASCS National Tour competitors in the 2nd Annual Bullring Nationals. After driving south through Oregon and Northern California, the Louisiana born racer and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team were ready to race with their HM Racing/Gleco Plating Maxim. It didn’t take long as they were scheduled to start sixth in the second heat race around the quarter mile bullring in the shadows of the Eldorado National Forest. When the green flag was displayed he floored the accelerator and his Roush Yates Engine delivered the horsepower he needed to advance two positions over the eight laps to finish fourth. After the three wide ASCS salute to the fans before the A-Main, Jason settled into his 14th starting position. When the green flag was displayed everyone got up to speed and clicked off the first 11 laps very quickly before a yellow flag was displayed for Brady Bacon. On the restart, the Cajun positioned his Ford powered Maxim in the ninth spot and set sail using the high side in turns three and four and the low side in turns one and two to move forward into the 7th spot at the half way point of the race. On lap 17, there was a seven car pile up in turn one collecting leader Tony Bruce Jr. and bringing the red flag out. The Cajun Sensation was on the move as he was up to the sixth spot when the cars realigned for the thirteen lap dash to the finish. Over the last third of the race, Jason was stealing the show as all eyes were on his #41 as he used the top side to make passes to capture the show position from his 14th starting spot crossing the finish line behind Mason Moore and Gary Wright. After the race Jason explained, “The bottom was fast, but I had to be gentle around the top so I didn’t jump over the curb in the Mesilla Valley Transportation/AccuDoc Solutions car.”
Cajun Nabs 5th Place Finish In Postponed Prelim And 24th In Regular Feature At Grays Harbor Speedway
ELMA, Washington (July 21, 2012) – An evening of ups and downs. The evening kicked off with the running of the postponed preliminary feature event from Friday night. Jason started from the fifth position and throughout the 25 lap event he raced competitively with the leaders in his Pro Powder Coating/GT Bobcat #41 Maxim. Over the last five laps any one of the top five runners could have run under the checkered flag first, but Shane Stewart grabbed the win followed by Wayne Johnson, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Brady Bacon with Jason rounding out the top five after a fierce battle for positions. Just missing out on the last lock-in spot, Jason and the team went to work getting ready for qualifying action for the regularly scheduled show. The Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) Maxim would start from the outside front row in the third heat race. At the drop of the green, he would charge into the lead and stay there over the entire eight laps to capture the heat race victory. In the A-Main finale at Grays Harbor, the Cajun would start from the inside of row four. After the first two attempts to start the feature were called off due to cautions, the drivers were ready to roll. Unfortunately, on the third attempt the red flag came out this time for Jason who got upside down when the rear end broke ending the night for the Louisiana star with a disappointing 24th place finish. With the driver OK, the team will refocus and head south to Placerville Speedway for more ASCS National Tour racing action on Wednesday night as they have their sights set on getting back to their winning ways.
Wet Weather Postpones Feature Event For FSR Radiator High Point Driver And ASCS National Tour Competitors At Grays Harbor Speedway
ELMA, Washington (July 20, 2012) – After driving north from Oregon, the team arrived at Grays Harbor Speedway to overcast skies and cooler temperatures. The evening of racing was delayed initially by more wet stuff falling from the sky, but after extensive track preparation the surface of the 3/8-mile oval was ready for some racing action. Jason was slated to start fifth in the first heat race, so the fans were expecting a great show from the Eunice, Louisiana born driver. He did not let them down as he used his Roush Yates Ford engine to power his way to a runner-up spot finish in the eight lap event as he crossed the finish line behind local competitor Cam Smith. After all of the qualifying action was completed, Jason’s heat race results earned him the FSR Radiator High Point Driver honors for the night. In the redraw for the feature event, Jason pulled a five which positioned the AccuDoc Solutions/FK Rod Ends Maxim on the inside of row three for the A-Main. But, unfortunately, as the late models were racing their feature event the rains returned and the ASCS National feature was postponed until Saturday night where they will run two feature events. Stay tuned as the Cajun Sensation is eager to return to victory lane in the state of Washington.
Rain Takes Over Before A-Main At Sunset Speedway And Events Was Officially Rained Out
BANKS, Oregon (July 19, 2012) – The dirt was flying again in the northwest portion of the United States when Jason Johnson and the ASCS National Tour competitors invaded Sunset Speedway to race around the 1/3 mile semi-banked clay oval. In the first heat race, Jason pulled the HM Racing/LaBella Constructions #41 Maxim to the inside of row two for the start of the event. After two early cautions regrouped the field, he used his Roush Yates Ford engine to power into the second spot and then surrendered the spot soon after when slight racing contact was made with Brad Loyet. After collecting himself, he continued to secure a third place finish in the heat race. While a brief rain sprinkled over the speedway before the B-Main, the Stenhouse Jr. Racing crew went to work to make sure their driver had what he needed to advance forward in the A-Main. After the B-Main was completed, the sprinkling of rain became persistent rain as the A-Main line up was being read over the public address system. The Cajun Sensation never got to roll his Weld Racing wheels out onto the speedway to start from the 13th starting spot because race officials were forced to cancel the inaugural ASCS National event in Banks, Oregon due to the persistent rain. Each driver making the A-Main was awarded 88 points and the event was officially rained out. Jason and the team head to Grays Harbor Speedway as the ASCS National Tour points leader with two more night of competitive racing scheduled in Elma, Washington. Come out and catch up with Jason and the entire team. Be sure to pick up some of the new merchandise available at the JJR merchandise trailer.
Weeping Air Pressure In Rear Tire Results In 4th Place Finish At Willamette Speedway
LEBANON, Oregon (July 14, 2012) – On night two of action at the racy Willamette Speedway oval, Jason Johnson and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team were prepared for an exciting night of action in their Kenny’s Components/ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems #41. The racing action got started quickly as the Ragin’ Cajun slammed the accelerator from his sixth starting spot and advanced forward throughout the eight laps to register a third place finish in heat one. The fast paced effort enabled the Louisiana driver to roll his Weld Racing wheels out for the A-Main from the outside of row four for the 30-lap finale at the Oregon oval. Front row starter Travis Rilat got the field up to speed when the green cloth flew over the field to start the event as he set the pace. Jason meanwhile was using the high side of the speedway to make his way around the competition and soon the leader’s tail tanks were within view. As each of the laps were scored, Jason worked his way comfortably into the top five. A late race red flag for leader Travis Rilat’s flip brought the field and racing action to a halt in front of a packed grandstand. Unfortunately, under the red flag period, the pressure in Jason’s Hoosier Racing Tire was going down. On the restart, the depressurized tire made it a handful to drive, but the skilled Louisiana native was able to finish the last two laps of the A-Main to bring the car home with a hard earned fourth place finish. Jason and the entire race team will return to action on Thursday night at Sunset Speedway in Banks, Oregon for more ASCS National Tour action. Come out and catch up with the Ragin’ Cajun!
Good Run For #41 Slowed By Flat In ASCS Opener At Willamette Speedway
LEBANON, Oregon (July 13, 2012) – After leaving Montana, the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team was on the west coast for the ASCS National Tour opener at Willamette Speedway on Friday the 13th. The evening would get started well enough when the Cajun Sensation throttled his way from his third starting spot to win the second heat race in the M&M Farms/Valvoline Maxim. The effort would earn him the right to redraw for starting position and that process would yield a six pill to put the #41 on the outside of row three for the 25 laps in the A-Main around the Oregon oval. Positioned on the outside of the 33v of Henry VanDam at the start, the Cajun went to work when front row starters Roger Crockett and Travis Rilat accelerated to take the green flag. For the first half of the race, Jason was hanging right around the top five ready to make a late race move, but Friday the 13th luck hit the Maxwell Industries/Vortex Racing Products Maxim on lap nineteen when he suffered a flat left rear tire. The crew quickly went to work to change the tire and the Louisiana racer would rejoin the field for the restart. Over the final six laps, Jason would advance his position and charge to a 13th place finish on night one at Willamette Speedway.
A Second Place Finish At Electric City Speedway In Lickdale Campground Maxim
GREAT FALLS, Montana (July 11, 2012) – The grandstands were packed with eager fans to see some ASCS National Tour action against their tough local warriors and all the drivers treated them to quite a show. Jason and the Ford crew traveled to the beautiful state of Montana and he took off from his pole position starting spot in the Lickdale Campground #41 Maxim to capture the heat race win after eight laps of racing. In almost an idyllic setting, the Louisiana wheelman sat and awaited the starting order for the A-Main. When the order was posted on the score board, Johnson would position his Ford powered Roush Yates Engines speedster from the outside of row four. When the ‘full power’ flag was waved, the Ragin’ Cajun went to work inside the cockpit of his Maxim. As the rubber started to lay down on the track’s racing surface he started to pressure pole starter Brock Lemley’s 23n for the lead. He would seize the lead on lap ten and with the mountain air flowing through his K&N Filters he held that position until a lap 17 restart where he surrendered the lead back to Lemley. When the checkered flag flew, Jason followed Lemley across the stripe for a respectable second place finish at Electric City Speedway. He and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team now head to Oregon with a 92 point lead in the ASCS National Tour season long points standing.
Johnson Takes Ninth Place Finish At I-90 Speedway Before Heading Down The Highway To Great Falls, Montana
HARTFORD, South Dakota (July 7, 2012) – Thirty seven competitors entered the pit area at I-90 Speedway each hoping for a chance to leave with the winner’s trophy. Jason Johnson and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing crew were looking to take their fourth trophy in a row with them to their next stop in Great Falls, Montana. The Shop Diesel Service/Fischer Body Shop #41 rolled out in the first heat race and started from the inside of row three. Unable to advance forward over the eight laps, the team was required to run the first of two B-Main events. Starting from the fourth spot, Jason used his KSE Racing Products to steer his way to a runner-up finish. After overcoming the early qualifying challenges, Jason climbed into his ButlerBuilt Professional Seat System and pulled his Crow Enterprizes safety harness tight for his run forward from his 19th starting spot. After the initial green flag was waved it was quickly replaced when the red flag came out for Lee Grosz who flipped in turn three. Jason used the respite in action to head to the work area and tagged the rear of the field in the 21st position for the restart. The green flew again to start the event and after they got one lap in the red flag came out for a nasty flip by fellow ASCS National Tour competitor Wayne Johnson down the frontstretch. Once racing resumed, the Louisiana racer started his run forward picking off one spot at a time. In the latter stages of the event the track started taking on rubber slowing his forward march, but when the checkered flag was displayed he moved forward 10 spots to secured a ninth place finish which was his 45th top ten finish in 2012 (an impressive 78.95% top ten success rate)
Rock Solid Performance Results In Third Straight Victory For Johnson’s Ford Powered #41
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa (July 6, 2012) – The ASCS National Tour headed to the state of Iowa to race at Rapid Speedway’s 3/8th mile dirt oval for the first time. With 40 sprint cars in the pit area ready to put a show on for the fans, the speed pilot from Louisiana was focused on continuing his recent win streak that sat at two in a row before the racing action started. Jason was scheduled to start fifth in the fourth heat race. At the drop of the green, Johnson raced hard with Jack Dover who captured the win with Jason close behind. The solid heat race performance put him in the redraw where he would pull the four pill to start from the outside of row two in the Factory Kahne (FK)Shocks/Lickdale Campground #41 Maxim. When the green flag waved to start the 30 lap event, polesitter Stu Snyder took the early lead with Jason Johnson sliding into the second spot. An early caution would regroup the field and on the restart Snyder led Jason around the oval, but on lap five that would all change when the Ragin’ Cajun made his move for the lead and got it. Once secured he wasn’t about to give it up as Tony Bruce Jr. moved into the runner up spot. Pulling out to almost a straightaway lead at times he caught up to the back of the field by lap nine allowing Bruce Jr. to close in a little. A caution on lap twenty two would close the field, but there was a lapped car between the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/Weld Racing Maxim and Tony Bruce Jr.’s #18. It was an eight lap dash to the finish with Johnson crossing the winner’s stripe first for the third consecutive time for his ASCS National series leading eighth victory in 2012 and 62nd career ASCS National Tour win. Standing beside the nine foot trophy in victory lane, Jason commented, “I’ve never seen a trophy this big, but I am glad I won it.” He continued, ” Philip, my crew chief, has this new Maxim dialed in. I have to thank my crew and wife as they work really hard and are doing a terrific job. And, for all the Ford fans this Roush Yates Ford is really fast!”
Feathers Ruffled As Johnson Soars To Victory At Inaugural US 36 Nationals In “Show Me” State
CAMERON, Missouri (July 3, 2012) – Back-to-back wins for the Stenhouse Jr. Racing/ HM Racing/JJR forty one Maxim. Four wins in the last eight races he has competed in. A series leading seven 2012 ASCS National Tour wins to date. Impressive. Last night, Jason Johnson won the inaugural US 36 Nationals in style by beating Wayne Johnson, Seth Bergman, Logan Forler, and Brady Bacon to the winner’s stripe after 30 laps of competitive, and at times tight but clean, ASCS National Tour racing action at US 36 Raceway. The evening began with Johnson starting from the inside of row three in the fourth heat race. He wasted little time advancing forward as he captured a third place finish to advance to the A-Main. For the feature, the Louisiana native lined the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/Gleco Plating Maxim from the ninth starting spot. Polesitter Seth Bergman jumped out to the early lead before a red flag was thrown for Jonathan Cornell who wrecked on the front straightaway. On the restart, the Cajun Sensation methodically went to work through the field making his way into sixth by lap 16 when the yellow flag waved over the field. On the lap 17 restart Johnson used his Ford powered Roush Yates Engine to rocket into the third spot behind Bergman and Wayne Johnson. Wasting little time, Jason pulled a clean slide job on Wayne Johnson to secure the second spot and then quickly went to work on Bergman for the race lead. Using the high side of the speedway, he passed Bergman and then kept his forward momentum up to cross the stripe comfortably ahead of Wayne Johnson who passed Bergman late in the race. After celebrating his victory with the fans, as he stood on top of his tail tank, Jason commented, “The crew put together this new Maxim and it worked great tonight!” He continued, “You had to put on brutal slide jobs to get by these guys. You had to shut the door on these guys because it was so slick getting off four and you had to fight to get the run, but that seemed to be the corner where I could get around these guys.” There was some added excitement during the post race interview when the first and second place Johnson’s exchanged some heated words. I guess not everyone liked the exciting and clean racing action at US 36 Raceway, but the fans certainly got their monies worth.
Cajun Sensation Lays Down The Law At I-30 Speedway With Victory In Law Offices Of Richard Strunks Maxim
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (June 30, 2012) – It was his 6th ASCS National win of the 2012 season and his 60th career ASCS National Tour victory. The two-time ASCS National champion was locked into the A-Main finale in his Law Offices of Richard Strunks #41 Maxim and went onto win the 30 lap show on Saturday night at the fast and racy I-30 Speedway oval over Gary Wright, Brady Bacon, Wayne Johnson, and Tony Bruce Jr. Jason and the crew watched as the track changed throughout qualifying and prepared their car accordingly for the feature. After pulling the one pill in the redraw, the Cajun Sensation paced the field around the speedway from the pole position. When the green flag dropped, Johnson pounded the loud pedal and his Roush Yates Ford Engine responded as he bolted into the lead ahead of fellow competitor Wayne Johnson. Six laps into the event he caught the cars at the rear of the field and started putting them a lap down. Navigating through the slower cars presented some challenges, but none to large for the Louisiana native to overcome. But, in the waning laps he had a formidable Texan on his tail . . . Gary Wright. Wright was using multiple lanes on the track to chase down Johnson, as Jason sailed around the top side of the speedway to carry his momentum. With two laps to go, Johnson missed the cushion in turns three and four and Wright pulled even with Johnson’s Stenhouse Jr. Racing/HM Racing/JJR sprinter. With the racing action tight, Johnson stayed to the top and held on for the victory in an exciting race at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway. “I wasn’t sure who was lapped cars out there. I didn’t know if I was in first or third” commented an excited yet exhausted Jason Johnson. “I just couldn’t get to the bottom all weekend, so I just kept hammering the top and when I seen G’Dub (Gary Wright) on the bottom I knew he wasn’t a lapped car. To cross the line in front of Gary Wright at Little Rock, Arkansas that’s pretty good!”
A Third Place Run On Night One At I-30 Speedway For The Law Offices Of Richard Strunks #41
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (June 29, 2012) – Jason Johnson and the ASCS National competitors returned to I-30 Speedway for the first of two nights of racing action. The evening would get started on the right foot, when Jason pounded his foot to the floor board in the second heat race to capture the victory in the Roush Yates Engines, Ford powered Maxim. Advancing to the A-Main, Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team went to work to make their Law Offices of Richard Strunks car fast for the 25-lap feature. Starting from the outside of row two, Johnson accelerated at the drop of the green and quickly went to the high side of the quarter mile oval to take control of the runner up spot behind polesitter and race leader Tony Bruce Jr. The Ragin’ Cajun kept pounding the top side of the track in pursuit of the leader who was hugging the inside safety tires on the low side of the speedway. After a caution on lap eleven, third place running Marshall Skinner snuck by Johnson for second, but Jason would eventually recapture the runner up spot just after the half way flags were displayed. A few lap later, with the #41 almost spinning, Wayne Johnson raced by and took command of the second spot with Jason dropping back as far as sixth for the final restart. But, in the remaining six laps, The Ragin’ Cajun recollected his focus and drove his Weld Racing/Wilwood #41 Maxim to a third place finish, crossing the line behind Bruce and Wayne Johnson to lock into Saturday night’s A-Main. If you are coming out to Hammer Hill for night two, make sure to stop by and say hello to Jason and the team!
Johnson Finishes 14th In ASCS Speedweek Finale At Lucas Oil Speedway
WHEATLAND, Missouri (June 23, 2012) – The ASCS National Tour competitors pulled their haulers into the pit area at Lucas Oil Speedway for the last night of the 2012 edition of the ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek. With 43 cars ready for action, there were six heats slated for qualifying. The Ragin’ Cajun was scheduled to start on the outside front row in heat six. When the checkered flag flew on the event he brought the Pro Powder Coating/Fischer Body Shop #41 Maxim home in third place. Relegated to the first 12 lap B-Main, Johnson accelerated at the green from the second starting spot and seized the lead and ran the distance in the number one spot to take the win. As the evening went on the track took on rubber making it more difficult to pass around the 3/8-mile semi-banked clay oval. But, the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team would tighten every bolt and ready their Maxim for 30 laps of racing action where their driver would start from the 17th starting position. As the Weld Racing Wheels and Hoosier Racing Tires turned on the KSE Racing Products/Kenny’s Components #41 as he was pushed off, his Roush Yates Engine fired and he pulled into his position amongst the field. At the drop of the green, Johnson stepped on the gas and got up to speed. Trying everything from inside the cockpit, the Louisiana native was unable to make the desired forward progress bringing home a 14th place finish to cap off this year’s ASCS Speedweek. “Not the finish we wanted tonight, but we will go on to Little Rock next week and look for better results.” Johnson commented after the race. He continued, “We had a really good speedweek capturing two wins and a lot of top five finishes. It was a fun week!”
Cajun Sensation Puts A Louisiana Lockdown On Victory At Salina Highbanks Speedway
SALINA, Oklahoma (June 22, 2012) – With 37 competitors signed into the pit area for night six of ASCS Speedweek, Jason Johnson and the crew of the Law Offices of Richard Strunks #41 focused on an evening of success. For heat three, the racer from Eunice, Louisiana would pull his Roush Yates Engines, Ford powered Maxim onto the outside of row one. At the drop of the green, he would show everyone his tail tank to lead all eight laps to collect the win. When the qualifying action was completed and the A-Main lineup was set, Johnson earned the right to display his Valvoline sponsored machine from the front row as he was starting from the pole for the 30 laps of racing action at Salina Highbanks Speedway. As soon as the flagman gave the field the green, outside front row starter Johnny Herrera jumped into the top spot. A few early race cautions brought the field together and gave the Cajun an opportunity to reclaim the top spot, but Herrera used the low line to maintain the lead. Brian Brown then entered the picture as Johnson and Brown traded numerous slide jobs on each other for the rights to the runner up spot. With the fans on their feet, the racing action was fast, furious, and exciting. Johnson would eventually lock down the runner up spot and as lap twenty nine was ready to be competed Herrera’s mount slowed with engine problems and the Cajun Sensation capitalized on the opportunity to inherit the lead. He would go on to take the victory, his series leading fifth win in 2012 and 59th career ASCS National Tour victory, ahead of Brown, Herrera, Wayne Johnson and Tony Bruce Jr. Celebrating in victory lane with Richard Strunks, family, friends, and sponsorship partners, Jason exclaimed, “What a race. I had a blast swapping slide jobs for second with Brown. That was fun clean racing. I am glad we were able to get the win in the Law Offices of Richard Strunks car tonight.” He continued, “The Stenhouse Jr. Racing crew did a terrific job and we had a great race track to race on all night here at Salina.”
Impressive Show Position Run At Lawton Continues Hot Streak For The Forty One
LAWTON, Oklahoma (June 20, 2012) – The talent-packed group of ASCS National Tour competitors descended on Lawton for race five of ASCS Speedweek on the fast quarter mile clay oval. With a great crowd on hand, Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing crew prepared the Law Offices of Richard Strunks/GT Bobcat Maxim for their qualifying event in which they were slated to start on the pole for the eight lap affair. With a clear track in front of him, the Louisiana wheelman stomped on the loud pedal with the first sight of green and used his Ford power to secure the lead. He swiftly circled the oval and when the black and white checkered cloth was displayed he headed pit side with the heat race victory. Since he started on the pole, he was awarded the winner’s points but was unable to generate any passing points, so he was relegated to the eleventh starting spot for the feature. All that meant for the Stenhouse Jr. Racing chauffeur was that he would have to keep his elbows up and the air flowing over his Vortex Racing Products wings as he made his way up through the field. Front row starter Seth Bergman would jump into the early lead with the Cajun moving in fast forward with his Roush Yates Engines #41. With only one early caution to interrupt their high speed assault on Lawton Speedway’s surface, the Ragin’ Cajun was putting on a show as he maneuvered his way into the top five. When the 30 lap event was official, Jason had advanced an impressive eight positions to garner a third place finish behind race winner Wayne Johnson and Bergman. His focus and determination not only yielded him the show position finish, but also his second consecutive PitstopUSA.com Hard Charger of the Night award. His third place finish was his 29th top five finish in the 50 events he has entered in 2012, which is a spectacular 58% top five performance rate. The team and driver will head to Salina Highbanks Speedway for racing action on Friday night.
A Sixth Place Run At Diamond Park Speedway On Night #4 Of ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek
MURFREESBORO, Arkansas (June 19, 2012) – The evening in Murfreesboro started with Jason standing on the front stretch holding the American flag as the drivers and all those in attendance recognized America before the racing action commenced on night four of the 2012 edition of ASCS Speedweek. After the opening ceremonies, Jason climbed into his ButlerBuilt Professional Seat System for heat one in his AccuDoc Solutions/FSR Radiator & Racing Products #41 Maxim from the fourth starting spot. After eight laps were completed, Jason brought home a fifth place finish and advanced to the A-Main where he would start from the inside of row eight for the 30 lap finale. When the green flag waved over the field, Johnson used his Roush Yates Engine to accelerate up to speed. Using multiple passing lanes, he seized every opening on the track and started moving up the leader board soon finding himself in the top ten. With Brad Loyet and Brady Bacon setting a fast pace at the front of the field, the Cajun Sensation was not content with his position in the running order and continually worked hard to improve his position with each completed lap. When the last lap was scored, Brady Bacon crossed the winner’s stripe first with Jason advancing nine positions in the field to secure a sixth place finish. It was his 38th top ten finish in 2012, which is a 77.6% top ten success rate this season, as his hard work and efforts earned him another PitstopUSA.com Hard Charger of the Night award. “We did not have a very good result in our heat race, which put us pretty far back to start the feature. But, we were fast and had a good run overall in the Stenhouse Jr. Racing car tonight”, Jason commented in the pit area after the race as his Schoenfeld Headers were cooling off.
Ragin’ Cajun Wires Field To Defend Home Turf At Jones Motor Speedway In Louisiana
CHATHAM, Louisiana (June 18, 2012) – Welcome home Jason Johnson. The Stenhouse Jr. Racing team and driver pulled into Jackson Parish to race at Jones Motor Speedway eager for a victory in the Eunice, Louisiana native’s home state. After starting on the outside of row one in the second heat event, the Cajun Sensation used his Roush Yates Ford Engine to drive to a runner up finish in his Lickdale Campground/www.racediecast.com Maxim. In the redraw, Louisiana luck finally returned as he pulled the two pill to position the home state speedster on the front row for the A-Main. On the initial green flag, polesitter Danny Wood jumped to bring out the yellow. On the restart, Jason hit the power pedal and seized the lead. Wayne Johnson and Brady Bacon soon started a fierce battle for the runner up spot with Bacon eventually taking control. But, it was Jason Johnson leading the race and by lap seven he was starting to catch the rear of the field to put them a lap down on the fast and racy 1/4-mile high banked oval. A caution for Dustin Morgan would bring the field together, but Johnson would hold the lead only to have another caution fly for Shawn Petersen. When racing resumed, the Cajun Sensation powered his K&N Filters/Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) race car forward until the final caution of the night flew on lap eleven. On the restart, Jason would summon his Ford power and race off into the distance building a straightaway lead. With two laps to go, lapped traffic created some challenges allowing Brady Bacon to close in and make the last lap exciting, but the Ragin’ Cajun brought the #41 Maxim across the stripe first ahead of Bacon and Wayne Johnson for his 58th career ASCS National Tour victory. “The Stenhouse Jr. Racing team is doing an excellent job,” Jason commented in victory lane. “The last lap got a little hairy there as I didn’t know where to go.” He continued, “But, I am glad it worked out and we got the victory with our Roush Yates Ford Engine!”
Johnson Brings Home A Top Five Finish On Night Two At Devil’s Bowl
MESQUITE, Texas (June 16, 2012) – After locking into the redraw with his fourth place finish on Friday night, Jason Johnson and the Stenhouse Jr./HM Racing/JJR team watched as the evening of qualifying unfolded on night number two of the 2012 edition of the Lucas Oil ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek. When the time came for the top six drivers to draw a starting pill, Louisiana luck was not with him as he pulled the six pill to earn the right to start on the outside of row three for the 30 lap A-Main. As the crew finalized the setup on The Shop Diesel Service #41 Maxim, the driver readied himself for competition. When the green flag waved over the field he went to work on the top side of the half mile oval. As each lap was completed, the bottom of the racing surface was getting faster, but the Cajun couldn’t get his Hoosier Racing Tires to hook up as well down there. Some late race stoppages allowed the field to close up, but when race winner Brian Brown crossed the stripe he was followed by Wayne Johnson, Tony Bruce Jr., Matt Covington, and Jason driving his Valvoline Ford Maxim to a fifth place finish. “We struggled a bit the last two nights and missed the setup tonight, but overall we have to be pleased to bring two top five finishes home this weekend,” Johnson commented after the race. The fifth place finish was his impressive 27th top five finish of the 2012 racing season in 47 races. The team and the hauler will now head to Jones Motor Speedway in Chatham, Louisiana for the next round of the ASCS Speedweek. Jason and the entire team want to wish everyone a Happy Father’s Day!
ASCS Speedweek Kicks Off With Jason Johnson Driving To A 4th Place Finish At Devil’s Bowl
MESQUITE, Texas (June 15, 2012) – The 2012 edition of the Lucas Oil ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek kicked off at Devil’s Bowl Speedway with 33 cars in the pit area. With four qualifying heat races slated for the evening, Jason Johnson wheeled The Shop Diesel Service #41 Maxim out onto the fast half mile surface for his star studded heat race. Starting from the eighth starting spot, Johnson used his Ford powered Roush Yates Engine to race to a fifth place finish behind Gary Wright, Brian Brown, Wayne Johnson and Kolt Walker. For the A-Main, the Louisiana chauffeur would line up from the twelfth starting spot for the 25 laps of racing. On the final pace lap, Johnson would flip down the visor of his beautifully prepared Shell Shock painted Arai Helmet and ready his right foot for action. When the green lights illuminated around the speedway, that right foot went to work and the high speed chase was on. Wayne Johnson seized the lead on the opening lap, but there were a number of racers putting on shows as they made their way to the front of the field as the laps clicked by on the high banked race track. A red flag on lap eighteen was displayed for Martin Edwards flipped car pulling the field together for the restart. The Cajun Sensation would use that opportunity to retighten his Crow Enterprizes safety belts and after another race caution for Matt Covington’s slowed sprinter, Jason charged across the finish line with a fourth place finish behind Wayne Johnson, Danny Lasoski, and Johnny Herrera. Racing action continues Saturday night at Devil’s Bowl for night two of the Summer Nationals. Come out and catch the racing action.
Ragin’ Cajun Locks Down 3rd Place Finish At Eagle Nationals And Maintains ASCS National Tour Points Lead
EAGLE, Nebraska (June 9, 2012) – Jason Johnson had his Lincoln Auto Auctions Maxim moving around Eagle Raceway in Saturday night’s finale of the Eagle Nationals capturing the show position in the A-Main. But, the evening started with both of the Stenhouse Jr. Racing entries in the field for the first 8-lap heat event. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. lined up from the fourth spot in his Ford EcoBoost/Valvoline #6, while Jason was behind him in the fifth spot aboard his Durst Motorplex/Mesilla Valley Transportation #41. Ricky would bring home the heat race victory with a last lap pass for the lead, while Jason cruised home with a third place finish as both drivers advanced to the A-Main. For the 40 lap A-Main, Johnson would buckle into his ButlerBuilt racing seat to start from the eleventh starting position, while Stenhouse Jr. started from the third position. When the go fast flag was displayed at the start, both drivers used their Roush Yates Engines to deliver their Ford power to accelerate up to speed. Unfortunately, Stenhouse Jr. flipped on the rough racing surface bringing out the red flag and retiring him to the pit area with a twenty second place finish. When racing resumed, Johnson used his Hoosier Racing Tires to grip the racing surface and power the K&N Filters/ISC Racers Tape Maxim into contention as Jack Dover led the field. Just before the half way point, Brady Bacon took command of the top spot with Dover, Johnny Herrera, Wayne Johnson, and the Ragin’ Cajun all fighting for the runner up spot. The Louisiana Johnson would eventually get the runner-up spot only to surrender it to Herrera on the white flag lap to bring home a third place finish. In doing so he reclaimed the MAVTV points lead with 1,956 points, which currently is a tight three way battle with fellow competitors Wayne Johnson (1,952 points) and Brady Bacon (1,951 points), heading into next weekend’s 2-day Summer Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.
Johnson’s Lincoln Auto Auctions Maxim Flies To A 5th Place Finish At Eagle Nationals
EAGLE, Nebraska (June 8, 2012) – No one ever said racing was easy. On night one of the Eagle Nationals, Jason Johnson and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team overcame adversity through hard work, persistence, and teamwork. Fielding an extra car with the reigning Nationwide champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. behind the wheel, the team and sponsors worked together to make sure Johnson’s Lincoln Auto Auctions #41 and the Stenhouse Jr.’s Ford EcoBoost #6 were competitive amongst the 33 car field. Stenhouse Jr. would start sixth in his heat event and race to a 4th place finish to advance to the A-Main. But Johnson, after starting eighth in his heat event and getting involved in a crash, was unable to finish his heat and was scored eighth. The crew went to work to fix the broken parts on the Durst Motorplex sponsored Maxim for the B-Main. The Louisiana racer isn’t afraid to pass cars and he would have to do just that from his 14th starting spot in the B-Main if he wanted to secure a transfer spot. When the green flag was displayed, Johnson summoned all of the Ford power from his Roush Yates Engine and started his forward assault. With a well prepared racing surface, he was able to move around on the track while keeping his momentum up to pass his competition to earn a fourth place finish. For the 30-lap finale around the 1/3 mile, high banked clay oval Johnson would line up from the 19th starting spot, while Ricky Stenhouse Jr. would start from the 8th spot. When the race got up to full speed, both drivers were flying forward. Stenhouse Jr. made his way into the top five, while Johnson was sailing around quickly working his way into the top ten. With five laps to go, Stenhouse Jr. looped his mount bringing out the caution and restarted from the rear of the field. When the green was displayed, Johnson moved into the fifth spot and started pressuring for the fourth spot before running out of laps. With his fifth place finish, he would earn another PitstopUSA.com Hard Charger award just missing out on a lock-in position. Stenhouse Jr. would race back for an 11th place finish. A respectable night for both of the Stenhouse Jr. Racing competitors and team.
Topsy Turvy Night Ends With 8th Place Run At Knoxville
KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 2, 2012) – For the third time in five weeks, Jason Johnson and the team were at Knoxville Raceway to race on Saturday night. Only this time they were parked on the front stretch to compete against the 410 competitors with their Ford Roush Yates Engine. With 27 cars in the 410 pit area, the Ragin’ Cajun went out and circled the big half mile in 15.470 seconds, which was 9th quick on the night. In the third heat event of the evening, Jason would start on the outside of row two, but on lap two the right front tire rolled off the bead and he tipped his mount softly onto its’ side which relegating him to a seventh place finish. For the 20-lap A-Main, the native of Eunice, Louisiana started from the last starting spot in the field in the Fischer Body Shop/ BMRS Maxim. But, as they say in show business . . . “Let the show begin!”. When flag man Doug Clark dropped the green flag, Johnson dropped his heavy right foot and set sail to put on a great performance. The front runners may have been setting the pace, but it was Johnson capturing the attention of the fans as he charged furiously through the field. With only one caution flag thrown throughout the event, Johnson wheeled his #41 Ford powered Maxim by a lot of Chevy’s en route to a very impressive 8th place finish. He was the hard charger of the night and certainly put on a show that was worth the price of admission. The 8th place finish was his 11th consecutive top ten finish aboard the Stenhouse Jr. Racing/HM Racing/JJR speedster. The team will now prepare their equipment for next weekend’s ASCS National Tour 2-day show at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Nebraska. Come out and catch up with Jason and the entire team. In the meantime, make sure to support our sponsorship partners as their products and services will make a positive difference in your performance!
Double Duty At Jackson Speedway Results In Two Top Five Finishes In The Valvoline #41 Maxim
JACKSON, Minnesota (June 1, 2012) – The Stenhouse Jr. Racing driver and crew worked their tails off last night at Jackson, Minnesota doing double duty running both the 360 and 410 portions of the Jackson Spring Nationals. All of their hard work and efforts certainly paid off as they earned two impressive finishes in their Weld Racing/ www.racediecast.com Maxim. In the 410 portion of the night of racing, Jason finished second in his heat and lined up for the A-Main from the outside of row eight. Using his Factory Kahne (FK) Shocks to help absorb the bumps on the fast and wide open half mile oval, Jason used his Roush Yates Ford power to put his sprint car in fast forward as the racing action progressed. When the black and white flag waved over the A-Main field, the Cajun Sensation had advanced six spots forward to secure the runner-up spot behind race winner Travis Whitney.
In the 360 action, After advancing through heat race action and finishing second in the dash, Johnson earned the right to start the $5,000-to-win A-Main from the outside of row one beside polesitter Brian Brown. On the start, Brown jumped out to the early with the Louisiana racer close behind in the Winters Rear End/Conroy Pneu Control Maxim. It would stay that way most of the race as the leaders were setting a fast pace putting an exciting show on for the fans. But, with five laps to go some mud knocked off a spark plug wire on Johnson’s #41 stealing some momentum from his race effort. When the cars crossed the finish line Johnson followed Brown, Danny Lasoski, and Dylan Peterson across the stripe for a fourth place finish. The 2nd and 4th place efforts were his 22nd and 23rd top five finishes on the 2012 racing year in 42 race events (an impressive 54.76% top five finish success rate).
A Fourth Place Run In 4th Annual Steve King Memorial Caps Off Consistent Weekend, And Month Of May, For The Forty One
JETMORE, Kansas (May 27, 2012) – With thunder and lightning all around the Great American Dirt Track at the beginning of the evening, the fans and competitors were wondering if they would get this finale in the books. But, the weather cleared and the ASCS National competitors took center stage on the 3/8th mile oval. The driver of the LaBella Constructions/GT Bobcat Maxim lined up on the outside of row one and took command of the lead in his 8-lap heat event. He would go on to victory and advance to the A-Main in the 4th Annual Steve King Memorial event much to the delight of the fans. For the A-Main, Jason would line up from the seventh starting spot along side the #18 of Tony Bruce Jr. When the green flag waved, pole sitter Brady Bacon took the lead as the Cajun Sensation showed Tony Bruce Jr. his tail tank. The track was fast and the ASCS drivers were putting on a show around the Kansas oval. Jason methodically raced hisFSR Radiator & Racing Products, Ford powered mount forward moving into the fourth spot behind Bacon, Jeff Swindell, and Johnny Herrera. He would eventually run out of laps in the non-stop race, but not before securing a 4th place finish which is his eighth consecutive top ten finish. His top spot consistency over the four race Memorial Day holiday weekend stretch positioned him back on top of the season long Lucas Oil ASCS National tour point standing presented by MAVTV over Wayne Johnson by four points. Be sure to catch up with Jason and the team as they have a very busy month of June planned to showcase their sponsorship partners in nine different states. Come out and say hello at a track near you!
The Ford Powered Forty One Rounds Out The Top Five On First Night At The Great American Dirt Track
JETMORE, Kansas (May 26, 2012) – After a busy day promoting their sponsorship partners by handing out K&N Filter stickers, coloring books donated by Lickdale Campground, and Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) diecuts at the festivities surrounding the two-day Steve King Memorial . . . it was time to race. With 31 sprint cars in the pit area, four heats were scheduled with the M&M Farms/Wilwood Maxim readied for action. In the fourth heat event, Jason would race hard from his seventh starting spot and bring an impressive second place finish home to advance on to the evening’s A-Main. On a windy night, the team was hoping that their Ford powered Roush Yates Engine would provide the necessary speed and velocity to move to the front again from their seventh place starting spot throughout the 25-lap event. When the ‘go fast’ flag was displayed over the field, front row starter Jason Martin set the early pace and the Ragin’ Cajun was working hard inside the cockpit of his mount positioning the #41 with the front runners. Racing for positions was fast and furious around the racy, 3/8th mile semi-banked dirt oval as Wayne Johnson and Jason Johnson were highlighting the show as they fought for a position in the top five. As the laps clicked by, Jason seized the opportunity and moved into the top five and started pressuring Brad Loyet for the fourth and final lock in position for Sunday’s finale. When the black-and-white flag flew over the field, Jason Johnson followed race winner Jason Martin, Brady Bacon, Jeff Swindell, and Brad Loyet under the flag to round out the top five. The team will be back in action at the Great American Dirt Track gunning for victory in the second and final night of action in the 4th Annual Steve King Memorial.
Johnson Drives Hard To A 3rd Place Finish At I-80 Speedway Against ASCS National Competitors
GREENWOOD, Nebraska (May 24, 2012) – On a beautiful and clear night in Greenwood, Nebraska, Jason and his fellow ASCS National tour competitors joined the ASCS Midwest competitors to battle it out on I-80 Speedway’s 4/10th mile oval. The night got started fast for the Stenhouse Jr. Racing, HM Racing, and JJR team as Jason charged from his 4th starting spot to capture the win in heat race number four in The Shop Diesel Service/Valvoline #41 Maxim. For the 25-lap A-Main, Johnson would push his Ford powered Maxim onto the front stretch where he would start from the fourth starting spot in the field. After the initial start was red flagged when Jack Dover flipped violently in turns three and four, front row starter Don Droud Jr. would capture the lead. But, on lap two Jason Johnson used his Roush Yates Engine to roar into the lead with Danny Lasoski’s #1m in tow. Johnson would hold the lead through lap twelve when Lasoski hugged the inside guardrail to steal the lead. Not content to run second, Johnson would continue to use KSE Racing Products to steer his way back into the lead temporarily on lap 18, only to surrender it again to Lasoski when the Maxwell Industries/Chalk Stix Maxim got loose coming off turn four. After a late race restart, Lasoski would go on for the win with Brian Brown in the runner-up spot and Jason Johnson finishing third. His third place run earned him the FSR High Point Driver of the Night honors. The team will now head southwest to the Great American Dirt Track in Jetmore, Kansas for the two-day, 4th Annual Steve King Memorial event.
Ragin’ Cajun Is The Hard Charger At Valley Speedway With His 7th Place Finish In ASCS National Action
GRAIN VALLEY, Missouri (May 23, 2012) – Jason Johnson and the team kicked off a busy four race stretch over the Memorial Day holiday weekend at Valley Speedway’s 1/3-mile semi-banked clay oval. After racing hard to a third place finish in his heat event, the driver and team were focused on making their Gleco Plating Inc./FK Rod Ends Maxim fast for the 30-lap ASCS National feature event. When all the qualifying action was completed, Jason buckled into his Crow Enterprizes safety belts and rolled onto the track to line up from his 14th starting position. With the local 11:00 p.m. curfew looming, the race officials were doing their part to keep the event moving forward. When the green flag dropped, the drivers took over and did their part to make the racing action fast, furious and exciting. While the leaders were setting the pace, it was the Ragin’ Cajun in the white Stenhouse Jr. Racing #41 catching everyone’s attention as he was maneuvering his Roush Yates Engines Ford powered sprint car past some serious competition. With most of the competitors running around the top, racing lanes and passing opportunities were hard to find. But, Jason knows you can’t make a pass if you are doing what everyone else is doing so he made the most of what was given to him each lap. When the non-stop event was completed, Jason had advanced seven spots to earn a seventh place finish and capture his third PitStopUSA.com Hard Charger award of the season. The hauler will now head northwest to Greenwood, Nebraska for ASCS National action at I-80 Speedway on Thursday evening. Come out and catch up with Jason, Bobbi, and the entire racing team.
Cajun Puts On A Show At Knoxville Raceway With An Impressive Runner-Up Finish On A Fast Track
KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 19, 2012) – With a weekend off on the ASCS National schedule, Jason Johnson and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team travelled back to Knoxville Raceway to compete in 360 action in the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/Valvoline #41 Maxim. Using a group time trial format, Jason showed his Roush Yates Engines speed laying down the fastest lap of the night at 15.895 seconds. With a six pill drawn for the inversion it put the Louisiana speedster on the outside of row three at the start of the first heat. Using all the lanes on the racy track, Jason used the high side to advance forward at the start and then ducked under second running Josh Higday in his pursuit for the lead. He then peered through the shield of his Shell Shock painted Aria Helmet at race leader Tony Shilling. It didn’t take long for him to power to the leader’s rear nerf bar before making the pass for the lead and charging to the heat race victory. For the A-Main, he would again line up from the sixth starting position. When the green flag waved he pounded the loud pedal and summoned all the power his Ford could supply charging up to the third spot after the first lap. He continued his forward assault using the high side of the famed half mile to steal the second spot as he then focused on chasing down the leader, Jon Agan. As the crossed flags were displayed, Johnson was closing the distance between his front wing and the leader. As the leaders caught up to the back of the pack, Johnson surged forward and closed in on the leader in turns three and four, but on a locked down and really fast racing surface he was not able to make the final pass and finished with an impressive second place.
Mother Nature Steals Both Nights Of ASCS National Action At I-30 Speedway In Little Rock
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (May 11, 2012) – The Stenhouse Jr. Racing crew had their Ford power plant ready to race in Little Rock last night, but Mother Nature had different ideas. The team travelled to I-30 Speedway for the next round of racing on the ASCS National Tour. Their Law Offices of Richard Strunks Maxim was prepared and the Louisiana driver was ready to kick off the Mother’s Day weekend in style. But soon after the action on the track commenced water droplets began falling from the sky ending all hopes that the evening’s events would take place. After careful review and deliberation, ASCS and track officials decided to postponed both nights of action to June 29th and June 30th so the fans can see some of the best sprint car drivers take to Tracey Clay’s 1/4-mile, high banked clay oval. The night was not a complete wash out as Jason, Bobbi, and the crew got to meet some of their fans and hang out with their sponsorship partners. To all our fans, friends, family, and most importantly the Mothers, have a great and safe Mother’s Day weekend!
Cajun Sensation Invades Knoxville Raceway And Captures A 3rd Place Finish
KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 5, 2012) – After battling Mother Nature on Friday night, the Stenhouse Jr. Racing/HM Racing/JJR hauler headed to Knoxville to get some competitive laps on the weekend in their Fischer Body Shop/Pro Powder Coating Maxim. After hot laps were completed for the three sprint car classes competing, the Louisiana native pounded the loud pedal in time trials with a lap of 16.156 seconds. When all the 360 competitors were done with time trials, his lap time was good enough for 4th quick. Then, in the first heat race Jason rolled his Weld Wheels onto the famed half mile surface and lined up from the fifth starting spot. He was able to power his way forward to get a third place finish and advance directly to the A-Main. In the A-Main, front row starter David Hall jumped out to the early lead with Johnson eager to take the top spot. Using his Roush Yates Ford Engine he accelerated by the leader on lap four and was putting some distance between himself and the runner-up spot with each passing lap. When a colored flag was displayed for a caution on the speedway, the field was bunched up with Knoxville 360 regulars Clint Garner and Gregg Bakker now holding down the second and third positions in the racing order. On the restart, Garner slid by Johnson to take the top spot and Bakker got by the #41 a lap later. After 18 fast paced laps, Johnson would cross the stripe with a well earned third place finish and just as important some business intelligence he will use the next time he and the team visit Knoxville Raceway.
Johnson Overcomes Challenges To Record A 7th Place Finish In Rock-N-Roll 50 At Riverside Speedway
WEST MEMPHIS, Arkansas (April 28, 2012) – As April comes to a close, the ASCS National tour competitors took to the track at Riverside Speedway for the Fourth Annual Rock-N-Roll 50. Jason Johnson and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team pulled into the pit area ready to make some noise in their Valvoline/Kenny’s Components Maxim. After running fifth in their 8-lap heat event, the team just missed advancing through the B-Main with a fourth place run. Electing to use a provisional, the Louisiana native rolled his Ford powered mount onto the inside of row twelve to start the A-Main. Using his head and heavy right foot, Johnson maneuvered his way forward soon finding himself in the top ten as the red flag flew on lap 44 when Gary Wright’s car went up in flames. When the remaining six laps were completed, Jason garnered a seventh place finish to record his second straight top ten finish of the weekend. By advancing 16 positions, he also earned his second PitStopUSA.com Hard Charger of the Night Award this season. “It’s nice to salvage two top ten finishes after having two challenging nights,” Johnson commented after the race. He continued, “I am real proud of the team as they worked hard to get us back on track.” As the month of April nears a close, Jason and the team will now focus and prepare for a busy month of May in their Roush Yates Engines #41. If you have not been able to see Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team yet in 2012, in May they will be racing in five different states – Ohio, Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas. Come out and catch up with the team . . . and, be sure to stop in to introduce yourself and say hello.
Hard Work And Persistence Results In A Ninth Place Finish At Salina Highbanks Speedway
SALINA, Oklahoma (April 27, 2012) – Hard work and persistence are two key ingredients of success. After getting off to a rough start in ASCS National competition at Salina Highbanks Speedway’s 3/8-mile high banked clay oval, the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team highlighted these two character traits. Jason was unable to finish his heat race due to mechanical issues resulting in an 8th place finish in the Lickdale Campgrounds/Weld Racing #41 Maxim. The crew went to work addressing the problems and lined their Roush Yates Engines powered mount on the outside of row six for the start of the B-Main. Over the next 15 laps, Jason would display his ‘all out’ driving style as well as his Ford speed charging his way to a runner-up finish to advance directly into the evening’s A-Main finale. Between events the crew collaborated with their driver to make sure their equipment was ready for racing. As a result of their earlier challenges, Jason was looking through the shield of his Arai Helmet at seventeen competitors ahead of him at the start of the A-Main. He wasted no time and started his forward assault when the green flag was displayed for the 25-lap event. When all the circuits were completed, Jason Johnson wheeled his Maxim to a ninth place finish. The team will now travel to Riverside Speedway for another night of ASCS National competition in the Rock-N-Roll 50 on the West Memphis, Arkansas 1/4-mile oval on Saturday. Come out and catch up with Jason, the team and their sponsorship partners at the track. Jason Johnson merchandise will be available at the track. Stop by and see us!
Ragin’ Cajun Wins The War With A Victory At Battleground Speedway
HIGHLANDS, Texas (April 14, 2012) – Most of us know about the Battle of the Alamo that took place in 1836 in San Antonio, but another battle took place 220 miles east last night as the ASCS National competitors fought just outside of Houston on Battleground Speedway’s 3/8th mile high banks for the victor’s prize. When the engines silenced and the dust settled after 30 fierce laps, Jason Johnson’s name will go down in the history books as the winner of this war in his Stenhouse Jr. Racing/Factory Kahne (FK) Shocks Maxim. After winning the first heat race, the crew went to work making sure all the necessary equipment was ready for their warrior’s use during the race. After pacing around the speedway from his eighth starting spot, Johnson went to work executing his strategy to conquer the 23-car field. Brad Loyet seized the early lead, but the Louisiana speedster was using the top side of the track to make his position in the field known in his FK Rod Ends #41. On the tenth lap, Johnson used the weapon under the hood of his race car, his Roush Yates Ford Engine, to power his way on the outside of Loyet to take the lead. He held the point position until action was paused due to a red flag on lap seventeen. During the brief respite in action, the driver assessed his strategy and when the cars refired he went back to work extending a sizable lead over the rest of the field. Surviving quite a few cautions and restarts over the last ten laps, Johnson darted across the finish line comfortably ahead of runner-up Brady Bacon and third place finisher Wayne Johnson to secure his third ASCS National victory in seven races so far this season. The win also brings the Louisiana native’s career ASCS National career win total to 57.
Johnson Turns The Tide On Some Friday The 13th Demons At Golden Triangle Raceway Park
BEAUMONT, Texas (April 13, 2012) – For Jason Johnson fans and the team, the mystic around Friday the 13th certainly seemed true early in the evening as the ASCS National invaders took to the track at Golden Triangle Raceway Park. For the Law Offices of Richard Strunks/Gleco Plating Inc. #41 team, they started fifth in the second heat race and could not make any forward progress. They finished 5th and were relegating to the B-Main where things got a little worse for the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team when Jason got upside down and finished last. But, this team is resilient and the driver that straps into the ButlerBuilt Seat in this Maxim has a lot of Louisiana determination running through his veins. Electing to take a provisional, the Cajun Sensation started from the 23rd starting spot. He went to work around the 3/8th mile high banked gumbo clay oval moving into the top ten by the tenth lap. But, he wasn’t content staying there and kept the pedal down calling for more power from his Roush Yates Ford Engine, which it delivered without any hesitation. When the last lap was completed in this ASCS National event, he crossed the start finish stripe in the fourth position chasing away the Friday the 13th demons. His efforts earned him the PitStopUSA.com Hard Charger of the night award. Jason and the team will now focus their attention on Saturday night’s ASCS National race at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas. Come out and catch up with Jason and the team and pick up some new team gear!
Roush Yates Ford Powers Johnson To Victory Lane At 81 Speedway In NCRA Spring Thunder Opener
PARK CITY, Kansas (March 31, 2012) – While many in Kansas were watching the Jayhawks play their way into the NCAA basketball finals down in New Orleans, those who attended the NCRA Spring Thunder event held at 81 Speedway saw quite an impressive show. With a full pit area on a beautiful spring day in Park City, just outside Wichita, Jason Johnson and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team were prepped and ready to put their LaBella Construction #41 Maxim in victory lane. After starting 3rd in the fourth heat event, Johnson crossed the line in second to advance to the A-Main. For the A-Main event, the Louisiana racer would line up on the outside of row three and when the “go flag” was waved he summoned the power from his Roush Yates Ford Engine. It respectfully responded. When the first caution of the night flew on lap five, Jason was already up to the third spot right behind Wayne Johnson’s #77. When racing resumed, both Johnson’s would advance into the top two spots with Wayne leading Jason. The two Johnson’s put on an unbelievable show as they raced for the top spot, but with 12 laps to go Jason took firm control of the lead and crossed the payment stripe first to capture the victory. “We had great car tonight. This was a great race and win for our team.” Johnson lamented as his Schoenfeld Headers cooled in victory lane. The win was his third in the Stenhouse Jr. Racing #41 Maxim here in the United States, and eight overall in 2012 including his wins over in Australia in the HM Racing #47, through the first three months of the year.
The Cajun Is Absolutely Sensational In 39th Annual ASCS Spring Nationals Win At Devil’s Bowl Speedway
MESQUITE, Texas (March 24, 2012) – The rain cleared out and the ASCS competitor’s motors came to life at the 39th Annual Spring Nationals at Devil’s Bowl. And, when the racing was completed and the engines were silenced, it was Jason Johnson and his Roush Yates Ford Engine sitting in victory lane. Johnson started the evening in his Shop Diesel Service/K&N Filters #41 Maxim from the seventh position in the second heat race. He quickly accelerated and after the eight laps were completed he had moved himself into the second position. In the redraw, his Louisiana luck would yield the “five” pill putting him on the inside of row three for the 30-lap Spring Nationals. When the green flag was displayed for the field, Johnson found himself racing from the seventh spot through the early stages of the race in his beautifully prepared Skwid Signs mount. But, after some early race stoppages and slow downs, the Cajun was ready to make his forward assault around the famous half mile oval. With early race leader Michael Lang showing the way, Johnson made his way towards the front. On lap 18, Brady Bacon seized the lead with Johnson now comfortably in the top five. He eventually would steal the second spot and set his sights on taking the top spot from Bacon who was still leading the race. On a late race restart, Bacon went low and Johnson raced on the Bowl’s edge around one and two and took command of the lead down the backstretch on lap 25. He would not relinquish the top spot and collected his second Lucas Oil ASCS National victory on the young season over Wayne Johnson, Brady Bacon, Matt Covington, and Michael Lang.
Stenhouse Jr. Racing Team Spends St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Racing At Southern New Mexico Speedway
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (March 18, 2012) – Jason and the crew bolted a 305 engine into their Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/Gleco Plating Inc. #41 Maxim and went racing at Southern New Mexico Speedway’s ASCS 305 Sprint Car Shootout. In Friday night’s action, the Cajun Sensation finish 5th in his heat and then used his KSE Racing Products to steer his way to a fifth place finish in the A-Main. Missing a lock in position by one position, the crew woke up bright and early and worked all day to prepare their sprint car for Saturday night’s final round of competition. Jason ran third in his heat race and then when the checkered flag flew over the A-Main in the finale, Johnson raced across the finish line in the ninth position.
Johnson Leaves Yuma, Arizona With A Runner-Up Finish In ASCS National Tour Action
YUMA, Arizona (March 10, 2012) – After locking into the top six redraw with an impressive third place finish on night one at Cocopah Speedway, Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team watched and prepared as night two qualifying action unfolded. After pulling the five pill, they lined their beautifully prepared GT Bobcat/ Maxwell Industries #41 Maxim up on the inside of row three. Soon after the “get going” flag was displayed, Johnson had the nose of his #41 in the leader’s business. On lap five, he summoned the Ford power from his Roush Yates Racing Engine and took the lead. He would lead through lap twenty nine when he got behind some slower competitors and Danny Wood used the topside to steal away the victory. With the runner-up finish, Johnson and the crew leave Yuma, Arizona as the ASCS points leader and will head to Tulare, California to race with the World of Outlaws at Thunderbowl Speedway on Friday, March 16th and Saturday, March 17th.
Cajun Places In Show Position At ASCS National Tour Event At Cocopah Speedway
YUMA, Arizona (March 9, 2012) – Visiting a track for the first time is always challenging for drivers. But, last night at Cocopah Speedway the driver of the M&M Farms/ Valvoline #41 Maxim learned quickly and charged to a third place finish in his heat. He was eligible for the top-8 redraw and drew the seven pill to earn the right to start on the inside of row four. When the green flag waved on the 25-lap A-Main, he went to work and started to position himself amongst the front runners. He was locked into a fierce battle for the third spot with fellow competitor Wayne Johnson, and after make twenty five rounds around Cocopah’s 3/8th mile oval it was the Louisiana native claiming the show position. The third place finish locks the Stenhouse Jr. Racing driver into Saturday night’s show in which the top six will redraw for their starting spot in the finale at Cocopah.
An Eleventh Place Run With Outlaws At The Dirt Track At Las Vegas Motor Speedway
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (March 8, 2012) – Jason Johnson and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team took their Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) #41 to ‘Sin City” to race with the Outlaws. After timing 19th quick in time trials, and finishing 7th in heat race action, Johnson wheeled his Maxim to a runner-up finish in the B-Main. Advancing to the A-Main, and starting on the inside of row ten, Johnson methodically raced around the oval and after 30-laps brought the car home through the dust with an 11th place finish.
Johnson Carries The Gold Out Of Copper Classic At Canyon Speedway Park
PEORIA, Arizona (March 3, 2012) – Jason Johnson captured his first win of the year in the AccuDoc Solutions/Roush Yates Ford #41 last night in the Copper Classic finale. After starting 9th in the A-Main, the Louisiana chauffeur used the top side of the speedway to make up ground early in his pursuit of the winner’s gold. He moved into the top five quickly, then spent the remainder of the race aggressively stealing one spot at a time. As the laps clicked by he passed Tony Stewart for the runner-up spot, and on lap 19 he used the bottom groove to take the lead from Brad Loyet. He would continue in the front until the checkers were displayed over the 30-lap Copper Classic field. “We have a great group of guys and I can’t thank Stenhouse Jr. Racing and Roush Yates enough for this opportunity to showcase the Ford horsepower” Jason commented in victory lane. “It’s something unique and that’s what we like to be.”
Hard Charging Cajun Runs To A 7th Place Finish At Canyon Speedway Park In ASCS National Tour Action
PEORIA, Arizona (March 2, 2012) – After experiencing mechanical problems in the AccuDoc Solutions/Pro Powder Coating #41 prior to their heat race, the team went to work to qualify on the opening night of the ASCS National Tour at Canyon Speedway Park. They started 9th in the first B-Main event and passed six cars to capture the third and final qualifying spot. For the A-Main, their were 20 top wings in front of the Stenhouse Jr. Racing Maxim, but with a capable driver in the cockpit, he went to work when the lights illuminated green. When the black and white cloth was displayed after 25-laps he had moved up 14 spots to capture a 7th place finish. The team will be back in action Saturday night looking to improve on their efforts at Canyon Speedway Park.
Run In 11th Annual Ronald Laney Memorial Race At East Bay Comes To End With A Blown Tire
TAMPA, Florida (February 25, 2012) – There is a fine line between fortune and misfortune. After racing to a heat race victory in the HM Racing/Fischer Body Shop Maxim, the team’s fortunes look brighter as they were set to start the 11th Annual Ronald Laney Memorial from the 10th starting spot. When the green was displayed in the main event, those good fortunes continued as the Ragin’ Cajun was quickly getting everyone’s attention as he accelerated up to the 3rd spot. But, as the laps clicked by the track was taking on more and more rubber making the surface harder and more abrasive. That combination eventually took its’ toll on his tires as misfortune set in as a blown tire sent him pit side scored with a 16th place finish. The team will head west, to Canyon Speedway Park, to kick off the ASCS National Tour for 2012. Come out and catch up with Jason Johnson and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing Team!
Fuel Leak Halts Johnson’s Fast Forward Motion At East Bay Raceway Park
TAMPA, Florida (February 24, 2012) – On the second night of action at East Bay Raceway Park, Jason Johnson showed off his Roush Yates Engines Ford power as he ran away from the field in his heat race to capture the victory. In the feature, the Louisiana native would position his Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/Law Offices of Richard Strunks #41 on the inside of row five. When the green flag waved, Johnson quickly moved his Maxim forward through the field into the sixth position. Early race action was interrupted a few times with cautions, but when the red flag was displayed after the halfway point of the race an official noticed a fuel leak under the #41 during the break, ending Johnson’s night safely with a 16th place finish.
Cajun Runs 11th At East Bay In First Run In Stenhouse Jr. Racing #41
TAMPA, Florida (February 23, 2012) – After landing back in the states, Jason Johnson crawled into the cockpit of his Stenhouse Jr. Racing #41 Maxim and ran second in his heat race at East Bay Raceway Park. For the feature event, he lined the Roush Yates Engines sprint car up on the outside of row six and crossed under the checkered flag in the 11th spot. The team will be back at East Bay on Friday night for night two of the 14th Annual “King of the 360’s” Nationals. Come out and catch the team in action.
Johnson Logs Fifth Win Of 2012 Season At Bunbury City Speedway In HM Racing #47
ROCKY MOUNT, Missouri (February 12, 2012) – Jason Johnson, in the HM Racing #47, was at it again at Coates Hire Bunbury City Speedway in Round #14 of World Series Sprintcar (WSS) action. After laying down a lap in time trails that placed him 12th quick for the evening, he powered his way to a 3rd place finish in his heat event. With an altered qualifying format, the Louisiana native was awarded the pole position and had a clear view out of the shield of his Arai Helmet. When the green flag waved, he maintained that view and charged his way to his fifth victory in 2012.
Cajun Sensation Logs 4th Win Of Season In WSS Round 12 At Atwell Park Speedway
ROCKY MOUNT, Missouri (February 4, 2012) – Jason Johnson, in the HM Racing #47, kept his early season success in Australia going in Round 12 WSS action at Attwell Park Speedway. After timing 3rd in time trials, Jason raced to a 3rd and 5th place finish in heat race action. Then, He captured the runner-up spot in the Gold Shootout to earn the outside front for starting spot in the A-Main. When the green flag dropped, Johnson chased the leader, James McFadden, over the first two-thirds of the race. Then, he pushed the accelerator to the floor in the HM Racing Maxim to take the lead and bring the car home under the checkered flag first to record his fourth win of the early 2012 season.
Two Champions Come Together As Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) Partners With Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. For 2012 Season
ROCKY MOUNT, Missouri (January 27, 2012) – It is with great pride and enthusiasm that Jason and Bobbi Johnson announce the formation of a new partnership between 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and the 2011 ASCS National Tour Championship Team Jason Johnson Racing (JJR). There have been many famous partnerships that have produced more significant outcomes together than they could have on their own. From Lewis and Clark partnering on their transcontinental expedition to Batman and Robin conquering evil, these partnerships produced unparalleled results. Read More…
Third Win For Johnson Comes At Speedway City In Prelude To The Championship
ROCKY MOUNT, Missouri (January 25, 2012) – While we are still in January, Jason Johnson added to his early season win total by racing to the victory in the Prelude to the Championship at Speedway City. After charging from his fifth place starting spot to finish third in his heat race, the HM Racing team went to work for the USA versus Australia Shootout. From his outside front row starting spot, he took the early lead in the #47 and never looked back capturing his third win of the year. The team will now head west to Kalgoorlie International Raceway for Round #11 of WSS competition.
Cajun Bags Second Early Season Win At Borderline Speedway In Kings Challenge
ROCKY MOUNT, Missouri (January 20, 2012) – After timing third at Borderline Speedway, Jason followed his qualifying effort up with a 1st and 6th place finish in heat race action. Advancing to the A-Main, he lined up the HM Racing #47 on the inside row three and charged to the front capturing his second victory on the 2012 season as he crossed under the checkered flag in the Kings Challenge.
Johnson Hammers The Cushion In HM Racing #47 For First Win Of The New Year!
ROCKY MOUNT, Missouri (January 6, 2012) – It did not take long for the hard charging driver from Eunice, Louisiana to put the HM Racing #47 in victory lane in 2012. On the preliminary night of the Australian Open, Jason took advantage of Robbie Farr’s misfortune and charged around the Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway to the finish line first in the Brendan Telford wrenched Haynes Mechanical Maxim. After timing 6th with a lap of 12.039 seconds, he ran 7th in heat three and 5th in heat five. For the 20-lap, preliminary A-Main, Johnson crossed the finish line ahead of Donny Schatz and James McFadden.