ROSSBURG, OHIO (May 12, 2018) – The Ragin’ Cajun, along with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitors, was back at Eldora Speedway for the second night of the wildly popular #LETSRACETWO event at “The House that Earl Built” in Rossburg, Ohio. There were 36 high-speed teams signed into the pit area as they all were gunning for the checkered flag at the end of the night. The skies overhead were overcast as track and WoO officials made it clear they were going to run an accelerated program to beat the weather.
Jason would be the 26th car out for his two qualifying laps around the fast half-mile oval. He waited patiently in the staging lane sitting in the cockpit of his Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) Maxim. He pulled down one last time to tighten his Crow Enterprizes safety harness and then flipped the shield down on his Shell Shock custom painted Bell Racing Helmet. It was time to build up speed with his Kistler Engines/Engler Machine & Tool. As he planted his right foot, his engine roared as he crossed the timing light to start his first lap. When he completed the circuit in 13.101 seconds he cruised back into turn one and whisked down the backstretch. As he came off turn four, he crossed the start finish line and the lap was consistent but a little slower at 13.184 seconds, which was 14th quick overall.
Kerry Madsen would start on the pole of the second heat race with Jason Sides to his outside. Trey Starks and Jason would share row two as Joey Saldana, Jacob Allen, Gary Taylor, Caleb Helms and Clyde Knipp rounding out the starting field. Madsen charged into the lead with Sides giving chase as Jason powered his way into the show position in the AutoMeter/Vortex Racing Products #41. He was keeping pace with the leaders as the laps clicked down. Madsen would take the heat race win over Sides and Johnson with Saldana and Allen securing the final transfer positions to the feature.
After his Schoenfeld Headers cooled, Philip and the JJR #41 crew went to work to get their entry ready for the 30-lap feature. The bolted on some new Hoosier Racing Tires and rolled their way into the staging area as the USAC competitors were completing their feature. When the checkered flag waved over the USAC feature, with Chris Windom taking the win over Tyler Courtney, it was time for the World of Outlaws to get their part of the show in. Jason would line up tenth in the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/Weld Racing #41 Maxim Racing machine. Donny Schatz jumped into the lead when the green flag waved as Jason moved into ninth. The track was wide and slick challenging the racers to find a line that worked. Some were trying to make the top work, while others were hugging the bottom. Schatz was contending with Aaron Reutzel as Logan Schuchart was making some noise around the inside lane. The race was slowed on lap seven when Sheldon Haudenschild drifted up to the wall on the exit of turn four and breaking his front axle after attempting a pass for position on Tim Shaffer. Jason would restart tenth. The surface was tricky for all the remaining drivers. Schatz seized the lead again on the restart with Schuchart turning up the wick as he was tracking him down. Jason moved up as high as eighth, but as the race neared the end, he lost a few positions and ended up with a twelfth place finish when the checkered flags waved over the field. Schatz took the win to sweep the weekend at Eldora as Schuchart and Reutzel rounded out the podium spots.
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