EAGLE, NEBRASKA (September 7, 2014) – Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team jumped into the cab of their Volvo truck and headed northwest to Eagle Raceway for the ASCS Midwest Region’s Nebraska Cup finale. There were 25 cars nestled in the pit area with their sights set on taking home the $5,000 winner’s share of the purse. Upon arrival, the reigning ASCS National Champion rolled out the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/Oakley Maxim and started to make the final preparations for the night of exciting racing action.
There were three heat races and the Ragin’ Cajun pushed out onto the track for the first heat event. He rolled around the racing surface and eventually moved into his starting spot on the inside of row two. Teammate Josh Baughman was on the outside of row three and the two JJR competitors were ready to go. The front row starters jumped on their accelerators and brought the powerful field down the front straightaway as Jason moved into the second spot in the running order. Soon misfortune would strike as the Eunice, Louisiana native tipped his car over lightly and was unable to continue relegating him to an eighth place finish in the MVT/AccuDoc Solutions entry.
Forced to run the B-Main, he would line up seventh with some work ahead of him to secure a spot in the feature field over the 12 lap distance. Not deterred, the Cajun mashed the power pedal and went to work from the comfort of his ButlerBuilt Professional Seat System. He was in fast forward motion as he used his KSE Racing Products to steer and navigate around the competition on his way to a third place finish.
The A-Main feature event was the next item on the racing agenda for the night. After overcoming all the obstacles the evening would bring for Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing team, he would line up on the inside of row nine from the seventeenth starting spot. Anyone who knows the Louisianan that calls the cockpit of his Maxim his “home office”, knows how focused and determined he is when he flips the shield down on his Shell Shock custom painted Arai Helmet. Passing cars is what sprint car racing is all about and the man from Eunice certainly likes to race his sprint car. The field of 20 cars was filled with an impressive list of drivers with names like Brian Brown, Danny Lasoski, Jack Dover, Tony Bruce Jr., Billy Alley, Don Droud Jr., and Jason Martin. All successful gassers and proven winners. The start of the event could have been called “Green Flag Interrupted” because every time the green flag was waved over the field it was quickly replaced by the yellow or red flag multiple times. When the racing did get started, Brian Brown surged from his fourth starting spot into the lead. A little further back in the running order, the Cajun chauffeur was making his way forward aboard the K&N Filters/FK Rod Ends speed machine. He would stay on the loud pedal as the top side of the speedway was the quick way around Eagle Raceway on this night. When Brian Brown took the checkers he was followed across the finish line by Dover, Lasoski, Jay Russell with Tony Bruce Jr. rounding out the top five. Jason had charged to the front of the pack finishing in the sixth position. While the night was filled challenges, Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing boys stayed poised and overcame the obstacles to garner a very respectable finish!