KANSAS CITY, KANSAS (October 20, 2017) – The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series moved back to the Midwest this weekend, starting at Lakeside Speedway in the FVP Platinum Batteries Outlaw Showdown in Kansas City, to share their entertainment. Jason’s Fischer Body Shop/CCC #41 Maxim Racing entry was one of thirty six entries for the race as the fans filled the stands ready to see the best in the business go at it around Lakeside’s half-mile oval on a terrific evening for racing.
Jason would be the 27 car in line for his two time trial laps around Lakeside. With his Weld Racing wheels glistening his Kistler Engines power came to life and he got up to speed. Kerry Madsen had lowered the mark to 14.070 seconds and held the top spot on the speed charts. Jason churned around the oval and by the looks of the lap it looked like a good one. It was, but not good enough, as the clock read 14.105 seconds. Jason stayed on the loud pedal looking for a little bit more the second time around and he got it with the first and only lap to dip into the 13 second bracket for the night at 13.966 seconds. He earned the quick time for the night to kick off the FVP Platinum Batteries Outlaw Showdown.
Starting from the pole in the first and fastest heat race with Shane Stewart to his outside. The other talented drivers in the heat race were Brad Sweet, Brady Bacon, Ian Madsen, Clyde Knipp, Hunter Schuerenberg, Ryan Bickett and Riley Kreisel. When the green flag signaled the field to go it was Stewart using the top lane to seize the lead with Jason close behind in second place. The top two speedsters stayed that way for the eight laps to lock down the two Craftsman Club Dash positions as Sweet, Bacon and Madsen securing the final three transfer positions to the A-Main.
For the 49th time in World of Outlaws competition, and 51st overall for the 2017 season in all sanctioning series – an impressive 66.38% success rate, Jason would line up on the inside of row three beside Jac Haudenschild. The front row of Shane Stewart and Kerry Madsen led Brian Brown and Sheldon Haudenschild to the line with Brent Marks and Daryn Pittman in the last row. After sic quick laps around the oval Brown took the win over Stewart, Jac Haudenschild, Sheldon Haudenschild, Madsen, Johnson and Pittman with Marks coming home in the eighth position.
The only thing remaining on the competition agenda for the night was the 30-lap FVP Platinum Batteries Outlaw Showdown feature event. Jason would start from the sixth position aboard the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/Engler Machine & Tool #41 Maxim. When the yellow lights dimmed and the green lights illuminated, Brian Brown jumped into the lead and was showing the way as Jason wheeled his mount from the seventh position throughout the early goings. Brown would surrender the lead to Kerry Madsen on lap eight as Madsen checked out over the field. The whole time, Jason was working diligently from the cockpit of his Maxim Racing machine. With ten laps to go, race leader Kerry Madsen got turned around and ended up with a flat right rear tire sending him pit side to get his tire replaced, Brian Brown inherited the lead, but on the restart Jason was capturing the fans attention as he drove hard into the top five. Brown and Sheldon Haudenschild were battling for the lead with Brown coming out on top and taking the win over Sheldon with Donny Schatz coming home third and Jason charging home fourth as Kerry Madsen came all the way back to round out the top five. It was another good night for Jason and the forty-one team at Lakeside Speedway. They will move onto Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Oklahoma for action on Saturday night as they continue to race through the Midwest as the season is winding down.