LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (November 5, 2016) – Jason and the JJR crew had their Fischer Body Shop/Waco Metal #41 Maxim locked into the Short Track Nationals (STN) at I-30 Speedway after a strong run on Thursday night that saw him charging for the lead on the last lap before doing a 360 spin and collecting a third-place finish.
As the final qualifying was being completed, Jason and the boys had the luxury of watching as the track evolved as they prepped for the 6-lap Pack’s Dash for Cash for the six locked in competitors. He climbed into his Fibreworks Composites custom fitted seat and buckled into his Crow Enterprizes safety belts. He was ready to go. The other five locked in guys eligible for this event were Sammy Swindell, Tim Shaffer, Tim Crawley, Terry McCarl and Brian Bell. The finishing order in this event would set the first three rows of the starting lineup for the 40-lap STN feature event. These top guns got at it when the green flag dropped as they fought valiantly for each position on the track. Tim Crawley took the checkers and collected the $500 winner’s share ahead of Tim Shaffer ($250), Sammy Swindell ($175), Jason Johnson ($150) and Terry McCarl ($125) with Brian Bell rounding out the field ($100).
The warm weather made for a great night of racing as the fans flocked I-30 Speedway to see these speed chauffeurs share their talents in the 29th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals. All the qualifying was completed; it was show time at Hammer Hill! Jason climbed into his Priority Aviation Services, LLC/Schoenfeld Headers Maxim as he finalized his race strategy. After pulling on his Bell Racing helmet and cinched the chin strap and with the tap of the push truck his engine fired. Forty laps. One Winner. It was time to go racing! When the green flag dropped, local favorite Tim Shaffer jumped into the early lead and led the first fourteen laps. Jason was running in the third spot when Sammy Swindell made a pass for the lead on the low side of Shaffer. Swindell made it work and was your new leader. The bottom of the track was fast and Swindell was too. Jason kept hustling inside the cockpit of his Maxim Racing entry trying to make up ground. He was digging and trying to make the top side of the track work. Swindell would go on to take the victory ahead of Shaffer with the Ragin’ Cajun charging home in third place to round out his podium weekend. After the race this third-place finisher from Rocky Mount, Missouri commented, “The bottom line was so dominant tonight.” He continued, “I was too tight to run the bottom so I felt more comfortable running around the top, which a majority of the time I do.” He concluded by explaining, “This is a great event and we are happy to be here. I am glad that our supporters from Fischer Body Shop, Waco Metal and Pro Powder Coating were able to make it out.” Another great run for the forty-one!