HAUBSTADT, INDIANA (May 3, 2015) – For Jamie Veal and the JJR team, it was the third night of racing with the World of Outlaws (WoO) in three nights and three different states. The JJR team pulled the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) transporter into the pit area at Tri-State Speedway with blue skies overhead, not a cloud in the sky, and late spring-like temperatures in the high-70s to put on a show for the fans of southern Indiana with Jamie Veal aboard the Priority Aviation Services, LLC missile.
With grain siloes and farm fields creating the backdrop for the pit area, 38 cars and teams were preparing for their two laps of qualifying during time trials. Jamie would push out third in the Waco Metal/K&N Filters Maxim. He would circle the 1/4 mile, high banked dirt oval on the initial lap in 13.018 seconds. He kept standing on the gas and improved his speed on the second lap with a time of 12.345 seconds, which was 15th quick overall.
After a few minutes of track preparation and the opening ceremonies, the heat races were set to go. Starting from the pole in the third heat race, Veal paced around the speedway prior to the green flag falling with the Destiny Motorsports #7 of David Gravel to his outside on the front row. Brady Bacon and Kraig Kinser made up row two. Jamie was ready to drop his right foot and get the forty one moving with the Kistler Engine under the hood. When the green flag unfurled, “The Real Deal” put the forty one in clean air as he took the lead. Bacon was charging and would take the lead way from the Warrnambool native before the checkers fell on the event, but Veal brought hope a runner-up finish to lock the Dissolvalloy/Kenny’s Component’s Maxim into the A-Main feature event.
For the 40 lap feature, the throttle man from Down Under rolled the Priority Aviation Services, LLC/Valvoline #41, under the moon lite sky, to the outside of row eight into the sixteenth starting position with Christopher Bell to his inside. Front row starters, Joey Saldana and Brady Bacon, led the field to the green flag. The 25 starters in the field, Kerry Madsen took a provisional, screamed down the front straightaway and into turn one. The race was on with Bacon to the lead. Veal had his elbows up and was on the move when the first caution flag waved on lap six. When racing resumed, the green was quickly replaced by the red for Parker Price-Miller, Chad Kemenah and Shane Stewart followed by a number of other race stoppages along the way. When race winner, Paul McMahan, crossed under the checkered flags, Jamie Veal brought the Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) entry home in one piece in the 19th position.