EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA (August 29, 2015) – It was the second of two nights of racing in the 9th Annual Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway for the World of Outlaws (WoO) and the Priority Aviation Services, LLC #41 team. The race teams started to file into the pit area early for the evening’s events. There once again were 26 teams ready to battle their competition around Castrol Raceway’s semi-banked, 3/8 mile oval under the beautiful Canadian skies.
Jason would push off late to take his two laps in time trials aboard the Dissolvalloy Frac Ball Revolution/Kenny’s Components #41 Maxim. He would get up on the wheel and use his KSE Racing Products to steer his way around the tight and racy oval. The quicker of his two laps stopped the clock at 15.639 seconds, which was good enough for 13th quick overall on the night. The Cajun Sensation just missed the last heat inversion spot by .004 seconds.
He was again in the fastest heat race by time trial lap times, this time starting from the fifth starting position aboard the Pro Powder Coating/ISC Racers Tape entry. The front row of Jacob Allen and Jason Sides paced the field as Daryn Pittman and Joey Saldana followed in row two. When the green lights illuminated around the track the Louisiana-born chauffeur went to work inside the cockpit of his Maxim Racing chassis. With only 10 laps to do his best work he stayed on the hammer and took advantage of every opportunity that presented itself. When the checkered flag flew over race winner Jacob Allen, Jason came home with a fourth place finish to advance directly to the 9th Annual Oil City Cup main event.
The field was set. The race distance was 30 laps. It was race time at Castrol Raceway. Jason climbed into the cockpit and buckled himself in tightly. His Kistler Engine fired as he rolled his Weld Racing wheels and Hoosier Racing Tires into his thirteenth starting spot. Racing on these tight little ovals forces the drivers to balance two opposing forces – patience which is hard for any racer and the innate competitive desire to make something happen on the track. David Gravel and Donny Schatz made up the front row with Daryn Pittman and Logan Schuchart in row two. Jason shared row seven with Washington native Trey Starks. When the green flag waved and the racers got up to speed it was David Gravel showing the way. But a little further back Jason was making some noise of his own as he was patiently making his way up the scoring pylon. A few cautions slowed the pace before the red was displayed when Joey Saldana flipped at the halfway point of the race. When racing resumed, Jason continued to compete and take advantage of everything and anything that presented itself for him to improve his position on the track. When the checkers flew over the field, Pittman would take the win ahead of Schatz, Schuchart and Sides with Shane Stewart rounding out the top five. Jason would bring the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/Fischer Body Shop #41 Maxim home in the eight position. It is his fourth straight top ten finish as the team continues to focus on consistency. Another great run for the forty one!