DODGE CITY, KANSAS (July 5, 2014) – With a lot of highway and pavement behind them, over 1,700 miles from start to finish to be exact, the journey has led to a lot of great racing action for Jason and the Stenhouse Jr. Racing crew over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The team was back at it for night two of the Boot Hill Showdown presented by Roto-Mix at Dodge City Raceway Park. With twenty seven cars in the pit area again, it was head down and elbows up time for the racer that hails from Eunice, Louisiana in the AccuDoc Solutions/CURB Records #41 Maxim.
After getting some heat in his Don Ott Racing Engine, it was time to go out and sling a little dirt on his own in time trials. He was the eleventh driver to take to the track for the one man show and laid a lap down in 13.992 seconds, which was good enough for 9th quick overall.
His good qualifying effort put him on the outside of the front row in the third heat race. To his left was Cody Darrah and right behind him were David Gravel and Daryn Pittman. The race was eight laps with the top six transferring to the 30-lap feature event. When the field came off of turn four, Darrah jumped into the early lead and set the race pace. Not far behind was Jason in his C&R Racing Incorporated/Waco Metals speed machine. He held the second spot throughout the race as he followed Darrah across the line with Sammy Swindell, Gravel and Pittman rounding out the top five.
Once the feature lineup was established, the 4-time ASCS National Tour champion lined up in row six. Thirty laps around this racy 3/8th-mile oval goes quick. Starting from the pole position, David Gravel brought the field of 24 cars up to speed. There was action early and often around the track as Jason was trying to hold his position while moving in fast forward. Things happen quickly and a number of yellow flags slowed the pace on the speedway. Sitting comfortably under his Vortex Racing Products wing he assessed his progress and began adjusting his strategy to get to the checkers. When the green flag was again shown, he accelerated and got the K&N Filters/Kinsler Fuel Injection Maxim on the move. When Daryn Pittman took the race victory, Jason was able to cross the pay stripe with a solid 12th place run to cap off a busy and extended Independence Day holiday weekend of racing.