SAPULPA, OKLAHOMA (June 19, 2014) – What a great time for race fans as the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour’s best invaded Creek County Speedway for the third race of ASCS Speedweek. There were 42 cars and drivers at the Sapulpa, Oklahoma quarter mile oval ready to battle it out on the high banks for the winner’s trophy. After the rain stopped and the sun peaked through the skies, the racers were ready to do what they do best . . . race fast and put on an ASCS high quality show for the fans.
The Eunice, Louisiana speedster was ready to roll in the Fischer Body Shop/Tony Lama Boots #41 Maxim. As his Don Ott Racing Engine fired and came to life as he pulled out on the speedway for the sixth heat race, he rolled to the outside of row two to start the high speed event. He didn’t stay there long when the field went green as he pounded the loud pedal and powered his way forward in the orange and black machine. When the eight laps were completed, he was the first to see the checkered flag as he cruised to the win over Robert Sellers and Matt Covington.
The Cajun Sensation’s impressive efforts in qualifying action earned him the FSR Radiator High Point Driver of the Night award and locked him into the redraw. With a narrow racing surface due to all the moisture in the track, a low number would be a big benefit as the driver would start further front. When he pulled his hand out of the bag the number three appeared on the pill, which put him on the inside of row two behind front row starters Robert Sellers and Christopher Bell for the 30-lap main event. Christopher Bell seized the lead on the initial start with Jason and the AccuDoc Solutions/Winters Performance Products #41 right behind as he took command of the second position on lap eight. Bell was pounding the cushion and passing cars . . . lots of them as he started lapping cars early and often. Jason was trying to keep pace, but every time he used the curb he bicycled and was forced to moved back down the track. He held his position throughout the event and brought home a runner-up finish behind Bell. Afterwards he commented, “We got lucky in the heat race. Sometimes it pays to be more lucky than good, but it got us into the redraw. We drew second row and that paid off really good tonight, but we had nothing for Christopher, he was in a league of his own up on the curb.” With three races in the books so far during Speedweek, and three top ten finished for the Ragin’ Cajun, Jason moved into the lead in the week long Speedweek point standings with two races to go as they move on to Outlaw Motorsports Park on Friday and cap off the week at the beautiful Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday night.