Race Season Begins

Jason has been very busy over the last two weeks, so I am going to just write some quick notes on each event.  We are trying to make the best of fluid conditions.  The many plans we made for the 2020 season have been canceled or postponed.  Now things are day by day making the schedule up as we go along.  We are going to do our best to hit the track as much as possible.

First up Jason is no2 15 and is old enough to drive on the public streets.   He has thousands more miles of experience driver then his peers but will still need to learn the rules of the road and adjust to traffic going both directions.

Up next WKA iRacing Race 3 at Road America.   Jason qualified 4th and raced an extremely clean race to finish 4th and earning series points.  He is currently in 8th place over all in the series.  He put a lot of work in to this track as he as he prepared to driver a car on it the following weekend. 

Just a few days later Jason was in Wisconsin driver a spec Miata at what could be considered his home track, Road America.   He initially was placed in a novice group but when he was passing $300,000 Mercedes SLK in a effectively a rental.  He was moved into a more experienced group and once there was able to learn a lot more from folks that pushed his skills.  On Sunday his practice was shorted by heavy rain but he was still able to get some a couple of good wet sessions, every lap counts.  Watch the WildDuckRacing YouTube channel for videos from the weekend.  Thanks to Advanced Autosports for providing the car for this first weekend out of 2020.

Jason did not get the best qualifying time at Sebring, WKA iRacing Race 4, which put him in the middle of the field.  In the opening lap he sustained damage and lost his from and rear win which slowed him considerably.  Despite that handicap he was working his way up the the field and was approaching the top 10 and more series points.  During the competition caution restart he lost his nose cone when he was driven over and fell way back.  He worked his way back to 17th by the checkered flag but it took amazing concentration and effort to keep the car on the track.  Watch the full race video on YouTube.  The video below is a highlight of Jason’s car during the broad cast, glad we can show support for our sponsors. 

The schedule for the next few week is now up to date for June.  It hardly makes sense to commit to anything beyond that.  

  • May 25 8 pm EST – WKA iRacing 5 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • May 27 61 Kartway practice
  • June 3 Concept Haulers Practice
  • June 5-7 Cup Karts of North America 61 Kartway
  • June 19-21 AKRA/CES Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course,
  • June 26-28 SCCA Majors Blackhawk Farms – TBD

I want to take a moment to share our plans around Covid-19.  Jason and crew will be practicing social distancing and wearing masks to keep the team, family, and our friends healthy.  This is going to take some of the fun of racing, a good chunk of racing is sharing stories and making plans for new ones.  Second, any plans we make are going to be subject to conditions on the ground and will change on very short notice.  This may lead to canceled races and practice sessions.  We are going to do our best to follow CDC Guidelines and keep both driver, crew, and our fellow racers safe and still race as much as possible. 

Thanks to everyone for supporting Jason and Wild Duck Racing looking forward to racing and seeing folks enjoying the track again.   Be safe and take care.