The Road To Indy: SCCA FE2

Here are the previous two races as we count down the last few days to the SCCA Runoffs.   Additionally, Jason has won the SCCA Northern Conference Majors in his rookie season.   Congratulations Jason!

Back in early July, Jason has his second race weekend at Road America in the SCCA Cat Nationals.   This was also Jason’s grandma’s first race with him driving a car.  While she has been to a kart race but the stress and excitement of auto racing was a bit of surprise but by the end of the weekend she was all smiles and ready for the next weekend. 

Jason’s weekend was excellent he spent Friday testing and tuning his car.  The worked payed off on Saturday when he qualified second. Jason put on a great show keeping hot of the tail of the leader and made a pass with two laps to go but was quickly passed back.  With one lap to go Jason made a heroic pass in turn 5 and finished first. Unfortunately he missed a yellow flag in turn 4  before the pass and was called to the steward for a discussion.  He handled it very well and was given second place and probation for the next event.  On Sunday, he made up for his mistake and again qualified second but this time quickly passed for the lead and drove it all the way home for his second win of the season. 

In late July Jason raced at Gingerman, at track he as been racing karts at since 2013.  This also his mom’s first race in a while and like Grandma she was not quire prepared for the driver Jason has become.  She did enjoy the weekend but was worried about her ‘little boy’.   In the end she had a good time supporting her racer at the track. 

On both days Jason qualified third.  Saturdays race you could really see the change in his driving it was much more aggressive and he picked up over all spots on the start, though two FE2 leaders made a good gap.  He did finish 2nd because on of them had an off and was not able to recover.  On Sunday Jason started 7th on the grid and 2nd in his class.  When the green waved, he put pressure on the drivers in front of him into turn one.  By turn two he was by on and side by side with 5th place and by turn 5 he was by.   He held his position for the rest of the race bringing home 3rd in his class and 5th over all.

Next up are the SCCA Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   Jason is mentioned in as a Majors winner and potential contender in a SCCA Runoffs Report.  Jason has been working hard off the track and spent last Sunday at Autobahn turning his car and himself up for the season ending race.  GO JASON!

Thanks again to Rennkraft Motor Works for supporting Jason’s season we really appreciate the many hour of preparation that have gone into the car to get it read before each weekend.   We would also like to thank all our sponsors this season we hope that we have lived up to your expectations.  Thanks to the two Mom’s who share their children’s passion even though they don’t always understand it, we could not do this with out you.