Last Wednesday Jason was invited to join the final race of TireRack.com Road to Indy eSeries presented by Cooper Tires. He rushed home from school to buy the World Wide Technology Raceway oval and went to work. He was third fastest in practice, but had a dismal qualifying session. Race 1 started with Jason in starting 14th of 15 cars. During the first 5 minutes he moved up slowly and avoided spinning cars working his way up to 6th place and mixing it up with the lead pack. The Jason mixed it up in the top 6 for the next 15 tense minutes with the group shuffling order and looking for advantage. At the checked Jason held his own and finished 6th. For the second race he started 5th and immediately fell back to the back of the pack after suffering minor wind damage. Despite the damage continued to fight picking his way through the crowd and eventually pushing the car back to 5th place by the end of the race. You can read the recap or the race including Jason finishes on the USF Juniors web site.
Not only was there great racing but Jason was recognized by the announcers as one of the standouts of the race. Below is a link directory to the comments.
Race Season is starting up. IMSA and NASCAR have raced at Daytona and Indy Car is going to race at St Petersburg in a week. The Badger Kart Club swap meet is just a few weeks away. The road karts need need some parts and reassembly and shakedowns before race season. Maybe add a shifter kart to the stable?
Jason is adding another test session in a F4 car at Atlanta Motorsports Park on February 24th and 25th. Things are coming together for his 2022 schedule and we will be announcing it shortly.
We have continued to work toward the 2022 season here at Jason Pribyl Autosports. Jason spent two days at Homestead Miami Speedway in a USF Junior IGY6 Motorsports F4 car. He had to learn both the car and the track at the same time. He did not disappoint and was one of the faster drivers despite the steep learning curve.
It wasn’t without struggle. The car does not quite fit him yet and his movement was restricted making it hard for him to get comfortable. With some more coaching and modification of the car, he should be even faster. He hopes to be back in this car soon so he can show what he is really capable of.
On Wednesday, February 2nd, Jason will participate in round 3 of the TireRack Road to Indy eSeries presented by CooperTires. This race will include the Road To Indy prospects and is a qualifying race for the final race at Road America. Again, the race will be streamed on Apex Race TV’s YouTube at 6:45 CST Wednesday.
Jason had a blast participating in the second round of the TireRack: Road To Indy eSeries presented by CooperTires and racing with other prospects and drivers from USF2000 and Indy Pros. Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park is a half mile oval and Jason has very little experience with this kind of racing. He qualified 19th of 23 but just was only 0.3 tenths of a second behind the leader. The field was very tight. After suffering some damage and spending some time in the pits he made his way up to 17th. The second race was great, Jason battled his way up to 9th and was fighting hard with 8th and 10th when the cars tangled and he dropped back. He continued to fight and finished 16th. Watch the full race on YouTube. The next race will be February 2nd at Barber Motorsports Park.
Jason and the Racing Bandit team competed in the iRacing 24 hrs of Daytona e-series on January 22nd. They qualified 16th and moved into 9th after a few hours. In the 8th hour of the race they suffered a 15 minute repair cycle after a GT car ran out of fuel and darted in front of them. They dropped to 16th but continued to press forward finishing 7th and 16 laps down.
You may be wondering why Jason is racing with the Road To Indy Prospects. In a few days, he’ll be heading to Florida’s Homestead Miami Speedway for two days of testing in the IGY6 Motorsports Road To Indy USF Junior F4 car. More to come on this soon.
Jason joined the Road To Indy Prospects eSeries at Virginia International Raceway, watch the full race, and qualified 6th of 18 drivers and withing shooting distance of a podium. During the first race he was spun heading into the first couple of corners and had to work his way back up to 12th. In the second race he worked is way up to 4th but tangled with lapped traffic in the closing race and finished 7th. Jason did qualify to race in the next race on the 19th at Lucas Oil Motorsports.
This week Jason will be racing again but this time at the Lucas Oil Raceway. This will be interesting as he will be racing with some of the other drivers from USF 2000, Indy Pro, and Indy lights. Racing will start again 6:45 CST join in and cheer for your favorite driver!
Jason Pribyl Autosports is thrilled to announce that Jason will be taking part in the Road to Indy Prospects eSeries in the coming weeks! There will be two race nights, January 12th at VIR and February 2nd at Barber Motorsports Park, each at 6:00 CST with two races each night. He will be driving a virtual USF2000 car. These races like last years WKA eSeries will be broadcast on ApexRacingTV on YouTube and Facebook.
- 1/12 Virginia International Raceway (Road to Indy Prospects)
- 1/19 Indianapolis Raceway Park (Road to Indy drivers plus top-10 prospects from VIR)
- 2/2 Barber Motorsports Park (Road to Indy Prospects)
- 2/7 Road America (Road to Indy drivers plus top-10 prospects from Barber)
- 3/2 World Wide Technology Raceway – All-Star Invitational (special guests, Road to Indy drivers, Road to Indy Prospects – eligibility to be announced)
Race Day Schedule:
On race day, the League Session will open on iRacing at 5:00pm eastern time.
There will be a practice session until approximately 6:30pm eastern time.
At 6:45pm eastern time , an Open Qualifying session of 12 minutes will take place. Qualifying will be broadcast.
2 Races will follow starting at 7:00pm eastern time
It’s time for some more sponsor thanks.
WorldBridge Chicago NW and Jack Downing were on board for the 2021 season. Jack is also a Coach for the local football team and wrestling teams. Back in the day he was Jason’s first football coach as a Junior Titan.
Jack and World Bridge: Thank you very much for your support this year. Please see them out as executive recruiters.
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Jason had a chance to talk to Brian Bielanski to talk about his path to the SCCA Runoffs this season, including the advantages of kart road racing with Championship Enduro Series brought, starting with Lucas Oil School of Racing, and racing with Rennkraft Motorworks as a team.
Subscribe to Inside the SCCA and Have a listen to Jason and a remembrance of Bob Introne.