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.
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.
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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.
Jason did grate at his first Runoffs. He qualified 9th and finished 8th. Unfortunately, a protest moved him back two position penalty and officially finished 10th. His focus was to run clean and finish. He had a good start, though he lost a couple of positions at the first turn. He picked up spots as the race progressed and was able to take advantage of two restarts after full-course cautions. In the last lap of the race he had light contact with another car (prompting the protest) but kept his car steady and moving forward. At the checkered flag he had beaten some of the top drivers in the US.The pressure to do well is intense for everyone. As a rookie with dreams of racing professionally, he held a level head and focused on getting the job done. He even handled his own court proceedings related to the protest and was praised by the race stewards for his maturity and kindness.
The full video from Friday can be found here and has over 30,000 views on it
The FE2 season is officially over and his car was sold at the end of the weekend. The previous drivers weren’t able to get the car up to speed. Jason with the help of Rennkraft Motorworks demonstrated that the car is very competitive with the right team.
The race season is not quite over yet. Jason will run the 50 lap ‘Looong Race’ at Blackhawk Farms Raceway at the end of October. There is a possiblity of another race but will announce once arrangements are farther along.
Jason even has some fans from the home town came to watch him race.
Sadly, we missed taking a picture with T.J. Hollingsworth during his visit.
We heard from many of Jason’s fans who watch the live video as well.
Well this its time, 10 years of work have led Jason to entering the SCCA Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We don’t really know what the week is going to bring but we have great hopes and thing he will be running near the front. Here are some ways you can follow along.
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SCCA Runoffs Schedule
- 9/24 – Arrive at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- 9/25 – Test Day
- 9:00 Session 1
- 10:55 Session 2
- 1:55 Session 3
- 4:30 Session 4
- 9/26 – Test Day
- No Sessions for Jason
- 9/27 – Test Day
- 9:30 Session 1
- 2:34 Session 2
- 9/28 – 9:55 Qualifying Day 1
- 9/29 – 9:55 Qualifying Day 2
- 9/30 – 9:55 Qualifying Day 3
- 10/1 – 10: 20 Race Day!!