Jake Kicks Off 2011 Season with a WIN!

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Hello Everyone,
 
The green flag has dropped to kick off my 2011 racing season.  And it could not have started any better.  I won the season opener at the I-10 Lucas Oil Speedway in Blythe Ca. in my Schankerman owned Focus Midget. I don't plan to run a full season in the #88 Focus Midget, but I wasn't going to miss running it at my favorite pavement track.  I could not believe how close I came to setting a new track record out there too.  The crazy thing is I'm running a Dirt/Pavement Combo car.  The Pavement specialty cars should have at least .4 seconds on me.  But my dad and I are really getting the most out of it!
 
My off season was very busy with preparing my two cars, the #05 Honda Powered Midget and #88 Focus Midget. I also have been working very hard on getting some other racing opportunities put together in cars such as a National USAC Pavement Midget, 410 USAC Sprint Car, and a 360 VRA Sprint Car and now as of last weekend, possibly a Late Model Stock Car.   I will be running a full season with the USAC and VRA series and hope to win a championship, but getting the wins is most important this year. 
 
I have attached a schedule of all the races we hope to run this year.  The races highlighted in Red or Yellow are races my cousin Cody and I plan on running for the Swanson Motorsports Team. The BCRA races will have to be cut back on due to $$ and travel.  My hope is I will be able to use those open dates to run a 410 CRA Sprint Car or a 360 VRA Sprint Car. I am still working out the details to run the USAC National Pavement Midget race at the Lucas Oil Raceway and Indianapolis Speedrome July 28 & 29 in Indianapolis In. Got my fingers crossed on that one!!  And as for this new Late Model Stock Car opportunity, a huge Thank You to Greg Scheidecker for helping me with this opportunity.  I will keep you all posted on how it goes. 
 
I have posted a few videos of my win last weekend on my You Tube page. Just click on the link below to check them out.  The quality is not too good since it was taken from my dads iPhone.
http://www.youtube.com/user/swansonmotorsports?feature=mhum#p/u/0/BTF654yVglw  
I have to say THANK YOU to my 2011 season sponsors:
Lucas Oil
Goodwine Glass
Orange County Tank Testing
Crower Performance
K&N Filters
Oakley
HPD
 
I could not do this with out you guys!!  Thank you Very much.
 
PS. A special thank you to Gordy & Kyle Edwards for giving me a good right front tire at the Blythe race. Fresh right side tires gave me over 2 tenths of a second on time and defiantly helped me get my first 2011 win. Thanks guys.
 
Thanks,
Jake
 
www.jakeswanson.com
www.swansonmotorsports.com
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 23 March 2011 20:18 )  

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