Jake Takes 2nd at Ventura

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Ventura Raceway 8-27-11

    It was back to our home track at Ventura Raceway for the VRA Midget Series. Ventura’s always has strong car counts which enables us to put on a great show for each race. The entire day went very smoothly for the Swanson Motorsports Team. The car seemed very dialed all night. We had to make wholesale changes to the car from hot laps to heat race because of Ventura’s usual dry heat racing conditions. The changes proved successful. I was able to finish P2 in the heat.
    This solid heat race run put us starting on the pole of the 30 lap main event feature. From the drop of the green it was a spectacular show. Jonathan Henry #88 got the top spot after the first corner, but just a few laps later I was battling back for the lead. I was able to get by him just a few laps later, and led most of the race. With about 10 laps to go the cautions started to fly. Caution after caution it seemed like, and the #22 of Brian Camarillo was running hard to get by me. He was up on the top side, I was down low. Finally with just 3 laps to go he was able to have the momentum to get by me. I sure was disappointed to loose the win like that, but it was a fun, clean race for sure. I know if we keep plugging away at it, our time will come.
    I would like to thank all my sponsors for their help and support, it sure does mean a lot, and it enables us to have great runs like this! Thank you Goodwine Glass, Lucas Oil, Orange County Tank Testing, Crower Performance, HPD, K&N Filters, Oakley, One Day Signs, EgoTactics.net, and Zanzabuku Sports Lounge. We wouldn’t be here without you guys! Also be sure to check out the onboard camera shot of the race at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElVvgzRhiy4

Thanks,
Jake

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 October 2011 21:59 )  

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