Team press release
May 26, 2011. (Toronto, ON) Sun Peaks, British Columbia racer Jason White has made several trips east in the past few weeks preparing for the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season. Following several very successful testing sessions White and the #21 A & W Dodge Challenger team are ready to hit the track next weekend for the opening event at Mosport Speedway.
The off season was one of change for Jason White who moved from team owner and driver to the sole position of driver. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I can see how this change has helped out alreadyÃ¢â‚¬Â explained White. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I have a lot more time now to focus on being the best driver I can and spend more time working on the marketing and promotion aspects of our partnership with A & W and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s paying offÃ¢â‚¬Â he added.
This season Jason White will pilot the #21 A & W Dodge Challenger under the guidance of Crew Chief Derek Lynch with the horsepower coming from the DJK Racing shop. Ã¢â‚¬Å“From the first time we hit the track during the Mopar Day test session I could feel the difference in horsepower from last yearÃ¢â‚¬Â said White. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We only got a few laps in that first day but I was very happyÃ¢â‚¬Â said the driver.
WhiteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s enthusiasm for the 2011 season grew significantly during his next test sessions, first at the Mosport road course and most recently on the Mosport Speedway. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Just feeling the power of that engine pull down the long straightaway was fantasticÃ¢â‚¬Â said White. Ã¢â‚¬Å“And on the oval our times improved 7/10ths of a second from the start of the day. I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wait for the season to get goingÃ¢â‚¬Â said Jason enthusiastically.
The #21 A & W Dodge Challenger team also benefits from the great experience of Derek Lynch taking over as Crew Chief. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Derek is a successful racer himself, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s experienced in management with the Kawartha Group who are partners with us this year and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been able to really get to know each other and communicate what weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re both looking for over these test sessionsÃ¢â‚¬Â stated White.
Race fans will have even more opportunity to follow Jason White and the #21 A & W Dodge Challenger team this season. Just launched is the all new team website at www.jasonwhiteracing.com and be sure to follow Jason on twitter for the latest updates @racinjasonwhite The 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will consist of twelve events from coast to coast in Canada. Al races will be broadcast once again this season on TSN. Fans should check local listings for times in their area.
Press release by Todd Lewis