July 10, 2011. Sun Peaks, British Columbia racer Jason White was hungry for more success in round number five of the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. White had reeled off three consecutive top ten finishes, including a career best sixth place result in his #21 A & W Dodge Challenger and was looking forward to racing on the streets of Toronto during the Indy weekend. Unfortunately that consecutive string came to an end.
It was a difficult start to the race weekend in practice when during the Friday afternoon practice session White had issues with the drive shaft in the #21 A & W Dodge. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It was a mechanical failureÃ¢â‚¬Â explained White. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s unfortunate that it happens and it cost us a lot of practice time on this trackÃ¢â‚¬Â he added.
The #21 A & W Dodge team went to work to complete repairs before the qualifying session later that day. Ã¢â‚¬Å“As usual the guys did a great job getting the car ready for qualifying, unfortunately we had to go in the first group so the track wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t as good as it would be later onÃ¢â‚¬Â said White.
White would start the 100km feature event from the eighteenth spot and had a plan to secure a solid finish in the race. Ã¢â‚¬Å“This track is extremely hard on equipment so I knew there would be guys that wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t finish the race so I wanted to be smart, take it easy and gain as many positions as possibleÃ¢â‚¬Â he stated.
Throughout the race White executed his plan for the #21 A & W Dodge perfectly. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The car felt really good and I was able to move up a few spots early and then settled inÃ¢â‚¬Â explained White. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We were having a really good run and I was just outside the top ten as the laps were starting to wind downÃ¢â‚¬Â.
The BC racers good fortune would come to end however. With only a few laps remaining the #21 A & W Dodge rolled to a stop. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a shameÃ¢â‚¬Â said White afterwards. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We had another really good run going and it looks like we broke a rear gear. Again, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a mechanical failure, but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s too bad for the whole team that worked so hardÃ¢â‚¬Â he added.
The #21 A & W Dodge team gets back in action next at WhiteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s home track, Motoplex Speedway near Vernon, BC on Saturday July 23rd. Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re excited to get back to the ovals, especially that oneÃ¢â‚¬Â said White. Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be doing a lot of appearances and work with A & W and I know weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll have a lot of hometown support at the raceÃ¢â‚¬Â he added.
Race fans will have even more opportunities to follow Jason White and the #21 A & W Dodge Challenger team this season. Check out 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.