BADEN, ON- After registering a pair of impressive performances at Sunset Speedway in Rounds 1 and 2 of the OSCAAR Super Late Model season, tour sophomore Corey Jones is set to turn his attention to his first ever appearance with the series at Delaware Speedway on July 10th.
“Delaware is the sort of place that has a reputation that precedes it,” smiles Jones. “It will beat you up if you let it – and it can cost you a ton of money in the process if you’re not careful. We intend to be careful”
The former Canadian Vintage Modified standout appears on the brink of a breakout season, tallying a 4th place finish in Round 1 of the tour, then running amongst the leaders in Round 2 until a late-race brake failure saddled him with a 9th place finish.
“We’ve had some great runs already this season, but we still haven’t got this car anywhere near its full potential,” admits the personable sophomore. “We’re close – but the work isn’t done yet. There are a couple of little changes we’ve made in advance of Delaware. I’m excited to see if they work out or not”
Jones tested at the London, ON facility in late-Spring, and notes the overall speed of the racetrack is incomparable to any other speedway on the OSCAAR schedule.
“Delaware might be the wildest place we go to all season,” says the Baden, ON driver with a smirk. “These cars are made to run on a speedway like that. When you get to the end of the straightaway at Delaware – you feel like you’re about to take flight. It’s incredible”
“When you’re on track at Delaware, you’re just holding on. Things are going to happen so quickly there. If you get caught staring at your hood pins – you could be in for a pretty heavy repair bill”
Although July 10th will mark just his first career Super Late Model appearance at the popular half-mile, Jones hopes that time well spent in the afternoon practice sessions will help his family-run team learn on the fly.
“We don’t have the same level of experience as a Kennedy or a Clarke at Delaware, so our main objective will be to get as comfortable as possible in practice,” notes the Shane Gowan-protégé. “If we can do that, then I have complete faith in my team and my equipment that we’ll be able to pass some cars and move into contention.”
Corey Jones and the J Star Motorsports team will enter the event 4th in points – just 3 markers removed from the top-3.
Details, including gate times and ticket prices, can be found at www.DelawareSpeedway.com.
Jones’ 2015 season would not be possible without the support of Griffen + Highbury, Nelson Aggregate, LaFleche Roofing, Royal Bank of Canada, Accountable Automotive, Castle Building Centres, Anmar Cleaning, Oktane Productions and EPIC Racewear.
Fans can stay up to date with Corey and the rest of the team by visiting the official Corey Jones Racing page on Facebook and by following @CoreyJones82 on Twitter.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)