OWEN SOUND, ON- Longtime Sauble Speedway supporter Jason Legge will be in action tonight, as he looks to claim his first ever ‘Dash for Cash’ invitational victory. After spending the bulk of 2015 behind the wheel of a Ltd. Late Model, Legge will be back in familiar territory – the perennially competitive Thunder Car division – for this evening’s event.
Legge’s ride for the night is a car newly acquired by his Legger’s Race Shop outfit. Tonight will be Legge’s first time to wheel the No. 5.
“We’ve had [Legger’s Race Shop teammate] Corey Adams running this car, and it has shown a world of potential so far,” smiles Legge in reference to the chassis purchased from Barrie-area car owner Craig Ellis. “Wednesday will be my first time racing this car since we brought it home, and I can’t wait to see what kind of package we can put together. There’s no doubt in my mind that this car is capable of running at the front with the best of them”
Although Legge’s Owen Sound, ON-based team purchased the ride with the intentions of modifying it for a run in Ontario’s fall ‘Playoff Season’, the Thunder Car veteran is interested in seeing just how far he can push his new acquisition in tonight’s invitational.
“I’m not able to race nearly as much as I’d like to, so anytime I get to the racetrack – no matter what division it’s in – I try to make it count,” says Legge. “I’ve had a lot of really good runs at Sauble the last couple of years, and I can’t possibly express how badly I want to pull the trigger and get to victory lane. The Sauble Surfboard is one of the coolest trophies in short track racing, and I can think of more than a couple spots in my shop that it would look good in”
“This is definitely a project for us, but we’ll be unloading on Wednesday afternoon with the intention of getting absolutely everything out of this car. Our intention is to find the car’s limits, in order for us to know what changes we want to make going forward”
“Above everything else, we’re coming for the win though,” adds the businessman with a wide smile.
The event is likely to draw some of the top competitors from across Ontario, in addition to Sauble’s widely respected regulars, and Legge is hopeful his upstart program will have what it takes to race alongside the powerhouses.
“This team has put a lot of work in on quite a few different cars this season. As hard as these guys work, the only way to properly thank them is to get them to victory lane. We’re doing everything in our power to have this car in top form for Wednesday. It won’t be easy to beat Chad [Eden], Joe [Adams] and [Todd] Davenport, but we’re going to give it a shot.”
Jason Legge’s 2015 program is supported by Legger’s Race Shop, Tilly’s Café and Eatery, VR Collision and Classic Rock 94.5.
Fans can stay up to date with Legge all evening long by following him on Twitter @LeggersRaceShop.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)