INNISFIL, ON- After a season’s worth of weekly dominance at Sauble Speedway, Jason Parker tallied his first career Crown Jewel invitational victory on Saturday, September 28th – winning the 75-lap Ltd. Late Model portion of Sunset Speedway’s Velocity 250 weekend.
“This is incredible”, exclaimed Parker upon exiting his winning ride in victory lane. “We’ve had an awesome season up at Sauble this year. But, that’s our home track. We know it like the back of our hand. To be able to come down here, into someone else’s backyard, and steal a win from guys like Dwayne Baker and Tom Walters is pretty special.”
‘The New Age Punisher’ rebounded from an ill-handling car in practice, to salvage a strong qualifying effort and starting position for the 75-lap A Main.
“The car wasn’t great on Saturday”, admitted Parker. “But this team works so hard. My guys went to work and we fixed the problem. [Chassis builder] Mike McColl was here this weekend helping us as well, and that means the world. He supports all of his drivers and the work he does for us in the pits really does make a difference, as you can see”
The victory marked Parker’s second straight 75-lap triumph at Sunset Speedway, after posting an invitational victory on July 27th.
“This is just a great place to race”, said Parker. “The facility is phenomenal, the fans are second to none and the drivers are the best in the province. We love coming down here. We always have. It’s even better walking out of here as a winner”
With the win, Parker became the first non-Sunset Speedway regular to have won a Velocity 250 event in the Ltd. Late Model division, a feat Parker rejoiced at.
“That’s fantastic”, beamed Parker when notified of the statistic. “Every year, this event draws a better field. There are no slouches here, and it’s tough to get one over on the regulars. This will go down as one of the bigger wins in my career. I think the whole team will remember this day for a while”
Next up for Jason Parker and the JP Motorsports team will be the 2014 edition of the lauded Autumn Colours Classic at Peterborough Speedway.
Details, including gate times and ticket prices, can be found at www.PeterboroughSpeedway.com.
Jason Parker’s 2014 season is powered by Prestige General Contractors, Saugeen Shores Transmission, MacDonnell Fuels, BAXI / Marathon Industries, Keeprite, Candue Homes, Ron Gibbons Construction and Crabby Joe’s of Port Elgin/Hanover.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)