PORT ELGIN, ON- Ltd. Late Model veteran Jason Parker has lead the 2014 Sauble Speedway championship points standings from the drop of the first checkered flag in May. Now, ‘The New Age Punisher’ will enter August 30th competition looking to wrap up the most dominant season of his career and claim his third career track championship.
“This season has gone exactly the way we hoped it would”, says Parker. “Sauble’s schedule is relatively short compared to other tracks, and we knew that we had to get out front early and try and pad our point lead every chance that we had”
“Three wins in our first four starts was a huge help. This is a brand new chassis, and we did our homework before the season started to try and limit the growing pains. Hard work paid off. This is one of the best cars I’ve ever had the pleasure of racing”
‘The New Age Punisher’ will simply need to survive the qualifying heat races at Sauble on August 30th to clinch the track championship, though Parker is quick to note he won’t be playing a conservative hand in the final night of competition.
“We’ve never been the ‘wait and see’ team”, smiles the Port Elgin, ON veteran. “We want to be the guys that put on a show and give the fans their money’s worth. Our fans want to see us win the race every bit as much as they want to see us win the championship, so hopefully I can do both on August 30th”
With 4 feature victories at Sauble this season – in addition to a checkered flag earned on the road at Sunset – Parker is focused on keeping his momentum up, as the Sauble schedule winds to a close and the Ontario Playoff Season begins to kick into gear.
“We’re far from being done racing this season”, explains Parker. “Our goal this week is to clinch the championship, and then we’ll start concentrating on putting our package together for Sunset’s Velocity weekend on September 27th & 28th and Peterborough’s Autumn Colours Classic on October 10th, 11 & 12th”
“I want to give my guys a Crown Jewel victory”, continues Parker. “Three championships is an incredible career, but we want a big win to hang our hat on. We’re not getting any younger. The time to do it is now, and I have every ounce of confidence that this is the car to do it with”
Parker’s 2014 Sauble Speedway championship run would not have been possible without the support of his family and his JP Motorsports crew – Kevin Virtue and Adam Page.
The team would like to express their gratitude to 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 for their continued support.
For details, including gate times and ticket prices, for Sauble’s August 30th championship night, visit www.SaubleSpeedway.ca.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)