Bowmanville, Ont. June 22, 2013. Jason White was anxious for a solid finish at yesterday’s Clarington 200 at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, but a penalty put a damper on #21’s day.
White’s #21 Bowers & Wilkins Dodge felt good in practice, despite a disappointing qualifying where he registered 18th quickest.
“The car felt good, so I’m not sure where we lost so much time, but I’m confident we can make up for it during the race,” White said after qualifying.
Once the race kicked off, #21 settled in early, navigating the laps consistently and smoothly. However just as White was hitting his stride, he was involved in contact with the 09 car that ended in a caution.
As a result of the incident with the other driver, White was assessed a drive through penalty for aggressive driving – a call he felt was undeserved.
“I was a little disappointed in that call and I always try to give other competitors room so I’m not really sure about that one,” White said.
The setback cost #21 a number of laps, but he kept hammering out laps hoping to salvage the day. His efforts weren’t entirely in vain – White kept digging and the #21 Bowers & Wilkins Dodge eventually earned an 11th place result.
“When you start 18th and improve seven spots that’s not bad, but we had a better car than that so it’s a little disappointing,” White said after the race. “We’ll try and take the positives out of this and use that for our next race at ICAR.”
Jason White will be back in the #21 Bowers & Wilkins Dodge at the next event, Sunday July 7th at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, QC. To keep up with the latest news about Jason White and the #21 Dodge team check out the team website at www.jasonwhiteracing.com and be sure to follow Jason on twitter for the latest updates @racinjasonwhite You can get more information about the NCATS series at www.hometracks.nascar.com
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