Trois-Rivieres, Que. August 11, 2013. Jason White battled through car trouble and a last place start, but his patient strategy at the JuliaWine100.com earned him a finish to be proud of at Circuit de Trois Rivieres.
Jason White and his team dealt with a breakdown on their way to the track, finally arriving at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres at 3:15 a.m. on Saturday morning. Their trouble off the track was foreshadowing a rough weekend ahead for #21.
During practice, White was on a quick lap when he slid in oil left behind from another vehicle, sending him careening into the wall. The Bowers & Wilkins Dodge suffered a significant amount of body damage on the rear and the front.
The crew worked efficiently and was able to get the vehicle in driving condition for qualifying, only for the Dodge to break an axle before he could secure a start for the race.
“My mom told me there would be days like this,” White said after practice.
White’s inability to qualify pushed him to the back of the field for the start of the main event.
“I let my team know I was going to lie back for a while and let the action happen, because that’s what happens at Trois-Rivieres,” White said.
The pilot fo the #21 Dodge followed his word, ran a patient race, and his plan paid off.
White secured a remarkable 11th place result, up 19 spots from his original dead-last 30th starting mark.
“I know DJ Kennington won, but it feels like we won,” White said after the race. “A huge thanks to all the crew that worked so hard. This never would have been possible.”
After today’s contest, White sits eighth in the overall standings with 254 points.
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