Mississauga, ON (July 10, 2014) – JSR/Soldier On made gains in their second race of the season in the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series presented by Meineke at Capital City Speedway on July 5, 2014.
The team worked hard in the week leading up to the Summer Sizzler race, and were able to address a number of the issues that they experienced at the Flamboro race the week prior.
With the race being at Johnathan Schwemler’s home track, the JSR/Soldier On team took advantage of the opportunity to work with Paul DeJong’s former CASCAR team in addition to the core JSR/Soldier On crew.
“We ended up using the drag strip and qualifying to diagnose a misfire in the engine, which meant that we started from the back at this race,” commented Schwemler. “The car was significantly better over last week, and by the 15th lap of the race, we were racing for seventh place.”
While the car was handling better, Schwemler still wanted to improve it if he could. The team took advantage of a mid-race caution to make some adjustments to the car.
After the restart, the car began to experience overheating problems, and the team worked to resolve the problem and get the car back out on track. Unfortunately, the engine continued to overheat, and the team decided to park the car for the race.
“I’d like to congratulate Chad McGlynn on his first LOSC race win. He drove a great race.”
“I’d also like to thank Todd Gow, Brian Goudge and the rest of the staff at Capital City Speedway for putting on the event, as well as Lincoln Electric, Darcy King of Royal LePage RCR Realty Brokerage, Nivek Holsteins, Lamorea Productions, and In The Pits Media for their support. It was a great pleasure to race in front of our friends, family and hometown fans.”
JSR/Soldier On’s next scheduled event is Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Flamboro Speedway for Round 4 of the LOSC Championship. Tickets and information for that race can be found here at: http://flamborospeedway.net/
About Johnathan Schwemler Race Cars (JSR): Founded in 2010, JSR is managed by owner/driver Master Corporal Johnathan Schwemler. The team is comprised partly of former and current members of the Canadian Armed Forces, and JSR carries the livery of Soldier On / Sans Limites, the official charity of the Department of National Defence. JSR currently operates two teams. The flagship team competes in the LOSC series, and will return in 2014 to best their 2013 season result of sixth in the Championship and winning Rookie of the Year. JSR’s other race team will compete in the Optima Batteries Chumpcar World Series, and is designed to provide opportunities for members of Soldier On / Sans Limites.
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About Soldier On / Sans Limites: The Soldier On program was founded in 2007 as a joint initiative of the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Department of National Defence that aims to use sport to improve the quality of life of current and former Canadian Forces personnel who have suffered major injuries. See http://soldieron.ca for more information.
About The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series (LOSC): The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series was created in 2006 to replace the CASCAR Sportsman Series. As an Ontario based touring series, the LOSC provides close, action packed racing at many ovals across the province. The cars are powered by North American V8 engines up to 490hp and utilize a tubular perimeter chassis and production based fiberglass bodies. The 8″ Hoosier slicks make for close competitive racing. See http://lucasoilsportsmancup.com for more information.
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