SHAKESPEARE, ON- After nearly destroying his family-run team’s lone chassis in an August 23rd crash at Sunset Speedway, Corey Jones has experienced an unexpected bounce back that has his J Pro Motorsports motivated for the final two events of the OSCAAR season.
“We thought we were done after Sunset”, admits Jones. “We spent more time figuring out how to get the car back on the trailer than we did on the actual speedway itself. The front end was in bad shape. I didn’t see any conceivable way we’d be able to make it back out this year”
Help would arrive in the form of Canadian racing legend Junior Hanley, who would piece Jones’ wounded ride back together in time for the team to make the next event at Peterborough Speedway on August 30th.
“I can’t say enough about Junior. The man is a magician”, says Jones. “I’m not entirely sure how many all-nighters he put into this car to have it ready in a week, but I certainly appreciate his efforts”
Jones’ return provided dividends almost immediately, winning a qualifying heat race and notching a 9th place finish in the 50-lap feature event.
The finish, Jones’ third top-10 of the season, has the freshman anticipating the final two events on the OSCAAR Super Late Model schedule.
“The fact that our car was strong as it was at Peterborough gives us a lot of hope for the end of the season. Leading up that race, our number one goal was simply getting the car put back together again, we didn’t really have a chance to focus on making it faster”
“We have almost a month between events now, and one-hundred percent of our focus will be on getting this car faster than it’s been all season”, explains ‘Twinkle Toes’.
Corey Jones will return to action with the OSCAAR Super Late Model tour at Sunset Speedway’s ‘Velocity’ weekend on September 27th and 28th. Details, including gate times and ticket prices, can be found at www.SunsetSpeedway.ca.
Corey Jones’ and the J Star Motorsports team would like to thank Castle Building Centres, RBC, Accountable Automotive, Dan Simpson – RBC Mortgage Specialist, Lafleche Roofing, Anmar Cleaning Services, Inno-Tech, Ken Robinson Refrigeration, Oktane Productions, Epic Racewear and Westmeadow Dental for their unwavering support through the 2014 OSCAAR Super Late Model season.
Fans can keep up with Corey’s process on Twitter @CoreyJones82 and visit the team’s J Star Motorsports page on Facebook.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)