The Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) team was assembled less than a year ago by Jason and Bobbi Johnson, their goal, lofty as it may have appeared, was to win the 2010 Lucas Oil ASCS National Championship. We are happy to report - mission accomplished.
JJR's 15th place finish was more than enough to clinch the title at the inaugural Sprint Car Super National contested at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
In only their first year as a team Jason Johnson Racing earned a staggering 19 wins and the 2010 Lucas Oil ASCS National Championship presented by K&N Filters.
Jason Johnson experienced an exceedingly focused and determined season, so much so that at the inaugural Sprint Car Super National contested at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, his 15th place finish in the Don Ott powered Maxim number 41 was more than enough to clinch the title, with 129 points to spare in fact.
"With developing Jason Johnson Racing as a new team for the 2010 season, one of our goals as a team was to obtain 20-25 wins within the season," remarked Johnson. "Falling just short at 19 victories, we all feel this season was a huge accomplishment with so much consistency and success leading up to capturing the 2010 ASCS National Points Championship presented by K&N Filters. To finish off our first season as the National Champs, it is a great feeling of satisfaction to know we assembled such a competitive group for our inaugural year as a race team."
While this championship is not Jason's first as a driver, he also won the crown in 2008, it is however his first as a team owner and driver.
For JJR the turning point of the season came during the Northwest Swing, that's when the team left Grays Harbor in Elma, Washington with the clean sweep, winning the 3rd Annual Fred Brownfield Memorial. It was also the race in which the team grabbed the ASCS National points lead, and never again looked back.
"It was at that point that our dream and all our focus of capturing the 2010 National title started to become a reality, and we really did not want to relinquish it as the season progressed," said the K&N sponsored Johnson. "Week in and week out, for the remainder of the 2010 season, we kept our goal within reach with consistent finishes and by capturing victories whenever the opportunity presented itself. With great team focus, we eventually turned our dream into the reality of becoming the 2010 National champs."
With the team experiencing so much success in only their first year we wondered if they had anything different planned for next season.
"Going into our second season as a professional race team at JJR, we have learned very much from our first year as a team. We plan on competing once again to defend our championship by racing with the ASCS National tour series. With the difference being that in 2011, JJR will try to compete at many other different venues across the U.S. in order to broaden our horizons of racing with many different sanctioning bodies and series along the way. This will allow JJR to be more diverse, with our on track performance and off track promotions."
Jason and Bobbi say they are extremely proud of their outcome for the JJR team, the associated sponsorship partners, and all of their JJR fans.
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