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Jason Johnson and Stenhouse Jr. Racing Have Successful First ASCS 305 Outing

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The Jason Johnson Racing team's primary focus is capturing the ASCS National Championship. Photo by Timothy Passmore.
The Jason Johnson Racing team's primary focus is capturing the ASCS National Championship. Photo by Timothy Passmore.
Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, New Mexico is where Jason Johnson Racing and Stenhouse Jr. Racing recently completed their first ever ASCS 305 Sprint Car Shootout together.

"The opportunity for Stenhouse Jr. Racing to compete in our first ASCS 305 race was an education to say the least," commented Johnson. "Coming from the 360 ranks, the 305 ASCS class is very limited on power. The smoother driver, who keeps up his momentum, is definitely the fastest guy. We would like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation for finding us a competitive engine to be able to compete while traveling through. We always enjoy our time out in Las Cruces, especially being how beautiful the weather is at this time of the year."
From left to right: Crew Chief Philip Dietz, Tim Courmier, Emily Annett, Jason Johnson. Down front: local fan Chevy Coleman, and Bobbi Johnson. Photo by Timothy Passmore.
From left to right: Crew Chief-Philip Dietz, Tim Courmier, Emily Annett, Jason Johnson. Down front: local fan Chevy Coleman, and Bobbi Johnson. Photo by Timothy Passmore.


Jason and the crew bolted the 305 engine into their Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/Gleco Plating Inc. No. 41 and went racing. In Friday night's action, the "Cajun Sensation" finished 5th in his heat and in the A-Main, missing a lock in position for Saturday's race by one spot. The crew woke up early Saturday morning and worked all day to prepare their sprint car for Saturday night's final round of competition.

In Saturday's action Johnson ran third in his heat and finished 9th in the A-Main. According to Johnson, the entire team had a lot of fun racing in Las Cruces. After a quick break the team next headed to Mesquite, Texas to compete in the 39th Annual Spring Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway. With Johnson back behind the wheel of a familiar power-curve he was able to notch his second win of the 2012 ASCS National Tour season.

"To capture our second victory of the season with Roush Yates Ford power under the hood of our Stenhouse Jr. Racing Maxim chassis was fantastic," said Johnson. "The Ford engine has great power on the top end, and with Devils Bowl Speedway being a bigger venue, we got to showcase the power Roush Yates has developed. These Stenhouse Jr. crew guys have worked their tails off all winter long looking for more speed, and it is great to begin the ASCS National Tour season off with such success."
Jason Johnson scored his second 2012 ASCS National Tour win at Devil's Bowl Speedway driving his Roush Yates Ford powered car. Photo by Timothy Passmore.
Jason Johnson scored his second 2012 ASCS National Tour win at Devil's Bowl Speedway driving his Roush Yates Ford powered car. Photo by Timothy Passmore.


For 2012 Stenhouse Jr. Racing has four Maxim Chassis assembled for Johnson to compete in anywhere from 70 to 90 events throughout the racing season. "With the ASCS National Tour as our main priority, we enjoy filling in the off weekend with racing with other organizations," said Johnson. "One of the benefits of racing under the ASCS banner is there always a regional race we can attend. Included within our schedule for 2012, Stenhouse Jr. Racing looks forward to showcasing the 410 Ford powerplant assembled by Roush Yates Racing Engines. With one common equation to all the varieties of series and engine combinations, K&N products are used exclusively by me and the Stenhouse Jr. organization."

"For the 2012 goals, our main focus is to capture the ASCS National Championship. Along with the championship, we would like to win as many races as possible, with a goal of 25 victories or better. We realize these are tough goals to achieve, but we feel we are up to the challenge!"

Johnson is no stranger to winning championships, in 2010 he and his wife Bobbi captured the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Championship in their first year as team owners at Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) and they continued their success during the 2011 season by winning a series leading six races, and defending their owner's point title. Johnson and the JJR team are looking to continue their successful momentum in 2012.

Next up, the ASCS National tour moves down to Beaumont, Texas on Friday, April 13th, and Saturday, April 14th. Johnson added, "The very next weekend after Beaumont, we look forward to utilizing the Roush Yates 410 Ford powerplant for the first time in our home base state of Sedalia, Missouri."

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