Modified Racer Jason Patison Wins Trophy Dash then Finishes Top 10 at Lake Havasu 95 Speedway

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Former Lucas Oil Modified Series Champion Jason Patison
Former Lucas Oil Modified Series Champion Jason Patison
Talk about a comeback! After half a decade away from the series, Jason Patison Racing came roaring back for round one of the 2013 Lucas Oil Modified season at the Lave Havasu 95 Speedway. Lined up against a formidable 34 entries, the former 2006 Lucas Oil Modified Series Champion turned in a lap time of 15.59, qualifying in 5th position, and earning him a spot in the Bilstein Trophy Dash.
Lucas Oil/MAVTV Modified Bilstein Trophy Dash Winner Jason Patison
Lucas Oil/MAVTV Modified Bilstein Trophy Dash Winner Jason Patison

There, Patison ran side by side with Nick Romano for several laps before Patison finally passed on the outside on lap 4, taking home the lead and first Bilstein Trophy Dash award of the season. Patinson followed his Trophy Dash win with a solid Top 10, landing a Lucas Oil/MAVTV Modified finish in 8th place.

"We had a really fast car tonight but unfortunately we kept getting stuck on the outside during restarts and lost a few spots every time before we could get back in the bottom groove. The cards didn't fall our way tonight but we know we have a car that can run up front and as rusty as I was when we showed up this weekend, a top 10 is a great way to start the season, " said Patison after the event.

Patison's return to the series is similar to the entirety of his racing career. He stated, "I got a late start in the racing world. When I was 16, my father had just gone to work for Lucas Oil Products. He and Forest Lucas (owner of Lucas Oil Products) bought a couple mini stocks (4-cylinder racing division) and started going out to Victorville Raceway (3/8 mile dirt track) to race on Saturday nights. My dad let me drive his car one day during practice and I was pretty fast, so he let me start racing with them. In my first full year I won the track championship so I kept on racing and started working my way through the ranks."

The "late bloomer" didn't waste any time, though, earning six Rookie of the Year Awards in various series and the 1998 Victorville Track Championship.

It was also through this involvement with Lucas Oil Products that Patison became a partner with K&N. "K&N engineers and builds the highest quality filters I have ever used," stated Patison. "And since teaming up with K&N I have never used another filter and I never will. As long as I am racing I will trust K&N products for all of my filter needs."

Jason Patison would like to thank all of his sponsors: Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV American Real Network, E3 Sparkplugs, SPEEDCO, K&N Filters, Optima Batteries, Imagine This, Ramona Tire and The Water Warden.

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