Jason Johnson and Stenhouse Jr. Sweep Cocopah Cup and Win 4th ASCS National

 
 
After his four round sweep of the Cocopah Cup Challenge Jason Johnson and son Jaxx celebrated together in victory lane
After his four round sweep of the Cocopah Cup Challenge Jason Johnson and son Jaxx celebrated together in victory lane
Why is the fourth movement of a symphony always the most powerful one? Why does the climax come at the end of the movie and a fireworks display instead of the beginning, and why do we eat dessert last? In psychology terms this is a human phenomenon related to "peak-end bias," yet in motorsports it's simply thought of as a champion's will.
The Cocopah Cup saw 40 drivers competing for the $20,000 prize, but with his clean sweep, it was Jason Johnson that also collected an extra five grand
The Cocopah Cup saw 40 drivers competing for the $20,000 prize, but with his clean sweep, it was Jason Johnson that also collected an extra five grand


"To win the Cocopah Cup Challenge by sweeping all four events at the Cocopah Speedway was fantastic," declared K&N's Jason Johnson. "At the beginning of the season we were aware of the extra bonus up for grabs, but knew it would be a very tough feat to accomplish. Great team work put us in position for the win each night, and staying up front in clean air is always a bonus to winning races. This accomplishment has to go down as one of the most prestigious tasks we ever achieved as a team here at Jason Johnson Racing."

After winning the first two rounds of the Cocopah Cup back in March, Johnson and his crew where meticulously focused on continuing their winning ways at the historic Yuma, Arizona 3/8th mile oval in November. The only thing standing in their way was 39 other drivers and an unlimited list of racing misfortunes that could run amuck at anytime. And that's where the indomitable "Ragin' Cajun's" champion mindset kicked in full force. Nothing, it seems, would stand in the way of Johnson's remarkable will to win, not starting dead last in his Round 3 heat race, or even dropping a cylinder in the waning laps of the A-Main. Johnson simply stayed on the gas of his Stenhouse Jr. Racing Roush Yates Ford No.4, and crossed the finish line 3.675 seconds ahead of second place.
Besides winning the Cup Jason Johnson Racing also locked up their fourth consecutive ASCS National Tour Drivers Championship
Besides winning the Cup Jason Johnson Racing also locked up their fourth consecutive ASCS National Tour Drivers Championship


After his Round 3 victory all that now stood between Johnson and the $25,000 purse for sweeping the Cocopah Cup Challenge, which included the $5,000 "extra bonus," and the earning the 2013 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour title, was the Round 4 A-Main. As the winner of the last round Johnson got an automatic pass into Saturday night's finale.

And in spectacular fashion, with a packed house cheering them on, Logan Forler and Johnson drag raced down the straight-aways as they repeatedly contested for the bottom lane as it was the fastest way around the oval to the checked flag. Refusing once more to be denied, Johnson made it there first, winning his fourth straight ASCS National Tour championship and collecting the considerable Cocopah Cup Challenge check.
Currently in a three-way tie with 4 National Championships Jason Johnson is looking to stand alone with 5 championships in 2014
Currently in a three-way tie with 4 National Championships Jason Johnson is looking to stand alone with 5 championships in 2014


In victory lane, the humble driver from Eunice, Louisiana, praised his race team, "It just speaks volumes about this team and what they accomplished. The biggest satisfaction for the 2013 season is the fact that Jason Johnson Racing has been in existence for four years, beginning in 2010. And with great supporters such as K&N aboard, we have managed to earn four ASCS National Championships in those four years. I'm very proud for everyone involved and who contributes to being a part of this successful team. In 2013 we did not win as many as we would have liked, but we managed to win several big events, which made up for it."

For the first time in the last ten years, my wife Bobbi and I decided to stay home in the USA, versus going down under to compete in Australia," remarked Johnson regarding his off season plans. "With our new son, Jaxx Hosea Johnson, being born on May 8th, we look forward to a little down time to enjoy family life and the holiday season. I'm very blessed!"

Jason Johnson Racing plans to compete for the 2014 ASCS National Championship. "We are currently in a three-way tie with 4 National Championship," Johnson adds, "And we would love to become the first with 5 National Championships."

Related K&N News Articles about Jason Johnson and ASCS Racing: ASCS Championship Driver Jason Johnson Leads After a Sizzlin' 2012 Speed week Performance; ASCS 360 Sprint Class Racer Brian Brown Earns Top Podium Spot at Devil's Bowl; ASCS Lucas Oil National Series Sprint Car Win for Jason Johnson at I-30 Speedway; Arnold Motorsports' Miranda Arnold Ready for 2013 ASCS Racing Season
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