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5 Years Later...
LET’S RACE Catches Up with
2012 was a season full of extreme ups and downs. Jason collected
his first career win at An- derson Speedway with
the Must See Sprint Se- ries. The next race would
SA Sprint car, a great opportunity was offered to Jason Blonde. Don
print Car Champ
find his team at ORP raceway in Indianapolis.
fter winning three consecutive champi- onships with the TnT Promotions 42
While entering turn one during a hot lap, Jason
and Suellen Wilshe of North Carolina were looking to start up a northern Sprint car
had a mechanical failure. His wing blew apart as he crossed the start finish line
team to run with the Must See Racing Series. After watching Jason in the final race of the year, they asked him to join their team. It was a very hard deci- sion to leave the 42 team and the racing family, but after much thought he took them up on their offer.
and sent the car hard into the safety barrier while going
Jason Blonde’s 2010 racing season started out with a bang. Jason collected track records at Salem Speedway, Kalamazoo Speedway, and Anderson Speedway. He also collected his first win in his new ride at the Toledo Speedway with the Auto Value Super Sprints.
about 150mph. When the car impacted the wall the rear end pierced thru the back of his seat striking him in the low back and pelvis. Jason was cautiously re- moved from the car and taken by ambulance to the nearest hospital. After many x-rays and tests, Jason was found to have a T shaped fracture of his sacrum and pelvis. He was sidelined for weeks. After 4 weeks of being a spectator, Jason was ready to get back into the car and race at one of his favorite tracks, the Kala- mazoo Speedway. After receiving medical clearance and the OK to race, Jay and the team put the car back together in time for the race. Jason came back and
In 2011, Jason was offered a chance of a lifetime when he was invited to participate in the World’s Fastest Half Miler Speed Trial at Bristol Motor Speed- way. Jason, along with two super modifieds, a motor- cycle, a non-wing sprint car, and a Roush Yates Mustang driven by David Ragan, were given one hour to run. They turned in some of the fastest
WIN that night with a last corner pass to take the checkers! This was one of his BEST nights ever.
Jason also collected a win at the Berlin Raceway driving the Stickney Brothers #99 sprinter.
times ever at Bristol Motor Speedway. At the end of the day Jason would be the fastest of the fast with a time of 13.245 with an average speed of
At the end of the 2012 season Jason, was offered the opportunity to drive for his old
team in the Blue 42. He accepted the offer and that brings us to this season, 2013.
144.871 mph. The speed trials were aired on the Speed Channel many times over the summer and were
We will see what this year has to bring!
viewed by many fans. To date this has to be one of Jason’s biggest accom- plishments and favorite all time memories. 2011
Jason says “We just want to thank our entire team and
nity and we are looking forward
to a great season!” *Visit
sponsors for this great opportu-
also brought an- other track record and Jason’s first Must See Rac- ing career win at the famous Win- chester Speed- way. He also collected two wins with the Auto Value Super Sprints at the Berlin Speedway. to check out the original
cover story feature on Jason Blonde—
”Blonde Ambi- tion” in our
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