May 29, 2011. (Toronto, ON) Sun Peaks, British Columbia racer Jason White open the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season in the #21 A & W Dodge Challenger this past weekend at Mosport Speedway near Bowmanville, Ontario. White had a fast race car but due to a mechanical issue wasn’t rewarded with the finish he expected.
During the afternoon practice session on the tricky half mile oval White worked with the #21 A & W Dodge Challenger team to improve the performance of the car. “We weren’t quite as fast during the practice as I’d hope” stated White. “I got a little tip from another driver about braking heading into the corners and it really helped me, it definitely made a difference in qualifying” he added.
White would start the 200 lap event from the eleventh position and quickly noticed he had a good race car. “The #21 A & W Dodge Challenger felt really fast” said an excited Jason White. “I wasn’t pushing the car at all and had no problem keeping up with the pace the leaders were setting” he added.
Fortunes quickly turned however for the #21 A & W Dodge Challenger team as smoke was spotted from underneath the car. Acting quickly White headed for pit road and the attention of the crew. “It took the team a few laps to determine exactly what the problem was but it was a loose oil line fitting” explained White.
The #21 A & W Dodge Challenger Crew made repairs as quickly as possible and returned Jason to the battle. “The car was just as good as it was prior to the oil line problem” said White. “We were a bunch of laps down so I was very considerate of getting out of the way of the leaders, but I kept showing them the A & W hood of the car to let them know how fast we were and they’ll be seeing a lot of it this year” he stated.
White would take the checkered flag in the #21 A & W Dodge Challenger and claim fifteenth position. “It’s frustrating to know how good the car was a little thing set us back, but the silver lining is that we have got a great race car and really good race team and I can’t wait to get this car back out on the track in a couple weeks” said White.
Jason White and the #21 A & W Dodge Challenger team will return to action this weekend, June 4 & 5 at Circuit ICAR near Montreal, Quebec. “We had some very good tests on road courses during the pre season so we’re all excited to get settled into our second home in Quebec, the “aloft” Montreal airport hotel, and to race on this new track” said White.
Race fans will have even more opportunity to follow Jason White and the #21 A & W Dodge Challenger team this season. Check out the all new team website at http://www.jasonwhiteracing.com www.jasonwhiteracing.com and be sure to follow Jason on twitter for the latest updates @racinjasonwhite The 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will consist of twelve events from coast to coast in Canada. Al races will be broadcast once again this season on TSN. Fans should check local listings for times in their area.