on Lucas Tour in Iowa; Rattliff Lands Top Five
19, 2019) Lawrenceburg, Indiana ace Jason Jameson and the
#12 team were back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail
on May 16-17 in the Hawkeye State of Iowa. On Thursday night at
34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, Jason finished fifth in his
heat race and seventh in his B-Main before unloading the backup
car for the $10,000 to win feature and placing fifteenth in the
final rundown of the 50-lapper. At 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa on
Friday evening, Jason ran seventh in his stacked heat race, won
the B-Main, and later vaulted up to twelfth in the $12,000 to win
contest. Saturday's scheduled series stop at Deer Creek Speedway
in Spring Valley, Minnesota was unfortunately washed out by inclement
weather early in the day.
Teammate Justin Rattliff unloaded his #16 machine on Friday at
Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky. After placing fourth
in his heat race, Justin steered past five competitors during the
$3,000 to win headliner to land in the fifth finishing position
behind only victor Zack Dohm, Scott James, Nick Hoffman, and Michael
Chilton. The JRR team was then rained-out on Saturday - as well
- at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, Kentucky. Full results
from these races can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com
(Todd Healy Photo)
Wins Rain-Shortened Special at Richmond!
12, 2019) Jason Jameson, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, recorded
his first victory of the 2019 season and the second win for the
Justin Rattliff Racing (JRR) team on Saturday evening, May 11 in
the annual 'Rain Dodger 40' at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Kentucky!
Jason knocked down the sixth quickest time overall during qualifying
before running second in his heat race. After starting fourth on
the grid in the unsanctioned main event, Jason grabbed the top spot
on lap five and was out front on the 32nd circuit when - ironically
- heavy rain cut short the 'Rain Dodger 40.' He was awarded the
$4,000 top prize over Victor Lee, teammate Justin Rattliff, Devin
Gilpin, and Michael Chilton. Justin timed in second fastest in qualifying
and won his heat race before landing on the podium in the rain-shortened
40-lap headliner. Full results from last night at Richmond can be
accessed online at www.richmond-raceway.net.
(Jimmy Pittman Photo)
Up Front Early at Brownstown; Jameson Heads East
14, 2019) Justin Rattliff and his #16 team were in the
pit area at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on Saturday
evening, April 13 for a visit by the Schaeffer's Oil MARS Racing
Series, which paid $5,000 to the winner. Justin qualified well and
ran second in his heat race to earn the inside of the fourth row
for the start of the 40-lap feature event. The "Rattler"
quickly vaulted up to as high as third in the running order before
a skirmish on a mid-race restart dropped him back in the top ten.
Justin eventually crossed underneath the checkered flag at the 1/4-mile
fairgrounds oval in the eleventh finishing position.
Teammate Jason Jameson headed east with the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series and two events from April 11-14 escaped the wrath of
Mother Nature. At Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Thursday night,
Jason ran sixth in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and twenty-first
in the $12,000 to win headliner after suffering front end damage
late in the 50-lap distance. In another $12,000 to win throwdown
at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland on Saturday evening,
Jason utilized a provisional to gain access into the 50-lapper,
but was an early retiree and was paid for a twenty-fifth place showing.
Full results can be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com
Reaches Victory Lane at Richmond for $2,000!
7, 2019) Justin Rattliff, of Campbellsville, Kentucky,
recorded his first win of 2019 on Saturday night, April 6 in a visit
to Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Kentucky! Justin laid down the
second fastest lap overall during qualifying and later rolled off
from the outside of the second row in the 30-lap Super Late Model
headliner. During the course of the unsanctioned contest, Justin
found his way to the front and held off Brandon Fouts, Connor Meade,
Todd Coffman, and Kirk Phillips to pocket the $2,000 winner's check!
Teammate Jason Jameson returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series scene on April 5-6 at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee
and North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia for a pair of
$12,000 to win battles. On Friday night at 411, Jason finished sixth
in his heat race, fourth in his B-Main, and fourteenth in the 50-lapper
after drawing an early caution flag. At North Georgia on Saturday
evening, Jason ran into problems during his heat race, but won his
B-Main before winding up twenty-second in the final finishing order
of the attrition-filled 50-lap feature. Full results from each race
can be found online at www.richmond-raceway.net
(Jimmy Pittman Photo)
on Podium in Spring 50; Jameson Encounters Bad Luck
24, 2019) The 43rd edition of the 'Spring 50' was next
up on the racing calendar for Justin Rattliff Racing (JRR), as they
traveled to Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Saturday, March
23 for the unsanctioned special. A 23 car field assembled at the
Cincinnati-area speedplant to vie for the $5,000 winner's check.
Jason Jameson earned Fast Time honors during qualifying, placed
third in his heat race, and led laps 11-19 of the main event. Unfortunately
on lap 20 while racing for the lead with Bobby Pierce, contact from
a slider by Pierce resulted in Jason receiving heavy damage, which
dropped him to a disappointing sixteenth place showing. Teammate
Justin Rattliff finished fourth in his stacked heat race, but stayed
out of trouble in the attrition-filled 'Spring 50' to move up eight
spots to place third and on the podium behind only victor Pierce
and runner-up Kent Robinson. Full results from Florence last night
can be viewed online at www.florencespeedway.com.
and Justin Rattliff in Action in Indiana Icebreaker
17, 2019) The #12 JRR team ventured to Atomic Speedway
in Alma, Ohio and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on
March 15-16 for a pair of $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series throwdowns. With the 'Buckeye Spring 50' washed out at Atomic
at the tail end of qualifying on Friday night, the 22nd edition
of the 'Indiana Icebreaker' at Brownstown on Saturday evening went
off without a hitch. Jason Jameson timed in second quickest in Group
B during qualifying, but unfortunately spun at the outset of his
heat race and eventually finished eighth. Following a fifth place
effort in his B-Main, Jason utilized a series provisional to gain
access into the 50-lapper where he eventually wound up eighteenth
in the final rundown.
Teammate Justin Rattliff also made his 2019 debut at Brownstown
on Saturday night. Piloting a new XR1 Rocket Chassis, Justin placed
seventh in his loaded heat race and eighth in his B-Main. Unfortunately,
the "Rattler" was unable to make the start in the 'Indiana
Icebreaker,' which was won by Brandon Sheppard. Complete results
from the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.