Jameson Lifts Lid to 2018 Campaign for JRR at East Bay!
12, 2018) The Justin Rattliff Racing (JRR) team has been
hard at work over the last couple of months since their '17 season
finale at Charlotte and plan to lift the lid to their 2018 campaign
at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida from February 5-10!
While Justin Rattliff will not be in competition in the Sunshine
State next month, teammate Jason Jameson is scheduled to enter all
six Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series races at the "Clay by
the Bay." The action-packed week in the Tampa area will start
with a $5,000 to win opener on Monday, February 5 and will conclude
on Saturday, February 10 in the 'Winternationals' finale, which
boasts a $12,000 winner's check. More "Speedweeks" races
could be added depending on how the week at East Bay goes, so keep
an eye on www.JustinRattliff.com for the latest news and information!
Racing Done for 2017 Season Following Charlotte
5, 2017) Jason Jameson and the Justin Rattliff Racing (JRR)
team entered their final two races of the 2017 season from November
2-4 in the 11th edition of the 'World Finals' at the pristine Dirt
Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. The World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series held their season-ending races at the
4/10-mile speedplant and 75 competitors signed into the pit area
to do battle. When things kicked off on Thursday evening with two
rounds of qualifying, Jason timed in twenty-seventh quickest in
Group A during the first session and thirty-first fastest in Group
B during the final session.
On Friday night in the first of two $12,000 to win programs, Jason
placed ninth in both his heat race and his B-Main, which unfortunately
kept him out of the 50-lap feature event. Jason then finished ninth
in his loaded heat race and thirteenth in his B-Main on Saturday,
which also did not transfer him into the $12,000 to win season finale.
Complete results from the Charlotte-area facility can be obtained
by pointing your web browser to www.woolms.com.
Dirt Track World Championship at PRP...
22, 2017) The Justin Rattliff Racing (JRR) team made their
way to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on October 20-21
for the 37th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship.' A stellar 72
car field assembled at the 3/8-mile facility on the banks of the
Ohio River to compete in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season
finale, which once again boasted a gigantic $100,000 windfall. On
Friday night, Jason Jameson finished sixth in his first heat race
of the evening, while he placed fifth in his second and final prelim.
After experiencing radiator and fan blade issues in his consolation
race on Saturday, Jason wound up finishing sixteenth in the $3,000
to win 'Jim Dunn Memorial' for non-qualifiers and was not able to
transfer into the 100-lap headliner. Full results from the lucrative
DTWC weekend can be obtained by visiting www.lucasdirt.com.
Transfers into $15k Fall Classic at Ponderosa
15, 2017) The Justin Rattliff Racing (JRR) team was back
in Super Late Model competition on October 13-14 at Ponderosa Speedway
in Junction City, Kentucky, as the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals
Bonus Series sanctioned the 27th running of the 'Fall Classic.'
A strong 34 car field assembled at "Kentucky's Baddest Bullring"
and all eyes in attendance were fixated on the hefty $15,000 winner's
check. On Friday night during preliminary action, Justin Rattliff
- in a new Swartz car - ran fifth in his loaded heat race, while
teammate Jason Jameson unfortunately hit the unforgiving wall during
his heat race. Justin then won his consolation race on Saturday
to advance into the 75-lap headliner and eventually retired in the
twenty-first position after only 45 circuits. Jason unfortunately
got into an incident during his B-Main and was not able to transfer
into the 'Fall Classic,' which was won by Zack Dohm. Complete results
from Ponderosa Speedway can be accessed online by clicking on www.southernnationalsseries.com.
to Second; Finishes Fourth in Deep Fried 75
(October 2, 2017) Jason Jameson
and the #12 JRR team dipped south to the states of Tennessee and
Georgia from September 29-October 1 for a pair of high-profile events.
In the 6th edition of the 'Deep Fried 75' at Duck River Raceway
Park in Wheel, Tennessee, Jason timed in eleventh quickest during
Friday's qualifying session prior to running second in his loaded
heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the third row in
the $14,000 to win headliner on Saturday evening, Jason moved up
to second in the running order before eventually winding up fourth
after 75 circuits behind only victor Brandon Overton, Tyler Erb,
and Dane Dacus!
On Sunday night, the team made an unscheduled stop at Rome Speedway
in Rome, Georgia for the annual running of the 'Rome Showdown,'
which was sanctioned once again by the ultra-competitive Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series. Jason laid down a quick lap during time
trials, but his time was disallowed when he was deemed light at
the scales. The Lawrenceburg, Indiana ace then wound up tenth in
his stacked heat race and eighth in his B-Main and was unable to
crack the starting grid for the $10,000 to win feature event, which
was won by Darrell Lanigan. Full results from both venues can be
viewed online at www.duckriverracewaypark.com
an Impressive Runner-Up in $15,000 Jackson 100!
24, 2017) The #12 JRR team stormed into the legendary Brownstown
Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on September 22-23 for the 38th
edition of the 'Jackson 100.' The two-day Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series weekend kicked off on Friday evening at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds
facility with a $7,000 to win shootout. Jason Jameson qualified
sixth fastest in Group A during time trials prior to grabbing the
third transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After starting
the 30-lapper from the inside of the sixth row, Jason wheeled up
inside of the top ten and eventually crossed underneath the checkers
in the ninth position.
In front of a standing-room-only crowd at Brownstown on Saturday
night, a $15,000 top prize was up for grabs in the prestigious 'Jackson
100.' Jason knocked down the fifth fastest time in Group B during
qualifying and later ran second in his loaded heat race. After rolling
off from the outside of the third row in the 100-lap grind, the
Lawrenceburg, Indiana standout blitzed all the way up to second
in the running order. He then closed in on leader and eventual winner
Scott Bloomquist in the waning laps, but settled for an impressive
runner-up showing! Full results from the doubleheader weekend at
Brownstown can be viewed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Fans in Special Fan Appreciation Night at Florence!
17, 2017) Lawrenceburg, Indiana ace Jason Jameson racked
up his fifth feature win of the 2017 campaign on Saturday evening,
September 16 at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky! In the special
Fan Appreciation Night at the Cincinnati-area facility, Jason advanced
past eight competitors during his heat race to finish second and
later started the weekly Super Late Model feature event from the
pole position. Jason then led most of the feature distance before
Nick Latham overtook his #12 JRR machine late in the race. Nick
was then caught up in a last lap pileup on the backstretch and Jason
was able to capitalize on his misfortune to bag the $1,200 payday!
Full results from last night at Florence Speedway can be viewed
online at www.florencespeedway.com.
(Steve Alcorn Photo)
Solid in World 100 Prelims at Eldora Speedway
10, 2017) The JRR team made the journey to the hallowed
grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 7-9 for
the "Granddaddy of Them All" - the 47th Annual 'World
100.' The most prestigious event in our industry got underway with
a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs with each feature winner
receiving $10,000 for their efforts. On Thursday night, Jason Jameson
scored an impressive victory in his heat race before sliding back
to fifteenth in the 25-lap main event. At the "Big E"
on Friday evening, Jason placed third in his heat race prior to
winding up twenty-fourth in the 25-lapper due to a pair of flat
When the calendar flipped to Saturday, the largest
crowd in the history of the storied 1/2-mile speedplant was on hand
to witness the 'World 100,' which boasted a hefty $50,000 windfall.
Jason was unfortunately involved in an opening lap incident in his
loaded heat race and finished fourteenth. The Lawrenceburg, Indiana
native was not able to advance into the 100-lap headliner that was
eventually won by Jonathan Davenport. Complete results from the
three-day crown jewel spectacular can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
in Baltes Classic at Eldora Speedway...
4, 2017) Next up on the racing calendar for the Justin
Rattliff Racing (JRR) team was a visit to the hallowed high-banks
of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Sunday evening, September
3 for the 10th edition of the 'Baltes Classic.' The American Late
Model Series (ALMS) showdown drew 38 competitors to the 1/2-mile
speedplant to vie for the $3,000 winner's check. Jason Jameson knocked
down the ninth fastest lap overall during qualifying and later ran
second in his loaded heat race. After starting the 30-lap sprint
from the outside of the third row, handling issues were a problem
for Jason and he slipped back through the field before ultimately
winding up seventeenth in the final rundown. Full results from the
'Baltes Classic' can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Solid in Whiskey City 60 at Lawrenceburg
27, 2017) Both Justin Rattliff and Jason Jameson unloaded
their respective Club 29 racecars on Saturday night, August 26 at
Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, as the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series presided over the annual running of the 'Whiskey
City 60.' Jason knocked down the seventh quickest lap in Group B
during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the second transfer
spot through his heat race. After starting the $12,000 to win feature
event from the outside of the third row, Jason fought valiantly
for a top ten showing before slipping back to twelfth at the checkered
flag. Justin unfortunately missed out on transferring into the 60-lap
finale after placing eighth in his loaded heat race and sixth in
his B-Main. Full results from last night at Lawrenceburg can be
accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Third Career Ike Moler Memorial Title for $3,500!!!
20, 2017) The Justin Rattliff Racing (JRR) team and driver
Jason Jameson reached victory lane for the fourth time in 2017 on
Friday evening, August 18 at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg,
Ohio! Jason laid down the second fastest lap overall during qualifying
for the 'Ike Moler Memorial' and later placed fifth in the fast
dash. After starting fifth on the grid in the unsanctioned main
event and swapping the top spot with R.J. Conley, Jason drove to
his third career 'Ike Moler Memorial' title and the $3,500 payday
ahead of R.J. Conley, Tripp Gerrald, Rod Conley, and Duane Chamberlain!
On Saturday night, August 19, the #12 team was in the pit area
at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio for the annual running
of the 'Fred Dillow Memorial,' which boasted a $5,000 winner's check.
Jason grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race before
rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in the unsanctioned
headliner. The Lawrenceburg, Indiana ace quickly moved up to fourth
in the running order until his water pressure warning light came
on, which caused him to retire around the halfway mark in the fifteenth
position. Full results from both weekend tilts can be viewed online
(Steve Alcorn Photo)
Transfers into $50,000 North/South 100!
13, 2017) Jason Jameson and the JRR team drove through
the pit gate at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky
on August 10-12 for a pair of lucrative Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series showdowns. Things started at the undersized 1/2-mile speedplant
on Thursday evening with the 'North/South Shootout,' which paid
$10,000 to the winner. Jason laid down the seventh quickest lap
in Group A during qualifying, but later ran into trouble in his
heat race and B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the 50-lap
feature that was won by Jimmy Owens.
On Friday night, preliminary action for the 35th Annual 'North/South
100' kicked off at the Cincinnati-area venue with a double set of
qualifying heat races. Jason placed sixth in his first heat race
of the evening before running second in his final prelim. After
racking up the fourteenth most passing points in doing so, the Lawrenceburg,
Indiana ace rolled off from the outside of the seventh row in Saturday's
$50,000 to win headliner. Jason then suffered some body damage early
in the 100-lapper and wound up retiring early - eventually paid
for a twenty-sixth place showing. Complete results from the crown
jewel show can be viewed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.