Jason White’s 2016 racing debut ended after 66 laps at the NASCAR Pinty’s Series Leland Industries 300 at Sunset Speedway in Innifsil, Ont. on June 18.
It wasn’t the result the long-time Sun Peaks resident was looking for, but he said he was really encouraged by his performance before being knocked into the wall to finish 18th out of 19 racers.
“It definitely wasn’t the end we wanted, but man, we sure were fast,” White said. “We were in the outside group just flying. It was good to be that fast, just not a great result that’s for sure.”
White missed qualifying due to a mechanical issue and started the race at the back of the field as a result. He was jockeying for a top 10 position when the crash occurred.
“When something like that happens you go from the adrenaline of being competitive and wanting to pass that car in front of you to anger immediately. The anger, you could see my little temper tantrum I had on TSN, but it really makes you almost feel sick,” White said.
He looks to return to the track for the Honda Indy Toronto on July 16 and will then compete against his dad, uncle and brother the following week at the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval in Washington.
“It’ll be my dad and his brother, and me and my brother going down so we’ll see if we can get a four car battle going with the family,” White said.