Jason White made his return to the oval this weekend with some ups and downs throughout the doubleheader.
At the Sunset Speedway in Innisfil, Ont., Jason White was able to get back behind the wheel of his #28 Powder Ventures Excavating Dodge, prepared by D.J. Kennington Racing, this past weekend, and is coming home with mixed results.
New to the format is back-to-back 125-lap races hosted on each day of the events. This week’s event was the first set of races since the NASCAR Pinty’s series was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the first race, White had the fourth fastest time in the practice session.
“Just like old times,” said a smiling White after the practice. “These guys know their stuff and the #28 Powder Ventures Dodge felt great…We also drew the outside front row starting spot in the first race, so we’ll just try to be smart and hope the guys behind us battle it out.”
Unfortunately, White got into a battle of his own early in the race with another car.
“I was battling hard with the #18, he’s really good here, and I had trouble through turn one, the wheel hopped a bit, broke the caliper and lost rear brakes, eventually lost all the fluid and we had to bring it in. It wasn’t safe to continue,” explained White.
Luckily, another team was able to help fix White’s car for the following day and with new hope White was focused heading into race number two.
White was seeded ninth but was able to jump one spot and crossed the finish line in eighth place.
“It’s been way too long since we’ve been able to race in the Pinty’s Series,” said White. “Huge thanks to everyone for working so hard to put together this season, to all the guys at DJK Racing, great job. I’m sorry I won’t be at the next one, but my daughter’s graduation celebration has to take priority.”
To watch White race live at his next race at the Jakasa Speedway on Sept. 12, tune into TSN and to view the race schedule click here.