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Dave Mason Jr. Brings Western Motorsports Win; Pro-Truck Team Finishes 2nd
For Western Motorsports the Terrible's 250 at Primm (NV) was anything but terrible. The team's youngest driver Dave Mason Jr drove to victory piloting his newly built HRT Motorsports Trick- Kart truck. It was only his third event in the new truck. The senior team driver's, Rick Backus and Dave Mason Sr. piloted their Eleven Western Builders Pro-Truck to an impressive second place finish. The event was promoted by the Best in the Desert Racing Association, who developed a very challenging 73-mile loop course that started and ended in Primm, Nevada located just south of Las Vegas. The independently run Western Motorsports team beat out some of the best off-road racing competition in the world.
Dave Mason Jr: "The new HRT Truck was awesome," expressed Mason Jr. "We lost a brake line on the front about half way through the race that slowed the truck down a bit. But we feel like we have found the right combination to continue winning with this truck."
"We've only had the truck for 3-weeks now and we're doing really well," added Mason, who now has 2 wins, a second and a 5th place in the highly competitive Kart Modified Division. "I owe a lot of thanks to HRT and Dirt Racing Products for providing me this winning package. I also have to thank my Mom for going to 4 races over the last 3 weeks."
Dave Mason Sr: "The credit for this great finish goes to Rick (Backus)," said Mason. "It's only Rick's 5th start, and to bring me a truck just seconds off the leader is really impressive."
"We were closing in on Ryan Statts (the event Winner) and were within a few hundred yards of making the pass that would have put us in the lead," added Mason. "But I had to move over for an upcoming Trophy Truck. And when I did that we cut a tire down. That ended our shot at the win."
"Other than the cut tire the truck really was perfect," expressed Mason. "It was a good point's day for us. I think we will move into second place in the Best in the Desert Points and possibly 3rd place in the Overall PRO Truck Points. We always want to win, but we'll take a good point's day too."
Rick Backus: "Early in the race we lost our Primary Fuel pump," explained Backus. "We were able to change it over to the backup unit and it was good the rest of the day, but it cost us a few precious minutes to diagnose the problem and that cost us a few positions on the track. It's too bad we had even minor bad luck because we had such a great truck."
Dave Mason Jr's next race will be on May 2-3 at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series in Whitman (AZ) near Phoenix. Dave Jr. is currently a close 2nd place in the season championship chase and will look to advance into the top spot with another good performance at Whitman.
The Western Motorsports PRO Truck team will literally be changing gears in the truck and mentally preparing for the upcoming Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado Springs, CO July 13-19.