WSORR: Bark River II: John Mason weekend summary

Mason and Mendeola Continue to Lead Super Buggy Championship Plymouth, WI (August 13, 2008) - John Mason came to Bark River International Raceway looking to continue his unbelievable streak of podium finishes. The current leader in the WSORR PRO...

Mason and Mendeola Continue to Lead Super Buggy Championship

Plymouth, WI (August 13, 2008) - John Mason came to Bark River International Raceway looking to continue his unbelievable streak of podium finishes. The current leader in the WSORR PRO Super Buggy division needs to be at his best, as the competition is still at his heels.

The last time John Mason brought his #912 Mendeola Transaxle Goodyear Tires Super Buggy to Bark River, he swept the competition, winning both Rounds Five and Six.

Round Nine

The land rush start saw the #912 Mendeola Super Buggy in seventh place. The second and third place drivers in the championship, Tim Lemon and Gary Nierop, were already in the top three. John's spotter, as well as crew chief and father, David Mason, kept the point's leader calm, only allowing him to concentrate on the buggy in front of him. Gradually, as the laps wound down, John would make passes to move up in the standings. Then with two laps to go, John caught and passed #915 Mulder, for the lead. At the finish, it was: John Mason- first, Ryan Mulder - second, and Gary Nierop - third.

"I knew I could make up a few spots," commented John Mason. "My dad kept me focused and told me that my lap times were fast. When I moved into second place, I figured that was it, but my Goodyear Tires were working as good in the end, as they were in the beginning. I can't believe the season we are having."

Round Ten

The start for Sunday's race had #912 Mendeola Super Buggy come out of "the horseshoe" in second place, behind #929 Schwalbe. By the second lap, John Mason had taken the lead and it looked like Mason Motorsports would find the podium. Then on lap five, the dry sump belt broke, ending the podium streak. Officially, John Mason finished in eleventh place.

"We dodged a bullet the last time here," commented John Mason. "We had a near perfect race yesterday, and today we finally, had a mechanical problem that prevented us from finishing. The buggy has been incredible all year. The Honda engine has never missed a beat, our Goodyear tires offer incredible traction, the Mendeola transmission is geared perfect for our racing, and this continues to be a dream like season. Thanks to my dad, my wife, my kids, and everyone else that helps us out. My dad and I are looking forward to competing at the Off-Road World Championships in Crandon."

After ten of twelve rounds of racing, John Mason leads the Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing PRO Super Buggy Championship, with a thirty-seven point lead over second place.

The final weekend of racing in WSORR season is the BorgWarner Off-Road World Championships, August 29-31, in Crandon, Wisconsin.

-credit: Mason Motorsports

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Series Offroad
Drivers David Mason