Mason Wins PRO-Super Buggy Championship with Mendeola Plymouth, WI (September 3, 2008) - John Mason entered the final weekend of the 2008 WSORR race season with a thirty-seven point lead over second place, Gary Nierop. The hard charging Mason...
Mason Wins PRO-Super Buggy Championship with Mendeola
Plymouth, WI (September 3, 2008) - John Mason entered the final weekend of the 2008 WSORR race season with a thirty-seven point lead over second place, Gary Nierop. The hard charging Mason has finished on the podium nine times out of ten, and needed to finish in eighth place or better in Round XI to clinch the PRO-Super Buggy Championship. The question was, should John play it safe, or go for the win and the World Championship ring that comes with the win on Saturday?
Saturday - Round XI
The start had the Mendeola Goodyear Tire Honda powered Super Buggy come of Potawatomi Turn One cleanly, in fifth place. The #912 Super Buggy held its ground. The race was uneventful as John crossed the finish line in fourth place, taking his first PRO-Super Buggy Championship title.
"Right away, I have to thank my family for all the support they have given me, this year and every year we've been racing," commented John Mason. "To come out here and compete all season with these Super Buggy drivers is awesome. We're competitors, but we help each other out. A huge thanks goes out to Mendeola Transaxles, they build some very durable transmissions and Goodyear Tires, and without them we could not keep this buggy running up front. Thanks goes to Jeff St. Peter, he does prep for us and his dedication to detail shows every time we are on the track. Thanks to the local businesses like Laona Food Mart, Yeager Oil, and Rhinelander Honda. Now the pressure's off and we can go at it hard tomorrow."
"I would also like to congratulate Tim Lemons on the World Championship title and a great season as well. He kept me on my toes through out the season."
Sunday - Round XII
The hope of finishing on the podium one final time literally went up in smoke as the dry sump pump pulley slipped off the key and spun on the shaft. This put an end to the race for John Mason, officially finishing fourteenth place.
John Mason finished on the podium nine times, including four wins, four runner-up finishes, and one third place finish.
"I also want to thank Doug Davis and everyone at the World Series of Off-Road Racing for continuing the tradition of short course off-road racing in the Midwest. Thanks to all the companies that support the series, Lucas Oil, the Forest County Potawatomi community, Traxxas, General Tire, Borg Warner, E3 Spark Plugs, Skyjacker, Sunoco, SuperClean and United Trailers without great companies like these we would not have a place to race. Thanks again."
-credit: Mason Motorsports