St. Louis: Jason Young race report

Jason Young Scores Top-15 for SS Green Light Racing In only his third start in the NASCAR camping World Truck Series, Jason Young finished fourteenth in the Copart 200 at the Gateway International Raceway. Young spent the entire afternoon at...

Jason Young Scores Top-15 for SS Green Light Racing

In only his third start in the NASCAR camping World Truck Series, Jason Young finished fourteenth in the Copart 200 at the Gateway International Raceway.

Young spent the entire afternoon at Gateway running consistently on the leap lap while narrowly avoiding incidents that occurred directly in-front of his SS Green Light Racing Chevy. However, with just two laps remaining in the Copart 200, the Texas native got caught up in the last altercation of the day, spoiling his opportunity for a surprising top-ten finish.

Young narrowly missed incidents on laps 14, 82, 104 and one 156 but could not avoid the spinning truck of Ron Hornaday on lap 158 when Matt Crafton got into the back of Hornaday, spinning the leader into the outside wall in turn two. Hornaday's battered truck slid across the track into the side of Young's Chevy as Jason tried to drive underneath the melee.

Following repairs by the SS Green Light team on pit road Young was able to continue and complete the race, which was won by Mike Skinner. The accident

Despite the late altercation, Young was pleased with the effort of the entire SS Green Light team. "I think we accomplished what we came here to do. We set a goal to run all the laps and compete for a top-15 finish and we did that," explained Young. "I got in a lot of laps and we learned a lot about driving these trucks on a very tough racetrack today."

"We were more competitive and were able to stay on the lead lap right up until that deal at the end," Young continued. "I feel bad for the guys because they have some work to repair this truck. They are a great group of guys and they did a great job all day."

"I thought Jason did a nice job today," said crew chief Bobby Dotter. "His lap times improved throughout the afternoon and he ran some of his fastest laps in the late stages of the race on older tires. Jason has shown gains in each of the three races we have run together."

-credit: ssglr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Matt Crafton