WSORR: Oshkosh: John Mason weekend summary

Mason Takes another Win in Round 7 - Extends Super Buggy Lead and Continues Podium streak. Plymouth, WI - (July 30, 2008) - John Mason went to Oshkosh, Wisconsin looking to extend his points lead in the WSORR PRO Super Buggy division. The ...

Mason Takes another Win in Round 7 - Extends Super Buggy Lead and Continues Podium streak.

Plymouth, WI - (July 30, 2008) - John Mason went to Oshkosh, Wisconsin looking to extend his points lead in the WSORR PRO Super Buggy division. The #912 Mendeola Transaxles Goodyear Tires Honda powered Super Buggy is coming off back to back wins at Bark River International Raceway.

The Plymouth, Wisconsin native was looking forward to competing on the short technical race track that relies more on driver ability, than shear horsepower. The JIMCO race chassis' a-arm suspension really lends itself to this type of track.

Friday Night - Round VII

The start saw John come out of the first turn in midpack, in eighth position. During the entire fourteen lap event, John continued to gradually pass driver after driver. Then with two laps to go, the Mendeola Honda made the inside pass on Ryan Mulder, for the lead. The final mile and a half, John held off Mulder for the win. That makes three wins in a row for the #912 Mendeola Transaxles Goodyear Tires Honda powered Super Buggy.

Afterwards, John commented, "The inversion had me start in the middle of the pack, with really good drivers in front of me. After the experience in Bark River, winning with second gear, I knew I had a chance at the win. My dad on the radio kept me focused and here we are."

Saturday Night - Round VIII

The starting inversion put the PRO-Super Buggy point's leader in the fourth row of the starting grid. The start saw John Mason and the #912 Mendeola Transaxles Goodyear Tires Honda powered Super Buggy, come out of the first turn, in seventh place. By the second lap, the Mendeola Super Buggy worked its way into fourth place. Suddenly there was a tight battle for third place between #916 Heynen, #902 Lemons, and John Mason.

John, first got around Heynen, and then a few laps later, made the pass on Lemons, for the runner up position. A couple laps later the front left tire went flat and Mason was not able to gain on Nierop to take the lead. At the checkered flag it was Gary Nierop-first, John Mason-second, and Tim Lemons- third.

"The competition was really strong tonight," commented John Mason. "This is really a driver's track. Unfortunately a flat front tire kept us from making a pass for the lead. We continue to finish on the podium, the only pro driver to do so in all eight rounds, and that's what you need to win a championship."

John Mason has finished on the podium, in all eight rounds of racing. Currently, John is leading the 2008 WSORR PRO Super Buggy championship by 12 points, over Tim Lemons.

The next race for Mason Motorsports is August 9-10, in Bark River, Michigan.

-credit: Mason Motorsports

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