Mason Motorsports Finishes Second, Back-to-Back! June 5, 2008 (Plymouth, MI) - Mason Motorsports came to Lucas Oil Speedway ready to compete against some of the best Super Buggy racers from North America. The last two years, John Mason and his...
Mason Motorsports Finishes Second, Back-to-Back!
June 5, 2008 (Plymouth, MI) - Mason Motorsports came to Lucas Oil Speedway ready to compete against some of the best Super Buggy racers from North America. The last two years, John Mason and his family supported race team have come so close to the Super Buggy Championship, only to come up a few points short of the top spot. New for 2008 is the factory sponsorship of Mendeola Transaxles. Along with long time partners Goodyear Tires, SPR, Hytech Exhaust, and Energy Dynamics, Mason Motorsports came to Wheatland, Missouri optimistic that all the pieces are in place to bring the WSORR PRO Super Buggy Championship home to Plymouth, Wisconsin.
Saturday afternoon practice went well, with John turning some of the quickest lap times in his division. After a thorough inspection of the Jimco Super buggy, crew chief David Mason deemed the #912 ready for competition. Unfortunately Mother Nature wasn't. Heavy rains and thunderstorms throughout Missouri forced the cancellation of most of Saturday evening's race program. Sunday morning the weather cleared, and WSORR officials scheduled Round 1 racing to begin mid- morning with Round Two action be begin just after mid-day.
John Mason and his #912 Mendeola Transaxles Goodyear Tire Honda powered PRO Super Buggy grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag. Unfortunately his lead was short lived as he went wide in the back section of the track, allowing a couple of competitors pass. Quickly John gathered up the Jimco Super Buggy getting back to the action. At the finish, John Mason landed on the podium in second place.
The start saw someone near the front of the grid check up just at the green flag was dropped. This caused most of the field to bunch up as everyone tried to avoid one another. Tim Lemons somehow got out front before all the mayhem occurred. John Mason found himself in 4th place after the green. John battled Gary Nierop and Craig Biesik for several laps until he was able to find a quick line through the rhythm section and quickly moved into second place. John then put down several quick laps to try to catch the leader but the leader had put too much real estate between himself and the Mendeola Super Buggy for John to make a serious challenge. Once again, John Mason came across the finish line in second place.
"The Mendeola Transaxles Goodyear Tire Super Buggy had two strong finishes today," commented John Mason. "Running twice today we didn't know what to expect. Thanks to my crew chief and dad, David Mason, everything went off without a hitch. Thanks to Mendeola for coming on board this year. Thanks to Jeff St. Peter at SPR for all the flawless work he does for us. Thanks to Endyn and HyTech Exhaust for the great engine work and thanks to my family, without them we couldn't go racing."
After round two of the 2008 Lucas Oil WSORR PRO Super Buggy Championship, John Mason is in second place, just two points out of the lead.
The next race for Mason Motorsports is the Forest County Potawotomi Brush Run, June 21-22, in Crandon, Wisconsin.