JCW Racing started Friday night’s event at Williams Grove Speedway with good indications; team owner and driver Jake Waters pulled a pill draw that would line him up to start 2nd in the heat race. Despite the car being a little too free coming out of the corners, team owner and driver Jake Waters was able to hang on to a 2nd place finish during the heat race. The feature proved tough though, with JCW Racing taking the green flag in 5th position. Waters reported the track was slick, and with a full fuel tank “we had to wait until the car came to us.” During the feature race, Waters attempted to maneuver the No. 10 sprint to get underneath another car in the 3rd turn, eventually colliding wheels. The incident tore the front axle, ending the night for JCW Racing in 21st position.
Necessary repairs were made by the team from the incident at Williams Grove, setting up what was hoped to be a night of redemption at Port Royal Speedway. Pill draw on Saturday night proved to be an even better setup from previous, setting JCW Racing up to start the heat race in pole position. With unfortunate luck still on JCW Racing’s side during warm-up laps prior to the qualifying race, the front hub of the car failed going in to turn 1. This caused the car to cross up the track, backing in to the fence. Due to significant damage to both the frame and car, the team was unable to start the race. Since damage was too much to continue the weekend, JCW Racing was forced to pull from events scheduled at Selinsgrove and Bedford Speedways.
"It was not the weekend we were hoping for; it’s unfortunate but it happens. Racing is, without a doubt, the most humbling sport that exists. One moment, you are in victory lane celebrating a win, two days later, you may not even qualify for the event. We have great sponsors, team members and support surrounding us, and even though I feel I let them down a bit, it doesn't change the fact that we are still going to work harder to prove this was a fluke weekend.” – Jake Waters
Despite damage to JCW Racing’s sprint, there are many positives said for safety. The integrity of supporter Fuel Safe’s Enduro tail tank, though taking primarily a direct hit during the accident, held strong despite damage sustained. The fuel tank did its intended job, safely holding the fuel that it contained. “I had substantial faith in Fuel Safe’s products to begin with, and this goes way beyond what I was expecting. It’s great to see a company introduce a great product with new technology, and to be able to do that significantly less than anything similar on the market,” said Waters.
JCW Racing and Waters will return to action at Hesston Speedway, Saturday, June 6, 2015. Making their first trip to the “Motor Mountain” since 2010, the team looks toward the 25 lap Laurel Highlands RaceSaver 305 Sprint feature with heads held high. Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. that evening, with racing beginning at 7:00 p.m.