On what proved to be cool and windy start to the 2015 racing season, the team began the night with a pill pull of 37, placing team owner and driver Jake Waters in position to start heat racing in the middle of the pack. As the 305 RaceSaver sprints took to a slick track, Waters lined up in the second heat to start 6th out of 18 cars. While running in 4th, a miscommunication on the restart after a yellow flag caused Waters to drop two spots. In all, JCW Racing finished 5th in Heat 2.
Settling in for the main event among the 305’s, Waters lined up the no. 10 machine in 10th position. Jake reported the team gave him a car that felt good, one that was steady all evening. During the feature however, the car didn’t seem to handle as well as needed on restarts, ultimately resulting in lost track position. After narrowly missing a wreck early in the feature race, Waters brought the car home to a respectable 7th place finish in what turned out to be an eventful 18 lap feature.
“The heat was definitely a setback, and prevented us from a better starting position,” said Waters. “The main goal of the first race is to always come away unscathed, and we did that with flying colors. I made some errors in the feature that kept us from finishing better, but altogether the car felt great. We can go in to the next race knowing what we need to do and what we can do to improve.”
JCW Racing will return to action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 18, 2015 for Race to Cure Cancer Night. Action at the “Speed Palace” is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m., with 410 sprints and late model shows, in addition to the 305 RaceSaver winged sprints.