By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER
Former Sportsman/Crate Modified competitor Jason Dunn is looking to shake things up in 2018 when he kicks off his rookie season with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series at New Egypt Speedway on April 14th. Along with attending all events on the entire MASS schedule, Dunn hopes to travel to Central Pennsylvania to compete with the PA Sprint Series when able to.
“My main goal this season is to learn and be consistent,” the thirty-six-year-old graphic artist and owner of JDL Graphics said. “Racing Sprint Cars is something that I have always wanted to do, and after accomplishing a fair amount in the Sportsman and Crate Modified division at New Egypt, I wanted to do something a little more different and affordable, which is everything MASS offered me”.
Dunn, who resides out of Hamilton, NJ, began his career in 2006, competing in the Rookie Sportsman class, and then ran a few races in 2007 at New Egypt Speedway before taking a hiatus after only four races. Resuming his career in 2011, Jason competed full time in the Sportsman and Crate Modified class at mainly New Egypt Speedway, but visited Bridgeport Speedway and Georgetown Speedway periodically.
“With MASS being a traveling series, I’m really thrilled to be able to visit new tracks, like Williams Grove, facing new challenges, and meeting new people,” Dunn said. “The goal for opening day is to learn about the car, finish the race in one piece and to have fun!”
“I’m really looking forward to this year, and with good equipment, my crew which consists of my brother Chuck, my wife Monica, and friends Pat McBride and Steve Wilson, as well as my sponsors Custom Homes, McBride Fireplaces, Pioneer Auto Body, Cenco Oil and JLD Graphics, I’m hoping we can get some experience, then some top fives, and hopefully the Rookie of the Year trophy at the end of the season. This will be a learning experience for sure, but if we take baby steps, we should be able to get my JLD Graphic #21J in the right direction”.
JLD Graphics, Jason’s graphic design business, will once again sponsor the top three Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series point championship finishers in 2018, with a free helmet paint job going to the champion, $250 off of second place’s helmet paint job and $150 off of third place’s helmet paint job. JLD Graphics is a custom paint shop based in Hamilton, NJ, which specializes in all forms of distinct paint and graphics.
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