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Jason Hughes Goes Two-For-Three at Southern Stampede

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:11 pm    Post subject: Jason Hughes Goes Two-For-Three at Southern Stampede Reply with quote

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March 12, 2019

Jason Hughes Goes Two-For-Three at Southern Oklahoma Speedway
Races To Pair of Wins and a Runner-Up Finish During the Southern Stampede

Westville, Oklahoma (03/12/19) – Jason Hughes enjoyed a successful weekend of competition during the second annual Southern Stampede at Southern Oklahoma Speedway. He took his Henryetta Ford #12 Murphrey Oil Company/ Red Tail Tackle/ Hughes Chassis Modified to Victory Lane twice and added a runner-up finish during the three-day event.

“Clearly, I would’ve like to have won the big finale, but overall I’m happy with our weekend performances,” Hughes said. “Our car was great all weekend, and it’s always good to win two of three features and finish no worse than second. We’ll take this momentum into battle at the King of America at the end of the month and hopefully win another crown.”

Thursday night found Jason Hughes resuming his 2019 season with a trip to Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma), where he was piloting his Red Tail Tackle #12 Hughes Racing Chassis Modified in the second annual Southern Stampede.

Finishing second in his heat race, Hughes locked his spot into the opening night feature. Receiving the pole position, Jason held off the late advances of Ricky Thornton Jr. to capture his first win of the season and a $2,000 payday. Thornton Jr., Chris Elliott, Jared Hoefelman, Anthony Roth completed the Top-5 finishers.

The following night in a field of 49 IMCA Modifieds, Jason posted a second-place finish in his heat race, which positioned him second on the starting grid for the main event. Once again, fending off late-race challenges from Ricky Thornton Jr., Hughes streaked to his second win of the season. He was followed across the finish line by Thornton Jr., Rodney Sanders, Anthony Roth and Jeff Taylor. He claimed a $1,000 payday for his triumph.

Wrapping up the 2nd annual Southern Stampede on Saturday evening, Hughes secured his spot into the $2,000-to-win finale with a heat race victory. Starting third on the grid, Jason jumped one position to finish in the runner-up position behind Ricky Thornton Jr., with Chris Elliott, David Murray, and Tanner Black rounding out the Top-5.

Complete results from the weekend can be found at www.SouthernOklahomaSpeedway.com .

Hughes now turns his focus to the King of America IX presented by Summit Racing Equipment, which will be held March 21-23 at Humboldt Speedway. The United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned event culminates with a $12,000-to-win finale. Jason picked up the coveted victory in 2015. For more information on the weekend, please visit www.HumboldtSpeedway.com .

Jason Hughes would like to thank his sponsors, including Henryetta Ford, Cates Recycling, Pig-N-Out, Murphrey Oil Company Inc., Eastside Café, Red Tail Tackle, AFCO Brakes, West Siloam Pawn, Murphrey Oil Company, Gressel Racing, Hughes Racing Chassis, Mullins Race Engines, D and G Directional Drilling, 45 Pipeline Services, JRI Shocks, Hanson Tire Service, Braka Operating, Sunoco Race Fuels, Mert's Truck Center, SAEF Custom Finishing, Wheeler Metals Rainbow Graphics, Hooker Harness, Quarter Master, Beyea Custom Headers, Ultra-Shield Race Products, MB Machine & Tool, T&D Machine Products, Callies, Quick Car Racing Products, Dan Olson Racing Products, FSR Radiators & Racing Products, Tiger Rear Ends, Driven Racing Oil, Sweet Mfg, Real Racing Wheels, Rod End Supply, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Jason Hughes, please visit www.JasonHughes12.com .
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