Shake Up Jacob – Good Old Fashioned Hometown Competition

By KayLea Zumbach

NEWTON (July 7, 2011) – It was a short holiday weekend for the Ossenfort Racing team. They stuck close to home, racing at their hometown track of Black Hills Speedway, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Jake climbed back into his Knology #99J 360 for Friday night’s event. “It had rained before our race on Friday, so I knew that the track was going to be a bit greasy and extra wet,” said Jacob of the track conditions he was preparing himself for. After a few hot laps the track was starting to get packed in, which started making it nice and racey for the upcoming heat races. “It started getting tacky and fast and I knew it would be good for our heat.” Jacob said.

Jacob started fourth in his heat race and made his move early, placing him in second. With track conditions improving from sloppy to tacky, it made it easier to get around, however passing would be the next hurdle for most of the drivers. “It was fast, but I kind of thought that once the heat started we’d get pretty spread out, so I knew that I was going to have to make my move pretty early, and I was right.” Jacob gave everything he had to the Knology #99J, but there just weren’t enough laps to catch the leader. “It was a good, safe race,” said Jacob.

A redraw determined Jacob’s starting position for the night’s main event, lucky for Jacob he drew a #4 for a pleasant starting spot in the outside, second row. Just like Jacob’s heat, he and the team had discussed the need to make his move early, as the track was still fast but it stayed as a one lane track for the rest of the night, making passing a difficult task. Jacob and his Knology #99J 360 put on a good show, passing back and forth to finish the night with a solid fourth place finish. “It was one of those nights where you had to pray that you got lucky on your setup. Passing wasn’t as easy as it can be, so your car really had to play its part. We finished where we started, so there’s never any disappointment with that.” Jacob said confidently.

This weekend the Ossenfort Racing team will be back on the move, traveling with the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Midwest Region. You can find the #99J at the Jackson Speedway, in Jackson, Minnesota on Friday night and at the I-90 Speedway in Hartford, South Dakota on Saturday. The team will stop by and try their hand one more time in the Don Ott powered Knology #99J at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota on Sunday.

It’s a BIG weekend and there will be plenty of chances to catch Jacob behind the wheel… Be sure you get out there and cheer him on!

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Knology

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Super Clean Tunnel Wash

Located at 1501 Cambell Street in Rapid City, SD, Super Clean Tunnel Wash is proud to sponsor the #99J Sprint Car. The Super Clean Tunnel Wash, “Home of the $5.00 Express Wash”, offers Free vacuums, Free use of drying towels, in addition to the 6 high pressure self serve bays where you have the convenience of paying in the bay with cash, coin or credit card. The 120 foot exterior express tunnel wash uses “Third Generation” foam along with the finest chemicals available to the car wash industry, to not only get your car clean, but Super Clean! If you have 3 minutes and $5.00, stop by and let them wash your car!

DonBar Cars

DonBar Cars has over 35 years of experience in the automotive industry. DonBar Cars specializes in Quality Vehicles priced under $4,000! They now offer financing! Let them help you with your next pre-owned vehicle purchase. For more information, visit www.DonBarCars.com or call Don at 605-393-CARS (2277)! Located at 3788 East Hwy 44, Rapid City, SD 57703.

BankWest

At BankWest, their goal is to meet all your financial needs, every day. They are ready with financial solutions for any stage of life. Whether you’re just starting out, raising a family or nearing retirement, they have the tools to help you reach your short- and long-term goals. Located in Pierre, Mitchell, Rapid City, Vivian, Kadoka, Kennebec, Onida, Selby, Gregory and Winner. Call them today at 1-800-253-0362 and go to www.BankWest-SD.com.

Black Hills Powersports

They are a full service dealer of new and used powersports vehicles. Their new vehicle brands are YAMAHA ATV, motorcycle, utility vehicle, watercraft, snowmobile, scooter, KAWASAKI ATV, motorcycle, utility vehicle, watercraft. For more information, go to www.BlackHillsPowersports.com or call Todd at 605-342-5500. Located at 3005 Beale Street, Rapid City, SD 57703 (South side of I-90 between exits 60 and 61).

Vortex Racing Products
Vortex Racing Products is the industry leader in Sprintcar Wing design. From humble beginnings in 1995 where we began producing wings for our own use we quickly became engaged in producing wings for other race teams. Inspired by a life-long background in racecar design and manufacturing from our Dad, we (Paul and Lynton) continued to evolve into a company known for producing a product a little different from the rest. This ability to manufacture a Wing that is unique in design is what has been our success. With the use of our own race teams in Australia and America, we continually push the boundaries of design with an extensive testing program of our products each and every year. It is with our understanding of chassis design and manufacturing that we are able to communicate with our clients and tailor a wing package that best suits their driver, team and make of chassis. We call this,” The Vortex Advantage”. http://www.vortexracingproducts.com.au/

Ossenfort Racing would like to thank the following product sponsors; Weld Racing (www.weldracing.com), Rosenbaum’s Signs (www.rosenbaumsigns.com), Wesmar Racing Engines (www.Wesmarracing.com), Don Ott Racing Engine (www.donottracingengines.com), and Maxim Racing Chassis (www.raceMaxims.com)