Quincy, Illinois (05/03/11) – Despite being hampered by Mother Nature thus far into the 2011 season Jake Griffin was finally able to get two nights of racing in the books last week and came away with a pair of runner-up finishes in the ULMA division as well as a top ten, UMP Open Wheel Modified finish..
On Friday night at Callaway Raceways (Fulton, Missouri) Jake pulled double duty between the ULMA Late Model division and the Open Wheel Modified division. In the ULMA Late Model class it would be a great night for Jake as he motored his way to a second place finish. The Open Wheel Modified division would not be as kind though as he drew a large number at the pill draw, and as a result he started at the back of a heat race. He advanced to a sixth place finish, which left him starting 12th in a b-main. In the b-main, Griffin advanced to a sixth place finish, but with only the top two cars advancing to the feature his night ended early.
Saturday evening found the team pitted in Memphis, Missouri at Scotland County Raceway for another night of double action. For the second straight night, he would power his ULMA Late Model to a second place finish in the feature event. In the Open Wheel Modified division he would bounce back from Friday night’s bad luck to score a 10th place finish.
Quincy Raceway (Quincy, Illinois) was rained out for Sunday night.
The ULMA Late Model Series points were released on Tuesday, and Jake is leading the Rookie standings, and is currently fifth in the overall standings. It’s worth noting that while Jake has only competed in three events so far that the four drivers in front of him have competed in four events, so he stands to move up as he competes in the upcoming weekend’s events.
Jake is also currently third in the latest addition of the UMP Missouri Region Modified standings.
The upcoming weekend, May 6th-8th, will see 12 year-old, Jake set out to enter three events in three nights, and will get underway with ULMA Late Model and UMP Modified action at Callaway Raceway (Fulton, Missouri) Scotland County Speedway (Memphis Missouri) on Friday and Saturday night respectively before wrapping up the weekend on Sunday night with a UMP Modified event at Quincy Raceway (Quincy, Illinois). For more information on the events, please visit www.CallawayRaceways.com, www.ScotlandCountySpeedway.com, and www.QuincyRaceways.com.
Jake Griffin Racing would to like to thank all of their sponsors including Monster Energy Drink, Crawdad’s Classics Gourmet Hot Sauce, Triple R Machine Shop, Microtel Inns & Suites, Simmetry Communications, Bob Pierce Race Cars, Kelly’s Restaurant, Powder Coat Plus, Wilco Fast Breaks, Green Smart Builders, and Outdoor Power Inc.
For more information on Jake Griffin Racing, please visit www.JakeGriffin.net .