Jonathan Swanson and the 17j team had a double race weekend this past Memorial Day. Swanson would visit Big Diamond Speedway on Friday night May 25th. Big Diamond holds a special place in Swanson’s heart. It was the location of Swanson’s first URC 360 win. It was also the place where Swanson had a bad crash last year and was sidelined for a number of weeks. This year Swanson would qualify for the feature through his heat race finishing 4th. On a difficult suface Swanson finished in the 4th position.
On Sunday Swanson and his crew towed the short distance to Bridgeport Speedway for the TSRS 305 race. Swanson qualified for the main event and started 17th. The feature Swanson marched forward finishing in the 12th position continuing his string of good runs with the ever growing TSRS series.
Jonathan Swanson’s 2012 season hasn’t gone as planned. A couple of DNQ’s at some big named races both with fields well over 30 cars. Big Diamond Speedway may be just what the doctor ordered for Swanson and company. Swanson who owns 1 career win at the Minersville PA facility will be looking to add to that total and get the 17j back where it belongs. Up front!
On Saturday Swanson will be headed back to his home state of NJ to the Bridgeport Speedway for the TSRS 305 sprint car race. Swanson who has had some very good runs with the 360 at the 5/8 mile track in the past will be looking to continue that success.
Races getting over early? Don’t want to head home just yet? Stop by the 17j trailer for an autograph or shirt after the races. Follow Jonathan Swanson through out the season at www.jonathanswansonracing17j.com
Jonathan Swanson and the 17j missed the feature event at Selinsgrove by 1 spot last Saturday night. This weekend is an off weekend for URC but Swanson will be busy with his car on display Saturday at the Roma Bank located in Columbus NJ. Saturday evening Swanson will load up the 17j and head over to the New Egypt Speedway for the TSRS 305 Race. Swanson has faired very well in a very stout field at TSRS events this year. He will look to continue that success in a field that includes former 410, and 360 drivers.
If you are in town be sure to stop by the Roma Bank on Saturday to check out the 17j up close. Also head down to the 17j trailer after the races for an upclose look at the 17j. Bring something to be autographed by Jonathan or buy a T-Shirt and have Jonathan sign it as well. Be sure to check out all the Jonathan Swanson happenings at www.jonathanswansonracing17j.com
Jonathan Swanson made the 5 hr hike up to Black Rock Speedway located inDundee,NYlast Friday night. With a field of 40 360 Sprints on hand Swanson knew his work would be cut out for him just to make the 24 car starting field. Luck would not be on Swanson’s side as he would retire from the heat race with a broke rear end. Barely getting out in time for his B-Main Swanson would fail to make to difficult race.
Back in his home state on Saturday night at NewEgyptSpeedway. Swanson saw another huge field of 40 305 TSRS Sprint Cars on hand. Swanson would finish 2nd in his heat race and would end up 12th in the feature.
This weekend the 17j travels west into PA to the Selinsgrove Speedway for the 7th Annual Jack Gunn Memorial presented by MACH 1 Chassis. The winner of the 30 lap Gunn Memorial feature event will collect $3,500 for the win, $1,000 for fifth, $500 for tenth with $225 offered just to take the green flag. Swanson and the 17j crew have their eye on that $3,500 top prize. Look for the 17j to be running up front this weekend at Selinsgrove.
After the races don’t just get in your car and head home. Instead take the family to the 17j trailer for some autographs and possibly a T-Shirt. Be sure to follow all the Jonathan Swanson happenings at www.jonathanswansonracing17j.com
Last Saturday night’s race at Delaware International Speedway was washed out. This weekend Jonathan Swanson and the 17j will be traveling north to Black Rock Speedway located inDundeeNY. “The track and small and tight. It fits my driving style perfectly” commented Swanson. With the track fitting Swanson’s driving style look for the 17j to be up front at the tight 1/4 mile track.
The weekend of racing doesn’t stop there as after the race at Black Rock, Jonathan Swanson will tow overnight back home in time to prep their 305 car for racing action Saturday night at New Egypt Speedway. Swanson has grown to like the 305 class as most of the races are close to home, and it provides more seat time for the young driver.
After the races be sure to stop by the 17j trailer to get an autograph from the URC star. You can also purchase T-Shirts at the trailer as well. You can keep up with all the Jonathan Swanson updates at www.jonathanswansonracing17j.com.