April 12th, 2014 - Jason Hughes made the trek to Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) on Friday evening for the opening round of a tripleheader weekend with the USMTS Open Wheel Modifieds. Thirty-two competitors registered for battle in the event, and struggles in the heat race left Hughes to run a b-main. A charge from tenth to third in the b-main positioned him starting seventeenth in the $2,000-to-win finale. During the course of the 30 lap feature, Jason drove by nine other competitors en route to a solid eighth place finish in the final rundown.
Saturday night found the team pitted at Salina Highbanks Speedway (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) as Jason went into battle against a talent-laden field of thirty-five competitors. Hughes drew the fifth starting spot for the 30 lap main event after he picked up the win in his heat race. In the feature, Hughes raced amongst the top five for much of the event before settling into a sixth place finish.
Full results from the event are available at www.USMTS.com
April 5th, 2014 - Jason Hughes took his #12 Super Late Model into battle over the weekend for a tiple header of $10,000-to-win, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) events.
Unfortunately the weekend started with a rainout at Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) on Friday night. Saturday evening found the team pitted at Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana) as fifty-one entries were on hand for battle. Hughes failed to make the transfer into the main event via preliminary action and was forced to use an LOLMDS Emergency Provisional to lock into the 50 lap feature. During the course of the main event, Jason blasted through the field from his 27th starting spot to a fourteenth place finish in the final rundown. Sunday's scheduled event at Outlaw Motor Speedway (Muskogee, Oklahoma) was also rained out.
Jason's performance moved him up to 13th in the current series point standings, for complete standings and results from the event, visit www.LucasDirt.com
March 29th, 2014 - Jason returned to the seat of his #12 Open Wheel Modified over the weekend in the King of American IV Modified Nationals at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) as ninety-three of the nation's best competitors entered the $10,000-to-win event.
The United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) event began on Thursday and Friday night with double heats and a preliminary feature each night with cumulative points counting toward the Saturday night finale. On Thursday evening Hughes raced to a third place finish in the first heat, and the advanced from the eighth starting spot to a second place run in the second heat. He ended the night with a twelfth place finish in the preliminary feature.
On Friday night preliminaries continued as Hughes advanced from tenth to sixth in the first heat and later finished second after starting third in the second heat. Jason was not able to accumulate enough points to enter the $1,000 preliminary feature but was ranked fourteenth overall on the points chart, putting him on the outside front row of the b-main on Saturday.
When action got underway on Saturday, a second place finish in the b-main locked Hughes into the fourteenth starting spot for the 100 lap main event. During the course of the feature, Jason drove by seven other competitors en route to a solid seventh place finish.
Complete results from the weekend are available at www.USMTS.com
March 22nd, 2014 - Jason Hughes returned to action with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Saturday evening at Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) for the 17th Annual Indiana Icebreaker.
A talented field of 45 entries were on hand for the $10,000-to-win program, and Jason finished fifth in heat race, missing the transfer to the main event by one position and forcing him to run a b-main. Hughes locked in the 22nd starting spot on the grid after a third place run in the b-main. During the course of the 50 lap feature, passing would be difficult and Jason registered a 24th place finish at the checkered flag.
Full results from the event are available at www.lucasdirt.com
March 14th, 2014 - Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) was the destination for Jason Hughes to kick off a scheduled triple header weekend with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). Fifty-two entries were on hand for the $2,000-to-win event, and Jason pulled off a third place finish in his heat race but it was not enough to lock into the main event. Hughes was late able to secure the 15th starting spot in the 40 lap feature by winning his b-main. Jason raced around mid-pack for much of the event and registered a 14th place finish at the checkered flag.
Mother Nature claimed the victory in Saturday's event at Humboldt Speedway and the scheduled event at West Siloam Speedway on Sunday was also canceled due to impending rain/cold conditions in the area.
For further information, log onto www.usmts.com
March 8th, 2014 - After nearly a month off, Jason Hughes returned to action over the weekend competing in the Open Wheel Modified portion of the annual Port-A-Cool Texas Dirt Track Championship at the Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway (Justin, Texas).
An talented field of sixty-six cars were signed in for Friday night's preliminary action, all set to battle for Saturday's $3,000 prize. A blazing ninth to third run in his heat race locked Jason in to the ninth starting spot for the A-Main Qualifier. During the preliminary feature, Hughes advanced to a seventh place finish which locked him into the fourth spot for Saturday night's finale. During the course of the 40 lap feature, Jason battle inside the top five before advancing to a second place finish behind only race winner Cade Dillard in the final rundown. Rodney Sanders finished third while John Whittington and Chris brown completed the remainder of the top five.
Complete results can be found at www.texasmotorspeedway.com
February 15th, 2014 - Jason Hughes entered round #5 of the 38th Annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park on Friday night.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drew 48 competitors for the event all chasing a $10,000 top prize. It was another tough night for Jason and the #12 Rowland Motorsports/Bloomquist/Pro Power Racing Engine Super Late Model. Finishing eighth in his preliminary heat race, Hughes found himself in a b-main where he ended his night with a seventh place finish, failing to make the transfer into the 50 lap feature event.
The 2014 Georgia/Florida Speedweeks campaign came to a close for Jason Hughes on Saturday. The day started early with the make-up event from Wednesday night's rain out. Jason was locked into the $7,000-to-win feature event after he finished fourth in his heat race. At the end of the 35 lap feature, Jason crossed the finish line in 20th, falling four spots from his 16th place starting position.
As the evening rolled on, 39 entries were registered for the $10,000-to-win East Bay Winternationals finale. Jason failed to transfer into the feature event via heat race action, but was able to lock in a 17h place starting spot after winning his respective b-main. Hughes' night came to end in the early laps of the 60 lap feature when he made contact with the back-stretch wall on lap 14, causing right front damage to the #12 machine and resulting in a 24th place finish.
Full results from the 38th Annual Winternationals are available at www.lucasdirt.com
February 13th, 2014 - Jason Hughes continued his Speedweeks trek with the opening round of the 38th Annual Winternationals for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at East Bay Raceway Park.
Jason started third in his heat race but missed the transfer to the $5,000-to-win feature when Brian Shirley made the pass off turn four coming to the checkered flag for the final transfer spot. This put Hughes into a B-Main which he later won, locking him into an 18th place starting spot for the 25 lap feature event. Unfortunately, disaster struck when Jason was involved in multi-car accident in turn two with just one lap in the books. He would retire from the rest of the event and was credited with a 24th place finish.
The bad luck continued for Jason Hughes on Tuesday night of the 38th Annual East Bay Winternationals. The $5,000-to-win event drew 47 competitors and Jason missed the transfer from his heat race by only one position. Later in the night, Hughes was able to pull off the win in his B-Main which put him starting 17th on the grid for the 25 lap feature. However, much like the night before Hughes pulled in during the early laps of the feature with mechanical issues, ending his night with a 23rd place finish.
Racing action resumed on Thursday night during the 38th Annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park, after Wednesday night events were postponed due to inclement weather. Jason was locked into the $7,000-to-win feature after he finished third in his heat race. When things heated up for the 45 lap feature event, Hughes' night was brought to an early end with right front suspension damage to his #12 Rowland Motorsports/Bloomquist/Pro Power Racing Engine Super Late Model. Jason was credited with a 24th place finish.
Complete results can be found at www.lucasdirt.com
February 8th, 2014 - Jason Hughes and the #12 Rowland Motorsports team began their chance for the 2014 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Year honors on Friday at Golden Isles Speedway Park in Brunswick, Georgia. Evening rain on Thursday forced official to postpone events to Friday morning.
The $5,000-to-win, make-up event drew 33 entries and Jason found himself behind the eight-ball, finishing seventh in his race, forcing him to run a B-Main. Hughes missed the transfer to the feature bringing his afternoon to an early end.
The evening event was the first points race for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and boosted a $10,000 top prize for the 50 lap feature. Jason once again landed a seventh place finish in his heat race and missed the transfer from the B-Main but was able to make his way into the feature event by way of Fast Time Provisional. Hughes drove by six competitors during the feature on his way to an 18th place finish.
The weekend came to a close on Saturday night with the $10,000-to-win finale. Jason missed the transfer in the B-Main by one spot, but was locked into the 50 lap feature event by fast time provisional. Hughes worked his was toward the front, driving by 13 other competitors on his way to a respectable 11th place finish.
Complete results from the entire weekend are available at www.lucasdirt.com
January 19th, 2014 - The 2nd Annual Winter Extreme returned to life on Friday night with a $3,000-to-win event at Tucson International Raceway (Tucson, Arizona). Fifty-six Super Late Models were on hand for the program, and heat race action found Jason finishing 3rd in his heat race in his #12 Rowland Motorsports/Bloomquist/Pro Power Racing Engine entry to lock into the 17th starting spot for the 30 lap feature. Hughes raced around mid-pack throughout the feature before crossing the finish line in the 13th position.
Another day and another show awaited Jason on Saturday as a $5,000-to-win program was held for the NDRL Super Late Models. With 56 entries in the pit area Jason failed to qualify for the feature via heat race action, but a 2nd place finish in his b-main locked him into the 22nd starting spot for the 40 lap finale. In the main event Hughes enjoyed a great run as he advanced twelve spots on his way to a 10th place finish.
On Sunday the six race series came to a close with a $10,000-to-win event. With 52 entries in the pits passing would be difficult with daytime conditions in effect, and Jason fell just short of qualifying for the feature as his night drew to an early close.
Full results from the racing program are available at www.TheNDRL.com.
January 15th, 2014 - Jason Hughes opened his 2014 season in his #12 Rowland Motorsports/Bloomquist/Pro Power Racing Engine Super Late Model on Saturday night at Tucson International Raceway (Tucson, Arizona) during the 2nd Annual Winter Extreme.
A talented field of 57 Super Late Models entered the $3,000-to-win event at the 3/8 mile oval, and via time trials Hughes earned the 3rd starting spot for his heat race. In the heat he battled the handle as he slid backwards to a 5th place finish, which relegated him to a b-main. In the b-main Hughes was only able to manage a 4th place finish. As a result his night came to an early end.
Sunday afternoon found 54 entries returning to do battle for a $5,000 top prize, and the outing started on a strong note for Hughes, who recorded the fastest time in his group in qualifications. However, with the top four starters being inverted for heat race action Jason was forced to start 4th on a track that was not conducive to passing. After failing to transfer to the feature from heat race action Hughes was only able to manage a 3rd place finish in his b-main, which left him one spot short of transferring to the feature as his night ended again.
Action resumed on Wednesday night with a $3,000-to-win event that drew a field of 49 entries to the 3/8 mile oval. Via time trials Hughes earned the 2nd starting spot in his heat race and went on to finish 3rd to lock into the 17th starting spot for the 30 lap finale. On a lightning fast track Jason went on to record a 17th place finish.
Full results from the programs are available at www.TheNDRL.com.