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1October 25th, 2014 - The opening leg of the 2nd Annual Sooner Showdown was held on Thursday night at Salina Highbanks Speedway (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) as thirty-eight competitors took to the lightning fast oval. Ron Skinner Photo

Jason enjoyed a strong start to the three-day mega event as he drove his #12 Hughes Chassis Open Wheel Modified to first victory of the 2014 season. Hughes locked into the eleventh starting spot for the $1,500-to-win, preliminary feature via a second place finish in his heat race. He went on to rocket through the field to take the checkered flag first ahead of Rodney Sanders, Brian Williams, Austin Siebert and Tad Davis.

Another $2,000-to-win program was contested on Friday evening, and Jason would race his way to a fourth place finish in the second b-main to earn a starting spot in the feature. In the main event, Hughes advanced to a fourteenth place finish in the final rundown.

On Saturday night the $2,500-to-win finale was held for the 2nd Annual Sooner Showdown, and Hughes used a second place finish in his heat race to lock into the feature event. As the finale went green, Hughes charged to the lead and would hold off Terry Phillips for his second victory of the weekend. Rodney Sanders, Jeremy Rasmussen and Joe Duvall rounded out the top five finishers.

Jason also earned a $1,000 bonus for winning two of the three events during the course of the weekend. Full results from the events are available at www.SalinaHighbanksSpeedway.com

1October 19th, 2014 - The final event of the 2014 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) campaign was contested over the weekend with the 34th Annual Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio).

Jason went into battle against a loaded field of eighty-nine competitors, and via time trials he locked into the sixth starting spot on the grid for his heat race. Unfortunately, a multi-car melee in the heat race caused damage to his #12 entry that left him unable to continue. As a result he would have to start deep in a b-main on Saturday night.

Rain on Saturday would however force the program to be pushed to Sunday afternoon. In the b-main Hughes would mount a great charge to the front of the pack but finished just outside a transfer spot. This forced him to utilize a series provisional to lock into the 30th starting spot for the 100 lap, $50,000-to-win finale. Jason advanced to an eighteenth place finish in the final rundown. Rick Schwallie Photo

With the LOLMDS campaign now complete, Jason Hughes claimed the Dunn-Benson Ford Rookie of the Year title and finished tenth in the overall series' standings. Full results from the event as well as the final series standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com

1October 5th, 2014 - As the 2014 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series nears an end, Jason entered a pair of $10,000-to-win events in the state of Georgia over the weekend.

The opening round of the doubleheader was held on Saturday night at Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia), as forty-five entries registered for the annual Dixie Shootout. Jason struggled in preliminary action and was forced to utilize a series provisional to start the 50 lap finale in the 26th starting position. He advanced a few spot early on before retiring to a 23rd place finish.

Action shifted to Rome International Speedway (Rome, Georgia) on Sunday event, as thirty-four competitors were greeted with heavy and rough track conditions. Jason finish fourth in his heat race to lock into the sixteenth starting spot for the feature. In the main event Hughes once again retired early to a disappointing nineteenth place finish.

Jason is tenth in the series' Championship Point Standings and continues to lead the Rookie of the Year chase. Full results from the weekend and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com