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September 9, 2013

JHR Up and Down World

Filed under: JHR Blogs — jon @ 12:55 pm

JHR (09-09-13) Ada, OH - Hard to express the emotional and physical ups and downs of the last three weeks…It started out with putting a new Rayburn race car together in less than a week. Taking the car to a local show at Attica and winning the first night out and then spending countless hours and sleepless nights critiquing the details for the big races ahead.

The next week we broke a motor at the Lucas Oil race at Attica. Changed motors the day after and I had one of my best runs ever at Eldora when I charged from 12th to finish 2nd at the Baltes Classic.

Three days off to prepare for the biggest dirt race in the county, the World 100. We struggled on night one trying to catch up to the slick racing surface and missed the feature. Qualified 18th quick out of 113 racers on Friday, won the b-main but pulled off in the feature. And then the big show on Saturday was exactly deja vu from one year ago. In the fifth heat race running 2nd with three laps to go when a late caution double file restart haunted me once again. I lost traction on the inside lane and got scuffled back to 5th in one turn. I missed making the World 100 once again, so exhausted and frustrated but realization sunk in of how grateful I am for the opportunity just to be so close…

This sport is a rollercoaster of ups and downs but one thing that is always constant is the support of family, friends, fans, and sponsors that are always behind you no matter what, and that’s something to be proud of!

The last few weeks would not have been possible without the help of my family and friends. Also big thanks to CJ Rayburn, Keith Berner of Accu-Force Shock Service, Steve Fultz of Fultz Fabrication, Dean Miracle, and the entire Mean Fifteen!

Mean Fifteen – Fultz Fabrications, Henry Farms, Mike and Sheila Keller, Truman Quarter Horses, Lehman & Lehman, Norada Lanes, Associated Plastic, Home Savings and Loan, William H. Bass Trucking, Ron Spencer Real Estate, Jim Weber Motorsports, Automated Transport, In Memory of Darrell Kirsch, Re-Deck of Northwest Ohio, and Fremont Speedway.