In a time when off-road racing is becoming more and more competitive each year, Jason Voss continually proves that the #1 JIMCO Trophy Truck is the one to beat in the desert. Voss’s win at this weekend’s Best in the Desert Henderson 250 sealed the deal for a second consecutive points championship in the Best in the Desert Series. With previous wins at the Parker 425, Silver State 300 and Vegas to Reno, Voss stamped a fourth victory in his championship quest.
Jason’s partnership with JIMCO began in 2009 when he purchased his first Trophy Truck from Mike Julson. His first two wins were at the SS300 and Henderson 250 in 2010. Since then, the #35 JIMCO has grown to one of the most dominant teams in the sport. As he did in 2014, Voss will rock the #1 plate in 2015.
“I believe the competition level in off-road racing right now is at its peak. I haven’t been racing in the Trophy Truck class for that long, but it seems like in the past, if someone set a decent pace and had no problems, they would be the one to win. Now, at any given race there is going to be a handful of guys that don’t have any mechanical problems and it is a full-blown sprint race to the finish. We won the Parker 425 this year by only 10 seconds over Tavo after 425 miles of racing,” says Voss.
Voss was off the start line next to Derrick Sproule after qualifying seventh two days prior. He lingered in the top six for the first two laps but the third lap is where the race was won. After lap two, Voss was +00:05:27 behind the race leader. Capitalizing on the wounded vehicles ahead of him, Voss hammered on the #1 JIMCO and was first to the finish, +00:02:10 ahead of second place finisher, Josh Daniel.
“It was a hell of a way to finish off the season. I can’t thank everyone enough,” commented Voss.
JIMCO’s #46 Troy Vest and #92 Kevin Curtis also had a great showings in Henderson. Vest surged in the head pack the entire race and settled for a sixth overall finish that granted him second overall in points. Curtis finished a modest ninth in class amongst twenty other trucks.
#94 Steve Strobel fell short of the finish line by 32 miles due to some hardware failure.
Voss wasn’t the only JIMCO racer to win the points championship at Henderson. An 11th place finish in the #1520 JIMCO Class 1 was enough for Corey Keysar to best Justin Lofton by four points for his first points championship of his career. Keysar had early engine electrical issues that put him down early but fought
back to win the championship. Keysar let Lofton run up front with the leaders, knowing exactly what he needed to do. Lofton has had huge success in Henderson, winning Class 1500 the past three years, but settled for a third place finish, meaning second in overall points.
In 2015, Lofton is parting ways with Class 1500 and will pilot a brand new #41 JIMCO Trophy Truck. JIMCO has spent the past 4 months creating yet another championship vehicle for Lofton, who is eager to join the elite Trophy Truck Class.
Day Daniel earned a third class win for JIMCO Racing in her #2027 buggy. Daniel jumped out to an early lead in the two-lap battle for the 2000 Class. Averaging over two miles per hour faster than second in class, Day already had a +00:04:14 lead after the first lap. Daniel remained out in front of the 2000 Class and finished in 10th overall in the second race, nearly seven minutes ahead of the next finisher in the 2000 Class.
2015 looks to be a big year for JIMCO Racing, with more vehicles coming off the line than ever.