Jason's History

Jason E. Fensler was born on September 20, 1975 in Livermore, California. A 1994 graduate of Elk Grove High School, south of Sacramento. Although he enjoys soccer and basketball, Jason’s main concentration is on stock car racing. Growing up in a successful stock car racing family, Jason’s interest in racing only seemed natural.

His racing career started in 1991 at age 15, when he joined the Kinsmen Kart Club in Dixon, Ca. Of the 43 competitors in Junior Sportsman Division, Jason finished the season in fourth place in the point standings. In 1992 Jason made the jump in NASCAR Stock Car Racing at Stockton 99 Speedway, in Stockton, Ca.

Driving a NASCAR Grand American Modified stock car that he and his father built, Jason competed at Stockton 99 Speedway, missing the first three races of the season, and still finished an impressive second in the point standings. Jason was immediately known as “Rookie of the Year” throughout the contingent at Stockton 99 Speedway, at the young age of 16.

Racing into the 1993 season, Jason his sight on winning a championship. This time it was the Grand American Modified Championship at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, Ca. Known as the “fastest half mile” on the west coast, Mesa Marin is a favorite of Jason’s. Jason won the first Grand American Modified Championship at Mesa Marin Raceway. During this championship battle, Jason also competed in NASCAR’s Winston West Series. Driving the heavier and faster cars was quite an experience for the young driver from Wilton. These cars are comparable to those raced on the Winston Cup circuit. A seventh place finish at Mesa Marin and an eighth place at the Coors Light 500, in Monroe, WA competing with Kenny Schrader and the late Davey Allison, were both very impressive races for Jason.

The 1994 race season saw Jason as a regular competitor in the Late Model Sportsman division at Stockton 99 Speedway. This season was a exceptional one for the 18 year old, finishing third in the championship point battle, receiving the “Rookie of the Year” award, and winning three of the four major competitions at the speedway.

In 1995, Jason had the opportunity to race in two nationally televised races. His best finish was tenth at Phoenix International Raceway. He then pursued one of his dreams, to be on a Busch Grand National and Winston Cup Team. As a full time team member at Phoenix Racing, for driver Jeff Purvis, Jason gained the much needed experience and advice from Jeff for him to pursue his own racing career.

Moving through 1996, Jason had the opportunity to come back to the west coast to compete in a few Southwest Tour Series races. He placed second at Stockton 99 Speedway in April, impressing the field of veteran drivers.

In 1997, Jason won his second championship in the Grand American Modified Division, this time at Altamont Raceway Park. Out of the 20 races, Jason won 5 main events and finished in the top ten 17 times. Jason also competed in three Southwest Tour events, finishing 4th, 12th, and 16th.

1998, yet again we see Jason win another championship. This being his third championship in the Grand American Modified Divsion, now at Stockton 99 Speedway. He had an impressive 7 main event wins, and 10 time Fast Qualifier. Along with that, Jason had the opportunity to run both Southwest Tour events at Phoenix International Raceway, finishing 8th place in the October event.

1999, The JF Motorsports Team competed in the Shell Oil Tri-Track Challenge Series. With Jason behind the wheel, he came away with an outstanding four of eleven main event wins. Several NASCAR Southwest Tour Competitions, best finish a 7th at El Cajon Speedway , San Diego, Ca

With this multitude of driving experiences at such a young age has served as his stepping stone toward his goal of one day racing on either Craftsman Truck or Busch Series, and ultimately NASCAR’s premier racing series, The Nextel Cup.

 
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