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,
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
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
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.