FROSTED SEASON FINALE
VICTORIA, BC – A helpless feeling for Jason Frost and his crew at Western Speedway on Saturday night. Major mechanical problems prevented the Northern Provincial Pipelines Ltd./Saanich Braves Hockey Club #81 Dodge from completing a single lap in Victoria, British Columbia. “We broke a spool (in the rear end),” exclaims a disappointed Frost, “we were just pulling out of the pits for practice and it seized up. We went about ten feet!” Because of rain in the Victoria area, practice was delayed several hours. “We were supposed to get on the track just before three but rain delayed practice till four-thirty.” Qualifying was at 5:20 and racing at 6:30pm. “This (spool) is something you don’t carry around as a spare. They just don’t break.” With the pit gates closed the #81 Dodge went up on the jack stands. “My crew was so good. We didn’t load up. We worked on the car while the races were going on.” Frost could only watch from the sidelines as he slipped from 5th to 9thin the final point standings of the The Keg Late Model Drivers Challenge Series. “Going into the race I really did think we had a good chance to catch Wes Mader for third. Missing one race night and two main events really hurt us in the standings.” Brandon Carlson claimed the 2019 KLM Series championship with a win and a third place finish in the twin-50 Feature events on Saturday night. “He was really strong all night,” says Frost on Carlson’s performance, “he was good all season too.” Frost and team will dust themselves off after the Saturday night disappointment and focus on the Shockwave Seats Canada 200 Late Model Race on the September long weekend at Western Speedway. “We’ll be strong. We have a new rear end. We put a new transmission in last Thursday (after the Pentiction Speedway race). There is a test the week before the 200. We will be there.” The Canada 200 runs Saturday and Sunday August 31st and September 1st.