Solwold wins first Grove
feature in National Open prelim - HD Staff - Mechanicsburg, PA.
September 29, 2006 - Jason Solwold won the opening night of the Williams
Grove National Open Friday at Williams Grove Speedway. It was the first
career win at 'the Grove' for the Mount Vernon, Washington driver. Doug
Esh finished second followed by Jeff Shepard, and Daryn Pittman. Those
four are locked into tomorrow's dash and feature. 18 year-old Michael
Carber completed the top-five.
Solwold stars in night two
of Gold Cup - Chico, CA—September 8, 2006—By: Tony Veneziano, WoO
Sprint Series PR Director ...Jason Solwold felt right at home on Friday
night at Silver Dollar Speedway as the sun went down and the temperature
steadily dropped. Being from the state of Washington, he is use to racing
in cool conditions and feels like he is at the top of his game when the
air is brisk. While the track cooled down as the night went on, Solwold
kept warming up. He started the evening by turning the second fastest
lap in qualifying. He followed that up with a fourth place run in his
heat race to secure a spot in the dash. He finished second in the dash
to line up on the outside of the second row for Friday night’s event.
Solwold held off a hard charging Jac Haudenschild to visit RacinSoles
Victory Lane for the first time with the World of Outlaws Sprint Series
as he picked up the preliminary feature win on the second night of the
Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway. Solwold aboard the
City Wide Insulation Maxim shot to the outside of Haudenschild in the
Wright One Construction Maxim on the start entering turn one and completed
the pass in turn two. Haudenschild fought back and used the high line
around the quarter-mile to keep pace with Solwold, who led all 30 laps.
“It’s good,” said a smiling Solwold. “It’s the first Outlaws event that
I have won. It’s a preliminary, but it’s good to have one of those on
your resume. We had a good car tonight. There were a lot more cars tonight
and that may have been a factor in why the track took rubber halfway through
there. It was a good race.” (Read the whole deal)
Solwold stars at Billings.
National Sprint Tour event nets $12 G's for Washington ace - By
Craig Murphy - Billings, MT. August 19, 2006 - Despite the confusion
at the end of the Saturday, Aug. 19 National Sprint Tour race at Billings
Motorsports Park, one thing was clear. On this night, there was no catching
Jason Solwold. Solwold started the 40-lap main event from pole and never
gave up the lead as he claimed his second NST win. Behind him was the
real excitement, especially at the end. Points leader Danny Lasoski got
by Jason Sides early in the race for second, and spent most of the race
trying to track down Solwold. Following a lap 37 restart, Sides went low
to reclaim second as Steve Kinser, the winner of Friday night’s preliminary
feature, also looked to move up. On the final lap, Shane Stewart slowed
to a stop on the backstretch. The yellow lights came on, but NST officials
immediately yelled for the green to stay out. Green lights came back on,
but by then Sides had already slowed down and was passed by both Lasoski
and Kinser. After review, Lasoski was credited with second. Kinser was
third, Sides fourth and Travis Rilat was fifth. Rounding out the top-10
were Tim Kaeding, Jason Meyers, Brian Paulus, Kerry Madsen and Paul McMahan.
“I remember seeing the white, the yellow and then the green, so I did
an extra lap,” Solwold said. “Then finally they threw the checkered flag
after we idled around four or five laps. It was mass confusion. We didn’t
know if it was over or what.” (Read it all)
Jason Solwold is one of Washington's
best sprint car drivers. Hailing from Mount Vernon, WA., Solwold won the
1998 NST championship, and the 2002 360 Nationals at Skagit. In 2004,
he made the All-HammerDown! Team for the first time.