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Jason Solwold

2005 & 2004 All HammerDown! Team Member


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)

Solwold scores huge Hagerstown win - By Fran Engelcke - Hagerstown, MD. June 10, 2006 - Jason Solwold (City Wide) captured his first National Sprint Tour win Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway. It was a contested win that came after a slow start for the evening with a 15th fastest qualifying time. Solwold showed his determination at the start of the 30 lap feature by moving from his fourth place starting position to leading by the start of the 2nd lap. Mark Coldren (Keeler Company) flipped in the back bringing out a red flag resulting in a complete restart putting Solwold back into his starting position. Solwold knows it takes patience. “It’s good to finally win one. I have the nervous itch out of my system from being on the road. I know how it is when you come out here for the first time. You just have to keep working at it and eventually it will come.” Local Pennsylvania Posse hot shoe Jeff Shepard (York Excavating) took the lead from the inside pole of the restart but Solwold was there again moving from 4th to 2nd in the first turn. By turns 3and 4 he was outside of Shepard but unable to complete the pass. Solwold commented saying, “From the start I thought we had a really good car. I took a little while to get by Shepard but I knew I could get around him it was just going to be where I could do it.” (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.