DANVILLE, CA SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 Jason Scherer finished the 2013 season with a Win at the 2013 Ultra4 Nitto Tires National Finals in Congress, Arizona. Jason started 12th, per the season points starting order, and finished first ahead of Nitto Tires teammate Rick Mooneyham by only 4 seconds. This season Jason Scherer has qualified for two pole position starts, won two events and has been plagued with transmission failures, a full season of roller coaster rides, according to Jason. “It’s hard to win these races with the level of talent in our field of drivers. You never know if this is going to be your last win so you really have to cherish them when you can. Winning the last race of the season always gives you a nice offseason and hopefully I can start the year off with a win next year and keep the momentum going,” said Jason Scherer in a post-race interview.
Jason Scherer’s Recap on the Race: “We had gnarly dust the first lap; silt bed style hanging dirt dust on the 15 mile track. I stopped on the course 2 times during the race blinded and had to wait for it to settle. I took it easy at the start, but nearing the end of lap 2 I started to pick up the pace as Shannon was getting away. Thankfully some wind developed and I was able to make passes easier. Lap three was awesome, having really mastered the course and being given the green light to push. By the 10 mile marker on lap 4 I had passed the broken down physical race leader and was slowing down to a conservative “bring it home” pace. My crew was in constant contact with me about the splits and I heard every word thanks to Rugged Radios. Rugged has been at every Ultra4 race and has helped us communicate race strategy to run smarter, not harder this season. It feels awesome to be able to represent Nitto Tires at their sponsored event and win the National race two years in a row.”
This was the last race for the PSC Motorsports Ultra4 car driven by Jason Scherer. “The last two years have been a great partnership with Tom Allen and PSC Motorsports, however it has been decided to sell the car at the end of the 2013 season,” said Scherer. “Now it’s time to start the new car Myself, Rage 4th and Team Awesome have dreamed up to really take us to the next level!” Rubicon Express, Nitto Tires and many more of the teams existing sponsors will be involved in this new vehicle build. If your company would like to be included, please reach out.
Jason would like to Thank all of his current sponsors, in a personal yet public way:
Rubicon Express – Love bringing the wins home for you and can’t wait to go out in the new JK with my long-arm kit next weekend on Rubicon!!! www.RubiconExpress.com
PSC Motorsports- I’ll miss help from Tom and have had a lot of fun over the last two seasons. We have had ton’s of pole positions, 3 Wins and led lots of laps together, but more importantly have a great friendship that will last beyond this race car. www.PSCMotorsports.com
Nitto Tires – No flats, tough, yet light, best feel and traction available for all the Ultra4 terrains. They are the best tires period! www.NittoTires.com
Spidertrax – Ultra4 Supplier of the Year – Congratulations! You are a dedicated builder of the best products but also an incredible supporter of the series. Thom is at every race taking amazing photography and helping Ultra4 as well as the racers. He loves the sport and it shows in everything he does. Also, want to reach out to Eddie Casanueva and congratulate him on the honor.
We have ran Spidertrax IFS and Ultimate Unit bearings, axles and axle shafts and do not have one single worn out part after two full seasons. EVERY part from Spidertrax is still original and still on the car with no failures. www.Spidertrax.com
PAC Springs – I think I change or modify springs and sway bars every race because I’m always looking for the next advantage. Thanks for helping me with my neurotic tuning issues! www.RacingSprings.com
Jamar Performance – We used a new brake package this weekend…a HUGE improvement in stopping power…almost afraid to let my other competitor know how good they are! www.jamarperformance.com
Method Wheels – Two seasons and not one bent or broken wheel…insane! Thank you! www.MethodRaceWheels.com
PowerTank - Not only is it a great feeling to flip the switch and know that my ARB Air Lockers have the maximum pressure, but it was also nice to full up the motorhome and seat beads on trailer tires getting to the races. Thanks for the 12 yeas of continued support Steve. www.PowerTank.com
ARB – Thank you for making a competition edition locker. It works perfectly and makes the car work perfect in both the desert and the rocks! www.ARB.com
Fox – Thank you for all your support the last 7 seasons. We had the first Bypass Shocks in Ultra4 with you and I owe for the speed we find in the car. I can push as hard as I need and still stay in control. www.FOXShox.com
Reid Racing – Of all the transmission issues we had this year the transmission case wasn’t one and the recommendation of the new builder has solved our issues. Thanks Dennis! www.ReidRacing.biz
Baja Designs – Can we have a night race? Thanks for your support on the race car and also the prerunner. It was great to be able to use the nights at the Hammers to prerun the rocks. www.BajaDesigns.com
High Angle Drivelines – Jessie you’ve helped me for 12 seasons and I’ve never had a driveline take me out of a race. Thanks! www.HighAngleDriveline.com
Redline Oil – Best oil you can run. Period.
Tribe Customs 4×4 – Adam and Ryon, you built an awesome car and it was a fun ride the last two seasons. Thanks for everything. www.Tribe4x4.com
I would also like to add a Congratulations to The Campbell family on another hard earned Championship. To be the best you have to beat the best and they continue to prove it.
Also a Thank you to fellow Nitto Teammate Rick Mooneyham for lending his Dad to our team and Congratulations on getting Nitto a 1-2 finish at the Nationals!
The Rage 4th Crew: Ole Stogesburg, Ben Ratto, Chad & Brett Lujan, Greg Hussey, John Webb, Brian Farris, Steve Headen, Dan Trout, Ben Bower, Gary & Gordon Uffins, Jason Willis and Doug Kennedy.
The Team Awesome Crew: Casey Scherer, Brother Al, Scronie Ronnie and Brian Kirby
Jason Scherer started on the pole position at the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tires and finished 21st with 25 minutes to go. Jason completed two entire laps of the race with no power steering, stating it was one of the most physically and mentally demanding races in his career. The Win at the MetalCloak NorCal Stampede, at Prairie City SVRA came with a lot of work. After placing first in his heat on Friday he could hear the front differential making a lot of noise and knew that in order to get through the main race, they would need to fix it, which took all night and we’re ready for the green flag of the main race just in the nick of time. The second pole position for the season came at the 4Wheel Parts Grand Prix race after having the fastest heat lap times, followed by leading every lap of the race until the transmission failed. Jason started 12th at the Ultra4 Nitto National Championship based on his season points position. He had a consistent race to finish the season with his second Win in 2013!
Video on Jason Scherer at the Nitto National Championship Race http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10ffR7ZEYnY
Special Thanks to all the Marketing Partners that Make this Success Possible: Rubicon Express, PSC Steering, Nitto Tires, Spidertrax, PAC Spring, Method Race Wheels, Powertank, FOX Shox, Reid Racing, Baja Designs, High Angle Drivelines, Redline Oil, Tribe Customs 4×4
More about Jason Scherer: Jason Scherer has been racing for over 15 years and has stood on the podium at many events winning one of the most prestigious events: The 2009 King of the Hammers. He also has a third place finish in 2011 and won the 2012 Nitto National Championship Race in Blackwell Texas. His consistency and race car set-up is also proven winning the Pro-Rock Championship in 2006, repeating in 2007. Jason’s growing list of high profile finishes have earned him the honor of being nominated for Dirt Sports “Driver of the Year” award two years in a row. Scherer embraces his racing career with a very supportive wife and children who join him on the trails of Northern California in their 1972 Jeep CJ-6.
Photos Compliments of Thom Kingston, Spidertrax