“It feels great. We’ve been trying to get this for three years now so it’s about time. Finally!!”
After fighting through issues through the first couple weeks of the season, everything came together on Saturday night as Jade Franklin broke through for his first career Super Stock feature victory at Sunset Speedway.
Franklin started off the night solidly, placing sixth in the first heat, followed by a runner-up in the second qualifier.
Starting the 30-lap feature in fourth, he would get alongside Brandon Passer for third on Lap 2, completing the pass a lap later. He ran there solidly till the first caution flew at Lap 8. Restarting third with 22 laps to go, he got alongside Dustyn Mombourquette for second, completing the pass two laps later to take the spot. He ran there solidly through the middle portion of the feature, till the caution flew at halfway for an incident mid-pack.
Restarting on the outside of the front row, he battled side-by-side for the lead with Johnny Morrison, with Morrison clearing him for the top spot at Lap 18. However, the battle wouldn’t go away, though, as Franklin tagged Morrison entering the corner, with Morrison pulling the block off the corner and down the backstretch. Their back and forth battle was put on pause, though, as the third caution flew on Lap 21 for an incident on the backstretch.
Restarting once again on the front row, his battle resumed with Morrison for the lead, with Franklin able to clear Morrison with a couple laps remaining, leading the rest of the way en route to his first career feature victory.
The Jaded Motorsports team is set to keep digging this week in hopes of scoring their sixth top-10 of 2017 in the next night of competition.
Jaded Motorsports continues is proud to be supported by Duienvoorden Haulage, Lloyds Haulage, Nitro Industrial Sales, Adco Tire, Kings, North River Motorsports, Orvauto and Polished Automotive for 2017.
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