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Doss Looks for Two Straight SRL PLM Wins in the “Asparagus Cup 125” at Stockton 99 Speedway

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Jeremy Doss is no stranger to success at Stockton’s historic venue.

Doss Looks for Two Straight SRL PLM Wins in the “Asparagus Cup 125” at Stockton 99 Speedway

Bakersfield, CA, The all-time winningest driver, in the SPEARS Pro Late Model Series presented by Sigma Performance Services history, is headed to Round #2 of the season, at The New Stockton 99 Speedway on March 13th. Although that number of wins is only “1”, it was a big one, as he scored the $15,000 win in the “All-Star Showdown 150” at Irwindale Event Center, over 38 entries. He will now go from the flat inner 1/3rd mile at Irwindale, to the variably banked ¼-mile at Stockton, looking for a $7,500 win in the “Asparagus Cup 125”, over a pre-entry field that has reached 32 Pro Late Models to this point.

Jeremy Doss is no stranger to success at Stockton’s historic venue. He has five touring series wins, including three in the Pacific Challenge Series (PCS) and two in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series. He has a total of 17 touring starts at the facility, which include 11 top-five, and 14 top-10 finishes. It has been a few seasons since Doss has scored a Stockton victory however, as he last visited Victory Lane in 2015 in a PCS race. But nonetheless, Doss ready for the type of racing the facility provides, as it is some of his favorite brand of action when it comes to the short track wars.

“I think my favorite part about competing at Stockton is the track itself”, Doss expressed. “Each corner has a different preferred groove which makes for really good action-packed racing, which I always enjoy!”

Despite his lack of recent Stockton victories, the 2019 Kulwicki Driver Development Champion will be one of the favorites to claim the $7,500 payday. Doss has taken his Pro Late Model up and down the West Coast, scoring victory after victory. Doss towed to Idaho twice in 2020, securing a $5,000 win in the “Idaho 200” at Stateline Speedway Event Center, and a $10,000 triumph in the “NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208” at Meridian Speedway. He was the champion of the “Race 2B Drug Free Big 3” at Madera Speedway winning one of the three events. He defeated three-time Madera Speedway “Nut Up Pro Late Model Series” Champion Buddy Shepherd in doing so.

At Irwindale Speedway, Doss won both the SPEARS Pro Late Model and Spears Modified Series events, worth a cool $20,000. Doss also participated in the SRL Super Late Model “Sunrise Ford All-Star Showdown 200 presented by the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame” but fell out on lap 87 with wheel bearing issues, finishing 33rd. Despite his disappointment in his Super Late Model, the Upper Lake, CA driver gained valuable experience in his attempt to complete 450 laps in the three divisions. Jumping from car to car in three different divisions, at two different tracks was certainly a taxing proposition for both driver and team, but something the Montana 200 winner would do again, as Doss stated.

“I enjoyed competing in all three divisions at Irwindale Speedway, it was definitely a lot of work for myself and the team, but it was pretty cool winning two of three. It is something I’d definitely do again given the opportunity.”

The two-time Pacific Challenge Series Champion recognizes that winning at Stockton will be a challenge, especially against the competition he will face on the 13th. The track has a well-earned reputation for exhibiting hard-fought racing, in tight confines. It is a facility that can challenge the patience of even the most talented of racers, as the track lends itself to some of the most action-packed events of any track in the country. With 125 laps of competition, patience will certainly become a factor, as tempers tend to flare with the close, and sometimes heated competition. It is a factor that could favor the generally “chill” driver, of the familiar #75.

But when it comes to the biggest test, two other factors weigh into consideration for the multi-talented driver. One has to do with the unique layout of the venerable facility, the other with a unique format.

“I think one of the biggest challenges is getting the car to hook up, with the corners being so different”, Doss explained. “With Turns 1 and 2 being flat with the fast grove being on the bottom, and Turns 3 & 4 banked, with the fast groove up top, can sometimes create a challenge. Also Heat Races will be something different for us. Luckily, we have a great starting spot and four transfer!”

Jeremy Doss is no stranger to success at Stockton’s historic venue.

The 2018 SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series Champion will have the equivalent of three teammates at Stockton, as JD Motorsports will be fielding cars for team owner and father Mike Doss, as well as Cole Brown and Mike Lovell. Lovell had a strong finish at the All-Star Showdown, fighting from a lap down to finish sixth. Brown, a winner in Madera’s Junior Late Model Program, experienced mechanical issues, after making the stout field on time. It was one of his first starts in a Pro Late Model. Doss’ father Mike, is also a multi-time Super Late Model touring series champion, giving the group a strong history of winning.

With the strength of the program, that JD Motorsports displays at each and every event, it takes a strong cast of supporters. Jeremy is thankful for those who continue to raise their program to the next level.

“I’d like to thank my parents, Mike & Denise Doss, as well as the JD Motorsports crew and sponsors for the continued support”, Doss stated. “Also, a big thanks to my Crew Chief Duane Sharp. I would really like to thank our sponsors: S&S Sports Enterprise, Earnest Performance, Senneker Performance, Performance Friction Brakes, Swift Springs, Horsepower Project by Michele Martin Photography, Pit Stop USA, RT Painting, Joes Racing Products, Franks Radio Service, the Kulwicki Driver Development Program, Pacific Export LLC and Speedy Signs!”

Saturday’s unique race schedule will feature five Heat Races that will set the first 20 positions in the “Asparagus Cup 125”. The remaining positions will be filled by the top-four from the Last Chance Qualifying race. Heat positioning is determined by the reception date of the pre-entry form. Doss will roll off first in Heat Race #5, based upon that criteria. If he wins his heat, he will start fifth in the feature. Four cars from each “Heat” will transfer directly to the feature event.

For those who cannot attend Saturday’s action, the event will be broadcast LIVE at www.SpearsRacing.TV, with Tommy Mason and Jeffery Best handling the call. It will air nationally at a date to be announced later on MAVTV, the Motorsports Network.

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