PHOENIX, ARIZONA – Hoping for a repeat of his 2010 San Felipe victory, Jesse Jones and the Jones Motorsports team headed to San Felipe, Baja California in search of another win. Jones was able to claim the 2nd overall finish once again, but lost the first in class repeat by only 44 seconds.
The 252 mile race was full of ups and downs for the team. The Geiser built #1 Trophy Truck started 10th off the line and by mile 10 had overheating problems with the rear end. Charging past the 9 competitors that started before him, Jones was first on the road by Race mile 92. Jones hit a rock coming into the wash which subsequently got them stuck after changing the tire. 6 trucks passed by Jesse and his co-driver Joe as they got the truck unstuck. The short race left him with enough time to pass everyone who got around him in the wash, except for race winner Rob MacCachren. “The race started great despite our mechanical problems, but I made a mistake in the wash and it put us down for a really long time,” sighed Jones. “It was a really close race, I had some exciting battles out there.”
While Jones may be a little let down with his second 2nd place finish in the SCORE series this year, a second place finish at the San Felipe 250 puts the team in the overall points lead for the season. Jones is also currently leading the BITD points championship after a victorious 1st place win at the Parker 425 last month. The next race for the team is the BITD Silver State 300, on April 23rd. Jones returns to the SCORE series June 4th for the Baja 500 in Ensenada.
Jones Motorsports would like to thank BFGoodrich Tires, Fox Racing Shox, and Geiser Brothers Design & Development. For more photos of the race and additional information on Jones Motorsports, visit our website at www.jones-motorsports.com