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1September 29th, 2013 - Friday night was a frustrating outing for the team as they traveled to Tri City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Illinois) for the make-up of last Friday's Mod Mania event.

Fifty-two cars returned for the $3,000-to-win, UMP Open Wheel Modified event, and the team would be plagued by engine difficulties throughout the night as the mechanical issue left Griffin starting at the back of his heat race and ultimately a C-main. He would advance to an 8th place finish in the C-main, which left him short of transferring to the B-main as his night drew to an early end. Full results from the event are available at

1Sunday night took Griffin to Quincy Raceway (Quincy, Illinois) for the track's season finale as 22 entries took part in the event. Via preliminary action Jake raced his way into the feature, and in the main event he was running 6th with just four laps to go, when the third place runner got turned into the outside wall, which collected Jake and several cars behind him. The accident ended Jake's night in the 7th position. Full results from the racing event are available at

1September 22nd, 2013 - Jake Griffin battled through a frustrating outing on Saturday and Sunday at Lucas Oil Raceway (Indianapolis, Indiana) as the JEGS/CRA All-Stars sanctioned the Fall Brawl presented by

In practice Griffin registered times consistently in the top ten fastest, and had high hopes for qualifying. Unfortunately, when he made his way to the track for qualifying he soon enountered issues as the car just wouldn't go. Upon respection the team discovered that the foam from the fuel cell had been sucked into the fuel filter. As a result he was forced to start on the tail of the PADD 100.

The team was confident that they had resolved the issues, but as the green flag flew on the 100 lap finale, Jake encountered the same issues that he had experienced in practice. As a result he was forced to retire on the second lap to a 28th place finish.

"It was a really frustrating outing for our team, but I guess it goes that way sometimes," commented Griffin. "On a bright note I would like to thank Mike Kellenyi for coming down to support the team. He is the owner of (Parents Against Distracted Driving). Just amazing guy trying to help the world out."

Full results from the program as well as the latest series' standings are available at

After his disappointing outing with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars the team rushed back to Quincy Raceway 1(Quincy, Illinois) for an UMP Open Wheel Modified event at the clay oval. The team arrived just in time for heat race action, and Griffin finished 4th to lock into the 14th starting spot for the finale. In the main event he mounted an impressive charge through the field to finish 5th behind race winner, Steven Delonjay, Dave Wietholder, Justin Reed, and Danny Lake. Full results from the racing event are available at

1September 20th, 2013 - On Thursday night Jake went into war against a talented field of 69 UMP Open Wheel Modified competitors in the opening round of the Modified Madness event at Tri City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Illinois), which posted a $3,000 top prize.

After qualifying 6th fastest in his group Griffin finished 6th in his heat race, which moved him to the C-main, which he won to transfer to the tail of a B-Main. Early in the consolation event Jake battled throttle issues before a broken rear-end brought his night to an early end on lap 2. Full results from the event are available at

1With Friday night's program at Tri City Speedway falling victim to rain the team headed to Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, Illinois) for an UMP Weekly Racing Series Event that drew a field of 19 entries to the bullring. He began his night by starting 6th in his heat race and had raced his way into the 3rd spot, when he made contact with the wall, which broke a spindle, forcing him pitside. For the feature Jake started 16th and was running 8th, when bad luck struck again as the j-bar broke. Griffin limped his entry home to an 8th place finish. Full results from the event are available at

1September 14th, 2013 - The team traveled to Springport Motor Speedway (Springport, Michigan) over the weekend for a JEGS/CRA All Star event that was originally scheduled for April, but that fell victim to rain.

Twenty-seven entries took part in the event, and practice was a nightmare for the team as the throttle kept sticking on Jake's entry. As a result he only managed to turn a few laps during the testing session. The team wasn't sure what to expect for time trials, but Jake would impressively record the 5th fastest time, which resulted in him locking into the 4th starting spot for the finale.

In the finale Griffin's bad luck would strike early as he was spun, which sent him to the tail of the 27 car field. Despite the tough start to the race Griffin regained his composure and rebounded to a 4th place finish behind race winner, Chad Finley, Chris Koslek, and Cody Coughlin.

Full results from the program as well as the latest series' standings are available at

September 8th, 2013 - Jake's weekend began with a nine hour trip to Owosso Speedway (Ovid, Michigan) for a JEGS/CRA All Star event. Unfortunately the trip would be all for not as Mother Nature washed away the program.

On Sunday evening Jake was in action at Quincy Raceway (Quincy, Illinois) on a very rough track. He was running in the top ten with just five laps remaining, when the steering column ripped out of the car, ending his night. Full results from the racing event are available at

1September 1st, 2013 - The Labor Day weekend found Jake traveling to Winchester Speedway (Winchester, Virginia) to participate in the World Stock Car Festival, and Jake would again open a lot of eyes in the motorsports world with a strong performance.

The Crate Late Model portion of the event found Jake qualifying 10th fastest before racing to a 7th place finish in the 100 lapper

In the JEGS/CRA All Star Tour portion of the event the team battled steering issues throughout practice, and even at one point considered withdrawing from the event. However, the team was able to change some crucial parts, which allowed Jake to start 21st on the grid for the finale. Despite having less than 10 laps of practice on the car at the lighting-fast oval Jake put on a driving display in the main event as he advanced eleven spots on his way to a 10th place finish! He received the Hard Charger Award for the program for passing more cars than any other competitor.

The entire team did a great job of overcoming the weekend's adversity to record the strong finish.

Full results from the program as well as the latest series' standings are available at