Jones Wins Nightcap Feature at Myrtle Beach in JRM Debut

JR Motorsports | 7/2/2018

Jagger Jones Late Model Myrtle Beach News

Jagger Jones picked up the win in his debut for JRM Saturday night in the second of two Late Model features at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

Track Specs: .500-mile oval / twin 40-lap features

Jones’ Race 1 start/finish: 3rd/DNF         

Jones’ Race 2 start/finish: 17th/1st         

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (July 2, 2018) – Jagger Jones made the most of his debut with JR Motorsports on Saturday, winning the second 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model feature on the rough pavement of Myrtle Beach Speedway.

The 15-year-old son of former NASCAR star P.J. Jones started the second 40-lap feature way back in 17th after contact in the first race caused a flat tire and forced him to pull into the pits. In that second 40-lapper, Jones began moving up right away, hitting the top 10 in the first few laps and continuing to move up spot by spot. When the lap count reached 10, he was in the top five, and 20 laps later he took the lead. From there, the Arizona driver stretched the advantage all the way to the checkered flag.

Josh Berry, the usual pilot of the No. 88, was on the radio coaching the young driver, who is in his first full season as a Late Model driver, and the race played out as it often does with Berry behind the wheel.

In the first race, Jones started from third spot and fell back to fourth, as saving tires is a necessity on the abrasive pavement at Myrtle Beach. Moving back up to third and settling in, Jones rode there until the halfway point. On lap 20, a competitor made contact with the side of the No. 88 machine and cut a tire, forcing Jones to pit road for the remainder of the 40-lap feature.

Next up for the JR Motorsports team, featuring Berry and Sam Mayer, is the CARS Late Model Stock Car series race on July 14 at Kingsport (Tenn.) Speedway. Jones will return to the No. 88 car on July 28 at South Boston Speedway in Virginia.

Jagger Jones, driver No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevrolet team

“We unloaded the car and were fast right away. Qualifying third showed that, but we had some bad luck in the first race. Everything came together well in the second race and I was able to drive from 17th to win the race! The JR Motorsports team gave me a great car. Josh Berry and my spotter Ernie did an amazing job with driver coaching, too. It was great to have a driver like Josh coaching me throughout the night. It was awesome to get a win in my debut with the team and I can’t wait for the next race in one month!”

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