DANVILLE, CA – Jason Scherer is excited to have this weekend’s MetalCloak Ultra4 Stampede race so close to his home and the home of Rubicon Express at Prairie City SVRA in Rancho Cordova, CA. Split almost equally between the Bay Area and the Rubicon Trail, Prairie City will be an excellent place for Scherer’s family and friends to come and watch. “I am really stoked to be able to sleep in my bed the night before the race, and then have all my family and friends that know I race, but have never been able to come out and watch, be able to join in on the fun,” said Jason Scherer, driver of the Rubicon Express #76 car. “It is also the home track for Rubicon Express and then the Glen Helen race will be the home track for 4 Wheel Parts, so I have some exciting times to look forward to.”
“I really love this track. I raced 2 seasons of VORRA and the NorCal Rock Racing Series when it first started and have always liked the way the track at Prairie City is laid out.” With rain showers on Thursday and a chance of some sprinkles on Friday, the track should be in perfect condition and low dust on Saturday. “My only fear is the rock section becoming a one line course. The man made rocks is a variable and a potential race changer,” mentioned Scherer.
The #76 car went to Texas to the PSC Steering shop after the King of the Hammers finish. Jason started on the pole position at the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tires and finished 21st with 25 minutes to go. Jason completed two entire laps of the race with no power steering, stating it was one of the most physically and mentally demanding races in his career. Back at the shop, after tearing the steering system apart, it was determined that it was internal pieces in the steering rack that was the cause of the issue. “The car really wasn’t beat up after King of the Hammers, it just needed a new steering rack rebuilt. Two years in a row we have had the same issue, and I will guarantee you after the fix we put on it this time, it won’t be an issue again!”
The Ultra4 car is still wrapped in the army green color with Air Force style panels complimenting the strong Rubicon Express, Nitto Tires and PSC Steering logos recently seen at the Moab Easter Jeep Safari Vendor Show. Jason Scherer will be pitting out of the Rubicon Express Semi at the NorCal Stampede. More information on the race can be found at www.ultra4racing.com.