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Jason Utter Tackles West Liberty and Deer Creek with MLRA
(August 11, 2016)
The Utter Motorsports team returned to dirt-slinging action with the Lucas Oil MLRA Series in a pair of lucrative mid-week battles on August 9-10 at West Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, Iowa and Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota. On Tuesday night at West Liberty, Jason Utter placed third in his heat race and ultimately wound up fourteenth in the final rundown of the $10,000 to win headliner. At Deer Creek in a $5,000 to win show on Wednesday evening, Jason won his heat race prior to slipping back to tenth at the finish of the 40-lapper. Complete results from both venues can be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.

Mechanical Problems During Practice Nixes Silver Dollar Nats
(July 24, 2016)
The next event on the calendar for the #31 team was a visit to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 22-23 for the 6th Annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series and boasted a whopping $40,000 payday. The unique format kicked off on Friday night with double heat races and passing points set the lineup for Saturday's portion of the program. Unfortunately, Jason Utter never made it to the weekend after terminal motor issues during practice on Thursday evening cut short his 2016 'Silver Dollar Nationals' experience. Full results from the crown jewel event, which was won by Jonathan Davenport, can be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.

Utter Tackles MLRA Foes in Huge Tripleheader Weekend
(June 5, 2016)
Jason Utter and his #31 team invaded a trio of different venues in the states of Iowa and Missouri with the Lucas Oil MLRA Series from June 2-4 to vie for three separate $3,000 winner's checks. On Thursday night at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Jason finished sixth in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main prior to passing nine competitors during the 30-lapper en route to a respectable twelfth place showing. At Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa on Friday evening, Jason ran sixth in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and eighteenth in the 40-lap headliner. In Saturday's weekend finale at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri, the Columbus Junction, Iowa ace placed fifth in heat race action before knocking down an eleventh place performance in the 40-lap main event. Complete results from the tripleheader weekend can be found by logging onto www.mlraracing.com.

Jason Utter Makes Stop at Lee County Speedway...
(May 6, 2016)
With farming season in full tilt, Jason Utter was able to make a stop on Thursday, May 5 to Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, as the Lucas Oil MLRA Series rolled into the Hawkeye State to preside over a $3,000 to win shootout. Jason ran fourth in heat race action and later started the 40-lap headliner from the outside of the eighth row. The Columbus Junction, Iowa native was then able to move forward a few spots during the A-Main and eventually crossed underneath the checkers in the fourteenth position. Full results from Donnellson can be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.

Utter Opens 2016 Campaign at Davenport & Burlington
(April 17, 2016)
Jason Utter and his #31 team kicked off their 2016 racing season over the April 15-16 weekend in a pair of MARS DIRTcar Series and Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series co-sanctioned duels in their home state of Iowa. On Friday night at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, Jason ran fourth in his heat race prior to picking off four competitors during the $5,000 to win main event en route to a respectable twelfth place showing. At 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday evening, the annual running of the 'Slocum 50' took place and a $10,555 top prize was on the line. Jason finished third in heat race action before claiming a strong ninth place performance in the 50-lap headliner. Full results from both contests can be found online at www.cornbeltclash.com.

Winning Races a Priority for Utter as New MLRA Season Nears!
By Lyndal Scranton
(February 10, 2016)
Jason Utter's 2015 dirt Late Model season was rock solid, with a dozen top-five finishes and 16 top-10s in 31 starts. That consistency led to a career-best third-place finish in the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association standings. Certainly it was a year that many gladly would have embraced.

But as a new season nears, the Iowa corn farmer is willing to trade some of that consistency for celebratory trips to victory lane. "We're gonna try and win more races instead of trying to run for points," Utter said earlier this week from his home in Columbus Junction, Iowa.

Utter said "we came out all right" in evaluating last season, but said he became a bit too conservative. "I kind of got caught up in that points deal and I was content with running second, third or fifth when I probably should have moved up the track and got up on the cushion and let it hang out," Utter added. "So I think we'll go for more wins this year." | more

 

 

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