Jason Alder lives in Cooksville, Maryland and will be turning 16 years old during the 2019 season. He started racing in 2009 when he was 6 years old and immediately fell in love with go-karting both on oval and road course tracks. Jason finished second place in his first ever race at Sandy Hook Speedway in Street, Maryland. During his second season Jason participated in twenty-four races and won fourteen features. Jason’s third season in 2011 was the first season Jason participated in the World Karting Association (WKA) Gold Cup Series, which was a National 4-Cycle road course circuit. WKA is the largest sanctioning body for kart racing in the United States. Jason’s first appearance in a Gold Cup Series race was truly an eye-opening experience as he was not expected to be very competitive due to his limited driving experience and second-hand equipment. The field consisted of approximately sixteen of the nation’s best 4-cycle drivers. Jason qualified fourth and finished the feature event in fifth for a podium finish in his first national event! Jason went on to participate in thirty races that season where he scored his first feature win at Sandy Hook Speedway and a couple of podium finishes at the national level. He finished up the season 6th in the National points standings. AB Motorsports was then established to focus on further developing Jason’s driving skills and provide more opportunities to compete locally, regionally and nationally.
In the years since AB Motorsports was established, have been extremely productive and successful years. Jason continued to compete and then shine at the national level. The 2012 season, at 9 years old, consisted of forty-nine races at seven different tracks in six states from Florida to Indiana. Jason scored five runner-up National finishes and won his first two national pole awards. Overall the season ended with a second place finish in the national point standings. At the regional and local levels, Jason won seven features and won the 2012 Most Improved Junior Driver Award at Sandy Hook Speedway and again finishing second in both the local and region point standings.
The following season was a break-through season for AB Motorsports and our driver. 2013 kicked off with the season opener in Jacksonville, Florida at a national event where Jason scored his first two Gold Cup Series feature wins! Jason went on to accumulated six national pole awards and four national feature wins that season but again finished second in the national point standings. On the season Jason picked up eighteen feature wins and twenty-three pole awards also claiming his first Regional Championship and local track Championship.
The 2014 season was again another year of firsts. The season opener was again in Jacksonville, Florida where Jason scored his first national feature win the year before. In 2014 Jason scored five feature wins and two runner-up finishes out of the seven races in which he competed. Jason also won five poles awards that weekend. The season included twenty-seven national races of which Jason snagged nine feature wins and twelve pole awards. He ended the season with his first WKA Gold Cup Series National Championship! Overall, the season included sixty races of which Jason averaged a 2.1 finishing position and a 1.9 average qualifying position which translated into twenty-seven feature wins and the same number of pole awards. He won the WKA RLV Gold Cup Series Sportsman Animal Alcohol National Championship, WKA Maryland Sprint Divisional Sportsman Lite Championship, WKA Maryland Sprint Divisional Sportsman Animal Alcohol Championship and the Sandy Hook Speedway Track Championship. That’s four championships in one year!
The following year, Jason turned 12 years old and after having such a successful campaign the year before, decided to move up to the next older class a year early (with WKA permission) to gain access to a more competitive field of drivers. Jason was the youngest driver in the class. He was competing against drivers as much as four years older and with 4-5 more years of racing experience. However, this did not seem to phase Jason’s success in the least bit. He picked up right where his prior season ended. The season opener was again in Jacksonville, Florida where Jason scored four feature wins and two pole awards. On the season, Jason won eighteen features and thirteen pole awards. Jason had more feature wins that any other driver in his class and also won his second National Championship.
This past season was a season of change. Jason moved on from the karting world and raced full time in a Bandolero. He raced both road courses and oval tracks in Virginia and North Carolina. It took Jason some time to learn the new car but he picked it up quickly and was competitive at every race. Jason participated in the INEX Winter Heat Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway in January 2016 where he earned two pole awards and 1 feature win in the seven race series. Jason displayed real poise during the series and ended up finishing the series in third place. During the warmer months, Jason competed in the INEX series hosted by Shenandoah Speedway where he won four feature races and 6 pole awards out of 12 races. He also won the 2016 Shenandoah Speedway Bandolero Track Championship. Jason ‘s overall performance earned him the INEX Maryland State Bandolero Championship as well. Another highlight of the season was participating four races in the INEX Bojangles Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jason shinned during these four races finishing fifth in three of them competing against the best Bandolero drivers in the nation.
The 2017 racing season brought significant changes as Jason no longer raced a Bandolero but started his rookie year racing a Legend race car for the full season in INEX sanctioned events. He raced in 21 races in Virginia and North Carolina and finished second in the Maryland State Championship.
This past year was a breakout year for Jason as he raced in 26 races in Florida and North Carolina against the toughest competition in the country. Jason scored his first feature win in a legend car at the prestigous Gobbler race the week before Thanksgiving at Concord Speedway in Conord, NC after also qualifing on the Pole with the fast time of the day of all classes that day. Jason also won 3 additioanal pole awards at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Bojangles Summer Shootout and the INEX Winter Heat Series. This driver won 5th place series points in the 25th Anniversary of the Bojangles Summer Shootout in the Young Lions class.
During the 2019 Season Jason is planning a full schedule of racing at tracks in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina in partnership with Steven Ross Motorsports.
Jason's career goals include competing full-time in NASCAR. Off the track Jason is actively involved in Boy Scouts where he is currently a Life Scout and will achieve the rank of Eagle later this year.
In summary, Jason’s career includes 346 starts, 91 feature wins, 81 pole awards, 2 National Championships and 8 regional and local Championships.
For Jason's career statistics and list of Championships, view his career summary page.