TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Welcome back Dustin Jones.
The one-time Tucson Speedway points champion and Rookie of the Year in the Late Model division (2005) is back this season and dominating the Pro Stock division.
He hadn’t won this season until Saturday night’s Tucson 520 when he took both ends of the Twin 25s. But in five races so far this season Jones has five Top 5 finishes. Jones has placed 2nd twice and has one third place finish.
The veteran won a wreck-marred opening main event that was shortened to 20 laps with just five cars remaining. It was his first victory at the track since 2013. He started his driving career on the oval in the Pro Stock division.
Jones, who is the older brother of track regular and current Outlaw Late Model driver Dylan Jones, is also driving in the Thunder Trucks division where he has two runner-up finishes in the season’s first three races. The two brothers drive under the Jones Racing umbrella.
Dylan Jones won the Pro Stock points championship in 2018. It was his first title at the Speedway.
Brian O’Brien also has two victories in the Pro Stock division so far this Whelen All-American Series season. Mariah McGriff has one victory.
Next up is the big K&N Pro Series West event on May 11. For the second straight year the regional NASCAR circuit will run Twin 100-lap main events.
Tucson-based driver Matt Levin is off to a great start this season with Top 10 finishes in each of the first two races.
One of the reasons for the great start is that his former teammate at Norman Levin Racing, Ron Norman has stepped out of the driver’s seat and taken on a new role as Levin’s crew chief.
Who new that when Norman wrecked out at the Chilly Willy 150 in January that would be his last race of the year.
The shift was made shortly thereafter and the team official changed its name to Levin Racing.