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This is Jason Alder

Six-Time National Champion

My dad brought home a yard kart he found in a local yard sale. I wanted nothing to do with it. But over time, it grew on me. I said, ‘Dad, I want to race, like against other people.’ He thought that sounded awesome. I was 6 at the time and little did I know that as soon as I hit the track for the first time, I would be hooked.

Jason Alder

Driver, No. 77

Jason’s racing career began at the local go-karting level, jumping in at age 6 and posting a second-place finish at his local race track, Sandy Hook Speedway in Street, Maryland. The following season, he competed in 24 races, tallying 14 feature wins, including two divisional feature victories.

At 8 years old, Jason joined the World Karting Association — the largest sanctioning body for kart racing in the country — and competed in the Gold Cup Series. After 30 races that season and finishing sixth nationally in points, the Alders decided to establish AB Motorsports, acknowledging that in just three years Jason had shown great promise.

With an official race team behind him, Jason took off in 2012, winning seven features and six poles in his 49-race season. He finished second nationally, regionally, and locally in points standings and earned the Most Improved Junior Driver at Sandy Hook Speedway.

During the next three seasons, Jason and AB Motorsports kicked into full swing, making 170 starts and winning 63 features, including 21 at the Gold Cup level and 14 divisionally. In his final go-karts season, Jason was ranked No. 1 nationally in the Junior Pro Gas Lite class and No. 2 in three classes at the state level. He was the 2014 WKA RLV Gold Cup Series Sportsman Animal Alcohol National Champion and the 2015 Gold Cup Series Junior ProGas Lite National Champion. After racing — and succeeding — against competitors a class older than he was, it was time to make the jump to Bandoleros.

Jason Alder

Jason Alder

Connect with Jason on social media to follow his racing career, including behind-the-scenes and fan giveaways!

In his first full-time season in a Bandolero, Jason made 24 starts, winning eight poles and five features, including one at the INEX Winter Heat Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He also won four times that summer at Shenandoah (Va.) Speedway and claimed the track’s Bandolero championship. He also tested his mettle in the INEX Bojangles Summer Shootout as a rookie, posting top-five finishes in three of four races against some of the nation’s best.

2017 saw another jump — this time to a Legend race car — for a full season of INEX-sanctioned events across Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland, where he finished second in the state championship.

In 2018, he scored his first feature win in a Legend car in The Gobbler event at Concord (N.C.) Speedway after qualifying on the pole. He snagged three more pole awards last season: at the Bojangles Summer Shootout and the INEX Winter Heat Series. He finished the 2018 campaign ranked No. 1 in the INEX Maryland standings.

Jason continues to steadily make his way through the ranks as he pursues his dream of racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. Already in 2019, he has won the INEX Winter Nationals Semi-Pro, Texas Spring Battle Semi-Pro, and Bojangles Summer Shootout Semi-Pro national championships as he continues to hone his craft across North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Georgia, and Maryland.

After an impressive 2019 season that saw Jason capture 22 wins, 34 poles and recorded another 41 top-fives in 50 starts.  Jason secured the INEX Semi-Pro Asphalt National Points Championship which brings his career total to six national championships.

2020 was a year of reflection, regrouping and soul searching not only for Jason but his entire family.  Racing takes major commitment by the entire team and huge toll on family members.  2020 was a blessing in disguise with the shutdowns and for the entire Alder family.  It was a break needed by all.  In the summer, after several months of shutdowns, Jason was inspired to pursue racing but in a different direction.  Jason felt a draw toward open wheel road courses where his career began.

He setout to test an F4 car and landed a deal with Dan Mitchell of Velocity Racing Development (VRD) for the 2021 racing season. In his open wheel rookie season, Jason was able to mount five feature wins and four fastest laps. After the conclusion to the F4US series, Jason moved up and competed in the final three rounds of the Formula Regional (FR) Americas series. Just as he did in his F4 United States Championship debut, Jason was victorious in his first ever Formula Regional (FR) Americas Championship. Taking on the famed Circuit of the Americas, Jason drove to the front of the field and stood atop the podium. Earning three top-ten results and two top-five finishes on the weekend, Alder’s debut in the series will be unforgettable.

2022 will be Jason’s busiest season of his career. He has signed with TJ Speed out of Indianapolis, IN to compete full time in the FR Americas series. Jason has also signed with Stratus Racing out of Seattle, WA to race full time in the WRL series in an NP01-EVO car.

 

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2011
First season racing nationally in the WKA Gold Cup Series
Podium finish in first National race entered

2012
WKA National Pole Awards: 2
Most Improved Junior Driver – Sandy Hook Speedway

2013
WKA Jacksonville Sportsman 1 Lite Champion
WKA Jacksonville Sportsman ProGas Shootout Champion
WKA Michiana Raceway Park Sportsman ProGas Shootout Champion
WKA Kershaw Sportsman 1 Lite Champion
WKA National Pole Awards: 6
WKA Maryland Speedway Series Sportsman 1 Lite Champion
Sandy Hook Speedway Club Champion
Kartrank.com National Top 10 in Rookie 4-Cycle

2014
Champion Spark Plug “Search for a Champion” Honorable Mention
WKA Jacksonville Sportsman ProGas Shootout Champion
WKA Jacksonville Sportsman ProGas Lite F1 Champion
WKA Jacksonville Sportsman ProGas Heavy F2 Champion
WKA Jacksonville Sportsman Animal Alcohol F1 Champion
WKA Jacksonville Sportsman Animal Alcohol F2 Champion
WKA G&J Kartway Sportsman ProGas Shootout Champion
WKA G&J Kartway Sportsman ProGas Lite F2 Champion
WKA G&J Kartway Sportsman Animal Alcohol F1 Champion
WKA G&J Kartway Sportsman Animal Alcohol F2 Champion
WKA RLV Gold Cup Series Sportsman Animal Alcohol National Champion
WKA Maryland Sprint Divisional Sportsman Lite Champion
WKA Maryland Sprint Divisional Sportsman Animal Alcohol Champion
Sandy Hook Speedway Track Champion
WKA National Pole Awards: 12
WKA National Feature Wins: 9

2015
Champion Spark Plug “Search for a Champion” Finalist
WKA Jacksonville Junior ProGas Lite F1 Champion
WKA Jacksonville Junior ProGas Heavy F1 Champion
WKA Jacksonville Junior ProGas Lite F2 Champion
WKA Jacksonville Junior ProGas Heavy F2 Champion
WKA Carolina Motorsports Park Junior LO206 F2 Champion
WKA G&J Kartway Junior ProGas Lite F2 Champion
WKA Barnesville Junior ProGas Shootout Champion
WKA Barnesville Junior ProGas Lite F2 Grand National Champion
WKA RLV Gold Cup Series Junior ProGas Lite National Champion
WKA National Pole Awards: 6
WKA National Feature Wins: 8

2016
INEX Winter Heat Series Round 6 Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlaw Champion
Shenandoah Speedway Bandolero Track Champion
INEX Maryland State Outlaw Bandolero Champion

2018
Concord Speedway Gobbler Winner
INEX Maryland State Young Lion Champion

2019
INEX Winter Nationals Semi-Pro National Champion
INEX Texas Spring Battle Semi-Pro National Champion
INEX Bojangles Summer Shootout Semi-Pro National Champion
INEX Maryland State Semi-Pro Champion
Wix Filters – Rising Star Award
Dale Carnegie Course – Skills for Success
Dale Carnegie Award Winner – Highest Award for Achievement
INEX 2019 Semi-Pro Asphalt National Points Champion

2020
COVID-19

2021
F4US Championship Series Wins: 5
F4US Championship Series Fastest laps: 4
F4US Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Round 1 Champion
F4US Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Round 2 Champion
F4US Andy Scriven Memorial Race at VIR Round 13 Champion
F4US Andy Scriven Memorial Race at VIR Round 15 Champion
F4US Formula 1 ARAMCO United States Grand Prix Round 16 Champion

Jason Alder
Jason Alder
Jason Alder
Jason Alder

This is Jason Alder

Six-Time National Champion

My dad brought home a yard kart he found in a local yard sale. I wanted nothing to do with it. But over time, it grew on me. I said, ‘Dad, I want to race, like against other people.’ He thought that sounded awesome. I was 6 at the time, and little did I know that as soon as I hit the track for the first time, I would be hooked.

Jason Alder

Driver, No. 77

Jason’s racing career began at the local go-karting level, jumping in at age 6 and posting a second-place finish at his local race track, Sandy Hook Speedway in Street, Maryland. The following season, he competed in 24 races, tallying 14 feature wins, including two divisional feature victories.

At 8 years old, Jason joined the World Karting Association — the largest sanctioning body for kart racing in the country — and competed in the Gold Cup Series. After 30 races that season and finishing sixth nationally in points, the Alders decided to establish AB Motorsports, acknowledging that in just three years Jason had shown great promise.

Jason Alder

Jason Alder

Connect with Jason on social media to follow his racing career, including behind-the-scenes and fan giveaways!

With an official race team behind him, Jason took off in 2012, winning seven features and six poles in his 49-race season. He finished second nationally, regionally, and locally in points standings and earned the Most Improved Junior Driver at Sandy Hook Speedway.

During the next three seasons, Jason and AB Motorsports kicked into full swing, making 170 starts and winning 63 features, including 21 at the Gold Cup level and 14 divisionally. In his final go-karts season, Jason was ranked No. 1 nationally in the Junior Pro Gas Lite class and No. 2 in three classes at the state level. He was the 2014 WKA RLV Gold Cup Series Sportsman Animal Alcohol National Champion and the 2015 Gold Cup Series Junior ProGas Lite National Champion. After racing — and succeeding — against competitors a class older than he was, it was time to make the jump to Bandoleros.

In his first full-time season in a Bandolero, Jason made 24 starts, winning eight poles and five features, including one at the INEX Winter Heat Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He also won four times that summer at Shenandoah (Va.) Speedway and claimed the track’s Bandolero championship. He also tested his mettle in the INEX Bojangles Summer Shootout as a rookie, posting top-five finishes in three of four races against some of the nation’s best.

2017 saw another jump — this time to a Legend race car — for a full season of INEX-sanctioned events across Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland, where he finished second in the state championship.

In 2018, he scored his first feature win in a Legend car in The Gobbler event at Concord (N.C.) Speedway after qualifying on the pole. He snagged three more pole awards last season: at the Bojangles Summer Shootout and the INEX Winter Heat Series. He finished the 2018 campaign ranked No. 1 in the INEX Maryland standings.

Jason continues to steadily make his way through the ranks as he pursues his dream of racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. Already in 2019, he has won the INEX Winter Nationals Semi-Pro, Texas Spring Battle Semi-Pro, and Bojangles Summer Shootout Semi-Pro national championships as he continues to hone his craft across North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Georgia, and Maryland.

After an impressive 2019 season that saw Jason capture 22 wins, 34 poles and recorded another 41 Top 5s in 50 starts. Jason secured the 2019 INEX Semi-Pro Asphalt National Points Championship which brings his career total to six national championships.

2020 was a year of reflection, regrouping and soul searching not only for Jason but his entire family. Racing takes major commitment by the entire team and huge toll on family members. 2020 was a blessing in disguise with the shutdowns and for the entire Alder family. It was a break needed by all. In the summer, after several months of shutdowns, Jason was inspired to pursue racing but in a different direction. Jason felt a draw toward open wheel road courses where his career began.

He set out to test an F4 car and landed a deal with Dan Mitchell of Velocity Racing Development (VRD) for the 2021 racing season. In his open wheel rookie season, Jason was able to mount five feature wins and four fastest laps. After the conclusion to the F4US series, Jason moved up and competed in the final three rounds of the Formula Regional (FR) Americas series. Just as he did in his F4 United States Championship debut, Jason was victorious in his first ever Formula Regional (FR) Americas Championship. Taking on the famed Circuit of the Americas, Jason drove to the front of the field and stood atop the podium. Earning three top-ten results and two top-five finishes on the weekend, Alder’s debut in the series will be unforgettable.

2022 will be Jason’s busiest season of his career. He has signed with TJ Speed out of Indianapolis, IN to compete full time in the FR Americas series. Jason has also signed with Stratus Racing out of Seattle, WA to race full time in the WRL series in an NP01-EVO car.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2011
First season racing nationally in the WKA Gold Cup Series
Podium finish in first National race entered

2012
WKA National Pole Awards: 2
Most Improved Junior Driver – Sandy Hook Speedway

2013
WKA Jacksonville Sportsman 1 Lite Champion
WKA Jacksonville Sportsman ProGas Shootout Champion
WKA Michiana Raceway Park Sportsman ProGas Shootout Champion
WKA Kershaw Sportsman 1 Lite Champion
WKA National Pole Awards: 6
WKA Maryland Speedway Series Sportsman 1 Lite Champion
Sandy Hook Speedway Club Champion
Kartrank.com National Top 10 in Rookie 4-Cycle

2014
Champion Spark Plug “Search for a Champion” Honorable Mention
WKA Jacksonville Sportsman ProGas Shootout Champion
WKA Jacksonville Sportsman ProGas Lite F1 Champion
WKA Jacksonville Sportsman ProGas Heavy F2 Champion
WKA Jacksonville Sportsman Animal Alcohol F1 Champion
WKA Jacksonville Sportsman Animal Alcohol F2 Champion
WKA G&J Kartway Sportsman ProGas Shootout Champion
WKA G&J Kartway Sportsman ProGas Lite F2 Champion
WKA G&J Kartway Sportsman Animal Alcohol F1 Champion
WKA G&J Kartway Sportsman Animal Alcohol F2 Champion
WKA RLV Gold Cup Series Sportsman Animal Alcohol National Champion
WKA Maryland Sprint Divisional Sportsman Lite Champion
WKA Maryland Sprint Divisional Sportsman Animal Alcohol Champion
Sandy Hook Speedway Track Champion
WKA National Pole Awards: 12
WKA National Feature Wins: 9

2015
Champion Spark Plug “Search for a Champion” Finalist
WKA Jacksonville Junior ProGas Lite F1 Champion
WKA Jacksonville Junior ProGas Heavy F1 Champion
WKA Jacksonville Junior ProGas Lite F2 Champion
WKA Jacksonville Junior ProGas Heavy F2 Champion
WKA Carolina Motorsports Park Junior LO206 F2 Champion
WKA G&J Kartway Junior ProGas Lite F2 Champion
WKA Barnesville Junior ProGas Shootout Champion
WKA Barnesville Junior ProGas Lite F2 Grand National Champion
WKA RLV Gold Cup Series Junior ProGas Lite National Champion
WKA National Pole Awards: 6
WKA National Feature Wins: 8

2016
INEX Winter Heat Series Round 6 Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlaw Champion
Shenandoah Speedway Bandolero Track Champion
INEX Maryland State Outlaw Bandolero Champion

2018
Concord Speedway Gobbler Winner
INEX Maryland State Young Lion Champion

2019
INEX Winter Nationals Semi-Pro National Champion
INEX Texas Spring Battle Semi-Pro National Champion
INEX Bojangles Summer Shootout Semi-Pro National Champion
INEX Maryland State Semi-Pro Champion
Wix Filters Rising Star Award
Dale Carnegie Course – Skills for Success
Dale Carnegie Award Winner – Highest Award for Achievement
INEX Semi-Pro Asphalt National Points Champion

2020
COVID-19

2021
F4US Championship Series Wins: 5
F4US Championship Series Fastest laps: 4
F4US Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Round 1 Champion
F4US Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Round 2 Champion
F4US Andy Scriven Memorial Race at VIR Round 13 Champion
F4US Andy Scriven Memorial Race at VIR Round 15 Champion
F4US Formula 1 ARAMCO United States Grand Prix Round 16 Champion