Jason Allen of Las Vegas began his racing career in a Legends car. With friend and partner Chris Trickle, Allen quickly made a name for himself and was ready to move up to something bigger. Allen settled into a late model car and found his calling. Unfortunately Trickle wouldn’t be there to see Allen’s success. He would be killed in a driveby shooting. Allen had now found new motiviation. He made a shambles of the late model circuit.
The pinnacle of the 2001 year was the winning of “The July Blast-Off” at The Bullring in Las Vegas. Allen went on to become the 2001 NASCAR Late Model Rookie of the Year and 2001 NASCAR Late Model Champion. Looking for a new challenge, Allen moved up to the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series. He saw limited action because of the waning season. He debuted at Las Vegas where he avoided several wrecks and a bad transmission to finish 19th. Allen climbed into the cockpit of his Pontiac Grand Prix for a couple more races. He vows to be back behind the wheel in 2002 with winning on his mind and AMSOIL in his car.