|July 18, 1985|
|Fort Worth, TX|
After graduating US Army helicopter pilot training in the summer of 2010, Jason Stanley sought to renew his passion for racing. He purchased a 1983 Porsche 944 that had been prepared for the 944Spec racing class within the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) and Porsche Club of America (PCA). Jason quickly became a leader on track, in the paddock, and on social media well known for his fast but safe racing style, eagerness to help anyone in the paddock, and ability to connect vendors with the racers around him.
After 5 full seasons of racing, Jason has achieved a greater than 75% win record with track records in class at 7 circuits around the Southeast region of the United States doing all the maintenance and race preparation himself. Having already been a three time region class champion, in the 2016 season, Jason won both the German Touring Series 1 and 944Spec Eastern States Championship for NASA.
Based on a vote of his peers, Jason was elected his racing class director in the Southeast region working to promote and develop the class through social media and face to face engagements. In three years of coordinating 944Spec racing in the Southeast, Jason grew the number of entries by 36%. In order to expand visibility outside the region and coordinate class efforts across the US, Jason created a 944Spec Facebook page and racer’s group which has near 1000 likes and members combined within a year of creation.
In 2017, Jason began focusing on coaching fellow racers to help them improve allowing the group to have more fun. Regular coaching sessions happened at every event reviewing data and video. New opportunities arose allowing him to drive numerous other race cars including a Spec E30 and Spec Miata. In March 2017, getting only one practice session in the car, Jason qualified a brand new built Spec E30 on pole as part of Team Barber Race Works. The plan was to only qualify the car, but after putting it on pole, the owner insisted Jason race it. Having only two sessions in the car racing against 20 other Spec E3o racers, Jason won his only Spec E30 race in one of the most competitive regions in the country: NASA Southeast.
Jason’s latest on track achievement as a 2017 Porsche Club of America 944Cup racing champion has earned him a full season of racing entry fees in the highly competitive Pirelli World Challenge racing series, one of the premier road racing series in the country. As a result, Jason made his professional racing debut competing in the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car (TC) Class at VIR racing a 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe with the GenRacer team. Strapping into the car with no previous experience driving the car, Jason was able to accomplish two top 10 finishes building quickness the entire event culminating in a personal best lap time in Race 2 within tenths of his team mate.