James Jakes drove a consistently solid race at Auto Club Speedway on Fontana and earned a seventh-place finish at the MAVTV American Real 500. Teammate Ryan Briscoe was on his way to a potential victory when contact ended his incredible run just a few laps too early.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports drivers Ryan Briscoe and James Jakes will start the MAVTV American Real 500 race in 16th and 23rd, respectively, at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday.
Brittany Force and her Monster Energy team made a great effort to qualify in the No. 8 spot which gave her lane choice over their first round opponent on race day.
Courtney Force celebrated her 27th birthday weekend in Bristol with her family and Traxxas Chevrolet Camaro team. She qualified in the top half of the field with a stout 4.046 ET in the fourth and final qualifying session.