Local racer looks forward to competing in front of friends, family
Debert's Jason Crossman, in his '91 Chevy, will race this weekend in the Nova Scotia Off Road Racing series in Glenholme. Crossman is excited to compete in the event at his home track in front of family and friends. SUBMITTED PHOTO
TRURO - It's a weekend Jason Crossman looks forward to every year.
The Nova Scotia Off Road Racing series' annual stop in Glenholme is a chance for the 36-year-old Debert resident to show his friends, family, co-workers and Colchester County race fans what his passion is, and why he enjoys it so much.
"Racing at home is the best place to do it," Crossman said. "Your friends and family can come watch. They don't come to the other events because they're usually two to three hours away. So its nice to race in front of them."
The Colchester County Off Road Racers host Round 2 of the series in a two-day event Saturday and Sunday at their track in Glenholme just off Highway 4. Saturday will feature 4x4 drag racing followed by a figure 8 car race. Sunday will be 4x4 time trials.
The cost is $10 for adults with no admission for those under 12.
"It's really exciting," Crossman said. "The action is fast, there's jumps and rollovers. It's exciting to watch and it's fun for everybody."
That's why Crossman loves to race. It's not an easy task to keep his '91 Chevy - which features a 383 stroker producing about 500 horsepower - in top racing condition after the beating it takes at each event. It's even more work when piling on the tasks that go with helping get this weekend's race off the ground. But to him, it's all worth it.
"It's exciting to be behind the wheel," he said. "There's nothing like it, really, and the people are the best you can meet. Anyone will help you anytime. It doesn't matter if it's your biggest competitor, if you're broken down they'll help you get your truck back together."
The series features 10 stops across the province this season. Racers earn points at each event, which go toward championship standings for each class at the end of the season.
The schedule kicked off last weekend in Shelburne.
Crossman has been competing in the series for the past four seasons and was a spectator for several years prior. He said his fellow CCORR members are just as excited about this weekend as he is.
"It's hectic, but we really enjoy getting everything together and putting on a good show," he said. "There will be some trucks there with over 1,000 horsepower. There's all kinds of excitement and noise and it's fast."