Jason Wieck has been an avid drag racing follower for over 30 years. Owning a race team and driving a dragster has been a long time dream of his, going back to when he was 5 years old and his dad took him to his first drag race. When he saw the first pair of cars go down the track, he knew that’s what he wanted to do with his life. Drag racing also happens to be in his blood…his uncle, Jerry Estep, and his partner Bill Schultz had a top gas dragster which competed in the 60s and 70s. In 1970 his uncle’s car won Top Gas with Jack Jones driving, who also happens to be the model for the coveted NHRA Wally trophy.
Jason and his wife, Andrea, were married and welcomed their first daughter, Jordyn, in 2003. In 2006, they welcomed their second daughter Jasmyn, and in 2015 they welcomed their son Jaxon. They currently reside in Upland, California where they run Jason Wieck Racing LLC. Andrea, Jordyn, and Jasmyn are extremely involved and supportive of Jason, and are his biggest fans.
On October 16, 2009 Jason’s family and friends traveled to Las Vegas to experience the joy and accomplishment of him earning his drag racing license. Jason earned his NHRA Championship Drag Racing Competition Drag Racing License at “The Strip” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He accomplished this at Frank Hawley’s NHRA Drag Racing School, which is the premier drag racing school in the country.
Before starting Jason Wieck Racing LLC and on his journey to earning his license, Jason spent 8 years working as a crew member for Rocketman Racing, a professional top fuel drag racing team in Arizona. Being a team member of a professional race team, he was able to learn mechanical skills and be exposed to the business end of drag racing. It also taught him an even greater level of dedication, discipline, focus, and professionalism which is essential for success in the sport of drag racing.
Jason has been able to get really creative with marketing and social media which has been able to give Jason Wieck Racing a following of over 60,000 between twitter and all of their facebook pages. The Jason Wieck Racing LLC facebook fan page averages over thousands hits per week and had over 800,000 in our most visited week. They are the most followed NHRA sportsman team online.
In the 2011 race season, Jason drove for Jim “Bear” Chapman while competing in the Arizona Drag Racing Association (ADRA). He entered a number of races, and in one of the races made it into the finals and won runner up in a field of 31 cars, earning him a spot in National Dragster (a drag racing magazine by NHRA). In the 2011 season, he acquired sponsorships from Allstate Transmission & Auto Repair in Phoenix, as well as Southwest Diesel & Electrical and 1st Impressions Truck Lettering, both also located in Phoenix. For the 2012 season, Jason Wieck Racing joined with Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, a nationwide company famous for their steakburgers and frozen custards, for their title sponsorship. He competed in five local bracket races which included a runner up, two semi finals appearances, one quarter final appearance, and unfortunately one first round exit. In 2013 Jason Wieck Racing started working in conjunction with Doug Herbert’s B.R.A.K.E.S. a 501(c) (3) nonprofit charity.
Jason’s success on the track and in social media has gotten the attention of Anthony Dicero Racing (ADR). He teamed up with Nitro University and ADR to earn his license in the ADR 25’ A/Fuel dragster in 2015. The A/Fuel dragster covers a quarter of a mile in about 5.2 seconds with speeds in excess of 270mph. He will be competing in the A/Fuel dragster in the NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster class.