Jake Captures Rookie of the Year Honors
Jake Captures Rookie of the Year Honors While Forsberg had the title locked far before the night began Saturday, the contest for the Rookie of the Year was one that many eyes were on Saturday night. For much of the season, Elk Grove's Matt Land had led the Rookie of the Year standings at Placerville over Jake Morgan of Elk Grove.
Entering the feature event, Land still maintained a nine point lead over Morgan. After being collected by Joey Magaruh in an early collision, Land rallied his way from the rear of the field to stay in contention for the honor midway into the race as Morgan had driven from 11th to 6th. With only one more position to gain to claim the title an unfortunate spin in turn four ended Lands night. With Morgan finishing in the top 5 the second generation driver claimed the title at just 15-years-old.
The rookie chase was so closely followed that Morgan received a response from the crowd as big as that of the winner and the champion. "I really want to give credit to Matt Land tonight, we have had a great race going for this all season long. This isn't really how I wanted to win it tonight. I would have rather raced him to the end for it and it's unfortunate it went that way for him. He's a good driver," said Morgan. "I really want to thank a lot of people for helping me this year. My Dad puts so much work into this car and this team along with my grandpa and my whole family and all my sponsors. I really want to thank Alan Handy for giving us a great racetrack each week. I have loved racing at Placerville all year long."
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Rancho Cordova, CA Gen3 Motorsports: The team name "Gen3", came about from three generations of racecar drivers. First generation driver and Jake’s Grandfather, Dave Sareeram, has more than 200 feature wins as a Karting Driver and Crew Chief. Second generation driver and Jake’s father, Gary Morgan, has over 100 feature wins as a Sprintcar Driver and Crew Chief. Jake Morgan, the "Third Generation", has over 40 feature wins as a Quarter-Midget and Outlaw kart competitor. The Team has 3 Sprintcars, 2 Motors, 1 Truck/Trailer and enough spare parts for a fourth car. The shop is located in Rancho Cordova, CA and can be reached at 916-851-1863.