It’s tough keeping up with the Joneses

Posted at 5:29 PM, Oct 06, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-07 00:47:15-04

WEST JORDAN, Utah - A West Jordan family is zipping past the competition at Rocky Mountain Raceways. 

Racing has become a family affair for the Joneses. Their three boys - ages 17, 15 and 12 - are speeding past competitors on a state and national level.

"It's just a lot of fun and it's a family activity so we can all bond," said Jake.

The brothers race in different classes, but they still try to beat each other.

"I've beaten him every time except for one time. I recently raced my brother Jared, and I beat him, so he's not up there yet," said Josh.

Josh, a senior at Juan Diego High School, was the first Utah racer to take home a National Hot Rod Association division title in 2008 where he beat out 100 racers. He's looking forward to the International Hot Rod Association world finals next week.

Tim Jones, the boys' father, says he drag raced for awhile, but racing with his boys is more fun.

"I drag raced my big car for ten years and I have more fun doing this with my boys than racing my car myself," Tim said.

Each time they win, the boys get trophies and savings bonds for college, so it's both fun and educational.