Jordon Mallett
Jordon Mallett

Jordon Mallett
Greenbrier, AR

Mallett Focused on First Career Short Track Nationals Title After Close Call Last Year


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Mallett Focused on First Career Short Track Nationals Title After Close Call Last Year

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Inside Line Promotions – GREENBRIER, Ark. (Sept. 27, 2022) – Jordon Mallett has unfinished business at I-30 Speedway, which hosts three straight nights of racing this weekend.

The action at the dirt oval in Little Rock, Ark., begins on Thursday with the Ralph Henson Memorial featuring the ASCS Mid-South Region. The track then showcases the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Friday and Saturday for the 35th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

“The goal is always the same; we want to unload and be fast,” Mallett said. “We obviously want to win, but it’s all about consistency. Thursday is a bonus because it’s a one-night deal. On Friday it’s part of the weekend event so you have to think bigger picture. It’s a marathon rather than just a sprint, which is what Thursday will be.

“Last year we ran second at the Ralph Henson Memorial. We really wanted to win it. We had to come back from a ways and the track rubbered up. It will be a good tune-up to see what kind of track we’ll have for the rest of the weekend. I-30 is such a beast for me. It’s one of those places where its highs are high and lows are low.”

Mallett is coming off a career-best Short Track Nationals.

“Short Track Nationals last year was really good,” he said. “I feel we’ve consistently gotten better there. Last year we had the luck to go along with the speed. I think that’s important at Short Track Nationals. That track is an animal of its own and the event is similar.”

Mallett won the preliminary night – his first career ASCS National Tour triumph – before leading late in the A Main during the event finale.

“I was leading and had half a track lead sorting through traffic,” he said. “The second-place guy had moved up and was ripping the lip. It was a no-contest issue until there was a caution produced. When we went back green the top was better than the bottom and I was a sitting duck. It was a hard deal to swallow and I’m still not over it. The only thing to do is saddle back up and get back there this weekend.

“It’s a pretty big chip on my shoulder. Last year was one of the best chances I’ve had at putting my name on the winner’s board. I really hated to see that late-race caution. We had a big lead until that point. But that’s why they call it racing and not winning. I’m coming back wanting it more than ever.”

Mallett was credited with a career-best third in the Short Track Nationals finale last year.


22 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 15 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 20 top 20s


Thursday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the Ralph Henson Memorial and the 35th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and ASCS Mid-South Region





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