C.J. Speedway (Columbus Junction, IA) – Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association – August 11th, 2022. (Mike Ruefer photo
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8/13/2022

8/13/2022

Tony Jackson Jr


Jackson Jr. records two-win weekend in Capital Race Car debut

Tony Jackson Jr. debuted a new car with two wins in three Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) starts over the weekend.

His first two victories of the season, which tallied over $13,000, came aboard his Lebanon Ready Mix No. 56 Willard Quarries / Gorsuch Performance Solutions / Capital Race Car / Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“Sometimes you have to take a step back and regroup, and that’s what we did after the Show-Me 100 back in May. Our program wasn’t quite where we wanted it, so we went to work on making things better. Marshall (Green) lined us up with an awesome Capital Race Car, and we hit the ground running this weekend with it,” Jackson Jr. said. “Again, I can’t say enough about Capital Race Cars, and what they’ve done to get me rolling.

“We had a great weekend out of the box with two wins in three races. I’m excited to take this piece to Davenport (Speedway) next weekend for the Outlaws race.”

Hopping behind the wheel of a brand-new Capital Race Car, Tony Jackson Jr. invaded C.J. Speedway (Columbus Junction, Iowa) on Thursday evening to do battle with the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA).

Drawing 16 Late Models for the opener of a three-race stretch, Tony stopped the clock fourth-fastest overall before placing second in his heat race. Starting the feature in second, Jackson Jr. wrestled away the lead from fellow front-row starter Spencer Diercks on lap 24 and led the remaining six circuits to capture his first win of the season and a $8,000 payday.

He scored the Lucas Oil MLRA triumph ahead of Diercks, Chris Simpson, Frank Heckenast Jr., and Daniel Hilsabeck.

The following night at Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa), Jackson Jr. secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with a second-place finish in his heat. Relinquishing two positions in the 30-lap affair, Tony crossed the line in sixth.

For the weekend finale at Maquoketa Speedway (Maquoketa, Iowa) on Saturday, Tony followed up the second-fastest time in his group with a heat race win. Overtaking early pacesetter Chris Simpson on the eighth circuit, Jackson controlled the remainder of the 30-lapper to secure his second win of the season 13th-career Lucas Oil MLRA victory.

He earned $5,000 ahead of Chris Simpson, Frank Heckenast Jr., Spencer Diercks, and Chad Simpson.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.MLRAracing.com.

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