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Tony Jackson Jr. enjoyed a successful weekend with the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA).
Photo Credit: Mike Ruefer Photo

Tony Jackson Jr. Records Richest-Career Win

Extends Lucas Oil MLRA Point Lead with Weekend Wins

By Ben Shelton

Photo Credit: Mike Ruefer Photo

LEBANON, Mo. (06/07/21) Tony Jackson Jr. enjoyed a successful weekend with the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA). Not only did he score two wins, but he also claimed the richest triumph of his career with a $10,000 triumph on Friday night at Mississippi Thunder Speedway.

Jackson Jr. now has three wins in 2021 behind the wheel of his Lebanon Ready Mix No. 56 Willard Quarries / Base Fuels / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“What a great weekend for our team. We’ve been so close to winning a big race so many times before only to have flats, mechanical failures or other issues, but on Friday night everything finally worked out and we got the $10,000 win,” Jackson Jr. said. “On Thursday night we led early and then Jeremiah (Hurst) got past us. Thankfully, I was able to get back past him to get the lead and the win. We had a so-so night on Saturday at Deer Creek, but still managed a 10th-place finish.

“A special thanks goes out to my family, my crew, and everyone who supports this program.”

Tony Jackson Jr. returned to competition with the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) on Thursday afternoon as the series kicked off its tripleheader weekend at Maquoketa Speedway (Maquoketa, Iowa).

With 17 Late Models entered, Jackson Jr. recorded the seventh-fastest time in time trials before passing three cars in his heat race to pick up the win. Regaining the lead from fellow front-row starter Jeremiah Hurst amid lapped-traffic with 11 circuits remaining, Tony soared to his second win of the season, which came over Chris Simpson, Hurst, Garrett Alberson, and Chad Simpson.

His ninth career MLRA triumph was worth $3,000.

On Friday afternoon at Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wis.), Tony improved one spot in his heat race to capture the 10-lap victory. Leading wire-to-wire in the 50-lap feature, Jackson Jr. cruised to his second win in as many nights and third overall of the season. He took the checkers ahead of Jeremiah Hurst, A.J. Diemel, Jake Timm, and Mason Oberkramer to claim $10,000, which marked the richest of his career.

For the weekend finale on Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minn.), Jackson Jr., logged a sixth-place finish in his heat, which positioned him 17th on the starting grid for the $4,000-to-win finale. Breaking into the Top-10, Tony passed seven cars in the 40-lapper to register a 10th-place finish.

With his weekend performances, Tony extended his lead atop the Lucas MLRA point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.MLRARacing.com.

The team will be idle this weekend – June 11-12 – before returning to action on June 18-19 with a pair of Lucas Oil MLRA events at Oklahoma’s Salina Highbanks Speedway.

Tony Jackson Jr. would to like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Willard Quarries, Lebanon Ready Mix, Merrill Bonding Company, Midwest Sheet Metal, Allstar Performance, Hooker Harness, Swift Springs, Modern Image, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Winning Edge Carburetion, Performance Bodies, StopTech, Penske, SRI Performance, Randy Keenem, Club 29, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, GoSunoco and Champion Lubricants Oils, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For more information on Tony Jackson Jr. Motorsports, please visit his official internet home at www.TonyJacksonJr.com as well as the team’s Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tony-J…r/497367940564 .

Photo Credit: Mike Ruefer Photo

By Ben Shelton | MSR Mafia Marketing Services

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