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April 17, 2021 - TJR tames MLRA field at I-80 for first win of 2021
Tony Jackson Jr. visited Victory Lane for the first time in 2021 last Tuesday night at Nebraska’s I-80 Speedway. Tony picked up a $5,000 winner’s check after topping the Lucas Oil MLRA feature in his Viper Risk Management No. 56v Willard Quarries / Base Fuels / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Cornett Racing Engines Super Late Model. (Lloyd Collins photo)

“We had a real good balance, and we were just trying to be real patient. I’ve let some races get away just trying too hard at the start, so I was just trying to bide my time and keep a big enough lead at the end,” Jackson said on Tuesday night in Victory Lane at I-80 Speedway. “Any time you race with (Moyer) he kind of gauges your speed, so I knew that he had a pretty good pace going. I hope it was a good race for everybody else, because it was a fun race inside the car."

Lifting the lid on a week-long stretch with the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA), Tony Jackson Jr. invaded I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Neb.) on Tuesday evening for the Tuesday Tickler. In a field of 34 entries, Jackson Jr. laid down the second-fastest time in his qualifying group behind Mason Oberkramer before picking up an eight-lap heat race victory.

Earning the fourth-starting position for the A-Main, Tony powered ahead of race-leader Billy Moyer on lap 15 and led the rest of the way to capture his first win of the season and a $5,000 prize. He topped Chase Junghans, Ashton Winger, Mason Oberkramer, and Billy Moyer at the line to record his eighth-career MLRA triumph.

The following night at Stuart Speedway (Stuart, Iowa), Tony fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a fifth-place finish, which relegated him to the B-Main. Retiring on the sixth lap of the consolation event, Jackson Jr. was granted a provisional for the night’s feature. Coming one spot shy of a Top-10 finish, Tony passed 12 cars in the 40-lapper to place 11th. (Mike Ruefer photo)

For the third stop of the week on Thursday at Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa), Jackson Jr. passed 15 cars in the feature to come home eighth.

Friday and Saturday took the team to 34 Raceway for the 13th annual Slocum weekend. With 41 entries on hand for Friday night’s $5,000-to-win, Prelude to the Slocum program, Tony earned the seventh-starting spot for the feature and went on to record a fourth-place finish behind Brian Shirley, Bobby Pierce, and Billy Moyer.

On Saturday night the Slocum 50 was held as the team set their sights on the $10,555 top prize. For the second-straight night, Tony started seventh on the grid. He mounted a charge to the second position before the racing groove narrowed late in the race as the leaders diced through lap traffic. The Missouri racer crossed the finish line in the second position behind Jason Papich with Garrett Alberson, Billy Moyer, and Chris Simpson rounding out the Top-5 finishers.

“I really wanted to win the Slocum finale after seeing a mechanical failure take the win from us last year while leading,” Jackson Jr. shared. “Traffic got pretty difficult late in the race, and that played a bit of a factor for me, but Jason (Papich) had the car to beat, and we had a second-place car. All-in-all, it was a great week of racing for our team, and a much-needed shot in the arm.

Full results from these events are available at www.MLRARacing.com.

April 3, 2021 - Runner-up finish with Comp Cams at Poplar Bluff
Friday night found Tony Jackson Jr. in action at Poplar Bluff Motorsports Park (Poplar Bluff, Mo.) for the Comp Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) sanctioned program. In a field of 29 cars, Tony followed up the fourth fastest time in his qualifying group with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Billy Moyer Jr. Starting the opening night feature in eighth, Jackson Jr. advanced forward six spots to register a runner-up finish Billy Moyer. Brian Rickman, Billy Moyer Jr., and Ashton Winger completed the Top-5 finishers in the 30-lap affair. (Millie Tanner photo | Turn 3 Photography)

On Saturday afternoon at Legit Speedway Park (West Plains, Mo.), Jackson Jr. came in second his heat behind Billy Moyer, which positioned him eighth on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Running into trouble near the midway point of the 40-lapper, Tony pulled off on lap 18 with severe vibrations stemming from his left-rear tire.

Full results from these events are available at www.CompDirt.com.

March 6, 2021 - Tennessee Tipoff brings TJR to Smoky Mountain
Tony Jackson Jr. followed the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) on Saturday afternoon for the ninth annual Tennessee Tipoff. Drawing 51 Late Models, Jackson Jr. failed to qualify for the feature via his heat race and B-Main, forcing him to rely on a provisional into the A-Main. With $12,000 on the line, Tony was an early retiree from the 50-lapper on lap 23.

Full results from this event are available at www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

February 12, 2021 - 12th-place finish in DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia
Monday night saw Tony Jackson Jr. return to action at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) for the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals. In a stout field of 51 Late Models, Jackson Jr. made the decision to scratch from the remainder of the evening after cutting a tire down during his qualifying session.

The following night for another $7,000-to-win A-Main, Tony fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a fourth place finish, transferring him into the B-Main. Streaking to a 10-lap consolation victory, Jackson Jr. earned the 21st-starting position for the feature. Running into trouble early, Tony was an early retiree from the 30-lapper on the seventh lap. (Josh James Artwork photo)

On Wednesday night as the remainder of the weekend shifted under the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series banner, Jackson Jr. followed up a fifth place finish in his heat with a runner-up finish in his B-Main behind Ricky Weiss. Starting the $10,000-to-win A-Main in 23rd, Tony marched through the field 11 spots to register a 12th-place finish.

For the fourth round of the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals on Thursday, Tony posted a fifth place finish in his heat, sending him into the B-Main. Grabbing the second and final transfer spot, Jackson Jr. locked into the 24th-starting position for the feature. With $10,000 on the line, Tony improved seven spots in the 40-lapper to finish 17th.

With the field reduced to 38 cars on Friday night, Jackson Jr. laid down the fourth fastest time in his qualifying group before placing second in his heat behind Brandon Overton. Starting the feature in fifth, Tony was battling for a podium spot early in the 40-lapper but began fading back late to finish 17th when the checkered flag flew. (Michael Boggs Photography)

Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win finale fell victim to Mother Nature.

Full results from these events are available at www.DIRTcar.com and www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

February 2, 2021 - TJR closes out LOLMDS Speedweeks; Volusia up next
On Monday evening, Tony Jackson Jr. was one of 49 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries on hand at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla.) for the final two rounds Florida Speedweeks slate. Following a sixth place finish in his heat, Jackson Jr. scored a runner-up finish in his B-Main behind Rick Eckert, which positioned him 20th on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Tony held his spot for the entire distance of the 40-lapper to register a 20th-place outing.

For the $10,000-to-win finale on Tuesday, Tony came in sixth in his heat, giving him one final shot at the A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Locking in the Top 3, Jackson Jr. fell one spot shy of a transfer position with a fourth-place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

January 30, 2021 - TJR marches to sixth place finish in Wrisco Winternationals opener at East Bay
Tony Jackson Jr. followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) to East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Fla.) on Monday afternoon for the opening round of the Wrisco Winternationals. In a stout field of 76 cars, Tony came one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a fourth place finish, transferring him into the B-Main. Failing to place second or better, Jackson Jr. was granted a provisional into the opening night feature. After getting caught behind a tangle on the opening lap, Tony weaved through the field 24 spots in the caution-plagued 30-lapper to register a sixth-place finish. (Heath Lawson photos)

The following night for another $5,000-to-win preliminary feature, Jackson Jr. failed to transfer out of both his heat race and B-Main, forcing him to rely on a provisional into the A-Main. Starting in 28th, Tony passed 15 cars to finish 13th.

For the third round of the Wrisco Winternationals on Wednesday, Tony followed up a seventh place finish in his heat with a 10-lap consolation victory.

After Mother Nature postponed Wednesday night’s feature to late Thursday evening, Jackson Jr. was able to avoid a multiple car tangle on the third lap of the feature but was involved in an incident on the ninth lap that brought an immediate end to his evening.

For Thursday night’s full program, Jackson Jr. came one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a fourth place outing, sending him into the B-Main. Needing to place second or better, Tony fell short with a fifth place finish.

On Friday afternoon, Tony edged his way into the $12,000-to-win A-Main with the third and final transfer spot in his heat race. Rolling off 14th, Jackson Jr. faded two spots in the 50-lap affair to record 16th-place outing.

Bringing the 45th annual Wrisco Winternationals to a close on Saturday, Jackson Jr. pulled off early in his heat on the fifth lap, giving him one final shot at the $15,000-to-win finale with a B-Main appearance. Starting near the tail, Tony worked his way forward to finish 10th but fell short of transferring into the main event.

Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

January 23, 2021 - 11th place finish in All-Tech finale
After Friday night’s program was washed out by persistent rain, Tony Jackson Jr. was one of 57 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries that returned to All-Tech Raceway (Lake City, Fla.) on Saturday afternoon for the series’ season opener. With the Top 3 getting locked into the main event, Jackson Jr. scored a runner-up finish in his heat behind Kyle Larson, which positioned him 12th on the starting grid for the $15,000-to-win A-Main. Clawing forward one spot in the 50-lap affair, Tony registered an 11th-place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

Full results from the event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

January 16, 2021 - Bad luck hampers TJR's opening weekend at Volusia
Beginning his rookie season with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, Tony Jackson Jr. made the trek to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) on Thursday evening for the DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals. With 38 cars on hand for the three-day event, Tony laid down the sixth fastest lap in his time trial group before placing second in his heat behind Darrell Lanigan. Receiving the seventh-starting position for the opening night feature via the redraw, Jackson Jr. was closing in on a Top-5 finish in his debut but lost a motor in the final five laps that brought a disappointing end to his night. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

Returning on Saturday after Mother Nature axed Friday night’s contest, Jackson Jr. came in fifth fastest in his group but suspension issues in his heat sent him into the wall. Charging from the tail of his B-Main, Tony grabbed the third and final transfer spot, which positioned him 21st on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win finale. His bad luck continued in the 40-lap feature when he was caught behind a multiple car tangle on lap 23, ending his weekend early.

Full results from the weekend's events are available at www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

December 12, 2020 - Jackson Jr. ends 2020 season with four wins
With the early months of the season delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Tony Jackson Jr. participated in a total of 29 events behind the wheel of his Barry Wright Icon Chassis No. 56 Late Model. He amassed four wins, 10 Top-5 finishes, and 20 Top-10 outings while finishing in fourth in the Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association (MLRA) point standings.

October 17, 2020 - Fourth place finish in MLRA finale at Tri-City
Taking part in the Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association (MLRA) finale weekend, Tony Jackson Jr. headed to Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, Ill.) on Friday afternoon. In a stout field of 47 cars, Jackson Jr. timed in fourth fastest overall in time trials before placing second in his heat. Starting the opening night feature in seventh, Tony faded two spots in the 30-lapper to place ninth.

The following night, Tony posted a third place finish in his heat, which positioned him 12th on the starting grid for the $7,000-to-win finale. Passing eight cars in the 40-lap affair, Jackson Jr. reeled in a fourth place finish behind Billy Moyer, Bobby Pierce, and Ryan Gustin with Chad Simpson coming in fifth. (Todd Boyd photo)

Sunday night’s MLRA finale at Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, Mo.) fell victim to Mother Nature.

Tony finished fourth in the final MLRA point standings.

Full results from the weekend's events are available at www.MLRARacing.com.

October 10, 2020 - TJR tops Clash of Champions III in B-Mod at Lucas Oil Speedway
Tony Jackson Jr. scored his third Open Wheel Modified victory of the season Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. (Todd Boyd photo)

Jackson rallied from his tenth starting position in the B-Mod Clash of Champions III to take the lead on lap 27 and break away to a 2.8 second advantage at the checkers.

Friday night found Tony Jackson Jr. in action at Lucas Oil Speedway pulling double duty in the Late Model and B-Mod ranks for the two-day affair. Drawing 33 Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association (MLRA) entries for the Fall Nationals, Jackson Jr. edged his way into the $3,000-to-win opening night feature with the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race.

Rolling off 13th, Tony marched forward eight spots in the 40-lap affair to register a fifth place finish behind Ryan Gustin, Billy Moyer, Mason Oberkramer, and Kyle Beard.

Competing in two rounds of heat races in his B-Mod for the Clash of Champions III, Tony passed five cars in his first heat to finish sixth. Starting the on the pole of his second heat, Jackson Jr. cruised to 9-lap heat race victory, which positioned him 10th on the starting grid for Saturday night’s main event.

Returning to his Late Model on Saturday, Jackson Jr. jumped up three spots in his heat race to place third. Starting the $5,000-to-win finale in eighth, Tony faded two positions in the 50-lap affair to come home 10th.

Outrunning his cousin Kris Jackson in the USRA Modified feature, Tony blasted past Kris on lap 27 and led the remaining 13 circuits to capture his fourth overall win of the season and a $3,000 payday. Jackson, Dillon McCowan, Andy Bryant, and Randy Zimmerman trailed him to the checkers in the 40-lapper. (Greg Stanek Racing Photography)

"Like I tell everybody - Late Models, B Mods, A Mods - everybody in the Midwest here, they're good race-car drivers," Jackson Jr. said. "We travel all over and the best is right here."

Tony is currently fourth in the latest MLRA point standings. Full results from the weekend's events are available at www.MLRARacing.com and www.USRARacing.com.

September 26, 2020 - Jackson Jr. dominates B-Mod Blowout at Central Missouri Speedway
Tony Jackson Jr. capitalized on a last-minute decision to race at Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg over the weekend, earning a $3,000 B-Modified victory.

Tony dominated the weekend’s events to claim the inaugural Big Bad B-Mod Blowout in the McCowan Racing No. 8 Ozark Motorsports Report/ Rick Lowry Taxidermy/ Wooderson Veterinary Clinic/  Rage Chassis B-Modified.

“We’d planned to be at Tri-City Speedway with the Late Model, but we weren’t able to get the parts to finish assembling the car, so we decided to go Mod racing instead,” Jackson commented. “Thanks to the McCowan family for letting us take their Mod. I had a lot of fun. Thanks to Mike Striegel and his team for loaning us anything and everything we needed but a way to the track. We loaded up in a new hauler and didn’t have time to pack many tools. This is why the racing family is so great, racers helping racers.”

With 32 B-Mods competing in three rounds of heat races, Jackson picked up a 10-lap victory in his first round before passing six cars in his second heat to finish fifth. Storming to a 10-lap win his final round, Tony locked into the pole dash. Outrunning Sturgis Streeter to pick up the $300 prize, Jackson locked into the pole position for the A-Main on Saturday.

After fellow front-row starter Streeter shot out to an early race lead, Jackson tracked him down by the seventh lap to assume command of the top spot. Holding off the field as he navigated through lapped-traffic, Tony sailed to his third win of the season over Cody Brill, Rick Beebe, Jacob Ebert, and Shadren Turner.

Full results from the weekend's events are available at www.CentralMissouriSpeedway.net.

September 6, 2020 - Pair of Top-10 finishes in MLRA action over Labor Day weekend
Saturday night saw Tony Jackson Jr. return with the Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association (MLRA) at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) for the Ron Jenkins Memorial. In a field of 27 cars, Jackson Jr. secured his spot into the opening night feature with a fourth place finish in his heat. With $6,000 on the line, Tony jumped up three spots in the 40-lapper to place seventh.

The following night at Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, Mo.) for the Scottie 46, Tony recorded the seventh fastest time overall in qualifying before placing third in his heat. Starting the $5,000-to-win A-Main in seventh, Jackson Jr. suffered a flat tire in the 46-lap affair that dropped him back to an eighth place outing. (Todd Boyd photo)

Tony sits in fourth in the latest MLRA point standings. Full results from the weekend's events are available at www.MLRARacing.com.