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September 2, 2018 - Top 5 Finish in 4-State Dirt Track Championship at Monett
Tony Jackson Jr. kicked off the Labor Day Weekend on Thursday at Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, Illinois) for Thursday Night Thunder. After coming in second fastest in his qualifying group, Tony scored a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Gordy Gundaker positioning him 4th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Falling one spot shy of a Top-10 finish, Jackson Jr. slipped back to a 11th place outing.

On Friday night Jackson Jr. headed to Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, Iowa) for the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) sanctioned program. In a field of 20 cars, Tony locked his spot into the $3,000-to-win A-Main with a heat race victory. Jumping out to an early lead, Jackson Jr. held the top spot for the first 15 circuits until Will Vaught slipped by. Suffering a flat-tire on the next lap, Tony rejoined the field from the tail only to lose a driveshaft six laps later.

The following night at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) for the Larry Phillips Memorial, Tony logged a 7th place finish in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Scoring a 3rd place finish, Jackson Jr. earned the 19th-starting position for the $5,075-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top-10, Tony Jackson Jr. gained nine spots in the 50-lapper to place 10th.

Wrapping up the Labor Day weekend, Tony stopped at Monett Motor Speedway (Monett, Missouri) on Sunday for the 4-State Dirt Track Championship. Coming in 4th in his heat, Jackson Jr. locked into the $3,000-to-win finale. Reeling in a Top-5 finish, Tony Jackson Jr. notched a 4th place spot behind Will Vaught, Chad Simpson, and J.C. Wyman with Logan Martin coming in 5th. (Todd Boyd photo)

Tony sits in third in the Lucas Oil MLRA point standings. Full results from the weekend are available atwww.TriCitySpeedway.net and www.MLRARacing.com.