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June 27, 2020 - Top 5 finish in ARMI Freedom Classic finale at Salina Highbanks
Tony Jackson Jr. made the short trip to Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) on Wednesday afternoon to kick off the four-day stint with the Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association (MLRA). Drawing 36 cars for the Midweek Mayhem, Jackson Jr. was taken out in his heat race while battling for the lead that transferred him into the B-Main. Getting in another tangle in the 12-lap consolation event, Tony was forced to use a provisional into the main event. With $5,000 on the line, Jackson Jr. advanced through the field 13 spots in the 40-lapper to place ninth.

On Thursday afternoon at Outlaw Motor Speedway (Oktaha, Okla.), Tony secured his spot into the $3,000-to-win A-Main with a third place finish in his heat. After jumping the cushion early in the 40-lap affair, Jackson Jr. drove from the tail of the field up to a seventh place finish when the checkered flag flew. (Todd Boyd photos)

The following night at Salina Highbanks Speedway (Pryor Creek, Okla.) for the two-day ARMI Freedom Classic, Jackson Jr. fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a fifth place finish. Streaking to a 12-lap consolation victory, Tony locked into the 18th-starting position for the main event. Coming one spot shy of a Top-5 finish, Jackson Jr. advanced through the field 12 spots to register a sixth place outing.

For the $5,000-to-win finale on Saturday evening, Tony followed up the second fastest time in his group behind Aaron Marrant with a 10-lap heat race victory. Holding his spot for all 40-laps of the feature, Jackson Jr. notched a third place finish behind Johnny Scott and Terry Phillips with Jesse Stovall and Chad Simpson rounding out the Top-5.

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

June 14, 2020 - Jackson Jr. opens MLRA season with Top 5 runs
On Friday evening Tony Jackson Jr. visited Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, Mo.) to kick off the Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Association (MLRA) 2020 slate. In a field of 36 cars, Jackson Jr. followed up the fifth fastest time in his group with a 10-lap heat race victory. Earning the second-starting position for the opening night feature, Tony overtook Shannon Babb for the lead on the tenth lap before surrendering back the top spot on a restart. Hanging on to a Top-5 finish in the remaining distance, Jackson Jr. notched a fourth place spot behind Babb, Ryan Gustin, and Chad Simpson with Will Vaught coming in fifth. (Mike Ruefer photos)

The following night at Maquoketa Speedway (Maquoketa, Iowa), Tony edged his way into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with a fourth place finish in his heat. Rolling off 15th, Jackson Jr, advanced forward four spots in the 40-lapper to place 11th.

Wrapping up the MLRA tripleheader on Sunday, Jackson stopped at West Liberty Raceway (West Liberty, Iowa) for the $5,000-to-win finale. After laying down the third fastest lap in his group, Tony posted a second place finish in his heat behind Brian Birkhofer, which positioned him sixth on the starting grid for the main event. Gaining momentum late in the race, Jackson Jr. clawed forward to a third place finish, trailing Billy Moyer Sr. and Tyler Bruening across the line with Tony Toste and Mitch McGrath rounding out the Top-5.  

With the first weekend in the books, Tony is currently fourth in the Lucas Oil MLRA point standings. Full results from the weekend's events are available at www.MLRARacing.com.