Tony Jackson Jr.

Tony Jackson Jr. tops I-44 Speedway in his return to pavement roots



Tony Jackson Jr. tops I-44 Speedway in his return to pavement roots

By Ben Shelton (Lebanon, MO) -- There was no rust for Tony Jackson Jr. to shake off in his return to pavement racing on Saturday night. For the first time in over five years he returned to his racing roots. The end result was a trip to Victory Lane on Saturday night at I-44 Speedway in his Merrill Self Storage #56 Willard Quarries/ Hassett Truck Body Repair/ Hamke Race Car/ Toyota Late Model.

His second overall victory of 2019, and first on pavement, was worth $2,000 in the Nature’s Pantry 100.

“I can’t begin to describe how much fun I had on Saturday night and how many memories it brought back,” Tony Jackson Jr. said. “I started my career on pavement and spent several years there before moving to the dirt side. I hadn’t run pavement since 2013 or so, and I wasn’t totally sure what to expect, but this new Hamke Race Car was phenomenal. We got to the lead early and from there I knew I just had to do my job. A special thanks to everyone who supports this program. It’s going to be a fun year mixing some pavement races in with the dirt.”

The Nature’s Pantry 100 was held on Saturday evening at I-44 Speedway (Lebanon, Missouri). A $2,000 top prize was posted for the Ozark Pro Late Model division. While, Tony qualified eighth, he quickly worked his way to the lead in the 100-lap affair. In fact, he was already out front by lap 18. Once in the lead he cruised to the win, which came over teammate Raymond Merrill. Tim Swearengin, Joe Ross, and Terry Limberopoulos completed the Top-5 finishers.

For full results from the event, please visit .

This Saturday, Tony Jackson Jr. will return to dirt competition. He’ll make the trip south to I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) on Saturday night, where he’ll be competing in the annual Will McGary Memorial with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series. He’s currently second in the latest tour standings. Saturday’s program posts a $5,000 top prize.

For more information on the event, please visit .

Tony Jackson Jr. would to like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Merrill Self Storage, Willard Quarries, Champion Oil, Merrill Bonding, Hassett Truck Body Repair, Levi Storage, Burger Fusion, Carget Motors, Becky Burk Realtor, Cornett Racing Engines, JRi Shocks, Allgaier, Swift Springs, Go Lithium Batteries, Winning Edge Carburetors, Base Fuel, Hoosier Midwest by Zoo, Modern Images, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For more information on Tony Jackson Jr. Motorsports, please visit his official internet home at as well as the team's Facebook Fan Page at .

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