Provided by Justin Zoch
Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer and is a reward for the working man. It is a day that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers in the United States.
On August 30-31, the Jackson Speedway will honor this tradition by presenting a timeless classic – the 35th running of the Jackson Nationals. While many great professional racers, like Steve Kinser and Doug Wolfgang, have carried the title of the Jackson Nationals champion, the Jackson Nationals has rewarded many of the working men who have made Sprint Car racing great.
From farmers, like famed racer Marv DeWall to local heroes, like Jack McCorkell, to chassis builders, like Brian Schnee, they have all made their way to victory lane at the Jackson Nationals for the five foot tall trophy and the pot of gold that went with it.
The 35th edition of the race at the Jackson Speedway will be held on Friday, August 30th and Saturday, August 31st, and will feature the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt series. The series will bring their full compliment of racers like Wayne Johnson, Tony Bruce Jr., Jeff Swindell, Johnny Herrera and 2012 series champion Jason Johnson to Jackson to compete for the coveted crown.
“We are very exciting about all aspects of this promotion and particularly to be working in tandem with Jon McCorkell and everyone at the Jackson Speedway to make the 35th Jackson Nationals one of the best ever,” said Adam Adamson of A to Z Promotions. “Labor Day weekend in southern Minnesota, northern Iowa and the Dakotas has lacked a big Sprint show and we want to make it a steady date for this historic race. I grew up going to races at this track and know how special the history of this race is to people around the area. Actually, I found out from my parents recently that I was at the very first Jackson Nationals when I was just 11 months old so I’m excited to continue to make it into one of the biggest events in the sport.”
The addition of the ASCS Lucas Oil Sprint Car Dirt Series also adds intrigue to the event. “Having the ASCS tour involved brings the best in 360 racing to Jackson to take on all the local and regional guys for a big money show. I can’t wait to see if someone like Gregg Bakker or Skylar Prochaska can beat these guys on their home turf,” said Adamson.
Further details will be emerging in the coming weeks regarding sponsors, support divisions, and other special events surrounding the 35th Jackson Nationals. For more information or to get involved, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Adam at 651-503-2672.
You can also follow AtoZ Promotions on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AtoZpromoters and Twitter at www.twitter.com/AtoZPromoters to get timely updates over the coming months or log on to www.jacksonspeedway.com for further developments.
The 2013 season marks the 22nd year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of nine different Regions throughout the nation.
For more information on the American Sprint Car Series log onto www.ascsracing.com. Follow the ASCS on Facebook.com/LucasOilASCS and at Twitter.com/LucasOilASCS. To receive the ASCS E-News Letter containing news and information about the ASCS and its regions, text ASCS to phone number 22828.
Photo Credit: Jackson Speedway