Green Light Gives Jackson A Go
SS Green Light Racing announced Wednesday that Missouri’s Tony Jackson Jr. will pilot the team’s No. 07 Chevy Silverado for seven races in the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. His first race will be at Martinsville Speedway on March 27th.
Born and raised in Lebanon, MO., Jackson began his racing career at age 16 on local asphalt tracks behind the wheel of a street stock.
Jackson spent several seasons racing a variety of classes on both asphalt and dirt including a sportsman championship in 2005. The following two seasons brought Tony modified championships at Midway Speedway and I-44 Speedway along with numerous victories. Jackson also picked-up his first dirt late model win at I-44 Speedway in 2007. He finished fifth in the 2009 O’Reilly MARS dirt late model series.
Jason Miller will guide Jackson from the pit-box. Miller has proven his ability with young drivers winning at Mansfield Speedway in 2008 with rookie Donnie Lia. “Our test with Tony was fantastic. I believe Tony has all the fundamentals of a great racecar driver. He has good feel and he’s not afraid to push the right pedal.”
“He has great car control and I think he’s a rookie that will turn some heads this season.”
By running a seven-race schedule Jackson will retain his status for NCWTS rookie of the year in 2011.
SS Green Light Racing General Manager Bobby Dotter is very impressed with Jackson. “We are very excited to have Tony join us this year. He and Jason seemed to hit it off right off the bat and we look forward to good things for Tony.”
“Since I started racing, my goal has always been working at getting to run in NASCAR,” Jackson said. “I believe in Bobby, Jason and the team and I know that they will provide me the tools to be successful at this level.”
Following his debut at Martinsville, plans are for Jackson to race near his home at Kansas Speedway followed by Texas, Gateway, Chicago, Las Vegas and the high banks of Talladega pending approvals.No Comment