It was somewhat surprising to see the huge hauler with the big bow-tie logo pull into the pits last weekend at Bloomington Speedway.
Although Tony Stewart’s USAC driver often runs non-USAC races, they are generally run in other equipment. However, Levi Jones was clearly there to carry the Tony Stewart Racing banner. He was the third-fastest qualifier behind Justin Grant and Andrew Elson.
A total of 43 sprint cars were entered to battle for the Sheldon Kinser Memorial championship. While this isn’t a record, it’s far more cars than are needed for a first-class sprint car race. The field was divided into five heat races, and only the top three would receive a ticket to the championship race. Of course, that means that less than half of the cars on hand will start the feature.
One of the drivers on hand was Dakota Jackson of Elizabethtown. This honor-roll student is in his fourth year of 410-cubic-inch sprint car racing, and he is currently fifth in the Bloomington Speedway points.
The Bloomington Speedway sprint car championship remains in his sights. When you consider that the drivers ahead of Jackson are Brady Short, Chase Briscoe, Danny Holtsclaw and Bub Cummings, the championship is certainly a possibility.
Jackson finished second in his heat race behind Bobby East and ahead of Daron Clayton, Casey Shuman, Brady Short, etc. This finish gave him a ticket to the championship race.
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