JACKSON SEALS THE 50K DEAL IN WINNING LIGHTS OUT 9
It's always best if you have the juice to back up your smack talk. Stevie “Fast” Jackson, the veteran doorslammer pilot from Georgia, had it in spades, winning Radial vs. The World competition at Donald Long’s Lights
Out 9 drag radial event hosted by South Georgia Motorsports Park outside of Valdosta, Georgia. Jackson pocketed $50,000 at the conclusion of the event, which was filled to capacity for four consecutive days.
“He better be ready because The Shadow is about to fall over Keith Haney Racing,” Jackson told Competitionplus.com’s Ian Tocher as he tapped new tune-up coordinates into a laptop computer prior to the final round. “Everyone better hold on because this one’s about to go down!”
Down it went as Jackson put a body length on Haney as they went through the traps in 3.742 seconds at 199.67 mph compared to Haney’s 3.770, a considerable .082 margin of victory.
“A wise man once told me, once you get your foot on their throat don’t let ’em up until you’re sure they’re dead, and that’s exactly what we did here today,” Jackson said. “We should’ve won this race last time, but we had some parts failure, so we wanted this one pretty bad. Poor ol’ Haney and his guys were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
From #1, Jackson made the finals by stropping Lyle Barnett, Enzo Pecchini, Street Outlaw’s star Ryan Martin and Tim Slavens.
Haney qualified #8, dropping Jeff Shawver, Paul Major, Kenjo Kelley and Paulo Giust to reach the finals.