Drag Racer - - Quarter-Mile Update - Text by Bobby Ben­nett

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.

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