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After streak broken, Jackson looks to reclaim Lucas Oil Speedway B-Mod dominance

Kris Jackson has something to prove in 2016. CB Race Photos

Kris Jackson has something to prove in 2016. CB Race Photos

Wheatland, MO (January 14, 2016) – Kris Jackson’s reign of dominance in the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mod class at Lucas Oil Speedway came to an end in 2015.

That did not exactly sit well with Jackson, who finished 34 points behind Mike Striegel in the deep and popular division.

“I had won it three years in a row and then didn’t last year. I didn’t realize how much I liked winning that championship until I didn’t have it,” Jackson said recently.

Which is why the Lebanon driver said it’s a priority to reclaim the top spot in 2016.

“I’d like to win the championship at Lucas again,” Jackson said. “That’s definitely a goal.”

For Jackson, 31, the 2015 season was the definition of a mixed bag. Most drivers would relish a season like Jackson had, but to him it fell short of the expected standard.

“It wasn’t a great year, but it wasn’t bad either,” he said. “A lot of good finishes and several wins. But several crashes and DNFs that we would have liked to have gone without.”

The younger cousin of well-known Lebanon late model driver Tony Jackson Jr., figures to be better than ever in the new year. He and Tony always have had an open line of communication about racing, but this year it ratchets up a bit more.

Kris Jackson said he’s going to drive one of the TJR Motorsports cars built by Tony Jackson Jr.

“So we’ll probably have more help coming from him this year than in the past,” Kris Jackson said.

The competition level in the Ozark Golf Car B-Mod division is showing no sign of falling off. That’s one of the things that appeals to Jackson. He’s dabbled in A-Mods and Late Models in the past, but feels he’s where he needs to be.

“I love it. Everywhere you go, there’s always several fast cars that can win and that’s what makes it fun,” he said. “I think it’s going through the roof. You can just look at the car count that we’ve had at Lucas and for $300 to win we’d get 30-40 cars

“For a long time I wanted to get back to A-Mod racing,” Jackson added. “But with all the big-money races, there’s several times a year you can race for the whole weekend and really get to cut loose just like you had an A-Mod.

“It’s fun. A lot of great drivers race with us in those (big) races and race with us weekly. I’m good where I’m at. I feel like I have a lot going for me right now.”

Jackson’s “team” returns intact with crew chief Jordan Medley along with a host of sponsors: Ruble Racing Engines, Anglers Port Marine, Joe’s Pharmacy, VANS Motor Sales, Show-Me Dents, East 32 Meat Processing and TJR Motorsports.

“I’ve had the help of a lot of people. You can’t be successful without it,” Jackson said.
Kris Jackson (65) finished runner-up to Mike Striegel (17) in the B-Mod division last season at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Please visit www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for the most up to date information about “America’s New Motorsports Destination”, Lucas Oil Speedway.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, MO. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it’s entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

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