World of Outlaws family mourns passing of Bobby Jackson
CONCORD, N.C. -- Jan. 30, 2008 -- The World of Outlaws family was saddened to learn of the passing of former competition director Bobby Jackson on Monday night.
Jackson was one of the most revered members of the World of Outlaws team from 1987 to 2004, and his impact is still felt today as he mentored several current series officials before he became a NASCAR official.
"The racing community is very saddened by the loss of Bobby Jackson," said Carlton Reimers, the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Director. "Bobby loved all types of racing, especially dirt track racing, but his heart was with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. For many years, Bobby was the Series Competition Director, knowledgeable and quick-witted, he presided over many great races. On a personal note he, along with Ted Johnson and Rick Ferkel, taught me most of what I know about racing. He will be missed. God speed and our prayers are with his family."