CRA: Danny Jackson wins CD-2 Rookie of the Year

DANNY JACKSON WINS THE 2006 CRA SUPER SERIES CD-2 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD Salem, IN (October 9, 2006) -- Even with one CRA Super Series point's event left in the 2006 season, Loveland, Ohio native Danny Jackson has already secured a big...

DANNY JACKSON WINS THE 2006 CRA SUPER SERIES CD-2 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD

Salem, IN (October 9, 2006) -- Even with one CRA Super Series point's event left in the 2006 season, Loveland, Ohio native Danny Jackson has already secured a big enough point advantage to win the 2006 CRA Super Series CD-2 Rookie Of The Year Award. Jackson's 12th place finish in the series last event at Rockford Speedway on September 24th gave him enough points to secure the award over second place Rich Segvich, who finished 22nd in that event. The third generation driver joins a distinguished list of former series rookie of the year award winners including Tommy St. John in 2005, Chris Gabehart in 2004, Chuck Barnes Jr. in 2003, Andy Ponstein in 2002, Joel Kauffman in 2001, Scott Hantz in 2000, Peter Cozzolino in 1999 and Spanks Overbeck in 1998.

Jackson claims the CD-2 Rookie Of The Year Award by 195 points over Rich Segvich, the only other driver currently active in the CD-2 Rookie Of The Year battle. Jackson has 1022 adjusted points, each rookie gets to drop his worst two finishes during the season, Segvich has 827 adjusted points, he missed two events earlier in the season, so those two were the events dropped from his adjusted points.

Jackson has collected 12 CD-2 Rookie Of The Race Awards so far in 2006, collecting $1200 in bonuses from CD-2 and $300 in Product Certificates from Cometic Gasket so far during the season. Jackson's best finish to date in 2006 was a fifth at the New Paris Speedway event. In all Jackson had 6 top ten finishes and led 11 laps of the Angola Motor Speedway event.

For his CD-2 Rookie Of The Year Award efforts Jackson will receive a $1000 cash bonus and a Product Package from CD-2 along with a list of product awards including a Type A complete ABC Body from Five Star Racecar Bodies, a $500 Product Certificate from Blake Carburetion, a racing cam from Reed Cams, a $500 Product Certificate towards a racing uniform from Hinchman Racing Uniforms, a $1500 Product Certificate for a web site design from Speed Media, a $200 Product Certificate from RJS Racing Equipment, a $200 Product Certificate from Cometic Gasket, a $200 Product Certificate from Tex Racing, a set of Restraint Belts from Impact Racing, a $250 Product Certificate from RaceDriverCards.com, a $100 Product Certificate from PitStopUSA.com, a $100 Product Certificate from AFCO Racing Equipment, and a $100 Product Certificate from AP Racing Brakes at the 2006 CRA Super Series Awards Banquet.

For his second place effort, Michigan City, Indiana native Rich Segvich will receive a $300 cash bonus from Cometic Gasket, $100 in Product Certificates from Ringers Gloves, and $50 in Product Certificates from PitStopUSA.com at the 2006 CRA Super Series Awards Banquet.

Jackson and Segvich are still in the overall 2006 series points' championship battle that will conclude in this Sunday's 35th Annual Ed Martin Auto Group Winchester 400. Jackson is currently in sixth place in series championship points, only one point behind fifth place Jeff Lane. Segvich is currently in 11th place in series championship points and is only 51 points from 10th place Jack Landis, who is not entered for Sunday's event, and only 68 points behind ninth place Kenny Tweedy.

Go to www.winchesterspeedway.com to purchase advanced tickets for the 35th Annual Ed Martin Auto Group Winchester 400 Weekend or for more information on the weekend including a detailed schedule of events as well as ticket and pit pass pricing. More information on the CRA Super Series is available at www.craracing.net

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Series Stock car
Drivers Jeff Lane , Joel Kauffman