DANNY JACKSON'S LUCK CONTINUES IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Hopes Race at Myrtle Beach Will Turn The Tides Cincinnati, OH (September 21, 2007) Danny Jackson's 2007 season has continued it's bad luck into the championship season. He arrived ...
DANNY JACKSON'S LUCK CONTINUES IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Hopes Race at Myrtle Beach Will Turn The Tides
Cincinnati, OH (September 21, 2007) Danny Jackson's 2007 season has continued it's bad luck into the championship season. He arrived at Mansfield, OH back in early September feeling good about his chances going into the Championship Series of the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series. Jackson tested the car a few days prior to the race and was satisfied with the outcome. Jackson and his team thought they had the Beamer Brothers/Redbank Transport/Tri-State Sterling/Lykins Oil/Ultra Lube Chevrolet figured out and ready for Saturday's race.
Jackson expected a stout field to be a Mansfield. It's a chance to show who is the best of the best. Even though Jackson qualified to compete in the Championship Series, he still had to qualify in the top 32 cars to make the race with over 45 cars competing for those spots. Jackson struggled through practice and could not get the car running among the top times. Jackson took the track for qualifying and came out with a disappointing time. Jackson did not make the starting field for the first of five championship races.
However, Jackson is ready to put that behind him and continue to get track experience. Jackson did not make it to the championship race in Iowa and plans to focus on the Myrtle Beach race on October 6th. Jackson and his crew chief and father, Dave Jackson have continued their efforts in learning the set up of these cars and what it takes to be among the fast cars. "There were a few mechanical issues at Mansfield that we feel we have corrected. It was disappointing to our sponsors and fans that we did not make the Mansfield race, but unfortunately things like that happen. Danny has to move on and focus on the next race," said Dave Jackson.
"It's always frustrating when you miss a race or you do not perform up to your potential. I know I have the skills to drive the car; it's just a matter of getting the car set up. It's difficult competing with this level of drivers and it is even more difficult when you are competing with teams who have a better financial situation than a team like ours has. I am hoping that we can land a primary sponsor for next year and then be able to compete with the teams who are consistently up front," Danny Jackson said.
Although Jackson would have liked to be at the Iowa race, it's just not financially feasible for the team. Jackson is planning on being at the Myrtle Beach race and possibly the remaining two championship races in Georgia and Florida. Those plans largely depend on the outcome of the Myrtle Beach race. Even though luck has not been on Jackson's side this year, he hopes that Myrtle Beach will bring a change in the tide. He will again have to attempt to make the race among a stout field of championship drivers, but hopes he will be on the track under the lights come race time. "It was tough watching those guys race at Mansfield. Anytime you are watching, you are wishing to be out there, but that is in the past and things will eventually turn around for me. I have to stay positive."