DANNY JACKSON FINISHES TIED FOR 13TH IN THE USAR HOOTERS PRO CUP NORTHERN DIVISION Jackson Optimistic That Luck Will Change in the Championship Division Cincinnati, OH (August 13th, 2007) Danny Jackson?s return to South Boston Speedway in ...
DANNY JACKSON FINISHES TIED FOR 13TH IN THE USAR HOOTERS PRO CUP NORTHERN DIVISION
Jackson Optimistic That Luck Will Change in the Championship Division
Cincinnati, OH (August 13th, 2007) Danny Jackson?s return to South Boston Speedway in Virginia summed up his first USAR Hooters Pro Cup season: a season of bad luck. Jackson finished a disappointing 20th after running in the top fifteen with 228 laps to go. Jackson?s Beamer Brothers Trucking/Redbank Transport/Tri-State Sterling/Ultra Lube Chevrolet experienced a water leak in the engine. Jackson was forced to pull off to avoid further damage to the engine.
Although he has worked through some obstacles and has had some bad luck in 2007, he has found himself in the top 15 of the Hooters Pro Cup Northern Division Series heading into the Championship Series. Jackson qualified for and raced in all of the Northern Division races and is sitting in the 13th overall point position tied with Johnny Rumley. Jackson has accumulated enough points to be invited to all five of the Championship races. Jackson also finished 3rd in the Rookie of the Year award for the Northern Division behind Brandon Ward and Ben Stancill.
Being tied with Johnny Rumley is somewhat of a coincidence considering Rumley formerly drove the car that Jackson currently drives. Looking back at all of the obstacles and tough weekends of racing, Jackson is happy to be where he is. ?My goal was to be as competitive as possible and to compete for Rookie of the Year. Considering this is my first year with these cars and our team?s financial situation, I feel that we have accomplished a lot and I am looking forward to the Championship Series,? Jackson said.
Jackson still has a chance to get some quality track time and build on his experience. Mansfield is the only track that Jackson has competed at on the Championship schedule, so he will be continuing to learn as he goes and adapt quickly. Hopefully the team?s streak of bad luck will run out and things will turn around. Jackson still has the ability to compete for the Championship Series Rookie of the Year. ?We are optimistic about the remaining races. It?s been a challenging season for us, and somewhat disappointing. But we continue to learn new and try new things, so we are hopeful going into the rest of the year.?
Jackson begins the Championship Series at Mansfield, OH on September 1st, 2007. The series then continues at Iowa Speedway on September 22nd, Myrtle Beach Speedway on October 3rd, South Georgia Motorsports Park on October 20th, and USA International Speedway in Florida on November 3rd.