SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Rising star Dustin Jackson will be back behind the wheel of a Super Late Model in Canada at Some point this Summer, But The “Natural ” is Currently Busy racking up Feature wins and Leading the points standings in His Super Late Model at Onaway Speedway and Doing the same at Kinross Speed Park In a Modified , Both in Michigan.
For Jackson, an Open Wheel Modified standout turned Super Late Model sophomore, the atmosphere that comes with competing with some of Ontario’s top short track talent is incomparable as a character builder.
“I’m a fan of the pressure that comes with running with the Super Late [Model] teams,” admits the rising star. “It’s not like anything else. It’s a different feeling and a different energy entirely when you roll into Sunset and the Super Late Models are in town”.
“When you look around the pits and see how many top-tier teams there are – you know you’re in for a long night one way or another”.
Jackson fashioned a podium finish during the 2016 installment of the Sunset Speedway Super Late Model Series, and aims to improve upon that result this season. However, he’s well aware of the difficulty factor that comes with hunting victory lane in a field that includes Brandon Watson, Derrick Tiemersma and Glenn Watson.
“It’s so hard to win in one of these cars against the kind of competition in Ontario right now,” insists ‘The Natural’. “Just look at how many really talented drivers race these series – either OSCAAR or Sunset – for years and years and never win”.
“Any time you have a short schedule and top-level talent it’s going to be hard to pull off a win,” adds the well-spoken teenager. “It definitely gives you some polish if you can pull a win off”.
“We’re a small team – we’re just not the same as a lot of these other guys,” shrugs the Sault Ste. Marie, ON driver. “We don’t have the same resources. It’s mostly just our family and friends wrenching on this car. We just make due with what we have”.
“It’s been working for us so far though,” adds Jackson with a smile. “But, when you don’t have an unlimited budget like these other guys, you learn pretty quick that you have to work a little harder”.
“Our team has never lost a party, especially when we win,” laughs the teen” Parking it in Victory Lane in both of these cars had definitely, Boosted my Confidence and I have gain alot of Respect for the drivers out here”.
Jackson Motorsports still plans to make it back to Race as many nights at Sunset Speedway, Gold Rush at Flamboro and Jukasa in August.