Republic, MO (September 22, 2013) – “Prime Time” Tony Jackson Jr of Lebanon, MO is the 2013 MARS DIRTcar Series Point Champion.
Jackson Jr. began the year with several top ten finishes before finally finding victory lane Memorial Day weekend at the Monett Speedway for the Tony Roper Memorial. Over the next 16 races, Jackson Jr. would rack up a series of finishes worthy of a champion.
Jackson piloted the #56 RLB Financial / Lindsay Chevrolet, Cornett powered Club 29 Rocket by Lanigan to 5 feature wins, 5 second place finishes, 5 top five finishes, 6 top ten finishes, with only 3 finishes outside the top 10. Jackson Jr. finished the season with 1524 points.
2012 MARS champion Jesse Stovall of Billings, MO finished in second place with 1444 points. Justin Asplin of Birch Tree, MO finished third with 1192 points. 6-time MARS champion Terry Phillips of Springfield, MO finished fourth with 1072 points and Dustin Walker of Peculiar, MO rounded out the top five with 949 points.
The season-ending banquet for the 14th Season of the MARS series will be announced in the near future.
The 2013 final points can be found at www.marsracingseries.com.
Photo credit: Ron Mitchell, Ron Mitchell Racing Photos
The MARS DIRTcar Series would like to thank their sponsors for the 2013 season. Hoosier Racing Tire, Libscomb Auto Group, Powertrain Industries, GRT Race Cars, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Sunoco Racing Fuel, R2C Performance, Keizer Wheels, Hatfield Racing Engines, Race Brothers Farm & Home Supply, Supermoon Graphics, Off Axis Custom Paint, Don Babb Motorsports, Rod End Supply and Vicci.