By Kenny Shupp Jr.
DUNDEE, NY-Former Modified, Crate Sportsman, 305 Sprint competitor and one- time Black Block Speedway Promoter, Mike Jackson will once again be honored at the famed Outlaw Speedway on Friday night, May 12, 2023.
Jackson, who spent most of his career wheeling Northeast Modifieds and Crate Sportsman also had a stint in a winged 305 Sprint prior to his death on December 29, 2020 due to cancer.
“Mike was a heck of a driver in every division he cinched the belts. He absolutely lived for racing. That is all he ever wanted to do, and Mike was also a promoter of this very track just a year or so before I purchased it from Dean Hoag 8 years ago. It’s a real honor for me to once again have a Mike Jackson Tribute Night here at Outlaw and we will put up a minimum of $2219 (Jackson’s longtime car number, 19) for which ever driver can win the Sportsman Feature event.” That according to Outlaw Speedway owner/promoter, Tyler Siri.
Jackson’s daughter, Hannah has spent countless time and effort acquiring additional money and contingencies for the May 12 Mike Jackson Memorial event including a huge Corn Hole Tournament at the March 2023 Arnot Mall Car Show.
A minimum of $2219 is a lot of money for a 602 Crate Sportsman feature win and with amount of loot it will entice other drivers to make the haul to Outlaw as well as other competitors in the DIRTcar Hoosier Tire Division that races weekly at Outlaw to bolt on the American Racer rubber or run their Hoosier Tire brand.
More information regarding tires and class criteria will be posted on Facebook
In addition to the winner’s check of $2219, the second place finisher will receive $1019 and it pays $119 just to take the green.
Other classes seeing action in addition to the Sportsman Divisions will be the headline Friendly Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Modifieds along with the Swarthout Recycling Rookie Sportsman Divisions.
The Brock’s Bowl and Pizzeria Street Stocks, the NAPA Hobby Stocks and the Winner’s Circle Deli Mini Stocks round out the adult card.
The Fritz Masonry Youth Bandit’s will complete the show.
As always, gate times for both pit and grandstand entry as well as ticket prices will be posted at www.Facebook.com/OutlawSpeedwayLLC/.
The top ten payout and other information regarding the Mike Jackson Memorial Sportsman event will be posted throughout the week on Facebook.
Current points, the entire 2023 schedule of events, sponsor information and class rules are a click away at www.outlawspeedwayllc.com.
Camping is always free along with free rides on Outlaw Crusher, the tracks official Monster Truck each race night.
For those that are parched, The Outlaw Speedway Saloon is open in the pit area and the new Turn 4 Tavern is located on the grandstand side of the facility with both offering ice cold beer and a breathtaking view of the Fast 4/10 of a Mile Clay Oval.
Located right in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York the Outlaw Speedway is within ear shout distance of the village of Dundee on Rt. 14a.
Just a short drive from Seneca Falls, Geneva, Penn Yan, Corning/Elmira, Watkins Glen/Beaver Dams and Bath/Hammondsport, make the Outlaw Speedway your Friday Night Race Place!