TWOFER TYLER: Jackson Goes Back-to-Back with Chevy Performance Street Stocks at Limaland

Parr with back-to-back podiums, Jackson first two-time winner

LIMA, OH – Three races into the Chevy Performance Street Stock League as part of DIRTcar eSports Season 2 and Tyler Jackson has found himself right at home as the League’s first two-time winner.

Originally scheduled to start fifth, Jackson took off from the third spot on the grid after Chris Meyers was unable to make the call for the Feature, sliding the entire inside row up one spot. He dove into the first corner with no fear on the low side and snatched up the lead before the field even got into Turn 3. Put simply, this was the beginning of the end for his competition.

Even with the single restart early in the show, allowing those behind him another crack at a pass for the lead, Jackson held strong. Most notably, Jackson was able to avoid a lapped car that spun directly in front of him with just two laps remaining to help seal the victory.

“I was trying to figure out if I’d be better off getting a caution and having them bunch back up on me or just try and wiggle my way through some of those lapped guys,” Jackson told Street Stock League Announcer Rick Eshelman in the post-race interview on DIRTVision. “There were two-or-three really close calls of that; I jammed-up on the brakes.”

Grant Parr crossed the stripe in second after a solid run in the top-five all night. He passed for second in the latter half of the race and led a charge to Jackson’s rear bumper, but just flat-out ran out of time. After a third-place finish last week, Parr’s got the momentum he’ll be carrying into Volusia Speedway Park in one week’s time.

Round 3 of Street Stock League action hosted 30 cars; the second-highest total this season (Joe Grabianowski Photo)

“I noticed I was catching [Jackson], and was hoping maybe a lapped car would mess him up and give us a chance or a caution,” Parr said. “It didn’t happen tonight, but we had another good run.”

The DIRTcar eSports Chevy Performance Street Stock League action continues next Wednesday night, Dec. 23, with a visit to the Volusia Speedway Park. Catch all the action live on DIRTVision!

Chevy Performance Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 8-Tyler Jackson [5]; 2. 48-Grant Parr [7]; 3. 003-Thorne Zimmerman  [4]; 4. 45-Dane Loyd [1]; 5. 15-Michael Putnam [8]; 6. 880-Calvin Anderson [6]; 7. 2-Bradley Weaver [9]; 8. 66-Preston Dimsdale [15]; 9. 111-Lewis Clark [2]; 10. 10-Caleb Hudgeons [22]; 11. 26-Jack Brown [20]; 12. 04-Joshua Dennison [16]; 13. 69-Sage Luther [10]; 14. 7-Jaxon Steele [17]; 15. 47-Blaze Benedict [24]; 16. 7-Marko Mitchell [11]; 17. 29-Zak Williams [18]; 18. 78-Blake Pryor [12]; 19. 74-Garrett Updike [14]; 20. 77-Anthony Corini [21]; 21. 54-Cory McKay [19]; 22. 02-Bradley Steinruck [23]; 23. 122-Brian Dickens [13]; 24. 7-Chris Meyers [3]

MARATHON MAN: Jackson Holds Off Yost in Demanding Street Stock Feature at USA Int’l

Relentless pressure, numerous restarts couldn’t shake Illinoisan’s concentration

LAKELAND, FL – He may have been beat by Yost & Co. last week, but Tyler Jackson was not going to be denied in week #2.

Jackson, of Rockford, IL, hung tough in Wednesday night’s Chevy Performance Street Stock League Feature, going 30 long laps around the virtual 3/4-mile of USA International Speedway. A plethora of caution flags scattered throughout the race made it seem marathon-like, but the race was completed under green in the waning seconds of the time limit.

Numerous restarts were required of Jackson to pick up the checkers, and not a single one of them was easy, as previous Feature winner Richie Yost, of Griffith, IN, was all over his rear bumper for the duration of the race.

“These restarts here with these long straightaways, they’re tough,” Jackson told League announcer Chase Raudman on the DIRTVision broadcast. “You almost have to do a bit of mirror driving here with the run they can get off the top [groove] on you.”

Despite the challenges in his rearview, Jackson found a way to keep composed, leading every lap for the $100 victory – the first of his DIRTcar eSports career.

Last week’s winner at Lanier, Richie Yost, put pressure on Jackson the entire distance but could not find a way to make a move for the lead. He gave it everything he had in the final laps and was still satisfied with a runner-up finish.

“At a big track like this, it’s easy to mess-up,” Yost noted. “At the end, I had to go for hero or zero… I had to try to do something.”

Grant Parr, a newcomer to DIRTcar eSports, brought it home in third to wrap-up a very solid League debut. Coming from seventh on the starting grid, Parr battled it out with Richie Yost’s brother Zane for much of the race and came out on top for a $50 prize check.

“On one of the restarts, I got shuffled up high and was able to make it work, came up through the field and ended up with a solid top-three,” Parr said.

The Chevy Performance Street Stock League action continues next Wednesday night, Dec. 16, from the Limaland Motorsports Park – don’t miss a moment of the action LIVE on DIRTVision! Head to to register for an event today.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (click for full results)

Chevy Performance Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 8-Tyler Jackson [1]; 2. 29-Richie Yost [4]; 3. 48-Grant Parr [7]; 4. 03-Brandon Steele [10]; 5. 93-Zane Yost [2]; 6. 2-Jesse Wall [13]; 7. 18-Kyle Sirratt [3]; 8. 07-Chris Meyers [6]; 9. 66-Preston Dimsdale [5]; 10. 17-Mike Arnold [19]; 11. 95-Brian Brunscheen [9]; 12. 02-Bradley Steinruck [14]; 13. 77-Anthony Corini [20]; 14. 24-Tyler Fister [15]; 15. 52-Marty Czekala [18]; 16. 002-Clifford Bellomy [12]; 17. 15-Brian Walker [11]; 18. 10-Caleb Hudgeons [8]; DQ 7-Jaxon Steele [17]; DQ 127-Mikey Wilson [16]