Brad Jackson is presented with an award by Rachel Hodges, one of the staff at the Shakespeare circuit
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AFTER just two outings as a professional Naburn teenager Brad Jackson is seeking a place at the summit of European drag racing.
The 17-year-old, who this spring launched himself into the pro circuit after four trophy-laden seasons as a junior, has made a superb impact.
Jackson is currently in third position of the UK Super Pro championship after the opening two rounds, his latest success being at the Shakespeare County Raceway at Stratford-up[on-Avon.
Following a points-gathering debut at the Festival of Power meeting staged by the Santa Pod track, Jackson – the focal point of the Brad Jackson Racing Team of which his dad Wayne is the team principal – surged to two more round wins in Shakespeare country.
That propelled the apprentice motor technician for York-based DM Keith Skoda, to the semi-finals, which he comfortably negotiated to set up a clash against Scott Hauser, the 2013 UK Super Pro champion.
Though Jackson drove the USA-built Worthy Dragster car expertly, he lost out by a mere four-hundreths of a second.
However, that advance to the last two showdown still nudged him into a challenging position for his next date with speed – the FIA European round back at Santa Pod over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.
So far a total of 47 entries featuring the cream of drivers from across Europe have been declared.
But there are just 32 places available for the final rounds, so Jackson will face a stern test to attain final race qualification.
Said Jackson senior: “Brad and the team had a great weekend at the Shakespeare track with Brad putting in several superb performances.
“Now we have the main event with the European round and Brad and the the rest of us are relishing the challenge.”
Published in”The Press” on Saturday 10th May 2014
The Driver !
Brad is 20 and an apprentice motor mechanic, Brad’s Drag Racing achievements to date are;-
Festival of Power Runner Up 2017
European Finals Super Pro ET Winner 2016
APIRA/Shakespeare County Raceway Champion 2016
Open Sports Nationals Winner 2016
UK National Super Pro Drag Racing Championship Runner Up 2015
APIRA /Shakespeare County Raceway Champion 2015
Winner Springspeed National Finals 2015
UK National Championship 3rd Place 2014
Springspeed Nationals Runner Up 2014
Winner at the FIA Main Event 2013
No. 1 qualifier Springspeed Nationals 2013
5th UK Lucas Oil National Championship 2012
Winner at the Big Bang 2011
No 1 qualifier at the FIA Main Event 2011
No 1 qualifier Springspeed Nationals 2011
4th UK National Championship 2011
Springspeed Nationals runner up 2010
FIA European Finals runner up 2010
Nick Good , Team Owner & Team Principal of Nick Good Motorsport
Owner of the 3 NGM Super Pro dragsters driven by Nick, Dave & Brad
Nicks own car is the only 6 second blown Methanol dragster to win in Super Pro, Nick won the European finals at Santa pod in 2011
Wayne Jackson : Crew Chief of Brad Jackson Racing & Brad’s Dad !
Lifelong competitor in Go Karts, Trials riding and raced for 7 years in various Porsche championships, a class and outright race winner.
Competitor at Santa Pod in Mini’s and a Ford Capri, Qualified Mechanic & Electronics Diagnostic Specialist.
Back Up Girl
Cristiann Carlo’s Girlfriend
This year Natalie had a ride in Santa Pod’s 2 seater dragster and they ran a time of 7.88 seconds at 168 mph!
I am serving as an apprentice motor technician with the Volkswagen Motor Group
I have competed in UK Junior Dragster class for 4 years,and now Super Pro ET for the last 3 years.
I am now 20 years old and now compete in the Super Pro class.
I gained my licence for 2014 with a best run of 7.78 seconds at 171 mph in the quarter. I have now had a PB of 7.62 seconds and 175.02 mph and a new PB time for 0 to 60ft in 0.087 seconds all achieved in the 2015 season.
We constantly work with the press to actively promote the team and feature in newspapers and my website achieves around a 1350 hit’s per week and in 2015 achieved 700000 hits .
We take our racing extremely seriously and are a very competitive team, we always try our very best to achieve the best result possible.
I have had product sponsorship with Lucas Oil for the last 6 years and my father and I worked with Les Downey (Lucas Oil UK MD) to get the Junior Dragster series sponsored by Lucas Oil and my father worked to have the series named the Lucas Oil UK Junior Dragster championship.
My father has looked after the promotion and prize giving for the championship and will continue to do this in 2017.
As a team we have always presented ourselves in a professional manner, in fact we were nominated most professional team in 2012 and also in our first year in Super Pro have been nominated most professional appearing team and best appearing car for 2014 which is a credit to our team to be in competition with professional teams, it is an acknowledgement of the effort we put into the sport.
We intend to run the 2017 championship in the most professional manner and hope to be extremely competitive in this class. We will promote our sponsors brands and companies in the pits and always present the car, our clothing and ourselves in a clean and professional manner.
Race Number: Super Pro 470
Car Name: Lucas Oil
Car Details: Worthy Dragster from the USA, 235 inches 19.58 feet Long
Big Block Chevrolet V8 Enderle Methanol Injected , 9258cc, 565 Cu in, 940 bhp, 0-60 in 0.87 Seconds 0-175 mph in 7.62 Seconds
Transmission ATI Powerglide
Strange Brakes, Simpson Parachute
Hoosier Tyres, Rear 34.5″ X 16″ Front 22.5″ X 2.5″ wide
Team Name: Brad Jackson Racing
Driver Brad Jackson
Team Principal: Nick Good
Crew Chief: Wayne Jackson
Crew Member : Cristiann Carlo
Back Up Girl Natalie Cooper