Brad all over at reaching UK summit

Speedster Brad Jackson proved an unstoppable tempest to win the Hillingdon Speed and Spares Apira Springspeed National Finals drag racing event in Shakespeare country..
Jackson dominated the holiday weekend meeting at the Shakespeare County Raceway at Stratford. upon Avon to now head the national rankings in the UK Super Pro Championship. On the first day of qualifying, the cloudy, cold and windy conditions generated a low track temperature which was reflected in the lower times. Wheel spin was an issue but Jackson posted his best time of 7.84 seconds on a 7.70 dial-in to earn seventh place .

Conditions improved on the second day with the jet drier readying the circuit with Jackson’s first run of 7.79 on a 7.73 dial dropping him to ninth, But he followed that with a stunning 7.772 on a 7.77 dial, which clinched him second place to Rick Cook. His quarter-final opponent was Joe Stevens, a Super Pro event winner, but the North Yorkshire ace’s 7.78 on a 7.76 dial in beat Joe’s breakout of 8.55 on an 8.60 dial in.
Next up was Barry Giles, a former Super Pro national champion and a 15-time event winner, Jackson was again on dynamic form a reaction split of 0.04 of a second reaction good enough to put him into the final.
Three time junior dragster UK national champion Joe Kelly, in his rookie Super Pro season, stood between Jackson and victory. Jackson posted a 7.77 on a 7.76 dial with an 0.07 reaction time but it was never tested as Kellett’s car broke down for Jackson to claim a first Super Pro event win1 After also reaching the semifinals of the Festival of Power at Santa Pod in Northampton.
He now heads the UK National Super Pro Championship ratings.

First published xxxxxx 00 May 2015 in Sport by Tony Kelly, Deputy sports editor

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