Gone In 3.71 Seconds: Stevie Jackson Resets Radial Tire World Record

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Steve Jackson reset his own Radial vs The World elapsed time record on Saturday night in spectacular fashion in what was the quickest side-by-side radial tire race in history to capture the crown at the inaugural Wooostock at the Darlington Dragway in South Carolina.

17973601_1262941737158457_755900030557783645_oJackson, who had blasted to the previous 3.73-second standard at Lights Out 8 back in February in the debut race for Phil Shuler’s brand new Rick Jones Race Cars-built Shadow 2.0 Camaro, met fellow radial tire frontrunner Barry Mitchell in an all-supercharger finale, with all the makings of a historic affair given the conditions and their status as the two quickest drivers in the radial game. Earlier in the weekend, the pair had squared off in a friendly grudge race, which Mitchell claimed by a 3.75 to 3.88 count, proving the legendary Darlington strip had what was necessary for record-setting numbers.

In Saturday evening’s barn-burning final round, Jackson strapped a .013 light on Mitchell and never looked back, clocking a stunning 3.717-second, 198.76 mph blast to down Mitchell who, despite a staggering 3.745-second, 198.33 mph pass of his own, was out of the race from the drop of the tree. On the record-breaking run, Jackson was .953 to sixty-feet and 2.479 to half track.

We faced some adversity this weekend, and stuck together and found out what we’re made of,” Jackson said. “I have a world class group of guys and companies behind me. We are going to hurt some feelings.”

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Andrew Wolf

Andrew has been involved in motorsports from a very young age. Over the years, he has photographed several major auto racing events, sports, news journalism, portraiture, and everything in between. After working with the Power Automedia staff for some time on a freelance basis, Andrew joined the team in 2010.
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