Tony Jackson

Tony Jackson and Scott Hess Racing Make the Best of Rainy Weekend with Best Career 410 Sprint Car Finish

York Haven, PA – April 16, 2024

by Justin Snyder / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

Tony Jackson and Scott Hess Racing continued to make strides in the 410 Sprint Car ranks as the Newville, PA native brought home a career-best 16th-place finish on Sunday at BAPS Motor Speedway.

Jackson and Hess initially planned to compete in three consecutive nights of racing in the 410 Sprint Car ranks, but rain again reared its ugly head and canceled planned action at Williams Grove on Friday and Lincoln Speedway on Saturday.

“We briefly considered running Port Royal on Saturday, but it just didn’t look like it would be a great time weather-wise and with the wind,” said Jackson. “In terms of BAPS, they watered the track and it was pretty top dominant. I was probably running a half lane lower than the guys in front of us and that’s a prime example of the learning curve and just where I need to grow.” 

A total of 43 410 Sprint Cars attended BAPS on Sunday and Jackson kicked off the night by qualifying second quickest in his group during time trials. He then finished where he started – third – to lock himself into the A-main with the 12th starting position.

“We knew we had to be fast out the gate and we got a pretty good start to the heat race and was running second,” he said. “Ultimately, we slipped back to third and were able to get in the show which is obviously the goal each week.”

With a plan to continue to learn and make laps in mind, Jackson stayed steady inside of the top 15 for most of the 25-lap event. He narrowly missed out on his first career top-15 finish in the division after finishing 16th. However, with the high number of cars on hand, the team was happy to get in the show and bring the car home in one piece.

“Outside of a sanctioned event, I can’t really think of too many instances this early in the year to have 43 cars at the track,” said Jackson. “I didn’t expect that and I knew we had an uphill climb just to get in the show as a result. So ultimately to get in the show and run 16th is a pretty cool deal for us as a team and it’s something we can be proud of.”

Jackson will return to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA on Friday to compete in 410 Sprint Car action before making his third start of the season at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA on Saturday. 

“Mother Nature doesn’t look like it will do us any favors this weekend, but I’m excited to get back to the track and start contending for top 15 finishes and not just making shows,” said Jackson. “Lincoln is a track that I’ve kind of struggled at, but ultimately I think we’re learning there and hopefully we get in two A-main starts this weekend and some positive results.”

WEEKEND RESULTS

 April 14 – BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, PA – Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 16 (12). 

 SEASON STATS

 7 races, 0 wins, 1 top 5, 1 top 10’s, 1 top 15’s, 3 top 20’s

 UP NEXT

 Friday, April 19th, at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday, April 20th, at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

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Tony Jackson and Scott Hess Racing Score Career Best Finish in 410 Sprint Car Action

Mechanicsburg, PA – April 2, 2024

by Justin Snyder / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

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Tony Jackson and Scott Hess Racing took a major step forward in their rise to the 410 Sprint Car ranks as the Newville, PA native brought home a career best 17th-place finish on Friday at Williams Gove Speedway.

A planned doubleheader in the winged and wingless sportsman on Saturday at BAPS Motor Speedway ended up cancelled because of inclement weather.

“We were at the Grove on opening day, but with a tough pill draw and tougher track conditions I felt like this was a first real crack at the track,” said Jackson. “This time around was a much better experience and while the finish could have been better, we made another show and we’re continuing to learn and grow.”

A total of 27 410 Sprint Cars attended the famed Mechanicsburg track on Friday and Jackson kicked off the night by finishing third in a heat race. As a result, he was able to lock into the night’s A-main event with the eighth starting position.

“There were a lot of good drivers in the heat race, and we were able to run in second for quite a bit and we did more than hold our own,” he said. “I think lack of experience cost us a little bit, but of course I’m still learning, and we need nights like that to move forward as a team.”

Jackson ran consistently in between the ninth and 12th position for a majority of the feature event. However, several frequent cautions early in the event didn’t allow for the opportunity to make consistent laps or to get in a rhythm. As a result, he settled for a 17th place finish, which earned him his first career top 20 finish in the 410 Sprint Car ranks.

“I think we had maybe a 12th place car honestly, but the cautions really hurt our ability to get in a rhythm and it was just tough,” said Jackson. “I think one of the biggest obstacles I have to overcome is restarts and being in dirty air. Inexperience played a part in us maybe not showing all that we could, but overall, it was a decent night.”

Jackson will return to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa on Friday to compete in 410 Sprint Car action before making his second start of the season at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA on Saturday. 

With tough weather conditions playing spoiler for much of the early season in Central Pennsylvania, Jackson and Hess are optimistically looking forward to the opportunity of a two-race weekend to help continue to speed up the learning curve of taking on a new division of Sprint Car racing.

“We found a few small issues with the car since the last time we raced at Lincoln, but we feel like we’re better prepared this time around,” said Jackson. “Obviously Mother Nature hasn’t been anyone’s friend in the area so far, but just having multiple options in the area is a plus and was a huge selling point in us moving to the 410 ranks. The best way to learn is to keep making laps and I’m optimistic and excited for what’s to come!”

WEEKEND RESULTS

March 29 – Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA – Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 17 (8). 

SEASON STATS

5 races, 0 wins, 1 top 5, 1 top 10’s, 1 top 15’s, 2 top 20’s

UP NEXT

Friday, April 5th, at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday, April 6th, at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

 

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Tony Jackson and Scott Hess Racing Continue Learning Game in First BAPS 410 Sprint Car Start

York Haven, PA – March 27, 2024

by Justin Snyder / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

Tony Jackson competed Sunday at BAPS Motor Speedway in the Scott Hess Racing 410 Sprint Car and the Newville, Pa native brought home a 22nd-place finish. The 410 start was the third of his season and his first in the division at the York Haven, PA facility.

“With 34 cars in attendance, we had a goal to just make the show,” said Jackson. “Once we got it in the show, the goal was to then complete 30 laps and ultimately, we fell short of that. But the truth is we’ve made two features in three shows, so we’re off to a good start.”

Jackson kicked off the night in qualifying by laying down a fastest lap of 15.225 seconds, which was good enough for fourth quickest in his group. As a result, he started on the pole for a heat race. He ran second for five laps before falling to fourth and locked himself into the night’s A-main event.

“I didn’t get a good jump and Cory Eliason got by me, but we ultimately were able to pass him which was cool,” said Jackson. “For about five laps I was feeling like a rockstar, but I didn’t adjust accordingly and I kind of went into preservation mode to ensure we got in the show.”

Jackson lined up 16th for the 30-lap A-main and he settled into the 17th position for the first half of the race. However, two cars got together, and one turned around in front of him. This left him nowhere to go and ended his night early. He was credited with finishing 22nd.

“BAPS is the track I’m most familiar with, so it was nice to make some competitive laps there in the 410 and keep this racing journey moving forward,” he said. “We had some speed early in the night and we did some good things that we can build on, so overall we’ll chalk this one up as a learning experience.

Next up for Jackson will be a trip to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa on Friday to compete in 410 Sprint Car action before running both winged and wingless in the sportsman on Saturday at BAPS.

With mother nature providing tough track conditions during his first start at Williams Grove earlier this season, Jackson feels like this weekend will give him a better feel of the historic facility and what it takes to be competitive there.

“The goal will be to get ourselves in the show and make as many laps as possible. I talked to Lance Dewease during my first start, and he reminded me that we were facing an uphill climb trying to learn in Central PA on a track as complex as Williams Grove when the weather did us no favors. Hopefully, we can get a nice surface this Friday and decent weather, so we can really get an idea of our package there and just learn as much as possible,” said Jackson.

“When it comes to the Sportsman, this is an opportunity to race in front of a lot of our sponsors and hopefully we can come home with two victories. If anything, maybe we can gain some confidence behind the wheel that will lend itself to the 410 side of things,” he added.

WEEKEND RESULTS

March 24 – BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, PA – Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (1); Feature: 22 (16). 

SEASON STATS

4 races, 0 wins, 1 top 5, 1 top 10’s, 1 top 15’s, 1 top 20’s

UP NEXT

Friday, March 29th, 410 Sprint Car at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., Saturday, March 30th, both Winged and Wingless Sportsman at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa.

 

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Tony Jackson Excels in Racing Season While Embarking on a New Career Journey

Carlisle, PA – September 14, 2023

by Justin Snyder / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos Photography

Tony Jackson and Hess Motorsports continues to impress within the Super Sportsman division in 2023 as they’ve picked up six victories over the past few months, highlighted by his first career Sportsman 100 victory at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, PA.

The win capped off an eventful few months for the Carlisle, Pa native that saw him score three wins in winged competition (two at BAPS and one at Path Valley Speedway) and three in wingless action (Path Valley, Bedford Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway).

“We’ve had a really good run these past few months and my confidence is at an all-time high,” said Jackson. “Every time we hit the track, I feel confident we’ll be in contention, and it just speaks to how good of a team Scott Hess gives me.”

Specific to the Sportsman 100 triumph, Jackson and his father became the first father and son duo to claim victory in the 49th running of the historic event.

“It’s pretty special to add my name to the list of guys who have won that race, and for me and my dad to make history is something I’ll never forget.” he said. “As long as I can remember this race has meant a lot to me and my family and it was just really cool.”

With Jackson set to move up to the 410 Sprint Car ranks in 2024, the win was even more special as he knew it would likely be his final go at taking the crown.

“We may run it again in the future, but for all intent I knew it was kind of our last shot at getting a Sportsman 100 win,” said Jackson. “I kind of went into the race with the mentality that it was do or die and I was all in on coming home a winner.”

With his racing career reaching new heights, he is simultaneously gearing up for a fresh adventure in the motorsports industry. Over the next few months, Jackson will be taking part in several test and tune sessions at BAPS, with the goal of debuting behind the wheel of a 410 Sprint Car at the track for the $20,000 to win Les Stewart Final Showdown on November 11th.

“It’s been a fun year, but honestly I’m just ready to start focusing on 2024 and the 410 Sprint Car,” said Jackson. “We’re going to give it our all and this is the next logical step in that process.”

“I’ve had a lot of success at BAPS over the years and I’m really looking forward to practicing and getting comfortable there,” he added. “The offseason is a short one, but it can also be a long one. I don’t want to sit all offseason waiting for 2024 to get here and not be my best to start the year off. So, we’re going to kind of shake things down and we’ll see where we stack up come November against some good competition.”

 

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Tony Jackson was victorious at the 49th Annual Sportsman 100 at BAPS Motor Speedway on 9-2-23 (photo credit: Tim Basehore/WRT Speedwerx)
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Tony Jackson Set To Make the Jump From Super Sportsman to 410 Sprint Car Competition in 2024

Carlisle, PA – June 30, 2023

by Justin Snyder / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Brian Rhoad / WRT Speedwerx

Tony Jackson, with the support of car-owner Scott Hess and Hess Motorsports, is proud to announce that he’ll be making the transition from Super Sportsman competition to 410 Sprint Car racing in 2024. This decision marks a significant step forward in his career and sets the stage for an exciting new chapter in his already impressive journey.

“We’ve been kicking it around now for a little bit and we just decided that now is the right time to make the move,” said Jackson. “I know it’s going to be a challenge, but I’m really looking forward to what’s ahead of us and seeing what we can do.”

The current plan is to tentatively run around 40 races next season, with a focus on special events at BAPS Motor Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway on Friday nights and Port Royal Speedway on Saturdays.

“We’ll start with places I’m comfortable at and just try and gain as much experience as possible,” said Jackson. “We’ve got a few possible cards on the table that could open things up a lot more next season, but right now this is the plan.”

“We’ve talked about possibly going out to Western PA a little bit as well, but really we’re just going into things with an open mind and we’ll see where it takes us,” he added.

With an impressive track record in the Super Sportsman series, Jackson has consistently demonstrated exceptional talent, determination, and an unwavering passion for the sport. Over the years, he has carved a name for himself as a formidable force, capturing the attention of fans, competitors, and sponsors alike.

Jackson teamed up with Hess a few years ago in the Sportsman division and the wins have come in bunches. No stranger to the Sprint Car game as a longtime crew chief, owner and sponsor, Hess believes Jackson has the talent capable of not only making the jump to 410 Sprint Car racing, but to compete and challenge for wins.

“We’re really excited about building this team and we’re excited to get going,” said Hess. “I really believe Tony has the ability to win races at the next level and we’re excited to give him the opportunity to make his dream a reality.”

The decision to transition to the intense and highly competitive world of 410 Sprint Car racing in Central Pennsylvania represents Jackson’s commitment to pushing his limits and pursuing excellence in the sport. The move is driven by a burning desire to challenge himself further, test his skills against the best in the business, and chase the ultimate glory of victory at the highest level.

He’s also looking forward to continuing his family’s legacy, as his father Larry Jackson was a force to be reckoned with for decades in the Sportsman and 410 Sprint Car ranks.

“As a kid growing up at Silver Springs and watching my dad be as successful as he was, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t dream of winning races and racing too,” said Jackson. “He’s a well-known name in this area and being able to represent that legacy against the best in the business is something I’m really proud of and don’t take lightly.”

The team will utilize Maxim Chassis and a combination of Rider and Godfrey Racing Engines. Sponsors include Truck Specialties, Machining America, McCoy Brothers, Interstate Garage Doors, Family Ford, Custom Cut Floorings, Hess Iron, Donnie Reeser, Ken Brown Racing, Piper Advertising, K&H Suspension, Dellinger’s Auto Body, and Chamberlin and Wingert Sanitary Services.

The team’s sponsors, whose support has been instrumental in making this transition possible, are equally thrilled about the upcoming season. Their continued commitment and investment in Jackson demonstrate their belief in his talent and the potential for success in the fiercely competitive world of Central PA 410 Sprint Car racing.

“It means so much to me that Scott, his wife Lori, and my sponsors have the confidence in me to make all this possible,” said Jackson. “None of these people must do this and the only reason they are is because they believe I can do it and do it well. We’re working hard to build this team the right way and I’m looking forward to representing them at the track next season.”

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