Kawartha Speedway Point Leader Larry Jackson Enters Summer Sizzler 200

Three-time ACT Champion Junior Hanley to serve as crew chief

Larry Jackson

Canadian stock car star Larry Jackson of Oakville, ON will lead a contingent of home-track drivers in Saturday’s $50,000 “Summer Sizzler 200” for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models at Kawartha Speedway in Fraserville, ON.  ACT makes its long-awaited return to Ontario with the Summer Sizzler 200 for the ACTion Super Series on Saturday (Sept. 15) at 6:00 pm.  With an astounding record of six main event victories and podium finishes in all 11 Late Model feature races at Kawartha Speedway in 2007, Jackson tops the track’s point standings.

“We’ve been working on our car all week to get ready for the ACT race,” said the driver of the Gary Jackson Trucking/Mountain Dew Chevrolet.  Admittedly, Jackson says he does not know much about the group of ACT racers invading his turf, but hopes that it does not matter.  “We have a good handle on Kawartha; I think we have a chance to do well no matter who we’re racing against,” he said.

A veteran of Late Model and open-wheel Modified competition in the United States and Canada, Jackson is prepared for the long 200-lap race distance.

Jackson will race this car against the ACT stars at his home track at Kawartha

“I’ve raced in a few Oswego 200s in New York with the Race of Champions (Modified) Tour and I have a car owner that knows how to make a little budget go a long way,” Jackson laughed, “so I’m used to conserving tires longer than most drivers.”  Ironically, Jackson’s two worst Kawartha Speedway Late Model finishes of the season have come in extra-distance 100-lap events in June and August.  Fortunately for him, however, he still finished third in both races.

Jackson’s team will pack star power throughout its core at the $6,000-to-win Summer Sizzler 200, as three-time ACT Champion and Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame member Junior Hanley fills the role of crew chief.  With the help of Hanley, Jackson will challenge six-time and defending ACT Late Model Tour Champion and current point leader Jean-Paul Cyr of Milton, VT, and top-ten point drivers Scott Payea (Milton, VT), “Rocket” Roger Brown (Lancaster, NH), Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk (Hudson, NH), Ron Henry (Portland, ME), and Donald Theetge (Quebec City).

Late Model cars have an optional practice session from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 14, followed by a chicken barbecue and live entertainment until midnight.  Green flag qualifying action for the $50,000 ACTion Super Series “Summer Sizzler 200” begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, Sept. 15.  For more information, call (802) 244-6963, or visit