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Tommy Jackson Jr. Wins Sixth INEX Legends Feature: Jacob Derrick Earns First Bandolero Win

Hampton, VA – When you’re hot you’re hot! There is no denying that Poquoson native Tommy Jackson Jr. is just that this year at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway. Earlier in the afternoon as the sun was hiding behind some clouds Jackson’s efforts in qualifying were enough to earn him yet another pole starting position. Daniel Silvestri, Spencer Saunders, Ryan Center, and Devon Courtney rounded out the fastest five qualifiers.

It was all Tommy Jackson Jr., however, once Shane Snider displayed the green flag. A quick battle for second ensued behind him as he drove away with Saunder’s winning the battle. Silvestri, who has been showing great speed as of late, would battle back a few laps later and eventually win the “war” so to speak finishing ahead of Saunders. All eyes would shift just a few positions back as Devon Courtney would apply pressure to Center for position, ultimately taking it. Connor Jones, a young driver who moved up from the Bandolero division just last year, was also able to get around Center before the completion of the event to score a top-five finish.

“It was good,” Jackson said in victory lane speaking about his car. “It was better than practice, we rolled off the trailer pretty good but the weather caught me off guard when it got real cool. We made some good adjustments and we knew that we were on the right track when we qualified but we knew that we could be better and really hit it good for the race. We’re going try to keep up the good work and keep parking this thing in victory lane.”


Layton Harrison was the fastest man in town earlier in the afternoon during group qualifying. He was able to win the pole in the twelve-car field with a 21.089-second (67.429 MPH) lap. Ryley Music, Jacob Derrick, Logan Clark, and Autumn Weaver completed the fastest five qualifiers.

Layton Harrison jumped out to an early lead when Shayne Snider displayed the green flag looking for win number four in 2018. Autumn Weaver, who has been showing more and more speed every week, took second place from Ryley Music and the race was on for second through six. Once things settled down Weaver and Music hooked up nerf bars to track the leader down just past the halfway point. However, Music would get into the rear bar of Weaver just a little too hard entering turn one and sent her spinning. As her car was tracking backwards up the speedway Logan Clark ran out of track space and ended up running into her. Both drivers were able to exit their cars under their own power as safety was quickly on the scene. Both cars, however, not so much. Music was sent to the rear of the field for “aggressive driving” and would later pull off the track after a second spin and falling a lap down.

Jacob Derrick – son of former Grand Stock standout Ricky Derrick – pulled up to Harrison’s inside door panel with five laps to go and the battle for the race win was on. Derrick would lead laps eleven and twelve while Harrison was scored the leader on thirteen. It was a drag race between the two for the final lap of the race with plenty of contact between the two through turns three and four. Derrick pushing Harrison up the speedway while Harrison tried to keep him pinched down. However, it was Jacob Derrick at the stripe to collect his first career Bandolero win at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway.


Cycle City Corp Legends OFFICIAL Results;

#87 Tommy Jackson Jr; 25

#97 Daniel Silvestri; 25

#7 Spencer Saunders; 25

#17 Devon Courtney; 25

#14c Connor Jones; 25

#88 Ryan Center; 25

#6 Chris Hammett; 25

#8m David Markham; 24

#14t Tucker Jones; 24

#4 Chris Hayes; 23


Cycle City Corp Bando OFFICIAL Results;

#8d Jacob Derrick; 15

#43 Layton Harrison; 15

#22 Wyatt Philyaw; 15

#4 Alek Andrecs; 15

#48 Wesley Newell; 15

#12 Bradan Andrecs; 15

#8w Connor Weddell; 15

#9 Ayden Millette; 15

#02 Kenton Case; 15

#47 Ryley Music; 10

#18 Autumn Weaver; 8

#15 Logan Clark; 8

Tommy Jackson Jr. & Layton Harrison Continue Winning Streaks in INEX Division’s at Langley Speedway

Tommy Jackson Jr. powers off turn two Saturday afternoon during second practice at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Hampton, VA – Tommy Jackson Jr., of Poquoson, Virginia, picked up win number three over the weekend at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway in the INEX Legends divisions. Jackson would start the 25-lap feature on the outside pole after Spencer Saunders laid down an impressive 17.873-second lap. Daniel Sylvestri, Jamie Price, and Ryan Center completed the fastest five during time trial qualifying.

Saunders got off to a great start when flagman Shayne Snider displayed the green. He was able to clear the field out of turn number two and try to get his rhythm going. Jackson spent a couple of laps working to get clear of the third-place machine of Sylvestri and when he did he brought Jamie Price – who ultimately had mechanical issues that took him out of the race – with him setting his sights on the lead.

The battle was on by lap three and complete by lap four when Saunders made just a little bobble out of turn two. The slip was all Jackson needed to get his nose under the No. 7 machine and complete the pass out of turn four. It was lights out from that point on, Jackson ended up building at least a fifteen or more car length advantage over Saunders.

Daniel Sylvestri would remain locked in the third position essentially all race while Devon Courtney ended up getting around Ryan Center in the closing to break into the top five. That is when Price would have his mechanical failure allowing both Courtney and Center to move up one spot on the leaderboards.


Layton Harrison (43) & Autumn Weaver (18) dial their cars in during final practice on May 5th, 2018. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Layton Harrison continued to dominate the Casey Cycle City Bandolero division this past Saturday night winning yet another pole aware and ultimately the race. The battle was on behind him, however, between Autumn Weaver, Ryley Music – grandson to Langley Speedway Late Model legend Phil Warren – Wyatt Philyaw, and Logan Clark. Autumn Weaver found herself on the better side of that battle as she finished second over Music, Philyaw, and Clark.


Cycle City Corp Legends OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #87 Tommy Jackson Jr; 25
  2. #7 Spencer Saunders; 25
  3. #97 Daniel Sylvestri; 25
  4. #17 Devon Courtney; 25
  5. #88 Ryan Center; 25
  6. #5 Whit Seay; 25
  7. #8 Mike Weddell; 24
  8. #4 Chris Hayes; 24
  9. #14T Tucker Jones; 22
  10. #08 Jamie Price; 16


Cycle City Corp Bando OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #43 Layton Harrison; 15
  2. #18 Autumn Weaver; 15
  3. #47 Ryley Music; 15
  4. #22 Wyatt Philyaw; 15
  5. #15 Logan Clark; 15
  6. #12 Bradan Andrecs; 15
  7. #48 Wesley Newell; 15
  8. #4 Alek Andrecs; 15
  9. #8D Jacob Derrick; 15
  10. #8W Connor Weddell; 15
  11. #9 Ayden Millette; 15
  12. #87 Kenton Case; 15

Tommy Jackson Jr. Back in Victory Lane in INEX Legends Feature at Langley Speedway

Tommy Jackson Jr. works down the backstretch at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway during practice. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Hampton, VA – Spencer Saunders paced the final round of practice this past Saturday at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway in the INEX Legends series. With the K&N Pro Series East in town, INEX officials used the final round of practice to set the field for the 25-lap opening feature. Saunders was able to lay down a 17.773-second lap to earn him the right to lead Jackson, Price, Matthews, and Sylvestri to the green.

Saunders took the field into turn one as the sun was setting over the speedway in Hampton, Virginia with Jamie Price all over his rear nerf bar and Tommy Jackson Jr. tucked to his right side door. Saunders was able to take sole possession of the lead as the field powered off turn two and would least the first handful of laps. Before Jackson set him up for what would ultimately be the winning pass coming to lap four.

Four laps later Tommy Jackson Jr. had opened up an impressive gap on Saunders – who we later learned was battling a loose race car throughout the 25-lap feature. Saunders, Price, Matthews, and Sylvestri rounded out the top five and you could legit cover them with a full-size car cover, that was how close these drivers were to each other.

The first and only caution of the feature came on lap fourteen for the No. 14 of Connor Jones who looped it coming out of turn two and ultimately came to a halt down the backstretch. Once track officials removed Jones’ car from the racing surface INEX officials displayed the Car Master Restart Cone, Daniel Sylvestri was the first gamble and restart on the outside front row. He would ultimately fall back and in line behind Saunders in the third position.

The race went back green with just eleven laps to go and it was clear the heat cycle had an effect on the tires as Jackson was unable to pull away from Saunders has quick as he did before. Saunders almost got his wish at one more shot at the lead when Jamie Price fell off the pace and had to limp his machine back to pit road, however, the race remained green and Tommy Jackson Jr. cruised to his second victory of 2018 to tie Saunders. Daniel Sylvestri, Ryan Matthews, and Carter Wood rounded out the top five.

“She was good,” Jackson said in victory lane. “The car was good all day. We were able to keep up with the track conditions adjusting to the Goodyear K&N rubber. I slipped a bit in qualifying but we knew we had a good car in the long run so I was really confident going into the race. Always great to get back to Victory Lane and look forward to chasing more trophies”

Cycle City Corp Legends Results;

  1. #87 Tommy Jackson Jr; 25
  2. #7 Spencer Saunders; 25
  3. #97 Daniel Sylvestri; 25
  4. #51R Ryan Matthews; 25
  5. #31 Carter Wood; 25
  6. #17 Devon Courtney; 25
  7. #14C Connor Jones; 25
  8. #88 Ryan Center; 25
  9. #21 Lane McKee; 25
  10. #5 Whit Seay; 25
  11. #4 Chris Hayes; 24
  12. #08 Jamie Price; 22
  13. #14 Tucker Jones; 22

Tommy Jackson Jr. Victorious in Thrilling INEX Legend Season Opener at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway

Tommy Jackson Jr. sails into turn three during final practice at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway on opening night, March 31, 2018. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Hampton, VA – Tommy Jackson Jr. found himself in victory lane after narrowly edging out last years defending champion Spencer Saunders as the two split a lapped car powering off turn four racing to the checkered flag.

Daniel Silvestri – last years Rookie of the Year winner at Southside Speedway – took the pole position earlier in the afternoon besting Saunders, Price, Jackson, and Beattie with a 17.637-second lap of record. Silvestri backed his pole run up when the green flag was displayed by not only securing the top spot out of turn two but also showing the way for the first half of the feature. Saunders and Jackson did not make it easy on the young driver either.

Once action resumed on the .395-mile hardly banked oval that is Langley Speedway, Saunders was able to power his way around Silvestri and into the lead. Jackson took advantage of the open door for the second spot and immediately started to apply pressure to the rear nerf bar of Saunders for the lead. Given the sheer speed and talent of these two drivers fans got to witness a spectacular battle for the lead. Jackson was able to get by Saunders – who’s car looked to be a little looser than he would have liked – and start showing the way.

In true championship fashion, however, Saunders regrouped and mounted one final charge to take the top spot back in the closing laps. Saunders had one final shot coming out of four to the checkered flag when the pair closed the gap on one of the slower cars. Jackson went low, Saunders went high and it was all but a photo finish at the line with Jackson edging ahead of Saunders by a mere 0.024 seconds.

“I knew we were good,” Jackson said in victory lane following the race. “We were fast in all of the practices, I just misjudged the track and messed up qualifying, I was really glad to catch that caution, it helped cool my tires, that helped a ton. Great job to those guys, they put on a heck of a race in front of me. I was enjoying it just watching it, I was enjoying it, even more, when I was leading it.”

Leyton Harrison was the quickest of the eleven INEX Bando’s to that took time this past weekend. He also proved he was the quickest when it came time to get down to business and the green flag was displayed. Harrison jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. He would go on to lead every lap and take the checkers in the caution free season opener.


Cycle City Corp Legends Results

  1. #87 Tommy Jackson Jr; 25
  2. #7 Spencer Saunders; 25
  3. #97 Daniel Sylvestri; 25
  4. #84 Kyle Beattie; 25
  5. #51R Ryan Matthews; 25
  6. #51T Todd McCullum; 25
  7. #22 Ryan DiMartini; 25
  8. #17 Devon Courtney; 25
  9. #08 Jamie Price; 25
  10. #88 Ryan Carter; 25
  11. #14J Connor Jones; 25
  12. #31 Carter Wood; 25
  13. #21 Lane McKee; 24
  14. #4 Chris Hayes; 23
  15. #27 David Steele; 23
  16. #5 Whitt Seay; 10


INEX Bando Results

  1. #43 Layton Harrison; 15
  2. #18 Autumn Weaver; 15
  3. #12 Bradan Andrecs; 15
  4. #22 Wyatt Philyaw; 15
  5. #4 Alek Andrecs; 15
  6. #8D Jacob Derek; 15
  7. #47 Ryley Music; 15
  8. #8W Connor Weddell 15
  9. #48 Wesley Newell; 15
  10. #9 Ayden Millette; 14
  11. #87 Kenton Case; 13

Tommy Jackson Jr. Wins Saturday Night Legends Portions of The Classic; Collects Bounty on Dillion Spain

Tommy Jackson Jr. celebrates in Southern National Motorsports Park victory lane Saturday night. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Lucama, NC – The words Dillion Spain, Winner, and Southern National Motorsports Park are something that has been said countless times over the year(s). So much so that track owner/promoter Michael Diaz placed a bounty over him to anyone one able to beat him. Tommy Jackson Jr. did just that in Saturday night’s 30-lap feature.

It was clear from the drop of the green flag Saturday night that Jackson and Spain were the class of the field again. Spain earned yet another pole award during group qualifying earlier in the afternoon while Jackson lined up to his outside. He was able to jump out to an early lead with Jackson in tow. In all honesty, it looked as if it were going to be yet another Spain win at Southern National but Tommy Jackson Jr. had other plans just past the halfway point of the race.

Jackson mounted his charge to the top spot and was able to take the lead from Spain just on the other side of halfway. Spain, however, did not make it easy on the young Virginia driver and took the lead back just before the field was slowed for a caution. The field was let loose one final time with ten laps to go and that was when Jackson capitalized. Passing Spain for the lead, and ultimately the race win, bringing Will Bristle along with him.

“It was great to get a big win like that against a stacked field,” Jackson told The Weekly Racer. “The car was good off the trailer and overall I felt like we had the best car all weekend on the long runs. We weren’t able to capitalize Friday [Dillion Spain Back Behind the Wheel; Dillion Spain Back in Victory Lane] with the race being caution filled but I was confident after that race we had a winning piece for Saturday if we stayed on top of the track conditions and got a decent starting spot for the race.”

The 2017 season has not been kind to Jackson and crew, as bad luck seemed to follow him from track to track. That is not to say that the Poquoson, Virginia driver was unable to find victory lane throughout the season, things just did not come easy. Winning the Saturday night feature and collecting the bounty that was placed on Spain was a perfect way to end the season for Jackson,

“We got close to winning this race last year,” Jackson said. “After finishing a close second we circled this year’s event as our top priority to win this season and in the end, I think the best car came out on top.”

Results of the Legends will remain UNOFFICIAL as The Weekly Racer has learned that parts were confiscated from the second and third place finishing cars during post-race technical inspection. The part, as we are learning, has been banned from Legends racing for a few years now. It was confirmed by one of the INEX officials from Southern National that the parts were taken from Bristle and Spain’s cars and are just waiting for the track to make the final decision on what will happen to the finishing order. We will update you here if/when these results are official.


 UNOFFICIAL INEX Legends Results;

  1. #87 Tommy Jackson Jr.; 30
  2. #91 Will Bristle; 30
  3. #7 Dillion Spain; 30
  4. #83 Caleb Day; 30
  5. #5 Alec Webb; 30
  6. #24 Mason Diaz; 30
  7. #81 Lee Jordan; 30
  8. #11 Chris Stancil; 30
  9. #82 Caleb Heady; 30
  10. #88 Zach Brown; 30
  11. #14 Conner Jones; 30
  12. #880 Ryan Center; 30
  13. #18b Emily Day; 30
  14. #63 Josh Kurtz; 29
  15. #10 Justin Mitchell; 18
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