Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars
Jacksonville Speedway | Jacksonville, IL
Friday, September 09, 2022
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For more information, call the track at (217) 371-3653

Event Info

Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars
September 9, 2022
Jacksonville Speedway
110 S Westgate
Jacksonville, IL 

Series Racing
Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
9.990 seconds by Sheldon Haudenschild on 4/29/21

Late Model Track Record
11.783 seconds by Bobby Pierce on 6/21/16

To Win Amount
$5,000.00

Feature Laps Length
30

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount
$5,000.00

Type of Grandstand
Bleacher

Stadium Seating
Seats are allowed

Handicapped Seating
#NAME?

Pit Age Limit
no age requirment

Personal Coolers
No coolers allowed

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Concessions, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
alcohol is available for purchase

Smoking Policy
Allowed outside of grandstand

Family Section
N/A

Parking Cost
$0.00

Camping Availability
onsite

Camping Cost
Call track for details; 217-371-3653

Closest Airport
KSPI

Track Info
Track Phone
(217) 371-3653

Track Email
track@jacksonvillespeedway.com

Track Size & Type
0.250;

Sprint Car Track Record
9.990 seconds by Sheldon Haudenschild on 4/29/21

Late Model Car Track Record
11.783 seconds by Bobby Pierce on 6/21/16

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

Race Recap: HIGH BANK HUSTLE: Swanson Holds off Bright to Win Xtreme Sprints Debut at Jacksonville

Jake Swanson could smell the blood in the water. Directly in front of him, leader Alex Bright was getting tighter and tighter every lap. With two left on the board, he knew it was time to make the move.

With a deep dive into Turn 3, he slid up in front of Bright and took away his line and the lead before crossing under the white flag, nearly neck-and-neck at the line. Bright tried a slider of his own through Turns 1-2, but Swanson kept his foot in it as he hit the high-banked Jacksonville Speedway cushion and fended-off Bright’s last-ditch effort.

In the end, it was all Swanson needed to gap Bright and drive across the finish line to score his second Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation Feature win of the inaugural season.

Swanson (21AZ) maneuvers the slide job pass on Bright (20) in Turns 3-4 (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

“It was a close one, but I gambled a little bit and tried to make sure I beat him around the outside,” Swanson said. “I actually buried it in the curb a little bit harder than I wanted to, and I squeezed the throttle pedal harder and tried to make sure that it didn’t bike-up or get tight. I knew if I snagged the nose, I was done for.”

It’s been long and winding road for the 29-year-old from Anaheim, CA, who now becomes only the second driver in Xtreme Outlaw history to win more than once. He’s come a long way since his days in the Midget ranks and early Sprint Car starts, and reflected on his time in the seat with Team AZ Racing, traveling around to compete against drivers from across the country.

“It really is an honor to drive all over the country and race,” Swanson said. “To be on a circuit like this and be able to win at this level is pretty awesome.”

Swanson took the green flag from outside Row 2, directly behind Bright. Bright took the lead on the first lap and proceeded to lead the next 27 circuits of the 1/4-mile oval. Though he looked fast out front in the early going, Bright soon found himself in a struggle, losing the handling with half of the race left.

“I knew I was in trouble before two-to-go; I started struggle with about 15-to-go,” Bright said. “I was just trying to hold on, not make mistakes, still running hard. But I didn’t wanna give it up on doing something stupid, either.”

Even though the car was getting tight, Bright still looked strong on the restarts, which contributed to his ability to keep the lead. And his competition noticed.

“I knew [Bright] was getting tighter and tighter,” Swanson said. “He was getting really good restarts. He was going so early that I would have a hard time getting ahold of something. It was hard for me to smash the pedal and get going. It felt like I was spinning the tires, and I would lose more time.

“If I could make sure that I carried speed into Turns 1-2, [Bright] would get tight and I’d be able to make that ground back up as long as I got a good restart.”

After fending-off relentless pressure from Robert Ballou behind him, Swanson was left with five laps on the board for the race’s final restart; one car in front of him. That’s when he devised the plan.

“I knew I was running out of time, but there were a couple spots where I could see down there on the bottom,” Swanson said. “If I could just get some momentum and get close enough to [Bright], I could stick something down there and at least break his momentum.

“If it slid him, I’d break his momentum and if it hooked the bottom, I could drag race him to the next corner and hopefully slide him there. That’s what we ended up doing.”

Bright had a plan for the last restart as well – a conservative one – and said that looking back, he realized he should’ve pushed harder.

Leary (left), Swanson (middle), and Bright (right) on the podium (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

“I think with about five-to-go, I needed to just throw the ‘don’t-make-mistakes’ card out the door and just start running it as hard as I could,” Bright said. “For how we had the car, I think that was my only option. I didn’t see it until Swanson got by us, but at that point, it was too little, too late.”

Though he didn’t get the win, Bright still finished P2 and made up a big chunk of points in the championship standings on leader Shane Cockrum. With Cockrum having to come from 18th to finish sixth, Bright was able to cut the gap down from 47 points to 16 with five races remaining. Doing well miles away from his home in Collegeville, PA, gives he and the Hummer Motorsports crew a big dose of confidence.

“Running back in Pennsylvania, we don’t really get cushions, we don’t run on the small tracks like that,” Bright said. “So, to come out here and run as good as we did for 28 of the 30 laps, I guess it wasn’t so bad.”

Rounding out the podium was the only other two-time Xtreme Series winner, CJ Leary. The Greenfield, IN-driver came from seventh in his first Series appearance since Lake Ozark Speedway in June.

Though the night started out unfavorable, Cockrum was able to come back from 18th to finish sixth and retain his points lead, though smaller now. He earned the TJ Forged Hard Charger Award in his drive, picking up 12 spots of position in 30 laps.

UP NEXT

The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation heads to Lewistown, IL, for another track debut on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Spoon River Speedway. Buy a ticket at the gate or stream all the action live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 21AZ-Jake Swanson[4]; 2. 20-Alex Bright[2]; 3. 77M-CJ Leary[7]; 4. 2B-Anton Hernandez[6]; 5. 15K-Kevin Thomas Jr[9]; 6. 66-Shane Cockrum[18]; 7. 33M-Matt Westfall[8]; 8. 12-Robert Ballou[3]; 9. 56-Mitchell Davis[17]; 10. 6-Mario Clouser[5]; 11. 28-Kory Schudy[14]; 12. N2-Nic Harris[11]; 13. 8D-Will Armitage[12]; 14. 1JR-Steven Russell[15]; 15. 16-Anthony Nicholson[19]; 16. 44-Wesley Smith[13]; 17. 2A-Austin Archdale[21]; 18. 17GP-Max Adams[10]; 19. 24-Landon Simon[20]; 20. 52-Isaac Chapple[16]; 21. 28M-Brandon Mattox[1]; 22. 52F-Logan Faucon[22]

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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
14+321AZJake Swanson 00.0000Running0$0
22020Alex Bright 0-0.9540Running0$0
37+477MC.J. Leary 0-1.3580Running0$0
46+22BAnton Hernandez 0-2.7080Running0$0
59+415KKevin Thomas Jr0-3.7360Running0$0
618+1266Shane Cockrum 0-4.3710Running0$0
78+133MMatt Westfall 0-4.5080Running0$0
83-512Robert Ballou 0-5.1290Running0$0
917+856Mitchell Davis 0-5.4580Running0$0
105-56Mario Clouser 0-5.9550Running0$0
1114+328Kory Schudy 0-6.6210Running0$0
1211-1N2Nic Harris 0-7.6040Running0$0
1312-18DWill Armitage 0-8.1150Running0$0
1415+11JRSteven Russell 0-8.4260Running0$0
1519+416Anthony Nicholson 0-9.2170Running0$0
1613-344Wesley Smith 0158.2350Running0$0
1721+42AAustin Archdale 045.2870Running0$0
1810-817GPMax Adams 0517.0320Running0$0
1920+124Landon Simon 0515.7440Running0$0
2016-452Isaac Chapple 0770.1740Running0$0
211-2028MBrandon Mattox 0853.4880Running0$0
2222052FLogan Faucon 0853.4880Running0$0
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+256Mitchell Davis 00.0000Running0$0
24+266Shane Cockrum 00.0000Running0$0
32-116Anthony Nicholson 00.0000Running0$0
49+524Landon Simon 00.0000Running0$0
51-42AAustin Archdale 00.0000Running0$0
65-152FLogan Faucon 00.0000Running0$0
76-170XEric Shelton 00.0000Running0$0
87-144BCory Bruns 00.0000Running0$0
98-18Tyler Roth 00.0000Running0$0
1010070Korey Weyant 00.0000Running0$0
1111029Mitch Wissmiller 00.0000Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifferencePoints
11020Alex Bright Collegeville, PA0.0000
22033MMatt Westfall Pleasant Hill, OH0.0000
34+121AZJake Swanson Anaheim, CA0.0000
43-117GPMax Adams Loomis, CA0.0000
55028Kory Schudy Battlefield, MO0.0000
66052Isaac Chapple Willow Branch, IN0.0000
78+166Shane Cockrum Benton, IL0.0000
89+18Tyler Roth Springfield, IL0.0000
97-224Landon Simon Indianapolis, IN0.0000
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifferencePoints
11012Robert Ballou Rocklin, CA0.0000
22077MC.J. Leary Greenfield, IN0.0000
34+16Mario Clouser Chatham, IL0.0000
43-115KKevin Thomas JrCullman, AL0.0000
55044Wesley Smith Nixa, MO0.0000
6602AAustin Archdale Brimfield, IL0.0000
77070XEric Shelton Decatur, IL0.0000
88044BCory Bruns Lincoln, IL0.0000
99070Korey Weyant Springfield, IL0.0000
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifferencePoints
14+32BAnton Hernandez Arlington, TX0.0000
25+328MBrandon Mattox Cory, IN0.0000
31-28DWill Armitage Athens, IL0.0000
43-1N2Nic Harris Atlanta, IL0.0000
56+11JRSteven Russell Rochester, IL0.0000
67+116Anthony Nicholson Bartlett, TN0.0000
78+152FLogan Faucon Elkhart, IL0.0000
82-656Mitchell Davis Auburn, IL0.0000
99029Mitch Wissmiller Saybrook, IL0.0000
Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
1921AZJake Swanson 11.7620.0000
2517GPMax Adams 11.870-0.1080
3133MMatt Westfall 11.883-0.1210
4420Alex Bright 11.921-0.1590
5228Kory Schudy 12.078-0.3160
6852Isaac Chapple 12.200-0.4380
7324Landon Simon 12.319-0.5570
8666Shane Cockrum 12.366-0.6040
978Tyler Roth 13.028-1.2660
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
126Mario Clouser 11.6050.0000
2915KKevin Thomas Jr11.631-0.0260
3477MC.J. Leary 11.681-0.0760
4512Robert Ballou 11.801-0.1960
5744Wesley Smith 11.961-0.3560
632AAustin Archdale 12.331-0.7260
7670XEric Shelton 12.734-1.1290
8844BCory Bruns 12.817-1.2120
9170Korey Weyant 12.817-1.2120
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
122BAnton Hernandez 11.8100.0000
21N2Nic Harris 11.910-0.1000
3656Mitchell Davis 12.100-0.2900
458DWill Armitage 12.212-0.4020
5928MBrandon Mattox 12.231-0.4210
631JRSteven Russell 12.358-0.5480
7816Anthony Nicholson 12.365-0.5550
8752FLogan Faucon 12.450-0.6400
9429Mitch Wissmiller 12.450-0.6400