Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars
Jacksonville Speedway | Jacksonville, IL
Friday, September 09, 2022

Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

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

Feature Laps Length

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
Seats are allowed

Handicapped Seating

Pit Age Limit
no age requirment

Personal Coolers
No coolers allowed


Credit Card Use
Concessions, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
alcohol is available for purchase

Smoking Policy
Allowed outside of grandstand

Family Section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability

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

Closest Airport

Track Info
Track Phone
(217) 371-3653

Track Email

Track Size & Type

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

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.


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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Feature Results
14+321AZJake Swanson 300.0002Running200$5,000
22020Alex Bright 30-0.95428Running194$2,500
37+477MC.J. Leary 30-1.3580Running190$1,800
46+22BAnton Hernandez 30-2.7080Running186$1,500
59+415KKevin Thomas Jr30-3.7360Running182$1,200
618+1266Shane Cockrum 30-4.3710Running178$1,000
78+133MMatt Westfall 30-4.5080Running174$900
83-512Robert Ballou 30-5.1290Running170$800
917+856Mitchell Davis 30-5.4580Running166$750
105-56Mario Clouser 30-5.9550Running162$725
1114+328Kory Schudy 30-6.6210Running158$700
1211-1N2Nic Harris 30-7.6040Running154$675
1312-18DWill Armitage 30-8.1150Running150$650
1415+11JRSteven Russell 30-8.4260Running146$625
1519+416Anthony Nicholson 29-1 Laps0Running142$600
1613-344Wesley Smith 25-5 Laps0DNF138$600
1721+42AAustin Archdale 24-6 Laps0DNF134$600
1810-817GPMax Adams 22-8 Laps0DNF130$600
1920+124Landon Simon 22-8 Laps0DNF126$600
2016-452Isaac Chapple 15-15 Laps0DNF122$600
211-2028MBrandon Mattox 9-21 Laps0DNF118$600
2222052FLogan Faucon 0-30 Laps0DNS114$600
Last Chance Showdown Results
13+256Mitchell Davis 100.0007Running0$0
24+266Shane Cockrum 100.0000Running0$0
32-116Anthony Nicholson 100.0004Running0$0
49+524Landon Simon 100.0000Running0$0
51-42AAustin Archdale 100.0000Running0$0
65-152FLogan Faucon 100.0000Running0$0
76-170XEric Shelton 100.0000Running100$100
87-144BCory Bruns 100.0000Running100$100
98-18Tyler Roth 100.0000Running100$100
1010070Korey Weyant 0-10 Laps0DNS100$100
1111029Mitch Wissmiller 0-10 Laps0DNS100$100
Heat 1 Results
11020Alex Bright Collegeville, PA0.00020
22033MMatt Westfall Pleasant Hill, OH0.00018
34+121AZJake Swanson Anaheim, CA0.00017
43-117GPMax Adams Loomis, CA0.00014
55028Kory Schudy Battlefield, MO0.00012
66052Isaac Chapple Willow Branch, IN0.00010
78+166Shane Cockrum Benton, IL0.0009
89+18Tyler Roth Springfield, IL-1 Laps7
97-224Landon Simon Indianapolis, IN-2 Laps4
Heat 2 Results
11012Robert Ballou Rocklin, CA0.00020
22077MC.J. Leary Greenfield, IN0.00018
34+16Mario Clouser Chatham, IL0.00017
43-115KKevin Thomas JrCullman, AL0.00014
55044Wesley Smith Nixa, MO0.00012
6602AAustin Archdale Brimfield, IL0.00010
77070XEric Shelton Decatur, IL0.0008
88044BCory Bruns Lincoln, IL0.0006
99070Korey Weyant Springfield, IL-8 Laps4
Heat 3 Results
14+32BAnton Hernandez Arlington, TX0.00023
25+328MBrandon Mattox Cory, IN0.00021
31-28DWill Armitage Athens, IL0.00016
43-1N2Nic Harris Atlanta, IL0.00014
56+11JRSteven Russell Rochester, IL0.00013
67+116Anthony Nicholson Bartlett, TN0.00011
78+152FLogan Faucon Elkhart, IL0.0009
82-656Mitchell Davis Auburn, IL-8 Laps6
99029Mitch Wissmiller Saybrook, IL-8 Laps4
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1921AZJake Swanson 11.7620.00010
2517GPMax Adams 11.870-0.1089
3133MMatt Westfall 11.883-0.1218
4420Alex Bright 11.921-0.1597
5228Kory Schudy 12.078-0.3166
6852Isaac Chapple 12.200-0.4385
7324Landon Simon 12.319-0.5574
8666Shane Cockrum 12.366-0.6043
978Tyler Roth 13.028-1.2662
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
126Mario Clouser 11.6050.00010
2915KKevin Thomas Jr11.631-0.0269
3477MC.J. Leary 11.681-0.0768
4512Robert Ballou 11.801-0.1967
5744Wesley Smith 11.961-0.3566
632AAustin Archdale 12.331-0.7265
7670XEric Shelton 12.734-1.1294
8844BCory Bruns 12.817-1.2123
9170Korey Weyant 12.817-1.2120
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
122BAnton Hernandez 11.8100.00010
21N2Nic Harris 11.910-0.1009
3656Mitchell Davis 12.100-0.2908
458DWill Armitage 12.212-0.4027
5928MBrandon Mattox 12.231-0.4216
631JRSteven Russell 12.358-0.5485
7816Anthony Nicholson 12.365-0.5554
8752FLogan Faucon 12.450-0.6403
9429Mitch Wissmiller 12.450-0.6400