“Fast” Jackson To Make Alcohol Funny Car
Debut in St. Louis While Jim Whiteley Makes Debut in
Shadow on Big Tires
AUGUSTA, GA (August 7, 2020) -- Steve Jackson will be
heading to St. Louis August 14-15, 2020 for the Summit
Racing Equipment Mid-West Drag Racing Series (MWDRS)
Presented by J&A Service event to make his competition
debut in Jim & Annie Whiteley’s J&A Service Alcohol Funny
Car. Additionally, Jim Whiteley will be competing in the
eighth-mile Pro Mod class in Jackson’s famed Shadow 2.0.
“It is no secret my dream is to crush Alcohol and Nitro
Racing. This is a great opportunity for me to make some
passes and fuel that passion. I cannot thank Jim and Annie
enough for this opportunity. Sheikh Abdulla was also very
supportive and always has my back. These are incredible
people and huge assets to drag racing”, states Stevie
Stevie has actually been licensed in Top Alcohol since
2008 after attending Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School,
further showing his focus for working his way through the
ranks and always being prepared.
Since becoming Crew Chief for Jim Whiteley’s quarter mile
NHRA Pro Mod last May, the pair competed alongside each
other in NHRA in 2019, culminating in Stevie’s First NHRA
Pro Mod Championship. Sharing data has allowed for
improvements in both programs.
Jim Whiteley’s NHRA-legal Pro Mod will be competing
alongside Stevie’s Bahrain 1 Supercharged Camaro in this
weekend’s Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at
Lucas Oil Raceway Park in Indianapolis.
“It is going to be quite interesting racing a totally
different screw-blown Pro Mod in the eighth-mile. I got to
run my Top Sportsman Truck eighth mile at the MWDRS event
last month and loved it. We are going to get after it with
Shadow and see what we can make happen”, states Jim
"This is very exciting to me and great for Summit and the
MWDRS as well as drag racing and the fans", states MWDRS
Founder Keith Haney.
Previously, Shadow donned big tires for NHRA competition
in May 2018 after Jackson crashed the primary car during
the 4-Wide Nationals at Charlotte. A tremendous amount
goes into converting the radial-crushing Shadow to big
tires including about 50+ hours of work by the team with
entirely different suspension, chassis and engine set-ups.
“Last time we put Shadow on big tires, we were backed
against a deadline to make an NHRA race. This time is more
for fun, to come to the Mid-West and crush those boys”,
states Jackson. “Jim is one hell of a driver and hasn’t
raced in Pro Mod much this year and it is time for him to
get back to it.”
The 2017 RJ Race Cars Camaro “Shadow” is fresh off of a
win on radials at Donald Long’s Magic 8 race at Orlando
Speed World Dragway last month and Stevie has won three
out of the last four races he has entered on radials
including No Mercy 10 last October, Light’s Out 10 in
February and The Magic 8 at Orlando Speed World Dragway.
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The Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Drag Racing Series
Presented by J&A Service will compete at World Wide
Technology Raceway August 14-15, 2020 with a full line up
of classes including Funny Car, Pro Mod, Top Sportsman,
Top Dragster, Junior Dragsters, x275 Radial and Pro
Street. For more information, visit:
midwestdragracingseries.com or via Facebook.