Larry Jackson Set for Full Pinty’s Series Schedule with CBRT
After coming close to running the full schedule the past couple of years, Larry Jackson will make it happen this year.
Jackson (pictured left) announced at the Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo that he’d be running the full NASCAR Pinty’s Series schedule in 2017 for Canada’s Best Racing Team.
“We’re back with CBRT and Bud Morris and Joey McColm once again,” he said. “We’re going to try and do the whole season – looking pretty good right now, lots of iron in the fire. All the cars are getting updated and moved into a new shop, so everything is looking bright and beautiful right now.”
Jackson started off the season last year in his own equipment at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, before running nine of the remaining 12 races in cars fielded by CBRT. The pair were able to have success together, scoring a pair of top-10s, highlighted by a third at Sunset Speedway in June for his first series top-five. Being around the team post-race there, it seemed like they had won the event with how excited they were.
“I do this because it’s a passion and I love doing it, and to run up front with this competition in this series is absolutely awesome,” he said. “These guys are the best of the best. It’s some pretty amazing equipment that I am given. To be able to run up front is pretty awesome.”
While his best runs came on ovals last year, he admits that the road courses are his favorite to run – even though they’re “pretty challenging” and he has “a lot to learn.”
“I’m struggling, trying to get into the corner, and Andrew (Ranger) goes by,” Jackson said. “I’m on the edge of control trying to get into the corner, and he’s just waving as he goes by at 100 mph. So I have a lot to learn there.”
Going into this year, Jackson says he hopes to “complete every lap possible” each weekend so he can help the team grow.
“My main goal this year is to help Joey develop this team, get tons of notes on the cars, and develop the new drivers that he has coming in this year as well – be the old guy on the team,” he said.
Notably, CBRT has yet to release the rest of the driver line-up, yet.
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