RACER SPOTLIGHT: LUKE JACOBSON
Luke Jacobson put together a number of solid runs to win the United Oil Sportsman class at the Pre-Nightfire Gold Cup Warmup on Saturday night, July 26th. In round one he beat Blaine Sterling with an outstanding .003, 12.67 on a 12.67 dial-in, then followed up by winning over a relighting Katy Sterling, -.009, 12.59 (12.64 dial) and Steve Shiideler in round three by serving up a .025, 12.70 (12.60 dial). In the semi’s, Luke got around Lucas Hull with a .024, 12.53 (12.55 dial). In the final, he upended point’s leader Tyler by nailing a .059, 12.52 (12.53 dial) compared to a very close .053, 12.96 (12.98 dial) - in a race decided by a mere .007 of a second. This puts Luke second in the points, as he trails Tyler by six rounds, which will come back into the point’s swing on Saturday, September 13th.