Jackson 500 Fast Facts
Race date: Thursday, Nov 3
Track: The Black Track, 7/8 mile high-banked oval, Jackson, WI
Race distance: 500 laps
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2021 race winner: Matt Hayek (No. 28 Angry Squirrel Speedsport Honda-Daboiler)
2021 Firestone P1 Award winner: Mike Kristof (No. 60 Michael Shank-It Racing Honda-Daboiler)
Lap record: Dean Strom 1.295 seconds – 2020, Mike Lack 1.295 seconds, 2021 (Feb)
Qualifying record: Dean Strom 5.226 seconds – 2020, Mike Lack 5.226 seconds, 2021 (Feb)
Race record (400 laps): John Wiedemann 12 minutes 7 seconds – 2019
(500 laps): Matt Hayek 14 minutes 07 seconds – 2021
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At-track schedule (all times local):
6:00 – Gates open
6:30 – Driver introductions
7:00 – Drivers’ meeting/ Chassis distribution
7:00 – IndySlotCar Series Practice
7:25 – Qualifying for the Firestone P1 Award (single car qualifying/ fastest four lap total)
7:45 – Heat races
8:30 – Jackson 500
· The Jackson 500 is the second of three ovals on the schedule, the final one will be the 30th running of the HO Indy 500.
· Matt Hayek is the defending race winner at the Black Track and is coming off his first one of the 2022-23 season, taking the checkers at the Halloween Havoc.
· Hayek is the fourth different winner in four races, he also joins his two other Angry Squirrel Speedsport teammates in victory lane, with Mike Lack winning at the Fall Brawl and John Wiedemann at the West Bend GP.
· Bill Black and Mike Lack are tied atop the Husarsbilt Cup championship, with John Wiedemann 21 back in third, Matt Hayek jumps to fourth, 23 out, and Pete Dorn, fifth, 30 points behind.
· STATS NOTES: In the first four races, no driver has made more than two appearances in the finals. Mike Lack’s pole position at Quarry Heights is the 48th of his career tying series founder Phil Cianciola for second place, four behind record holder Dan Margetta. With his heat win at the Havoc, Bill Black, pulls even with Chris Spehert with 22, tied for 17th on the all-time list. While Lack tied Cianciola on the all-time Poles list, his teammate John Wiedemann moves past Cianciola on the Finals list with 119, sole fourth place. Matt Hayek’s win at Halloween happened on his 201st start, which equals defending Husarsbilt Cup champion Dean Strom’s career total, they are tied for ninth all-time.
BLACK TRACK HISTORY (6 events, 2017 - Present)
Date Race Winner Event Name Track
1/18/2018 Dan Margetta Dan Gurney Memorial 400 Black Track Version 1
1/19/2017 Ev Kamikawa Fat Tony 400 Black Track Version 1
1/17/2019 John Wiedemann Jackson 400 Black Track Version 2
1/9/2020 Dan Margetta Jackson 500 Black Track Version 3
2/18/2021 Mike Lack Jackson 500
11/4/2021 Matt Hayek Jackson 500
Black Track Map