2023-24 Round 5

Jackson 500 - Black Track - Jackson, WI

November 2, 2023

Round 5 of 17

2023 Jackson 500

Floodgates 2023-24: Open!

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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2022 race winner: Steve Rist (No. 4 Squirrel Shagged Enterprises Chevrolet-Daboiler)


2022 Firestone P1 Award winner: Brad Core (No. 6 CBD Racing Chevrolet-Daboiler)

Lap record: Brad Core 1.285 seconds – 2022


Qualifying record: Brad Core 5.217 seconds – 2022


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


Race Notes:

·         The Jackson 500 is the second of three ovals on the schedule, the final one will be the 31st running of the HO Indy 500. Matt Hayek won the first oval event of the season at the Mini Milwaukee Mile.

·         Steve Rist is the defending race winner at the Black Track, the third win of his career.

·         Joe Heitz win at the most recent round of the 23-24 season makes him the fourth different winner in four races.

·         After the first four rounds of the Husarsbilt Cup championship, John Wiedemann holds a two point lead over Ev Kamikawa, neither driver has a win this season. Joe Heitz jumps from fifth to third, 16 markers back, followed by the rest of the season’s winners: Matt Hayek, Mike Lack and Dan Margetta.

·         STATS NOTES: In addition to four different winners, there have been four different Firestone P1 Award winners. While Wiedemann doesn’t have a win, he is the only driver to appear in three finals this season. Matt Hayek replaces his FAST teammate with a two race DNF streak. Heitz’s win at Quarry Heights is the tenth of his career making him solo 15th all-time, breaking the tie he had with Chad Sorce. Heitz’s heat win moves him into a tie with Chris Spehert for 18th all-time with 22. Bill Black moves ahead of HOFer James Iverson for starts with 112, he sits 19th on the list and James Spehert’s fourth career start moves him to solo 42nd on that list.





BLACK TRACK HISTORY (7 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

11/3/2022        Steve Rist                         Jackson 500