WRAPS UP SEASON IN WORLD FINALS...
9, 2014) Eric Jacobsen and his #5 team closed out
their 2014 racing season from November 6-8 in the 8th Annual 'World
of Outlaws World Finals' at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte
in Concord, North Carolina. The final two events on the World of
Outlaws Late Model Series calendar each paid $12,000 to the winner
and attracted a whopping 77 car field. On Thursday night in the
two rounds of qualifying, Eric timed in twelfth quickest in Group
B for Friday's program and tenth fastest in Group A for Saturday's
showdown. Unfortunately, Eric narrowly missed out on transferring
into both of the 50-lappers after finishing sixth in his heat race
and fifth in his B-Main on Friday, while he wound up fifth in his
heat race and third in his B-Main on Saturday evening. Complete
results from the extended weekend in the Charlotte area can be viewed
online at www.woolms.com.
JACOBSEN NABS TOP TEN IN
40TH ANNUAL NATIONAL 100
3, 2014) Eric Jacobsen Racing invaded the historic
East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama on November
1-2 for the 40th edition of the 'National 100.' A $20,000 top prize
was on the line in the unsanctioned mega-event, which drew a 33
car field. On Saturday night, Eric Jacobsen timed in thirty-first
fastest during the qualifying session, but later advanced up to
fifth in his heat race to grab the final transfer spot behind prelim
winner Randy Weaver, Jonathan Davenport, Shane Clanton, and Ronnie
Johnson. After starting Sunday's 100-lap grind from the inside of
the tenth row, Eric survived a flat right rear tire on lap 96 to
salvage a solid tenth place effort in the 'National 100.' Complete
results from EAMS can be viewed online at www.eamsdirt.com.
ERIC JACOBSEN ATTACKS THE
MAG FOR COTTON PICKIN' 100
12, 2014) Eric Jacobsen and his #5 team ventured
to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on October 10-11
for the annual running of the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100.'
The unsanctioned mega-event drew a whopping 72 entrants to "The
Mag" to vie for the hefty $20,000 payday. Eric laid down the
forty-seventh quickest lap overall during qualifying on Friday night
and later ran fourth in his loaded heat race. After grabbing the
second transfer spot through his B-Main on Saturday evening, Eric
was credited with a twenty-second place performance in the 100-lap
headliner. Complete results from the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin'
100' can be accessed online at www.magnoliadirt.com.
JACOBSEN HITS THREE VENUES
IN NORTH CAROLINA & GEORGIA
(October 6, 2014) Following
a long layoff, Eric Jacobsen Racing traveled to the states of North
Carolina and Georgia on October 3-5 for a trio of high-profile events.
Things kicked off on Friday night at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown,
North Carolina with the annual running of the 'Tarheel 50.' Eric
Jacobsen timed in third quickest during the qualifying session and
later placed second in the dash. After starting the $4,053 to win
feature from the outside of the front row, Eric led laps 4-13 of
the 53-lapper before eventually getting caught up in a lap 19 tangle.
The Rio Del Mar, California ace retired from the 'Tarheel 50' with
damage and was relegated to a disappointing eighteenth place performance.
Next up for the #5 team were a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series battles at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia
and Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia. In the annual 'Dixie Shootout'
on Saturday evening, Eric ran second in his heat race prior to slipping
back to eighteenth at the finish of the 50-lapper. At Rome on Sunday
in the 'Rome Showdown,' Eric finished third in heat race action
and twelfth in the 50-lap headliner. Complete results from all three
races can be obtained by clicking on www.dirtondirt.com.
ERIC JACOBSEN TACKLES BULLS
GAP & LAWRENCEBURG
24, 2014) Eric Jacobsen and his #5 team rolled into
Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee and Lawrenceburg Speedway
in Lawrenceburg, Indiana from August 21-23 for a pair of Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series battles, each of which paid $10,000 to the
winner. On Thursday night at "The Gap," Eric finished
third in his heat race and ultimately wound up eighth in the final
rundown of the 50-lap 'Scorcher.' At Lawrenceburg on Saturday evening,
Eric ran sixth in heat race action prior to picking off six competitors
during the 'Whiskey City 50' en route to a twelfth place performance.
The 50-lapper at Lawrenceburg was taped by the television cameras
of the Lucas Oil Production Studios for broadcast later in the year.
Full results from both of these LOLMDS showdowns can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
JACOBSEN RETURNS TO ACTION
IN IRONMAN CLASSIC
17, 2014) Eric Jacobsen Racing returned to dirt-slinging
action on Saturday evening, August 16 at Smoky Mountain Speedway
in Maryville, Tennessee. The 10th Annual 'Ironman Classic' was held
at the 1/2-mile speedplant and the Southern Nationals Series Bonus
Race paid $5,010 to the winner. Eric Jacobsen laid down the fastest
lap in Group B during time trials and later started the 40-lap headliner
from the outside of the front row. The Rio Del Mar, California native
was then running in the fourth position on lap 26 when he slowed
on the racetrack to bring out the caution. Eric wound up retiring
from the 'Ironman Classic' in the twelfth spot. Full results from
last night in east Tennessee can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
SOUTHERN NATIONALS SERIES
2, 2014) Eric Jacobsen capped off the Schaeffer
Oil Southern Nationals Series with a bang tonight, as he emerged
victorious in the attrition-filled finale at the bad-fast Tazewell
Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee! After timing in fourth fastest
in qualifying and running fourth in the dash for cash, Eric started
the 53-lap headliner from the outside of the second row. The Rio
Del Mar, California native then grabbed the top spot on lap 30 and
held the point throughout the remainder of the distance to score
the $5,300 triumph over Bryan Hendrix, Stacy Boles, Vic Hill, and
Billy Ogle, Jr.! With the impressive win, Eric also clinched the
second spot in the final Southern Nationals Series point standings
behind only champion Chris Madden! (MRM
(August 1, 2014) Eric
Jacobsen Racing stormed into Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville,
Tennessee tonight for the second-to-last Schaeffer Oil Southern
Nationals Series event of 2014. Eric Jacobsen ran fifth in his consolation
race and later started the $5,300 to win feature event from the
outside of the seventh row. During the course of the 53-lapper,
Eric moved up seven positions to claim a solid seventh place performance.
(July 31, 2014) Round
eight of the 2014 edition of the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals
Series took Eric Jacobsen to Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee
tonight for a $3,500 to win program. Eric qualified well and later
placed fourth in the dash to earn the outside second row starting
spot for the 35-lap main event. The Rio Del Mar, California native
then eventually wound up finishing right where he started... in
the fourth position behind only winner Mike Marlar, Tanner English,
and Dane Dacus!
(July 29, 2014) Following
a needed day off from the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series
grind, the #5 team returned to competition tonight at Boyd's Speedway
in Ringgold, Georgia. Eric Jacobsen finished fifth in his B-Main
tonight at the Chattanooga area venue and was forced to take use
of a series provisional to gain access into the $3,500 to win feature
event. After starting the 35-lapper from the inside of the eleventh
row, Eric wound up being paid for fifteenth at the pay window.
(July 27, 2014) Another
$5,300 top prize was up for grabs tonight in round six of the Schaeffer
Oil Southern Nationals tour at the ultra-fast Rome Speedway in Rome,
Georgia. Eric Jacobsen finished second in his consolation race and
later started the 53-lap main event from the inside of the fourth
row. The Rio Del Mar, California native then blasted past four competitors
during the A-Main to score a podium effort of third behind only
winner Randy Weaver and runner-up Billy Ogle, Jr.
(July 26, 2014) The
#5 Eric Jacobsen Racing team followed the Schaeffer Oil Southern
Nationals Series trail to Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia
tonight for the 15th edition of the 'Rebel Yell,' which boasted
a $5,300 paycheck. Eric Jacobsen ran second in his B-Main, which
locked him into the outside of the fourth row for the start of the
53-lap feature. Eric then moved up four positions during the headliner
to cross underneath the checkers fourth behind only victor Dennis
Franklin, Casey Roberts, and Casey Barrow.
(July 25, 2014) Next
up on the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series slate was a $5,300
to win battle tonight at Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia.
Eric Jacobsen scored the win in his consolation race tonight in
the Peach State and later started the 53-lap A-Main from the outside
of the third row. The Rio Del Mar, California native eventually
finished right where he started the A-Main... in the sixth position
behind only race winner Casey Roberts, Brandon Overton, Chris Madden,
Brent Dixon, and Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.
(July 24, 2014) The
Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series took the Eric Jacobsen Racing
team to Modoc Raceway in Modoc, South Carolina tonight for another
$3,500 to win showdown. Eric Jacobsen advanced into the 35-lap feature
by virtue of running second in his B-Main. After rolling off from
the outside of the fourth row in the headliner tonight at Modoc,
Eric worked his way up to sixth to finish behind only victor Brandon
Overton, Brent Dixon, Dennis Franklin, Casey Roberts, and Billy
(July 22, 2014) Night
two for the cars and stars of the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals
Series took place tonight at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee
and another $3,500 top prize was on the line. Eric Jacobsen knocked
down the eighth quickest lap in Group A during time trials and later
grabbed the fifth transfer spot through his consolation event. Eric
then improved five positions during the course of the 35-lap feature
to finish eighth in the final rundown.
(July 21, 2014) The
#5 team started their journey on the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals
Series tonight at the picturesque Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat,
Virginia. Eric Jacobsen timed in sixth fastest in Group A during
the qualifying session, but later stormed to the front in his consolation
race to take home the victory. After rolling off from the inside
of the third row in the $3,500 to win feature event, Eric wound
up posting a solid seventh place performance in the 35-lap headliner.
8TH ANNUAL FIRECRACKER
100 NIGHTLY RESULTS...
28, 2014) Eric Jacobsen Racing wrapped up the 8th
Annual 'Firecracker 100' weekend tonight at the storied Lernerville
Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. Eric Jacobsen, like the other
50+ entrants, had his sights set on the huge $30,000 payday tonight
in the Keystone State. Unfortunately, Eric was not able to transfer
into the 100-lap main event after finishing ninth in his loaded
heat race and eleventh in his B-Main.
(June 27, 2014) Rio
Del Mar, California native Eric Jacobsen competed tonight at Lernerville
Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, as the World of Outlaws Late Model
Series sanctioned night two of the ‘Firecracker 100,' which
once again featured a $6,000 paycheck. Eric timed in twelfth fastest
in Group A during the qualifying session and later grabbed the third
and final transfer spot through his heat race behind only prelim
victor Mike Marlar and runner-up Jimmy Mars. Eric would then complete
all thirty circuits in the A-Main, but slipped from his fifteenth
starting position to finish twentieth in the final rundown.
(June 26, 2014) Eric
Jacobsen, of Rio Del Mar, California, made the rare trek to the
storied Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania tonight for
round one of the 8th Annual 'Firecracker 100' weekend, which was
sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and paid $6,000
to the winner. Eric qualified nineteenth fastest in Group A during
time trials and later finished tenth in his assigned heat race.
Eric then moved from his thirteenth starting spot in the first B-Main
to finish eighth, but that solid run did not transfer the #5 into
the 30-lap main event.
JACOBSEN TACKLES CHEROKEE
& SMOKY MOUNTAIN
22, 2014) Eric Jacobsen Racing returned to Dirt
Late Model competition on June 20-21 in a pair of $10,000 to win
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battles in the states of South
Carolina and Tennessee. On Friday night at Cherokee Speedway in
Gaffney, South Carolina, Eric Jacobsen finished ninth in his heat
race, fourth in the B-Main, and nineteenth in the 50-lap 'Grassy
Smith Memorial.' At Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee
on Saturday evening, Eric grabbed the fifth transfer spot through
his heat race and later started thirteenth on the grid in the 50-lapper.
Unfortunately, the Rio Del Mar, California driver was involved in
a lap 34 wreck, which helped relegate him to a thirteenth place
performance. Full results from the LOLMDS double-dip can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
ERIC JACOBSEN COMPETES
IN TOYOTA KNOXVILLE 50
30, 2014) Eric Jacobsen Racing invaded the bad-fast
Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee tonight for the 'Toyota
Knoxville 50,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series. Eric Jacobsen posted the tenth quickest lap overall
during the qualifying session and later grabbed the third transfer
spot through his loaded heat race. After starting the $10,000 to
win feature event from the inside of the fourth row, Eric was unfortunately
caught up in an early wreck in the 50-lapper, which caused him to
retire in the eighteenth position with a heavily damaged racecar.
Complete results from tonight's visit to "The Taz" can
be viewed online by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND
(May 25, 2014) The
huge Memorial Day holiday weekend tripleheader wrapped up for Eric
Jacobsen tonight with a visit to the ultra-fast Rome Speedway in
Rome, Georgia. An unsanctioned program was held at Rome and a $2,000
winner's check was on the line. Eric wound up being paid for thirteenth
at the pay window following the 30-lap feature event.
(May 24, 2014) The
Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals tour took the Eric Jacobsen Racing
team to the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia tonight
for their miniseries finale, which boasted a $6,000 payday. Eric
Jacobsen logged the fourth quickest lap in Group A during time trials
and later started the 50-lapper from the inside of the fourth row.
With passing at an extreme premium throughout the race, Eric wound
up ninth in the final rundown tonight at the Atlanta-area facility.
(May 23, 2014) Rio
Del Mar, California native Eric Jacobsen debuted a new Rocket Chassis
tonight at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia, as the Old Man's
Garage Spring Nationals Series sanctioned a $4,000 to win program.
Eric timed in third fastest in Group A during the qualifying session,
which locked him directly into the fifth starting spot in the 40-lap
main event. He then ran around the top five throughout most of the
race before encountering trouble late and completing only 34 circuits,
which dropped Eric to a disappointing nineteenth place performance.
ERIC JACOBSEN SET TO DEBUT
NEW ROCKET CAR!
21, 2014) After three months away from the racetrack,
Eric Jacobsen is set to debut a new Rocket racecar over the busy
Memorial Day holiday weekend in a trio of special events in the
Peach State of Georgia. Eric will pilot the new Rocket, which came
straight out of the Shinnston, West Virginia headquarters, in upcoming
races at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on May 23, Dixie Speedway
in Woodstock, Georgia on May 24, and Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia
on May 25. You can view the upcoming schedule for the #5 team by
clicking on the SCHEDULE page of the