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Jackson Boone Riding Momentum Into Five Flags Night of Champions

Boone finished third in Friday's ASA Southern Super Series event and won the most recent Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series race at Five Flags Speedway.


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Jackson Boone has a busy weekend on his hands at Five Flags Speedway, racing both his Super Late Model and Pro Late Model on Saturday night after competing in Friday’s ASA Southern Super Series event. Fortunately, he has plenty of momentum going into both 100-lap races on Saturday.

Boone scored a third-place finish in Friday’s Super Late Model event, gaining spots on the final restart to work his way onto the podium. In fact, Boone says the only thing that went wrong on Friday night was the top-eight redraw after qualifying, as he drew the eighth starting spot after setting the second-fastest time of the session.

“The biggest thing is just keeping the momentum that we had last night rolling into tonight,” Boone told Racing America. “We did everything right yesterday except drawing a freaking hat. It figures, I walk up there and draw an eight, it seems like every time I draw. If I could somehow draw a better number this time, I will be super, super stoked. Hopefully I qualify good enough for the draw.”

Momentum is also on Boone’s side entering the Allen Turner Pro Late Model 100-lapper. Along with three wins at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway this year, Boone also won the most recent Pro Late Model race at Five Flags in August.

“We won the last Pro race here. Let’s keep the momentum rolling. Let’s not overthink this. Keeping that mindset of we’ve got what it takes to win, keeping our minds even-keel.”

While Boone is staying busy this weekend with 300 laps of racing on his agenda, the Tennessee driver says the real preparation begins weeks in advance for a weekend like this one.

“It goes a lot into mentally preparing one to two weeks out. All you’re doing is watching film, studying, iRacing, doing what you’ve got to do to make sure when you get to the track, you’ve got a plan and you know what you’re going to do to execute.”

“When you’re here, that’s the easy part honestly. Making sure you execute. If something goes wrong, have a plan in place to make up for it. That’s really all there is to it. Get in the car, turn laps, and make sure you do your job.”

Boone certainly had no issue executing last night against a stout field of Super Late Model competitors, and he hopes that execution is there again on Saturday night.

“You’ve got guys that are going to be here for the Snowball Derby that are going to be competing to win. We’re running third among them and I felt we had a top-two car. Tonight, we’ll just try to squeeze a little bit more out of it. Hopefully, the cards will fall a little bit more in our place tonight, and we’ll be talking to you in victory lane.”

Qualifying for Saturday’s program at 5 p.m. CT (6 p.m. ET), with racing getting underway at 7 p.m CT (8 p.m. ET). Fans unable to attend the event can watch live on Racing America.

-Photo credit: Will Bellamy/Racing America

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