Skip to content
Mm1 9257 1500x800
Larry Jackson brought a new sponsor to the series in 2021 - O'Neil Electric Supply. (Photo by Matthew Manor/NASCAR)

Season Rewind: Larry Jackson

Larry Jackson’s 2021 season was a new start for the 47-year-old. A new number, a new paint scheme for his new sponsor – O’Neil Electric Supply. The Oakville, ON native was ready to compete in his first full-time season in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series.

RACING REFERENCE: Larry Jackson 2021 Season

SUNSET SPEEDWAY

Mm1 1515

The season started at Sunset Speedway for two action-packed 125 lap races. For the Frontline Workers 125, Jackson qualified 11th, but quickly after the drop of the green flag, the race was halted due to rain. The race resumed almost three hours later and the No 84 Dodge eventually finished tenth.

Drivers and crews quickly prepared their cars for round two, the General Tire 125. Qualifying was based on their fastest lap from race one, which gave Jackson a 16th starting position. After fighting his way forward and surviving multiple restarts, he ended his day in seventh still on the lead lap.

RESULTS: Frontline Workers 125 | General Tire 125

GRAND PRIX DE TROIS-RIVIÈRES

For round three, the series headed to Quebec for the first road course of the year. Jackson’s best finish at GP3R was tenth back in 2017 and his 2021 edition was off to a decent start, after qualifying 16th. After briefly falling off the lead lap Jackson was given the free pass, fought back to finish 11th and left GP3R seventh in the points standings.

RESULTS: Guardian Angels 60

CIRCUIT ICAR

The series returned to Circuit ICAR for the first time since 2017 and Jackson was looking to better his previous result of seventh. Starting 18th, the No. 84 O’Neil Electric Supply/Milwaukee Tools Dodge fought his way through 35 laps of road course battles followed by an intense race in the rain for the remaining laps. In the end, Jackson finished 14th, eight laps down.

RESULTS: La Fernandiere 75

CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK

Heading back to Ontario, the series returned to CTMP for Labour Day weekend and the final two road course events of the season. Race one of the weekend was a 30 lap sprint on the historic track. After starting 18th, Jackson finished the race 15th still on the lead lap and showed his speed heading in the second event of the weekend.

Jackson’s Clarington 200 started with a 17th qualifying position, but his luck changed around lap 40 when the No. 84 O’Neil Electric Supply/Milwaukee Dodge was forced to retire from the race due to an engine issue. The problem knocked Jackson out of the top-ten in the standings moving back to 12th place.

RESULTS: Olymel Grand Prix of Ontario | Clarington 200

FLAMBORO SPEEDWAY

Now back on the ovals, Jackson and the No. 84 team were hopeful about their day especially after qualifying 6th for the MotoMaster 125. He was super quick at the drop of the green flag, battling for position at the front of the field, and even making an appearance in the top three. Jackson’s best finish in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series was third at Sunset back in 2016, so the Oakville, Ont. native was hungry for another podium and possibly a win.

Jackson settled into the fourth position until lap 100 when a mechanical issue forced him to retire, finishing 16th and 25 laps down.

RESULTS: MotoMaster 125

DELAWARE SPEEDWAYMm1 2838

With three races and one track remaining in the 2021 season, the No. 84 team was headed to Delaware Speedway. First was the Canadian Tire 125 on Friday night.

After qualifying 10th, Jackson remained on the brink of the top ten for most of the race. He was later given the free pass on lap 119, assisting him to an 11th place finish.

The final day of the season was a double-header on the Sunday at Delaware; the QwickWick 125 and the Pinty’s Fall Brawl. In race one, the No. 84 O’Neil Electric Supply/Milwaukee Tools Dodge made an impressive charge to the front, going from 17th and finishing eighth, despite being involved in an incident on lap 93, with the No. 61 and No. 2.

In the final race of the season, Jackson was involved in another on-track incident in the opening laps. He was given the free pass on lap 140 and went on to finish tenth, one lap down and despite the early trouble, his final position slid him into the top-ten spot in the points standing.

RESULTS: Canadian Tire 125 | QwickWick 125 | Pinty’s Fall Brawl

Once the race was said and done, the Mississauga Fire Captain lent a hand to L.P. Dumoulin during his championship burnouts, helping untangle the flag.