Jason Mickelson had a successful weekend in Jackson, Minnesota as the Storm Lake native took home two checkered flags in the 30th annual Jackson Nationals.
Mickelson raced in the IMCA stock car division and collected $2000 in prize money for his efforts over the weekend. In Sunday's 20-lap final, Mickelson was one of two racers to have the lead.
"It's my fourth time up there this year," said Mickelson. "I think it's an easier track. It's a lot bigger track and doesn't take near the motor. I've always liked that track and racing up there. The conditions were good and luck just happened to be on my side."
Mickelson has been racing for about twelve years with eight of those coming in the stock car class, but he's been interested in the sport since an early age.
"I watched lot of races as a kid," said Mickelson. "I had a friend who was getting out of racing, so I bought up all of his stuff. The competition is tough. Everyone has the same carb so it's an even field. No one is four or five car lengths out front, it's all side by side. I like the stock car races. I think it's the best racing in all the classes. The fans seem to like it the best too. "
Mickelson can be seen at the Buena Vista Raceway's weekly races where he's currently fourth in the standings in the stock car division.