Holly, MI – “Two-Time” is a nickname that Crawfordsville, IN driver Jacob Wilson has respectively earned by virtue of his back-to-back Must See Racing sanctioned Pay Less Little 500 victories. But if you ask Wilson, he hopes he gets a new nickname if he can claim a third Little 500 victory this coming May 23.
Wilson is one of the first of a handful of early drivers that have committed to run the Must See Racing season opener April 3-4 at Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, North Carolina. The event is part of the PASS South Super Late Model “10th annual Easter Bunny 150”.
The twenty-four-year-old had a remarkable season in 2014. He claimed his second consecutive Little 500 victory and capped off his season with a winged sprint car win at Madera, CA on November 21. The event was televised by Must See Racing television on MAVTV. After his Little 500 win in May, the new nickname “Two-Time” began to be a commonplace. ”I’ve never had a nickname that stuck before” explains Wilson. “It’s been kinda fun, but I’d definitely like to change it come May 23”.
The “Southern Showdown” is a race Wilson is eagerly looking forward to. It is an area of the country Wilson enjoys and it will officially start the 2015 racing season for his Wilson Bros. Racing Team. “I like going down there. I ran a Kart there when I was twelve. Going to stock car country is definitely fun because we expose ourselves to a new fan base”.
Wilson has a lot of different options in 2015. He will be running Must See Racing events in addition to a USAC Silver Crown car and a winged dirt sprint car. But, his primary focus will be winning a third consecutive Little 500 victory.
”My main focus is the Little 500. I plan on running the first four Must See Racing events. We’ll see where we are at after the Little 500 and decide what we’ll do the rest of the season. I’ve got so many different options this year. I need to see what I can do with the sponsors I have. Maybe I just go where the money is and do a few dirt shows? If I’m leading the points, who knows. I want to focus on wins”.
Wilson is definitely a favorite entering the inaugural “Southern Showdown” April 4. The young driver may be arguably the hottest pavement sprint car driver entering the 2015 racing season. At only twenty-four years of age, he has won the two biggest pavement sprint car races in the country already in his young career. In addition to his Little 500 victories, he won the 2008 Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial at Salem (IN) Speedway. He also competed in the Indy Lights Series in 2011.
Don’t be surprised if Wilson emerges victorious in the inaugural “Southern Showdown”. Luck seems to be riding on his side in recent seasons. Maybe that has something to do with the March 17 birthday he celebrates.
-Must See Racing Press Release. Photo credit: Jacob Wilson Facebook Page