17/01/2017: Jackson' new colours unveiled
The Lucas Oil Brad Jackson Racing livery for the 2017 drag race season was revealed at last weekend's Autosport International Show held at Birmingham's NEC.
Twenty-year-old Brad Jackson is a final year IMI apprentice Light Vehicle Motor Technician from York. He is stealing the drag race headlines, with two major events in twenty one days at the end of last year: a Super Pro ET victory at the APIRA Open Sports Nationals at Shakespeare County Raceway followed by a stunning win at the FIA / FIM European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway mean that Brad is the one to watch in 2017.
Brad's hero is Andy Carter, four-time winner of the FIA European Top Fuel European Championship - three as part of the Lucas Oil team. After unveiling the new look car at the Santa Pod Raceway stand in Hall 7 Andy said "It was an honour to be asked to unveil the Brad Jackson dragster. The new Lucas Oil design looks fantastic and I'm sure we are going to see a lot more of Brad on the winners' podium during 2017."
The 2017 livery is designed by Pete Walters Race Design and Wayne Jackson. It is a pastiche of last season's successful eye-catching layout which caught the everyone's attention on so many occasions. The successful grey patchwork theme has evolved, utilising the colours of the logo from Brad Jackson's main sponsor Lucas Oil to spectacular effect.
Brad is delighted to see the car unveiled by his sporting hero and is aiming to emulate Andy’s rise to the top. His chase has begun with rebuilds of the 940 bhp V8 Big Block Chevrolet 565 and gearbox which will maximise reliability next season. The car under the bodywork is the same as the 2016 specification. The additives and racing oils from Lucas Oil will continue to help to ensure a reliable run of performances this season.
Story courtesy of Eurodragster.com