Last updated: July 18. 2013 7:06PM - 66 Views

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Steve LeMaster

Sports Editor

CAMPTON — In only his second season on the track, Martin native Justin Jacobs is in contention for a track championship at 191 Speedway. Behind the wheel of his Open Wheel Modified, Jacobs has finished sixth or better in nine of 12 races thus far this season. Jacobs is currently second in points at the Wolfe County track. He is only 24 points behind the leader in the Open Wheel Modified class.

On Saturday nights, Jacobs can be found at the Wolfe County track. He was no stranger to competitive racing when he started his dirt track racing career. Jacobs started racing motorcycles at age four. During his debut in dirt track in 2011, Jacobs won a pair of heat races, setting a fast time of 12.89 seconds during a lap on Oct. 8, 2011.

Jacobs recorded five top-10 finishes, three top-five finishes and three top-three finishes last year.

Jacobs Racing won Best in Show at the 2012 Race Day held in Hazard earlier in the year.

The well-rounded 24-year-old graduated from the University of Kentucky this past May with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Class champions at the Wolfe County track will be decided soon. Points races in all classes at 191 Speedway are scheduled to end on Aug. 25.

Jacobs Racing was established in July 2010. Justin’s father, Steve Jacobs, owns the car.

Sponsors for Jacobs Racing are Jacobs Towing, Martin Trucking, Jacobs Construction, Georgetown Neurology, Twin Bridge Auto Parts, Stumbo Construction, Low Gap Outfitters, East Hills Heating and Cooling, Desperado Trucking, Country Antiques, Kentucky Race Parts and Interstate Construction Products.

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