Story By: JIM CLARKE / PETERBOROUGH SPEEDWAY – PETERBOROUGH, ONT – A single championship winning season at the weekly racing level is an impressive accomplishment but marking the achievement twice is the defining moment of a racer’s career.
Warsaw, Ontario’s Bailey Jacobs scored his initial KOD Disposal Super Stock title in 2018 at Peterborough Speedway.
Saturday, September 3rd the 25-year-old second-generation runner used a 4th place finish in the night’s 20-lap feature event to clinch the 2nd crown of his stock car racing career. The former go-karter says there is no mistaking the effort and dedication his team puts into getting the car ready for every event on the schedule.
“From the beginning of my career, I’ve been very fortunate to have so many people believe in me and support what we do,” Bailey Jacobs said. “My family, fans and the many friends I’ve met over the years make it all worthwhile. Being able to mark a qualifying or feature race win with so many positive backers is great. I’m thrilled to have everyone celebrate another track championship with me.”
Competing in his first full season since earning the 2018 title, the driver says he’s thankful to have his father Jeff Jacobs, Tyler and Luke Handley and his fiancé Naomi Wakeford help out behind the scenes and at the track and for the sponsorship he’s received from long-time backers including Kawartha Heavy Equipment Repair, Dart Heating & Air Conditioning, T.G. Quirk Towing, Chemong Home Solutions, NAPA Lakefield, Freeflo Physiotherapy, Sign Works Canada and Clarke Motorsports Communications. The team also welcomed Beachwood Resort to the program midway through the 2022 season.
Even though the team has yet to announce its 2023 racing plans, Bailey Jacobs and the Jacobs Motorsports team has confirmed the machine that led the driver to a pair of track championships is on the market as a race ready transaction.