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Larry started his racing career at Santa Fe Speedway in the mid 1960's.  He won his first Late Model Championship in 1967 sharing the win with Dick Nelson.  His car was unique as he was driving a Buick powered engine and his convertible had 2 chrome roll bars.  His Championship prize was a brand new Ford Mustang.  He later sold his winning Buick to Seth Piper  whose driver Bill Van Allen won the Santa Fe NCTC 200 driving it.


Larry drove for several well known car owners  John Papp, Seth Piper, Bob Novy and Buck Roderick. He was a 3 timer Santa Fe Champion. He won Chicagoland's longest race at Sycamore Speedway, the Old Milwaukee 250 lapper in 1974, and driving for Bob Novy, won Santa Fe’s NCTC 200 lapper in 1985.  He was both a Santa Fe and Kankakee favorite and was dubbed the “Lawrence of Lyons”. Larry will always be remembered by his awesome Sock-It-2-Me paint theme on his bright Orange Race Cars!


It is my pleasure on this 21st day of October 2023 to induct Larry Jackson into the Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame.

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