ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Jagger Jones finally sealed the deal on Saturday night, earning his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory at All American Speedway.
“It feels awesome,” said Jones, the grandson of Indianapolis 500 winner Parnelli Jones. “Just how close we’ve gotten, I’ve been close multiple times from the first race we did to this last one, to finally get the first one just feels so special, so awesome. This is what racer’s live for.”
With two runner-up finishes and five top fives coming into the 12th event of the season, confidence was still high for the Scottsdale, Ariz., native. He knew his victory was on the way.
“I never really doubted,” he said. “It was more when the first win is going to come, not if.”
Hailie Deegan rebounded from an early-race spin in the first 30 laps to come home second for the first time this season and third time in her career.
The spin did not cause a caution flag to wave, dropping her to last in the running order as she then worked her way through the field.
Jones’ Sunrise Ford teammate Trevor Huddleston came home third for the second race in a row.
Championship leader Derek Kraus rebounded from a flat tire while leading and falling off the lead lap to finish fourth, his ninth top five of the season.
Coming off his season-best second-place run at Meridian, Todd Souza completed the top five.
Jagger Jones, Hailie Deegan, Trevor Huddleston, Derek Kraus, Todd Souza, Brittney Zamora, Buddy Shepherd, Travis Milburn, Derrick Doering, Keith McGee, Bridget Burgess, Dylan Garner, Takuma Koga, John Wood, Josh Fanopoulos, Jack Wood.