Top Alcohol Funny Car Racers Jackson, Lombardo Mutually Part Ways for 2019 NHRA Drag Racing Season

Top Alcohol Funny Car team owner Rick Jackson and driver John Lombardo Jr. have mutually agreed to pursue their NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series goals separately. 

The racers combined forces during the 2014 season to create Jackson Lombardo Racing which also included the efforts of Les Davenport, Chris Perl, Scott Manning, Mike Pavia, Jack Miller, and LuAnn Bishop. The five-year partnership produced three Central Region championships, two JEGS Allstars victories, seven national event wins including the prestigious Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in 2017, 13 regional event wins, two national speed records, numerous track e.t. and speed records, five national top 10 finishes including championship runner-ups in 2015 and 2017, and a tremendous amount of time engaging with fans, friends, and customers.

Team JLR has appreciated and valued the support of NAPA Auto Parts, Centre Pointe Collision Centers, NAPA Filters, Lucas Oil, Hoosier Tires, JHR, NAPA Belts and Hoses, Carlyle Tools, Mahle/Clevite, NGK Spark Plugs, CP-Carrillo, Arvada Excavating, and Jackson’s Auto Supply. Many, many thanks to our sponsors for allowing us to represent you, both on and off the track.

The direction of each team for 2019 and beyond will become known at a future date, so stay tuned for future announcements.