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The Wilkinson family made history Friday night at the Boone County Raceway with a three-generation victory.
It was a rough start to the night for winner Jason Wilkinson, but the long-time Stock Car driver went from dead last to victory lane to lead the 1-2-3 Wilkinson finish for what is believed to be the first three-generation victory ever at Boone County Raceway.
"We were needing a good night," Jason said. "I broke down right away and couldn't heat race. I was ready to pack it up and call it a night, but we fought through, put in a new transmission and went out there and it clicked."
Wilkinson started in the back and worked his way forward. His father, Dean, and son, Kyle, were battling out front with another driver. Jason said his father moved to Stock Cars this year and was looking for his first win while Kyle picked up his first of the year two weeks ago in Columbus.
"I would have liked to have seen Dad get his first win," Jason said. "Two weeks ago, I rolled six times, so I was bound and determined to win this race."
Jason admitted he had a tough decision on whether to pass his dad or not for the win.
"When I caught up with him, I was wondering what to do and wanted to pass him clean," Jason said. "I followed two to three laps, and then Kyle gave me a whole. I took the lead on the white flag."
Cameron Wilkinson also had a big night by winning the Hobby Stock feature, to make it a Wilkinson sweep in the two features.
This marks Dean Wilkinson's 52nd year in racing, Jason said, and his 23rd year. Sons Kyle and Cameron have been racing for five or six years.