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A Neligh driver wrapped up another big racing victory over the weekend. Jason Wilkinson of Neligh won the International Motor Contest Association's Super Nationals race in the Hobby Stock Division.
The 33rd annual event was held on the Boone Speedway in Iowa on Saturday, featuring more than 1,200 cars and racers from across the nation.
This was not the first time Wilkinson has competed on the track. In fact in 2010, Wilkinson made racing history by becoming the first Nebraskan to win at Boone in all divisions.
On Saturday, he won again - still holding the record as the only Nebraskan to win in the hobby stock division.
"The best of the best show up there," Wilkinson said. "To win is quite a deal."
Everything went Wilkinson's way, including not being disqualified midway through the race.
"Halfway through, a guy hit me and knocked the rear bumper lose and it was dragging," Wilkinson said.
Wilkinson was unaware of the situation until the end of the race. He was told that officials were about to disqualify him, when the bumper came off.
Wilkinson says he was born with his love of racing. Since 1993, he has only missed one night of racing, which fell on his honeymoon.
"I told my wife we had to get married on a Friday because I had to race on Saturday," he said.
Although his friends and family are proud of his accomplishment, to him it was just another night on the track.
"I've been racing for quite a few years and won a lot," Wilkinson said. "This was just another race."
He said that it has been a tough year for keeping cars going since his father and sons also race.
"I couldn't have done it without my family," Wilkinson said.
Wilkinson received a trophy and a prize of $600 for his win, along with a few other items including a motor and helmet.