14-year-old from Granger honored at USAC “Night of Champions” banquet

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A 14-year-old racecar driver from Granger was recently honored as the United States Auto Club .25 Midget National Champion in the Senior Honda and Formula Mod classes.
Jackson Diehl, who’s been racing since he was 7 years-old, won races in Indianapolis… Fontana, California… Syracuse, New York… and Darlington, South Carolina. He’s on the same Midget Racing track as Tony Steward and Jeff Gordon. Recently, Jackson signed with M-P-G Motorsports and Will Power Kart as the next step, for “The Real Diehl” in his racing career.
Jackson won over half of the features he raced in his rookie year and was ultimately awarded the Capitol Quarter Midgets Rookie of the Year. He earned the nickname “The Real Diehl” from USAC announcer
Butch Lamb in his second year after sweeping the heat races at the USAC .25 Nationals at Chicagoland
Speedway. Jack is currently the reigning Heavy 160 and Modified World Formula Midwest Thunder
Champion. He finished 2nd in the USAC .25 National Series in Modified World Formula and 3rd in the
nation in Senior Animal in 2021. He is also a proud recipient of the 2019 Dave Darland Sportsmanship
Award.
Jackson has been racing USAC .25 Midgets since he was 7 years old. He races for a family-owned team,
Daddy’s Pride Racing. His father, Joshua Diehl, is his crew chief and chief mechanic, while his mother
offers logistical support. Jackson’s little sister, Hannah Diehl, also races.

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