Jack Jackson is a rags to riches story. He was born and raised in the Techwood area of Atlanta when it was government housing. He started racing in the early 50s in the jalopy division at the legendary Peach Bowl Speedway in Atlanta, moving quickly up to the sportsman division, where he became a multi-year champion. He raced at Columbus, Lagrange, Canton, and won the first race at the original Dixie Speedway in Jasper, Georgia. But after about 1963, Jackson raced mostly at the Peach Bowl, and continued racing there until the track closed after the 1971 season. Jackson was a long time worker for the city of Atlanta. He’s the founder of the annual Peach Bowl Speedway reunion.