Skip Jackson diagnosed with cancer

Skip Jackson has been diagnosed with prostate cancer

Former Australian sprintcar Champion, Skip Jackson has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Sydney born Jackson has been domiciled in the United States for many years, basing his racing around the famed Knoxville Raceway – where he is one of the most popular drivers week-in, week-out.

The announcement was made at Knoxville Raceway this weekend that Jackson has stage three prostate cancer and will retire from racing to fight the disease.

At his height, Jackson was a dominating force in Australian Sprintcar racing, winning the World Series Sprintcars Championship in 1997 and the Australian Championship at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway in 2000/2001. He’s also won the Knoxville track Championship on three occasions.

Knoxville Raceway will be holding a benefit for Jackson and his family on June 11. The 43-year-old has three children – AJ, Abbey and Andrew – to his American wife, Lori.

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