IT was a welcoming return home for local racing legend, Garry Jacobson, when students from Verney Road School were filled with hometown pride upon his arrival last week, after taking out first place in the Dunlop Supercars Championship Series this year.
The win, which is his first in the Dunlop Serries over his 13 year career, saw his father, Peter beaming with pride.
Peter said, “I am very proud. His love for racing all started with go karts when he was nine and grew from there.
I used to do a lot of speedway, so racing is in his blood.
“This is his fourth year in the Dunlop Series. It’s been a bit of a journey and a lot of hard work, but it has paid off.”
While signing posters and discussing his win with the school’s students, Jacobson was asked if he would be appearing in a racing game, to which he replied hopefully he would next year.
Jacobson said, “2016 has ben a fantastic year for me and it’s wonderful to be able to celebrate my championship with the local community. This win has done wonders for my career.
“Verney Road School is close to my heart. For the last two years I have been a bus driver for the family businesses and have gotten to know then students well. It’s something I like doing and the parents and kids are so heart warming.
“Next year I will be looking to consolidate another successful campaign.”