Jordan Mallett. (B. Young Photography)
GREENBRIER, Ark. — Jordon Mallett enjoyed a four-win season that featured consistency as he finished in the top five nearly 50 percent of the time and inside the top ten in nearly two-thirds of his starts.
Mallett won at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., Crowleys Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Ga., and East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala.
Three of those victories came in USCS Series national competition, tied for the second most wins. Mallett also won the ASCS Mid-South Region.
“I feel good about the season,” Mallett said. “Wins are nice, but when I look at the season I look at the missed opportunities as the ones that got away and the reasons why they got away. I’m looking at where we can have great value. I feel like we executed well and did our job, but in my eyes even with a perfect season you have to have a laundry list of things to clean up. I’m glad we’re winning races and running well. In the offseason, I want to make sure we take advantage of not having any players out next season.”
Mallett used a pick-and-choose schedule instead of racing for points in any series in 2022. However, he still earned enough to place ninth in the ASCS Mid-South Region standings despite of missing many careers. Mallett also finished third in the USCS Series Speedweek standings and he finished 10th in the ASCS Sizzlin Summer Speedweek standings with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.
With few obstacles preventing scheduled races throughout the year, Mallett made the most of his opportunity, scoring a dozen top fives and 16 top 10s in 25 starts.
“Racing 25 times is not where I want to be in a year, but when you look back we lost 15-to-18 races between the rain and lack of tires,” he said. “In those 25 shows we went to the race we showed that we were ready and we were on point. We met our expectations and made it count every time we showed up on the track.
“I’m lucky that we have good people behind us who believe in our team. When we show up we are there to make it count and this year I feel good about it. We are in as good a position going into next season as we are going into an offseason. We can’t wait for the 2023 season to roll around.”