Name: Jacob D. Francis
Born In Painesville Ohio
Family: Dale Francis, Louise Bena (mom and Dad) Chris, Cam, Casey and
Albert (Brother) Sara and Elizabeth (Sisters) Gary Bena (step dad)
Home Track: Toledo
Race Team: Francis Engineering Racing
enjoyable part about racing: I just love driving racecars.
How did you get started in racing?
I got started in racing through go-karts,
then up to legend cars, NASCAR and ARCA late Models, and ARCA RE/MAX
What divisions and tracks have you raced?
Go Karts, INEX Legends, NASCAR Late Models, ASA Late
Models, ARCA Late Models, ARCA RE/MAX, Toledo Speedway, Lake Erie
Speedway, Lorain Speedway, Lake County Speedway, Barberton Raceway
PArk, Mid-Vale Speedway, Motordrome Speedway, Daytona, Talladega,
Salem, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky
When your not racing, what do you like to do?
When im not racing im probaly hunting.
Any race that sticks your my mind?
A couple. Glass City 200 from 2008, finished 3rd after
leading 70 laps. Kentucky ARCA race 2008, led half way...
You are the new owner of Barberton Raceway Park in Ohio? How did you
decide you wanted to try owning a track?
The opportunity to buy Barberton kind of set itself
in my lap. I thought it would be an exciting new adventure for myself...
What are your plans for Barberton Raceway Park?
I have fairly big plans for Barberton in 2012, Im
bringing Main Event cars in, as well as USAC midgets. Posssibly ARCA
You are racing on friday nights. That was a bold move to do with new
ownership. Which I think could be a great move. So why the change?
My choice to go to Friday was based partly on the
fact that every other race track in our area is a Saturday night
How can people contact you if they want to help out in 2012?
call Jake Francis 440.867.5394
Who would you like to thank?
My dad, (Dale Francis), Steve Sanders, Richard
Bonner, Bill Vinton, Casey Smith, Stan and Sue Gall, Tom Spadafora
Raceway Park.com for more info!