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Funeral Friday for drag racer

GLEN ALLEN, VA (WWBT) - Family and friends will come together Friday to remember a Glen Allen drag racer killed in an accident last week.

His full name is Lionel Jackson, but everyone knows him as "Bert."

Family and friends will say their final goodbyes to a man who had two loves in his life, his wife and cars.

Bert Jackson died in a crash last Friday in Rockingham, NC.

It happened as he made a practice run for a drag-racing event there.

Witnesses say his car went out of control, hit the drag strip's walls and rolled over several times. He died minutes later at a hospital.

Bert Jackson's funeral starts at noon at St. Paul's Baptist Church, 4247 Creighton Road in eastern Henrico.

Jackson leaves behind a wife and two daughters. He was 52 years old.

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