Wednesdays with Wayne – A Welcome Weekend Off Ahead!

Wayne Johnson won the 360 sprint car feature at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, IA on May 12, 2012. - Mermaid Racing Photos

By Bill W

October 3, 2012 – After a busy schedule for the past few months, Wayne Johnson will be taking the weekend off. Last Friday and Saturday he ran fifth and seventh with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series in the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at the Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri.

Wayne drew outside row two for his heat, but ended up starting on the front row and winning his heat in Friday’s preliminary. “We got a break when the guy on the front row couldn’t start,” he says. “We won, but we weren’t very good to be honest. We really struggled on Friday night.”

The Knoxville, Iowa driver lined up * in the main event. “It was pretty heavy and rough,” says Wayne. “Everyone was running around the bottom. I started moving around to try to get some lapped cars and just screwed up towards the end.”

The Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team had been chasing their setup all night, and they would checker fifth. “We kept messing with the car throughout the night to try and make it better,” says Wayne. “The driver just made a couple of mistakes towards the end of the race in lapped traffic. That’s how Shane (Stewart) got by me for the locked in spot at the end.”

The draw saw Wayne start Saturday’s heat on the pole. He would win going away. “Our lap times were pretty good in the heat,” he says. “I felt pretty good about the car. It was feeling good.”

The run was good enough for a starting spot outside of row six. He would climb five spots in the finale. “We made some adjustments to the car,” says Wayne. “It was rubbering up pretty quick out there. Being able to go from 12th to 7th on that track wasn’t too bad to be honest.”

This weekend will allow for time to get the racecar ready and get some needed rest. The team’s next action will be October 11-13 at the Lonestar Nationals at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas. A busy October also sees big shows at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas and the I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Arkansas. “I think we’ll take the week off,” says Wayne. “We have a lot of big races coming up, and it will be good for us to get things organized heading forward.”

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Wayne’s World

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Wayne’s Fast Facts

Wayne won eleven sprint car races in 2007. Incredibly, he won those eleven races in ten different states. The features that year bested the nine he won in 2001, and the eight he won in 2000 and 2005. Wins in 2007 came at North Florida Speedway (FL), Devil’s Bowl Speedway (TX), State Fair Speedway (OK), Malden Speedway (MO), Susquehanna Speedway Park (PA), Clay Hill Motorsports (TN), North Central Speedway (MN), Knoxville Raceway (IA), Wilmot Speedway (WI), Langlade County Speedway (WI) and Columbus Speedway (MS).

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