Wednesdays with Wayne – Another Win at Ohsweken!

Wayne Johnson Dale Calnan photo

By Bill W

August 27, 2014 – Wayne Johnson racked up another win in Ontario at the Ohsweken Speedway last Friday night.  The Knoxville, Iowa driver felt he should have picked up at least one more win on a weekend that saw three events.  The Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team is contemplating their race weekend with plenty of shows scheduled for the Upper Midwest.

Wayne Johnson Dale Calnan photo
Wayne Johnson
Dale Calnan photo

Things started well last Friday at Ohsweken.  “We were running Miles Hill’s car,” says Wayne.  “It’s a Cool chassis, which I haven’t run before.  We were pretty good.  We started the heat from the pole and won that.”

The feature went as well as it could.  “We were able to start back on the pole, and lead every lap,” says Wayne.  “The car was very good again in the feature.”

The last two events of the weekend were sanctioned by the Patriot Sprint Tour group.  On Saturday, at Brockville Ontario Speedway, Wayne started seventh in his heat.  “We were able to run up to third,” he says.  “”The track was rough and heavy there!  It was tough to pass, but we were good enough to get in the redraw.”

Wayne would start the main event sixth and made his way forward.  “We were able to get up into the lead on lap seven or eight,” he says.  “We led for three or four laps.  I was running the top.  It was rough and heavy, big-time.  Everyone else was running the bottom.  I bounced the car off the end of the track, and fell back to sixth or seventh.”

It would set up a second charge.  “I was able to drive back through there,” says Wayne.  “I passed the guys that I had passed for the lead earlier.  There was about four to go, and I went back to the bottom and started riding around to block.  I thought I was the leader!  Unfortunately, another guy had passed those guys!”

The mistake left Wayne second at the checkers.  “That’s what happens sometimes when you’re not familiar with the cars you’re racing with,” he says.  “I finished right behind him.  Maybe I could have pulled out and passed him, I don’t know.  I thought he was a lapped car!”

The series moved on to Cornwall Speedway in Ontario on Sunday.  Wayne would win his heat from outside row one, and start fifth in the feature.  “The track was a little weird,” he says.  “It just outguessed me.  I thought it was going to stay heavy and it got slicker than heck.  We were loose.  We were running fifth and slid over the edge of the track.  We brought out the yellow and came back to ninth.  There was nothing special about it.  We were just too loose.”

Options for Wayne this weekend include shows at the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri on Saturday and Sunday, and the Jackson Nationals in Minnesota slated for Friday and Saturday.  “We’re sitting here deciding what we’re going to do,” he says.  “It all depends on weather.  We’ll probably either go to Moberly or Jackson.”

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On August 4, 2000, Wayne won in ASCS National competition at the Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas.  Terry Gray was second, followed by Jason Sides, Ted Lee and Jason Johnson.


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