Wednesdays with Wayne – Another Win at Devil’s Bowl!

Wayne Johnson (Serena Dalhamer photo)
Wayne Johnson (Serena Dalhamer photo)
Wayne Johnson (Serena Dalhamer photo)


By Bill W

October 21, 2015 – Wayne Johnson and the #77x team enjoyed another win at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas in last Friday’s prelim for the ASCS Winternationals. A second place run in the finale, saw Wayne take over the second place spot in ASCS points. The team will finish up their season October 28-31 at the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas.


A good heat race run from fourth to second started things out well on Friday. “We got a good start there, and moved up to second,” says Wayne. “My teammate Alex Hill beat me there, and she did a really good job.”


Wayne is usually good for a poor feature draw, but he would draw the pole on this night. “I’ve drawn the front row two times with ASCS this year,” he says. “I was able to win both nights. The track blew off in the feature. It was good racing.”


He would run a little different line than most in the main event. “When you’re out front, you don’t always know how hard you need to go,” says Wayne. “I was running the bottom in three and four and the top of one and two. Everyone else was running the top all the way around.”


Wayne would only see one challenger. “I saw Joe Wood on the outside, but I stayed with the bottom,” he says. “I saw him on the entry, but not the exit, so I knew I was pulling away from him. But I could tell it was getting harder to run the bottom. We had a caution, and the team signaled me to go to the top of three and four. We drove away from there.”


The win locked him into Saturday night’s finale. He would draw a starting spot inside row four. “We drew where we normally do!” says Wayne. “We got a really good start though, and got up to fourth. We were able to get by Joe Wood. We ran the leaders down from there. At that point, it was lockdown rubber. We got in line.”


A break would come while running third. “With about four to go, one of the leaders lost their right rear and that gave us second,” says Wayne. “Ours was in trouble. On the white flag lap, it started shaking. It ended up making it. It blew in turn one after the checkers.”


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Wayne’s Fast Facts
Wayne won the prelim at the 2009 Short Track Nationals. The 1997 event champion topped Sammy Swindell, Tony Bruce Jr., Paul McMahan and Marshall Skinner. The race was on November 5, after being delayed a week due to wet weather.


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