-Jackson, Minnesota- August 20, 2011 –
Jason Johnson added another notch to the win column with a win worth $6,000 in Saturday night’s 33rd Annual Jackson Nationals.
“The Ragin’ Cajun” gunned into the lead at the outset and led all 25 laps on the high-banked, ½-mile Jackson Speedway clay oval for his fifth ASCS National win of the year aboard the Don Ott-powered Weld Racing wheel equipped Haynes/Pope Transportation No. 41 Maxim.
“The top is where I like to be,” the Eunice, LA, native explained of the upper groove that led the way to victory lane. “Beautiful cushion, beautiful race track tonight.” “I wasn’t real happy with the car after hot laps so we adjusted it before the feature and the car was a rocket,” Johnson explained.
Working the topside flawlessly, Johnson reached the tail of the field within eight laps and began working traffic. Crawley took advantage, closing in on Johnson at the midway point.
Another caution flew two laps later when current Lucas Oil Sprint Car points leader Shane Stewart stopped in turn four with race-ending mechanical issues as did Jordan Boston in turn two at the same time, setting up a four-lap dash to the stripe
With clear sailing ahead, Johnson raced on to the checkered flag with a comfortable advantage.