Photo by James V. Carroll

76 Freedom Car prepares for final race

Driver Jerick Johnson and The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car team prepares for the final race of the 2011 season tonight at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Ga.

It has been by any standard a successful year for Team Johnson Motorsports and the 76 Car. In 23 starts, Johnson has amassed six wins, 12 top-five races and 14 top-10 finishes.

“We are very pleased with our progress this year,” Johnson said. “But there seemed to be very little middle of the road finishes. It was either the checker or the wrecker for us. We were either in the top 10 at the end of the race or in the pits with a DNF.

“All in all, we are excited.  Six checkered flags is a pretty darned good year for the 76 Freedom Car. A lot of race teams struggled all year without a win.”

Johnson is competing in the Beau Slocumb Memorial 100 - Pro Late Model portion of 28th Annual Rheem World Crown 300. It is a two-segment race consisting of 100 green flag laps.

“We think we have a competitive setup,” Johnson said. “If the race unfolds the way we want, we will end the night a top 10 car – not a car behind a wrecker.”


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