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76 Freedom Car headed to Ohio

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76 Freedom Car headed to Ohio
76 Freedom Car crew members service the car during a pit stop at Iowa Speedway July 10. Driver Jerick Johnson takes the car to Mansfield, Ohio, this weekend. Photo by James Carroll

Driver Jerick Johnson takes The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car to Mansfield, Ohio, this weekend to compete in the Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA 200 at Mansfield Motorsports Park. The Mansfield race on the half-mile paved oval is sandwiched between the July 10 Prairie Meadows 200 in Newton, Iowa, and the July 31 Weis Markets 125 at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania.

“We are taking a partial crew to the track Saturday morning.” Johnson said. “We hope to get a few good practice laps, a good qualifying lap and a good finish.”

Mansfield is a race not originally penciled in for Team Johnson Motorsports, but is an important race if Johnson hopes to maintain or improve his position in a number of ARCA point categories. After a 20th-place finish at Iowa last Saturday, Johnson is 18th in ARCA Championship Points. He is fourth in Rookie Points, and he is first in the Hard Charger Points, a competition that determines the driver that passes the most cars during the season.

The green flag for the Mansfield race is scheduled to wave at 8 p.m. Saturday. The July 31 Pocono race is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. The Mansfield race will not be televised, but the Pocono race will air live on SPEED.

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