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

76 Freedom Car headed to Ohio

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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