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Wednesday's With Wayne - 2015 In Review
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11/11/2015

11/11/2015

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Wednesday's With Wayne - 2015 In Review

Wednesdays with Wayne – 2015 in Review!

(Bill W) November 11, 2015 – The Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team finished the 2015 strong, and came just short of a second ASCS National Series title. A late run that included a win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Texas, Wayne’s sixth win of the season, propelled the Knoxville, Iowa driver into second in the series’ final point tally.

The season got off to a rough start in the “Sunshine State”. “We had a half dozen DNF’s down in Florida to start the year,” says Wayne. “It was one thing after another. That wasn’t a good start for us, but things picked up a little bit when we headed back north.”

Things started in the Midwest in March with a second place run with plenty of talent gathered at 81 Speedway. In April, Wayne would visit Victory Lane at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. It was the inaugural race for the National Sprint League. “It was big to win that first race,” he says. “Our name will always be the answer to the trivia question of who won the first NSL race. That was a good win for us.”

The team made the decision to run full-time with the ASCS National series, but a string of bad luck and DNF’s followed. “We were struggling there for a while,” says Wayne. “We got to where we were tinkering with too much stuff. We were just trying to get better, and that set us back. We’re going to be consistent with our stuff next year. We’re already getting ready for next year.”

Strong runs in May included a win at Knoxville Raceway and two other podium finishes, one with the NSL. Wayne gained strength with ASCS with a win at Devil’s Bowl in June, and four podiums and six top fives in their Pacific Northwest tour in July.

A fourth place run in the 360 Nationals followed, and Wayne qualified for the Knoxville Nationals aboard his special paint scheme featuring the Bob Vielhauer #12x.

After the Nationals, Wayne reeled off three wins, one in Moberly, Missouri, one at I-80 Speedway in Nebraska, and another tally at the Winternationals at Devil’s Bowl. The strong finish allowed him to pass Johnny Herrera and finish second in the final ASCS standings. “We really finished strong towards the end of the year,” he says. “We just ran out of races as far as winning the ASCS deal. It was great to get another win at Devil’s Bowl. We’re really looking forward to next year already.”

For Sale

Wayne Johnson Racing has plenty of equipment for sale. If you are interested in buying cars or parts, call him at 405 306-5426 or e-mail him at WayneJohnsonRacing@yahoo.com.

Mechanic with CDL Needed

Wayne is also looking for a mechanic with a CDL. You would have to be willing to relocate to Knoxville. Salary depends on experience. For more information, contact Wayne at the number above.

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

http://www.facebook.com/#!/WayneJohnsonRacing

Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

Check out the new “recessed rivet” design put out by Outlaw Wings. Talk to Wayne about purchasing Outlaw Wings for your car! Outlaw Wings – "The Wing with an Attitude"!

Wayne's Fast Facts

In 2015, Wayne registered six wins, eight seconds, five thirds, seven fourths and a fifth place finish. He also recorded thirteen other top ten finishes.

Partner of the Week – Simpson Performance Products

Simpson Performance Products is headquartered in New Braunfels, TX with more than 80,000 sq. feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. Many of our restraints, helmets and flagship parachutes are manufactured and tested right here. Simpson fire suits and crew uniforms are manufactured outside of Los Angeles, CA in our 52,000 sq. foot facility. Simpson also employs the largest customer service and sales team devoted solely to servicing NASCAR customers of any racing safety supplier, based in the heart of NASCAR country, Mooresville, NC. Visit us online atwww.TeamSimpson.com!

"Wednesday's with Wayne"

"Wednesday's With Wayne" is an up close look at the past, present and future of colorful and talented sprint car driver Wayne Johnson. You'll never know what to expect next with Wayne, so don't miss us on Wednesdays!

To receive "Wednesday's with Wayne", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with"Wayne" in the subject line.

Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Townline Variety, Outlaw Wings, City Vending, Stone Mountain Access Systems and product sponsors The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Slade Shocks, Kustom Sprint Car, Fisher Racing Engines, Team Achieve, Speedway Graphics and Canyon Apparel.


Submitted By: Bryan Hulbert

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