JAKE JOHNSON ENDS TOUGH DAY WITH LEGENDS CARS WIN

BY SOUZA MEDIA

SEEKONK, Mass. — Jake Johnson was riding the low of a wrecked race car when he rolled into Seekonk Speedway on Friday night, but put that behind him, and rolled to victory in the 30-lap Nick’s Pit Stop Legends feature as part of Fast Friday. Johnson was planning to compete in the prestigious Oxford 250, but wrecked the car in practice, left Maine, and blazed south to Seekonk to compete in the Legends Cars.

It was an easy decision to make, considering the success he had prior to this week. But Johnson started fourth, blitzed to the front, and never looked back. He would only be challenged by Luke Lebrun in the final laps, but it wasn’t nearly enough.

The Fast Friday season resumed for the fourth race after multiple weeks off, with round two of the Everett’s Auto Parts Diamond Dash. There were no fans in attendance due to COVID-19 restrictions from the state of Massachusetts.

Reagan Parent started from the pole, but it was Lebrun who took control early, leading the first three laps, before Johnson took it from him shortly after a restart. Lebrun would try to challenge after multiple restarts, while Parent decided to pit around halfway and make an adjustment. Parent restarted at the tail, and was able to drive back to the front to finish in the podium.

Lebrun was second, followed by Parent, Paul Newcomb and Mason Tessier. Matt Carpenter was sixth, followed by Jeff Wood, Jake Silvia, Jacob Parham and Ben Amado.

The Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars will resume action next Friday, September 4, with the first feature event of the evening taking the green at 7 p.m.