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Jason Johnson

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Johnson covers 'em for $16K in I-30 Speedway's Short Track Nationals - By Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 28, 2006) – Louisiana's Jason Johnson has enjoyed a career year in 2006. And he topped it off in stellar fashion by wiring the field in Saturday night's 19th Annual Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires 40-lap championship feature at I-30 Speedway. Johnson's 22nd overall feature victory of the season was a lucrative one as well, as the "Ragin' Cajun" pocketed $16,500 in Saturday night winnings alone including the $15,000 winner's share along with a $1,000 bonus from Huggins Cams and another $500 for winning the Pack's Dash for Cash earlier in the night. After locking himself into the Dash for Cash with a runner-up showing in Friday night's preliminary feature, Johnson earned the pole by winning the Dash from third and then led all the way in the feature event, lapping all the way up to sixth position in the process. "This is just a great team, I can't say enough about how great a job everybody does and just how good this car works," Johnson commented of his victory aboard Lanny Row's Wesmar-powered The Shop Diesel Service No. 41 Eagle. With the STN record 99-car field narrowed down to 21 starters for the $64,975 championship feature event, only two incidents slowed the fast-paced event. (More)

Jason Johnson stars on night two at Knoxville - HD Staff - Knoxville, IA. - August 10, 2006 - Jason Johnson from Eunice, LA. won the 25-lap preliminary A-Main Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway. The second night feature at the 46th annual Knoxville Nationals was a run away for the ASCS National Tour hero. (Summary and points)

Johnson Makes it Four-for-Five with OKC ASCS Speedweek Win - By Lonnie Wheatley, OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (July 14, 2006) – The "Ragin' Cajun", Jason Johnson, resumed his winning ways by fending off a late bid from Gary Wright to top Friday night's 25-lap O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour feature at State Fair Speedway. The triumph was Johnson's fourth in five rounds of the 14th Annual COMP Cams ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek. "I saw someone's nose underneath me and I knew I better get on the gas," Johnson explained in victory lane after climbing to second in the season-long ASCoT championship points chase and establishing a commanding Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek point lead entering Saturday night's Speedweek finale at Lawton Speedway. "Lapped traffic can be tough when you're leading, sometimes it works for you and sometimes it works against you. You just have to make good decisions." (Read it all)

Jason Johnson Provides O'Reilly ASCoT Fireworks at Tri-State - By Lonnie Wheatley, POCOLA, Okla. (July 1, 2006) – Louisiana's Jason Johnson put to good use a perfect blend of patience and experience to capture his third O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National victory of the season in Saturday night's 25-lap feature event in the 35th Annual Firecracker Nationals at Tri-State Speedway. The "Ragin' Cajun" took quick advantage of race-long leader Nick Smith's slight miscue in lapped traffic on the 13th round, then charged to the checkered flag unabated aboard Lanny Row's Wesmar-powered The Shop Diesel Service/Custom Equipment Design No. 41 Eagle. "The track started taking a little bit of rubber, and I've probably had a little more experience on that kind of track than Nick," Johnson commented in victory lane after his 13th career ASCS National Tour triumph. "He got a little impatient in traffic and slipped up out of the rubber to let me by. We got in traffic at the end and I would pick 'em off when I could, but I wasn't going to press the issue." (Read more)

Jason Johnson Doubles His Pleasure in O’Reilly ASCoT OKC Spring Nationals - By Lonnie Wheatley, OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (March 25, 2006) – Racing through heavy lapped traffic, Jason Johnson found just the opening he needed to charge past race-long leader Gary Wright on the 23rd lap en route to completing a sweep of State Fair Speedway’s Spring Nationals in Saturday night’s 30-lap O’Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour feature event. The “Racin’ Cajun” then survived a last gasp bid for the win from Danny Lasoski to score the weekend double aboard Lanny Row’s Wesmar-powered No. 41 Eagle by a narrow margin in front of a large crowd on a crisp March evening, pocketing $6,500 for the weekend sweep. “Lapped traffic worked out in our favor tonight, it helped us get the run on Gary that we needed,” Johnson explained after his twelfth career ASCS National Tour victory. “Then the last couple of laps I saw that 57 on the board (Lasoski) and got a little nervous because I know he always has some tricks up his sleeve.” But after racing from deep in the field to finish a close second in Friday night’s prelim, Lasoski couldn’t pull a rabbit from his hat on this night, finishing a close second in front of Jesse Hockett and series point leader Wright. (Read it all)

...Richard Day noted the happiness that accompanies a first time winner on the World of Outlaws circuit. Jason Johnson, who started 14th at Texas Motor Speedway was still buzzing the next day about his wild win. "It’s just so cool to win an Outlaws race," Johnson said Sunday. "It’s what dreams are made of, but to pass my old boss (Steve Kinser) makes it even sweeter. I am still on a high, the emotions are so hard to explain. Plenty of people try to win one of these races and never succeed, but I can finally say I have won an Outlaws feature. I hope it’s the first of many. "After last night, I really feel like I have accomplished something and that people will now sit up and take more notice of me that I am not just out there to make up the numbers. I want to win every time I’m on the track, no matter who I am racing against."

Jason Johnson Thrills TMS Fans with Surprise Win - HD Staff, 10/11/03, Fort Woth, TX. ..."Cajun" Jason Johnson took the lead from mentor Steve Kinser on lap 35 and never looked back in a shocking World of Outlaws feature event at Texas Motor Speedway, Saturday night. In front of a VIP laden crowd, the Eunice, Louisiana pilot steered the Harrison #22 Eagle to the front from the seventh row. The victory was woth $12,000. (summary)

In 2002, at Oklahoma City, Jason Johnson and Zach Chappell battle for position. (Jim Fleming Photo)

Jason Johnson Wins His 5th All-Star Race of 2003 - 8/22/03 By Scott Hall WICHITA, KS - Jason Johnson garnered his fifth win of 2003 Friday night at 81 Speedway in the Haulmark All Star sprint car-NCRA 30 lap feature. Johnson, aboard the Harrison Trucking machine, took over the lead from Shane Stewart and led the final four circuits to victory lane. It was almost a clean sweep for Johnson who set fast time, won the Haulmark Dash but came home second in his heat race. (more)

Ten Grand to Jason Johnson in All-Star Speedweek Final - Blaney Champion - 7/5/03 By Scott Hall PORTSMOUTH, OH - Utilizing a softer right rear tire than his competitors, Jason Johnson was the dominant force Saturday night at Portsmouth Raceway Park in the Haulmark All Star sprint car Ohio Speedweek 40 lap finale. Johnson's fourth win of the season was worth $10,000. With his second place finish Dale Blaney won the Ohio Speedweek points championship by one point over Chad Kemenah 598-597. "When they watered the track it made it awesome. I got to run about 20 laps around the top. That makes it a lot of fun," Johnson recalled "I really have to thank the HTI crew, Shane and Craig and my owner Al. The guys put on a softer tire compared to everyone else," he revealed in victory lane. (read it all)

Jason Johnson Loves Sharon - 4/13/03 By Scott Hall HARTFORD, OH - The "Cajun Sensation" Jason Johnson loves Sharon Speedway. He utilized the high groove Sunday night to dominate the Haulmark All Star sprint car 40 lap feature. Johnson made an outstanding slide-job pass of race leader Lance Dewease on lap 19 and led the rest of the way for the $5,000 top prize as the All Stars returned to the 3/8 mile oval after a one-year absence. His performance was so dominating he lapped up to the eighth place finisher in winning over Dewease and All Star points leader Chad Kemenah. (read it all)

Jason Johnson of Louisiana has consistently been a top finisher on the world's toughest sprint car circuit. (Photo by Jim Fleming)

Jason the Cajun Scores All-Star Glory - Volusia Speedway Park - Fri. 2/7/03 By Scott Hall BARBERVILLE, FL - Jason Johnson conserved his Hoosier Tires and outran Craig Dollansky Friday night at Volusia Speedway Park to win the Haulmark All Star sprint car 20 lap feature. Johnson, operating out of Eunice, Louisiana and wheeling Al Harrison's Kistler powered Eagle Chassis, took over from early leader Fred Rahmer on lap four and led the rest of the ten mile distance on the half-mile oval. (read it all)

Jason Johnson Holds On for 81 Speedway Win By John Rittenoure WICHITA, KS. 08/16/02 - Tire wear took its toll Friday night at 81 Speedway. The yellow flag waved eight times during the 30-lap feature, much of the time for tire wear, but Jason Johnson survived to win the All Stars vs. O'Reilly NCRA Thunder Through the Plains Sprint car feature. (read the whole deal)

Jason Johnson with the HammerDown! at Knoxville, IA. (Photo by Doug Johnson)