By Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design
It was another busy weekend for Alan Johnson and the Commercial Roofing team with events scheduled at Brewerton Speedway on Friday night, Canandaigua Speedway on Saturday and Utica Rome Speedway on Sunday.
At Brewerton, Alan started the night off well, posting the third fastest speed in practice. In his qualifying heat race, Johnson struggled, unable to find the speed that he was looking for, and after arriving back in the pit area, the team made some big changes to the car, hoping for a better run in the 35 lap feature. Starting from 24th, Alan had a long way to go, but he worked his way forward throughout the race, and salvaged a 12th place finish.
“We have been really struggling here at Brewerton this year”, says Johnson after the race. “We had the win hear a few weeks ago, but most of the season we have been fighting with this car, getting it dialed in here. We will keep working at it, and hopefully we will be better next week”.
At Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Saturday night, Johnson began the evening with the usual preliminary heats. After starting seventh, and struggling in his heat, Johnson and the team made the decision to switch to the back up car for the night’s feature. Johnson would have to start from 21st place, and was able to work his up to tenth at the finish.
The next stop on the weekend schedule was Utica Rome Speedway, and for the first time this season, Johnson had his Kenny Saya owned Commercial Roofing car. Alan placed second in his heat race, after starting fifth. In the main event, he lined up on the outside of row six in the 12th position, and at the drop of the green, they struggled, falling back to 16th. As the race progressed, the car came to life, and Johnson was soon on the move through the field. By lap 15 he was inside the top ten, and continued to work his way forward. At lap 19 he was is sixth place, and maintained that spot through the end of the race.
“We are pretty happy with the car tonight”, says Johnson. “This is our first time here at Utica Rome this season in the Commercial Roofing car, and we were pretty good. We struggled a little early, but the car came around, and we were able go get a solid finish out of it”.
Coming up this week, Alan Johnson will race at Penn Can Speedway on Wednesday night for the 60 lap, $10000 to win Clash at the Can driving a car owned by Joey Grammes. The race was originally scheduled for today, (Tuesday), but was cancelled due to rain. On Friday night, Johnson will be back at Brewerton Speedway, then Canandaigua Speedway on Saturday night, and will end the weekend at Utica Rome Speedway on Sunday.
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