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Kaleb Johnson Posts Top 10 During First Knoxville Raceway Start of Season

5/13/2024
Kaleb Johnson Posts Top 10 During First Knoxville Raceway Start of Season

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Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 13, 2024) – Kaleb Johnson produced his season-best result last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where he competed in the 360ci winged sprint car division.

“We qualified all right,” he said. “The track slicked off as qualifying went on and we were 10th quickest. Then I got a good start in the heat race and ripped the outside to pass a couple of cars. We got passed for second on the last lap and luckily I was able to slide (Aaron) Reutzel to get second back.”

Johnson’s run from fourth to second place in a heat race lined him up on the outside of the fourth row in the main event.

“I got a horrible start and was stuck behind some cars,” he said. “We were too tight early in the race. As the race went on the car came to me. We were able to have a few restarts late in the race and I used it to my advantage.”

Johnson was running 10th two thirds of the way through the race before he rallied in the closing laps to score a sixth-place finish, marking his second top 10 of the season.

Sunday’s event at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D., rained out. A return to the high-banked track this Sunday is the only race on Johnson’s weekend schedule.

“You prepare all week and then it started raining,” he said. “It builds up the hype for the following week. I’m excited to hopefully get to race there this Sunday and get our season underway at Huset’s.”

Also of note, Johnson is grateful to welcome a new sponsor – Hefty Seed Company – to the team last week.

QUICK RESULTS –

May 11 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 6 (8).

SEASON STATS –

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Sunday at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.kalebjohnsonracing.com/

X: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KalebJohnsonRacing22

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – State Bank of Fairmont

State Bank of Fairmont is a long-time supporter of local auto racing. The Minnesota bank offers full-service banking on a local and personal level. For more information, visit http://www.SBOF.com.

“It’s exciting for me to have the support of the State Bank of Fairmont,” Johnson said. “They’ve sponsored some pretty big-name drivers over the years and it’s an honor for me to be included in that group.”

Johnson would like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, Inc., Folkens Brothers Trucking, Blondie Motorsports, Construction Products & Consultants, GRP Motorsports, Innovative Design/Sletten Properties, Cressman Sanitation, State Bank of Fairmont, AB Custom Construction, Specialized Caulking Sealants, The Minnesota Mafia, Guaranteed Rate-Mike Brudigan Home Loans, The Ron Weber Team, David Kramer Drywall, Big Al’s Diecast, Heartland Properties, Dave’s Lawn Care & Landscaping, TL Racing, Hepfner Racing Products, TJ Forged Wheels, Howe Motorsports, Moyle Racing Engines, FID Media, Team DGRD and Hefty Seed Company for their continued support.

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