Stylish US professional Jason Johnson finally overcame a slick track, defending champ James McFadden and the Geelong hiccups to win the 35 lap round of Enzed WSS at Avalon Raceway on Sunday night.
“This place has never been kind to me but I’ve got to admit it really gets the arms up in the cockpit,” said the WSS regular from Louisanna.
The distance between Johnson and McFadden was negligible at the finish of the main event.
Sections of the huge crowd gave the American a loud razamataz believing he had done some serious infield cutting to block McFadden.
“The same rules apply to everyone and you do what is legal to win a race whether it be here at Avalon, Eldora, Knoxville or Charlotte,” Johnson added.
Fellow American Tim Kaeding took third in the Krikke Toyota, his only sreak of good luck on a disapointing tour which saw him wreck his primary car on night one of the series.
Matt Reed, Robbie Farr and David M urcott trailed the field home and the points split now cements McFadden in first place in the series he won in
spectacular fashion last year.
David Murcott comes out of the meeting as the leader in the Essendon Ford $20.000 Sweepstakes and the art of hand picking his meetings could be the big decider in him driving away in a new Ford Fiesta at season’s end.
The Avalon action continues on Saturday, January 5 when the K Rock Cup for V8 super sedans and the knock down, crash, bash and smash Demolition Derby will split an action packed meeting.
In the meantime, Happy New Year to all race fans.