Friday Night Recap From Sept. 9:
At the end of Fast Friday last week, Jake “The Jet” Johnson was standing trackside with me as we got ready to do the post-race report. I quickly looked around, making sure no one was in the area so we had the best sound quality possibly for the fans to hear what Jake had to say following a thrilling feature race.
Then, I realized. Jake is one of the youngest kids in competition in the Legends Cars and he had just defeated Dana DiMatteo, an invading car that was arguably faster than anyone in the field, and he had also out-run two-time division champion Nick Lascuola in the final laps. Johnson earned his victory on Friday and with the win, he opened up his points lead just a little bit more over the rest of the field. Johnson has had a stellar season, now winning twice and consistently running inside the top five. That’s how he has collected so many points and barring a miracle, he is going to be the one that hoists the big trophy at the end of the season.
We had another first time winner on Friday in the SYRA 600 class, something I feel like I am typing to you fans each week, which is a good thing. We are seeing the young talent rise to the top here at Seekonk and many of these Friday night drivers will be seen on Saturday’s night here before long. This time, it was Maddie Harkin wheeling the No. 4 to victory in the SYRA class, holding off Evan Marchand to do it in the final laps.