DUNDEE, N.Y. — Alan Johnson just keeps rolling along and seems to keep getting better with age as he kicked off the season at the Outlaw Speedway with a huge big-block modified victory in the Lucas Oil Nationals.
With the victory, Johnson extended his consecutive yearly win streak to an amazing 47 straight years as he easily won the 35- lap feature to open the season at the popular Yates County oval.
By the luck of the re-draw, track owner/promoter, Boss Man Tyler Siri jumped into the early lead which he would hold on till lap five when Johnson drove past and took over the top position.
Only a couple caution flags would slow the pace as Johnson extended his lead over Siri, Nick Nye, Danny Johnson and Steve Paine, who started 12th and was up to fifth by the halfway mark.
With Alan Johnson distancing himself from the rest of the field and the laps winding down all eyes were on a ferocious battle among Siri, Nye and Danny Johnson.
With just a couple laps remaining Nye’s great drive from 16th to second began to slip away as he began a backward slide opening the door for both Siri and Danny Johnson as they were able to get by.
With the white flag in the air both Paine and a hard-charging James Sweeting were also able to get by Nye and when the final checkered flag waved Alan Johnson had lapped up to the 10th-place machine. Siri was able to hold off his hired gun, Danny Johnson for second as Paine finished fourth while Sweeting rounded out the top five.
In the Sunrise Insulation American Racer Tire Sportsman Division Ajay Potrzebowski Sr. picked up right where he left off last season as he was the winningest driver in the class with four feature wins to his credit.
Zach Sobotka won the sportsman feature, Chad Homan topped the crate late model main event and Glen Whritenour was best in the street stock division.