John Freeman Scores Season Best Fourth Place Finish at Kennedale

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April 30, 2014 — team photo — RUNAWAY BAY, TX — 17-year-old IMCA Sport Mod racer John Freeman of Runaway Bay scored his season-best fourth place finish at Kennedale Speedway Park last Saturday.

Freeman, who normally competes weekly on Fridays at Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas as well as at Kennedale, was all smiles after his top five run last weekend.

“Considering we started 18th, I’m very happy with fourth,” he said.  “It seemed like our class got yellow-flag happy at the start of the race because we had about four yellows in the first three laps but we just kept biding our time and trying to take advantage of every opportunity we had to move up.  We’re top 10 in points now here at Kennedale and fourth in points at Boyd so that’s not too bad for being about 15 races into the season.”

Talking of goals for the rest of the year, John said consistency is the key but wins are definitely the goal.

“If we’re not finishing up front we won’t be in position to win, so we have to do our best to not end up in B-mains where if we transfer we start toward the back of the field so far.  This class is tough.  We average 30 cars or so a night and they only transfer the top three out of each heat so you’d better be on your game if you’re going to get in without having to run the B-main.”

“We’ll get there.  Top five was great tonight for where we came from.  Thanks a bunch to my team and my sponsors for everything they do to keep us racing.”

About John Freeman

John Freeman is a 17-year-old student-athlete who competes weekly in the nationally contested IMCA Sport Mod Division at Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas and Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas.

Currently in his second year of competition in the IMCA Modified division, John finished 7th in Southern Sport Mod points at Boyd last season and 10th at Kennedale.

He was also the 2013 IMCA National Rookie of the Year for the class. 

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