Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Johnson "Pinballed" At Southern National

Jerick Johnson and the KOMA Unwind Super Late Model team played pinball Saturday night at Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama, NC. Unfortunately, Johnson was the pinball. 

After qualifying 18th for the “Scorcher 150” Pro All Stars Series event, Johnson was the victim of an overanxious lapped car in the early going, suffering damage that relegated him to a disappointing, 21st-place finish. 

“We struggled all weekend trying to find the handle,” said Johnson. “Finally, we took a big swing at it right before qualifying and made a ton of changes. We ended up qualifying better than we had back in April, and thought we’d be good in the 150-lap feature. Unfortunately, we never got a chance to show it.” 

On lap 12, a driver who had experienced early mechanical problems and was multiple laps in arrears returned to the track and made contact with the right side of Johnson’s KOMA Unwind entry. “We got run over by a guy that was three or four laps down, and it really tore our car up,” said Johnson. “It knocked the right-front toe out of whack, and after that, we were just along for the ride. 

“One of these days, we’re going to catch just a little bit of good luck,” he said. “And when we do, we’ll be fine.” 

Next up for the KOMA Unwind team is a 150-lap Pro All Stars Series event on Saturday night, August 15 at the legendary South Boston Speedway in South Boston, VA. 

About Godfather Motorsports – Godfather Motorsports is owned by Motor Racing Network and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio personality Dave Moody and enjoys major sponsorship from Bebida Beverage Company’s KOMA Unwind "Liquid Relaxation" drink. The team also boasts a comprehensive list of technological and marketing partners that includes Valvoline Motor Oil, Eibach Springs, ASM Graphics, Race 101, CV Products, ARBodies and Phantom Racing Gear. For additional information on the team and marketing opportunities with Godfather Motorsports, contact Dave Moody -- mrnturn1@hotmail.com. Visit the Godfather Motorsports website at www.GodfatherMotorsports.com.

About KOMA Unwind -- Developed by BeBevCo., KOMA Unwind relaxes those who drink it; improving the duration and quality of their sleep with both flair and favor. KOMA Unwind is formulated to relax the body, mind and soul. It is the perfect lifestyle beverage for those who want to reduce stress and anxiety, and get a great night's sleep. The relaxation or "anti-energy" drink category is fairly new to the beverage industry. KOMA Unwind is dedicated to helping consumers achieve a level of relaxation without the use of pills or alcohol, fueling a "relaxation revolution" of consumers determined to chill without a pill. Unite with KOMA Unwind for its "relaxation revolution" by joining us on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/KOMAUnwind) and following us on Twitter @KOMAUnwindNews.

About POW*MIA Awareness – Godfather Motorsports is proud to support the POW*MIA Awareness Campaign. Driver Jerick Johnson has long been an advocate for veterans’ rights and the United States military. He is a five-time Distinguished Guest of the American Legion National Convention and has earned numerous awards from other veterans’ organizations. Promoting and increasing public awareness of the POW*MIA issue has become his main goal. `Prisoner Of War: Missing in Action’ refers to any soldier taken prisoner by the opposing side during an action of war. It is not always known whether that solider is alive or dead, only that they are missing. Our goal is to remind our fellow Americans that the greatest tragedy of all is to be forgotten, and honor those who have given so much. Jerick thanks Godfather Motorsports for the opportunity to help increase awareness of this issue by carrying the POW*MIA logo on the No. 30 KOMA Unwind Chevrolet.

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