Both Flynn and Johnson enjoy racing at LOR for different reasons.
“The history is huge out here,” said the 21-year-old Flynn. “A lot of great drivers have made it to the top series’ that have raced here.”
“They keep good care of the track and they keep it prepped well,” said Johnson, who worked as part of the clean up crew on the oval track for nearly 20 years before racing in 1990. “Sunday is the best day for me to try and get out as I own my business it’s kind of hard to get away on Saturdays.”
The preparation for both of the racing series’ is varying because of the nature of the racing.
The CRA is a touring series that hovers around the Midwest and features oval racing with all it’s beating and banging included.
Flynn said leading up to a race week is at least 40 hours working on preparations for the car.
“It’s a full week at the shop, it takes a lot of time especially depending on what happened your last race,” he said.
In the Bracket Series, upkeep is important but the dragsters do not have to necessarily spend an entire work week preparing for the racing on Sundays.
“If you’re fortunate to not have any problems you don’t have to do too much to these cars,” Johnson said. “You try to make them last as long as you can, like my car, I don’t push it to the edge because you just try to run consistent each pass so I don’t shift it real high, keep my eye on things and change the oil.”
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