Raleigh, Charlotte, NC — The Memorial Day Weekend brought two wins to Team Johnson Motorsports and the famed POW-MIA Freedom Cars, sponsored by MyComputerCareer headquartered in the Raleigh Metro. Racing in Tennessee and North Carolina, drivers, Jerick Johnson and Ryan Millington both posted the fastest time on the track during their respective qualifying rounds and each nabbed the checkered flag in their featured races.
Johnson Wins In Dramatic Fashion
Johnson revved up his engine at the Newport Speedway, near Knoxville, TN for the Memorial Day Clash Special Pro Late Model race. Driving the POW-MIA Freedom Car, Johnson set the fastest qualifying time at 13.21 seconds on the 4-tenths mile high-banked track. After redraw, Johnson started in second place but sped into first and led half the race. Midway through, Johnson lost his position due to a spin out; however, his determination brought him back into the race where he would eventually pass the leader and bring home the win with just one lap to go!
Millington Collects His Sixth Win of Season
Back in North Carolina at the Hickory Motor Speedway, Ryan Millington raced for the win on Wood Forest Bank Night. Millington also posted the fastest time during qualifying, recording a time of 15.20 seconds on the 3/8 mile track known as “the birthplace of NASCAR stars.” That time allowed Millington to start on the pole in first place and hold off the competition for the rest of the race. This was Millington’s sixth win on the track this season in the Pro Late Model series.
The #76 Freedom Cars are numbered for America’s birth date of 1776 and as a tribute to all those that have suffered the pain and losses of war; particularly those interned during times of conflict and the 87,000 plus Americans still listed as Missing in Action (MIA). The public awareness campaign and cars created by Team Johnson Motorsports are sponsored by MyComputerCareer with additional support from CompTIA.
“It somehow seems fitting that the Freedom Cars should have such an outstanding showing as we honor our US Military on Memorial Day weekend,” said Tony Galati, CEO and Founder of MyComputerCareer. “We hope these victories serve as a reminder to all of us that freedom comes at a very high price.”
With two poles and two wins, in two states the POW MIA Freedom Car message rang loud and clear to racing fans this Memorial Day.
About Team Johnson Motorsports
Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, Team Johnson Motorsports houses the #76 POW-MIA Freedom Cars. The team is owned by Jack Johnson. A military Veteran himself, Jack has used his 40+ years of racing experience to promote the importance of our Veterans in the racing community. Johnson originated the Freedom Car campaign in conjunction with the American Legion in 2010. Jack’s son Jerick is the team manager and one of the primary drivers of the car.
Based in the Raleigh Metro, MyComputerCareer, Inc. is an innovative adult technical school with courses taught online and at its seven campuses in Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina and Texas. Students who complete MyComputerCareer’s rigorous Information Technology courses may earn up to 13 highly valuable I.T. Certifications in areas ranging from Operating Systems to Computer Networks and Cyber Security, certificates often required even for those with four-year college degrees. In addition, these courses form the foundation for students interested in obtaining an Associate’s degree from MyComputerCareer.
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Bruce Ackerman, MyComputerCareer.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-278-7946(w), 435-232-3662(c)
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