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2009 Knoxville Raceway Track Champion Dominated the 410 Sprint Car Season

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Sprint car driver Johnny Herrera was crowned track champion at Knoxville Raceway in central Iowa. This was the second track championship in Knoxville for the Albuquerque, New Mexico racer. Herrera’s first Knoxville Raceway track championship was in 1995.

Johnny Herrera was crowned the 2009 Knoxville Raceway Champion in the Larry Woodward 2W after dominating the weekly 410 sprint car program
Johnny Herrera was crowned the 2009 Knoxville Raceway Champion in the Larry Woodward 2W after dominating the weekly 410 sprint car program
“It’s been 14 years since I competed weekly at Knoxville,” said Herrera. “It felt great to win and accomplish the goal we set for ourselves.” Herrera teamed up with car owners Larry and Lori Woodward at the beginning of the 2009 season to run the weekly 410 sprint car program at Knoxville.

Johnny Herrera won his second track championship at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa after teaming up with Larry Woodward Racing
Johnny Herrera won his second track championship at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa after teaming up with Larry Woodward Racing
Herrera had enough points by the final race night of the season to seal the championship after the heat race in the Larry Woodward 2W sprint car with K&N products. “To say Johnny dominated the season would be an understatement,” said Larry Woodward . “It took a lot of hard work and dedication by Johnny and his crew chief Troy Renfro to be consistent at the track.”

Herrera has raced for 25 years. He drove in the World of Outlaws and took Rookie of the Year Honors in the 1986 series. “My biggest victory was the $50,000 to win 1996 King’s Royal at Eldora Speedway,” said Herrera. “It was amazing because my top wing collapsed during the race but we managed to beat everyone else.” Herrera has more than 100 overall wins to his credit and has won at Knoxville on more than ten occasions. He is also a 12-lap record holder at the track.

“I’ve used K&N my entire career,” said Herrera. “K&N filters works well on the track, give me extra filtration and are easy to maintain. Winning and K&N go together perfectly.”

Herrera will next race at Eldora Speedway in Ohio in a World of Outlaws event.

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