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Local man dominates stock car circuit


March 26, 2020

Dillon Johnson learned to race before he figured out how to walk. Now 23 years old and an up-and-coming stock car racer, in the last year he has claimed the track championships in Gillette and Sheridan, the Wyoming State Championship and ninth place in the Wissota National Points Championship.

Stock car racing is a lot like NASCAR, he says. “It’s basically the same thing: all we’re doing is turning left, but it’s on dirt.”

It’s been a family tradition for three generations. His grandpa raced back in the 1950s and 60s, when NASCAR was still on dirt; his father, local Mike Johnson...

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