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On-Track Summary

Johnson entered Prodigy Week no relevant, real-world racing experience, but distinguished himself as very analytical and methodical in his approach. Excellent in all he does, Johnson was very hard on himself because he felt he should’ve been quicker in the Radical SR1. While on the sim it comes easy for him, here it wasn’t as easy. Putting his impressive analytical skill set to use, Johnson showed good progression and could be better than he showed with more seat time in a real race car. Johnson could be a fourth round pick, but is projected on the outside looking in. Fans should buy Johnson his second experience in the Radical SR1 race car at the opener, at Atlanta Motorsports Park, with their vote.

Off-Track Summary

An athlete all his life, Johnson is a true competitor, which can be helpful or limiting, depending on circumstances. Not as fast as he anticipated, Johnson’s competitive spirit held him back progressing as quickly as he would have, as he was too hard on himself. A very nice, humble and fun individual to be around, as well as great at asking the right questions, Johnson’s ceiling is high, limited primarily by his own competitiveness, a double-edged sword. He should be one of the last draft picks.

Bio

From Aurora, OH, the 25-year-old has been an athlete his entire life, earning varsity letters starting in my freshman year. I am currently a student at Kent State University, in my final year of my Bachelor of Radiologic Imaging Technology (B.R.I.T.) program. Prior to this, I completed three years of mechanical engineering at the University of Akron, where I served as the aero and composites lead for their Formula SAE (FSAE) team. I actively compete in soccer and am a member of Apex Racing Academy, regularly participating in top-level esports events almost every weekend. Recently, I won the Roush Performance Pro Series on iRacing and qualified 3rd fastest in the top split of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. I am extremely outgoing and open, but when it comes to racing, I can switch to become very analytical and focused to achieve better results.

Racing History

Racing rental karts since 2019: American Ekart national championship; racing LO206 for 10 weekends over 2 years; completed Skip Barber Racing School at Lime Rock Park; 2 years in FSAE for University of Akron

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