Jack Johnson, who was born in Schenectady and lives in Duanesburg, was a dominant modified dirt track race car driver at Fonda Speedway going back to 1967. Going into the 2004 racing season, Johnson had 400 career wins in eight different states and Canada. Fonda Speedway, where racing is a way of life, has been his home track. Johnson holds just about every record there in the big block modified division, including track championships. He grew up in a racing family and is the son of Rollie Johnson, a sprint car driver himself. Jack Johnson was hanging around race tracks with his dad at the age of four.Jack Johnson trivia He inherited the nickname “Jumpin’ Jack” from Jack Burgess for his agressive driving. Johnson won Fonda track championships in 1975, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1988, and from 1993-1996. He is the all-time Fonda dirt track feature winner with 141 big block and 2 small block titles. Some of Johnson’s major wins were the Flemington 200 (1972), Cayuga County 150 (1979), Utica-Rome 100 (1985), Fonda’s Thunder (1992), and the Rolling Wheels 200.