Wheatland, MO - (Story from ASCS PR) For the second year in a row Jason Johnson stood atop the podium at Lucas Oil Speedway as the champion of the Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV.
In a very emotional victory lane interview, Jason related his relationship with his Crew Chief to that of Jesse Hockett and Daniel McMillin. "Jesse and Daniel were great friends of Phillip and I and I'm lucky we're still on this earth. I know Jesse and Daniel are in a better place but I tell you what he must ride with me. That guy was a great friend of mine"
Failing to lock in through Friday night's feature, Jason Johnson charged from sixth to first in his heat to gain the high point position to get into the redraw for the night's A-Feature. Taking to the grid on the outside of the front row the MVT/Roush Yates Ford No. 41 jumped to the point ahead of the Casey's General Store/FVP/Searsboro No. 21 of Brian Brown.
Able to pull to a comfortable advantage, Johnson would find the back of the field by the tenth circuit. Allowing Brian Brown to close with Shane Stewart and Brady Bacon in tow, the potential battle for the lead quickly became a race for the runner up spot as Stewart and Bacon stalked Brown.
Continuing this trend into the final ten laps, Brian Brown would nearly see his night end after contact with a slower car on lap 23 sent the Casey's General Store No. 21 careening towards the outside wall. Able to save the car, Brown would fall to fourth as Shane Stewart and Brady Bacon sailed by.
Able to run down Jason Johnson under green flag laps, the Digital Delivery Network No. 3g was all smoke off the right rear as the white flag waved. Making what was thought to be the last lap effort for the win would see Johnson holding off the charge of Stewart only to have the caution wave as Johnny Herrera came to a stop exiting turn 2 with a shredded right rear tire.
Going back to the last completed lap, Jason Johnson would not look back with two laps to run and clear race track. Shane Stewart settled for second with Brady Bacon making up the podium. Brian Brown crossed the line fourth with Logan Forler rounding out the top five.
Tony Bruce Jr. was sixth with Wayne Johnson coming from twelfth to seventh. Gary Wright crossed the line eighth with Jonathan Cornell ninth with Derek Hagar coming from sixteenth to complete the top ten and in doing so earnig the Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps Hard Charger Award as well as the PitStopUSA.com Hard Charger award with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV.
In addition to the National ASCS Tour, the WAR
Non-Winged Sprint Cars were in action over the weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway. Brady Bacon picked up both feature wins on Night #1. On Saturday Night, Josh Stephens picked up the $500 Feature Win. For more information on the WAR Wingless Auto Racing Series check out their group on Facebook.
Lucas Oil Speedway would like to thank all of the great fans, drivers, sponsors, crew and staff for making 2012 a huge success. 2013 looks to be a great year with another action packed race schedule in the works. Stay tuned toLucasOilSpeedway.com, Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the most current Lucas Oil Speedway news and updates.
Event Car Count: 54
Night #2 Car Count: 49
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 21TX-Brandon Schure; 2. 9-Gary Wright; 3. 9M-Mitchell Moore; 4. 75-Tyler Blank; 5. 24-Lanny Carpenter; 6. 5-Matt Close; 7. 2A-Randy Hibbs; DNS 53-Jack Dover
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 5H-Logan Forler; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar; 3. 5M-Miranda Arnold; 4. 86-Kyle Bellm; 5. 47-J Kinder; 6. 71-R.J. Johnson; 7. 38-Cody Baker; 8. 27-Mark Finnell
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens; 2. 23-Seth Bergman; 3. 23B-Brian Bell; 4. 29-Brandon Hahn; 5. 52-Blake Hahn; 6. 01-Terry McCarl; 7. 3Z-Zach Davis; 8. 17B-Ryan Bickett
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Dustin Morgan; 2. 05-Brad Loyet; 3. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 4. 94L-Layne Himebaugh; 5. 14-Andrew Turley; 6. 50LP-Michael Sosebee; DNF 33-Austin Alumbaugh
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 4. 4-Jordan Boston; 5. 3H-Brandon Hanks; 6. 48X-Jon Corbin; 7. 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths
Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson; 2. 76-Jay Russell; 3. 04-Brad Graham; 4. 82-Justin Henderson; 5. 9MX-Bryan Grimes; 6. 1A-Adam Jones; 7. 11C-Matt Covington
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell; 2. 75-Tyler Blank; 3. 9M-Mitchell Moore; 4. 52-Blake Hahn; 5. 01-Terry McCarl; 6. 94L-Layne Himebaugh; 7. 38-Cody Baker; 8. 04-Brad Graham; 9. 27-Mark Finnell; 10. 5-Matt Close; DNF 11C-Matt Covington
B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 76-Jay Russell; 2. 71-R.J. Johnson; 3. 86-Kyle Bellm; 4. 5M-Miranda Arnold; 5. 1A-Adam Jones; 6. 3Z-Zach Davis; 7. 17B-Ryan Bickett; DNF 23B-Brian Bell; DNF 9MX-Bryan Grimes; DNF 48X-Jon Corbin; DNS 33-Austin Alumbaugh
B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 2. 4-Jordan Boston; 3. 3H-Brandon Hanks; 4. 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths; 5. 47-J Kinder; 6. 14-Andrew Turley; 7. 29-Brandon Hahn; 8. 2A-Randy Hibbs; 9. 50LP-Michael Sosebee; DNF 24-Lanny Carpenter; DNS 53-Jack Dover
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson; 2. 3G-Shane Stewart; 3. 99-Brady Bacon; 4. 21-Brian Brown; 5. 5H-Logan Forler; 6. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson; 8. 9-Gary Wright; 9. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 10. 9JR-Derek Hagar; 11. 21TX-Brandon Schure; 12. 05-Brad Loyet; 13. 94-Jeff Swindell; 14. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 15. 82-Justin Henderson; 16. 23-Seth Bergman; 17. 48-Jake Martens; 18. 4-Jordan Boston; DNF 71-R.J. Johnson; DNF 75-Tyler Blank; DNF 76-Jay Russell; DNF 2-Dustin Morgan
Lap Leader(s): Jason Johnson (1-25)
Pitstopusa.com Hard Charger of the Night: Derek Hagar+6
FSR Radiator High Point Driver of the Night: Jason Johnson
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About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by Industry Insiders to be one of the top five Race Tracks in the Nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, about an hour north of Springfield and only about an hour and a half from Kansas City. Called "The Diamond of Dirt Tracks" Lucas Oil Speedway certainly lives up to the title. Twenty one luxury suites, a giant HD Jumbo Tron Screen, Musco Sports lighting, a Bose Stadium Sound System, Go Kart Track for all ages, The Diamond Bar, the best track food in the country, and the nicest pits in dirt track racing are just a few of the amenities that set us apart. In 2011 the first Diamond Drag Boat Nationals were held on the new Liquid Quarter Mile, Lake Lucas.
Lucas Oil Speedway hosts some of the largest dirt track events in the Midwest featuring some of the biggest names in racing including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, The Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, Casey's General Stores USMTS Modifieds, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series, ASCS Sprint Cars, and The Lucas Oil MLRA. New for 2012 the E3 Spark Plugs Monster Truck Nationals will also make an appearance in July.
In addition to the awesome special events, the Lucas Oil Weekly Championship Series features, the ALPS Food Stores Late Models, Pitts Homes A-Modifieds, Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks and the DJ's RV B-Modifieds. The National Race Media has called these shows, "some of the Best Weekly Racin' in the Nation!"
2012 Lucas Oil Speedway Sponsors
AAA Missouri- "The Official Auto Club" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Bill Roberts Chevrolet- "The Official Truck" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Canidae Pet Foods - "The Official Pet Foods" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
DART Machinery - "The Official Engine Components" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
E3 Spark Plugs - "The Official Spark Plug" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
GEICO - "The Official Insurance" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
General Tire - "The Official Tire" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Products - "The Official Oil" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
MAVTV - "The Official Television Network" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Optima Batteries- "The Official Battery" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Speedco - "The Official Truck Lube and Tire Center" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
2012 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include: AAA Missouri, A-1 Disposal, A & G Electric, Advanced Automotive Repair, ALPS Food Stores, American Broadband, American Racer Race Tires, Andy's Frozen Custard, Ash Grove Aggregates, B.J.'s Trophy Shop, Bank of Urbana, Big Surf Water Park, Bill Roberts Chevrolet/Buick, Buffalo Prairie Dental, Bobbie's Cafe, Bridal Cave, Budweiser, Carson's Corner Napa Auto Parts, Casey's General Stores, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, Clearlight Inn, DJ's RV Sales and Service, Eibach Springs, Elite Auto Repair, Fast Shafts, Friendly Fuel America, Frog Signs, Gathering Place, Goody's Resorts, Harbor Campground & Marina, Hermitage Lumber, Hoffman Racecars, Hoosier Race Tires, Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps, inthepits.net, JE Pistons, Lucas Cattle Company, Lucas Slick Mist, MFA Bolivar, Maples Ford, Midwest Low-E Insulation, Midwest Sheet Metal, Nemo Quarry, O'Bannon Bank, Old Kinderhook, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Ozark Harley-Davidson, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper, Petro Truck Stops, Pitts Homes, Pitts Realty, Pitts Cattle, Racinboys.com, RacinDirt.com, Rains Ice Company Reliable Chevrolet, Ron Jenkins Accounting & Tax Service, Roush/Yates Racing Engines, SBU Athletics, Shadow Lake Golf, S & H Farm Supply, Sunflower Resort, Travel Centers of America, Triangle Quick Shop, TNT Quick Shop, Vickie and Tim's Pub & Grub, White's Marine Center