Wayne Johnson takes Lawton Speedweek Win
Bryan Hulbert - Lawton, Oklahoma (June 20, 2012) Taking his fourth win of the 2012 season, Oklahoma City’s Wayne Johnson utilized patience and lapped traffic to sneak by Seth Bergman in the final third of the night’s thirty lap affair.
Drawing out the fourth starting spot, Johnson settled into third with the P.P.M./Eagle No. 23 of Seth Bergman beating out the Penske No. 1 of Sean McClelland for the top spot before the caution waved with four laps completed for the spun No. 99 of Brady Bacon.
Retaking the green, lap five would provide another caution as Dale Wester and Andy Shouse came together, ultimately sending both machines pit side.
Going back to the last fully completed lap, the race resumed with twenty five laps to run and Seth Bergman continuing the show the way. Taking over the runner up spot for a moment, the Vacuworx No. 05 of Brad Loyet would try for the lead but to no avail as Wayne Johnson took over the runner up spot.
Holding a sizable advantage over the field, Bergman held a quick pace around the high-banked quarter mile oval until sower traffic began coming into play.
Having taken away second on lap eight, the Oil Medics No. 77x would begin his pursuit of Bergman into the back of the field, cutting time out of Bergman’s lead with lead. Working into the final third of the night’s feature event, the No. 23 of Seth Bergman would pull to the back of Patrick Stasa.
Taking his chances around the No. 11s, Bergman would abandon the cushion with Johnson sitting within striking distance. Unable to clear the No. 11s, Bergman would sacrifice nearly all of his momentum. Pulling to the back bumper of Bergman’s Superior Marine No. 23, Johnson drove his Oil Medics 77 to the center of the track; carrying the car across the track with the race lead and room to spare on lap twenty three.
Pulling to a straight-a-way advantage, Wayne Johnson walked away from the field to his fourth win of the 2012 season. Seth Bergman would post a runner up finish with Jason Johnson making several late race charges to come from eleventh to third. Tony Bruce and Brad Loyet rounded out the top five.
Logan Forler would charge from tenth to take sixth with Danny Lasoski and Brian Brown tag teaming the field to take seventh and eighth from the fourteenth and fifteenth starting positions. Johnny Herrera and Kevin Ramey rounded out the top ten.
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV
Lawton Speedway - Lawton, Oklahoma
June 20, 2012
Event Car Count: 33
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 45x-Johnny Herrera; 2. 05-Brad Loyet; 3. 36-Robert Sellers; 4. 21-Brian Brown; 5. 25-Blake Hahn; 6. 11s-Patrick Stasa; 7. 35g-Barry Gifford
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 2. 1-Sean McClelland; 3. 77x-Wayne Johnson; 4. 50z-Zach Chappell; 5. 22-Koby Barksdale; 6. 17-Bruce Griffith Jr; DNF 27-Andy Shouse
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Brady Bacon; 2. 1m-Danny Lasoski; 3. 2-Dustin Morgan; 4. 9-Gary Wright; 5. 14k-Kyle Bellm; 6. 77-Colton Brewer; DNS 22K-Kevin Barksdale
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 5h-Logan Forler; 2. 11c-Matt Covington; 3. 1a-Kevin Ramey; 4. 5-Joe Bob Lee; 5. 17w-Harli White; 6. 4x-Shawn Petersen
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson; 2. 81-Danny Wood; 3. 23-Seth Bergman; 4. 12w-Dale Wester; 5. 29-Brandon Hahn; 6. 4J-John James
B Feature (15 Laps): 1. 50z-Zach Chappell; 2. 9-Gary Wright; 3. 27-Andy Shouse; 4. 29-Brandon Hahn; 5. 12w-Dale Wester; 6. 11s-Patrick Stasa; 7. 25-Blake Hahn; 8. 17w-Harli White; 9. 14k-Kyle Bellm; 10. 5-Joe Bob Lee; 11. 4x-Shawn Petersen; 12. 17-Bruce Griffith Jr; 13. 22-Koby Barksdale; 14. 4J-John James; DNF 35g-Barry Gifford; DNF 77-Colton Brewer; DNF 22K-Kevin BarksdaleTop 6 transfer
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 77x-Wayne Johnson; 2. 23-Seth Bergman; 3. 41-Jason Johnson; 4. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 5. 05-Brad Loyet; 6. 5h-Logan Forler; 7. 1m-Danny Lasoski; 8. 21-Brian Brown; 9. 45x-Johnny Herrera; 10. 1a-Kevin Ramey; 11. 1-Sean McClelland; 12. 2-Dustin Morgan; 13. 81-Danny Wood; 14. 11c-Matt Covington; 15. 99-Brady Bacon; 16. 50z-Zach Chappell; 17. 11s-Patrick Stasa; 18. 29-Brandon Hahn; DNF 36-Robert Sellers; DNF 27-Andy Shouse; DNF 12w-Dale Wester; DNF 9-Gary Wright
Lap Leader(s): Seth Bergman (1-24), Wayne Johnson (25-30)
Pitstopusa.com Hard Charger of the Night: Jason Johnson+8
FSR Radiator High Point Driver: Brad Loyet
2012 Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-4, Brady Bacon-4, Wayne Johnson-4, Tony Bruce Jr.-2, Brian Brown-1, Seth Bergman-1, Danny Lasoski-1, Jason Martin-1, Dustin Morgan-1, Danny Wood-1
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Points (top 10): 1. Wayne Johnson 2,654 2. Jason Johnson 2,618; 3. Brady Bacon 2,578; 4. Johnny Herrera 2,415; 5. Brad Loyet 2,381; 6. Tony Bruce Jr. 2,263; 7. Danny Wood 2,184 8. Seth Bergman 2,144; 9. Dustin Morgan 2,010; 10. Logan Forler 1,941
2012 Lucas Oil ASCS Speedweek Points (top 10) 1. Wayne Johnson 702; 2. Jason Johnson 662; 3. Brady Bacon 627; 4. Danny Lasoski 615; 5. Johnny Herrera 605; 6. Brad Loyet 598; 7. Brian Brown 591; 8. Tony Bruce Jr. 573; 9. Seth Bergman 558; 10. Matt Covington 553
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