Johnson sweeps Willamette Weekend
Bryan Hulbert - Lebanon, Oregon (July 14,2012) After taking the preliminary night victory on Friday, Oklahoma’s Wayne Johnson backed up his performance by sweeping the Lucas Oil ASCS Willamette double header.
Taking the green from the fourth starting position, the City Vending No. 77x would ride into third before the red flag waved on lap eight for the 99d of Shawn Wright.
Taking the lead from the green, Travis Rilat would begin pulling away to a straight-a-way advantage as the battle for the runner up spot saw Mitch Olson and Wayne Johnson begin their run into slower traffic.
With the pursuit slicing in and out of the back of the field, Johnson would take over the runner up spot on lap fourteen.
Running down Rilat with less than ten laps to run, the Missile Motorsports No. 77x would pick up car lengths per lap on the No. 39c. Taking the white flag with a full head of steam, the City Vending No. 77x would dive for the slide job on Rilat’s 39c.
Clearing for the lead, the red would soon fly as Rilat hooked the cushion exiting turn two, causing the Xtreme Oilfield Technology No. 39c to go over.
Restarting for a two lap dash to the finish, Wayne Johnson would lead series rival Jason Johnson to the green.
Running into turn one Mitch Olson would steal away second with Johnny Herrera in tow. Taking the white flag, Wayne Johnson would go unchallenged to the checkered flag. Mitch Olson and Johnny Herrera would round out the podium. Jason Johnson would salvage fourth with Brady Bacon rounding out the top five.
Brad Loyet would cross the stripe sixth with Logan Forler charging from seventeenth to seventh. Earning the PitstopUSA.com Hard Charger award, Henry VanDam gained eleven spots to take eighth with Tony Bruce Jr. and Roger Crockett completing the top ten.
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV
Willamette Speedway - Lebanon, Oregon
July 14, 2012
Car Count: 31
Event Car Count: 32
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 45x-Johnny Herrera; 2. 9R-Reece Goetz; 3. 41-Jason Johnson; 4. 2-Dustin Morgan; 5. 17-Cam Smith; 6. 88-Jesse Whitney; 7. 17w-Cole Wood
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 2. 05-Brad Loyet; 3. 11-Roger Crockett; 4. 5h-Logan Forler; 5. 33v-Henry VanDam; 6. 10J-Jake Waddell; 7. 26-Sammy Wright
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Gary Wright; 2. 12p-Randy Pierce; 3. 99d-Shawn Wright; 4. 88k-Brent Hoover; 5. 26F-Shane Forte; 6. 21s-Zack Spaulding; 7. 9a-Luke Didiuk
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman; 2. 51-Jason Solwold; 3. 22-Garren Linder; 4. 31-Colton Akerstrom; 5. 12-Cody Ridge; 6. 11ak-Justin Martin
B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 5h-Logan Forler; 2. 2-Dustin Morgan; 3. 33v-Henry VanDam; 4. 99d-Shawn Wright; 5. 17-Cam Smith; 6. 12-Cody Ridge; 7. 88k-Brent Hoover; 8. 88-Jesse Whitney; 9. 10J-Jake Waddell; 10. 26F-Shane Forte; 11. 17w-Cole Wood; 12. 26-Sammy Wright; 13. 9a-Luke Didiuk; 14. 11ak-Justin Martin; DNS 21s-Zack Spaulding
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 77x-Wayne Johnson; 2. 98m-Mitch Olson; 3. 45x-Johnny Herrera; 4. 41-Jason Johnson; 5. 99-Brady Bacon; 6. 05-Brad Loyet; 7. 5h-Logan Forler; 8. 33v-Henry VanDam; 9. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 10. 11-Roger Crockett; 11. 22-Garren Linder; 12. 23-Seth Bergman; 13. 2-Dustin Morgan; 14. 17-Cam Smith; 15. 9R-Reece Goetz; DNF 39c-Travis Rilat; DNF 12p-Randy Pierce; DNF 12-Cody Ridge; DNF 51-Jason Solwold; DNF 31-Colton Akerstrom; DNF 9-Gary Wright; DNF 99d-Shawn Wright
Lap Leader(s): Travis Rilat (1-28), Wayne Johnson (29-30)
Pitstopusa.com Hard Charger of the Night: Henry VanDam+11
FSR Radiator High Point Driver: Gary Wright
2012 Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-8, Wayne Johnson-6, Brady Bacon-4, Tony Bruce Jr.-3, Brian Brown-1, Seth Bergman-1, Danny Lasoski-1, Jason Martin-1, Dustin Morgan-1, Danny Wood-1, Cody Baker-1, Jordan Boston-1, Brock Lemley-1
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Points (top 10): 1. Jason Johnson 3,944; 2. Wayne Johnson 3,918; 3. Brady Bacon 3,767; 4. Johnny Herrera 3,629; 5. Brad Loyet 3,523; 6. Tony Bruce Jr. 3,494; 7. Seth Bergman 3,233; 8. Dustin Morgan 3,113; 9. Logan Forler 3,084; 10. Gary Wright 3,027
The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV is scheduled to compete 66 times in 15 states throughout the United States with drivers competing for their share of a $250,000 point’s fund.
The 2012 season marks the 21st year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.
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