Rocky Mountain Region race report

Lady Luck Smiles on Miller in Sherman Co. ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Go GOODLAND, Kan. (May 17, 2003) - Randi Miller took advantage of C.J. Johnson's late misfortune at Sherman County Speedway Saturday night and went on to win his second ...

Lady Luck Smiles on Miller in Sherman Co. ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Go

GOODLAND, Kan. (May 17, 2003) - Randi Miller took advantage of C.J. Johnson's late misfortune at Sherman County Speedway Saturday night and went on to win his second consecutive American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region feature.

Defending series champion Mike Dreiling grabbed the early lead from his outside front row position over polesitter Johnson and paced the first half of the race before slipping high on the track, allowing Johnson and Miller to motor by.

Johnson's apparent drive to victory lane was interrupted by a six-car tangle in turn two with just two laps to go. Johnson suffered engine woes under the ensuing caution and was unable to restart, handing the lead to Miller.

Miller then raced to his second triumph in as many ASCS Rocky Mountain Region events this season, with Patrick Bourke and Gary Taylor chasing him to the line. Dreiling claimed fourth, with Eric Miller rounding out the top five.

Luke Cranston came from 13th to snare sixth, while J.D. Johnson advanced from 18th to finish seventh. Nick Haygood, Mason Hill and 19th-starter Mark Walender completed the top ten.

Dreiling, R. Miller and C.J. Johnson topped heat race action, with Travis Adams winning the B Feature.

Results:

A Feature: 1. Randi Miller, 2. Patrick Bourke, 3. Gary Taylor, 4. Mike Dreiling, 5. Eric Miller, 6. Luke Cranston, 7. J.D. Johnson, 8. Nick Haygood, 9. Mason Hill, 10. Mark Walender, 11. Jeff Heffner, 12. Jake Pierson, 13. Kevin Hulse, 14. Jace Pennetta, 15. Jeremy Sheaffer, 16. C.J. Johnson, 17. Bryan Jamison, 18. Travis Adams, 19. Steve King, 20. Kenny Lewis.

B Feature: 1. Adams, 2. J.D. Johnson, 3. Walender, 4. Hulse, 5. Geoff Dodge, 6. Kent Conrad, 7. David Mirk, 8. Glen Hunt.

First Heat: 1. Dreiling, 2. Bourke, 3. E. Miller, 4. Heffner, 5. Cranston, 6. Jamison, 7. J.D. Johnson, 8. Dodge.

Second Heat: 1. R. Miller, 2. Lewis, 3. Haygood, 4. Pennetta, 5. Pierson, 6. Adams, 7. Walender, 8. Hunt.

Third Heat: 1. C.J. Johnson, 2. King, 3. Taylor, 4. Hill, 5. Sheaffer, 6. Hulse, 7. Conrad, 8. Mirk.

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Randi Miller 300, 2. Mike Dreiling 282, 3. Eric Miller 274, 4. C.J. Johnson 264, 5. (tie) Kevin Hulse and Mark Walender 262, 7. Nick Haygood 258, 8. Mason Hill 250, 9. Jace Pennetta 236, 10. Patrick Bourke 146.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Geoff Dodge , C.J. Johnson , Gary Taylor