Ricky Johnson Milwaukee advantage

SUSSEX, Wis. - Place your bets on the home team. Ricky Johnson, along with the Nationwide Auction Systems/WorldBestBuy.com team, are prepared to make their mark on the ASA Series this weekend. The series travels to the Milwaukee Mile for...

SUSSEX, Wis. - Place your bets on the home team. Ricky Johnson, along with the Nationwide Auction Systems/WorldBestBuy.com team, are prepared to make their mark on the ASA Series this weekend. The series travels to the Milwaukee Mile for the Time Warner Cable 200 on Sunday afternoon. Johnson's team is based in Sussex, Wis., just a short drive away from the track and would like nothing more than to take the victory in front of a host of local family and friends.

"Milwaukee is one of the bigger and faster race tracks that we run on all year," Johnson said. "We were taken out early last year on a first lap crash and were unable to show the strength of this team." Johnson's previous run at the famed Milwaukee Mile was in 1999, while competing for the ASA Pat Schauer Memorial Rookie of the Year title. Johnson encountered trouble after taking the green flag and after repairs, finished in a disappointing 26th place.

Johnson is coming off a string of four top-15 finishes, continuing the momentum to carry him through the rest of the year. "It's important for us to do well this weekend," Johnson said. "The Milwaukee Mile is the home track for Herzog Motorsports and we're really looking forward to the race. We tested this week, trying out some new geometry on the car, as well as some shock and spring packages. We feel this will help us and hopefully, give us the advantage to pull off our first win."

Nationwide Auction Systems, founded in 1978 and headquartered in the City of Industry, Calif., is the world's largest professional auctioning corporation specializing in governmental, utility surplus and private industry. Nationwide's auction commodities include, but are not limited to, automobiles, light, medium and heavy duty trucks, construction equipment, aircraft, boats, precious metals, scrap metal, entire business liquidations, commercial and residential real estate, vacant land, industrial plant equipment, electronics and jewelry.

San Diego-based WorldBestBuy.com is a wholly owned division of International Brands, Inc., a publicly traded technology company with majority or partial interests in Internet, media, entertainment, e-commerce, and broadcasting enterprises.

Herzog Motorsports is a successful, championship-winning race team. Based in Los Angeles, Calif.; St. Joseph, Mo.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Milwaukee, Wis., Herzog Motorsports fields two teams in the ASA ACDelco Series.

The 15th event on the 2000 ASA schedule takes place Sunday, August 27 at 3 p.m. EST from The Milwaukee Mile. The Time Warner Cable 200 will be televised live on TNN Sports.

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