R.J. Johnson Rolls to ASCS Canyon Region Hall of Fame Classic Triumph TUCSON, Ariz. (October 10, 2009) -- R.J. Johnson rallied for his first Discount Tire Co. ASCS Canyon Region victory of the season by topping Saturday night's Ninth Annual...
R.J. Johnson Rolls to ASCS Canyon Region Hall of Fame Classic Triumph
TUCSON, Ariz. (October 10, 2009) -- R.J. Johnson rallied for his first Discount Tire Co. ASCS Canyon Region victory of the season by topping Saturday night's Ninth Annual Hall of Fame Classic at USA Raceway.
Johnson raced forward from the seventh starting position to take the win in the 30-lapper ahead of pole starter Stevie Sussex, with current series points leader Charles Davis, Jr., claiming the show position.
Ronnie Clark raced from 19th to fourth, with Nathan High climbing ten positions to round out the top five. Daniel Hutto was sixth, with Nick Aiuto, Mike Martin, Thomas Ogle and Bruce St. James completing the top ten.
With 32 cars checked in for the night's festivities, Davis won the opening heat race with micro grad Dalton Gabbard snaring heat race win number two in his ASCS debut. Chris Bonneau won the third heat, with Rick Ziehl best in the fourth and final heat. Ziehl, who won the Hank Arnold Memorial last month, was forced pitside at the midway point in the feature event and credited with a 19th place finish.
Martin won the night's 12-lap "B" Main before racing from 17th to eighth in the main event.
Ryan Murphy and Justin Quinn both flipped in heat race action, Jessica Van Dyke and Jody Wirth tumbled in the "B" Main and Andrew Reinbold turned over in the main event.
Discount Tire Co. ASCS Canyon Region Hall of Fame Classic Results from USA Raceway:
Heat One (10 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 44-Jeremy Sherman, 3. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 4. 12-Nathan High, 5. 6c-Rex Calderwood, 6. 7a-Brian Hosford, 7. 27h-Jeremy Huebner, 8. 7x-Ryan Murphy.
Heat Two (10 Laps): 1. 77d-Dalton Gabbard, 2. 21-Johnathon Henry, 3. 26az-Bobby Taylor, 4. 16-Mike Martin, 5. 48-Thomas Ogle, 6. 7-Josh Pelkey, 7. 61-Jeff Slinkard, 8. 93-Justin Quinn.
Heat Three (10 Laps): 1. 78x-Chris Bonneau, 2. 7k-Bruce St. James, 3. 62-Stevie Sussex, 4. 66-Jessica Van Dyke, 5. 5x-Jody Wirth, 6. 51-Cody Cambensy, 7. 3-Harris Brooks, 8. 11-Seainn Hendricsen.
Heat Four (10 Laps): 1. 41-Rick Ziehl, 2. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 3. 27n-Nick Aiuto, 4. 8-Daniel Hutto, 5. 74x-Joshua Hodges, 6. 6-Ronnie Clark, 7. 19x-Chuck Jackson, 8. 82-Sean Teeters.
"B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 16-Mike Martin, 2. 7-Josh Pelkey, 3. 6-Ronnie Clark, 4. 61-Jeff Slinkard, 5. 7a-Brian Hosford, 6. 11-Seainn Hendricsen, 7. 3-Harris Brooks, 8. 19x-Chuck Jackson, 9. 27h-Jeremy Huebner, 10. 82-Sean Teeters, 11. 6c-Rex Calderwood, 12. 51-Cody Cambensy, 13. 5x-Jody Wirth, 14. 66-Jessica Van Dyke. DNS: 7x-Ryan Murphy, 93-Justin Quinn.
"A" Feature (30 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 62-Stevie Sussex, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 6-Ronnie Clark, 5. 12-Nathan High, 6. 8-Daniel Hutto, 7. 27n-Nick Aiuto, 8. 16-Mike Martin, 9. 48-Thomas Ogle, 10. 7k-Bruce St. James, 11. 78x-Chris Bonneau, 12. 26az-Bobby Taylor, 13. 74x-Joshua Hodges, 14. 7-Josh Pelkey, 15. 77d-Dalton Gabbard, 16. 21-Johnathon Henry, 17. 44-Jeremy Sherman, 18. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 19. 41-Rick Ziehl, 20. 61-Jeff Slinkard.
Discount Tire Co. ASCS Canyon Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Charles Davis, Jr. 1,024, 2. R.J. Johnson 984, 3. Nathan High 962, 4. Johnathon Henry 890, 5. Stevie Sussex 889, 6. Ronnie Clark 885, 7. Andrew Reinbold 859, 8. Mike Martin 835, 9. Bruce St. James 782, 10. Jeremy Sherman 758.