Johnson Adds 13th ASCS Score in Regional Showdown at Deep South Speedway LOXLEY, Ala. (September 8, 2007) -- Louisiana's Jason Johnson racked up his 13th overall American Sprint Car Series feature win of the season by topping Saturday night's...
Johnson Adds 13th ASCS Score in Regional Showdown at Deep South Speedway
LOXLEY, Ala. (September 8, 2007) -- Louisiana's Jason Johnson racked up his 13th overall American Sprint Car Series feature win of the season by topping Saturday night's 25-lap ASCS Coastal vs. Rebel Region "Alabama State Championship" feature event at Deep South Speedway.
After early pacesetter T.J. Winegardner crashed out of the lead, Johnson slid past Kenny Adams on a lap 14 restart en route to the $2,000 victory aboard Lanny Row's The Shop Motorsports/Custom Equipment Design No. 41 Eagle.
Encountering engine problems in Pole Dash action, Johnson gridded the feature field sixth after swapping powerplants at Dash winner Adams led the way to the green flag with Winegardner alongside.
Adams and Winegardner diced for the point over the opening two circuits before Winegardner took command on the third lap. Racing through lapped traffic on the ninth lap however, Winegardner got into trouble entering turn three and went for a wild ride. While he escaped injury, Winegardner's pursuit of a first career ASCS feature win was cut short.
Adams assumed the point on the restart in front of Johnson and paced the next several rounds before a caution flew after 14 laps for David Kountz, who came to a stop with suspension problems.
On the restart, "The Ragin' Cajun" slid past Adams to snare the lead and paced the field the rest of the way to snare the victory. Adams settled for runner-up honors, with current ASCS Coastal Region points leader Michael Dupuy in the show position.
Running sixth before the lap 14 caution, Terry Gray battled past Shane Morgan and Todd Fayard on the restart and held the fourth position to the checkered flag.
Morgan rounded out the top five, with Fayard, Brian Thomas, Michael Herrington, 16th-starter Bryn Gohn and Josh Grimes completing the top ten.
American Sprint Car Series Coastal vs. Rebel Region Results from Deep South Speedway:
Heat One: 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 2. 67-Brian Thomas, 3. 11T-T.J. Winegardner, 4. 01-Shane Morgan, 5. k9-Robert Casada, 6. 7-Michael Herrington, 7. 2-Josh Grimes, 8. 12s-Rusty Sanford, 9. 4b-Bryn Gohn.
Heat Two: 1. 2-Todd Fayard, 2. 12-Michael Dupuy, 3. 4a-Kenny Adams, 4. 10-Terry Gray, 5. 1a-Lee Moore, 6. 32-Hunter Phillips, 7. k12-David Kountz. DNS: 9-Lane Whittington.
Thomas Enterprise Trucking Pole Dash: 1. 4a-Kenny Adams, 2. 11T-T.J. Winegardner, 3. 12-Michael Dupuy, 4. 2-Todd Fayard, 5. 67-Brian Thomas, 6. 41-Jason Johnson.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 2. 4a-Kenny Adams, 3. 12-Michael Dupuy, 4. 10-Terry Gray, 5. 01-Shane Morgan, 6. 2-Todd Fayard, 7. 67-Brian Thomas, 8. 7-Michael Herrington, 9. 4b-Bryn Gohn, 10. 2-Josh Grimes, 11. 32-Hunter Phillips, 12. k9-Robert Casada, 13. 12s-Rusty Sanford, 14. 11T-T.J. Winegardner, 15. 1a-Lee Moore. DNS: k12-David Kountz, 9-Lane Whittington.
ASCS Coastal Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Michael Dupuy 2,006, 2. Michael Herrington 1,912, 3. Robert Casada 1,798, 4. Todd Fayard 1,780, 5. Shane Morgan 1,776, 6. Timmy Thrash 1,518, 7. Hunter Phillips 1,513, 8. Lane Whittington 1,491, 9. Chris Sweeney 1,304, 10. Terry Gray 998.
ASCS Rebel Region Points (Top Ten): 1. T.J. Winegardner 1,346, 2. Brian Thomas 1,328, 3. Tyler Godwin 1,024, 4. Kenny Adams 956, 5. Bryn Gohn 914, 6. Matt Linder 875, 7. Shane Morgan 800, 8. Todd Fayard 707, 9. Chris Hill 624, 10. Michael Dupuy 586.