Rich Johnson Berlin Race Report

Marne, MI - Rick Johnson persevered through the "Build-A-Mold 300" at Berlin Raceway and finished in a respectable 11th place, moving up ten spots from his starting position. The ...

Marne, MI - Rick Johnson persevered through the "Build-A-Mold 300" at Berlin Raceway and finished in a respectable 11th place, moving up ten spots from his starting position. The #22 Nationwide Auction Systems Monte Carlo stayed out of trouble and was able to complete the race. This is the only track Johnson has raced on twice, with five events remaining on the 1999 American Speed Association (ASA) ACDelco Challenge Series schedule. Johnson has finished in the top-15 all year.

Johnson secured 136 points for his 11th place finish, awarding him 2,203 points for the season. Ricky currently sits in 7th place in the ASA ACDelco Challenge Series National Point standings. Johnson also continues to sit atop the standings for the 1999 ASA Pat Schauer Memorial Rookie-of-the-Year award.

Johnson commented, "The Nationwide Auction Systems car was definitely a top-5 car. If we hadn't lost a lap, I am sure we could have been right up there. It is a circumstantial thing that we wished hadn't happened, but all we can do is accept it and go on to Milwaukee in a couple weeks and be determined to get this Nationwide Auctions car up front."

Stan Herzog, co-owner of Herzog Motorsports, said, "Some things happen like this, but it's the hallmark of a good team to pick up and move on. That's what this team will do."

Nationwide Auction Systems, founded in 1978 and headquartered in the City of Industry, California, 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.

Herzog Motorsports is a successful, championship-winning race team. Based in Los Angeles, California, St. Joseph, Missouri, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Herzog Motorsports fields two teams on the 1999 ASA ACDelco Challenge Series.

The #22 Nationwide Auction Systems Chevrolet heads to the famed "Milwaukee Mile" on Sunday, August 29th in the "Time Warner Cable 200." The race will be telecast live to a national audience at 2:00 PM Eastern Time on TNN Motorsports.

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