Salem Ricky Johnson preview

SUSSEX, Wis. - When the checkered flag waves signaling the end of the Tecumseh 300 this Saturday evening at the Salem Speedway, the ASA ACDelco series season will have met its halfway point. Ricky Johnson, piloting the Nationwide Auction ...

SUSSEX, Wis. - When the checkered flag waves signaling the end of the Tecumseh 300 this Saturday evening at the Salem Speedway, the ASA ACDelco series season will have met its halfway point. Ricky Johnson, piloting the Nationwide Auction Systems/WorldBestBuy.com Chevrolet, hopes to be the first one to reach that point by taking the victory.

"I'm looking forward to going to Salem (Speedway)," Johnson said. "With the heat and the aggressive nature of the track, I think it's going to be a race with a high amount of attrition. The Nationwide Auction Systems/WorldBestBuy.com team is still looking for that elusive first win and now that I am totally focused on our ASA program, I'm excited to be going to a track where we can accomplish our goal of winning a race."

Johnson, following his 15th place finish at the Chicago Motor Speedway last weekend, moved up to eighth in the ASA ACDelco Series National Points Standings.

Johnson and his Herzog Motorsports entry will also carry Manco Products Inc. on the No. 22 Chevrolet Monte Carlo this weekend. Manco Products Inc., the largest domestic manufacturer of off-road go-karts and mini-bikes, is an industry partner for the race's sponsor Tecumseh. Johnson will make an appearance at the Lawn, Garden and Outdoor Power Equipment Expo in Louisville on Saturday morning on behalf of Manco Products Inc.

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 ASA ACDelco Series' tenth race of the season is set to begin at 8 p.m. CST from the Salem Speedway. The Tecumseh 300 will be televised live by TNN Sports.

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