(WOMR file photo)
After two races, and 60 laps Jason Johnson, from Eunice, LA, is $13,000 dollars richer! However, that is only a small drop in the bucket to what may possibly be by sweeping the November two night Lucas Oil ASCS National tour’s final venue in Yuma. If Johnson could sweep the November stop he could add another $28,000 to his banK account!
The Ragin’ Cajun led all 30 laps of Saturday night’s Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real Cocopah Cup Challenge feature event at Cocopah Speedway to take the win, and the $10,000 payoff. After leading all 30 laps of Friday night’s feature event to also win that race, and additionally pocketed another $3,000.
“Tell you what, coming away with two victories at the end of the weekend, I’m pretty excited,” said a smiling Johnson from atop victory lane Saturday night.
“I don’t know if we had ‘em covered. We started up front, and that was definitely the position to be in, up front. And the guys gave me a great race car.”
Johnson drew the No. 1 position for Friday night’s event, and was fortunate enough to draw the top spot again for Saturday night’s feature, which prompted Tony Stewart to say jokingly with a laugh, “I wouldn’t have come if I’d known it was going to be fixed.”
Stewart, the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, was in the field both nights, notching a third place finish Friday and settling for fourth on Saturday night.
Finishing second behind Johnson Saturday night was Lucas Wolfe, from Lemoyne, Pa., with Brady Bacon, from Broken Arrow, Okla., in third, Tony Stewart in fourth and Seth Bergman, from Snohomish, Wash., rounding out the top five.
Wolfe had the best chance to keep Johnson out of victory lane by reeling in the race leader and drawing alongside before Johnson got a look at him.
I can’t wait for this touring sprint car series to return to Cocopah Speedway in November. As far as the two day event last weekend, the racing was fantastic, the racing surface was smooth and fast, and the crowd was over-flowing! This is an event well worth the price of admission!
If you love sprint car racing, and you are in the Yuma, AZ area in November, then you really need to get a ticket for that event!
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!