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Wayne Johnson sails at the Salina Highbanks



Wayne Johnson sails at the Salina Highbanks

Tulsa, OK (April 27, 2012) - The last time the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV graced the Salina Highbanks in 2001 Wayne Johnson sailed to victory. Drawing the number two pill in the redraw, Johnson repeated his 2001 success by wiring the night’s twenty-five lap feature event.

“You know we haven’t been here for a while, since ’01, and we won both races then. We just went back our notes and did the same stuff and I’ll tell you what this one of the funnest tracks we get to go to; you’re haulin’ butt at this place “commented a very happy Wayne Johnson in victory lane. “Being from Oklahoma, now I live in Iowa, I have a lot of friends here and having my Wife here this weekend makes this really special.”

Starting alongside Jack Dover on the front row, the Super Shox 77x wasted no time taking over the top spot. Bolting to the high line from the drop of the green Johnson left the field by over a straight-a-way; utilizing restarts and often times slower traffic to maintain his advantage.

Falling back to fourth on the start, Jack Dover would have to play catch as the Oil Field Equipment and Manufacturing 11g of Mike Goodman shot into second with team mate Matt Covington taking over third. Taking back the runner up spot on lap three with the help of slower traffic, Dover would not relinquish the second until lap twenty-two when a restart on lap twenty-two allowed the Casey’s General Store 21 of Brian Brown to pull off the slide job.

Charging from eighth, Brown would hold off the last chance charge of Dover for the runner up spot as Dover held off Danny Lasoski for third with Brad Loyet rounding out the top five. Johnny Herrera, who spent much of the feature battle with Gary Wright and Brady Bacon would come home sixth with Gary Wright seventh. Brady Bacon would settle for eighth after starting fifteenth.

After a DNF in his heat forced Jason Johnson into a B-Main, the MVT 41 would drive from eighteenth to ninth with Tony Bruce Jr., who also experienced problems in his heat, earning the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award by charging from twentieth to round out the top ten.

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV

Salina Highbanks Speedway - April 27, 2012

Event Car Count: 34

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 2. 1-Sean McClelland[2]; 3. 11c-Matt Covington[6]; 4. 45x-Johnny Herrera[8]; 5. 81au-Gavin Punch[9]; 6. 2-Dustin Morgan[5]; 7. 48-Jake Martens[7]; 8. 87x-Brian McClelland[1]; 9. 33k-Kris Miller[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover[2]; 2. 77x-Wayne Johnson[4]; 3. 9-Gary Wright[3]; 4. 5h-Logan Forler[1]; 5. 26-Rafe Essary[9]; 6. 15k-Kerry McAlister[8]; 7. 04-Brad Graham[5]; DNF 41-Jason Johnson[6]; DNF 18-Tony Bruce Jr[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11g-Mike Goodman[1]; 2. 50z-Zach Chappell[2]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 4. 36-Jonathan Beason[8]; 5. 22-Koby Barksdale[7]; 6. 17-Bruce Griffith Jr[5]; DNF 35g-Barry Gifford[4]; DNF 1x-Jordan Weaver[6]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 33-Danny Lasoski[1]; 2. 14k-Kyle Bellm[2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown[8]; 4. 99-Brady Bacon[5]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 6. 81-Danny Wood[4]; 7. 24-Terry McCarl[7]; DNS 22K-Kevin Barksdale

B Feature (15 Laps): 1. 2-Dustin Morgan[4]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[12]; 3. 81-Danny Wood[7]; 4. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[16]; 5. 81au-Gavin Punch[3]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel[5]; 7. 87x-Brian McClelland[14]; 8. 35g-Barry Gifford[8]; 9. 17-Bruce Griffith Jr[6]; 10. 33k-Chris Miller[13]; 11. 1x-Jordan Weaver[11]; 12. 15k-Kerry McAlister[1]; 13. 24-Terry McCarl[8]; 14. 04-Brad Graham[9]; 15. 26-Rafe Essary[15]; 16. 22K-Kevin Barksdale[17]; DNF 5h-Logan Forler[2]; DNS 48-Jake Martens

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 77x-Wayne Johnson[2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown[8]; 3. 53-Jack Dover[1]; 4. 33-Danny Lasoski[5]; 5. 05-Brad Loyet[6]; 6. 45x-Johnny Herrera[7]; 7. 9-Gary Wright[13]; 8. 99-Brady Bacon[15]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson[18]; 10. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[20]; 11. 23-Seth Bergman[14]; 12. 14k-Kyle Bellm[12]; 13. 81-Danny Wood[19]; 14. 81au-Gavin Punch[21]; 15. 36-Jonathan Beason[9]; 16. 17-Bruce Griffith Jr.[23]; DNF 11c-Matt Covington[3]; DNF 2-Dustin Morgan[17]; DNF 87-Aaron Reutzel[22]; DNF 50z-Zach Chappell[11]; DNF 11g-Mike Goodman[4]; DNF 22-Koby Barksdale[16]; DNF 1-Sean McClelland[10]

Lap Leader(s): Wayne Johnson [1-25] Hard Charger of the Night: Tony Bruce Jr. +10

Provisional(s): Bruce Griffith Jr.

2012 Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-3, Wayne Johnson-2, Tony Bruce Jr., Dustin Morgan-1, Danny Wood-1

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Points (top 10): 1. Wayne Johnson 1,092; 2. Jason Johnson 1,089; 3. Brady Bacon 1,044 4. Gary Wright 943; 5. Tony Bruce Jr. 932; 6. Johnny Herrera 930; 7. Brad Loyet 881; 8. Danny Wood 874; 9. Dustin Morgan 866; 10. Jack Dover 858

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV is scheduled to compete 68 times in 15 states throughout the United States with divers competing for their share of a $250,000 point’s fund.

The 2012 season marks the 21st year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. For information regarding availability and listings in your area log onto

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MavTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire, Brodix, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, General Tire, K&N Filters,, Schoenfeld Headers,, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at

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Submitted By: Bryan Hulbert

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