Johnson Races To URSS Win At Dawson County Raceway

The United Rebel Sprint Series made their second appearance at the Dawson County Raceway with the racing action as hot as the temperature. When it was all said and done the “Kansas Tornado” Jon Johnson picked up his fourth win of the 2007 Season.

Leading the field to the green was Michael Oliver along with teammate Greg Thyfault, as the cars entered turn one Doug Roth’s mount made contact with the inside wall sending his car into a series of pirouettes landing on all four wheels. Roth was okay but his car suffered enough damage to end his night.

On the restart, Ken Lutters made the low groove work to his advantage and took the lead followed by Seventh starting Cody Salem ninth starter Smokey Fairbank to the second and third positions by the end of lap one. Salem and Fairbank continued to chase Lutters as the trio of Jon Johnson, Justin Schwien and Randy Bantam started their charge to the front on lap three. Lap nine saw Johnson make the pass on Fairbank for the third spot.

Lap eleven saw the battle for the lead heat up as Johnson and Schwien were putting the pressure on Lutters for the top spot. Johnson made the pass at the flag stand on lap twelve with Schwien taking the runner up spot on lap fifteen. Further back in the pack Salem, Fairbank and Bantam battled it out for the fourth through sixth positions.

Johnson never had a challenge as he took the checkers followed by Schwien, Lutters, Salem and Fairbank rounding out the top five.

Heat Race winners were Johnson, Salem and Schwien.

The Weld Racing Wheels “Hard Charger” Award went to Johnson as he came from his tenth starting position for the victory.

 A-Main – 1) Jon Johnson, 2) Justin Schwien, 3) Ken Lutters, 4) Cody Salem, 5) Smokey Fairbank, 6) Randy Bantam, 7) Jeff Radcliffe, 8) Greg Thyfault, 9) Tom Belsky, 10) Bill Hays, 11) Reed Bernbeck, 12) Darren Berry, 13) Michael Oliver, 14) Doug Roth

Tim Perkins DNS Tommy Williams DNS


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