Johnson Stops Wright At Speedrama


LUFKIN, Texas — Reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National champion Jason Johnson put an end to Gary Wright’s bid for a perfect Regional weekend by taking the $2,000 triumph in Sunday night’s 25-lap Smiley’s Racing Products ASCS Gulf South main event at the Speedarama Raceway.

With Wright vying for a $1,000 bonus for topping all three nights of the Gulf South’s “Memorial Day Classic”, Johnson played the role of spoiler by picking off his fifth overall ASCS feature win of the season aboard the Don Ott-powered Haynes No. 41 Maxim.

Wright still picked up a $500 bonus for winning two of the weekend’s three feature events.

Pole starter Brandon Berryman paced the initial pair of rounds before fifth-starter Johnson raced into a lead he would never relinquish. Johnson went on to the checkered flag ahead of Michael Dupuy, with Berryman settling for the show position.

Wright crossed the stripe fourth, with reigning series champion Ray Allen Kulhanek in fifth.

The finish:

Jason Johnson, Michael Dupuy, Brandon Berryman, Gary Wright, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Kevin Ramey, Chris Sweeney, George White, Wes Miller, Brandon Corn, Aaron Reutzel, Scottie McDonald, Michael McNeil, Travis Elliott, Greg Rilat, Beau Smith, Eric Baldaccini, Gary Watson, Logan Bledsoe, Roger Oakes.


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