2007 USCS O'Reilly News
Wayne Johnson's wins O'Reilly USCS Speedweek 2007 Round #4 with late race pass
May 28, 2007, Atwood, Tennessee - Wayne Johnson from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma made a late race pass on Benton, Arkansas sprint car ace Tim Crawley in lapped traffic to win the 30-lap O'Reilly United Sprint Car Series www.uscsracing.com Speedweek 2007 Round Four event on Memorial Day Monday at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee. Johnson's third O'Reilly USCS win of the season came over a field of 24 drivers from seven states.
Crawley lead the first twenty-seven laps before Wayne Johnson made the pass to grab the lead in turn four of lap eight as the leaders were encountering lapped traffic. An outstanding driving performance by eighteen-year- old second generation driver Brad Bowden from Hernando, Mississippi netted him the third and final podium spot. Bowden had passed Wayne Johnson for the runner-up spot on lap seven but W. Johnson got back around the teenager on lap eleven to put himself into contention for the win. Gary Wright from Hooks, Texas raced home in fourth place. 2006 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Driver of the Year, Jason Johnson from Eunice, Louisiana rounded out the top five.
Past O'Reilly USCS Champion, Marshall Skinner from West Memphis, Arkansas came home in the sixth position. Sixteen-year-old 2006 O'Reilly USCS Rookie of the Year, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas finished in the seventh spot followed by three-time series Championship runner-up, Danny Martin, Jr. from Sarasota, Florida. Wade Oliver from Southaven, Mississippi finished in the ninth spot and another Hoosier tire young Gun, eighteen-year-old Don Young from Bartlett, Tennessee rounded out the top ten in the tough field.
Defending O'Reilly USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee captured the evening's Lucas Oil Power Dash. Wayne Johnson won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat Race. Tim Crawley won the Butlerbuilt Second Heat Race. Brad Bowden captured the JE Pistons Third Heat Race.
Terry Gray won the 12-lap B-Main. Chris Williams garnered the events Huggins Cams Hard Charger award for his charge from 22nd place into thirteenth place and was additionally recognized as the Robison Racing Products Rookie of the Race. Brad Bowden was recognized as the Hoosier Tire Young Gun of the Race, which is awarded to the top-finishing driver under twenty-five years old. Ronny Howard from Southaven, Mississippi snagged the K&N Filters Pole Award. The JE Pistons Top Gun Award went to the winner Wayne Johnson.
The next O'Reilly USCS National points event and O'Reilly USCS Mid-South Thunder points event is the Speedweek 2007 Round #5 at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee on Thursday night, May 31st. Then the tour visits Camden Speedway in Camden, Tennessee on Friday night June 1st before the grand finale in the "Columbus Clash" at Columbus Speedway in Columbus, MS on Saturday night June 2nd.
OFFICIAL RESULTS - ROUND FOUR - O'REILLY USCS SPEEDWEEK 2007
AT CLAYHILL MOTORSPORTS ON 5/28/07:
POS START CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN LAPS
1. 6 94 Wayne Johnson Oklahoma City, OK 30
2. 5 88 Tim Crawley Benton, AR 30
3. 4 15b Brad Bowden Hernando, MS 30
4. 2 9 Gary Wright Hooks, TX 30
5. 8 41 Jason Johnson Eunice, LA 30
6. 7 26 Marshall Skinner W. Memphis, AR 30
7. 9 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR 30
8. 11 00 Danny Martin, Jr Sarasota, FL 30
9. 3 58 Wade Oliver Southaven, MS 30
10. 10 75 Don Young Bartlett, TN 30
11. 16 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 30
12. 18 21 Raymond Stull Coldwater, MS 30
13. 22 8X Chris Williams Memphis, TN 30
14. 1 44 Ronny Howard Southaven, MS 30
15. 20 56R Ryan Myers Eaton, OH
16. 12 71 R.J. Johnson Tampa,, FL
17. 13 2m Bryce Vowan Forrest City, AR
18. 19 31 Michael Craddock Olive Branch, MS
19. 17 24w Kenny Coke Olive Branch, MS
20. 20 16 Anthony Nickolson Memphis, TN
21. 14 23 Brian Bell Memphis, TN
22. 15 51 Lee Sowell Nesbit, MS
DID NOT START:
23 - # 44H - Jay Adams, Southaven, MS
24 - # 14 - Paul Hart, Troy, TN
LUCAS OIL POWER DASH WINNER: Terry Gray
K & N FILTERS POLE AWARD: Ronny Howard
HUGGINS CAMS HARD CHARGER: 8 cars
Chris Williams 22nd to 13th (9 cars)
HOOSIER TIRE YOUNG GUN OF THE RACE: Brad Bowden
ROBISON RACING PRODUCTS ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Chris Williams
JE PISTONS TOP GUNS AWARD: Wayne Johnson (1st place)
K&N FILTERS 3RD-PLACE AWARD: Brad Bowden
BUTLERBUILT 4TH-PLACE AWARD: Gary Wright
OUTLAW DISC BRAKES TOP FIVE AWARD: Jason Johnson
SIMPSON SAFETY PRODUCTS 6TH-PLACE AWARD: Marshall Skinner
FSR RACING PRODUCTS-7 TH-PLACE AWARD: Derek Hagar
FSR TOP 10 AWARD : Don Young.
WELD RACING HARD LUCK AWARD: Jay Adams and Paul Hart
LEAD CHANGES: One
LAP LEADERS: Tim Crawley Laps 1- laps 27-30
LUCAS OIL POWER DASH - 6 Laps: 1. Terry Gray; 2..Marshall Skinner; 3. Danny Martin, Jr ;
4. Derek Hagar; 5. Don Young; 6. Lee Sowell.
B - MAIN EVENT - 12 Laps - 1. Terry Gray; 2. Kenny Coke; 3. Raymond Stull; 4. Michael Craddock; 5. Ryan Myers; 6.Anthony Nicholson; 7. Chris Williams; Paul Hart; 8. Jay Adams (DNS);
ENGLER MACHINE AND TOOL 1ST HEAT: 1. Wayne Johnson; 2. Wade Oliver; 3. Marshall Skinner; 4. Don Young; 5. Bryce Vowan; 6. Michael Craddock; 7. Kenny Coke 8. Chris Williams.
BUTLERBUILT 2ND HEAT:
1. Tim Crawley; 2.Gary Wright; 3. Jason Johnson; 4. Danny Martin, Jr.; 5.Bell Brian; 6. Terry Gray; 7. Ryan Myers; 8 Paul Hart (DNS).
JE PISTONS 3RD HEAT
1. Brad Bowden; 2. Ronnie Howard.; 3. Derek Hagar; 4; R.J. Johnson; 5. Lee Sowell; 6. Raymond Stull; 7. Anthony Nicholson. 8. Jay Adams (DNS)
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