It’s A Gift, But Johnson’s A Winged Winner
PEORIA, Ariz. — Phoenix shoe R.J. Johnson has made a habit of visiting ASCS Regional victory lane over the past couple of years with 11 Canyon Region triumphs. But, those have all been without a wing overhead.
Saturday night, the 24 year old notched his first winged sprint car victory when he was awarded the 25-lap Sunoco Fuel ASCS Southwest feature at Canyon Speedway Park.
Johnson took the top spot after fellow non-winger Josh Pelkey, who took the checkered flag in first position, was disqualified after failing to pass post-race technical inspection. Johnson’s win also put a stop to Rick Ziehl’s four-race ASCS Southwest win streak.
Johnson took the win in front of Calvin Landis, with three-time series champion and point-leader Ziehl in third. Kyle McCutcheon and Mike Rux, Jr., rounded out the top five.
R.J. Johnson, Calvin Landis, Ziehl, Kyle McCutcheon, Mike Rux, Jr., Lance Norick, Jordan Stetson, Chuck Buckman, Joshua Williams, Steve Stone, Steve Lohn, Jesse Stone, Dalten Gabbard, Joey Chester, Josh Pelkey.