Jason Johnson on top with ASCS Warriors at Hockett Tribute

Jason Johnson (Serena Dalhamer photo)
Jason Johnson (Serena Dalhamer photo)
Jason Johnson (Serena Dalhamer photo)

From Bryan Hulbert


California, MO —  (May 25, 2014) — Packed grandstands, and a field of 30 Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region drivers gathered at the Double X Speedway on Sunday to pay tribute to the late Jesse Hockett and Jason Johnson did not disappoint, leading flag-to-flag in the night’s 30 lap A-Feature.


Moving to the front row after the Hockett Challenge was accepted by Josh Fisher, the Stenhouse, Jr. Racing / Curb Agajanian Performance Group No. 41 bolted to the race lead. Kyle Bellm brought the Jack Hockett owned No. 77 across the stripe second with Randy Martin, Jay Russell, and Bryan Grimes making up the top five.


Evan Martin, Cody Baker, Lanny Carpenter, Trevor Muths, and J.R. Topper made up the top ten.


Having climbed as high up as eighth after taking the challenge to start from the rear, Fisher spun on Lap 19, and pulled off to place twelfth knowing that he has already pocketed $1,200 thanks in part to a $500 contribution by Tiger Towing.


The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region is in competition next at the U.S. 36 Raceway on June 13. For updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.


Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region
Double X Speedway – California, Mo.
Sunday, May 25, 2014


Car Count: 30


Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 2. 41-Jason Johnson; 3. 76-Jay Russell; 4. 0-Randy Martin; 5. 24C-Lanny Carpenter; 6. 50-Michael Sosebee; 7. (DNF) 75-Tyler Blank; 8. (DNF) 81A-Chris Morgan


Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2A-Randy Hibbs; 2. 72X-Josh Fisher; 3. 34-Corey Nelson; 4. 38-Cody Baker; 5. 9M-Tyler Elliott; 6. 72-Curtis Boyer; 7. 00-P.J. Grimes; DNS 7K-Kelly Newcomb


Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Kyle Bellm; 2. 24-Ricky Lee Stangl II; 3. 31-Bryan Grimes; 4. 9-Casey Baker; 5. 69P-Mike Pearson; 6. XX-A.J. Wirts; 7. 89-Todd McVay


Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths; 2. 4-Evan Martin; 3. 04-Brad Graham; 4. 92J-J.R. Topper; 5. 5-Matt Close; 6. 1X-Brad Ryun; 7. 75X-Brock Elliott


B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 24C-Lanny Carpenter; 2. 75-Tyler Blank; 3. 9M-Tyler Elliott; 4. 1X-Brad Ryun; 5. 5-Matt Close; 6. 75X-Brock Elliott; 7. 50-Michael Sosebee; 8. (DNF) 72-Curtis Boyer; 9. (DNF) 69P-Mike Pearson; 10. (DNF) 89-Todd McVay; 11. (DNF) 00-P.J. Grimes; 12. (DNF) XX-A.J. Wirts; 13. (DNF) 81A-Chris Morgan


A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson; 2. 77-Kyle Bellm; 3. 0-Randy Martin; 4. 76-Jay Russell; 5. 31-Bryan Grimes; 6. 4-Evan Martin; 7. 38-Cody Baker; 8. 24C-Lanny Carpenter; 9. 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths; 10. 92J-J.R. Topper; 11. 9-Casey Baker; 12. (DNF) 72X-Josh Fisher; 13. (DNF) 04-Brad Graham; 14. (DNF) 34-Corey Nelson; 15. (DNF) 9M-Tyler Elliott; 16. (DNF) 28-Jonathan Cornell; 17. (DNF) 1X-Brad Ryun; 18. (DNF) 75-Tyler Blank; 19. (DNF) 2A-Randy Hibbs; 20. (DNF) 24-Ricky Lee Stangl II


Lap Leader(s): Jason Johnson 1-30