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Johnson and Clauson top the Western World

Bryan Hulbert – Peoria, Arizona (November 17, 2012) Tire conservation was key to the success of the 45th FVP Western World Championships presented by Sands Chevrolet as Bryan Clauson and Wayne Johnson collected a combined $15,000.

(Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV)

Getting the jump on Jason Johnson from the pole, Brady Bacon pulled the Oil Field Equipment No. 99 to the race lead with Johnson in tow. Burning tires from the onset, the pair quickly distanced themselves with Bacon working into slower traffic.

Giving Johnson the opportunity for the pass, the narrow groove would allow Bacon to the advantage. At speed between a pair of slower cars, neither driver could gain an advantage until a bobble on the part of Brady Bacon sent the XXX Race Co. No. 99 out of the groove entering turn three, allowing Johnson to take the top spot on lap twenty-three.

Slowing for a caution with seven to go that saw Logan Forler on the hook, the race resumed with Johnson leading three laps before his Right-Rear tire gave out. Brady Bacon reassumed the lead for a single lap before suffering a similar fate and in doing so handed the race lead to Wayne Johnson.

With tire to spare, Johnson paced the field to a $10,000 victory ahead of the FVP No. 21 of Brian Brown. Making good use of the highline following the final restart, Tony Bruce Jr. ran to third with Kyle Hirst and twelfth starting Johnny Herrera making up the top five.

Christopher Bell crossed sixth with Danny Lasoski climbing from sixteenth to seventh. Jeff Swindell was eighth, Jayme Barnes ninth, and Gary Wright tenth after starting twentieth in his final Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV A-Feature.

Non-Qualifier races belonged to Jack Dover, Travis Rilat, and Lucas Wolfe while B-Main wins went to Justin Henderson and Joshua Hodges.

45th FVP Western World Championships presented by Sands Chevrolet
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
Canyon Speedway Park- Peoria, Arizona
November 17, 2012

Event Car Count: 39

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover[2]; 2. 20Z-Rick Ziehl[1]; 3. 74X-Joshua Hodges[4]; 4. 82-Justin Henderson[3]; 5. 11C-Matt Covington[5]; 6. 41W-Joshua Williams[6]; 7. 4X-Shawn Petersen[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 39C-Travis Rilat[3]; 2. 1X-Aaron Reutzel; 3. 9-Gary Wright[6]; 4. 17W-Cole Wood[7]; 5. 90-Lance Norick[4]; 6. 15X-Bud Goodwin[5]; DNF 2-Dustin Morgan[1]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 57X-Lucas Wolfe[2]; 2. 3-J.J. Hickle[3]; 3. 89-Rico Abreu[5]; 4. 224-John Carney II[4]; 5. 77-Dalten Gabbard[1]; 6. 22-Jesse Baker[6]

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 82-Justin Henderson[2]; 2. 3-J.J. Hickle[4]; 3. 89-Rico Abreu[8]; 4. 17W-Cole Wood[3]; 5. 1X-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 6. 20Z-Rick Ziehl[5]; 7. 90-Lance Norick[6]; 8. 41W-Joshua Williams[9]; 9. 4X-Shawn Petersen[10]

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 74X-Joshua Hodges[2]; 2. 9-Gary Wright[3]; 3. 57X-Lucas Wolfe[6]; 4. 39C-Travis Rilat[1]; 5. 53-Jack Dover[4]; 6. 11C-Matt Covington[10]; 7. 224-John Carney II[5]; 8. 15X-Bud Goodwin[9]; 9. 77-Dalten Gabbard[7]; 10. 22-Jesse Baker[8]

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson[5]; 2. 21-Brian Brown[4]; 3. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[6]; 4. 5H-Kyle Hirst[3]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera[12]; 6. 1-Christopher Bell[8]; 7. 1M-Danny Lasoski[16]; 8. 94-Jeff Swindell[10]; 9. 17J-Jayme Barnes[15]; 10. 9-Gary Wright[20]; 11. 89-Rico Abreu[21]; 12. 99-Brady Bacon[1]; 13. 57X-Lucas Wolfe[22]; 14. 2L-Logan Forler[9]; 15. 82-Justin Henderson[17]; 16. 33V-Henry VanDam[11]; 17. 3-J.J. Hickle[19]; 18. 2-Dustin Morgan[23]; DNF 15C-Donny Schatz[13]; DNF 41-Jason Johnson[2]; DNF 23-Seth Bergman[14]; DNF 74X-Joshua Hodges[18]; 23. 05-Brad Loyet[7]

Lap Leader(s): Brady Bacon (1-22) (26), Jason Johnson (23-25), Wayne Johnson (27-30) Hard Charger of the Night: Gary Wright+10
FSR Radiator High Point Driver of the Night: N/A
Provisional(s): Dustin Morgan (BP2)

(ASCS Non-Wing Canyon Region)

Winning the coin toss at the start of the night to determine inside/outside for the lock-in drivers Casey Shuman would wheel the Hockett No. 77 to the lead to start the night’s 25 lap A-Feature. Working the inside line to begin with, Shuman would surrender the lead on the fourth lap to the high riding Bryan Clauson.

Slowing for a caution on lap six for the No. 51 of R.J. Johnson, the race resumed with the field stuck to the cushion. Running into slower traffic within the first ten laps, Clauson rarely moved off the top groove as the rubber began going down.

Steadily moving away, Clauson would cross the finish line 4.155 seconds ahead of Casey Shuman for the $5,000 payday with Tracy Hines, Charles Davis Jr., and Josh Pelkey making up the top five. Mike Martin managed a sixth place run with Dave Darland improving from eleventh to seventh. Jerry Coons Jr., Mike Spencer, and Jon Stanbrough rounded out the top ten but was subsequently disqualified after it was confirmed that he has switched cars with car owner Shon Deskins prior to the A-Feature. Mike Bonneau would be scored tenth.

Non-Qualifier Heat races went to Shon Deskins, Kyle Hirst, and Josh Shipley with B-Main wins going to Kyle Hirst and Shane Cottle.

45th FVP Western World Championships presented by Sands Chevrolet
ASCS Non-Wing Canyon Region
Canyon Speedway Park- Peoria, Arizona
November 17, 2012

Event Car Count: 43

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 20-Shon Deskins[2]; 2. 20L-Matt Lundy; 3. 2AZ-Shane Cockrum[3]; 4. 48-Thomas Ogle[4]; 5. 74X-Joshua Hodges[6]; 6. 5X-Jody Wirth[5]; 7. 32B-Brian Hosford[8]; DNF 74-Colby Copeland[7]; DNF 6JT-Michael Curtis[1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 97-Kyle Hirst[1]; 2. 3-Jake Simmons[2]; 3. 19-Andrew Reinbold[3]; 4. 93-Justin Quinn[8]; 5. 19R-Ronnie Smith[4]; 6. 6-Ronnie Clark[5]; 7. 78-Chris Bonneau[6]; 8. 77-Dalten Gabbard[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Josh Shipley[2]; 2. 2R-Matt Rossi[4]; 3. 8-Bob Ream Jr[6]; 4. 4JR-Shane Cottle[5]; 5. 53-Tom Lee[1]; 6. 93X-Dustin Morgan[8]; 7. 17K-Kyle Danielson[3]; 8. 94-James Aragon[7]

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 4JR-Shane Cottle[5]; 2. 19-Andrew Reinbold[3]; 3. 93X-Dustin Morgan[2]; 4. 32B-Brian Hosford[8]; 5. 94-James Aragon[12]; 6. 53-Tom Lee[11]; 7. 78-Chris Bonneau[7]; 8. 2AZ-Shane Cockrum[9]; 9. 17K-Kyle Danielson[10]; DNF 8-Bob Ream Jr[1]; DNF 2R-Matt Rossi[4]; DNF 6-Ronnie Clark[6]

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 97-Kyle Hirst[1]; 2. 74X-Joshua Hodges[3]; 3. 2-Josh Shipley[2]; 4. 93-Justin Quinn[5]; 5. 19R-Ronnie Smith[8]; 6. 5X-Jody Wirth[9]; 7. 20L-Matt Lundy[7]; 8. 6JT-Michael Curtis[12]; 9. 20-Shon Deskins[6]; 10. 48-Thomas Ogle[4]; 11. 77-Dalten Gabbard[10]; 12. 74-Colby Copeland[11]

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 16B-Bryan Clauson[2]; 2. 77X-Casey Shuman[1]; 3. 6H-Tracy Hines[4]; 4. 50-Charles Davis Jr[6]; 5. 12-Josh Pelkey[8]; 6. 16-Mike Martin[5]; 7. 8D-Dave Darland[11]; 8. 12C-Jerry Coons Jr[13]; 9. 7M-Mike Spencer[7]; 10. 29-Michael Bonneau[9]; 11. 93X-Dustin Morgan[19]; 12. 41W-Rick Ziehl[12]; 13. 4JR-Shane Cottle[15]; 14. 19-Andrew Reinbold[17]; 15. 74X-Joshua Hodges[18]; 16. 2-Josh Shipley[20]; 17. 93-Justin Quinn[22]; DNF 32B-Brian Hosford[21]; DNF 51-R.J. Johnson[14]; DNF 97-Kyle Hirst[16]; DNS 99-Brady Bacon; 22. 21-Jon Stanbrough[10]

Lap Leader(s): Casey Shuman (1-3), Bryan Clauson (4-30)
Provisional(s): Brian Hosford (Promoter), Dustin Quinn (Promoter)


2012 Lucas Oil ASCS Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-14, Wayne Johnson-10, Brady Bacon-8, Jeff Swindell-4, Tony Bruce Jr.-3, Danny Lasoski-2, Shane Stewart-2, Brian Brown-1, Seth Bergman-1, Jason Martin-1, Dustin Morgan-1, Danny Wood-1, Cody Baker-1, Jordan Boston-1, Brock Lemley-1, Mason Moore-1, Brad Loyet-1, Brooke Tatnell-1, Kevin Swindell-1, Justin Henerson-1, Terry McCarl-1, Jack Dover-1, Paul McMahan-1, Logan Forler-1 , Travis Rilat-1

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Points (top 10): 1. Jason Johnson 6,792; 2. Wayne Johnson 6,715; 3. Brady Bacon 6,528; 4. Johnny Herrera 6,209; 5. Tony Bruce Jr. 6,145; 6. Brad Loyet 6,025; 7. Logan Forler 5,655; 8. Seth Bergman 5,636; 9. Gary Wright-5,397; 10. Dustin Morgan 5,384

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