Lonnie Wheatley, EL PASO, Texas (May 24,
2019) – Following on the heels of an eventful
Michigan weekend, John Carney II continues his
maiden voyage on the Lucas Oil ASCS National
Tour with this weekend’s Second Annual Lake
Ozark Speedway Soring 360 Nationals on Saturday
It will be another new track for the El
Paso, TX, native after taking in Lake Odessa,
Michigan’s I-96 Speedway last weekend.
Carney didn’t lack for speed at all in his
first visit to I-96 aboard the Sander
Construction/South Plains Auto Transport/Mesilla
Valley Transportation No. J2 Sprint Car.
He just didn’t have any luck to go along with
“We were very competitive, we had a good
car both nights,” Carney commented.
After a heat race win and a run up to
third in his qualifier, Carney gridded Friday’s
feature outside the second row and was battling
for fourth until contact from another car sent
him bouncing off the track. Carney
rebounded to salvage an eleventh-place finish
for the night.
Bouncing right back on Saturday night,
Carney won his heat race again and sat atop the
point charts going into qualifying race action.
Luck soured at that point, with engine issues
arising while battling for the lead and then
getting collected by another car in ‘B’ Main
action. After using a provisional to start
the main event, Carney made an early exit.
“I was making a slide for the lead in the
qualifier and the motor broke,” Carney recalls.
“That put us at the back of the ‘B’. One
car was off the track on the outside and decided
to pull to the infield. He cut across in
front of me and I couldn’t see him enough to get
stopped and got turned over.”
Carney took the weekend in stride.
“It’s part of it, that’s why we have these
spare parts in the trailer,” Carney commented.
Carney looks to translate the team’s speed
into a pair of strong finishes at Lake Ozark
Speedway this weekend.
John Carney Racing is made possible by the
support of invaluable partners including Danny
Sander Construction, South Plains Auto
Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation,
Jackson Compaction, Vado Speedway Park, CSR
Garage, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Performance
Plus, Performance Motor Coach, Raider Graphix,
MSD Ignition, Joe Hunt Magnetos and Bell
Quick Stats: 6
Races, 1 Win, 3 top-tens.
Next Up: Lucas Oil
ASCS National Tour at Lake Ozark Speedway in
Eldon, MO, on Saturday and Sunday.
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