Lonnie Wheatley, EL PASO, Texas (June 20,
2019) – The last several weeks have been good
ones for John Carney II and the Sander
Construction/South Plains Auto Transport/Mesilla
Valley Transportation No. J2 Sprint Car team.
After a runner-up finish in ASCS Speedweek
points and a pair of strong South Dakota runs
last weekend including a runner-up finish,
Carney sets his sights on the $15,000 winner’s
share at this weekend’s Lucas Oil ASCS National
Tour-sanctioned “Dirt Cup” at Skagit Speedway in
The event kicks off with the first of two
preliminary nights on Thursday before wrapping
up with money night on Saturday.
Carney opened the month of June in strong
fashion, earning Hard Charger honors at Devil’s
Bowl Speedway near Dallas by rallying from 14th
to fifth in the feature event after the ASCS
Speedweek opener at Amarillo’s Route 66 Motor
Speedway fell victim to rain.
Carney continued on during a
weather-plagued Speedweek, racking up another
fifth-place finish at Lawton Speedway on
Wednesday, June 5, before wrapping up the week
with a runner-up finish at Kansas’ Salina
Speedway on June 8.
The El Paso native continued his upward
climb in the series point charts with a strong
fourth-place finish at Brown County Speedway in
Aberdeen, South Dakota last Friday before
wrapping up his first visit to the pair of South
Dakota tracks with a runner-up showing at Rapid
City’s Black Hills Speedway on Saturday.
With top-finishes in his last seven Lucas
Oil ASCS National Tour feature events, Carney
has climbed to fourth in series points and looks
to improve upon that as he guns for a $15,000
payday at this weekend’s Dirt Cup.
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: 13
Races, 2 Wins, 8 top-fives, 10 top-tens.
Next Up: Lucas Oil
ASCS National Tour at Skagit Speedway’s “Dirt
Cup” in Alger, WA, on Thursday, Friday and
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