Lonnie Wheatley, EL PASO, Texas (June 28,
2019) – John Carney II continues to impress on
his inaugural Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour title
campaign after last weekend’s Dirt Cup at Alger,
Washington’s Skagit Speedway.
Sitting a close third in points, Carney
will try to close the gap even more with this
weekend’s Fred Brownfield Classic at Elma,
Washington’s Grays Harbor Raceway on Friday and
Carney posted top-five finishes aboard the
Sander Construction/South Plains Auto
Transport/Mesilla Valley Transportation No. J2
Sprint Car on both the Thursday and Friday
qualifying nights at last weekend’s Dirt Cup
before settling for a ninth-place finish in the
Saturday night finale.
“We have been competitive, it gives us
confidence to know that we’ve consistently been
near the front and in contention,” Carney
This weekend’s Fred Brownfield Classic at
Grays Harbor Raceway will be yet another new
track for Carney. The run of new venues
hasn’t slowed the El Paso, TX, native.
“We can usually look at a track and it’s
similar to something that we’ve seen and then we
can go to our notes and be pretty close,” Carney
explains. “The hardest part is knowing how
much the track will change during the night.”
A case in point would be last week’s Dirt
“On Friday night, the track fell right in
line with our normal stuff,” Carney recalls.
“Then on Saturday, we went 100 percent the wrong
way on the car.”
Despite seeing a lot of new territory in
recent weeks, Carney finds himself within 60
points of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
points lead going into this weekend’s action.
“We just have to keep putting together
good nights and that stuff will work itself
out,” Carney comments.
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: 16
Races, 2 Wins, 10 top-fives, 12 top-tens.
Next Up: Lucas Oil
ASCS National Tour at Grays Harbor Raceway in
Elma, WA, on Friday and Saturday.
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