Carney Ready for Lucas Oil ASCS National
Tour Triple this Weekend
Lonnie Wheatley, EL PASO, Texas (August
27, 2019) – Firmly entrenched among the top five
in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points, John
Carney II is ready for a weekend triple
throughout Iowa and Missouri this weekend aboard
the Sander Construction/South Plains Auto
Transport/Mesilla Valley Transportation No. J2
The action begins with Carney’s first
visit to West Burlington, Iowa’s 34 Raceway on
Friday before shifting to Eldon, Missouri’s Lake
Ozark Speedway for the Tenth Annual LOS 360
Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday and Sunday.
While it will be Carney’s maiden voyage at
34 Raceway, he scored a National Tour win at
Lake Ozark Speedway earlier this year.
“I’m looking forward to West Burlington,
it looks pretty neat, should be a fun track to
race on,” Carney says. “And we were really
good at Lake Ozark last time. We have a
different car and different motor from the last
time, but I think we’re dialed in about right.”
Carney enters the weekend sitting fourth
in points with the Lake Ozark triumph in May
among his ten top-fives and 15 top-tens in
Carney goes into the weekend after posting
a runner-up finish in ASCS Lone Star Region
action last weekend at Texas’ Abilene Speedway
after the scheduled National Tour event in West
Memphis, AR, fell victim to excessive rain.
It was an Abilene Speedway unlike Carney
had seen in the past.
“It’s usually dry there,” Carney says.
“It was tacky and heavy all night and got faster
as the night went on. I couldn’t get the
car free enough.”
Starting from the pole position, Carney
ran second throughout after a questionable start
and finished out the night with runner-up
“Tony (Bruce, Jr.) jumped the start pretty
bad and they didn’t call it back, which I
probably would do the same if I knew they
wouldn’t call it back,” Carney explains.
“It was wide open from there on, all you could
do was follow and hope for a mistake.”
With another Regional shakedown in the
books, it’s back to National action this
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: 26
Races, 3 Wins, 14 top-fives, 17 top-tens.
Next Up: Lucas Oil
ASCS National Tour 34 Raceway in West
Burlington, IA, on Friday and Lake Ozark
Speedway near Eldon, MO, on Saturday and Sunday.
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