Johnson Venturing to Petaluma Saturday With Sprint Car Challenge Tour
Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (April 25, 2017) - Chase Johnson is excited to head home this weekend for a Sprint Car Challenge Tour event on his home turf.
Johnson will drive his family owned sprint car on Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., which is a short drive from his hometown of Penngrove.
"After driving to Bakersfield and Tulare the last couple of weeks I'm excited to have a short drive to a track this weekend," he joked. "We have a lot of laps at Petaluma and the crowd is always great to me. I'm looking forward to being back in front of the home crowd and back in the family car for a race."
Johnson, who claimed the 2012 track championship and who won two races at Petaluma Speedway last season, is coming off a solid outing at the Peter Murphy Classic last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series.
Johnson guided the Shawn and Cyndi Thomas owned team to the fourth-quickest time in qualifying before placing fourth in a heat race to narrowly miss making the dash.
"We were rolling really well at the beginning of the night," he said. "Timing in that well put us in a solid position going into the heat race, but the heat races are tough to lock into the dash. We weren't able to get in the dash by finishing in the top three, but we were able to get into the A Main."
Johnson lined up on the inside of the seventh row for the main event.
"We had one red flag on the first lap," he said. "We had a complete restart and after that the race went green to checkered. We were a little tight at the beginning, but the car was coming on strong at the end. At that point everyone was spread out so we didn't have time to make a lot of passes. We needed some yellows to bunch everyone up. I don't think the results show how fast we were."
Johnson closed the night with a 12th-place finish.
QUICK RESULTS -
April 22 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 12 (13).
SEASON STATS -
13 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour
MEDIA LINKS -
Johnson has No. 68 t-shirts and sweatshirts as well as Chase Johnson shirts for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Johnny Franklin's Mufflers
With California locations in Santa Rosa and San Rafael, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers has been a leader in the service industry for mufflers, drivelines and hitches for more than 50 years.
"Johnny Franklin's Muffler has been with me since Day 1 of my racing career," Johnson said. "With their two locations in both Sonoma and Marin County's makes for no excuse to not stop by and get a free quote on making your street car sound like my race car. Family own and ran since 1961, you feel the family atmosphere instantly. For not only your exhaust and muffler needs, Johnny Franklin's also can take care of your driveline and hitch issues. Visit them today and tell them I sent you."
Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, PitStopUSA, Flowmaster, Woodland NAPA Auto Parts, VanLare Steering Repair, Wesmar Racing Engines, Bell Helmets, Champion Machine, Swift Metal Finishing, Shifty Illusions, Oroville Cycle and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.
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