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October 16-18th

Trophy Cup
Thunderbowl Raceway

Tulare, CA

Action Starts at 4pm
The Story

A Message From Chase:
My cousin Marcus Johnson and Dale Wondergem lost their lifes on March 16th. I can not tell you all how bad and how hurt I feel at this time. I am sorry. Marcus was more like a brother to me than a cousin. We would see each other at least 3 times a week if not more. He could put a smile on anyone's face and always showed his love with his wonderful hugs. He had a long promising future in racing and basketball. If he wasn't winning at the track he was winning on the court. He would come to support me at every race. The one thing he loved was to sit on the tire and help me get ready inside the race car, hand me my safety gear and tell me a couple words right before I went out on the track. And if anybody tried to take his job he would make sure it wasn't for long. I looked up to him as much as he looked up to me. I want to share a memory with you all. The last week Marcus, Hayden, Colby and myself where all at my grandmother's house playing and wrestling on the grass in the dark at 9pm. Marcus and I were always a team against the younger boys Hayden and Colby. After playing with the little guys it wore Marcus and I out. Marcus and I sat outside in two chairs. He looked at me and told me "Chase you better never grow up." I told him don't worry, I will never be to old to play with you, we looked at each other and smiled. I miss you so much Marcus. I love you so much little buddy. The other day I spent a day at the Wondergem's house to learn about Dale and his life. Dale had a huge heart for our sport. He would spend everyday at the track if he had the choice. His wife Jerry told me that on their wedding day that they got married at 2 and he was at the track by 4. The Wondergem family is one of the nicest caring families you will ever meet. Thank you everyone for all the prayers and support through these tough times. 
Rest in Peace Marcus and Dale.
 I'm so sorry and I love you.
Photo from March 16th before practice
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Johnson Garners Podium Finish During Petaluma Speedway Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2014) - Chase Johnson scored a podium finish during his final race of the season in his family owned sprint car on Saturday at Petaluma Speedway.

"It was good," he said. "It was what I hoped for, but at the same time it was tough because I really, really wanted that win."

Johnson kicked off the Adobe Cup by qualifying second quickest.

​"In qualifying we went out and broke the track record and then ended up getting our track record broken by two thousandths of a second," he said. "That was a little tough, but I was still more than happy with starting out qualifying that way. That was by far our best qualifying effort all year. It feels like the first night in a long time we've started out the night good. That helped us a lot."

Johnson then powered from fourth to a second-place finish in his heat race, which locked him into the feature inversion.

"The guy who started on the front row outside and I got a good start in the heat race," he said. "We got the preferred line in turns one and two and drove around everyone. We set sail from there."

The top qualifier then pulled the No. 6 for the feature inversion, which started Johnson on the inside of the third row for the 25-lap main event.

"At the beginning I struggled," he said. "I think I played it a little too safe on the start. The car was great the entire race, but I struggled getting around some cars."

Johnson battled for a top five throughout the main event and he reached third place with five laps remaining.

"By that time everyone was so spread out and I didn't have anything to get by anyone else," he said. "I definitely felt like we could have had a second-place finish if not a win. It's great momentum and great confidence going into Trophy Cup."

Johnson finished third, which marked his seventh top five of the season.

He will return to competition this Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., where he will drive for Harley Van Dyke during the 21st annual Trophy Cup.


Oct. 11 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 3 (5).


38 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 30 top 20s


Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup






Johnson has new red, black or gray t-shirts and hoodies for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $20 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

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