Lawton, OK……..R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. won Wednesday night’s 30-lap USAC Southwest Sprint Car “special event” at Lawton Speedway, kicking off the four-race “Freedom Tour.” Driving the Bill Michaels-owned Kodiak Products Sherman, he caught early leader and home-state favorite Brady Bacon on lap 19 and led the rest of the way to beat Bacon, Mike Martin, Aaron Reutzel and Koby Barksdale to the checkered flag. The series continues Thursday night at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.

USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT (Special Event) RACE RESULTS: August 13, 2014 – Lawton, Oklahoma – Lawton Speedway – “Freedom Tour”

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Josh Stephens (#09 Stevens), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Robert Sellers (#7S Sellers), 5. Harli White (#17W White), 6. Martin Edwards (#45 Edwards), 7. Tim Kent (#94T Kent), 8. Kyle Clark (#9$ Clark), 9. Matt Ward (#51 Ward). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Charles Davis, Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Koby Barksdale (#22 Barksdale), 4. Seth Bergman (#2 Bergman), 5. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 6. Zach Blurton (#2J Blurton), 7. Casey Shuman (#4J James ), 8. Shawn Bloomquist (#14 Bloomquist). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Michael Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 4. Rick Ziehl (#41W Williams), 5. Zach Chappell (#50Z Chappell), 6. Blake Hahn (#17 Hahn), 7. Brandon Long (#02 Long), 8. Kevin Risley (#24 Risley). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR), 2. Danny Smith (#5$ Smith), 3. Dustin Morgan (#93 Morgan), 4. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 5. Joe Wood, Jr. (#03 Wood), 6. Aaron Reutzel (#87 Reutzel), 7. Cody Brewer (#96 Brewer), 8. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bergman, 2. C.Bonneau, 3. Hahn, 4. Shuman, 5. Brewer, 6. Curtis, 7. Blurton, 8. Ward, 9. Edwards. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Reutzel, 2. White, 3. Ziehl, 4. Kent, 5. Clark, 6. Bloomquist, 7. Risley, 8. Long. NT

ALSO AT TRACK: Jesse Higginbotham (#9 Higginbotham).

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Mike Martin, 4. Aaron Reutzel, 5. Koby Barksdale, 6. Dustin Morgan, 7. Casey Shuman, 8. Josh Pelkey, 9. Shon Deskins, 10. Colby Copeland, 11. Chris Bonneau, 12. Seth Bergman, 13. Danny Smith, 14. Zach Chappell, 15. Tye Mihocko, 16. Blake Hahn, 17. Robert Sellers, 18. Michael Bonneau, 19. Joe Wood Jr., 20. Josh Stephens, 21. Charles Davis, Jr., 22. Harli White. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 Bacon, Laps 19-30 R.J. Johnson.

NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT (Special Event) RACE: August 14 – Sapulpa, OK – Creek County Speedway – “Freedom Tour”

- USAC press release and photo

Johnson Takes USAC Southwest Freedom Tour Opener