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Bakersfield Speedway

Johnson's Bud Nationals sweep pays $5,000

October 15, 2007, 11:59 am
From track reports
Mike Johnson won twice Oct. 12-13 in Bakersfield, Calif. (DirtonDirt.com)
Mike Johnson won twice Oct. 12-13 in Bakersfield, Calif. (DirtonDirt.com)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Oct. 12-13) — Mike Johnson proved himself at Bakersfield Speedway in 2007 with four Western Allstars victories en route to the championship on that series. He proved he didn't have any problem in unsanctioned events at the 22nd annual Budweister Nationals. | Slideshow

The Lompoc, Calif., driver swept the weekend's Late Model action, grabbing a $2,000 Friday night victory and a $3,000 Saturday night victory for one of the best weekends of his career.

Steve Drake of San Luis Obispo, Calif., finished second in both events while Rob Mayea, an Oregon driver piloting a California-based car fielded by Chris Sivesind, and A.J. Kirkpatrick of Prunedale, Calif., post top-five finishes in both events. The event wraps up 2007 Late Model racing at the third-mile oval.

Oct. 12 feature: (1) Mike Johnson, (2) Steve Drake, (3) Chris Shannon, (4) Rob Mayea, (5) A.J. Kirkpatrick, (6) Bill Griffin, (7) Trevor Glaser, (8) John Lowrey, (9) Brad Pounds, (10) Jason Selvidge, (11) Jeff Priddy, (12) Ron Bartels, (13) Chet Buckley, (14) Andy Obertello, (15) Dick Shepherd, (16) Dino Napier, (17) Nick Bartels, (18) Robert Sanders, (19) Mark Carroll, (20) Phillip Priddy, (21) Chris Laney, (22) Ron Meyer.

Oct. 13 feature: (1) Mike Johnson, (2) Steve Drake, (3) Rob Mayea, (4) Chet Buckley, (5) A.J. Kirkpatrick, (6) Phil Barrow, (7) Ron Bartels, (8) Brad Pounds, (9) Trevor Glaser, (10) Andy Obertello, (11) Zack Forster, (12) Jason Selvidge, (13) John Piker, (14) Nick Bartels, (15) Dino Napier, (16) Larry Childress, (17) Phillip Priddy, (18) Richard Papenhausen, (19) Dick Shepherd, (20) Bill Griffin, (21) Ron Meyer, (22) Chris Shannon.

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