Oklahoma scene: ASCS national race Wednesday at Lawton Speedway

Oklahoma City native Wayne Johnson tops the national point standings. Johnson started his racing career at State Fair Speedway.
by Scott Munn Published: June 18, 2012
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The American Sprint Car Series will have a national points race at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lawton Speedway. The race is part of the ASCS' annual Speedweek in which some of the top drivers country participate in races throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana.

The first-two Speedweek races were Friday and Saturday at the Devil's Bowl in Mesquite, Texas. Oklahoma City native Wayne Johnson won the Friday card and then finished second to Brian Brown of Grain Valley, Mo., on Saturday night. Johnson, who started his open-wheel racing career in 1987 at now-demolished State Fair Speedway, leads the ASCS' national standings.

Tickets for Wednesday night's races are $20 for adults; $10 for seniors and kids ages 12-15; $2 for youngsters ages 6-11; and free for ages 5 and under. Pit passes are $30 per person.

Go to lawtonspeedway.com or call (580) 353-5555 for driving directions to the track.

HAWKS IN NASHVILLE

The Oklahoma City RedHawks begin a four-game series at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday in Nashville. The Hawks (41-29) are first in the Pacific Coast League's American Conference South Division, two games ahead of Albuquerque. Nashville (28-43) is the Triple-A farm team for the Milwaukee Brewers. The Sounds are third in the North Division.

Left-hander Wes Musick (1-2, 3.14 ERA) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Oklahoma City. Claudio Vargas (2-0, 4.21) will throw for Nashville. The game can be heard on KGHM-AM 1340.

The series in Nashville will be the last of an 11-game, 12-day road trip. Oklahoma City returns to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark at 7:05 p.m. Saturday vs. Omaha.

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by Scott Munn
Sports Assistant Editor
Scott Munn joined The Oklahoman/Oklahoma City Times sports staffs in October 1982. He spent a year as a formcharter, three years on the desk and 16 as a reporter. Scott has spent the last nine years as an evening assistant sports editor. Scott's...
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