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Oklahoma scene: Oklahoma City native Lance Norick wins sprint car race in New Mexico

Norick, the son of former OKC Mayor Ron Norick, races on American Sprint Car Series' Southwest Region tour
From Staff Reports Published: September 3, 2012

Oklahoma City native Lance Norick won an American Sprint Car Series race late Sunday night at Aztec Speedway in Aztec, N.M. The son of former Oklahoma City Mayor Ron Norick took the lead on the 12th of 25 scheduled laps and held on for his first victory on the ASCS' Southwest Region tour this season. The win was Lance Norick's third consecutive top-four finish, helping the Cave Creek, Ariz., resident close within 52 points of Southwest Region standings leader Rick Ziehl of Las Cruces, N.M.

*Wayne Johnson, an Oklahoma City native who competes on the ASCS National tour, gained some ground on points leader Jason Johnson of Eunice, La., late Sunday night. Wayne Johnson finished sixth in a 30-lap race at Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas. Jason Johnson finished ninth during the last day of a holiday weekend event that attracted 33 sprinters.

Jason Johnson leads the national standings by 17 points over Wayne Johnson.

Jeff Swindell, who won a preliminary race Saturday night at Dodge City, collected $4,000 for winning Sunday. Danny Wood of Norman finished fourth, and Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow was fifth.


Megan Marchesano scored the deciding goal late Sunday as No. 5-ranked Oklahoma State trimmed No. 24 Memphis 3-2 at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex in Tennessee. Marchesano buried her fourth goal of the season — and third game-winner — at the 84:34 mark. She placed the ball inside the left post after a pass from Madison Mercado.

Oklahoma States goalkeeper, All-American AD Franch, had to make a couple of diving saves to keep the Tigers (1-2-0) from taking the momentum in a match that was delayed more than two hours due to a heavy storm.

OSU (6-0-0) will play Oklahoma at 7 p.m. Friday at John Crain Field in Norman.