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Justin Johnson Races To Second Place In NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Division III Standings
Jun 20, 2006 - updated Jun 20th, 2006 8:31pm
Web posted by Jeremy Davidson
Daytona Beach, Fla. --
For Immediate Release:(June 20, 2006)
* Ohio's Dick Dunlevy Jr. leads Division III standings for fourth consecutive week
Justin Johnson began the 2006 racing season with a 13th-place finish in the season-opening Super Late Model race at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Since then, Johnson hasn't finished outside the top-five and has posted five wins. Last weekend, The Bullring hosted twin feature events for its Super Late Model class, as part of the Chris Trickle Father's Day Doubleheader. Johnson, a 20-year-old Las Vegas resident, took advantage of the dual format and finished both races in the top five. The results boosted him from fifth to second in the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Division III point standings this week. Johnson trails Dick Dunlevy Jr., who races at Kil Kare Speedway in Xenia, Ohio and Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway. Dunlevy, of New Carlisle, Ohio, has led the NDWS Division III standings for four consecutive weeks.
Meanwhile, at Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, Va., Frank Deiny Jr. earned his fourth win of the year last Saturday night. Deiny, of Mechanicsville, Va., is ranked sixth in the NDWS Division III standings.
One spot behind Deiny this week, in seventh, is eight-time Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway track champion Andy Bozell, of Portage, Mich. While the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series was center stage in Brooklyn, Mich. last weekend, Bozell was busy racing 80 miles to the West in Kalamazoo - where he finished second for his sixth top-five result of the season.
NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series
Division III Leaders as of June 20 (best 16 points finishes)
Driver, Hometown, Home track, NDWS points
1. Dick Dunlevy Jr., New Carlisle, Ohio, Kil Kare Speedway, 814 points
2. Justin Johnson, Las Vegas, The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 652
3. Donnie Hill, Columbus, Ohio, Columbus Motor Speedway, 610
4. Andy Mercer, Gastonia, N.C., Hickory Motor Speedway, 588
5. Scotty Backman, Parker, Colo., Colorado National Speedway, 552
6. Frank Deiny Jr., Mechanicsville, Va., Old Dominion Speedway, 538
7. Andy Bozell, Portage, Mich., Kalamazoo Speedway, 514
8. Kevin Nuttleman, Bangor, Wis., LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway,506
9. Bobby Latham III, Twin Falls, Idaho, Magic Valley Speedway, 378
10. Chris Young, Calverton, N.Y., Riverhead Raceway, 296
11. Dan Shelliam, Hazel Green, Wis., Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway,294
12. Steve Lance Jr., Cuba, Ill., Peoria Speedway, 264
13. Thomas Will III, Sharpsville, Pa., Holland International Speedway, 224
14. Fred Nason, Rosco, Ill., Rockford Speedway, 222
15. Glenn Gault Jr., Hubbard, Ohio, Lake Erie Speedway, 70
Editor's Note: NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Division championship standings are based on NASCAR points, awarded to all drivers in the top class at each participating track. From Jan.1-Oct. 1, drivers collect points and bonus points (depending on the number of cars competing in a given race). The driver with the most NASCAR points from each track is ranked in the Division standings, based on their best 16 points finishes from any tracks in the Division. For example, Dick Dunlevy Jr. has 246 NASCAR points to lead all drivers at Kil Kare Speedway. In addition, Dunlevy has 568 NASCAR points at Columbus Motor Speedway - for a total of 814 points in the NDWS Division III standings. To view complete NASCAR points from each track, visit www.nascarmedia.com and click on "NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series."
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