Dave Johnson and Speedzone Win at Grand Slam RD2
The second round of the Midwest Grand Slam took place last weekend in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The race had over 80 entries as the chase for the Grand Slam title heats up. Speedzone Driver Dave Johnson was in attendance fresh off of wins from the Vegas warm up race, Halloween Classic, and the great double win at the 2011 US Indoor Champs in Cleveland.
Johnson's Speedzone powered touring and 12th scale machines had been fast in practice. Qualifying went well but the track proved to be very challenging as any “tap" of the boards dropped you 3 tenths a lap! Johnson would qualify 2nd in touring, 4 tenths of a sec behind Team Associated Driver Kevin Hébert. Racing was close in 12th scale as well with Johnson qualifying in the number 2 spot, 3 tenths of a second off the TQ!
The A-Mains went smooth and fast. In touring car Johnson would settle into the 2nd spot pressuring Kevin Hébert for the first 3 minutes. The race would finish with Johnson taking second behind Hébert by less than a second!
In 12th scale it would be much of the same as Johnson & TQ Chuck Lonergan broke away from the field. Johnson kept the pressure on Lonergan, staying close for the entire race. Dave would eventually get by to take down the A-Main win in 1/12.
A hard fought second place and win for Dave Johnson and Speedzone batteries.
Another fantastic showing for the duo!