Bobby Hogge IV and #7 Mike Johnson duked it out to a one-two finish in a
qualifying heat race for the West Coast Shootout event at Thunderbowl, then finished in the same order in the
main event. (Steve
Hogge Takes Second West Coast Shootout Win at Tulare
TULARE, Ca. - May 1. Bobby Hogge IV raced to his second West Coast Late Model
Shootout win of the season, holding on to his lead throughout, albeit by a narrow margin as the $2,000 to win
feature event came to a close.
Mike Johnson finished second to Hogge in his heat race, putting the
Lompoc driver's #7 mount in the fifth spot behind Hogge's third starting #2 car. Steve
Brian Burnes, #84 Jeff Decker, and #5x Dino Napier scramble for position in
West Coast Shootout action at Tulare. Burns got the upper hand for a sixth place showing. (Steve
Drake was unable to capitalize on his pole position start as Hogge quickly grabbed
the lead and showed the way for the remainder.
With a lap 11 caution for Chris Shannon, Johnson held down the second position,
and hounded Hogge for the remaining laps, but he would have to settle for second ahea of Mike Kirby, Clay Daly, and
While #32 Chris Shannon was involved in an early caution and failed to
finish, last week's West Coast Shootout victor, Mike Kirby, took his #5 to a third place finish at Tulare.