Johnson Takes NASRA
Loot to Indiana after Lake Cumberland Victory
By Chris Tilley
BURNSIDE, Ky. — May 22. Greg Johnson knows his way around Lake
After taking the Inaugural ‘Harold Hardgrove Memorial’ event last fall, the Bedford, Indiana native led all 40 laps
to win $3,000 during the National Alls-Star Racing Association (NASRA) event at the Lake Cumberland Speedway on
With nearly 100 cars in the pits on Saturday, it was sure to be a wild and crazy night but when the Checkered flag
fell on the Late Model A-Main, Johnson, while driving the Gary Engle owned # 15 rolled into victory lane making the
third different winner in five events this season at LCS
Two cautions slowed the main event, first on lap two when Victor Lee slowed on the track and the second yellow
flag during the 40-lapper was for Bobby Wolter, Jr. who slowed on the back chute. Johnson was the class of the
field during the Main, leading all laps to take the win.
Justin Rattliff played second fiddle to Johnson from the third lap on as he could never get close enough to
Johnson to make the pass. Aaron Ridley would come from his sixth place starting spot to challenge for second a
couple of times but would have to hold on to third position for the current NASRA Point leader.
Other news and notes:
-It was the first sanctioned race the track had held since May of 2007 when the Battle of the Bluegrass Series made
a rare Thursday night appearance.
-Drivers Skylar Marlar and Dustin Linville were both disqualified and sent home after Time Trials for an
incident of physical confrontation that took place in the infield pit area, both drivers have been suspended from
competition at Lake Cumberland Speedway for the remainder of the season by track owner Brandon Hardgrove.
-After being rained out three out of the last four weekends, the Lake Cumberland Speedway was finally able to
get racing action in under clear skies to see the NASRA Late Models.
-Greg Johnson became the third different winner, but the first of the season to win with an open motor, the last
four previous winners were in Crate Engine competition.
-Michael Chilton climbed into the # I-96 to drive for David Marlar after time trials, who was scheduled to make
a start in the Rayburn owned mount, his first in a long time.