Sunday, July 27, 2008

Johnny B Good; Scott, Too


Scott Speed scored his third ARCA RE/MAX Series victory of the season Saturday night at Berlin Raceway. Sure, he credited Eddie Sharp Racing and the nimble No. 2 Red Bull Toyota, but Scott also gave props to “Johnny B.”

“My man Johnny B gave me the low down on this place last week,” Scott said. “By the end of the race it definitely made sense.”

Johnny B would be Johnny Benson, Scott’s veteran truck teammate at Bill Davis Racing who just happens to own Berlin — a tiny and challenging short track tucked away in Benson’s native state of Michigan.

Scott snatched the lead from seven-time ARCA champion Frank Kimmel on the 153rd of 200 laps and never relinquished it — holding off a hard-charging Justin Allgaier — to earn his second consecutive victory. He shaved 10 points off Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s championship lead and trails by 55 entering Saturday’s race at Pocono.

“This track is like nothing I’ve ever raced on,” Scott said. “It’s actually a lot of fun and quite challenging to drive. Really feel good for the guys on this team who worked so hard to give me the perfect race car. They certainly met the challenge.”

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a good points day with this motor issue for BV!

1:05 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Well, they didn't find the engine problems and sent him back out. 55 to go, BV blew an engine. How disappointing!

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Amzy said...

A.J. way to go!! Top 10!!

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am LOVING this AJ and Jimmy combination!!! Good points day for the 84 - fantastic job keeping the car in the top all day with all the unfortunate obstacles with the tires. Great job guys!!!!!

2:57 PM  
Anonymous JL bull #85 said...

I wonder if this got AJ in the top 35? They should be pretty damn close now-

3:22 PM  
Anonymous tracy said...

AJ gained about 60 points on 35th place, which is now the 66 car. Looks like only 63 or so out. Great points day for AJ, but too bad for Brian.

On to Pocono where both Red Bull cars had a great run.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats the deal, two engines in a row?

4:07 PM  
Anonymous Gangsta said...

i dont think nascar or toyota likes team red bull

6:11 PM  
Anonymous 83fanatic said...

Great job #84 team!!! Someone has got to know-how many TRD motors have blown this year? Seems like way more than than the other big motor comapanies...It is more than a RBRT issue

5:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job AJ and 84 team! Keep it up! Great change in crew chiefs; seems to be what the Dr. ordered.

Two blown engines in a row for the 83 team will not get them in the chase or win races. It is hard to believe they are as high in the points with four DNF's.
Let's get it together and kick butt next week!

6:04 AM  

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