Johanna Long Ends Dream Weekend With Lee Fields Memorial Win From Track PR
Long Puts on a Clinic at Mobile International Speedway
On Friday night, sixteen-year old Johanna Long started her racing weekend by becoming the first female driver to win a Championship at Pensacola's Five Flags Speedway.
On Saturday night she won the Lee Field Memorial 100 at Mobile International Speedway. Either one of the two would make most short track racers career, Long accomplished both within 48 hours. And oh by the way she's only 16!
Bill Elliott developmental driver Casey Roderick started the night taking the Lynch Tree Service Pole Award. With the drop of the green flag the influence of Wrestlers, Cowboy Bob Kelly, Marcelle & Percy Pringle and Ricky Rocket mixed with a crowd energized by the Golden Flake NRG Overload chip giveaway at intermission turned the Lee Fields Memorial 100 in to a full fledge brawl.
A lap 4 incident sent 4 cars out of the racetrack off of turn 3 and started a string of cautions, including a red flag that took it's toll on the field. The race finally settled into a green flag affair as Roderick led at the halfway point picking up the Lynch Tree Service Halfway leader award. A late caution bunched the field back together giving Long the opportunity to make her way to the lead and on to the win. While Long won the race Steven Davis closed the 2008 season with a 4th place finish and another MIS Championship.
Johanna Long works around the turns at Mobile. It was a great weekend with a win and a championship for the 16-year-old driver. (51 Sports Photo)