Video: Intentional or Just Good Hard Racing? – You Be The Judge

A great crowd of dirt late models was on hand at Kentucky’s Florence Speedway over the weekend for their Fan Appreciation Night.  The feature event did not disappoint with some great racing and post-race drama as well.  James Rice and Greg “Wildthang” Johnson were racing hard in the top-ten during the feature event when the incident happened.  James Rice in his #11R late model was running in front of Greg Johnson’s #15 machine going into the corner.  In the middle of turns one and two Johnson makes contact with Rice which causes Rice to spin out and brings out the caution.  Rice’s late model also seemed very loose right before Johnson made contact with him.

Rice continues on and joins the rear of the field while Johnson is not penalized for rough driving.  Johnson finished the feature event in 6th position while Rice finished in 17th.  Greg Johnson does cause quite a bit of drama after the feature as he parks his car on the track, gets out, and gets into an altercation in the infield were he has to be restrained.  Both drivers are interviewed after the incident and seem to have different opinions of what went down.  James Rice seems to think that the contact was intentional.  Greg Johnson thinks Rice was already starting to spin out and he had nowhere to go but make contact with him.  Check out the video courtesy of The Dirt Racing Connection and tell us do you think the contact was intentional or just good hard racing.

 

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Chris McWilliams

Chris McWilliams grew up watching his dad race go-karts around his Southern Indiana home and started racing junior dragsters when he was 10 years old. Chris drove a UMP Mini Stock for two seasons until he totaled his racecar in an accident at Western Kentucky Speedway. He is currently a college student at Oakland City University working on a degree to pay the bills for his dirt racing addiction.
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