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Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (July 28, 2014) - Regional competition in the American Sprint Car Series took center stage this past weekend as the ASCS Southwest and Frontier Regions took to the track at three facilities in Arizona and Montana.

The weekend saw two drivers returning to Victory Lane and added a new winner to the ASCS ranks.

The Winners:

Friday, July 25, 2014

• Trever Kirkland (Frontier Region) - It's not common to see anyone sneak by Joe Ramaker, but Trever Kirkland did just that in the closing laps at the Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. Friday night for his first ASCS score.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

• Joe Ramaker (Frontier Region) - Finishing second Friday night was enough to light a fire under Joe Ramaker who led all by three laps on Saturday night at the BMP Speedway. The win is Ramaker's fourth on the season and twelfth overall with the Region.

• Joshua Williams (Southwest Region) - For the second time in 2014, Joshua Williams found victory at the Tucson International Raceway with the ASCS Southwest Region. Williams found the lead at the mid-point in the race and never looked back.

A few notes on the weekend:

• Left Rear Down - Had the left rear tire on Ryan Linder's machine not gone down at Tucson, the race may have played out very different. Posting a picture to Facebook the following day, little remained of the Hoosier that let go on Lap 12.

• Rickey Hood - More and more, Rickey Hood is the "Ageless Wonder" as the crafty veteran charged from twentieth to fifth Saturday night with the Southwest Region in Tucson. This marks the second race in a row that Hood has been the night's Hard Charger, running from fifteenth to fifth at the Arizona Speedway on July 5.

• Ream is Rolling - Bob Ream, Jr. seems to have this winged stuff figured out. The former non-wing champion has made seven A-Features with the Southwest Region in 2014 and has not finished outside the top-five yet.

• Hard Hit - Leroy Brush might still be seeing stars after taking a vicious hit during his Heat Race at the Gallatin Speedway on Friday. The hit was hard enough to strip the frame from the front engine plate forward. Brush was unhurt.

• Back in Front - It didn't take long for Joe Ramaker to regain the points lead with the ASCS Frontier Region. After two hard nights against the National Tour, Ramaker closed to the gap on Kelly Miller to four points on Friday night, then put his account to the black by 11 on Saturday.

• Overall Ziehl - Speaking of hot streaks, Rick Ziehl is also posting his share of top-fives this season in both ASCS 360cid and 305cid competition. Ziehl has 13 top fives' between the two sanctions and has not finished outside the top ten in 14 starts.

• Fighting Back - Not in the terms of fists, but overcoming adversity. As reported by ASCS Frontier Regional P.R. Director, Andrew Kunas, Saturday night at BMP Speedway saw Phil Dietz cut a tire running second. Forcing the caution, a trip to the work area brought the No. 72 to the tail where Dietz powered back to finish fourth.

• Quick Thank You - Many thanks need to be given to the ASCS Regional Directors who take the time to promote the sport of Sprint Car racing. These are the people who get screamed at by upset drivers, their crew, their wives, girlfriends, mistresses', cousins, brothers, and anyone else left who feels they need to scream. Trust me when I say, the pay is not enough to endure some of the frustration, but the rewards often outweigh the grief otherwise they would have quit years ago. Please take some time to appreciate what these people do and give them a pat on the back for helping to keep the sport of Sprint Car racing alive.

Coming Up:

It's finally here, the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply ASCS Knoxville Nationals at the 19th annual Casey’s General Stores/Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge presented by Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone Company.

Things kick off in Knoxville on Thursday, July 31 and run through Saturday, August 2. The Front Row Challenge is scheduled for Monday, August 4 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.

Tickets for the Arnold Motor Supply ASCS Knoxville Nationals are on sale at http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

Front Row Challenge tickets can be purchased by calling (515) 957-0020.

For a complete listing of ASCS events in 2014, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Joshua Williams Again at T.I.R. with ASCS Southwest

TUCSON, Ariz. (July 26, 2014) - For the second time in 2014, Joshua Williams found victory with the ASCS Southwest Region at the high speed Tucson International Raceway.

Backing up his April 5 victory, Williams drew the pole but gave chase the first dozen laps as Ryan Linder jumped from outside of the front row to lead the way. Blowing a left-rear tire at the race's midpoint, Williams was able to assume the lead, and ultimately the win.

Sixth starting Rick Ziehl crossed second with Colby Copeland making his first appearance of the season with the Southwest Region in third. Bob Ream, Jr. came to fourth from ninth for his seventh top-five finish in as many starts followed by twentieth starting Rickey Hood in fifth.

Michael Bonneau was sixth with Lance Norick seventh. Kaylene Verville eighth followed by eighteenth starting James Aragon and twenty-first starting Chris Bonneau tenth.

With the intense summer heat bearing down across southern Arizona, the Southwest Region will not be back in action until Labor Day Weekend with a two-night event at the Tucson International Raceway on August 30 and 31. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

ASCS Southwest Region Tucson International Raceway - Tucson, Ariz. Saturday, July 26, 2014

Car Count: 23

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 74-Colby Copeland; 2. 94-Nick Parker; 3. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson; 4. 8-Bob Ream Jr; 5. 90-Lance Norick; 6. 57X-James Aragon; 7. 29S-Darrell Sickles; 8. 14-Cody Sickles

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 75-J.T. Imperial; 2. 22-Mike Rux Jr; 3. 2B-Michael Bonneau; 4. 11T-Steve Lohn; 5. (DNF) 91-Casey Buckman; 6. (DNF) 51-Cody Cambensy; 7. (DNF) 27-Rickey Hood

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 41W-Joshua Williams; 2. 9-Ryan Linder; 3. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 4. 01-Kaylene Verville; 5. 12-James Mosher; 6. TI64-Alex Pettas; 7. 55-Brent McKee; 8. 78-Chris Bonneau

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 41W-Joshua Williams[1]; 2. 20Z-Rick Ziehl[6]; 3. 74-Colby Copeland[4]; 4. 8-Bob Ream Jr[9]; 5. 27-Rickey Hood[20]; 6. 2B-Michael Bonneau[7]; 7. 90-Lance Norick[12]; 8. 01-Kaylene Verville[13]; 9. 57X-James Aragon[18]; 10. 78-Chris Bonneau[21]; 11. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson[10]; 12. 11T-Steve Lohn[11]; 13. 55-Brent McKee[17]; 14. 29S-Darrell Sickles[22]; 15. (DNF) TI64-Alex Pettas[15]; 16. (DNF) 9-Ryan Linder[2]; 17. (DNF) 94-Nick Parker[8]; 18. (DNF) 22-Mike Rux Jr[3]; 19. (DNF) 12-James Mosher[14]; 20. (DNF) 75-J.T. Imperial[5]; 21. (DNF) 14-Cody Sickles[23]; DNS 91-Casey Buckman; DNS 51-Cody Cambensy

 

 

Joe Ramaker Snags ASCS Frontier Checkers at Billings

BILLINGS, Mont. (July 26, 2014) - Runner up Friday night with the ASCS Frontier Region, Joe Ramaker made up for lost time with his fourth regional triumph of 2014, topping action at the BMP Speedway on Saturday night.

Coming from sixth, Ramaker's win was enough to re-take the series points lead by 11. David Hoiness from eighth crossed second with ninth starting Kelly Miller slipping to second in the standings with a solid third place finish. Phil Dietz and Jerry Brey made up the top-five.

Joe Perry sixth with Trever Kirkland charging from twentieth finished seventh. Steve Nelson was eighth with Skylar Gee ninth and Ross Mathewson tenth.

The ASCS Frontier Region takes the track again on Friday, August 15 at the Gallatin Speedway and BMP Speedway on Saturday, August 16. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

ASCS Frontier Region Billings Motorsports Park - Billings, Mont Saturday, July 26, 2014

Car Count: 21

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 12-Jerry Brey; 2. 99-Skylar Gee; 3. 44-Damon McCune; 4. 44K-Kelly Miller; 5. 56-Ross Mathewson; 6. 35-Charles (Chip) Roe; 7. 81-Darren Smith

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 0J-Jeremy McCune; 2. X-Steve Nelson; 3. 27DD-David Hoiness; 4. 77-Bob Shiplet; 5. 4-Cliff Nelson Jr.; 6. 38B-Bryan Brown; 7. 3-Jordan Milne

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 72-Phil Dietz; 2. 28-Joe Perry; 3. 98-Joe Ramaker; 4. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht; 5. 00-Roger Cummings; 6. 22-Chris Roberts; 7. 37-Trever Kirkland

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 98-Joe Ramaker[6]; 2. 27DD-David Hoiness[8]; 3. 44K-Kelly Miller[9]; 4. 72-Phil Dietz[3]; 5. 12-Jerry Brey[5]; 6. 28-Joe Perry[1]; 7. 37-Trever Kirkland[20]; 8. X-Steve Nelson[2]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee[7]; 10. 56-Ross Mathewson[13]; 11. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht[11]; 12. 35-Charles (Chip) Roe[18]; 13. 44-Damon McCune[10]; 14. 38B-Bryan Brown[15]; 15. 81-Darren Smith[19]; 16. 0J-Jeremy McCune[4]; 17. 77-Bob Shiplet[12]; 18. 22-Chris Roberts[17]; 19. 4-Cliff Nelson Jr.[14]; DNS 00-Roger Cummings; DNS 3-Jordan Milne

 

 

Kirkland Victorious with ASCS Frontier at Gallatin Speedway

BELGRADE, Mont. (July 25, 2014) - For the first time against the ASCS Frontier Region, Trever Kirkland found himself in Victory Lane; taking the win at the Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. on July 25.

The twelfth winner against the ASCS Frontier Region, Kirkland was chased to the line by seventh starting Joe Ramaker. Taking the show position, Kelly Miller holds the points lead by a slim four makers. Jeremy McCune posted his first top-five finish of the season in fourth with Paxton Lambrecht taking fifth.

Phil Dietz grabbed sixth with David Hoiness seventh. Darren Smith from thirteenth was eighth with Ross Mathewson ninth. Nineteenth starting Bob Shiplet made up the top-ten.

The ASCS Frontier Region races next at the BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont. on Saturday, July 26. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

ASCS Frontier Region Gallatin Speedway - Belgrade, Mont. Friday, July 25, 2014

Car Count: 22

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 37-Trever Kirkland; 2. 27DD-David Hoiness; 3. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht; 4. 3-Jordan Milne; 5. 77-Bob Shiplet; 6. (DNF) 24-Leroy Brush

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 44K-Kelly Miller; 2. 99-Skylar Gee; 3. 35-Charles (Chip) Roe; 4. X-Steve Nelson; 5. 00-Roger Cummings; DNS 44-Damon McCune

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 98-Joe Ramaker; 2. 0J-Jeremy McCune; 3. 72-Phil Dietz; 4. 56-Ross Mathewson; 5. 22-Chris Roberts

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Joe Perry; 2. 12-Jerry Brey; 3. 81-Darren Smith; 4. 4-Cliff Nelson Jr.; 5. 38B-Bryan Brown

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 37-Trever Kirkland[1]; 2. 98-Joe Ramaker[7]; 3. 44K-Kelly Miller[3]; 4. 0J-Jeremy McCune[6]; 5. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht[11]; 6. 72-Phil Dietz[12]; 7. 27DD-David Hoiness[2]; 8. 81-Darren Smith[13]; 9. 56-Ross Mathewson[15]; 10. 77-Bob Shiplet[19]; 11. 12-Jerry Brey[8]; 12. X-Steve Nelson[16]; 13. 3-Jordan Milne[9]; 14. 38B-Bryan Brown[20]; 15. 22-Chris Roberts[17]; 16. 35-Charles (Chip) Roe[10]; 17. 00-Roger Cummings[18]; 18. 4-Cliff Nelson Jr.[14]; 19. (DNF) 99-Skylar Gee[5]; 20. (DNF) 28-Joe Perry[4]

 

 

ASCS Southwest Returns to Tucson

TULSA, Okla. (July 24, 2014) - The Arizona based ASCS Southwest Region swings back into action this Saturday, July 26 at the high speed Tucson International Raceway for the season's fourth visit to the three-eighths mile oval.

Three previous starts have yielded just as many winners with Joshua Williams taking the win on April 5. Rick Ziehl stood atop the podium on May 3 and Bob Ream, Jr. raced to victory on June 28. Following up his win at Tucson the following week at the Arizona Speedway, Ream's win total stands at three this season with hopes of taking his streak even further this Saturday.

Rick Ziehl has begun to stretch his advantage over the season's championship standings. While still slim, the difference is 38 over Lance Norick with Joshua Williams third, 42 points removed from the lead. Bob Ream, Jr. and Ryan Linder are currently tied for fourth with the nod going to Ream based on wins.

Saturday, July 26 at the Tucson International Raceway will begin at 6:45 P.M. (MT) and will include Street Stocks, X-Mods, Factory/Pure Stocks, and Hornets. Admission is $15 with kids 11 years of age and younger admitted into the grandstands for free. For more information, log onto http://www.tucsoninternationalraceway.com.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (July 22, 2014) - North and back as the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real wrapped up their trek through Montana and South Dakota this past weekend as the Regions of the American Sprint Car Series raced though Oklahoma and Missouri while other battled with the unstoppable fury of Mother Nature.

Working closer to the 24th running of the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals, the season has seen 101 race nights completed for 115 ASCS sanctioned events. Early in the second half of the season for the ASCS Nation, 87 nights of racing remain in the lineup in both 305cid and 360cid competition.

The Winners:

Friday, July 18, 2014

• Brad Loyet (ASCS National) - Making the trip to the Black Hills Speedway for the first time in 16 years, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real saw a field of 27 drivers making the trip to the half-mile oval as Brad Loyet saw through the dust to find his third National Tour triumph of the 2014 season.

• Mickey Walker (Sooner Region) - Earning your first ASCS victory is always memorable, but getting it off the final turn of the final lap makes it even better as Mickey Walker led only the last 150 feet at the Creek County Speedway for his first ASCS triumph.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

• Dustin Morgan (Sooner Region) - When the rubber's on the bottom, it may be time to do some hunting as Dustin Morgan put the name "Full Blown Chaos" to good use Saturday night, jumping to the high-side to grab the win at the Lawton Speedway. The win is Morgan's third in ASCS competition, and first with the ASCS Sooner Region.

• Jonathan Cornell (Warrior Region) - The make-up from the July 5 rain out at the Randolph County Raceway, a field of 21 Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region drivers made the trip to the high-banked three-eighths mile oval with Jonathan Cornell taking his fourth ASCS victory in as many races with the Warrior Region.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

• Jonathan Cornell (Warrior Region) - Make it five in a row with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region, and eight in a row overall for Jonathan Cornell, who topped the field at the Double X Speedway in California, Mo.

And now, the rest of the weekend:

• The Weather - It wasn't to kind of the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region, as Friday night at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park was called off by 9:00 A.M. due to nearly three inches of rain on the ground. By Noon on Friday, the events for Saturday at the Leesville 171 Speedway had also been called for nearly four inches of rain. The Carolina 305 Region tried for the second time to get their first race in, but will now have to wait until Saturday, July 26 after rains washed out the Harris Speedway.

• The Dust - Indeed, events at the Black Hills Speedway were dusty during the A-Feature. To the credit of the facility, the only bad spot on the track that was making substantial dust was exiting turn four. The dust was primarily from the track's apron. Despite the haze, the race was actually pretty good with lots of passing and three lead changes. Word is, a guardrail is in the works to line the infield for next season.

• Back-to-Back - Jason Johnson and Aaron Reutzel might have been seeing déjà vu at the Black Hills Speedway as Johnson crossed second with Reutzel third for the second race in a row. This marks the sixth time Jason Johnson has finished on the podium in 2014 and fourth that Aaron Reutzel has placed on the podium.

• Without a DNF - So far, Jason Johnson is the only driver in the National Tour Top 10 that has not received a DNF this season. In 2013, Johnny Herrera went the full season without a failure to receive the night's checkered flag.

• Moving Up - Several drivers posted impressive passing efforts over the weekend. Aaron Reutzel fought from fourteenth to third at the Black Hills Speedway and at one point was racing with Jason Johnson for second in slower traffic. Johnny Herrera clawed out of the B-Feature and raced to fifth. Local racing legend, Randi Miller, was another good mover from fifteenth to seventh.

• Ricky Stangl - The driver of the No. 24s was another big mover of the weekend, coming from twenty-first to tenth at the Randolph County Raceway on Saturday, and then pushed from sixteenth to seventh at the Double X Speedway on Sunday.

• Hard Crash - Anyone who was at Creek County Speedway on Friday night saw Alex Sewell take a nasty tumble. The Broken Arrow driver was fine, and made the show on Saturday in Lawton where the No. 8 picked up a third place finish.

Coming Up:

This weekend, the National Tour takes a break before heading into the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals, but regional events will be in action. The Frontier Region is in action at the Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. on Friday, July 25 followed by the Billings Motorsports Park on Saturday, July 16.

The ASCS Southwest Region makes their return to the Tucson International Raceway on Saturday, July 26 and we'll see if the third time's a charm for the Carolina ASCS 305 Region at the Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C.

For a complete listing of ASCS events in 2014, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Jonathan Cornell Tops Clyde Wood Memorial at Double X Speedway

CALIFORNIA, Mo. (July 20, 2014) - Xtreme Body and Paint presented the 12th annual Clyde Wood Memorial at the Double X Speedway this past Sunday night with Jonathan Cornell taking his fifth consecutive Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Regional victory.

Coming from sixth, Cornell inherited the lead on Lap 13 after early leader, Josh Fisher, found a car spun in the center of the racing groove; forcing the No. 72x into the wall while trying to avoid the stalled car.

Cornell was pursued to the finish by seventh starting Jason Johnson.

Kyle Bellm was third with Zach Chappell fourth. The top five rounded out with Brandon Hahn.

Corey Nelson was sixth with Ricky Stangl from sixteenth to take seventh. Tyler Blank clawed from nineteenth to eighth with Randy Martin from eighteenth to ninth. Cody Baker made his return to action with a tenth place finish after suffering burns to his legs at the Lucas Oil Speedway on June 21.

Xtreme Body and Paint awarded $250 to Tyler Blank as the night's Hard Charger. Josh Fisher was High Points out of the Heats and received a $100 bonus.

Several drivers with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region will take part in the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply ASCS Knoxville Nationals, happening July 31 - August 2. For tickets and information, log onto http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com

The next point's race for the ASCS Warriors is August 17 at the Quincy Raceways in Quincy, Ill. against the Sprint Invaders. For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region Double X Speedway - California, Mo. Sunday, July 20, 2014

Car Count: 27

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 72X-Josh Fisher; 2. 2A-Randy Hibbs; 3. 92J-J.R. Topper; 4. 24S-Ricky Lee Stangl; 5. 75-Tyler Blank; 6. 10-Mitchell Moore; DNS 76-Jay Russell

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 29-Brandon Hahn; 2. 41-Jason Johnson; 3. 38-Cody Baker; 4. 5H-Chase Johnson; 5. 0-Randy Martin; 6. 72-Curtis Boyer; DNS XX-A.J. Wirts

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 34-Corey Nelson; 2. 1X-Nathan Ryun; 3. 1A-Adam Jones; 4. 9-Casey Baker; 5. 8-Jeff Wingate; 6. (DNF) 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths; 7. (DNF) 24C-Lanny Carpenter

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 00-Zach Chappell; 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 3. 86-Kyle Bellm; 4. 81A-Chris Morgan; 5. 27-Danny Thoman; 6. (DNF) 7K-Kelly Newcomb

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 81A-Chris Morgan; 2. 0-Randy Martin; 3. 75-Tyler Blank; 4. 76-Jay Russell; 5. 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths; 6. 72-Curtis Boyer; 7. 10-Mitchell Moore; 8. (DNF) 27-Danny Thoman; 9. (DNF) 24C-Lanny Carpenter; DNS 7K-Kelly Newcomb; DNS XX-A.J. Wirts

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell[6]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[7]; 3. 86-Kyle Bellm[3]; 4. 00-Zach Chappell[1]; 5. 29-Brandon Hahn[5]; 6. 34-Corey Nelson[8]; 7. 24S-Ricky Lee Stangl[16]; 8. 75-Tyler Blank[19]; 9. 0-Randy Martin[18]; 10. 38-Cody Baker[14]; 11. 2A-Randy Hibbs[4]; 12. 76-Jay Russell[20]; 13. 1A-Adam Jones[10]; 14. 81A-Chris Morgan[17]; 15. 1X-Nathan Ryun[9]; 16. 92J-J.R. Topper[13]; 17. 9-Casey Baker[12]; 18. 8-Jeff Wingate[15]; 19. (DNF) 5H-Chase Johnson[11]; 20. (DNF) 72X-Josh Fisher[2]

 

 

 

Cornell Dominates ASCS Warriors at Randolph County Raceway

MOBERLY, Mo. (July 19, 2014) - A capacity crowd and 21 Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars gathered at the Randolph County Raceway with Jonathan Cornell taking his fourth win in as many races with the Missouri based region of the ASCS Nation.

After a red brought the field back on the initial start, second starting Cornell would get the jump and never look back as he was chased to the checkered flag by Austin Alumbaugh with point leader, Jay Russell taking the show position. Randy Martin clawed from thirteenth to fourth with Josh Fisher from ninth to make up the top-five.

Brandon Hahn from twelfth was sixth followed by J.D. Johnson, Evan Martin, Kyle Bellm, and Ricky Stangl with an impressive run from twenty-first to grab tenth.

The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region races next at the Double X Speedway in California, Mo. on Sunday, July 20. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, logo onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region Randolph County Raceway -Moberly, Mo. Saturday, July 19, 2014

Car Count: 21

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 4-Evan Martin; 2. 3Z-Zach Davis; 3. 0-Austin Alumbaugh; 4. 72X-Josh Fisher; 5. 14-Randy Martin; 6. 75-Tyler Blank; 7. 24S-Ricky Stangl

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 51-Mitchell Moore; 2. 76-Jay Russell; 3. 22-Dustin Barks; 4. 86-Kyle Bellm; 5. 34-Corey Nelson; 6. 81A-Chris Morgan; 7. 5-Matt Close

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2A-Randy Hibbs; 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 3. 8W-J.D. Johnson; 4. 29-Brandon Hahn; 5. 24C-Lanny Carpenter; 6. 82-Vincent Ward; 7. (DNF) 92J-J.R. Topper

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell[2]; 2. 0-Austin Alumbaugh[3]; 3. 76-Jay Russell[5]; 4. 14-Randy Martin[13]; 5. 72X-Josh Fisher[9]; 6. 29-Brandon Hahn[12]; 7. 8W-J.D. Johnson[6]; 8. 4-Evan Martin[4]; 9. 86-Kyle Bellm[11]; 10. 24S-Ricky Stangl[21]; 11. 81A-Chris Morgan[16]; 12. 2A-Randy Hibbs[8]; 13. 22-Dustin Barks[10]; 14. 24C-Lanny Carpenter[14]; 15. 34-Corey Nelson[15]; 16. 5-Matt Close[19]; 17. (DNF) 3Z-Zach Davis[1]; 18. (DNF) 82-Vincent Ward[18]; 19. (DNF) 75-Tyler Blank[17]; 20. (DNF) 51-Mitchell Moore[7]; 21. (DNF) 92J-J.R. Topper[20]

 

 

It's Dustin Morgan in Victory Lane at Lawton

LAWTON, Okla. (July 19, 2014) - The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region made the trip to the Lawton Speedway on Saturday night with series point leader, Dustin Morgan, parking the Ark Wrecking of Oklahoma No. 93 in Victory Lane.

Starting third, Morgan trailed at the start as pole sitter, Kevin Ramey, took off to the early lead. Surrendering the point on Lap 5, Alex Sewell led the way until Dustin Morgan raced by on Lap 9 where he proved unstoppable. Ramey raced to a second place finish with Sewell third. Joe Wood, Jr. grabbed fourth with Sean McClelland making the top-five.

Eighteenth starting Koby Barksdale raced to sixth with Brandon Hanks seventh. Danny Jennings from fifteenth was eighth with Martin Edwards ninth and Michelle Decker tenth.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region will see drivers making their way to the Arnold Motor Supply ASCS Knoxville Nationals happening July 31-August 2. The next official event will be on August 16 with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region Lawton Speedway - Lawton, Okla. Saturday, July 19, 2014

Car Count: 20

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 3H-Brandon Hanks; 2. 1A-Kevin Ramey; 3. 7-Michelle Decker; 4. 21C-Tyler Cothran; 5. 1J-Danny Jennings; 6. 1C-Cody Cothran; 7. 10K-Kyle Ezell

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 45-Martin Edwards; 2. 03-Joe Wood Jr; 3. 4J-John James; 4. 5-Joe Bob Lee; 5. 76-Zane Lawrence; 6. (DNF) 22-Koby Barksdale; 7. (DNF) 02-Brandon Long

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan; 2. 1-Sean McClelland; 3. 4X-Shawn Petersen; 4. 8-Alex Sewell; 5. (DNF) 21-Brandon Jennings; 6. (DNF) 48-Jake Martens

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan[3]; 2. 1A-Kevin Ramey[1]; 3. 8-Alex Sewell[4]; 4. 03-Joe Wood Jr[5]; 5. 1-Sean McClelland[8]; 6. 22-Koby Barksdale[18]; 7. 3H-Brandon Hanks[7]; 8. 1J-Danny Jennings[15]; 9. 45-Martin Edwards[6]; 10. 7-Michelle Decker[9]; 11. 21C-Tyler Cothran[13]; 12. 10K-Kyle Ezell[20]; 13. 4J-John James[10]; 14. 5-Joe Bob Lee[12]; 15. (DNF) 02-Brandon Long[19]; 16. (DNF) 4X-Shawn Petersen[2]; 17. (DNF) 21-Brandon Jennings[14]; 18. (DNF) 76-Zane Lawrence[11]; 19. (DNF) 1C-Cody Cothran[16]; 20. (DNF) 48-Jake Martens[17]

 

 

Walker Breaks Through with ASCS Sooner at Creek County Speedway

SAPULPA, Okla. (July 18, 2014) - Good things come to those who are willing to put in the effort, and that effort finally cashed in for Mickey Walker at the Creek County Speedway on Friday night, winning for the first time against the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region.

Chasing Howard Moore for 24 laps, Walker put the hammer down to steal the win exiting the final turn to become the 53rd winner with the ASCS Sooner Region. Moore crossed second with point leader, Dustin Morgan, taking the final step on the podium. Joe Wood, Jr. was fourth from tenth with Sean McClelland from twelfth making the top five.

Kevin Ramey, Brandon Hanks, and Koby Barksdale made the top-eight. Kevin Cummings from twentieth crossed ninth with Tim Kent finishing tenth.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region races next at the Lawton

Speedway on Saturday, July 19. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, Okla. Friday, July 18, 2014

Car Count: 25

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 8-Alex Sewell; 2. 22-Koby Barksdale; 3. 57-Kyle Chady; 4. 94T-Tim Kent; 5. 03-Joe Wood Jr; 6. 4PM-Travis Jenkins; 7. 7X-Shane Sellers; 8. 35-Rick Wright Jr; 9. 24-Ben Frey

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Mickey Walker; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan; 3. 1A-Kevin Ramey; 4. 1-Sean McClelland; 5. 48-Jake Martens; 6. 2K-Kenneth Walker; 7. 97-Kevin Cummings; 8. 65L-Nicholas Lucito

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 9$-Kyle Clark; 2. 40-Howard Moore; 3. 3H-Brandon Hanks; 4. 7S-Robert Sellers; 5. 11AM-Mike Goodman; 6. 50Z-Zach Chappell; 7. 21-Billy Frazier; 8. 11-Michael Tyre

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 50Z-Zach Chappell; 2. 7X-Shane Sellers; 3. 4PM-Travis Jenkins; 4. 97-Kevin Cummings; 5. 1-Sean McClelland; 6. 35-Rick Wright Jr; 7. (DNF) 65L-Nicholas Lucito; 8. (DNF) 24-Ben Frey; DNS 21-Billy Frazier

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2-Mickey Walker[3]; 2. 40-Howard Moore[2]; 3. 93-Dustin Morgan[8]; 4. 03-Joe Wood Jr[10]; 5. 1-Sean McClelland[12]; 6. 1A-Kevin Ramey[9]; 7. 3H-Brandon Hanks[11]; 8. 22-Koby Barksdale[5]; 9. 97-Kevin Cummings[20]; 10. 94T-Tim Kent[14]; 11. 50Z-Zach Chappell[17]; 12. 9$-Kyle Clark[1]; 13. (DNF) 4PM-Travis Jenkins[19]; 14. (DNF) 8-Alex Sewell[4]; 15. (DNF) 57-Kyle Chady[6]; 16. (DNF) 11AM-Mike Goodman[13]; 17. (DNF) 2K-Kenneth Walker[16]; 18. (DNF) 7S-Robert Sellers[7]; 19. (DNF) 7X-Shane Sellers[18]; 20. (DNF) 48-Jake Martens[15]

 

 

Brad Loyet Strikes Gold at Black Hills Speedway with Lucas Oil ASCS

RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 18, 2014) - On a dusty night in South Dakota, the Miller Truck Lines No. 05 of Brad Loyet found victory lane for the third time in 2014 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real; this time at the "Gold Rush in the Black Hills" presented by Peerless Tires and AtoZ Promotions at the Black Hills Speedway.

"It was dusty, but I knew we had a really good car," said Loyet. "I really thought it was going to stick on the top, but then I started seeing some noses from the guys on the bottom and got down there and pulled the wing back to the trunk."

After two starts were brought back by crashes, the race finally got underway with second starting Sam Hafertepe, Jr. jumping into the lead. Pacing the first seven rounds, the inside line was ripe for Jason Johnson as the MVT No. 41 bolted the lead exiting turn-four.

Having raced to second on the start, Loyet fell to fourth on Lap 6. Playing catch-up through cautions and reds, the No. 05 worked back to the runner up spot by Lap 10. Giving chase to Johnson through the heavy traffic and dust, Loyet finally snagged the lead on Lap 21. Challenged on restarts by Johnson in the closing laps, Loyet was not to be denied.

Crossing runner-up for the second consecutive race, Johnson, like Loyet, was also taken by the fact that the track didn't stay topside, "I thought it was going to be around the top in the beginning of the race to be quite honest. You know, we all went up there and just slid around until somebody ran over a cone at one point. Then they took the cones away and it was just how low you could get down and still see."

Gridding the field fourteenth, Aaron Reutzel blasted through the field to claim his second show position in as many nights.

"We put ourselves behind the eight-ball in that Heat Race and made a couple mistakes," commented Reutzel of the deep starting spot. "You know, we worked together as a team and got the car right. We talked about what we needed to go and got up though there and I'll say, this car was really good."

After leading early on, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. settled for fourth with Johnny Herrera making moves through the field from seventeenth to fifth.

Eleventh starting Seth Bergman finished sixth with Randi Miller coming from fifteenth to seventh. Sturgis driver, Matt Heinzerling, crossed eighth after bouncing around the top twelve most of the race. A jump on the final restart on Lap 27 put Jeff Swindell to ninth from seventh with Matt Covington making up the top-ten.

Twenty-seven drivers drew in for three Heat Races finding Brad Loyet, Tony Bruce, Jr., and Jason Johnson grabbing wins. The night's B-Feature was won by Johnny Herrera.

Up next of the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real is the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply ASCS Knoxville Nationals at the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa happening July 31 - August 2. Tickets for the famed event can be purchased at http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real Black Hills Speedway - Rapid City, S.D. Friday, July 18, 2014

Car Count: 27

Speedmart Heat Races - 8 Laps in distance, taking the winners plus the next 13 highest in passing points to the A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[1]; 2. 2K-Kevin Ingle[2]; 3. 0J-Jeremy McCune[4]; 4. 22-Matt Heinzerling[8]; 5. 90-Randi Miller[5]; 6. 4-Adam Speckman[7]; 7. 14-Ben Holmberg[6]; 8. (DNF) 10-Anthony Farnsworth[9]; 9. (DNF) 7-Mike Sires[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[3]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[1]; 4. 94-Jeff Swindell[7]; 5. 17-Blake Hahn[5]; 6. OX-Jess Beckett[9]; 7. 15-James Sires[8]; 8. (DNF) 77X-Nate Maxwell[2]; 9. (DNF) 21-Ryder Olson[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[2]; 2. 6G-Bryan Gossel[1]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera[5]; 6. 9A-Clint Anderson[9]; 7. 29-Eric Flatmoe[7]; 8. 8X-Damon McCune[8]; 9. 77-Bob Shiplet[4]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Feature - 12 laps, taking the top 6 to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[1]; 2. 29-Eric Flatmoe[4]; 3. 10-Anthony Farnsworth[6]; 4. 15-James Sires[3]; 5. 8X-Damon McCune[7]; 6. 4-Adam Speckman[2]; 7. 77-Bob Shiplet[10]; 8. 14-Ben Holmberg[5]; 9. (DNF) 7-Mike Sires[11]; DNS 21-Ryder Olson; DNS 77X-Nate Maxwell

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[4]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[6]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[14]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera[17]; 6. 23-Seth Bergman[11]; 7. 90-Randi Miller[15]; 8. 22-Matt Heinzerling[7]; 9. 94-Jeff Swindell[5]; 10. 95-Matt Covington[3]; 11. 29-Eric Flatmoe[18]; 12. OX-Jess Beckett[12]; 13. 2K-Kevin Ingle[1]; 14. 0J-Jeremy McCune[10]; 15. (DNF) 18-Tony Bruce Jr[8]; 16. (DNF) 4-Adam Speckman[22]; 17. (DNF) 6G-Bryan Gossel[9]; 18. (DNF) 15-James Sires[20]; 19. (DNF) 9A-Clint Anderson[13]; 20. (DNF) 10-Anthony Farnsworth[19]; 21. (DNF) 8X-Damon McCune[21]; 22. (DNF) 17-Blake Hahn[16]

Lap Leader(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-7; Jason Johnson 8-20; Brad Loyet 21-30 KSE Hard Charger: Johnny Herrera +12 FSR High Point: Tony Bruce, Jr. Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 17.930 seconds CSI Rebound: N/A Provisional(s): N/A

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Brad Loyet - 3, Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Jeff Swindell - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Seth Bergman - 1, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 2,176; 2. Jason Johnson 2,117; 3. Jeff Swindell 2,038 4. Johnny Herrera 2,018; 5. Aaron Reutzel 2,011; 6. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,994; 7. Seth Bergman 1,933; 8. Matt Covington 1,875; 9. Blake Hahn 1,861; 10. Tony Bruce, Jr. 1,859;

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The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real Black Hills Speedway - Rapid City, S.D. Friday, July 18, 2014

Car Count: 27

Speedmart Heat Races - 8 Laps in distance, taking the winners plus the next 13 highest in passing points to the A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[1]; 2. 2K-Kevin Ingle[2]; 3. 0J-Jeremy McCune[4]; 4. 22-Matt Heinzerling[8]; 5. 90-Randi Miller[5]; 6. 4-Adam Speckman[7]; 7. 14-Ben Holmberg[6]; 8. (DNF) 10-Anthony Farnsworth[9]; 9. (DNF) 7-Mike Sires[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[3]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[1]; 4. 94-Jeff Swindell[7]; 5. 17-Blake Hahn[5]; 6. OX-Jess Beckett[9]; 7. 15-James Sires[8]; 8. (DNF) 77X-Nate Maxwell[2]; 9. (DNF) 21-Ryder Olson[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[2]; 2. 6G-Bryan Gossel[1]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera[5]; 6. 9A-Clint Anderson[9]; 7. 29-Eric Flatmoe[7]; 8. 8X-Damon McCune[8]; 9. 77-Bob Shiplet[4]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Feature - 12 laps, taking the top 6 to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[1]; 2. 29-Eric Flatmoe[4]; 3. 10-Anthony Farnsworth[6]; 4. 15-James Sires[3]; 5. 8X-Damon McCune[7]; 6. 4-Adam Speckman[2]; 7. 77-Bob Shiplet[10]; 8. 14-Ben Holmberg[5]; 9. (DNF) 7-Mike Sires[11]; DNS 21-Ryder Olson; DNS 77X-Nate Maxwell

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[4]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[6]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[14]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera[17]; 6. 23-Seth Bergman[11]; 7. 90-Randi Miller[15]; 8. 22-Matt Heinzerling[7]; 9. 94-Jeff Swindell[5]; 10. 95-Matt Covington[3]; 11. 29-Eric Flatmoe[18]; 12. OX-Jess Beckett[12]; 13. 2K-Kevin Ingle[1]; 14. 0J-Jeremy McCune[10]; 15. (DNF) 18-Tony Bruce Jr[8]; 16. (DNF) 4-Adam Speckman[22]; 17. (DNF) 6G-Bryan Gossel[9]; 18. (DNF) 15-James Sires[20]; 19. (DNF) 9A-Clint Anderson[13]; 20. (DNF) 10-Anthony Farnsworth[19]; 21. (DNF) 8X-Damon McCune[21]; 22. (DNF) 17-Blake Hahn[16]

 

 

ASCS Warriors Return to Action at RCR and Double X

TULSA, Okla. (July 16, 2014) - After a break from the Tiger Towing Red, White, and Blue tour, the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region is back in action this weekend at a pair of track from the four day swing as the rain delayed events from the Randolph County Raceway will take place on Saturday, July 19 followed by the month's third visit to the Double X Speedway on Sunday, July 20.

The fourth annual Bob Whitehead Memorial at the Randolph County Raceway, race are scheduled to begin at 7:00 P.M. (CT). A $1,500 to win event for the ASCS Warriors, the night also includes ULMA Late Models, USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Mods, Hobby Stocks, and four-cylinder class. Tickets and Pit Passes purchased at the July 5 rainout will be honored this Saturday. For more information, log onto http://www.randolphcountyraceway.com. Three visits in 2013 saw Jonathan Cornell top the field on July 6 and August 31. Brian Brown raced to a $4,000 payday on September 1.

One name that has been the top of the Double X Speedway this season is Jonathan Cornell. A bed of weekly Sprint Car racing in Missouri, Cornell has won the last six at the quater-mile, including the last two ASCS Warrior Region events. Returning on Sunday for the Clyde Wood Memorial, the winner's share will be $1,500 with the undercard finding 600cc Micro, Hobby Stocks, and Street Stocks in action. Races begin at 7:30 P.M. (CT). Current Warrior Region points leader, Jay Russell, is the defending champion of the Clyde Wood Memorial, leading the night's 30 lap feature start-to-finish in 2013.

Going into the weekend, the Elwood, Kan. driver holds a slim 12 point advantage over Randy Hibbs. Kyle Bellm is currently third 52 points out with Jonathan Cornell closing the gap to 92 markers with three straight wins over the Independence Day Weekend. J.R. Topper currently rounds out the top five with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

ASCS Gulf South in action in Texas and Louisiana

TULSA, Okla. (July 15, 2014) - Taking on tracks in Texas and Louisiana this coming weekend, the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region will hit the clay at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas on Friday, July 18 before their long awaited return to the Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La. on Saturday, July 19.

The season's final visit to the Golden Triangle Raceway Park, four previous trips has yielded just as many winners. Jon Agan grabbed his first ASCS victory on March 14. Tommy Bryant topped the field on May 2 with Johnny Herrera running to victory on May 25. Travis Rilat is the most recent winner with the series at the one-third mile oval on June 20. Friday, July 18 is scheduled to include EMSA Mini-Sprints, Jr. Mini, Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, and Mod Lites. For more information, log onto http://gtrpbmt.com.

Last visited by the Gulf South Region on July 18, 2003, a night at the Leesville 171 Speedway was ruled by 2002 and 2003 series champion, Kelly Angelette. Make their return on Saturday, July 19 the night's undercard includes Factory Stocks, Stingers, Street Stocks, Modifieds, Limited Modifieds, and Rookie Limiteds. Leesville 171 Speedway can be found on Facebook for more information.

Channin Tankersley continues to lead the way in the series standings with a 76 point advantage over Ray Allen Kulhanek. Chris Sweeney is third with Klint Angelette and John Pate making up the top five. Of the 16 A-Features contested in 2014, Tankersley, Kulhanek, and Sweeney are the only drivers to make the full count so far.

In 16 events, 13 drivers have claimed victory. The season's only repeat winners are Travis Rilat, Blake Hahn, and Johnny Herrera with each scoring a pair of wins.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Quick Look: Lucas Oil ASCS at Black Hills Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (July 15, 2014) - You'll have to do some hunting to find the last time the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real last scattered clay at the Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D.

In fact, it's been 16 years since Daryn Pittman raced to victory with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on August 8, 1998. Lou Kennedy and Terry Gray joined Pittman on the podium.

On the schedule in 2012, the event was unfortunately scrubbed. Leased by AtoZ Promotions in 2014, all lights are green for the National Tour's return to the Black Hills Speedway with the "Billion Kia Gold Rush in the Black Hills". The promotions group behind the 2013 Jackson Nationals, this is the second time the American Sprint Car Series has worked with Adam Adamson and company.

Following a two night swing though Montanan, Brad Loyet's advantage now stands at 51 over Jason Johnson. Jeff Swindell closed the gap to 101 with his victory on Saturday at the BMP Speedway. Johnny Herrera rides fourth with Aaron Reutzel closing the gap in fifth, only 17 markers back from Herrera for fourth and only 49 back from Swindell for third.

The "Billion Kia Gold Rush in the Black Hills" at the Black Hills Speedway will see gates open at 5:00 P.M. with races getting underway at 7:35 P.M. Admission is only $26 at the gate or $20 when purchased in advance at http://www.tempotickets.com/tempotickets/site/pages/event.php?e=3216&c=243.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

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Series: Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real

Date: Friday, July 18, 2014

Times: Gates open at 5:00 P.M. / Racing begins at 7:35 P.M.

Track Information: Black Hills Speedway Address: 2467 Jolly Lane, Rapid City, SD, 57703 Phone #: (605) 209-2088 Website: http://www.blackhills-speedway.org

Event Coverage:

Online audio will be available at http://www.racinboys.com. Live broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil and presented by the McCarthy Auto Group, located in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Line-ups, finishes, and further updates are provided throughout each race night at http://www.ascsracing.com, http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs and http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs.

Live Timing and scoring is available at most Lucas Oil ASCS events via Race Monitor that is available in the App Store of your Smart Phone or Tablet. The American Sprint Car Series app can also be downloaded for free in the Google Play store.

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Brad Loyet - 2, Jeff Swindell - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Seth Bergman - 1, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 2,026; 2. Jason Johnson 1,975; 3. Jeff Swindell 1,925; 4. Johnny Herrera 1,893; 5. Aaron Reutzel 1,876; 6. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,864; 7. Seth Bergman 1,811; 8. Blake Hahn 1,773; 9. Matt Covington 1,765; 10. Tony Bruce, Jr. 1,759;

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The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (July 15, 2014) - Five races accounting for seven ASCS sanctioned events took place this past weekend with the American Sprint Car Series with races in Montana, South Dakota, and Texas across ASCS National and Regional platforms.

Standing at 108 sanctioned events so far in 2014, a total of 94 A-Features have been contested with an average car count of 25.9 cars per event across the whole of ASCS. Sanctions over the weekend included the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, ASCS Frontier Region, Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region, and Smiley's Racing Products ASCS Lone Star Region.

The Winners:

Friday, July 11, 2014

• Brad Loyet (ASCS National) - In 2013, Brad Loyet looked to be on his way to victory at the Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. only to have it slip through his fingers in slower traffic. Returning to the Montana oval, Loyet held tight for his first victory at the Electric City Speedway and second overall in 2014 in ASCS competition. Loyet's victory was well earned, having to come from tenth on a track that was fast top-to-bottom.

• Jake Martens (Lone Star Region) - In his last visit to the Lubbock Speedway on April 26, Jake Martens left with a twisted racecar after hard contact with the wall exiting turn-four sent the No. 48 flipping. Making the trip back to the Texas oval this past Friday night, Martens put his previous performance behind him his first ASCS triumph of 2014. The win is his third with the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region.

• Jack Dover (Midwest Region) - Posting his twenty-second victory with the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region, Jack Dover rallied from tenth at the Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D. The win is Dover's second of the season in ASCS competition.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

• Jeff Swindell (ASCS National) - The Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. provided drivers with ideal track conditions. A good bottom, slick center, and a cushion to ride on and that is where Jeff Swindell dominated Saturday night for his second score of 2014. His second visit to the BMP Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Swindell has placed on the podium in both visits.

• Josh Baughman (Lone Star Region) - Finally would be the appropriate word for the Odessa, Texas driver who picked up his first career ASCS victory Saturday night at the Abilene Speedway in the Wayne Priddy wrenched No. 17. Baughman is the 39th winner with the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region.

Notes on the weekend:

• Thing with "J" - If you look back at the list of winners over the weekend, Brad Loyet seems to be the odd man out. In five A-Feature winners, he is the only one whose first name didn't start with the letter "J".

• Plenty of passing - The Electric City Speedway was far from what anyone expected. Very slick the past two years, track crews put the water to it this time and provided drivers and fans with a very fast racing surface that still provided incredible passing as Brad Loyet came from tenth to win. Seth Bergman from eighteenth grabbed fourth with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. from thirteenth to round out the top-five.

• Park Jefferson - Sprint Cars have been absent from the Park Jefferson International Speedway for over three years. In their return this past Friday night, Jack Dover raced from tenth to win on a track that was smooth and fast. According to results and news provided by Todd Hoffman, praise on the race surface is owed to Gregg Bakker for coming in and getting the track ready for action.

• First Time Starters - On Friday night, the Electric City Speedway saw five drivers make their first Lucas Oil ASCS A-Feature start and included Bryan Brown, Jerry Brey, Steve Reeves, Paxton Lambrecht, and Ryder Olson.

• Bleeder Problems - Joe Ramaker put on a stunning show in 2013 to come from eighteenth to second in Great Falls. Drawing the pole, Ramaker looked to be in good position to possibly get the win but problems with the bleeders dropped Ramaker through the field quick, ultimately putting Ramaker twentieth with a DNF.

• More Hard Luck - Ramaker's problems continued Saturday night with a failed rear-end assembly, putting the No. 98 pit-side for the night. Not being able to continue would cost him the points lead as Kelly Miller snatched up the top spot by 11 markers.

• Variety in Winners - The state of Montana has seen five races in the past three years with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at the Electric City Speedway and BMP Speedway. In five events, there has yet to be a repeat winner. Brock Lemley took the series first victory on July 11, 2012. Jason Johnson and Tony Bruce, Jr. split wins in 2013, and Brad Loyet and Jeff Swindell each pocketed $4,000 for their wins this past weekend.

• Another Lead Change - Patrick Stasa has taken the points lead with the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region after posting a pair of podiums this past weekend in Lubbock and Abilene. Stasa currently leads by 74 over John Carney II.

• Trying to Overcoming Engine Woes - Several teams have been suffering engine problems lately and this weekend saw several drivers trying to get around their eight-cylinders of misery. Jeff Swindell saw a front row starting spot stripped after dropping a cylinder on Friday night. Tony Bruce, Jr. was also forced to change an engine; putting both on the eighth row. The following night Swindell led non-stop at Billings and Bruce rallied to eighth. Aaron Reutzel was another driver who suffered some engine problems on Friday. Not having to swap engines, Reutzel was able roll from nineteenth to eighth, then added a third place finish on Saturday.

• Podiums - Since January in ASCS 305cid and 360cid competition, 106 drivers have placed on the podium. Aaron Reutzel leads that statistic with 11. Jason Johnson has stood on the steps 10 times in 2014. Rick Ziehl holds this final podium step with nine.

Up Next for the ASCS Nation:

The American Sprint Car Series heads into another busy weekend with eight events. The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour will make their return to the Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. as AtoZ Promotions has leased the facility on Friday, July 18. The group headed by Adam Adamson and managed by Josh Holt is the same that hosts the Jackson Nationals in 2013. Having to go back in the pages of history, Daryn Pittman is the only ASCS National winner at the South Dakota oval, doing so on August 8, 1998.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region takes on the Golden Triangle Raceway Park on Friday, July 18 and the Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La. on Saturday, July 19.

American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner action picked up at Creek County Speedway on Friday, July 18 and Lawton Speedway on Saturday, July 19.

After rains washed out the Randolph County Raceway over the Independence Day Weekend, the rescheduled race will take place on Saturday, July 19 with the Double X Speedway hosting the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region on Sunday, July 10.

Finally, the Carolina ASCS 305 will make their second attempt to get their first race in. Races are scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 19 at the Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C.

For a complete listing of ASCS events in 2014, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Baughman Breaks Through with ASCS Lone Star at Abilene

ABILENE, Texas (July 12, 2014) - Josh Baughman finally broke into victory lane in ASCS competition, doing so Saturday night at the Abilene Speedway with the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region.

Patrick Stasa moved to second from fourth with Kevin Ramey third. Harli White from sixth was fourth with Zane Lawrence from thirteenth to complete the top-five. Jake Martens was sixth with Shawn Petersen from fourteenth to seventh. Brandon Long, John Carney II, and John Kelly made up the top-ten.

The Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region races next at the Heart O' Texas with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region on August 15 and Devil's Bowl Speedway on August 16. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Smiley's Racing Products ASCS Lone Star Region Abilene Speedway - Abilene, Texas Saturday, July 12, 2014

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 19-Patrick Stasa; 2. 17X-Josh Baughman; 3. 1A-Kevin Ramey; 4. 17W-Harli White; 5. 2K-John Kelly; 6. 58-Gary Floyd; 7. 4X-Shawn Petersen

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 12-James Mosher; 2. 25-Sterling Hoff; 3. 48-Jake Martens; 4. 74B-John Carney II; 5. 02-Brandon Long; 6. 76-Zane Lawrence; 7. 19X-Steven Elliott

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 17X-Josh Baughman[1]; 2. 19-Patrick Stasa[4]; 3. 1A-Kevin Ramey[3]; 4. 17W-Harli White[6]; 5. 76-Zane Lawrence[13]; 6. 48-Jake Martens[7]; 7. 4X-Shawn Petersen[14]; 8. 02-Brandon Long[10]; 9. 74B-John Carney II[5]; 10. 2K-John Kelly[9]; 11. (DNF) 12-James Mosher[2]; 12. (DNF) 25-Sterling Hoff[8]; 13. (DNF) 19X-Steven Elliott[12]; 14. (DNF) 58-Gary Floyd[11]

 

 

Jeff Swindell Unstoppable with Lucas Oil ASCS in Billings

BILLINGS, Mont. (July 12, 2014) - An engine change put Jeff Swindell starting fifteenth on Friday night after drawing second in the A-Feature, but luck was on the side of the Tennessee veteran, drawing the pole at the Billings Motorsports Park to lead start to finish for his second Protect the Harvest A-Feature victory of the year in front of a capacity crowd.

Masterful in slower traffic, Swindell didn't back off going three and at times four wide with the back markers to keep Jason Johnson at bay.

"It's about time isn't it?" was the first thing said as Jeff worked around the car after his wing dance.

Asked about having to make some hair-raising moves through traffic, Swindell replied, "It just got to where some of those guys were running side-by-side and were all running about the same speed and had the bottom blocked, they had the top blocked, then one would slip out and another would get under him so all I could do is drive through the middle there that one shot and it really surprised me; the car stuck pretty nice."

Able to open his advantage considerably at times, Swindell commented on being able to run in clean air, "When you're running a cushion like that, being out in the open air really makes a world of difference. The cushion's really hard to see when you get behind somebody because there's just blowing up so much dust off the tires, so you have to just feel your way to the cushion by the car in front of you so it makes it really good to be sitting out front."

Assisted by cautions to keep the Heartland Catfish No. 94 out of heavy slower traffic in the early goings, the mid-point on was not the case, which allowed Jason Johnson to close the gap on Swindell, but never enough to challenge for the lead.

"I really needed lapped traffic because in clean air, he definitely was just as fast as us, a little bit faster to be quite honest so our only chance was to get him in lapped traffic and a couple times it got pretty hairy there and was definitely a challenge," said Johnson after crossing second at the BMP Speedway.

A nearly constant battle for third took place between Aaron Reutzel and Seth Bergman. Swapping the show position over and over during the night's 30 laps run, Reutzel was able to fend off the Washington shoe for the podium step.

Overcoming several outings with engine problems, Reutzel was all smiles on the front straight-a-way, "Man that car was awesome. I can't thank Ryan [Beechler] enough. Man, he got me dialed in and we were definitely coming through there. We started seventh and got to third. We were in striking distance of second at one time but once those lapped cars got to racing it really messed us up but man I'll tell you what; what a great race track this is."

Reutzel addressed the crowd about the race and was met with roaring approval.

Seth Bergman crossed fourth with Brad Loyet coming from ninth to complete the top-five.

Johnny Herrera raced across sixth with Sam Hafertepe, Jr seventh. Tony Bruce, Jr. came from eleventh to eighth with Kelly Miller slipping from the front row to ninth. David Hoiness completed the top ten.

The night saw 30 drivers drawing in. Split into four Heat Races, Trever Kirkland, Tony Bruce, Jr., Jason Johnson, and Aaron Reutzel each earned wins. The night's B-Feature was dominated by Randi Miller.

Again paired with the ASCS Frontier Region, Kelly Miller was the night's regional high point earner. In doing so, the Alberta driver took over the Regional points lead by 11 over Joe Ramaker whose night ended early with a broken rear-end assembly. David Hoiness, Phil Dietz, Jeremy McCune, and Randi Miller completed the top-five point earners.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real races next on Friday, July 18 at the AtoZ Promotions backed night at the Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real Billings Motorsports Park - Billings, Mont. Saturday, July 12, 2014

Car Count: 30

SpeedMart Heat Races - 8 Laps in distance, taking the winners plus the next 12 highest in passing points to the A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 37-Trever Kirkland[1]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[3]; 3. 27DD-David Hoiness[8]; 4. 15-James Sires[2]; 5. 14-Ben Holmberg[4]; 6. (DNF) 98-Joe Ramaker[6]; 7. (DNF) 77-Bob Shiplet[5]; DNS 12-Jerry Brey

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[5]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[7]; 4. 90-Randi Miller[2]; 5. 0J-Jeremy McCune[8]; 6. 44-Damon McCune[4]; 7. 2-Shad Peterson[3]; 8. 4-Adam Speckman[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[2]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell[4]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[6]; 4. 72-Phil Dietz[5]; 5. 17-Blake Hahn[7]; 6. 21-Ryder Olson[1]; 7. (DNF) X-Steve Nelson[3]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[2]; 2. 44K-Kelly Miller[4]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[6]; 4. 28-Joe Perry[7]; 5. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht[1]; 6. 38B-Bryan Brown[3]; 7. 7-Mike Sires[5]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Feature - 12 laps, taking the top 6 to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 90-Randi Miller[2]; 2. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht[4]; 3. 21-Ryder Olson[8]; 4. 44-Damon McCune[6]; 5. 38B-Bryan Brown[7]; 6. 2-Shad Peterson[11]; 7. 14-Ben Holmberg[3]; 8. 15-James Sires[1]; 9. 7-Mike Sires[10]; 10. X-Steve Nelson[12]; 11. (DNF) 77-Bob Shiplet[9]; 12. (DNF) 4-Adam Speckman[13]; DNS 12-Jerry Brey; DNS 98-Joe Ramaker

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell[1]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[3]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[7]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 5. 05-Brad Loyet[9]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera[4]; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[8]; 8. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[11]; 9. 44K-Kelly Miller[2]; 10. 27DD-David Hoiness[6]; 11. 72-Phil Dietz[15]; 12. 0J-Jeremy McCune[14]; 13. 95-Matt Covington[12]; 14. 90-Randi Miller[17]; 15. 17-Blake Hahn[16]; 16. 28-Joe Perry[13]; 17. 21-Ryder Olson[19]; 18. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht[18]; 19. (DNF) 44-Damon McCune[20]; 20. (DNF) 37-Trever Kirkland[10]; 21. (DNF) 38B-Bryan Brown[21]; 22. (DNF) 2-Shad Peterson[22]

Lap Leader(s): Jeff Swindell 1-30 KSE Hard Charger: Aaron Reutzel +4 FSR High Point: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: Seth Bergman 15.240 seconds CSI Rebound: Bryan Brown Provisional(s): N/A

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Brad Loyet - 2, Jeff Swindell - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Seth Bergman - 1, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 2,026; 2. Jason Johnson 1,975; 3. Jeff Swindell 1,925; 4. Johnny Herrera 1,893; 5. Aaron Reutzel 1,876; 6. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,864; 7. Seth Bergman 1,811; 8. Blake Hahn 1,773; 9. Matt Covington 1,765; 10. Tony Bruce, Jr. 1,759;

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The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Jack Dover tops ASCS Midwest. Takes Down Minnesota Mafia at Park Jefferson

JEFFERSON, S.D. (July 11, 2014) - For over three years, the Park Jefferson Speedway sat without Sprint Cars, but that changed Friday night as the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region took on the Minnesota Mafia with Nebraska's Jack Dover conquering all.

Coming from tenth, Dover grabbed the lead in the closing laps after Tyler Drueke slipped through the cushion in the fourth turn. Billy Alley crossed second with Russ Hall third after leading early on. Kaley Gharst and Dusty Ballenger made up the top-five.

Justin Henderson shot from sixteenth to sixth with Gregg Bakker following from seventeenth to seventh. Seth Brahmer, Jody Rosenboom, and Jordan Boston completed the top-ten.

The Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region races next at the Knoxville Raceway for the Arnold Motor Supply ASCS Knoxville Nationals, happening July 31 through August 2. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region Park Jefferson Speedway - Jefferson, S.D. Friday, July 11, 2014

Car Count: 21

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 35-Skyler Prochaska; 2. 2D-Dusty Ballenger; 3. 10-Justin Jacobsma; 4. 29-Russ Hall; 5. 7-Kaley Gharst; 6. 17-Ryan Bickett; 7. 612-Jeff Schreurs

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1B-Jordan Boston; 2. 12-Tyler Drueke; 3. 53-Jack Dover; 4. 14-Jody Rosenboom; 5. 93L-Derrik Lusk; 6. 24BH-Justin Henderson; 7. 75-Tommy Barber

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 13V-Seth Brahmer; 2. 3-Billy Alley; 3. 35L-Cody Ledger; 4. 23S-Stu Snyder; 5. 75C-Casey Heser; 6. 11X-Gregg Bakker; 7. (DNF) 41P-Jeff Carlson

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover[10]; 2. 3-Billy Alley[4]; 3. 29-Russ Hall[1]; 4. 7-Kaley Gharst[14]; 5. 2D-Dusty Ballenger[7]; 6. 24BH-Justin Henderson[16]; 7. 11X-Gregg Bakker[17]; 8. 13V-Seth Brahmer[5]; 9. 14-Jody Rosenboom[9]; 10. 1B-Jordan Boston[6]; 11. 12-Tyler Drueke[3]; 12. 75-Tommy Barber[20]; 13. 23S-Stu Snyder[12]; 14. 17-Ryan Bickett[18]; 15. 10-Justin Jacobsma[8]; 16. 612-Jeff Schreurs[19]; 17. (DNF) 35-Skyler Prochaska[2]; 18. (DNF) 93L-Derrik Lusk[15]; 19. (DNF) 41P-Jeff Carlson[21]; 20. (DNF) 75C-Casey Heser[13]; 21. (DNF) 35L-Cody Ledger[11]

 

 

Jake Martens Steals Lubbock Loot with ASCS Lone Star

LUBBOCK, Texas (July 11, 2014) - Jake Martens trip to the Texas panhandle has been good so far, topping the Smiley's Racing Products ASCS Lone Star Region at the Lubbock Speedway.

A stark difference from April 25 when Martens ended up flipping his No. 48 at the Lubbock Speedway, the Fairview, Okla. driver grabbed the lead on Lap 5 from James Mosher after starting sixth.

Hunted by Harli White in the closing laps, Martens would not be denied. White ended up second with Patrick Stasa making the podium. Shawn Petersen and Kevin Ramey made up the top -five. Josh Baughman, John Carney II, Brandon Long, Brandon Black, and John Kelly completed the top-ten.

The Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region heads to the Abilene Speedway on Saturday, July 12. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Smiley's Racing Products ASCS Lone Star Region Lubbock Speedway - Lubbock, Texas Friday, July 11, 2014

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1A-Kevin Ramey; 2. 48-Jake Martens; 3. 12-James Mosher; 4. 777-Brandon Black; 5. 2K-John Kelly; 6. 74B-John Carney II; 7. 16-Cory Riley

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 19-Patrick Stasa; 2. 02-Brandon Long; 3. 17W-Harli White; 4. 4X-Shawn Petersen; 5. 17X-Josh Baughman; 6. 58-Gary Floyd

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens[6]; 2. 17W-Harli White[7]; 3. 19-Patrick Stasa[3]; 4. 4X-Shawn Petersen[1]; 5. 1A-Kevin Ramey[4]; 6. 17X-Josh Baughman[9]; 7. 74B-John Carney II[11]; 8. 02-Brandon Long[8]; 9. 777-Brandon Black[5]; 10. 2K-John Kelly[10]; 11. 16-Cory Riley[13]; 12. (DNF) 12-James Mosher[2]; 13. (DNF) 58-Gary Floyd[12]

 

 

Brad Loyet Electric in Great Falls Victory with Lucas Oil ASCS

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (July 11, 2014) - Losing the lead on the final lap in 2013 at the Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. Brad Loyet was not about to let the win slip through his hands again as the ASCS National points leader raced to his second Protect the Harvest A-Feature victory of 2014 in front of a capacity crowd with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real.

"Last year I just gift wrapped that one for Tony Bruce, but this feels awesome," said Loyet. "It feels good to come out here and get a win. My guys work hard and right there before the feature, they asked what I thought and we changed it up a little bit on the set-up and we just shot out of there like a cannon."

Gridding the Miller Truck Lines No. 05 tenth, Loyet wasted little time working to the front of the field. Advancing to the runner-up spot by the third round, Loyet set his sights on Blake Hahn for the race lead, "I knew I had a better car than Blake on the bottom, and I was worried he was going see me down there and start running the bottom on the restarts. They had a really good car, so hats off to those guys."

Stalking Hahn in slower traffic, the duo took the race three wide on multiple occasions; the most notable coming before a Lap 16 caution for Joe Ramaker in which the pair went three deep in traffic with two different cars through turns three and four.

Finally getting the run on Lap 21, Loyet snagged the lead the following lap.

Blake Hahn's runner up finish is his second of the season with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real.

"I thought we could have had something but Brad definitely had something on the bottom. Leading it, I didn't want to get off the top because I thought we were pretty fast so it was hard to get off the top but overall the car was good," commented Hahn of his runner up finish.

Challenged in the closing laps for the second step on the podium by Matt Covington, the T&L Foundry No. 95 ended up settling for third.

"I think I had a car good enough to win, but just made a couple mistakes there early in the race and let Brad get around me," said Covington. "He did great, Blake did a good job by coming off the top otherwise we were both going to go by him. All three of us just had good cars."

After running fifth to second in the night's B-Feature, Seth Bergman mounted a charge from eighteenth to fourth with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. coming from thirteenth to round out the top-five.

Johnny Herrera from eleventh was sixth with Jeff Swindell from sixteenth after an engine change following a Heat Race win on seven cylinders forced the Heartland Catfish No. 94 off the front row. Aaron Reutzel suffered engine problems early, putting the BC Funds No. 87 in the B-Feature. Finishing third, the Clute, Texas driver surged from nineteenth to eighth.

Tony Bruce, Jr. was another driver suffering engine problems. Changing the power-plant following his Heat Race, Bruce then gave up his fifteenth starting spot with a trip to the work area, ultimately coming from twenty-second to ninth. Trever Kirkland raced as high as fifth, but ended up slipping back to complete the top-ten.

A total of 33 drivers drew in for four Heat Races going to Jeff Swindell, Paxton Lambrecht, Trever Kirkland, and Matt Covington. The night's B-Feature was won by Phil Dietz, who suffered suspension damage that relegated the No. 72 twenty-first.

Joined with the ASCS Frontier Region, Trever Kirkland garnered high points. Kelly Miller, Paxton Lambrecht, Joe Perry, and David Hoiness were the top-five point earners. Five drivers made their first National Tour A-Feature start on Friday: Bryan Brown, Jerry Brey, Steve Reeves, Paxton Lambrecht, and Ryder Olson.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real head to the Billings Motorsports Park on Saturday, July 12. Jason Johnson is the defending race winner at the three-eighths mile oval. Races are scheduled to begin at 7:00 P.M. (MT).

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real Electric City Speedway - Great Falls, Mont. Friday, July 11, 2014

Car Count: 33

Speedmart Heat Races - 8 Laps in distance, taking the winners plus the next 12 highest in passing points to the A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[6]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[7]; 3. 98-Joe Ramaker[9]; 4. 12-Jerry Brey[2]; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell[1]; 6. 2-Shad Peterson[5]; 7. 17-Blake Hahn[4]; 8. 22-Chris Roberts[3]; 9. 38B-Bryan Brown[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht[2]; 2. 21-Ryder Olson[1]; 3. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[3]; 4. 28-Joe Perry[7]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4]; 6. 1-Bill Boyce[5]; 7. 24-Leroy Brush[6]; DNS 4-Cliff Nelson Jr.

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 37-Trever Kirkland[6]; 2. 1X-Vernon Hill[1]; 3. 27DD-David Hoiness[3]; 4. 44-Damon McCune[4]; 5. 77-Bob Shiplet[5]; 6. 5R-Steve Reeves[7]; 7. 4N-John Nelson[8]; 8. (DNF) 11-Cliff Nelson[2]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 2. 44K-Kelly Miller[1]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]; 4. 05-Brad Loyet[6]; 5. 72-Phil Dietz[4]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson[7]; 7. 0J-Jeremy McCune[8]; 8. 35M-Cody Masse[5]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Feature - 15 laps, taking the top 6 to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 72-Phil Dietz[4]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson[7]; 5. 5R-Steve Reeves[6]; 6. 1-Bill Boyce[8]; 7. 38B-Bryan Brown[9]; 8. 44-Damon McCune[1]; 9. 24-Leroy Brush[12]; 10. 35M-Cody Masse[14]; 11. 4-Cliff Nelson Jr.[17]; 12. 2-Shad Peterson[13]; 13. (DNF) 22-Chris Roberts[16]; 14. (DNF) 77-Bob Shiplet[2]; 15. (DNF) 0J-Jeremy McCune[11]; 16. (DNF) 11-Cliff Nelson[15]; DNS 4N-John Nelson

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[10]; 2. 17-Blake Hahn[2]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[3]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[18]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[13]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera[11]; 7. 94-Jeff Swindell[15]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel[19]; 9. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[16]; 10. 37-Trever Kirkland[5]; 11. 41-Jason Johnson[20]; 12. 44K-Kelly Miller[8]; 13. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht[4]; 14. 28-Joe Perry[7]; 15. 27DD-David Hoiness[12]; 16. 12-Jerry Brey[14]; 17. 1X-Vernon Hill[9]; 18. 21-Ryder Olson[6]; 19. 5R-Steve Reeves[21]; 20. (DNF) 98-Joe Ramaker[1]; 21. (DNF) 72-Phil Dietz[17]; 22. (DNF) 1-Bill Boyce[22]

Lap Leader(s): Blake Hahn 1-21; Brad Loyet 22-30 KSE Hard Charger: Seth Bergman +14 Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: Matt Covington 12.497 seconds CSI Rebound: Joe Ramaker Provisional(s): N/A

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Brad Loyet - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Jeff Swindell - 1, Seth Bergman - 1, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 1,901; 2. Jason Johnson 1,833; 3. Jeff Swindell 1,775; 4. Johnny Herrera 1,771; 5. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,745; 6. Aaron Reutzel 1,741; 7. Seth Bergman 1,681; 8. Blake Hahn 1,673; 9. Matt Covington 1,661; 10. Tony Bruce, Jr. 1,643;

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The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

ASCS Midwest Looking to Take Down Minnesota Mafia at Park Jefferson

TULSA, Okla. (July 8, 2014) The stars of the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region and Minnesota Mafia will make their way to the Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D. for a showdown under the lights on Friday, July 11.

Run under the banner of AtoZ Promotions, LLC the Park Jefferson International Speedway will see its first night of competition in 2014 this coming Friday night with the Carlson Clash in honor of Ted and Jo Carlson, who purchased the horse track in 1984 and converted the facility to the present-day dirt track.

Jordan Boston carries the Midwest Region into this Friday with a five point lead over Billy Alley. Defending champion, Jack Dover holds third 82 points back with Danny Lasoski and Jason Martin making up the top-five.

A part of the Minnesota Mafia's lineup of events in 2014, the group brings their own brand of party to the table. The fifth event of the year for the independent racing association for racers, by racers, current Mafia standings show Kaley Gharst leading by 14 over Casey Heser. Gregg Bakker third, Ryan Bickett fourth, and Jody Rosenboom fifth is only 32 points from the lead.

More information on the Mafia can be found at http://www.theminnesotamafia.com but only by offering allegiance to the Godfather, Shane Phillips.

Events at the Park Jefferson International Speedway begin at 7:30 P.M (CT). Admission is $17 with discounts for kids 6-18 years of age. The night's card will include Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks, and Sport Compacts.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Lucas Oil ASCS National is Montana Bound

TULSA, Okla. (July 7, 2014) - Taking to the road once again, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real will make the trip north to "Big Sky Country" with the ASCS Frontier Region at the Electric City Speedway on Friday, July 11 and Billings Motorsports Park on Saturday, July 12.

The third year the National Arm of the ASCS Nation has made the trip to Montana; the Electric City Speedway has seen two winners in the past two visits. Washington's Brock Lemley out dueled the National Tour on July 11, 2012 for his first National Tour triumph in the Peterson Motorsports No. 23n.

In a thrilling last lap pass in 2013, Tony Bruce, Jr. parked the Oil Medics No. 18 at the Great Falls oval.

The Billings Motorsports Park hosted the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the first time in 2013. With the assistance of legendary driver, Jimmy Sills, on preparing the track after rains delayed the race by 24-hours, Jason Johnson out lasted all for his first Montana victory.

Having finished on the podium seven times in the series 14 completed events so far in 2014, Brad Loyet carries a 26 point advantage into the Montana double-header over defending Lucas Oil ASCS Champion, Jason Johnson. The third time Loyet will have traveled to Montana with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, the Missouri shoe has not finished outside the top-ten in two visits to the Electric City Speedway, placing sixth in 2012, then third in 2013. In the series first visit to Billings, Loyet crossed the line fourth.

Like Loyet, Jason Johnson has also posted great finishes in Montana. Johnson was ninth in the series inaugural visit to the Electric City Speedway in 2012. The 2013 visit to Montana netted a win at Billings and a fourth place finish in Great Falls.

Jeff Swindell holds third in tour standings a mere 95 markers back with Johnny Herrera fourth. The pair are not short on experience at Montana ovals, having raced Outlaw events in the past. In 2013, Swindell ended an eight race streak of podiums at the Electric City Speedway with a seventh place finishes, but continued a streak of top-tens to 13 overall, the longest streak of the season.

Fifth place Aaron Reutzel trails by 126 going into the weekend in a close battle with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. as the pair sit only five points apart. Seth Bergman seventh, Blake Hahn eighth, Tony Bruce, Jr. ninth, and Matt Covington complete the top ten in tour standings. The trip is Hahn and Covington's first with the National Tour.

Stiff competition awaits the National Tour. The one the locals will be watching is Joe Ramaker. Powering through the field from eighteenth at the Electric City Speedway in 2013, Ramaker nearly bettered that to a win before running out of laps to get around Tony Bruce, Jr.

Ramaker currently leads the ASCS Frontier Region by 76 with T.J. Hartman second. In four starts in 2014, Ramaker has topped the field three times, and has yet to finish outside the top five. The only race not won by the crafty veteran was taken off the final turn by T.J. Hartman on May 17 at the Electric City Speedway.

Kelly Miller is currently third in Regional standings with 2013 champion, Phil Dietz fourth. Trevor Kirkland completes the top five.

Gates at the Electric City Speedway on Friday, July 11 are scheduled to open at 5:00 P.M. (MT). Billings Motorsports Park opens at 6:00 P.M. (MT). For complete news, results, and information log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

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Series: Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real

Date: Friday, July 11, 2014

Times: Gates open at 5:00 P.M. / Racing begins at 7:30 P.M.

Track Information: Electric City Speedway

Address: 2801 Old Havre Hwy. Great Falls, MT 59403

Phone #: (406) 727-4884

Website: http://www.electriccityspeedway.com

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Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014

Times: Gates open at 6:00 P.M. / Racing begins at 7:00 P.M.

Track Information: Billings Motorsports Park

Address: 11298 Roundup Rd. Shepherd, MT 59709

Phone #: 1-888-722-3267

Website: http://www.billingsmotorsportspark.com

Event Coverage:

Online audio will be available at http://www.racinboys.com. Live broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil and presented by the McCarthy Auto Group, located in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Line-ups, finishes, and further updates are provided throughout each race night at http://www.ascsracing.com, http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs and http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs.

Live Timing and scoring is available at most Lucas Oil ASCS events via Race Monitor that is available in the App Store of your Smart Phone or Tablet. The American Sprint Car Series app can also be downloaded for free in the Google Play store.

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Jeff Swindell - 1, Brad Loyet - 1, Seth Bergman - 1, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 1,751; 2. Jason Johnson 1,725; 3. Jeff Swindell 1,656; 4. Johnny Herrera 1,649; 5. Aaron Reutzel 1,625; 6. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,620; 7. Seth Bergman 1,551; 8. Blake Hahn 1,531; 9. Tony Bruce, Jr. 1,530; 10. Matt Covington 1,526;

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The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (July 7, 2014) - A little more than a review of the weekend's racing action inside the ASCS Nation, this week's glace at the action picks up on Monday, June 30 with the ASCS Northwest Regional Speedweek.

Between ASCS 305cid and 360cid competition, the season now stands at 50 winners in 87 race nights accounting for 101 ASCS sanctioned events. In all, 46 tracks have hosted ASCS events in 2014 across a dozen states (AR, AZ, CA, KS, MO, MT, NE, NM, OK, OR, TN, and TX).

The Winners:

Monday, June 30, 2014

• Rico Abreu (ASCS Northwest) - Taking his third ASCS victory of the season, Rico Abreu topped action at the Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, Ore. Abreu gave high praise to Brian Crockett and the entire track crew at the Oregon oval, saying the track was the best he'd seen.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

• Colin Baker (ASCS Northwest) - A visit to the Coos Bay Speedway netted Colin Baker his first ASCS Northwest Regional victory of his career. Baker currently leads the ASCS Northwest standings.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

• Kyle Hirst (ASCS Northwest) - Victory again for the California shoe, Kyle Hirst raced the Finley Farms No. 77 to victory at the Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. The win is Hirst's second of the year in ASCS competition.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

• Jonathan Cornell (ASCS Warrior) - The kick off to the Tiger Towing Red, White, and Blue Tour for the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region, Jonathan Cornell topped the field of 31 at the Double X Speedway for his first ASCS victory of the 2014 season.

Friday, July 4, 2014

• Jonathan Cornell (ASCS Warrior) - One victory certainly deserves another as the Kiowa Line Builders No. 28 again found victory, this time at the Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Mo. Cornell also has the distinction of grabbing the win in the series first visit to the Missouri oval.

• Kyle Hirst (ASCS Northwest) - Night one at the Cottage Grove Speedway saw Kyle Hirst parked in victory lane for the third time since the ASCS Northwest Regional Speedweek began at the Siskiyou Motor Speedway on June 29.

• Travis Elliot (ASCS Gulf South) - Greeted by many of his friends and competitors in victory lane, Travis Elliot led start to finish at the Shady Oaks Speedway for his first career ASCS Gulf South victory. Elliot is the 55th winner against the south Texas based region.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

• Bob Ream, Jr. (ASCS Southwest) - Grabbing his first ASCS career victory on March 15 at the Arizona Speedway, the veteran non-wing racer turned winged driver backed up his Arizona Speedway victory on Saturday with a mid-race pass on Kaylene Verville. The win is Ream's third this season, and second in as many races with a win in Tucson on June 28.

• Logan Forler (ASCS Northwest) - Racing up and down the west coast in 2014, Logan Forler found victory at the Cottage Grove Speedway to cap off the 2014 ASCS Northwest Regional Speedweek. The win is Forler's second career win with the Northwest Region.

• Brandon Berryman (ASCS Gulf South) - The Battleground Speedway saw the grandstands near capacity, and Brandon Berryman in victory lane for the first time in 2014, leading non-stop for the night's $2,500 prize.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

• Double X Speedway (ASCS Warrior) - A perfect weekend for Jonathan Cornell as the VKCC Motorsports No. 28 worked past Jason Johnson in the closing laps for a repeat victory at the Double X Speedway in California, Mo.

A few details about the weekend:

• First Timers - There were a few first time winners over the weekend. Colin Baker picked up his first ASCS Northwest victory at the Coos Bay Speedway on July 1. Travis Elliot finally raced to victory with the ASCS Gulf South Region on July 4 at the Shady Oaks Speedway. First time seasonal wins went to Brandon Berryman and Logan Forler.

• Chased by Rain - While several events were chased by rain, two events during the weekend fell to wet weather. Just as the drivers had draw in, and lineups were set, ASCS Gulf South at Cotton Bowl Speedway on July 3 the rains began to fall. Taking a four day swing to three, the ASCS Warrior Region rescheduled the July 5 date at the Randolph County Raceway to July 19.

• Speedweek Winner - Six nights, six podium finishes, and three wins gave Kyle Hirst the title of "Champion" in the 2014 ASCS Northwest Regional Speedweek. Hirst found victory at Siskiyou Motor Speedway (6/29), Willamette Speedway (7/2), and Cottage Grove Speedway (7/4). Hirst's margin of victory was 135 over Colin Baker. J.J. Hickle raced to a third in Speedweek points with Trey Starks and Jonathan Allard making up the top five.

• Red, White, and Blue Tour - Taking three wins in three nights, Jonathan Cornell pocketed $6,328 for his efforts with each night paying $1,776 plus an extra $1,000 for his repeat victories. Cornell won by 54 points over Kyle Bellm. Zach Chappell recent return to competition ended with a third in points.

• Hard Charging - Bob Ream, Jr. was the biggest mover over the weekend in terms of winning, coming from eleventh to victory at the Arizona Speedway. Jonathan Cornell's win on July 3 was from the sixth spot. Kyle Hirst from fifth took the win on July 4.

• From the B-Main - After a seventh place finish in his Heat put Evan Martin in the B-Main, the drive was on from there as Martin advanced to start eighteenth; ultimately charging to fifth at the Double X Speedway. Jay Russell joined the forward march from seventeenth to seventh on Thursday night.

• Zach Chappell - It's been a while since the name Zach Chappell made a regular appearance in ASCS finishes, but the former ASCS National Champion fared well in his recent return to action, posting a trio of top-tens during the Warrior Region's Red, White, and Blue Tour including a runner up at the Callaway Raceway on Friday night.

• Rickey Hood - The hall-of-fame driver made his first ASCS start of the season this past Saturday night with the ASCS Southwest Region, moving through the field to fifth from fifteenth at the Arizona Speedway.

On Deck:

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real returns to action for three nights. Friday, July 11 will see the National Tour square off with the ASCS Frontier Region at the Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. before moving down the road to the Billings Motorsports Park on Saturday, July 12. The Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. welcomes the National Tour on Friday, July 18.

ASCS Lone Star makes the trek to the Lubbock Speedway on Friday, July 11 and Abilene Speedway on Saturday, July 12.

The Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region will make the trip to the Park Jefferson Speedway in Jefferson, S.D. on Friday, July 11. West Texas ASCS 305 takes on El Paso on Friday night and Las Cruces on Saturday.

For a complete listing of ASCS events in 2014, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

 

Perfection for Cornell in Red, White, and Blue Tour

CALIFORNIA, Mo. (July 6, 2014) - It was like we've seen this before at the Double X Speedway as Jonathan Cornell spelled out perfection with his third consecutive win with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region; easily securing the title of "Champion" in the Tiger Towing Red, White, and Blue Tour.

Taking off from fourth, Cornell worked past race long leader, Jason Johnson, on Lap 22 as the pair raced through traffic for the night's $1,776 check, and another $500 bonus. Johnson held on to second with Chris Morgan taking the show position. Corey Nelson raced across the line fourth with Evan Martin completing the top-five.

Randy Martin was sixth with Kyle Bellm seventh. Zach Chappell raced from fourteenth to eighth. Jay Russell finished ninth with Josh Fisher rounding out the top-ten.

The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region races next at the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo. on Saturday, July 19. The date is the make-up for the rain out suffered on Saturday, July 5.

Sunday, July 20 will see the ASCS Warriors back at the Double X Speedway.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region Double X Speedway - California, Mo. Sunday, July 6, 2014

Car Count: 31

Xtreme Body and Paint Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson; 2. 15-Taylor Walton; 3. 92J-J.R. Topper; 4. 76-Jay Russell; 5. 75-Tyler Blank; 6. 75X-Brock Elliott; 7. 24C-Lanny Carpenter; 8. 89-Todd McVay

Yeager's Harley Davidson Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2A-Randy Hibbs; 2. 4-Evan Martin; 3. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 4. 1X-Brad Ryun; 5. 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths; 6. 24S-Ricky Stangl; 7. 99-Andrew Turley; 8. 10-Will Register

Putman Chevrolet Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 81A-Chris Morgan; 2. 3H-Brandon Hanks; 3. 14-Randy Martin; 4. 72X-Josh Fisher; 5. 00-Zach Chappell; 6. 72-Curtis Boyer; 7. 7A-Paul Solomon; 8. (DNF) 17W-Harli White

Midwest Specialty Flooring Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 34-Corey Nelson; 2. 86-Kyle Bellm; 3. 27-Danny Thoman; 4. 49-Tyler Elliott; 5. 9-Casey Baker; 6. 18X-Nathan Ryun; 7. XX-A.J. Wirts

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 75-Tyler Blank; 2. 24S-Ricky Stangl; 3. 24C-Lanny Carpenter; 4. 18X-Nathan Ryun; 5. 7A-Paul Solomon; 6. 72-Curtis Boyer; 7. 89-Todd McVay; 8. 75X-Brock Elliott; 9. 99-Andrew Turley; 10. XX-A.J. Wirts; 11. 10-Will Register; 12. (DNF) 49-Tyler Elliott; 13. (DNF) 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths; 14. (DNF) 9-Casey Baker; 15. (DNF) 17W-Harli White

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell[4]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[2]; 3. 81A-Chris Morgan[1]; 4. 34-Corey Nelson[3]; 5. 4-Evan Martin[5]; 6. 14-Randy Martin[7]; 7. 86-Kyle Bellm[8]; 8. 00-Zach Chappell[14]; 9. 76-Jay Russell[9]; 10. 72X-Josh Fisher[12]; 11. 15-Taylor Walton[11]; 12. 24C-Lanny Carpenter[19]; 13. 75-Tyler Blank[17]; 14. 24S-Ricky Stangl[16]; 15. 1X-Brad Ryun[10]; 16. 2A-Randy Hibbs[6]; 17. 92J-J.R. Topper[13]; 18. (DNF) 18X-Nathan Ryun[18]; 19. (DNF) 27-Danny Thoman[15]; DNS 3H-Brandon Hanks

 

 

Bob Ream, Jr. Scorches ASCS Southwest Field at Arizona Speedway

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (July 5, 2014) - The deserts of Arizona rang with horsepower on Saturday night as the ASCS Southwest Region took to the Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. with Bob Ream, Jr. earning his second victory in as many races.

Pacing through the field from eleventh, Ream worked to the point on Lap 16 with the pass on Kaylene Verville. Lance Norick battled late with Verville, then Rick Ziehl to earn the runner up position with Ziehl taking third. Alex Pettas raced to fourth with Rickey Hood making his first appearance of the season to round out the top-five from fifteenth.

Joshua Williams snagged sixth with Kaylene Verville slipping back to seventh. Jordan Stetson was eighth from fourteenth with Ryan Linder and Nick Parker making up the top ten.

The ASCS Southwest Region takes to the Tucson International Raceway on July 26. For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

ASCS Southwest Region Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, Ariz. Saturday, July 5, 2014

Car Count: 22

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 94-Nick Parker; 2. 22X-Jesse Baker; 3. 91-Casey Buckman; 4. 90-Lance Norick; 5. 55-Brent McKee; 6. 5-Bud Rowe; 7. (DNF) 29S-Darrell Sickles; 8. (DNF) 56-Ryan Murphy

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 2. 01-Kaylene Verville; 3. 9-Ryan Linder; 4. 8-Bob Ream Jr; 5. TI64-Alex Pettas; 6. 27-Rickey Hood; 7. 14-Cody Sickles

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2B-Michael Bonneau; 2. 51-Cody Cambensy; 3. 41W-Joshua Williams; 4. 22-Mike Rux Jr; 5. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson; 6. 57X-James Aragon; 7. 17K-Kyle Danielson

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 8-Bob Ream Jr[11]; 2. 90-Lance Norick[10]; 3. 20Z-Rick Ziehl[6]; 4. TI64-Alex Pettas[13]; 5. 27-Rickey Hood[15]; 6. 41W-Joshua Williams[4]; 7. 01-Kaylene Verville[2]; 8. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson[14]; 9. 9-Ryan Linder[9]; 10. 94-Nick Parker[7]; 11. 17K-Kyle Danielson[18]; 12. 29S-Darrell Sickles[20]; 13. 22X-Jesse Baker[3]; 14. (DNF) 2B-Michael Bonneau[5]; 15. (DNF) 22-Mike Rux Jr[12]; 16. (DNF) 55-Brent McKee[16]; 17. (DNF) 57X-James Aragon[17]; 18. (DNF) 91-Casey Buckman[8]; 19. (DNF) 14-Cody Sickles[19]; 20. (DNF) 51-Cody Cambensy[1]; 21. (DNF) 5-Bud Rowe[21]; DNS 56-Ryan Murphy

 

 

Brandon Berryman Battles to ASCS Gulf South Victory

HIGHLANDS, Texas (July 5, 2014) - The Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region took to the high-banked Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas on Saturday night with Brandon Berryman leading non-stop for his eleventh career Gulf South score.

The thirteenth winner of the season, Berryman jumped to the lead on the start over Tommy Bryant. Challenged on late race restarts by Tommy Bryant then Blake Hahn, Berryman would not be denied the night's $2,500 payday.

Blake Hahn rolled across second with Tommy Bryant rolling across the line on fumes to claim third. Channin Tankersley grabbed fourth with eighth starting Ray Allen Kulhanek completing the top five.

Wes Miler was sixth with eleventh starting Travis Elliot seventh. Klint Angelette crossed eighth with Caleb Martin charging from twenty-first to ninth. Wyatt Rector completed the top ten.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region races next at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park on Friday, July 18 and Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La. on Saturday, July 19. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region Battleground Speedway - Highlands, Texas Saturday, July 5, 2014

Car Count: 21

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Blake Hahn; 2. 19-Klint Angelette; 3. 93-Chris Sweeney; 4. 28-Tommy Bryant; 5. 36-John Pate; 6. 0-Marty Hargroder; 7. (DNF) 12-Scott Smith

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Channin Tankersley; 2. 17T-Greg Rilat; 3. 31-Brandon Berryman; 4. 7-Wyatt Rector; 5. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel; 6. (DNF) 24-Brandie Jass; 7. (DNF) 27-Steve Block

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 2. 39C-Travis Rilat; 3. 15T-Travis Elliott; 4. 2-Wes Miller; 5. 29-Mike Walling; 6. 53-Andrew VanBlarcum; 7. (DNF) 51-Caleb Martin

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 31-Brandon Berryman[2]; 2. 17-Blake Hahn[6]; 3. 28-Tommy Bryant[1]; 4. 11-Channin Tankersley[3]; 5. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[8]; 6. 2-Wes Miller[7]; 7. 15T-Travis Elliott[11]; 8. 19-Klint Angelette[4]; 9. 51-Caleb Martin[21]; 10. 7-Wyatt Rector[13]; 11. 17T-Greg Rilat[9]; 12. 0-Marty Hargroder[17]; 13. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[12]; 14. (DNF) 36-John Pate[14]; 15. (DNF) 29-Mike Walling[15]; 16. (DNF) 93-Chris Sweeney[10]; 17. (DNF) 39C-Travis Rilat[5]; 18. (DNF) 24-Brandie Jass[18]; 19. (DNF) 53-Andrew VanBlarcum[16]; DNS 27-Steve Block; DNS 12-Scott Smith

 

 

Jonathan Cornell Unstoppable at Callaway Raceway

FULTON, Mo. (July 4, 2014) - The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region brought 32 cars to the Callaway Raceway in the series first visit with Jonathan Cornell doubling up on the Tiger Towing Red, White, and Blue Tour.

Trailing pole sitter, Zach Chappell the first eight rounds, Cornell grabbed the point on Lap 9 and led the remaining revolutions for the night's $1,776 prize plus a $500 bonus for grabbing his second straight victory. Chappell settled for second with Kyle Bellm making waves from eighteenth to third. Sean McClelland grabbed fourth with eleventh starting Wyatt Burks completing the top-five.

Josh Fisher was sixth followed by Mitchell Moore, J. Kinder, Randy Martin, and Australia's Paul Solomon making up the top-ten.

The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region takes the show to the Randolph County Raceway on Saturday, July 5.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region Callaway Raceway - Fulton, Mo. Friday, July 4, 2014

Car Count: 32

Xtreme Body and Paint Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 72X-Josh Fisher; 2. 81A-Chris Morgan; 3. 00-Zach Chappell; 4. 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths; 5. 92J-J.R. Topper; 6. 76-Jay Russell; 7. 1X-Brad Ryun; 8. 75X-Brock Elliott

Yeager's Harley Davidson Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 88-J Kinder; 2. 27-Danny Thoman; 3. 7A-Paul Solomon; 4. 11W-Wyatt Burks; 5. 3Z-Zach Davis; 6. 34-Corey Nelson; 7. 18X-Nathan Ryun; 8. 49-Tyler Elliott

Putman Chevrolet Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 2. 1-Sean McClelland; 3. 17M-Joey Moughan; 4. 86-Kyle Bellm; 5. 3H-Brandon Hanks; 6. 75-Tyler Blank; 7. 72-Curtis Boyer; 8. (DNF) 04-Brad Graham

Midwest Specialty Flooring Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Randy Martin; 2. 51-Mitchell Moore; 3. 24C-Lanny Carpenter; 4. 17W-Harli White; 5. 2A-Randy Hibbs; 6. 4-Evan Martin; 7. 9-Casey Baker; 8. 69-Mike Pearson

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White; 2. 86-Kyle Bellm; 3. 4-Evan Martin; 4. 75-Tyler Blank; 5. 76-Jay Russell; 6. 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths; 7. 34-Corey Nelson; 8. 18X-Nathan Ryun; 9. 72-Curtis Boyer; 10. 9-Casey Baker; 11. 1X-Brad Ryun; 12. 04-Brad Graham; 13. (DNF) 92J-J.R. Topper; 14. (DNF) 75X-Brock Elliott; 15. (DNF) 49-Tyler Elliott; 16. (DNF) 69-Mike Pearson

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell[2]; 2. 00-Zach Chappell[1]; 3. 86-Kyle Bellm[18]; 4. 1-Sean McClelland[7]; 5. 11W-Wyatt Burks[11]; 6. 72X-Josh Fisher[5]; 7. 51-Mitchell Moore[4]; 8. 88-J Kinder[6]; 9. 14-Randy Martin[8]; 10. 7A-Paul Solomon[13]; 11. 81A-Chris Morgan[12]; 12. 3H-Brandon Hanks[16]; 13. 17W-Harli White[17]; 14. 75-Tyler Blank[20]; 15. 4-Evan Martin[19]; 16. (DNF) 3Z-Zach Davis[14]; 17. (DNF) 27-Danny Thoman[3]; 18. (DNF) 17M-Joey Moughan[9]; 19. (DNF) 24C-Lanny Carpenter[10]; 20. (DNF) 2A-Randy Hibbs[15]

 

 

Travis Elliot Breaks Through with ASCS Gulf South at Shady Oaks Speedway

GOLIAD, Texas (July 4, 2014) - Independence Day was one of celebration for Travis Elliot as the Alvin, Texas driver finally parked the Motor Mike No. 15T in Victory Lane at the Shady Oaks Speedway with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region.

Taking off from the pole, Elliot led start-to-finish to become the 55th different winner with the Gulf South Region. Wes Miller grabbed second with Klint Angelette taking the show position. Tommy Bryant and Brandon Berryman made up the top five.

After nearly going upside-down on the start, Ray Allen Kulhanek, who originally started tenth, charged from twentieth to sixth. Chris Sweeney was seventh followed fifteenth starting John Pate. Mike Walling from eighteenth was the final driver running. Travis Rilat was the first DNF and completed the top ten.

After rains delayed the night's program for just over an hour, track crews need to be thanked for being able to bring the track back.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region races next at the Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas on Saturday, July 5. For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region Shady Oaks Speedway - Goliad, Texas Friday, July 4, 2014

Car Count: 21

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Tommy Bryant; 2. 15T-Travis Elliott; 3. 4J-John James; 4. 17T-Greg Rilat; 5. 51-Caleb Martin; 6. 24-Brandie Jass; 7. 12-Scott Smith

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Channin Tankersley; 2. 31-Brandon Berryman; 3. 39C-Travis Rilat; 4. 7-Wyatt Rector; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 6. 29-Mike Walling; 7. (DNF) 17-Blake Hahn

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 19-Klint Angelette; 2. 2-Wes Miller; 3. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 4. 93-Chris Sweeney; 5. 53-Andrew VanBlarcum; 6. 36-John Pate; 7. 33S-Steve Hubbard

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15T-Travis Elliott[1]; 2. 2-Wes Miller[2]; 3. 19-Klint Angelette[5]; 4. 28-Tommy Bryant[4]; 5. 31-Brandon Berryman[3]; 6. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[10]; 7. 93-Chris Sweeney[8]; 8. 36-John Pate[15]; 9. 29-Mike Walling[18]; 10. (DNF) 39C-Travis Rilat[6]; 11. (DNF) 11-Channin Tankersley[7]; 12. (DNF) 7-Wyatt Rector[12]; 13. (DNF) 17-Blake Hahn[19]; 14. (DNF) 24-Brandie Jass[14]; 15. (DNF) 53-Andrew VanBlarcum[16]; 16. (DNF) 12-Scott Smith[20]; 17. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[11]; 18. (DNF) 17T-Greg Rilat[9]; 19. (DNF) 51-Caleb Martin[13]; 20. (DNF) 33S-Steve Hubbard[17]; DNS 4J-John James

 

 

Jonathan Cornell Tops ASCS Warrior Region at Double X Speedway

CALIFORNIA, Mo. (July 3, 2014) - The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region kicked off the Tiger Towing Red, White, and Blue Tour at the Double X Speedway with Jonathan Cornell taking the nights $1,776 top prize.

Randy Hibbs led the opening lap but surrendered the point on the second round to Josh Fisher. Fielding the Kiowa Line Builders No. 28 sixth, Cornell shot the lead on Lap 6. Kyle Bellm from fifth grabbed second with Josh Fisher completing the night's podium. Sean McClelland from fifteenth and Even Martin from eighteenth made up the top-five.

Nineteenth starting Zach Chappell crossed sixth with Jay Russell from seventeenth to cross seventh. Harli White from eleventh snagged eighth with Brandon Hanks and Lanny Carpenter making up the top-ten.

The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region takes to the Callaway Raceway on Friday, July 4. Updates can be found at the Warrior Region's Facebook page. Official news and points will be posted to http://www.ascsracing.com.

Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region Double X Speedway - California, Mo. Thursday, July 3, 2014

Car Count: 31

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2A-Randy Hibbs; 2. 92J-J.R. Topper; 3. 17W-Harli White; 4. 34-Corey Nelson; 5. 76-Jay Russell; 6. 89-Todd McVay; 7. 10-Will Register; DNS 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 3H-Brandon Hanks; 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 3. 14-Randy Martin; 4. 75-Tyler Blank; 5. 00-Zach Chappell; 6. 49-Tyler Elliott; 7. 75X-Brock Elliott; 8. 18X-Nathan Ryun

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 86-Kyle Bellm; 2. 72X-Josh Fisher; 3. 81A-Chris Morgan; 4. 1-Sean McClelland; 5. 31-Bryan Grimes; 6. 1X-Brad Ryun; 7. 4-Evan Martin; 8. (DNF) XX-A.J. Wirts

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 24C-Lanny Carpenter; 2. 7A-Paul Solomon; 3. 72-Curtis Boyer; 4. 5-Matt Close; 5. 50-Keoni Texeira; 6. 0H-Brian Hatlestad; 7. (DNF) 24S-Ricky Stangl

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 76-Jay Russell; 2. 4-Evan Martin; 3. 00-Zach Chappell; 4. 34-Corey Nelson; 5. 1X-Brad Ryun; 6. 89-Todd McVay; 7. 49-Tyler Elliott; 8. 24S-Ricky Stangl; 9. 75X-Brock Elliott; 10. 18X-Nathan Ryun; 11. 10-Will Register; 12. XX-A.J. Wirts; 13. (DNF) 31-Bryan Grimes; 14. (DNF) 0H-Brian Hatlestad; DNS 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell[6]; 2. 86-Kyle Bellm[5]; 3. 72X-Josh Fisher[1]; 4. 1-Sean McClelland[15]; 5. 4-Evan Martin[18]; 6. 00-Zach Chappell[19]; 7. 76-Jay Russell[17]; 8. 17W-Harli White[11]; 9. 3H-Brandon Hanks[8]; 10. 24C-Lanny Carpenter[3]; 11. 75-Tyler Blank[9]; 12. 92J-J.R. Topper[10]; 13. 34-Corey Nelson[20]; 14. 2A-Randy Hibbs[2]; 15. 81A-Chris Morgan[13]; 16. 50-Keoni Texeira[14]; 17. (DNF) 72-Curtis Boyer[4]; 18. (DNF) 7A-Paul Solomon[7]; 19. (DNF) 5-Matt Close[16]; 20. (DNF) 14-Randy Martin[12]

 

 

Colin Baker Gets Big Win At Coos Bay Speedway For Round Three Of Speedweek Northwest

Ben Deatherage - COOS BAY, Ore. - The temperatures were perfect for drivers, teams, and fans alike as the American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region would visit Coos Bay Speedway on the Oregon Coast on Tuesday July 1st. Thirty cars were on tap for an exciting race representing the states of Oregon, Washington, California, Montana, and Nevada as well as the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.

Bud Kaeding would pace the field in the first laps in the Morrie Williams owned Ten Down Bowling of Roseburg/B.Z.E. Enterprises/Alviso Rock #0 Maxim. The Campbell, California driver had some fast company behind him including Cottage Grove’s Colin Baker. Baker would battle with Kaeding for several laps shortly after a lap five restart due to a caution. Baker would eventually seal the deal on the fifteenth circuit but would briefly get stuck in traffic only for a caution to come out giving him a clean open race track.

Baker would master the restart and would distance himself from the rest of the field. He would however enter some lapped traffic again but wasted no time getting around the slower cars. Colin Baker would hold on to win his first career ASCS-Northwest Region feature and become the third different winner in as many nights for Speedweek Northwest. With the win Baker and the Hedge Carter owned Huddle Automotive Repair/Steelhouse Metal Roofing Supply/Oregon West RV/Hedge Carter Gutter Service/Astro Titanium #71 XXX became the eighth different series winner in nine events in 2014.

“That was incredible,” said an ecstatic Colin Baker in victory lane, “I had some of the best in the business behind me and to do it like that I can’t say enough for my team Hedge, Tim, Bundy, and David. I thought it would be good to get out into the lead early at first but with Bud in front allowed me find the best line to run.”

The Scott and Jason Finley owned Finley Farms/CLT Logging/Carlson Trucking/Rider Racing Engines #77 Maxim driven by Kyle Hirst of Chico, California was second followed by Rico Abreu from Rutherford, California in his Abreu Vineyards/Butler Built Seats/Alpine Stars/XYZ Machine/Shaver Specialties #24 A.R.T. in third. Bud Kaeding would cross the wire in fourth and completing the top five in fifth was Jonathan Allard of Chico, California in the Clyde and Marion Lamar owned Tri-C Machine/Butler Built Seats/Platinum Powdercoating/Red Line Oil #3C Maxim.

Winner of the four heat races were Nick Tomlinson from Veneta in his United Rentals/Jessica House at Beauty Boutique Salon of Roseburg/T-N-T Diversified #16 Maxim, Kyle Hirst, Bud Kaeding, and Andy Forsburg from Auburn, California piloting the Cody Gaeney owned PTShocks.com/Autism Awareness/Norm Paul Water Hauling/Alturas Tire/PitStopUSA.com #01 KPC. Winner of the consolation feature was Penngrove, California youngster Chase Johnson driving the Harley Van Dyke owned Lucas Oil Products/K&N Filters/Naake Suspension Specialists/Rodger Racing Engines #5H Maxim.

The American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region will next venture to Willamette Speedway in Lebanon for the fourth race of Speedweek Northwest. Prices are Adults $15.00, Seniors/Military/Juniors (13-17) $13.00, Youths (Ages 12-6) $8.00, and Children under the age of 5 are FREE. Racing is scheduled to get underway around 7:00 PM. For more information log on to www.trophymotorsports.com.

Race Summary: ASCS-Northwest Region Race #9/Speedweek Northwest Round #3 Tuesday July 1st, 2014 Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 71-Colin Baker[2]; 2. 77-Kyle Hirst[3]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[7]; 4. 0-Bud Kaeding[1]; 5. 3C-Jonathan Allard[13]; 6. 22M-Mason Moore[8]; 7. 01-Andy Forsberg[5]; 8. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[9]; 9. 9R-Reece Goetz[12]; 10. 3-J.J. Hickle[6]; 11. 94-Steven Tiner[15]; 12. 7N-Jared Peterson[14]; 13. 22-Garen Linder[11]; 14. 44-Kelly Miller[10]; 15. 72-Phil Dietz[19]; 16. 49-Mike Monahan[20]; 17. 5H-Chase Johnson[17]; 18. 12-Jared Ridge[18]; 19. 16-Nick Tomlinson[4]; 20. 55-Trey Starks[16]

B Feature: 1. 5H-Chase Johnson[1]; 2. 12-Jared Ridge[2]; 3. 72-Phil Dietz[7]; 4. 49-Mike Monahan[3]; 5. 21W-Vern Wheeler Jr[10]; 6. 4J-Allison Journey[5]; 7. 68-Rob Held[4]; 8. 27DD-David Hoiness[9]; 9. 26F-Shane Forte[12]; 10. 9A-Luke Didiuk[13]; 11. 6A-Kady Adelman[8]; 12. 96-Greg Hamilton[14]; 13. W5-Jesse Williamson[6]; DNS 5R-Steve Reeves

Heat 1: 1. 16-Nick Tomlinson[1]; 2. 44-Kelly Miller[2]; 3. 7N-Jared Peterson[3]; 4. 3C-Jonathan Allard[6]; 5. 12-Jared Ridge[5]; 6. 72-Phil Dietz[4]; 7. 27DD-David Hoiness[7]; 8. 26F-Shane Forte[8]

Heat 2: 1. 77-Kyle Hirst[1]; 2. 22-Garen Linder[2]; 3. 9R-Reece Goetz[4]; 4. 55-Trey Starks[5]; 5. 4J-Allison Journey[3]; 6. 68-Rob Held[7]; 7. 21W-Vern Wheeler Jr[6]; 8. 9A-Luke Didiuk[8]

Heat 3: 1. 0-Bud Kaeding[1]; 2. 22M-Mason Moore[3]; 3. 94-Steven Tiner[2]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[7]; 5. 5H-Chase Johnson[6]; 6. 6A-Kady Adelman[4]; 7. 5R-Steve Reeves[5]

Heat 4: 1. 01-Andy Forsberg[1]; 2. 71-Colin Baker[2]; 3. 3-J.J. Hickle[3]; 4. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[4]; 5. 49-Mike Monahan[5]; 6. W5-Jesse Williamson[6]; 7. 96-Greg Hamilton[7]

Current ASCS-Northwest Region Points (Top Ten): 1. 71-Colin Baker 1102; 2. 3-J.J. Hickle 1009; 3. 9R-Reece Goetz 977; 4. 68-Rob Held 942; 5. 77-Kyle Hirst 938; 6. 21W-Vern Wheeler Jr. 924; 7. 22-Garen Linder 860; 8. 16-Nick Tomlinson 765; 9. 6A-Kady Adelman 708; 10. 7N-Jared Peterson 692

Current Speedweek Northwest Points (Top Ten): 1. 24-Rico Abreu 427; T 77-Kyle Hirst 427; 3. 71-Colin Baker 399; 4. 3-J.J. Hickle 337; 5. 01-Andy Forsberg 335; 6. 55-Trey Starks 323; 7. 37-Mitchell Faccinto 321; 8. 22-Garen Linder 310; 9. 5H-Chase Johnson 309; T 22M-Mason Moore 309

 

 

Despite Scorching Heat Rico Abreu Captures Victory At Southern Oregon In Speedweek Northwest Round #2

Ben Deatherage - MEDFORD, Cal. (June 30, 2014) - It was an extremely hot day at Southern Oregon Speedway in White City on Monday June 30th as the American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region would be on hand for the second round of Speedweek Northwest. Thirty-three drivers were on hand for competition from the states of Oregon, Washington, California, Montana, and Nevada as well as the Canadian province of Alberta.

Despite a pileup on the opening start of the feature the race would go green to checker in a great one. Rico Abreu from Rutherford, California would seize the lead on the second start and would not look back as he put on a clinic. Abreu would construct a massive lead and would make several key paces in traffic to win the feature by over half a lap with only seven cars finishing on the first lap.

It would be the first ASCS-Northwest Region victory for Abreu and the Abreu Vineyards/Butler Built/Alpine Star/XYZ Machine/Shaver Specialties #24 A.R.T. team. Abreu’s win would make him the second winner in two nights of Speedweek Northwest and the seventh different winner in eight ASCS-Northwest Region events.

“Wow!,” said Rico Abreu in victory lane, “what a track this is by far the best this place has ever been. I got thank Brian Crockett, he knows how to put a track together and this track was beautiful. I also got to thank Paul Silva, Trevor Canales, and my uncle Jimmy they all work so hard to make this thing happen and it feels so special to be standing up here.”

Roseville, California’s Sean Becker was second driving the Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch/GoCorder.com/PonyBracket.com #75Z Maxim for car owners Dan and Cindi Menne while the Scott and Jason Finley owned Finley Farms/CLT Logging/Carlson Trucking/Rider Racing Engines #77 Maxim piloted by Kyle Hirst from Chico, California was third. The balance of the top five would consist of Chico, California’s Jonathan Allard in fourth in the Clyde and Marion Lamar owned Tri-C Machine/Butler Built/Platinum Powdercoating #3C Maxim followed by Trey Starks from Puyallup, Washington in his Starks Timber Processing/T&C Concepts/MASCO Petroleum/Southstar Equipment Limited #55 J&J of in fifth

Heat races winners were Jared Ridge of Snohomish, Washington in his Snohomish Auto Parts/Ridge Runner Wings/JRS Motorsports/Shaver Specialties #12 XXX, Junction City’s Shane Forté in the Oregon Fuel Injection/Guaranty Chevrolet/Davis Cabinets/Grant Springer Racing Engines #26F Maxim, Trey Starks, and Central Point native Garen Linder driving his Cook Crane Corporation/Taco Delight/Triple Tree Restaurant & Lounge/Rodgers Racing Engines #22 KPC.

In the two consolation features the winners were David Hoiness of Billings, Montana in his Schnitzer Steel/Briggs Distributing/Ideal Manufacturing/Wesmar Racing Engines #27DD J&J and the Winmar Property Restoration/Tristarcars.ca/AMS Racing Engines #44 Schnee of Kelly Miller out of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Round three of Speedweek Northwest will see the ASCS-Northwest Region trek north to the Coos Bay Speedway on the scenic Oregon Coast. For more information log on to www.ascsnorthwest.com.

Race Summary: ASCS-Northwest Race #8/Speedweek Northwest Round #2 Monday June 30th, 2014 Southern Oregon Speedway White City, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 24-Rico Abreu[1]; 2. 75Z-Sean Becker[2]; 3. 77-Kyle Hirst[4]; 4. 3C-Jonathan Allard[7]; 5. 55-Trey Starks[3]; 6. 01-Andy Forsberg[19]; 7. 71-Colin Baker[13]; 8. 0-Bud Kaeding[15]; 9. 5H-Chase Johnson[9]; 10. 12-Jared Ridge[8]; 11. 3J-J.J. Hickle[11]; 12. 3D-David Hibbard[16]; 13. 21W-Vern Wheeler Jr[20]; 14. 27DD-David Hoiness[17]; 15. 26F-Shane Forte[10]; 16. 68-Rob Held[6]; 17. 22-Garen Linder[5]; 18. 44-Kelly Miller[18]; 19. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[12]; 20. 72-Phil Dietz[14]

B Feature 1: 1. 27DD-David Hoiness[2]; 2. 01-Andy Forsberg[3]; 3. 22M-Mason Moore[4]; 4. 9R-Reece Goetz[5]; 5. 94-Steven Tiner[1]; 6. 4J-Allison Journey[6]; 7. W5-Jesse Williamson[8]; 8. 96-Greg Hamilton[9]; 9. 84K-Wayne Kniffen[7]

B Feature 2: 1. 44-Kelly Miller[1]; 2. 21W-Vern Wheeler Jr[6]; 3. 49-Mike Monahan[3]; 4. 5R-Steve Reeves[2]; 5. 5N-Seth Nunes[5]; 6. 11L-Jeremy Lowe[8]; 7. 6A-Kady Adelman[7]; 8. 16-Nick Tomlinson[4]

Heat 1: 1. 12-Jared Ridge[2]; 2. 75Z-Sean Becker[8]; 3. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[4]; 4. 94-Steven Tiner[3]; 5. 3J-J.J. Hickle[9]; 6. 01-Andy Forsberg[7]; 7. 9R-Reece Goetz[5]; 8. W5-Jesse Williamson[1]; 9. 11L-Jeremy Lowe[6]

Heat 2: 1. 26F-Shane Forte[1]; 2. 68-Rob Held[4]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[8]; 4. 71-Colin Baker[6]; 5. 0-Bud Kaeding[7]; 6. 22M-Mason Moore[5]; 7. 4J-Allison Journey[2]; 8. 6A-Kady Adelman[3]

Heat 3: 1. 55-Trey Starks[2]; 2. 5H-Chase Johnson[4]; 3. 3C-Jonathan Allard[8]; 4. 44-Kelly Miller[3]; 5. 5R-Steve Reeves[5]; 6. 49-Mike Monahan[6]; 7. 84K-Wayne Kniffen[1]; 8. 21W-Vern Wheeler Jr[7]

Heat 4: 1. 22-Garen Linder[2]; 2. 77-Kyle Hirst[7]; 3. 72-Phil Dietz[1]; 4. 3D-David Hibbard[4]; 5. 27DD-David Hoiness[8]; 6. 16-Nick Tomlinson[3]; 7. 5N-Seth Nunes[5]; DNS 96-Greg Hamilton

Current ASCS-Northwest Region Points (Top Ten): 1. 71-Colin Baker 952; 2. 3-J.J. Hickle 899; 3. 68-Rob Held 877; 4. 9R-Reece Goetz 864; 5. 21W-Vern Wheeler Jr. 859; 6. 77-Kyle Hirst 796; 7. 22-Garen Linder 756; 8. 16-Nick Tomlinson 673; 9. 33V-Henry Van Dam 659; 10. 6A-Kady Adelman 643

Current Speedweek Northwest Points (Top Ten): 1. 24-Rico Abreu 292; 2. 77-Kyle Hirst 285; 3. 75-Sean Becker 277; 4. 71-Colin Baker 249; 5. 55-Trey Starks 233; 6. 3-J.J. Hickle 227; 7. 01-Andy Forsberg 216; 8. 5H-Chase Johnson 213; 9. 22-Garen Linder 206; 10. 37-Mitchell Faccinto 205

 

 

ASCS Warriors Ready for Red, White, and Blue Tour

TULSA, Okla. (July 1, 2014) - Starting Thursday, July 3 the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region will embark on a four day swing through the "Show Me State" with the Tiger Towing Red, White, and Blue Tour presented by Xtreme Body and Paint, Putman Chevrolet, Midwest Specialty Flooring, and Yeager's Harley Davidson.

Offering over $42,000 in payout, plus a $2,500 bonus to sweep the four days of action, drivers from around the region are expected to take part in the Independence Day Weekend tour.

California, Mo. quarter-mile Double X Speedway kicks things off July 3, followed by the series first visit to the Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Mo. on Friday, July 4. The ultra high-banked Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo. hosts the Regional Series on Saturday, July 5 with the series returning to the Double X Speedway on Sunday, July 6.

Each night of competition pays $1,776 to win.

Full point paying events for the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region, Jay Russell carries a slim five point margin in the four day swing over Randy Hibbs. J.R. Topper is third 71 points removed with Kyle Bellm and Tyler Blank making up the top five.

Thursday and Sunday at the Double X Speedway will see racing getting underway at 7:00 P.M. (CT). Friday at Callaway Raceway begins at 7:30 P.M. (CT) and Saturday at Randolph County Raceway begins at 7:00 P.M. (CT) and will include a Fireworks show following the night's program.

Updates will be posted the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region's Facebook page with all official news and points posted to http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

 

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (June 30, 2014) - Out with June, and in with July as the Regions of the American Sprint Car Series take center stage in this week's review of action across the ASCS Nation with six events taking place in ASCS 360cid and 305cid competition across five states.

A total of 101 drivers took part in both ASCS 305cid and 360cid events over the weekend in Arizona, California, Kansas, New Mexico, and Texas. To date, 76 races have been contested in 90 sanctioned events. Overall, 416 drivers have taken part in at least one ASCS sanctioned event in 2014.

The Winners:

Friday, June 27, 2014

• Rick Ziehl (West Texas 305) - Taking a quick jog to west Texas, Rick Ziehl topped the field at the El Paso Speedway Park before heading to Tucson for the ASCS Southwest Region on Saturday night where the Las Cruces, N.M. native ran from seventeenth to second.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

• C.J. Johnson (ASCS Sooner) - The 6th annual Steve King Memorial took place at the Dodge City Raceway Park and found a new champion with C.J. Johnson capturing his first American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region victory in the ASCS/NCRA showdown.

• Lorne Wofford (West Texas 305) - The last time Lorne Wofford hit the clay of the Southern New Mexico Speedway, it was with every corner of the car. This time however, it was four tires planted in victory lane at the Las Cruces oval.

• Bob Ream, Jr. (ASCS Southwest) - The former non-wing ace led start to finish at the Tucson International Raceway on Saturday night for his second ASCS score of the season. Ream joins Rico Abreu as the only other repeat winner so far this season with the ASCS Southwest Region.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

• Kyle Hirst (ASCS Northwest) - The kick off to the ASCS Northwest Regional Speedweek, California's Kyle Hirst represented his home state well at Yreka's Siskiyou Motor Speedway with his third overall ASCS Northwest Region win.

• Aaron Reutzel (ASCS Sooner) - Round two of the ASCS Sooner / NCRA showdown, Aaron Reutzel scored the win for ASCS, leading every lap of the A-Feature at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. for the Texas driver's sixth overall victory of 2014.

Notes on the Weekend:

• Overcoming Adversity - Rick Ziehl's night at Tucson did not start well. After the sun blinded the reigning ASCS Southwest Regional Champion during Hot Laps, causing the No. 20z to strike an infield tire and flip, his Heat Race saw a fourth place finished stripped due to a missing muffler. Putting Ziehl at the tail of the field, "The Real Deal" was that indeed as Ziehl tore through the field to finish second.

• More Adversity - Speaking of overcoming adversity, Jack Dover comes to mind with his performance at 81 Speedway on Sunday. Pulling in from his Heat Race early due to an overheating engine, Dover changed from fourteenth in the B-Main to second, then clawed his way to sixth from sixteenth in the A-Feature.

• First Win - The ASCS Sooner / NCRA Showdown over the weekend ended in a draw, but C.J. Johnson did score his first victory against the ASCS Sooner Region at the Dodge City Raceway Park.

• Picking up Speed - Moving from 305cid to 360cid competition presents several challenges for a young driver. For Jordan Weaver, those challenges seem to be paying off as the young lady posted her first top-five of the season in ASCS competition on Saturday at the Dodge City Raceway Park then placed eighth on Sunday at 81 Speedway.

• Hard Chargers - We've already talked about Rick Ziehl and Jack Dover, but other Hard Chargers from the weekend include Garen Linder who ran eighth to fourth in the B-Main, then twentieth to tenth at Siskiyou Motor Speedway. Luke Cranston went from fourteenth to sixth at Dodge City and Tony Bruce, Jr. climbed from eighth to fourth at 81 Speedway.

• New Northwest Leader - Vern Wheeler, Jr. entered the weekend with a slim lead in the ASCS Northwest Region, but a hard crash during Hot Laps in Yreka, Ca. ended his night early; dropping the Oregon driver to fifth in Regional standings, and moving Colin Baker to the point after a fourth place finish on Sunday night.

Coming Up:

Going into the Independence Day Weekend, there is plenty of ASCS Regional action to behold with the fun continuing Monday with the ASCS Northwest Regional Speedweek at the Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford.

Monday, June 30, 2014

• Southern Oregon Speedway - Medford, Ore. (ASCS Northwest) - The second round of action for the ASCS Northwest Speedweek, the Southern Oregon Speedway kicked off the 2014 season on May 22 with California's Andy Forsberg leading start to finish. Admission for the Monday show is $22.50. For more information, log onto http://www.sospeedway.com or call (541) 826-6825.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

• Coos Bay Speedway - Coos Bay, Ore. (ASCS Northwest) - The season's only trip to Coos Bay Speedway, the Oregon oval is located 8.5 miles south of the town of Coos Bay. Round three in the ASCS Northwest Regional Speedweek, the night includes Sportsman, Street Stocks, Mini Outlaw, and Hornets. Races start at 6:30 P.M. (PT) and admission is $20. For further information, log onto http://www.coosbayspeedway.us or call (541) 269-2474.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

• Willamette Speedway - Lebanon, Ore. (ASCS Northwest) - The second of three trips to the Oregon oval in 2014, the Willamette Speedway hosts the Wednesday portion of the ASCS Northwest Regional Speedweek. Visiting on May 23, Washington's Jared Peterson grabbed the win ahead of Seth Bergman and Reece Goetz. Admission for the mid-week spectacular is $15 with kids five years of age and younger admitted free. Races begin at 6:00 P.M. (PT) and include Sportsman and Street Stocks in a challenge race between the two. For more information, log onto http://www.trophymotorsports.com or call 360-699-7223.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

• Cotton Bowl Speedway - Paige, Texas (ASCS Gulf South) - The second holiday weekend visit of the season to the Cotton Bowl Speedway, this year's Memorial Day Weekend visit saw Johnny Herrera park it in Victory Lane on May 23. The IMCA Lone Star Series will join the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region. Races are scheduled to begin at 8:00 P.M. (CT) with admission set a $15 for adults. For more information, log onto http://www.cottonbowlspeedway.com or call (512) 748-4218.

• Double X Speedway - California, Mo. (ASCS Warrior) - The first of a four day stretch for the Speedway Motors Warrior Region, the Double X Speedway has seen Regional action once already in 2014 with Jason Johnson winning the "Tribute to Jesse" on May 25. Admission is $15 with Hot Laps getting underway at 7:00 P.M. (CT). For more information, log onto http://www.xxspeedway.com or call (573) 796-4694.

Friday, July 4, 2014

• Callaway Raceway - Fulton, Mo. (ASCS Warrior) - The first time the Callaway Raceway has hosted the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region, the quarter-mile Fulton, Mo. oval will include ULMA Limited Late Models, USRA Modifieds, and USRA B-Mods. Included in the program will be a fireworks display. Admission is $20 with discounts for Senior, Military, and kids. Races are scheduled to begin at 7:30 P.M. (CT). For more information, log onto http://www.callawayraceways.com or call 573-642-6580.

• Cottage Grove Speedway - Cottage Grove, Ore. (ASCS Northwest) - Night one of a weekend double-header to cap off the 2014 ASCS Northwest Regional Speedweek, the Cottage Grove Speedway saw a sweep of the Memorial Day Weekend by Seth Bergman. Races are scheduled to begin at 6:45 P.M. (PT). For more information, log onto http://www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or call (360) 699-7223.

• Shady Oaks Speedway - Goliad, Texas (ASCS Gulf South) - The one-third mile oval located just at the edge of Goliad first hosted the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region on May 24 with Blake Hahn making the late race pass for the win. Admission for the Independence Day showing is only $15 with kids ages five years and younger admitted free. The night will also include Limited Modifieds, Pure Stocks, and Dwarf/Mod Lites. More information can be found at www.shadyoakspeedway.com or by calling (361) 645-8353.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

• Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, Ariz. (ASCS Southwest) - The sweeping one-third mile oval appears on the ASCS Southwest schedule five times in 2014 with the July 5 event marking the third appearance of the year. Two visits this season has yielded two first time winners with Bob Ream, Jr. topping action on March 15 followed by Alex Pettas who raced to victory on May 31. Saturday, July 5 gets underway at 8:00 P.M. (MT) and includes Pure Stocks, Mod Lites, and Bombers. Admission is $15 and kids six years of age and younger get in free. For more information, log onto http://www.arizonaspeedway.net or call (480) 926-6688.

• Battleground Speedway - Highlands, Texas (ASCS Gulf South) - In the region's last visit to the Battleground Speedway, Travis Rilat laid waste to the field in the Ronald Laney Memorial. Round four for the Gulf South Region at the high-banked three-eighths mile oval, events at the Battleground Speedway round out a three-night stretch for the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region. The night will include Pure Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Limited Modifieds, Late Models, and Modified Dwarfs. Races get underway at 8:00 P.M. (CT). For more information, log onto http://www.battleground-speedway.com or call (830) 302-0336.

• Cottage Grove Speedway - Cottage Grove, Ore. (ASCS Northwest) - Capping off the 2014 ASCS Northwest Regional Speedweek races on Saturday, just like Friday, begin at 6:45 P.M. (PT). For more information, log onto http://www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or call (360) 699-7223.

• Randolph County Raceway - Moberly, Mo. (ASCS Warrior) - Sprint Cars and Fireworks? It's a combination better than Butter on Popcorn as the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region and Impact Signs W.A.R. Sprint Cars headline Saturday night at the Randolph County Raceway. The ULMA Late Models and Hobby Stocks will also be on hand at the extremely high-banked four-tenths mile oval. Races get underway at 7:00 P.M. (CT) with Fireworks following the night's program. For more information, log onto http://www.randolphcountyraceway.com or call (660) 833-1727.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

• Double X Speedway - California, Mo. (ASCS Warrior) - Capping off four nights for the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region back where it began, the Double X Speedway will be the proving ground to see if anyone will claim the $2,500 bonus for winning all four nights. Admission is $15 with Hot Laps getting underway at 7:00 P.M. (CT). For more information, log onto http://www.xxspeedway.com or call (573) 796-4694.

Quick Look:

Date - Track - City, State - Region

• Monday, June 30, 2014-Southern Oregon Speedway - Medford, OR-Northwest

• Tuesday, July 1, 2014-Coos Bay Speedway - Coos Bay, OR-Northwest

• Wednesday, July 2, 2014-Willamette Speedway - Lebanon, OR-Northwest

• Thursday, July 3, 2014-Cotton Bowl Speedway - Paige, TX-Gulf South • Thursday, July 3, 2014-Double X Speedway - California, MO-Warrior

• Friday, July 4, 2014-Callaway Raceway - Fulton, MO-Warrior • Friday, July 4, 2014-Cottage Grove Speedway - Cottage Grove, OR-Northwest • Friday, July 4, 2014-Shady Oaks Speedway - Goliad, TX-Gulf South

• Saturday, July 5, 2014-Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ-Southwest • Saturday, July 5, 2014-Battleground Speedway - Highlands, TX-Gulf South • Saturday, July 5, 2014-Cottage Grove Speedway - Cottage Grove, OR-Northwest • Saturday, July 5, 2014-Randolph County Raceway - Moberly, MO-Warrior

• Sunday, July 6, 2014-Double X Speedway - California, MO-Warrior

Updates

• ASCS Gulf South - https://www.facebook.com/ASCSGulfSouthRegion

• ASCS Northwest - https://www.ascsnorthwest.com - or - https://www.facebook.com/pages/ASCS-Northwest/370768335029

• ASCS Southwest - https://www.facebook.com/AscsSouthwestRegion

• ASCS Warrior - https://www.facebook.com/groups/550746981684903/

Regional action across the ASCS Nation is presented by American Bank of Oklahoma (Sooner), Speedway Motors (Warrior and Midwest), Griffith Truck and Equipment (Gulf South), and Smiley's Racing Products (Lone Star). The American Sprint Car Series is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products and presented by MAVTV American Real Programming.

Brodix is the official Spec-Head provider of the American Sprint Car Series. Hoosier Racing Tires is the official tire of the ASCS Nation.

Team Lucas support comes from Protect the Harvest, iON Cameras, Geico, General Tire, E3 Diamond Fire Spark Plugs, Hawk Performance Products, and Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

For complete news, updates, and information log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Tames 81 Speedway

PARK CITY, Kan. (June 29, 2014) - A Sunday night in Kansas saw Aaron Reutzel victorious in the continuation of the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region vs. National Championship Racing Association showdown with the Harvest of Gold Challenge at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.

Evening the series challenge after C.J. Johnson grabbed the NCRA victory at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday; Reutzel pocketed $2,000 for his sixth overall win of 2014.

Matt Covington moved up one to finish second with eighth starting Jeremy Campbell third. Tony Bruce, Jr. crossed fourth from twelfth with Josh Baughman making up the top-five.

After an overheating engine forced a DNF in his Heat, sending the No. 53 to the B-Feature, Jack Dover clawed his way to sixth after coming from fourteenth in the B-Main to second; gridding Dover sixteenth in the A-Feature. Thirteenth starting Billy Alley was seventh with Jordan Weaver eighth. Jon Freeman crossed ninth with Sean McClelland rounding out the top-ten.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region is off until July 18 with the region's return to the Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region vs. National Championship Racing Association 81 Speedway - Park City, Kan. Sunday, June 19, 2014

Car Count: 29

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 2. 17X-Josh Baughman; 3. 48-Jake Martens; 4. 3-Billy Alley; 5. 35L-Cody Ledger; 6. 72-Raymond Seemann; 7. (DNF) 5-Jason Schroeder; 8. (DNF) 53-Jack Dover

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 85-Forrest Sutherland; 2. E85-Luke Cranston; 3. 1-Sean McClelland; 4. 93-Dustin Morgan; 5. 7M-Kevin Ramey; 6. 17W-Harli White; 7. 8-Alex Sewell

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington; 2. 81-Jon Freeman; 3. 1X-Tony Bruce Jr; 4. 11AM-Mike Goodman; 5. 99-Scott Lehman; 6. 5-Jason Schroeder; 7. 72-Raymond Seemann

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 92-Jordan Weaver; 2. 10C-Jeremy Campbell; 3. 98-J.D. Johnson; 4. 45X-C.J. Johnson; 5. 33-Kris Miller; 6. 91-Jeff Stasa; DNS 50-Gavin Stout

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan[2]; 2. 53-Jack Dover[14]; 3. 35L-Cody Ledger[4]; 4. 7M-Kevin Ramey[5]; 5. 33-Kris Miller[3]; 6. 45X-C.J. Johnson[1]; 7. 99-Scott Lehman[6]; 8. 91-Jeff Stasa[8]; 9. 20G-Jake Greider[13]; 10. (DNF) 17W-Harli White[9]; 11. (DNF) 72-Raymond Seemann[7]; 12. (DNF) 8-Alex Sewell[12]; 13. (DNF) 5-Jason Schroeder[10]; DNS 5L-Joe Bob Lee

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[3]; 3. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[8]; 4. 1X-Tony Bruce Jr[12]; 5. 17X-Josh Baughman[5]; 6. 53-Jack Dover[16]; 7. 3-Billy Alley[13]; 8. 92-Jordan Weaver[4]; 9. 81-Jon Freeman[7]; 10. 1-Sean McClelland[11]; 11. 35L-Cody Ledger[17]; 12. 93-Dustin Morgan[15]; 13. 98-J.D. Johnson[9]; 14. 48-Jake Martens[10]; 15. 85-Forrest Sutherland[2]; 16. 33-Kris Miller[19]; 17. 99-Scott Lehman[20]; 18. (DNF) 7M-Kevin Ramey[18]; 19. (DNF) E85-Luke Cranston[6]; 20. (DNF) 11AM-Mike Goodman[14]

 

 

Bob Ream, Jr. Captures ASCS Southwest Checkers at Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. (June 28, 2014) - The ASCS Southwest Region headlined action at the Tucson International Raceway this past Saturday night with Bob Ream, Jr. topping the field or the second time in 2014.

Fielding the No. 8 third, Ream chased Nick Parker the first 13 rounds before the rookie of the year contender slipped through the cushion and tagged the wall, taking the front axle out of the No. 94.

Assuming the lead, Ream crossed under the checkered flag with seventeenth starting Rick Ziehl in tow to earn the Speedmart Hard Charger worth $50, as well as a $50 cash bonus from Beaver Stripes. Lance Norick placed third from ninth with J.T. Imperial making his first appearance of the season in fourth. Alex Pettas completed the top five.

Kaylene Verville, Casey Buckman, Joshua Williams, Ryan Linder, and Michael Bonneau made up the top ten.

The ASCS Southwest Region returns to action on Saturday, July 5 at the Arizona Raceway in Queen Creek, Ariz. For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

ASCS Southwest Region Tucson International Raceway - Tucson, Ariz. Saturday, June 28, 2014

Car Count: 22

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 94-Nick Parker; 2. 29-Michael Bonneau; 3. 90-Lance Norick; 4. 78-Chris Bonneau; 5. 14S-Cody Sickles; 6. 56-Ryan Murphy; 7. 01-Kaylene Verville; 8. 5-Bud Rowe

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 8-Bob Ream Jr; 2. 41W-Joshua Williams; 3. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson; 4. 9-Ryan Linder; 5. 57X-James Aragon; 6. 55-Brent McKee; 7. 20Z-Rick Ziehl

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. TI64-Alex Pettas; 2. 91-Casey Buckman; 3. 75-J.T. Imperial; 4. 96-Carson Ditsch; 5. 5H-Patrick Krob; 6. (DNF) 22-Mike Rux Jr; 7. (DNF) 29S-Darrell Sickles

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 8-Bob Ream Jr; 2. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 3. 90-Lance Norick; 4. 75-J.T. Imperial; 5. TI64-Alex Pettas; 6. 01-Kaylene Verville; 7. 91-Casey Buckman; 8. 41W-Joshua Williams; 9. 9-Ryan Linder; 10. 29-Michael Bonneau; 11. 78-Chris Bonneau; 12. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson; 13. 5H-Patrick Krob; 14. 96-Carson Ditsch; 15. 14S-Cody Sickles; 16. 55-Brent McKee; 17. (DNF) 57X-James Aragon; 18. (DNF) 94-Nick Parker; DNS 56-Ryan Murphy; DNS 22-Mike Rux Jr; DNS 29S-Darrell Sickles; DNS 5-Bud Rowe

 

 

ASCS Regions set for 17 events in 9 nights

TULSA, Okla. (June 25, 2014) - June into July shows no signs of slowing down for the regions that comprise the American Sprint Car Series as this coming weekend begins a stretch of nine consecutive nights of racing across the ASCS Nation.

Spread among the Gulf South, Northwest, Sooner, Southwest, and Warrior Regions, a total of 17 ASCS 360cid sanctioned events are scheduled from Friday, June 28 to Sunday, July 6.

The lion's share of events belongs to the ASCS Northwest Region with their Regional Speedweek kicking off on Sunday, June 9 in Yreka, Cali. and ending Saturday, July 5 in Cottage Grove, Ore. The first five nights will pay $2,000 to win with the final night getting a boost to $2,500 to win.

The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region offers up four nights with each paying $1,776 to win plus a $2,500 bonus to win all four nights of the Tiger Towing Red, White, and Blue Series with support from Xtreme Paint and Body, Yeager's Harley Davidson, Putnam Chevrolet, and Midwest Specialty Flooring going Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region offers up three nights starting Thursday, July 3 through Saturday, July 5 with each paying $2,000 to win plus a $500 bonus to win two of the three nights, or $1,000 to sweep the weekend.

The American Bank of Oklahoma kicks off the week on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29 in Kansas against the National Championship Racing Association (NCRA) with each night paying $2,000 to win.

ASCS Southwest has two nights at either end of the week in Tucson and Queen Creek with each paying $1,250 to win. Tucson races on Saturday, June 28 with Queen Creek in action on Saturday, July 5.

Winner's share plus potential bonuses alone exceed $35,000 for the nine nights of racing with over 150 drivers expected to take part in ASCS competition over the next week as Regional competition heads to 15 ovals across six states.

Results will be posted as soon as possible to http://www.ascsracing.com.

Breakdown of Events:

Saturday, June 28, 2014

• Dodge City Raceway Park - Dodge City, Kan. (ASCS Sooner vs. NCRA) - After the closing of the Great American Dirt Track in Jetmore, Kan. the Steve King Memorial has found a new home at the Dodge City Raceway Park. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:30 P.M. (CT). and includes the 305cid United Rebel Sprint Series. Admission is $20. For more information, log onto http://www.dodgecityraceway.com or call (620) 225-3277.

• Tucson International Raceway - Tucson, Ariz. (ASCS Southwest) - Round three of 2014 at the Arizona oval, the Jim Allen Memorial is scheduled to begin at 6:45 P.M. (MT). Admission is $15 with kids 11 years of age and younger admitted free into the grandstands. Support classes will include X-Mods, Dwarf Cars, Hornets, Factory Stocks, and Mini Sprints. For more information, log onto http://www.tucsoninternationalraceway.com or call (520) 664-2074.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

• 81-Speedway - Park City, Kan. (ASCS Sooner vs. NCRA) - Round two of the ASCS / NCRA face-off, the “Harvest of Gold Challenge” at the 81-Speedway just north of Wichita kicks off at 7:00 P.M. (CT). The last ASCS Sooner event held at 81-Speedway was on May 9, 2004 with Oklahoma City's Andy Shouse grabbing the win. Sunday night will also include the Mod Lites. Admission is $15. For more information, log onto http://www.81speedway.org or call (316) 755-1781.

• Siskiyou Motor Speedway - Yreka, Ca. (ASCS Northwest) - The start of the 2014 ASCS Northwest Regional Speedweek, with a first time visit to the Siskiyou Motor Speedway. Races at the Northern California oval begin at 6:00 P.M. (PT). Admission is $15 for adults with kids five years and younger admitted free into the grandstands. For more information, log onto http://www.siskiyoumotorspeedway.com.

Monday, June 30, 2014

• Southern Oregon Speedway - Medford, Ore. (ASCS Northwest) - The second round of action for the ASCS Northwest Speedweek, the Southern Oregon Speedway kicked off the 2014 season on May 22 with California's Andy Forsberg leading start to finish. Admission for the Monday show is $22.50. For more information, log onto http://www.sospeedway.com or call (541) 826-6825.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

• Coos Bay Speedway - Coos Bay, Ore. (ASCS Northwest) - The season's only trip to Coos Bay Speedway, the Oregon oval is located 8.5 miles south of the town of Coos Bay. Round three in the ASCS Northwest Regional Speedweek, the night includes Sportsman, Street Stocks, Mini Outlaw, and Hornets. Races start at 6:30 P.M. (PT) and admission is $20. For further information, log onto http://www.coosbayspeedway.us or call (541) 269-2474.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

• Willamette Speedway - Lebanon, Ore. (ASCS Northwest) - The second of three trips to the Oregon oval in 2014, the Willamette Speedway hosts the Wednesday portion of the ASCS Northwest Regional Speedweek. Visiting on May 23, Washington's Jared Peterson grabbed the win ahead of Seth Bergman and Reece Goetz. Admission for the mid-week spectacular is $15 with kids five years of age and younger admitted free. Races begin at 6:00 P.M. (PT) and include Sportsman and Street Stocks in a challenge race between the two. For more information, log onto http://www.trophymotorsports.com or call 360-699-7223.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

• Cotton Bowl Speedway - Paige, Texas (ASCS Gulf South) - The second holiday weekend visit of the season to the Cotton Bowl Speedway, this year's Memorial Day Weekend visit saw Johnny Herrera park it in Victory Lane on May 23. The IMCA Lone Star Series will join the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region. Races are scheduled to begin at 8:00 P.M. (CT) with admission set a $15 for adults. For more information, log onto http://www.cottonbowlspeedway.com or call (512) 748-4218.

• Double X Speedway - California, Mo. (ASCS Warrior) - The first of a four day stretch for the Speedway Motors Warrior Region, the Double X Speedway has seen Regional action once already in 2014 with Jason Johnson winning the "Tribute to Jesse" on May 25. Admission prices and start time were not published at the time of writing. For more information, log onto http://www.xxspeedway.com or call (573) 796-4694.

Friday, July 4, 2014

• Callaway Raceway - Fulton, Mo. (ASCS Warrior) - The first time the Callaway Raceway has hosted the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region, the quarter-mile Fulton, Mo. oval will include ULMA Limited Late Models, USRA Modifieds, and USRA B-Mods. Included in the program will be a fireworks display. Admission is $20 with discounts for Senior, Military, and kids. Races are scheduled to begin at 7:30 P.M. (CT). For more information, log onto http://www.callawayraceways.com or call 573-642-6580.

• Cottage Grove Speedway - Cottage Grove, Ore. (ASCS Northwest) - Night one of a weekend double-header to cap off the 2014 ASCS Northwest Regional Speedweek, the Cottage Grove Speedway saw a sweep of the Memorial Day Weekend by Seth Bergman. Races are scheduled to begin at 6:45 P.M. (PT). For more information, log onto http://www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or call (360) 699-7223.

• Shady Oaks Speedway - Goliad, Texas (ASCS Gulf South) - The one-third mile oval located just at the edge of Goliad first hosted the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region on May 24 with Blake Hahn making the late race pass for the win. Admission for the Independence Day showing is only $15 with kids ages five years and younger admitted free. The night will also include Limited Modifieds, Pure Stocks, and Dwarf/Mod Lites. More information can be found at www.shadyoakspeedway.com or by calling (361) 645-8353.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

• Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, Ariz. (ASCS Southwest) - The sweeping one-third mile oval appears on the ASCS Southwest schedule five times in 2014 with the July 5 event marking the third appearance of the year. Two visits this season has yielded two first time winners with Bob Ream, Jr. topping action on March 15 followed by Alex Pettas who raced to victory on May 31. Saturday, July 5 gets underway at 8:00 P.M. (MT) and includes Pure Stocks, Mod Lites, and Bombers. Admission is $15 and kids six years of age and younger get in free. For more information, log onto http://www.arizonaspeedway.net or call (480) 926-6688.

• Battleground Speedway - Highlands, Texas (ASCS Gulf South) - In the region's last visit to the Battleground Speedway, Travis Rilat laid waste to the field in the Ronald Laney Memorial. Round four for the Gulf South Region at the high-banked three-eighths mile oval, events at the Battleground Speedway round out a three-night stretch for the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region. The night will include Pure Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Limited Modifieds, Late Models, and Modified Dwarfs. Races get underway at 8:00 P.M. (CT). For more information, log onto http://www.battleground-speedway.com or call (830) 302-0336.

• Cottage Grove Speedway - Cottage Grove, Ore. (ASCS Northwest) - Capping off the 2014 ASCS Northwest Regional Speedweek races on Saturday, just like Friday, begin at 6:45 P.M. (PT). For more information, log onto http://www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or call (360) 699-7223.

• Randolph County Raceway - Moberly, Mo. (ASCS Warrior) - Sprint Cars and Fireworks? It's a combination better than Butter on Popcorn as the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region and Impact Signs W.A.R. Sprint Cars headline Saturday night at the Randolph County Raceway. The ULMA Late Models and Hobby Stocks will also be on hand at the extremely high-banked four-tenths mile oval. Races get underway at 7:00 P.M. (CT) with Fireworks following the night's program. For more information, log onto http://www.randolphcountyraceway.com or call (660) 833-1727.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

• Double X Speedway - California, Mo. (ASCS Warrior) - Capping off four nights for the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region back where it began, the Double X Speedway will be the proving ground to see if anyone will claim the $2,500 bonus for winning all four nights. Admission prices and start time were not published at the time of writing. For more information, log onto http://www.xxspeedway.com or call (573) 796-4694.

Quick Look:

Date - Track - City, State - Region

• Saturday, June 28, 2014-Dodge City Raceway Park - Dodge City, KS-Sooner • Saturday, June 28, 2014-Tucson International Raceway - Tucson, AZ-Southwest

• Sunday, June 29, 2014-81 Speedway - Park City, KS-Sooner • Sunday, June 29, 2014-Siskiyou Motor Speedway - Yreka, CA-Northwest

• Monday, June 30, 2014-Southern Oregon Speedway - Medford, OR-Northwest

• Tuesday, July 1, 2014-Coos Bay Speedway - Coos Bay, OR-Northwest

• Wednesday, July 2, 2014-Willamette Speedway - Lebanon, OR-Northwest

• Thursday, July 3, 2014-Cotton Bowl Speedway - Paige, TX-Gulf South • Thursday, July 3, 2014-Double X Speedway - California, MO-Warrior

• Friday, July 4, 2014-Callaway Raceway - Fulton, MO-Warrior • Friday, July 4, 2014-Cottage Grove Speedway - Cottage Grove, OR-Northwest • Friday, July 4, 2014-Shady Oaks Speedway - Goliad, TX-Gulf South

• Saturday, July 5, 2014-Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ-Southwest • Saturday, July 5, 2014-Battleground Speedway - Highlands, TX-Gulf South • Saturday, July 5, 2014-Cottage Grove Speedway - Cottage Grove, OR-Northwest • Saturday, July 5, 2014-Randolph County Raceway - Moberly, MO-Warrior

• Sunday, July 6, 2014-Double X Speedway - California, MO-Warrior

Updates:

• ASCS Gulf South - https://www.facebook.com/ASCSGulfSouthRegion

• ASCS Northwest - https://www.ascsnorthwest.com - or - https://www.facebook.com/pages/ASCS-Northwest/370768335029

• ASCS Sooner - https://www.facebook.com/SoonerRegion

• ASCS Southwest - https://www.facebook.com/AscsSouthwestRegion

• ASCS Warrior - https://www.facebook.com/groups/550746981684903/

Regional action across the ASCS Nation is presented by American Bank of Oklahoma (Sooner), Speedway Motors (Warrior and Midwest), Griffith Truck and Equipment (Gulf South), and Smiley's Racing Products (Lone Star). The American Sprint Car Series is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products an presented by MAVTV American Real Programming.

Brodix is the official Spec-Head provider of the American Sprint Car Series. Hoosier Racing Tires is the official tire of the ASCS Nation.

Team Lucas support comes from Protect the Harvest, iON Cameras, Geico, General Tire, E3 Diamond Fire Spark Plugs, Hawk Performance Products, and Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

For complete news, updates, and information log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Busy 4th of July Weekend for Sprint Car Racers
The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region sprint cars head to three central Missouri speedways over the Fourth of July weekend for four consecutive nights of winged sprint car racing July 3-6. This special weekend is being billed as the "Red, White, and Blue Series presented by Tiger Towing of Columbia MO". Over $42,000 is being offered in the form of race pay off, bonus feature money, and point fund. Any driver who can sweep the four nights by winning the A-Main each evening will collect $10,000 in earnings.
Double X Speedway in California MO will host the first race of the weekend on Thursday, July 3 and the last race of the series on Sunday, July 6th. The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region has made one stop at Double X already in 2014. Jason Johnson of Eunice LA was victorious in that first visit to the 1/4 mile oval.
Winged sprint car racing will return to Callaway Raceway in Fulton MO on Friday, July 4th. After over a decade absence, the 360 cubic inch sprint cars will once again sling dirt on the 1/4 mile track. The high speed semi-banked track will provide side-by-side racing for the powerful sprint cars. The night will also include fireworks.
The third stop of the weekend will be on the high banked 3/8 mile track at Moberly MO. Randloph County Raceway will host the winged sprint cars for the first time in 2014. Besides fireworks, fans will also get to see non-winged sprint car racing. The Impact Signs WAR Sprints will be in action on Saturday night, July 5th.
Jay Russell of Elwood, KS currently sets atop the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region point standings by a mere five points over Savannah MO's, Randy Hibbs. A full field of sprint cars is expected to compete all four nights. Missouri drivers are expected to be joined by drivers from neighboring states.
The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning sprint car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of sprint car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different regions throughout the nation. http://www.ascsracing.com/
Callaway Raceway is located at 7419 County Road 405 Fulton MO. Also in action will be ULMA limited late models, USRA A-Modifieds, and Callaway Raceway B-Modifieds. Additional information is available at http://www.callawayraceways.com/
Randolph County Raceway is located 4081 US 24 Moberly MO. WAR non-wing sprint cars, ULMA limited late models, and RCR hobby stocks are part of the action along with fireworks. Additional information is available at http://www.randolphcountyraceway.com/
Double X Speedway is located 2 miles west of California MO on Highway 50. Support classes will also be in action both nights at California. Additional information is available at http://www.xxspeedway.com/

 

ASCS Southwest Back in Tucson this Saturday

TULSA, Okla. (June 25, 2014) - The ASCS Southwest Region returns to action on Saturday, June 28 at the three-eighths mile Tucson International Raceway.

The third visit of 2014 to the Arizona oval, Joshua Williams and Rick Ziehl have split victories so far with Williams taking his first ASCS score on April 5 and Ziehl grabbing the win on May 3.

After a lackluster start of the year with engine failure haunting the No. 20z, Ziehl is currently tied atop the standings with Ryan Linder followed by Joshua Williams who's a tiny three points removed from the pair going into the Saturday spectacular.

Lance Norick holds fourth 38 points removed from the lead with Bob Ream, Jr. fifth.

In seven events contested in 2014, six drivers have emerged victorious with Rick Abreu's sweep of the season opening Cocopah Cup Challenge producing the only repeat winner so far.

This Saturday at the Tucson International Raceway will be run in honor of Jim Allen with admission only $15.00. VIP access is a $7.00 upgrade on the general admission ticket. Kids 11 years of age and younger are admitted free into the grandstands. Gates on Saturday will open at 5:30 P.M. (MT) with a car show before the races scheduled start time of 6:45 P.M. (MT). Support classes will include X-Mods, Dwarf Cars, Hornets, Factory Stocks, and Mini Sprints.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (June 23, 2014) - A very long weekend for some, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series finished off the 22nd edition of Speedweek and 2nd annual Bob Westphal Memorial Cup. Along with the National Tour's four straight nights of racing, the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region and ASCS Frontier Region also saw action this past weekend.

Starting on Wednesday, June 18 and going through Saturday, June 21 the whole of ASCS saw eight races with 11 of 12 sanctioned events completed with an average car count of 34 per event.

Since January, 70 race nights have been contested with the American Sprint Car Series with 399 drivers taking part in at least one event so far.

The Winners:

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

• Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (National) - Building up to Speedweek, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. had finally got things rolling and Wednesday night at the Lawton Speedway, it all paid off as the Sunnyvale, Texas driver snapped a three year winless streak with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real. The $3,000 score is Sam's third against the National Tour.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

• Christopher Bell (National) - After a failed steering gear the night before forced Christopher Bell through the B-Feature, the Norman, Okla. shoe was the man to beat at Creek County Speedway. Utilizing his years of Micro experience at the quarter-mile, Bell put all by three drivers a lap down when the checkered flag dropped for his first ASCS National Tour victory of 2014.

Friday, June 20, 2014

• Tony Bruce, Jr. (National) - What is the cost of victory? For Tony Bruce, Jr. it was a blown engine at the Devil's Bowl, a flip at Lawton, and a overall bad night at Creek before the No. 18 pulled off the drive of the year to win at the Outlaw Motorsports Park; passing for the lead with three to go after starting thirteenth. The win is Bruce's second of the season with the ASCS National Tour.

• Travis Rilat (Gulf South) - Taking on the one-third mile Golden Triangle Raceway Park, fourth starting Travis Rilat was the third leader of the night. The win is Rilat's second of the year with the Gulf South Region.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

• Christopher Bell (National) - Ring the Bell at the Lucas Oil Speedway as the track was in near perfect shape for Christopher Bell to add a second victory of Speedweek to his resume', passing Matt Covington on Lap 16. Bell was challenged on restarts, but would not be denied his first Lucas Oil ASCS victory at the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks".

• Channin Tankersley (Gulf South) - You don't need to win races to win championships, but it doesn't hurt your cause as Channin Tankersley finally broke into Victory Lane with the Gulf South Region at the Royal Purple Raceway.

• Joe Ramaker (Frontier) - Joe is still smokin' the competition with his third win in four starts with the ASCS Frontier Region coming at the Electric City Speedway. According to the report submitted by Andrew Kunas, the Idaho veteran was lucky to finish after the Bleeder snapped out of the Left Rear Wheel.

A look at everything else:

• Speedweek Leaders - Oh so many in only 5 races. Starting with Seth Bergman after his win on Saturday, June 14 at the Devil's Bowl, the lead transferred to Blake Hahn after Lawton, then Jason Johnson after Creek. Johnson held the lead in the Bob Westphal Memorial Cup standings after Friday night at Outlaw, but it would be current Tour points leader, Brad Loyet, on top by two points with a third place finish at Lucas Oil to Jason's seventh place showing to garner Loyet his first ASCS Speedweek title.

• Up and Down - It's has been a rollercoaster year for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Finally getting the win at the Lawton Speedway, Hafertepe made a huge jump from sixth to third in tour standings. A DNF at Creek County, a flip at Outlaw, and a snapped front axle while running second at Lucas Oil and the driver of the No. 15h is right back where he started.

• High Car Count - The 2014 Bob Westphal Memorial ASCS Speedweek was not short on cars with 98 drivers taking part in at least one event, with an average of 41.6 for the week. Lucas Oil Speedway had the most drivers show up for fun with 53 drawing in.

• Perfect Attendance - Fifteen drivers had perfect attendance for the 2014 ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek. Of the 15, 13 started in every Protect the Harvest A-Feature. Twenty-one drivers ran at least four nights, 32 competed in three events, and 41 saw action in at least two nights of Speedweek.

• The Difference is - Neither Johnson or Loyet grabbed wins during Speedweek and in fact, Jason was one up on Loyet in top-ten finishes, but the difference is where both drivers earned their three top-five finishes with Johnson finishing fifth at the Devil's Bowl, Second at Creek County, and third at Outlaw. All of Loyet's top fives were podium finishes with a second at Lawton, second at Outlaw, and third at Lucas Oil.

• Cody Baker - During his Heat Race on Saturday night, Cody Baker suffered burns from his ankles to his knees after the U-Joint in the car exploded, cutting a fuel line on Baker's No. 38. According to posts to the team's Facebook page, Cody was taken to Grossman Burn Center at Research Medical Center and is being treated for third-degree burns to his right ankle and leg. For continued updates, you can like the team's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/CBakerRacing/111862975517349?ref=br_tf

• Crawling Through the Field - Tim Crawley posted the biggest run of Speedweek on Saturday night after having to race though a B-Feature, where the three-time National Champion gridded the John James owned No. 4j nineteenth, and charged to second.

• Rain in Montana - Friday night saw two Heat Races contested before the rains set in at the Electric City Speedway. Drivers who drew in each received show up points for Friday night.

• All Online - Racinboys.com covered all five nights of the ASCS Speedweek with video posted to the Premium Section of the website.

Coming Up:

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region takes to the state of Kansas for an ASCS / NCRA showdown at the Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday, June 28 for the Steve King Memorial. Sunday, the show moves to the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.

ASCS Southwest headlines events at the Tucson International Raceway on Saturday, June 28. A little futher east, the West Texas ASCS 305 Region lights up in El Paso on Friday, June 27 and Las Cruces on Saturday, June 28.

This weekend also marks the start of the ASCS Northwest Speedweek starting Sunday, June 29 at the Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, Cali.

For a complete listing of ASCS events in 2014, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Channin Tankersley Battles to Baytown Victory

BAYTOWN, Texas (June 21, 2014) - Leading non-stop on Saturday night, Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South points leader, Channin Tankersley, picked up the win at the Royal Purple Raceway.

The Highlands, Texas driver's first score of the season, Tankersley beat Ray Allen Kulhanek to the line. Seventh starting Travis Elliot completed the podium with Friday night winner, Travis Rilat, taking fourth. Coming from eleventh, Tommy Bryant rounded out the top five.

Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Caleb Martin, Paul Solomon, and John Pate made up the top ten.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region will take time to prepare for three nights of racing over the Independence Day Holiday, starting July 3 at the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas. July 4 will see action at the Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas, and finally the Battleground Speedway will host the Gulf South Region on July 5.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region Royal Purple Raceway - Baytown, Texas Saturday, June 21, 2014

Car Count: 22

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Channin Tankersley; 2. 39C-Travis Rilat; 3. 0-Marty Hargroder; 4. 51-Caleb Martin; 5. 53-Andrew VanBlarcum; 6. 24-Brandie Jass; 7. (DNF) 17T-Greg Rilat; DNS F13-Bobby Barksdale

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 10M-Morgan Turpen; 2. 27-Steve Block; 3. 36-John Pate; 4. 7A-Paul Solomon; 5. 12-Scott Smith; 6. 2W-Dustin Welch; 7. (DNF) 29-Mike Walling

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 10-Terry Gray; 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 3. 28-Tommy Bryant; 4. 15T-Travis Elliott; 5. 7-Wyatt Rector; 6. 19-Klint Angelette; 7. 93-Chris Sweeney

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 11-Channin Tankersley[1]; 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[5]; 3. 15T-Travis Elliott[7]; 4. 39C-Travis Rilat[3]; 5. 28-Tommy Bryant[11]; 6. 10M-Morgan Turpen[2]; 7. 10-Terry Gray[4]; 8. 51-Caleb Martin[10]; 9. 7A-Paul Solomon[6]; 10. 36-John Pate[8]; 11. 19-Klint Angelette[16]; 12. 17T-Greg Rilat[20]; 13. 29-Mike Walling[21]; 14. 7-Wyatt Rector[15]; 15. 24-Brandie Jass[18]; 16. 27-Steve Block[9]; 17. (DNF) 12-Scott Smith[13]; 18. (DNF) 93-Chris Sweeney[19]; 19. (DNF) 53-Andrew VanBlarcum[14]; 20. (DNF) 2W-Dustin Welch[17]; 21. (DNF) 0-Marty Hargroder[12]; 22. (DNF) F13-Bobby Barksdale[22]

 

 

Ramaker survives flat tire, scores Frontier checkers again

Andrew Kunas, ASCS Frontier PR/Announcer

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Joe Ramaker's early dominance of the 2014 ASCS Frontier Region season continued Saturday night as he picked up the checkered flag at Electric City Speedway. Further padding his points lead, it was Ramaker's third win in four starts to begin the season.

The Boise, Idaho driver, who considers Electric City Speedway his home track as he grew up in nearby Choteau and attended countless races at the track as a child, had luck on his side also. Late in the race Ramaker broke a bleeder on his left rear tire, losing all but two pounds of air pressure in that tire. Ramaker, however, already had a large lead and was able to hold on in the Ramaker Racing No. 98 Ostrich-powered J&J. Despite the tire mishap, Ramaker was pleased with his car.

"I really can't say it's me. We did a lot of testing last year that helped a lot. It's really the car and I'm just along for the ride," said Ramaker, who has had a long run of success at the track. "I've had a lot of laps here also, and that helps too."

Ramaker won the season opening event at the same track on May 16th, and nearly won if not for a last corner pass the next night.

Outside pole sitter Trever Kirkland of Helena, Mont. took the lead on the initial start and led a number of laps, but for the second straight week brake problems on his car hampered his efforts. Like the previous Saturday's race at Billings Motorsports Park, Kirkland struggled to work his way through heavy traffic that came as a result of the race going fifteen laps under green to start, and maintain his line at the top of the race track, where he said brakes would've been helpful. Just like the week before, Kirkland made a spirited effort to hold off Ramaker before eventually yielding the top spot. Despite the brake problems, Kirkland took advantage of the intense racing for position behind him and managed to hold on to finish second in the Kirkland Racing No. 37 Ryder-powered XXX, backing up his third place run at Billings.

"It's frustrating," Kirkland admitted. "We've led every night other than our crash (opening night on May 16th). Everytime we had a good run the brakes had problems. It's not our program. It's a brake problem we just can't find and it's cost us a win two weeks in a row. We're fast enough. We just need the breaks to come our way and we can finish (win) one of these. The guys have worked real hard and our sponsors have been so supportive."

Kirkland briefly lost second place to Lethbridge, Alberta visitor Kelly Miller, but the pass was negated by a yellow flag. After the restart Miller had his hands full, holding back Washington visitor Rick Fauver and former Montana sprint car champions Phil Dietz and Joe Perry. All drivers frequently swapped positions over the latter half of the 25-lap event. Perry, who started 14th, made a late run and passed both Miller and Fauver on the final lap to finish third in the Chuck Perry No. 28 Santos & Sons-powered Maxim. In the double opener at the same track in May, Perry crashed the first night and did not run the second night. It was a dramatic reversal from May's events for the Billings driver.

"Fourteenth to third. It was a good run. We could've used a caution towards the end maybe," Perry said. "It felt real good after what happened here last month."

Fauver crossed the finish line fourth but was disqualified for not reporting to the scales following the race. Miller was credited with fourth place in the KDM Motorsports No. 44k AMS-powered Schnee. The tenth starting Dietz, out of Laurel, Mont. was fifth in the Prevost Racing No. 72 RFast-powerd GF1. T.J. Hartman, polesitter Sean MacDonell, Jerry Brey, Jeremy McCune and Rocky Borys rounded out the Top 10.

For the second straight week, Damon McCune won a B-Feature event, transferring to the A-Feature with Leroy Brush, Cody Masse and Shane Ainscough. Brush's motor issues forced him to scratch, allowing fifth place finisher Cliff Nelson to transfer also. Heat races were won by Paxton Lambrect, Fauver, Ramaker and Hartman.

The next races for the ASCS Frontier Region are Friday and Saturday, July 11th and 12th, when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series races at Electric City Speedway on Friday and Billings Motorsports Park on Saturday. The Frontier Region will be running in support both nights. More information on the Frontier Region of the American Sprint Car Series can be found online at frontier.ascsracing.com

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ASCS Frontier Region Electric City Speedway Great Falls, MT June 21, 2014

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

26 cars

Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. 7x Paxton Lambrect, 2. 0J Jeremy McCune, 3. 12 Jerry Brey, 4. 1 Bill Boyce, 5. 81 Darren Smith, 6. 35m Cody Masse, 7. 4n Johnny Nelson.

Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. 23n Rick Fauver, 2. 72 Phil Dietz, 3. 44k Kelly Miller, 4. 28 Joe Perry, 5. 44 Damon McCune, 6. 24 Leroy Brush, 7. 1x Vernon Hill.

Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. 98 Joe Ramaker, 2. 37 Trever Kirkland, 3. 3j Jordan Milne, 4. 65 Allen Michel, 5. 3 Shane Ainscough, 6. 77 Mark Sweet.

Heat 4 (8 laps): 1. 19 T.J. Hartman, 2. 9 Sean MacDonell, 3. 2 Shad Petersen, 4. 7a Rocky Borys, 5. 11 Cliff Nelson, 6. 4 Junior Nelson.

B-Feature (12 laps): 1. 44 Damon McCune, 2. 24 Leroy Brush, 3. 35m Cody Masse, 4. 3 Shane Ainscough, 5. 11 Cliff Nelson, 6. 81 Darren Smith, 7. 4n Johnny Nelson, 8. 4 Junior Nelson. First four finishers transfer to A-Feature. 11 Cliff Nelson also transfers after 24 Leroy Brush scratches.

A-Feature (25 laps): 1. 98 Joe Ramaker, 2. 37 Trever Kirkland, 3. 28 Joe Perry, 4. 44k Kelly Miller, 5. 72 Phil Dietz, 6. 19 T.J. Hartman, 7. 9 Sean MacDonell, 8. 12 Jerry Brey, 9. 0J Jeremy McCune, 10. 7a Rocky Borys, 11. 7x Paxton Lambrect, 12. 44 Damon McCune, 13. 11 Cliff Nelson, 14. 2 Shad Petersen, 15. 35m Cody Masse, 16. 3j Jordan Milne, 17. 3 Shane Ainscough, 18. 65 Allen Michel, 19. 1 Bill Boyce. DQ'd - 23n Rick Fauver (finished fourth but did not report to scales). DNS - 24 Leroy Brush.

 

 

Christopher Bell wins Lucas; Brad Loyet wins Speedweek

WHEATLAND, Mo. (June 21, 2014) - Five nights and four winners as Christopher Bell backed up his Creek County Speedway victory on Saturday night at the Lucas Oil Speedway; coming from seventh to earn his first Lucas Oil Speedway triumph in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition and second on the season.

"That right there was a blast. It's doesn't get much better than that," said Bell of his Speedweek victory. "Hats off to the track crew. As a racer, when you come to a racetrack, all you want to be able to do is race and tonight, they gave us options to be able to move around and put on a good show."

Cracking the top five on Lap 5, Bell utilized a caution on the eighth round to jump to third. Working past Brad Loyet on Lap 10 for the runner up spot, the Berryman Motorsports No. 31b began running down race long leader, Matt Covington.

Slipping the tires on Lap 14 exiting turn two, the gap closed quickly with Covington again slipping though the groove two laps later to allow Christopher Bell to race into the top spot.

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. worked past Covington for the runner up spot on a Lap 22 restart, but a caution on Lap 23 saw the No. 15h making contact with an infield tire, causing the front axle to snap; sending the Left Front tire flying.

On the restart, nineteenth starting Tim Crawley worked by Covington for second.

"I can't thank John [James] enough, you know we had a little misfortune the middle of the week and had some problems. Maybe we would have had a shot at this Speedweek deal, but you never know," commented Crawley. "I hope everybody enjoyed it, I drove my butt off but come up second."

Brad Loyet crossed third and in doing so, picked up the title of Speedweek Champion by two markers over Jason Johnson.

"I've won in a Midget here, and I've been really close in a Sprint Car, just not yet," said Loyet "I kind of feel like I let my guys tonight. I had a better car than third place but I just messed around too much in one and two too long, and it cost me a good shot at winning this race."

Matt Covington ended up fourth with Johnny Herrera coming from fourteenth to fifth.

Jonathan Cornell from sixteenth grabbed sixth with Jason Johnson coming back to seventh after spinning on Lap 5 and having to come from twentieth. Brandon Hanks grabbed eighth with Seth Bergman from fifteenth to ninth. Dustin Morgan made the charge to tenth from twenty-second.

Speedweek high car count of 53 garnered six Heat Races with Blake Hahn, Jason Johnson, Brad Loyet, Tyler Blank, Jeff Swindell, and Johnny Herrera earning wins. Three B-Features were won by Randy Hibbs, Aaron Reutzel, and Tim Crawley.

The 2nd annual Bob Westphal Memorial Cup went to Brad Loyet. Jason Johnson ended up second with Seth Bergman, Jeff Swindell, and Aaron Reutzel completing the top five in Speedweek standings.

Co-sanctioned with the Speedway Motors Warrior Region with Jonathan Cornell earning high points for the region. Tyler Blank, Josh Fisher, Randy Hibbs, and J.R. Topper completed the top five in regional standings.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real returns to action on July 11 at the Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, Mo. Speedweek Round 5 - Finale Saturday, June 21, 2014

Car Count: 53

Heat Races presented by SpeedMart - 8 Laps, winners plus top 10 in passing points to A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Blake Hahn[6]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4]; 3. 86-Kyle Bellm[1]; 4. 48-Jake Martens[8]; 5. 85-Forrest Sutherland[7]; 6. 4-Evan Martin[3]; 7. 27X-Mark Finnell[5]; 8. 58-Gary Floyd[9]; DNS 94F-Joe Frazier

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[1]; 2. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[5]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[9]; 4. 28-Jonathan Cornell[7]; 5. 72-Curtis Boyer[2]; 6. 51-Mitchell Moore[6]; 7. 3Z-Zach Davis[8]; 8. 99-Andrew Turley[3]; 9. (DNF) 38-Cody Baker[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 2. 81W-Danny Wood[5]; 3. 17W-Harli White[6]; 4. 3H-Brandon Hanks[9]; 5. 92-Jordan Weaver[2]; 6. 93-Dustin Morgan[8]; 7. 14-Randy Martin[4]; 8. 7M-Chance Morton[7]; 9. 76-Jay Russell[1]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 9M-Tyler Blank[2]; 2. 31B-Christopher Bell[9]; 3. 92J-J.R. Topper[3]; 4. 77-Zach Chappell[6]; 5. 14Z-Zach Pringle[8]; 6. 17X-Josh Baughman[7]; 7. 34-Corey Nelson[4]; 8. (DNF) 24X-Lanny Carpenter[1]; 9. (DNF) 50-Michael Sosebee[5]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell[1]; 2. 4J-Tim Crawley[2]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 4. 33-Kris Miller[3]; 5. 0-Austin Alumbaugh[7]; 6. 81A-Chris Morgan[9]; 7. 8M-Kade Morton[8]; 8. 24-Ricky Lee Stangl[6]; 9. (DNF) 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths[4]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 3. 72X-Josh Fisher[6]; 4. 2A-Randy Hibbs[7]; 5. 00-Casey Shuman[2]; 6. 27-Danny Thoman[3]; 7. 9-Casey Baker[5]; DNS 22-Dustin Barks

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features - Top 2 advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 2A-Randy Hibbs[1]; 2. 17X-Josh Baughman[5]; 3. 14-Randy Martin[9]; 4. 92J-J.R. Topper[3]; 5. 00-Casey Shuman[6]; 6. 7M-Chance Morton[10]; 7. 3Z-Zach Davis[7]; 8. 24X-Lanny Carpenter[11]; 9. 27-Danny Thoman[8]; 10. (DNF) 48-Jake Martens[2]; 11. (DNF) 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths[12]; 12. (DNF) 0-Austin Alumbaugh[4]; DNS 22-Dustin Barks

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 2. 77-Zach Chappell[2]; 3. 86-Kyle Bellm[3]; 4. 33-Kris Miller[4]; 5. 34-Corey Nelson[9]; 6. 72-Curtis Boyer[5]; 7. 8M-Kade Morton[7]; 8. 51-Mitchell Moore[6]; 9. 76-Jay Russell[12]; 10. 24-Ricky Lee Stangl[10]; 11. 27X-Mark Finnell[8]; DNS 50-Michael Sosebee

B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 4J-Tim Crawley[1]; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan[4]; 3. 81A-Chris Morgan[6]; 4. 14Z-Zach Pringle[2]; 5. 92-Jordan Weaver[5]; 6. 4-Evan Martin[7]; 7. 58-Gary Floyd[9]; 8. 85-Forrest Sutherland[3]; 9. 9-Casey Baker[8]; 10. 99-Andrew Turley[10]; DNS 38-Cody Baker; DNS 94F-Joe Frazier

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 31B-Christopher Bell[7]; 2. 4J-Tim Crawley[19]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 4. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera[14]; 6. 28-Jonathan Cornell[16]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson[12]; 8. 3H-Brandon Hanks[5]; 9. 23-Seth Bergman[15]; 10. 93-Dustin Morgan[22]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel[18]; 12. 9M-Tyler Blank[8]; 13. 94-Jeff Swindell[13]; 14. (DNF) 81W-Danny Wood[6]; 15. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[9]; 16. (DNF) 77-Zach Chappell[21]; 17. (DNF) 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 18. (DNF) 17-Blake Hahn[2]; 19. (DNF) 72X-Josh Fisher[11]; 20. (DNF) 17W-Harli White[10]; 21. (DNF) 2A-Randy Hibbs[17]; 22. (DNF) 17X-Josh Baughman[20]

Lap Leader(s): Matt Covington 1-15; Christopher Bell 16-30 FSR High Point: Christopher Bell KSE Hard Charger: Tim Crawley +17 Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: Matt Covington 14.547 seconds CSI Rebound: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Provisional(s): N/A

 

 

Travis Rilat on top with Gulf South at Beaumont

BEAUMONT, Texas (June 20, 2014) - The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region invaded the Golden Triangle Raceway Park on Friday night with Travis Rilat making the late race pass for the win.

Starting fourth, Rilat moved by Travis Elliot on Lap 16 for the point. Elliot, who inherited the lead on Lap 13 after a spin on the part of Klint Angelette, held on for second with Terry Gray, Channin Tankersley, and Tommy Bryant making up the top five.

Eighteenth starting Ray Allen Kulhanek clawed to sixth with Morgan Turpen seventh. Johnny Brown, Greg Rilat, and Chris Sweeney completed the top ten.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region heads for the Royal Purple Raceway on Saturday, June 21. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region Golden Triagle Raceway Park - Beaumont, Texas Friday, June 20, 2014

Car Count: 23

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 3-Gary Watson; 2. 19-Klint Angelette; 3. 10-Terry Gray; 4. 39C-Travis Rilat; 5. 93-Chris Sweeney; 6. 24-Brandie Jass; 7. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 8. 12-Scott Smith

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 5X-Tyson Hall; 2. B51-Johnny Brown; 3. 36-John Pate; 4. 29-Mike Walling; 5. 11-Channin Tankersley; 6. 7-Wyatt Rector; 7. 28H-Mark Harris; 8. (DNF) 53-Andrew VanBlarcum

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Tommy Bryant; 2. 15T-Travis Elliott; 3. 10M-Morgan Turpen; 4. 7A-Paul Solomon; 5. 17T-Greg Rilat; 6. (DNF) 7W-Dustin Welch; 7. (DNF) F13-Bobby Barksdale

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 39C-Travis Rilat[4]; 2. 15T-Travis Elliott[2]; 3. 10-Terry Gray[11]; 4. 11-Channin Tankersley[15]; 5. 28-Tommy Bryant[3]; 6. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[18]; 7. 10M-Morgan Turpen[9]; 8. B51-Johnny Brown[6]; 9. 17T-Greg Rilat[13]; 10. 93-Chris Sweeney[14]; 11. 3-Gary Watson[8]; 12. 19-Klint Angelette[1]; 13. 36-John Pate[5]; 14. 7-Wyatt Rector[16]; 15. 24-Brandie Jass[17]; 16. (DNF) 29-Mike Walling[10]; 17. (DNF) 5X-Tyson Hall[7]; 18. (DNF) 12-Scott Smith[20]; 19. (DNF) 28H-Mark Harris[19]; 20. (DNF) 7A-Paul Solomon[12]

Lap Leader(s): Klint Angelette 1-12; Travis Elliot 13-15; Travis Rilat 16-25

 

 

Tony Bruce, Jr. Charges to Victory at Outlaw

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (June 20, 2014) - A blown engine, a flip, and an overall terrible night the first three nights of Speedweek all turned around for Tony Bruce, Jr. on Friday night, coming from thirteenth to win at the Outlaw Motorsports Park with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real.

The fourth winner in as many nights of the 2014 Bob Westphal Memorial Cup ASCS Speedweek, Bruce worked past race long leader Brad Loyet with three laps to run for his second score of the 2014 season.

"We've had a terrible Speedweek to say the least. Had a motor failure at Devil's Bowl, got upside down at Lawton, and just looked like a complete idiot last night; luckily, I don't look like an idiot here tonight," said a joyous Tony Bruce, Jr.

Making his advance to the front via the bottom line, Bruce was one of the few drivers able to make the hub of the Outlaw Motorsports Park work, "I paid attention the last time I was here. The car was real good all the way around the racetrack, bottom or top."

Battling early with Jeff Swindell for the lead, Brad Loyet held the point but unfortunately, a spark plug wire worked loose on the Vacuworx No. 05, putting Loyet on seven cylinders in the closing laps after originally fearing the engine was going flat.

"On that one restart, I'm sure everyone heard a different tone in the engine. Just lost a spark plug wire. I guess it's pretty good to run second and not get passed until three to go when running on seven cylinders," commented Loyet on finishing second.

Jason Johnson worked to the final podium step after starting sixth in the Curb Records No. 41.

"We were committed to the top. When Tony found the bottom and was getting the moisture off the bottom, I tried it once or twice but just couldn't get a good run so we stayed up top, then with about two to go, we started running out of fuel and were just trying to hang on."

Johnny Herrera rolled up to fourth from eighth. After running second for 24 laps, and challenging several times for the lead, contact with the wall nearly ended the night for Jeff Swindell, who put together a strong final showing, despite a damaged race car, to cross fifth.

Dustin Morgan worked out of the B-Feature, and rolled to sixth after starting seventeenth. Seth Bergman climbed from tenth to seventh with Tim Crawley eighth. Aaron Reutzel came back to ninth after losing a left rear tire on Lap 16, forcing the BC Funds No. 87 to sixteenth in the last half of the A-Feature. Matt Covington came from twentieth to complete the top ten.

Drivers numbering 33 drew in at the Outlaw Motorsports Park, yielding four Heat Races. Aaron Reutzel, Tim Crawley, Christopher Bell, and Jeff Swindell each grabbed wins. The night's B-Feature was won by Dustin Morgan.

Paired with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region, Dustin Morgan earned high points for the region. Alex Sewell seconds, Harli White third, Mike Goodman fourth, with Danny Wood rounding out the top five in point earners for the region.

The Bob Westphal Memorial Cup concludes on Saturday, June 21 at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real Outlaw Motorsports Park - Muskogee, Okla. Speedweek Round 4 Friday, June 20, 2014

Car Count: 33

Heat Races presented by SpeedMart - 8 Laps, winners plus top 12 in passing points to A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[2]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet[6]; 3. 11AM-Mike Goodman[1]; 4. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[5]; 5. 17W-Harli White[7]; 6. 33-Kris Miller[3]; 7. 8-Alex Sewell[8]; 8. 92-Jordan Weaver[4]; 9. 14K-Kyle Bellm[9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 4J-Tim Crawley[1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 3. 48-Jake Martens[3]; 4. 93-Dustin Morgan[2]; 5. 14Z-Zach Pringle[6]; 6. 7X-Shane Sellers[8]; 7. 57-Kyle Chady[5]; 8. (DNF) 36-Jonathan Beason[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 31B-Christopher Bell[1]; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson[3]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[4]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[8]; 5. 81W-Danny Wood[5]; 6. 85-Forrest Sutherland[2]; 7. 21X-Taylor Velasquez[7]; 8. (DNF) 1-Sean McClelland[6]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell[2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[5]; 3. 17-Blake Hahn[4]; 4. 7S-Robert Sellers[1]; 5. 17X-Josh Baughman[3]; 6. 95-Matt Covington[7]; 7. 3H-Brandon Hanks[8]; 8. 58-Gary Floyd[6]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Feature - Top 6 advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan[1]; 2. 7X-Shane Sellers[2]; 3. 81W-Danny Wood[4]; 4. 95-Matt Covington[5]; 5. 8-Alex Sewell[7]; 6. 17X-Josh Baughman[6]; 7. 92-Jordan Weaver[16]; 8. 7S-Robert Sellers[3]; 9. 85-Forrest Sutherland[10]; 10. 21X-Taylor Velasquez[11]; 11. 33-Kris Miller[9]; 12. 14K-Kyle Bellm[17]; 13. 58-Gary Floyd[15]; 14. (DNF) 57-Kyle Chady[12]; 15. (DNF) 3H-Brandon Hanks[8]; DNS 1-Sean McClelland; DNS 36-Jonathan Beason

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[13]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet[1]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson[6]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[8]; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell[3]; 6. 93-Dustin Morgan[17]; 7. 23-Seth Bergman[10]; 8. 4J-Tim Crawley[4]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel[2]; 10. 95-Matt Covington[20]; 11. 17-Blake Hahn[11]; 12. 8-Alex Sewell[21]; 13. 17W-Harli White[15]; 14. 3H-Brandon Hanks[23]; 15. (DNF) 31B-Christopher Bell[5]; 16. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[7]; 17. (DNF) 77X-Wayne Johnson[9]; 18. (DNF) 11AM-Mike Goodman[14]; 19. (DNF) 81W-Danny Wood[19]; 20. (DNF) 48-Jake Martens[12]; 21. (DNF) 14Z-Zach Pringle[16]; 22. (DNF) 7X-Shane Sellers[18]

Lap Leader(s): Brad Loyet 1-27; Tony Bruce, Jr. 28-30 FSR High Point: Brad Loyet KSE Hard Charger: Tony Bruce, Jr. +12 Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: Brad Loyet 16.665 seconds CSI Rebound: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Provisional(s): Brandon Hanks (P2)

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Jeff Swindell - 1, Brad Loyet - 1, Seth Bergman - 1, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 1, Christopher Bell - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 1,616; 2. Jason Johnson 1,606; 3. Jeff Swindell 1,552; 4. Johnny Herrera 1,524; 5. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,520; 6. Aaron Reutzel 1,517; 7. Seth Bergman 1,438; 8. Blake Hahn 1,437; 9. Tony Bruce, Jr. 1,434; 10. Matt Covington 1,396;

2014 Speedweek Driver Standings (Top 10) 1. Jason Johnson 518; 2. Brad Loyet 504; 3. Jeff Swindell 494; 4. Seth Bergman 486; 5. Blake Hahn 486; 6. Aaron Reutzel 481; 7. Dustin Morgan 470; 8. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 466; 9. Matt Covington 451; 10. Johnny Herrera 447;

 

Christopher Bell Dominates Lucas Oil ASCS at Creek County Speedway

SAPULPA, Okla. (June 19, 2014) - Winning could easily be replaced with dominating when talking about the performance turned in by Christopher Bell on Thursday night at the Creek County Speedway, lapping into the top five with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real for his first ASCS score of the 2014 season in the Berryman Motorsports No. 31b.

"I kind of grew up around here running Micro Sprints, and I always enjoy coming back to this place," said Bell of the Sapulpa, Okla. oval. "I really like it, man; I just love these rough and heavy little bullrings. You can really sit up in the seat where the driver can really make a difference. I just can't thank these guys enough; it's a privilege to be in the seat."

Drawing the outside front row, Bell took off to the lead from the word "go".

Working a groove higher than anyone through traffic, Bell lapped to eighteenth by the first caution on Lap 9 for Blake Hahn. Stopped twice for red flags on Lap 10, first for Joe Wood, Jr. then Dustin Morgan, the raced rolled to its conclusion uninterrupted from there, despite a few close calls, with Bell lapping fifth place coming to the final lap.

Jason Johnson fought to second on Lap 8, and ended up crossing 7.666 seconds behind Bell at the finish.

"We got lucky in the Heat Race. Sometimes it pays to be lucky than good, but it got us in the redraw. We drew second row and that paid off really good but, we had nothing for Christopher, he was in a league of his own up on the curb," commented Johnson when asked about the track and having to cowboy up. "I tried jumping up there once or twice, and just bicycled it so, the fastest car won the race tonight, and we just come home second."

Posting his last podium finish in 2001, a very happy Robert Sellers posted his fourth career podium finish with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Excitedly, Sellers said, "Oh man we'll take it. These guys are tough and we just do this occasionally. We're a low budget team; Checkered Flag Trucking is our main sponsor on here, so without a lot of backing we're really happy with the show position here."

Forrest Sutherland was the first driver a lap down in the Salina Racing Engines No. 85 with a best ever fourth place finish with Matt Covington holding on to round out the top five.

Jeff Swindell fought from tenth to sixth with Aaron Reutzel following from eleventh to seventh. Johnny Herrera clawed from fifteenth to eighth with Seth Bergman from sixteenth to ninth. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. took a provisional into the night's A-Feature and used it to its full advantage, coming from twenty-third to complete the top ten.

With 42 drivers drawing in, Heat Races numbered six with Christopher Bell, Brandon Hanks, Forrest Sutherland, Chance Morton, Blake Hahn, and Jason Johnson earning wins. A pair of B-Features went to Brad Loyet and Joe Bob Lee.

In the Bob Westphal Memorial Cup standings, Jason Johnson now leads over Blake Hahn by fiver markers. Jeff Swindell jumped to third with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. and Aaron Reutzel tied for fourth.

Overall driver standings saw Johnson close the gap from 41 to three on Brad Loyet for the lead. Jeff Swindell moved back to third with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. dropping on to fourth. Aaron Reutzel completes the top five in tour standings.

Co-sanctioned with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region, Robert Sellers earned high points for the region. Jake Martens, Kris Miller, Dustin Morgan, and Joe Wood, Jr. complete the top five point getters.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real competes next on Friday, June 20 at the Outlaw Motorsports Park in Muskogee, Okla. Races are scheduled to begin at 8:00 P.M. (CT). For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, Okla. Speedweek Round 3 Thursday, June 19, 2014

Car Count: 42

Heat Races presented by SpeedMart - 8 Laps, winners plus top 10 in passing points to A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 31B-Christopher Bell[1]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell[2]; 3. 5-Joe Bob Lee[3]; 4. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 6. 92-Jordan Weaver[7]; 7. (DNF) 13-Taylor Tidmore[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 3H-Brandon Hanks[2]; 2. 18K-Brian McClelland[1]; 3. 11AM-Mike Goodman[3]; 4. 77X-Wayne Johnson[5]; 5. 9$-Kyle Clark[6]; 6. 8-Alex Sewell[7]; 7. (DNF) 5$-Danny Smith[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 85-Forrest Sutherland[1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[2]; 3. 4J-Tim Crawley[3]; 4. 93-Dustin Morgan[7]; 5. 03-Joe Wood Jr[6]; 6. 36-Jonathan Beason[5]; 7. (DNF) 35-Rick Wright Jr[4]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 7M-Chance Morton[4]; 2. 33-Kris Miller[1]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[6]; 4. 40-Howard Moore[3]; 5. 17X-Josh Baughman[7]; 6. 97-Kevin Cummings[2]; 7. (DNF) 58-Gary Floyd[5]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Blake Hahn[1]; 2. 48-Jake Martens[2]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[4]; 4. 05-Brad Loyet[6]; 5. 14Z-Zach Pringle[5]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton[7]; 7. 57-Kyle Chady[3]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[4]; 2. 7S-Robert Sellers[3]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[7]; 4. 14K-Kyle Bellm[5]; 5. 21X-Taylor Velasquez[6]; 6. 1-Sean McClelland[2]; 7. 17W-Harli White[1]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features - Top 3 advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[1]; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson[3]; 3. 17X-Josh Baughman[4]; 4. 57-Kyle Chady[13]; 5. 36-Jonathan Beason[10]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton[9]; 7. (DNF) 40-Howard Moore[5]; 8. (DNF) 11AM-Mike Goodman[2]; 9. (DNF) 9$-Kyle Clark[6]; 10. (DNF) 21X-Taylor Velasquez[7]; 11. (DNF) 5$-Danny Smith[12]; 12. (DNF) 13-Taylor Tidmore[11]; 13. (DNF) 92-Jordan Weaver[8]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 5-Joe Bob Lee[1]; 2. 4J-Tim Crawley[2]; 3. 03-Joe Wood Jr[6]; 4. 14K-Kyle Bellm[3]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[5]; 6. 14Z-Zach Pringle[7]; 7. 1-Sean McClelland[10]; 8. 8-Alex Sewell[8]; 9. 17W-Harli White[13]; 10. 97-Kevin Cummings[9]; 11. 58-Gary Floyd[11]; 12. (DNF) 35-Rick Wright Jr[12]; 13. (DNF) 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 31B-Christopher Bell[2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[3]; 3. 7S-Robert Sellers[1]; 4. 85-Forrest Sutherland[6]; 5. 95-Matt Covington[8]; 6. 94-Jeff Swindell[10]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel[11]; 8. 45X-Johnny Herrera[15]; 9. 23-Seth Bergman[16]; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[23]; 11. 3H-Brandon Hanks[4]; 12. 17-Blake Hahn[7]; 13. 05-Brad Loyet[17]; 14. 48-Jake Martens[12]; 15. 17X-Josh Baughman[21]; 16. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[24]; 17. 33-Kris Miller[14]; 18. (DNF) 93-Dustin Morgan[9]; 19. (DNF) 03-Joe Wood Jr[22]; 20. (DNF) 5-Joe Bob Lee[18]; 21. (DNF) 7M-Chance Morton[5]; 22. (DNF) 18K-Brian McClelland[13]; 23. (DNF) 4J-Tim Crawley[20]; 24. (DNF) 77X-Wayne Johnson[19]

Lap Leader(s): Christopher Bell 1-30 FSR High Point: Jason Johnson KSE Hard Charger: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. +13 Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: Christopher Bell 11.738 seconds CSI Rebound: Dustin Morgan Provisional(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (P1); Tony Bruce, Jr. (P2)

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Jeff Swindell - 1, Brad Loyet - 1, Seth Bergman - 1, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 1, Christopher Bell - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 1,474; 2. Jason Johnson 1,471; 3. Jeff Swindell 1,427; 4. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,422; 5. Aaron Reutzel 1,404; 6. Johnny Herrera 1,394; 7. Blake Hahn 1,329; 8. Seth Bergman 1,319; 9. Matt Covington 1,286; 10. Tony Bruce, Jr. 1,284;

2014 Speedweek Driver Standings (Top 10) 1. Jason Johnson 383; 2. Blake Hahn 378; 3. Jeff Swindell 369; 4. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 368; 5. Aaron Reutzel 368; 6. Seth Bergman 367; 7. Brad Loyet 362; 8. Dustin Morgan 348; 9. Matt Covington 341; 10. Johnny Herrera 317;

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The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Back on Top with Lucas Oil ASCS at Lawton

LAWTON, Okla. (June 18, 2014) - The last time Sam Hafertepe, Jr. stood in Lucas Oil ASCS victory lane was March 26, 2011 at the Devil's Bowl Speedway. The driver the No. 15h can now add the other Edwards family owned oval to his resume, scoring his first ASCS National Tour win of the 2014 season at the Lawton Speedway.

Hafertepe's first National Tour win in the state of Oklahoma, the victory is his third in Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real competition.

Drawing the pole of Wednesday's 30 lap Protect the Harvest A-Feature, the Lone Star Speedway No. 15h went unchallenged start to finish, "We had an awesome car tonight. That thing would go anywhere, and it's good to just get back into victory lane with these guys. It's been a long time," said Hafertepe of his victory. "If feels like we've been one of the fastest cars every night, just maybe been plagued by our starting position, or something stupid I did, but tonight it all just came together."

Winning by 4.540 seconds, Hafertepe leaves Lawton tied for second in the Bob Westphal Memorial Cup Speedweek Standings with Brad Loyet who crossed second. The win also boosted Hafertepe from sixth to third in the overall Lucas Oil ASCS driver standings.

Loyet's runner up finish is his seventh top five of the 2014 season, and moved the No. 05 to a 41 point advantage over Jason Johnson in the Tour Standings.

"We didn't need that. We did not need the track to take rubber. I really think I had a good car off the cushion, maybe better than Sam had, but once it took rubber he just kinda took off," said Loyet.

Asked about his battles through traffic, the driver of the Miller Truck Line No. 05 replied, "Lapped traffic, man, sometimes you just catch them guys and you show them your nose a few times, and finally you just have to move them out of the way. A track like this tonight, you really have to respect the leaders, and that's what allowed Sam to really pull away from me."

Dustin Morgan settled for the show position after starting seventh. Quick moves at the start of the race put Morgan third by the fifth lap.

"Jones and Darren worked their butts off to give me this car tonight. Getting third here once again, I just can't thank these guys enough for the car they gave me," commented Morgan of his third place run which ties him for fourth in Speedweek standings.

Blake Hahn posted his third top-five in as many races with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real, and now leads the Speedweek standings by 14 over Hafertepe and Loyet who are tied for second.

2013 Speedweek Champion, Jeff Swindell, completed the top five.

Matt Covington raced into the top five on one occasion, but ended up sixth from ninth. Despite engine problems, Aaron Reutzel crossed seventh with Jason Johnson coming from fourteenth to eighth. Wayne Johnson advanced three spots to ninth with Christopher Bell coming from twentieth to tenth, only after charging to third from fourteenth in the night's first B-Feature.

Wednesday saw 44 drivers drawing in, making for six Heat Races with Blake Hahn, Johnny Herrera, Matt Covington, Brandon Long, Tim Crawley, and Brad Loyet grabbing the early wins. A pair of B-Features went to Tony Bruce, Jr. and Jake Martens.

Paired with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region, Dustin Morgan garnered high points for the region. Zach Pringle was second with Jake Martens third, Robert Sellers fourth, and Joe Wood, Jr. earning fifth place points.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real goes into round three of the 2014 Speedweek at the Creek County Speedway on Thursday, June 19 in Sapulpa, Okla. Races are scheduled to begin at 8:00 P.M. (CT) at the quarter-mile oval.

For news, updates, and continued coverage of the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real Lawton Speedway - Lawton, Okla. 2014 Speedweek - Round 2 Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Car Count: 44

Heat Races presented by SpeedMart - 8 Laps, winners plus top 10 in passing points to A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Blake Hahn[2]; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson[3]; 3. 94-Jeff Swindell[8]; 4. 7S-Robert Sellers[7]; 5. 21C-Tyler Cothran[5]; 6. 2K-John Kelly[4]; 7. (DNF) 7X-Shane Sellers[1]; 8. (DNF) 31B-Christopher Bell[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[2]; 2. 48-Jake Martens[1]; 3. 14Z-Zach Pringle[5]; 4. 7MR-Kevin Ramey[8]; 5. 92-Jordan Weaver[3]; 6. 8-Alex Sewell[6]; 7. 3H-Brandon Hanks[4]; 8. 58-Gary Floyd[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6]; 3. 17W-Harli White[3]; 4. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 5. 1-Sean McClelland[7]; 6. 40-Howard Moore[5]; 7. 25-Sterling Hoff[2]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 02-Brandon Long[4]; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan[7]; 3. 7A-Paul Solomon[1]; 4. 7M-Chance Morton[3]; 5. 10K-Kyle Ezell[5]; 6. 57-Kyle Chady[6]; 7. 5-Joe Bob Lee[2]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 4J-Tim Crawley[1]; 2. 03-Joe Wood Jr[2]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson[5]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[4]; 5. 1C-Cody Cothran[6]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton[3]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 2. 81W-Danny Wood[2]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 4. 17X-Josh Baughman[5]; 5. 33-Kris Miller[1]; 6. 15B-Cody Wampler[7]; 7. (DNF) 21-Brandon Jennings[4]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features - Top 3 advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 2. 81W-Danny Wood[1]; 3. 31B-Christopher Bell[14]; 4. 3H-Brandon Hanks[11]; 5. 57-Kyle Chady[9]; 6. 33-Kris Miller[8]; 7. 21C-Tyler Cothran[6]; 8. 2K-John Kelly[10]; 9. 25-Sterling Hoff[12]; 10. 15B-Cody Wampler[7]; 11. 17W-Harli White[2]; 12. (DNF) 7M-Chance Morton[5]; 13. (DNF) 58-Gary Floyd[13]; 14. (DNF) 7A-Paul Solomon[3]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens[1]; 2. 17X-Josh Baughman[2]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[4]; 4. 1-Sean McClelland[3]; 5. 1C-Cody Cothran[5]; 6. 10K-Kyle Ezell[6]; 7. 8-Alex Sewell[8]; 8. 21-Brandon Jennings[11]; 9. 5-Joe Bob Lee[12]; 10. 40-Howard Moore[9]; 11. 8M-Kade Morton[10]; 12. (DNF) 92-Jordan Weaver[7]; 13. (DNF) 7X-Shane Sellers[13]

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[1]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 3. 93-Dustin Morgan[7]; 4. 17-Blake Hahn[4]; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell[5]; 6. 95-Matt Covington[9]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel[8]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson[14]; 9. 77X-Wayne Johnson[12]; 10. 31B-Christopher Bell[20]; 11. 7MR-Kevin Ramey[11]; 12. 14Z-Zach Pringle[13]; 13. 23-Seth Bergman[21]; 14. 17X-Josh Baughman[19]; 15. 3H-Brandon Hanks[23]; 16. (DNF) 48-Jake Martens[17]; 17. (DNF) 18-Tony Bruce Jr[22]; 18. (DNF) 7S-Robert Sellers[15]; 19. (DNF) 03-Joe Wood Jr[16]; 20. (DNF) 81W-Danny Wood[18]; 21. (DNF) 02-Brandon Long[2]; 22. (DNF) 45X-Johnny Herrera[6]; 23. (DNF) 4J-Tim Crawley[10]

Lap Leader(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-30 FSR High Point: Dustin Morgan KSE Hard Charger: Christopher Bell +10 Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: Zach Pringle 14.261 seconds CSI Rebound: Danny Wood Provisional(s): Brandon Hanks (P1)

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Jeff Swindell - 1, Brad Loyet - 1, Seth Bergman - 1, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 1,370; 2. Jason Johnson 1,329; 3. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,312; 4. Jeff Swindell 1,305; 5. Aaron Reutzel 1,285; 6. Johnny Herrera 1,278; 7. Blake Hahn 1,223; 8. Seth Bergman 1,206; 9. Tony Bruce, Jr. 1,199; 10. Matt Covington 1,161;

2014 Speedweek Driver Standings (Top 10) 1. Blake Hahn 272; 2. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 258; 3. Brad Loyet 258; 4. Seth Bergman 254; 5. Dustin Morgan 254; 6. Aaron Reutzel 249; 7. Jeff Swindell 247; 8. Jason Johnson 241; 9. Tim Crawley 222; 10. Matt Covington 216;

 

 

Electrifying Weekend Ahead for ASCS Frontier Region

TULSA, Okla. (June 17, 2014) - Returning to the site of the 2014 season opener, the ASCS Frontier Region makes their second trip of the year to the Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. for a double-header this Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21.

Joe Ramaker kicked off the season by winning at the one-third mile Northern Montana oval on May 16. Adding his tenth overall Frontier Regional victory this past Saturday at Billings, Ramaker leads the charge with a 51 point advantage over T.J. Hartman, who snagged victory away from Ramaker on the final lap at Electric City on May 17 for his first ASCS triumph.

Canada's Kelly Miller holds third after three events with Phil Dietz and Randi Miller completing the top five with 85 markers separating the group.

Events both nights get underway at 7:30 P.M. (MT). Friday's undercard includes Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, and Super Stocks. Saturday will swap out Super Stocks for A-Modifieds. For more information on the Electric City Speedway, log onto http://www.electriccityspeedway.com or call (406) 727-4884.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

ASCS Gulf South Returns to Beaumont and Baytown

TULSA, Okla. (June 17, 2014) - The Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region is scheduled to scatter soil this weekend with the fourth visit of the season to the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas on Friday, June 20 and the season's second attempt at races at the Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas on Saturday, June 21.

Three winners in three visits to the Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Johnny Herrera grabbed the most recent checkered flag on May 25. Previous to that, Tommy Bryant topped the field on May 2. The sight of the 2014 season opener, Jon Agan scored his first ASCS triumph at the one-third mile oval on March 14.

Rained out in the series first attempt at the Royal Purple Raceway on March 15, the last visit to the Baytown based oval came on June 22, 2013 with Christopher Bell wheeling the Berryman Motorsports No. 31 to victory.

Channin Tankersley continues to lead the region with a 69 point advantage over five-time series champion, Ray Allen Kulhanek, who is the series most recent winner with his first score of the year at the Gator Motorplex on June 7.

Chris Sweeney holds down third, only 89 points away from the lead with John Pate and Klint Angelette completing the top five in Gulf South Regional standings.

Friday, June 20 at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park will begin at 7:45 P.M. (CT) and will include Limited Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, and Mini Stocks. For more information, log onto http://gtrpbmt.com or call (409) 752-RACE (7223).

Saturday, June 21 at the Royal Purple Raceway will be an explosive one with the WWW.HOUSTONCHEAPFIREWORKS.COM ASCS Sprint Car Shootout presented by Coushatta Casino Resort.

According to information released by the Royal Purple Raceway, the event will include a massive Fireworks display at the show's conclusion, but will begin with a “Future Soldiers of America” swearing in ceremony at the start of the night's racing action. Pre-Race festivities begin at 6:30 P.M. (CT). For more information, log onto http://www.royalpurpleraceway.com. To order tickets, call (281) 383-7223.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Four Nights Remain in 2nd annual Bob Westphal Memorial Cup

TULSA, Okla. (June 16, 2014) - The 2nd annual Bob Westphal Memorial Cup / ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek kicked off Saturday at the Devil's Bowl Speedway with Seth Bergman earning his fist victory at the famed half-mile, and first triumph during Speedweek.

Taking the start of the week off, crews will gear up for four consecutive nights of racing across Oklahoma and Missouri with the Lawton Speedway scheduled to begin the run on Wednesday, June 18.

The ninth time the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real has visited the Oklahoma oval for Speedweek, the visit will be the 13th time the National arm of the American Sprint Car Series has visited the three-eighths mile Lawton Speedway.

Jeff Swindell took the win one year ago at the Lawton Speedway, leading start to finish over Dustin Morgan who nearly worked past the Tennessee veteran following a late race restart. Ultimately, Swindell's margin of victory was a straight-a-way.

Thursday, June 19 will see the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour head north to the Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. The track built by the Hahn family, Mike Ward grabbed the first every Speedweek checkered flag at the tricky quarter-mile. Keep in the theme of Tennessee based winners, Jeff Swindell doubled up on wins last year, holding off a last lap attempt by Tony Bruce, Jr. for the win.

The 2014 stop at the Creek County Speedway is the 14th for the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV in Speedweek competition, and 19th overall for the series.

Returning to the Speedweek lineup for the first time since June 3, 2003, the Outlaw Motorsports Park is scheduled for Friday, June 20. The second trip of 2014 for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Aaron Reutzel ran down Jason Johnson in traffic for the victory on May 2, 2014. Shane Stewart is the defending Speedweek winner at the Outlaw Motorsports Park.

Wrapping up Saturday, June 21 at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" has seen two first time National Tour winners with Cody Baker winning in 2012, followed by Jonathan Cornell from eighteenth in 2013.

The third year that the Lucas Oil Speedway has hosted the Speedweek Finale, the series has visited the Missouri mecca of mud a dozen times since 2006.

The American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region will co-sanction events at the Lawton Speedway, Creek County Speedway, and Outlaw Motorsports Park. Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway will co-sanction with the Speedway Motors Warrior Region. All nights award National, Regional, and Speedweek points.

For continued coverage of the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Lawton Speedway - Lawton, Okla.

Track size: Three-Eighths Mile

Gates: 6:00 P.M. (CDT) Races: 8:30 P.M.

Location: 3501 S. Sheridan Lawton, OK 73501 Directions: Take Interstate 44 to Lee Blvd. Go west on Lee to Sheridan Road. Turn south and go 1.5 mile.

Contact: 580-355-6417 (call for reserved seating) Website: http://www.lawtonspeedway.com

Lawton Speedway has hosted the National Tour during Speedweek eight times with six winners. Jeff Swindell picked up the victory in 2013. The first Speedweek stop at the Edwards family run facility came on June 8, 2002 with Gary Wright snagging the win.

Past Speedweek Winner(s):

6/8/2002 - Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Gary Wright 6/7/2003 - Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Gary Wright 7/15/2006 - Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Kevin Ramey 7/21/2007 - Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Gary Wright 7/19/2008 - Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Jason Johnson 6/13/2009 - Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Nick Smith 6/20/2012 - Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Wayne Johnson 6/19/2013 - Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Jeff Swindell

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa [Kellyville], Okla.

Track size: Quarter Mile

Gates: 4:30 P.M. (CDT) Races: 8:00 P.M.

Location: 18450 W Highway 66 Kellyville, OK 74039 Directions: From Tulsa: Take I-44 west [Turner Turnpike] to exit 211 [Kellyville Exit]. Turn left to stop light [Highway 66] turn right and track is 1 mile on left side of highway.

Contact: 918-693-RACE (7223) Website: http://www.creekcountyspeedway.co

Past Speedweek Winner(s):

6/20/1993 -Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Mike Ward 6/25/1993 -Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - John Hunt 6/25/1994 -Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Garry Lee Maier 7/16/1995 -Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Gary Wright 6/16/1996 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Wayne Johnson 6/16/1998 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Phil Gressman 7/25/1999 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Tim Crawley 7/18/2000 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Tim Crawley 7/9/2006 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Jason Johnson 7/16/2007 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Darren Stewart 7/14/2008 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Jason Johnson 6/9/2009 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Zach Chappell 6/20/2013 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Jeff Swindell

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Outlaw Motorsports Park - Muskogee [Wainwright], Okla.

Track size: Three-Eighths Mile

Gates: 5:00 P.M. (CDT) Races: 8:00 P.M.

Location: 8100 Wainwright Rd. Oktaha, OK. 74450 Directions: Seven miles south of Muskogee on Highway 69 at the Wainwright. Exit 11 miles north of I-40 on Highway 69.

Contact: 918-687-7077 Website: http://www.outlawmotorsportspark.com

Past Speedweek Winner(s):

6/3/2003 - Outlaw Motorsports Park - Muskogee, OK - Shane Stewart

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, Mo

Track size: Three-Eighths Mile

Gates: 5:00 P.M. CDT Races: 7:30 P.M

Location: 700 E Highway 54 Wheatland, MO 65779

Directions: Lucas Oil Speedway is located 5 Blocks south of US Highway 54, on State Highway 83, Wheatland, MO.

Contact: 417-282-5984 Website: http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com

Past Speedweek Winner(s):

6/23/2012 - Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO -Cody Baker 6/22/2013 - Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO -Jonathan Cornell

ASCS Speedweek History:

Past Champions:

1993 Terry Gray 1994 Gary Wright 1995 Terry Gray 1996 Terry Gray 1997 Gary Wright 1998 Terry Gray 1999 Gary Wright 2000 Gary Wright 2001 Kevin Ramey 2002 Gary Wright 2003 Shane Stewart 2004 Tim Crawley 2005 Darren Stewart 2006 Jason Johnson 2007 Gary Wright 2008 Jason Johnson 2009 Tim Crawley 2010 N/A 2011 N/A 2012 Wayne Johnson 2013 Jeff Swindell

Lucas Oil ASCS Speedweek Race Winners:

Date - Track - City, State - Winner

6/20/1993 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Mike Ward 6/21/1993 - Caney Valley Speedway - Caney, KS - Terry Gray 6/23/1993 - Texhoma Speedway - Wichita Falls, TX - Tim Crawley 6/24/1993 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Tim Crawley 6/25/1993 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - John Hunt

6/17/1994 - Memphis Motorsports Park - Memphis, TN - Terry Gray 6/18/1994 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Garry Lee Maier 6/19/1994 - Forest Hill Speedway - Forest Hill, LA - Gary Wright 6/21/1994 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Shane Carson 6/22/1994 - Thunder Hill Raceway - Wichita Falls, TX - Gary Wright 6/24/1994 - Beebe Speedway - Beebe, AR - Gary Wright 6/25/1994 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Garry Lee Maier

7/15/1995 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Gary Wright 7/16/1995 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Gary Wright 7/19/1995 - Big H Motor Speedway - Houston, TX - Terry Gray 7/21/1995 - State Line Speedway - Texarkana, AR - Rickey Hood 7/22/1995 - Lone Star Speedway - Kilgore, TX - Alan Payne 7/23/1995 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Mike Ward

6/14/1996 - Missouri Int. Speedway - Benton, MO - Terry Gray 6/15/1996 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Garry Lee Maier 6/16/1996 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Wayne Johnson 6/18/1996 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Wayne Johnson 6/20/1996 - Lone Star Speedway - Kilgore, TX - Danny Wood 6/21/1996 - Forest Hill Speedway - Forest Hill, LA - Terry Gray 6/22/1996 - State Line Speedway - Texarkana, AR - Garry Lee Maier

6/13/1997 - Memphis Motorsports Park - Memphis, TN - Tim Crawley 6/14/1997 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Gary Wright 6/15/1997 - Monett Speedway, Monett, MO - Gary Wright 6/18/1997 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Wayne Johnson 6/20/1997 - Lone Star Speedway - Kilgore, TX - Mike Ward 6/21/1997 - Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR - Gary Wright

6/12/1998 - Memphis Motorsports Park - Memphis, TN - Eric Sandage 6/13/1998 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Terry Gray 6/14/1998 - Monett Speedway, Monett, MO - Gary Wright 6/16/1998 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Phil Grossman 6/17/1998 - Texarkana Speedway - Texarkana, AR - Tim Crawley 6/19/1998 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Gary Wright 6/20/1998 - Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR - Mike Ward

7/23/1999 - Batesville Speedway - Batesville, AR - Gary Wright 7/24/1999 - Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR - Pete Butler 7/25/1999 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Tim Crawley 7/27/1999 - Salina Highbanks - Salina, OK - Gary Wright 7/29/1999 - Paris Motor Speedway - Paris, TX - Gary Wright 7/30/1999 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Garry Lee Maier 7/31/1999 - State Line Speedway - Texarkana, AR - Travis Rilat

7/14/2000 - Batesville Speedway - Batesville, AR - Billy Wilburn 7/15/2000 - Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR - Travis Rilat 7/16/2000 - Monett Speedway, Monett, MO - Tim Crawley 7/18/2000 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Tim Crawley 7/19/2000 - Salina Highbanks - Salina, OK - Gary Wright 7/20/2000 - Paris Motor Speedway - Paris, TX - Michael Dupuy 7/21/2000 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Gary Wright 7/22/2000 - Texarkana Speedway - Texarkana, AR - Gary Wright

7/13/2001 - Batesville Speedway - Batesville, AR - Larry Neighbors 7/14/2001 - Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR - A.G. Rains 7/16/2001 - 81 Speedway - Wichita, KS - Kevin Ramey 7/17/2001 - Salina Highbanks - Salina, OK - Wayne Johnson 7/19/2001 - Paris Motor Speedway - Paris, TX - Mike Ward 7/20/2001 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Gary Wright 7/21/2001 - State Fair Speedway - Oklahoma City, OK - Zach Chappell

5/31/2002 - Batesville Speedway - Batesville, AR - Terry Gray 6/1/2002 - Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR - Eddie Gallagher 6/2/2002 - Memphis Motorsports Park - Memphis, TN - Jan Howard 6/5/2002 - Tri-State Speedway - Pocola, OK - Gary Wright 6/6/2002 - Paris Motor Speedway - Paris, TX - Jason Johnson 6/7/2002 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Jason Johnson 6/8/2002 - Lawton Speedway, Lawton, OK - Gary Wright

5/30/2003 - Batesville Speedway - Batesville, AR - Gary Wright 5/31/2003 - Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR - Eddie Gallagher 6/1/2003 - State Fair Speedway - Oklahoma City, OK - Shane Stewart 6/3/2003 - Outlaw Motor Speedway - Muskogee, OK - Shane Stewart 6/4/2003 - Tri-State Speedway - Pocola, OK - Darren Stewart 6/7/2003 - Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Gary Wright

7/9/2004 - Batesville Speedway - Batesville, AR - Tim Crawley 7/10/2004 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Travis Rilat 7/12/2004 - Tulsa Speedway - Tulsa, OK - Tim Montgomery 7/13/2004 - Tri-State Speedway - Pocola, OK - Darren Stewart 7/15/2004 - Delta Bowl Speedway - Tunica, MS - Tim Crawley 7/16/2004 - Memphis Motorsports Park - Memphis, TN - Tim Crawley 7/17/2004 - Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR - Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

6/3/2005 - Memphis Motorsports Park - Memphis, TN - Gary Wright 6/4/2005 - Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR - Darren Stewart 6/6/2005 - Tri-State Speedway - Pocola, OK - Roger Crockett 6/7/2005 - Tulsa Speedway - Tulsa, OK - Jason Johnson 6/9/2005 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Danny Jennings 6/10/2005 - 67 Texarkana Speedway - Texarkana, AR - Tim Crawley 6/11/2005 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Tim Crawley

7/7/2006 - Bolivar Speedway - Bolivar, MO - Jason Johnson 7/8/2006 - Mid - America Speedway - South Coffeyville, OK - Jason Johnson 7/9/2006 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Jason Johnson 7/13/2006 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Gary Wright 7/14/2006 - State Fair Speedway - Oklahoma City, OK - Jason Johnson 7/15/2006- Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Kevin Ramey

7/14/2007 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Gary Wright 7/16/2007 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Darren Stewart 7/19/2007 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Gary Wright 7/20/2007 - State Fair Speedway - Oklahoma City , OK - Gary Wright 7/21/2007- Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Gary Wright

7/11/2008 - 67 Texarkana Speedway - Texarkana, AR - Gary Taylor 7/12/2008 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Gary Wright 7/14/2008 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Jason Johnson 7/17/2008 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Gary Wright 7/18/2008 - State Fair Speedway - Oklahoma City, OK - Gary Taylor 7/19/2008- Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Jason Johnson

6/5/2009 - 67 Texarkana Speedway - Texarkana, AR - Tim Crawley 6/6/2009 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Tony Bruce, Jr. 6/9/2009 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Zach Chappell 6/12/2009 - State Fair Speedway - Oklahoma City, OK - Gary Wright 6/13/2009- Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Nick Smith

6/15/2012 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Wayne Johnson 6/16/2012 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Brian Brown 6/18/2012 - Jones Motor Speedway - Chatham, LA - Jason Johnson 6/19/2012 - Diamond Park Speedway - Murfreesboro, AR - Brady Bacon 6/20/2012- Lawton Speedway - Lawton - OK - Wayne Johnson 6/22/2012 - Salina Highbanks - Salina - OK - Jason Johnson 6/23/2012 - Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO - Cody Baker

6/14/2013 - Kennedale Speedway Park - Kennedale, TX - Jason Johnson 6/15/2013 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Johnny Herrera 6/16/2013 - Ark-LA-Tex Speedway - Vivian, LA - Logan Forler 6/19/2013- Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Jeff Swindell 6/20/2013 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Jeff Swindell 6/22/2013 - Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO - Jonathan Cornell

6/14/2014 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Seth Bergman

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Event Coverage:

Online audio will be available at http://www.racinboys.com. Live broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil and presented by the McCarthy Auto Group, located in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Line-ups, finishes, and further updates are provided throughout each race night at http://www.ascsracing.com, http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs and http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs.

Live Timing and scoring is available at most Lucas Oil ASCS events via Race Monitor that is available in the App Store of your Smart Phone or Tablet. The American Sprint Car Series app can also be downloaded for free in the Google Play store.

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Jeff Swindell - 1, Brad Loyet - 1, Seth Bergman - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 1,228; 2. Jason Johnson 1,213; 3. Johnny Herrera 1,190; 4. Jeff Swindell 1,180; 5. Aaron Reutzel 1,166; 6. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,162; 7. Tony Bruce, Jr. 1,103; 8. Seth Bergman 1,102; 9. Blake Hahn 1,093; 10. Matt Covington 1,039;

2014 ASCS Speedweek Points (Top 10) 1. Seth Bergman 150; 2. Blake Hahn 142; 3. Tim Crawley 135; 4. Aaron Reutzel 130; 5. Jason Johnson 125; 6. Jeff Swindell 122; 7. Dustin Morgan 119; 8. Brad Loyet 116; 9. Johnny Herrera 113; 10. Josh Baughman 110;

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The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (June 16, 2014) - Summer is surely here as the American Sprint Car Series saw eight of a scheduled nine races across the ASCS Nation this past weekend contested with three season firsts, and only one repeat.

A busy weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real in action along with the Frontier, Lone Star, Northwest, Warrior, and West Texas 305, the season count stands at 63 completed nights of racing with the number of winners with the American Sprint Car Series in both 305cid and 360cid competition growing by four from 37 to 41.

As a whole, the ASCS Nation has averaged 25 cars per night so far with the highest car count seen this season at the Devil's Bowl Speedway Spring Nationals preliminary night with 49 drivers checking in.

The Winners

Friday, June 13, 2014

• Jack Dover (ASCS Warrior) - It's hard to believe that we are barely seeing Jack Dover's first ASCS victory of the season, but the Nebraska shoe broke into victory lane at the U.S. 36 Raceway in Cameron, Mo. on Friday night with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region, leading every lap of the 14th annual Budweiser Shootout. With a $500 bonus for winning his Heat Race, Dover ultimately pocketed $2,000.

• Tim Crawley (ASCS Lone Star) - "The Crawdaddy" took to the Timberline Speedway with a vengeance, wheeling the Top Row Rowdies No. 4j to his first ASCS victory of the season. To clarify, Crawley's first ASCS win of the year is his first of the year behind the wheel of a Sprint Car. It's his second of the year if you count the Mini Stock win at I-30 Speedway on April 12.

• Kyle Sager (West Texas 305) - The Ruidoso, N.M. shoe was on it Friday night, topping the field at the El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas for his second win of 2014. It was the first of the year for Sager at the West Texas oval.

• J.J. Hickle (ASCS Northwest) - So close so many times, J.J. Hickle finally broke into victory lane on Friday night with the ASCS Northwest Region at the Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. coming from seventh on the tricky quarter-mile. J.J. is the Region's 27th different winner.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

• Seth Bergman (ASCS National / Lone Star) - It was sweet victory on Saturday night for Seth Bergman, who finally topped the field at a track that has otherwise plagued Seth Bergman since 2009. Not only was the win Seth's first at the Devil's Bowl Speedway, it was also his first Speedweek victory.

• Henry Van Dam (ASCS Northwest) - His fifth win with the ASCS Northwest Region, this past Saturday night was Henry Van Dam's first of the season in ASCS competition, topping the second night of action at the Cottage Grove Speedway after several spirited battles in traffic with Colin Baker.

• Joe Ramaker (ASCS Frontier) - Joe is "smokin" already, collecting his second win of the season with the ASCS Frontier Region in the series first visit of the year to the Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. Since the series moved to ASCS sanctioning in 2013, the Idaho veteran has topped the field 10 times, bringing his total regional win total to 16 between the Frontier and former Rocky Mountain Region.

• Kyle Sager (West Texas 305) - Here we go again, Kyle Sager made it a weekend sweep with the West Texas ASCS 305 Region, going from the pole to lead non-stop at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M. Sager now has three wins on the season.

Now, the rest of the weekend:

• Fender Bender - Seth Bergman's night ended in smiles, but it certainly didn't start that way. While making his way to the Devi's Bowl, Bergman found himself caught up in a traffic accident, while trying to avoid an accident that had already occurred. While Seth's rig suffered only minor damage, the same could not be said for the Chevy Impala.

• Lack of Sleep - During Tim Crawley's post race interview on Saturday night, the Arkansas driver was happy with his third place finish against the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, but was really just ready to go to sleep. After snapping a valve coming to the win the night before with the Lone Star Region at Timberline Speedway, Crawley and crew were delighted to find the valve didn't drop into the cylinder. At the doors of Wells Racing Engines that night, the crew was only able to grab a few precious hours of sleep before having to tear into the engine.

• "The Texan" - Hearing the name Gary Wright over the Public Address most nights means we're telling stories, but Friday night saw the Timberline Speedway over capacity to hear that name in the lineup as the four-time ASCS National Champion returned to competition for the first time since his retirement in 2012. Only 15 miles from his Hooks, Texas home, Gary's first night back in the Mark Huddleston owned No. 33 ended with Wright coming from fifteenth to fifth.

• Blake Hahn - Things are finally rolling for the third generation driver on the National Tour. Already very successful in ASCS Regional competition, Hahn's first year on the road with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV has finally yielded top-five finishes and his first podium of the year with a runner up at the Devil's Bowl Speedway.

• Hard Chargers - There were several drivers making big runs over the weekend. Friday night, Jesse Williamson posted the biggest run of the weekend, clawing from twenty-first to seventh at the Cottage Grove Speedway.....Gary Wright made the run from fifteenth to fifth at the Timberline Speedway....Another 10 spot hustle came at the U.S. 36 Raceway with Jay Russell coming from thirteenth to third.

• Hard Chargers (cont.) - Saturday night, Kelly Miller charged from fifteenth to fourth with the ASCS Frontier Region.....The Devil's Bowl saw three drivers tied for Hard Charger. Brad Loyet, Johnny Herrera, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. each advanced ten spots after coming through the night's B-Feature. Loyet came from eighteenth to eighth, Herrera from nineteenth to ninth, and Hafertepe from twenty-first to eleventh.

• New Leaders - The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region has a new point's leader. Jay Russell has taken the point by 37 markers after this past Friday's third place at the U.S. 36 Raceway. Randy Hibbs is second with J.R. Topper third. Changing twice over the weekend in the Northwest, Jared Peterson led after Friday night. A no-show on Saturday, Vern Wheeler, Jr. now leads the region by a slim two points over Colin Baker with Reece Goetz third.

• Josh Baughman - Joining with Jason Johnson Racing at the start of the 2014 season, Josh Baughman closed his night at the Devil's Bowl Speedway with a tenth place finish. This marks the first time the Odessa, Texas driver has finished in the top-ten with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

On Deck:

Speedweek continues for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real with action picking up on Wednesday, June 18 at the Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. The tour moves to the Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, Okla.) on Thursday, June 19 then Outlaw Motorsports Park (Muskogee, Okla.) on Friday, June 20. Speedweek ends up at the Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) on Saturday, June 21. Events at Lawton, Creek, and Outlaw will be co-sanctioned with the American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region. Saturday at Lucas will be with the Speedway Motors Warrior Region.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region returns to action at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park on Friday, June 20 and Royal Purple Raceway on Saturday, June 21.

The ASCS Frontier Region heads for a two-day event the Electric City Speedway on Friday and Saturday.

For a complete listing of every ASCS event in 2014, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Joe Ramaker Victorious with ASCS Frontier at Billings

BILLINGS, Mont. (June 14, 2014) - Joe Ramaker padded his points lead with the ASCS Frontier Region on Saturday, winning at the Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont.

His second win of 2014 with the Montana based region, the Idaho veteran came from third for the win. Phil Dietz from seventh crossed second with Trever Kirkland completing the podium. Kelly Miller posted an impressive run from fifteenth to fourth with David Hoiness making up the top-five.

Joe Perry, Rick Fauver, T.J. Hartman, Jerry Brey and Shad Peterson rounded out the top ten.

The ASCS Frontier Region returns to the Electric City Speedway on June 20 and 21. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

ASCS Frontier Region Billings Motorsports Park - Billings, Mont. Saturday, June 14, 2014

Car Count: 26

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 0J-Jeremy McCune; 2. X-Steve Nelson; 3. 28-Joe Perry; 4. 34-Duane Gabel; 5. 77-Mark Sweet; 6. 99-Skylar Gee; 7. 5R-Steve Reeves

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 27DD-David Hoiness; 2. 32-Tyler Gabel; 3. 38B-Bryan Brown; 4. 19-T.J. Hartman; 5. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht; 6. 35-Charles (Chip) Roe

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 23N-Rick Fauver; 2. 12-Jerry Brey; 3. 72-Phil Dietz; 4. 44K-Kelly Miller; 5. 2-Shad Peterson; 6. 00-Roger Cummings

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 98-Joe Ramaker; 2. 37-Trever Kirkland; 3. 90-Randi Miller; 4. 21-Ryder Olson; 5. 44M-Damon McCune; 6. 38C-Cody Brown Jr.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 44M-Damon McCune; 2. 2-Shad Peterson; 3. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht; 4. 5R-Steve Reeves; 5. 35-Charles (Chip) Roe; 6. 77-Mark Sweet; 7. 00-Roger Cummings; 8. 38C-Cody Brown Jr.

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 98-Joe Ramaker[3]; 2. 72-Phil Dietz[7]; 3. 37-Trever Kirkland[1]; 4. 44K-Kelly Miller[15]; 5. 27DD-David Hoiness[2]; 6. 28-Joe Perry[4]; 7. 23N-Rick Fauver[5]; 8. 19-T.J. Hartman[14]; 9. 12-Jerry Brey[12]; 10. 2-Shad Peterson[18]; 11. 5R-Steve Reeves[20]; 12. 21-Ryder Olson[16]; 13. X-Steve Nelson[10]; 14. 44M-Damon McCune[17]; 15. 34-Duane Gabel[9]; 16. (DNF) 0J-Jeremy McCune[6]; 17. (DNF) 7X-Paxton Lambrecht[19]; 18. (DNF) 32-Tyler Gabel[11]; 19. (DNF) 38B-Bryan Brown[13]; 20. (DNF) 90-Randi Miller[8]

 

 

Seth Bergman Breaks Through at the Devil's Bowl

MESQUITE, Texas (June 14, 2014) - The 41st annual Devil's Bowl Summer Nationals saw 36 drivers with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real in attendance, and Seth Bergman dominated every lap turned by the Oil Field Equipment and Manufacturing No. 23 for his first score at the famed half-mile.

Seth's third overall ASCS National Tour triumph, the victory was a far cry from how the Washington driver's day began; getting into a fender bender on the way to the track.

"I can't take this grin off my face," said Bergman. "After getting into a car accident on the way here with the truck and trailer, we just had to shake it off. Me and my guy looked at each other and said well; at least we got the accident out the way. We can go win this thing now."

And win he did, taking off from the pole, Bergman led flag-to-flag after getting the jump on outside front row starting Tony Bruce, Jr.

Left to battle with Blake Hahn, the pair chased each other through slower traffic with Bruce holding the runner up spot until mechanical problems sent the Oil Medics No. 18 to the pits on Lap 21.

Hahn would hold on to the runner up spot, matching his career best finish with the National Tour that happened on October 10, 2012 at the Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas.

"I hated to see Tony go out like that. I really would have rather raced him for position but getting second with the national boys is awesome. I needed this," said Hahn of his runner up finish. "I'm not a fan of big tracks, and the Devil's Bowl has not been very friendly to me in the past so I'll take a second here any day."

Tim Crawley posted his 118th career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour podium finish, doing so in the John James owned No. 4J.

After the engine began vibrating coming to the win the night before at the Timberline Speedway, Tim and the James Motorsports crew were running on fumes after having to swap out a broken valve assembly, "I have to thank Wells [Racing Engines]. They opened their shop up for us today and we got in there and pulled this motor apart, and it wasn't hurt that bad from last night we we were able to get it fixed, and apparently we fixed it alright, it ran pretty good," chuckled the three-time Lucas Oil ASCS National Champion.

Aaron Reutzel grabbed fourth on Lap 22 after battling several laps with Jason Johnson. The MVT No. 41 completed the top five after starting seventh. Reutzel's finish moved the driver of the No. 87 up one in the standings to fifth.

Johnson closed the gap on Loyet for the championship chase from 24 to 15 points behind.

Jeff Swindell was one of the few drivers who swapped between the top and bottom grooves, coming from eleventh to sixth with Dustin Morgan crossing seventh. After having to come from sixth to second in the B-Feature, Brad Loyet charged from eighteenth to eighth with Johnny Herrera in tow from nineteenth to ninth. Josh Baughman finished tenth to record his first top-ten of the season against the National Tour.

The start to the 22nd ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek, and second Bob Westphal Memorial Cup, the evening saw four Heat Races with Blake Hahn, Seth Bergman, Tony Bruce, Jr., and Brandon Hanks earning wins. The night's B-Feature went to Joe Wood, Jr. whose night ended on Lap 24 of the A-Feature in a cloud of steam.

Paired with the Smiley's Racing Products ASCS Lone Star Region, high points went to Josh Baughman. John Carney II earned second place points with Kolt Walker, Travis Rilat, and Martin Edwards fifth in points earned for the region.

Up next, the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real heads to the Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. on Wednesday, June 18. For updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real 41st Summer Nationals Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, Texas Saturday, June 14, 2014

Car Count: 36

Heat Races presented by SpeedMart - 8 Laps, winners plus top 12 in passing points to A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Blake Hahn[1]; 2. 4J-Tim Crawley[4]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[3]; 5. 74B-John Carney II[5]; 6. 05-Brad Loyet[8]; 7. 7M-Kevin Ramey[7]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[9]; 9. (DNF) 17T-Channin Tankersley[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan[4]; 3. 1J-Danny Jennings[5]; 4. 94-Jeff Swindell[7]; 5. 17W-Harli White[8]; 6. 74E-Claud Estes III[9]; 7. 33-Mark Huddleston[3]; 8. (DNF) 7A-Paul Solomon[1]; 9. (DNF) 19-Patrick Stasa[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 2. 45-Martin Edwards[1]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson[8]; 4. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[5]; 5. 3-Raven Culp[7]; 6. 10-George White[9]; 7. (DNF) 12-James Mosher[6]; 8. (DNF) 12W-Dale Wester[3]; 9. (DNF) 29-Brandon Hahn[2]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 3H-Brandon Hanks[1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[8]; 3. 12M-Kolt Walker[7]; 4. 03-Joe Wood Jr[5]; 5. 17X-Josh Baughman[9]; 6. 39C-Travis Rilat[3]; 7. 14-Michael Lang[6]; 8. 4X-Shawn Petersen[4]; 9. (DNF) 2K-John Kelly[2]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Feature - Top 6 advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 03-Joe Wood Jr[1]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet[6]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[5]; 4. 74B-John Carney II[7]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[12]; 6. 39C-Travis Rilat[8]; 7. 10-George White[4]; 8. 14-Michael Lang[11]; 9. 19-Patrick Stasa[18]; 10. 7M-Kevin Ramey[9]; 11. 17T-Channin Tankersley[17]; 12. 4X-Shawn Petersen[14]; 13. 2K-John Kelly[20]; 14. (DNF) 12-James Mosher[10]; 15. (DNF) 74E-Claud Estes III[3]; 16. (DNF) 33-Mark Huddleston[13]; 17. (DNF) 3-Raven Culp[2]; 18. (DNF) 12W-Dale Wester[15]; 19. (DNF) 7A-Paul Solomon[16]; 20. (DNF) 29-Brandon Hahn[19]

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[1]; 2. 17-Blake Hahn[3]; 3. 4J-Tim Crawley[4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson[7]; 6. 94-Jeff Swindell[11]; 7. 93-Dustin Morgan[8]; 8. 05-Brad Loyet[18]; 9. 45X-Johnny Herrera[19]; 10. 17X-Josh Baughman[12]; 11. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[21]; 12. 74B-John Carney II[20]; 13. 3H-Brandon Hanks[9]; 14. 1J-Danny Jennings[10]; 15. (DNF) 12M-Kolt Walker[5]; 16. (DNF) 03-Joe Wood Jr[17]; 17. (DNF) 18-Tony Bruce Jr[2]; 18. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington[15]; 19. (DNF) 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[16]; 20. (DNF) 39C-Travis Rilat[22]; 21. (DNF) 45-Martin Edwards[13]; 22. (DNF) 17W-Harli White[14]

Lap Leader(s): Seth Bergman 1-30 FSR High Point: Aaron Reutzel KSE Hard Charger: Brad Loyet +10 Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: N/A CSI Rebound: Matt Covington Provisional(s): N/A

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Jeff Swindell - 1, Brad Loyet - 1, Seth Bergman - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 1,228; 2. Jason Johnson 1,213; 3. Johnny Herrera 1,190; 4. Jeff Swindell 1,180; 5. Aaron Reutzel 1,166; 6. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,162; 7. Tony Bruce, Jr. 1,103; 8. Seth Bergman 1,102; 9. Blake Hahn 1,093; 10. Matt Covington 1,039;

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The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

Dover Snags ASCS Warrior Bud Shootout at U.S. 36 Raceway

CAMERON, MO. (June 13, 2014) - The 14th annual Budweiser Shootout at the U.S. 36 Raceway attracted 26 Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region drivers, with Nebraska's Jack Dover leading every lap turned in the Home Pride No. 53 for a cool $2,000 payday.

Fourth starting Jake Martens crossed second with Jay Russell earning the Hard Charger award; coming from thirteenth to third to earn half of the night's 50/50 drawing worth $232.00.

Twelfth starting Jonathan Cornell crossed fourth with Cody Baker making up the top five. Chris Morgan, J.R. Topper, Cole Wood, Kyle Bellm, and Russ Hall completed the top ten. Awarding $500.00 to Heat Race winners, Jack Dover, Jake Martens, Cody Baker, and Randy Hibbs each earned a Heat Race win.

The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region pairs with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Saturday, June 21 at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region U.S. 36 Raceway - Cameron, Mo. Friday, June 13, 2014

Car Count: 26

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover; 2. 92J-J.R. Topper; 3. 51-Mitchell Moore; 4. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 5. 47-Trevor Reynolds; 6. 27-Danny Thoman; 7. (DNF) 24-Ricky Stangl

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens; 2. 29-Russ Hall; 3. 1B-Jordan Boston; 4. 09-Joshua Stephens; 5. 85-Forrest Sutherland; 6. 1X-Brad Ryun; DNS 292-Chad Jarrett

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 38-Cody Baker; 2. 81A-Chris Morgan; 3. 17W-Cole Wood; 4. 76-Jay Russell; 5. 9M-Tyler Blank; 6. (DNF) 50-Michael Sosebee

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 2A-Randy Hibbs; 2. 93-Taylor Walton; 3. 9-Casey Baker; 4. 11W-Wyatt Burks; 5. (DNF) 33-Austin Alumbaugh; 6. (DNF) 77-Kyle Bellm

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 9M-Tyler Blank; 2. 77-Kyle Bellm; 3. 47-Trevor Reynolds; 4. 85-Forrest Sutherland; 5. 24-Ricky Stangl; 6. 1X-Brad Ryun; 7. 27-Danny Thoman; DNS 33-Austin Alumbaugh; DNS 50-Michael Sosebee; DNS 292-Chad Jarrett

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover[1]; 2. 48-Jake Martens[4]; 3. 76-Jay Russell[13]; 4. 28-Jonathan Cornell[12]; 5. 38-Cody Baker[5]; 6. 81A-Chris Morgan[6]; 7. 92J-J.R. Topper[3]; 8. 17W-Cole Wood[10]; 9. 77-Kyle Bellm[18]; 10. 29-Russ Hall[9]; 11. 9M-Tyler Blank[17]; 12. 11W-Wyatt Burks[14]; 13. 51-Mitchell Moore[11]; 14. 93-Taylor Walton[7]; 15. 47-Trevor Reynolds[19]; 16. 09-Joshua Stephens[16]; 17. 2A-Randy Hibbs[8]; 18. 85-Forrest Sutherland[20]; 19. 24-Ricky Stangl[21]; 20. 9-Casey Baker[15]; 21. (DNF) 1B-Jordan Boston[2]

 

 

J.J. Hickle Wins Wild ASCS-Northwest Region Feature At Cottage Grove

 By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Madman Photography) Cottage Grove Speedway would host a thriller of an American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region event on Friday June 13th to open up the Relay For Life weekend. A total of twenty-five entries would sign in on the registration sheets to compete at the historic ¼-mile with drivers representing Oregon, Washington, and Idaho as well as the nations of Canada and New Zealand.

Jayme Barnes of Everett, Washington was super quick on the start of the thirty-lap feature. Barnes would put his R Transport/Speedmart Inc./Jayme Barnes Trucking #9 XXX out in front and lead several laps. It would be a caution plagued first third of the race with six of them taking place including several front runners being involved. After the sixth and final restart it would be smooth sailing for the entire field.

On the restart Barnes would pretty much stick to the high side of the race track but soon J.J. Hickle would get the bottom line to work. Hickle, in the Meyer Electric/Go Fast Stuff/Speedmart Inc./Don Ott Racing Engines #3 XXX, would pass Barnes for the lead on lap eighteen and would not give it up. Hickle would work lapped traffic brilliantly allowing him to develop a sizable lead.

J.J. Hickle, of Quilcene, Washington, would blaze the rest of the trail to win his first career feature with the ASCS-Northwest Region and also his first at CGS. With the victory he becomes the fourth different series winner in five events.

“This feels so good I’ve been trying to get one of these for so long and the whole goal to come down here this weekend was to try and get the win,” commented Hickle in victory lane, “the car was awesome anywhere I went and it was all great. We had a real good car and we nailed the set up.”

An awesome five car race for second would take place with Vern Wheeler Jr. of Central Point capturing the position in his Wheeler Racing/In & Out Gardens/Finishline LLC/Prather Racing #21W Maxim followed by Reece Goetz from Snohomish, Washington in third driving the Great Western Transport/Speedmart Inc./Elma Lanes/Goetz Brothers Racing #9R Eagle. The balance of the top five would consist of the Kovash Logging/Johansen Excavating/FK Shocks/Big Al Kids and Motorsports Foundation #33V A.R.T. in fourth, after coming from the back earlier due to a caution on lap three, and Jayme Barnes in fifth.

Earlier in the evening heat races were won by the TFC Plating/Shaver Specialties #50 XXX of Evan Margeson from Tacoma, Washington, Veneta’s Nick Tomlinson in the United Rentals/Jessica House at Beauty Boutique Salon of Roseburg #16 Maxim, and Henry Van Dam.

The Cottage Grove Speedway will host the second race of the Relay For Life weekend with the ASCS-Northwest Region on Saturday June 14th. For the latest news and information log on to www.ascsnorthwest.com.

Race Summary: ASCS-Northwest Region Race #5 Friday June 13th, 2014 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 3-J.J. Hickle[7]; 2. 21W-Vern Wheeler Jr[11]; 3. 9R-Reece Goetz[13]; 4. 33V-Henry VanDam[4]; 5. 9-Jayme Barnes[1]; 6. 68-Rob Held[10]; 7. W5-Jesse Williamson[21]; 8. 6A-Kady Adelman[15]; 9. 50-Evan Margeson[3]; 10. 18-Mike Carrothers[14]; 11. 26F-Shane Forte[17]; 12. 16-Nick Tomlinson[2]; 13. 44-Daniel Anderson[16]; 14. 7K-Kyle Mehner[20]; 15. 8J-Brady Janson[12]; 16. 4J-Allison Journey[18]; 17. 4-Jesse Thistle[8]; 18. 84K-Wayne Kniffen[22]; 19. 22-Garen Linder[9]; 20. 71-Colin Baker[5]; 21. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith[6]; DNS 5N-Seth Nunes; DNS 7N-Jared Peterson; DNS P12-Randy Pierce; DNS 23L-Rob Lindsey

Heat 1: 1. 50-Evan Margeson[1]; 2. 9-Jayme Barnes[3]; 3. 68-Rob Held[2]; 4. 6A-Kady Adelman[4]; 5. 8J-Brady Janson[7]; 6. 18-Mike Carrothers[8]; 7. 7N-Jared Peterson[5]; 8. W5-Jesse Williamson[6]; 9. P12-Randy Pierce[9]

Heat 2: 1. 16-Nick Tomlinson[2]; 2. 71-Colin Baker[3]; 3. 3-J.J. Hickle[4]; 4. 21W-Vern Wheeler Jr[5]; 5. 26F-Shane Forte[1]; 6. 44-Daniel Anderson[7]; 7. 5N-Seth Nunes[8]; 8. 84K-Wayne Kniffen[6]

Heat 3: 1. 33V-Henry VanDam[1]; 2. 4-Jesse Thistle[2]; 3. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith[3]; 4. 22-Garen Linder[4]; 5. 9-Jayme Barnes[5]; 6. 4J-Allison Journey[6]; 7. 7K-Kyle Mehner[7]; 8. 23L-Rob Lindsey[8]

 

 

Tim Crawley Tops ASCS Lone Star at Timberline Speedway

CORLEY, Texas (June 13, 2014) - Making a last minute trip to the Timberline Speedway paid off for Tim Crawley, who captured his first victory of the season, taking the win in the John James owned No. 4j with the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region.

Going three-wide the first four laps with Patrick Stasa and Tyson Hall, the Benton, Ark. driver finally gained the advantage following a Lap 5 caution.

Surviving several late race cautions, Crawley was unchallenged at the finish, but unfortunately, the $2,000 pay was quickly consumed as the engine let go at the checkered flag. Patrick Stasa held on for second with Zach Pringle edging out Channin Tankersley for third at the line. Gary Wright's return to competition ended with "The Texan" coming from fifteenth to fifth.

John Carney II crossed sixth with Kevin Ramey, Josh Baughman, Michael Lang, and Harli White making up the top five.

The Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region joins with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Saturday, June 14 at the Devil's Bowl Speedway. For updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region Timberline Speedway - Corley, Texas Friday, June 13, 2014

Car Count: 19

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 14Z-Zach Pringle; 2. 17T-Channin Tankersley; 3. 17X-Josh Baughman; 4. 17W-Harli White; 5. 7M-Kevin Ramey; 6. 14-Michael Lang; 7. (DNF) 12M-Kolt Walker

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 4J-Tim Crawley; 2. 17-Blake Hahn; 3. 4X-Shawn Petersen; 4. 9-Josh McCord; 5. 33-Gary Wright; 6. (DNF) 7A-Paul Solomon

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 5X-Tyson Hall; 2. 74B-John Carney II; 3. 19-Patrick Stasa; 4. 45-Martin Edwards; 5. 2J-Steve Schaberg; 6. 2K-John Kelly

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 4J-Tim Crawley[4]; 2. 19-Patrick Stasa[1]; 3. 14Z-Zach Pringle[7]; 4. 17T-Channin Tankersley[9]; 5. 33-Gary Wright[15]; 6. 74B-John Carney II[3]; 7. 7M-Kevin Ramey[13]; 8. 17X-Josh Baughman[6]; 9. 14-Michael Lang[14]; 10. 17W-Harli White[12]; 11. 5X-Tyson Hall[2]; 12. 4X-Shawn Petersen[8]; 13. 2K-John Kelly[17]; 14. 2J-Steve Schaberg[16]; 15. (DNF) 45-Martin Edwards[10]; 16. (DNF) 17-Blake Hahn[5]; 17. (DNF) 9-Josh McCord[11]; 18. (DNF) 7A-Paul Solomon[18]; DNS 12M-Kolt Walker

Lap Leader(s): Tyson Hall 1-4; Tim Crawley 5-25

 

 

Gary Wright Ready for ASCS Lone Star at Timberline Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (June 11, 2014) - There are names in racing that demand respect, and Gary Wright is, without a doubt, among the most respected names in all of Sprint Car racing.

Four ASCS National Championships, a series leading 127 National Tour wins, along with an additional 48 ASCS Regional victories, Wright could bring his regional win total to 49 on Friday, June 13 with the Smiley's Racing Products ASCS Lone Star Region at the Timberline Speedway in Corley, Texas as "The Texan" returns to the driver's seat for the first time since his retirement in 2012.

"I'm looking forward to it because it's just for fun," said Wright when asked about his thoughts on getting back in the car. "I'm kind of looking at it like a Professional Golfer that's golfed for 37 years, and now he gets to play Golf with his buddies and just have fun."

Like slipping on an old pair of shoes, Wright revealed he'll actually be in the car he turned his last laps in.

"The guy's name is Mark Huddleston, and he bought my last car I run, and the last motor I had. It even has the same seat I run the last race I run it, so everything will feel just like home," commented Wright.

Asked if he's had a chance to go over the car, Gary explained that not only his old car, but old Crew Chief, Chris Stivers, has headed up getting the car in order for Huddleston during the off-season and will be turning the wrenches come Friday night. Still, a once over on Thursday will make sure Gary finds the car to his liking before hitting the track.

With the announcement of Gary's return to the cockpit just over a month ago, Wright said the fan response has been very good, "I've had a lot of calls from people 300 miles away asking if it's true, and saying they're coming so it'll be good for the promoter. It's close to home, and just for fun, but I am going to try and run good though," chuckled Wright; not giving any idea of ever backing down from a chance of winning. "After 37 years, I don't think I've totally forgotten everything."

Events at the Timberline Speedway are scheduled to begin at 7:30 P.M. (CT) and will include Modifieds, Limited Modifieds, and Factory Stocks. Admission is $20 for Adults. Children ages 6-12 get into the grandstands for $5. Kids 5 years and younger get in free. For more information on the Timberline Speedway, log onto http://www.timberlinespeedway.com or call 903-691-4367.

To keep up on all the news of the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

ASCS Frontier in action at Belgrade and Billings

TULSA, Okla. (June 10, 2014) - The ASCS Frontier Region returns to action this weekend with the series first stops of the year at the Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. on Friday, June 13 and Billings Motorsports Park on Saturday, June 14 in Billings, Mont.

In the series season opening weekend on May 16 and 17 at the Electric City Speedway, Joe Ramaker and T.J. Hartman split the weekend checkered flags.

With Ramaker going first and second on the weekend, the Idaho veteran holds a 17 point advantage over Hartman for the region's top spot. Randi Miller is currently third in driver standings with a pair of top-fives in the season's first two events. Skylar Gee and J.J. Hickle currently make up the top-five in regional point standings.

Friday, June 13 at the Gallatin Speedway gets underway at 7:30 P.M. (CT) with IMCA Modifieds, Super Stocks, and Street Stocks filling the night's support classes. For more information and directions, log onto http://www.gallatinspeedway.com or call 406-388-ZOOM (9666).

Saturday, June 14 at the Billings Motorsports Park begins at 7:00 P.M. (CT) and includes B-Mods and Super Stocks. For more information on the Billings Motorsports Park, log onto http://www.billingsmotorsportspark.com or call 1-888-722-3267.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Quick Look: Second annual Bob Westphal Memorial Cup

TULSA, Okla. (June 9, 2014) - Consisting of five dates with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real in 2014, the second annual Bob Westphal Memorial Cup kicks off this Saturday, and with it brings the 22nd edition of the ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek. A total payout of nearly $150,000, this year's ASCS Speedweek will encompass tracks in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.

In its history since 1993, a total of 122 events in eight states have been held during Speedweek with 40 drivers earning at least one victory.

Renamed the Bob Westphal Memorial Cup in 2013 in honor of the late founder of Wesmar Racing Engines, Jeff Swindell is the defending champion of Speedweek with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, mounting a charge of six consecutive podium finishes as well as going back-to-back with wins at the Lawton Speedway on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 and Creek County Speedway on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The string of podiums catapulted the Tennessee veteran from eighth to third in the standings.

With fans, teams, and tracks gearing up for the 22nd ASCS Speedweek, a guide to the dates, times, and tracks is as follows:

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Devil’s Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, Texas 41st annual Summer Nationals

Track size: Half Mile

Gates: 6:00 P.M. (CDT) Races: 8:00 P.M.

Location: 1711 Lawson Road Mesquite, Texas 75181

Directions: Take I-20 East of Mesquite to the Lawson Road exit (three miles east of the I-635 interchange). The speedway is three and one-half miles north on Lawson Road.

Contact: (972) 222-2421 Website: http://www.devilsbowl.com

The series 17th Speedweek stop at the famed half-mile, Johnny Herrera etched his name as the champion of the 40th annual Devil's Bowl Summer Nationals in 2013. The win came as Herrera's second at the Devil's Bowl Speedway in ASCS National competition with his first coming on November 2, 1996. Two stops in earlier this year in March for the Spring Nationals, Tony Bruce, Jr. captured the preliminary win with Patrick Stasa posting his first Lucas Oil ASCS National victory in the weather delayed finale.

Past Speedweek Winner(s):

6/21/1994 -Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Shane Carson 7/23/1995 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Mike Ward 6/18/1996 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Wayne Johnson 6/18/1997 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Wayne Johnson 6/19/1998 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Gary Wright 7/30/1999 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Garry Lee Maier 7/21/2000 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Gary Wright 7/20/2001 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Gary Wright 6/7/2002 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Jason Johnson 6/9/2005 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Danny Jennings 7/13/2006 -Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Gary Wright 7/19/2007 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Gary Wright 7/17/2008 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Gary Wright 6/15/2012 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Wayne Johnson 6/16/2012 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Brian Brown 6/15/2013 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Johnny Herrera

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Lawton Speedway - Lawton, Okla.

Track size: Three-Eighths Mile

Gates: 6:00 P.M. (CDT) Races: 8:30 P.M.

Location: 3501 S. Sheridan Lawton, OK 73501 Directions: Take Interstate 44 to Lee Blvd. Go west on Lee to Sheridan Road. Turn south and go 1.5 mile.

Contact: 580-355-6417 (call for reserved seating) Website: http://www.lawtonspeedway.com

Lawton Speedway has hosted the National Tour during Speedweek eight times with six winners. Jeff Swindell picked up the victory in 2013. The first Speedweek stop at the Edwards family run facility came on June 8, 2002 with Gary Wright snagging the win.

Past Speedweek Winner(s):

6/8/2002 - Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Gary Wright 6/7/2003 - Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Gary Wright 7/15/2006 - Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Kevin Ramey 7/21/2007 - Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Gary Wright 7/19/2008 - Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Jason Johnson 6/13/2009 - Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Nick Smith 6/20/2012 - Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Wayne Johnson 6/19/2013 - Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Jeff Swindell

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa [Kellyville], Okla.

Track size: Quarter Mile

Gates: 4:30 P.M. (CDT) Races: 8:00 P.M.

Location: 18450 W Highway 66 Kellyville, OK 74039 Directions: From Tulsa: Take I-44 west [Turner Turnpike] to exit 211 [Kellyville Exit]. Turn left to stop light [Highway 66] turn right and track is 1 mile on left side of highway.

Contact: 918-693-RACE (7223) Website: http://www.creekcountyspeedway.co

The track that began Speedweek in 1993 with Tennessee's Mike Ward victorious, 11 drivers have posted wins at the Oklahoma quarter-mile in 13 visits. After Christopher Bell and Jason Johnson made contact batting for the lead in 2013, it was Jeff Swindell who emerged with a second straight wing dance in as many nights.

Past Speedweek Winner(s):

6/20/1993 -Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Mike Ward 6/25/1993 -Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - John Hunt 6/25/1994 -Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Garry Lee Maier 7/16/1995 -Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Gary Wright 6/16/1996 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Wayne Johnson 6/16/1998 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Phil Gressman 7/25/1999 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Tim Crawley 7/18/2000 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Tim Crawley 7/9/2006 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Jason Johnson 7/16/2007 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Darren Stewart 7/14/2008 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Jason Johnson 6/9/2009 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Zach Chappell 6/20/2013 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Jeff Swindell

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Outlaw Motorsports Park - Muskogee [Wainwright], Okla.

Track size: Three-Eighths Mile

Gates: 5:00 P.M. (CDT) Races: 8:00 P.M.

Location: 8100 Wainwright Rd. Oktaha, OK. 74450 Directions: Seven miles south of Muskogee on Highway 69 at the Wainwright. Exit 11 miles north of I-40 on Highway 69.

Contact: 918-687-7077 Website: http://www.outlawmotorsportspark.com

Returning to the Speedweek lineup for the first time since the series first visit in 2003, Shane Stewart is the lone Speedweek winner at the Outlaw Motorsports Park. Finally returning to the Muskogee oval on May 2, 2014, Aaron Reutzel picked up his second career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win.

Past Speedweek Winner(s):

6/3/2003 - Outlaw Motorsports Park - Muskogee, OK - Shane Stewart

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, Mo

Track size: Three-Eighths Mile

Gates: 5:00 P.M. CDT Races: 7:30 P.M

Location: 700 E Highway 54 Wheatland, MO 65779

Directions: Lucas Oil Speedway is located 5 Blocks south of US Highway 54, on State Highway 83, Wheatland, MO.

Contact: 417-282-5984 Website: http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com

The third time the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" has hosted the ASCS Speedweek Finale, the Lucas Oil Speedway has seen two years of first time Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour winners. Cody Baker topped the field in 2012 with Jonathan Cornell coming from eighteenth to win in 2013.

Past Speedweek Winner(s):

6/23/2012 - Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO -Cody Baker 6/22/2013 - Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO -Jonathan Cornell

ASCS Speedweek History:

Past Champions:

1993 Terry Gray 1994 Gary Wright 1995 Terry Gray 1996 Terry Gray 1997 Gary Wright 1998 Terry Gray 1999 Gary Wright 2000 Gary Wright 2001 Kevin Ramey 2002 Gary Wright 2003 Shane Stewart 2004 Tim Crawley 2005 Darren Stewart 2006 Jason Johnson 2007 Gary Wright 2008 Jason Johnson 2009 Tim Crawley 2010 N/A 2011 N/A 2012 Wayne Johnson 2013 Jeff Swindell

Lucas Oil ASCS Speedweek Race Winners:

Date - Track - City, State - Winner

6/20/1993 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Mike Ward 6/21/1993 - Caney Valley Speedway - Caney, KS - Terry Gray 6/23/1993 - Texhoma Speedway - Wichita Falls, TX - Tim Crawley 6/24/1993 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Tim Crawley 6/25/1993 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - John Hunt

6/17/1994 - Memphis Motorsports Park - Memphis, TN - Terry Gray 6/18/1994 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Garry Lee Maier 6/19/1994 - Forest Hill Speedway - Forest Hill, LA - Gary Wright 6/21/1994 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Shane Carson 6/22/1994 - Thunder Hill Raceway - Wichita Falls, TX - Gary Wright 6/24/1994 - Beebe Speedway - Beebe, AR - Gary Wright 6/25/1994 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Garry Lee Maier

7/15/1995 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Gary Wright 7/16/1995 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Gary Wright 7/19/1995 - Big H Motor Speedway - Houston, TX - Terry Gray 7/21/1995 - State Line Speedway - Texarkana, AR - Rickey Hood 7/22/1995 - Lone Star Speedway - Kilgore, TX - Alan Payne 7/23/1995 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Mike Ward

6/14/1996 - Missouri Int. Speedway - Benton, MO - Terry Gray 6/15/1996 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Garry Lee Maier 6/16/1996 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Wayne Johnson 6/18/1996 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Wayne Johnson 6/20/1996 - Lone Star Speedway - Kilgore, TX - Danny Wood 6/21/1996 - Forest Hill Speedway - Forest Hill, LA - Terry Gray 6/22/1996 - State Line Speedway - Texarkana, AR - Garry Lee Maier

6/13/1997 - Memphis Motorsports Park - Memphis, TN - Tim Crawley 6/14/1997 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Gary Wright 6/15/1997 - Monett Speedway, Monett, MO - Gary Wright 6/18/1997 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Wayne Johnson 6/20/1997 - Lone Star Speedway - Kilgore, TX - Mike Ward 6/21/1997 - Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR - Gary Wright

6/12/1998 - Memphis Motorsports Park - Memphis, TN - Eric Sandage 6/13/1998 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Terry Gray 6/14/1998 - Monett Speedway, Monett, MO - Gary Wright 6/16/1998 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Phil Grossman 6/17/1998 - Texarkana Speedway - Texarkana, AR - Tim Crawley 6/19/1998 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Gary Wright 6/20/1998 - Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR - Mike Ward

7/23/1999 - Batesville Speedway - Batesville, AR - Gary Wright 7/24/1999 - Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR - Pete Butler 7/25/1999 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Tim Crawley 7/27/1999 - Salina Highbanks - Salina, OK - Gary Wright 7/29/1999 - Paris Motor Speedway - Paris, TX - Gary Wright 7/30/1999 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Garry Lee Maier 7/31/1999 - State Line Speedway - Texarkana, AR - Travis Rilat

7/14/2000 - Batesville Speedway - Batesville, AR - Billy Wilburn 7/15/2000 - Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR - Travis Rilat 7/16/2000 - Monett Speedway, Monett, MO - Tim Crawley 7/18/2000 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Tim Crawley 7/19/2000 - Salina Highbanks - Salina, OK - Gary Wright 7/20/2000 - Paris Motor Speedway - Paris, TX - Michael Dupuy 7/21/2000 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Gary Wright 7/22/2000 - Texarkana Speedway - Texarkana, AR - Gary Wright

7/13/2001 - Batesville Speedway - Batesville, AR - Larry Neighbors 7/14/2001 - Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR - A.G. Rains 7/16/2001 - 81 Speedway - Wichita, KS - Kevin Ramey 7/17/2001 - Salina Highbanks - Salina, OK - Wayne Johnson 7/19/2001 - Paris Motor Speedway - Paris, TX - Mike Ward 7/20/2001 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Gary Wright 7/21/2001 - State Fair Speedway - Oklahoma City, OK - Zach Chappell

5/31/2002 - Batesville Speedway - Batesville, AR - Terry Gray 6/1/2002 - Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR - Eddie Gallagher 6/2/2002 - Memphis Motorsports Park - Memphis, TN - Jan Howard 6/5/2002 - Tri-State Speedway - Pocola, OK - Gary Wright 6/6/2002 - Paris Motor Speedway - Paris, TX - Jason Johnson 6/7/2002 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Jason Johnson 6/8/2002 - Lawton Speedway, Lawton, OK - Gary Wright

5/30/2003 - Batesville Speedway - Batesville, AR - Gary Wright 5/31/2003 - Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR - Eddie Gallagher 6/1/2003 - State Fair Speedway - Oklahoma City, OK - Shane Stewart 6/3/2003 - Outlaw Motor Speedway - Muskogee, OK - Shane Stewart 6/4/2003 - Tri-State Speedway - Pocola, OK - Darren Stewart 6/7/2003 - Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Gary Wright

7/9/2004 - Batesville Speedway - Batesville, AR - Tim Crawley 7/10/2004 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Travis Rilat 7/12/2004 - Tulsa Speedway - Tulsa, OK - Tim Montgomery 7/13/2004 - Tri-State Speedway - Pocola, OK - Darren Stewart 7/15/2004 - Delta Bowl Speedway - Tunica, MS - Tim Crawley 7/16/2004 - Memphis Motorsports Park - Memphis, TN - Tim Crawley 7/17/2004 - Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR - Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

6/3/2005 - Memphis Motorsports Park - Memphis, TN - Gary Wright 6/4/2005 - Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR - Darren Stewart 6/6/2005 - Tri-State Speedway - Pocola, OK - Roger Crockett 6/7/2005 - Tulsa Speedway - Tulsa, OK - Jason Johnson 6/9/2005 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Danny Jennings 6/10/2005 - 67 Texarkana Speedway - Texarkana, AR - Tim Crawley 6/11/2005 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Tim Crawley

7/7/2006 - Bolivar Speedway - Bolivar, MO - Jason Johnson 7/8/2006 - Mid - America Speedway - South Coffeyville, OK - Jason Johnson 7/9/2006 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Jason Johnson 7/13/2006 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Gary Wright 7/14/2006 - State Fair Speedway - Oklahoma City, OK - Jason Johnson 7/15/2006- Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Kevin Ramey

7/14/2007 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Gary Wright 7/16/2007 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Darren Stewart 7/19/2007 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Gary Wright 7/20/2007 - State Fair Speedway - Oklahoma City , OK - Gary Wright 7/21/2007- Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Gary Wright

7/11/2008 - 67 Texarkana Speedway - Texarkana, AR - Gary Taylor 7/12/2008 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Gary Wright 7/14/2008 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Jason Johnson 7/17/2008 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Gary Wright 7/18/2008 - State Fair Speedway - Oklahoma City, OK - Gary Taylor 7/19/2008- Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Jason Johnson

6/5/2009 - 67 Texarkana Speedway - Texarkana, AR - Tim Crawley 6/6/2009 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR - Tony Bruce, Jr. 6/9/2009 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Zach Chappell 6/12/2009 - State Fair Speedway - Oklahoma City, OK - Gary Wright 6/13/2009- Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Nick Smith

6/15/2012 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Wayne Johnson 6/16/2012 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Brian Brown 6/18/2012 - Jones Motor Speedway - Chatham, LA - Jason Johnson 6/19/2012 - Diamond Park Speedway - Murfreesboro, AR - Brady Bacon 6/20/2012- Lawton Speedway - Lawton - OK - Wayne Johnson 6/22/2012 - Salina Highbanks - Salina - OK - Jason Johnson 6/23/2012 - Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO - Cody Baker

6/14/2013 - Kennedale Speedway Park - Kennedale, TX - Jason Johnson 6/15/2013 - Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX - Johnny Herrera 6/16/2013 - Ark-LA-Tex Speedway - Vivian, LA - Logan Forler 6/19/2013- Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK - Jeff Swindell 6/20/2013 - Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK - Jeff Swindell 6/22/2013 - Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO - Jonathan Cornell

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Event Coverage:

Online audio will be available at http://www.racinboys.com. Live broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil and presented by the McCarthy Auto Group, located in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Line-ups, finishes, and further updates are provided throughout each race night at http://www.ascsracing.com, http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs and http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs.

Live Timing and scoring is available at most Lucas Oil ASCS events via Race Monitor that is available in the App Store of your Smart Phone or Tablet. The American Sprint Car Series app can also be downloaded for free in the Google Play store.

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Jeff Swindell - 1, Brad Loyet - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 1,112; 2. Jason Johnson 1,088; 3. Johnny Herrera 1,077; 4. Jeff Swindell 1,058; 5. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,054; 6. Aaron Reutzel 1,036; 7. Tony Bruce, Jr. 1,007; 8. Seth Bergman 952; 9. Blake Hahn 951; 10. Matt Covington 945;

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The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

ASCS Warrior Region Headlines Bud Shootout at the U.S. 36 Raceway

TULSA, Okla. (June 9, 2014) - The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region is set to resume action this weekend with the 14th annual Budweiser Shootout at the U.S. 36 Raceway in Cameron, Mo. on Friday, June 13.

One of two times the Warrior Region will visit the nearly 30 degree banked U.S. 36 Raceway in 2014, the Budweiser Shootout offers up bonuses to Heat Race winners worth $500 as well as the night's Hard Charger getting half the night's 50/50 drawing.

Randy Hibbs holds a slim two point margin over Jay Russell going into this Friday's open-wheel spectacular with J.R. Topper, Randy Martin, and Michael Sosebee making up the top five.

The Friday card will include A-Mods and Sport Mods with gates opening at 4:00 P.M. and races beginning at 8:00 P.M. (CT). Admission is $20 with children 11-15 years of age admitted into the grandstands for $10. Children 10 years and younger get into the stands for free. For more information, log onto http://www.us36raceway.com or call (816) 675-2279.

Three nights of competition have been contested so far in 2014 with just as many winners. Sean McClelland grabbed the win on April 19 at the Springfield Raceway, followed by Randy Hibbs on May 3 at the Lucas Oil Speedway. Jason Johnson led flag-to-flag at the Hockett Tribute on May 25 at the Double X Speedway.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (June 9, 2014) - The month of June has arrived, and with it a lot of Mother Nature. This past weekend saw the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour scheduled for stops in Tennessee and Arkansas, only to have rain wash away both nights of competition.

Good news though, the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region pulled off both nights this past weekend with two drivers each working at getting the proverbial monkey off their back.

A lighter than normal review of the weekend's events, the total number of ASCS Sanctioned nights of racing this year stands at 54 with 37 winners.

The Winners:

Friday, June 6, 2014

• Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Gulf South) - His second ASCS victory of the season, Hafertepe topped the Gulf South for the first time with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region in 2014 at the Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco. Marking his sixth win overall with the Region, Hafertepe had to hold off Gulf South points leader, Channin Tankersley, in the closing laps for the win.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

• Ray Allen Kulhanek (Gulf South) - Finally would be the operative word for the five-time Gulf South Champion. With a high finish of third coming on May 3, it seemed that Ray Allen Kulhanek had more of a Gorilla than a Monkey on his back, but apparently the beast found a Banana to chew on for a while this past Saturday night, allowing Kulhanek to claim his first win of 2014 at the Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas. The victory is Ray's 20th overall with the Region.

Other points from the Weekend:

• Almost - Racing at the I-30 Speedway was so close until Mother Nature showed up for the Driver's Meeting. When the rains came down, 37 drivers had already made their way into the pits with another half-dozen sitting in the parking lot waiting.

• Tyson Hall - A trampoline kind of year so far, Tyson Hall has bounced all over the rundown this season but finally had things go his way on Friday night, earning his best finish so far by coming from fifteenth to third at the Heart O' Texas Speedway.

• Rebound - When we talk about the beast that's been holding down Kulhanek this season, Saturday's win saw a huge release when the Danbury, Texas driver scaled the wing. Twenty-four hours earlier, Kulhanek saw the races end from his trailer with a sixteenth place, DNF, finish.

• Downpour - Rained out may be too light of a statement when talking about the showers that ended the National Tour's weekend. Talking with promoters at the Lexington 104 Speedway on Thursday, upwards to three inches of water had pooled in the track's concession stand. When sunny weather turned stormy in Little Rock on Saturday, the infield was a lake in just under ten minutes.

• Battle for Second - The Gulf South point standings did see some movement over the weekend. With his DNF on Friday, Ray Allen Kulhanek slipped to third but quickly regained the runner up spot from Chris Sweeney with his win the following night.

Coming Up:

The second annual Bob Westphal Memorial ASCS Speedweek kicks off this Saturday, June 14 at the Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. A five event swing this year, teams will get a break until Wednesday, June 18 when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour rolls into the Lawton Speedway. Thursday, June 19 will be at the Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. with Friday, June 20 at the Outlaw Motorsports Park in Muskogee, Okla. Speedweek will end at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. Jeff Swindell is the reigning ASCS Speedweek Champion.

Speedweek will include combined regional action with the National Tour at all events. The Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region will pair up at the Devil's Bowl Speedway. The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region will be on tap at Lawton, Creek, and Outlaw. The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region joins the National Tour at the Lucas Oil Speedway.

Stand alone ASCS Regional events this weekend will be plenty. The Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region will headline at the Timberline Speedway in Corley, Texas on Friday, June 13 with the return of Gary Wright the talk of the town.

ASCS Frontier action resumes at the Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. on Friday, June 13 then the Billings Motorsports Park on Saturday, June 14.

The fourteenth running of the U.S. 36 Raceway Budweiser Shootout takes place on Friday, June 13 with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region. On top of the Region's normal $2,000 to win A-Feature, the night also pays $500 to Heat Race winners and half of the 50/50 money raised goes to the night's hard charger.

ASCS Northwest is scheduled for a double-header at the Cottage Grove Speedway this weekend and the West Texas ASCS 305 Region will have their normal bi-weekly schedule in El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, N.M.

For a complete listing of every ASCS event in 2014, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Kulhanek Takes Gulf South Cash at Gator Motorplex

WILLIS, Texas (June 7, 2014) - For the first time in 2014, Ray Allen Kulhanek raced the Oil Field Equipment and Manufacturing No. 21t to victory, doing so at the Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region.

Winning from the pole, Kulhanek was followed by seventh starting Kevin Ramey with Tommy Bryant taking third. Caleb Martin and Chris Sweeney made up the top five. Klint Angelette, Jake Martens, Channin Tankersley, Brandon Berryman, and Kent Lewis, Jr. completed the top ten.

The next event for the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region is scheduled for June 20 at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas and the Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas on June 21. For updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region Gator Motorplex - Willis, Texas Saturday, June 7, 2014

Car Count: 23

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 15T-Travis Elliott; 2. 93-Chris Sweeney; 3. 79V-Ryan Hall; 4. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 5. 17-Kent Lewis Jr; 6. 31-Brandon Berryman; 7. 29-Mike Walling; 8. 58-Gary Floyd

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1A-Kevin Ramey; 2. 28-Tommy Bryant; 3. 48-Jake Martens; 4. 11-Channin Tankersley; 5. 76-Zane Lawrence; 6. 5X-Tyson Hall; 7. 74E-Claud Estes III; 8. 24-Brandie Jass

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 12-Scott Smith; 2. 19-Klint Angelette; 3. 51-Caleb Martin; 4. 36-John Pate; 5. 7A-Paul Solomon; 6. 50-Kent Lewis Sr; 7. 61-Travis Knighton

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 31-Brandon Berryman[4]; 2. 5X-Tyson Hall[2]; 3. 76-Zane Lawrence[1]; 4. 29-Mike Walling[5]; 5. 74E-Claud Estes III[3]; 6. 61-Travis Knighton[7]; 7. 24-Brandie Jass[8]; 8. 58-Gary Floyd[9]; 9. 50-Kent Lewis Sr[6]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[1]; 2. 1A-Kevin Ramey[7]; 3. 28-Tommy Bryant[4]; 4. 51-Caleb Martin[2]; 5. 93-Chris Sweeney[3]; 6. 19-Klint Angelette[8]; 7. 48-Jake Martens[10]; 8. 11-Channin Tankersley[11]; 9. 31-Brandon Berryman[15]; 10. 17-Kent Lewis Jr[13]; 11. 79V-Ryan Hall[9]; 12. 36-John Pate[12]; 13. 29-Mike Walling[18]; 14. 76-Zane Lawrence[17]; 15. (DNF) 74E-Claud Estes III[19]; 16. (DNF) 5X-Tyson Hall[16]; 17. (DNF) 7A-Paul Solomon[14]; 18. (DNF) 61-Travis Knighton[20]; 19. (DNF) 15T-Travis Elliott[6]; 20. (DNF) 12-Scott Smith[5]

 

 

Rain Postpones Lucas Oil ASCS at I-30 Speedway

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 7, 2014) - The sun was shining until it was time for the Driver's Meeting at the I-30 Speedway, that's when Mother Nature unleashed her fury upon "Hammer Hill", forcing the postponement of Saturday's spectacular with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real.

Track promoter, Tracey Clay is working with ASCS officials, as well surrounding track promoters, to find a date to reschedule the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real. According to Clay, the date could be in the month of August.

The next race for the Lucas Oil ASCS will be on Saturday, June 14 at the Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

Updates on a rescheduled time for the I-30 Speedway will be posted to http://www.ascsracing.com.

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Races Away with the Heart O' Texas

WACO, Texas (June 6, 2014) - For the second time in 2014, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. parked the Lone Star Speedway No. 15h in victory lane with the American Sprint Car Series; this time with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region at Waco's Heart O' Texas Speedway.

Hafertepe's first victory with the Gulf South region in 2014, the win goes down as Sam's sixth overall with the region.

Channin Tankersley crossed second with Tyson Hall coming from fifteenth to complete the podium. Brandon Berryman from tenth crossed fourth with Oklahoma's Jake Martens making up the top five. Caleb Marten from twentieth crossed sixth, followed by Tommy Bryant, Chris Sweeney, Klint Angelette, and Claud Estes to complete the top ten.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region resumes competition Saturday, June 7 at the Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas. For updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region Heart O' Texas Speedway - Waco, Texas Friday, June 6, 2014

Car Count: 26

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1A-Kevin Ramey; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr; 3. 93-Chris Sweeney; 4. 51-Caleb Martin; 5. 58-Gary Floyd; 6. (DNF) 76-Zane Lawrence; 7. (DNF) 14-Michael Lang

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 29-Mike Walling; 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 3. 4X-Shawn Petersen; 4. 48-Jake Martens; 5. 74E-Claud Estes III; 6. 17-John Ricketts; 7. 12-Scott Smith

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 79V-Ryan Hall; 2. 7A-Paul Solomon; 3. 19-Klint Angelette; 4. 11M-Michele Melton; 5. 45-Martin Edwards; 6. 36-John Pate

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Channin Tankersley; 2. 28-Tommy Bryant; 3. 31-Brandon Berryman; 4. 5X-Tyson Hall; 5. 24-Brandie Jass; 6. 79-Charlie McDonald

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 5X-Tyson Hall[1]; 2. 74E-Claud Estes III[6]; 3. 45-Martin Edwards[2]; 4. 11M-Michele Melton[4]; 5. 24-Brandie Jass[5]; 6. 51-Caleb Martin[3]; 7. 76-Zane Lawrence[10]; 8. 36-John Pate[9]; 9. 14-Michael Lang[11]; 10. 17-John Ricketts[8]; 11. 79-Charlie McDonald[7]; 12. 12-Scott Smith[12]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 2. 11-Channin Tankersley[1]; 3. 5X-Tyson Hall[15]; 4. 31-Brandon Berryman[10]; 5. 48-Jake Martens[6]; 6. 51-Caleb Martin[20]; 7. 28-Tommy Bryant[9]; 8. 93-Chris Sweeney[11]; 9. 19-Klint Angelette[12]; 10. 74E-Claud Estes III[16]; 11. 4X-Shawn Petersen[13]; 12. 29-Mike Walling[5]; 13. 79V-Ryan Hall[4]; 14. 11M-Michele Melton[18]; 15. (DNF) 58-Gary Floyd[14]; 16. (DNF) 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[7]; 17. (DNF) 7A-Paul Solomon[8]; 18. (DNF) 24-Brandie Jass[19]; 19. (DNF) 45-Martin Edwards[17]; 20. (DNF) 1A-Kevin Ramey[3]

 

 

ASCS Gulf South Returns to Waco and Willis

Tulsa, OK — (June 4, 2014) — A common pairing with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region in 2014, this weekend’s lone ASCS regional competition heads for the Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas on Friday, June 6 and Gator Motorplex on Saturday, June 7 in Willis, Texas.

Blake Hahn grabbed the night’s feature win in the region’s visit on April 18 at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway. April 19 saw Aaron Reutzel topping things at the Gator Motorplex.

Channin Tankersley carries the series into the weekend double-header with a 59 point advantage over five-time series champion, Ray Allen Kulhanek. Chris Sweeney holds third with John Pate and Klint Angelette completing the top five.

In 10 A-Feature starts this season, there have been eight winners so far with Johnny Herrera and Blake Hahn as the only drivers with a pair of wins.

Friday at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway will see the Gulf South Region joined by IMCA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, Bombers, Jr. Mini Stocks, and Twisters. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. with races starting at 8:00 P.M. (CT). Admission is $15 with discounts for Seniors, Students, and Children. For more information, log onto http://www.heartotexspeedway.com or call 254-829-2294.

Saturday at the Gator Motorplex will see action beginning at 6:30 P.M. (CT) and will include Southern United Sprint RaceSavers, Micros (Restrictor and Jr. Sprints), Limited Modifieds, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, and Pure Stocks. More information can be found at http://www.gatormotorplex.net or by phone to 936-588-6127.

For continued update on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

 

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (June 2, 2014) - The month of May has come to a close with a night of racing for every day of the week and almost as many winners in the ASCS Nation. Bringing the year's total of 52 nights of competition, co-sanctioned events brings the series overall to 59 ASCS sanctioned events.

ASCS Southwest at the Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz., ASCS 305 in west Texas and Southern New Mexico, along with ASCS Midwest and ASCS National with co-sanctioned stops at the Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan. and the Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. for the Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals highlight this week's review.

Topping the Field:

Friday, May 30, 2014

• Jeff Swindell (ASCS National) - The third visit for the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real to the Salina Speedway, Jeff Swindell became the third winner in as many races at the Kansas oval. After a bobble in slower traffic on the closing lap, Swindell narrowly held off Jason Johnson for the win.

• Wes Wofford (ASCS 305) - The second time victory lane has been visited by Wes Wofford in 2014, the Alamogordo, N.M. shoe topped the field of ASCS 305 competitors at the El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

• Brad Loyet (ASCS National) - The Eagle Nationals saw 34 drivers checking in, and Missouri's Brad Loyet holding off Johnny Herrera in lapped traffic before having to power around a slide job thrown by the No. 45x exiting the final turn for his fourth career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph.

• Alex Pettas (ASCS Southwest) - Visiting the high-banked Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz. on Saturday night, Alex Pettas parked the No. Ti64 in victory lane for the first time against the ASCS Southwest Region.

• Wes Wofford (ASCS 305) - It didn't take long for Wes Wofford to grab his third win of the season with a short trip north to the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M.

A few points from the weekend:

• "Slide Job City" - That might be the understatement of the weekend as the Salina Speedway again offered drivers of the American Sprint Car Series a track worthy of the record books with drivers forced to lay down slide jobs after slide job at the three-eighths mile Kansas oval. While most were clean, you had to make them close to make the move work and a few were just a little too close.

• First Timers - Maybe not in terms of overall wins for Jeff Swindell and Brad Loyet, but this past weekend saw the pair post their first wins of the season against the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. The true first timer was Alex Pettas who snagged his first victory in an ASCS sanctioned event.

• Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - The Texas veteran joked in his post race interview about "hanging off the chalkboard" when the line-up was posted. but wasted little time making up for his sixteenth place start spot on Saturday night; placing third at the Eagle Raceway. Given a caution in the closing laps, the outcome could have been very different.

• New Leader - For the first time, Brad Loyet finds himself atop the point standings with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Loyet is the third driver to lead the standings in 2014.

• Track Prep - After three drivers ended up on their lid in Heat Races on Saturday at the Eagle Raceway, event promoter, Tony Bruce, Jr., made the call for the track to be tilled and re-packed before the features. It was a good call as it allowed the track to widen nearly all the way to the wall.

• Podiums - Three drivers place on the podium multiple times this past weekend. Brad Loyet placed third on Friday at the Salina Speedway before topping the Eagle Nationals on Saturday. Wes Wofford swept the weekend with the ASCS 305 Region in Texas and New Mexico and Royal Jones placed third both nights.

• All Tied Up - The ASCS Southwest Region is all tied up these days with Rick Ziehl and Ryan Linder even at the top of the charts. With a single win on the season, the nod for the lead currently goes to Ziehl.

• Midwest Shake Up - The points in the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region saw a shake up over the weekend. Having to miss Friday night in Kansas, Jack Dover has fallen to third with Jordan Boston and Billy Alley moving to the top two spots. Boston's advantage is only five over Alley.

• Rest in Peace "Speedy" Bill - The American Sprint Car Series holds in our heats the family of "Speedy" Bill Smith. The founder of Speedway Motors, which supports our Midwest and Warrior Regions, as well as the Tulsa Shootout, passed away on Friday, May 30 at the age of 84.

Coming Up: The month of June kicks off with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region taking to the clay in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real makes the trip to the Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn. on Friday, June 6 then heads to the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. on Saturday, June 7.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region hits up the Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco on Friday, June 6 then the Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas on Saturday, June 7.

For a complete listing of every ASCS event in 2014, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Looking Ahead: Lucas Oil ASCS at Lexington 104 Speedway and I-30 Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (June 2, 2014) - The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real will make its first starts in the month of June in the Mid-South with the series first visit of the season to the Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn. on Friday, June 6 followed by the second stop of 2014 at the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. on Saturday June 7.

First visiting the Tennessee oval on August 24, 2013, Jason Johnson took the series inaugural checkered flag at the Lexington 104 Speedway. The site of a very rare qualifying session in ASCS National competition, Jeff Swindell holds the track record at 11.871 seconds.

What was scheduled to be the second stop of the season at the Tennessee oval, the season's earlier visit on April 11 was called off due to persistent weather that had delayed work to the track's back straight-a-way wall.

The Lexington 104 Speedway will open its gates at 5:00 P.M. (CT) with races starting at 7:04 P.M. Tickets are available the day of the race for only $15.00. The Friday affair will include Hobby and Street Stocks. For more information, call 731-968-8333 or log onto http://www.lexington104speedway.com.

Returning to where Aaron Reutzel scored his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory on April 12, 2014 the I-30 Speedway hosts the series on Saturday, June 7. The 70th points paying show in ASCS National Tour history, the Saturday stop will be the 71st time the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour has taken to the high-banked quarter-mile.

A Speedweek stop on June 6, 2009 was a non-point paying show that saw Tony Bruce, Jr. in victory lane. In all, 27 drivers have claimed at least one Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win at the I-30 Speedway. Of those, 14 have multiple wins.

Events at the I-30 Speedway are scheduled to begin at 7:30 P.M. (CT) with gates to the Grandstands and Pits opening at 5:00 P.M. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased at the I-30 Speedway office. For more information, call 501-455-4567 or log onto http://www.i-30speedway.com.

Brad Loyet carries the National Tour into the weekend double-header with a 24 point margin over Jason Johnson. Loyet rolls off his first Lucas Oil ASCS National triumph of the 2014 season this past Saturday night at the Eagle Raceway. The series last visit to the I-30 Speedway on April 12 saw Loyet placing third. Last season's stop at the Lexington 104 Speedway ended with Loyet eighth.

The site of Jason Johnson's seventh win of the 2013 season, the four-time Lucas Oil ASCS National Champion has yet to grab a National Tour win in 2014. Johnson finished sixth on April 12 at the I-30 Speedway and is second in all time wins at the quarter-mile with eight.

Johnny Herrera slipped past Jeff Swindell to re-claim third in series standings. Herrera crossed second in 2013 at the Lexington 104 Speedway, and was ninth after starting twenty-first earlier this year at the I-30 Speedway.

Jeff Swindell holds a slim four point margin over Sam Hafertepe, Jr who completes the top five. Incidentally, the pair finished fourth and fifth at the I-30 Speedway on April 12 and each have a single National Tour win at the I-30 Speedway.

Aaron Reutzel holds sixth with Tony Bruce, Jr. seventh. Seth Bergman is eighth with Blake Hahn moving up one to ninth over the weekend. Matt Covington currently rounds out the top ten in ASCS National standings.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

The Series:

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real

When:

Friday, June 6 - Open at 5:00 P.M. / Racing at 7:04 P.M.

Where:

Lexington 104 Speedway - Lexington, Tenn.

Address:

2800 Sand Ridge Bargerton Rd. Lexington, TN, 38351

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.lexington104speedway.com/ Email: tedi@Lexington104Speedway.com Phone: 731-968-8333

Past Winner(s): Jason Johnson (8/24/2013)

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When:

Saturday, June 7 - Open at 5:00 P.M. / Racing at 7:30 P.M.

Where:

I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, Ark.

Address:

12297 I-30. Little Rock, AR 72209

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.i-30speedway.com Email: raceytlc@sbcglobal.net Phone: 501-455-4567

Past Winner(s): Gary Wright 13, Jason Johnson 8, Garry Lee Maier 4, Tim Crawley 4, Tony Bruce, Jr. 4, Mike Ward 3, Sammy Swindell 3, Terry Gray 3, Wayne Johnson 3, Brad Sweet 2, Brady Bacon 2, Danny Lasoski 2, Shane Stewart 2, Travis Rilat 2, Anthony Nicholson, Eric Sandage, Jack Dover, Jason Meyers, Jeff Swindell, Nick Smith, Paul McMahan, Pete Butler, Ricky Logan, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Tim Shaffer, Zach Chappell, Aaron Reutzel

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Event Coverage:

Online audio will be available at http://www.racinboys.com. Live broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil and presented by the McCarthy Auto Group, located in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Line-ups, finishes, and further updates are provided throughout each race night at http://www.ascsracing.com, http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs and http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs.

Live Timing and scoring is available at most Lucas Oil ASCS events via Race Monitor that is available in the App Store of your Smart Phone or Tablet. The American Sprint Car Series app can also be downloaded for free in the Google Play store.

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Jeff Swindell - 1, Brad Loyet - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 1,112; 2. Jason Johnson 1,088; 3. Johnny Herrera 1,077; 4. Jeff Swindell 1,058; 5. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,054; 6. Aaron Reutzel 1,036; 7. Tony Bruce, Jr. 1,007; 8. Seth Bergman 952; 9. Blake Hahn 951; 10. Matt Covington 945;

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The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Alex Pettas Posts First ASCS Southwest Victory

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (May 31, 2014) - The ASCS Southwest Region hit the high-banks of the Central Arizona Speedway on Saturday night and Alex Pettas broke into victory lane for the first time in ASCS competition.

The thirty-third winner with the ASCS Southwest Region, Pettas grabbed the win after starting third with Bob Ream, Jr. crossing second from fifth. Ryan Linder rolled to the final podium step from seventh and in doing so, has tied Rick Ziehl for the series points lead. Lance Norick and Billy Chester completed the top five.

Joshua Williams was sixth with Rick Ziehl seventh. James Aragon advanced from eighteenth to eighth with Darrell Sickles from seventeenth and Cody Sickles from fifteenth to make up the top ten.

The ASCS Southwest Region competes next June 28 at the Tucson International Raceway. For updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

ASCS Southwest Region Central Arizona Speedway Casa Grande, Ariz. Saturday, May 31, 2014

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 74-Josh Pelkey; 2. 90-Lance Norick; 3. 41-Billy Chester III; 4. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson; 5. 14S-Cody Sickles; 6. 5H-Patrick Krob

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 2. 9-Ryan Linder; 3. 8-Bob Ream Jr; 4. 94-Nick Parker; 5. 55-Brent McKee; 6. 29S-Darrell Sickles

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. TI64-Alex Pettas; 2. 96-Carson Ditsch; 3. 44K-Koty McGullam; 4. (DNF) 41W-Joshua Williams; 5. (DNF) 5-Bud Rowe; DNS 57X-James Aragon

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. TI64-Alex Pettas[3]; 2. 8-Bob Ream Jr[5]; 3. 9-Ryan Linder[7]; 4. 90-Lance Norick[2]; 5. 41-Billy Chester III[6]; 6. 41W-Joshua Williams[12]; 7. 20Z-Rick Ziehl[4]; 8. 57X-James Aragon[18]; 9. 29S-Darrell Sickles[17]; 10. 14S-Cody Sickles[15]; 18. 5-Bud Rowe[13]; 11. (DNF) 55-Brent McKee[14]; 12. (DNF) 74-Josh Pelkey[1]; 13. (DNF) 8AZ-Jordan Stetson[10]; 14. (DNF) 5H-Patrick Krob[16]; 15. (DNF) 96-Carson Ditsch[8]; 16. (DNF) 44K-Koty McGullam[9]; 17. (DNF) 94-Nick Parker[11]

 

 

Brad Loyet holds off Herrera for Eagle Nationals Win

EAGLE, Neb. (May 31, 2014) - A battle for ages at the Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals presented by TBJ Promotions ended with Brad Loyet ending out Johnny Herrera off the final turn for his first National Tour triumph of 2014, and first Eagle Nationals Championship.

"I saw him on the bottom but I didn't see him on the top. Me and him have a long standing history so I wasn't going to cut him no slack, and I knew he wasn't going to cut me any either," commented Loyet after a ferocious final five laps between the two. "This is all for my guys. We needed this bad. We needed a confidence booster so it's unbelievable to lock this one up."

The win makes Loyet the seventh winner in nine Protect the Harvest A-Features contested in 2014.

Herrera's runner up finish is his third top five appearance of the season, and although he had the run a few times, found the move a bit too close for comfort, "There was a couple times I had a good shot but I used my head and looked at the bigger picture here of getting a second or possible using him up and crashing us both. I don't race that way."

Sixteenth starting Sam Hafertepe, Jr. charged to the final podium step.

"We could actually run it in the holes entering one, and come off the middle of two and just eat people up," commented a sweat soaked Hafertepe. "Starting sixteenth, I was hanging off the chalkboard when the put the line-up, up, for the A-Main, so to get up to third was pretty good without very many cautions through there, and to run them two guys down, I had to be pretty damn good."

Aaron Reutzel ended up fourth with Blake Hahn posting his first top five of the season in National Tour competition.

Billy Alley held a spot in the top five the first ten laps before slipping back to finish sixth. Jack Dover gridded the field fifteenth and charged up to finish seventh with a last lap pass on Jay Russell and Jordan Boston. Jeff Swindell completed the top ten.

Following Loyet's victory, the Miller Truck Lines No. 05 has taken over the top spot in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour driver standings, holding a 28 point lead over Jason Johnson. This marks the first time Loyet has lead the National Tour standings.

Paired with the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region, Billy Alley's sixth place finish garnered high points for the region.

Bringing 34 drivers to the Eagle Raceway, four Heat Races saw Jonathan Cornell, Johnny Herrera, Aaron Reutzel, and Billy Alley with wins. A pair of B-Features went to Seth Bergman and Matt Covington.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real competes next at the Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn. on Friday, June 6 and the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. on Saturday, June 7.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals Eagle Raceway - Eagle, Neb. Saturday, May 31, 2014

Car Count: 34

Heat Races presented by SpeedMart - 8 Laps, winners plus top 12 in passing points to A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 24H-Jonathan Cornell[3]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet[4]; 3. 35L-Cody Ledger[5]; 4. 1B-Jordan Boston[6]; 5. 17H-Ryan Bickett[2]; 6. E85-Luke Cranston[8]; 7. 17G-Gage Dorr[7]; 8. 12M-James Mosher[9]; DNS 12-Tyler Drueke

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[1]; 2. 48-Jake Martens[2]; 3. 53-Jack Dover[3]; 4. 95-Matt Covington[4]; 5. 5X-Jason Martin[6]; 6. 77-John Klabunde[7]; 7. 29-Brandon Hahn[8]; 8. 2A-Randy Hibbs[5]; 9. 03-Shayle Bade[9]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 2. 76-Jay Russell[3]; 3. 18R-Ryan Roberts[4]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[5]; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell[8]; 6. 82-Jason Danley[2]; 7. 21-Ryan Kitchen[7]; 8. 17B-Stu Snyder[6]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 3-Billy Alley[2]; 2. 17-Blake Hahn[3]; 3. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson[8]; 6. 35-Trevor Grossenbacher[7]; 7. 17X-Josh Baughman[6]; 8. (DNF) 3H-Brandon Hanks[1]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features - Top 3 advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[1]; 2. 5X-Jason Martin[2]; 3. 77-John Klabunde[3]; 4. 82-Jason Danley[5]; 5. 12M-James Mosher[7]; 6. 03-Shayle Bade[9]; 7. 17X-Josh Baughman[6]; DNS 17H-Ryan Bickett; DNS 2A-Randy Hibbs

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 2. E85-Luke Cranston[2]; 3. 35-Trevor Grossenbacher[3]; 4. 21-Ryan Kitchen[5]; 5. 17B-Stu Snyder[7]; 6. 17G-Gage Dorr[6]; 7. (DNF) 29-Brandon Hahn[4]; 8. (DNF) 12-Tyler Drueke[8]; DNS 3H-Brandon Hanks

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (35 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[4]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[16]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[8]; 5. 17-Blake Hahn[6]; 6. 3-Billy Alley[2]; 7. 53-Jack Dover[15]; 8. 76-Jay Russell[1]; 9. 1B-Jordan Boston[11]; 10. 94-Jeff Swindell[12]; 11. 41-Jason Johnson[13]; 12. 48-Jake Martens[5]; 13. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[10]; 14. 5X-Jason Martin[19]; 15. 23-Seth Bergman[17]; 16. 24H-Jonathan Cornell[7]; 17. 95-Matt Covington[18]; 18. 35L-Cody Ledger[14]; 19. (DNF) E85-Luke Cranston[20]; 20. (DNF) 35-Trevor Grossenbacher[22]; 21. (DNF) 77-John Klabunde[21]; 22. (DNF) 18R-Ryan Roberts[9]

Lap Leader(s): Jay Russell 1; Brad Loyet 2-35 FSR High Point: Billy Alley KSE Hard Charger: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. +13 Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: Brad Loyet - 13.207 seconds CSI Rebound: Tyler Drueke Provisional(s): N/A

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Jeff Swindell - 1, Brad Loyet - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 1,112; 2. Jason Johnson 1,088; 3. Johnny Herrera 1,077; 4. Jeff Swindell 1,058; 5. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,054; 6. Aaron Reutzel 1,036; 7. Tony Bruce, Jr. 1,007; 8. Seth Bergman 952; 9. Blake Hahn 951; 10. Matt Covington 945;

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The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

Jeff Swindell Hangs on for Lucas Oil ASCS Score at Salina Speedway

SALINA, Kan. (May 30, 2014) - The Salina Speedway played host to the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real on Friday night, where Jeff Swindell captured his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win of 2014, and became the third different Lucas Oil ASCS A-Feature winner at the Kansas oval; but it wasn't without it's close call.

Racing under the white flag with a comfortable margin over the Stenhouse, Jr. Racing / Curb-Agajanian Performance Group No. 41, Swindell nearly lost the race trying to maneuver around a slower car.

"They were running the top the whole time getting to them. They're fast cars; they just got hung up back there for some reason. [Blake] Hahn usually runs good with us all the time and they stayed on the top the whole time. I don't know why he turned and dove to the bottom down there, I thought I was going to loop it in turn two," commented Swindell of the close call. "I couldn't find the cushion quick enough to get the right-rear leaned into it, and I knew someone had to be breathing down my neck."

That person was Jason Johnson.

Finding Swindell nearly stalled in the center of turns one and two, Johnson made a quick bid for the lead, drag racing Swindell into the final turns.

Asked about the final lap, Johnson replied, "We needed lapped cars to do anything, and we only got to one lapped car. He tried to slide him, and I got a good run down the back straight-a-way and we were going to run out of real estate going into turn three if I'd pushed a little harder so; sometimes you just have to finish second."

Having to fend off several drivers on restarts, Brad Loyet crossed third, "It was a heck of a race. Hats off to Jeff Swindell, I knew he was going to be tuff coming off the pole. It just shows why his crew is a championship contending team. We're right there in points with Jason, so finishing right behind him, we'll take it."

Eighth starting Johnny Herrera crossed fourth with Aaron Reutzel completing the top five after the pair exchanged slide jobs over the last five laps.

Tony Bruce, Jr. came from ninth to finish sixth with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. seventh after being as high as fifth at the half-way point of the A-Feature. Brandon Hanks came from twelfth to eighth with Brian Brown clawing to ninth after starting twentieth. Jeremy Campbell from fifteenth completed the top ten.

Jason Johnson extended his advantage over Loyet to 18 from 11. Swindell's win was enough to shoot the Tennessee veteran to third from fifth in the Lucas Oil ASCS driver standings with Johnny Herrera and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. making up the top five.

A field of 31 drivers took to the three-eighths mile Salina Speedway, providing four Heat Races won by Brandon Hahn, Jeff Swindell, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Seth Bergman. The night's B-Feature was won by Don Droud, Jr.

Paired with the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region, Brian Brown earned top points for the region.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real heads for the Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. on Saturday, May 31 for the Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals presented by TBJ Promotions. Online PPV will be offered for $22.00 at http://www.racinboys.com. For updates, news, and more log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real Salina Speedway - Salina, Kan. Friday, May 30, 2014

Car Count: 31

Heat Races presented by SpeedMart - 8 Laps, winners plus top 12 in passing points to A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 29-Brandon Hahn[1]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet[6]; 3. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[2]; 4. 3-Billy Alley[4]; 5. 17-Blake Hahn[3]; 6. 98-J.D. Johnson[7]; 7. 72-Raymond Seemann[5]; 8. 16K-Kaden Taylor[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell[2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[4]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[3]; 4. 1X-Don Droud Jr[1]; 5. 1B-Jordan Boston[8]; 6. 48-Jake Martens[5]; 7. 21-Brian Brown[7]; 8. 11W-Wyatt Burks[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]; 2. 12-James Mosher[1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[7]; 4. 2A-Randy Hibbs[2]; 5. 3H-Brandon Hanks[8]; 6. E85-Luke Cranston[5]; 7. 2J-Zach Blurton[6]; 8. (DNF) 45-C.J. Johnson[4]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[6]; 3. 17X-Josh Baughman[3]; 4. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[7]; 5. 81-Jon Freeman[4]; 6. 91-Jeff Stasa[1]; 7. (DNF) 8-Danny Lasoski[5]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features - Top 6 advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 1X-Don Droud Jr[2]; 2. 17-Blake Hahn[5]; 3. 2A-Randy Hibbs[1]; 4. 21-Brian Brown[8]; 5. 98-J.D. Johnson[4]; 6. E85-Luke Cranston[7]; 7. 81-Jon Freeman[3]; 8. 45-C.J. Johnson[15]; 9. 11W-Wyatt Burks[14]; 10. 48-Jake Martens[6]; 11. 2J-Zach Blurton[10]; 12. 91-Jeff Stasa[9]; 13. 72-Raymond Seemann[11]; 14. 16K-Kaden Taylor[13]; DNS 8-Danny Lasoski

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell[1]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[6]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[8]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel[5]; 6. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[9]; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[7]; 8. 3H-Brandon Hanks[12]; 9. 21-Brian Brown[20]; 10. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[15]; 11. 1B-Jordan Boston[11]; 12. 1X-Don Droud Jr[17]; 13. 95-Matt Covington[13]; 14. 17X-Josh Baughman[14]; 15. 17-Blake Hahn[18]; 16. (DNF) 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 17. (DNF) 3-Billy Alley[16]; 18. (DNF) 98-J.D. Johnson[21]; 19. (DNF) 12-James Mosher[10]; 20. (DNF) E85-Luke Cranston[22]; 21. (DNF) 2A-Randy Hibbs[19]; DNS 29-Brandon Hahn

Lap Leader(s): Jeff Swindell 1-30 FSR High Point: Brad Loyet KSE Hard Charger: Brian Brown +11 Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: N/A CSI Rebound: Brandon Hahn Provisional(s): N/A

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Jeff Swindell - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Jason Johnson 980; 2. Brad Loyet 962; 3. Jeff Swindell 348; 4. Johnny Herrera 935; 5. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 919; 6. Aaron Reutzel 906; 7. Tony Bruce, Jr. 903; 8. Seth Bergman 852; 9. Mat Covington 849; 10. Blake Hahn 826;

 

Central Arizona Speedway next for ASCS Southwest

TULSA, Okla. (May 28, 2014) - The Southwest Region of the American Sprint Car Series is set to scatter soil this Saturday, May 31 at the high-banked, three-eights mile, Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz., formerly the Central Arizona Raceway.

Lorne Wofford stands as the most recent winner at the Arizona oval, doing so on May 18, 2013.

The only scheduled appearance of the ASCS Southwest Region at the Central Arizona Speedway in 2014, Rick Ziehl assumed the point in the chase for the championship after early leader, Bob Ream, Jr., was a no show at the Arizona Speedway on May 17.

The only name to ever grace the champion's trophy in ASCS Southwest competition, Ziehl holds a slim 6 point margin over Joshua Williams who has matched Ziehl in terms of wins, top-fives, and top-tens so far this year.

Ryan Linder trails by only 16 points, followed by the region's most recent winner, Lance Norick, who is 49 points back. Missing the show at the Arizona Speedway has pushed Ream back to fifth some 97 points behind going into this weekend's event at the Central Arizona Speedway.

Admission on Saturday is $15.00 with discounts for Seniors. Kids 11 years of age and younger are admitted free into the grandstands. The program will include Pure Stocks, X-Mods, Dwarf Cars, and Bombers with races getting underway at 7:30 P.M. (MT). For more information on the Central Arizona Speedway, log onto http://www.centralarizonaspeedway.com or call 480-266-1378.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Headlines Salina Speedway and Eagle Raceway

TULSA, Okla. (May 27, 2014) - The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real returns to competition this weekend with the series third trip to the Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan, on Friday, May 30, followed by the much anticipated return to the Eagle Raceway for the Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals presented by TBJ Promotions on Saturday, May 31.

In two starts at the Salina Speedway, two drivers have emerged victorious. In the series inaugural visit in 2012, Kevin Swindell picked up his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory. The 2013 visit saw Seth Bergman taking the checkered flag for his second career triumph with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Last visited in 2012, the Eagle Nationals looks to out run Mother Nature in 2014, after the track flooded out in 2013.

Brady Bacon in the defending champion of the Eagle Nationals. A two-day event in 2012, Bacon swept the weekend. The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour first graced the clay of the one-third mile oval on June 11, 2010 with Danny Wood topping the field. Jason Johnson joined the list of winners the following night with Jack Dover adding his name on June 11, 2011.

Jason Johnson carries the field of National Tour drivers into the weekend with an 11 point margin over Brad Loyet. Winless in National Tour competition, Johnson has consistency on his side with six top ten finishes in seven starts. Johnson does have two ASCS 360cid Region victories to his credit in 2014, most recently this past Sunday at the Double X Speedway.

Loyet has been able to make up ground with four top fives to Johnson's one.

Johnny Herrera sits third, 33 points from the lead with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. fourth. The difference between the pair for the third spot is five makers with the pair each posting one top five, and five top tens' so far this season.

Herrera and Hafertepe were both in action this past weekend with the Gulf South Region with Herrera picking up a pair of wins. While Hafertepe showed great speed, luck was not on the side of the Texas veteran.

The top five rounds out with Jeff Swindell who has amassed 796 points this season to stay within 40 points of the championship standings.

Aaron Reutzel's two wins at the I-30 Speedway on April 12, and Outlaw Motorsports Park on May 2 have positioned the Clute, Texas driver sixth with things tied up going into this weekend with Tony Bruce, Jr. who topped the field at the Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21.

Seth Bergman enters the weekend on a hot streak after sweeping ASCS Regional competition at the Cottage Grove Speedway this past weekend, and returns to the Salina Speedway as the defending champion of the event.

Matt Covington and ASCS National Tour Rookie, Blake Hahn, complete the top ten with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

The Salina Speedway in located in Salina, Kansas. Not to be confused with the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla. which hosts the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on August 16. Tickets for the Friday, May 30 event are only $15 with kids 15 years and younger admitted into the Grandstands for free. Grandstands open at 5:30 P.M. (CT) with races getting underway at 8:00 P.M. For more information, log onto http://www.racesalinaspeedway.com or call 785-608-9375.

Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. will host the Eagle Nationals on Saturday, May 31. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.tbjpromotions.com for $18.00. Tickets purchased at the gate will be $20.00. May 31 will see gates opening at 5:30 P.M. (CT) with races getting underway at 7:00 P.M. For more information, log onto http://www.eagleraceway.com or http://www.tbjpromotions.com. Saturday's Eagle Nationals will be presented live via online PPV at http://www.racinboys.com.

Both nights of racing will be co-sanctioned with the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region with Jack Dover currently leading the series standings.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Race Notes:

**Past ASCS National Winners: Salina Speedway - Kevin Swindell (8/16/2012). Seth Bergman (5/31/2013)

**Past ASCS National Winners: Eagle Raceway - Danny Wood (6/11/2010), Jason Johnson (6/12/2010), Jack Dover (6/11/11), Brady Bacon (6/8/2013 and 6/9/2013)

The Series:

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region

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When and Where:

Friday, May 30, 2014

Track:

Salina Speedway - Salina, Kan.

Address:

2841 South Burma Rd. Salina, KS 67401

Directions:

I-135 to Exit 92, then 2.5 miles west on Crawford St. then 2.7 miles south on Burma Rd. (ESR)

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.racesalinaspeedway.com Phone (Track): 785-292-9220 Email: tommy@racesalinaspeedway.com or dusty@racesalinaspeedway.com

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When and Where:

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Track:

Eagle Raceway - Eagle, Neb.

Address:

617 South 238th Street Eagle, NE 68347

Directions:

Located 12 miles east of Lincoln, Nebraska (2 miles east of Eagle, Nebraska) on U.S. Highway 34 (‘O’ Street). Or 11 miles south of Interstate 80, exit 420, at the intersection of Nebraska Highway 63 and U.S. Highway 34 (WSR)

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.eagleraceway.com Phone (Track): 402-238-2595 Email: slackerinvest@hotmail.com

Past Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals winners:

June 9, 2012 - Brady Bacon* June 8, 2012 - Brady Bacon* (Prelim) June 11, 2011 - Jack Dover* June 12, 2010 - Jason Johnson* June 11, 2010 - Danny Wood* (Prelim) July 4, 2009 - Danny Lasoski June 14, 2008 - Craig Dollansky June 9, 2007 - Joey Saldana June 10, 2006 - Daryn Pittman June 18, 2005 - Steve Kinser June 20, 2004 - Danny Lasoski June 28, 2003 - Steve Kinser June 22, 2002 - Steve Kinser June 23, 2001 - Mark Kinser July 2, 2000 - Mark Kinser June 26, 1999 - Steve Kinser June 28, 1998 - Steve Kinser June 28, 1997 - Mark Kinser June 19, 1996 - Mark Kinser July 1, 1995 - Steve Kinser July 3, 1994 - Steve Kinser July 3, 1993 - Jeff Swindell June 27, 1992 - Sammy Swindell June 29, 1991 - Doug Wolfgang June 30, 1990 - Steve Kinser July 1, 1989 - Jac Haudenschild June 25, 1988 - Steve Kinser June 27, 1987 - Steve Kinser June 28, 1986 - Mark Kinser June 29, 1985 - Bobby Davis, Jr. June 29, 1984 - Steve Kinser July 20, 1981 - Sammy Swindell

*Indicates Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real sanctioning

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Jason Johnson 838; 2. Brad Loyet 827; 3. Johnny Herrera 805; 4. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 800; 5. Jeff Swindell 798; 6. Aaron Reutzel 781; 7. Tony Bruce, Jr. 781; 8. Seth Bergman 754; 9. Matt Covington 745; 10. Blake Hahn 726;

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Event Coverage:

Online audio will be available Friday, May 30 at http://www.racinboys.com. Live broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil and presented by the McCarthy Auto Group, located in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Saturday, May 31 will offer online PPV.

Line-ups, finishes, and further updates are provided throughout each race night at http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs and http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs.

Live Timing and scoring is available at most Lucas Oil ASCS events via Race Monitor that is available in the App Store of your Smart Phone or Tablet. The American Sprint Car Series app can also be downloaded for free in the Google Play store.

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The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (May 27, 2014) - Memorial Day Weekend 2014 saw nine events across the ASCS Nation with the Regions of the American Sprint Car Series taking the spot light with events stretching from Thursday, May 22 to Sunday, May 25 in Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, and Texas with an average of 27 cars per event.

Sanctions of the American Sprint Car Series in action included the Gulf South, Midwest, Northwest, and Warrior Regions.

A quick stat overview; 126 drivers took part in ASCS sanctioned events this past weekend from 98 municipalities, across 18 states including Australia and Canada. To date, the total number of ASCS sanctioned events contested in 2014 stands at 52 among 47 nights of racing.

Since January, 304 drivers have taken part in at least one ASCS 360cid sanctioned event. State count for ASCS 360cid competition stands at 25 with drivers representing 203 municipalities. A pair of Canadian provinces and two Australian states have also been represented thus far.

The Winners:

Thursday, May 22, 2014

• Andy Forsberg (ASCS Northwest) - The Auburn, Ca. driver swooped in and led start to finish in the season opener for the ASCS Northwest Region at the Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, Ore. According to the report submitted by Ben Deatherage, the No. 01 led by as much as a half-lap during the night's A-Feature.

Friday, May 23, 2014

• Johnny Herrera (ASCS Gulf South) - "Hollywood" was shining on Friday night as Johnny Herrera grabbed his second ASCS regional victory of 2014, working past early leader Travis Rilat in the closing laps at the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas. It was Herrera's first visit to the three-eighths mile oval.

• Jason Martin (ASCS Midwest) - A breakthrough victory at the Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., Jason Martin led every lap of the night's A-Feature for his first trip to victory lane with the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region.

• Jared Peterson (ASCS Northwest) - Another first time winner in ASCS competition came in the Northwest with Jared Peterson grabbing the win at the Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. The Washington driver led non-stop in the night's 30 lap A-Feature.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

• Seth Bergman (ASCS Northwest) - Returning to the Northwest for some much needed time at home, Seth Bergman used his time to pick off victories with the Northwest Region, winning the opening night of the Saturday/Sunday double header at the Cotton Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

• Blake Hahn (ASCS Gulf South) - After destroying a car the night before while running second, Blake Hahn pulled the spare from the trailer and promptly parked it in victory lane at the Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas. The Gulf South Region's first visit to the Texas oval, near capacity grandstands saw Hahn work past Matt Covington on Lap 13 as the pair worked into slower traffic.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

• Jason Johnson (ASCS Warrior) - Bringing up the name Jesse Hockett will bring about fond memories of a racer unlike any other, so it's only fitting that a race be held in his honor, at a track that he truly loved. The Double X Speedway in California, Mo. was the site of the ''Tribute to Jesse'' on Sunday with Jason Johnson leading every lap for a fan approved victory.

• Johnny Herrera (ASCS Gulf South) - Once again, Johnny Herrera found himself in victory lane with the Gulf South Region, this time at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas. Herrera's win was worth an extra $500 for winning two out of the three weekend stops for the Gulf South Region.

• Seth Bergman (ASCS Northwest) - Bring Bergman the broom! The Washington driver posted his fourth win of the year in ASCS competition by sweeping the Cottage Grove Speedway with the ASCS Northwest Region. Seth took the lead on Lap 10 after starting fourth.

A Few Points From The Weekend:

• Hard Charging - Henry Van Dam earned the Hard Charger for the weekend, advancing from seventh to the final transfer spot (fourth) of the B-Feature, and then climbed to sixth from twentieth in the A-Feature on Friday at the Willamette Speedway.

• Engine Woes - Matt Covington was singing the Horsepower blues this weekend, after a stumble under the hood took the Oklahoma driver out of the lead not once, but twice. The team changed everything but the engine trying to rectify the situation which would come on as the race progressed.

• California Dreamin' - At least that's what the Northwest Region was doing on Thursday night when the only four California drivers in the lineup charged to the top four spots in the A-Feature. Andy Forsberg led the charge followed by John Michael-Bunch, Steven Tiner, and Kyle Hirst.

• Family of Hard Flips - At least two flips with the Gulf South Region resulted in the use of alternate cars. They just happen to be related. Blake Hahn went head on, inverted, into the wall on Friday at the Cotton Bowl Speedway and ended up having to cut the front clip off his Maxim Chassis to get in back in the trailer. Earlier that night, Blake's cousin, Matt Ward, went upside down in Hot Laps. Ward wasn't able to restart in his No. 51. Instead, he finished out the weekend in the No. 17t which is the team car to Blake Hahn and Bruce Griffith's Old School Racing.

• First Time - Two drivers saw their first wins in ASCS competition, but one driver saw his first start on U.S. soil. Paul Solomon of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia took his first green flag in the United States with the Gulf South Region on Friday night, and capped off his weekend by starting all three A-Features. Good job mate!

• Tie at the Top - After the Memorial Day Weekend, two drivers are now tied for the most wins this season in ASCS 360cid competition as Seth Bergman and Aaron Reutzel each have four wins to their credit. Reutzel leads top-fives' with 10, and Bergman leads top-tens' with 13. There have been 26 different winners so far in 2014.

• Earning Podiums - Five drivers scored a pair of podium finishes over the weekend, but only one earned three. Seth Bergman's sweep of the Cottage Grove Speedway was preceded by a runner up at the Willamette Speedway. In terms of wins, Bergman was match by Johnny Herrera with two.

• High Count - The highest car count this weekend was seen at the Double X Speedway with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region with 30 drivers checking in. Jason Johnson led flag-to-flag after the Hockett Challenge was accepted by Josh Fisher, moving Johnson to the front row. Fisher ended up twelfth.

• Fuel Leak - Sunday night at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park was led early on by Travis Rilat, and by that, we mean dominated. Even in traffic, Rilat was never under an almost full straight-a-way lead but a win was not to be as the Forney, Texas driver suddenly pulled to the infield with his fire suit covered in Methanol.

On Deck:

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by MAVTV American Real returns to action this weekend. Friday, May 30 will see the National Tour joined by the Midwest Region as well as the best of the state of Kansas at the Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan. before heading to the famed Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. for the Eagle Nationals. Tickets for the Eagle Nationals are on sale at http://www.tbjpromotions.com.

The ASCS Southwest Region heads for the high-banked Central Arizona Speedway on Saturday, May 31 for the season's seventh round of competition.

Finally, West Texas ASCS 305cid Region action picks up in El Paso , Texas and Las Cruces, N.M.

For a complete listing of every ASCS event in 2014, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Jason Johnson on top with ASCS Warriors at Hockett Tribute

CALIFORNIA, Mo. (May 25, 2014) - Packed grandstands, and a field of 30 Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region drivers gathered at the Double X Speedway on Sunday to pay tribute to the late Jesse Hockett and Jason Johnson did not disappoint, leading flag-to-flag in the night's 30 lap A-Feature.

Moving to the front row after the Hockett Challenge was accepted by Josh Fisher, the Stenhouse, Jr. Racing / Curb Agajanian Performance Group No. 41 bolted to the race lead. Kyle Bellm brought the Jack Hockett owned No. 77 across the stripe second with Randy Martin, Jay Russell, and Bryan Grimes making up the top five.

Evan Martin, Cody Baker, Lanny Carpenter, Trevor Muths, and J.R. Topper made up the top ten.

Having climbed as high up as eighth after taking the challenge to start from the rear, Fisher spun on Lap 19, and pulled off to place twelfth knowing that he has already pocketed $1,200 thanks in part to a $500 contribution by Tiger Towing.

The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region is in competition next at the U.S. 36 Raceway on June 13. For updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region Double X Speedway - California, Mo. Sunday, May 25, 2014

Car Count: 30

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 2. 41-Jason Johnson; 3. 76-Jay Russell; 4. 0-Randy Martin; 5. 24C-Lanny Carpenter; 6. 50-Michael Sosebee; 7. (DNF) 75-Tyler Blank; 8. (DNF) 81A-Chris Morgan

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2A-Randy Hibbs; 2. 72X-Josh Fisher; 3. 34-Corey Nelson; 4. 38-Cody Baker; 5. 9M-Tyler Elliott; 6. 72-Curtis Boyer; 7. 00-P.J. Grimes; DNS 7K-Kelly Newcomb

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Kyle Bellm; 2. 24-Ricky Lee Stangl II; 3. 31-Bryan Grimes; 4. 9-Casey Baker; 5. 69P-Mike Pearson; 6. XX-A.J. Wirts; 7. 89-Todd McVay

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths; 2. 4-Evan Martin; 3. 04-Brad Graham; 4. 92J-J.R. Topper; 5. 5-Matt Close; 6. 1X-Brad Ryun; 7. 75X-Brock Elliott

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 24C-Lanny Carpenter; 2. 75-Tyler Blank; 3. 9M-Tyler Elliott; 4. 1X-Brad Ryun; 5. 5-Matt Close; 6. 75X-Brock Elliott; 7. 50-Michael Sosebee; 8. (DNF) 72-Curtis Boyer; 9. (DNF) 69P-Mike Pearson; 10. (DNF) 89-Todd McVay; 11. (DNF) 00-P.J. Grimes; 12. (DNF) XX-A.J. Wirts; 13. (DNF) 81A-Chris Morgan

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson; 2. 77-Kyle Bellm; 3. 0-Randy Martin; 4. 76-Jay Russell; 5. 31-Bryan Grimes; 6. 4-Evan Martin; 7. 38-Cody Baker; 8. 24C-Lanny Carpenter; 9. 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths; 10. 92J-J.R. Topper; 11. 9-Casey Baker; 12. (DNF) 72X-Josh Fisher; 13. (DNF) 04-Brad Graham; 14. (DNF) 34-Corey Nelson; 15. (DNF) 9M-Tyler Elliott; 16. (DNF) 28-Jonathan Cornell; 17. (DNF) 1X-Brad Ryun; 18. (DNF) 75-Tyler Blank; 19. (DNF) 2A-Randy Hibbs; 20. (DNF) 24-Ricky Lee Stangl II

Lap Leader(s): Jason Johnson 1-30

 

 

Herrera Pockets $2,500 with Gulf South at Beaumont

BEAUMONT, Texas (May 25, 2014) - For the second time in three days, Johnny Herrera found his way to victory lane with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region, topping the Old School Racin' Salute the Troops at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park; a win worth $2,500 to the New Mexico veteran thanks to a $500 bonus for winning two of the weekend's three events.

Travis Rilat jumped to the early advantage, but mechanical problems sidelined the No. 39c on Lap 14, giving the lead to Matt Covington. Utilizing the high line following a red for Kolt Walker on Lap 16, Herrera pulled to the lead on Lap 18 as Matt Covington continued to fight ignition problems but held on for second. Brandon Berryman crossed third with Tommy Bryant and Travis Elliot completing the top five.

Channin Tankersley crossed sixth with Ray Allen Kulhanek coming from eleventh to seventh. After spinning on the opening lap, Blake Hahn came from twenty-second back to his original starting spot of eighth. Klint Angelette climbed from sixteenth to ninth with Chris Sweeny rounding out the top ten.

The Gulf South Region returns to competition on June 6 at the Heart O' Texas and June 7 at the Gator Motorplex. For updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region Golden Triangle Raceway Park - Beaumont, Texas Sunday, May 25, 2014

Car Count: 23

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Blake Hahn; 2. 15T-Travis Elliott; 3. 95-Matt Covington; 4. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 5. 19-Klint Angelette; 6. 4J-John James; 7. 66-J.J. Simmons; 8. (DNF) 17W-Harli White

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Channin Tankersley; 2. 28-Tommy Bryant; 3. 93-Chris Sweeney; 4. 39C-Travis Rilat; 5. 12M-Kolt Walker; 6. 17T-Matt Ward; 7. 36-John Pate; 8. (DNF) 33-Mark Huddleston

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 31-Brandon Berryman; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 3. 5X-Tyson Hall; 4. 24-Brandie Jass; 5. 29-Mike Walling; 6. 7A-Paul Solomon; 7. 12-Scott Smith

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[1]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[4]; 3. 31-Brandon Berryman[3]; 4. 28-Tommy Bryant[5]; 5. 15T-Travis Elliott[7]; 6. 11-Channin Tankersley[6]; 7. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[11]; 8. 17-Blake Hahn[8]; 9. 19-Klint Angelette[16]; 10. 93-Chris Sweeney[9]; 11. 36-John Pate[20]; 12. 24-Brandie Jass[12]; 13. 29-Mike Walling[15]; 14. 7A-Paul Solomon[18]; 15. 12-Scott Smith[21]; 16. 17T-Matt Ward[17]; 17. (DNF) 12M-Kolt Walker[14]; 18. (DNF) 39C-Travis Rilat[2]; 19. (DNF) 4J-John James[13]; 20. (DNF) 5X-Tyson Hall[10]; 21. (DNF) 66-J.J. Simmons[19]; 22. (DNF) 17W-Harli White[22]; 23. (DNF) 33-Mark Huddleston[23]

 

 

Blake Hahn Masterful in Gulf South Victory

GOLIAD, Texas (May 24, 2014) - In the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region's first visit to the Shady Oaks Speedway, Blake Hahn raced to his third career win with the Gulf South arm of the ASCS Nation.

Gridding third, Hahn gave chase to Matt Covington the first half of the night's 25 lap A-Feature. Working to slower traffic, a bobble on the part of Covington was all that was needed for Hahn to slip to the race lead on Lap 13.

Travis Rilat climbed to second in the closing laps with Aaron Reutzel charging from tenth to grab the final podium step. Fighting a stumble in the engine, Matt Covington settled for fourth with Kolt Walker completing the top five.

Johnny Herrera from eighteenth crossed sixth with Brandon Berryman seventh from fifteenth. Klint Angelette, Tommy Bryant, and Ray Allen Kulhanek made up the top ten.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region returns to action on Sunday, May 25 at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas. For news and updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region Shady Oaks Speedway - Goliad, Texas Saturday, May 24, 2014

Car Count: 26

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 19-Klint Angelette; 2. 39C-Travis Rilat; 3. 4J-John James; 4. 17T-Matt Ward; 5. (DNF) 66-J.J. Simmons; 6. (DNF) 31-Brandon Berryman; 7. (DNF) 45X-Johnny Herrera

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Tommy Bryant; 2. 95-Matt Covington; 3. 93-Chris Sweeney; 4. 36-John Pate; 5. 17W-Harli White; 6. 5X-Tyson Hall; DNS 12-Scott Smith

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 3. 12M-Kolt Walker; 4. 24-Brandie Jass; 5. 29-Mike Walling; 6. 7A-Paul Solomon

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 15T-Travis Elliott; 2. 17-Blake Hahn; 3. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 4. 29X-Brandon Hahn; 5. 11-Channin Tankersley; DNS 7-Wyatt Rector

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 31-Brandon Berryman[8]; 2. 17T-Matt Ward[3]; 3. 24-Brandie Jass[2]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[11]; 5. 7A-Paul Solomon[9]; 6. 11-Channin Tankersley[6]; 7. 5X-Tyson Hall[10]; 8. 29-Mike Walling[4]; 9. 7-Wyatt Rector[7]; 10. (DNF) 17W-Harli White[5]; 11. (DNF) 66-J.J. Simmons[1]; DNS 12-Scott Smith

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 17-Blake Hahn[3]; 2. 39C-Travis Rilat[4]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[10]; 4. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 5. 12M-Kolt Walker[6]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera[18]; 7. 31-Brandon Berryman[15]; 8. 19-Klint Angelette[7]; 9. 28-Tommy Bryant[5]; 10. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[14]; 11. 93-Chris Sweeney[11]; 12. 4J-John James[1]; 13. 36-John Pate[12]; 14. 17T-Matt Ward[16]; 15. 7A-Paul Solomon[19]; 16. (DNF) 24-Brandie Jass[17]; 17. (DNF) 29X-Brandon Hahn[13]; 18. (DNF) 11-Channin Tankersley[20]; 19. (DNF) 15T-Travis Elliott[8]; 20. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[9]

Lap Leader(s): Matt Covington 1-12; Blake Hahn 13-15

 

 

Jared Peterson Captures A Wild ASCS-Northwest Win At Willamette

Ben Deatherage - LEBANON, Ore. (May 23, 2014) - With some brief showers in the late morning/early of Friday May 23rd it looked like Willamette Speedway might cancel their event with the American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region. But as the day progressed the temperatures warmed up and the skies would clear allowing both the facility and the series to conduct the second race of the Triple Track Challenge with twenty-seven team competing at the 1/3-mile clay oval in Lebanon, Oregon. The racing would produce some very fast speeds with several drivers below the track record in hot laps.

It took two tries to get the first lap of the feature in the books as an opening start caution would bunch up the field. On the second start outside pole sitter Jared Peterson of Stanwood, Washington would shoot the Roger Henderson owned Island Muffler and Brake/Cascade Metal Recycling/Bailey Brothers Performance #7N KPC to the front like a daredevil at a circus. Two red flags would occur including a lap fourteen incident that would end several fast driver’s night after getting caught up in a pileup in turn four including many that were running in the top five at the time.

On the final restart Peterson had the luxury of three lapped cars in between himself and second place which allowed him redevelop a large lead ahead of the competition. In the closing laps Snohomish, Washington’s Seth Bergman was reeling Peterson in but ran out of time. Peterson would earn the win to make it two ASCS-Northwest Region victories in his last three starts with the series and he would become the tenth different series winner at Willamette in fourteen visits when the tour has come to town.

“This thing was on a rail and we’re getting some good momentum going,” commented Jared Peterson in victory lane, “I can’t thank the Henderson family enough, Island Muffler and Brake, and Cascade Recycling. They do a lot and we’re very thankful for them.”

Seth Bergman was a respectable second in the Corridor Electric/Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing/Young Tool Company/Speedmart Inc. #23 Eagle while third place was Reece Goetz, also from Snohomish, Washington, in the Goetz Brothers Racing/Great Western Transport/Elma Lanes/Speedmart Inc. #9R Eagle. The balance of the top five would consist of the Hedge Carter owned Huddle Automotive Repair/Oregon West RV/Steelhouse Metal Roofing Supply/Hedge Carter Continuous Gutter Service #71 XXX driven by Colin Baker of Cottage Grove in fourth and Salem’s Kyle Miller in fifth piloting the Automotive Sheetmetal/K&S Motorsports/Grant Springer Racing Engines #10 XXX entry.

Heat race winners were Reece Goetz, the Bearing Distributors Inc./Shark Racing Engines/Gee & Gee Racing #5R Schnee of Steve Reeves making the long haul from Valleyview, Alberta, Seattle, Washington’s Tayler Malsam in his Vube.com/Moto Transportation/XYZ Machine Inc./Rudeen Racing #26 KPC, and Seth Bergman. Winning the consolation feature was Garen Linder of Central Point in the Linder Powdercoating/Speedmart Inc./Cook Crane Company/Visual EFX Signs & Graphics #22 KPC.

The ASCS-Northwest Region will head south to Cottage Grove Speedway for Saturday May 24th and Sunday the 25th concluding the Triple Track Challenge. Prices each night are Adults $15.00, Seniors/Military/Juniors (13-17) $13.00, Youths (Ages 12-6) $8.00, and Children under the age of 5 are FREE. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM each night, Front Gates 4:00 PM, and Racing is scheduled to get underway around 6:45 PM.

Be sure and don’t miss a lap of the action as the ASCS-Northwest Region as the area’s best 360 Sprint Car drivers will contest on seven different race tracks in three different states that include Oregon, Washington, and California. For the latest news and information regarding the ASCS-Northwest Region be sure and log on to www.ascsnorthwest.com.

Race Summary: Wednesday May 23rd, 2014 Triple Track Challenge Round #2/American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region Race #2 Willamette Speedway Lebanon, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 7N-Jared Peterson[2]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[6]; 3. 9R-Reece Goetz[8]; 4. 71-Colin Baker[10]; 5. 10-Kyle Miller[15]; 6. 33V-Henry VanDam[20]; 7. 28B-Brenton Nugent[13]; 8. 21W-Vern Wheeler Jr[12]; 9. 22-Garen Linder[17]; 10. 5R-Steve Reeves[4]; 11. 9A-Luke Didiuk[16]; 12. 2L-Logan Forler[7]; 13. 77-Kyle Hirst[9]; 14. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith[5]; 15. 55-Trey Starks[11]; 16. 23L-Rob Lindsey[14]; 17. 22-Mike Romig[1]; 18. 16-Nick Tomlinson[19]; 19. 3-J.J. Hickle[18]; 20. 26-Tayler Malsam[3] Lap Leaders: Jared Peterson (1-30)

B Feature: 1. 22-Garen Linder[1]; 2. 3-J.J. Hickle[2]; 3. 16-Nick Tomlinson[4]; 4. 33V-Henry VanDam[7]; 5. 28M-Mark Herz[3]; 6. W5-Jesse Williamson[11]; 7. 6A-Kady Adelman[5]; 8. 98-Matt Jensen[10]; 9. 56-Ross Mathewson[8]; DNS 01-Andy Forsberg; DNS 68-Rob Held; DNS 9-Jayme Barnes

Heat 1: 1. 9R-Reece Goetz[1]; 2. 2L-Logan Forler[3]; 3. 77-Kyle Hirst[4]; 4. 55-Trey Starks[6]; 5. 3-J.J. Hickle[5]; 6. 56-Ross Mathewson[2]; DNS 9-Jayme Barnes

Heat 2: 1. 5R-Steve Reeves[1]; 2. 7N-Jared Peterson[3]; 3. 71-Colin Baker[4]; 4. 23L-Rob Lindsey[5]; 5. 22-Garen Linder[6]; 6. 6A-Kady Adelman[7]; 7. W5-Jesse Williamson[2]

Heat 3: 1. 26-Tayler Malsam[1]; 2. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith[4]; 3. 21W-Vern Wheeler Jr[2]; 4. 10-Kyle Miller[3]; 5. 28M-Mark Herz[5]; 6. 01-Andy Forsberg[7]; 7. 68-Rob Held[6]

Heat 4: 1. 23-Seth Bergman[4]; 2. 22-Mike Romig[1]; 3. 28B-Brenton Nugent[2]; 4. 9A-Luke Didiuk[3]; 5. 16-Nick Tomlinson[5]; 6. 33V-Henry VanDam[7]; 7. 98-Matt Jensen[6]

 

 

Jason Martin Breaks Through with ASCS Midwest

McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. (May 23, 2014) - Jason Martin broke into victory lane for the first time with the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region on Friday night, topping all at the Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb.

Front row starting Martin was chased across the line by Jack Dover. Don Droud, Jr. Billy Alley, and Seth Brahmer completed the top five with Jason Danley sixth. Twelfth starting Jordan Boston crossed seventh, followed by sixteenth starting Tony Bruce, Jr. Lee Grosz from fourteenth and Gergg Bakker from fifteenth made up the top ten.

The Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region is in action again on June 30 at the Salina Speedway and June 31 at the Eagle Raceway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. For updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Speedway Motors Midwest Region Junction Motor Speedway - McCool Junction, Neb. Friday, May 23, 2014

Car Count: 23

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Cole Wood; 2. 53-Jack Dover; 3. 1B-Jordan Boston; 4. 18M-Ian Madsen; 5. 4J-Lee Grosz; 6. 92-Jordan Weaver; 7. 18R-Ryan Roberts; 8. 36-Adam Kaser

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1M-Danny Lasoski; 2. 35L-Cody Ledger; 3. 82-Jason Danley; 4. 3-Billy Alley; 5. 11X-Gregg Bakker; 6. 12-Tyler Drueke; 7. 33-Kris Miller; 8. 77-John Klabunde

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 13V-Seth Brahmer; 2. 2-Don Droud Jr; 3. 35-Trevor Grossenbacher; 4. 5X-Jason Martin; 5. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 6. 17-Gage Dorr; 7. 41P-Jeff Carlson

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 11X-Gregg Bakker[2]; 2. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[1]; 3. 12-Tyler Drueke[4]; 4. 18R-Ryan Roberts[5]; 5. 77-John Klabunde[6]; 6. 17-Gage Dorr[3]; 7. 41P-Jeff Carlson[8]; 8. 33-Kris Miller[7]; DNS 36-Adam Kaser

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 5X-Jason Martin[2]; 2. 53-Jack Dover[5]; 3. 2-Don Droud Jr[4]; 4. 3-Billy Alley[7]; 5. 13V-Seth Brahmer[1]; 6. 82-Jason Danley[6]; 7. 1B-Jordan Boston[12]; 8. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[16]; 9. 4J-Lee Grosz[14]; 10. 11X-Gregg Bakker[15]; 11. 18R-Ryan Roberts[18]; 12. 17W-Cole Wood[3]; 13. 12-Tyler Drueke[17]; 14. 92-Jordan Weaver[13]; 15. 35-Trevor Grossenbacher[10]; 16. (DNF) 1M-Danny Lasoski[8]; 17. (DNF) 17-Gage Dorr[20]; 18. (DNF) 77-John Klabunde[19]; 19. (DNF) 18M-Ian Madsen[11]; 20. (DNF) 35L-Cody Ledger[9]

 

Herrera wins ASCS Gulf South at Cotton Bowl

PAIGE, Texas (May 23, 2014) - The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region kicked off their Memorial Day Weekend at the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas with Johnny Herrera topping the field.

Working past Travis Rilat in slower traffic, Herrera worked the cushion with ease to his second career Gulf South victory.

Lapped traffic also played into the hands of Aaron Reutzel who crossed second with Travis Rilat ending up third. Gulf South points leader, Channin Tankersley, came from eighth to grab fourth with Travis Elliot making up the top five.

Matt Covington was sixth with Tommy Bryant from sixteenth to seventh. Ray Allen Kulhanek crossed eighth from fourteenth with Kolt Walker and Brandon Hahn completing the top ten.

The Gulf South Region heads for the Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas on Saturday, May 24, then the Golden Triangle Raceway Park on Sunday, May 25. For updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com

Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region Cotton Bowl Speedway - Paige, Texas Friday, May 23, 2014

Car Count: 29

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 3. 15T-Travis Elliott; 4. 29X-Brandon Hahn; 5. 7A-Paul Solomon; 6. 4J-John James; 7. 24-Brandie Jass; 8. (DNF) 17W-Harli White

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 12M-Kolt Walker; 2. 17-Blake Hahn; 3. 10-George White; 4. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 5. 93-Chris Sweeney; 6. (DNF) 30-Brandon Corn; 7. (DNF) 2-Wes Miller

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 19-Klint Angelette; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr; 3. 39C-Travis Rilat; 4. 28-Tommy Bryant; 5. 5X-Tyson Hall; 6. 29-Mike Walling; DNS 7-Wyatt Rector

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Channin Tankersley; 2. 95-Matt Covington; 3. 66-J.J. Simmons; 4. 36-John Pate; 5. 31-Brandon Berryman; 6. 17T-Bruce Griffith Jr; DNS 51-Matt Ward

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 93-Chris Sweeney[2]; 2. 28-Tommy Bryant[1]; 3. 17W-Harli White[13]; 4. 31-Brandon Berryman[5]; 5. 36-John Pate[3]; 6. 7A-Paul Solomon[4]; 7. 5X-Tyson Hall[6]; 8. 4J-John James[7]; 9. 24-Brandie Jass[11]; 10. 29-Mike Walling[10]; 11. 17T-Bruce Griffith Jr[9]; DNS 51-Matt Ward; DNS 30-Brandon Corn; DNS 2-Wes Miller; DNS 7-Wyatt Rector

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[3]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[10]; 3. 39C-Travis Rilat[2]; 4. 11-Channin Tankersley[8]; 5. 15T-Travis Elliott[5]; 6. 95-Matt Covington[7]; 7. 28-Tommy Bryant[16]; 8. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[14]; 9. 12M-Kolt Walker[9]; 10. 29X-Brandon Hahn[11]; 11. 19-Klint Angelette[4]; 12. 66-J.J. Simmons[12]; 13. 93-Chris Sweeney[15]; 14. 10-George White[13]; 15. (DNF) 36-John Pate[19]; 16. (DNF) 7A-Paul Solomon[20]; 17. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 18. (DNF) 17W-Harli White[17]; 19. (DNF) 17-Blake Hahn[1]; 20. (DNF) 31-Brandon Berryman[18]

 

Andy Forsberg Scores Big Win In 2014 ASCS-Northwest Region Season Opener

By Ben Deatherage - MEDFORD, Ore. (May 22, 2014) - It was a warm Thursday night on May 22nd at Southern Oregon Speedway in White City as the American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region opened up the 2014 campaign.

It was also the first round of the four races in four night Triple Track Challenge and it was a fantastic display of action on the 1/3-mile clay oval with teams from Oregon, California, Washington, and Alberta Canada converging on the famed venue.

It took three attempts to get the first laps of the feature in the books due to incidents taking place but the slogan of “third time is the charm” was never truer than the main event. Pole sitter Andy Forsberg of Auburn, California would put his Cody Gaeny owned PTShocks.com/Autism Awareness/Norm Paul Water Hauling #01 KPC to front to lead the opening laps.

Forsberg would set a wicked pace riding the high side of the race track as the rest of the field battled each other for positions. However when lapped traffic came into play Forsberg would be put under pressure as the tail end of the lead cars were running at the same pace as the leaders. But Forsberg would work his way through the lapped traffic and would build and build his lead lap after lap.

Eventually Forsberg would have a massive lead as big as half a lap over second place. He would cruise on to the victory to win his first career American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region victory and the eighth different winner in nine visits to SOS by the series. And behind him four of the top five finishers were Californian drivers.

“I’m pretty good on a fast tacky track like that and it certainly helps to start up front,” commented Andy Forsberg in victory lane, “the crew did an awesome job setting the car up, it ran perfect.”

“It allowed me to do a couple of things that as a driver I don’t quite want to do but everyone was so fast and a couple times I had to make a move on the top and fortunately everything worked out because it always doesn’t happen that way. I guess we’ll go to Lebanon tomorrow.”

The battle for the runner-up position was a great one with Paradise, California driver John Michael Bunch placing his Voltage Specialists/Re-Max Real Estate of Paradise/Pearson Road Collision #11VS A.R.T. in second followed by Visalia, California’s Steven Tiner in the Wright Process Systems/Larry Davis Farms/Elma Lanes #94 Maxim entry in third. Balancing out the top five finishing order was the Finley Farms/CLT Logging/Rider Racing Engines #77 Maxim of Chico, California pilot Kyle Hirst in fourth for car owners Scott and Jason Finley while behind him in fifth was Rob Held from Sutherlin in his Held Automotive & Accessories/Budget Lumber Company/Double R Powdercoating #68 J&J.

Heat race winners were Kyle Hirst, Andy Forsberg, and Rob Held. Earning the win in the consolation feature was the Automotive Sheetmetal/K&S Motorsports/Grant Springer Racing Engines #10 XXX of Kyle Miller from Salem.

The American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region heads north to Willamette Speedway in Lebanon for the second round of the Triple Track Challenge. Prices on show are Adults $15.00, Seniors/Military/Juniors (13-17) $13.00, Youths (Ages 12-6) $8.00, and Children under the age of 5 are FREE. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:30 PM, and Racing is scheduled to get underway around 7:00 PM.

Be sure and don’t miss a lap of the action as the ASCS-Northwest Region as the area’s best 360 Sprint Car drivers will contest on seven different race tracks in three different states that include Oregon, Washington, and California. For the latest news and information regarding the ASCS-Northwest Region be sure and log on to www.ascsnorthwest.com.

Race Summary: Thursday May 22nd, 2014 Triple Track Challenge Round #1/American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region Race #1 Southern Oregon Speedway White City, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 01-Andy Forsberg[1]; 2. 11VS-John Michael Bunch[2]; 3. 94-Steven Tiner[3]; 4. 77-Kyle Hirst[4]; 5. 68-Rob Held[7]; 6. 7N-Jared Peterson[6]; 7. 2L-Logan Forler[8]; 8. 22-Garen Linder[10]; 9. 23-Seth Bergman[11]; 10. 10-Kyle Miller[17]; 11. 21W-Vern Wheeler Jr[14]; 12. 71-Colin Baker[18]; 13. 23L-Rob Lindsey[13]; 14. 6A-Kady Adelman[19]; 15. 9T-T.J. Winningham[15]; 16. 12-Jared Ridge[20]; 17. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith[9]; 18. 56-Ross Mathewson[5]; 19. 11L-Jeremy Lowe[12]; 20. 3-J.J. Hickle[16] Lap Leaders: Andy Forsberg (1-30)

B Feature : 1. 10-Kyle Miller[1]; 2. 71-Colin Baker[4]; 3. 6A-Kady Adelman[2]; 4. 12-Jared Ridge[8]; 5. 5R-Steve Reeves[7]; 6. 84K-Wayne Kniffen[5]; 7. 911-Ron Narramore[9]; 8. 16-Nick Tomlinson[3]; 9. 9R-Reece Goetz[6]

Heat 1: 1. 77-Kyle Hirst[4]; 2. 94-Steven Tiner[3]; 3. 2L-Logan Forler[5]; 4. 11L-Jeremy Lowe[2]; 5. 6A-Kady Adelman[1]; 6. 21W-Vern Wheeler Jr[8]; 7. 71-Colin Baker[7]; 8. 9R-Reece Goetz[6]; 9. 911-Ron Narramore[9]

Heat 2: 1. 01-Andy Forsberg[1]; 2. 7N-Jared Peterson[3]; 3. 11VS-John Michael Bunch[5]; 4. 23L-Rob Lindsey[2]; 5. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith[8]; 6. 16-Nick Tomlinson[4]; 7. 84K-Wayne Kniffen[7]; 8. 5R-Steve Reeves[6]

Heat 3: 1. 68-Rob Held[1]; 2. 56-Ross Mathewson[2]; 3. 22-Garen Linder[3]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 5. 9T-T.J. Winningham[4]; 6. 3-J.J. Hickle[7]; 7. 10-Kyle Miller[8]; 8. 12-Jared Ridge[6]

 

 

Tribute to Hockett set for Sunday at Double X Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (May 20, 2014) - The best way we know to honor those we loved in racing, is to race in their honor and once again, drivers and fans will pay tribute to Jesse Hockett on Sunday, May 25 at the Double X Speedway in California, Mo. with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region.

In three visits to the Double X Speedway in 2013, Jonathan Cornell topped the field twice, first on May 26 then on July 5 and is the defending champion of the tribute to Jesse Hockett. Jay Russell stood atop the podium on July 28. Randy Hibbs carries the points lead into the Sunday showdown with a 40 point advantage over Jay Russell. Third is held by J.R. Topper with Michael Sosebee and Danny Lasoski making up the top five.

Gates are scheduled to open at 5:00 P.M. with races getting underway at 7:00 P.M. (CT) and will include the Mid-America Lightning Sprints. For more information, log onto http://www.xxspeedway.com or call (573) 796-4694.

For updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

ASCS Gulf South Ready for Busy Memorial Day Weekend

TULSA, Okla. (May 20, 2014) - Memorial Day Weekend is always a busy one for the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region, and is a favorite for fans and driers alike.

Scheduled for three nights of racing, the Gulf South Region kicks off their weekend on Friday, May 23 with a stop at the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas. The second time the Gulf South Region will grace the clay of the three-eighths mile oval; Brandon Berryman is the defending champion of events at the Cotton Bowl Speedway. Races on Friday will include IMCA Modifieds, and Hobby Stocks in addition to the ASCS Gulf South Sprint Cars. Racing is scheduled to begin at 8:00 P.M. (CT) with admission only $15. For more information on the Friday spectacular, log onto http://www.cottonbowlspeedway.com.

Saturday, May 24 will move action to the Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas. Called off by Weather in 2013, the second chance at a first appearance will get underway at 7:00 P.M. (CT) and includes Limited Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Late Models. Admission on Saturday is $15.

Added just over a week ago to the Gulf South lineup, the Gulf South Region will cap off the weekend at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas on Sunday, May 25 with the Old School Racin' Salute to the Troops. Admission is $15. As a salute to those who protect us, any member or the United States Armed Forces, Firefighter, or Peace Officer with proper I.D. who has served, or is currently serving will be admitted to the grandstands free of charge. Races are scheduled to get underway at 6:45 P.M. (CT) and includes 305cid Sprint Cars, Limited Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mod Lites, and Factory Stocks.

The weekend also includes a $500 bonus for any driver who can win two out of the three nights, or a $1,000 bonus for sweeping the weekend thanks to Griffith Truck and Equipment. With the ASCS National Tour off until May 30, several of the nation's top drivers are expected to be in competition as well.

For continued information and updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (May 19, 2014) - Regional competition was plenty this past weekend as the five ASCS Regions took to the track in Arizona, Montana, New Mexico, and Texas in both 360cid and 305cid events.

This past weekend brings the count of ASCS sanctioned events to 43, accounting for 38 race nights with 288 drivers having taken part in at least one ASCS sanctioned event so far in 2014. Races have been held in 25 cities across nine states (AR, AZ, KS, MO, MT, NE, NM, OK, and TX).

The Winners

Friday, May 16, 2014

• Jeff Swindell - A last lap pass at the Boyd Raceway with the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region was followed by doughnuts better than Krispy Kreme, and a wing dace some 28 races in the making for Jeff Swindell. A $2,000 score for the Tennessee veteran, the win was the first for Swindell in 2014 in ASCS competition.

• Joe Ramaker - The driver from Boise, Idaho was on hand for the ASCS Frontier Region's 2014 opener, kicking off his season with a victory at the Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. Taming a hammer down racing surface, Ramaker's win is the ninth with the region since its inception in 2013.

• Lorne Wofford - The West Texas ASCS 305cid Region was in competition at the El Paso Speedway Park on Friday with Lorne Wofford grabbing the victory on a night dedicated to fallen racer Jim Funk, who was better known to many in the southwest as "The Godfather".

Saturday, May 17, 2014

• Lance Norick - Taking the lead in the closing laps, Lance Norick scored his first ASCS Southwest victory of the season at the Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. More-or-less a win in front of a hometown crowd, the Cave Creek, Ariz. driver now has two wins to his credit with the Southwest arm of the ASCS Nation.

• Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - The Sunnyvale, Texas driver went nearly unchallenged at the Devil's Bowl Speedway on Saturday. Having to hold off one advance the entire 25 laps A-Feature, Hafertepe's win was his first of the 2014 season in ASCS competition. Being a Lone Star / Sooner Showdown, the fans showed their approval of a Lone Star winner.

• T.J. Hartman - Passing for the lead on the final lap at the Electric City Speedway, the second night of the Frontier Region's season opener went to Washington's T.J. Hartman. The win is not only Hartman's first with the Montana based region, but his first in ASCS competition. The 23 year-old driver won from the ninth starting spot.

• Kyle Sager - The West Texas ASCS 305cid Region was at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M. on Saturday with Kyle Sager leading start-to-finish at the five-sixteenths mile clay oval for his eighth with the region since 2007.

The rest of the Weekend:

• Hard Hits, and Harder Hits - This past weekend saw its share of hard hitting crashes. Morgan Montgomery tested the wall in turn one at the Boyd Raceway, ending her night and forcing the spare car on Saturday. Josh Baughman also left with a torn up racecar after flipping at the flagstand on the white flag lap. Report from the Electric City Speedway wasn't specific as to whom, but it was that at least five drivers got upside-down on Friday night. Saturday night, Mike Rux, Jr. exited the fourth turn of the Arizona Speedway with a not so soft landing, while at the Devil's Bowl. Saturday night at the Devil's Bowl three drivers upside down in Heat Races.

• Speaking of the Devil's Bowl - The track was slick. Very slick on Saturday night for Heat Races. Modified and Sprint Car drivers alike had a tough time negotiating the half-mile, but none hit harder than Mike Goodman. Racing for the lead with Kolt Walker in the closing laps of the second Heat, the pair go close, but never touched as Goodman slammed the wall exiting turn-four. That contact sent the 11am into Walker, bouncing Goodman back to the wall where sparks gave way to violent snap rolls. Mike emerged bruised, but no beaten.

• Aaron Reutzel - Also getting upside down in the second Heat Race at the Devil's Bowl, Reutzel found the left front of Mark Huddleston's No. 33 exiting the second turn. Going end-over-end, Aaron was lucky to escape injury as the hit was hard enough to bend the seat. Reutzel returned for the B-Feature where he won with ease but pulled off early in the A-Feature.

• Finding the Rubber - Sometimes running second has its advantages. For Lance Norick, that meant finding the rubber before the leader. Able to keep Joshua Williams committed to the cushion; Norick was able work by for his first win of the season. On Friday, there was a very thin line at the Boyd Raceway, and it only took a second for Jeff Swindell to grab the lead. Making slight contact with the back bumper of Reutzel after the No. 87 entered low on the restart and slid to the rubber. Track conditions, and lack of tire, relegated Aaron to fourth. T.J Hartman was another driver who found that narrow line, using the rubber to get past Ramaker coming to the checkered flag.

• Lead Changes - Saturday night at the Electric City Speedway saw a 25 lap A-Feature with five lead changes between Jeremy McCune, Joe Ramaker, and T.J. Hartman according to the report submitted by Andrew Kunas.

• Weekend of First Time Winner - Sort of. For T.J. Hartman, the Saturday win at the Electric City Speedway was his first ever in ASCS competition, but for everyone else, it was their first of the year. In fact, there have only been 5 repeat winners so far this year. Combining ASCS 360cid and 305cid winners, in 38 race nights there have been 31 winners.

• We Have a Leak - Sam Hafertepe, Jr. finished runner up Friday night, but was luck the night didn't cost him an engine. In his post-race interview, the driver of the No. 15h revealed that he was nursing the car to the finish as oil pressure began to drop. It was found that the oil pan on Hafertepe's Wells Racing Engine had a hole.

• Strange Parts Failure - It's not often you see a front axle just break, but that is what happened to Tony Bruce, Jr. on Friday night. Rolling off the second turn of the Boyd Raceway, the left-front king pin and hub assembly simply snapped off the axle. Removing all ability to steer, Bruce ended up nose first into the wall atop turn three. Having not made contact with anything, or anyone, the parts failure had Bruce scratching his head.

• Best for Alex Sewell - In the Oklahoma driver's first visit to the Devil's Bowl Speedway, Alex Sewell posted his best regional finish, crossing second to Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Saturday marked the first time the Broken Arrow driver has finished on the podium of an ASCS event.

On Deck:

Memorial Day Weekend is always busy for the world of dirt track racing, and ASCS is no exception with nine races in four ASCS Regions:

Gulf South: The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region kicks off Memorial Day Weekend on Friday, May 23 with the series second ever visit to the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas. On to Saturday, May 24 and action heads to the Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas for a second attempt at a first time showing, after the 2013 stop was called due to weather. Things round out on Sunday with the series third visit of the season to the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas.

Midwest: The Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region has a single stop this weekend on Friday, May 23 at the Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb.

Northwest: The ASCS Northwest Region has the busiest weekend planned, with four nights to kick off the region's 2014 season. The Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford hosts the season opener on Thursday, May 22, followed by the Willamette Speedway in Lebanon on Friday, May 23. The Cottage Grove Speedway ends out the weekend with a Saturday / Sunday double-header.

Warrior: A single stop weekend for the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region, the Missouri based series will head for the Double X Speedway in California, Mo. on Sunday, May 25.

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

 

T.J. Hartman Outruns Ramaker for ASCS Frontier Victory

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (May 17, 2014) - Joe Ramaker looked to be on his way to a perfect weekend with the ASCS Frontier Region, until Puyallup, Wash. shoe T.J. Hartman pulled off the high-side pass on the Boise, Id. driver for the win at the Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont.

Ramaker settled for the silver prize with J.J. Hickle taking the final podium step. Trever Kirkland and Randi Miller made up the top five. The top ten rounded out with Skylar Gee, Jeremy McCune, Kelly Miller, Phil Dietz, and Paxton Lambrecht.

The ASCS Frontier Region resumes their season on June 13 at the Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. and June 14 at the Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

ASCS Frontier Region Electric City Speedway - Great Falls, Mont. Saturday, May 17, 2014

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Bill Boyce; 2. 72-Phil Dietz; 3. 1X-Vernon Hill; 4. 12-Jerry Brey; 5. 44M-Damon McCune; 6. 00-Roger Cummings; 7. 4-John Nelson

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23N-Rick Fauver; 2. 44K-Kelly Miller; 3. 9X-Sean MacDonell; 4. 1XX-Stuart Selby; 5. 11-Cliff Nelson; 6. (DNF) 2-Shad Peterson; DNS 24-Leroy Brush

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 3H-J.J. Hickle; 2. 98-Joe Ramaker; 3. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht; 4. 3-Shane Ainscough; 5. 99-Skylar Gee; 6. 21-Ryder Olson; 7. 77-Mark Sweet

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 3-Shane Ainscough; 2. 99-Skylar Gee; 3. 35-Cody Masse; 4. 21-Ryder Olson; 5. 2-Shad Peterson; 6. 00-Roger Cummings; 7. 11-Cliff Nelson; 8. 4-John Nelson; 9. 77-Mark Sweet; 10. 4N-Cliff Nelson Jr.; 11. 24-Leroy Brush

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 19-T.J. Hartman; 2. 98-Joe Ramaker; 3. 3H-J.J. Hickle; 4. 37-Trever Kirkland; 5. 90-Randi Miller; 6. 99-Skylar Gee; 7. 0J-Jeremy McCune; 8. 44K-Kelly Miller; 9. 72-Phil Dietz; 10. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht; 11. 1-Bill Boyce; 12. 21-Ryder Olson; 13. 3-Shane Ainscough; 14. 35-Cody Masse; 15. (DNF) 44M-Damon McCune; 16. (DNF) 1XX-Stuart Selby; 17. (DNF) 1X-Vernon Hill; 18. (DNF) 12-Jerry Brey; 19. (DNF) 23N-Rick Fauver; 20. (DNF) 9X-Sean MacDonell

 

 

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Scores at the Devil's Bowl Views: 21 0 0 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Scores at the Devil's Bowl

MESQUITE, Texas (May 17, 2014) - The ASCS Lone Star and Sooner Regions squared off at the Devil's Bowl Speedway on Saturday night with 32 drivers drawing in, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. leading start to finish in the night's $2,000 to win A-Feature.

Getting the jump over Alex Sewell, the track dictated every move as rubber set in on the bottom line. Alex Sewell held on for the runner up spot, despite several challenges by the No. 45x of Johnny Herrera who held on to the final podium step after several exchanges with Harli White.

John Carney II moved past the No. 17w in the closing laps, relegating White to a fifth place finish.

Tony Bruce, Jr. crossed sixth with Jeff Swindell advancing from fifteenth to claim seventh. Kolt Walker, Patrick Stasa, and Blake Hahn completed the top ten.

The Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region resumes competition on Friday, June 13 at Timberline Speedway. The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region is back in action on Wednesday, June 18 at the Lawton Speedway. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

ASCS Sooner / Lone Star Challenge Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, Texas Saturday, May 17, 2014

Car Count: 32

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr; 3. 74B-John Carney II; 4. 94L-Layne Himebaugh; 5. 3-Raven Culp; 6. 4X-Shawn Petersen; 7. 11-Justin Melton; 8. 02-Brandon Long

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 12M-Kolt Walker; 2. 8-Alex Sewell; 3. 14-Michael Lang; 4. (DNF) 11AM-Mike Goodman; 5. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel; 6. (DNF) 33-Mark Huddleston; 7. (DNF) 30-Brandon Corn; 8. (DNF) 22X-George White

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White; 2. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 3. 17-Blake Hahn; 4. 94-Jeff Swindell; 5. 58-Gary Floyd; 6. (DNF) 56-Jarrett Lucito; 7. (DNF) 17X-Josh Baughman; 8. (DNF) 9-Bobby Breen

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington; 2. 1A-Kevin Ramey; 3. 19-Patrick Stasa; 4. 25-Sterling Hoff; 5. 2K-John Kelly; 6. (DNF) 111-Morgan Montgomery; 7. (DNF) 45-Martin Edwards; 8. (DNF) 93-Dustin Morgan

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[5]; 2. 17X-Josh Baughman[10]; 3. 94L-Layne Himebaugh[1]; 4. 4X-Shawn Petersen[6]; 5. 93-Dustin Morgan[15]; 6. 45-Martin Edwards[13]; 7. 11-Justin Melton[9]; 8. 02-Brandon Long[16]; 9. 2K-John Kelly[4]; 10. 111-Morgan Montgomery[8]; 11. (DNF) 58-Gary Floyd[3]; 12. (DNF) 56-Jarrett Lucito[2]; DNS 33-Mark Huddleston; DNS 30-Brandon Corn; DNS 22X-George White; DNS 9-Bobby Breen

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]; 2. 8-Alex Sewell[1]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[4]; 4. 74B-John Carney II[10]; 5. 17W-Harli White[8]; 6. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[6]; 7. 94-Jeff Swindell[15]; 8. 12M-Kolt Walker[5]; 9. 19-Patrick Stasa[11]; 10. 17-Blake Hahn[13]; 11. 1A-Kevin Ramey[9]; 12. 11-Justin Melton[23]; 13. 4X-Shawn Petersen[20]; 14. 17X-Josh Baughman[18]; 15. 25-Sterling Hoff[16]; 16. 93-Dustin Morgan[21]; 17. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington[7]; 18. (DNF) 02-Brandon Long[24]; 19. (DNF) 3-Raven Culp[14]; 20. (DNF) 94L-Layne Himebaugh[19]; 21. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[17]; 22. (DNF) 45-Martin Edwards[22]; 23. (DNF) 14-Michael Lang[2]; DNS 11AM-Mike Goodman

Lap Leader: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Lighting Wings Hard Luck: Aaron Reutzel and Mike Goodman

 

 

Joe Ramaker Strikes First with ASCS Frontier Region

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (May 16, 2014) - The ASCS Frontier Region kicked off its second season with Joe Ramaker taking the season's first checkered flag on the first of a two night affair at the Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont.

The Idaho driver was chased across the line by seventh starting Randi Martin, with Skylar Gee, Kelly Miller, and T.J. Hartman completing the top five.

Complete results are pending the verification of driver names. As soon as names are verified, complete results will be posted, and points totaled.

ASCS Frontier Region Electric City Speedway - Great Falls, Mont. Friday, May 16, 2014

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 98-Joe Ramaker; 2. 90-Randi Miller; 3. 99-Skylar Gee; 4. 44-Kelly Miller; 5. 19-T.J. Hartman; 6. 17J-Jerry Brey; 7. 12-Paxton Lambrecht; 8. 3-J.J. Hickle; 9. 72-Phil Dietz; 10. 0J-Jeremy McCune

 

 

Jeff Swindell Pockets $2,000 at Boyd Raceway

BOYD, Texas (May 16, 2014) - It's not about leading the most laps, just the last one as Jeff Swindell worked past Aaron Reutzel for his first ASCS score of the season; topping the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region at the Boyd Raceway.

Surviving two green, white, checkered attempts at the a finish, the Heartland Catfish No. 94 stalked Reutzel from the start. Finding the center groove rubbered near the half-way point, the field situated single file, giving Swindell the chance to run down the BC Funds No. 87 who had worked to a straight-a-way advantage.

With Sam Hafertepe, Jr. in tow, the pair set sights on Reutzel in traffic.

A caution with two to go for the No. 18 of Tony Bruce, Jr. the next attempt followed the red after Josh Baughman and Ryan Hall made contact, sending the No. 17x flipping down the front straight-a-way.

On the final restart, Aaron dove low to block Swindell, but the smallest slip out of the groove was all it took for Jeff Swindell to grab the win. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. worked by for second with Kolt Walker also taking advantage to grab third. Aaron Reutzel ended up slipping to fourth with Blake Hahn completing the top five.

Johnny Herrera, Kevin Ramey, Shawn Petersen, Michal Lang, and Patrick Stasa filled out the top ten.

The Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region resumes competition on Saturday, May 17 at the Devil's Bowl Speedway. For news and updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Smiley's Racing Products ASCS Lone Star Region Boyd Raceway - Boyd, Texas Friday, May 16, 2014

Car Count: 31

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell; 2. 4X-Shawn Petersen; 3. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 4. 19-Patrick Stasa; 5. 17X-Josh Baughman; 6. 02-Brandon Long; 7. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington; DNS 79-Charlie McDonald

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Blake Hahn; 2. 12M-Kolt Walker; 3. 79V-Ryan Hall; 4. 30-Brandon Corn; 5. 4J-John James; 6. 5X-Tyson Hall; 7. 21-Michele Melton; 8. (DNF) 111-Morgan Montgomery

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr; 2. 1A-Kevin Ramey; 3. 14-Michael Lang; 4. 74B-John Carney II; 5. 17W-Harli White; 6. 2K-John Kelly; 7. 45-Martin Edwards; 8. 11-Justin Melton

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 3. 76-Zane Lawrence; 4. 58-Gary Floyd; 5. 74E-Claud Estes III; 6. 94L-Layne Himebaugh; 7. 25-Sterling Hoff

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 74E-Claud Estes III[1]; 2. 5X-Tyson Hall[6]; 3. 11-Justin Melton[14]; 4. 94L-Layne Himebaugh[7]; 5. 17W-Harli White[4]; 6. 4J-John James[3]; 7. 45-Martin Edwards[12]; 8. 58-Gary Floyd[2]; 9. 02-Brandon Long[5]; 10. 79-Charlie McDonald[15]; 11. 2K-John Kelly[10]; 12. (DNF) 21-Michele Melton[11]; DNS 95-Matt Covington; DNS 25-Sterling Hoff; DNS 111-Morgan Montgomery

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell[3]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 3. 12M-Kolt Walker[2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 5. 17-Blake Hahn[5]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera[7]; 7. 1A-Kevin Ramey[8]; 8. 4X-Shawn Petersen[4]; 9. 14-Michael Lang[13]; 10. 19-Patrick Stasa[9]; 11. 74B-John Carney II[10]; 12. 74E-Claud Estes III[17]; 13. 30-Brandon Corn[15]; 14. 94L-Layne Himebaugh[20]; 15. (DNF) 17X-Josh Baughman[16]; 16. (DNF) 79V-Ryan Hall[12]; 17. (DNF) 18-Tony Bruce Jr[11]; 18. (DNF) 11-Justin Melton[19]; 19. (DNF) 76-Zane Lawrence[14]; 20. (DNF) 5X-Tyson Hall[18]

Lap Leader(s): Aaron Reutzel 1-24, Jeff Swindell 25

 

 

ASCS Lone Star to take on Boyd Raceway and the Devil's Bowl

TULSA, Okla. (May 13, 2014) - The Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region takes on two track this weekend with things kicking off at the Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas on Friday, May 16 followed by the region's return to the Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas on Saturday, May 17 with the addition of the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region.

A world of difference between the two facilities, Boyd Raceway features a semi-banked, quarter-mile bullring while the Devil's Bowl stacks the distance to a half-mile.

In the Lone Star Region's last outing at the Boyd Raceway on April 26, 2013, Tony Bruce, Jr. topped the field with Johnny Herrera and Channin Tankersley in tow. The Devil's Bowl Speedway is scheduled to host ASCS National and Regional events seven times in 2014 with two dates down as Tony Bruce, Jr. and Patrick Stasa split the 2014 Spring Nationals.

El Paso's John Carney II leads the way into the weekend double-header with Patrick Stasa trailing by a slim 18 points. While Stasa has a pair of wins to his credit in 2014, Carney has consistency on his side with four top-fives' in four feature starts.

Kolt Walker holds third with Josh Baughman fourth. Shawn Petersen currently rounds out the top five in driver standings.

Friday, May 16 will gates opening at 5:00 P.M. at the Boyd Raceway with racing at 8:00 P.M. (CT). The undercard will include the 305cid Sprint Series of Texas, TMWA Winged Modifieds, and TOWR Mini Sprints. Admission is $18 for adults, $10 for kids' ages 6-11, Military with ID and children five and under are free into the grandstands. For more information lot onto http://www.boydraceway.net or call 940-433-5587.

Saturday, May 17 at the Devil's Bowl Speedway will get underway at 8:00 P.M. (CT). Admission is $20 for the grandstands. Included with the American Sprint Car Series will be the RaceSaver Sprints, Limited Modifieds, and Modifieds. For more information log onto http://www.devilbowl.com or call (972) 222-2421.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

ASCS Frontier Region kicks off this weekend at the Electric City Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (May 13, 2014) - The ASCS Frontier Region kicks off their second season of racing this Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 at the Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont.

The track's 62nd year of racing, this weekend marks the first two of a scheduled eight stops for the ASCS Frontier Region at the Electric City Speedway in 2014. In seven events completed in 2013, three drivers emerged victorious.

Phil Dietz enters as the defending champion of the Montana based region, edging out Idaho racing veteran Joe Ramaker by 55 points to earn the region's inaugural title.

Friday and Saturday, gates open 6:00 P.M. with racing scheduled to begin at 7:30 P.M. (MT). The weekend will also include WISSOTA Street Stocks, Modifieds, and Super Stocks. For more information on the Electric City Speedway, log onto http://www.electriccityspeedway.com or call 406-727-4884.

Overall, 73 drivers took part in at least one event in the 2013 opening season with eight drivers claiming victory. Only three drivers earned multiple victories with Joe Ramaker taking the lions share with eight.

Mike Quigley will again head the Frontier Region, as well as maintain the Billings Motorsports Park.

For continued updates on the ASCS Frontier Region, as well as the entire ASCS Nation, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

ASCS Southwest in action at Arizona Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (May 12, 2014) - The ASCS Southwest Region returns to action on Saturday, May 17 with the season's second trip to Queen Creek, Ariz. and the one-third mile, Arizona Speedway.

Bob Ream, Jr. carries the series into the Saturday stop in hopes of repeating the success he found in March, where the non-wing ace turned winged warrior topped the field for the first time in ASCS competition.

While Ream leads by 44 markers, the point's battle for second through fourth is tight with Joshua Williams being stalked by defending series champion, Rick Ziehl, as well as Ryan Linder with only five points separating the trio.

Lance Norick currently rounds out the top five in regional standings, followed by James Aragon, Nick Parker, James Mosher, Jordan Stetson, and Kaylene Verville in the top ten.

Round six of the 2014 season, events at the Arizona Speedway on Saturday, May 17 are scheduled to get underway at 7:30 P.M. (MT) and will include Mod Lites, Pure Stocks, and Bombers. For more information on the Arizona Speedway log onto http://www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480-926-6688.

Arizona Speedway is located 4 miles off US 60 on Ironwood Dr just 5 minutes from Mesa, AZ. For continued updates regarding the ASCS Southwest Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Arizona Speedway – ASCS Southwest Region Winners:

9/29/2012 – Rick Ziehl

3/30/2013 – Lorne Wofford

7/6/2013 – Rick Ziehl

10/5/2013 – Logan Forler

3/15/2014 - Bob Ream, Jr.

 

 

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (May 12, 2014) - This past weekend ended up being a light one in the ASCS Nation as the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region ended up as the only game in town on Friday, May 9 at the Creek County Speedway Sapulpa, Okla.

A quick look at season statistics to date, 31 races have been held under the ASCS banner since January, with 38 events accounted for with all but three ASCS Regions in operation. The average car count for the whole of the ASCS Nation stands at 27 per event with 21 tracks in seven states (AR, AZ, MO, NE, NM, OK, TX) seeing laps turned by ASCS drivers.

The Highest car count seen so far this season was at the Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21 with 49 drivers drawing in. In all, 24 drivers have at least one A-Feature win so far this season with Aaron Reutzel topping the list of overall winners with four.

The Winner:

• Aaron Reutzel - His second American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region score in as many races, Aaron Reutzel is on a roll as of late. Bringing his season total to four in ASCS competition after his Friday night victory, Reutzel traveled east to the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. on Saturday for weekly racing at the quarter-mile, and topped the field ahead of Blake Hahn and Tim Crawley.

A few points about the weekend:

• The Rain Wins Again - Unfortunately, nature did not play nice for Scott Traylor and Tony Bruce, Jr. in the inaugural KC Klassic at the Lakeside Speedway. With a 100% chance of rain, combined with a 75% chance of severe storms, the event was canceled for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

• Attrition - The red lights came on around the Creek County Speedway twice this past Friday night, but the attrition rate was very high. While a few were from crashes, mechanical problems seemed to plague many during the A-Feature.

• Traffic - Anytime you race on a short track, traffic is bound to be a factor, and Friday was no exception. In his post race interview, Aaron talked about track position being very important. It certainly was as slower cars nearly cost the No. 87 the race on Lap 15, when Mike Goodman got the preferred line away from Reutzel through turns on and two. To the luck of Aaron, the No. 11am entered low into three, and washed the rear-end up the track, allowing Reutzel to sneak back by.

• Rough Start - The hardest crash of the night was by far by Kyle Clark. On the start of the feature, the No. 9$ machine flipped end-over-end into turn one. Thankfully, Kyle walked away without a scratch.

• Hard Chargers - Despite the attrition, two drivers that were systematically picking their way through the field before cars started dropping out on Friday were Blake Hahn and Joe Wood, Jr. The pair started in the final row of the night's 25 lap feature and at the checkered flag, Hahn ended up sixth, despite a few close calls, with Wood finishing eighth.

• 5 for 5 - Dustin Morgan's streak of podiums ended at four, but his streak of top fives is still going, finishing fifth this past Friday at the Creek County Speedway. Dustin's average finish this season with the Sooner Region is third.

On Deck

The Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region is back in action for a two day swing, starting Friday, May 16 at the Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas before picking up with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region for a show down at the Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas on Saturday, May 17.

The ASCS Frontier Region kicks off their 2014 season this weekend with a Friday/Saturday event at the Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont.

ASCS Southwest action heads back to the Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek on Saturday, and finally, West Texas ASCS 305 action resumes at the El Paso Speedway Park and Southern New Mexico Speedway.

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Grabs Sooner Cash at Creek County Speedway

SAPULPA, Okla. (May 9, 2014) - Aaron Reutzel added his fourth win of the season this past Friday in ASCS competition, doing so at the Creek County Speedway, leading start to finish in the night's Feature event with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region.

The first repeat winner with the Sooner Region in the season's first five events, the Clute, Texas driver drew the pole for the 25 lap affair at the quarter-mile oval.

Challenged on Lap 15 by Mike Goodman, the Oklahoma shoe utilized slower traffic to capture the point for a moment through turns one and two, but couldn't make if official with Reutzel diving low on the No. 11AM entering the third turn to reclaim the lead.

On clear race track following a Lap 16 caution, the BC Funding No. 87 went unchallenged to the $2,000 score. Mike Goodman crossed second with Tony Bruce, Jr. coming from sixth to round out the podium. Tim Crawley from tenth and Dustin Morgan from seventh made up the top five.

The top-ten rounded out with Blake Hahn from nineteenth, Sean McClelland from sixteenth, Joe Wood, Jr. from twentieth, Zach Pringle from fourteenth, and Layne Himebaugh.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region competes next in a showdown with the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region at the Devil's Bowl Speedway on Saturday, May 17. For continued updates and news on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, Okla. Friday, May 9, 2014

Car Count: 35

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 2. 94-Layne Himebaugh; 3. 92-Jordan Weaver; 4. 4J-Tim Crawley; 5. 95-Matt Covington; 6. 7S-Robert Sellers; 7. 18K-Rob Hooper

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 3H-Brandon Hanks; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 3. 87F-Brian McClelland; 4. 03-Joe Wood Jr; 5. 5$-Danny Smith; 6. 33-Kris Miller; 7. 7M-Chance Morton

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11AM-Mike Goodman; 2. 23A-Travis Ashwood; 3. 84-Alex DeCamp; 4. 17W-Harli White; 5. 8M-Kade Morton; 6. 69-Glen Passmore Jr; 7. 57-Kyle Chady

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 8-Alex Sewell; 2. 36-Jonathan Beason; 3. 85-Forrest Sutherland; 4. 1-Sean McClelland; 5. 7X-Shane Sellers; 6. 17-Blake Hahn; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan; 2. 9$-Kyle Clark; 3. 14Z-Zach Pringle; 4. 2-Mickey Walker; 5. 4PM-Travis Jenkins; 6. 25-Sterling Hoff; 7. 11-Michael Tyre

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington; 2. 17-Blake Hahn; 3. 4PM-Travis Jenkins; 4. 57-Kyle Chady; 5. 8M-Kade Morton; 6. 7M-Chance Morton; 7. 25-Sterling Hoff; 8. 18K-Rob Hooper; 9. (DNF) 2-Mickey Walker; 10. (DNF) 87F-Brian McClelland

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 5$-Danny Smith; 2. 03-Joe Wood Jr; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 4. 17W-Harli White; 5. 7S-Robert Sellers; 6. 33-Kris Miller; 7. 69-Glen Passmore Jr; 8. 7X-Shane Sellers; 9. 11-Michael Tyre

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 2. 11AM-Mike Goodman[2]; 3. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[6]; 4. 4J-Tim Crawley[10]; 5. 93-Dustin Morgan[7]; 6. 17-Blake Hahn[19]; 7. 1-Sean McClelland[16]; 8. 03-Joe Wood Jr[20]; 9. 14Z-Zach Pringle[14]; 10. 94-Layne Himebaugh[4]; 11. (DNF) 85-Forrest Sutherland[15]; 12. (DNF) 3H-Brandon Hanks[3]; 13. (DNF) 8-Alex Sewell[5]; 14. (DNF) 84-Alex DeCamp[8]; 15. (DNF) 5$-Danny Smith[18]; 16. (DNF) 23A-Travis Ashwood[12]; 17. (DNF) 36-Jonathan Beason[9]; 18. (DNF) 92-Jordan Weaver[13]; 19. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington[17]; 20. (DNF) 9$-Kyle Clark[11]

Lap Leader(s): Aaron Reutzel 1-25

 

 

Schedule Update: ASCS National

TULSA, Okla. (May 8, 2014) - The schedule for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour has been updated. Unfortunately, the series swing to the Northwest has been dropped due to the cutting of an originally scheduled two day event at the Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. by track officials to a single day event, without consulting the ASCS offices, thereby reducing the number of races beyond the threshold of feasibility for drivers and crews to make the trip coupled with an increasing chance of rain fall throughout the month of May.

Attempts were made to move the dates to July to coincide with the National Tour's stops in Montana and South Dakota, but unfortunately an agreement could not be reached between ASCS and Jerry Schram, who heads the Willamette Speedway and Cottage Grove Speedway.

The dates will remain as Regional stops.

Four dates are being set up on the ASCS National lineup in the Midwest to replace the dates that were intended for the Northwest. The dates will be after the 2014 Speedweek finale at the Lucas Oil Speedway on June 21.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour will return to the Northwest in 2015 with new stops already on the docket for the coming season. A press release will be issued with the dates, tracks, and times of the intended make-up races in the coming weeks.

***ASCS National History - Oregon/Washington***

***Oregon (13 events) (3 track)***

***Cottage Grove Speedway - 8 events***

1. 7/24/09—Shane Stewart

2. 7/25/09—Jason Johnson

3. 7/23/10—Jason Johnson

4. 7/24/10—Brady Bacon

5. 7/22/11—Jason Johnson

6. 7/23/11—Jason Johnson

7. 7/19/13—Roger Crockett

8. 7/20/13—Roger Crockett

***Sun Set Speedway—1 event***

1. 7/19/12—A-Feature called due to rain

***Willamette Speedway (Lebanon) - 4 events***

1. 7/13/12– Wayne Johnson

2. 7/14/12—Wayne Johnson

3. 7/26/13—Jeff Swindell

4. 7/27/13—Brad Loyet

***Washington (8 events) (1 track)***

***Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma) - 8events***

1. 7/17/09—Roger Crockett

2. 7/18/09—Travis Rilat

3. 7/16/10—Jason Johnson

4. 7/17/10—Jason Johnson

5. 7/21/12—Shane Stewart (Rain delayed from 7-20)

6. 7/21/12—Wayne Johnson

7. 7/12/13—Travis Rilat

8. 7/13/13—Jason Johnson

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

 

 

McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic Cancelled Because of Bad Weather

Inside Line Promotions – KANSAS CITY, Kan. (May 7, 2014) – The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour’s return to Lakeside Speedway will have to wait another year.

The McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic scheduled for this Thursday has been cancelled because of the threat of severe weather to the area. According to multiple weather reports, a thunderstorm is slated to hit the area Thursday afternoon with a high chance of rain throughout the night.

“Unfortunately Mother Nature didn’t cooperate with us this year,” TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. “Fortunately we have great people behind us like McCarthy Auto Group and we are planning on scheduling the event at Lakeside Speedway next year.”

The event would have been the third Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race at Lakeside Speedway and the first since 2008.

“Since it’s only a one-day show and there aren’t other races around the region this weekend, I wanted to inform the teams and fans early since many are pulling in from a long distance,” Bruce Jr. said. “It’s also important to keep all of the fans, teams, officials and workers safe so that’s why we decided to make the decision today.”

Fans who have purchased advanced tickets can visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com for additional information.

McCARTHY AUTO GROUP –

McCarthy Auto Group is proud to provide numerous facilities for all of your automotive needs throughout Missouri and Kansas. The company has locations serving Olathe, Overland Park, Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Independence, Blue Springs, Shawnee, Mission, Topeka, Lawrence and the surrounding areas. Whether you are in the market to purchase a new Chevrolet, Nissan, Hyundai, Toyota or a pre-owned vehicle, McCarthy Auto Group will help you find a car loan that works for you! Even if you have bad credit or are a first time car buyer, you can trust that McCarthy Auto Group will get you into the automobile of your choice. For more information, visit http://www.McCarthyAutoGroup.com.

TBJ PROMOTIONS –

In its sixth year, TBJ Promotions will bring fans the Eagle Motorsports Rock ‘N Roll 50 Presented by MyRacePass (May 3) and Midsouth Showdown (Aug. 21) at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour’s return to Lakeside Speedway (May 8) in Kansas City, Kan., for the McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic; the Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals (May 31) at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.; and the Steve King Memorial (June 28) at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

RACINBOYS –

RacinBoys is in its sixth year of broadcasting the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events and its ninth for the prestigious Chili Bowl. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2014. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

 

 

ASCS Sooner Region Returns to Creek County Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (May 6, 2014) - The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region returns to the Tulsa area this Friday night with events at the Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. on May 9.

Dustin Morgan leads the series into this Friday's return to the quarter-mile oval with four podium finishes in the series first four events. Mike Goodman trails by 51 markers with Alex Sewell third.

Sean McClelland missed the season opener at the West Siloam Speedway, but has made up ground quickly with a win at the Springfield Raceway on April 19. McClelland is coming off a runner up finish at the Lawton Speedway this past Saturday night. Kyle Chady currently rounds out the top five in driver standings.

Friday, May 9 at the Creek County Speedway opens at 5:00 P.M. with racing getting underway at 8:00 P.M. (CT). The night's program also includes the N.O.W. 600 Micros and Wingless Oklahoma Warrior Sprint Cars.

For continued updates on the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Chili Bowl Ticket Renewal Deadline Nearing

TULSA, Okla. (May 6, 2014) - The deadline for tickets holders to renew their seats for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire is drawing near.

The deadline for current ticket holders to renew their seats is Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

After the Tuesday deadline, any seats that have not been renewed will go up for sale to the general public. Tickets for the 29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will be sold until each of the qualifying nights if available.

Tickets for the Chili Bowl Nationals are sold in four day, or five day packages and can be ordered by calling 918-838-3777. Office hours are 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (CT), Monday through Friday.

If have never ordered tickets before, you are encouraged to call and place your order now. The higher you are on the list of fans looking for seats, the better the chance you will receive tickets. While we cannot guarantee placement, we will do our best to fill your order.

The 29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire takes place January 13-17, 2015 at the River Spirit Expo Center.

For more information regarding the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, log onto http://www.chilibowl.com or call 918-838-3777.

Quick Check:

What: Chili Bowl Ticket Renewal Deadline When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Event: 29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire Event Date: January 13-17, 2015

Business Office mailing address:

Chili Bowl Nationals 1141 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112

Phone: 918-838-3777 Fax: 918-836-5517

Website: http://www.chilibowl.com

 

 

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (May 5, 2014) - The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real returned to competition this past weekend with events at the Outlaw Motorsports Park in Muskogee, Okla. and Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

The weekend also included ASCS Regional competition in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Texas. Overall, 154 drivers took part in ASCS sanctioned events over the weekend. To date, 30 races have been contested, accounting for 37 ASCS sanctioned events.

The Winners:

Friday, May 2, 2014

• Aaron Reutzel - The Clute, Texas driver proved that his win at I-30 Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real was no fluke. Stalking Jason Johnson most of Friday night at the Outlaw Motorsports Park, Reutzel utilized slower traffic to gain the edge for his second consecutive ASCS National triumph.

• Tommy Bryant - The first win of the season for Tommy Bryant came at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region. Bryant led start to finish for the $2,500 score.

• Robert Herrera - Bi-Weekly racing for the West Texas ASCS 305 Region began this past Friday night at the El Paso Speedway Park with New Mexico shoe Robert Herrera topping the field at the West Texas oval. The win is Robert's second overall and first at El Paso.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

• Derek Hagar - Overjoyed might be the understatement of the year when talking about Derek Hagar winning the Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 on Saturday night. The sixth annual event drew 33 drivers to "The Ditch" with the locals taking first and second. Brad Loyet was the highest finishing ASCS National Tour driver in third. Hagar's victory celebration wasn't as wild as Tim Kaeding, but there were plenty of doughnuts.

• Travis Rilat - Normally the driver for Richard Saumure when the American Sprint Car Series ventures to the Northwest, the No. 39c was the vehicle of choice for Travis Rilat this past weekend against the Gulf South Region.

• Danny Jennings - The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region ventured to the Lawton Speedway on Saturday night with Danny Jennings proving unstoppable. The third winner in as many races, Jennings now has 11 Sooner Region wins to his credit.

• Randy Hibbs - The Impact4800.com Open Wheel Showdown at the Lucas Oil Speedway saw a first time winner with Randy Hibbs topping the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region on Saturday.

• Wes Wofford - Moving to the Southern New Mexico Speedway on Saturday, the West Texas ASCS 305 Region saw Wes Wofford taking the winner's check, and in doing so the Alamogordo driver now leads the overall standings.

And now, the rest of the Weekend:

• Hagar and Crawley - The battle between Derek Hagar and Tim Crawley at the Rock 'N Roll 50 cannot be overstated. There were not enough fingers and toes in the Press Box to count the number of slide jobs and close calls the two Arkansas drivers encountered during the night's 50 lap A-Feature. Between Riverside and the I-30 Speedway, the level of competition is among the toughest the ASCS National Tour will face all season, and the record books reflects that with three of the four custom Gibson Guitars staying in Arkansas. Seth Bergman is the only National driver to win the coveted trophy.

• One more thing about the Rock 'n Roll 50 - Derek Hagar's win over the weekend was also his first against the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. His best finish before this past weekend was a third at the Lucas Oil Speedway on September 27, 2013.

• "I'm givin' her all she's got" - And Tim Crawley was, enough so that when he was interviewed by Scotty Cook on the Racinboys broadcast, he reported that the temperature gauge had pegged, and was almost wrapped around to zero. Under an open red on Lap 34, the No. 88 was a cloud of steam as the radiator let loose what remained in Crawley's Shark Racing Engine. Seth Bergman also reported his engine running hot, commenting to Cook that the gauge showed his A.S.I. Engine at 260 degrees Fahrenheit during the race.

• Crash at Outlaw - When left fronts meet right rears, the results is never a good one, and Brandon Hahn is still feeling the effects of that after contact with the right rear of Harli White at the Outlaw Motorsports Park. Hahn was knocked unconscious during the ride, which saw the No. 29 nearly clearing the fence in turn-two, but was able to walk away. White returned to compete in the B-Feature.

• An Underdog Story - It should be clarified that Randy Hibbs scored not just his first win at the Lucas Oil Speedway, but his first ASCS victory this past Saturday night. Taking the lead on Lap 14, fifth starting Hibbs outran the likes of Danny Lasoski and Parker Price-Miller for his first ASCS score. As far as points, Randy was high point for the Warrior Region at Springfield, putting him a top the stack at 300 points in the Region's first two events.

• Dominance at Battleground - Travis Rilat's win at the Battleground Speedway was an impressive one to say the least. According to the report provided by Regional Director, Keith Johnson, the Forney, Texas driver lapped into the top five.

• Pair of Podiums - Dustin Morgan has been on a roll lately, posting a pair of podium finishes over the weekend to bring his streak to four. Running closer to home in 2014, Morgan is currently leading the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region standings by 51 markers over Mike Goodman.

On Deck: The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real makes its return to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. on Thursday, May 8 for the McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic. Tickets are on sale at http://www.tbjpromotions.com.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region is also in action on Friday, May 9 at the Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Danny Jennings on top with ASCS Sooner Region at Lawton – May 4, 2014

By Bryan Hulbert

LAWTON, Okla. (May 3, 2014) – A short driver for Danny Jennings ended with $2,000 in his pocket, as the Norman, Okla. driver led flag-to-flag with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region at the Lawton Speedway on Saturday night.

Sean McClelland crossed second with Dustin Morgan posting his third podium finish in as many races. Kolt Walker finished fourth from fourteenth with Joe Bob Lee completing the top five in his first start of the season with the Sooner Region.

Alex Sewell climbed ten spots to finish sixth with Harli White seventh from thirteenth. Mike Goodman from nineteenth to eight followed by Joe Wood, Jr. and Brandon Long making up the top ten.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region competes next at the Creek County Speedway on May 9. For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region Lawton Speedway – Lawton, Okla. Saturday, May 3, 2014

Car Count: 28

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1A-Kevin Ramey; 2. 15-Kerry McAlister; 3. 1T-Ty Williams; 4. 8-Alex Sewell; 5. 25-Sterling Hoff; 6. 1C-Denny Cothran; 7. (DNF) 10K-Kyle Ezell

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Joe Bob Lee; 2. 03-Joe Wood Jr; 3. 11-Justin Melton; 4. 81W-Danny Wood; 5. 14-Michael Lang; 6. 11AM-Mike Goodman; 7. (DNF) 35-Rick Wright Jr

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 1J-Danny Jennings; 2. 7S-Shane Sellers; 3. 17W-Harli White; 4. 12M-Kolt Walker; 5. 92-Jordan Weaver; 6. 7X-Robert Sellers; 7. 57-Kyle Chady

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Sean McClelland; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan; 3. 4J-John James; 4. 2K-Brandon Long; 5. 33-Kris Miller; 6. 12-James Mosher; DNS 21-Brandon Jennings

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 7X-Robert Sellers; 2. 14-Michael Lang; 3. 11AM-Mike Goodman; 4. 1C-Denny Cothran; 5. 57-Kyle Chady; 6. 33-Kris Miller; 7. 25-Sterling Hoff; 8. (DNF) 35-Rick Wright Jr; 9. (DNF) 21-Brandon Jennings; 10. (DNF) 92-Jordan Weaver; 11. (DNF) 12-James Mosher; DNS 10K-Kyle Ezell

A Feature 1: 1. 1J-Danny Jennings[2]; 2. 1-Sean McClelland[4]; 3. 93-Dustin Morgan[5]; 4. 12M-Kolt Walker[14]; 5. 5-Joe Bob Lee[7]; 6. 8-Alex Sewell[16]; 7. 17W-Harli White[13]; 8. 11AM-Mike Goodman[19]; 9. 03-Joe Wood Jr[9]; 10. 2K-Brandon Long[12]; 11. 11-Justin Melton[10]; 12. 1C-Denny Cothran[20]; 13. (DNF) 1A-Kevin Ramey[8]; 14. (DNF) 14-Michael Lang[18]; 15. (DNF) 4J-John James[15]; 16. (DNF) 7X-Robert Sellers[17]; 17. (DNF) 7S-Shane Sellers[1]; 18. (DNF) 81W-Danny Wood[11]; 19. (DNF) 1T-Ty Williams[6]; 20. (DNF) 15-Kerry McAlister[3]

Lap Leader(s): Danny Jennings 1-25

 

 

 

Ziehl tops ASCS Southwest at Tucson

By Bryan Hulbert

TUCSON, Ariz. (May 3, 2014) – The ASCS Southwest Region rolled into the Tucson International Raceway this past Saturday with Rick Ziehl topping the field for the first time in 2014.

Joshua Williams posted his second straight podium at the Arizona oval with a second place run, followed by Ryan Linder, Bob Ream, Jr, and Mike Rux, Jr. making up the top five. Alex Pettas, Nick Parker, Jordan Stetson, Lance Norick, and Koty McGullam completed the top ten.

The ASCS Southwest Region competes again on May 17 at the Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

ASCS Southwest Region Tucson International Raceway – Tucson, Ariz. Saturday, May 3, 2014

Car Count: 17

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Ryan Linder; 2. 7X-James Aragon; 3. 22-Mike Rux Jr; 4. 41-Colton Hardy; 5. 29S-Darrell Sickles; 6. 94-Nick Parker

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 2. 90-Lance Norick; 3. 8-Bob Ream Jr; 4. TI64-Alex Pettas; 5. 44K-Koty McGullam; 6. 14S-Cody Sickles

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson; 2. 27-Perry McMillan; 3. 41W-Joshua Williams; 4. 55-Brent McKee; 5. 56-Ben Astenious

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 2. 41W-Joshua Williams; 3. 9-Ryan Linder; 4. 8-Bob Ream Jr; 5. 22-Mike Rux Jr; 6. TI64-Alex Pettas; 7. 94-Nick Parker; 8. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson; 9. 90-Lance Norick; 10. 44K-Koty McGullam; 11. 14S-Cody Sickles; 12. 7X-James Aragon; 13. 55-Brent McKee; 14. (DNF) 41-Colton Hardy; 15. (DNF) 27-Perry McMillan; 16. (DNF) 29S-Darrell Sickles; 17. (DNF) 56-Ben Astenious

 

Rilat Dominates Gulf South at Battleground

HIGHLANDS, Texas (May 3, 2014) - Travis Rilat capped off his weekend with the Ronald Laney Memorial at the Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas taking the No. 39c from the pole to lead every lap against the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region.

A victory worth $3,000 to the Forney, Texas driver, Rilat was chased to the line by Channin Tankersley, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Brandon Berryman, and Travis Elliot who completed the top five as the first driver a lap down.

John Pate, Wes Miller, Chris Sweeney, Tommy Bryant, and Klint Angelette made up the top ten.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region competes next at the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas on Friday, May 23 and Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas on Saturday, May 24.

For continued updates on the Gulf South Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region Battleground Speedway - Highlands, Texas Saturday, May 3, 2014

Car Count: 22

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Lane Whittington; 2. 63T-Brandon Martin; 3. 93-Chris Sweeney; 4. 39C-Travis Rilat; 5. 12-Scott Smith; 6. 27-Steve Block; 7. (DNF) 19-Klint Angelette; 8. (DNF) 66-J.J. Simmons

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Channin Tankersley; 2. 36-John Pate; 3. 15T-Travis Elliott; 4. 24-Brandie Jass; 5. 29-Mike Walling; 6. F16-Lance Hester; 7. (DNF) 51-Caleb Martin

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 2. 31-Brandon Berryman; 3. 17T-Larry Howery; 4. 2-Wes Miller; 5. 28-Tommy Bryant; 6. 7-Wyatt Rector; 7. (DNF) 0-Tyler Thomas

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 39C-Travis Rilat[1]; 2. 11-Channin Tankersley[6]; 3. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[2]; 4. 31-Brandon Berryman[3]; 5. 15T-Travis Elliott[9]; 6. 36-John Pate[5]; 7. 2-Wes Miller[11]; 8. 93-Chris Sweeney[4]; 9. 28-Tommy Bryant[14]; 10. 19-Klint Angelette[19]; 11. 7-Wyatt Rector[18]; 12. 0-Tyler Thomas[22]; 13. 17T-Larry Howery[10]; 14. 12-Scott Smith[16]; 15. 29-Mike Walling[13]; 16. (DNF) 63T-Brandon Martin[8]; 17. (DNF) 51-Caleb Martin[20]; 18. (DNF) F16-Lance Hester[15]; 19. (DNF) 9-Lane Whittington[7]; 20. (DNF) 27-Steve Block[17]; 21. (DNF) 66-J.J. Simmons[21]; 22. (DNF) 24-Brandie Jass[12]

Lap Leader(s): Travis Rilat 1-25

 

 

Randy Hibbs collects first ASCS Warrior Region Victory

WHEATLAND, Mo. (May 3, 2014) - For the first time, Randy Hibbs stood atop the podium with the American Sprint Car Series, winning the Impace4800.com Open Wheel Showdown at the Lucas Oil Speedway.

His first win against the Speedway Motors Warrior Region, fifth starting Hibbs grabbed the lead on Lap 14 from Jay Russell, who led a single lap after early leader Randy Martin nearly slapped the wall.

Danny Lasoski crossed second with Parker Price-Miller taking the final podium step. Jay Russell and Josh Fisher completed the top five. Randy Martin ended up sixth with Cody Baker, Josh Baughman, Tyler Blank, and Trevor Muths rounding out the top ten.

The Speedway Motors Warrior Region joins the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Thursday, May 8 at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, Mo. Saturday, May 3, 2014

Car Count: 28

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2A-Randy Hibbs; 2. 8-Danny Lasoski; 3. 72X-Josh Fisher; 4. 9M-Miranda Arnold; 5. 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths; 6. 38-Cody Baker; 7. 4-Evan Martin

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 3Z-Zach Davis; 2. 14-Randy Martin; 3. 85-Forrest Sutherland; 4. 23F-Matt Fox; 5. 72-Curtis Boyer; 6. 81A-Chris Morgan; DNS 27-Danny Thoman

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 75-Tyler Blank; 2. 51-Mitchell Moore; 3. 17X-Josh Baughman; 4. 34-Corey Nelson; 5. 24-Ricky Lee Stangl II; 6. 92J-J.R. Topper; 7. 9-Casey Baker

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 76-Jay Russell; 2. 01-Parker Price-Miller; 3. 33-Austin Alumbaugh; 4. 14K-Kyle Bellm; 5. 93-Taylor Walton; 6. 5O-Kerrick Alumbaugh; 7. 50LP-Michael Sosebee

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 34-Corey Nelson; 2. 72-Curtis Boyer; 3. 81A-Chris Morgan; 4. 38-Cody Baker; 5. 93-Taylor Walton; 6. 9-Casey Baker; 7. 50LP-Michael Sosebee; 8. 5O-Kerrick Alumbaugh; 9. 24-Ricky Lee Stangl II; 10. 92J-J.R. Topper; DNS 4-Evan Martin; DNS 27-Danny Thoman

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2A-Randy Hibbs[5]; 2. 8-Danny Lasoski[9]; 3. 01-Parker Price-Miller[4]; 4. 76-Jay Russell[3]; 5. 72X-Josh Fisher[10]; 6. 14-Randy Martin[1]; 7. 38-Cody Baker[20]; 8. 17X-Josh Baughman[7]; 9. 75-Tyler Blank[6]; 10. 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths[14]; 11. 81A-Chris Morgan[19]; 12. 51-Mitchell Moore[8]; 13. 85-Forrest Sutherland[11]; 14. 23F-Matt Fox[16]; 15. 3Z-Zach Davis[2]; 16. (DNF) 72-Curtis Boyer[18]; 17. (DNF) 33-Austin Alumbaugh[12]; 18. (DNF) 9M-Miranda Arnold[13]; 19. (DNF) 14K-Kyle Bellm[15]; 20. (DNF) 34-Corey Nelson[17]

Lap Leader(s): Randy Martin 1-12; Jay Russell 13; Randy Hibbs 14-25

 

 

Derek Hagar outlasts Tim Crawley for Rock 'N Roll 50 Triumph Views: 67 0 0 Derek Hagar outlasts Tim Crawley for Rock 'N Roll 50 Triumph

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (May 3, 2014) - There was not a seat left occupied when the checkered flag fell at the Riverside International Speedway as Derek Hagar came around to a track wide ovation of fans screaming their approval of the winner of the sixth annual Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 presented by MyRacePass.com.

Spending nearly the entire race in a battle with Tim Crawley, the Arkansas shoe swapped the lead countless times with the two-time Rock 'N Roll 50 winner.

"When you race with Tim Crawley, you know it's going to be clean and close racing. He doesn't give an inch on the race track, and I don't give an inch on the racetrack. We're always battling for the lead and I love racing with him," said Hagar of the racing with Crawley for the win.

Earning his first Gibson Guitar, Hagar's victory is also his first against the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, marking the second time in as many races that the Rock 'N Roll 50 signified a driver's first ASCS National Tour win as Seth Bergman did it in 2012.

Jumping to the lead at the green, Hagar would surrender the point to Crawley before the first turn with the Mike Ward Racing No. 88 rolling the cushion to the top spot. The only sizable advantage held by Crawley the entire race, the caution flew on Lap 8 as Crawley began working through slower traffic.

Back to green, Hagar kept pace with Crawley as the pair chased down the back markers. Using walls, infield tires, and cars as picks, Hagar finally worked past the No. 88 for the lead on Lap 19.

Exchanging slide jobs at both ends of "The Ditch", the red halted things on Lap 34.

Under the red, Crawley almost saw his night evaporate as the engine billowed steam; depositing what remained in the cooling system on the track as Crawley reported having the temperature gauge pegged and still going before the red.

Able to re-fire, Crawley slid Hagar for the lead on Lap 35 with Hagar returning the favor the following lap. Resuming their festival of slide jobs, the final caution displayed at the white flag; putting the field single file for a green, white, checkered finish with Derek Hagar emerging victorious.

Challenged by Brad Loyet on the final restart, Crawley held on to finish second despite the car vibrating due to the right rear wheel being packed with mud.

"I was giving it everything I had," said a nearly out of breath Tim Crawley. "I guess one time I hit the wall coming off four, I packed the right-rear with mud so it was shaking real bad. I knew it was going to be a struggle to hang on from there, but I think if I hadn't packed that wheel with mud, we might have been able to do slide jobs to the end."

Brad Loyet grabbed the final podium step, moving the Loyet Motorsports No. 05 within 11 markers of Jason Johnson for the point lead.

"I had a really good car, just got hung up behind Jeff Swindell and Johnny Herrera for the better part of half the race," commented Loyet. "Once I cleared them, I really wish I would have had more than about six laps because I could have run with those guys."

Jeff Swindell crossed fourth with Johnny Herrera completing the top five.

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. grabbed sixth from ninth. After having to race in through the B-Feautre, Seth Bergman charged from eighteenth to seventh with Jason Johnson from nineteenth to eighth. Aaron Reutzel crossed ninth from thirteenth with Dalton Davis making up the top ten.

The night saw 33 drivers checking in with the field broke into four Heat Races with Jerod Roller, Tim Crawley, Jeff Swindell, and Zach Pringle earning wins. Brad Bowden topped the night's lone B-Feature.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real competes next at the McCarty Auto Group KC Klassic at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on Thursday, May 8. Tickets are on sale at http://www.tbjpromotions.com.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real Riverside International Speedway - West Memphis, Ark. 6th annual Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 Saturday, May 3, 2014

Car Count: 33

Heat Races presented by SpeedMart - 8 Laps, winners plus top 12 in passing points to A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Jerod Roller[1]; 2. 8X-Chris Williams[3]; 3. 40-Howard Moore[6]; 4. 05-Brad Loyet[8]; 5. 21-Jan Howard[2]; 6. 27-Curt Terrell[4]; 7. 17-Blake Hahn[9]; 8. 1-Nic Jenkins[7]; 9. 32X-Robert Richardson[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 88-Tim Crawley[2]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[4]; 3. 44-Ronny Howard[1]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[8]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson[6]; 6. 3H-Brandon Hanks[3]; 7. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[5]; 8. 14-Jordon Mallett[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell[6]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 4. 39-Brad Bowden[4]; 5. 42-Andy McElhannon[7]; 6. 3-A.G. Rains[8]; 7. (DNF) 14H-Chris Hoyt[2]; 8. (DNF) 26-Marshall Skinner[5]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[2]; 2. 14Z-Zach Pringle[1]; 3. 12-Dalton Davis[8]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[4]; 5. 91-Dale Howard[7]; 6. 1X-Eddie Gallagher[3]; 7. 17G-Cody Gardner[6]; 8. (DNF) 13-Taylor Tidmore[5]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features - Top 6 advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 39-Brad Bowden[1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson[3]; 4. 3-A.G. Rains[4]; 5. 3H-Brandon Hanks[8]; 6. 17-Blake Hahn[5]; 7. 14-Jordon Mallett[14]; 8. 17G-Cody Gardner[10]; 9. 27-Curt Terrell[7]; 10. 13-Taylor Tidmore[16]; 11. 1-Nic Jenkins[13]; 12. 1X-Eddie Gallagher[9]; 13. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[11]; 14. 26-Marshall Skinner[15]; 15. 32X-Robert Richardson[17]; 16. (DNF) 21-Jan Howard[6]; DNS 14H-Chris Hoyt

*Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (50 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[1]; 2. 88-Tim Crawley[2]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 4. 94-Jeff Swindell[8]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera[7]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[9]; 7. 23-Seth Bergman[18]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson[19]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel[13]; 10. 12-Dalton Davis[5]; 11. 40-Howard Moore[6]; 12. 17-Blake Hahn[22]; 13. 3H-Brandon Hanks[21]; 14. 5-Jerod Roller[4]; 15. 44-Ronny Howard[14]; 16. (DNF) 91-Dale Howard[16]; 17. (DNF) 18-Tony Bruce Jr[23]; 18. (DNF) 42-Andy McElhannon[15]; 19. (DNF) 3-A.G. Rains[20]; 20. (DNF) 8X-Chris Williams[10]; 21. (DNF) 39-Brad Bowden[17]; 22. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington[11]; 23. (DNF) 14Z-Zach Pringle[12]

Lap Leader(s): Tim Crawley 1-18, 35; Derek Hagar 19-34, 36-50 KSE Hard Charger: Seth Bergman +11 Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: Tim Crawley - 12.431 seconds CSI Rebound: Matt Covington Provisional(s): Tony Bruce, Jr. (P1)

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Jason Johnson 838; 2. Brad Loyet 827; 3. Johnny Herrera 805; 4. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 800; 5. Jeff Swindell 798; 6. Aaron Reutzel 781; 7. Tony Bruce, Jr. 781; 8. Seth Bergman 754; 9. Matt Covington 745; 10. Blake Hahn 726;

 

 

Bryant captures Gulf South Cash at Golden Triangle Raceway Park

From Bryan Hulbert

Beaumont, TX — (May 2, 2014) — Tommy Bryant found victory lane with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region on Friday night, taking the winner’s check at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park, but it was almost for not.

Rolling to post-race tech, officials found the front nose wing to be too far forward, but having tangled with a slower car during the race, the wing had been moved, and according to series director, Keith Johnson, was deemed legal based on the fact that the wing was moved due to a crash, not an error by a crew member.

Travis Rilat earned second with Klint Angelette third. Channin Tankersley advanced nine spots to grab fourth with Chris Sweeney making up the top five. The remainder of the top-ten includes Ray Allen Kulhanek, Wes Miller, John Pate, Mike Walling and Brandie Jass.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region compete next at the Battleground Speedway on Saturday, May 3. For updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region Golden Triangle Raceway Park – Beaumont, Texas Friday, May 2, 2014

Car Count: 24

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Tommy Bryant; 2. 9-Lane Whittington; 3. 0-Tyler Thomas; 4. 15T-Travis Elliott; 5. 3-Gary Watson; 6. 27-Steve Block

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Wyatt Rector; 2. 31-Brandon Berryman; 3. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 4. 11-Channin Tankersley; 5. 36-John Pate; 6. 24-Brandie Jass

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Wes Miller; 2. 19-Klint Angelette; 3. 93-Chris Sweeney; 4. 17T-Larry Howery; 5. 63T-Brandon Martin; 6. (DNF) 25M-James McNeil

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 39C-Travis Rilat; 2. 51-Caleb Martin; 3. 12-Scott Smith; 4. 29-Mike Walling; 5. 28H-Mark Harris; DNS F16-Lance Hester

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 29-Mike Walling; 2. 3-Gary Watson; 3. 17T-Larry Howery; 4. 36-John Pate; 5. 28H-Mark Harris; 6. 24-Brandie Jass; 7. 63T-Brandon Martin; 8. 27-Steve Block; DNS 25M-James McNeil; DNS F16-Lance Hester

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 28-Tommy Bryant[4]; 2. 39C-Travis Rilat[3]; 3. 19-Klint Angelette[5]; 4. 11-Channin Tankersley[13]; 5. 93-Chris Sweeney[6]; 6. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[7]; 7. 2-Wes Miller[2]; 8. 36-John Pate[18]; 9. 29-Mike Walling[15]; 10. 24-Brandie Jass[20]; 11. 15T-Travis Elliott[12]; 12. 51-Caleb Martin[9]; 13. 28H-Mark Harris[19]; 14. 7-Wyatt Rector[1]; 15. 9-Lane Whittington[10]; 16. (DNF) 12-Scott Smith[11]; 17. (DNF) 3-Gary Watson[16]; 18. (DNF) 31-Brandon Berryman[8]; 19. (DNF) 0-Tyler Thomas[14]; 20. (DNF) 17T-Larry Howery[17]

Lap Leader: Tommy Bryant 1-25

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Shines in Traffic for Second Lucas Oil ASCS Score

 Muskogee, OK – (May 2, 2014) — Lapped traffic was the teller of tails at the Outlaw Motorsports Park on Friday night with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real as Aaron Reutzel took the battle three wide for nearly two laps leading up to Lap 17 to capture the lead, and the win for the second time in as many races.

Starting third, Reutzel jumped to second on the start, nearly taking the lead from Jason Johnson on the opening lap.

“I can’t believe this. I took so long to get one, and now we have two of them back-to-back, there’s just no words to describe this.” Asked about the start of the race and nearly taking the lead then, Reutzel explained, “I knew if I couldn’t get him on the start, I had to get him in traffic.”

Jason Johnson held on to finish second, posting his best finish of the season in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition and in doing so, earned his 300th top-ten finish in Lucas Oil ASCS National competition. He joins Gary Wright as the only other driver to exceed 300 top-ten finishes.

“My car was really good. I made some good laps but when we got to lapped traffic, he could just go,” said Johnson of his pursuit of Reutzel. “I was on the mat. I don’t know what he was doing to get off the corners, but I really had a great car. I can’t thank my guys enough.”

Dustin Morgan worked past Jeff Swindell on Lap 21 to earn the final podium step.

“The car felt good. I can’t thank Jones and the crew enough. We’re on a roll right now and I’m definitely looking forward to tomorrow night.”

Brad Loyet worked to fourth on Lap 23 with Jeff Swindell ending his night fifth.

Brian Brown moved up from eighth to sixth with Johnny Herrera from ninth to seventh. Tony Bruce, Jr. advanced from fourteenth to finish eighth with Danny Wood ninth. The top ten rounded out with Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

Joined by the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region, Dustin Morgan was the highest finishing Sooner Region driver. Danny Wood earned second place points with Sean McClelland, Mike Goodman, and Alex Sewell taking fifth place points for the region

Four Heat Races saw Danny Wood, Jason Johnson, James Mosher, and Brian Brown earning wins. The night’s lone B-Feature went to Tim Crawley.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real moved to the Riverside International Speedway for the 6th annual Rock ‘N Roll 50 on Saturday, May 3 in West Memphis, Ark. Races are scheduled to begin at 7:30 P.M. (CT). For continued updates on the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real Outlaw Motorsports Park – Muskogee, Okla. Friday, May 2, 2014

Car Count: 32

Heat Races presented by SpeedMart – 8 Laps, winners plus top 12 in passing points to A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 81W-Danny Wood[2]; 2. 17-Blake Hahn[1]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 4. 1-Sean McClelland[6]; 5. 95-Matt Covington[3]; 6. 11AM-Mike Goodman[5]; 7. 23-Seth Bergman[7]; 8. 57-Kyle Chady[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[2]; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan[3]; 3. 17X-Josh Baughman[4]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[7]; 5. 4J-Tim Crawley[8]; 6. 40-Howard Moore[5]; 7. (DNF) 17W-Harli White[1]; 8. (DNF) 29-Brandon Hahn[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 12-James Mosher[2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6]; 3. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 4. 5$-Danny Smith[7]; 5. 92-Jordan Weaver[5]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton[8]; 7. (DNF) 7M-Chance Morton[3]; 8. (DNF) 13-Taylor Tidmore[1]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown[1]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell[3]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[5]; 4. 3H-Brandon Hanks[6]; 5. 8-Alex Sewell[4]; 6. 9$-Kyle Clark[7]; 7. 85-Forrest Sutherland[2]; 8. 33-Kris Miller[8]

Smiley’s Racing Products B-Features – Top 6 advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 4J-Tim Crawley[1]; 2. 8M-Kade Morton[2]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[6]; 4. 8-Alex Sewell[4]; 5. 11AM-Mike Goodman[7]; 6. 23-Seth Bergman[9]; 7. 40-Howard Moore[8]; 8. 57-Kyle Chady[11]; 9. 33-Kris Miller[12]; 10. 7M-Chance Morton[10]; 11. 85-Forrest Sutherland[13]; 12. 17W-Harli White[14]; 13. 13-Taylor Tidmore[16]; 14. (DNF) 9$-Kyle Clark[5]; 15. (DNF) 92-Jordan Weaver[3]; DNS 29-Brandon Hahn

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[1]; 3. 93-Dustin Morgan[5]; 4. 05-Brad Loyet[6]; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell[2]; 6. 21-Brian Brown[8]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera[9]; 8. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[14]; 9. 81W-Danny Wood[4]; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[12]; 11. 1-Sean McClelland[15]; 12. 3H-Brandon Hanks[16]; 13. 11AM-Mike Goodman[21]; 14. 17-Blake Hahn[11]; 15. 95-Matt Covington[19]; 16. 8-Alex Sewell[20]; 17. 23-Seth Bergman[22]; 18. 5$-Danny Smith[10]; 19. 8M-Kade Morton[18]; 20. 17X-Josh Baughman[13]; 21. 12-James Mosher[7]; 22. (DNF) 4J-Tim Crawley[17]

Lap Leader(s): Jason Johnson 1-16, Aaron Reutzel 17-25 KSE Hard Charger: Mike Goodman +8 Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: Jason Johnson 16.536 seconds CSI Rebound: Jordan Weaver Provisional(s): N/A

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu – 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. – 1, Patrick Stasa – 1,

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Jason Johnson 722; 2. Brad Loyet 692; 3. Tony Bruce, Jr. 685; 4. Johnny Herrera 680; 5. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 678; 6. Aaron Reutzel 668; 7. Jeff Swindell 668; 8. Matt Covington 657; 9. Seth Bergman 635; 10. Blake Hahn 520;

 

Almost Here: Lucas Oil ASCS Return to Lakeside Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (May 1, 2014) - The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real takes to tracks in Oklahoma and Arkansas this coming weekend, but one of the most anticipated returns of the season is within sight as the National Tour of the ASCS Nation heads back to the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. on Thursday, May 8 for the McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic presented by the Racinboys.com.

The second event of the season for TBJ Promotions, the co-promoted event with Racinboys.com will bring the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour as well as the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region together just days before the NASCAR Sprint Cup goes under the lights for the first time at the Kansas Speedway.

"I've been going to Lakeside Speedway since 1966 and being out on the road the past six years with ASCS I realize that the best action when it comes to on track, is with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and I want the fans, and the people who I grew up with to see what I see each and every week," explained Scott Traylor of his reasons behind the KC Klassic at Lakeside.

The first visit of the season to the state of Kansas, the half-mile, semi-banked oval has seen the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real on two occasions with Gary Wright (7/7/07) and Wayne Johnson (7/4/2008) taking victories.

"Bringing the National Tour back, and putting "Klassic" on it is because there's a lot of history with Sprint Cars racing at Lakeside back in the day," explained Traylor. "Putting this on, for me, it brings me back to the days of Lakeside with families like the Weld family raced. It was huge then, and I'm hoping to bring it back to what it once was."

The Thursday event is the first Mid-Week event for the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American real in 2014 with a $3,000 winner's check up for grabs.

Tickets for the Thursday night affair are on sale at http://www.racinboys.com as well as http://www.tbjpromotions.com. Tickets purchased in advance are $20.00 and can be purchased until 11:59 P.M. (CT) on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

According to Scott, ticket sales for the Lakeside event are going very fast, and after confirming with Tony Bruce, Jr., the event is showing the highest volume to pre-ticket sales of any TBJ Promotions event so far.

"I want people to know that we want this to be a long lasting event, and we are going to continue to make it a bigger. Our goal next year is to bring in Non-Wing Sprint Cars as well, and bring back the atmosphere we use to have when the Sprint Bandits would come here."

Thursday, May 8 will see gates for the McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic presented by Racinboys.com opening at 5:00 P.M. (CT) with races getting underway at 7:30 P.M at Lakeside Speedway. For continued updates and information, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

***Event Notes***

Past ASCS National Winners: Lakeside Speedway- Gary Wright (7/7/07) and Wayne Johnson (7/4/2008)

The Series:

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region

When: Thursday, May 8 - Open at 5:00 P.M. / Racing at 7:30 P.M.

Event: Inagural McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic presented by Racinboys.com

Track: Lakeside Speedway - Kansas City, Kan.

Address: 5615 Wolcott Dr Kansas City, KS 66109

Directions: I-135 to Exit 18, then 0.1 miles NW on SR 5 (NSR)

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.tbjpromotions.com - or - http://www.lakesidespeedway.net Phone (Track): 913-299-9206 Email: racinboys@racinboys.com

Event Coverage:

Online audio will be available at http://www.racinboys.com. Live broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil and presented by the McCarthy Auto Group, located in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Line-ups, finishes, and further updates are provided throughout each race night at http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs and http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs.

Live Timing and scoring is available at most Lucas Oil ASCS events via Race Monitor that is available in the App Store of your Smart Phone or Tablet. The American Sprint Car Series app can also be downloaded for free in the Google Play store.

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The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Looking Ahead: The Rock 'N Roll 50

TULSA, Okla. (April 29, 2014) - Hoping to outrun Mother Nature in 2014, the sixth annual Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 presented by MyRacePass.com at the Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. takes place this Saturday, May 3 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real.

Known as "The Ditch" the quarter-mile, high-banked gumbo that makes up the Riverside International Speedway last saw the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American real on April 28, 2012 with Seth Bergman picking up his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph, along with the custom Gibson Guitar.

Formerly a two-day event, local favorite, Tim Crawley, swept the Rock N' Roll 50 in 2009. Event promoter, Tony Bruce, Jr. scored the prelim night in 2010 but it was Crawly again who strummed the Gibson in Victory Lane. The 2011 edition was called off due to weather. Called due to rain and potential flooding twice in 2013, Seth Bergman will enter as the defending champion of the TBJ Promotions event and is the only driver besides Crawly to earn the unique trophy.

Slated to be the thirtieth Lucas Oil ASCS event at the Riverside International Speedway, the first visit to the famed oval came on July 8, 1995 with Tennessee's Terry Gray topping the inaugural event. In all, 16 drivers have at least one Lucas Oil ASCS A-Feature win at the Arkansas oval. Eddie Gallagher tops the list of multiple victories with six.

Saturday, May 3 will see spectator gates opening at 5:00 P.M. (CT) with racing scheduled to get underway at 7:30 P.M.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.tbjpromotions.com until 11:59 P.M. on Friday, May 2 for $20.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids 6-12 years of age. Children 5 years and younger will be admitted free into the grandstands. Tickets day of the race will be $25.00 at the gate.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

**Event Notes**

Lucas Oil ASCS Winners: Riverside Int. Speedway - Terry Gray (7/8/95), Eddie Gallagher (7/20/96), Pete Braswell (9/15/96), Gary Wright (6/21/97), Brook Tatnell (9/13/97), Mike Ward (6/20/98), Terry Gray (9/19/98), Chad Jones (6/19/99), Pete Butler (7/24/99), Terry Gray (9/18/99), Kenny Coke (6/24/00), Travis Rilat (7/15/00), Gary Wright (9/16/00), Eddie Gallagher (6/9/01), A.G. Rains (7/14/01), Tim Crawley (9/15/01), Eddie Gallagher (6/1/02), Eddie Gallagher (9/14/02), Eddie Gallagher (5/31/03), Gary Wright (7/19/03), Rick Stenhouse, Jr. (7/17/04), Eddie Gallagher (9/11/04), Darren Stewart (6/4/05), A.G. Rains (9/10/05), Tim Crawley (7/3/09), Tim Crawley (7/4/09), Tony Bruce, Jr. (10/1/10), Tim Crawley (10/2/10), Seth Bergman (4/28/12)

The Series: Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real

When: Saturday, May 3 - Open at 5:00 P.M. / Racing at 7:30 P.M.

Event: 6th annual Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 presented by MyRacePass.com

Track: Riverside International Speedway

Address: 151 Legion Rd, West Memphis, AR 72301

Directions: West of Memphis, Tenn. on I-55 to Exit 4 in Arkansas, then 0.3 miles south, then 0.2 miles east on Broadway, then south on Legion Road.

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.tbjpromotions.com - or - http://www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com Phone (Track): 901-508-6200 Email: webmaster@riversideinternationalspeedway.com

Event Coverage:

Online audio will be available at http://www.racinboys.com. Live broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil and presented by the McCarthy Auto Group, located in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Line-ups, finishes, and further updates are provided throughout each race night at http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs and http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs.

Live Timing and scoring is available at most Lucas Oil ASCS events via Race Monitor that is available in the App Store of your Smart Phone or Tablet. The American Sprint Car Series app can also be downloaded for free in the Google Play store.

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1, Patrick Stasa - 1, Aaron Reutzel - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Jason Johnson 580; 2. Tony Bruce, Jr. 569; 3. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 568; 4. Brad Loyet 562; 5. Johnny Herrera 561; 6. Matt Covington 557; 7. Christopher Bell 549; 8. Jeff Swindell 543; 9. Seth Bergman 539; 10. Aaron Reutzel 518; 11. Blake Hahn 518; 12. Brandon Hahn 394; 13. Joe Wood, Jr. 309; 14. Rico Abreu 300; 15. John Carney II 267;

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The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Coming Up: Lucas Oil ASCS at Outlaw Motorsports Park

TULSA, Okla. (April 28, 2014) - The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real makes its first stop of the season in the series home state of Oklahoma on Friday, May 2 at the Outlaw Motorsports Park in Muskogee, Okla.

The event marks the second time the National Tour has graced the three-eighths mile clay oval, putting laps in the record books on June 3, 2003 with Shane Stewart grabbing the win. This Friday, the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real National Tour will be paired with the ASCS Sooner Region and will also include the N.O.W. 600cc Micro Series.

Events on Friday, May 2 will see spectator gates opening at 4:00 P.M. Races are scheduled to begin at 7:30 P.M. (CT). General Admission tickets are $15 with discounts for kids 8-12 years of age. Children seven years old and younger are admitted free into the grandstands. For more information on the Outlaw Motorsports Park, log onto http://www.outlawmotorsportspark.com or call 918-687-7077.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

The Series:

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real

American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region

When: Friday, May 2 - Open at 4:00 P.M. / Racing at 7:30 P.M.

Where: Outlaw Motorsports Park

Address: 8100 Wainwright Rd. Oktaha, OK

Directions: Seven miles south of Muskogee on Highway 69 at the Wainwright exit or 11 miles north of I-40 on Highway 69.

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.outlawmotorsportspark.com Phone: 918-687-7077 or 918-302-0366

Event Coverage:

Online audio will be available at http://www.racinboys.com. Live broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil and presented by the McCarthy Auto Group, located in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Line-ups, finishes, and further updates are provided throughout each race night at http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs and http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs.

Live Timing and scoring is available at most Lucas Oil ASCS events via Race Monitor that is available in the App Store of your Smart Phone or Tablet. The American Sprint Car Series app can also be downloaded for free in the Google Play store.

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1, Patrick Stasa - 1, Aaron Reutzel - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Jason Johnson 580; 2. Tony Bruce, Jr. 569; 3. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 568; 4. Brad Loyet 562; 5. Johnny Herrera 561; 6. Matt Covington 557; 7. Christopher Bell 549; 8. Jeff Swindell 543; 9. Seth Bergman 539; 10. Aaron Reutzel 518; 11. Blake Hahn 518; 12. Brandon Hahn 394; 13. Joe Wood, Jr. 309; 14. Rico Abreu 300; 15. John Carney II 267;

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The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (April 28, 2014) - This edition of the American Sprint Car Series' Weekly Rewind focuses on the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region. The third and fourth rounds of competition for the Texas based region focused on West Texas with Friday night in Lubbock and Saturday in Abilene.

This past weekend's events bring the total number of ASCS races to 21, accounting for 27 ASCS sanctioned events in 2014 with sixteen different winners.

The Winners:

Patrick Stasa - Getting his first ASCS National and Lone Star Regional win in one shot on March 29 at the Devil's Bowl Speedway, Patrick Stasa rolled out of the Lubbock Speedway with $2,000 in his pocket, leading start to finish at the three-eighths mile oval.

Johnny Herrera - The first ASCS victory of the 2014 season for Johnny Herrera, the Albuquerque native led every lap he turned at the quarter mile Abilene Speedway on Saturday night. The victory is Herrera's second with the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region.

The rest of the weekend:

• A Whole Lot of "Oh No" - That might be close to what Patrick Stasa was thinking on Friday night when trying to outrun Blake Hahn in slower traffic. Working on Lap 8, Stasa dove for a gap in traffic but instead made contact with John James. Narrowly escaping, the now spinning No. 4j left Hahn with nowhere to hide. Slamming into the left side of James, the pair spun off the top of turn three. Gunning the throttle, Hahn was able to keep the car rolling and was given his spot back. James re-fired and tore from the back to sixth before it was all said and done.

• Problems in Four - Exiting turn four at the Lubbock Speedway is tricky, and a couple drivers found out what happens when you miss. In Hot Laps, Dustin McCarty slipped off the top and pounded the wall, ending his night early. On the opening lap of the A-Feature, Jake Martens missed the line and found the same spot on the wall. Both drivers were okay. Martens was able to make repairs on his No. 48 and ran to a third place finish the following night in Abilene.

• Windy in West Texas - That may be hard to believe, but the wind was certainly a factor of the weekend. A steady 20MPH, gusting to 35MPH, wind in Lubbock reduced the track to rubber during before the final Heat Race. In Abilene, the wind was blowing but the track kept fairly well all night. It didn't seem to bother the fans as both tracks had near capacity crowds.

• "It's alright, I can fix it." - At least that's what John Carney II was saying as the "Sawzall" was brought out of the trailer on Saturday after spinning in his Heat Race and collecting Joe Wood, Jr. Unfortunately, the hit to Wood's No. 03 was too much to recover from. For Carney, getting back on the track meant a rebuild of the front suspension and cutting chunks from the front tubes that house the Torsion Bars. Giving plenty of room for the bars to twist, Carney powered from sixteenth to fifth in the Coyote Candle Co. No. 74b.

• Podiums - Two drivers found podium steps both nights this past weekend. Johnny Herrera finished third Friday in Lubbock, and won Saturday in Abilene. Blake Hahn finished runner up both nights. Hahn and Herrera have each graced the podium in ASCS competition three times in 2014. Aaron Reutzel has the most podiums so far in 2014 with five to his credit. A total of 38 drivers have at least one finish inside the top-three so far this year.

• Good Car Count - Both nights of racing saw full field for the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region. Friday brought 22 drivers to Lubbock, with 20 making the trip to Abilene.

On Deck: Things are about to get very busy for the ASCS Nation, as the coming weekend brings nine ASCS events to the table. The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real returns to action after a slow April, with the National Tour's first visit to Oklahoma in 2014 on Friday, May 2 at the Outlaw Motorsports Park. Saturday, May 3 will see the National Tour at the Riverside International Speedway for the Rock 'N Roll 50. Tickets for the Riverside event are on sale at http://www.tbjpromotions.com.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region heads to the Golden Triangle Raceway Park on May 2, followed by the Battleground Speedway on May 3.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region will join the National Tour on Friday before jumping down to the Lawton Speedway for the first time in 2014 on Saturday.

Lucas Oil Speedway will host the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region on Saturday, May 3 with the Impact4800.com Open Wheel Showdown.

Tucson is the place to be for the ASCS Southwest Region on Saturday, May 3 for the series second visit of the season.

Finally, the West Texas ASCS 305 Region begins their bi-weekly schedule on Friday at the El Paso Speedway Park, then the Southern New Mexico Speedway on Saturday.

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

ASCS Southwest back in Tucson

TULSA, Okla. (April 28, 2014) - The ASCS Southwest Region is back in action this Saturday, May 3 at the Tucson International Raceway. The series last visit on April 5 saw 23 drivers in attendance with Joshua Williams picking up his second career series victory.

Round five of the 2014 season for the Southwest arm of the ASCS Nation, Bob Ream, Jr. leads the driver standing by 22 markers over James Mosher. Another non-wing ace turned winged driver, Ryan Linder holds third with Joshua Williams and defending series champion, Rick Ziehl making up the top five.

Joining the ASCS Southwest Region on Saturday, May 3 will be the X-Mods, Hornets, Factory/Pure Stocks, and Super Stocks. Grandstands open at 5:00 P.M. with racing getting underway at 6:30 P.M. (MST).

For continued updates on the ASCS Southwest Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

ASCS Gulf South on deck for Beaumont and Battleground

TULSA, Okla. (April 28, 2014) - The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region opens the month of May at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas on Friday, May 2 and the Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas on Saturday, May 3.

The seventh and eighth rounds of competition on the 2014 slate, the weekend will be a lucrative one for the Gulf South Region.

Friday in Beaumont will award a $2,500 top prize for the 11th annual John Bankston Memorial and pays $300 to start the A-Feature thanks to series sponsor, Griffith Truck and Equipment. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. with races beginning at 7:45 P.M. (CT). Support classes include: Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, and Limited Modifieds. For more information, log onto http://www.gtrpbmt.com or call (409) 752-7200.

The Golden Triangle Raceway Park opened the 2014 season for the Gulf South Region on March 14 with Iowa's Jon Agan taking the win.

Saturday in Highlands will up the winner's share to $3,000 for the 12th annual Ronald Laney Memorial and will award $325 to start the A-Feature. On top of that, Heat Races will pay $100 to win, and B-Features will pay $200 to win courtesy of the Laney family. Joining the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region will be the Eco Stocks, Pure Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Limited Modifieds, and Dwarf Cars. Grandstands will open at 5:00 P.M. with races at 7:00 P.M. (CT). For more information, log onto http://www.battleground-speedway.com or call (830) 302-0336.

Pursuing the ASCS National Tour in 2014, points leader Blake Hahn is scheduled to be in Oklahoma and Arkansas this weekend. Channin Tankersley is poised to assume the lead as he trails Hahn by 37. Chris Sweeney is currently third in driver standings with Aaron Reutzel and John Pate making up the top five.

In the Region's last visit to the Battleground Speedway on April 4 and 5, Seth Bergman and Jason Johnson took the winning checks.

The ASCS Gulf South Region is presented by Griffith Truck and Equipment. To keep up on all the news on the ASCS Nation, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Johnny Herrera dominates ASCS Lone Star at Abilene

ABILENE, Texas (April 26, 2014) - For the first time in 2014, Johnny Herrera grabbed an ASCS feature win, leading start to finish with the Smiley's Racing Products ASCS Lone Star Region at the Abilene Speedway on Saturday night.

The $2,000 score was Herrera's second against the Lone Star Region, winning by a straight-a-way over the No. 17 of Blake Hahn.

Jake Martens crossed third with Seth Bergman fourth. After a Heat Race crash that forced his crew to cut holes in the front torsion tubes of the No. 74b, John Carney II changed from sixteenth to complete the top five.

Kolt Walker crossed sixth with Harli White seventh after spinning on a Lap 1 restart. Shawn Petersen, Patrick Stasa, and Gary Floyd completed the top ten.

The Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region competes next at the Boyd Raceway on May 16 and Devil's Bowl Speedway on May 17. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region Abilene Speedway - Abilene, Texas Saturday, April 26, 2014

Car Count: 20

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 2. 48-Jake Martens; 3. 19-Patrick Stasa; 4. 58-Gary Floyd; 5. 4J-John James; 6. 19X-Steven Elliott; 7. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Michael Lang; 2. 4X-Shawn Petersen; 3. 12W-Dale Wester; 4. 17W-Harli White; 5. 17X-Josh Baughman; 6. (DNF) 74B-John Carney II; 7. (DNF) 03-Joe Wood Jr

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman; 2. 17-Blake Hahn; 3. 12M-Kolt Walker; 4. 25-Sterling Hoff; 5. 2K-John Kelly; 6. (DNF) 12-James Mosher

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[1]; 2. 17-Blake Hahn[4]; 3. 48-Jake Martens[2]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 5. 74B-John Carney II[16]; 6. 12M-Kolt Walker[5]; 7. 17W-Harli White[10]; 8. 4X-Shawn Petersen[6]; 9. 19-Patrick Stasa[8]; 10. 58-Gary Floyd[14]; 11. 14-Michael Lang[7]; 12. 25-Sterling Hoff[11]; 13. 4J-John James[15]; 14. 2K-John Kelly[13]; 15. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[18]; 16. (DNF) 17X-Josh Baughman[12]; 17. (DNF) 19X-Steven Elliott[20]; 18. (DNF) 12-James Mosher[17]; 19. (DNF) 12W-Dale Wester[9]; DNS 03-Joe Wood Jr

Lap Leader: Johnny Herrera 1-25

It's Stasa Again with the ASCS Lone Star Region

LUBBOCK, Texas (April 25, 2014) - For the second race in a row with the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region, Patrick Stasa claimed the winner's check, leading start to finish at the Lubbock Speedway for a $2,000 score.

After an opening red lap for Jake Martens, the restart saw Stasa race ahead of Blake Hahn.

Working into traffic on Lap 8, Stasa and Hahn's race nearly ended after contact with Stasa and John James send the No. 4j spinning, collecting Hahn who kept the car from stalling; holding his runner up spot on the restart.

The red flew again on Lap 12 for Josh Baughman who came together with Kolt Walker, then on Lap 18 for the No. 51 of Matt Ward after contact with Shawn Petersen. All drivers involved were okay, Petersen and Walker continued.

The final restart was all tire smoke as the track was sticky with rubber around the bottom. Stasa went unchallenged in the final sprint. Blake Hahn was second with a flat Right Rear, followed by Johnny Herrera, John Carney II, and Harli White making up the top five.

After getting caught up with the leaders early on, John James came back to sixth. Brandon Black, Scott Pace, Brandon Williams, and Shawn Petersen completed the top ten.

The Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region heads to the Abilene Speedway on Saturday, April 26 with races getting underway at 8:00 P.M. For continued updates on the ASCS Lone Star Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region Lubbock Speedway - Lubbock, Texas Friday, April 25, 2014

Car Count: 22

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 2. 23-Seth Bergman; 3. 17X-Josh Baughman; 4. 17W-Harli White; 5. 0C-Brandon Black; 6. 4J-John James; DNS 51X-Shane Redline; DNS 37-Dustin McCarty

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Blake Hahn; 2. 2K-John Kelly; 3. 74B-John Carney II; 4. 51-Matt Ward; 5. 12M-Kolt Walker; 6. 16-Cory Riley; 7. 2X-Brandon Williams

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens; 2. 19-Patrick Stasa; 3. 4X-Shawn Petersen; 4. 12-James Mosher; 5. 24-Scott Pace; 6. (DNF) 11P-Preston Peebles II; DNS 58-Gary Floyd

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 19-Patrick Stasa[1]; 2. 17-Blake Hahn[3]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[4]; 4. 74B-John Carney II[6]; 5. 17W-Harli White[9]; 6. 4J-John James[16]; 7. 2K-John Kelly[5]; 8. 0C-Brandon Black[15]; 9. 24-Scott Pace[13]; 10. 4X-Shawn Petersen[11]; 11. 16-Cory Riley[17]; 12. 12M-Kolt Walker[14]; 13. 2X-Brandon Williams[19]; 14. (DNF) 12-James Mosher[10]; 15. (DNF) 51-Matt Ward[7]; 16. (DNF) 17X-Josh Baughman[12]; 17. (DNF) 58-Gary Floyd[21]; 18. (DNF) 11P-Preston Peebles II[18]; 19. (DNF) 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 20. (DNF) 48-Jake Martens[8]; DNS 51X-Shane Redline; DNS 37-Dustin McCarty

Lap Leader: Patrick Stasa 1-20

 

Lucas Oil ASCS Readying for First Oklahoma Visit of 2014

TULSA, Okla. (April 23, 2014) - Things will pick up in the month of May for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, as the National Tour returns to competition on Friday, May 2 at the Outlaw Motorsports Park just outside Muskogee, Okla.

Going into the history books, the series lone visit to the Outlaw Motorsports Park came during Speedweek on June 3, 2003 with Shane Stewart grabbing the win ahead of Garry Lee Maier and Zach Chappell.

Seth Bergman is the most recent winner in ASCS competition at the three-eighths mile oval, topping the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region on September 7, 2013. The only other ASCS sanctioned event held at the Outlaw Motorsports Park was on May 7, 2010 in which Jason Johnson topped the Sooner Region.

The first event of the season for the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real National Tour in the series home state, the Friday spectacular will be paired with the ASCS Sooner Region and will also include the N.O.W. 600cc Micro Series.

Night one of a double header weekend with the Rock 'N Roll 50 at the Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., Jason Johnson currently leads the Lucas Oil ASCS driver standings by 11 markers over Tony Bruce, Jr.

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. trails by only 12 going into the season's sixth event with Brad Loyet 18 points removed from the championship lead. The top five rounds out with Johnny Herrera who sits a single point behind Loyet, and 19 behind Johnson.

Events on Friday, May 2 will see spectator gates opening at 4:00 P.M. Races are scheduled to begin at 6:00 P.M. (CT). General Admission tickets are $15 with discounts for kids 8-12 years of age. Children seven years old and younger are admitted free into the grandstands. For more information on the Outlaw Motorsports Park, log onto http://www.outlawmotorsportspark.com or call 918-687-7077.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

The Series:

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region

When:

Friday, May 2 - Open at 4:00 P.M. / Racing at 6:00 P.M.

Where:

Track: Outlaw Motorsports Park

Address: 8100 Wainwright Rd. Oktaha, OK

Directions: 7 miles south of Muskogee on Highway 69 at the Wainwright exit or 11 miles north of I-40 on Highway 69.

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.outlawmotorsportspark.com Phone 918-687-7077 or 918-302-0366

Event Coverage:

Online audio will be available at http://www.racinboys.com. Live broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil and presented by the McCarthy Auto Group, located in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Line-ups, finishes, and further updates are provided throughout each race night at http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs and http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs.

Live Timing and scoring is available at most Lucas Oil ASCS events via Race Monitor that is available in the App Store of your Smart Phone or Tablet. The American Sprint Car Series app can also be downloaded for free in the Google Play store.

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1, Patrick Stasa - 1, Aaron Reutzel - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Jason Johnson 580; 2. Tony Bruce, Jr. 569; 3. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 568; 4. Brad Loyet 562; 5. Johnny Herrera 561; 6. Matt Covington 557; 7. Christopher Bell 549; 8. Jeff Swindell 543; 9. Seth Bergman 539; 10. Aaron Reutzel 518; 11. Blake Hahn 518; 12. Brandon Hahn 394; 13. Joe Wood, Jr. 309; 14. Rico Abreu 300; 15. John Carney II 267;

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The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

ASCS Lone Star ready for Lubbock and Abilene

TULSA, Okla. (April 21, 2014) - The Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region hosts their first stand-alone shows of the 2014 season this weekend with a West Texas double header in Lubbock and Abilene with each night offering a $2,000 to win, $250 to start payout.

Friday, April 25 will see the Lone Star Region at the Lubbock Speedway. Jake Martens grabbed the victory in the Region's last visit on September 1, 2013 with Matt Covington and Aaron Reutzel completing the podium. Events on Friday are scheduled to begin at 8:00 P.M. (CT) and will include IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA I-Stocks, IMCA Hobby Stocks, and Pure Stocks.

Admission on Friday is $15 with gates opening at 5:30 P.M. For more information on the Lubbock Speedway, log onto http://www.lubbockspeedway.com.

Saturday, April 26 moves to the Abilene Speedway where Matt Covington scored his only Lone Star Regional victory of the 2013 season ahead of Patrick Stasa and Kolt Walker. The undercard on Saturday includes IMCA Modifieds, Sport Mods, IMCA Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, and Junior Mini Stocks.

Racing on Saturday begins at 8:00 P.M. (CT) with admission set at $10. For more information on the Abilene Speedway, log onto http://www.abilenespeedway.com.

John Carney II currently leads the Lone Star standings with Patrick Stasa trailing by 26 markers after the season opener at the Devil's Bowl Speedway. Josh Baughman is third with Michael Lang and Travis Rilat making up the top five.

For continued updates, news, and information on the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region and the entire ASCS Nation, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (April 21, 2014) - This past Easter Weekend, the American Sprint Car Series saw regional competition headlining four ovals in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region, Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region, and Speedway Motors Warrior Region.

Through Saturday, the ASCS Nation has seen 19 race nights contested, accounting for 24 sanctioned events this season at 14 tracks in seven states (AR, AZ, NE, MO, NM, OK, and TX). Fifteen drivers have an A-Feature win in 2014 while four drivers have multiple victories.

The Winners

• Blake Hahn - The grandson of series founder Emmett Hahn found victory on Friday, April 18 at the Heart O' Texas Speedway, and according to the report submitted by Gulf South Director, Keith Johnson, did it in dramatic style. Nearly getting upside down on the fifteenth lap, Hahn recovered and between he and Brandon Berryman, brought a capacity crowd to their collective feet with a last lap shootout. The win counts as Hahn's first of the season.

• Seth Bergman - The Washington native's second ASCS triumph of the season, Seth Bergman topped the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region's opener at the West Siloam Speedway; working past Morgan Turpen after a Lap 21 red flag. This marks the second year in a row that Bergman has won the Sooner Region opener, doing so in 2013 at the Creek County Speedway.

• Sean McClelland - The Springfield Raceway offered up a slick surface for drivers in the ASCS Sooner and Warrior Regions on Saturday, and the race unfolded with plenty of drama; especially at the end. After a Lap 21 caution, fifth running Dustin Morgan was quickly second running Dustin Morgan, and was running down Sean McClelland. Working to the outside of the No. 1, Morgan had the run coming to the white flag, but found the right rear of McClelland suddenly blocking the road to victory. While some displeasure was shown after the checkered flag, post race interviews were very respectful as each driver paid complements to one another, stating if the roles were reversed, the same move would have been utilized. The win was Sean's first of the season.

• Aaron Reutzel - For the third time in as many years, Aaron Reutzel picked up the Nolan Wren Memorial at the Gator Motorplex. Leading flag to flag, the win is Reutzel's second ASCS victory of the season, and first of the year with the Gulf South Region. His fifth podium finish of the year, Reutzel finished third the night before at the Heart O' Texas Speedway.

The rest of the weekend:

• Speaking of Reutzel - The driver of the No. 87 may have pulled off bronze and gold medal runs over the weekend, but the start was anything less than wonderful. Scattering an engine during his Heat Race at the Heart O' Texas Speedway, Reutzel and crew chief, Ryan Beechler, thrashed to swap things out for Friday's A-Feature. Gridding the No. 87 eighteenth, all that hard work was worthwhile as Reutzel tore a path to the front.

• Introducing...Zane Lawrence - What do most 14 year olds do these days to occupy their time on a Friday or Saturday night? For Zane Lawrence, driving Sprint Cars sounds like a great idea as the Lillian, Texas teenager pulled off his best finish ever in ASCS competition at the Gator Motorplex, finishing second to Aaron Reutzel. In fact, Zane has raced three times with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region in 2014 and has not finished outside the top-ten.

• Brandon Berryman - Towards the end of the 2013 season, Brandon Berryman had to undergo surgery to have a Pacemaker installed. This past weekend, he got behind the wheel for the first time in 2014 to put his ticker's new metronome to the test. He nearly pulled off the win at the Heart O' Texas Speedway and the hard charger the following night at the Gator Motorplex with a fifth place finish.

• Casey Wills - The driver of the No. 31 took a very hard ride on Friday at the West Siloam Speedway. Wills landed outside the wall that lines turns one and two. He was taken by ambulance for treatment, but has been reported to be okay, just sore.

• Headset to Helmet - It's not often that Matt Ward gets to race. A former Micro and Midget driver, the National Coordinator for the American Sprint Car Series, Tulsa Shootout, and Chili Bowl Nationals did however get to play this past weekend with the ASCS Sooner Region and fared well, earning Hard Charger on Friday with a run from eighteenth to ninth, followed by a sixth on Saturday.

On Deck: ASCS Regional competition will again be the highlight of the coming weekend as the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region heads for the Lubbock Speedway on Friday, April 25 then the Abilene Speedway on Saturday, April 26.

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Reutzel claims third consecutive Wren Memorial Views: 55 0 0 Reutzel claims third consecutive Wren Memorial

WILLIS, Texas (April 19, 2014) - For the third year in a row, Aaron Reutzel claimed victory at the Gator Motorplex; topping the Nolan Wren Memorial with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region.

Starting outside the front row, Reutzel jumped to the point and led start to finish. Fourteen year old Zane Lawrence crossed second with Travis Elliott third. Tyson Hall was fourth with Brandon Berryman calming the Hard Charger, coming from tenth to round out the top five.

Channin Tankersley, Chris Sweeney, Blake Hahn, John Pate, and James McNeil made up the top ten.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region is in action next at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park on Friday, May 2 and Battleground Speedway on Saturday, May 3. For continued updates and information on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region Gator Motorplex - Willis, Texas Saturday, April 19, 2014

Car Count: 18

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Blake Hahn; 2. 93-Chris Sweeney; 3. 5X-Tyson Hall; 4. 36-John Pate; 5. 17T-Larry Howery; 6. 29-Mike Walling

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 76-Zane Lawrence; 2. 15T-Travis Elliott; 3. 31-Brandon Berryman; 4. 25M-James McNeil; 5. 51-Caleb Martin; 6. 1A-Kevin Ramey

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 3. 11-Channin Tankersley; 4. 12-Scott Smith; 5. 24-Brandie Jass; 6. 63T-Brandon Martin

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[2]; 2. 76-Zane Lawrence[5]; 3. 15T-Travis Elliott[4]; 4. 5X-Tyson Hall[6]; 5. 31-Brandon Berryman[10]; 6. 11-Channin Tankersley[1]; 7. 93-Chris Sweeney[8]; 8. 17-Blake Hahn[3]; 9. 36-John Pate[12]; 10. 25M-James McNeil[11]; 11. 12-Scott Smith[9]; 12. 1A-Kevin Ramey[17]; 13. 29-Mike Walling[16]; 14. 17T-Larry Howery[13]; 15. 24-Brandie Jass[15]; 16. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[7]; 17. (DNF) 63T-Brandon Martin[18]; 18. (DNF) 51-Caleb Martin[14]

Lap Leader(s): Aaron Reutzel 1-25

 

 

Sean McClelland Muscles to Victory at Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (April 19, 2014) - Sean McClelland was determined to win, and it showed in a wheel-to-wheel battle in the closing laps with Dustin Morgan with the ASCS Sooner and Warrior Regions at the high-banked Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo.

Taking the lead after a Lap 21 restart that saw Zach Pringle's machine give up at the green, McClelland stuck low as Dustin Morgan, who restarted fifth, shot to the top side; picking off three drivers to get to second in a single lap.

Side by side for the lead with two revolutions to complete, Morgan worked into McClelland's line of site at the white flag. Showing the Maxwell Oil No. 1 the line, McClelland moved up the track and slammed the door on the Ark Wrecking No. 93 to secure the victory.

Dustin Morgan regrouped to hold on for second with Mike Goodman hustling from eighth to complete the podium. Seth Bergman crossed fourth, after contact with another driver on the start sent the Corridor Electric No. 23 to the tail, with Alex Sewell settling for fifth after leading the first half of the night's feature event.

Matt Ward, Randy Hibbs, Morgan Turpen, J.R. Topper, and Terry Gray completed the top-ten.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region competes again with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Friday, May 2 at the Outlaw Motorsports Park in Muskogee, Okla. The Speedway Motors Warrior Region is in action at the Impact Signs Open Wheel Showdown on Saturday, May 3 at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

For continued updates, news, and information regarding the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner / Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Springfield Raceway - Springfield, Mo. Saturday, April 19, 2014

Car Count: 17

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan; 2. 1-Sean McClelland; 3. 17W-Harli White; 4. 14Z-Zach Pringle; 5. 10M-Morgan Turpen; 6. 57-Kyle Chady; 7. (DNF) 92J-J.R. Topper; 8. (DNF) 10-Terry Gray; DNS 76-Jay Russell

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 51-Matt Ward; 2. 23-Seth Bergman; 3. 8-Alex Sewell; 4. 11AM-Mike Goodman; 5. 2A-Randy Hibbs; 6. 04-Brad Graham; 7. 50LP-Michael Sosebee; 8. (DNF) 0H-Brian Hatlestad

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 1-Sean McClelland[4]; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan[3]; 3. 11AM-Mike Goodman[8]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[7]; 5. 8-Alex Sewell[1]; 6. 51-Matt Ward[5]; 7. 2A-Randy Hibbs[10]; 8. 10M-Morgan Turpen[9]; 9. 92J-J.R. Topper[16]; 10. 10-Terry Gray[11]; 11. (DNF) 14Z-Zach Pringle[2]; 12. (DNF) 17W-Harli White[6]; 13. (DNF) 04-Brad Graham[14]; 14. (DNF) 57-Kyle Chady[12]; 15. (DNF) 0H-Brian Hatlestad[15]; 16. (DNF) 76-Jay Russell[17]; 17. (DNF) 50LP-Michael Sosebee[13]

 

 

Blake Hahn captures the Heart O' Texas with Gulf South Triumph

WACO, Texas (April 18, 2014) - A packed house had hearts pounding on Saturday night as Blake Hahn captured his first ASCS triumph of the season, taking the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Regional victory at the Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas.

Getting the victory in slower traffic, Hahn edged out Brandon Berryman in his first night back behind the wheel in almost a year after being fitted with a Pacemaker in 2013.

Gridding the Old School Racing No. 17 third, Hahn and company gave chase to Justin Melton the first sixteen laps with Berryman charging from sixth to take the lead on Lap 17. Hahn, who nearly went upside down on Lap 15 was able to work past Berryman on Lap 22, leading the following lap with the Baytown Ford No. 31 reclaiming the lead at the white flag.

With slower cars stacked ahead of the leaders entering turn one, Berryman committed to the bottom, just as the high line cleared for Hahn to sail by for the race win.

Brandon Berryman crossed a close second with Aaron Reutzel overcoming a failed engine in his Heat Race to shred from eighteenth to the final podium step. Justin Melton slipped to fourth with Kevin Ramey completing the top five.

Channin Tankersley, Chris Sweeney, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Zane Lawrence, and Jon Pate made up the top ten.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region returns to the Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas on Saturday, April 19 for the third annual Nolan Wren Memorial. Aaron Reutzel in the defending champion of the event. For more information on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region Heart O' Texas Speedway - Waco, Texas Friday, April 18, 2014

Car Count: 19

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 36-John Pate; 2. 17T-Larry Howery; 3. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 4. 93-Chris Sweeney; 5. 11-Channin Tankersley; 6. 21-Michele Melton; 7. 5X-Tyson Hall

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 31-Brandon Berryman; 2. 76-Zane Lawrence; 3. 28-Tommy Bryant; 4. 24-Brandie Jass; 5. (DNF) 74E-Claud Estes III; 6. (DNF) 12-Scott Smith

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Blake Hahn; 2. 11X-Justin Melton; 3. 19-Klint Angelette; 4. 1A-Kevin Ramey; 5. 29-Mike Walling; 6. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 17-Blake Hahn[3]; 2. 31-Brandon Berryman[6]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[18]; 4. 11X-Justin Melton[1]; 5. 1A-Kevin Ramey[9]; 6. 11-Channin Tankersley[13]; 7. 93-Chris Sweeney[2]; 8. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[10]; 9. 76-Zane Lawrence[5]; 10. 36-John Pate[7]; 11. 74E-Claud Estes III[15]; 12. 29-Mike Walling[14]; 13. 17T-Larry Howery[8]; 14. 5X-Tyson Hall[19]; 15. 24-Brandie Jass[12]; 16. (DNF) 28-Tommy Bryant[4]; 17. (DNF) 19-Klint Angelette[11]; 18. (DNF) 21-Michele Melton[17]; DNS 12-Scott Smith

Lap Leader(s): Justin Melton 1-16; Brandon Berryman 17-21, 24; Blake Hahn 22, 23, 25

 

 

Seth Bergman tops ASCS Sooner at West Siloam

WEST SILOAM SPRINGS, Okla. (April 18, 2014) - Seth Bergman picked up his second ASCS Regional victory of the season, this time at the West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., and for the second straight year topped the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region's season opening event.

Drawing the pole for the night $2,000 to win event, Bergman rode second to Morgan Turpen, who jumped to the lead from the outside of the front row.

An extended red on Lap 16 gave Bergman the chance to tweak his Oil Field Equipment and Manufacturing No. 23, and was able to roll to the center line of the West Siloam Speedway on the restart to claim the lead.

Morgan Turpen held on for second with Dustin Morgan making a late race charge to third with a last corner pass on Mike Goodman. Terry Gray completed the top five.

Alex DeCamp crossed sixth with Arkansas's Zach Pringle seventh. Kyle Clark advanced to eighth from twelfth followed by Matt Ward, who was the night's hard charger, moving up nine spots to finish ninth. Kyle Chady rounded out the top ten.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region returns to competition on Saturday, April 19 along with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo. For more information on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region West Siloam Speedway - West Siloam Springs, Okla. Friday, April 18, 2014

Car Count: 21 Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 10M-Morgan Turpen; 2. 10-Terry Gray; 3. 14Z-Zach Pringle; 4. 57-Kyle Chady; 5. 14K-Kyle Bellm; 6. 51-Matt Ward; 7. 35-Rick Wright Jr

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan; 2. 84-Alex DeCamp; 3. 23-Seth Bergman; 4. 11AM-Mike Goodman; 5. 9$-Kyle Clark; 6. 8M-Kade Morton; 7. 04-Brad Graham

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 31-Casey Wills; 2. 3H-Brandon Hanks; 3. 13-Taylor Tidmore; 4. 8-Alex Sewell; 5. 29-Brandon Hahn; 6. 7M-Chance Morton; 7. 18K-Rob Hooper

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[1]; 2. 10M-Morgan Turpen[2]; 3. 93-Dustin Morgan[8]; 4. 11AM-Mike Goodman[10]; 5. 10-Terry Gray[4]; 6. 84-Alex DeCamp[3]; 7. 14Z-Zach Pringle[7]; 8. 9$-Kyle Clark[12]; 9. 51-Matt Ward[18]; 10. 57-Kyle Chady[13]; 11. 8M-Kade Morton[17]; 12. 35-Rick Wright Jr[19]; 13. 7M-Chance Morton[16]; 14. 04-Brad Graham[20]; 15. 18K-Rob Hooper[21]; 16. (DNF) 13-Taylor Tidmore[9]; 17. (DNF) 31-Casey Wills[6]; 18. (DNF) 14K-Kyle Bellm[15]; 19. (DNF) 8-Alex Sewell[11]; 20. (DNF) 29-Brandon Hahn[14]; 21. (DNF) 3H-Brandon Hanks[5]

Lap Leader(s): Morgan Turpen 1-16, Seth Bergman 17-25

 

 

Pit Passes and Cash up for grabs in the Gulf South

TULSA, Okla. (April 15, 2014) - Bruce Griffith, Jr. might be the "Gulf Coast Santa Clause", as the owner of Griffith Truck and Equipment has again offered bonuses and incentives for those who choose to compete with the region he sponsors; the ASCS Gulf South Region.

With the Gulf South Region in action this weekend at the Heart O' Texas Speedway and Gator Motorplex, Griffith is offering a $500 bonus to any driver who can sweep the weekend with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region.

On top of that, according to Bruce, any driver who is not a registered member of the Gulf South Region of the American Sprint Car Series that runs with the Region this weekend will receive two free pit passes courtesy of Griffith Truck and Equipment.

Rounds five and six on the 2014 Gulf South Regional lineup, Friday at the Heart O' Texas Speedway will begin at 8:00 P.M. (CT). The undercard includes IMCA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Bombers, Jr. Sprints, Twister, and Outlaw Twisters. Adult tickets are $15.00 with discounts for kids at the gate. For more information, log onto http://www.heartotexspeedway.com.

Events on Saturday at the Gator Motorplex will begin at 5:00 P.M. (CT) and include Southern United Sprints, Eighth Mile Sprint Series, Gulf Coast Mod Lites, Limited Modifieds, and Pure Stocks. Admission is $15.00 with discounts for children at the gate. For more information, log onto http://www.gatormotorplex.net.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, from the Regions to the National Tour, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

ASCS Gulf South Heads for Waco and Willis

TULSA, Okla. (April 14, 2014) - The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region returns to competition this weekend with events at the Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas on Friday, April 18 and Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas on Saturday, April 19.

ASCS National Tour regulars Seth Bergman and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. currently lead the regional standings with Bergman atop the ladder by 20 over Hafertepe but will not be present this weekend as the Washington native is scheduled to compete with the ASCS Sooner and Warrior Regions.

Odessa's Josh Baughman is currently third in driver standings with Blake Hahn fourth. After a rough end to his weekend at the Battleground Speedway, Channin Tankersley has managed to stay up in the standings, currently fifth.

Chris Sweeney, Klint Angelette, Ray Allen Kulhanek, John Pate, and Wes Miller currently make up the top ten in driver standings.

Rounds five and six on the 2014 Gulf South Regional lineup, Friday at the Heart O' Texas Speedway will begin at 8:00 P.M. (CT). The undercard includes IMCA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Bombers, Jr. Sprints, Twister, and Outlaw Twisters. Adult tickets are $15.00 with discounts for kids at the gate. For more information, log onto http://www.heartotexspeedway.com.

Events on Saturday at the Gator Motorplex will begin at 5:00 P.M. (CT) and include Southern United Sprints, Eighth Mile Sprint Series, Gulf Coast Mod Lites, Limited Modifieds, and Pure Stocks. Admission is $15.00 with discounts for children at the gate. For more information, log onto http://www.gatormotorplex.net.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, from the Regions to the National Tour, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Sooner and Warrior Regions set for 2014 season opening weekend

TULSA, Okla. (April 14, 2014) - After Mother Nature forced the cancellation of the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region opener this past Sunday, the season's first event will now be on Friday, April 18.

Thankfully, track management at the West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla. has agreed to keep the season opener at their facility and will host the Sooner Region this Friday.

The $2,000 to win, $250 to start affair is the first of a two night weekend for the Sooner Region, which heads to the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo. on Saturday, April 19 for a co-sanctioned night with the Speedway Motors Warrior Region. The first event of 2014 for the Warrior Region, Saturday's feature event is $2,000 to win, and will pay $300 to start.

Friday, April 18 at the West Siloam Speedway will have gates opening at 6:00 P.M. with Hot Laps getting underway at 7:00 P.M. (CT). Races begin at 8:00 P.M. The undercard for the weekend will include Front Wheel Drive, Super Stocks, and USRA B-Modifieds. Admission is $20 for adults with discounts for seniors, veterans, and children ages 5-12. For more information on the West Siloam Speedway, log onto http://www.westsiloamspeedway.com or call (479) 427-1299.

Saturday, April 19, events at the Springfield Raceway will begin with Hot Laps at 5:15 P.M. (CT). Races are slated to begin at 6:00 P.M. The weekend will also include Modifieds (A&B), MW Modz, Legends, and Street Stocks. Presented by Miller Lite, the evening will also pay tribute to Don Haase. Admission is $20.00 with discounts for kids. For more information, log onto http://www.springfieldraceway.com or call (417) 863-0097.

The ASCS Sooner Region is presented by American Bank of Oklahoma. "American Bank of Oklahoma opened for business April 1, 1998, taking seriously the role of a community-based, full-service institution. Our organizers came from the community and our stockholders are virtually all local citizens. American Bank of Oklahoma currently operates five banking facilities. Our main office is located at 200 East Main Street in Collinsville with branch offices in Skiatook, Ramona and Muskogee."

The ASCS Warrior Region is brought to you by Speedway Motors. "Speedway Motors is America’s Oldest Speed Shop® and has been a trusted source for specialty rodding and racing products and friendly expert advice for over 60 years. Founded in 1952 by “Speedy” Bill Smith – a racer and street rodder himself – Speedway Motors has grown from a one-man operation to become the world’s largest manufacturer, distributor and retailer of street rod and racing products."

For more information on the American Sprint Car Series, from its Regional events to National Tour dates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (April 14, 2014) - This week's Weekend Rewind of the American Sprint Car Series heads to where it all began, so to speak, as the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real took to the quick quarter-mile that is the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. on Saturday, April 12 for the series first of three events in 2014.

The fifth race night of the 2014 season, 43 drivers representing 10 states (AR, KS, LA, MO, MS, NM, OK, TN, TX, and WA) made the trip to I-30 Speedway for the Hammer Hill Showdown. The average car count per event for Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in 2014 stands at 40.

• Finally in Victory Lane - Affectionately known as "Screwdriver" to I-30 Speedway owner, Joe Clay, Sr. former ASCS Gulf South Champion, Aaron Reutzel, finally broke into victory lane with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real. The Clute, Texas driver had three previous podium finishes to his credit, including one second place showing on July 29, 2011 at California's Placerville Speedway. Saturday represented Reutzel's 59th A-Feature start against the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

• Change Up Top - The third different driver to lead the Lucas Oil ASCS driver standings in 2014, Jason Johnson's sixth place finish was enough to put the Stenhouse, Jr. Racing - Curb / Agajanian Performance Group No. 41 atop the driver standings by 11 over Tony Bruce, Jr.

• 150 A-Feature Starts - Johnny Herrera took the final transfer into Saturday's feature event during the first of two B-Features to mark the Albuquerque driver's 150th National A-Feature start. Gridding the MVT No. 45x twenty-first, Herrera advanced twelve spots to finish ninth. He is tied with Danny Lasoski for most cars passed in an A-Feature this season. Lasoski advanced 12 spots from sixteenth to fourth on March 1 at the Cocopah Speedway.

• Sean McClelland - The Tulsa driver finished runner up to Aaron Reutzel over the weekend, bringing his total podium appearances with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real to seven. McClelland has a single ASCS National Tour victory, coming on March 11, 2006 at the Houston Raceway Park.

• Best so far - Brad Loyet's first visit to the I-30 Speedway in a Sprint Car in 2012 started with the Missouri driver flipping off the top of Turn 3. On Saturday, the 2012 Brodix Rookie of the Year drove the Vacuworx Global No. 05 to a third place finish, his best so far at the I-30 Speedway.

• April Showers - Mother Nature was at it again this past weekend, forcing the postponement of the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region 2014 opener from Sunday, April 13 to Friday, April 18 at the West Siloam Speedway. Saturday will see the Sooner Region in action again, this time with the Speedway Motors Warrior Region as they open up their 2014 season at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo.

• Crawley the Mini Stock King - Tim Crawley pulled double duty over the weekend, taking the Mini Stock class to school with a convincing victory. Jumping back into Mike Ward's No. 88, Crawley drove from twentieth to eleventh with the Lucas Oil ASCS.

On Deck: The regions of the ASCS Nation take center stage this coming weekend as the American Bank of Oklahoma opens their season on Friday at the West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla. Saturday will see the region paired with the Speedway Motors Warrior Region at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region is back in action on Friday at the Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco. Saturday, the Gulf South Region heads to the Gator Motorplex in Willis.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real is off until the month of May. Friday, May 2 will see action pick up at the Outlaw Motorsports Park in Muskogee, Okla. followed by the sixth annual Rock 'N Roll 50 presented by TBJ Promotions at the Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, May 3 in West Memphis, Ark. Tickets for the Rock 'N' Roll 50 are on sale at http://www.TBJpromotions.com.

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Scores Emotional Lucas Oil ASCS Victory at I-30 Speedway

LITTLE ROCK, Ark (April 12, 2014) - If you're going to win, make sure it's memorable. That's exactly what Aaron Reutzel did on Saturday night at the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. leading start-to-finish for his first Protect the Harvest A-Feature win with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real.

"Unbelievable, I just want to cry. I've been trying for so long to win one of these things, and have come so close so many times. There are so many people that should be here tonight that aren't here. My dad traveled with for 16 years, he's not here. I wish he could've been here. Bob and Christy Miller, they do so much for us. All those guys deserve to be here," said a very overjoyed, and appreciate, Aaron Reutzel who became the twenty-eight different winner at the I-30 Speedway in Lucas Oil ASCS competition.

Thanking sponsors, Aaron made a special point to thank crew member Ryan Beechler, "He quit racing this year to come help me, and build these motors and that's part of our performance right now is his engines. They're just unbelievable."

In 2014, Reutzel is the third first time winner in Lucas Oil ASCS National competition, and fourth different winner in five events. He is the 123rd winner with the ASCS National Tour since 1993 and 139th since the ASCS National Championship was established in 1992.

Getting the jump from the pole, Reutzel found traffic on Lap 8 as the caution displayed for the No. 31g of Johnny Gardner, who lost the Left Rear wheel just in front of Reutzel entering turn one.

Going back to the last fully completed lap, slower cars dropped to the tail, leaving Reutzel wide open for second running Sean McClelland, who jumped to second at the start of the race.

Asked about the move that got him to the runner-up spot, McClelland replied, "At the start of the race, [Rick] Pringle moved down and I said, this is was going to be my only shot to get into second and maybe follow Aaron and get into lapped traffic with him. We jumped to the top down there and got to second and was just going to ride it out until we got into lapped traffic. There at the end, we did get into some heavy lapped traffic but he was just ten times better than us."

Able to stay with Reutzel for a moment, the No. 87 would quickly scoot away with the race brewing for third between Jeff Swindell and Brad Loyet with the Vacuworx Global No. 05 taking the spot.

Finding traffic on Lap 16, the caution remained furrowed this time as the B.C. Funds No. 87 began navigating back markers. Committed to the inside line, Reutzel started seeing his advantage of nearly a straight-a-way diminish to only a few car lengths as the field worked to the final five revolutions.

Splitting the lapped cars of Jan Howard and Anthony Nicholson with three to go, Aaron was able to race uncontested to the finish. Holding off several late race challenges from Brad Loyet, Tulsa's Sean McClelland crossed second.

Brad Loyet's third place finish is his best performance at the quarter-mile oval.

"We've always struggled when we came here, and this is a place that suits my driving style normally, but tonight it was just kind of right around the bottom. We started fifth and were able to pick up a couple spots. Overall, we're really happy with this. We had a pretty darn good weekend, and a good points night for us - I know I sound like a NASCAR driver saying that - but that's out end goal is trying to win this points championship."

Jeff Swindell held off the No. 15h in the closing laps for fourth with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. completing the top five after starting sixteenth.

Jason Johnson was one of the few drivers able to make the high-line work most of the race, placing the Stenhouse, Jr. Racing - Curb / Agajanian Performance Group No. 41 sixth; taking the lead in Lucas Oil ASCS driver standings by 11 over Tony Bruce, Jr. Dustin Morgan advanced seven spots to seventh with Justin Sturch eight. Johnny Herrera from twenty-first to ninth with Tony Bruce, Jr. from eighteenth to complete the top ten.

The evening saw 43 drivers split into five Heat Races with Brad Loyet, Rick Pringle, Jan Howard, Jason Johnson, and Brandon Hanks each taking a win. A pair of B-Features went to Cody Gardner and Tony Bruce, Jr.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real competes next at the Outlaw Motorsports Park on Friday, May 2 in Muskogee, Okla. followed by the Rock 'N Roll 50 at the Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. on Saturday, May 3. The see the full lineup of events, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, Ark. Saturday, April 13, 2014

Car Count: 43

Heat Races presented by SpeedMart - 8 Laps, winners plus top 11 in passing points to A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[1]; 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson[2]; 3. 31G-Johnny Gardner[4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[9]; 5. 1N-Nic Jenkins[5]; 6. 26-Marshall Skinner[8]; 7. 32X-Robert Richardson[6]; 8. 13-Taylor Tidmore[7]; 9. (DNF) 5K-Jerry Kamer[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 38-Rick Pringle[1]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell[4]; 3. 91-Dale Howard[2]; 4. 17G-Cody Gardner[5]; 5. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[6]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera[9]; 7. 5-Jerod Roller[8]; 8. 14-Jordon Mallett[7]; 9. 2J-Jacob Pringle[3]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 46-Jan Howard[1]; 2. 1-Sean McClelland[3]; 3. 93-Dustin Morgan[4]; 4. 95-Matt Covington[6]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[8]; 6. 88-Tim Crawley[9]; 7. 33-Kris Miller[2]; 8. 12T-Joe Young[7]; 9. 5X-Tyson Hall[5]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[3]; 2. 17-Blake Hahn[2]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 4. X-Charlie Louden[4]; 5. 14Z-Zach Pringle[6]; 6. 8X-Chris Williams[7]; 7. 92-Jordan Weaver[8]; DNS 29-Brandon Hahn

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 3H-Brandon Hanks[5]; 2. 9-Justin Sturch[3]; 3. 27-Curt Terrell[1]; 4. 3-A.G. Rains[7]; 5. 4-Tommy Snellgrove[6]; 6. 21-Kevin Hinkle[2]; 7. (DNF) 9JR-Derek Hagar[8]; 8. (DNF) 43-Matthew Bauldwin[4]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features - Top 3 advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 17G-Cody Gardner[2]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[1]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[3]; 4. 14Z-Zach Pringle[5]; 5. 26-Marshall Skinner[6]; 6. X-Charlie Louden[4]; 7. 14-Jordon Mallett[11]; 8. 9JR-Derek Hagar[8]; 9. 8X-Chris Williams[7]; 10. 92-Jordan Weaver[9]; 11. 33-Kris Miller[10]; 12. (DNF) 29-Brandon Hahn[14]; DNS 43-Matthew Bauldwin; DNS 5K-Jerry Kamer

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 2. 88-Tim Crawley[3]; 3. 91-Dale Howard[1]; 4. 5-Jerod Roller[7]; 5. 1N-Nic Jenkins[6]; 6. 27-Curt Terrell[2]; 7. 4-Tommy Snellgrove[5]; 8. 32X-Robert Richardson[9]; 9. 13-Taylor Tidmore[10]; 10. 12T-Joe Young[11]; 11. 5X-Tyson Hall[12]; 12. 2J-Jacob Pringle[13]; 13. 21-Kevin Hinkle[8]

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 2. 1-Sean McClelland[3]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[5]; 4. 94-Jeff Swindell[6]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[16]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson[8]; 7. 93-Dustin Morgan[14]; 8. 9-Justin Sturch[9]; 9. 45X-Johnny Herrera[21]; 10. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[18]; 11. 88-Tim Crawley[20]; 12. 3-A.G. Rains[10]; 13. 17G-Cody Gardner[17]; 14. 38-Rick Pringle[2]; 15. 95-Matt Covington[15]; 16. 23-Seth Bergman[19]; 17. 17-Blake Hahn[12]; 18. 16-Anthony Nicholson[11]; 19. 91-Dale Howard[22]; 20. 46-Jan Howard[7]; 21. 3H-Brandon Hanks[4]; 22. (DNF) 31G-Johnny Gardner[13]

Lap Leader(s): Aaron Reutzel 1-30 KSE Hard Charger: Johnny Herrera +12 Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: N/A CSI Rebound: Derek Hagar Provisional(s): N/A

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1, Patrick Stasa - 1, Aaron Reutzel - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Jason Johnson 580; 2. Tony Bruce, Jr. 569; 3. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 568; 4. Brad Loyet 562; 5. Johnny Herrera 561; 6. Matt Covington 557; 7. Christopher Bell 549; 8. Jeff Swindell 543; 9. Seth Bergman 539; 10. Aaron Reutzel 518; 11. Blake Hahn 518; 12. Brandon Hahn 394; 13. Joe Wood, Jr. 309; 14. Rico Abreu 300; 15. John Carney II 267;

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The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

ASCS Sooner opener rescheduled to April 18

TULSA, Okla. (April 12, 2104) - With Mother Nature taking out events at the West Siloam Speedway on Sunday, April 13, track and American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region officials have re-scheduled the event for Friday, April 18.

This pairs the season opening event with the co-sanctioned ASCS Sooner/Warrior events on Saturday, April 19 at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo. The event on Friday is not a co-sanctioned event.

Friday, April 18 will see Hot Laps beginning at 7:00 P.M. (CT) at the West Siloam Speedway. The track is located four miles east of the Arkansas / Oklahoma border on Hwy. 412. For more information, log onto http://www.westsiloamspeedway.com.

Saturday, April 19 at Springfield Raceway, has Hot Laps scheduled for 6:30 P.M. (CT). Springfield Raceway is located at 2110 N Farm Road 123, Springfield, Mo. For more information, log onto http://www.springfieldraceway.com.

To see the full lineup of ASCS events for the entire ASCS Nation, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

On Deck: Lucas Oil ASCS Hammer Hill Showdown

TULSA, Okla. (April 8, 2014) - Back to where the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real began, the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. for the Hammer Hill Showdown on Saturday, April 12.

Jason Johnson is the reigning champion of the spring event at the quarter-mile oval. His eighth overall at the I-30 Speedway in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition, Johnson is one of 26 different winners in 67 prior events.

Defending USCS Champion, Derek Hagar, is the most recent winner in Sprint Car competition at the I-30 Speedway; beating Tim Crawley to the line this past Saturday for his third victory of the season, and fourth straight top five.

Events on Saturday, April 12 are scheduled to begin at 7:30 P.M. (CT) with gates to the Grandstands and Pits opening at 5:00 P.M. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased at the I-30 Speedway office. For more information, call 501-455-4567 or log onto http://www.i-30speedway.com.

Past I-30 Speedway Winners: Gary Wright 13, Jason Johnson 8, Garry Lee Maier 4, Tim Crawley 4, Tony Bruce, Jr. 4, Mike Ward 3, Sammy Swindell 3, Terry Gray 3, Wayne Johnson 3, Brad Sweet 2, Brady Bacon 2, Danny Lasoski 2, Shane Stewart 2, Travis Rilat 2, Anthony Nicholson, Eric Sandage, Jack Dover, Jason Meyers, Jeff Swindell, Nick Smith, Paul McMahan, Pete Butler, Ricky Logan, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Tim Shaffer, Zach Chappell

The Series:

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real

Event:

Hammer Hill Showdown

When:

Saturday, April 12 - Open at 5:00 P.M. / Racing at 7:30 P.M.

Where:

I-30 Speedway Address: 12297 I-30, Little Rock, Ar. 72209

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.i-30speedway.com Email: raceytlc@sbcglobal.net Phone: 501-455-4567

Event Coverage:

Online audio will be available at http://www.racinboys.com. Live broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil and presented by the McCarthy Auto Group, located in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Line-ups, finishes, and further updates are provided throughout each race night at http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs and http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs.

Live Timing and scoring is available at most Lucas Oil ASCS events via Race Monitor that is available in the App Store of your Smart Phone or Tablet. The American Sprint Car Series app can also be downloaded for free in the Google Play store.

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Rico Abreu-2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1, Patrick Stasa - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Christopher Bell 549; 2. Tony Bruce, Jr. 459; 3. Jason Johnson 458; 4. Matt Covington 457; 5. Johnny Herrera 448; 6. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 443; 7. Seth Bergman 441; 8. Brad Loyet 427; 9. Blake Hahn 422; 10. Jeff Swindell 413; 11. Aaron Reutzel 368; 12. Brandon Hahn 329; 13. Joe Wood, Jr. 309; 14. Rico Abreu 300; 15. John Carney II 267;

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The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

ASCS Sooner Region set for Sunday opener

TULSA, Okla. (April 7, 2014) - The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region opens its 2014 season on Sunday, April 13 at the West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla.

Located four miles west of the Arkansas / Oklahoma border on Hwy. 412, the high-banked three-eighths mile oval last hosted the ASCS Sooner Region on July 27, 2013 with Matt Covington scorning his second victory of the season.

Pit gates on Sunday will open at 2:00 P.M. with Hot Laps scheduled to begin at 6:00 P.M. (CT). The undercard for the weekend will include Front Wheel Drive, Super Stocks, and USRA B-Modifieds. Admission is $20 for adults with discounts for seniors, veterans, and children ages 5-12.

For more information on the West Siloam Speedway, log onto http://www.westsiloamspeedway.com or call (479) 427-1299.

The 2014 season opener for the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region is the first of 22 dates on the 2014 lineup. Headed by Terry Mattox, the region will see action in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas in 2014. For the complete lineup, rules, and other information log onto htp://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (April 7, 2014) - This week's edition of the ASCS Weekend Rewind brings the regions of the ASCS Nation to the forefront as the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region, Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region, and ASCS Southwest Region combined for five events over the weekend in Arizona, Nebraska, and Texas.

The weekend saw 81 drivers in competition, representing 14 states (AZ, CA, IA, KS, LA, MO, ND, NE, NM, OK, SD, TN, TX, and WA) and Australia (NSW). To date, 14 races making up 18 ASCS sanctioned events have been logged in four states (Arizona, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Texas) with 12 different winners. Rico Abrue and Jason Johnson are the only repeat winners so far.

The Winners:

• Terry McCarl - The wildest man from Iowa was certainly that on Friday night, making the late race charge to win the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Regional opener at the I-80 Speedway but he may become the wildest man in Nebraska after his disappointment at the lack of a trophy girls. Larry White, who is the Flagman for the I-80 Speedway, just happened to be standing close by so Terry improvised.

• Seth Bergman - The Washington native picked up his first ASCS victory of the 2014 season on Friday, April 4 against the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region. The victory is also Seth's first win against the Gulf South region.

• Jason Johnson - It was only to fitting that Jason Johnson should win the second night of competition at the Battleground Speedway as the night was dedicated to Patrick Silva, who passed suddenly just over a week ago and was a crew member for team mate, Josh Baughman. Most of all, he was a friend. Jason took the lead from Seth Bergman in slower traffic during the later stages of the race. It was Jason's thirty-sixth Gulf South Regional victory.

• Joshua Williams - Posting his second career ASCS Southwest Regional victory, Joshua Williams scored the win over a 23 car field at the Tucson International Raceway on Saturday night. According to a post on Twitter by fourth place finishing, James Mosher, the race was very close at the end with the top four all within striking distance.

• Danny Lasoski - Driving for Mark Burch this past weekend, Danny Lasoski was able to grab the lead in the final laps of the Speedway Motors Midwest Regional event on Sunday to win at the I-80 Speedway. The win counts as Lasoski's sixth with the ASCS Midwest Region and first of the year in ASCS competition.

The rest of the weekend:

• Weather Strikes Again - Spring time is here, so the weather is increasingly unpredictable. The Speedway Motors Midwest Regional opener was supposed to be a Friday/Saturday event, but because of freezing temperatures and the chance of snow, the event was delayed by one day to Saturday/Sunday. In the Gulf South, rain chances hovered around 50 percent on Friday night, and shot to nearly 80 percent on Saturday night, but not a drop was felt at the Battleground Speedway. Unfortunately, the forecast cost the track cars and fans.

• Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - The Sunnyvale, Texas driver jumped behind the wheel of the Brandon Berryman owned No. 31 over the weekend for the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Regional double-header at the Battleground Speedway and produced a pair of podium finishes, bringing the team's total to five podiums and six consecutive top five runs this season.

• No Brakes - Tennessee's Brandon Hanks was at the Battleground Speedway on Friday night. According to a post on his Facebook page, he was running with little or no brakes. Nevertheless, he was able to move from seventeenth to ninth on the high-banked oval. Hanks opted to race at the weekly I-30 Speedway Sprint Car show on Saturday night due in part to the forecasted weather at Battleground.

• Light the Fuse - Channin Tankersley was scheduled to line up fifth on Friday night at the Battleground Speedway, but a second push before the star of the race relegated the Cooper Motorsports No. 28 to the tail where Channin lit the fuse and shot to sixth before it was all said and done. Unfortunately, Saturday ended with the No. 28 taking a pretty hard hit. Thankfully, he was okay.

• Schedule Update - Over the weekend, the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region added two dates to their lineup at the Double X Speedway on Thursday, July 3 and Sunday, July 6.

• Hard Chargers - Jack Dover and Tony Bruce, Jr. found themselves in the B-Feature on Friday at the I-80 Speedway. Transferring to the A-Main, they both passed 10 drivers with Dover going from fifteenth to fifth and Tony from eighteenth to eighth. The most cars passed over the weekend however goes to John Pate who ran from nineteenth to eight at the Battleground Speedway on Saturday night.

• Feels Like Victory - Rick Ziehl's post on Facebook might say it all, "Finally finished a race. Finished 2nd." Plagued by mechanical problems in the ASCS Southwest Region's first three events, the runner up finish is Rick's highest so far this year, and keeps him in the hunt for the championship as he currently rides 65 points out in fifth. Bob Ream, Jr. currently shows the way.

On Deck: The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real returns to competition with the Hammer Hill Showdown at the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. on Saturday, April 12. Events get underway at 7:30 P.M. (CT). or updates and other information, log onto http://www.i-30speedway.com or call 501-455-4567.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region opens their 2014 season on Sunday, April 13 at the West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla. Hot Laps begin at 6:00 P.M. (CT). For more information, log onto http://www.westsiloamspeedway.com.

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, The Joie of Seating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 


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