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10/22/2014 at I-30 Speedway ASCS Sprints | ASCS National

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 87R-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 2. 4-Stevie Smith[7]; 3. 12D-Dalton Davis[5]; 4. 9JR-Derek Hagar[12]; 5. 14Z-Zach Pringle[11]; 6. 01-Kevin Swindell[18]; 7. 44-A.J. Bruns[4]; 8. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[13]; 9. 45X-Johnny Herrera[17]; 10. 21B-Brian Brown[20]; 11. 3A-A.G. Rains[16]; 12. 77X-Wayne Johnson[15]; 13. 4J-Gary Taylor[21]; 14. 93-Dustin Morgan[6]; 15. 17-Josh Baughman[9]; 16. 88-Tim Crawley[22]; 17. 41-Jason Johnson[10]; 18. 10M-Morgan Turpen[8]; 19. 3H-Brandon Hanks[19]; 20. 5-Eric Lutz[14]; 21. 49-Shawn Dancer[2]; 22. 47-Eric Riggins Jr[1]

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[1]; 2. 3H-Brandon Hanks[3]; 3. 4J-Gary Taylor[4]; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson[2]; 5. 99H-Jerrod Hull[5]; 6. 91-Shane Golobic[13]; 7. 10B-Mitch Brown[15]; 8. 94-Jeff Swindell[9]; 9. 5R-Jerod Roller[6]; 10. 99J-Blake Jenkins[8]; 11. 17T-Channin Tankersley[11]; 12. 43-Matthew Bauldwin[12]; 13. (DNF) 31B-Christopher Bell[10]; 14. (DNF) 17G-Cody Gardner[14]; 15. (DNF) 19-Klint Angelette[7]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 01-Kevin Swindell[1]; 2. 21B-Brian Brown[2]; 3. 88-Tim Crawley[6]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[8]; 5. 40-Howard Moore[3]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 7. 87B-Jason Barney[9]; 8. 17B-Ryan Bickett[13]; 9. 8-Alex Sewell[11]; 10. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[7]; 11. 1M-Sean McClelland[10]; 12. 12W-Dale Wester[12]; 13. 14K-Kyle Bellm[15]; 14. 17W-Harli White[14]; 15. (DNF) 52-Blake Hahn[5]

C Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 91-Shane Golobic[2]; 2. 17G-Cody Gardner[1]; 3. 10B-Mitch Brown[3]; 4. 0-Glenn Styres[4]; 5. 14M-Jordon Mallett[5]; 6. 00-Dane Lorenc[6]; 7. 51B-Joe B. Miller[11]; 8. 8M-Kade Morton[12]; 9. 21-Kevin Hinkle[8]; 10. 75-Brock Elliott[13]; DNS 32B-Taylor Tidmore; DNS 10-Terry Gray; DNS 95-Matt Covington

C Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 17B-Ryan Bickett[1]; 2. 17W-Harli White[2]; 3. 14K-Kyle Bellm[8]; 4. 74E-Claud Estes III[4]; 5. 23M-Lance Moss[3]; 6. 7M-Chance Morton[12]; 7. 21BX-Brandon Hinkle[11]; 8. 15J-Jeremy Middleton[5]; 9. 44R-Ronny Howard[9]; DNS 26-Marshall Skinner; DNS 82Z-Dusty Zomer; DNS 199-Ryan Bowers; 13. 9$-Kyle Clark[7]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman[1]; 2. 47-Eric Riggins Jr[7]; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer[9]; 4. 99J-Blake Jenkins[4]; 5. 17B-Ryan Bickett[3]; 6. 00-Dane Lorenc[2]; 7. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington[5]; 8. (DNF) 32B-Taylor Tidmore[6]; DNS 199-Ryan Bowers

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[1]; 2. 40-Howard Moore[2]; 3. 99H-Jerrod Hull[4]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn[6]; 5. 8-Alex Sewell[5]; 6. 12W-Dale Wester[7]; 7. 23M-Lance Moss[8]; 8. 9$-Kyle Clark[9]; 9. (DNF) 75-Brock Elliott[3]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan[2]; 2. 10M-Morgan Turpen[4]; 3. 21B-Brian Brown[5]; 4. 94-Jeff Swindell[3]; 5. 91-Shane Golobic[1]; 6. 17T-Channin Tankersley[8]; 7. 26-Marshall Skinner[7]; 8. 44R-Ronny Howard[6]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 14Z-Zach Pringle[1]; 2. 01-Kevin Swindell[3]; 3. 19-Klint Angelette[2]; 4. 77X-Wayne Johnson[8]; 5. 87B-Jason Barney[6]; 6. 17G-Cody Gardner[7]; 7. 21-Kevin Hinkle[5]; 8. 21BX-Brandon Hinkle[4]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[1]; 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson[3]; 3. 44-A.J. Bruns[7]; 4. 3A-A.G. Rains[8]; 5. 31B-Christopher Bell[6]; 6. 14M-Jordon Mallett[4]; 7. 14K-Kyle Bellm[5]; 8. 8M-Kade Morton[2]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[1]; 2. 4J-Gary Taylor[2]; 3. 12D-Dalton Davis[7]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[8]; 5. 1M-Sean McClelland[6]; 6. 15J-Jeremy Middleton[4]; 7. (DNF) 10-Terry Gray[3]; 8. (DNF) 82Z-Dusty Zomer[5]

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Eric Lutz[1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 3. 5R-Jerod Roller[3]; 4. 3H-Brandon Hanks[7]; 5. 43-Matthew Bauldwin[4]; 6. 17W-Harli White[6]; 7. 0-Glenn Styres[8]; 8. 51B-Joe B. Miller[5]

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 4-Stevie Smith[2]; 2. 87R-Aaron Reutzel[5]; 3. 88-Tim Crawley[3]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[4]; 5. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[7]; 6. 10B-Mitch Brown[6]; 7. 74E-Claud Estes III[8]; 8. (DNF) 7M-Chance Morton[1]

 

 

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (October 20, 2014) The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real paired with the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region this past weekend for the 41st running of the Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals.

Two nights of racing saw nearly perfect weather at the Devil's Bowl Speedway with 47 drivers taking part in this year's event for races 79 and 80 for the series at the famed half-mile oval.

The Winners:

Friday, October 17, 2014

• Tony Bruce, Jr. (National / Lone Star) - For the thirteenth time in his career, Tony Bruce, Jr. stood in Victory Lane with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real. Taking over the top spot on Lap 21, Bruce swept preliminary night events for the Spring and Winter Nationals in 2014 at the Devil's Bowl.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

• Matt Covington (National / Lone Star) - A long time dream for the Matt Covington, the T&L Foundry No. 95 finally found Victory Lane at the Devil's Bowl with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. The win is Covington's fourth with the National arm of the American Sprint Car Series.

News and Notes:

• Jason Johnson - A very scary situation turned out to be not as bad as once feared for Jason Johnson as the U-Joint shattered in the MVT No. 41 while leading Friday night at the Devil's Bowl. Causing his legs to go numb from the impact of the driveline, Johnson coasted safely from turn three to the entrance of turn one. Medics were able to extract Johnson and he was treated at the track. Thankfully, the Butlerbuilt scatter bag took the brunt of the impact, sparing Johnson what could have been severe leg trauma.

• Hard Hits - Several drivers took some hard licks over the weekend. Friday night saw J.J. Simmons hard into the wall. The hit ended his weekend. Saturday night, Blake Hahn slid high exiting the fourth turn, sending the No. 52 into the wall and to his side before coming to a rest.

• Engine Woes - The taste of victory can be quickly erased. For Kris Miller, that sweet taste turned bitter quickly after winning his Heat Race on Friday night. Just after the checkered flag, Miller's ASI built power plant expired. To make things worse, Miller's performance had him in the redraw.

• Brad Loyet - Speaking of engine woes, none hurt more than Brad Loyet's fiery display on Saturday night. Sitting second with a chance at the win, Loyet's engine exploded into a ball of fire on Lap 24. Brad escaped without injury, but the Missouri shoe saw his advantage over Jeff Swindell go from 77 markers to 36 in an instant.

• Double-up - It took 10 years for Dusty Zomer to return to the Devil's Bowl Speedway, and it was one of solid runs with a pair of runner-up finishes in the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 82.

• Finally Finishing - A fourth on Friday, followed by a third on Saturday was enough to put a smile on the face of Aaron Reutzel. Plagued by engine problems the last month, Reutzel gave praise to engine builder, Dennis Wells, for getting his program back together in time for the Winter Nationals.

• Hard Charger - Johnny Herrera found himself in B-Features both nights of the Winter Nationals with finishes landing shy of a transfer. Forced to take his final full point Provisionals of the season, Herrera didn't let them go to waste, advancing 15 positions on Friday night, and 16 positions on Saturday night. The only other driver to match Herrera was Sam Hafertepe, Jr. who passed 15 drivers on Friday night.

• Patrick Stasa - The former resident of Kingman, Kan. secured his first ASCS Championship this past weekend, topping the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region. Stasa's season also included his first National Tour win with the Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals. Congratulations Patrick on a well deserved championship.

Coming up:

The one, the only, the Short Track Nationals is next for the drivers of the ASCS Nation. The 27th edition of the I-30 Speedway spectacular, races begin on Wednesday, October 22 with the 2nd annual Short Track Open. Qualifying begins on Thursday night. Tickets are still on sale by calling 501-455-4567 or get them at the gate. For more information, log onto http://www.i-30speedway.com. If you can't make it live, watch online at http://www.shorttracknationals.com.

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.

 

 

Matt Covington Breaks Through at the Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals

MESQUITE, Texas (October 18, 2014) Twice in 2014 Matt Covington has been close to winning at the Devil's Bowl Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real. Silver in the Spring Nationals, Bronze in the Summer Nationals, and finally Gold as the Oklahoma shoe led start-to-finish in the 41st annual Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals.

Covington's fourth career Lucas Oil ASCS victory, the win is his second of the season.

"This feels better than I thought it would. I've always wanted to win a National Tour race here. This means more to me than my first ever National Tour win. By far tops them all. I love this track, I love this place," commented a jubilant Matt Covington. "This is a dream come true."

Two attempts at the start, Covington was able to out run Brandon Hanks as the A-Rock Material No. 95 committed to the hub of the Devil's Bowl Speedway. Catching traffic by the fifth round, caution for Wayne Johnson brought the field single file.

At speed, Covington set a torrid pace around the half-mile oval with slower traffic in the picture again by Lap 12. Working every angle on slower cars, Covington found all roads blocked, allowing Brad Loyet to make up a half straight-a-way, however, Loyet's night would end in a ball of fire as power plant in the Vacuworx Global No. 05 gave up on Lap 24. Loyet was credited with twenty-first, and saw his advantage cut to 36 makers over Jeff Swindell.

A caution on Lap 26 for Tommy Bryant, followed by a red for Blake Hahn on Lap 28, Matt Covington was able to hold off Dusty Zomer who crossed runner-up for the second night in a row.

"I tried to do what I could to put a good show on there at the end but Matt was just too tough. The track was a little bit too good but we made the best of it. To come out of here with a pair of seconds with this many cars; we'll take it."

Improving one from Friday night, Aaron Reutzel posted his fifth podium finish of the season, "I'll tell you what, just to finish a race feel like a win to me right now," commented Reutzel who has been plagued by engine failures as of late. "I cannot thank Dennis Wells enough. I brought him this engine two weeks ago, complete blown up with nothing left, and he got it back to me in a week and a half. This thing really ran strong and like I said, the way out lucks been lately, it feel like a win just to finish a race."

Jeff Swindell advanced from seventh to fourth with Derek Hagar rebounding from Friday night to complete the top five in the Steve King Foundation No. E85. Tony Bruce, Jr. raced to a sixth place finish with the night's KSE Hard Charger award going to Johnny Herrera. Twenty-third to eighth on Friday after having to take a provisional, Herrera again found himself twenty-third at the start, improving one to finish seventh. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. crossed eighth with Patrick Stasa ninth and Jason Johnson tenth from nineteenth.

Seeing 44 drivers in competition Saturday night, five Heat Races went to Wayne Johnson, Patrick Stasa, Derek Hagar, Brad Loyet, and Jeff Swindell. A pair of B-Features went to Brandon Long and Jake Martens. Provisionals were utilized by Johnny Herrera and Blake Hahn.

The final night for the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region in 2014, Patrick Stasa secured his first ASCS championship.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real heads for the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. for the 27th annual Short Track Nationals. Kicking off Wednesday with the second STN Open, qualifying begins on Thursday, October 23 and wraps up on Saturday, October 25. Live online PPV is available at http://www.shorttracknationals.com. Tickets are on sale with information posted at http://www.i-30speedway.com.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, Texas 41st Winter Nationals Saturday, October 18, 2014

Car Count: 44

Event Count: 47

SpeedMart Heat Races (8 laps): Winners plus the next 7 highest in Passing Points transfer to the A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson[2]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[1]; 3. 14-Michael Lang[3]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson[5]; 5. 45-Martin Edwards[6]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera[8]; 7. 4-Stevie Smith[7]; 8. 4J-John James[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 19-Patrick Stasa[2]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman[1]; 3. 7M-Kevin Ramey[4]; 4. 17T-Channin Tankersley[7]; 5. 0-Jake Martens[8]; 6. 4X-Shawn Petersen[6]; 7. 10B-Mitch Brown[3]; 8. (DNF) 81W-Danny Wood[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. E85-Derek Hagar[6]; 2. 2K-Brandon Long[1]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[5]; 4. 92-Jordan Weaver[3]; 5. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[7]; 6. 27-Andy Shouse[8]; 7. (DNF) 12W-Dale Wester[4]; DNS 55-Brad Queen

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[4]; 2. 3H-Brandon Hanks[6]; 3. 1J-Danny Jennings[5]; 4. 22-Koby Barksdale[2]; 5. 88M-Keith Meyer[8]; 6. 16K-Kaden Taylor[3]; 7. 56-Jarrett Lucito[7]; 8. (DNF) 10-George White[1]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell[3]; 2. 53-Jack Dover[2]; 3. 33Z-Zach Chappell[1]; 4. 28-Tommy Bryant[6]; 5. 4A-Jon Agan[4]; 6. 52-Blake Hahn[5]; 7. 93-Dustin Morgan[7]; 8. 65L-Nicholas Lucito[8]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features (12 Laps): Top 3 advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 2K-Brandon Long[1]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[4]; 3. 28-Tommy Bryant[2]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[7]; 5. 45-Martin Edwards[6]; 6. 4-Stevie Smith[10]; 7. 88M-Keith Meyer[3]; 8. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[5]; 9. 52-Blake Hahn[9]; 10. 4X-Shawn Petersen[8]; 11. (DNF) 55-Brad Queen[12]; 12. (DNF) 12W-Dale Wester[13]; 13. (DNF) 93-Dustin Morgan[11]; DNS 4J-John James

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 0-Jake Martens[2]; 2. 7M-Kevin Ramey[1]; 3. 33Z-Zach Chappell[4]; 4. 14-Michael Lang[3]; 5. 4A-Jon Agan[7]; 6. 22-Koby Barksdale[6]; 7. 10B-Mitch Brown[11]; 8. 92-Jordan Weaver[5]; 9. 56-Jarrett Lucito[10]; 10. (DNF) 65L-Nicholas Lucito[12]; 11. (DNF) 27-Andy Shouse[8]; 12. (DNF) 16K-Kaden Taylor[9]; DNS 81W-Danny Wood; DNS 10-George White

Lock-in Drivers: Tony Bruce, Jr., Dusty Zomer, Matt Covington, Aaron Reutzel

Protect the Harvest A-Feature (30 Laps):

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 2. 82-Dusty Zomer[5]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4]; 4. 94-Jeff Swindell[7]; 5. E85-Derek Hagar[6]; 6. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[8]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera[23]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[11]; 9. 19-Patrick Stasa[10]; 10. 41-Jason Johnson[19]; 11. 53-Jack Dover[14]; 12. 17-Josh Baughman[16]; 13. 33Z-Zach Chappell[22]; 14. 2K-Brandon Long[17]; 15. 1J-Danny Jennings[12]; 16. 0-Jake Martens[18]; 17. (DNF) 52-Blake Hahn[24]; 18. (DNF) 7M-Kevin Ramey[20]; 19. (DNF) 28-Tommy Bryant[21]; 20. (DNF) 23-Seth Bergman[15]; 21. (DNF) 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 22. (DNF) 77X-Wayne Johnson[9]; 23. (DNF) 17T-Channin Tankersley[13]; 24. (DNF) 3H-Brandon Hanks[2]

Lap Leader(s): Matt Covington 1-30 KSE Hard Charger: Johnny Herrera +16 FSR High Point: Derek Hagar CSI Rebound: Blake Hahn Provisional(s): Johnny Herrera (BP2), Blake Hahn (BP2)

Devil's Bowl Speedway - Lucas Oil ASCS Winners: Gary Wright (Hooks, TX) 20, Jason Johnson (Eunice, LA.) 10, Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK.) 6, Kevin Ramey (Ft. Worth, TX.) 4, Danny Jennings (Norman, OK.) 3, Sammy Swindell (Germantown, TN.) 3, Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS.) 3, Brian Brown (Grain Valley, MO.) 2, Garry Lee Maier (Cimarron, KS.) 2, Jeff Swindell (Bartlett, TN) 2, Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, N.M.) 2, Mike Peters (Wichita, KS.) 2, Shane Stewart (Bixby, OK.) 2, Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN.) 2, Travis Rilat (Forney, TX.) 2, Shane Carson (Oklahoma City, OK.), Alan Payne (Dallas, TX.), Danny Lasoski (Dover, MO.), Edd French (El Paso, TX.), Jack Dover (Springfield, NE.), Jake Peters (Sioux Falls, S.D.), Kyle Bellm (Nixa, MO.), Larry Neighbors (Oklahoma City, OK.), Mike Ward (Memphis, TN.), Patrick Stasa (Ft. Worth, TX.), Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX.), Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA.), Shane Carson (Oklahoma City, OK.), Tim Crawley (Bryant, AR.), Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 4. Brad Loyet - 3, Jeff Swindell - 3, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 3, Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Brian Brown - 2, Seth Bergman - 2, Wayne Johnson - 2, Derek Hagar - 2, Matt Covington - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Sammy Swindell - 1, Davey Heskin - 1, Tim Crawley - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 3,740; 2. Jeff Swindell 3,704; 3. Johnny Herrera 3,689; 4. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 3,687; 5. Jason Johnson 3,668; 6. Seth Bergman 3,487; 7. Matt Covington 3,455; 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. 3,400; 9. Aaron Reutzel 3,199; 10. Blake Hahn 3,141;

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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.

 

 

Tony Bruce, Jr. Takes Winter Nationals Preliminary Checkers

MESQUITE, Texas (October 17, 2014) Winning the preliminary night of the 2014 Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals, Tony Bruce, Jr. added the preliminary night of the 2014 Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals to his list of victories at the Mesquite, Texas oval, bringing his win count to three with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real at the Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"First let me start off by saying my thoughts and prayers go out to Jason [Johnson]," said Bruce after scoring his third win of the season. "No one ever wants to win a race like that; we had a second place car that ended up getting a win to his unfortunate situation and like I said, my thoughts and prayers go out to him. I hope nothing's serious and he's out here tomorrow."

"We're happy to have a win. I mean, anytime you can get a win on this thing, it's tough to do and so I've got to thank everybody that's a part of this crew."

Giving chase to Jason Johnson from the start, Bruce took over the top spot on Lap 21 as the red flag flew for Johnson who saw his night end with a broken driveline in the MVT No. 41. Removed by Paramedics, Johnson did complain of pain in his legs but was not transported. No updates have been given as to his condition at this time.

Dusty Zomer raced from seventh to second. Capitalizing on the Lap 21 restart, Zomer shot under Matt Covington for the runner up spot.

"I pulled by wing back a little bit there. You have to run top four to get locked in here, so you're in a security blanket but we're here to make some money and do what we have to do, but the car stuck. It did push just a little on me, so I did check with Matt [Covington] to make sure I didn't do him dirty - First time back in 10 years, and I'm happy to be back."

Holding off Aaron Reutzel in the closing laps, Matt Covington recorded his fifth podium finish of the season, "The last national race we had at Wheatland, I had a hard time. Just some bad luck and didn't do the best job I could do but man, I love being here at the Devil's Bowl. This is my favorite track and had a lot of fun out there. Had fun racing with Tony and Dusty, he just caught me sleeping there in turn-two."

Aaron Reutzel earned the final transfer into Saturday's championship event for his eighth top five finish of the season. Brad Loyet came from ninth to complete the top five, putting 77 points between himself and Jeff Swindell who shot from fifth to second in tour standings.

Swindell from eleventh grabbed sixth with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. earning the KSE Hard Charger Award with an impressive driver from twenty-second to seventh after a crash in his Heat Race forced the No. 15h into the night's second B-Feature. Sam is now 80 points from the lead in third.

Equally impressive was Johnny Herrera's run from twenty-third to eight. Forced to take a provisional into the night's A-Feature, Herrera now sits fourth only 81 points back from Loyet. Jack Dover crossed ninth with Wayne Johnson coming from twentieth to complete the top-ten.

Bringing 47 drivers to the Devil's Bowl, six Heat Races went to Kris Miller, J.J. Simmons, Brad Loyet, Aaron Reutzel, Jeff Swindell, and Jason Johnson. Making the redraw, Miller was unable to continue as the engine expired on the No. 33 just after taking the checkered flag.

Danny Jennings and Brandon Long each won B-Features. Along with Herrera, Seth Bergman also took a provisional into the A-Feature but was unable to finish due to engine problems.

Paired with the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region, high points went to Kevin Ramey, followed by Michael Lang, Patrick Stasa, Danny Jennings, and Martin Edwards.

The 41st annual Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals continues on Saturday, October 18 with races getting underway at 8:00 P.M. (CT).

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, Texas 41st Winter Nationals Friday, October 17, 2014

Car Count: 47

SpeedMart Heat Races (8 laps): Winners plus the next 10 highest in Passing Points transfer to the A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 33-Kris Miller[1]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[4]; 3. 1J-Danny Jennings[2]; 4. 77X-Wayne Johnson[3]; 5. 81W-Danny Wood[6]; 6. 22-Koby Barksdale[5]; 7. 17-Josh Baughman[8]; 8. 65L-Nicholas Lucito[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 66-J.J. Simmons[1]; 2. 53-Jack Dover[7]; 3. 55-Brad Queen[2]; 4. 10-George White[3]; 5. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[8]; 6. 10B-Mitch Brown[6]; 7. 16K-Kaden Taylor[4]; 8. (DNF) 27-Andy Shouse[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[1]; 2. 0-Jake Martens[2]; 3. 45-Martin Edwards[6]; 4. 3H-Brandon Hanks[7]; 5. 28-Tommy Bryant[4]; 6. 17T-Channin Tankersley[8]; 7. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 8. 12W-Dale Wester[3]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 2. 4X-Shawn Petersen[2]; 3. 14-Michael Lang[4]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]; 5. 93-Dustin Morgan[5]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera[7]; 7. 92-Jordan Weaver[6]; 8. 88M-Keith Meyer[8]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell[1]; 2. 7M-Kevin Ramey[2]; 3. 2K-Brandon Long[3]; 4. 19-Patrick Stasa[5]; 5. 33Z-Zach Chappell[6]; 6. 52-Blake Hahn[7]; 7. 4J-John James[4]; 8. 56-Jarrett Lucito[8]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[3]; 2. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 3. 82-Dusty Zomer[7]; 4. 4-Stevie Smith[2]; 5. 9-Bobby Breen[6]; 6. (DNF) 4A-Jon Agan[1]; 7. (DNF) E85-Derek Hagar[5]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features (12 Laps): Top 3 advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 1J-Danny Jennings[2]; 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[1]; 3. 19-Patrick Stasa[3]; 4. 81W-Danny Wood[5]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn[9]; 6. 10-George White[4]; 7. 9-Bobby Breen[6]; 8. 23-Seth Bergman[12]; 9. 22-Koby Barksdale[10]; 10. 28-Tommy Bryant[8]; 11. 12W-Dale Wester[15]; 12. (DNF) 16K-Kaden Taylor[13]; 13. (DNF) 65L-Nicholas Lucito[14]; DNS 17T-Channin Tankersley; DNS 4A-Jon Agan; DNS 56-Jarrett Lucito

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 2K-Brandon Long[1]; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson[3]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 4. 4-Stevie Smith[6]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera[8]; 6. E85-Derek Hagar[13]; 7. 33Z-Zach Chappell[5]; 8. 93-Dustin Morgan[7]; 9. 17-Josh Baughman[11]; 10. 10B-Mitch Brown[10]; 11. 88M-Keith Meyer[16]; 12. (DNF) 27-Andy Shouse[15]; 13. (DNF) 55-Brad Queen[2]; 14. (DNF) 92-Jordan Weaver[12]; DNS 4J-John James

Protect the Harvest A-Feature (25 Laps):

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[5]; 2. 82-Dusty Zomer[7]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[10]; 5. 05-Brad Loyet[9]; 6. 94-Jeff Swindell[11]; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[22]; 8. 45X-Johnny Herrera[23]; 9. 53-Jack Dover[6]; 10. 77X-Wayne Johnson[20]; 11. 7M-Kevin Ramey[15]; 12. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[19]; 13. 3H-Brandon Hanks[12]; 14. 14-Michael Lang[16]; 15. 19-Patrick Stasa[21]; 16. 0-Jake Martens[13]; 17. 1J-Danny Jennings[17]; 18. (DNF) 41-Jason Johnson[1]; 19. (DNF) 45-Martin Edwards[2]; 20. (DNF) 4X-Shawn Petersen[14]; 21. (DNF) 66-J.J. Simmons[8]; 22. (DNF) 2K-Brandon Long[18]; 23. (DNF) 23-Seth Bergman[24]; DNS 33-Kris Miller

Lap Leader(s): Jason Johnson 1-21; Tony Bruce, Jr. 22-25 KSE Hard Charger: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. +15 FSR High Point: Jack Dover CSI Rebound: J.J. Simmons Provisional(s): Johnny Herrera (BP2), Seth Bergman (P1)

Devil's Bowl Speedway - Lucas Oil ASCS Winners: Gary Wright (Hooks, TX) 20, Jason Johnson (Eunice, LA.) 10, Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK.) 6, Kevin Ramey (Ft. Worth, TX.) 4, Danny Jennings (Norman, OK.) 3, Sammy Swindell (Germantown, TN.) 3, Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS.) 3, Brian Brown (Grain Valley, MO.) 2, Garry Lee Maier (Cimarron, KS.) 2, Jeff Swindell (Bartlett, TN) 2, Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, N.M.) 2, Mike Peters (Wichita, KS.) 2, Shane Stewart (Bixby, OK.) 2, Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN.) 2, Travis Rilat (Forney, TX.) 2, Shane Carson (Oklahoma City, OK.), Alan Payne (Dallas, TX.), Danny Lasoski (Dover, MO.), Edd French (El Paso, TX.), Jack Dover (Springfield, NE.), Jake Peters (Sioux Falls, S.D.), Kyle Bellm (Nixa, MO.), Larry Neighbors (Oklahoma City, OK.), Mike Ward (Memphis, TN.), Patrick Stasa (Ft. Worth, TX.), Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX.), Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA.), Shane Carson (Oklahoma City, OK.), Tim Crawley (Bryant, AR.)

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 4. Brad Loyet - 3, Jeff Swindell - 3, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 3, Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Brian Brown - 2, Seth Bergman - 2, Wayne Johnson - 2, Derek Hagar - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Sammy Swindell - 1, Davey Heskin - 1, Matt Covington - 1, Tim Crawley - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 3,526; 2. Jeff Swindell 3,574; 3. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 3,571; 4. Johnny Herrera 3,570; 5. Jason Johnson 3,558; 6. Seth Bergman 3,397; 7. Matt Covington 3,305; 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. 3,278; 9. Aaron Reutzel 3,064; 10. Blake Hahn 3,045;

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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.

 

Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals Next for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (October 13, 2014) - The final leg of the 2014 season for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real gets underway this Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18 with the 41st running of the Winter Nationals and James McElreath Memorial at the Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

Races 79 and 80 for the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real at the famed half-mile oval, the 2014 season has seen three nights contested at the Devil's Bowl so far with Tony Bruce, Jr. picking up his second career victory at the Edwards family owned facility during preliminary action at the Spring Nationals on March 21, 2014. Upon the series return to finish out the Spring Nationals the following week, Patrick Stasa notched his first National Tour win.

Moving to June 14, 2014 and the start of Speedweek, Seth Bergman became the first Washington driver to grab a National Tour win at the Devil's Bowl Speedway.

With only 10 nights of racing remaining on the docket, every lap will count as Brad Loyet looks to capture his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Championship. The three time Lucas Oil POWRi Midget Champion would be the first Missouri native to capture the National Championship of the American Sprint Car Series.

Loyet's first trip to the famed Devil's Bowl came in 2012 for the Spring Nationals. The event was topped by Jason Johnson while Loyet raced to a thirteenth place finish.

Taking a 62 point advantage into the weekend double-header, Jason Johnson holds second with a slim 10 point advantage over Johnny Herrera and only 12 over Sam Hafertepe, Jr. and Jeff Swindell who are tied for fourth with the nod going to Hafertepe with four victories on the season to Swindell's three.

Of the drivers in the top five, Jason Johnson lead the series among active drivers with 10 wins at the Devil's Bowl. Johnny Herrera has two victories to his credit as does Jeff Swindell. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. has a single Devil's Bowl victory with the National Tour. Current leader, Brad Loyet, has yet to top the field at the Devi's Bowl, with a best finish of third on June 15, 2013.

Summer Nationals winner, Seth Bergman, currently holds sixth in tour standings. Matt Covington in seventh has a best finish of second with the National Tour on March 21, 2014. Tony Bruce, Jr. with a pair of wins at the Devil's Bowl holds eighth. Blake Hahn enters the weekend on a high note during the Summer Nationals with a runner-up finish. One year ago Aaron Reutzel, currently tenth in points, stood on the podium with Brian Brown and Tony Bruce, Jr.

Paired with the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region, Patrick Stasa enters the weekend with the 2014 title tied up with a 248 point advantage over Shawn Petersen. Josh Baughman third, Kevin Ramey fourth, and John Carney II make up the top five.

The 41st annual Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals and James McElreath Memorial will be preceded by the Steve King Memorial Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the Buffalo Creek Golf Club in Rockwall, Texas. To enter, email Tom Lorenz at tomlorenz@smileysracing.com or Chelsie Lorenz at clorenz@smileysracing.com.

Friday, October 17 will include the Texas Outlaw Modified Touring Series as well as the Blaine's Limited Modifieds. Saturday, October 18 will see Outlaw Modifieds swapped for the A.S.I. RaceSaver 305cid Sprint Cars and will again include the Blaine's Limited Modifieds. Both nights open at 6:00 P.M. (CT) with racing getting underway at 8:00 P.M. (CT).

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Quick Look - Devil's Bowl Speedway:

Past Devil’s Bowl Winter National Champions: 2013 - Brian Brown, 2012-Jeff Swindell, 2011-Danny Lasoski, 2010-Jack Dover, 2009-Kevin Ramey, 2008-Jason Johnson, 2007-Jason Johnson, 2006-Travis Rilat, 2005-Gary Wright, 2004-Shane Stewart, 2003-Gary Wright, 2002-Tyler Walker, 2001-Joey Saldana, 2000-Sammy Swindell, 1999-Gary Wright, 1998-Sammy Swindell, 1997-Mark Kinser, 1996-Mark Kinser, 1995-Gary Wright, 1994-Sammy Swindell, 1993-Dave Blaney, 1992-Gary Wright, 1991-Mike Peters, 1990-Steve Kinser, 1989-Jack Hewitt, 1988-Doug Wolfgang, 1987-Sammy Swindell, 1986-Bobby Davis, Jr., 1985-Dave Blaney, 1984-Sammy Swindell, 1983-Sammy Swindell, 1982-Steve Kinser, 1981-Doug Wolfgang, 1980-Doug Wolfgang, 1979-Sammy Swindell, 1978-Sammy Swindell, 1977-Bobby Marshall, 1976-Bobby Marshall, 1975-Jan Opperman, 1974-Joe Saldana

Devil's Bowl Speedway - Lucas Oil ASCS Winners: Gary Wright (Hooks, TX) 20, Jason Johnson (Eunice, LA.) 10, Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK.) 6, Kevin Ramey (Ft. Worth, TX.) 4, Danny Jennings (Norman, OK.) 3, Sammy Swindell (Germantown, TN.) 3, Brian Brown (Grain Valley, MO.) 2, Garry Lee Maier (Cimarron, KS.) 2, Jeff Swindell (Bartlett, TN) 2, Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, N.M.) 2, Mike Peters (Wichita, KS.) 2, Shane Stewart (Bixby, OK.) 2, Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN.) 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS.) 2, Travis Rilat (Forney, TX.) 2, Shane Carson (Oklahoma City, OK.), Alan Payne (Dallas, TX.), Danny Lasoski (Dover, MO.), Edd French (El Paso, TX.), Jack Dover (Springfield, NE.), Jake Peters (Sioux Falls, S.D.), Kyle Bellm (Nixa, MO.), Larry Neighbors (Oklahoma City, OK.), Mike Ward (Memphis, TN.), Patrick Stasa (Ft. Worth, TX.), Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX.), Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA.), Shane Carson (Oklahoma City, OK.), Tim Crawley (Bryant, AR.)

The Series:

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real

Event:

41st Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals

When:

Friday, October 17, 2014 - Open at 6:00 P.M. / Racing at 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Open at 6:00 P.M. / Racing at 8:00 P.M.

Where:

Devil’s Bowl Speedway 11711 Lawson Rd. Mesquite, TX 75181

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.devilsbowl.com Email: info@devilsbowl.com Phone: 972-222-2421

Event Coverage:

Live online audio is provided for the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real on 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 which is available in the App Store of your Smart Phone or Tablet.

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 4. Brad Loyet - 3, Jeff Swindell - 3, Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Brian Brown - 2, Seth Bergman - 2, Wayne Johnson - 2, Derek Hagar - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Sammy Swindell - 1, Davey Heskin - 1, Matt Covington - 1, Tim Crawley - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 3,526; 2. Jason Johnson 3,464; 3. Johnny Herrera 3,454; 4. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 3,452; 5. Jeff Swindell 3,452; 6. Seth Bergman 3,310; 7. Matt Covington 3,170; 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. 3,128; 9. Blake Hahn 2,980; 10. Aaron Reutzel 2,934;

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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.

 

2015 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour to Begin with $10,000 to win Ronald Laney Memorial

TULSA, Okla. (October 8, 2014) One of the most highly anticipated events in dirt track racing is without a doubt the Winter Nationals at Tampa's East Bay Raceway Park. A gathering of the nation's finest dirt track warriors, it's seen by many fans as the official kickoff to the dirt track racing season.

The last time the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real was a part of the Winter Nationals lineup was 2008 with Kenny Adams, Terry McCarl, and Jason Johnson each garnering victories at "The Clay by the Bay".

In 2015, that list of winners will grow as officials with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real and East Bay Raceway Park are pleased to announce the National Tour's 2015 season opener at the 39th annual Winter Nationals and 14th annual Ronald Laney Memorial, happening February 19-21, 2015.

"I'm looking forward to having the ASCS (American Sprint Car Series) back in the house. They've always done a great job for us and always put a good show so hopefully, it'll be another homerun for us," commented East Bay Raceway Park Promoter, AL Varnadore.

Beginning in 1999 as the "King of the 360's", Gary Wright won the inaugural event worth $4,000.

Ronald Laney captured the coveted crown in 2000 but would not get his second victory at East Bay as the Humble, Texas racer tragically lost his life in 2002 at the age of 29 after hard contact with the wall exiting turn-two sent Laney flipping into oncoming traffic. Racing continued with the event renamed the Ronald Laney Memorial. Tennessee's Jason Sides was ultimately crowned the 2002 champion.

What has become a truly star studded event will offer drivers a champion's payout of $10,000 with preliminary nights paying $2,000 to win. Oklahoma's Wayne Johnson claimed the winner's purse in 2014, marking the second time the 2000 Lucas Oil ASCS National Champion has won the King of the 360's and Ronald Laney Memorial.

"It's been too long since the Lucas Oil ASCS has been a part of the Ronald Laney Memorial," said ASCS National Coordinator, Matt Ward. "Al and his staff have always been awesome to work with, and the event is second to none for anyone who enjoys dirt track racing Personally, Ronald meant a lot to all of us and to have his race be a part of ASCS is important."

Along with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real, the three nights will include the Florida Mini Sprints. Racing will be preceded by practice on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Entry forms, ticket information, and full schedule of events for the 2015 East Bay Raceway Park Winter Nationals is available at http://www.eastbayracewaypark.com.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Event Information:

What: $10,000 to win King of the 360's and Ronald Laney Memorial Where: East Bay Raceway Park - Tampa, Fla. When: February 19-21, 2015 Website: http://www.eastbayracewaypark.com

Entry: Drivers are encouraged to pre-enter. Concrete parking areas are reserved based on advanced registration. Registration forms can be downloaded at http://www.eastbayracewaypark.com/winternationals/driver-registration

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-877 457-5611 or (813) 677-7223. Three night tickets are $70 each. Single day tickets are available. Thursday tickets are $15, Friday tickets are $25, and Saturday tickets are $30.

ASCS National History - East Bay Raceway Park: Thirteen events have been held at the East Bay Raceway Park with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour with eight winners. Lucas Oil ASCS Winners - East Bay Raceway Park: Terry McCarl 4, Gary Wright 3, David Steele, Garry Lee Maier, Jason Johnson, Kenny Adams, Larry Pinegar, Travis Rilat

Lucas Oil ASCS Winners (by date) - East Bay Raceway Park: David Steele (2/11/1996), Garry Lee Maier (2/12/1996), Larry Pinegar (2/9/1997), Gary Wright (2/10/1997), Travis Rilat (1/26/2006), Terry McCarl (1/27/2006), Terry McCarl (1/28/2006), Gary Wright (1/25/2007), Terry McCarl (1/26/2007), Gary Wright (1/27/2007), Kenny Adams (1/31/2008), Terry McCarl (2/1/2008), Jason Johnson (2/2/2008)

King of the 360's Ronald Laney Memorial Champions: Wayne Johnson (2014 and 2010), Danny Holtgraver (2013), Glenn Styres (2012), Daryn Pittman (2011), Jesse Hockett (2009), Jason Johnson (2008), Gary Wright (2007 and 1999), Terry McCarl (2006), Chad Kemenah (2005), Sport Allen (2003), Jason Sides (2002), Jeff Sheppard (2001), Ronald Laney (2000)

The 2015 season will mark the twenty-fourth 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 Set to Light-up Lone Star Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (October 5, 2014) - A $3,000 payday awaits the winner of this coming Saturday night's A-Feature at the Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas as the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region takes on the high-banked three-eighths mile oval.

The final stand before facing the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at the Devil's Bowl Speedway on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, Patrick Stasa enters the region's final three dates with a 248 point advantage on the 2014 season title. Shawn Peterson currently rides second with Josh Baughman, Kevin Ramey, and John Carney II making the top five in driver standings.

The region's last visit to the Texas oval came on April 7, 2012 with Wayne Johnson taking the regional victory over Martin Edwards and Logan Forler.

The Texas Sprint Car Championship takes place on Saturday, October 11 with gates opening at 5:00 P.M. (CT). Hot Laps get underway at 7:00 P.M. (CT) with the night including Factory Stocks for a $1,000 to win affair. For more information on the Lone Star Speedway, log onto http://www.lonestarspeedway.com.

For continued updates on the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Casey Buckman Garners First Victory with ASCS Southwest

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (October 4, 2014) - The southwest region of the American Sprint Car Series found a new winner on Saturday night as Casey Buckman wheeled the Firehouse Subs No. 91 to Victory Lane at the Arizona Speedway.

Lining up fourth, Buckman worked past defending series champion, Rick Ziehl, on the eighteenth round. James Mosher grabbed second with Kaylene Verville, from tenth, to grab the final podium step. Fighting an ill handling racecar, Rick Ziehl slipped to fourth with twelfth starting J.T. Imperial completing the top five.

Bob Ream, Jr., Joshua Williams, Lance Norick, Cody Cambensy, and James Aragon completed the top ten.

The ASCS Southwest Region returns to the Arizona Speedway on Saturday, October 25. For continued updates on the ASCS Southwest Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

ASCS Southwest Region Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, Ariz. Saturday, October 4, 2014

Car Count: 20

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 8-Bob Ream Jr; 2. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 3. 57X-James Aragon; 4. 41W-Joshua Williams; 5. 75-J.T. Imperial; 6. 11T-Steve Lohn; 7. 17K-Kyle Danielson

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 5A-Michael Curtis; 2. 22-Mike Rux Jr; 3. 29S-Darrell Sickles; 4. 91-Casey Buckman; 5. 90-Lance Norick; 6. 13-Glen Brace; 7. 33-T.K.(Kristine) Lindahl

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 51-Cody Cambensy; 2. 12-James Mosher; 3. 22X-Jesse Baker; 4. 01-Kaylene Verville; 5. 14-Cody Sickles; 6. 55-Brent McKee

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 91-Casey Buckman[4]; 2. 12-James Mosher[2]; 3. 01-Kaylene Verville[10]; 4. 20Z-Rick Ziehl[1]; 5. 75-J.T. Imperial[12]; 6. 8-Bob Ream Jr[8]; 7. 41W-Joshua Williams[13]; 8. 90-Lance Norick[14]; 9. 51-Cody Cambensy[7]; 10. 57X-James Aragon[6]; 11. 13-Glen Brace[16]; 12. 22X-Jesse Baker[9]; 13. 22-Mike Rux Jr[5]; 14. 29S-Darrell Sickles[11]; 15. 5A-Michael Curtis[3]; 16. 17K-Kyle Danielson[20]; 17. 14-Cody Sickles[15]; 18. 11T-Steve Lohn[17]; 19. (DNF) 33-T.K.(Kristine) Lindahl[19]; 20. (DNF) 55-Brent McKee[18]

 

 

Skagit Speedway and Grays Harbor Raceway Confirm 2015 Lucas Oil ASCS Dates

TULSA, Okla. (September 29, 2014) Five nights of racing have been confirmed in the state of Washington for 2015 as Steve Beitler's Fun Time Promotions and the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real are pleased to announce the series return to Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. as well as the series first visit to the Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

Taking three days of action to the Skagit Speedway, the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup will take place on June 25, 26, and 27 with an astounding payout exceeding $100,000 over the three day event.

"Dirt Cup has always been an event you've heard about and marked on your bucket list," commented ASCS Director, Matt Ward. "For the series, it's a huge step forward to include such a marquee event for our drivers. I hope the fans are as happy as we are to have Skagit Speedway on the 2015 schedule.

Steve Beitler commented on the change by saying, "We are excited to partner with the ASCS National Series for our 2015 Dirt Cup. We are committed to providing our fans and racers the best programs that are available and this is a natural fit. A change in the procedure for Dirt Cup was needed and including the ASCS National Series teams along with the teams from the west coast and Canada will produce a spectacular event."

Preliminary night features will feature a $2,000 to win, $400 to start payout, with Saturday's A-Feature boasting a $55,000 payout that offers $15,000 to win, and $1,000 to start. Drivers will compete all three nights with points awarded for Heats, Last Chance, B-Features, and A-Features then combined to determine lineups for Saturday night.

The ASCS National Series will also return to the Grays Harbor Raceway for their traditional event on Independence Day weekend Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 with the Fred Brownfield Classic. "The ASCS National Series has been a favorite event for many years at Grays Harbor Raceway. The fans are very excited to see the tour returning to their home track," said Beitler

When asked about the series return to Grays Harbor, Matt Ward commented, "Grays Harbor has always been a favorite for drivers and fans alike and to have Fred Brownfield's name tied to the event once again, means a lot to us. We want to show to represent the character and legacy that Fred left behind."

More information on the events, including start times and where fans can purchase tickets will be announced soon.

For more information on Skagit Speedway, log onto http://www.skagitspeedway.com or call (360) 724-3567. Skagit Speedway is located between Seattle, Wash. and Vancouver, B.C. in Burlison. Take I-5 to exit 232 at Cook Rd.

For more information on the Grays Harbor Raceway, log onto www.graysharborraceway.com or call (360) 482-4374. Grays Harbor Raceway is located in the heart of Elma, Wash. just off Hwy. 12 at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds.

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. (September 29, 2014) This week's look at the action of the ASCS Nation focuses on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's co-sanctioned weekend with the Speedway Motors Warrior Region at the Lucas Oil Speedway, as well as the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region's season finale at the Battleground Speedway. Overall, three races in two nights took place with just as many winners.

While the National Tour goes on into the month of November, the Gulf South and Warrior Region both wrapped up their 2014 seasons this past week.

The Winners:

Friday, September 26, 2014

• Tim Crawley (National / Warrior) - The three time Lucas Oil ASCS National Champion picked up his third career victory at the Lucas Oil Speedway in the Mike Ward owned No. 88. Crawley led start to finish for the preliminary night win.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

• Derek Hagar (National / Warrior) - Hagar's second National Tour victory of 2014; it was the Arkansas shoe's first at the Lucas Oil Speedway. With the victory by the Little Rock regular, it marked back-to-back wins for Arkansas drivers in Missouri.

• Channin Tankersley (Gulf South) - One last go round for the Gulf South Region saw Channin Tankersley end on a perfect note to clinch his first ASCS Regional title. The victory was Tankersley's second on the season.

News and Notes:

• The Hockett/McMillin Memorial - Overall, 50 Lucas Oil ASCS drivers took part in the fourth annual Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial with a pair of Arkansas drivers taking home victory. The weekend also saw the Impact Signs WAR Sprint Cars in action with Wyatt Burks winning Friday and Casey Shuman wheeling the Hockett Racing No. 77 to victory on Saturday night.

• Near Sweep - Derek Hagar's win on Saturday night with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour was nearly followed by a victory in with the WAR Sprint Cars. Battling with Shuman in the final laps, Hagar ended up second after contact with the wall bent part of the rear suspension.

• Brandon Berryman - During Saturday's feature event at the Battleground Speedway, Brandon Berryman went for a ride that ultimately sent the driver of the No. 31 to the hospital with an injury to his spine. Brandon was scheduled for surgery on Monday. Everyone with the American Sprint Car Series prays for a speedy recovery.

• Rain Delay - Saturday night at Battleground almost wasn't as rain almost forced officials to call off the night's A-Feature. Over an hour working the track back in saw the checkered flag finally fall for Channin Tankersley.

• Jonathan Cornell - The driver from Sedalia, Mo. captured his third consecutive championship with the Speedway Motors Warrior Region this past weekend. Interviewed following Saturday's feature, Cornell admitted he really had no intention of chasing points, but a roll of consecutive victories in July and August put him in the running, and ultimately in the lead.

• Pair of Podiums - Sam Hafertepe, Jr. recorded a pair of podiums over the weekend, bringing his season total with the National Tour to nine. Rebounding out of a pair of DNF's at the I-80 Speedway, Sam is once again within striking distance of a championship, sitting tied with Jeff Swindell for fourth only 74 points back from Brad Loyet.

• MAVTV - The Hockett/McMillin Memorial was filmed by MAVTV this past weekend. Friday's preliminary night is scheduled to show on Saturday, November 1. The finale is scheduled to air on Saturday, November 8. Dates are subject to change without notice, and can be checked at http://www.mavtv.com.

Coming up:

With the season winding down for the American Sprint Car Series, a single event is on the docket for this weekend as the Southwest Region takes on the Arizona Speedway on Saturday, October 4.

Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Regional action takes place on Saturday, October 11 at the Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas with a $3,000 payday on the line.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour is off until October 17 and 18 at the Devil's Bowl Speedway for the 41st Winter Nationals, followed quickly by the 26th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tire happening October 22-15 at the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

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.

 

 

Tankersley Wins Battleground; Tops ASCS Gulf South Championship

HIGHLANDS, Texas (September 27, 2014) On a night filled with rain delays, the finale of the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region managed to file itself into the pages of history as Channin Tankersley topped the night's 25 lap feature, and in doing so claimed his first ASCS regional title.

Winning from sixth, Tankersley was chased to the finish by Travis Rilat with Caleb Martin taking the final podium step. Ray Allen Kulhanek settled for fourth with Klint Angelette from sixteenth to complete the top five.

A race of attrition due to the wet conditions, Kevin Ramey, John Pate, Mike Walling, Brandie Jass, and Andrew VanBlarcum completed the field.

The American Sprint Car Series congratulates Channin Tankersley and the Pearson Motorsports No. 11 on their 2014 championship, and thanks Griffith Truck and Equipment for their support during the 2014 season.

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

Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region Battleground Speedway - Highlands, Texas Saturday, September 27, 2014

Car Count: 24

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Channin Tankersley; 2. 51-Caleb Martin; 3. 25M-Michael McNeil; 4. 57-Jacob Lucas; 5. 24-Brandie Jass; 6. 28-Tommy Bryant; 7. 36-John Pate; 8. 29-Mike Walling

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 5X-Tyson Hall; 2. 2-Wes Miller; 3. 29T-Travis Rilat; 4. 93-Chris Sweeney; 5. 45-Martin Edwards; 6. 19-Klint Angelette; 7. 28H-Mark Harris; 8. 53-Andrew VanBlarcum

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Jimmy Brooks; 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 3. 15T-Travis Elliott; 4. 31-Brandon Berryman; 5. 55-Brad Queen; 6. 7M-Kevin Ramey; 7. 27-Steve Block; DNS 8-Bruce Crockett

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 11-Channin Tankersley[6]; 2. 29T-Travis Rilat[3]; 3. 51-Caleb Martin[4]; 4. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[8]; 5. 19-Klint Angelette[16]; 6. 7M-Kevin Ramey[18]; 7. 36-John Pate[20]; 8. 29-Mike Walling[22]; 9. 24-Brandie Jass[15]; 10. 53-Andrew VanBlarcum[23]; 11. (DNF) 2-Wes Miller[2]; 12. (DNF) 15T-Travis Elliott[11]; 13. (DNF) 57-Jacob Lucas[12]; 14. (DNF) 45-Martin Edwards[14]; 15. (DNF) 28-Tommy Bryant[13]; 16. (DNF) 31-Brandon Berryman[10]; 17. (DNF) 8-Bruce Crockett[24]; 18. (DNF) 5X-Tyson Hall[5]; 19. (DNF) 55-Brad Queen[17]; 20. (DNF) 28H-Mark Harris[21]; 21. (DNF) 93-Chris Sweeney[9]; 22. (DNF) 27-Steve Block[19]; 23. (DNF) 25M-Michael McNeil[1]; 24. (DNF) 5-Jimmy Brooks[7]

 

 

Derek Hagar Prevails in Traffic for Victory in the Hockett/McMillin Memorial

WHEATLAND, Mo. (September 27, 2014) - For the second night in a row, the fourth running of the Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial found a first time winner at the Lucas Oil Speedway as Derek Hagar grabbed the lead from Jeff Swindell in slower traffic for his second Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour victory of 2014.

"This means a lot," commented Derek before taking a pause to gain his composure. "Me and Jesse were team mates the year that he passed away at Manzanita in the Silver Crown cars, and at Indianapolis at the mile. That was the only time I ever heard Jesse say he was scared of the racecar was at the Indy mile. I had to look at him twice like, ''Did you just say that Jesse?'' He goes, ''Man, you guys are rolling these things into the corner. I'm used to throwing her in there, not driving her straight in wide open" but I know Jesse will always be with me, we were pretty good buds, and I'm glad this trophy is going in the house on the fireplace."

Coming from fifth Hagar jumped to third on the start. Chasing Wayne Johnson in the opening laps for second, the pair exchanged slide jobs while tracking down Jeff Swindell before hooking bumpers on the exit of turn two; sending the No. 77 of Johnson into the wall and into the Pits. Johnson was unharmed and was scored twenty-second.

Single file to the green, Swindell and Hagar both worked topside with the pair finding traffic by Lap 18. Vacating the highline in traffic, the pair began working top and bottom. Saddled on the low line in turns one and two, Swindell sat trapped by traffic as the cushion cleared for Hagar. At the right place at the right time, Hagar stuck the cushion for the lead down the back straight-a-way on Lap 24.

"Sometimes it's better to be sitting in the catbird seat watching the track change and being able to move around a little bit," commented Swindell of the runner up finish. "I changed the car a little bit from last night. I was kind of halfway between where I was going to be later tonight until they did the re-work, so I kind of guessed at that and had a great car on the bottom in the beginning - we just got caught in traffic and it shut us down."

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. claimed his second bronze finish in as many nights. Pleased with the overall weekend, Hafertepe was a little down on the finish, "We dropped way back, but we had a great racecar though. Congrats to Derek, he did a hell of a job but like I said, we just got moved back there at the beginning. We had a good enough car, I just used up my tires trying to get back through there but that's how racing goes sometimes."

After taking a provisional into Friday's A-Feature, Tony Bruce, Jr. raced to a fourth place finish after starting seventh. Eighth starting Johnny Herrera completed the top five.

Jason Johnson crossed sixth with Brian Brown seventh. Tim Crawley ended his weekend in eighth with Jack Dover from eleventh, and Seth Bergman from seventeenth to complete the top ten.

A total of 50 drivers took part in the fourth annual Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial. Entries numbering 45 took part in Saturday's program with five Heat Races going to Brian Brown, Miranda Arnold, Derek Hagar, Blake Hahn, and Evan Martin. A pair of B-Features went to Seth Bergman and Dusty Zomer.

Matt Covington used his final full-point provisional of the season to make the A-Feature.

Brad Loyet brought out the caution on Lap 27. Going to the work area, Loyet came back for a sixteenth place finish and a 62 point advantage over Jason Johnson. Johnny Herrera trails the runner-up spot by 10 points with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. and Jeff Swindell tied for fourth only 74 points back from Loyet.

The final point's night for the Speedway Motors Warrior Region, Jonathan Cornell secured the 2014 title.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real competes next at the 41st Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18. More information can be found at http://www.devilsbowl.com.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, Mo. 4th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial Saturday, September 27, 2014

Car Count: 45 Event Count: 50

SpeedMart Heat Races (8 laps): Winners plus the next 7 highest in Passing Points transfer to the A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown[2]; 2. 53-Jack Dover[4]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 4. 82-Dusty Zomer[6]; 5. 17WX-Jonathan Cornell[9]; 6. 33-Austin Alumbaugh[8]; 7. 1M-Danny Lasoski[5]; 8. 34-Corey Nelson[7]; 9. 99-Andrew Turley[1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 5M-Miranda Arnold[2]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell[8]; 3. 75-Tyler Blank[5]; 4. 3H-Brandon Hanks[7]; 5. 76-Jay Russell[6]; 6. 24-Lanny Carpenter[3]; 7. (DNF) 88X-J Kinder[1]; 8. (DNF) 14S-Jarrod Schneiderman[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[3]; 2. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[5]; 3. 14-Randy Martin[1]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman[2]; 5. 72X-Josh Fisher[4]; 6. 04-Brad Graham[6]; 7. (DNF) 1-Sean McClelland[8]; 8. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington[7]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn[1]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[8]; 3. 9M-Taylor Walton[2]; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson[4]; 5. 86-Kyle Bellm[5]; 6. 81A-Chris Morgan[7]; 7. (DNF) 27-Danny Thoman[3]; 8. (DNF) 3Z-Zach Davis[6]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 4-Evan Martin[1]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett[3]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[5]; 4. 93-Dustin Morgan[7]; 5. 17W-Harli White[6]; 6. 2A-Randy Hibbs[8]; 7. 85-Cody Forshee[4]; 8. 20K-Kevin Ulmer[2]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features (12 Laps): Top 3 advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 2. 17WX-Jonathan Cornell[2]; 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson[5]; 4. 3H-Brandon Hanks[1]; 5. 14-Randy Martin[4]; 6. 2A-Randy Hibbs[7]; 7. 17W-Harli White[6]; 8. 34-Corey Nelson[12]; 9. 24-Lanny Carpenter[10]; 10. 20K-Kevin Ulmer[14]; 11. (DNF) 85-Cody Forshee[11]; DNS 81A-Chris Morgan; DNS 04-Brad Graham; DNS 88X-J Kinder; DNS 3Z-Zach Davis

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 82-Dusty Zomer[2]; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan[1]; 3. 9M-Taylor Walton[3]; 4. 76-Jay Russell[5]; 5. 1M-Danny Lasoski[10]; 6. 72X-Josh Fisher[4]; 7. 86-Kyle Bellm[7]; 8. 17-Josh Baughman[8]; 9. 33-Austin Alumbaugh[6]; 10. 99-Andrew Turley[14]; 11. 27-Danny Thoman[11]; DNS 1-Sean McClelland; DNS 95-Matt Covington; DNS 14S-Jarrod Schneiderman

Protect the Harvest A-Feature (30 Laps):

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[5]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell[3]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 4. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[7]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera[8]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson[4]; 7. 21-Brian Brown[9]; 8. 88-Tim Crawley[6]; 9. 53-Jack Dover[11]; 10. 23-Seth Bergman[17]; 11. 11-Roger Crockett[14]; 12. 4-Evan Martin[13]; 13. 93-Dustin Morgan[20]; 14. 16-Anthony Nicholson[21]; 15. 82-Dusty Zomer[18]; 16. 05-Brad Loyet[16]; 17. 17WX-Jonathan Cornell[19]; 18. 52-Blake Hahn[12]; 19. 95-Matt Covington[23]; 20. 75-Tyler Blank[15]; 21. 5M-Miranda Arnold[10]; 22. (DNF) 77X-Wayne Johnson[1]; 23. (DNF) 9M-Taylor Walton[22]

Lap Leader(s): Jeff Swindell 1-23; Derek Hagar 24-30 KSE Hard Charger: Seth Bergman +7 FSR High Point: Jeff Swindell CSI Rebound: Matt Covington Provisional(s): Matt Covington (BP2)

Lucas Oil Speedway National Tour Winners by Date: Brian Brown (9/30/2006), Jason Johnson (4/19/2008), Shane Stewart (9/26/2009), Tim Crawley (9/25/2010), Tim Crawley (9/23/2011), Jason Johnson (9/24/2011), Cody Baker (6/23/2012), Brady Bacon (9/28/2012), Jason Johnson (9/29/2012), Jonathan Cornell (6/22/2013), Tony Bruce, Jr. (6/27/2013), Johnny Herrera (6/29/2013), Christopher Bell (6/21/2014), Tim Crawley (9/26/2014), Derek Hagar (9/27/2014)

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 4. Brad Loyet - 3, Jeff Swindell - 3, Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Brian Brown - 2, Seth Bergman - 2, Wayne Johnson - 2, Derek Hagar - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Sammy Swindell - 1, Davey Heskin - 1, Matt Covington - 1, Tim Crawley - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 3,526; 2. Jason Johnson 3,464; 3. Johnny Herrera 3,454; 4. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 3,452; 5. Jeff Swindell 3,452; 6. Seth Bergman 3,310; 7. Matt Covington 3,170; 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. 3,128; 9. Blake Hahn 2,980; 10. Aaron Reutzel 2,934;

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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.

 

Tim Crawley Captures Hockett/McMillin Prelim Victory

WHEATLAND, Mo. (September 26, 2014) - For the 45th time in his career, Tim Crawley parked in Victory Lane with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, taking night one of the fourth annual Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

Crawley's third win at the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks", the Mike Ward Motorsports No. 88 led start-to-finish in Friday's Protect the Harvest A-Feature event.

Challenged in the final laps by Jeff Swindell, the R&A Farms No. 94 slipped a nose under Crawley with two laps to run, "When you start on the pole, sometimes it's your race to lose. You just can't really tell what's going on behind you." commented Crawley. "I think the top just go so far around and I saw Jeff's nose get underneath me - I done led this whole thing and I wanted this trophy real bad so I was going to get it back in front."

Taking to the cushion, Crawley took off to a half straight-a-way advantage.

Racing for second, Jeff Swindell and Wayne Johnson exchanged slide-jobs for a bit as the pair starting to close before a caution brought the field single file on Lap 13 for Aaron Reutzel who stopped atop turn four with heavy smoke and fire under the hood of the No. 87.

Aaron was ok, and was scored twenty-second.

With clear racetrack and a lapped car between himself and Swindell, the three time National Champion again jumped to a commanding lead. Racing to the back-markers on Lap 18, Crawley's advantage shrunk as Swindell worked the bottom line.

Showing his nose to Crawley, the No. 94 shot nearly even exiting the second turn. Holding for a moment, Crawley's run off the cushion was more than the low side could handle.

Changing up his line, Crawley split lapped cars on the final lap for the win while Wayne Johnson snuck by for second, "Just to be locked in here is great. Jesse was a good friend of mine, and this means we have a shot tomorrow. We get to start in the first four rows of this thing, but we need to work on this car. It was dragging the left-rear too much on entry, and taking way too long to get going but hats off to Crawley, he was rolling there."

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. also worked by the No. 94 on the final lap to claim the final podium step. Asked about the race with Swindell on the final lap, Swindell replied, "I thought he was going to stick to the bottom there, but I think his line just went away there. He tried to pinch it down into three, which is what you're supposed to do, but I think Johnny was coming there too and made it all that harder to pull back around."

From tenth, Johnny Herrera did work by for the final transfer into Saturday's A-Feature. Jeff Swindell ended up completing the top five.

Brad Loyet settled for sixth with Jack Dover seventh. Roger Crockett crossed eighth with Jonathan Cornell ninth from thirteenth in the Elk Grove Ford No. 17. After taking a provisional into the A-Feature, Tony Bruce, Jr. climbed from twenty-forth to complete the top ten.

A field of 49 drivers broke into six Heat Races with Tim Crawley, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Harli White, Jason Johnson, Roger Crockett, and Johnny Herrera each earning wins. A pair of B-Features went to Derek Hagar and Seth Bergman. Provisionals were utilized by Tony Bruce, Jr. and Matt Covington.

The Speedway Motors Warrior Region saw Jonathan Cornell garner high points. Brian Brown, Kyle Bellm, Adam Jones, and Danny Thoman were the top five point earners.

The fourth annual Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial continues Saturday, September 27 with races getting underway at 6:30 P.M. (CT). For more information, log onto http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, Mo. 4th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial Friday, September 26, 2014

Car Count: 49

SpeedMart Heat Races (8 laps): Winners plus the next 10 highest in Passing Points transfer to the A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 88-Tim Crawley[4]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell[6]; 3. 5-Matt Close[2]; 4. 1A-Adam Jones[5]; 5. 1-Sean McClelland[8]; 6. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[9]; 7. 34-Corey Nelson[7]; 8. (DNF) 5M-Miranda Arnold[1]; 9. (DNF) 92J-J.R. Topper[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson[4]; 3. 72X-Josh Fisher[1]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 5. 82-Dusty Zomer[3]; 6. 75-Tyler Blank[7]; 7. 4-Evan Martin[6]; 8. 88X-J Kinder[8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White[2]; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan[3]; 3. 17WX-Jonathan Cornell[5]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[7]; 5. 14-Randy Martin[6]; 6. 81A-Chris Morgan[8]; 7. 95-Matt Covington[4]; 8. 76-Jay Russell[1]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[2]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman[1]; 3. 9JR-Derek Hagar[4]; 4. 1M-Danny Lasoski[5]; 5. 14S-Jarrod Schneiderman[3]; 6. 52-Blake Hahn[8]; 7. 20K-Kevin Ulmer[6]; 8. 93W-Taylor Walton[7]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Roger Crockett[1]; 2. 27-Danny Thoman[2]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[7]; 4. 21-Brian Brown[5]; 5. 3H-Brandon Hanks[6]; 6. 2A-Randy Hibbs[4]; 7. 33-Austin Alumbaugh[8]; 8. 99-Andrew Turley[3]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[1]; 2. 53-Jack Dover[4]; 3. 9M-Cody Baker[2]; 4. 86-Kyle Bellm[8]; 5. 85-Cody Forshee[3]; 6. 24-Lanny Carpenter[5]; 7. (DNF) 3Z-Zach Davis[6]; 8. (DNF) 16-Anthony Nicholson[7]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features (12 laps): Top 3 from each advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[1]; 2. 1M-Danny Lasoski[4]; 3. 1A-Adam Jones[3]; 4. 75-Tyler Blank[8]; 5. 14-Randy Martin[6]; 6. 16-Anthony Nicholson[15]; 7. 81A-Chris Morgan[7]; 8. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[5]; 9. 88X-J Kinder[14]; 10. 14S-Jarrod Schneiderman[9]; 11. 4-Evan Martin[12]; 12. 5M-Miranda Arnold[16]; 13. 5-Matt Close[2]; 14. (DNF) 24-Lanny Carpenter[10]; 15. (DNF) 2A-Randy Hibbs[11]; DNS 3Z-Zach Davis; DNS 92J-J.R. Topper

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 2. 21-Brian Brown[5]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[7]; 4. 72X-Josh Fisher[4]; 5. 9M-Cody Baker[2]; 6. 33-Austin Alumbaugh[10]; 7. 3H-Brandon Hanks[6]; 8. 82-Dusty Zomer[8]; 9. 93W-Taylor Walton[14]; 10. 34-Corey Nelson[11]; 11. 85-Cody Forshee[9]; 12. 20K-Kevin Ulmer[12]; 13. 99-Andrew Turley[15]; 14. (DNF) 1-Sean McClelland[1]; DNS 95-Matt Covington; DNS 76-Jay Russell

Protect the Harvest A-Feature (25 Laps): Top 4 lock into Saturday's A-Feature.

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 88-Tim Crawley[1]; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson[2]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[7]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[10]; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell[5]; 6. 05-Brad Loyet[4]; 7. 53-Jack Dover[8]; 8. 11-Roger Crockett[9]; 9. 17WX-Jonathan Cornell[13]; 10. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[24]; 11. 41-Jason Johnson[6]; 12. 9JR-Derek Hagar[17]; 13. 21-Brian Brown[20]; 14. 17W-Harli White[3]; 15. 17-Josh Baughman[16]; 16. 86-Kyle Bellm[11]; 17. 23-Seth Bergman[18]; 18. 52-Blake Hahn[22]; 19. 93-Dustin Morgan[12]; 20. 95-Matt Covington[23]; 21. 1A-Adam Jones[21]; 22. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[14]; 23. (DNF) 1M-Danny Lasoski[19]; 24. (DNF) 27-Danny Thoman[15]

Lap Leader(s): Tim Crawley 1-25 KSE Hard Charger: Tony Bruce, Jr. +14 FSR High Point: Tim Crawley Hawk Performance A-Feature Fastest Lap: Tim Crawley - 13.899 seconds CSI Rebound: J.R. Topper Provisional(s): Tony Bruce, Jr. (BP2), Matt Covington (BP1)

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 4. Brad Loyet - 3, Jeff Swindell - 3, Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Brian Brown - 2, Seth Bergman - 2, Wayne Johnson - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Sammy Swindell - 1, Davey Heskin - 1, Matt Covington - 1, Tim Crawley - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 3,428; 2. Jason Johnson 3,342; 3. Johnny Herrera 3,329; 4. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 3,317; 5. Jeff Swindell 3,310; 6. Seth Bergman 3,200; 7. Matt Covington 3,078; 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. 2.998; 9. Aaron Reutzel 2,934; 10 Blake Hahn 2,886;

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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.

 

Tickets On Sale for Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Stop at the El Paso Speedway Park

TULSA, Okla. (November 24, 2014) - West Texas Sprint Car fans rejoice, tickets are now available for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real at the El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas on Friday, November 7, 2014.

The series fourth visit to the three-eighths mile oval, the El Paso Speedway Park has seen some of the world's greatest Sprint Car drivers since opening in 1977, from the early days of Al Unser, Jr. to the best of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour like Jason Johnson , Jeff Swindell, and local favorite Johnny Herrera.

Tickets can be purchased online for $20 at http://www.ascsracing.com/shopping/productDetails.aspx?i=714789&c=9380

To purchase a ticket, simply enter the number of tickets needed and click the checkout link. You'll be prompted to log into the ASCS website. If you don't have an account, you'll need to set one up in order to proceed. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to you with your ticket. This e-mail must be presented at the Will Call window in order to enter the event. No refunds will be given.

All ticket sales are general admission.

Discounted tickets for all Military ID must be purchased at the El Paso Speedway Park ticket office. Children 10 years and younger will be admitted free of charge into the grandstands. Pit Passes are $35 and must be purchased at the track.

Friday, November 7 will see gates opening at 5:30 P.M. with Hot Laps at 7:15 P.M. and racing at 7:45 P.M. (MT). Support classes will include the X-Mods and Legend Cars. For more information, contact the American Sprint Car Series at 918-838-3777 or the El Paso Speedway Park at 1-800 658-9650.

The El Paso Speedway Park is located 6.5 miles east of Loop 375 on Montana Ave. Turn north on KRAG to the first paved right then straight to the El Paso Speedway Park.

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

Quick List:

When: Friday, November 7, 2014 Where: El Paso Speedway Park - El Paso, Texas Series: Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real

Times: Gates open at 5:30 P.M. / Racing at 7:45 P.M. (MT)

Prices: General Admission=$20 / Military Id=$15 / Pit Pass=$35

Ticket Sales: http://www.ascsracing.com/shopping/productDetails.aspx?i=714789&c=9380

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.

 

 

Up Next: Championship Weekend for the Gulf South Region

TULSA, Okla. (September 23, 2014) - The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region of the American Sprint Car Series closes out their 2014 season this Saturday, September 27 at the Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas

Channin Tankersley carries a 101 point advantage over Ray Allen Kulhanek into the season's final event. By starting the Heat Race, Tankersley assures his first championship with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region.

Chris Sweeney holds third with Klint Angelette and John Pate making the top five.

Going into the season's final night, 14 drivers have claimed victory in 19 feature events. The season's highest win count stands at two with Johnny Herrera, Travis Rilat, Tommy Bryant, Ray Allen Kulhanek, and Blake Hahn each earning a pair victories.

Saturday, September 27 at the Battleground Speedway will include Late Models, Pure Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Limited Modifieds, and Dwarf Cars. Gates open at 5:00 P.M. with races getting underway at 7:00 P.M. (CT). Admission is $15 with kids 12 and under admitted free. For more information on the Battleground Speedway, log onto http://www.battleground-speedway.com.

For continued updates on the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Lucas Oil ASCS Heads for 4th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial

TULSA, Okla. (September 22, 2014) - From near and far, they've come to honor "The Rocket" and "The Wrench" and this weekend, friends and family will again gather to pay tribute with the fourth annual Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial this Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27 at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

Headlined by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, the National Tour will be joined by the Speedway Motors Warrior Region as the Missouri arm of the ASCS Nation wraps up their 2014 season. Also on the card will be the Impact Signs W.A.R. Non-Wing Sprint Cars.

Rounds 14 and 15 for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" since 2006, Jason Johnson leads the series in wins with three to his credit, including the first two Hockett/McMillin Memorial events. The four time Lucas Oil ASCS National Champion is the only driver to have made all 13 previous National Tour A-Features at the Lucas Oil Speedway. A pair of top five finishes this past weekend at the I-80 Speedway has propelled Jason Johnson from fourth in tour standings to second.

In ASCS National and Regional competition, 16 events have been held at the Missouri oval.

Brad Loyet brings a 72 point advantage into the weekend double-header. Loyet's best finish at the Lucas Oil Speedway came during the 2014 Speedweek appearance on June 21, crossing third behind Christopher Bell and Tim Crawley.

Defending Hockett/McMillin Memorial Champion, Johnny Herrera, jumped two spots to third going into the fourth annual event with Jeff Swindell slipping from third to fourth after suffering a massive crash in the start of Friday night's feature at the I-80 Speedway. Swindell has placed on the podium once at the Lucas Oil Speedway, doing so on June 22, 2013.

Having to go to a backup car following night one of the Fall Brawl, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. found himself tangled up while trying to avoid another crash on Saturday. The pair of DNF's forced the No. 15 from second to fifth in tour standings. Hafertepe's first of two A-Feature appearances at the Lucas Oil Speedway was on September 30, 2006 where the Sunnyvale, Texas driver placed ninth.

Sixth place Seth Bergman has a best finish of eighth at the Lucas Oil Speedway. Seventh place Matt Covington has placed fourth. Tony Bruce, Jr. eighth, captured a preliminary night victory at the Lucas Oil Speedway on September 27, 2013.

Aaron Reutzel ninth has a best finish of eleventh with Blake Hahn, hoping to better his tenth place run in 2013, currently rounding out the top ten in driver standings going into the Hockett/McMillin Memorial.

Jonathan Cornell leads by 29 markers with the Speedway Motors Warrior Region. Cornell topped the National Tour at the Lucas Oil Speedway on June 22, 2013 after starting eighteenth. In search of his third consecutive regional title, Cornell has five wins on the season. Kyle Bellm holds second with Randy Hibbs third. Hibbs first Warrior Region victory came earlier this season at the Wheatland oval. Jay Russell and J.R. Topper make up the top five in regional standings.

Friday, September 26 will have gates opening at 5:00 P.M. with Hot Laps starting at 6:45 P.M. and racing getting underway at 7:30 P.M. (CT). Saturday, September 27 shows gates opening at 4:30 P.M. followed by Hot Laps at 5:45 P.M. and races beginning at 6:30 P.M. (CT). For more information and to purchase tickets, log onto http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com.

The 2014 event will be filmed for replay on MAVTV. Air dates will be announced at a later date.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Track Information:

Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, Mo. Address: 700 U.S. 54, Wheatland, MO 65779

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com Phone (Track): (417) 282-5984 Email: Dan@lucasoil.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): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 4. Brad Loyet - 3, Jeff Swindell - 3, Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Brian Brown - 2, Seth Bergman - 2, Wayne Johnson - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Sammy Swindell - 1, Davey Heskin - 1, Matt Covington - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 3,306; 2. Jason Johnson 3,234; 3. Johnny Herrera 3,199; 4. Jeff Swindell 3,185; 5. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 3,182; 6. Seth Bergman 3,104; 7. Matt Covington 2.988; 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. 2.888; 9. Aaron Reutzel 2,846; 10 Blake Hahn 2,792;

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Lucas Oil ASCS Quick List - Lucas Oil Speedway: Wheatland, Mo.:

National Tour Winners by Date: Brian Brown (9/30/2006), Jason Johnson (4/19/2008), Shane Stewart (9/26/2009), Tim Crawley (9/25/2010), Tim Crawley (9/23/2011), Jason Johnson (9/24/2011), Cody Baker (6/23/2012), Brady Bacon (9/28/2012), Jason Johnson (9/29/2012), Jonathan Cornell (6/22/2013), Tony Bruce, Jr. (6/27/2013), Johnny Herrera (6/29/2013), Christopher Bell (6/21/2014)

National Tour Win Totals: Jason Johnson 3, Tim Crawley 2, Brian Brown 1, Tony Bruce, Jr., Shane Stewart, Jonathan Cornell, Johnny Herrera, Cody Baker, Christopher Bell, Brady Bacon

Hockett/McMillin Winners: Jason Johnson (2011 and 2012), Johnny Herrera (2013)

National Tour A-Feature Starts: Jason Johnson 13, Brian Brown 12, Dustin Morgan 11, Tony Bruce, Jr. 11, Johnny Herrera 9, Seth Bergman 9, Brad Loyet 8, Randy Martin 8, Brad Bacon 7, Gary Wright 7, Jeff Swindell 7, Jonathan Cornell 7, Josh Fisher 7, Kyle Bellm 7, Tim Crawley 7, Jack Dover 6, Logan Forler 6, Shane Stewart 6, Tyler Blank 6, Zach Chappell 6, Jay Russell 5, Sean McClelland 5, Wayne Johnson 5, Danny Lasoski 4, Danny Wood 4, Derek Hagar 4, Evan Martin 4, Justin Henderson 4, Aaron Berryhill 3, Brandon Hanks 3, Cody Baker 3, Cole Wood 3, Jon Corbin 3, Mark Shirshekan 3, Matt Covington 3, R.J. Johnson 3, Travis Rilat 3, Aaron Reutzel 2, Austin Alumbaugh 2, Blake Hahn 2, Darren Long 2, Don Droud, Jr. 2, Dustin Barks 2, Gavin Punch 2, Jesse Hockett 2, Jordan Boston 2, Kenneth Walker 2, Mathew Fox 2, Mike Trent 2, Miranda Arnold 2, Nick Smith 2, Randy Hibbs 2, Roger Crockett 2, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2, Terry Hinck 2, Toby Brown 2, Brandon Schure, Brian Bell, Brian McClelland, Bryan Grimes, Chris Tarrant, Chris Walker, Christopher Bell, Dan Smith, Darren Stewart, Eric Baldaccini, Eric Schrock, Foster Landon, Garry Lee Maier, Gary Taylor, Gregg Bakker, Harli White, J. Kinder, Jake Martens, Jarrod Schneiderman, Jason Sides, Joe Wood, Jr. Josh Baughman, Kathryne Minter, Kent Buckley, Kerry Madsen, Kyle Carpenter, Layne Himebaugh, Mike Peters, Michelle Moore, Natalie Sather, Nick Smith, Paul McMahan, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Rick Logan, Rusty Potter, Rusty Quick, Tracy Nichols, Trey Robb, Ty Williams, Tyler Drueke, Wyatt Burks

Lucas Oil ASCS A-Feature History - Lucas Oil Speedway: Wheatland, Mo.:

9/30/2006

Finish-Driver

1-Brian Brown 2-Sean McClelland 3-Randy Martin 4-Jesse Hockett 5-Aaron Berryhill 6-Gavin Punch 7-Gary Wright 8-Darren Stewart 9-Sam Hafertepe Jr 10-Jon Corbin 11-Bryan Grimes 12-Trey Robb 13-Toby Brown 14-Mike Peters 15-Terry Hinck 16-Foster Landon 17-Travis Rilat 18-Tracy Nichols 19-Jason Johnson 20-Eric Schrock 21-Rusty Potter 22-Zach Chappell 23-Matt Fox 24-Nick Smith 25-Kent Buckley

4/19/2008

Finish-Driver

1-Jason Johnson 2-Danny Lasoski 3-Zach Chappell 4-Jason Sides 5-Brian Brown 6-Jack Dover 7-Wayne Johnson 8-Kenneth Walker 9-Travis Rilat 10-Gary Wright 11-Don Droud, Jr. 12-Garry Lee Maier 13-Randy Martin 14-Toby Brown 15-Eric Baldaccini 16-Nick Smith 17-Gary Taylor 18-Kathryne Minter 19-J. Kinder 20-Chris Tarrant 21-Terry Hinck 22-Matt Fox 23-Natalie Sather 24-Jay Russell 25-Josh Fisher

9/26/2009

Finish-Driver

1-Shane Stewart 2-Jason Johnson 3-Brian Brown 4-Gary Wright 5-Danny Wood 6-Kerry Madsen 7-Travis Rilat 8-Paul McMahan 9-Jesse Hockett 10-Jack Dover 11-Josh Fisher 12-Brady Bacon 13-Tim Crawley 14-Tony Bruce, Jr. 15-Sean McClelland 16-Darren Long 17-Don Droud, Jr. 18-Dustin Morgan 19-Kyle Bellm 20-Chris Walker 21-Brian McClelland 22-Randy Martin 23-Mark Shirshekan 24-Aaron Berryhill 25-Kenneth Walker

9/25/2010

Finish-Driver

1-Tim Crawley 2-Shane Stewart 3-Brady Bacon 4-Jonathan Cornell 5-Jason Johnson 6-Tony Bruce Jr 7-Dustin Morgan 8-Sean McClelland 9-Austin Alumbaugh 10-Darren Long 11-Zach Chappell 12-Ricky Logan 13-Dustin Barks 14-J Kinder 15-Josh Fisher 16-Brian Brown 17-Gregg Bakker 18-Matt Covington 19-Danny Wood 20-Tyler Blank 21-Dan Smith 22-Jon Corbin 23-Aaron Berryhill 24-Jack Dover 25-Rusty Quick

9/23/2011 (Hockett/McMillin I)

Finish-Driver

1-Tim Crawley 2-Brian Brown 3-Jason Johnson 4-Jack Dover 5-Jeff Swindell 6-Dustin Morgan 7-Shane Stewart 8-Cody Baker 9-Jonathan Cornell 10-Kyle Bellm 11-Brad Loyet 12-Johnny Herrera 13-Tony Bruce, Jr. 14-Austin Alumbaugh 15-Randy Martin 16-Aaron Reutzel 17-Mark Shirshekan 18-Seth Bergman 19-Brady Bacon 20-Josh Fisher 21-Mike Trent 22-Gavin Punch 23-Evan Martin 24-Kyle Carpenter

9/24/2011 (Hockett/McMillin I)

Finish -Driver

1-Jason Johnson 2-Tim Crawley 3-Brian Brown 4-Jack Dover 5-Jeff Swindell 6-Dustin Morgan 7-Gary Wright 8-Shane Stewart 9-Tony Bruce Jr 10-Johnny Herrera 11-Matt Covington 12-Seth Bergman 13-Jordan Boston 14-Ray Allen Kulhanek 15-Dustin Barks 16-Brady Bacon 17-Zach Chappell 18-Randy Martin 19-Tyler Drueke 20-Kyle Bellm 21-Ty Williams 22-Mark Shirshekan 23-Nick Smith

6/23/2012

Finish-Driver

1-Cody Baker 2-Brian Brown 3-Kyle Bellm 4-Tony Bruce Jr 5-Zach Chappell 6-Jonathan Cornell 7-Sean McClelland 8-Brad Loyet 9-Josh Fisher 10-Johnny Herrera 11-Gary Wright 12-Tyler Blank 13-Danny Lasoski 14-Jason Johnson 15-Seth Bergman 16-Wayne Johnson 17-Brady Bacon 18-Logan Forler 19-Danny Wood 20-Randy Martin 21-Joe Wood Jr 22 (DNF)-Jon Corbin 23 (DNF)-Mike Trent 24 (DNF)-Dustin Morgan

9/28/2012 (Hockett/McMillin II)

Finish-Driver

1-Brady Bacon 2-Tony Bruce, Jr. 3-Brian Brown 4-Shane Stewart 5-Wayne Johnson 6-Jonathan Cornell 7-Jason Johnson 8-Brandon Hanks 9-Johnny Herrera 10-Jack Dover 11-Dustin Morgan 12-Justin Henderson 13-Miranda Arnold 14-Logan Forler 15-Layne Himebaugh 16-Tyler Blank 17-Brad Loyet 18-Kyle Bellm 19-R.J. Johnson 20-Gary Wright 21-Seth Bergman 22-Derek Hagar

9/29/2012 (Hockett/McMillin II)

Finish-Driver

1-Jason Johnson 2-Shane Stewart 3-Brady Bacon 4-Brian Brown 5-Logan Forler 6-Tony Bruce, Jr. 7-Wayne Johnson 8-Gary Wright 9-Jonathan Cornell 10-Derek Hagar 11-Brandon Schure 12-Brad Loyet 13-Jeff Swindell 14-Johnny Herrera 15-Justin Henderson 16-Seth Bergman 17-Jake Martens 18-Jordan Boston 19-R.J. Johnson 20-Tyler Blank 21-Jay Russell 22-Dustin Morgan

6/22/2013

Finish-Driver

1-Jonathan Cornell 2-Miranda Arnold 3-Jeff Swindell 4-Jason Johnson 5-Brad Loyet 6-Logan Forler 7-Dustin Morgan 8-Cole Wood 9-Johnny Herrera 10-Tony Bruce, Jr. 11-Jay Russell 12-Brian Brown 13-Seth Bergman 14-Kyle Bellm 15-Evan Martin 16-Tyler Blank 17-Cody Baker 18-Mitchell Moore 19-Brandon Hahn 20-Wyatt Burks 21-Brandon Hanks 22-Randy Hibbs

9/27/2013 (Hockett/McMillin III)

Finish-Driver

1-Tony Bruce, Jr 2-Brian Brown 3-Derek Hagar 4-Roger Crockett 5-Jason Johnson 6-Brad Loyet 7-Evan Martin 8-Seth Bergman 9-Tim Crawley 10-Blake Hahn 11-Danny Lasoski 12-Jeff Swindell 13-Cole Wood 14-Dustin Morgan 15-Logan Forler 16-Johnny Herrera 17-Jarrod Schneiderman 18-Sean McClelland 19-R.J. Johnson 20-Jay Russell 21-Randy Martin 22-Justin Henderson

9/29/2013 (Hockett/McMillin III)

Finish-Driver

1-Johnny Herrera 2-Brian Brown 3-Tony Bruce, Jr. 4-Jason Johnson 5-Danny Lasoski 6-Jeff Swindell 7-Brad Loyet 8-Dustin Morgan 9-Roger Crockett 10-Derek Hagar 11-Logan Forler 12-Seth Bergman 13-Kyle Bellm 14-Evan Martin 15-Jay Russell 16-Brandon Hahn 17-Cole Wood 18-Josh Fisher 19-Randy Martin 20-Justin Henderson 21-Tim Crawley 22-Wayne Johnson 23-Brian Bell

6/21/2014

Finish-Driver

1-Christopher Bell 2-Tim Crawley 3-Brad Loyet 4-Matt Covington 5-Johnny Herrera 6-Jonathan Cornell 7-Jason Johnson 8-Brandon Hanks 9-Seth Bergman 10-Dustin Morgan 11-Aaron Reutzel 12-Tyler Blank 13-Jeff Swindell 14-Danny Wood 15-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 16-Zach Chappell 17-Tony Bruce, Jr. 18-Blake Hahn 19-Josh Fisher 20-Harli White 21-Randy Hibbs 22-Josh Baughman

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

(September 22, 2014) - An eventful weekend to say the least for the American Sprint Car Series as the Casey's General Store Midwest Fall Brawl III took place at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. along with action in the Northwest, Southwest, and 305cid Regions.

Six events took place in Arizona, Nebraska, and New Mexico, with first time winners, and big time winners. Year to date race count stands at 146 for 173 ASCS sanctioned events with 70 winners in both ASCS 360cid and 305cid competition.

This past weekend also saw a pair of ASCS Regions wrap up their 2014 seasons.

The Winners:

Friday, September 19, 2014

• Wayne Johnson (National / Midwest) - Career win No. 42 for Wayne Johnson in ASCS National competition, Johnson's win was his first at the I-80 Speedway with the American Sprint Car Series.

• Steve Vague (Northwest) - A first time winner with the ASCS Northwest Region, Vague captured the opening night of the 2014 season finale, battling in traffic with Jared Peterson for the win at the Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

• Wayne Johnson (National / Midwest) - The single largest payday of Wayne Johnson's career, the Oklahoma native defied the odds by sweeping the Casey's General Store Midwest Fall Brawl III for a combined weekend payout of $61,150.

• Lorne Wofford (Southwest) - The New Mexico shoe captured his first ASCS Southwest win of the season at the Tucson International Raceway on Saturday night, and fifth overall with the Region.

• Cesar Fuentes (West Texas 305cid) - The third time in 2014, Cesar Fuentes topped action at the Southern New Mexico Speedway from ninth on Saturday night.

• Logan Forler (Northwest) - The No. 2L returned to ASCS Victory Lane with a last lap pass at the Central Washington State Fair Raceway on Saturday night for his fourth overall victory with the Northwest Region and third in 2014.

News and Notes:

• Winning Big - Speaking of first time winners, and big time winners, Wayne Johnson was both over the weekend. His first score at the I-80 Speedway in ASCS competition on Friday night, Johnson quickly followed that up with his second at the four-tenths mile oval on Saturday night to claim the Durst Motorplex/Hotrod Paintless Dent Repair Double Down Back to Back $50,000 Challenge.

• Numerology? - Something fun to note about the weekend in Greenwood, Neb. is that Wayne's first win at the Nebraska oval was the National Tour's 777th A-Feature. With a number like 77x, you could say that races 777 and 778 had Wayne Johnson's name all over them.

• Dodging the Weather - Saturday morning saw nearly 2.5" of rain fall at the I-80 Speedway. The Pits looked like cake batter with cars, rigs, and quads getting stuck. Thankfully the sun was shining early and crews were able to get the Pits rolled in. This did push back the evening's start time, but the show was worth it.

• Had it won - Reported by ASCS Southwest Director, Roger Toops, Saturday night at Tucson saw a dominating performance by Joshua Williams. Lapping into the top 10 in the 21 car field, a tangle with slower cars sent the No. 41w flipping hard.

• Bouncing Back - Staying with the Southwest Region, one driver that had to overcome a crash was Bob Ream, Jr. Going from fourteenth to seventh by the eighth round, Ream had to visit the work area where his crew got Phoenix driver back to the track to finish sixth.

• First for Vague - Drawing the pole for Friday night's feature at the Central Washington State Fair Raceway, Steve Vague picked up his first win with the ASCS Northwest Region. As reported by Ben Deatherage, the race for the lead got dicey in traffic with Jared Peterson but the No. 7n was unable to keep point, putting the Cottage Grove, Ore. driver second at the checkered flag.

• Just in time - Starting seventh on Saturday with the ASCS Northwest Region, Logan Forler pulled off the last lap pass on Henry Van Dam to win the 2014 season finale. Running third on a Lap 18 caution, Forler worked by Colton Heath and set sites on Van Dam for a last lap pass in traffic.

• Billy Alley - The 2005 Speedway Motors Midwest Regional Champion is now a two time champion with the Nebraska based region of the American Sprint Car Series, wrapping up his 2014 campaign this past weekend at the I-80 Speedway.

• Colin Baker - A first time champion with the ASCS Northwest Region, Colin Baker captured the 2014 title by 124 markers over J.J. Hickle. Baker's season included one win, seven top-fives, and twelve top-tens.

• No Rain - Almost unheard of in the Northwest, the 2014 season did not see a rain out. This is the first time the region has been able to complete every scheduled race.

• All over the place - The points from second through fifth with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour continue to shake up. Entering the I-80 Speedway, it was Loyet, Hafertepe, Swindell, Johnson, and Herrera. Coming out of the Fall Brawl, Loyet still leads but now has Jason Johnson back to second from fourth, Johnny Herrera from fifth to third, Jeff Swindell from third to fourth, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. from second to fifth.

Coming Up:

The fourth annual Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial takes place this Friday, September 26, and Saturday, September 27 at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Speedway Motors Warrior Region headlining the weekend along with the Impact Signs W.A.R. Non Wing Sprint Cars. Tickets are on sale at http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region will bring their 2014 season to a close on Saturday, September 27 at the Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas.

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.

 

 

Wofford Triumphs with ASCS Southwest at Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. (September 20, 2014) - A trip to Tucson ended with victory for Lorne Wofford, as the New Mexico ace topped the ASCS Southwest Region at the Tucson International Raceway.

Winning from seventh, Wofford took over the lead on Lap 21 after race long leader, Joshua Williams, went flipping down the back straight-a-way after tangling with a pair of slower cars. Despite being docked on a restart for passing before the cone, James Mosher rebounded to second with J.T. Imperial third. Rick Ziehl crossed fourth from eighth with Casey Buckman making the top five.

Crashing early on, Bob Ream, Jr. was able to fight back to sixth from the tail of the field. Kaylene Verville, Nick Parker, Kristine Lindahl, and Brent McKee completed the top ten.

The Southwest Region of the American Sprint Car Series competes next at the Arizona Speedway on October 4. For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

ASCS Southwest Region Tucson International Raceway - Tucson, Ariz. Saturday, September 20, 2014

Car Count: 21

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 22-Mike Rux Jr; 2. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 3. 91-Casey Buckman; 4. 12-James Mosher; 5. 8-Bob Ream Jr; 6. 5-Bud Rowe; 7. 29S-Darrell Sickles

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 41W-Joshua Williams; 2. 57X-James Aragon; 3. 01-Kaylene Verville; 4. TI64-Alex Pettas; 5. 90-Lance Norick; 6. 27-Perry McMillan; 7. 9-Ryan Linder

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Lorne Wofford; 2. 75-J.T. Imperial; 3. 14-Cody Sickles; 4. 55-Brent McKee; 5. 33-Kristine Lindahl; 6. 94-Nick Parker; DNS 11T-Steve Lohn

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 18-Lorne Wofford[7]; 2. 12-James Mosher[1]; 3. 75-J.T. Imperial[6]; 4. 20Z-Rick Ziehl[8]; 5. 91-Casey Buckman[5]; 6. 8-Bob Ream Jr[14]; 7. 01-Kaylene Verville[9]; 8. 94-Nick Parker[17]; 9. 33-Kristine Lindahl[13]; 10. 55-Brent McKee[12]; 11. 29S-Darrell Sickles[19]; 12. 14-Cody Sickles[10]; 13. (DNF) 41W-Joshua Williams[2]; 14. (DNF) TI64-Alex Pettas[11]; 15. (DNF) 27-Perry McMillan[16]; 16. (DNF) 57X-James Aragon[4]; 17. (DNF) 90-Lance Norick[15]; 18. (DNF) 9-Ryan Linder[20]; 19. (DNF) 5-Bud Rowe[18]; 20. (DNF) 22-Mike Rux Jr[3]; DNS 11T-Steve Lohn

 

 

History Made: Wayne Johnson Sweeps the Midwest Fall Brawl III

GREENWOOD, Neb. (September 20, 2014) - It's the little things that matter, and for Wayne Johnson it was a quarter turn of weight that made the difference between winning and losing on Saturday, September 20, 2014 as the Oklahoma City native captured the biggest payday of his career, and largest payout in ASCS history by winning the Durst Motorplex/Hotrod Paintless Dent Repair Double Down Back to Back $50,000 Challenge in the Casey's General Store Midwest Fall Brawl III at the I-80 Speedway.

"I could go on and on about the people who help us on this thing," said Wayne about the myriad of supports on the No. 77x. "There are probably 15 people who own parts on this thing -- but I have to thank more than anybody my wife, and my little girl, who's going to be seven on Friday, that doesn't get to see her daddy that much because we travel so much."

Gridding the field sixth, a good start shot the No. 77x to third before the red flew on the start of the second lap for Blake Hahn and Ian Madsen. Both drivers were okay. On the restart, Wayne was challenged in every corner by Jason Johnson with the No. 41 gaining the advantage on Lap 5. While battling with the No. 77x for the runner up spot, Dusty Zomer began pulling away.

Caution on Lap 7 for Brad Loyet and Thomas Kennedy, the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 82x marched again away with the lead.

Red on Lap 9 for Tony Bruce, Jr. the race resumed with Brian Brown grabbing everyone's attention. After starting eighteenth, the FVP No. 21 was already up to fifth. Hauling after Sam Hafertepe, Jr on the restart, Brown began his battle with Wayne and Jason Johnson until the cushion bit the No. 21, sending Brown flipping in turn one. Trying to avoid the crash, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. and Jerrod Schneiderman's nights ended as the pair made contact.

With the red open, the adjustment that changed the course of Wayne Johnson's night put the No. 77x on rail on the restart. Working back around Jason Johnson on the restart, Wayne set his sights on Zomer. Working every line that the No. 82 wasn't, there wasn't a fan seated as Johnson made the race winning pass on Lap 24.

"I tell you what; we were in trouble before that red came out," commented Johnson. "We really were, we were so damn tight down there and we couldn't even turn. I knew [Brian] Brown was coming and I bounced it through the hole and like to knock the fence down, then I guess he did right behind me."

Following the win, Phil Durst, of Durst Motorplex, awarded Wayne Johnson with an additional $1,000, bringing his overall weekend winnings to $61,150.

Working into the mix in the closing laps, twelfth starting Danny Lasoski worked past Jason Johnson and Dusty Zomer for the runner-up spot, "We weren't quite as good as we were last night, but Mark Burch and everyone with Mark Burch Motorsports did a phenomenal job. We just ended up second and the No. 77x did a great job and they deserve to win."

After leading the first 23 laps, Dusty Zomer grabbed the final podium step.

"We didn't need that open red," chuckled Zomer. "I know a couple guys were going to fine turn their car but we had a great game plan going, and it was working really well. We made some great laps there at the end but the longer the run, it seemed like I got a little bit worse, and that open red just let these guys come on but we led a lot of laps, had a lot of fun, and ended up on the front stretch both nights."

Jason Johnson ended up fourth, cutting his deficit on Loyet from 112 to 72 going into the Hockett/McMillin Memorial. Knoxville Raceway regular, Clint Garner, grabbed fifth after starting seventeenth.

Johnny Herrera was sixth from fourteenth with Aaron Reutzel advancing nine spots to claim seventh. Jack Dover pocketed an extra $1,000 from Searsboro Telephone as the night's Hard Charger, coming from twenty-fourth to eighth. Seth Bergman was ninth with Terry McCarl from twenty-first to complete the top ten.

A total of 48 drivers took part in the Casey's General Store Midwest Fall Brawl III with 44 making the call on Saturday night. Five Heat Races went to Jason Martin, Jerrod Schneiderman, Tony Bruce, Jr., Seth Brahmer, and Danny Lasoski. A pair of B-Features went to Brian Brown and Clint Garner.

Blake Hahn took a points based provisional into the night's A-Feature. As the defending champion, Jack Dover was given a promoter's provisional.

The final night of racing for the Speedway Motors Midwest Region, Billy Alley claimed his second Regional Championship since 2005. Jack Dover ended up second with Danny Lasoski, Tyler Drueke, and Jason Martin in the top five.

The race for the 2014 Lucas Oil ASCS National Championship heads for the Lucas Oil Speedway on Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27 with the fourth annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial. Tickets are on sale at http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Casey's General Store Midwest Fall Brawl III Bonuses:

$3,000 Lap Money Won: Dusty Zomer $1,350; Wayne Johnson $900; Jason Johnson

$450; Danny Lasoski $270; Jerrod Schneiderman $30

$1,000 Searsboro Telephone Hard Charger: Jack Dover

$300 Electrical Systems Podium Draw: Danny Lasoski

$250 DeBerg Concrete Fastest Lap: Clint Garner - 14.782 seconds

$250 Mike Avilla Racer Appreciation Award: Sheldon Haudenschild and Billy Alley

$100 Zeitner & Sons Trucking "First Car out of the Race": Blake Hahn

Race Results:

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real I-80 Speedway - Greenwood, Neb. Casey's General Store Midwest Fall Brawl III Saturday, September 20, 2014

Car Count: 44 Event Count: 48

SpeedMart Heat Races (8 laps): Winners plus the next 7 highest in Passing Points transfer to the A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 5X-Jason Martin[6]; 2. 82X-Dusty Zomer[8]; 3. 77-John Klabunde[1]; 4. 17X-Josh Baughman[3]; 5. 18R-Ryan Roberts[5]; 6. 82-Jason Danley[4]; 7. 24BH-Justin Henderson[7]; 8. (DNF) 17W-Harli White[2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 14S-Jarrod Schneiderman[2]; 2. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[4]; 3. 94-Jeff Swindell[3]; 4. 3H-Brandon Hanks[8]; 5. 12-Tyler Drueke[5]; 6. 3-Billy Alley[7]; 7. 44K-David Kubart[1]; 8. 9N-Wade Nygaard[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 3. 21-Brian Brown[3]; 4. 17-Blake Hahn[5]; 5. 40-Clint Garner[8]; 6. 4-Stevie Smith[7]; 7. 17G-Gage Dorr[2]; 8. 99-Davey Heskin[6]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 13V-Seth Brahmer[1]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[3]; 3. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips[2]; 4. 6-Terry McCarl[4]; 5. 4J-Lee Grosz[5]; 6. 22-Tony Shilling[7]; 7. 53-Jack Dover[6]; 8. 2A-Randy Hibbs[8]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 1M-Danny Lasoski[1]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4]; 4. 1B-Sheldon Haudenschild[5]; 5. 18M-Ian Madsen[8]; 6. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[6]; 7. 17WX-Jonathan Cornell[3]; 8. 23S-Stuart (Stu) Snyder[7]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features (12 laps): Top 3 from each advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 40-Clint Garner[1]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell[2]; 3. 6-Terry McCarl[5]; 4. 1B-Sheldon Haudenschild[4]; 5. 4-Stevie Smith[8]; 6. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips[3]; 7. 18R-Ryan Roberts[6]; 8. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[9]; 9. 4J-Lee Grosz[7]; 10. 99-Davey Heskin[14]; 11. 17G-Gage Dorr[12]; 12. 44K-David Kubart[13]; 13. (DNF) 17WX-Jonathan Cornell[11]; DNS 24BH-Justin Henderson

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown[2]; 2. 17X-Josh Baughman[5]; 3. 18M-Ian Madsen[1]; 4. 17-Blake Hahn[3]; 5. 3-Billy Alley[7]; 6. 22-Tony Shilling[8]; 7. 82-Jason Danley[9]; 8. 53-Jack Dover[10]; 9. 17W-Harli White[14]; 10. 77-John Klabunde[4]; 11. 23S-Stuart (Stu) Snyder[12]; 12. (DNF) 2A-Randy Hibbs[11]; 13. (DNF) 12-Tyler Drueke[6]; DNS 9N-Wade Nygaard

Protect the Harvest A-Feature (30 Laps):.

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson[6]; 2. 1M-Danny Lasoski[12]; 3. 82X-Dusty Zomer[1]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson[4]; 5. 40-Clint Garner[17]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera[14]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel[16]; 8. 53-Jack Dover[24]; 9. 23-Seth Bergman[7]; 10. 6-Terry McCarl[21]; 11. 17X-Josh Baughman[20]; 12. 3H-Brandon Hanks[13]; 13. 95-Matt Covington[15]; 14. 94-Jeff Swindell[19]; 15. 5X-Jason Martin[5]; 16. 13V-Seth Brahmer[11]; 17. (DNF) 21-Brian Brown[18]; 18. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertep9e Jr[9]; 19. (DNF) 14S-Jarrod Schneiderman[2]; 20. (DNF) 18-Tony Bruce Jr[10]; 21. (DNF) 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 22. (DNF) 20K-Thomas Kennedy[8]; 23. (DNF) 18M-Ian Madsen[22]; 24. (DNF) 17-Blake Hahn[23]

Lap Leader(s): Dusty Zomer 1-24, Wayne Johnson 25-30 KSE Hard Charger: Jack Dover +16 FSR High Point: Jason Martin Hawk Performance A-Feature Fastest Lap: Dusty Zomer - 16.226 seconds CSI Rebound: Blake Hahn Provisional(s): Blake Hahn (BP1), Jack Dover (PP)

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 4. Brad Loyet - 3, Jeff Swindell - 3, Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Brian Brown - 2, Seth Bergman - 2, Wayne Johnson - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Sammy Swindell - 1, Davey Heskin - 1, Matt Covington - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 3,306; 2. Jason Johnson 3,234; 3. Johnny Herrera 3,199; 4. Jeff Swindell 3,185; 5. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 3,182; 6. Seth Bergman 3,104; 7. Matt Covington 2.988; 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. 2.888; 9. Aaron Reutzel 2,846; 10 Blake Hahn 2,792;

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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.

 

 

Vague Wins First Career Victory In Night One At Yakima

Ben Deatherage (September 19, 2014) - The American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region was in action for the first of two nights of championship weekend the at Central Washington State Fair Raceway on Friday September 19th. The series would attract twenty-eight entries to the Yakima 3/8-mile clay oval with teams representing the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Arizona as well as the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.

Seizing the lead on the initial start Gold Bar pilot Steve Vague would set a rapid pace. Vague, in his Elma Lanes/Shark Racing Engines #08 Rocket, would negotiate some tricky traffic that almost made him forfeit the lead but each time Vague would be in a position to pull away and reestablish some breathing room.

The biggest challenge of the night would come from the likes of Jared Peterson from Stanwood when he would briefly seize the lead with just a few laps to go while in traffic only for Vague to get back around him and the caution to come out. Vague would master the final pair of restarts to go on and collect his first ever series victory with the ASCS-Northwest Region after several years of tying. He becomes the eleventh different winner in 2014 and the seventh different series winner at Central Washington State Fair Raceway.

Jared Peterson was a respectable second in the Roger Henderson owned Island Muffler and Brake/Cascade Metal Recycling/Bailey Brothers Performance Center #7N KPC followed by Colin Baker from Cottage Grove, Oregon in third piloting the Tim Galloway owned Steelhouse Metal Roofing Supply/Meyers Logging/Team Dirt Dog/Huddle Automotive Repair #83 KPC. The balance of the top five would consist of the Doug Rutz owned Richmond Engines/Firedown Graphics/XXX Race Co./Rutz Racing #8R XXX of Trey Starks from Puyallup in fourth and Snohomish’s Reece Goetz in his Great Western Transport/Elma Lanes/Speedmart Inc./Goetz Brothers Racing #9R Eagle was fifth.

The Dave Smith Motorsports/Richmond Engines/DCSigns.ca #8R Maxim of Mill Creek native Cam Smith won the consolation feature. Earlier in the evening four heat races were ran with winners being Steve Vague, Langley, British Columbia’s Brady Janson driving for the Doug Rutz owned Richmond Engines/Firedown Graphics/XXX Race Co./Rutz Racing #8J XXX, Colin Baker, and Jared Peterson.

In other news Colin Baker extended his seventy-nine point lead to ninety-two over J.J. Hickle. The ASCS-Northwest Region will return to action on Saturday September 20th at the Central Washington State Fair Raceway for the final round of the 2014 campaign. The latest news and information regarding the ASCS-Northwest Region can be found at www.ascsnorhwest.com.

Race Summary: ASCS-Northwest Region Race #15 Friday September 20th, 2014 Central Washington State Fair Raceway Yakima, Washington

A Feature: 1. 08-Steve Vague[1]; 2. 7N-Jared Peterson[5]; 3. 83-Colin Baker[4]; 4. 8R-Trey Starks[11]; 5. 9R-Reece Goetz[13]; 6. 23N-J.J. Hickle[16]; 7. 44H-Eric Fisher[2]; 8. 0J-Jay Cole[9]; 9. 33V-Henry VanDam[15]; 10. 21-Robbie Price[12]; 11. 25-Colton Heath[19]; 12. 98-Matt Jensen[10]; 13. 8J-Brady Janson[6]; 14. 4J-Allison Journey[14]; 15. 2L-Logan Forler[8]; 16. 5-Michael Bollinger[20]; 17. 44W-Austen Wheatley[18]; 18. 5R-Steve Reeves[7]; 19. 97R-Jason Reed[3]; DNS 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith

B Feature: 1. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith[2]; 2. 44W-Austen Wheatley[6]; 3. 25-Colton Heath[4]; 4. 5-Michael Bollinger[5]; 5. 23L-Rob Lindsey[7]; 6. 11X-Jake Gilman[1]; 7. 81-Darren Smith[3]; 8. 6A-Kady Adelman[10]; 9. 3G-Garret Johnson[11]; DNS 10-Kyle Miller; DNS 22-Garen Linder; DNS 27W-Guy Weedman

Heat 1: 1. 08-Steve Vague[2]; 2. 0J-Jay Cole[1]; 3. 44H-Eric Fisher[5]; 4. 9R-Reece Goetz[6]; 5. 23N-J.J. Hickle[7]; 6. 5-Michael Bollinger[3]; 7. 3G-Garret Johnson[4]

Heat 2: 1. 8J-Brady Janson[1]; 2. 5R-Steve Reeves[6]; 3. 8R-Trey Starks[4]; 4. 2L-Logan Forler[7]; 5. 25-Colton Heath[3]; 6. 23L-Rob Lindsey[2]; 7. 6A-Kady Adelman[5]

Heat 3: 1. 83-Colin Baker[2]; 2. 98-Matt Jensen[1]; 3. 21-Robbie Price[4]; 4. 33V-Henry VanDam[5]; 5. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith[6]; 6. 44W-Austen Wheatley[3]; 7. 27W-Guy Weedman[7]

Heat 4: 1. 7N-Jared Peterson[7]; 2. 97R-Jason Reed[2]; 3. 4J-Allison Journey[5]; 4. 11X-Jake Gilman[4]; 5. 81-Darren Smith[6]; 6. 10-Kyle Miller[3]; DNS 22-Garen Linder

Current American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region Point Standings (Top Ten): 1. 83-Colin Baker 1814; 2. 3/23N-J.J. Hickle 1722; 3. 9R-Reece Goetz 1658; 4. 22-Garen Linder 1503; 5. 77-Kyle Hirst 1373; 6. 7N

 

 

Wayne Johnson Dominates Fall Brawl III Opener at I-80 Speedway

GREENWOOD, Neb. (September 19, 2014) - For the first time since 2012, Wayne Johnson returned to Victory Lane with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, taking night one of the Casey's General Store Midwest Fall Brawl III at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

Racing with vigor, Johnson led the distance for his 42nd career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win, and setting up for what could be the Oklahoma driver's largest payday of the year. The win is also Wayne's first at the I-80 Speedway in ASCS competition. .

"We've struggled for about a year now trying every kind of car and everything we can do," commented Johnson in Victory Lane. "The guys that work on this thing, they bust their butts. We've been sucking pretty badly so it's tough to get motivated but I've got to thank Eric Slade. He built these shocks this week, it was just something we've never tried, and Donny Schatz is going pretty damn good on these shocks so we figured we'd try a set -- Completely different racecar."

Asked about the idea of taking home the Durst Motorplex/Hotrod Paintless Dent Repair Double Down Back to Back $50,000 Challenge, Johnson chuckled a bit, "As bad as our year's been, and as empty as my bank account is if we can win this thing tomorrow, we might get to have Christmas."

Red on the start for Trevor Grossenbacher going upside down, the second start yielded a six car pile-up as Ian Madsen went sideways after contact from another driver, sent the No. 18m into traffic with Terry McCarl, Jeff Swindell, Cody Ledger, Don Droud, Jr., and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. all collected. All drivers were okay. Swindell was the only driver able to make repairs and rejoin the field.

On the third attempt, Wayne Johnson battled briefly with Seth Bergman to lead the opening lap. With the green lights staying on from there, the race was from second back as Johnson opened up his advantage to over two seconds.

Working past Bergman on Lap 6, ASCS National point's leader, Brad Loyet, gave chase as the leaders all raced through traffic. Stalked by Jason Johnson, the pair traded slide jobs at both ends of the I-80 Speedway with Jason gaining the advantage on Lap 24 for the second podium step.

Asked about the battle with Loyet, Johnson commented that the race was good and gave thanks to the track crew, "Hats off to the I-80 crew, they really did a great job. We had a top and a bottom and for a driver, that's a driver's dream to have something to race on like that."

After fighting with traffic, Loyet crossed third for the Missouri shoe's eleventh podium of the season, "Unfortunately lapped cars just didn't play into our hand. I thought I was running Wayne down for a little bit but lapped cars got in the way. Good thing, we're locked into the show and it was really good points night for us and that's the big picture here."

Seth Bergman ended up slipping to finish fourth. A spirited battle with Dusty Zomer for the final transfer into Saturday's feature event, Seth was down for not winning, but not out, "It's really important to get locked in like that. Any other night we'd be thrilled about the lock in, but with the $50,000 bonus on the line, you had to win it to have a shot so I'm a little disappointed we let that get away but we are points racing to so to get a top four, and get locked in definitely benefits this No. 23 machine."

Dusty Zomer completed the top five and pocked an extra $300 in the Electrical Systems, Inc. random podium draw along with the $250 already collected from DeBerg Concrete for setting the fastest overall time of the night during Heat Races.

Johnny Herrera advanced ten spots from sixteenth to sixth with Danny Lasoski starting eighteenth after coming from the night's second B-Feature to finish seventh, and earn a $1,000 bonus from Searsboro Telephone as the Hard Charger. Brian Brown crossed eighth with Jack Dover ninth from thirteenth. Stevie Smith completed the top ten.

A total of 47 drivers drew in for six Heat Races won by Brandon Hanks, Randy Hibbs, Dusty Zomer, Seth Bergman, Cole Wood, and Stevie Smith. A pair of B-Features went to Don Droud, Jr. and Danny Lasoski. Provisional starts went to Jeff Swindell and Matt Covington. The start was Swindell's final full point provisional of the season and Covington's first of the year/

Loyet ends the night now 112 points ahead of Jason Johnson. Jumping from fourth to second, Johnson dropped Sam Hafertepe, Jr., who was involved in the pileup on the start, to third 18 points back from second. Jeff Swindell sits five points back from Hafertepe with Johnny Herrera nine points away from taking third.

The Speedway Motors Midwest Region saw high points going to Danny Lasoski. Brian Brown, Jack Dover, Billy Alley, and Lee Grosz were the top five point earners for the region.

The Casey's General Store Midwest Fall Brawl III continues on Saturday, September 20 at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. with gates opening at 5:00 P.M. and races getting underway at 7:15 P.M. (CT). For more information, log onto http://www.i80speedway.com. Live online PPV can be found at http://www.racinboys.com.

To keep up with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Casey's General Store Midwest Fall Brawl III Bonuses:

$2,500 Lap Money Won: Wayne Johnson - $1,250; Brad Loyet - $680; Jason Johnson - $360; Seth Bergman - $210

$1,000 Searsboro Telephone Hard Charger: Danny Lasoski

$300 Electrical Systems Podium Draw: Dusty Zomer

$250 DeBerg Concrete Fastest Lap: Dusty Zomer 15.344 seconds

$200 Mike Avilla Racer Appreciation Award: Thomas Kennedy and Josh Baughman

$100 Zeitner & Sons Trucking "First Car out of the Race": Trevor Grossenbacher

Race Results:

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real I-80 Speedway - Greenwood, Neb. Casey's General Store Midwest Fall Brawl III Friday, September 19, 2014

Car Count: 47

SpeedMart Heat Races (8 laps): Winners plus the next 10 highest in Passing Points transfer to the A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 3H-Brandon Hanks[2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown[7]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[8]; 4. 99-Davey Heskin[5]; 5. 17G-Gage Dorr[1]; 6. 23S-Stuart (Stu) Snyder[3]; 7. 44K-David Kubart[4]; 8. (DNF) 40-Clint Garner[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2A-Randy Hibbs[2]; 2. 18M-Ian Madsen[6]; 3. 1M-Danny Lasoski[3]; 4. 1B-Sheldon Haudenschild[1]; 5. 3-Billy Alley[4]; 6. 4J-Lee Grosz[8]; 7. 13V-Seth Brahmer[5]; 8. 17-Blake Hahn[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 82X-Dusty Zomer[6]; 2. 35L-Cody Ledger[1]; 3. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[2]; 4. 18R-Ryan Roberts[3]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[8]; 6. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips[4]; 7. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[7]; 8. 5X-Jason Martin[5]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 4. 24BH-Justin Henderson[4]; 5. 17X-Josh Baughman[7]; 6. 82-Jason Danley[5]; 7. 22-Tony Shilling[8]; 8. (DNF) 14S-Jarrod Schneiderman[6]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 17WX-Cole Wood[1]; 2. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[4]; 3. 35-Trevor Grossenbacher[2]; 4. 12-Tyler Drueke[7]; 5. 2-Don Droud Jr[8]; 6. 6-Terry McCarl[6]; 7. 94-Jeff Swindell[5]; 8. 77-John Klabunde[3]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 4-Stevie Smith[1]; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson[4]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson[6]; 4. 53-Jack Dover[7]; 5. 17W-Harli White[3]; 6. 95-Matt Covington[5]; 7. 9N-Wade Nygaard[2]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features (12 laps): Top 3 from each advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 2-Don Droud Jr[2]; 2. 3-Billy Alley[7]; 3. 4J-Lee Grosz[6]; 4. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[1]; 5. 99-Davey Heskin[4]; 6. 24BH-Justin Henderson[5]; 7. 22-Tony Shilling[10]; 8. 82-Jason Danley[9]; 9. 23S-Stuart (Stu) Snyder[11]; 10. 77-John Klabunde[16]; 11. 17-Blake Hahn[14]; 12. (DNF) 44K-David Kubart[13]; 13. (DNF) 17G-Gage Dorr[8]; 14. (DNF) 13V-Seth Brahmer[12]; 15. (DNF) 14S-Jarrod Schneiderman[15]; 16. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 1M-Danny Lasoski[2]; 2. 6-Terry McCarl[8]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[1]; 4. 17X-Josh Baughman[4]; 5. 1B-Sheldon Haudenschild[6]; 6. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[11]; 7. 94-Jeff Swindell[12]; 8. 18R-Ryan Roberts[5]; 9. 17W-Harli White[7]; 10. 5X-Jason Martin[15]; 11. (DNF) 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[3]; 12. (DNF) 9N-Wade Nygaard[13]; 13. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington[9]; 14. (DNF) 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips[10]; DNS 40-Clint Garner

Protect the Harvest A-Feature (25 Laps): Top 4 lock into Saturday's championship A-Feature.

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson[2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[9]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[7]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[1]; 5. 82X-Dusty Zomer[4]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera[16]; 7. 1M-Danny Lasoski[18]; 8. 21-Brian Brown[8]; 9. 53-Jack Dover[13]; 10. 4-Stevie Smith[11]; 11. 3H-Brandon Hanks[3]; 12. 3-Billy Alley[19]; 13. 4J-Lee Grosz[21]; 14. 12-Tyler Drueke[12]; 15. 17WX-Cole Wood[10]; 16. 2A-Randy Hibbs[6]; 17. (DNF) 94-Jeff Swindell[23]; 18. (DNF) 18M-Ian Madsen[5]; 19. (DNF) 35L-Cody Ledger[15]; 20. (DNF) 2-Don Droud Jr[17]; 21. (DNF) 6-Terry McCarl[20]; 22. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[22]; 23. (DNF) 35-Trevor Grossenbacher[14]; 24. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington[24]

Lap Leader(s): Wayne Johnson 1-25 KSE Hard Charger: Danny Lasoski FSR High Point: Dusty Zomer Hawk Performance A-Feature Fastest Lap: Danny Lasoski - 16.282 seconds CSI Rebound: Matt Covington Provisional(s): Matt Covington (P1), Jeff Swindell (BP2)

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 4. Brad Loyet - 3, Jeff Swindell - 3, Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Brian Brown - 2, Seth Bergman - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Sammy Swindell - 1, Davey Heskin - 1, Matt Covington - 1, Wayne Johnson - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 3,216; 2. Jason Johnson 3,104; 3. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 3,086; 4. Jeff Swindell 3,081; 5. Johnny Herrera 3,077; 6. Seth Bergman 2,988; 7. Matt Covington 2.882; 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. 2.796; 9. Aaron Reutzel 2,727; 10 Blake Hahn 2,705;

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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.

 

A Shot at History: The Casey's General Store Midwest Fall Brawl III

TULSA, Okla. (September 15, 2014) - The buzz of the racing season has without a doubt been the potential prize money being offered for the sweep of Casey's General Store Midwest Fall Brawl III at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. on Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20.

It was Jack Dover in 2013 who swept action at the high-banked, four-tenths mile clay oval. The sweep awarded Dover a $20,000 bonus.

Bigger and better in 2014, The Durst Motorplex/Hotrod Paintless Dent Repair Double-Down Back-to-Back Challenge is now $50,000 on top of Friday's $3,000 and Saturday's $5,000 to win feature events. Now add to that $5,500 in lap sponsors, plus a $1,000 bonus for Hard Charger presented by Searsboro Telephone, $300 podium draw cortesy of Electrical Systems, Inc., $250 for the fastest lap of the night presented by DeBurg Concrete, and finally Zeitner & Sons Trucking Hard Luck $100 to the first driver out of the A-Feature.

Under the sanction of the Speedway Motors Midwest Region the past two years, this year brings a new element with the addition of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real National Tour.

Eight previous visits by the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real, the last three have belonged to a single family with Brian Brown taking one, and Danny Lasoski the next two. Since 1996, the American Sprint Car Series has sanctioned 41 events at the Nebraska oval across the ASCS National, Midwest, and the former Northern Plains Region.

In all, 21 drivers have claimed victory at the I-80 Speedway in ASCS competition. Brian Brown leads the charge with 11 to his credit in both ASCS National and Regional events.

A look at points for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour finds Brad Loyet on top by 83 points over Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

Coming off a very productive weekend, Hafertepe combined a win on Friday night at the Texas Motor Speedway with runner-up honors on Saturday to jump from fifth in driver standings to second.

Jeff Swindell led the opening eight laps this past Saturday at the Texas Motor Speedway before placing fifth. A sixth place the night before keeps the Tennessee veteran in the hunt only 96 marks from the lead, and 13 from Hafertepe.

Having led the points for a time this season, Jason Johnson has managed to slip to fourth. Fifth on Friday night, Johnson struggled on Saturday to post a fourteenth place run. The four-time National Champion is now 119 points away from Loyet.

Johnny Herrera completes the top five. A massive crash this past Friday put Herrera down, but not out as the New Mexico shoe bounced back on Saturday for a fourth place finish.

Seth Bergman enters the weekend fresh off of winning the Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship in sixth. Matt Covington holds seventh with Tony Bruce, Jr. eighth. Aaron Reutzel ninth and Blake Hahn complete the top ten in driver standings.

The Speedway Motors Midwest Region shows Billy Alley atop the standings going into the Region's final weekend of the season with a 50 point advantage over reigning champion, Jack Dover. Tyler Drueke holds third with Jason Martin and Danny Lasoski making the top five.

Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 will see gates opening at 5:30 P.M. (CT) with racing getting underway at 7:15 P.M. (CT). Following Friday night's event, a live band will be playing along the back straight-a-way for anyone who wants to attend.

I-80 Speedway is located one block north of Interstate 80, Exit 420, halfway between Omaha and Lincoln. For more information, and to purchase tickets visit http://www.i-80speedway.com or call (402)-342-3453.

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

Lucas Oil ASCS Track Facts - I-80 Speedway:

Date - Winner

7/28/1996-Gary Wright**

6/4/1997-Bruce Divis** 6/5/1997-Mike Chadd** 6/6/1997-Doug Wolfgang**

6/10/2004-Zach Chappell**

4/15/2005-Terry McCarl 7/8/2005-Brian Brown 8/3/2005-Brian Brown**

4/8/2006-Brian Brown 7/3/2006-Jake Peters 8/15/2006-Billy Alley

4/14/2007-Brian Brown 4/15/2007-Chuck Swenson 8/14/2007-Jack Dover

4/10/2009-Billy Alley 4/11/2009-Jonathan Cornell 5/21/2009-Chad Humston 7/2/2009-Brian Brown

4/16/2010-Dustin Morgan 4/17/2010-Jack Dover 5/27/2010-Shane Stewart 7/2/2010-Brian Brown 9/3/2010-Brian Brown 9/24/2010-Billy Alley

4/8/2011-Seth Bergman 4/9/2011-Brian Brown 5/26/2011-Brian Brown 7/1/2011-Brian Brown

4/6/2012-Robby Wolfgang 4/7/2012-Brian Brown 5/24/2012-Danny Lasoski** 6/29/2012-Dustin Selvage 9/21/2012-Jack Dover (Fall Brawl I) 9/22/2012-Jason Johnson (Fall Brawl I)

4/5/2013-Jack Dover 4/6/2013-Gregg Bakker 5/23/2013-Danny Lasoski** 9/20/2013-Jack Dover (Fall Brawl II) 9/21/2013-Jack Dover (Fall Brawl II)

4/5/2014-Terry McCarl 4/6/2014-Danny Lasoski

**National Tour Wins

ASCS National Events: 8 ASCS Sanctioned Events: 41

Quick List - All Time ASCS Winners (21): Brian Brown 11, Jack Dover 6, Billy Alley 3, Danny Lasoski 3, Terry McCarl 2, Jason Johnson, Bruce Divis, Chad Humston, Chuck Swenson, Doug Wolfgang, Dustin Morgan, Dustin Selvage, Gary Wright, Gregg Bakker, Jake Peters, Jonathan Cornell, Mike Chadd, Robby Wolfgang, Seth Bergman, Shane Stewart, Zach Chappell

Track:

I-80 Speedway - Greenwood, Neb. Address: 13909 - 238th Street, Greenwood, NE 68366

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.i-80speedway.com Phone (Track): (402)-342-3453 Email: http://i-80speedway.com/i80/contact/#

Event Coverage:

Online PPV 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): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 4. Brad Loyet - 3, Jeff Swindell - 3, Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Brian Brown - 2, Seth Bergman - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Sammy Swindell - 1, Davey Heskin - 1, Matt Covington - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 3,081; 2. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2,998; 3. Jeff Swindell 2,985; 4. Jason Johnson 2,962; 5. Johnny Herrera 2,955; 6. Seth Bergman 2,858; 7. Matt Covington 2.796; 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. 2.731; 9. Aaron Reutzel 2,662; 10 Blake Hahn 2,640;

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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. (September 15, 2014) - While Mother Nature tried her best to keep the ASCS Nation down, only one event fell to the unstoppable forces of nature as the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real headlined the Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track National Championships at the Texas Motor Speedway along with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner and Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Regions.

The ASCS Frontier Region took to the Billings Motorsports Park for the season's last dance in the Dan Laber Memorial this past weekend as well. The Speedway Motors Warrior Region was scheduled to compete at the U.S. 36 Raceway, but unfortunately saw the event called due to heavy rain fall.

Working out of the hot summer months and into the fall racing season, a total of 140 nights of racing making 165 ASCS events have been contested in across the ASCS Nation. Going into November, 27 nights of racing remain on the year.

The Winners:

Friday, September 12, 2014

• Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (National / Lone Star / Sooner) - For the fourth time in 2014, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. topped action with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real. The win was Sam's sixth overall with the National Tour.

• J.J. Hickle (Frontier) - The Washington driver hopped behind the wheel of the Peterson Racing No. 23n for his second Frontier Regional score of the season and third overall ASCS win in 2014.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

• Seth Bergman (National / Lone Star / Sooner) - Another point for the state of Washington came in the "Lone Star State" as Seth Bergman raced to his second National Tour victory of the season in the Sprint Car portion of the Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track National Championships.

• D.J. Brink (Frontier) - Traveling from Sturgis, D.J. Brink raced the Vision Express No. 90, normally driven by Randi Miller, to victory for the first time in ASCS competition on the second night of the Dan Laber Memorial at the Billings Motorsports Park.

News, notes, and more from the weekend:

• First Timers at TMS - For the past two years, Jason Johnson was the only name on the check at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track but that all changed this past weekend as Sam Hafertepe, Jr. picked up the preliminary night victory while Seth Bergman topped action the following night in the Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Nationals. The win for Sam was somewhat of a hometown victory, as he resides about an hour away from the Ft. Worth oval in Sunnyvale, Texas.

• First for Brink - Sturgis, S.D. driver J.D. Brink picked up his first ASCS sanctioned victory with the Frontier Region at the BMP Speedway on Saturday night. He joins his Father, Darrell Brink, as an ASCS victor, having won with the former Rocky Mountain Region on August 7, 2009 at the Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D.

• Pre Victory Doughnut? - Well not exactly. As reported by Andrew Kunas, events at the BMP Speedway on Friday night got interesting as J.J. Hickle went for the lead on Joe Ramaker near the races mid-point, only to snag an infield tire. Sending the car spinning, Hickle recovered without further incident despite dropping from second to fourth. With Ramaker losing a cylinder and finding traffic in the closing laps, Hickle was able to race by for the win.

• Hard Hits - Friday night at the Texas Motor Speedway saw several hard hits. In Heat Races, Brad Queen and Michael Lang each went over in turn two with both drivers calling it quits for the rest of the weekend. In the A-Feature, Johnny Herrera ended up on his side against the wall in turn four. All drivers were okay and Herrera returned Saturday to finish fourth.

• 39 Hours - That's how long it took Roger Crockett from Medford, Ore. to Ft. Worth, Texas to compete at the Texas Motor Speedway. Unfortunately, Roger's weekend didn't go so swell with B-Feature finishes both nights.

• Hard Chargers - Both nights of the Port -a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship saw the night's KSE Hard Charger turning in double-digit performances. Friday night was Brad Loyet with a 14 spot advance through the field. Saturday saw Travis Rilat and Zach Chappell each work past 10 drivers with Rilat getting the nod.

• On Fire - The most impressive, but probably most expensive, fireworks display over the weekend came from Blake Hahn. While leading a B-Feature on Saturday, the engine let out a cloud of smoke before finally igniting into a ball of fire. Report from the Pits was the oil filter had stripped, causing oil to spray all over the car. Blake was unharmed.

• Joe Ramaker - Two ASCS Regions saw their 2014 seasons come to an end over the weekend. Joe Ramaker picked up his third Montana Sprint Car title, and first with the Frontier Region by 83 over Kelly Miller.

• Dustin Morgan - For the driver known as "Full Blow Chaos", it's his first time with the label of Champion with the American Sprint Car Series as the Oklahoma native secured his first Sooner Region Championship by 514 point this past weekend as the region capped off its 2014 season at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

• Other Points - The top five with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour still has the same players, but almost none in the same position they started before this past weekend. Brad Loyet stayed constant as the leader, but a win followed by a runner-up was enough to shoot Sam Hafertepe, Jr. to second from fifth. Jeff Swindell fell from second to third with Jason Johnson from third to fourth, and Johnny Herrera from fourth to fifth.

Coming Up:

One of the biggest events of the season for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour is finally upon us as the Casey's General Store Midwest Fall Brawl III takes place at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. this Friday September 19 and Saturday, September 20. The event will be preceded by an open practice on Thursday, September 18 along with complete program for 305cid Sprint Cars. The event in co-sanctioned with the Speedway Motors Midwest Region.

The Northwest Region brings their 2014 season to a close this Friday and Saturday night at the Yakima Speedway in Yakima, Wash. Updates can be found on the Region's Facebook page throughout the weekend.

The Southwest Region returns to action this Saturday, September 20 at the Tucson International Speedway and the West Texas 305cid Region is in action on Saturday as well as the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces.

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.

 

 

9/13/2014 at Billings Motorsports Park

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 90-D.J. Brink[3]; 2. 27DD-David Hoiness[12]; 3. 28-Joe Perry[2]; 4. 23N-J.J. Hickle[9]; 5. 37-Trever Kirkland[8]; 6. 72-Phil Dietz[4]; 7. 44K-Kelly Miller[10]; 8. 12-Jerry Brey[5]; 9. 9A-Clint Anderson[11]; 10. 1-Bill Boyce[16]; 11. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht[6]; 12. 0J-Jeremy McCune[7]; 13. 15-James Sires[20]; 14. 44-Damon McCune[17]; 15. 77X-Nate Maxwell[19]; 16. 35-Charles (Chip) Roe[13]; 17. 4S-Adam Speckman[14]; 18. 99-Lany Reber[15]; 19. X-Steve Nelson[18]; 20. 98-Joe Ramaker[1]

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 44-Damon McCune[3]; 2. X-Steve Nelson[8]; 3. 77X-Nate Maxwell[4]; 4. 15-James Sires[11]; 5. 00-Roger Cummings[10]; 6. 2-Shad Peterson[7]; 7. 24-Leroy Brush[6]; 8. 77-Mark Sweet[5]; 9. 4-Cliff Nelson Jr.[9]; 10. 4N-John Nelson[1]; 11. 11-Cliff Nelson[2]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 98-Joe Ramaker; 2. 23N-J.J. Hickle; 3. 12-Jerry Brey; 4. 27DD-David Hoiness; 5. 44-Damon McCune; 6. X-Steve Nelson; 7. 15-James Sires

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 0J-Jeremy McCune; 2. 37-Trever Kirkland; 3. 9A-Clint Anderson; 4. 4S-Adam Speckman; 5. 77-Mark Sweet; 6. 24-Leroy Brush; 7. 4-Cliff Nelson Jr.

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht; 2. 28-Joe Perry; 3. 35-Charles (Chip) Roe; 4. 99-Lany Reber; 5. 4N-John Nelson; 6. (DNF) 11-Cliff Nelson; 7. (DNF) 00-Roger Cummings

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 90-D.J. Brink; 2. 44K-Kelly Miller; 3. 72-Phil Dietz; 4. 1-Bill Boyce; 5. 77X-Nate Maxwell; 6. 2-Shad Peterson

 

 

 

Seth Bergman Earns the Texas Motor Speedway Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track National Championship!

FT. WORTH, Texas (September 13, 2014) - The Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track National Championship added a new name to the list of winners on Saturday night as Washington's Seth Bergman topped the field for his second Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win of the 2014 season.

"We've been coming here the past three years looking at these things drooling on them and going back to the hot shop in the summer wishing we had one. I was talking with my crew guy Ryan, saying how cool it would be to get one these from y'all and bring it to the shop. I'm just so happy for people like you, doing things like this to give back to us racers. It means a lot," commented Seth as he was presented with his Port-a-Cool Cyclone 3000, along with Hat, Helmet, and $4,000 check.

Working into the night's redraw through his Heat Race, Seth drew the sixth starting spot for the night's 30 lap feature event. Racing into fourth by lap five, the race for the lead was the focus as Friday night's winner; Sam Hafertepe, Jr. worked on running down Jeff Swindell.

Taking the point on Lap 9 with a low line pass exiting turn four, Hafertepe was soon the target of the Corridor Electric No. 23 as Bergman advanced to the runner up spot on Lap 12. Working into heavier traffic, the pair raced side-by-side into turn one on Lap 16 with Bergman taking the low line.

"Sam's been awfully tough and he did everything he could do there. He got to the lead quick and waited for the rubber to come and luckily we were racing in traffic there and by chance, I went to the bottom in one and two to get a lapped car and I felt something down there and I knew it was going to be there, I just hoped he didn't see it in time before I got there."

Putting a straight-a-way on the field, the caution waved on Lap 24 for Aaron Reutzel who lost a tire. The caution flew again on Lap 28 as Stevie Smith ended up parked on the exit of turn four. Giving Hafertepe chances to pick off the three slower cars that had accumulated between the two, it still wasn't enough as Seth cross the stripe 1.762 seconds ahead of Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

Lucas Oil ASCS points leader, Brad Loyet came from ninth to third with Johnny Herrera rebounding from a flip on Friday night to finish fourth. After leading the first eight laps, Jeff Swindell settled for fifth.

Channin Tankersley raced from thirteenth to sixth with Matt Covington seventh. Travis Rilat from eighteenth was eighth with Zach Chappell from nineteenth to ninth. Tony Bruce, Jr. completed the top ten.

The race for the season ending $60,000 champion's check still finds Brad Loyet leading by 83 markers. A win and a runner up moved Sam Hafertepe, Jr. to the second spot with Jeff Swindell slipping to third 96 points back from Loyet. Jason Johnson fell to fourth following a fourteenth place finish in the A-Feature with Johnny Herrera currently fifth.

Night two of the Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track National Championship saw 38 drivers checking in with four Heat Races going to Aaron Reutzel, Kevin Ramey, Seth Bergman, and Tony Bruce, Jr. B-Features went to Patrick Stasa and Travis Rilat.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real heads to the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. on Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 for the Casey's General Store Fall Brawl III, featuring a shot at a $50,000 bonus for any driver who can sweep the weekend.

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

Race Results:

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track - Ft. Worth, Texas Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track National Championship Saturday, September 13, 2014

Car Count: 38

SpeedMart Heat Races (8 laps): Winners plus the next 8 highest in Passing Points transfer to the A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 2. 12W-Dale Wester[3]; 3. 17W-Harli White[4]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson[5]; 5. 74B-John Carney II[9]; 6. 88-Scottie McDonald[7]; 7. 5-Joe Bob Lee[6]; 8. 74E-Claud Estes III[2]; 9. (DNF) 4X-Shawn Petersen[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7M-Kevin Ramey[1]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell[6]; 3. 17T-Channin Tankersley[5]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett[3]; 5. 93-Dustin Morgan[8]; 6. 33-Zach Chappell[9]; 7. 48-Jake Martens[7]; 8. 02-Brandon Long[2]; 9. (DNF) 3H-Brandon Hanks[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet[4]; 3. 29-Travis Rilat[3]; 4. 1-Sean McClelland[7]; 5. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[1]; 6. 5T-Ty Williams[5]; 7. 4J-John James[6]; 8. 2K-John Kelly[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[2]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[5]; 3. 19-Patrick Stasa[3]; 4. 17-Blake Hahn[6]; 5. 21X-Taylor Velasquez[8]; 6. 12-James Mosher[1]; 7. 5X-Tyson Hall[4]; 8. (DNF) 45-Martin Edwards[7]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features (12 laps): Top 3 from each advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 19-Patrick Stasa[3]; 2. 33-Zach Chappell[4]; 3. 5T-Ty Williams[6]; 4. 88-Scottie McDonald[5]; 5. 21X-Taylor Velasquez[2]; 6. 2K-John Kelly[9]; 7. 4X-Shawn Petersen[10]; 8. 4J-John James[8]; 9. (DNF) 17-Blake Hahn[1]; DNS 12-James Mosher; DNS 02-Brandon Long

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 29-Travis Rilat[2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[3]; 3. 3H-Brandon Hanks[11]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett[4]; 5. 5-Joe Bob Lee[7]; 6. 74E-Claud Estes III[10]; 7. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[5]; 8. (DNF) 93-Dustin Morgan[1]; DNS 5X-Tyson Hall; DNS 45-Martin Edwards; DNS 48-Jake Martens

Protect the Harvest A-Feature (30 Laps)

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[6]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[8]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[9]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[7]; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell[2]; 6. 17T-Channin Tankersley[13]; 7. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 8. 29-Travis Rilat[18]; 9. 33-Zach Chappell[19]; 10. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 11. 74B-John Carney II[15]; 12. 4-Stevie Smith[3]; 13. 1J-Danny Jennings[5]; 14. 41-Jason Johnson[20]; 15. 1-Sean McClelland[14]; 16. 3H-Brandon Hanks[22]; 17. (DNF) 7M-Kevin Ramey[11]; 18. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[10]; 19. (DNF) 5T-Ty Williams[21]; 20. (DNF) 12W-Dale Wester[12]; 21. (DNF) 19-Patrick Stasa[17]; 22. (DNF) 17W-Harli White[16]

Lap Leader(s): Jeff Swindell 1-8; Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 9-16; Seth Bergman 17-30; KSE Hard Charger: Travis Rilat +10 FSR High Point: Jeff Swindell Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: Jeff Swindell - 15.530 seconds CSI Rebound: Aaron Reutzel Provisional(s): N/A

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 4. Brad Loyet - 3, Jeff Swindell - 3, Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Brian Brown - 2, Seth Bergman - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Sammy Swindell - 1, Davey Heskin - 1, Matt Covington - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 3,081; 2. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2,998; 3. Jeff Swindell 2,985; 4. Jason Johnson 2,962; 5. Johnny Herrera 2,955; 6. Seth Bergman 2,858; 7. Matt Covington 2.796; 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. 2.731; 9. Aaron Reutzel 2,662; 10 Blake Hahn 2,640;

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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.

 

 

9/13/2014 at Texas Motor Speedway ASCS LoneStar Regional with ASCS National, ASCS Sooner Region

A Feature (40 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[6]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[8]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[9]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[7]; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell[2]; 6. 17T-Channin Tankersley[13]; 7. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 8. 29-Travis Rilat[18]; 9. 33-Zach Chappell[19]; 10. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 11. 74B-John Carney II[15]; 12. 4-Stevie Smith[3]; 13. 1J-Danny Jennings[5]; 14. 41-Jason Johnson[20]; 15. 1-Sean McClelland[14]; 16. 3H-Brandon Hanks[22]; 17. (DNF) 7M-Kevin Ramey[11]; 18. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[10]; 19. (DNF) 5T-Ty Williams[21]; 20. (DNF) 12W-Dale Wester[12]; 21. (DNF) 19-Patrick Stasa[17]; 22. (DNF) 17W-Harli White[16]

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 19-Patrick Stasa[3]; 2. 33-Zach Chappell[4]; 3. 5T-Ty Williams[6]; 4. 88-Scottie McDonald[5]; 5. 21X-Taylor Velasquez[2]; 6. 2K-John Kelly[9]; 7. 4X-Shawn Petersen[10]; 8. 4J-John James[8]; 9. (DNF) 17-Blake Hahn[1]; DNS 12-James Mosher; DNS 02-Brandon Long

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 29-Travis Rilat[2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[3]; 3. 3H-Brandon Hanks[11]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett[4]; 5. 5-Joe Bob Lee[7]; 6. 74E-Claud Estes III[10]; 7. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[5]; 8. (DNF) 93-Dustin Morgan[1]; DNS 5X-Tyson Hall; DNS 45-Martin Edwards; DNS 48-Jake Martens

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 2. 12W-Dale Wester[3]; 3. 17W-Harli White[4]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson[5]; 5. 74B-John Carney II[9]; 6. 88-Scottie McDonald[7]; 7. 5-Joe Bob Lee[6]; 8. 74E-Claud Estes III[2]; 9. (DNF) 4X-Shawn Petersen[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7M-Kevin Ramey[1]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell[6]; 3. 17T-Channin Tankersley[5]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett[3]; 5. 93-Dustin Morgan[8]; 6. 33-Zach Chappell[9]; 7. 48-Jake Martens[7]; 8. 02-Brandon Long[2]; 9. (DNF) 3H-Brandon Hanks[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet[4]; 3. 29-Travis Rilat[3]; 4. 1-Sean McClelland[7]; 5. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[1]; 6. 5T-Ty Williams[5]; 7. 4J-John James[6]; 8. 2K-John Kelly[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[2]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[5]; 3. 19-Patrick Stasa[3]; 4. 17-Blake Hahn[6]; 5. 21X-Taylor Velasquez[8]; 6. 12-James Mosher[1]; 7. 5X-Tyson Hall[4]; 8. (DNF) 45-Martin Edwards[7]

 

 

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Collects Prelim Night Victory at Texas Motor Speedway

FT. WORTH, Texas (September 12, 2014) - Mother Nature tried, but a little rain wasn't enough to stop the opening night of the Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track National Championship as Sam Hafertepe, Jr. picked up his fourth Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour A-Feature win of the season, and sixth overall with the national arm of the American Sprint Car Series.

Along with the $3,000 winner's purse, Sam also took home Port-a-Cool Cyclone 3000, a Charlie 1 Horse Hat, and a custom painted commemorative Helmet.

His first win at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track, the Sunnyvale, Texas shoe walked to a 5.280 second advantage at the checkered flag, "I'll tell you what, there isn't a better car out there than that one right there," said Hafertepe when asked about his performance. "The last few laps, it got a little edgy coming off of four. I kind of used my tires up because I was driving the dog **** out of that thing, but it was worth it though to get the win tonight."

Drawing the fourth spot for the night's 25 lap A-Feature, Hafertepe jumped to third on the start; giving chase to Danny Jennings and race leader Kevin Ramey. Pulling to second on Lap 10, Hafertepe trailed by a half straight-a-way on Ramey as the red flag flew on Lap 13 for Johnny Herrera who went upside down in turn four. Herrera was okay and was scored nineteenth.

Back to green, Hafertepe wasted no time diving to the lead in turn one. Clearing the nose of Ramey's No. 7m, Kevin dropped to the center line to drive past the Lone Star Speedway No. 15h going into turn three. Swapping lines into the turn, Hafertepe again threw the slide job; this time sticking the cushion for the lead exiting the fourth turn.

Leaving Kevin Ramey, who had been fighting a waning tire since the red flag, the Ft. Worth, Texas driver held off Danny Jennings, but low pressure in the left rear of the No. 7m finally took its toll as the Hoosier shredded entering turn one. Doing a masterful job of keeping the car upright and out of traffic, the caution flew as Kevin came to a rest exiting turn two. Kevin was scored seventeenth.

On the restart, there was no challenge for Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

Danny Jennings crossed second for his best finish with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in 2014. Fresh off a victory at the Jackson Nationals, eighth starting Matt Covington crossed third with Stevie Smith from tenth taking the last pass into Saturday night's A-Feature. Jason Johnson completed the top five.

Jeff Swindell was sixth with Sean McClelland seventh from thirteenth. Brad Loyet climbed 14 spots to earn the night's KSE Hard Charger of the Race with Channin Tankersley from twentieth to ninth. Ray Allen Kulhanek completed the top ten.

In the championship battle, Brad Loyet continues to lead with Jeff Swindell and Jason Johnson now tied for second sitting 86 points back. The win moved Sam Hafertepe, Jr. to fourth only 90 points out with the crash costing Herrera a spot to slip to fifth now 121 points back.

The Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship brought 39 drivers for the Friday prelim. Five Heat Races went to Danny Jennings, Scottie McDonald, Jeff Swindell, Aaron Reutzel, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. A pair of B-Features went to Tim Crawley and Dustin Morgan. Tony Bruce, Jr. took a provisional into the A-Feature.

The Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship continues on Saturday, September 13, 2014 with gates opening at 4:00 P.M. (CT). and races beginning at 8:00 P.M. (CT). For updates and information on events at the Texas Motor Speedway, log onto http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com

Race Results:

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track - Ft. Worth, Texas Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track National Championship Friday, September 12, 2014

Car Count: 39

SpeedMart Heat Races (8 laps): Winners plus the next 11 highest in Passing Points transfer to the A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1J-Danny Jennings[1]; 2. 7M-Kevin Ramey[4]; 3. 33-Zach Chappell[3]; 4. 4-Stevie Smith[7]; 5. 21X-Taylor Velasquez[6]; 6. 19-Patrick Stasa[2]; 7. (DNF) 12-James Mosher[5]; 8. (DNF) 18-Tony Bruce Jr[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 88-Scottie McDonald[1]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[4]; 3. T5-Ty Williams[3]; 4. 3H-Brandon Hanks[6]; 5. 29-Travis Rilat[7]; 6. 05-Brad Loyet[8]; 7. 02-Brandon Long[2]; 8. 2K-John Kelly[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell[1]; 2. 48-Jake Martens[3]; 3. 93-Dustin Morgan[2]; 4. 17T-Channin Tankersley[4]; 5. 74B-John Carney II[6]; 6. 23-Seth Bergman[8]; 7. 11-Roger Crockett[5]; 8. 12W-Dale Wester[7]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[2]; 3. 1-Sean McClelland[4]; 4. 17-Blake Hahn[6]; 5. 14-Michael Lang[5]; 6. 55-Brad Queen[3]; 7. 4X-Shawn Petersen[8]; 8. 5-Joe Bob Lee[7]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[1]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[2]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson[6]; 4. 45-Martin Edwards[4]; 5. 4J-Tim Crawley[5]; 6. 17W-Harli White[7]; 7. 5X-Tyson Hall[3]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features (12 laps): Top 3 from each advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 4J-Tim Crawley[6]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 3. 45-Martin Edwards[3]; 4. 29-Travis Rilat[2]; 5. 19-Patrick Stasa[8]; 6. 74B-John Carney II[4]; 7. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[10]; 8. 11-Roger Crockett[9]; 9. 4X-Shawn Petersen[7]; 10. 12W-Dale Wester[11]; 11. (DNF) 5T-Ty Williams[1]; 12. (DNF) 2K-John Kelly[12]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan[1]; 2. 17T-Channin Tankersley[2]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[4]; 4. 21X-Taylor Velasquez[3]; 5. 17W-Harli White[6]; 6. 02-Brandon Long[10]; 7. (DNF) 5-Joe Bob Lee[11]; 8. (DNF) 14-Michael Lang[5]; 9. (DNF) 55-Brad Queen[7]; 10. (DNF) 12-James Mosher[8]; DNS 5X-Tyson Hall

Protect the Harvest A-Feature (25 laps): Top 4 lock into Saturday's A-Feature.

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 2. 1J-Danny Jennings[1]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[8]; 4. 4-Stevie Smith[10]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson[7]; 6. 94-Jeff Swindell[5]; 7. 1-Sean McClelland[13]; 8. 05-Brad Loyet[22]; 9. 17T-Channin Tankersley[20]; 10. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[11]; 11. 23-Seth Bergman[19]; 12. 88-Scottie McDonald[6]; 13. 3H-Brandon Hanks[14]; 14. 17-Blake Hahn[15]; 15. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[23]; 16. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 17. (DNF) 7M-Kevin Ramey[2]; 18. (DNF) 4J-Tim Crawley[17]; 19. (DNF) 45X-Johnny Herrera[12]; 20. (DNF) 93-Dustin Morgan[18]; 21. (DNF) 45-Martin Edwards[21]; 22. (DNF) 33-Zach Chappell[16]; 23. (DNF) 48-Jake Martens[9]

Lap Leader(s): Kevin Ramey 1-13; Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 14-25 KSE Hard Charger: Brad Loyet +14 FSR High Point: Kevin Ramey Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 14.641 seconds CSI Rebound: Johnny Herrera Provisional(s): Tony Bruce, Jr. (BP1)

 

 

ASCS Frontier set for Final Showdown at BMP Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (September 9, 2014) It's time to crown a champion as the Frontier Region of the American Sprint Car Series readies for the season's final two nights of racing at the Billings Motorsports Park (BMP Speedway) on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13.

Joe Ramaker's season leading six wins has positioned the Ostrich Racing Engines powered No. 98 nicely going into the final two nights of the season with an 89 point buffer over Kelly Miller.

Defending series champion, Phil Dietz, holds the third spot going into the weekend 109 points away from Ramaker, but only 20 away from Miller. Trever Kirkland sits fourth with Jerry Brey completing the top five.

The BMP Speedway has seen the Frontier Region four previous times in 2014 with Ramaker finding victory on June 14 and July 26. Joined by the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on July 12, Jeff Swindell topped action with Kelly Miller emerging as the most recent winner at the Billings oval on August 16.

Racing in honor of Dan Laber this weekend, both Friday and Saturday will see gates opening at 5:00 P.M. (MT) with races getting underway at7:00 P.M. (MT). 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 Frontier Region of the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

ASCS Warrior Region Returns to U.S. 36 Raceway

TULSA, Okla. (September 9, 2014) Moving into the final rounds of competition for the Speedway Motors Warrior Region, the final stand-alone event for the Missouri based region takes place this Saturday, September 13 at the U.S. 36 Raceway in Cameron, Mo with the Bob Bestgen Memorial.

The series second appearance of the season at the high-banked oval, Jack Dover raced to victory on June 13 ahead of Jake Martens and Jay Russell.

Coming out of the Labor Day Weekend showdown at the Randolph County Raceway, Jonathan Cornell put the VKCC Motorsports No. 28 to the top of the standings. The third point's leader of the 2014 season, Cornell took over from Jay Russell, who fell to fourth after losing an engine on the first night of competition in Moberly. The two-time and defending Warrior Region champion's advantage currently stands at 29 points over Kyle Bellm.

Randy Hibbs, who led points earlier this season, currently holds third 67 markers behind with Jay Russell and J.R. Topper making the top five.

Saturday, September 13 will see A-Mods and B-Mods in competition as well. Gates open at 4:00 P.M. (CT) with Hot Laps at 7:00 P.M. (CT). For more information on the U.S. 36 Raceway, log onto http://www.us36raceway.com or call (816) 675-2279.

The final event of the season for the Speedway Motors Warrior Region will be the fourth annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial at the Lucas Oil Speedway in conjunction with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on September 26 and 27. Tickets are on sale at http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com.

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

 

 

Quick Look: Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track

TULSA, Okla. (September 9, 2014) - The Port-a-Cool U.S. National Dirt Track Championship happens this Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real headlining the Texas sized event that includes Limited Modifieds both nights.

The night is also co-sanctioned with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region as well as the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region.

The 2014 event marks the third time the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour has been a part of the Port-a-Cool U.S. National Dirt Track Championship, and the first time the Sprint Cars have been featured both nights.

Jason Johnson has topped the field in the series first two visits to the four-tenths mile oval. In the series inaugural visit in 2012, Jason charged from sixth to overtake Wayne Johnson on Lap 13. The win was also Johnson's 300th Lucas Oil ASCS A-Feature start. In 2013, Johnson was one of four drivers to lead laps, and it was the most important as the MVT No. 41 found Johnny Herrera bound up behind a slower car. On a track that suffered massive amounts of rain fall, the pair fell to the mercy of the ruts; causing the duo to collide on the exit of turn four for the victory.

Over the past two years, 60 drivers from 51 municipalities and 12 states (AR, AZ, CA, IA, KS, LA, MO, NM, OK, TN, TX, WA) have taken part in the Port-a-Cool U.S. National Dirt Track Championship with 28 having competed in both Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.

Lucas Oil ASCS Track History:

Lap Leaders :

2012: Wayne Johnson (1-12), Jason Johnson (13-40) 2013: Dustin Morgan (1-6), Travis Rilat (7-22), Johnny Herrera (23-29), Jason Johnson (30)

Hard Chargers:

2012: Brad Loyet (23rd to 10th) 2013: Johnny Herrera (19th to 2nd)

A-Feature History:

2012

Finish - Driver (Start)

1-Jason Johnson (6) 2-Wayne Johnson (1) 3-Logan Forler (4) 4-Travis Rilat (2) 5-Brady Bacon (14) 6-Johnny Herrera (9) 7-Tony Bruce Jr (5) 8-Seth Bergman (12) 9-Dustin Morgan (18) 10-Brad Loyet (23)** 11-Tommy Bryant (16) 12 (DNF)-Danny Wood (3) 13 (DNF)-Josh Baughman (22) 14 (DNF)-Kolt Walker (11) 15 (DNF)-Matt Covington (10) 16 (DNF)-Kevin Ramey (17) 17 (DNF)-Aaron Reutzel (13) 18 (DNF)-Gary Wright (7) 19 (DNF)-Sam Hafertepe Jr (15) 20 (DNF)-Kevin Swindell (8) 21 (DNF)-Martin Edwards (21) 22 (DNF)-Wes Wofford (19) 23 (DNF)-Koby Barksdale (20)

**Provisional

2013

Finish - Driver (Start)

1-Jason Johnson (5) 2-Johnny Herrera (19) 3-Seth Bergman (4) 4-Aaron Reutzel (11) 5-Brad Loyet (3) 6-Channin Tankersley (9) 7-Tony Bruce Jr (18) 8-Dustin Morgan (2) 9-Sam Hafertepe Jr (10) 10-Logan Forler (7) 11-Blake Hahn (17) 12-Matt Covington (12) 13-Sean McClelland (8) 14-Jeff Swindell (14) 15-Harli White (21) 16 (DNF)-Travis Rilat (1) 17 (DNF)-Cole Wood (23)** 18 (DNF)-Kevin Ramey (6) 19 (DNF)-Justin Melton (13) 20 (DNF)-Mike Goodman (16) 21 (DNF)-Koby Barksdale (15) 22 (DNF)-Andy Shouse (22) 23 (DNF)-Danny Wood (20)

**Provisional

Total Competitors:

Aaron Reutzel (2012, 2013) Andy Shouse 2013 Blake Hahn (2012, 2013) Brad Loyet (2012, 2013) Brad Welborn 2012 Brady Bacon 2012 Brandon Hahn (2012, 2013) Bruce Griffith Jr (2012, 2013) Channin Tankersley 2013 Chris Tarrant 2013 Claud Estes III (2012, 2013) Cole Wood 2013 Dale Wester (2012, 2013) Danny Wood (2012, 2013) Dustin Morgan (2012, 2013) Gary Floyd (2012, 2013) Gary Wright 2012 George White (2012, 2013) Harli White 2013 J.P. Bailey 2013 Jason Johnson (2012, 2013) Jeff Swindell 2013 Jerry Bell 2012 Joe Wood Jr (2012, 2013) John James 2013 John Ricketts 2013 Johnny Herrera (2012, 2013) Josh Baughman (2012, 2013) Joshua Hodges 2012 Justin Melton (2012, 2013) Kevin Barksdale 2013 Kevin Ramey (2012, 2013) Kevin Swindell 2012 Koby Barksdale (2012, 2013) Kolt Walker (2012, 2013) Larry Howery (2012, 2013) Logan Forler (2012, 2013) Logan Payne 2012 Martin Edwards (2012, 2013) Matt Covington (2012, 2013) Michael McNeil 2013 Michele Melton 2013 Mike Goodman 2013 Patrick Stasa 2013 Preston Peebles II 2012 Ray Allen Kulhanek 2013 Richie Harris 2012 Robert Byrom 2012 Sam Hafertepe Jr (2012, 2013) Scott Evans 2013 Sean McClelland 2013 Seth Bergman (2012, 2013) Shawn Mize 2012 Shawn Petersen (2012, 2013) Tommy Bryant 2012 Tony Bruce Jr (2012, 2013) Travis Rilat (2012, 2013) Tyson Hall 2013 Wayne Johnson 2012 Wes Wofford 2012

2014 Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship Schedule of Events:

Thursday, September 11

12:00pm-Camping Opens 12:00pm-Credentials Opens 12:00pm-Registration & Pits Open 12:00pm-Haulers Load In 6:00pm - 10:00pm-Practice 11:00pm-Pit Area Closed

Friday, September 12

12:00pm-Credentials & Pit Gates Open 12:00pm-Tech Line Opens 5:00pm-Gates / Displays & Suites Open 6:00pm-Limited Modified Practice (4 Laps) ASCS Sprint Car Series Practice

7:00pm-Opening Ceremonies 7:05pm-Limited Modified Heats (12 Laps) ASCS Sprint Car Series Heats

Limited Modified D Qualifier (12 Laps) Limited Modified C Qualifier #1 (15 Laps) Limited Modified C Qualifier #2 (15 Laps) Limited Modified B Qualifier #1 (15 Laps) Limited Modified B Qualifier #2 (15 Laps)

ASCS Sprint Car Series Last Chance Race Limited Modified A Qualifier (15 Laps)

ASCS Sprint Car Series Feature (Starts no later than 11pm)

Victory Lane Celebrations

Saturday, September 13

12:00pm-Credentials / Pit Gates Open 12:00pm-Tech Line Opens 6:00pm-Gates / Displays & Suites Open 7:00pm-Limited Modified Practice (4 Laps) ASCS Sprint Car Series Practice

8:00pm-Opening Ceremonies 8:05pm-Limited Modified Qualifiers (5 Races, 15 Laps) Limited Modified Pole Dash (8 Laps) ASCS Sprint Car Series Heats

Limited Modified Last Chance Race (15 Laps) ASCS Sprint Car Series Last Chance Race

Limited Modified Championship (30 Laps) ASCS Sprint Car Series Championship (40 Laps) (Starts no later than 11pm)

Victory Lane Celebrations

Track:

Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track - Ft. Worth, Texas

Address: 3545 Lone Star Cir, Fort Worth, TX 76177

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com Phone (Track): (817) 215-8500 Email: http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com/experience/about-us/contact-us

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): Brad Loyet - 3, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 3, Jeff Swindell - 3, Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Brian Brown - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Seth Bergman - 1, Sammy Swindell - 1, Davey Heskin - 1, Matt Covington - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 2,830; 2. Jeff Swindell 2,736; 3. Jason Johnson 2,735; 4. Johnny Herrera 2,733; 5. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2,704; 6. Seth Bergman 2,600; 7. Matt Covington 2.524; 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. 2.521; 9. Aaron Reutzel 2,520; 10. Blake Hahn 2,472

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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. (September 8, 2014) - ASCS Regional action took the stage this past weekend as the Frontier, Gulf South, Midwest, Sooner, and West Texas 305 Regions competed in Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

The weekend saw six events contested with just as many winners, setting the stage for several regional points' battles as the 2014 works into its closing months for the ASCS Nation.

The Winners:

Saturday, September 6, 2014

• Ray Allen Kulhanek (Gulf South) - The defending Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Regional Champion set sail at the Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La. for his second triumph of the season and fifth podium appearance.

• Jack Dover (Midwest) - For the second year in a row, Jack Dover topped action in what could be called the "Prelude to the Nebraska Cup" at the Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. The win is Dover's third in ASCS competition this season.

• Joe Ramaker (Frontier) - For the sixth time in 2014, Joe Ramaker topped action with the ASCS Frontier Region, this time at the Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. The Idaho driver's second win of the year at the Montana oval, Joe looks to sew up the 2014 title this weekend at the BMP Speedway.

• Cesar Fuentes (West Texas 305) - ¡Viva México! were the parting words of Cesar Fuentes after grabbing his second victory of the season with the West Texas ASCS 305cid Region at the Southern New Mexico Speedway. The Ciudad Juárez, Mexico driver currently leads the regional standings by 70 points.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

• Seth Bergman (Sooner) - A weekend off from the National Tour, Seth Bergman cruised into the West Siloam Speedway and walked away with $2,000 in his pocket. Despite damage to the front wing, Bergman was able to pull away by as much as a straight-a-way during the feature event.

• Brian Brown (Midwest) - Make it three wins in a row for Brian Brown, and back-to-back wins in ASCS competition as "Blackjack" was perfect at the Eagle Raceway for a nice $5,000 prize in the Nebraska Cup.

News and Notes from the Weekend:

• Lights Out - Truck plus guy-wire equals power outage. For over an hour, the West Siloam Speedway sat in the light of a full moon as everyone waited for the power company to arrive. Despite the delay, the ASCS Sooner Region's portion of the show was done around 10:00 P.M. (CT).

• Jumping in to Help - Joe Perry broke the upright tube that holds the Panhard Bar in place during his Heat Race with the Frontier Region at the Gallatin Speedway. Coming to Regional Director, Mike Quigley, to scratch for the evening, Quigley refused to allow Perry to be done, stepping in with any parts and pieces he could find. In finding everything needed to replace the tube, a local Modified driver named Paul Leach stepped in and welded the bar back in place. Perry ended up fourth in the feature.

• One Thing After Another - Leading in his Heat Race on Sunday night, Dustin Morgan fell two corners shy of winning after the throttle linkage broke on the Ark Wrecking No. 93. Putting Morgan last in the A-Feature lineup, Dustin ran the highline to fourth, but again had his night cut short as the brakes faded away.

• Late Race Pass - Reported by Andrew Kunas, the rubber was down at the Gallatin Speedway and tires were worn out as Joe Ramaker worked past Jeremy McCune on a restart with two laps to run for his sixth win of the year. McCune was quoted as saying, "That red flag killed us. The tire sealed over, and we had four nights on that tire already. It's gone."

• Finally - Third time's a charm it seems for the Gulf South Region to make their return to Louisiana as events at the Leesville 171 Speedway sawn Ray Allen Kulhanek in Victory Lane. Rained out on July 19, the race's second attempt on August 30 also fell to rain. Moving the date to September 6, fans were delighted to have the Sprint Cars back in town.

• Sticking the Landing - Jason Orth snapped an interesting picture of Josh Baughman's ride on Sunday night as the Energy Equipment No. 17x sat with the nose to the sky between the wall and the catch fence in turn four after the Odessa driver nearly left the park. Josh was okay after the crash.

• Through the Field - The Speedway Motors Midwest Region saw several hard chargers over the weekend. Starting at the Junction Motor Speedway, Danny Lasoski climbed 13 spots with Don Droud, Jr. up 11 in the night's Feature event. Jason Johnson's eleven spot climb on Sunday at the Eagle Raceway put him as the night's Hard Charger.

• Class Leaders - In the whole of ASCS 360cid competition, Seth Bergman and Joe Ramaker lead the way with six wins each. Seth Bergman has entered 38 ASCS events in 2014 with 36 A-Feature starts yielding 27 top tens and 14 top fives. Ramaker's 14 Frontier Regional showing has 13 A-Features with a dozen top tens and 11 top fives.

Looking to next weekend:

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real returns to action at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track and the Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track National Championship. The weekend will also include the Lone Star and Sooner Regions. Races are scheduled for Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13.

The Frontier Region caps off the 2014 season this weekend as the BMP Speedway on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13. Joe Ramaker leads the way by 89 going into the final rounds.

The Speedway Motors Warrior Region is also in action on Saturday, September 13 at the U.S. 36 Raceway in Cameron, Mo.

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.

 

 

The Nebraska Cup Goes to Brian Brown

EAGLE, Neb. (September 7, 2014) - The Nebraska Cup offered a $5,000 prize to the winner, and Brian Brown gladly swooped in and claimed the winner's check on Sunday night with the Speedway Motors Midwest Region at the famed Eagle Raceway.

A red on the start followed by a pair of cautions; fourth starting Brian Brown shot to the point and never looked back in a race riddled with cautions. Brown's eleventh win of the season on a track that saw the preferred line around the top, the win is Brian's third with the Midwest Region in 2014 and fourth in ASCS competition.

The night's podium rounded out with Jack Dover and Danny Lasoski. Jay Russell and Tony Bruce, Jr. completed the top five.

A DNF in his Heat Race put Jason Johnson seventh in B-Feature. Advancing to start seventeenth in the A-Main, Johnson charged to sixth with Brandon Hanks seventh. Billy Alley from thirteenth crossed eighth with Don Droud, Jr. and Ryan Roberts making the top ten.

The Speedway Motors Midwest Region caps of the 2014 season on September 19 and 20 with the Casey's General Store Fall Brawl III at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region Eagle Raceway - Eagle, Neb. Sunday, September 7, 2014

Car Count: 25

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 23S-Stuart (Stu) Snyder; 2. 17-Gage Dorr; 3. 76-Jay Russell; 4. 21-Brian Brown; 5. 12-Tyler Drueke; 6. 3-Billy Alley; 7. 17X-Josh Baughman; 8. (DNF) 41-Jason Johnson; DNS 51-Mike Boston

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 3H-Brandon Hanks; 2. 53-Jack Dover; 3. 5X-Jason Martin; 4. 18T-Tony Bruce Jr; 5. 11W-Wyatt Burks; 6. 1B-Toby Chapman; 7. 03-Shayle Bade; 8. (DNF) 81A-Chris Morgan

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 24BH-Don Droud Jr; 2. 18-Ryan Roberts; 3. 1M-Danny Lasoski; 4. 77-John Klabunde; 5. 35L-Cody Ledger; 6. 52-Dalton Parson; 7. (DNF) 82-Jason Danley; DNS 35-Trevor Grossenbacher

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 35L-Cody Ledger[1]; 2. 12-Tyler Drueke[2]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson[7]; 4. 17X-Josh Baughman[5]; 5. 11W-Wyatt Burks[3]; 6. 35-Trevor Grossenbacher[9]; 7. 82-Jason Danley[6]; 8. (DNF) 52-Dalton Parson[11]; 9. (DNF) 03-Shayle Bade[4]; DNS 81A-Chris Morgan; DNS 51-Mike Boston

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown[4]; 2. 53-Jack Dover[7]; 3. 1M-Danny Lasoski[11]; 4. 76-Jay Russell[1]; 5. 18T-Tony Bruce Jr[9]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson[17]; 7. 3H-Brandon Hanks[8]; 8. 3-Billy Alley[13]; 9. 24BH-Don Droud Jr[3]; 10. 18-Ryan Roberts[6]; 11. 35L-Cody Ledger[15]; 12. 11W-Wyatt Burks[19]; 13. 23S-Stuart (Stu) Snyder[5]; 14. (DNF) 17X-Josh Baughman[18]; 15. (DNF) 77-John Klabunde[12]; 16. (DNF) 1B-Toby Chapman[14]; 17. (DNF) 17-Gage Dorr[2]; 18. (DNF) 5X-Jason Martin[10]; 19. (DNF) 12-Tyler Drueke[16]; 20. (DNF) 35-Trevor Grossenbacher[20]

 

 

Seth Bergman Unfazed by Wing Damage at West Siloam

W. SILOAM SPRINGS, Okla. (September 7, 2014) Same track, different day for Seth Bergman who parked the Corridor Electric No. 23 in Victory Lane with the American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region on Sunday at the West Siloam Speedway.

Seth's eighth overall win of the season, the victory is his second of the year with the Sooner Region at the track he won at on April 18.

Working from sixth, Bergman avoided a flip on the start, moving quickly from there to snag the lead from Alex Sewell. Even with damage to the nose wing that rendered it useless, the Oil Field Equipment and Manufacturing No. 23 went unchallenged for the night's $2,000 prize.

Alex Sewell crossed second with Kyle Clark third. Mickey Walker from eleventh snagged fourth with Kyle Bellm rounding out the top five.

Chance Morton, Shawn Petersen, Brad Graham, Jamie Passmore, and Dustin Morgan completed the top ten. Morgan had run from last to fourth before having to pull in with two laps to go as the brakes on the Ark Wrecking No. 93 went sour.

A special thank you needs to be given to the crew of the West Siloam Speedway. During the races, a vehicle struck a Guide Wire on an Electrical Pole in the Pits, causing the track to blackout for over an hour. Giving time for crews to arrive and fix the problem, the Sprint Car portion of the night's program was still done around 10:00 P.M. (CT).

The American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region races next with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track on September 12 and 13. For tickets and information, log onto http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

For continued updates 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. Sunday, September 7, 2014

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 2. 8-Alex Sewell[4]; 3. 94T-Tim Kent[1]; 4. 69-Glen Passmore Jr[5]; 5. 2-Mickey Walker[3]; 6. 04-Brad Graham[7]; 7. (DNF) 8M-Kade Morton[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Blake Hahn[1]; 2. 4J-Jamie Passmore[7]; 3. 9$-Kyle Clark[2]; 4. 4X-Shawn Petersen[3]; 5. 14K-Kyle Bellm[6]; 6. 7M-Chance Morton[5]; 7. (DNF) 93-Dustin Morgan[4]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[6]; 2. 8-Alex Sewell[3]; 3. 9$-Kyle Clark[7]; 4. 2-Mickey Walker[11]; 5. 14K-Kyle Bellm[9]; 6. 7M-Chance Morton[12]; 7. 4X-Shawn Petersen[8]; 8. 04-Brad Graham[10]; 9. (DNF) 4J-Jamie Passmore[5]; 10. (DNF) 93-Dustin Morgan[14]; 11. (DNF) 17-Blake Hahn[1]; 12. (DNF) 94T-Tim Kent[2]; 13. (DNF) 69-Glen Passmore Jr[4]; DNS 8M-Kade Morton

 

 

Late Race Restart Yield Dividends for Ramaker

BELGRADE, Mont. (September 6, 2014) - Joe Ramaker picked up his sixth Frontier Regional victory of the year with a late race pass on Jeremy McCune following a restart with two laps to run at the Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont.

Coming from fifth, Ramaker was ultimately chased to the line by Phil Dietz as McCune slipped to finish third. Joe Perry was fourth despite having to weld part of the chassis back in place following his Heat Race. The top five rounded out with Jerry Brey.

Paxton Lambrecht was sixth with Kelly Miller seventh. David Hoiness from fifteenth crossed eighth followed by Bob Shiplet and Roger Cummings to make up the top ten.

The Frontier Region wraps up their 2014 season on September 12 and 13 at the Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. with the Dave Laber Memorial feature the Modified Rebel Run. For more information, log onto http://www.billingsmotorsportspark.com.

For continued updates on the Frontier Region, and all parts of the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Frontier Region Gallatin Speedway - Belgrade, Mont. Saturday, September 6, 2014

Car Count: 17

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 0J-Jeremy McCune; 2. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht; 3. 77-Bob Shiplet; 4. 44-Damon McCune; 5. 22-Chris Roberts; 6. 24-Leroy Brush

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 72-Phil Dietz; 2. 12-Jerry Brey; 3. 28-Joe Perry; 4. 44K-Kelly Miller; 5. 27DD-David Hoiness; 6. 00-Roger Cummings

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 98-Joe Ramaker; 2. 37-Trever Kirkland; 3. 2-Shad Peterson; 4. 4-Cliff Nelson Jr.; 5. 4N-John Nelson

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 98-Joe Ramaker[5]; 2. 72-Phil Dietz[8]; 3. 0J-Jeremy McCune[2]; 4. 28-Joe Perry[7]; 5. 12-Jerry Brey[4]; 6. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht[1]; 7. 44K-Kelly Miller[10]; 8. 27DD-David Hoiness[15]; 9. 77-Bob Shiplet[3]; 10. 00-Roger Cummings[16]; 11. 24-Leroy Brush[17]; 12. 4-Cliff Nelson Jr.[11]; 13. (DNF) 22-Chris Roberts[13]; 14. (DNF) 2-Shad Peterson[9]; 15. (DNF) 37-Trever Kirkland[6]; 16. (DNF) 44-Damon McCune[12]; 17. (DNF) 4N-John Nelson[14]

 

 

Gulf South Glory Goes to Kulhanek at Leesville 171 Speedway

LEESVILLE, La. (September 6, 2014) - Weather finally held off as a trip to Louisiana brought Ray Allen Kulhanek his second Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Regional victory of the season, leading start-to-finish at the Leesville 171 Speedway.

Channin Tankersley crossed second behind the wheel of the Bruce Griffith, Jr. owned No. 17t after having to jump from the Pearson Motorsports No. 11 due to a crash during Hot Laps; keeping his championship hopes alive by 101 over Kulhanek. Scottie McDonald grabbed third with Tyson Hall and Jimmy Brooks completing the top five.

Chris Sweeny finished sixth with Klint Angelette from nineteenth to grab seventh with Caleb Martin following from eighteenth to eighth. Johnny Brown crossed ninth with Mike Walling tenth.

A single night of racing remains for the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region at the Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas on September 27.

For continued updates on the Gulf South Region, and all ends of the American Sprint Car Series log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region Leesville 171 Speedway - Leesville, La. Saturday, September 6, 2014

Car Count: 19

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 2. 17T-Channin Tankersley; 3. 31-Brandon Berryman; 4. B51-Johnny Brown; 5. 10-Blake Jenkins; 6. 8A-Alan Myers; 7. (DNF) 51-Caleb Martin

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 5X-Tyson Hall; 2. 5-Jimmy Brooks; 3. 29-Mike Walling; 4. 36-John Pate; 5. 24-Brandie Jass; 6. (DNF) 19-Klint Angelette

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 88-Scottie McDonald; 2. 57-Jacob Lucas; 3. 28-James Cooper; 4. 93-Chris Sweeney; 5. 49-Ty Johnson; 6. 21-Butch David

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[1]; 2. 17T-Channin Tankersley[4]; 3. 88-Scottie McDonald[2]; 4. 5X-Tyson Hall[6]; 5. 5-Jimmy Brooks[8]; 6. 93-Chris Sweeney[5]; 7. 19-Klint Angelette[19]; 8. 51-Caleb Martin[18]; 9. B51-Johnny Brown[13]; 10. 29-Mike Walling[9]; 11. 36-John Pate[11]; 12. 49-Ty Johnson[14]; 13. 24-Brandie Jass[12]; 14. 8A-Alan Myers[16]; 15. (DNF) 10-Blake Jenkins[15]; 16. (DNF) 57-Jacob Lucas[3]; 17. (DNF) 31-Brandon Berryman[7]; 18. (DNF) 28-James Cooper[10]; 19. (DNF) 21-Butch David[17]

 

 

Jack Dover Takes Midwest Regional Checkers at McCool Junction

MCCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. (September 6, 2014) - The Speedway Motors Midwest Region stopped into the Junction Motor Speedway on Saturday night with Jack Dover picking up his third ASCS victory of the 2014 season and second with the Nebraska based region.

Taking off from fourth, Dover was chased across the line by Tony Bruce, Jr. with eighth starting J.D. Johnson taking the final podium step. Fighting out of the night's B-Feature, Danny Lasoski clawed from seventeenth to fourth with Don Droud, Jr. coming from sixteenth to complete the top five.

Tennessee's Brandon Hanks crossed sixth with Jon Freeman seventh. Billy Alley was eighth with C.J. Johnson ninth. Jeremy Campbell from nineteenth completed the top ten.

The Nebraska Cup awaits teams on Sunday, September 7 at the Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.

For continued updates on the Speedway Motors Midwest Region, or any part of the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region Junction Motor Speedway - McCool Junction, Neb. Saturday, September 6, 2014

Car Count: 30

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 18T-Tony Bruce Jr; 2. 3-Billy Alley; 3. 76-Jay Russell; 4. 3X-Cody Forshee; 5. 17X-Josh Baughman; 6. 77-John Klabunde; 7. 36-Rick Hansen; 8. (DNF) 5X-Jason Martin

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 8-J.D. Johnson; 2. 35L-Cody Ledger; 3. 45X-C.J. Johnson; 4. 1M-Danny Lasoski; 5. 1B-Trevor Grossenbacher; 6. 2-Don Droud Jr; 7. 10C-Jeremy Campbell; 8. 44K-David Kubart

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 82-Jason Danley; 2. 3H-Brandon Hanks; 3. 81-Jon Freeman; 4. 81A-Chris Morgan; 5. 20G-Jake Greider; 6. (DNF) 91-Jeff Stasa; 7. (DNF) 11X-Gregg Bakker

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Ryan Roberts; 2. 53-Jack Dover; 3. 12-Tyler Drueke; 4. 13V-Seth Brahmer; 5. 17-Gage Dorr; 6. 23S-Stuart (Stu) Snyder; 7. 11W-Wyatt Burks

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 13V-Seth Brahmer[2]; 2. 2-Don Droud Jr[10]; 3. 1M-Danny Lasoski[1]; 4. 17X-Josh Baughman[4]; 5. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[8]; 6. 1B-Trevor Grossenbacher[3]; 7. 20G-Jake Greider[7]; 8. 23S-Stuart (Stu) Snyder[11]; 9. 5X-Jason Martin[14]; 10. 11W-Wyatt Burks[12]; 11. 17-Gage Dorr[6]; 12. 77-John Klabunde[9]; 13. 36-Rick Hansen[15]; 14. 44K-David Kubart[16]; 15. (DNF) 91-Jeff Stasa[5]; 16. (DNF) 11X-Gregg Bakker[13]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover[4]; 2. 18T-Tony Bruce Jr[2]; 3. 8-J.D. Johnson[8]; 4. 1M-Danny Lasoski[17]; 5. 2-Don Droud Jr[16]; 6. 3H-Brandon Hanks[5]; 7. 81-Jon Freeman[1]; 8. 3-Billy Alley[7]; 9. 45X-C.J. Johnson[10]; 10. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[19]; 11. 82-Jason Danley[6]; 12. 12-Tyler Drueke[11]; 13. 76-Jay Russell[14]; 14. 81A-Chris Morgan[13]; 15. 17X-Josh Baughman[18]; 16. 1B-Trevor Grossenbacher[20]; 17. (DNF) 18-Ryan Roberts[3]; 18. (DNF) 35L-Cody Ledger[9]; 19. (DNF) 3X-Cody Forshee[12]; DNS 13V-Seth Brahmer

 

 

Coming Up: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship

TULSA, Okla. (September 3, 2014) - With a weekend off, teams with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real are gearing up for two nights at the Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13.

Following the Jackson Nationals, Brad Loyet holds a 94 point advantage over Jeff Swindell who suffered engine failure under the bonnet of the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 94. Jason Johnson salvaged a twelfth place finish despite the narrow racing surface to close on Swindell, bringing the fight to a single point for the runner-up spot.

Looking for his first National Tour victory of 2014, Johnson is the two-time and defending champion of the Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship.

A finish of seventh in Minnesota also put Johnny Herrera back in the middle of the action, sitting two markers behind Jason Johnson and only 97 back from Loyet.

Losing an engine on the start of the A-Feature at Jackson, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. is still in the mix, but now has to make up 126 points to contend for the title. Seth Bergman holds sixth with Matt Covington looking to add another win to the season after claiming the 36th annual Jackson Nationals.

Consistent finishes on the part of Tony Bruce, Jr. has brought the Oil Medics No. 18 from tenth to eighth in driver standings with Aaron Reutzel falling to ninth after being unable to attend the Jackson Nationals while waiting on a fresh bullet for the BC Funds No. 87. Blake Hahn currently rounds out the top ten with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Bringing along the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region and Smiley's Racing Products ASCS Lone Star Region, races will be preceded by a practice night on Thursday, September 11 from 6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. (CT).

Pit gates will open at Noon on September 12 and 13. Spectator gates open at 5:00 P.M. on Friday night with Hot Laps at 6:00 P.M. Saturday night will see front gates opening at 6:00 P.M. with Hot Laps at 7:00 P.M. A complete schedule of events as well as links to purchase tickets are available at http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com/upcoming-events/special-events/port-a-cool-u-s-national-dirt-track-championship

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

2014 Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship Schedule of Events:

Thursday, September 11

12:00pm-Camping Opens 12:00pm-Credentials Opens 12:00pm-Registration & Pits Open 12:00pm-Haulers Load In 6:00pm - 10:00pm-Practice 11:00pm-Pit Area Closed

Friday, September 12

12:00pm-Credentials & Pit Gates Open 12:00pm-Tech Line Opens 5:00pm-Gates / Displays & Suites Open 6:00pm-Limited Modified Practice (4 Laps) ASCS Sprint Car Series Practice

7:00pm-Opening Ceremonies 7:05pm-Limited Modified Heats (12 Laps) ASCS Sprint Car Series Heats

Limited Modified D Qualifier (12 Laps) Limited Modified C Qualifier #1 (15 Laps) Limited Modified C Qualifier #2 (15 Laps) Limited Modified B Qualifier #1 (15 Laps) Limited Modified B Qualifier #2 (15 Laps)

ASCS Sprint Car Series Last Chance Race Limited Modified A Qualifier (15 Laps)

ASCS Sprint Car Series Feature (Starts no later than 11pm)

Victory Lane Celebrations

Saturday, September 13

12:00pm-Credentials / Pit Gates Open 12:00pm-Tech Line Opens 6:00pm-Gates / Displays & Suites Open 7:00pm-Limited Modified Practice (4 Laps) ASCS Sprint Car Series Practice

8:00pm-Opening Ceremonies 8:05pm-Limited Modified Qualifiers (5 Races, 15 Laps) Limited Modified Pole Dash (8 Laps) ASCS Sprint Car Series Heats

Limited Modified Last Chance Race (15 Laps) ASCS Sprint Car Series Last Chance Race

Limited Modified Championship (30 Laps) ASCS Sprint Car Series Championship (40 Laps) (Starts no later than 11pm)

Victory Lane Celebrations

Track:

Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track - Ft. Worth, Texas

Address: 3545 Lone Star Cir, Fort Worth, TX 76177

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com Phone (Track): (817) 215-8500 Email: http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com/experience/about-us/contact-us

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): Brad Loyet - 3, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 3, Jeff Swindell - 3, Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Brian Brown - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Seth Bergman - 1, Sammy Swindell - 1, Davey Heskin - 1, Matt Covington - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 2,830; 2. Jeff Swindell 2,736; 3. Jason Johnson 2,735; 4. Johnny Herrera 2,733; 5. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2,704; 6. Seth Bergman 2,600; 7. Matt Covington 2.524; 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. 2.521; 9. Aaron Reutzel 2,520; 10. Blake Hahn 2,472

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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.

 

 

West Siloam next for ASCS Sooner

TULSA, Okla. (September 3, 2014) - The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region returns to action on Sunday, September 7 at the West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla.

The series second visit of the season to the quarter-mile oval, Seth Bergman topped action on April 18.

Dustin Morgan takes a commanding lead into the Sunday showdown with 294 points separating the Ark Wrecking No. 93 from Broken Arrow's Alex Sewell. The B.T. Powder Coating No. 8 has no worries of a challenge for the runner up spot this weekend as Sean McClelland holds third with Mike Goodman, and Harli White making the top five.

This Sunday is the last standalone weekend for the Region, which joins the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Lone Star Region at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track on September 12 and 13 for the Region's series finale.

Joined by the N.O.W. 600 Micros, racing at the West Siloam Speedway is scheduled to begin at 6:00 P.M. (CT). Admission is $15 with discounts for Seniors, Veterans, and Children. For more information, log onto http://www.westsiloamspeedway.com.

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

 

 

A Cool Trip to the Nebraska Cup awaits ASCS Midwest

TULSA, Okla. (September 2, 2014) - The Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region heads into one of the most highly anticipated weekends in Nebraska Sprint Car racing with a stop at the Junction Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 6 to get drivers and fans ready for the $5,000 to win Nebraska Lottery / Hoosier Tire Nebraska Cup on Sunday, September 7 at the Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.

Offering a $1,500 payday on Saturday, the ASCS Midwest Region will be joined by drivers of the NCRA Sprint Cars at the Junction Motor Speedway. In the series 2013 visit, Jack Dover edged out Don Droud, Jr. with a high line pass coming to the checkered flag.

The Midwest Region's visit to the Junction Motor Speedway on May 23, 2014 saw Jason Martin taking the win.

Looking back at the 2013 Nebraska Cup, Danny Lasoski drove the Mark Burch backed No. 1m to victory. Utilizing a restart on Lap 28, Lasoski worked past Brian Brown entering turn one for the $5,000 score. Both Lasoski and Brown enter the weekend fresh of victories at the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo. with the Speedway Motors Warrior Region.

Events on Saturday, September 6 will see gates opening at 4:00 P.M. (CT) at the Junction Motor Speedway with Hot Laps getting underway at 6:30 P.M. Admission is $15 with kids five years and younger admitted free into the grandstands. For more information on the Junction Motor Speedway, log onto http://www.junctionmotorspeedway.com.

Sunday, September 7 at the Eagle Raceway gets underway at 6:30 P.M. (CT) and will include the SLMR Late Models. For more information on the Eagle Raceway at the Nebraska Cup, log onto http://www.eagleraceway.com.

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

 

 

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (September 2, 2014) - The last big yearly holiday weekend of racing has come and gone and with it, eight events within the ASCS Nation contested of the originally scheduled 10. Overall, the weekend saw an average of 30 cars per event with 127 drivers drawing in from 99 municipalities representing 21 states across the United States including drivers from Canada, and Australia.

To date, 129 events have been contested, accounting for 149 sanctioned events.

Regional action across the Nation over the 2014 Labor Day Weekend included ASCS Frontier, Midwest, Southwest, and Warrior Regions.

Topping the Field:

Friday, August 29, 2014

• Bill Boyce (Frontier Region) - Making the drive from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada to compete with the ASCS Frontier Region, veteran driver Bill Boyce made the trip to Victory Lane with the Region on Friday night at the Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. to kick off the 20th annual Montana Round-up.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

• Matt Covington (National / Midwest) - After rain foiled the preliminary night of the 36th annual Jackson Nationals, the track was narrow and fast on Saturday as Matt Covington took advantage of his front row starting position to lead non-stop for his first Jackson Nationals title.

• Dennis MacEachern (Frontier) - Score another one for the great north as Edson, Alberta's Dennis MacEachern took the win on the second night of the Montana Round-up at the Electric City Speedway.

• Danny Lasoski (Warrior) - After rains shortened the Jackson Nationals to one day, Danny Lasoski and the Mark Burch Motorsports No. 1m made the trip south to the Randolph County Raceway and shot from sixth to win the night's $2,000 top prize.

• Rick Ziehl (Southwest) - A late race restart was all it took for the Las Cruces, N.M. driver to steal away the win from Logan Forler Saturday night at the Tucson International Raceway. Ziehl, who drew the eighth starting spot for Saturday's A-Feature, made the race winning pass exiting turn two on Lap 20.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

• Brian Brown (Warrior) - For the second year in a row, the FVP No. 21 took home the big money at the Randolph County Raceway with the Speedway Motors Warrior Region, this time putting on a clinic from thirteenth to earn the night's $4,000 bounty.

• J.J. Hickle (Frontier) - To regions, two victories for Washington's J.J. Hickle who found victory lane with the ASCS Frontier Region on Sunday night. Taking the controls of the Peterson Motorsports No. 23n for the Montana Round-up, Hickle led non-stop for his first Montana score.

• Logan Forler (Southwest) - After leading 20 laps and having to settle for second on Saturday night, Logan Forler made sure a trip to Victory Lane was the only option on Sunday at the Tucson International Raceway. Starting fourth, Forler wasted no time getting the point to lead flag-to-flag at the three-eighths mile oval.

A few notes on the weekend:

• First Timers - The 20th annual Montana Round-up saw something rarely seen in multi day racing, and that is a first time winner in every A-Feature contested. While Bill Boyce is far from a first time winner around Montana, his win on Friday night was his first with the ASCS Frontier Region. The same is true for Dennis MacEachern who topped competition Saturday night. Already a winning with the ASCS Northwest Region in 2014, J.J. Hickle collected his first Frontier Region win on Sunday night.

• Matt Covington - An open red in the late stages of the Jackson National may have been the saving grace for Matt Covington who reported a problem with the Right Rear Tire going down. On a track that demanded plenty of air on the right side, Covington was down to five pounds of pressure. Getting things right, Matt scored his fist Jackson Nationals win in his first visit of the famed half-mile.

• The Weather - It played havoc with the Jackson Nationals for sure but also forced a change in the ASCS Gulf South schedule as well as Saturday's events at the Leesville 171 Speedway were moved to Saturday, September 6.

• In the Family - First Lasoski, then Brown at the Randolph County Raceway over the weekend. In a release from Brown's publicist, Bill Wright, the Missouri driver talked about the race, saying he was hoping to get in the top three or four. Finding rubber on the track sooner than most, traffic and a late race restart was enough to give Brown a shot at leader, Jonathan Cornell.

• Opening Things Up - Going into the weekend with the ASCS Frontier Region, Joe Ramaker held a slim 11 point advantage over Kelly Miller. After Friday night, Miller closed the gap to six but when the dust settled in the 20th annual Montana Round-up, Ramaker opened the gap to 58 going into the Region's final three events, finishing fifth, sixth, and second in the three day event. While Miller had a fourth and sixth place showing, Saturday's twentieth place DNF was enough to give Joe some breathing room.

• Very Close - While we are on the subject of points, Brad Loyet opened his advantage back to 94 points over Jeff Swindell with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, after the Heartland Catfish No. 94 suffered an engine failure on Saturday night. In doing so, the race for second through fourth is now a three point game between Swindell, Johnson, and Herrera.

• New Leader - Trailing by 33 markers going into the weekend, Jonathan Cornell now leads by 26 with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region. Suffering an engine failure on Saturday night, Jay Russell was unable to compete on Sunday, sending the Kansas driver plummeting to fourth in driver standings as Kyle Bellm and Randy Hibbs made their way by.

Coming Up:

A big weekend awaits the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region with the Nebraska Cup. Racing kicks off on Saturday, September 6 at the Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. Sunday, September 7 sees action head to the Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.

Rescheduled from this past Saturday, the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region will try again at the Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La. on Saturday, September 6.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region competes on Sunday, September 7 at the West Silaom Speedway.

West Texas 305 is in action at the El Paso Speedway Park on Friday, September 5 and Southern New Mexico Speedway on Saturday, September 6.

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.

 

 

Logan Forler Wires ASCS Southwest Field at Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. (August 31, 2014) - Finishing runner up at the Tucson International Raceway on Saturday, Logan Forler saw to it that all challengers were held off on Sunday night as the Steve Forler Trucking No. 2L led start-to-finish for Forler's fourth career ASCS Southwest Region victory.

Taking off from fourth, Forler was chased to the finish by Saturday night's winner, Rick Ziehl. Lance Norick crossed third with Joshua Williams and tenth starting Alex Pettas in fifth. Bob Ream, Jr. was sixth, James Aragon seventh, Ryan Linder eighth, Nick Parker ninth, and Kaylene Verville tenth.

The ASCS Southwest Region returns to Tucson on October 4. For continued updates on the ASCS Southwest Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

ASCS Southwest Region Tucson Internatioanl Raceway - Tucson, Ariz. Sunday, August 31, 2014

Car Count: 21

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Ryan Linder; 2. 57X-James Aragon; 3. 91-Casey Buckman; 4. 94-Nick Parker; 5. 78-Chris Bonneau; 6. 14-Cody Sickles

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 75-J.T. Imperial; 2. 90-Lance Norick; 3. 5H-Patrick Krob; 4. 55-Brent McKee; 5. 5-Bud Rowe; 6. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 12M-James Mosher; 2. TI64-Alex Pettas; 3. 01-Kaylene Verville; 4. 29S-Darrell Sickles; 5. 29-Michael Bonneau

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2L-Logan Forler[4]; 2. 20Z-Rick Ziehl[3]; 3. 90-Lance Norick[1]; 4. 41W-Joshua Williams[8]; 5. TI64-Alex Pettas[10]; 6. 8-Bob Ream Jr[2]; 7. 57X-James Aragon[9]; 8. 9-Ryan Linder[5]; 9. 94-Nick Parker[14]; 10. 01-Kaylene Verville[13]; 11. 29S-Darrell Sickles[15]; 12. 91-Casey Buckman[11]; 13. 5-Bud Rowe[18]; 14. (DNF) 75-J.T. Imperial[7]; 15. (DNF) 29-Michael Bonneau[19]; 16. (DNF) 12M-James Mosher[6]; 17. (DNF) 5H-Patrick Krob[12]; 18. (DNF) 78-Chris Bonneau[17]; 19. (DNF) 55-Brent McKee[16]; DNS 8AZ-Jordan Stetson; DNS 14-Cody Sickles

 

 

Brian Brown wins from 13th at Randolph County Raceway

MOBERLY, Mo. (August 31, 2014) - The high side was the way to go for Brian Brown as the Casey's General Store No. 21 raced from thirteenth to win at the Randolph County Raceway with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region on Sunday night.

Also earning the KB Tire Hard Charger of the night, Brown worked past Jonathan Cornell to lead from Lap 16 on. Brown as chased across the line by ninth starting Jason Johnson with Jonathan Cornell settling for the show position. Randy Martin and Josh Fisher rounded out the top five.

Wayne Johnson led the opening lap but ended up sixth Austin Alumbaugh was seventh with Jon Agan eighth. Kyle Bellm and Curtis Boyer completed the top ten.

The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region races next on September 13 at the U.S. 36 Raceway in Cameron, Mo. For continued updates on the Warrior Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region Randolph County Raceway - Moberly, Mo. Sunday, August 31, 2014

Car Count: 25

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips; 2. 41-Jason Johnson; 3. 33-Austin Alumbaugh; 4. 82-Vincent Ward; 5. 48-Dean Hathman; 6. (DNF) 3Z-Zach Davis; 7. (DNF) 92J-J.R. Topper; 8. (DNF) 2A-Randy Hibbs

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Randy Martin; 2. 4-Jon Agan; 3. 7K-Dustin Selvage; 4. 21-Brian Brown; 5. 72X-Josh Fisher; 6. 9M-Rusty Potter; 7. 34-Corey Nelson

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 14S-Jarrod Schneiderman; 2. 17W-Cole Wood; 3. 24C-Lanny Carpenter; 4. 81A-Chris Morgan; 5. 72-Curtis Boyer; 6. 75-Tyler Blank; 7. 1X-Brad Ryun

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown[13]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[9]; 3. 28-Jonathan Cornell[4]; 4. 14-Randy Martin[6]; 5. 72X-Josh Fisher[15]; 6. 77X-Wayne Johnson[2]; 7. 33-Austin Alumbaugh[1]; 8. 4-Jon Agan[10]; 9. 86-Kyle Bellm[3]; 10. 72-Curtis Boyer[18]; 11. 34-Corey Nelson[21]; 12. 14S-Jarrod Schneiderman[5]; 13. 7K-Dustin Selvage[11]; 14. 17W-Cole Wood[7]; 15. 9M-Rusty Potter[22]; 16. 81A-Chris Morgan[14]; 17. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips[8]; 18. 48-Dean Hathman[17]; 19. (DNF) 82-Vincent Ward[16]; 20. (DNF) 75-Tyler Blank[19]; 21. (DNF) 1X-Brad Ryun[24]; 22. (DNF) 24C-Lanny Carpenter[12]; 23. (DNF) 92J-J.R. Topper[23]; 24. (DNF) 3Z-Zach Davis[20]; 25. (DNF) 2A-Randy Hibbs[25]

 

 

Rick Ziehl Races to ASCS Southwest Victory at Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. (August 30, 2014) - For the second time in 2014, Rick Ziehl parked the Lucas Oil No. 20z in Victory Lane with the ASCS Southwest Region, taking the preliminary night A-Feature victory at the Tucson International Raceway.

Trailing the first 20 rounds, Ziehl worked past Logan Forler on a restart, taking the highline around the Forler Trucking No. 2L through turns one and two. Forler, who took the lead on Lap 9 after ASCS Rookie, Nick Parker, snagged an infield tire, held on for second despite his engine lying down in the closing laps.

Joshua Williams was third with Bob Ream, Jr. fourth and James Mosher fifth.

The top ten rounded out with Lance Norick, Jordan Stetson, James Aragon, Ryan Linder, and Chris Bonneau.

Racing continues at the Tucson International Raceway on Sunday, August 31. For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

ASCS Southwest Region Tucson International Raceway - Tucson, Ariz. Saturday, August 30, 2014

Car Count: 23

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 90-Lance Norick; 2. 94-Nick Parker; 3. 9-Ryan Linder; 4. 75-J.T. Imperial; 5. 01-Kaylene Verville; 6. 5H-Patrick Krob; 7. 29S-Darrell Sickles; 8. 5-Bud Rowe

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Colt Treharn; 2. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 3. 2L-Logan Forler; 4. 41W-Joshua Williams; 5. 91-Casey Buckman; 6. TI64-Alex Pettas; 7. 29-Michael Bonneau; 8. 78-Chris Bonneau

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 8-Bob Ream Jr; 2. 12M-James Mosher; 3. 22-Mike Rux Jr; 4. 57X-James Aragon; 5. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson; 6. 55-Ryan Murphy; DNS 14-Cody Sickles

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 2. 2L-Logan Forler; 3. 41W-Joshua Williams; 4. 8-Bob Ream Jr; 5. 12M-James Mosher; 6. 90-Lance Norick; 7. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson; 8. 57X-James Aragon; 9. 9-Ryan Linder; 10. 78-Chris Bonneau; 11. 91-Casey Buckman; 12. 29S-Darrell Sickles; 13. 5-Bud Rowe; 14. TI64-Alex Pettas; 15. 77-Colt Treharn; 16. 01-Kaylene Verville; 17. (DNF) 29-Michael Bonneau; 18. (DNF) 55-Ryan Murphy; 19. (DNF) 94-Nick Parker; 20. (DNF) 75-J.T. Imperial; 21. (DNF) 5H-Patrick Krob; 22. (DNF) 22-Mike Rux Jr; DNS 14-Cody Sickles

 

 

Danny Lasoski on top with ASCS Warriors at RCR

MOBERLY, Mo. (August 30, 2014) - Danny Lasoski put the Mark and Parker Burch Motorsports No. 1m in Victory Lane on Saturday night with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region, winning the opening night of the two-day Labor Day spectacular at the Randolph County Raceway.

Lasoski's second ASCS triumph of 2014, the Missouri ace was the third leader of the night's 25 laps feature event. Starting sixth, Lasoski trailed as Josh Fisher took off to lead the first three rounds. Surrendering the lead to Wayne Johnson, the No. 77x led until Lap 14 when Danny Lasoski made the race winning pass.

Wayne Johnson would have to settle for second with eight starting Kyle Bellm taking the final podium step. The final transfer into Sunday's $4,000 to win A-Feature went to Jonathan Cornell. Josh Fisher completed the top-five.

Iowa's Dustin Selvage crossed sixth with Randy Hibbs, Chris Morgan, Tyler Blank, and Curtis Bowyer making the top ten.

Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region action continues on Sunday, August 31 at the Randolph County Raceway. For continued updates on the ASCS Warrior Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com

Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region Randolph County Raceway - Moberly, Mo. Saturday, August 30, 2014

Car Count: 30

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 86-Kyle Bellm; 2. 2A-Randy Hibbs; 3. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 4. 27-Danny Thoman; 5. 14S-Jarrod Schneiderman; 6. 9M-Rusty Potter; 7. (DNF) 51-Mitchell Moore; 8. (DNF) 17W-Cole Wood

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1M-Danny Lasoski; 2. 7K-Dustin Selvage; 3. 81A-Chris Morgan; 4. 9-Casey Baker; 5. 92J-J.R. Topper; 6. 33-Austin Alumbaugh; 7. 5-Matt Close; DNS 38-Cody Baker

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 72-Curtis Boyer; 2. 3Z-Zach Davis; 3. 24C-Lanny Carpenter; 4. 1X-Brad Ryun; 5. 82-Vincent Ward; 6. 48-Dean Hathman; 7. 76-Jay Russell

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 72X-Josh Fisher; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson; 3. 4-Jon Agan; 4. 75-Tyler Blank; 5. 24S-Ricky Lee Stangl; 6. 93-Taylor Walton; 7. 14-Randy Martin

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 33-Austin Alumbaugh; 2. 17W-Cole Wood; 3. 92J-J.R. Topper; 4. 93-Taylor Walton; 5. 24S-Ricky Lee Stangl; 6. 9M-Rusty Potter; 7. 48-Dean Hathman; 8. 9-Casey Baker; 9. 82-Vincent Ward; 10. 5-Matt Close; DNS 76-Jay Russell; DNS 51-Mitchell Moore; DNS 14-Randy Martin; DNS 38-Cody Baker

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 1M-Danny Lasoski[6]; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson[2]; 3. 86-Kyle Bellm[8]; 4. 28-Jonathan Cornell[7]; 5. 72X-Josh Fisher[3]; 6. 7K-Dustin Selvage[9]; 7. 2A-Randy Hibbs[4]; 8. 81A-Chris Morgan[13]; 9. 75-Tyler Blank[16]; 10. 72-Curtis Boyer[5]; 11. 24C-Lanny Carpenter[10]; 12. 92J-J.R. Topper[19]; 13. 24S-Ricky Lee Stangl[21]; 14. 9M-Rusty Potter[22]; 15. 3Z-Zach Davis[12]; 16. 14S-Jarrod Schneiderman[15]; 17. 33-Austin Alumbaugh[17]; 18. 1X-Brad Ryun[11]; 19. 27-Danny Thoman[14]; 20. 93-Taylor Walton[20]; 21. (DNF) 17W-Cole Wood[18]; 22. (DNF) 4-Jon Agan[1]

 

 

Matt Covington Dominates 36th annual Jackson Nationals

JACKSON, Minn. (August 30, 2014) - The Jackson Sprint Car Nationals added a new champion to its list of historic drivers as Matt Covington pocketed $5,000 in his first visit to the half-mile oval with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real.

The 36th running of the Jackson Nationals presented by the State Bank of Fairmont, Covington led start-to-finish for his third career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour score.

"Jackson, Minn. - this place is awesome. I haven't been here before, but it's definitely in my top-five places to be ever. I can't wait to come back," said an excited Matt Covington who became the fourteenth different winner on the season. "The track was super heavy and fast and you really had to cowboy up. It was really fun battling with the lapped cars, but I'd really like to come back when this place is slicked up."

Drawing the outside-pole, Covington out dashed Kaley Gharst into the first two turn on two attempts after the first start was called back due to the stopped No. 15h of Sam Hafertepe, Jr. who suffered engine failure.

Underway after a caution on Lap 3 for Mark Dobmeier who went off the top of turn two, Covington found slower traffic by Lap 8. Keeping Gharst at a healthy distance, the green lights stayed on until Lap 19 when fifth running Paige Polyak went into the wall with a flat Right Rear tire in turn four. She was allowed to return due to a red on the restart for D.J. Brink who flipped in turn-three. Brink was okay.

Taking off for the final stretch, the caution displayed again on Lap 27 as Ian Madsen came to a stop exiting the second turn; erasing Covington's 2.631 second lead. Green for the final three laps, Covington went uncontested, winning by 2.465 seconds. Kaley Gharst held off several charges by Terry McCarl to claim the second spot.

"He was beating us on the starts," said Gharst. "Our motor was stumbling pretty good but he was fast. There were a few times in traffic I was able to get up there but every time he would clear a lapped car, he'd just pull away while we got stuck behind another one. Lapped traffic was definitely tricky tonight. I was hard to pass them because they really weren't going a whole lot slower than we were but it definitely made it interesting."

Terry McCarl took the show position.

"The car was working really well there. We kept running up on Kaley there and get a yellow and I had a really good restart there on that last one but got up in his bad air and got really tight," commented McCarl. "We were a little off on our fuel. The bottom end was really rich but I'm just glad to get a podium out of this deal for Jeremy and all our sponsors."

Tony Bruce, Jr. ran to a fourth place finish with Iowa's Mark Toews completing the top five in his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour A-Feature start.

Seth Bergman from twelfth crossed sixth with Johnny Herrera in tow from eleventh to seventh. Dusty Zomer eighth, Brian Brown from sixteenth, with Brooke Tatnell completing the top-ten.

After rains ended Friday's prelim hopes, the 36th Jackson Nationals saw 39 drivers drawing in. Producing five Heat Races, wins went to Tony Bruce, Jr., D.J. Brink, Mark Dobmeier, Terry McCarl, and Mark Toews. A pair of B-Features went to Jason Johnson who ran to twelfth and Brad Loyet who ended up thirteenth.

A special Memorial Dash was held for local racing legend Dick Valentine. The $400 bonus went to Austin Johnson. Points based Provisionals were utilized by Jeff Swindell and Blake Hahn. Each was worth full points for the drivers. Promoter's Provisionals were given to Skylar Prochaska and Derrik Lusk.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real travels next to the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 for the Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Nationals. For more information, log onto http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

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

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region 36th annual Jackson Sprint Car Nationals Jackson Speedway - Jackson, Minn. Saturday, August 30, 2014

Car Count: 39

SpeedMart Heat Races (8 laps): Winners plus the next 11 highest in Passing Points transfer to the A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[2]; 2. 18M-Ian Madsen[1]; 3. 14T-Brooke Tatnell[3]; 4. 11X-Gregg Bakker[5]; 5. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips[4]; 6. 81-Austin Johnson[7]; 7. 20G-Chris Graf[6]; 8. (DNF) 35-Skylar Prochaska[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 75-D.J. Brink[1]; 2. 19-Paige Polyak[6]; 3. 7-Kaley Gharst[8]; 4. 32-Brandon Halverson[4]; 5. 612-Isaac Schreurs[3]; 6. 2D-Dusty Ballenger[7]; 7. (DNF) 94-Jeff Swindell[2]; DNS 29-Nick Lusk

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier[1]; 2. 82-Dusty Zomer[3]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson[4]; 4. 14-Jody Rosenboom[6]; 5. 75C-Casey Heser[8]; 6. 17-Blake Hahn[5]; 7. 07-Derek Anderson[7]; DNS 2CK-Kenny Long

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 6-Terry McCarl[2]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[1]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[4]; 4. 18X-Nate Laugen[5]; 5. 09-Matt Juhl[8]; 6. 10-Justin Jacobsma[6]; 7. 64-Bruce Anderson[7]; 8. (DNF) 4W-Matt Wasmund[3]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 5T-Mark Toews[2]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[4]; 3. 21-Brian Brown[3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 5. 05-Brad Loyet[7]; 6. 93-Derrik Lusk[5]; 7. 5M-Troy Manteufel[1]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features (12 laps): Top 3 from each advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[1]; 2. 18X-Nate Laugen[2]; 3. 32-Brandon Halverson[3]; 4. 81-Austin Johnson[5]; 5. 75C-Casey Heser[4]; 6. 20G-Chris Graf[9]; 7. 10-Justin Jacobsma[6]; 8. 17-Blake Hahn[7]; DNS 07-Derek Anderson; DNS 94-Jeff Swindell; DNS 4W-Matt Wasmund; DNS 29-Nick Lusk

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[2]; 2. 11X-Gregg Bakker[1]; 3. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips[4]; 4. 14-Jody Rosenboom[3]; 5. 2D-Dusty Ballenger[6]; 6. 93-Derrik Lusk[7]; 7. 64-Bruce Anderson[8]; 8. 35-Skylar Prochaska[9]; 9. 612-Isaac Schreurs[5]; DNS 2CK-Kenny Long; DNS 5M-Troy Manteufel

Dick Valentine Memorial Dash (10 laps):

Valentine Memorial Dash (10 Laps): 1. 81-Austin Johnson[1]; 2. 20G-Chris Graf[5]; 3. 14-Jody Rosenboom[2]; 4. 75C-Casey Heser[3]; 5. 10-Justin Jacobsma[7]; 6. 612-Isaac Schreurs[8]; 7. (DNF) 2D-Dusty Ballenger[4]; 8. (DNF) 64-Bruce Anderson[6]

Protect the Harvest A-Feature (25 laps):

A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 2. 7-Kaley Gharst[1]; 3. 6-Terry McCarl[3]; 4. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[6]; 5. 5T-Mark Toews[8]; 6. 23-Seth Bergman[12]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera[11]; 8. 82-Dusty Zomer[9]; 9. 21-Brian Brown[16]; 10. 14T-Brooke Tatnell[15]; 11. 09-Matt Juhl[14]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson[17]; 13. 05-Brad Loyet[18]; 14. 11X-Gregg Bakker[20]; 15. 19-Paige Polyak[7]; 16. 18M-Ian Madsen[10]; 17. 35-Skylar Prochaska[26]; 18. 32-Brandon Halverson[21]; 19. (DNF) 75-D.J. Brink[4]; 20. (DNF) 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips[22]; 21. (DNF) 17-Blake Hahn[24]; 22. (DNF) 93-Derrik Lusk[25]; 23. (DNF) 13-Mark Dobmeier[5]; 24. (DNF) 18X-Nate Laugen[19]; 25. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[13]; 26. (DNF) 94-Jeff Swindell[23]

Lap Leader(s): Matt Covington 1-30 KSE Hard Charger: Skylar Prochaska +9 FSR High Point: Paige Polyak Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: Matt Covington 16.969 seconds CSI Rebound: D.J. Brink Provisional(s): Blake Hahn (P1), Jeff Swindell (BP1), Skylar Prochaska (PP), Derrik Lusk (PP)

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

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 2,830; 2. Jeff Swindell 2,736; 3. Jason Johnson 2,735; 4. Johnny Herrera 2,733; 5. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2,704; 6. Seth Bergman 2,600; 7. Matt Covington 2.524; 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. 2.521; 9. Aaron Reutzel 2,520; 10. Blake Hahn 2,472

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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.

Bill Boyce Breaks Through in Great Falls

Andrew Kunas / Bryan Hulbert - GREAT FALLS, Mont. - At 53 years of age Bill Boyce showed he can still get it done; scoring the ASCS Frontier Region sprint car victory Friday in the first night of the 20th Annual Montana Round-Up at Electric City Speedway.

Taking advantage of a shaky start, Boyce powered from seventh to the Top 3 in the opening laps. Early leader Dave Glennon struggled to get around slower cars on a track that was primarily around the bottom.

A slip by Glennon off the bottom groove, Boyce capitalized in the first and second turns to grab the lead. Glennon would make a couple of runs at Boyce, but to no avail as Boyce worked through traffic with ease.

"One for the old guys! This was my first win in a few (years). This is my home track. I started here when I was 16 and I'm 53 now. This is my home," said Boyce,. "I just had to be calculating (when passing cars on a tight track). Calculate and execute."

Glennon, a regular at North Dakota's River Cities Speedway who made his first appearance at Electric City Speedway Friday, finished second aboard his own No. 5 ThomSand-powered J&J.

"It was a tricky race track, no doubt," said Glennon. "I just made a mistake on a lapped car and opened the door up for Bill. He raced me hard and clean. I hate to say we're happy with second, but with how our last six or eight weeks have gone we'll take it. It's always fun to go race at new tracks and with new guys and face some different competition. It makes you a better driver."

Shepherd, Mont. driver Jeremy McCune earned his best finish of the season. McCune had to work hard to keep the likes of Kelly Miller and Joe Perry behind him in the late stages.

"Luck, man. It was follow the leader," McCune admitted, saying he was still pleased with his car's performance, including a dominating heat race victory earlier in the evening. "We're happy. We got a lot of help. It takes a lot of work to get this car right."

Kelly Miller muscled his way around Perry late to secure a fourth place finish in the KDM Motorsports No. 44k AMS-powered Schnee. Trying to stay ahead of point's leader Joe Ramaker who entered the night with an 11-point lead over Miller, Ramaker worked around Perry to secure fifth.

Perry, Jerry Brey, J.J. Hickle, Trever Kirkland and Casey Adams rounded out the top-ten.

The 12-lap B-Feature event was won by Trever Kirkland, who transferred to the main event with Jordan Milne, Gregory Hamilton and Darren Smith. Heat races earlier in the evening went to Boyce, McCune, Perry and Dennis MacEachern.

The Frontier Region of the American Sprint Car Series, presented in part by Speedmart Inc. is a winged 360 sprint car tour racing around the state of Montana and beyond. More information on the ASCS Frontier Region can be found online at frontier.ascsracing.com or you can also follow the series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ascsfrontier. The national website of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by MAVTV American Real is www.ascsracing.com.

ASCS Frontier Region Electric City Speedway - Great Falls, Mont. Friday, August 29, 2014

Car Count: 31

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Bill Boyce; 2. 98-Joe Ramaker; 3. 77-Bob Shiplet; 4. 23N-J.J. Hickle; 5. 35M-Cody Masse; 6. 81-Darren Smith; 7. 00-Roger Cummings; 8. 56-Ross Mathewson

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 0J-Jeremy McCune; 2. 5-David Glennon; 3. 53-Joe Beaver; 4. 72-Phil Dietz; 5. 37-Trever Kirkland; 6. 51T-Tristan Spiers; 7. 4N-John Nelson; DNS 24-Leroy Brush

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Joe Perry; 2. 44K-Kelly Miller; 3. 12A-Casey Adams; 4. 38B-Bryan Brown; 5. 96-Greg Hamilton; 6. 3J-Jordan Milne; 7. 12P-Randy Pierce; 8. 4-Cliff Nelson Jr.

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 3D-Dennis MacEachern; 2. 44-Damon McCune; 3. 27DD-David Hoiness; 4. 12-Jerry Brey; 5. 22-Chris Roberts; 6. 3A-Shane Ainscough; 7. 11-Cliff Nelson

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 37-Trever Kirkland[2]; 2. 3J-Jordan Milne[1]; 3. 96-Greg Hamilton[3]; 4. 81-Darren Smith[5]; 5. 00-Roger Cummings[11]; 6. 51T-Tristan Spiers[8]; 7. 22-Chris Roberts[4]; 8. 35M-Cody Masse[7]; 9. 3A-Shane Ainscough[6]; 10. 11-Cliff Nelson[10]; 11. 4-Cliff Nelson Jr.[15]; 12. (DNF) 12P-Randy Pierce[14]; DNS 24-Leroy Brush; DNS 56-Ross Mathewson; DNS 4N-John Nelson

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 1-Bill Boyce[7]; 2. 5-David Glennon[1]; 3. 0J-Jeremy McCune[3]; 4. 44K-Kelly Miller[5]; 5. 98-Joe Ramaker[10]; 6. 28-Joe Perry[8]; 7. 12-Jerry Brey[13]; 8. 23N-J.J. Hickle[11]; 9. 37-Trever Kirkland[17]; 10. 12A-Casey Adams[4]; 11. 72-Phil Dietz[16]; 12. 53-Joe Beaver[15]; 13. 77-Bob Shiplet[2]; 14. 3D-Dennis MacEachern[6]; 15. (DNF) 38B-Bryan Brown[12]; 16. (DNF) 3J-Jordan Milne[18]; 17. (DNF) 44-Damon McCune[9]; 18. (DNF) 81-Darren Smith[20]; 19. (DNF) 96-Greg Hamilton[19]; 20. (DNF) 27DD-David Hoiness[14]

 

 

Schedule Update: ASCS Gulf South

TULSA, Okla. (August 27, 2014) - The remainder of the 2014 lineup for the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region has been updated.

According to Regional Director, Keith Johnson, races at the Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La. have been moved from Saturday, August 30 to Saturday, September 6 as weather reports continued to show an 80%-90% chance of rain in the area this weekend.

Other changes include the removal of events at the Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas on Saturday, September 13.

With the changes, two dates remain to determine the final standings for the Gulf South Region which Channin Tankersley leads by 109 markers over defending champion, Ray Allen Kulhanek.

If Tankersley is able to hold off Kulhanek, it will be his first ASCS Gulf South title.

The 2014 season finale is scheduled for September 27 at the Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas. For continued updates, news, and information on the ASCS Gulf South Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

UPDATE: ASCS Warrior Region at RCR now $2,000 and $4,000 to Win!

TULSA, Okla. (August 27, 2014) - After announcing this weekend's Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Regional events at the Randolph County Raceway at $1,500 to win on Saturday, August 30 and $2,000 to win on Sunday, August 31, management of the high-banked Missouri oval have decided to up the winner's check both nights to $2,000 to win on Saturday and $4,000 to win on Sunday.

Brian Brown, who is the defending champion of the Labor Day extravaganza, has already confirmed via Twitter that he will make the nearly seven hours drive from Jackson, Minn. to Moberly, Mo. to compete in Sunday's finale.

Both nights have races getting underway at 7:00 P.M. (CT). Saturday, August 30 will feature B-Mods, Late Models, Hobby Stocks, and 4-cylider Compacts in addition to the ASCS Warrior Region. Sunday, August 31 will feature Late Models, A-Mods, and Hobby Stocks. For more information, log onto http://www.randolphcountyraceway.com or call 660-833-1RCR (1727).

Continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series can be found at http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

ASCS Frontier Going Three Wide in Great Falls

TULSA, Okla. (August 26, 2014) - Three nights, three races, one fast oval as the ASCS Frontier Region takes on the Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. on Friday, August 29 through Sunday, August 31 with the 20th annual Montana Roundup.

Expanded from a two day show in 2013 that saw Joe Ramaker sweeping the weekend, the Idaho driver gave chase for the title whereas this year, everyone has been chasing the No. 98. With a season leading five wins, Ramaker found two of those at the Great Falls, Mont. oval on May 16 and June 21. This weekend's three day affair is the final appearance of the season for the region at the Electric City Speedway.

Eleven points to the good for Ramaker, the chase comes from Kelly Miller for the 2014 title. Trever Kirkland and 2013 champion, Phil Dietz are still within striking distance on a weekend that could very well determine this season's champion.

The three night Montana Roundup will include Mid West Modifieds, Street Stocks, Super Stocks and IMCA Modifieds. Each night begins at 7:00 P.M. (MDT). For more updates on the Electric City Speedway, log onto http://www.electriccityspeedway.com.

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

 

 

ASCS Southwest Going for Two in Tucson

TULSA, Okla. (August 26, 2014) - The Tucson International Raceway will play host to the ASCS Southwest Region this Labor Day Weekend with races on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31.

Rounds five and six at the Arizona oval in 2014, Four previous visits has found Joshua Williams in Victory Lane twice; first on April 5 and most recently on July 26. Rick Ziehl found victory on May 3. The series visit on June 28 went to Bob Ream, Jr.

Keeping the championship chase close, Rick Ziehl only has a 34 point lead going into the weekend over Joshua Williams. Lance Norick at 61 points back holds third with Bob Ream, Jr. and Ryan Linder making the top-five.

Both nights will include X-Mods, Mod Lites, Super Stocks, and Factory Stocks. Gates open at 5:00 P.M. (MT) with races getting underway at 6:45 P.M. (MT). For more information on the Tucson International Raceway, log onto http://www.tucsoninternationalraceway.com.

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

 

 

ASCS Warriors Ready to Double up at Randolph County Raceway

TULSA, Okla. (August 26, 2014) - Labor Day Weekend for the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region brings two nights of racing for the Missouri based region of the ASCS Nation at the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo. on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31.

Offering drivers $1,500 to win on Saturday night, Sunday's payout will feature a $2,500 to win A-Feature with each night at $250 to start.

Jay Russell leads the series by 33 going into the weekend double header with Jonathan Cornell bringing five ASCS Warrior Regional victories into the weekend. Randy Hibbs holds third only 39 points back with Kyle Bellm and J.R. Topper making the top five in regional standings.

The series 2013 visit saw Jonathan Cornell taking the preliminary night victory while Brian Brown took the win the following night after hightailing from Jackson, Minn. to be a part of the night's racing program. Brown's win was from the seventh starting spot.

The second stop of 2014 at the high-banked oval, Jonathan Cornell found victory in the weather rescheduled date on July 19.

Both nights see races getting underway at 7:00 P.M. (CT). Saturday, August 30 will feature B-Mods, Late Models, Hobby Stocks, and 4-cylider Compacts in addition to the ASCS Warrior Region. Sunday, August 31 will feature Late Models, A-Mods, and Hobby Stocks. For more information, log onto http://www.randolphcountyraceway.com or call 660-833-1RCR (1727).

Continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series can be found at http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Brian Brown Among Drivers Expected at 36th Jackson Nationals

TULSA, Okla. (August 25, 2014) - When it comes to the half-mile Jackson Speedway, one name has been the class of the field the past couple years. For Brian Brown, the surge of momentum couldn't be higher going into the $5,000 to win Jackson Nationals.

"Jackson has always been a track that we've always run pretty well at. It seems like we always have a good car and our engines always seem to run pretty well there, plus we've had some luck on our side with good draws and things like that," said Brown.

The defending champion of the Jackson Nationals, Brown will seek his second victory of 2014 at the half-mile oval, having pocketed $10,000 on July 3 with the Jackson Sprint Touring Series (JSTS) while looking to add to his dozen career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour wins.

Brown realizes he will have to best the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour, on top of some the best driver in the Mid-West, "I'm looking forward to the weekend. There should be in the neighborhood of 40-50 cars that are coming to win also so it's not going to be easy, but I feel like if we go there and do our job and have a little bit of luck, then we should be in contention."

A full points paying show for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, the points chase has begun to tighten with the top-five only separated by 112 points going into the weekend.

Brad Loyet continues to lead, but now has a new challenger as Jeff Swindell overtook Jason Johnson in the driver standings following his win Friday at the Lexington 104 Speedway.

Trailing by only 74 markers going into the double-dip weekend, Swindell was on point to reel off a pair of top-five finishes at the Jackson Speedway in 2013. Winning the preliminary feature, Swindell's A-Main on Saturday came to an end on Lap 12 after contact with another driver sent the No. 94 flipping into the third turn.

Dropping to third in driver standings following an engine failure at the Lexington 104 Speedway, Jason Johnson continues to hunt for his first ASCS National Tour victory of the season. The 2011 champion of the Jackson Nationals, Johnson is one of nine previous event Champions expected to be on hand.

On a roll going into the Jackson Nationals, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. looks to extend his streak of top-tens' to eleven straight. Taking over the fourth spot in driver standings, Hafertepe has performed well on half-mile tracks in 2014, with a fourth at the Black Hills Speedway on July 18 followed by a runner-up in the 360 Nationals on August 2, and a fifth in the Front Row Challenge on August 4.

Johnny Herrera enters the weekend fifth. Also winless in National Tour competition in 2014, Herrera finished twelfth and seventh in the 2013 Jackson Nationals, having to come from the B-Feature on the prelim night by way of a provisional.

Joined with the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region, Billy Alley leads the region by 110 over Jack Dover. Jordan Boston rides third with Jason Martin and Tyler Drueke making the top five.

JSTS points shows Kaley Gharst atop the standings by 33 over Skylar Prochaska. Gregg Bakker, Derrik Lusk, and Matt Juhl with the margin at 135 make up the top-five.

Friday, August 29 will feature a $3,000 to win A-Feature with the top four locking into Saturday's $5,000 to win championship event. Tickets for the Labor Day spectacular are on sale at http://www.jacksonspeedway.com or by calling (712) 202-5540.

Friday's program will include A-Mods, Hobby Stocks, and Sport Compacts. Saturday's card will include Micro Sprints, Stock Cars, and Sport Mods.

Live music will follow the night's racing program.

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

Past Jackson Nationals Winners:

1984 – Bobby Davis, Jr. (Outlaw 410 Sprints) 1985 – Doug Wolfgang (Outlaw 410 Sprints) 1986 – Bobby Allen (Outlaw 410 Sprints) 1987 – Doug Wolfgang (Outlaw 410 Sprints) 1988 – Steve Kinser (World of Outlaws Sprints)

1989 – Rick Hood (Outlaw 410 Sprints) 1989 – Brett Geldner (360 Sprints)

1990 – Tim Monson (360 Sprints) 1991 – Gary DeWall (360 Sprints) 1992 – Tim Monson (360 Sprints) 1993 – Doug Wolfgang (360 Sprints) 1994 – Brian Schnee (360 Sprints) 1995 – Lou Kennedy, Jr. (360 Sprints) 1996 – Doug Wolfgang (360 Sprints) 1997 – Lou Kennedy, Jr. (360 Sprints) 1998 – Jake Peters (360 Sprints) 1999 – Rob Tvedte (360 Sprints) 2000 – Randy Nygaard (360 Sprints) 2001 – Tim Monson (360 Sprints) 2002 – Jake Peters (360 Sprints)

2003 – Travis Whitney (360 Sprints) 2003 – Terry McCarl (410 Sprints)

2004 – Matt Folstad (360 Sprints) 2004 – Terry McCarl (410 Sprints)

2005 – Scott Winters (360 Sprints) 2005 – Wayne Johnson (410 Sprints)

2006 – Gregg Bakker (360 Sprints) 2007 – Gregg Bakker (ASCS 360 Sprints) 2008 – Billy Alley (JSTS 360 Sprints) 2009 – Jake Peters (JSTS 360 Sprints) 2010 – Lee Grosz (JSTS 360 Sprints) 2011 – Jason Johnson (ASCS National Sprints) 2012 - Skylar Prochaska (JSTS 360 Sprints) 2013 - Brian Brown (ASCS National Sprints)

The Series:

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region, and Jackson Sprint Touring Series

When:

Friday, August 29 - Open at 5:00 P.M. / Racing at 7:30 P.M. Saturday, August 30 - Open at 5:00 P.M. / Racing at 7:30 P.M.

Event: 36th Jackson Nationals

Track:

Jackson Speedway - Jackson, Minn.

Address: 76748 550th Ave. Jackson, MN 56143

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.jacksonspeedway.com Phone (Track): 507-841-1957 Email: atoz_promoters@yahoo.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): Brad Loyet - 3, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 3, Jeff Swindell - 3, Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Brian Brown - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Seth Bergman - 1, Sammy Swindell - 1, Davey Heskin - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 2,726; 2. Jeff Swindell 2,625; 3. Jason Johnson 2.629; 4. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2,619; 5. Johnny Herrera 2,614; 6. Seth Bergman 2,478; 7. Aaron Reutzel 2,470; 8. Matt Covington 2,392; 9. Tony Bruce, Jr. 2,391; 10. Blake Hahn 2,383;

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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. (August 24, 2014) - National and Regional competition across Arkansas, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Texas highlight this week's look back at the action of the American Sprint Car Series which included a first time visit to a newly opened facility as well as a return to a series favorite.

Regional races included two battles between the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner and Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Regions as well as West Texas 305cid while the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour trekked through the Mid-South.

The Winners:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

• Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (National) - For the third time in 2014, the No. 15h of Sam Hafertepe, Jr. topped the podium with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real, this time at the Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. For Hafertepe, the win is a first at the famed quarter-mile.

Friday, August 22, 2014

• Jeff Swindell (National) - The second annual Racer's Memorial at the Lexington 104 Speedway found Tennessee's own Jeff Swindell crossing the finish line first on Friday night. The win is Swindell's third on the season in National Tour competition, and fourth overall with the American Sprint Car Series.

• Kevin Ramey (Lone Star / Sooner) - The Red River Speedway in Iowa Park, Texas greeted the ASCS Lone Star and Sooner Regions on Friday night. The first time the American Sprint Car Series has graced the clay of the newly opened facility, it was Kevin Ramey who led start-to-finish to score one for the Lone Star Region.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

• Jake Martens (Lone Star / Sooner) - A quick drive north of the Red River to the Lawton Speedway found Jake Martens in Victory Lane. Trading the lead several times over the course of the 25 lap feature with Kevin Ramey and Jordan Weaver, the victory by Martens brought the score even between the regions.

• Kyle Sager (West Texas 305) - For the fifth time in 2014, Kyle Sager found Victory Lane with the West Texas ASCS 305cid Region. Taking the win at the Southern New Mexico Speedway, Sager has won at least one race per month with the Region since May.

News and Notes:

• 40 For Shorty - Thursday's TBJ Promotions event at the Riverside International Speedway was dubbed the "Mid-South Showdown", but following Monday, August 18 and the news of Shorty Chambliss passing the race quickly became the "40 For Shorty". While the event name was not officially changed, the tribute to the legendary Mid-South driver was well received with the night's A-Feature going 40 laps as well as Jason Johnson changing his number for the weekend to the No. 40r in tribute to Shorty and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. whose career began at the age of 14 thanks to Shorty.

• Points Shake-up - The points chase is getting interesting with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour as a good night followed by a rough night and vice versa has kept the things from getting away for any one person as the top-five in the National Tour are separated by 112 makers, but the moves are coming among the top three. A crash into the wall for Brad Loyet on Thursday night was met with a sixth place finish by Jason Johnson where the following night, a blown engine by Johnson was met with a sixth place showing by Loyet. On top of that, a runner-up showing and a win by Jeff Swindell has moved the No. 94 to second in points.

• Rolling - Since the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour ventured to Montana, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. has been on a roll with nine consecutive top-ten finishes in ASCS competition. Of those, seven have been in the top-five and has brought Sam from sixth to fourth in driver standings, only 107 points back from Loyet.

• Engine Woes - It's the time of year when engines are starting to wear out, and Aaron Reutzel is feeling the pain. After his crew chief, Ryan Beechler, did a marathon trip to El Paso, Texas to retrieve another power plant for the BC Funds No. 87 prior to the Mid-South Showdown, that engine tuned it's last round on Friday at Lexington, forcing Reutzel to leave early to get a jump on finding more power before the series heads to Minnesota this weekend.

• Full of Fuel - When the engine in Jason Johnson's No. 41 let go on Friday night, Jason was quick to get out of the car, and for good reason. With an Intake Valve slammed shut fuel began backing up into the engine; filling the Intake and Air Filter completely full of Methanol by the time Johnson was able to get the car stopped. Thankfully, none of the raw fuel ignited.

• From the back - The ASCS Lone Star / Sooner showdown at the Lawton Speedway on Saturday night saw good battles for the lead with Jake Martens having to hold off Kevin Ramey and Jordan Weaver. On top of battles for the lead, the fight from the tail saw Johnny Herrera coming from twenty-fifth to fifth. Driving nearly 12 hours from Lexington, Tenn. to Lawton, Okla. overnight, Herrera was joined by Seth Bergman on the trek. Bergman was also impressive from seventeenth to sixth.

• Speaking of Jake Martens- The Fairview, Okla. driver recorded his fourth ASCS Lone Star victory at the Lawton Speedway, and in doing so, landed his first ASCS Sooner Region win. To date, Martens has six wins across three ASCS Regions. Martens' first ASCS win came on September 8, 2012 at the Texarkana 67 Speedway with the ASCS Lone Star Region.

• Variety of Winners - Talking about the Lone Star and Sooner Regions, it should be mentioned as the region's get into their final races of the year, the variety of winners so far this season. Starting with the Lone Star region, 14 nights of racing has yielded 11 different winners. In the Sooner Region, 16 nights of action has seen a dozen winners so far. In the whole of ASCS, 63 drivers have earned at least one A-Feature win this season out of 118 nights contested.

Coming Up:

Labor Day Weekend is next and races number 10 for the drivers of the ASCS Nation across Arizona, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, and Missouri. Details on each event will be posted to http://www.ascsracing.com throughout the week.

Labor Day Weekend 2014 - Schedule of Events:

8/29/2014 - Electric City Speedway - Great Falls, MT (Frontier) 8/29/2014 - Jackson Speedway - Jackson, MN (National/Midwest)

8/30/2014 - Electric City Speedway - Great Falls, MT (Frontier) 8/30/2014 - Jackson Speedway - Jackson, MN (National/Midwest) 8/30/2014 - Leesville 171 Speedway - Leesville, LA (Gulf South) 8/30/2014 - Randolph County Raceway - Moberly, MO (Warrior) 8/30/2014 - Tucson International Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Southwest)

8/31/2014 - Electric City Speedway - Great Falls, MT (Frontier) 8/31/2014 - Randolph County Raceway - Moberly, MO (Warrior) 8/31/2014 - Tucson International Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Southwest)

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.

 

 

Jake Martens Tops ASCS Regional Showdown at Lawton Speedway

LAWTON, Okla. (August 23, 2014) - A step across the Red River found Sooner drivers ready to defend their turf as Jake Martens brought the weekend showdown between the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner and Smiley's Racing Products ASCS Lone Star Regions even at the Lawton Speedway on Saturday night.

Gridding the field outside the front row, Martens raced to his second ASCS triumph of the season with ninth starting Dustin Morgan in tow. Channin Tankersley completed the podium with Joe Wood, Jr. from fourteenth to fourth. Having to start twenty-fifth following a DNF in his Heat Race, Johnny Herrera put on the drive of the night to grab fifth.

From seventeenth, Seth Bergman raced to sixth. Danny Wood was seventh with Danny Jennings eight. Cody Wampler ran from eighteenth to ninth with Patrick Stasa tenth from fifteenth.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region races next at the West Siloam Speedway on Sunday, September 7.

Smiley's Racing Products ASCS Lone Star Regional action pairs with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

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

American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region Smiley's Racing Products ASCS Lone Star Region Lawton Speedway - Lawton, Okla. Saturday, August 23, 2014

Car Count: 25

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7M-Kevin Ramey; 2. 17-Channin Tankersley; 3. 7S-Robert Sellers; 4. 23-Seth Bergman; 5. 25-Sterling Hoff; 6. 33X-Mark Huddleston; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 92-Jordan Weaver; 2. 02-Brandon Long; 3. 93-Dustin Morgan; 4. 10K-Kyle Ezell; 5. 4X-Shawn Petersen; 6. 2-Mickey Walker

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2W-Kenneth Walker; 2. 81W-Danny Wood; 3. 17X-Josh Baughman; 4. 03-Joe Wood Jr; 5. 5-Ty Williams; 6. 4J-John James

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 1J-Danny Jennings; 2. 48-Jake Martens; 3. 8-Alex Sewell; 4. 19-Patrick Stasa; 5. 15B-Cody Wampler; 6. 2K-John Kelly

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens[2]; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan[9]; 3. 17-Channin Tankersley[4]; 4. 03-Joe Wood Jr[14]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera[25]; 6. 23-Seth Bergman[17]; 7. 81W-Danny Wood[5]; 8. 1J-Danny Jennings[7]; 9. 15B-Cody Wampler[18]; 10. 19-Patrick Stasa[15]; 11. 8-Alex Sewell[13]; 12. 10K-Kyle Ezell[11]; 13. 25-Sterling Hoff[20]; 14. 7M-Kevin Ramey[1]; 15. 2K-John Kelly[22]; 16. 33X-Mark Huddleston[21]; 17. 17X-Josh Baughman[12]; 18. (DNF) 02-Brandon Long[10]; 19. (DNF) 5-Ty Williams[16]; 20. (DNF) 92-Jordan Weaver[3]; 21. (DNF) 2W-Kenneth Walker[6]; 22. (DNF) 2-Mickey Walker[24]; 23. (DNF) 4J-John James[23]; 24. (DNF) 7S-Robert Sellers[8]; 25. (DNF) 4X-Shawn Petersen[19]

 

 

Kevin Ramey Unstoppable at Red River Speedway

IOWA PARK, Texas (August 22, 2014) - The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner and Smiley's Racing Products ASCS Lone Star Regions squared off for the first time at the Red River Speedway with Kevin Ramey parking his No. 7m in Victory Lane.

Leading start to finish, Ramey was chased by Dustin Morgan across the line. Harli White from eight grabbed third with Josh Baughman fourth and Jake Martens fifth. Jordan Weaver was sixth from ninth with Michael Lang from fifteenth to seventh. Shane Sellers eighth, Channin Tankersley ninth, and Alex Sewell from seventeenth made up the top-ten.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region and Smiley's Racing Products ASCS Lone Star Region go head-to-head again on Saturday, August 23 at the Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.

American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region Smiley's Racing Products ASCS Lone Star Region Red River Speedway - Iowa Park, Texas Friday, August 22, 2014

Car Count: 21

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan; 2. 17W-Harli White; 3. 79-Ryan Hall; 4. 2K-John Kelly; 5. 25-Sterling Hoff; 6. 4X-Shawn Petersen; 7. 33-Kris Miller

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 17X-Josh Baughman; 2. 02-Brandon Long; 3. 7M-Kevin Ramey; 4. 17-Channin Tankersley; 5. 15B-Cody Wampler; 6. 45-Martin Edwards; 7. 33X-Mark Huddleston

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 7S-Shane Sellers; 2. 48-Jake Martens; 3. 92-Jordan Weaver; 4. 19-Patrick Stasa; 5. 14-Michael Lang; 6. 8-Alex Sewell; 7. 4J-John James

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 7M-Kevin Ramey[2]; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan[4]; 3. 17W-Harli White[8]; 4. 17X-Josh Baughman[3]; 5. 48-Jake Martens[1]; 6. 92-Jordan Weaver[9]; 7. 14-Michael Lang[15]; 8. 7S-Shane Sellers[6]; 9. 17-Channin Tankersley[10]; 10. 8-Alex Sewell[17]; 11. 2K-John Kelly[7]; 12. 79-Ryan Hall[11]; 13. 4J-John James[19]; 14. (DNF) 19-Patrick Stasa[12]; 15. (DNF) 4X-Shawn Petersen[18]; 16. (DNF) 45-Martin Edwards[14]; 17. (DNF) 15B-Cody Wampler[16]; 18. (DNF) 25-Sterling Hoff[113]; 19. (DNF) 02-Brandon Long[5]; 20. (DNF) 33X-Mark Huddleston[21]; 21. (DNF) 33-Kris Miller[20]

 

 

Jeff Swindell Capitalizes with Victory at the Lexington 104 Speedway

LEXINGTON, Tenn. (August 22, 2014) - For the third time in 2014, Jeff Swindell stood triumphant with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real. Winning in what could be called the Tennessee veteran's back yard, Swindell topped action at the Lexington 104 Speedway for his fourteenth overall National Tour win.

"The Heartland Catfish car has just been performing great. We should have won last night. I think we dominated that thing pretty good just had a motor issue which is very unusual with these Fisher power plants," commented Swindell. "We should have won here last year too, so this is pretty sweet."

The win was enough to shake up the points as well with Swindell taking second from Jason Johnson. Trailing Brad Loyet by 74, the top five are only separated by 112 points.

Chasing Tony Bruce, Jr. and Jason Johnson at the start, Swindell moved to the runner-up spot on Lap 9 after an engine failure sidelined Johnson, relegating the MVT No. 41 to a fifteenth place finish.

Trying for the lead on the restart, Bruce would power back by the Heartland Catfish No. 94. Finding the tail end of the field in only a matter of laps, Bruce would have a nearly two second advantage over Swindell. That was until Lap 15.

"I think right there when I lost the lead, a couple cars hit that berm in the infield and threw up a whole bunch of loose stuff across the race track and actually put a hole in my radiator at the same time," said Bruce. "I just hit that loose dirt and slid up over the curb, and Jeff drove by us and it's just one of those deals where sometimes it's better to be running second so you can follow the leader and figure out what to do."

Taking the lead and taking off, Swindell was held up a few times in traffic but never bogged down as the H&H Container Services No. 94 crossed 1.757 seconds ahead of Bruce.

Derek Hagar moved up three spots to complete the podium, "We had a really good run. Started sixth and got up to fourth behind Sam [Hafertepe] and just followed the leader. The track was real dusty especially when those lapped cars got down there and hit the berm. One lap you'd roll through and have good grip, then the next you're just sliding through the whole corner."

Tim Crawley came from eighth to fourth; nearly getting third away from Hagar at one point. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. ran as high as third before slipping back to round out the top-five.

Brad Loyet crossed sixth with Johnny Herrera seventh. Seth Bergman originally started eleventh, but evasive maneuvers' on the start forced the Corridor Electric No. 23 to fight back from the tail of the field for eighth. Brandon Hanks from thirteenth and Ohio's Shawn Dancer completed the top-ten.

With 19 drivers drawing in, three Heat Races were contested. Derek Hagar, Brad Loyet, and Jason Johnson each scored wins.

Next stop for the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real is the 36th annual Jackson Nationals presented by AtoZ Promotions at the Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minn. on Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30. Tickets can be purchased in advance at http://www.jacksonspeedway.com. or by calling (712) 202-5540.

To keep up on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to the Regions, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real Lexington 104 Speedway - Lexington, Tenn. 2nd annual Racer's Memorial Friday, August 22, 2014

Car Count: 19

Speedmart Heat Races: All drivers transfer.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 3. 94-Jeff Swindell[3]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[4]; 5. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[6]; 6. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington[5]; DNS 11-Jake Roach

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[1]; 2. 17-Blake Hahn[3]; 3. 88-Tim Crawley[4]; 4. 31-Justin Webb[2]; 5. 3H-Brandon Hanks[6]; 6. 42-Andy McElhannon[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 40R-Jason Johnson[2]; 2. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[1]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[3]; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer[5]; 5. 13-Taylor Tidmore[4]; 6. (DNF) 57-Zach Roach[6]

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell[2]; 2. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[1]; 3. 9JR-Derek Hagar[6]; 4. 88-Tim Crawley[8]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 6. 05-Brad Loyet[7]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera[9]; 8. 23-Seth Bergman[11]; 9. 3H-Brandon Hanks[13]; 10. 49-Shawn Dancer[10]; 11. 31-Justin Webb[14]; 12. 95-Matt Covington[17]; 13. 42-Andy McElhannon[18]; 14. 17-Blake Hahn[5]; 15. (DNF) 40R-Jason Johnson[3]; 16. (DNF) 57-Zach Roach[16]; 17. (DNF) 11-Jake Roach[19]; DNS 87-Aaron Reutzel; DNS 13-Taylor Tidmore

Lap Leader(s): Tony Bruce, Jr. 1-15; Jeff Swindell 16-30 KSE Hard Charger: Matt Covington +5 FSR High Point: Jason Johnson Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: Tony Bruce, Jr. 12.896 CSI Rebound: Aaron Reutzel Provisional(s): N/A

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

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 2,726; 2. Jeff Swindell 2,625; 3. Jason Johnson 2.629; 4. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2,619; 5. Johnny Herrera 2,614; 6. Seth Bergman 2,478; 7. Aaron Reutzel 2,470; 8. Matt Covington 2,392; 9. Tony Bruce, Jr. 2,391; 10. Blake Hahn 2,383;

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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. Triumphant in Lucas Oil ASCS Mid-South Showdown

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (August 21, 2014) - It was a historic night for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. as the Sunnyvale, Texas shoe rocketed to his third victory of the season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, and for the first time at the Riverside International Speedway in the inaugural Mid-South Showdown presented by TBJ Promotions.

After losing legendary Mid-South driver, Shorty Chambliss, on Monday, the night's A-Main was extended to 40 laps in honor of Chambliss' signature No. 40.

"This place has got to be the most awesome place to win a race. I mean, just look at all the history here," said Hafertepe in Victory Lane. "I know Jeff blew up there, but man that was awesome. I wish we could have run lapped traffic all night long. It was a badass racetrack. I was pretty skeptical when we got here tonight. I didn't know what we were going to get, and to get what we got was pretty awesome."

Starting on the pole, Hafertepe fell to the chasers position on the start as Jeff Swindell flew to the lead on the outside line; doing so twice after the first start fell through.

Slowed on the second round, the green flew long enough to find traffic on Lap 7.

Caution on Lap 10, the next run went to Lap 28 with Hafertepe continuing to chase Swindell through heavy traffic.

On the restart, Swindell wouldn't get the jump he had been getting. With Hafertepe hanging close, the race became a three car fight with Johnny Herrera in the mix.

Breathing down the neck of Swindell, a small amount of smoke began coming from the Hood of the Heartland Catfish No. 94. With the engine laying down, Swindell held the middle groove, but couldn't make the car wide enough as Hafertepe made the race winning pass on Lap 35.

With just enough left, Swindell was able to hold on for a runner-up finish.

"With about eight or nine to go, something went south on the Motor so she was only running on about six cylinders so I just started running the middle of the track at a little more than half-throttle. I never even stood on it hard so I couldn't believe it took them so long to get to me," commented Swindell. "I was just trying to salvage a finish out of it. I don't know if I could have run her a little harder and stayed up there, but I figured they'd be hounding on me. I guess that means we had a good lead going into that."

Johnny Herrera third podium appearance of the season is his second in as many races after jumping to fourth on the start from sixth before falling to ride fifth for nine laps.

"We had a really good racecar. There in the middle of the race, we jumped to the top there and got back to fourth. We were just kind of riding there, and got to third and was actually running up to Sam there before the yellow came out. After that, is just wasn't ever as good. For some reason, it got really tight in the right rear. Afterwards, we checked and had less than six pounds of air on the Right Rear so now I know. I just wonder if it got cut there at the start when I got into the No. 14 car on the first lap when he got into wall."

Tim Crawley was on a mission after a crash in his Heat forced the No. 88 to the B-Feature. Winning that, Crawley marched from seventeenth to fourth with Howard Moore doing the late Shorty Chambliss proud with a fifth place finish.

Jason Johnson posted a sixth place finish with the No. 40r on the wing for Shorty Chambliss and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. whose career began with the help of Shorty. Brandon Hanks posted a seventh place run with Ernie Ainsworth, Seth Bergman, and Bake Hahn making the top-ten after having to drop the tail early as the cause of a caution on Lap 2.

Drawing 29 drivers to the Riverside International Speedway, four Heat Races saw Brandon Hanks, Jeff Swindell, Johnny Herrera, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. taking wins. Tim Crawley topped the night's B-Feature.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real heads for the Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn. on Friday, August 22, 2014. Fans that show their ticket stub or pit passes from Riverside will get a $5 discount at the gate.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real Mid-South Showdown presented by TBJ Promotions Riverside International Speedway - West Memphis, Ark. Thursday, August 21, 2014

Car Count: 29

Speedmart Heat Races: Heat winners plus the next 12 highest in Passing Points transfer to the A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 3H-Brandon Hanks[2]; 2. 40-Howard Moore[1]; 3. 42-Andy McElhannon[3]; 4. 9JR-Derek Hagar[7]; 5. 05-Brad Loyet[8]; 6. (DNF) 49-Shawn Dancer[5]; 7. (DNF) 13-Taylor Tidmore[4]; 8. (DNF) 31-Justin Webb[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell[1]; 2. 14Z-Zach Pringle[5]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 4. 14-Jordon Mallett[4]; 5. 88-Tim Crawley[7]; 6. (DNF) 91-Dale Howard[6]; 7. (DNF) 17-Blake Hahn[3]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[2]; 2. 39-Brad Bowden[1]; 3. 26-Marshall Skinner[4]; 4. 3-A.G. Rains[6]; 5. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[3]; 6. 1-Eddie Gallagher[5]; 7. (DNF) 32-Chuck Fletcher[7]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[1]; 3. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth[7]; 4. 40R-Jason Johnson[5]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 6. 2-Bryce Vowan[4]; 7. (DNF) 5-Jerod Roller[6]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Feature: Top 6 advance.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 88-Tim Crawley[1]; 2. 14-Jordon Mallett[2]; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer[6]; 4. 1-Eddie Gallagher[7]; 5. 17-Blake Hahn[12]; 6. 2-Bryce Vowan[8]; 7. 13-Taylor Tidmore[11]; 8. (DNF) 31-Justin Webb[13]; 9. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[4]; 10. (DNF) 18-Tony Bruce Jr[3]; 11. (DNF) 32-Chuck Fletcher[9]; DNS 91-Dale Howard; DNS 5-Jerod Roller

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (40 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[1]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell[2]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[6]; 4. 88-Tim Crawley[17]; 5. 40-Howard Moore[3]; 6. 40R-Jason Johnson[16]; 7. 3H-Brandon Hanks[8]; 8. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth[5]; 9. 23-Seth Bergman[10]; 10. 17-Blake Hahn[21]; 11. 49-Shawn Dancer[19]; 12. (DNF) 39-Brad Bowden[9]; 13. (DNF) 14-Jordon Mallett[18]; 14. (DNF) 26-Marshall Skinner[11]; 15. (DNF) 3-A.G. Rains[12]; 16. (DNF) 05-Brad Loyet[13]; 17. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[23]; 18. (DNF) 9JR-Derek Hagar[7]; 19. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington[15]; 20. (DNF) 42-Andy McElhannon[14]; 21. (DNF) 2-Bryce Vowan[22]; 22. (DNF) 1-Eddie Gallagher[20]; 23. (DNF) 14Z-Zach Pringle[4]

Lap Leader(s): Jeff Swindell 1-34; Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 35-40 KSE Hard Charger: Tim Crawley +13 FSR High Point: Zach Pringle Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: Jeff Swindell 12.282 CSI Rebound: Zach Pringle Provisional(s): Aaron Reutzel (P1)

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

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 2,604; 2. Jason Johnson 2,529; 3. Jeff Swindell 2,502 4. Johnny Herrera 2,495; 5. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2,494; 6. Aaron Reutzel 2,405; 7. Seth Bergman 2,362; 8. Matt Covington 2,286; 9.Blake Hahn 2,281; 10. 2,249;

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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 will go 40 For Shorty on Thursday Night

TULSA, Okla. (August 19, 2014) - Since 1952, Shorty Chambliss was a force to be reckoned with around the Mid-South. Driver, car-owner, and the man credited with starting the career of Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. at the age of 14, "The Short Man" as he was called by some, was called home on Monday, August 18, 2014.

Most recently, Shorty gave a helping hand to Howard Moore. A statement on Moore's website read:

"Mr. Shorty gave me by far the best support and opportunities while in the 360 Sprint Car class. Our Saturday morning breakfasts were the absolute best, and no one could tell a racing story like him. He was always the life of the party. I will be forever grateful for the friendship that we had. My heart aches tonight, but I'm so thankful that he is no longer suffering. The last thing he said to me was on Saturday and he told everyone in the room, 'That's my driver,'....what an honor to have such a great man support me. Mr. Shorty will be forever missed and we ask everyone to please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers as they endure this trying time."

In honor of Shorty Chambliss, Thursday's Mid-South Showdown with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real will feature a 40 lap A-Feature event in honor of the legendary driver.

Event promoter Tony Bruce, Jr. commented on the increase in laps, saying it was only fitting to honor the man whose career began at the famed quarter-mile oval. As Bruce put it, "It just makes sense to honor the No. 40 with 40."

Thursday's Mid-South Showdown gets underway at 8:00 P.M. (CT) at the Riverside International Speedway. Tickets are available online at http://www.tbjpromotions.com or at the gate.

 

 

Lucas Oil ASCS Heads for Mid-South Double Header

TULSA, Okla. (August 18, 2014) - Some of the toughest local Sprint Car competition you'll find in 360cid Sprint Car racing is through southern Arkansas, and that's where the first of a two night swing through the Mid-South begins with the Inaugural Mid-South Showdown presented by TBJ Promotions at the Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. on Thursday, August 21.

Paired with the Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn. on Friday, August 22, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real can expect a fight both nights from the likes of Derek Hagar and Tim Crawley who finished first and second in the Rock N' Roll 50 earlier this season at "The Ditch".

Scheduled for a 35 lap A-Feature on Thursday night, the $3,000 to win affair is the second TBJ Promotions event of the season at the famed West Memphis oval and potentially the thirty-first event for the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real.

Brad Loyet carries the field into the Mid-South Showdown with a 99 point advantage on the championship standings. Loyet's best finish of second at the Riverside International Speedway came in 2012 after leading the first 35 laps of the Rock N' Roll 50 on April 28. The Lexington 104 Speedway saw Loyet cross eighth in the series inaugural visit on August 24, 2013 which was won by Jason Johnson.

The MVT No. 41 currently holds the runner-up spot with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Sill winless in National Tour competition, Johnson came from seventh to win in 2013 at the Lexington 104 Speedway. in the series most recent trip to the Riverside International Speedway, Jason garnered a eight place finishing from nineteenth.

After the Salina Highbanks Speedway this past Saturday night, Jeff Swindell finds himself tied for the third in driver standings with Johnny Herrera.

Barely missing out on the win on the final lap, Herrera is also winless in 2014 with the National Tour but has managed to match Swindell with seven top-fives, and 15 top-tens. Swindell's two wins gives him the tie-breaking nod going into the weekend. In a rare time trail session at the Lexington 104 Speedway, Swindell pocketed a $500 bonus for setting the night's fast time of 11.871 seconds and ended his night ninth at the Tennessee oval after the ignition system went sour in the Heartland Catfish No. 94. Johnny Herrera was runner up in 2013 at the Lexington 104 Speedway.

Following his win at the Salina Highbanks Speedway, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. now occupies the fifth spot in driver standings, trailing Swindell and Herrera by a mere 16 points. Hafertepe's second win on the season, the No. 15h has seen eight top-fives and 16 top-tens so far this season.

Aaron Reutzel looks to rebound this weekend after suffering engine problems in the BC Funds No. 87 while running third on Saturday night. Seth Bergman enters the weekend seventh in tour standings after posting his twelfth top-ten of the season. Matt Covington, Tony Bruce, Jr. and Blake Hahn complete the top ten of full time travelers.

Thursday, August 21 at the Riverside International Speedway gets underway at 7:30 P.M. (CT). Discount tickets are on sale at http://www.tbjpromotions.com. Tickets purchased in advance at $20 or $25 day of the race. Kids get in for only $5 and can only be purchased at the gate. Tickets are on sale by going to http://www.tbjpromotions.com/shopping

Friday, August 22 at the Lexington 104 Speedway will see action fire off at 7:30 P.M. (CT). Tickets are $20 with discounts for kids into the grandstands. Tickets will be available for sale at the gate. Anyone that brings their Pit Pass from the Riverside International Speedway to the gate, whether Pit or Grandstands, will receive $5 off per person.

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

Track facts:

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), Ricky 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), Derek Hagar (5/3/2014)

Lucas Oil ASCS Winner: Lexington 104 Speedway -Jason Johnson (8/24/2013)

The Series:

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real

When: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Open at 5:00 P.M. / Racing at 7:30 P.M.

Event: Mid-South Showdown presented by TBJ Promotions

Track: Riverside International Speedway - West Memphis, Ark.

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

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When: Friday, August 22, 2014 - Open at 5:00 P.M. / Racing at 7:30 P.M.

Event: 2nd annual Racer's Memorial

Track: Lexington 104 Speedway - Lexington, Tenn.

Address: 2800 Sand Ridge Bargerton Rd. Lexington, TN, 38351

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.lexington104speedway.com Phone (Track): 731-968-8333 Email: tedi@Lexington104Speedway.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): Brad Loyet - 3, Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Jeff Swindell - 2, Brian Brown - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 2, Derek Hagar - 1, Seth Bergman - 1, Sammy Swindell - 1, Davey Heskin - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 2,506; 2. Jason Johnson 2,407; 3. Jeff Swindell 2,630 4. Johnny Herrera 2,630; 5. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2,344; 6. Aaron Reutzel 2,309; 7. Seth Bergman 2,249; 8. Matt Covington 2,194; 9.Tony Bruce, Jr. 2,184; 10. Blake Hahn 2,171;

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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. (August 18, 2014) - Our weekly review of the American Sprint Car Series looks back at events with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real along regional competition with the American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner, Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South, Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star, Speedway Motors Midwest, and the ASCS Frontier Region.

To date, 115 of a scheduled 127 race nights have been completed, accounting for 132 ASCS sanctioned events in 2014. This past weekend added a first time winner for the season, and a first time winner overall for ASCS. The season total for winners stands at 61 across all ASCS action.

The Winners:

Friday, August 15, 2014

• Tommy Bryant (Gulf South / Lone Star) - The yearly meeting between the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South and Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region kicked off at the Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco with Tommy Bryant picking up his first ASCS Regional victory of the season. The Cooper Motorsports No. 28 led start-to-finish.

• Joe Ramaker (Frontier) - For the fifth time this season, Joe Ramaker topped action with the ASCS Frontier Region, this time at the Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. For Ramaker, the win is his thirteenth with the series and nineteenth overall in ASCS competition.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

• Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Nationals / Sooner) - A wild night at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla. ended with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. posting his second Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win of the season. Hafertepe's win also popped the Wells Racing Engines No. 15h back into the top five in ASCS driver points.

• Josh Baughman (Gulf South / Lone Star) - If didn't take long for Josh Baughman to back up his first ASCS triumph on July 12 at the Abilene Speedway. Taking on the half-mile Devil's Bowl Speedway with the ASCS Gulf South and Lone Star Regions, the Energy Equipment No. 17 came from sixth to win at the famed oval. Being a co-sanctioned race, Baughman's win counted in each region.

• Isaac Schreurs (Midwest) - Proof that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to, Isaac Schreurs won for the first time in ASCS competition this Saturday night at the Park Jefferson International Speedway.

• Kelly Miller (Frontier) - The Canadian driver was the class of the field, leading all 25 laps at the BMP Speedway on Saturday night for his first Frontier Regional victory of the season, and second overall since its inception in 2013.

News and Notes from the Weekend:

• Defying the Odds - It was mentioned that Isaac Schreurs won with the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region on Saturday night. What wasn't mentioned earlier is that Isaac is paralyzed. Losing the use of his legs following a Motocross accident at the age of 14, Schreurs utilizes hand-controls to manipulate his No. 612 machine. It was more than just a win Saturday as Isaac led start-to-finish at the Park Jefferson International Speedway; it was a win that was cheered by all in the stands and a true triumph of the human spirit to overcome all obstacles. Isaac was carried from his car by his Father to Victory Lane, where friends and family rejoiced in his accomplishment. From everyone with the American Sprint Car Series, congratulations Isaac and we hope it is the first of many wins.

• Hard Crash - That's one way of describing the hit Mike Goodman took into the Catch Fence at the Salina Highbanks Speedway on Saturday night. Racing hard for the lead with Jason Johnson, contact between the pair sent the No. 11am flying exiting the second turn. Both drivers were okay.

• Another Hard Hit - Jack Dover has found a slump, and unfortunately it's an expensive one for the No. 53. Racing to third at the Park Jefferson Speedway, Dover entered the third turn on Lap 18 with the front axle snapping; sending Dover flipping hard. Thankfully, the Nebraska native was unharmed.

• When the lights go out - Thankfully the track lights stayed on, but events were put on hold Saturday night when a power surge knocked out the power to the Press Box, and in turn the safety lights around the track. Quick work by the track crew brought the lights back on.

• Rain wins again - The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region was scheduled to invade the Sprint Invaders on Sunday, but, according to officials nearly two inches of rain fell at the Quincy Raceways within 24 hours of the race.

• Leading the way - Friday night at the Gallatin Speedway was stacked with leaders. Four to be exact according to Andrew Kunas as Phil Dietz led the opening lap, Jerry Brey the second, then Phil Dietz from Lap 3 through 22, then finally Joe Ramaker who led the remainder with Dietz stalking the Idaho veteran through traffic.

• Eric Baldaccini - It has been a few days since Eric Baldaccini was at an ASCS event as a competitor. In fact, the last time the 2010 Lone Star Regional Champion raced with the American Sprint Car Series was on October 8, 2011. This past weekend when the Gulf South and Lone Star Region met at Waco and Mesquite, the Keller, Texas driver suited up in the Challenger Drilling No. 0 and posted a pair of top-tens.

• First Start in America - Making his first start in ASCS competition this past weekend was Australia's Scott Bogucki. While he may not have had the results he was looking for, Bogucki posted to his Facebook thanking Shawn and Lindsey Petersen for the chance to drive one of their No. 4x machines.

Coming up:

This weekend will be the calm before the storm so to speak. The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real will head to the Riverside International Speedway for the inaugural Mid-South Showdown presented by TBJ Promotions on Thursday, August 21. The following night will see the National Tour in action at the Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn.

ASCS Lone Star and Sooner action meets up for the first time at the Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas on Friday, August 22 with the Sooner Region continuing to the Lawton Speedway on Saturday, August 23.

West Texas ASCS 305 competition also continues this weekend with El Paso on Friday night and Las Cruces on Saturday.

Speaking of "the storm", Labor Day Weekend will feature 10 ASCS sanctioned events in three nights from Friday, August 29 to Sunday, August 31 in Arizona, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, and Missouri.

Labor Day Weekend 2014 - Schedule of Events:

8/29/2014 - Electric City Speedway - Great Falls, MT (Frontier) 8/29/2014 - Jackson Speedway - Jackson, MN (National/Midwest)

8/30/2014 - Electric City Speedway - Great Falls, MT (Frontier) 8/30/2014 - Jackson Speedway - Jackson, MN (National/Midwest) 8/30/2014 - Leesville 171 Speedway - Leesville, LA (Gulf South) 8/30/2014 - Randolph County Raceway - Moberly, MO (Warrior) 8/30/2014 - Tucson International Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Southwest)

8/31/2014 - Electric City Speedway - Great Falls, MT (Frontier) 8/31/2014 - Randolph County Raceway - Moberly, MO (Warrior) 8/31/2014 - Tucson International Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Southwest)

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.

 

 

Kelly Miller Tops ASCS Frontier at Billings

BILLINGS, Mont. (August 16, 2014) - Kelly Miller closed the gap on Joe Ramaker for the season championship to 11 markers Saturday night; winning at the BMP Speedway with the ASCS Frontier Region for the first time in 2014.

The Canadian ace raced from third to win for the second time in his career with the ASCS Frontier Region. Phil Dietz followed in second from fourth with Joe Ramaker from eight to third. Trever Kirkland was fourth with Jeremy McCune fifth. The top-ten rounded out with Jerry Brey, Steve Nelson, Shad Peterson, Bob Shiplet, and Roger Cummings.

The ASCS Frontier Region races next at the Electric City Speedway on August 29, 30, and 31. For complete news, updates, and information log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

ASCS Frontier Region

Billings Motorsports Park - Billings, Mont.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Car Count: 15

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 38B-Bryan Brown; 2. 98-Joe Ramaker; 3. 12-Jerry Brey; 4. 27DD-David Hoiness; 5. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht; 6. 37-Trever Kirkland; 7. 77-Bob Shiplet; 8. 35-Charles (Chip) Roe

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 44K-Kelly Miller; 2. X-Steve Nelson; 3. 0J-Jeremy McCune; 4. 72-Phil Dietz; 5. 44-Damon McCune; 6. 2-Shad Peterson; 7. 00-Roger Cummings

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 44K-Kelly Miller[3]; 2. 72-Phil Dietz[4]; 3. 98-Joe Ramaker[8]; 4. 37-Trever Kirkland[11]; 5. 0J-Jeremy McCune[2]; 6. 12-Jerry Brey[6]; 7. X-Steve Nelson[7]; 8. 2-Shad Peterson[13]; 9. 77-Bob Shiplet[14]; 10. 00-Roger Cummings[12]; 11. 38B-Bryan Brown[5]; 12. 44-Damon McCune[10]; 13. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht[9]; 14. 27DD-David Hoiness[1]; 15. 35-Charles (Chip) Roe[15]

 

 

Baughman Tames the Devil's Bowl in ASCS Regional Showdown

MESQUITE, Texas (August 16, 2014) - For the second time in 2014, Josh Baughman is a winner in ASCS Regional competition, taking the win in the showdown between the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South and Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Regions of the American Sprint Car Series.

Pocketing $2,000 for the win, Baughman gridded the field sixth. Working past Tommy Bryant on the tenth round, Baughman's win brings the score to a tie between the regions after Bryant grabbed the win Friday night at the Heat O' Texas Speedway in nearby Waco.

Baughman was trailed by Brandon Berryman with Tommy Bryant slipping to complete the podium. Kevin Ramey was fourth with Greg Rilat crossing fifth. Eric Baldaccini sixth with Channin Tankersley seventh from eleventh. Travis Rilat was the biggest mover of the race in eighth from twenty-second. Michael Lang and Patrick Stasa made the top-ten.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region heads to the Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La. on August 30. The Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region races next on August 22 at the Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas.

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

Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, Texas Saturday, August 16, 2014

Car Count: 26

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 2. 7M-Kevin Ramey; 3. 17X-Josh Baughman; 4. 28-Tommy Bryant; 5. 14-Michael Lang; 6. 45-Martin Edwards; 7. 36-John Pate; 8. 24-Brandie Jass; 9. (DNF) 29X-Travis Rilat

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 31-Brandon Berryman; 2. 2-Wes Miller; 3. 11-Channin Tankersley; 4. 48-Jake Martens; 5. 76-Zane Lawrence; 6. 19-Klint Angelette; 7. 4X-Shawn Petersen; 8. 4AU-Scott Bogucki; 9. 5X-Tyson Hall

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17T-Greg Rilat; 2. 29-Mike Walling; 3. 0-Eric Baldaccini; 4. 28L-Larry Long; 5. 93-Chris Sweeney; 6. 19X-Patrick Stasa; 7. 55-Brad Queen; 8. 33-Mark Huddleston

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 55-Brad Queen[1]; 2. 4X-Shawn Petersen[2]; 3. 33-Mark Huddleston[5]; 4. 29X-Travis Rilat[8]; 5. 36-John Pate[3]; 6. 24-Brandie Jass[7]; 7. (DNF) 4AU-Scott Bogucki[4]; DNS 5X-Tyson Hall

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 17X-Josh Baughman[6]; 2. 31-Brandon Berryman[3]; 3. 28-Tommy Bryant[1]; 4. 7M-Kevin Ramey[8]; 5. 17T-Greg Rilat[2]; 6. 0-Eric Baldaccini[5]; 7. 11-Channin Tankersley[11]; 8. 29X-Travis Rilat[22]; 9. 14-Michael Lang[12]; 10. 19X-Patrick Stasa[17]; 11. 48-Jake Martens[9]; 12. 93-Chris Sweeney[16]; 13. 19-Klint Angelette[18]; 14. 36-John Pate[23]; 15. 29-Mike Walling[10]; 16. 55-Brad Queen[19]; 17. (DNF) 24-Brandie Jass[24]; 18. (DNF) 76-Zane Lawrence[15]; 19. (DNF) 2-Wes Miller[4]; 20. (DNF) 4X-Shawn Petersen[20]; 21. (DNF) 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[7]; 22. (DNF) 45-Martin Edwards[14]; 23. (DNF) 28L-Larry Long[13]; 24. (DNF) 33-Mark Huddleston[21]

 

 

Victory for Isaac Schreurs at Park Jefferson!

JEFFERSON, S.D. (August 16, 2014) Carried from his car in his father's arms, Isaac Schreurs, a Brandon, S.D. native who at the age of 14 was left paralyzed following Motocross accident, found himself in Victory Lane for the first time in ASCS competition, doing so with the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region at the Park Jefferson International Speedway.

Earning the pole, Schreurs was challenged for the lead by Cody Ledger but would not be denied the long awaited victory; leading start to finish. Ledger settled for the runner-up spot with Billy Alley third. John Klabunde was fourth with Gregg Bakker fifth.

Dusty Ballenger from sixteenth was sixth. Jody Rosenboom, Jason Martin, Justin Henderson, and Kaley Gharst completed the top-ten.

The Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region races next with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at the Jackson Nationals on Labor Day Weekend at the Jackson Speedway in Jackson, S.D. For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region Park Jefferson International Speedway - Jefferson, S.D. Saturday, August 16, 2014

Car Count: 21

Heat 1: 1. 44-Chris Martin[2]; 2. 612-Isaac Schreurs[1]; 3. 35L-Cody Ledger[3]; 4. 5X-Jason Martin[4]; 5. 12-Tyler Drueke[7]; 6. 2D-Dusty Ballenger[6]; 7. 13V-Seth Brahmer[5]

Heat 2: 1. 11X-Gregg Bakker; 2. 3-Billy Alley; 3. 14-Jody Rosenboom; 4. 20-Casey Fredrichsen; 5. 23S-Stuart (Stu) Snyder; 6. 24-Justin Henderson; 7. 41P-Jeff Carlson

Heat 3: 1. 53-Jack Dover; 2. 77-John Klabunde; 3. 17-Ryan Bickett; 4. 10-Justin Jacobsma; 5. 7-Kaley Gharst; 6. 63-Gregg Schuetz; DNS 48-Taylor Forbes

A Feature: 1. 612-Isaac Schreurs[1]; 2. 35L-Cody Ledger[3]; 3. 3-Billy Alley[6]; 4. 77-John Klabunde[2]; 5. 11X-Gregg Bakker[5]; 6. 2D-Dusty Ballenger[16]; 7. 14-Jody Rosenboom[9]; 8. 5X-Jason Martin[11]; 9. 24-Justin Henderson[17]; 10. 7-Kaley Gharst[15]; 11. 12-Tyler Drueke[10]; 12. 13V-Seth Brahmer[19]; 13. 41P-Jeff Carlson[18]; 14. 23S-Stuart (Stu) Snyder[14]; 15. 17-Ryan Bickett[7]; 16. 48-Taylor Forbes[21]; 17. 10-Justin Jacobsma[13]; 18. 53-Jack Dover[8]; 19. (DNF) 44-Chris Martin[4]; 20. (DNF) 63-Gregg Schuetz[20]; 21. (DNF) 20-Casey Fredrichsen[12]

 

 

8/16/2014 at Salina Highbanks Speedway  ASCS National with ASCS Sooner Region

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[9]; 3. 93-Dustin Morgan[3]; 4. 05-Brad Loyet[13]; 5. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[1]; 6. 94-Jeff Swindell[10]; 7. 95-Matt Covington[7]; 8. 23-Seth Bergman[14]; 9. 1J-Danny Jennings[11]; 10. 17-Blake Hahn[8]; 11. 3H-Brandon Hanks[19]; 12. 2-Mickey Walker[17]; 13. 9$-Kyle Clark[16]; 14. 5-Ty Williams[15]; 15. 8-Alex Sewell[18]; 16. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[5]; 17. (DNF) 1-Sean McClelland[12]; 18. (DNF) 14K-Kyle Bellm[20]; 19. (DNF) 11AM-Mike Goodman[2]; 20. (DNF) 41-Jason Johnson[4]; 21. (DNF) 65L-Nicholas Lucito[21]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11AM-Mike Goodman[2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[5]; 3. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[6]; 4. 1-Sean McClelland[4]; 5. 9$-Kyle Clark[3]; 6. 14K-Kyle Bellm[1]; 7. (DNF) 5-Ty Williams[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]; 2. 17-Blake Hahn[1]; 3. 1J-Danny Jennings[2]; 4. 95-Matt Covington[7]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman[4]; 6. 2-Mickey Walker[5]; 7. (DNF) 3H-Brandon Hanks[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[4]; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan[1]; 3. 94-Jeff Swindell[3]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[6]; 5. 05-Brad Loyet[5]; 6. 8-Alex Sewell[2]; 7. 65L-Nicholas Lucito[7]

 

 

Tommy Bryant Unstoppable at Heart O' Texas Speedway

WACO, Texas (August 15, 2014) - Tommy Bryant earned his second victory of the season, doing so in the regional showdown between the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region and Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region.

Earning the pole for the 25-lap event, Bryant led non-stop to win by a healthy margin. Channin Tankersley scooted from twelfth to take second with Ray Allen Kulhanek making the final podium step. Taking the final transfer from the B-Feature, Kevin Ramey tore through the field to take fourth from twentieth with seventeenth starting Klint Angelette earning fifth.

Patrick Stasa from fifteenth was sixth with Michele Melton seventh. A rare appearance by Eric Baldaccini resulted in a run from eighteenth to eighth followed by Claud Estes from nineteenth. Brandon Berryman made up the top-ten.

The regional showdown heads for the Devil's Bowl Speedway on Saturday, August 16. For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region Smiley's Racing Products ASCS Lone Star Region Heart O' Texas Speedway - Waco, Texas Friday, August 15, 2014

Car Count: 27

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Tommy Bryant; 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 3. 11-Channin Tankersley; 4. 19X-Patrick Stasa; 5. 36-John Pate; 6. 74E-Claud Estes III; 7. (DNF) 9-Bobby Breen

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 31-Brandon Berryman; 2. 24-Brandie Jass; 3. 45-Martin Edwards; 4. 11X-Justin Melton; 5. 0-Eric Baldaccini; 6. 19-Klint Angelette; 7. (DNF) 7M-Kevin Ramey

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17X-Josh Baughman; 2. 4X-Shawn Petersen; 3. 5X-Tyson Hall; 4. 93-Chris Sweeney; 5. 79-Charlie McDonald; 6. (DNF) 29-Mike Walling; 7. (DNF) 76-Zane Lawrence

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Michael Lang; 2. 48-Jake Martens; 3. 11M-Michele Melton; 4. 10-George White; 5. 17T-Greg Rilat; 6. (DNF) 88-Scottie McDonald

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 19X-Patrick Stasa[3]; 2. 11X-Justin Melton[1]; 3. 19-Klint Angelette[5]; 4. 0-Eric Baldaccini[2]; 5. 74E-Claud Estes III[7]; 6. 7M-Kevin Ramey[13]; 7. 17T-Greg Rilat[6]; 8. 88-Scottie McDonald[8]; 9. 76-Zane Lawrence[9]; 10. 79-Charlie McDonald[11]; 11. 10-George White[4]; DNS 29-Mike Walling; DNS 9-Bobby Breen

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 28-Tommy Bryant[1]; 2. 11-Channin Tankersley[12]; 3. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[6]; 4. 7M-Kevin Ramey[20]; 5. 19-Klint Angelette[17]; 6. 19X-Patrick Stasa[15]; 7. 11M-Michele Melton[2]; 8. 0-Eric Baldaccini[18]; 9. 74E-Claud Estes III[19]; 10. 31-Brandon Berryman[5]; 11. 36-John Pate[14]; 12. 24-Brandie Jass[9]; 13. 4X-Shawn Petersen[8]; 14. 11X-Justin Melton[16]; 15. 14-Michael Lang[7]; 16. 93-Chris Sweeney[11]; 17. (DNF) 17X-Josh Baughman[3]; 18. (DNF) 5X-Tyson Hall[13]; 19. (DNF) 45-Martin Edwards[10]; 20. (DNF) 48-Jake Martens[4]

 

 

Ramaker at Five with ASCS Frontier Region

BELGRADE, Mont. (August 15, 2014) - For the fifth time in 2014, Joe Ramaker parked the Kronebusch Electric No. 98 in Victory Lane with the ASCS Frontier Region; this time topping the field at the Gallatin Speedway.

Setting a rapid pace from fifth, lapped traffic played into the hands of the crafty veteran, allowing Ramaker to work past Phil Dietz for his thirteenth career victory against the ASCS Frontier Region.

Dietz settled for the runner up spot with eight starting Kelly Miller charging to third. Jerry Brey fourth and twelfth starting Trever Kirkland made the top-five. Paxton Lambrecht, Joe Perry, David Hoiness, Bob Shiplet, and Jeremy McCune made up the top-ten.

The ASCS Frontier Region races next on Saturday, August 16 at the BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont. For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

ASCS Frontier Region Gallatin Speedway - Belgrade, Mont. Friday, August 15, 2014

Car Count: 15

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 98-Joe Ramaker; 2. X-Steve Nelson; 3. 72-Phil Dietz; 4. 38B-Bryan Brown; 5. 77-Bob Shiplet; 6. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht; 7. 2-Shad Peterson; 8. 44-Damon McCune

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 12-Jerry Brey; 2. 44K-Kelly Miller; 3. 28-Joe Perry; 4. 27DD-David Hoiness; 5. 22-Chris Roberts; 6. (DNF) 37-Trever Kirkland; 7. (DNF) 0J-Jeremy McCune

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 98-Joe Ramaker[5]; 2. 72-Phil Dietz[4]; 3. 44K-Kelly Miller[8]; 4. 12-Jerry Brey[2]; 5. 37-Trever Kirkland[12]; 6. 7X-Paxton Lambrecht[11]; 7. 28-Joe Perry[3]; 8. 27DD-David Hoiness[7]; 9. 77-Bob Shiplet[6]; 10. 0J-Jeremy McCune[14]; 11. X-Steve Nelson[1]; 12. (DNF) 44-Damon McCune[15]; 13. (DNF) 2-Shad Peterson[13]; 14. (DNF) 22-Chris Roberts[9]; 15. (DNF) 38B-Bryan Brown[10]

 

 

ASCS Warriors Invade the Sprint Invaders at Quincy Raceways

TULSA, Okla. (August 12, 2014) - For the first time, the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region will go head-to-head with the Brockway Mechanical and Roofing Sprint Invaders at the Quincy Raceways in Quincy, Ill. on Sunday, August 17.

The final night of a three-day stretch for the Sprint Invaders, the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region will see their eleventh event of the 2014 season on Sunday.

Kansas racer, Jay Russell, leads the way for the Warrior Region with a 33 point margin over Jonathan Cornell who enters the weekend on a five race win streak with the Missouri based region. Randy Hibbs, who led early in the season, sits third 39 points back with Kyle Bellm fourth only 45 points removed from the championship lead. J.R. Topper currently makes up the top five with the Warrior Region.

For the Sprint Invaders, their weekend begins on Friday, August 15 at the Mt. Dew Bloomfield Speedway in Bloomfield, Iowa on the grounds of the Davis County Fairgrounds. Friday's event pays $1,500 to win, $300 to start. Lineups are determined by a draw/redraw format. Hot Laps get underway at 7:00 P.M. with admission set at $16 with discounts for Children and Seniors. For more information on the Mt. Dew Bloomfield Speedway, log onto http://www.racedirtbloomfield.com.

Saturday, August 16 will have the Sprint Invaders in Burlington, Iowa at the 34 Raceway for a $2,034 to win A-Feature event with $325 offered to start the A-Feature. Time Trials will be used to set the field. Hot Laps get underway at 6:30 P.M. with General Admission at $16 with discounts for Children and Seniors. For more information on 34 Raceway, log onto http://www.34raceway.com.

Sunday, August 17 at the Quincy Raceways in Quincy, Ill. will feature at $1,500 to win A-Feature with $300 to start. As the only night sanctioned with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region, ASCS draw and passing points will be used to set the field. Hot Laps get underway at 5:15 P.M. with tickets set a $18 for adults. For more information on Quincy Raceways, log onto http://www.quincyraceways.com.

Jon Agan holds the top spot with the Sprint Invaders after eight events this season with an 85 point advantage over Ton Shilling. Third finds Josh Schneiderman 88 points back with Mike Houseman, Jr. and Bret Tripplett making the top five.

Several bonuses and incentives are offered to Sprint Invader drivers who compete all three nights, including a Weekend Points Championship for the top five in accumulated points from the three nights courtesy of Storm Steel, Kelly Behnken, Pete Thomas, Riverview Designs, Midland Performance, T&S Trucking, Jeff and Amy Laue, along with Mike and Donna Pindell.

For more information on events with the Brockway Mechanical and Roofing Sprint Invaders, log onto http://www.sprintinvaders.com.

Continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series and its regions, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

2014 Brockway Mechanical and Roofing Sprint Invaders Winners: Jon Agan - 2, Terry McCarl - 2, Don Droud, Jr., Jac Haudenschild, Russ Hall, Carson McCarl

2014 Brockway Mechanical and Roofing Sprint Invaders Points (Top 10): 1. Jon Agan 1,723; 2. Tony Shilling 1,638; 3. Josh Schneiderman 1,635; 4. Mike Houseman, Jr. 1,595; 5. Bret Tripplett 1,559; 6. Mitchell Alexander 1,428; 7. Bobby Mincer 1,413; 8. Jarrod Schneiderman 1,374; 9. Russ Hall 1,368; 10. Dave Getchell 1,344

2014 Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Regional Winners: Jonathan Cornell - 5, Jack Dover, Jason Johnson, Sean McClelland, Randy Hibbs, Christopher Bell

2014 Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Regional Points (Top 10): 1. Jay Russell 1,161; 2. Jonathan Cornell 1,128; 3. Randy Hibbs 1,122; 4. Kyle Bellm 1,116; 5. J.R. Topper 1,006; 6. Tyler Blank 979; 7. Chris Morgan 973; 8. Randy Martin 950; 9. Josh Fisher 948; 10. Corey Nelson 826;

 

 

ASCS Midwest Returns to Park Jefferson International Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (August 12, 2014) - Park Jefferson International Speedway will again bring the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region and the Minnesota Mafia together for a Saturday night showdown on August 16 where the Mafia will try to even the score after Jack Dover bested the field on July 11 for the Midwest Region.

Bringing 21 drivers to the South Dakota oval in July, Dover was able to advance to victory from the tenth starting spot.

Billy Alley currently leads the way in the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Regional driver standings with a 27 point buffer over Jordan Boston. Jack Dover has closed the gap to only 69 points with Danny Lasoski and Jason Martin making up the top five.

The Minnesota Mafia has an even tighter point's race with Gregg Bakker only five markers ahead of Kaley Gharst. Ryan Bickett, Derrik Lusk, and Dusty Ballenger make up the top five. Complete news, points, and information the Mafia can be found at http://www.theminnesotamafia.com.

Tickets are $17 with discounts for kids to get into the grandstands. Race time is scheduled for 7:30 P.M. (CT) and will include Sport Mods, Thunder Cars, Sport Compacts, and Hobby Stocks. For more information, log onto http://parkjeff.com.

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

 

 

ASCS Frontier Headed Back to Gallatin and Billings

TULSA, Okla. (August 12, 2014) - The ASCS Frontier Region heads into their final eight nights of the season with two rounds of competition this weekend at the Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. on Friday, August 15 and the Billings Motorsports Park just north of Billings, Mont. on Saturday, August 16.

Joe Ramaker carries the field into the weekend double-header with a slim 11 point advantage over Canada's Kelly Miller. Sitting 58 markers back in third is Trever Kirkland with 2013 champion, Phil Dietz, and Paxton Lambrecht making up the top-five in series standings.

A weekend matchup on July 25 and 26, Trever Kirkland and Joe Ramaker split the weekend checkered flags with Kirkland scoring his first victory of the 2014 season, and Ramaker his fourth.

Gallatin Speedway kicks off at 7:35 P.M. (MT) on Friday, August 15 with races presented by Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill and Taco Time. Tickets are available for $13. Discounts are in place for children. Support classes include Street Stocks, IMCA Modifieds, and Super Stocks. For more information, log onto http://www.gallatinspeedway.com.

Saturday, August 16 at the BMP Speedway will include Modifieds, B-Mods, and Street Stocks. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. (MT) with races getting underway at 7:00 P.M. Admission is $14 with discounts for kids into the grandstands. For more information, log onto http://www.billingsmotorsportspark.com.

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

 

 

ASCS Gulf South and Lone Star Square Off in Waco and Mesquite

TULSA, Okla. (August 12, 2014) - Texas based regions of the American Sprint Car Series will meet this weekend to determine who holds bragging rights over the "Lone Star State" with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South and Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Regions squaring off at the Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco on Friday, August 15 and the Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite on Saturday, August 16.

In the series showdown in 2013, it was a draw between the regions with Blake Hahn winning at the Heart O' Texas and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. at the Devil's Bowl. Channin Tankersley leads the charge for the Gulf South Region into the weekend showdown with Patrick Stasa atop the points for the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region.

Friday, August 15 at the Heart O' Texas Speedway kicks off 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.

The third visit of the season for the Gulf South Region to the Waco, Texas based oval, Blake Hahn gabbed the win on April 18, followed by Sam Hafertepe, Jr. on June 6.

Saturday, August 16 at the Devil's Bowl Speedway gets underway at 8:30 P.M. (CT) with RACEsaver Sprint Cars, Limited Modifieds, Modifieds, and Factory Stocks joining the night's program. Tickets are $20 for adults with discounts for Seniors and Children. Kids 12 years and younger get into the grandstands free of charge. For more information, log onto http://www.devilsbowl.com or call (972) 222-2421.

The fifth visit of the season to the Devil's Bowl for the Lone Star Region, four winners have emerged with Tony Bruce, Jr. (3/21), Patrick Stasa (3/29), Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (5/15), and Seth Bergman (6/14).

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

 

 

Salina Highbanks set for Lucas Oil ASCS in Oklahoma Open Wheel Thunder Nationals

TULSA, Okla. (August 9, 2014) - The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real returns to competition on Saturday, August 16 at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla.

After two weekends in Iowa competing in the 360 Nationals, Front Row Challenge, and Knoxville Nationals, crews will return their focus on the season championship as Brad Loyet carries the field into the Saturday spectacle that has been dubbed the "Oklahoma Open Wheel Thunder Nationals" with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real joined by the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region along with the Oil Capital Racing Series (OCRS) and Open Wheel Midgets.

Loyet's best finish at the Salina Highbanks Speedway is third, which the Loyet Motorsports No. 05 has done twice; first on August 24, 2012 then August 17, 2013. Currently leading by 59 markers over Jason Johnson, Loyet has three wins on the season.

Jason Johnson has parked the Stenhouse, Jr. Racing co owned by Curb Agajanian Performance Group No. 41 in Victory Lane twice at the Salina Highbanks; putting history on the side of the four-time National Champion who hopes to pick up his first Lucas Oil ASCS National competition of the 2014 season.

Jeff Swindell Is the series most recent winner at the Oklahoma oval. In what was one the series most exciting races of 2013, the Heartland Catfish No. 94 exchanged the lead on three occasions, including hair-raising passes through slower traffic with Jason Johnson. The Tennessee veteran currently trails Loyet for the series points lead by 138 markers with two wins on the season.

Johnny Herrera holds forth in driver standings. Herrera's best finish of third at the Salina Highbanks came on June 22, 2012, after an engine failure took Herrera out the lead on the closing lap. The top five currently rounds out with Aaron Reutzel who will see the four-tenths mile oval for the first time with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this Saturday.

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. is currently sixth. Hafertepe has already turned laps this season at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in 410cid competition with a twentieth place showing. Seth Bergman's last appearance at the Salina High Banks ended in a DNF after getting tangled early on in the night's A-Feature on August 17, 2013.

Matt Covington holds eighth in series standings with is last appearance of eleventh in 2013. Blake Hahn and Tony Bruce, Jr. currently complete the top ten with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Saturday's $4,000 to win affair gets underway at with Hot Laps at 6:30 P.M. (CT). Race time is set for 7:00 P.M. with the OCRS and Open Wheel Midgets completing the night's card. Adult admission is $20.00 with family packs available for $45.00. For more information on the Salina Highbanks Speedway, log onto http://www.salinahighbanksspeedway.com or call (918) 434-7223.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Winners: Salina Highbanks Speedway

5/9/98—Paul White 5/15/99—Tim Crawley 7/27/99—Gary Wright (Speedweek) 7/19/00—Gary Wright (Speedweek) 5/5/01—Wayne Johnson 7/17/01—Wayne Johnson (Speedweek) 4/27/12—Wayne Johnson 6/22/12—Jason Johnson 8/24/12—Jason Johnson 8/27/13—Jeff Swindell

The Series:

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real

Event:

Oklahoma Open Wheel Thunder Nationals

When:

Saturday, August 16 - Open at 5:00 P.M. / Racing at 7:30 P.M.

Where:

Salina Highbanks Speedway Address: 3164 HWY 20 E. Pryor, OK 74361

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.salinahighbanksspeedway.com Email: salinahibanks@sstelco.com Phone: (918) 434-RACE (7223)

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): Brad Loyet - 3, Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Jeff Swindell - 2, Brian Brown - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Derek Hagar - 1, Seth Bergman - 1, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 1, Sammy Swindell - 1, Davey Heskin - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 2,376; 2. Jason Johnson 2,317; 3. Jeff Swindell 2,238 4. Johnny Herrera 2,218; 5. Aaron Reutzel 2,211; 6. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2,194; 7. Seth Bergman 2,133; 8. Matt Covington 2,075; 9. Blake Hahn 2,061; 10. Tony Bruce, Jr. 2,059;

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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.

 

 

Logan Forler Holds On For ASCS Northwest Willamette Win

Ben Deatherage - LEBANON, Ore. (August 8, 2014) - The American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region would be on tap at Willamette Speedway on Friday August 8th. A total of twenty-two cars would sign in on the registration sheets representing the states of Oregon, Washington, California, and Arizona as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Logan Forler would take full advantage of his outside front row starting position to grab the initial race lead. The main event would see a total of five stoppages which would bunch up the field on several occasions but each time Forler would keep his mount in front. Lapped traffic would come into the mix several times but the Steve Forler Trucking/P.G.H. Excavating/Lucas Oil Products/Rod Ends by LRB Manufacturing #2L Maxim of Forler, from Lake Havasu City, Arizona, would maintain the top spot.

However Henry Van Dam, out of Enumclaw, Washington, would briefly seize the lead on lap fourteen only to give it back due to a caution coming out. Forler would keep all challengers in check on the final restart on lap twenty-seven to pick up his second win of 2014 with the ASCS-Northwest Region and his third of his career with the tour.

Roger Crockett of Medford managed to finish second, in his Rocket Designs/Al Parker Racing Engines/Omlid & Swinney Fire Protection and Security/TEC Equipment #11 KPC, while the Kovash Logging/Johansen Excavating/FK Shocks/Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation #33V A.R.T. of Henry Van Dam was third. The balance of the top five finishers would consist of Citrus Heights, California native Willie Croft in the Richmond Engines/Firedown Graphics/XXX Race Co./Rutz Racing #8R XXX in fourth for car owner Doug Rutz and the Cook Crane Corporation/Linder Powdercoating/Speedmart Inc./Rodgers Racing Enignes #22 KPC of Garen Linder from Central Point.

Earlier in the evening heat race winners were Willie Croft, Logan Forler, and Shane Forté of Junction City in the Oregon Fuel Injection/Guaranty Chevy/Davis Cabinets/Grant Springer Racing Engines #26F Maxim. The ASCS-Northwest Region will be back in action on Saturday August 9th for their only visit of the season at Sunset Speedway Park in Banks. For the latest information log on to www.ascsnorthwest.com.

Race Summary:

American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region Race #13

Friday August 8th, 2014

Willamette Speedway

Lebanon, Oregon

Heat 1: 1. 8R-Willie Croft[7]; 2. 4J-Allison Journey[2]; 3. 7K-Kyle Mehner[4]; 4. 6A-Kady Adelman[6]; 5. 42-Ron Osbourne[5]; 6. 3-J.J. Hickle[1]; 7. 9R-Reece Goetz[3]; 8. 8J-Brady Janson[8]

Heat 2: 1. 2L-Logan Forler[4]; 2. 33V-Henry VanDam[1]; 3. 9-Jayme Barnes[6]; 4. 28-Mark Herz[3]; 5. 22R-Mike Romig[2]; 6. 5D-Patrick Dills[5]; 7. 71-Colin Baker[7]

Heat 3: 1. 26F-Shane Forte[2]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett[3]; 3. 5N-Seth Nunes[4]; 4. 7N-Jared Peterson[6]; 5. 22-Garen Linder[5]; 6. 24-Tyler Anderson[1]; 7. 16-Nick Tomlinson[7]

A Feature: 1. 2L-Logan Forler[2]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett[6]; 3. 33V-Henry VanDam[1]; 4. 8R-Willie Croft[7]; 5. 22-Garen Linder[14]; 6. 7N-Jared Peterson[11]; 7. 71-Colin Baker[17]; 8. 3-J.J. Hickle[19]; 9. 9R-Reece Goetz[21]; 10. 9-Jayme Barnes[8]; 11. 4J-Allison Journey[3]; 12. 24-Tyler Anderson[20]; 13. 7K-Kyle Mehner[4]; 14. 16-Nick Tomlinson[18]; 15. 28-Mark Herz[12]; 16. 6A-Kady Adelman[10]; 17. 22R-Mike Romig[15]; 18. 5N-Seth Nunes[9]; 19. 5D-Patrick Dills[16]; 20. 8J-Brady Janson[22]; 21. 42-Ron Osbourne[13]; 22. 26F-Shane Forte[5]

Current ASCS-Northwest Region Point Standings (Top Ten):

71-Colin Baker 1549; 2. 3-J.J. Hickle 1465; 3. 9R-Reece Goetz 1429; 4. 77-Kyle Hirst 1373; 5. 22-Garen Linder 1311; 6. 16-Nick Tomlinson 1062; 7. 33V-Henry Van Dam 1049; 8. 7N-Jared Peterson 1014; 9. 55-Trey Starks 1009; 10. 68-Rob Held 1007

 

 

Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 5, 2014) - The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real took part in the opening of the Southern Iowa Speedweek this past weekend with the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals and the 19th annual Musco Lighting / Casey’s General Stores Front Row Challenge presented by Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone Company.

Over the course of four nights of racing, 104 drivers took part in this year's events between the Knoxville Raceway and Southern Iowa Speedway with drivers representing three countries, 77 municipalities, and 22 United States.

The Winners:

Thursday, July 31, 2014

• Davey Heskin - For the first time, Minnesota's Davey Heskin found victory lane with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, while also recording his first 360 Nationals preliminary A-Feature victory. The win was also enough to qualify Heskin for Saturday's A-Feature for the first time. While his night ended with a DNF in twenty-first, Heskin bettered his finish in the 360 Nationals of sixteenth in the B-Feature in 2010.

Friday, August 1, 2014

• Sammy Swindell - The crafty veteran parked the Big Game Treestands No. 1 in Victory Lane for his second 360 Nationals preliminary A-Feature victory and eleventh Lucas Oil ASCS triumph. The win also marks Swindell's third Top-Five finish in the three years that Swindell has entered the 360 Nationals (2010. 2011, and 2014).

Saturday, August 2, 2014

• Brian Brown - For the first time, Brian Brown pocketed $10,000 in the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals. Bettering his runner-up in 2008, Saturday was Brown's thirteenth championship feature start. It was also his seventh top-five, and tenth top-ten, putting the Missouri driver atop both statistical lists. Brown's win also counted for his first Lucas Oil ASCS victory of the season, and eleventh overall with the National Tour.

Monday, August 4, 2014

• Brian Brown - For the second year in a row, Brian Brown earned the title of "Champion" at the Front Row Challenge. Working past Jac Haudenschild at the race's half way point, Brown opened up his advantage in the closing laps to 3.317 seconds at the checkered flag. Taking his National Tour win total to a dozen, Brown's win was also his fourth top-five, and fifth top-ten in the Front Row Challenge. Best part for Brown, this year's win came with the Championship Belt.

A few notes on the fun:

• First Timers - Four drivers made their first A-Feature starts in the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals on Saturday night. Davey Heskin, Mark Dobmeier, Calvin Landis, and Jamie Ball each took their first green flag in the $10,000 to win event with Mark Dobmeier posting the best finish of the four, with a fourth place finish from tenth.

• Alan Ambers - The Knoxville Raceway regular suffered a major hit to the left side of his machine during Friday's preliminary A-Feature. Spinning in turn one, Ambers was quickly found by Jack Dover. Having little time to react, Dover slid the car as much as possible before making contact. Ambers was taken for observation with pain in his ankle. On Saturday, his Facebook page showed him all smiles.

• Out of the Park - Another driver taking a nasty ride was Cody Ledger. Taking the green in the night's opening Heat Race at the Southern Iowa Speedway, Ledger found the right-rear of Derek Hagar in turn two, sending the No. 35L flipping over the catch fence. Ledger was not transported, and reported on his personal Facebook page that all is well.

• Brad Loyet - The current leader of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour drew the pole in Monday's Front Row Challenge after threatening weather forced the cancellation of the "King of the Hill". A little negotiation with McCarl before taking the challenge put a nice carrot of $1,000 to make the top-ten. Loyet came to ninth to take the extra grand from McCarl, and also earned a free suit from Hinchman Racewear, and an HRP Top Wing.

• Hard Chargers: Terry McCarl was Saturday's Hard Charger at the Knoxville Raceway, coming from twentieth to eighth. Monday night, it was Sam Hafertepe, Jr. who advanced from fourteenth to fifth.

• Overcoming Mechanical Woes - Danny Lasoski was running in the top-five on Thursday night before an engine failure put the driver of the No. 1m to twenty-second. "The Dude" put the Mark Burch powered entry in the A-Main on Saturday; coming from twenty-first to tenth after winning the night's B-Main.

• No. 14 - For two reasons we are talking about the No. 14 and they both revolve around Brian Brown. For starters, Brown is the fourteenth driver to lead start-to-finish and win the 360 Nationals. Also, he had a little help over the weekend from the driver of the No. 14...Tony Stewart. "Smoke" was present at the Front Row Challenge, where he addressed the crowd during intermission at the Southern Iowa Speedway. He even compared scars with Terry McCarl.

• Highest Finishing Rookie - Mark Dobmeier was the highest finishing Rookie at the 360 Nationals with an eleventh place finish in the B-Feature. This marks the second year in a row that the highest finishing rookie was in the B-Feature.

Coming Up:

With the Sprint Car world still focused on Knoxville, Iowa, the next Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real event will be Saturday, August 16 at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Oka. with the Oil Capital Racing Series and Midgets.

In the meantime, good luck to the drivers of the ASCS National Tour who are competing this week at the 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store.

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.

 

 

Brian Brown Repeats as Front Row Challenge Champion!

Bill Wright - Oskaloosa, Iowa (August 4, 2014) – Brian Brown became the sixth driver to repeat as Musco Lighting/Casey’s General Stores Front Row Challenge presented by Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone Company champion with his victory in the 19th edition of the race Monday night at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver joined Tyler Walker, Jeff Shepard, Lance Dewease, Daryn Pittman and Sammy Swindell (3) as a multi-time champ on the half-mile with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series.

$50,000 1999 champion, Jac Haudenschild, paced the field early in the main event from his pole position ahead of Russ Hall and Wayne Johnson. Brown had moved into fourth by lap four. With six laps completed, Randy Hannagan came to a stop in turn one, bringing out the caution. Haudenschild led Hall, Johnson, Brown and Tony Bruce Jr. back to green flag racing.

On the next lap, Brown moved by Johnson for third, and on lap nine he drove around Hall for second. Haudenschild set a torrid pace as the lead pair hit lapped traffic three laps later. On lap 15, Johnny Herrera slowed in front of the leader, giving Brown an opportunity for the lead that he would capitalize on.

The last half of the race, Brown pulled away, lapping up to the eighth place in a dominating performance. “It’s not often you pass Haud in a higher lane than he is,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “He got caught behind a slower car and I was able to get by. I want to thank the whole team. I want to thank Tony Stewart…he was kind of here helping all night. He’s been watching ‘the Cushion’ the last couple of nights and he is sharp. It’s an honor to call him my friend, and an honor to have him on the team, if it’s only for a night.”

Stewart addressed the crowd after the heat races to a large round of applause.

Haudenschild followed Brown to the line ahead of Hall, Seth Bergman and Sam Hafertepe Jr. Mark Dobmeier, Wayne Johnson, Christopher Bell, Brad Loyet and Blake Hahn rounded out the top ten.

Loyet took the Front Row Challenge after drawing the pole in a redraw. Due to possible inclement weather, the TK Concrete Keith Hutton Memorial “King of the Hill” match races were scrapped and the redraw was conducted. Loyet received a $1,500 driver’s suit from Hinchman Racewear for taking the challenge. Promoter Terry McCarl also put up $1,000 for Loyet’s top ten run, and he also received an HRP top wing for his ninth place finish.

Seth Bergman banked a HRP nose wing for winning Sea Foam heat race one. Bill Balog received Schoenfeld Headers for taking Tasos’ Steak House heat two. Wayne Johnson received a Vortex nose wing for winning Ostrich Racing Engines heat three. Loyet won a $500 gift certificate from Brown & Miller Racing Solutions for winning heat four, and Brown took home a Vortex nose wing for winning heat five. Josh Baughman and Trey Starks won the B mains.

Hall took home a $300 bonus from Searsboro Telephone Company as the highest finishing Knoxville 360 regular. Tyler Drueke also banked $300 from the Butler County Speedway for being the highest finishing Nebraska 360 Sprint driver. Tony Shilling took home $200 for the highest finishing Sprint Invaders Association driver.

Cody Ledger, who flipped out of the park in turn two during the first heat race, received John Lemon’s $100 Hard Luck Award. He was uninjured. Hafertepe won a KSE Steering Pump as the hard-charger, while Roger Hall, crew chief for his son Russ, won Mechanic of the Race, and a 3/8 cordless 18-volt impact set courtesy of Des Moines area Snap-On Tools dealers.

19th Annual Musco Lighting/Casey’s General Stores Front Row Challenge presented by Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone Company Results:

Front Row Challenge Main Event (started), 29 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (5) 2. 9w, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (1) 3. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (2) 4. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (6) 5. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (14) 6. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (15) 7. 77x, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (4) 8. 31, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (12) 9. o5, Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO (22) 10. 17, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (10) 11. 17x, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (17) 12. 55, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (16) 13. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (19) 14. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (9) 15. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (13) 16. 99, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (8) 17. 18, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (3) 18. 45x, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (20) 19. 53, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (7) 20. 39c, Travis Rilat, Forney, TX (21) 21. 22H, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (18) 22. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (11). Lap Leaders: Haudenschild 1-14, Brown 15-29. KSE Hard-charger: Hafertepe. Hard-charger: Loyet.

Sea Foam Heat one (started, qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Seth Bergman (2) 2. Blake Hahn 17 (1*) 3. Christopher Bell (4*) 4. Nate Van Haaften (6*) 5. Travis Rilat (5) 6. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (8) 7. 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (3) 8. 47AU, Trevor Reynolds, Perth, WA, Aust. (9) 9. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (7)

Tasos’ Steak House Heat two (started, qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Bill Balog (4) 2. Jonathan Cornell (1*) 3. Russ Hall (6*) 4. Trey Starks (3) 5. Mark Dobmeier (8*, penalized two spots for jumping) 6. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (7) 7. 1, Sean McClelland, Tulsa, OK (5) 8. 111, Kaley Engstrom, Rhome, TX (2)

Ostrich Racing Engines Heat three (started, qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Wayne Johnson (1) 2. Tony Bruce Jr. (2*) 3. Jason Johnson (4*) 4. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (3) 5. Tyler Drueke (6) 6. 5H, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (7) 7. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5) 8. 4c, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (8)

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions Heat four (started, qualifieid for feature), 8 laps: 1. Brad Loyet (1) 2. Jac Haudenschild (4*) 3. 33v, Mike Van Haaften, Pella, IA (2) 4. 17w, Cole Wood, Auburn, CA (5) 5. Josh Baughman (7) 6. Randy Hannagan (8) 7. 10V, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (6) 8. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (8)

Vortex Racing Products Heat five (started, qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Brian Brown (1) 2. Jack Dover (2*) 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4*) 4. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (3) 5. 82, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (6) 6. Johnny Herrera (5) 7. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (7) 8. 27B, Patrick Bourke, Gypsum, CO (8)

B Main #1 (started), 12 laps: 1. Josh Baughman (2) 2. Tyler Drueke (4) 3. Travis Rilat (6) / 4. Mike Van Haaften (1) 5. Matt Covington (8) 6. Derek Hagar (5) 7. Chris Martin (3) 8. Chase Johnson (7) 9. Tasker Phillips (10) 10. Tyler Courtney (11) 11. Trevor Reynolds (9) DNS – Tony Shilling, Cody Ledger

B Main #2 (started), 12 laps: 1. Trey Starks (2) 2. Randy Hannagan (3) 3. Johnny Herrera (5) / 4. Aaron Reutzel (1) 5. Bryan Clauson (4) 6. Jeff Swindell (6) 7. Calvin Landis (8) 8. Patrick Bourke (7) 9. Billy Alley (10) 10. Kaley Engstrom (9) DNS – Cole Wood, Sean McClelland

 

 

Finally! Brian Brown Wins the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals

Bryan Hulbert / Bill Wright - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 2, 2014) A loud scream of satisfaction echoed across the grounds of the Knoxville Raceway as Brian Brown finally marked the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals off his bucket list in his fifteenth attempt at the $10,000 to win event.

Brown's fifteenth 360cid Sprint Car victory at the Knoxville Raceway, the FVP No. 21 led start-to-finish in the 25 lap championship event.

"Man this feels good. I'm just thankful for everybody on this team," said Brown. "I'm almost out of breath, but this one's pretty cool."

Asked about having to change his line through traffic, Brown replied, "The car felt good up there the whole feature. Believe or not, I didn't want to lap anybody. I just didn't want to get off it. That Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps Scoreboard was pretty handy. I saw where Sam [Hafertepe] got by Sammy [Swindell] but didn't know where he was running once he got up there but here we are."

Leading by over two seconds at the first caution on Lap 7 for Kevin Swindell, Brown opened up his advantage again as Joe Beaver and Sammy Swindell swapped the runner-up spot.

Slow again on Lap 9 for the spun No. 82 Bronson Maeschen, the restart saw Sam Hafertepe, Jr. taking third and going to work on Swindell for second. Taking the spot on Lap 11, Hafertepe was never able to make up the two second disadvantage and Brown streaked through lapped traffic for the win.

Bettering his 2011 finish of eleventh, Hafertepe felt good about his performance in the 360 Nationals, "We had an awesome car there but I really, would have liked a caution there at the end just to see if we could have done anything with him," said Hafertepe. "I don't think many people knew we were running the bottom of three and four and that's where we were really making up a lot of time. I just felt like if I could have had a shot at him....not sure I could have passed him....but would have liked the opportunity."

Sammy Swindell posted his second podium of the weekend with a third place finish; holding off Davey Heskin in the closing laps, who ended up losing an engine.

"Our car was just too tight for that curb out there," commented Swindell. "I messed up a couple times. One time I got the right-front wheel up over it and that really slowed me down so I ended up letting Sam get through there, and let Davey catch up so I just backed it down to where I could make consistent laps."

Mark Dobmeier came from tenth to grab fourth with Tim Shaffer taking fifth after starting fourteenth.

Jason Johnson ran up as high as fourth but ended up crossing sixth. Joe Beaver slipped from the front row to finish seventh. Terry McCarl stormed from twentieth to eighth to earn the title of Hard Charger with Jonathan Cornell ninth. Danny Lasoski clawed from twenty-first to finish tenth.

The night's E-Feature was won by Tyler Drueke. D-Feature honors went to Johnny Herrera with Dustin Selvage taking the C-Feature win. Danny Lasoski took the win in the B-Feature. Jac Haudenschild moved through the most features in the Alphabet, coming from the E-Main to the C-Main where he finished fifteenth.

The highest finishing Rookie was Bill Balog who placed eleventh in the B-Feature.

Kline Grabs Second 305 Feature!

Rookie Devin Kline grabbed his second 305 feature of his career and the year here at the Knoxville Raceway. Corey Kautz got the feature off to a bumpy start after flipping in turn one when the green flag fell. He was uninjured.

Matthew Stelzer led Kevin Hetrick and Mike Mayberry early on in the 15-lap event. Stacey Alexander was on the move, however, moving into third on lap two and into the runner-up spot a circuit later.

By lap five, Alexander had ridden the cushion by Stelzer to take the lead. When Steve Breazeale spun on lap ten, Alexander led Stelzer, J Kinder, Kline and Kevin Hetrick.

Kline used the restart to his advantage, disposing of both Kinder and Stelzer to move into second. He would take the lead on lap twelve, and hold off Alexander on a lap 12 restart to win. The caution came for Stelzer, who went up in smoke.

Alexander followed Kline to the line. Kinder held the show position, ahead of Hetrick and Michael Philben. McKenna Haase, Breazeale, Jeff Wilke, Keoni Texeira and Kade Higday rounded out the top ten. Kline set quick time on the night, while Kinder, Mayberry and Texeira claimed heat races.

“These last two weeks, after winning the first one…it’s been a dream,” said Kline in Victory Lane. “It’s just awesome. This win is for my uncle Todd, who passed away a couple months ago. Tonight is his birthday. I was just going to go where they weren’t. The car was perfect. The guys did great with it. I have the easy job.”

Join us tomorrow night, August 3, for the 3rd Annual Capitani Classic here at the Knoxville Raceway! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

24th Annual Arnold Motor Supply Knoxville 360 Nationals Results

E main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (1); 2. 9w, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (4); 3. 9x, Jared Goerges, East Gull Lake, MN (2); 4. 4c, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (6); 5. 4x, Shawn Petersen, Irving, TX (3); 6. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (7); 7. 20G, Chris Graf, Glencoe, MN (8); 8. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (9); 9. 33A, Austin Alumbaugh, Higginsville, MO (11); 10. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (10) / 11. 32, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (12); 12. 41P, Jeff Carlson, Wayne, NE (13); 13. 99T, Andrew Turley, Sedalia, MO (14) DNS – 12m, James Mosher, Albuquerque, NM, 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, NE, 17G, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK, 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 21x, Bart Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA, 81a, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS, 111, Morgan Montgomery, Redfield, AR

D main (started), 10 Laps, 2:55.4: 1. 45x, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (6); 2. 21xm, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (2); 3. 3H, Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN (4); 4. 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (8); 5. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (3); 6. 39c, Travis Rilat, Forney, TX (5); 7. 5H, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (10); 8. Jac Haudenschild (16) / 9. 1A, Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, TX (12); 10. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (1); 11. Tyler Courtney (18); 12. 33v, Mike Van Haaften, Pella, IA (7); 13. 47AU, Trevor Reynolds, Perth, WA, Aust. (9); 14. 19, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (13); 15. Aaron Reutzel (22); 16. Rob Kubli (20); 17. 17w, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (14); 18. Tyler Drueke (15); 19. Austin Alumbaugh (23); 20. Chris Graf (21); 21. Jared Goerges (17); 22. 27B, Patrick Bourke, Gypsum, CO (11); 23. Ryan Bickett (24); 24. Shawn Petersen (19) DNS – 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA, 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 23KS, Steve Block, Splendora, TX, 47, Brant O’Banion, Norfolk, NE, 72, Phil Dietz, Laurel, MT, 14s, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA

C main (started), 12 Laps, 3:30.6: 1. 7K, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (4); 2. 11x, Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD (1); 3. 1H, Sean McClelland, Tulsa, OK (2); 4. 91, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (7); 5. 10H, Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA (8); 6. 1B, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (15) / 7. 55, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (6); 8. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (14) / 9. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (12); 10. Johnny Herrera (17); 11. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (16); 12. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (13); 13. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (11); 14. Billy Alley (20); 15. Jac Haudenschild (24); 16. Chase Johnson (23); 17. Travis Rilat (22); 18. Brandon Hanks (19); 19. 23w, Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN (5); 20. Matt Juhl (21); 21. Joey Moughan (18); 22. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10); 23. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (9); DQ (Tire, crossed 4th) – 89, Robbie Stillwaggon, Burlington, NJ (3) DNS – 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 1, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., o5, Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO

B main (started), 15 Laps, 4:27.0: 1. 1m, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (1); 2. 22H, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (5); 3. 77x, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (2); 4. 44x, Josh Higday, Altoona, IA (3) / 5. 25, Dylan Peterson, Sioux Falls, SD (7); 6. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (4); 7. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (13); 8. Dustin Selvage (19); 9. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (6); 10. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (14); 11. 99D, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (15); 12. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (11); 13. 17wx, Cole Wood, Auburn, CA (16); 14. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (8); 15. 1J, Danny Jennings, Norman, OK (10); 16. Danny Holtgraver (23); 17. Dusty Zomer (22); 18. Sean McClelland (21); 19. 14R, Andy Gregg, Placerville, CA (12); 20. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9); 21. Gregg Bakker (20); 22. 90, Randi Miller, Rapid City, SD (18); 23. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (17); 24. 1B, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (24) DNS – 10, Alan Ambers, Knoxville, IA, 81w, Danny Wood, Norman, OK

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (1); 2. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (4); 3. 1s, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (3); 4. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (10); 5. 45, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (14); 6. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (6); 7. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (2); 8. 6, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (20); 9. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (13); 10. Danny Lasoski (21); 11. 18, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (5); 12. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (19); 13. 18M, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (9); 14. 82, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (12); 15. Randy Hannagan (22); 16. 13v, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE (16); 17. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (8); 18. Josh Higday (24); 19. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (15); 20. 20, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (11); 21. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (7); 22. 10V, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (18); 23. Wayne Johnson (23); 24. 71, Kevin Swindell, Germantown, TN (17). Lap Leader: Brown 1-25. Hard-charger: T. McCarl.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (23), 17.411; 2. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.631; 3. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (16), 17.706; 4. 57, Steve Breazeale, Trenton, MO (19), 17.711; 5. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (18), 17.720; 6. 50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (11), 17.738; 7. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (17), 17.766; 8. O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (22), 17.814; 9. 59KB, Mike Philben, Grimes, IA (15), 17.820; 10. 88, J Kinder, Holts Summit, MO (6), 17.829; 11. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (20), 17.876; 12. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (14), 17.892; 13. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (21), 18.147; 14. 7, Tanner Edwards, Van Meter, IA (1), 18.258; 15. 55KC, Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, IA (9), 18.309; 16. 1K, Andee Beierle, Bismarck, ND (2), 18.485; 17. 71G, Terri O'Connell, Corinth, MS (13), 18.513; 18. 29, Steve Palmer, Des Moines, IA (24), 18.624; 19. F1, Michael Fishel, Mason City, IA (7), 18.732; 20. 36W, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (12), 18.757; 21. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (4), 18.786; 22. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (5), 18.825; 23. 50K, Kevin Hiemstra, Knoxville, IA (8), 19.902; 24. 82, Lee Patterson, Des Moines, IA (3), 21.253.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.0: 1. J Kinder (3); 2. McKenna Haase (2); 3. Kevin Hetrick (4); 4. Steve Breazeale (5); 5. Devin Kline (6); 6. Andee Beierle (1); 7. Joe Simbro (8); 8. Michael Fishel (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.1: 1. Mike Mayberry (4); 2. Tanner Edwards (2); 3. Matthew Stelzer (5); 4. Mitchell Alexander (6); 5. Jeff Wilke (3); 6. Terri O'Connell (1); 7. Christopher Scank (7) DNS – Kevin Hiemstra

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.7: 1. Keoni Texeira (3); 2. Kade Higday (1); 3. Stacey Alexander (6); 4. Bob Hildreth (2); 5. Mike Philben (4); 6. Corey Kautz (5); 7. Lee Patterson (7) DNS – Steve Palmer

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Kline (8); 2. Stacey Alexander (6); 3. J Kinder (10); 4. Kevin Hetrick (2); 5. Mike Philben (9); 6. McKenna Haase (13); 7. Steve Breazeale (5); 8. Jeff Wilke (11); 9. Keoni Texeira (3); 10. Kade Higday (12); 11. Tanner Edwards (14); 12. Bob Hildreth (15); 13. Andee Beierle (16); 14. Christopher Scank (20); 15. Lee Patterson (22); 16. Michael Fishel (19); 17. Matthew Stelzer (4); 18. Mike Mayberry (1); 19. Joe Simbro (21); 20. Terri O'Connell (17); 21. Mitchell Alexander (7); 22. Corey Kautz (18) DNS – Steve Palmer, Kevin Hiemstra. Lap Leaders: Stelzer 1-4, S. Alexander 5-11, Ball 12-15. Hard-charger: Kline.

 

 

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real

Sammy Swindell Swings Into Knoxville Victory Lane!

by Bryan Hulbert/Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA, August 1, 2014 – For the fourth time in his career, Sammy Swindell visited Victory Lane in 360cid competition at the Knoxville Raceway; winning night two of the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals with a borrowed Al Parker Racing Engine under the hood.

Challenged in the closing laps by the Sioux Falls Ford No. 13, Mark Dobmeier ran the cushion to pull even with Swindell.

"When you're out front, you don't really know," said Swindell of the race for the lead. "They said Brown was running the bottom pretty good and I made some good runs there but I was just kind of conserving my tires there early and watching Dobmeier so as long as I could keep pace with him, I wasn't too worried."

Chasing Dobmeier the first eight rounds, Swindell shot from fourth to the runner up spot on the second lap. Working the low groove on the Knoxville Raceway, Swindell took the lead on the ninth round; following a restart after Alan Ambers and Jack Dover made hard contact in turns one and two. Ambers was taken to the hospital for observation, Dover was unharmed.

Slowed for the final time with six laps to run, Dobmeier stayed committed to the cushion with the battle side by side going into the final two laps, but giving Swindell too much room is all it took for the Big Game Tree Stands No. 1s to take the line and the win.

"We were running at a blistering pace at the front there but had those yellow flags to bunch us up. I think I still had a faster car. I was able to come around the top and show him, and I think I could have done it earlier, but wanted to wait until I had a spot where I could just get it, and keep it, but I showed him a little too soon and he took my line away," said Dobmeier of his attempts to take the lead in the closing laps.

Brian Brown came to third from eighth. Changing gears under the Lap 8 red, Brown was happy but felt he had a problem with tires on the restart. "It was really like my Right Rear Tire just didn't go after that red and when those guy started moving around out there and kinda showed Sammy where to go on the track, I just ended up running third so we'll figure it out and hopefully come back tomorrow and get a couple spots better."

Ian Madsen from ninth finished fourth with Bronson Maeschen slipping from the front row to complete the top five.

Terry McCarl came from fourteenth to sixth with Wayne Johnson following from fifteenth to seventh. Dusty Zomer was the night's Hard Charger from twentieth to eighth with Tasker Phillips ninth, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. finishing tenth.

Friday night saw 56 drivers timing in for a weekend total of 103 drivers. Five Heat Races went Brian Brown, Bill Balog, Robbie Stillwaggon, Terry McCarl, and Wayne Johnson. The night's C-Feature was won by Chase Johnson. B-Feature victory went to Seth Brahmer.

Brian Brown was the night's quick time at 16.488 seconds. The Heat Race win along with a third in the A-Feature puts Brown as the high point driver going into Saturday with 496 points. Joe Beaver will join Brown on the front row with 491 points. Sammy Swindell with 478, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. with 477, and Tony Bruce, Jr. with 476 made up the top five point earners after two nights.

The 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals concludes on Saturday, August 2 with Hot Laps getting underway at 6:45 P.M. (CT). 305 Sprint cars will also compete. For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com and http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com .

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (12), 16.488; 2. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (6), 16.515; 3. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (2), 16.582; 4. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (30), 16.589; 5. 10, Alan Ambers, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.606; 6. 1B, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (44), 16.629; 7. 45, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (23), 16.647; 8. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (24), 16.648; 9. 1S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (45), 16.672; 10. 11X, Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 16.705; 11. 44X, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (11), 16.777; 12. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (28), 16.791; 13. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.792; 14. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (43), 16.809; 15. 18M, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aus (8), 16.811; 16. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (54), 16.875; 17. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (51), 16.896; 18. 82, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (17), 16.915; 19. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (18), 16.916; 20. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (47), 16.926; 21. 81W, Danny Wood, Norman, OK (13), 16.929; 22. 99D, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (20), 16.941; 23. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (46), 16.979; 24. 6, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 16.997; 25. 77X, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (34), 17.021; 26. 55, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (41), 17.023; 27. 1H, Sean McClelland, Tulsa, OK (9), 17.034; 28. 89, Robbie Stillwaggon, Burlington, NJ (27), 17.043; 29. 23W, Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN (49), 17.084; 30. 72, Phil Dietz, Laurel, MT (5), 17.117; 31. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (33), 17.119; 32. 21XM, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (22), 17.138; 33. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (19), 17.173; 34. 1A, Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, TX (10), 17.198; 35. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (40), 17.199; 36. 5H, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (48), 17.227; 37. 91, Dusty Zomer, Brandon, SD (37), 17.229; 38. 39C, Travis Rilat, Forney, TX (15), 17.251; 39. 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (52), 17.262; 40. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (39), 17.298; 41. 21X, Bart Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (14), 17.315; 42. 19, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (50), 17.316; 43. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (25), 17.355; 44. 20G, Chris Graf, Glencoe, MN (42), 17.386; 45. 17G, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (32), 17.418; 46. 14S, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (55), 17.421; 47. 4C, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (31), 17.468; 48. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (36), 17.495; 49. 5X, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE (56), 17.516; 50. 9W, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (53), 17.584; 51. 33A, Austin Alumbaugh, Higginsville, MO (26), 17.631; 52. 32, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (29), 17.653; 53. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (38), 17.801; 54. 41P, Jeff Carlson, Wayne, NE (35), 17.896; 55. 111, Morgan Montgomery, Redfield, AR (16), 18.424; 56. 99T, Andrew Turley, Sedalia, MO (4), 19.395.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.9: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Danny Wood (2); 3. Josh Higday (4); 4. Trey Starks (1) / 5. Jeff Swindell (3); 6. Tony Shilling (7); 7. Sheldon Haudenschild (5); 8. Jarrod Schneiderman (10) / 9. Chase Johnson (8); 10. Bart Friedrichsen (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Bill Balog (2); 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); 3. Dusty Zomer (8); 4. Sean McClelland (1) / 5. Thomas Kennedy (4); 6. Tim Shaffer (5); 7. Tyler Courtney (10); 8. Joey Moughan (7) / 9. Paige Polyak (9); 10. Clint Garner (3)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.8: 1. Robbie Stillwaggon (1); 2. Bronson Maeschen (3); 3. Jack Dover (5); 4. Tasker Phillips (2); 5. Travis Rilat (8); 6. Jon Agan (4); 7. Seth Brahmer (6); 8. Brooke Tatnell (7); 9. Rob Kubli (9); 10. Ryan Bickett (10)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.3: 1. Terry McCarl (2); 2. Mark Dobmeier (3); 3. Sammy Swindell (5); 4. Scott Winters (1) / 5. Seth Bergman (6); 6. Josh Baughman (4); 7. Billy Alley (8); 8. Jason Martin (10) / 9. Kevin Ramey (7); 10. Chris Graf (9)

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Wayne Johnson (2); 2. Ian Madsen (4); 3. Dylan Peterson (3); 4. Alan Ambers (6) / 5. Gregg Bakker (5); 6. Jac Haudenschild (10); 7. Harli White (7); 8. Phil Dietz (1) / 9. Tyler Drueke (8); 10. Blake Hahn (9)

C main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Chase Johnson (1); 2. Paige Polyak (6); 3. Tyler Drueke (4); 4. Kevin Ramey (2) / 5. Austin Alumbaugh (7); 6. Chris Graf (8); 7. Rob Kubli (3); 8. Blake Hahn (5); 9. Ryan Bickett (10); 10. Jeff Carlson (13); 11. Brandon Halverson (12); 12. Andrew Turley (14); 13. Morgan Montgomery (11); 14. Chris Morgan (9); DNS – 15. Clint Garner, DNS - 16. Bart Friedrichsen

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Seth Brahmer (1); 2. Jon Agan (7); 3. Tim Shaffer (4); 4. Jeff Swindell (9) / 5. Gregg Bakker (5); 6. Seth Bergman (2); 7. Tony Shilling (11); 8. Brooke Tatnell (13); 9. Joey Moughan (12); 10. Travis Rilat (15); 11. Jarrod Schneiderman (17); 12. Billy Alley (16); 13. Paige Polyak (22); 14. Josh Baughman (8); 15. Jac Haudenschild (20); 16. Chase Johnson (21); 17. Tyler Drueke (23); 18. Jason Martin (19); 19. Kevin Ramey (24); 20. Phil Dietz (10); 21. Thomas Kennedy (6); 22. Tyler Courtney (18); 23. Harli White (14); 24. Sheldon Haudenschild (3)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Sammy Swindell (4); 2. Mark Dobmeier (1); 3. Brian Brown (8); 4. Ian Madsen (9); 5. Bronson Maeschen (2); 6. Terry McCarl (14); 7. Wayne Johnson (15); 8. Dusty Zomer (20); 9. Tasker Phillips (13); 10. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (7); 11. Tim Shaffer (23); 12. Dylan Peterson (10); 13. Jeff Swindell (24); 14. Scott Winters (19); 15. Sean McClelland (17); 16. Seth Brahmer (21); 17. Trey Starks (16); 18. Josh Higday (3); 19. Robbie Stillwaggon (18); 20. Danny Wood (11); 21. Bill Balog (12); 22. Jack Dover (5); 23. Alan Ambers (6); 24. Jon Agan (22). Lap Leaders: Dobmeier 1-8, S. Swindell 9-20. Hard-charger: Zomer.

Lineups for the 24th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals

A main (25 laps)

21, Brian Brown 496
53, Joe Beaver 491
1s, Sammy Swindell 478
15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr. 477
18, Tony Bruce Jr. 476
41, Jason Johnson 474
56, Davey Heskin 471
4J, Lee Grosz 467
18M, Ian Madsen 463
13, Mark Dobmeier 459
20, Casey Friedrichsen 459
82, Bronson Maeschen 455
28, Jonathan Cornell 454
45, Tim Shaffer 453
5J, Jamie Ball 451
13v, Seth Brahmer 448
71, Kevin Swindell 446
10V, Calvin Landis 446
99, Brady Bacon 445
6, Terry McCarl 444

B main (15 laps)

1m, Danny Lasoski 443
77x, Wayne Johnson 440
44x, Josh Higday 4440
3, Nate Van Haaften 440
10, Alan Ambers 439
22H, Randy Hannagan 438
53D, Jack Dover 438
25, Dylan Peterson 434
94, Jeff Swindell 434
7TAZ, Tasker Phillips 431
1J, Danny Jennings 431
18R, Ryan Roberts 428
14R, Andy Gregg 422
95, Matt Covington 422
23, Seth Bergman 422
81w, Danny Wood 419
99D, Bill Balog 418
17wx, Cole Wood 416
4, Jon Agan 415
90, Randi Miller 414

C main (12 laps)

11x, Gregg Bakker 412
1H, Sean McClelland 411
89, Robbie Stillwaggon 410
7K, Dustin Selvage 409
23w, Scott Winters 409
55, Trey Starks 409
91, Dusty Zomer 408
10H, Danny Holtgraver 407
29, Russ Hall 406
3P, Sawyer Phillips 400
35L, Cody Ledger 392
44, Chris Martin 385
27, Carson McCarl 384
9JR, Derek Hagar 383
17, Josh Baughman 383
1, Justin Henderson 381
21K, Thomas Kennedy 376
1B, Sheldon Haudenschild 376
22, Tony Shilling 363
05, Brad Loyet 359

D main (10 laps)

2m, Matt Moro 358
33, Alan Zoutte 356
14, Brooke Tatnell 351
21xm, Joey Moughan 351
09, Matt Juhl 350
3H, Brandon Hanks 350
39c, Travis Rilat 346
45x, Johnny Herrera 345
33v, Mike Van Haaften 339
23KS, Steve Block 336
47, Brant O’Banion 336
3A, Billy Alley 334
72, Phil Dietz 333
47AU, Trevor Reynolds 327
5H, Chase Johnson 326
27B, Patrick Bourke 325
1A, Kevin Ramey 324
19, Paige Polyak 320
17w, Harli White 320
14s, Jarrod Schneiderman 319

E main (8 laps)

12, Tyler Drueke 316
9x, Jared Goerges 313
40, Clint Garner 313
4x, Shawn Petersen 312
83, Dave Getchell 312
9w, Jac Haudenschild 309
12m, James Mosher 301
5x, Jason Martin 299
4c, Tyler Courtney 298
21R, Ryan Kitchen 280
23K, Rob Kubli 280
20G, Chris Graf 277
87, Aaron Reutzel 273
17G, Blake Hahn 271
2K, Kevin Ingle 269
17B, Ryan Bickett 263
21x, Bart Friedrichsen 263
33A, Austin Alumbaugh 242
32, Brandon Halverson 225
41P, Jeff Carlson 217
81a, Chris Morgan 214
111, Morgan Mongomery 206
99T, Andrew Turley 203

 

Heskin Holds on for 360 Nationals Prelim Victory!

Bryan Hulbert/Bill Wright - KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA, July 31, 2014 – After several small rain delays, the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals kicked off Thursday night with Davey Heskin taking his first 360cid Sprint Car victory at the Knoxville Raceway over the hard charging Jason Johnson.



"It was a fast track tonight, we were just balls to the wall out there," said a nearly breathless Davey Heskin in Victory Lane. "We've had a mediocre season so far. I feel like so to park it here…even on a prelim night…it's really special."



Jumping to the lead on the start, Heskin found the tail of the field on Lap 8.



Moving to second on Lap 6, traffic allowed Jason Johnson to close the gap on Heskin. Traffic would play into the hands of the Minnesota veteran, as all roads to the No. 56 were blocked before the caution waved on Lap 11 for the stalled No. 29 of Russ Hall.



Having to play out the restart twice due to debris, Johnson stayed close to challenge for the lead but would slowly watch the Deluxe Crates No. 56 begin to pull away.



Working again amongst the back markers in the closing laps, Jason Johnson would seize the opportunity to strike. Taking the white flag, the Stenhouse, Jr. Racing / Curb Agajanian Performance Group No. 41 made the bid for the lead, but would come up short as Davey Heskin grabbed the win.



"I needed lapped traffic for sure," commented second finishing Jason Johnson. "He left the door open for me on the white flag lap; but the driver missed the line."



Tony Bruce, Jr. rebounded to finish third after a test run this past Saturday night that resulted in a fifteenth place finish. Current Knoxville Raceway 360cid Sprint Car point's leader, Joe Beaver, finished fourth from eighth with Lee Grosz crossing fifth.



Casey Friedrichsen stated on the pole but slipped to finish sixth. Jamie Ball came from tenth to seventh with Kevin Swindell from twelfth to eighth. Brady Bacon crossed ninth with Dustin Selvage from nineteenth to finish tenth as the night's Hard Charger.



Thursday night's opener had 47 drivers draw in. Five Heat Races saw Kevin Swindell, Randi Miller, Jason Johnson, Cole Wood, and Ryan Roberts earning wins. The night's C-Main was scrapped and remaining drivers moved to the B-Main with Nate Van Haaften winning.



Qualifying saw Joe Beaver fastest at 15.906 seconds. Beaver also emerged as the top point getter with 491 points. He was followed by Bruce (476), Johnson (474), Heskin (471) and Grosz (467).



Night two of the 24th Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals begins at 7:15 P.M. (CST) with Qualifying on Friday, August 1. For continued updates and results from the Arnold Motor Supply log onto http://www.ascsracing.com and http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com.



360 Results



Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (35), 15.906; 2. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (12), 15.938; 3. 1, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (19), 15.969; 4. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (10), 15.990; 5. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (23), 16.106; 6. 10V, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (24), 16.108; 7. 22H, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (2), 16.151; 8. 18, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (29), 16.155; 9. 10H, Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA (22), 16.193; 10. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (33), 16.194; 11. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (11), 16.196; 12. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (38), 16.208; 13. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (41), 16.238; 14. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (43), 16.252; 15. 20, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (1), 16.263; 16. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (25), 16.281; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (15), 16.289; 18. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (31), 16.296; 19. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (47), 16.323; 20. 1J, Danny Jennings, Norman, OK (16), 16.330; 21. 71, Kevin Swindell, Bartlett, TN (14), 16.367; 22. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (9), 16.371; 23. 47, Brant O'Banion, Norfolk, NE (28), 16.379; 24. 14R, Andy Gregg, Placerville, CA (36), 16.403; 25. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (34), 16.404; 26. 23KS, Steve Block, Splendora, TX (7), 16.435; 27. 90, Randi Miller, Rapid City, SD (26), 16.439; 28. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.45; 29. 17WX, Cole Wood, Auburn, CA (46), 16.471; 30. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (21), 16.484; 31. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (20), 16.496; 32. 3H, Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN (6), 16.501; 33. 7K, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (3), 16.541; 34. O9, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (44), 16.59; 35. 05, Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO (45), 16.624; 36. 47AU, Trevor Reynolds, Perth, WA, Aust. (30), 16.626; 37. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (39), 16.641; 38. 33V, Mike Van Haaften, Otley, IA (32), 16.654; 39. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (5), 16.713; 40. 27B, Patrick Bourke, Gypsum, CO (18), 16.811; 41. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (4), 16.833; 42. 9X, Jared Goerges, East Gull Lake, MN (42), 16.85; 43. 4X, Shawn Petersen, Irving, TX (40), 16.892; 44. 12M, James Mosher, Albuquerque, NM (27), 16.951; 45. 21R, Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (8), 17.764; 46. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (17), NT; 47. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (37), NT.



Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Kevin Swindell (2); 2. Joe Beaver (6); 3. Jonathan Cornell (4); 4. Brady Bacon (3) / 5. Calvin Landis (5); 6. Johnny Herrera (9); 7. Matt Moro (7); 8. Trevor Reynolds (8) / 9. Steve Block (1) DNS - 10. Aaron Reutzel (10)



Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Randi Miller (1); 2. Lee Grosz (4); 3. Russ Hall (2); 4. Derek Hagar (8) / 5. Randy Hannagan (5); 6. Chris Martin (3); 7. Brandon Hanks (7); 8. Jared Goerges (9) / 9. Sawyer Phillips (6) DNS - 10. Kevin Ingle (10)



Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.1: 1. Jason Johnson (4); 2. Jamie Ball (3); 3. Tony Bruce Jr. (5); 4. Dustin Selvage (7) / 5. Alan Zoutte (1); 6. Mike Van Haaften (8); 7. Shawn Petersen (9); 8. Justin Henderson (6) / 9. Brant O'Banion (2)



Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.1: 1. Cole Wood (1); 2. Davey Heskin (4); 3. Andy Gregg (2); 4. Danny Lasoski (6) / 5. Matt Covington (3); 6. Danny Holtgraver (5); 7. Matt Juhl (7); 8. James Mosher (9) / 9. Dave Getchell (8)



Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.1: 1. Ryan Roberts (2); 2. Casey Friedrichsen (4); 3. Cody Ledger (1); 4. Danny Jennings (3) / 5. Nate Van Haaften (6); 6. Brad Loyet (7); 7. Carson McCarl (5); 8. Patrick Bourke (8) / 9. Ryan Kitchen (9)



C main (not run): 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Brant O'Banion (2); 3. Steve Block (3); 4. Dave Getchell (4) / DNS - 5. Ryan Kitchen (5) DNS - 6. Kevin Ingle (6)



B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Nate Van Haaften (2); 2. Calvin Landis (1); 3. Randy Hannagan (4); 4. Matt Covington (6) / 5. Brad Loyet (11); 6. Johnny Herrera (15); 7. Danny Holtgraver (3); 8. Matt Moro (8); 9. Matt Juhl (10); 10. Chris Martin (5); 11. Brandon Hanks (9); 12. Mike Van Haaften (13); 13. Sawyer Phillips (19); 14. Patrick Bourke (14); 15. Alan Zoutte (7); 16. Carson McCarl (22); 17. Trevor Reynolds (12); 18. Jared Goerges (16); 19. Shawn Petersen (17); 20. Dave Getchell (20); 21. Steve Block (21); 22. James Mosher (18) DNS - 23. Justin Henderson DNS - 24. Brant O'Banion



A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Davey Heskin (2); 2. Jason Johnson (3); 3. Tony Bruce Jr. (6); 4. Joe Beaver (8); 5. Lee Grosz (4); 6. Casey Friedrichsen (1); 7. Jamie Ball (10); 8. Kevin Swindell (12); 9. Brady Bacon (9); 10. Dustin Selvage (19); 11. Jonathan Cornell (5); 12. Danny Jennings (11); 13. Ryan Roberts (15); 14. Andy Gregg (14); 15. Cole Wood (17); 16. Matt Covington (24); 17. Calvin Landis (22); 18. Randi Miller (16); 19. Derek Hagar (20); 20. Randy Hannagan (23); 21. Nate Van Haaften (21); 22. Danny Lasoski (7); 23. Cody Ledger (18); 24. Russ Hall (13). Lap Leader: Heskin 1-20. Hard-charger: Selvage.



Points after night #1



53, Joe Beaver – 491
18, Tony Bruce Jr. – 476
41, Jason Johnson – 474
56, Davey Heskin – 471
4J, Lee Grosz – 467
20, Casey Friedrichsen – 459
28, Jonathan Cornell – 454
5J, Jamie Ball – 451
71, Kevin Swindell – 446
10V, Calvin Landis – 446
99, Brady Bacon – 445
1m, Danny Lasoski – 443
3, Nate Van Haaften – 440
22H, Randy Hannagan – 438
1J, Danny Jennings – 431
18R, Ryan Roberts – 428
14R, Any Gregg – 422
95, Matt Covington – 422
17wx, Cole Wood – 416
90, Randi Miller – 414
7K, Dustin Selvage – 409
10H, Danny Holtgraver – 407
29, Russ Hall – 406
3P, Sawyer Phillips – 400
35L, Cody Ledger – 392
44, Chris Martin – 385
27, Carson McCarl – 384
9JR, Derek Hagar – 383
1, Justin Henderson – 381
05, Brad Loyet – 359
2m, Matt Moro – 358
33, Alan Zoutte – 356
09, Matt Juhl – 350
3H, Brandon Hanks – 350
45x, Johnny Herrera – 345
33v, Mike Van Haaften – 339
23KS, Steve Block – 336
47, Brant O’Banion – 336
47AU, Trevor Reynolds – 327
27B, Patrick Bourke – 325
9x, Jared Goerges - 313
4x, Shawn Petersen – 312
83, Dave Getchell – 312
12m, James Mosher – 301
21R, Ryan Kitchen – 280
87, Aaron Reutzel – 273
2K, Kevin Ingle - 269

 

 

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]

 

 

 


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