ASCS Sprint Car Series



Roger Crockett Strikes First With Lucas Oil ASCS At The Devil’s Bowl

Bryan Hulbert – MESQUITE, Texas (March 16, 2018) Rolling into the Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the first time in 14-years, Roger Crockett made a 3:00 A.M. mad thrash to finish is Rocket Designs / KPC No. 11 worthwhile as the newly relocated Oklahoma driver picked up his first career victory at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway, and seventh with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by

“Al Parker got this thing done in less than two-weeks. I wasn’t sure when I was really going to be able to run my car, so to be here is amazing,” stated Roger. “I left about 10 o’clock in the morning on Friday to get the engine from Al, drove back, then me and Brandi [Crockett] got everything put together. If it wasn’t for her and the how fast Al got the engine done, there is no way I could have made this races plus Johnny and Ann [Herrera] helped get our Generator fixed too.”

Third, to second in the fourth Heat Race, the move put Roger in the redraw.

Drawing the pole for Friday’s 25-lap A-Feature, Crockett assumed the lead only to have a caution bring the field back into formation. Round two, and it was Martin Edwards but again, the start was called back as the red displayed for Robbie Price.

Trailing Martin Edwards on the third drop of the green, Crockett fell to third as Travis Rilat rode a huge run on the cushion to advance from sixth to second through the first two turns.

Keeping the top-two insight as traffic loomed at the race’s half-way point, Edwards and Rilat worked a cat and mouse game with Rilat’s momentum stripped away as the engine expired under the bonnet of the No. 1. Advancing Crockett back to the second spot, the No. 11 searched the track as the center groove began coming in.

Inadvertent caution while working Lap 19, the restart saw Roger put the center groove to work.

“He [Martin Edwards] was setting a good pace and running good laps, and honestly, when that caution came out I knew the center was starting to take rubber, and it’s just a matter of time,” commented Crockett on the restart.

Working in Edwards’ tire tracks as the field put Lap 20 in the books, Roger peeled out of line as the pair raced into the third turn. Turning down the track through turn four, Crockett caught the middle to make the race-winning pass.

“I got a really good run off of turn four on the restart, and had enough to work by him on the next lap, but the car was just perfect.”

Holding off a restart charge by Sam Hafertepe, Jr. the Hills Racing Team No. 15h held on to finish second with Wayne Johnson peddling seventh to third in the Outlaw Wings No. 2c. Having to race through the night’s BMRS B-Feature, Canada’s Skylar Gee made his 19th Birthday a happy one; wheeling the Pat Beck Motorsports No. 99 from 18th to fourth to pick up the CP-Carrillo Hard Charger of the Night. Racing from 11th, Oklahoma’s Matt Covington rounded out the top-five.

From 14th, Sammy Swindell came up to sixth with Johnny Herrera following from 13th to finish seventh. Blake Hahn eighth was trailed by Harli White and Brodix Rookie of the Year contender, Scott Bogucki, to round out the top-ten.

A field of 31 was on hand to open up the 45th Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals. Four Heat Races went to Martin Edwards, Wayne Johnson, Harli White, and Blake Hahn. The night’s B-Feature was topped by Ray Allen Kulhanek. No one needed to take a provisional into the A-Feature.

The 45th Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals continues on Saturday, March 17, 2018, with gates opening at 5:00 P.M and Racing at 8:00 P.M. More information can be found online at

Race Results:

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, Texas
Friday, March 16, 2018
45th Spring Nationals - Night 1

Car Count: 31

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Roger Crockett; 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr,; 3. Wayne Johnson; 4. Skylar Gee; 5. Matt Covington; 6. Sammy Swindell; 7. Johnny Herrera; 8. Blake Hahn; 9. Harli White; 10. Scott Bogucki; 11. Seth Bergman; 12. Chris Martin; 13. Tony Bruce Jr., 14. Danny Jennings; 15. Justin Henderson; 16. Alex Hill; 17. Ray Allen Kulhanek; 18. Jamie Ball; 19. (DNF) Kade Morton; 20. (DNF) Martin Edwards; 21. (DNF) Travis Rilat; 22. (DNF) Robbie Price.

Lap Leader(s):Martin Edwards 1-20; Roger Crockett 21-25

2018 ASCS National Driver Points (Top 15):
1. Roger Crockett 150
2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 142
3. Wayne Johnson 135
4. Skylar Gee 130
5. Matt Covington 125
6. Sammy Swindell 122
7. Johnny Herrera 119
8. Blake Hahn 116
9. Harli White 113
10. Scott Bogucki 110
11. Seth Bergman 108
12. Chris Martin 106
13. Tony Bruce Jr. 104
14. Danny Jennings 102
15. Justin Henderson 110.


Rilat Teaming Up With BDS Motorsports to Tackle ASCS National Tour in 2018

FORNEY, Texas (Jan. 23, 2018) - Travis Rilat is returning to full-time competition on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this season for the first time since 2009.

Rilat will drive for BDS Motorsports in a schedule that will include the 40-plus ASCS National Tour events that cover 13 states from coast to coast as well as several other marquee events.

"I'm excited to get back on the ASCS National Tour and compete at the top level," he said. "Bryan, his family and BDS Motorsports will provide a great opportunity to race for wins. I think we'll have a successful season."

Rilat, who captured the 2003 ASCS National Tour championship, has plenty of experience competing at the highest level. He ranks in the top five in career ASCS National Tour A Main starts and top 10s, and he ranks in the top 10 in feature wins and top fives.

Additionally, Rilat has finished in the top five in the ASCS National Tour championship standings during seven seasons and in the top 10 of the standings 10 times.

Rilat and BDS Motorsports captured a win together during the final ASCS National Tour event of last season and the team opened 2018 with a solid run during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals earlier this month.

"Bryan has a lot of experience so we've gelled pretty quickly in the few races we've run together," he said. "We're both familiar with the sport and we know what it takes to be successful running the ASCS National Tour so I think it's a great team with a ton of potential."

Rilat and BDS Motorsports recorded four top 10s in five sprint car starts together at the end of last season and will kick off the 2018 sprint car campaign Feb. 15-17 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the 17 th annual Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.


Baughman Scaling Back His Number of Races as He Forms Alliance With Reutzel

ODESSA, Texas (Dec. 29, 2017) - Josh Baughman is making a big change in 2018.

Baughman will compete in approximately two dozen sprint car races while shifting his focus to his family and business.

"My kids are growing and are at an age where I want to be able to attend their school and sporting events as well as spend more time at home as a family," he said. "Also, my business is taking off and it's important that I'm prioritizing that so for those two reasons I'm going to scale back the number of races I run."

While Baughman said he will compete in a mixture of 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car events when his schedule allows, he will still have a presence on a weekly basis. Baughman has teamed up with 2015 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion Aaron Reutzel to form Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports.

Reutzel will pilot the No. 87 in approximately 80-to-90 races, including tackling the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions tour and participating in select World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events.

"My dad (Mike) and I want to still be really involved in racing so we're excited to team up with Aaron, who will focus on 410 racing next season," Baughman said. "I have full confidence he will be able to compete for the All Stars championship and win some races."

Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports will combine marketing partners from both teams, including Fischer Body Shop, Beard Equipment, Precision Catalyst, Hollywood Blasting & Coating, Dissolvalloy, Nattress Construction, Triple X Race Co. and Momentum Racing Suspensions.

"We also want to announce Folkens Brothers Trucking will be a big part of our team so we're thrilled about that," Reutzel said. "I'm beyond excited for next season. Josh and Mike have become great friends of mine and I'm really looking forward to continuing our partnership."

More information about the team, its partners and the plan for 2018 will be released in the near future.


ASCS Red River looking at 20 Dates In 2018

TULSA, Okla. (December 6, 2017) Going into the fourth year of competition, the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products is looking at a 20 race run throughout Oklahoma with events also slated in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas.

The 2018 slate is set to open with co-sanctioned events at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on April 6 and 7. Only one date on the lineup is still listed as a TBA on June 1. In all, 10 tracks are listed on the 20 race lineup with the season running from April through October.

“When we put the schedule together, we wanted to have a solid lineup for teams and fans to follow without wearing them out either. Barring having to reschedule anything, we’ve tried to put the season where everyone races every other weekend with each weekend being a double-header so it’s more financially viable for everyone involved,” commented ASCS Red River Region Director, Terry Mattox.

Oklahoma’s Creek County Speedway takes the bulk of the lineup with six shows. Other Oklahoma ovals include Lawton Speedway with two events and Tri-State Speedway. Five dates in Kansas include stops at Humboldt Speedway, Caney Valley Speedway, Heartland Park Topeka, and 81-Speedway.

The ASCS Red River Region will team up for two dates at I-30 Speedway with the ASCS Mid-South Region. Lucas Oil Speedway in Missouri will see one event with the ASCS Warrior Region co-sanctioning the event.

2018 ASCS Red River Lineup
4/6/2018-Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth, TX)
4/7/2018-Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth, TX)
4/20/2018-Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK)
4/21/2018-Caney Valley Speedway (Caney, KS)
5/4/2018-Heartland Park Topeka (Topeka, KS)
5/5/2018-Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, MO)
5/18/2018-Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK)
5/19/2018-Lawton Speedway (Lawton, OK)
6/2/2018-Tri-State Speedway (Pocola, OK)
6/13/2018-Lawton Speedway (Lawton, OK)_
6/14/2018-Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK)
7/13/2018-Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, KS)
7/14/2018-81 Speedway (Park City, KS)
7/27/2018-Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK)
7/28/2018-I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR)
8/25/2018-Heartland Park Topeka (Topeka, KS)
9/15/2018-I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR)
10/26/2018-Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK)
10/27/2018-Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK)

White Becomes Only Third Woman to Run Full Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

By Shawn Miller

SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 15, 2017) - Harli White recently became only the third woman to complete a full season on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It means a lot that I could finish the tour and not have too many complications throughout the year," she said. "You have to forget about the hard times and keep going. It feels good to accomplish something as big as running the full national tour. I feel blessed to have the support of sponsors, fans, family and everyone who helped us."

White improved throughout the final tripleheader of the season last weekend at Cocopah Speedway, where the action began on Thursday with White placing sixth in a heat race, seventh in a qualifier and third in a B Main to transfer into the back of the main event. She then charged from 22 nd to a 12th-place finish, which was tied for the most cars passed.

"I think we got faster as the night progressed and I got more comfortable," she said. "We were able to race hard and race toward the front. You always hope to do better, but passing cars is where it begins."

White returned to the oval on Friday for Round 2, which she began by maneuvering from sixth to fourth place in a heat race. She then placed seventh in a qualifier before dominating a B Main by winning by more than 10 seconds. White continued that speed in the A Main as she powered from 17 th to 11th, which was the second-most cars passed.

"It was the same situation on Thursday and Friday," she said. "We started at the back of a heat and didn't get many passing points in that or the qualifier so we had to go to a B Main. As the track widened out throughout the night we were able to make moves and move forward."

Saturday's finale opened with White winning a last chance qualifier, which locked her into the ninth starting position for the $5,000-to-win main event.

"Overall, it was a good end to the year," she said. "We went forward all weekend long and didn't tear up anything. On Saturday we got to focus on the track better than on Thursday and Friday and we got the car in position to be as fast as we could be. We did get faster all weekend. Every time we were on the track we got quicker and that's something we can build on."

White closed the night with an eighth-place finish, which marked her seventh top 10 of the season with the series.

She finished ninth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings and second in the Rookie of the Year chase.


Seth Bergman Triumphant In Lucas Oil ASCS Finale At Cocopah Speedway

SOMERTON, Ariz. (November 11, 2017) A third-place finish to start off the weekend improved to second the following night, and finally, victory for Seth Bergman to close out the 2017 season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series at the Cocopah Speedway

“We were bad fast all weekend, and we’ve been knocking at the door all year, so to close this season out with a win tonight, it’s something we’ve been working very hard on,” said a jubilant Seth Bergman who gave nothing but high praise and thanks to his family, sponsors, and crew.

Despite the smiles and high-fives, Seth also explained that the win was nearly not, as an issue with the cooling system came close to dashing his hopes of finishing, much less winning.

“We fought a Radiator issue in our Hot Lap session. We had a really bad leak, and we thought we had it fixed but we started the Feature and all the sudden I was soaked. I had coolant all over me, but at that point in my mind, I knew how tough this year and been already and just decided to run it until it wouldn’t run anymore and once we got going, we actually set a pretty good pace.”

Seth’s 10th career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour score since 2012, the final race of the 2017 season saw 30 non-stop laps and was enough to move Seth into the top-five in the series final standings.

Earning the pole for the $5,000 to win affair, Seth used that front-row starting spot to rush into the lead over the Dissolvalloy No. 87. Keeping Aaron at a 10 car length deficit until the back of the field came into play, both drivers began carefully picking their way through. Bringing Reutzel within striking distance of the No. 23, several chances at a pass were voided as traffic played to the favor of Seth Bergman.

Running through the backmarkers, the two lead cars pulled slide job after slide job through the field with Seth consistently keeping one to two cars between himself and the No. 87 until Lap 20.

“I knew with the guys behind me, I had to run a flawless race, and I made one mistake in traffic when I tried to slide Justin [Sanders] too early and Aaron made me pay for it,” explained Bergman. “When you race with this caliber of drivers, you’re going to pay for your mistakes, and the one mistake I feel I made the entire race cost me.”

Surrendering the lead on Lap 21, Bergman began working to regain his lost momentum. With traffic working into the favor of the Corridor Electric No. 23 once more, Seth began closing the gap with five laps to go. Working back to the No. 87 with a full head of steam, Seth regained the lead in traffic on Lap 28 and would not relinquish the top spot.

Crossing 2.669 seconds ahead of Aaron Reutzel, the No. 87 was also lucky to finish as the engine had started to turn sour in the last few laps. Along with traffic, it all played into the hands of Seth Bergman. Finishing third was Joey Saldana with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. and Wayne Johnson making up the top-five.

A true showing of the pace set by Seth Bergman, as only three drivers failed to finish, Travis Rilat crossed sixth with Jason Solwold and Harli White rounding out the drivers left on the lead lap. First car a lap down in ninth was driven by Lucas Wolfe with Johnny Herrera finishing tenth.

For Hafertepe, the fourth-place run put him finishing the season with a 376 point buffer over second place, and his second career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Championship worth $60,000, which was presented to him by series founder, Emmett Hahn, on the front straightaway. Hafertepe ends the season with a record tying 15 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour wins.

Skylar Gee was also honored with a $2,000 bonus and a set of Brodix Cylinder Heads as the 2017 Rookie of the Year.

With Qualifiers set up by event points, four were contested with Harli White, Matt Covington, Lucas Wolfe, and Justin Sanders picking up wins. The B-Main was topped by Billy Chester. The CP-Carrillo Hard Charger of the Night was Skylar Gee.

The 2018 season is in the works with plans to release the lineup for the series 27th season during the Performance Racing Industries Tradeshow in Indianapolis in December.

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. Seth Bergman, 2. Aaron Reutzel, 3. Joey Saldana, 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr., 5. Wayne Johnson, 6. Travis Rilat, 7. Jason Solwold, 8. Harli White, 9. Lucas Wolfe, 10. Johnny Herrera, 11. Justin Sanders, 12. Matt Covington, 13. Chase Goetz, 14. Skylar Gee, 15. J.J. Hickle, 16. Billy Chester III, 17. Tony Bruce Jr., 18. Mitchell Faccinto, 19. Logan Forler, 20. Greg Hamilton, 21. DNF Reece Goetz, 22. DNF Colton Hardy, 23. DNF-Rick Ziehl.

Lap Leader(s): Seth Bergman 1-20, 28-30; Aaron Reutzel 21-27

1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 5355
2. Aaron Reutzel 4979
3. Wayne Johnson 4846
4. Matt Covington 4789
5. Seth Bergman 4743
6. Johnny Herrera 4720
7. Blake Hahn 4511
8. Skylar Gee 4157
9. Harli White 3783
10. Josh Baughman 1855






















National Points
March 16
1. Roger Crockett 150
2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 142
3. Wayne Johnson 135
4. Skylar Gee 130
5. Matt Covington 125
6. Sammy Swindell 122
7. Johnny Herrera 119
8. Blake Hahn 116
9. Harli White 113
10. Scott Bogucki 110


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