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ASCS Southwest Takes on The Arizona Speedway in 2015 Finale

TULSA, Okla. (November 3, 2015) The Southwest Region of the American Sprint Car Series has one last outing to settle the 2015 season championship with the Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. hosting the series finale on Saturday, November 7 in the $2,000 to win Rip’s NAPA Auto Parts Showdown.

Adding his 11th top-five finish of the season to his resume this past weekend at the Cocopah Speedway, New Mexico’s Rick Ziehl carries a 45 point advantage into the weekend over Bob Ream, Jr. Still within a mathematical shot of winning the season title, the Arizona Speedway plays to the strengths of Ream who has a pair of wins at the Arizona oval this season. A third win at the Canyon Speedway Park, Ream and Ziehl each have a trio of wins on the season with Ziehl topping action at the Canyon Speedway Park once, and Central Arizona Speedway twice.

Lance Norick holds third going into the season’s final round with Ryan Linder and Casey Buckman making up the top-five. Kaylene Verville, James Mosher, Darrell Sickles, Cody Sickles, and Joshua Williams make up the top-ten.

Going into the season's final event, the 2015 lineup has seen 10 winners in 16 nights of action with Lorne Wofford being the most recent with his sixth career win this past Saturday at the Cocopah Speedway. A total of 65 drivers have competed in at least one night of racing.

Saturday, November 7 will see gates opening at 5:00 P.M. (MT) with races getting underway at 6:30 P.M. The night will also include Pures, X-Mods, Dwarfs, and Bombers. Admission is $15 for adults with kids six and under admitted free into the grandstands. More information can be found at http://www.arizonaspeedway.net or by calling (480) 926-6688.

For continue updates on the ASCS Southwest Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Season To Date:

Season So Far:

Winners: Rick Ziehl 3; Bob Ream, Jr. 3; Dusty Zomer 3; Jesse Baker, John Carney II, Joey Chester, Logan Forler, Casey Buckman, Johnny Herrera, Lorne Wofford;

2015 Schedule:

Date – Location – Winner
2/14/2015-Central Arizona Speedway - Casa Grande, AZ-Rick Ziehl
2/28/2015-Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ-Rain Out
3/14/2015-Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ-Dusty Zomer
3/20/2015-USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ-Logan Forler
3/21/2015-USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ-Dusty Zomer
4/4/2015-Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ-Rick Ziehl
4/25/2015-Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ-Feature Rained Out
5/9/2015-Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ-Bob Ream, Jr.
5/30/2015-Central Arizona Speedway - Casa Grande, AZ-Rick Ziehl
6/6/2015-Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ-Casey Buckman
6/26/2015-El Paso Speedway Park - El Paso, TX-John Carney II
6/27/2015-Southern New Mexico Speedway - Las Cruces, NM-Jesse Baker
7/25/2015-Central Arizona Speedway - Casa Grande, AZ-Joey Chester
8/15/2015-Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ-Bob Ream, Jr.
8/29/2015-Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ-Bob Ream, Jr.
10/3/2015-Aztec Speedway - Aztec, NM-Johnny Herrera
10/10/2015-Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ- Dusty Zomer
10/31/2015-Cocopah Speedway - Somerton, AZ- Lorne Wofford
11/7/2015-Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ-

Driver Standings (Top 10):
Pos-Driver-Points
1-Rick Ziehl-2125
2-Bob Ream Jr-2080
3-Lance Norick-2030
4-Ryan Linder-2018
5-Casey Buckman-1881
6-Kaylene Verville-1660
7-James Mosher-1433
8-Darrell Sickles-1430
9-Cody Sickles-1363
10-Joshua Williams-1088

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Lorne Wofford Snatches Up ASCS Southwest Victory at Cocopah

SOMERTON, Ariz. (October 31, 2015) Leading from the drop of the green, Washington’s Jake Helsel looked to be on his way to collecting his first ASCS Southwest Regional triumph, but New Mexico’s Lorne Wofford proved to be Halloween’s proverbial “Bag Snatcher”; taking the top spot off the final turn of the night’s 25 lap A-Feature at the Cocopah Speedway.

Making the redraw only to pull the eighth starting spot, Wofford was masterful around the three-eighths mile oval for his sixth career ASCS Southwest triumph. Jake Helsel crossed second with California’s Kenny Allen taking the final podium step.

Rick Ziehl mounted a charge from 13th to fourth. Originally planning to take over the No. 27 following Hot Laps, mechanical gremlins were subdued to allow Ziehl his normal No. 20z. While Ziehl’s advance of nine positions was impressive, the night’s Hard Charger was Arizona’s Lance Norick, who came from 17th to complete the top-five.

Sixth went to Billy Chester with Bob Ream, Jr. seventh from 11th. Chris Masters, Michael Kofoid, and Ryan Linder made up the top-ten.

The ASCS Southwest Region wraps up their 2015 season on Saturday, November 7 at the Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. with Ziehl carrying a 45 point advantage into the final round over Bob Ream, Jr. For continued updates on the ASCS Southwest Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Lorne Wofford; 2. Jake Helsel; 3. Kenny Allen; 4. Rick Ziehl; 5. Lance Norick; 6. Billy Chester III; 7. Bob Ream Jr.; 8. Chris Masters; 9. Michael Kofoid; 10. Ryan Linder; 11. James Mosher; 12. Casey Buckman; 13. Joey Chester; 14. Ryan Murphy; 15. Darrell Sickles; 16. Cody Sickles; 17. Danny Mathus; 18. Perry McMillan.

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Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals Next For Lucas Oil ASCS

TULSA, Okla. (October 12, 2015) One of racing’s most legendary dirt tracks, the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas is next for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network with the 42nd running of the Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals on Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17.

A step closer to a possible $60,000 prize, Aaron Reutzel leads the way into the Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals with a 45 point advantage over the No. 45x of Johnny Herrera. Far from comfortable breathing room, Reutzel has place third in National Tour competition at the Devil’s Bowl; doing so in the 2013 and 2014 Winter Nationals.

For Herrera, the Devil’s Bowl has been a roller coaster of finishes, but in those, two have been at the top of the podium in 1996 and 2013. In all, Johnny has placed on the podium five times with his two wins joined by two seconds and a third.

While Wayne Johnson trails by 107, the No. 77x is not out of the championship hunt. The site of 19 of Johnson’s 131 National Tour podiums, Wayne’s most recent win at the famed half-mile came during the 2015 ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek, and is one of seven at the Devil’s Bowl. Admittedly Johnson’s favorite track, the Oklahoma City native easily has the most laps turned at the Mesquite oval than any other driver on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Seth Bergman holds forth in tour standings. In regards to the Devil’s Bowl, the Washington native picked up a National Tour win on June 14, 2014. Four wins in 2015 with the National Tour, Seth has 13 overall wins on the season.

Rounding out the top five in Matt Covington. The defending champion of the Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals, Covington came close to his first victory of the 2015 season at the Hockett/McMillin Memorial. In the series last six visits to the Devil’s Bowl, the No. 95 has finished in the top-three four times.

Blake Hahn holds sixth with 2015 Brodix Rookie of the Year contender, Kyle Bellm, trailing the No. 52 by 84 markers. Hahn with one National Tour win in 2015 has come close at the Devil’s Bowl with a runner-up on June 16, 2014 behind Seth Bergman. Bellm’s only National Tour win came at the Devil’s Bowl in the 2013 Spring Nationals. Jordan Weaver holds eighth with Kris Miller ninth.

While the 2015 title chase will be settled at the Short Track Nationals at the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. on October 28-31, 2015, the Devil’s Bowl weekend is the final rounds of competition for the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products.

Kade Morton holds the lead by only 36 points with Shawn Petersen in tow. Joe Wood, Jr. fell to a 72 point disadvantage after being involved in a crash this past Saturday at the Lone Star Speedway. Mickey Walker, who also got tangled up this past Saturday, trails by 123 markers with Chance Morton completing the top-five in regional standings.

Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17 at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway will open at 6:00 P.M. with racing getting underway at 8:00 P.M. (CT). Friday night will include Texas Winged Modifieds, USRA Modifieds, and Factory Stocks with Saturday’s lineup featuring IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars and USA Limited Modifieds. Admission each night is $25 for adults with discounts for Military, Seniors, and Children. Kids 12 and under are admitted free of charge into the grandstands. For more information on the Devil’s Bowl Speedway, log onto http://www.devilsbowl.com or call (972) 222-2421.

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

Lucas Oil ASCS History: Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, Texas):
Date – Track – Winner, Second, Third
6/21/1994 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Shane Carson, Terry Gray, Mike McElya
5/12/1995 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Alan Payne, Gary Wright, Tommie Estes, Jr.
7/23/1995 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Mike Ward, Jerry Stone, Rickey Hood
9/1/1995 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Mike Peters, Mike Ward, Bobby Davis, Jr.
9/2/1995 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Sammy Swindell, Scott Hogue, Rickey Hood
9/3/1995 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Sammy Swindell, Shane Carson, Gary Wright
6/18/1996 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Wayne Johnson, Garry Lee Maier, Danny Wood
7/6/1996 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Terry Gray, Bobby Huddleston, Alan Payne
11/1/1996 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Terry Gray, Eddie Gallagher, Garry Lee Maier
11/2/1996 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Johnny Herrera, Garry Lee Maier, Don Droud, Jr.
4/5/1997 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Shane Carson, Garry Lee Maier, Gary Wright
6/18/1997 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Wayne Johnson, Garry Lee Maier, Gary Wright
10/31/1997 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Edd French, Mike Peters, Jamie Passmore
11/1/1997 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Mike Peters, Edd French, Garry Lee Maier
6/19/1998 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Paul White, Bob Ewell
10/3/1998 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Garry Lee Maier, Tim Crawley
10/4/1998 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Garry Lee Maier, Gary Wright, Danny Wood
7/9/1999 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Larry Neighbors, Shane Carson
7/30/1999 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Garry Lee Maier, Gary Wright, Travis Rilat
10/1/1999 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Danny Wood, Garry Lee Maier
10/2/1999 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Garry Lee Maier, Tim Crawley
7/21/2000 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Terry Gray, Tim Crawley
10/6/2000 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Wayne Johnson, Larry Neighbors
4/20/2001 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Larry Neighbors, Aaron Berryhill, Michael Dupuy
7/20/2001 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Wayne Johnson, Kevin Ramey
10/6/2001 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Wayne Johnson, Jason Johnson
4/19/2002 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Travis Rilat, Gary Wright, Jason Johnson
6/7/2002 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Jason Johnson, Don Droud, Jr., Kevin Ramey
10/4/2002 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Wayne Johnson, Gary Wright, Michael Dupuy
10/5/2002 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Michael Dupuy, Wayne Johnson
4/18/2003 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Kevin Ramey, Darren Stewart, Gary Wright
10/17/2003 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Garry Lee Maier
10/18/2003 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Wayne Johnson, Don Droud, Jr.
10/23/2004 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Shane Stewart, Kevin Ramey, Zach Chappell
3/18/2005 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Danny Jennings, Tony Bruce, Jr., Jan Howard
3/19/2005 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Danny Jennings, Darren Stewart, Kevin Ramey
6/9/2005 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Danny Jennings, Larry Neighbors, Darren Stewart
10/21/2005 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Brian Brown, Kevin Ramey
10/22/2005 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Zach Chappell, Travis Rilat
6/24/2006 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Kevin Ramey, Gary Wright, Jesse Hockett
6/24/2006 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Kevin Ramey, Gary Wright, Travis Rilat
7/13/2006 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Jason Johnson, Sean McClelland
10/13/2006 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Jason Johnson, Tony Bruce, Jr., Chuck Swenson
10/14/2006 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Travis Rilat, Jason Johnson, Chuck Swenson
3/16/2007 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Wayne Johnson, Gary Wright, Jake Peters
3/17/2007 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Jake Peters, Jason Johnson, Chuck Swenson
5/12/2007 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Wayne Johnson, Jason Johnson
7/19/2007 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Jason Johnson, Tim Crawley
10/12/2007 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Jason Johnson, Gary Wright, Wayne Johnson
10/13/2007 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Jason Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Gary Wright
3/14/2008 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Tony Bruce, Jr., Gary Wright, Jason Sides
3/15/2008 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Tony Bruce, Jr., Jason Sides
5/10/2008 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Jason Johnson, Travis Rilat, Gary Taylor
7/17/2008 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Jason Johnson, Zach Chappell
10/17/2008 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Jason Johnson, Kevin Ramey, Kenneth Walker
10/18/2008 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Jason Johnson, Jack Dover
3/20/2009 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Shane Stewart, Gary Wright, Jason Johnson
3/21/2009 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Jason Johnson, Shane Stewart, Gary Wright
10/17/2009 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Gary Wright, Shane Stewart, Kevin Ramey
10/18/2009 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Kevin Ramey, Gary Wright, Shane Stewart
3/19/2010 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Sammy Swindell, Wayne Johnson, Brady Bacon
10/15/2010 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Jason Johnson, Johnny Herrera, Jack Dover
10/16/2010 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Jack Dover, Jason Johnson, Brady Bacon
3/25/2011 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Jason Johnson, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Brady Bacon
3/26/2011 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Shane Stewart, Jason Johnson
10/21/2011 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Wayne Johnson, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Koby Barksdale
10/22/2011 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Danny Lasoski, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Jason Johnson
3/24/2012 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Jason Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Brady Bacon
6/15/2012 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Wayne Johnson, Danny Lasoski, Johnny Herrera
6/16/2012 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Brian Brown, Wayne Johnson, Tony Bruce, Jr.
10/19/2012 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Jeff Swindell, Christopher Bell, Jason Johnson
10/20/2012 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Jeff Swindell, Danny Lasoski, Gary Wright
3/22/2013 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Kyle Bellm, Shawn Petersen, Sean McClelland
6/15/2013 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Johnny Herrera, Jeff Swindell, Brad Loyet
10/19/2013 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Brian Brown, Tony Bruce, Jr., Aaron Reutzel
3/21/2014 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Tony Bruce, Jr., Matt Covington, Kevin Swindell
3/29/2014 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Patrick Stasa, John Carney II, Christopher Bell
6/14/2014 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Seth Bergman, Blake Hahn, Tim Crawley
10/17/2014 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Tony Bruce, Jr., Dusty Zomer, Matt Covington
10/18/2014 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Matt Covington, Dusty Zomer, Aaron Reutzel
6/13/2015 - Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) - Wayne Johnson, Johnny Herrera, Matt Covington

Need To Know Information:

Series: Lucas Oil ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network
What: Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals
Where: Devils Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, Texas
Address: 1711 Lawson Rd. Mesquite, Texas 75181

Speedway Contact Information:

Website: http://www.devilsbowl.com
Phone: (972) 222-2421
Tickets: At the gate or by phone at (972) 222-2421.

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DevilsBowl?fref=ts&ref=br_tf
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DBSpeedway

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2015 Lucas Oil ASCS Winners: Aaron Reutzel 6; Seth Bergman 4; Jason Solwold 3; Johnny Herrera 3; Brian Brown 2; Jason Sides 1; Mark Smith 1; Blake Hahn 1; Wayne Johnson 1; Tony Bruce, Jr. 1; Ian Madsen 1; Jack Dover 1; Dusty Zomer 1; Danny Lasoski 1; Terry McCarl 1; Justin Henderson 1; Billy Alley 1; Brad Loyet 1;

Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Points (Top 10): 1. Aaron Reutzel 3,809; 2. Johnny Herrera 3,764; 3. Wayne Johnson 3,706; 4. Seth Bergman 3,492; 5. Matt Covington 3,334; 6. Blake Hahn 3,199; 7. Kyle Bellm 3,115; 8. Jordan Weaver 2,854; 9. Kris Miller 2,365; 10. Jeff Swindell 1,855;

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Inaugural Joe Herrera Memorial Dominated by Johnny Herrera

AZTEC , N.M. (October 3, 2015) If Johnny Herrera’s first win after the loss of his Father was emotional, Saturday night at the Aztec Speedway with the ASCS Southwest Region set the record as the No. 45x dominated the inaugural Joe Herrera Memorial.

In tears, Herrera thanked the fans, his family, and the staff of the Aztec Speedway for hosting his Father’s memorial race.

Having to repeat the start three times after a false start, followed by a crash involving John Carney II, Don Grable, and Jesse Baker, the green flew with Herrera taking advantage of his pole starting position; beating J.T. Imperial to the first two turns.

Caution on Lap 13 for Cody Baker, Imperial looked for the run, but would not be able to keep pace. Challenged by Lorne Wofford, the No. 18 worked the low line to the runner-up spot in the closing laps, but would not be able to run down Herrera who crossed 2.962 seconds ahead of the MTS No. 18.

Involved in the flip on the races second restart, John Carney II was able to return to action and charged from the back to third. Towing 500 miles from Lubbock, Carney picked up an ASCS Hoosier Right Rear from RSS Industries. J.T. Imperial faded back to fourth with Gary Taylor completing the top-five.

James Mosher was the night’s Hard Charger in sixth and picked up a certificate from SpeedMart, as well as an ASCS Hoosier Right Rear from RSS Industries. Josh Grady was seventh with Bob Ream, Jr., Josh Hodges and Colt Treharn completing the top-ten.

Bud and Cathy Goodwin also pitched in $100 to the driver who as second in Hard Charger standings. That went to John Carney II. Wesmar Racing Engines donated a Shaver/Wesmar Gear Drive which went to Darrell Sickles.

The ASCS Southwest Region returns to action on Saturday, October 10 at the Arizona Speedway. For continued updates on the ASCS Southwest Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[1]; 2. 18-Lorne Wofford[5]; 3. 74B-John Carney II[7]; 4. 75X-J.T. Imperial[2]; 5. 45-Gary Taylor[9]; 6. 12-James Mosher[12]; 7. 12J-Josh Grady[6]; 8. 8-Bob Ream Jr[10]; 9. 74X-Joshua Hodges[13]; 10. 77-Colt Treharn[14]; 11. 9-Ryan Linder[3]; 12. 20Z-Rick Ziehl[11]; 13. 90-Lance Norick[15]; 14. 19-Wes Wofford[18]; 15. 131-Royal Jones[16]; 16. 73-Nick Rael[20]; 17. 91-Casey Buckman[19]; 18. (DNF) 01-Kaylene Verville[17]; 19. (DNF) 22-Jesse Baker[4]; 20. (DNF) 40X-Don Grable[8]

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Brad Loyet Tops The Hockett/McMillin Memorial For The First Time

WHEATLAND, Mo. (September 26, 2015) In an absolute display of dominance, Brad Loyet parked his Vacuworx No. 05 in Victory Lane for his first triumph at the Lucas Oil Speedway with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network to become the 18th different winner on the season.

The seventh time Brad Loyet has found Victory Lane since 2012 with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, the win in the fifth annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial was a special one for the Loyet family.

“Anytime you come to a race like this, it’s a huge deal. Jesse was a friend of mine. He drove one of my cars before, and actually the first winged car I ever raced was Jesse’s car at Lake of the Ozarks Speedway so it’s pretty cool to be here in Victory Lane,” said Loyet of the win. “I’ve tried really hard to get a win in a Sprint Car here. I’ve won in a Midget, but this feel great.”

Finally rolling after two failed starts that saw Scottie McDonald and Brian Brown walk away uninjured after taking hard flips, the No. 95 of Matt Covington got the jump to the lead from the pole position. Taking the runner-up spot on Lap 3 from Tony Bruce, Jr., the Loyet Landscaping No. 05 worked the cushion of the Lucas Oil Speedway to run down the A-Rock Material No. 95 of Matt Covington.

Finding traffic by Lap 8, Loyet jumped on the advantage. Closing fast, Loyet raced to the lead on Lap 10.

Caution working Lap 11, the restart saw Derek Hagar go to work on Matt Covington for second. Coming from eighth, the R.E. Enterprises No. 9jr took the spot on Lap 14.

Giving chase into traffic, all doors were slammed shut as Brad Loyet raced to victory by 6.803 seconds over Derek Hagar.

“We were way too good early on. We had the car at the beginning that we had at the end last night but hats off to my crew for giving me a good racecar to be able to come from basically mid-pack both nights, and be able to contend for the win,” commented Derek when asked about the runner-up finish. “I know how special it is to win this event. I won it last year and Jesse has a special place in all our hearts.”

Runner up both nights with the Lucas Oil ASCS, Derek completed a weekend sweep with the Impact Signs W.A.R. Non-Wing Sprints for Hockett Motorsports

Holding off the charge of Tony Bruce, Jr. the third spot went to Matt Covington, who ended a 22 race drought between podium finishes.

“We’ve had good speed in the car lately, the driver’s just been making a few mistakes. I did it out there too. I just stayed bottom to middle too long and Loyet showed me the way on the top, but the car felt great. It was the same car we had last night and you know, I’ve been on the pole here before, and thought I was going to win and we fell back to fourth on that one, got third on this one, so we’re getting better and that’s all we can ask for.”

Tim Crawley worked middle to top in the closing laps to get to fourth in the Mike Ward Motorsports No. 88x with Danny Lasoski tearing his way through the field from 21st to complete the top five in the Creason Pipeline No. 33L.

Dicing it up with Johnny Herrera and Tony Bruce, Jr. in the closing laps, Ian Madsen was able to grab sixth with Herrera seventh followed by Bruce. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. from 18th was ninth with Wayne Johnson making the most of a 23rd place provisional start to round out the top-ten.

Losing Danny Wood and Ricky Lee Stangl to crashes on Friday night, Matt Close and Danny Lasoski filled in those spots to bring the event count to 53 drivers. Six Heat Races went to Morgan Turpen, Tim Crawley, Johnny Herrera, Brandon Hanks, Jonathan Cornell, and Chance Morton. B-Feature wins went to Seth Bergman, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Randy Martin. Provisional starts were used by Wayne Johnson and Jordan Weaver. It was the first time this season either driver has had to use a provisional.

The final outing of the season for the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region, Jonathan Cornell picked up his fourth series championship.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network competes next at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas on Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17. More information on the Winter Nationals can be found at http://www.devilsbowl.com.

A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar[8]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 4. 88X-Tim Crawley[11]; 5. 33L-Danny Lasoski[21]; 6. 18M-Ian Madsen[9]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera[6]; 8. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[2]; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[18]; 10. 77X-Wayne Johnson[23]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel[20]; 12. 14K-Kyle Bellm[13]; 13. 28-Jonathan Cornell[15]; 14. 17-Josh Baughman[7]; 15. 92-Jordan Weaver[24]; 16. 14-Randy Martin[19]; 17. 4-Evan Martin[22]; 18. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 19. 84-Brandon Hanks[12]; 20. 7M-Chance Morton[16]; 21. (DNF) 10M-Morgan Turpen[14]; 22. (DNF) 23-Seth Bergman[17]; 23. (DNF) 21-Brian Brown[5]; 24. (DNF) 88-Scottie McDonald[10]

Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Points (Top 10): 1. Aaron Reutzel 3,809; 2. Johnny Herrera 3,764; 3. Wayne Johnson 3,706; 4. Seth Bergman 3,492; 5. Matt Covington 3,334; 6. Blake Hahn 3,199; 7. Kyle Bellm 3,115; 8. Jordan Weaver 2,854; 9. Kris Miller 2,365; 10. Jeff Swindell 1,855;

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2015
National Points
Sept. 26
1. Aaron Reutzel 3809
2. Johnny Herrera 3764
3. Wayne Johnson 3706
4. Seth Bergman 3492
5. Matt Covington 3334
6. Blake Hahn 3199
7. Kyle Bellm 3115
8. Jordan Weaver 2854
9. Kris Miller 2365
10. Jeff Swindell 1855
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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