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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/#

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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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.

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

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;

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

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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.

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

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 2,946;2. Jeff Swindell 2,860; 3. Jason Johnson 2,860; 4. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2,856; 5. Johnny Herrera 2,825; 6. Seth Bergman 2,708; 7. Matt Covington 2.677; 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. 2.621; 9. Blake Hahn 2,575; 10. Aaron Reutzel 2,568;

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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:

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

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

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

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

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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.

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Dover Finds NCRA Sprint Victory Lane Again

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – McCool Junction, Nebraska – September 6, 2014 - The National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division made their third appearance to the state of Nebraska on this 2014 race season and for the third consecutive time it was “Cornhusker” resident Jack Dover taking home the victory as the tour made their first and only appearance of the season at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska on Saturday night. This event was a co-sanctioned event with the Speedway Motors American Sprint Car Series Midwest Region.

Touring regular Jon Freeman and national driver Tony Bruce, Jr. started on the front row for the twenty-five lap feature and the red flag quickly replaced the green at the start when Cody Forshee crashed hard. He was shaken and appeared uninjured but was transported to a local hospital for observation.

Third starting Jack Dover wasted little time getting to the front and took the lead, only to see his pace slow on lap seventeen when Cody Ledger blew his right rear tire. His pace would be slowed again with two laps to go when Ryan Roberts came to a stop on the backstretch.

There was no stopping Dover the final laps as he would go the rest of the way to claim his fifth series victory in six starts. His previous two Nebraska state wins came at Butler County Speedway.    

Bruce settled for second while eighth starting J.D. Johnson came home third. Seventeenth starting Danny Lasoski brought the Mark Burch owned #1M home fourth while sixteenth starting Don Droud, Jr. rounded out the top five.

Two drivers, who are battling for the 2014 series championship, kept things close on the track as well as current point leader Jeremy Campbell finished tenth while defending tour champion C.J. Johnson came home ninth.

The eight lap heat races for the thirty car field were won by Bruce, J.D. Johnson, Jason Danley and Roberts while Seth Brahmer claimed the twelve lap “B” feature. His win would be a costly one, however, as his motor expired after crossing the finish line and was unable to start the feature finale.

The next scheduled event for the NCRA sprint car tour is slated to be the season finale at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas on Saturday night, September 27.

A Feature: 1) Jack Dover, 2) Tony Bruce, Jr., 3) J.D. Johnson, 4) Danny Lasoski, 5) Don Droud, Jr., 6) Brandon Hanks, 7) Jon Freeman, 8) Billy Alley, 9) C.J. Johnson, 10) Jeremy Campbell, 11) Jason Danley, 12) Tyler Drueke, 13) Jay Russell, 14) Chris Morgan, 15) Josh Baughman, 16) Trevor Grossenbaucher, 17) Ryan Roberts, 18) Cody Ledger, 19) Cody Forshee, 20) Seth Bergman DNS  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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]

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Danny Lasoski on top with ASCS Warriors at RCR

MOBERLY, Mo. (August 30, 2014) - D
anny 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

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]

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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.

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

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

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

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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)

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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.

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

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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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.

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

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;

Hafertepe Hangs on for Victory at the Salina Highbanks

SALINA, Okla. (August 16, 2014) -
The eleventh time the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real graced the clay of the Salina Highbanks Speedway saw Sam Hafertepe, Jr. becoming the track's seventh different winner; topping the field for the second time in 2014 in the inaugural Oklahoma Open-Wheel Thunder Nationals.

His fourth career victory with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real, the Sunnyvale, Texas driver held off the hard charging No. 45x of Johnny Herrera on the closing lap; using a slower car as a pick exiting the final turn.

Asked about that final turn and whether or not he could hear Herrera closing, Hafertepe replied, "That's why I dropped down there because I knew if I used that lapped car to block, we would probably win the race. You just have to drive smart sometimes."

"To be honest, we weren't set up for that track at all," commented Hafertepe when questioned about how technical the track was. "We were awesome in one and two and we were taking advantage of it down there. I knew the guys were searching around because I could see the middle getting a little dark so I knew them guys were running down there so when we came to lapped cars, I could roll through there pretty nice but I wasn't going to move until I saw a nose and really, we were just making something up in three and four. I didn't have a very good car down there at all."

After having to roll back the start for spun cars and false starts, the field finally fired with Mike Goodman jumping to the lead over Tony Bruce, Jr. Slowing for the spun No. 65L of Nicolas Lucito with a single lap completed, the focus of the restart was the race for second with Jason Johnson taking the runner up spot on Lap 3.

Caution again on Lap 4 for a tangle between Mickey Walker and Blake Hahn, a single lap passed before the caution waved again.

Setting up for the restart on Lap 5, the field dove into turn one with Jason Johnson taking a huge run to the bottom line. Drifting up the track in a bid for the lead, the Right Rear of Johnson's No. 41 found the Left Front of Mike Goodman's No. 11am as Goodman tried to hold the lead.

The contact sent Goodman skyward into the catch fence, and severely damaged the No. 41 in the process. Goodman was shaken, but unharmed in the incident. Johnson would not return after begin docked a lap by ASCS officials for his crew entered the track under a closed red and working on the car outside the work area.

Finding Goodman and Johnson out of competition, the lead fell into the hands of Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

With Dustin Morgan and Tony Bruce, Jr. in tow, the Lone Star Speedway No. 15h opened his advantage quickly. Finding slower traffic on Lap 12, the gap would begin to shrink as Morgan now found himself under fire from Aaron Reutzel who made the pass for second, only to see the caution put the field back a lap on the sixteenth round. Reutzel's night ended two laps later with mechanical problems.

Coming from ninth, Johnny Herrera now occupied the third spot. Setting sights on Dustin Morgan for second, Herrera raced by on Lap 23.

"I wasn't really good at the start of the race, but I just kept staying with it," said Herrera. "We've been fighting engine issues all night just trying to get up and run hard, but we kept going at it and kept the car free and you know, as the track freed up, we got better so thank God for the track getting free but I love this place. It's a fun place every time we come here. We should have won a race here already, and got close again tonight."

Dustin Morgan raced to his third podium finish of the season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"Everything's really just going our way right now. Jimmy, Darren, Dad, the Mulkeys'...everyone who works their butt off at the shop, to give me a racecar like this. If it wasn't for them, we wouldn't be standing here."

Talking about his race with Herrera for second, Morgan commented, "I kind of crowded Johnny a couple times, but Johnny's fast. It's fun racing with him and I just tried to stay in front of him. He just had a better car, but thirds alright."

Brad Loyet race to fourth from thirteenth with Tony Bruce, Jr. slipping back to fifth at the checkered flag.

Jeff Swindell climbed from tenth to sixth with Matt Covington holding at seventh. Fourteenth starting Seth Bergman was eighth with Danny Jennings ninth. Blake Hahn worked back to complete the top-ten.

A field of 21 drivers saw three Heat Races going to Mike Goodman, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Jason Johnson.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real competes next at the Riverside International Speedway on Thursday, August 21 in the Mid South Showdown presented by TBJ Promotions. Discounted tickets are on sale at http://www.tbjpromotions.com.

Saturday, August 16, 2014
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]

Lap Leader(s): Mike Goodman 1-5; Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 6-30

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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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.

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2014 ASCS National Points
Sept. 13

1. Brad Loyet 3081
2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 2998
3. Jeff Swindell 2985
4. Jason Johnson 2962
5. Johnny Herrera 2955
6. Seth Bergman 2858
7. Matt Covington 2796
8. Tony Bruce Jr. 2731
9. Aaron Reutzel 2662
10 Blake Hahn 2640
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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