Travis Rilat Rules ASCS Frontier at Billings Motorsports Park
BILLINGS, Mont. (August 15, 2015) Travis Rilat added his second victory of the 2015 season with the ASCS Frontier Region this past Saturday night at the Billings Motorsports Park, topping the ASCS Frontier Region at the three-eighths mile oval.
Rilat got ahead of the field early after starting third on the night’s feature lineup. Marching through the running order was Bryan Brown who crossed second from 12th with Joe Ramaker making the final podium step. Darren Smith, on route to Washington after visiting the Knoxville Raceway stopped by to finish fourth from 15th with Roger Cummings from 18th completing the top five.
Leroy Brush, Tristan Spiers, Jeremy McCune, Skylar Gee, and Jay Burns made up the top ten.
The ASCS Frontier Region races next at the Electric City Speedway with a three night run on September 4, 5, and 6 at the Great Falls oval. For continued updates on the ASCS Frontier Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.
A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 39C-Travis Rilat; 2. 38B-Bryan Brown; 3. 98-Joe Ramaker; 4. 81-Darren Smith; 5. 00-Roger Cummings; 6. 24-Leroy Brush; 7. 51T-Tristan Spiers; 8. 0J-Jeremy McCune; 9. 99-Skylar Gee; 10. 0-Jay Burns; 11. 27DD-David Hoiness; 12. 12-Josh Ostermiller; 13. 34-Rob Matherly; 14. 33T-Travis Stortz; 15. 72-Phil Dietz; 16. 4-Cliff Nelson Jr.; 17. 4N-John Nelson; 18. 37-Trever Kirkland; 19. 38-Jerry Brown Jr
Bob Ream, Jr. Charges to ASCS Southwest Victory at CSP
PEORIA, Ariz. (August 15, 2015) For the second time in 2015, and fifth time in his career, Phoenix, Arizona’s Bob Ream, Jr. parked his No. 8 machine in Victory Lane with the ASCS Southwest Region, doing so at the Canyon Speedway Park this past Saturday.
Taking the green from seventh, Ream was one of three leaders in the night’s 25 lap feature event, taking over the top spot following a restart on Lap 21 from Lance Norick who had led laps 13-20 after working past early race leader, Billy Chester.
Ream was also the SpeedMart Hard Charger of the Night.
Norick held on to finish second with Chester slipping back to complete the night’s podium. Ryan Linder from sixth was fourth with California’s Tyler Seavey completing the top five. Casey Buckman, Derek Sell, Rick Ziehl, Danny Mathus, and Cody Sickles complete the top-ten.
Heat Races were sponsored by the Arizona Speedway with Ryan Linder and Lance Norick each picking up an extra $50. The ASCS Southwest Region competes next at the Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. on August 29. More information and updates on the ASCS Southwest Region can be found at http://www.ascsracing.com.
A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 8-Bob Ream Jr; 2. 90-Lance Norick; 3. 5C-Billy Chester III; 4. 9-Ryan Linder; 5. 74-Tyler Seavey; 6. 91-Casey Buckman; 7. 9S-Derek Sell; 8. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 9. 42-Danny Mathus; 10. 14-Cody Sickles; 11. 15C-Joey Chester; 12. 4-Ryan Murphy; 13. 12-James Mosher; DNS 22-Mike Rux Jr
Jack Dover Wins the Lucas Oil ASCS Road to Knoxville at I-80 Speedway
GREENWOOD, Neb. (July 31, 2015) Becoming the 12th different winner in 2015 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Nebraska’s Jack Dover thrilled his hometown crowd, holding off Brian Brown to lead flag-to-flag in the “Road to Knoxville” finale at the I-80 Speedway.
“I knew I had to do something, especially in lapped traffic because the track was too good so I knew those guys were going to be right there with me,” commented Dover. “I was able make the move pretty quick, and luckily the track was good enough I was able to move anywhere I wanted. The car was good, the Moss Racing Engine was great, and really just a good confidence booster going into the Knoxville Nationals next week.”
Asked what it meant to return to Victory Lane with the Lucas Oil ASCS, Dover replied, “It means a lot. I’d won every year I’d with the National Tour expect last year so it’s been a while since I’ve gotten one of these.”
Trading slide jobs with Don Droud, Jr. on the start, the pair exchanged the lead several times with Dover beating the Casey’s General Store No. 2 to the line each time. Working low on the No. 53 on Lap 5, the pair tagged bumpers entering the third turn, sending Droud spinning into the inside wall.
Returning to green, Dover was chased by Jeff Swindell with Brian Brown in tow. Finding traffic on Lap 17, the caution flew again on Lap 19 for the No. 41P of Seth Brahmer who came to a stop with a blown engine.
With a pair of slower cars between Dover and Swindell, the chance for Dover to build his lead saw the No. 53 at a nearly five second advantage in a matter of laps. Finally clearing the slower cars on Lap 25, Swindell began closing the gap with Brown still giving chase.
Caution on Lap 27 for Seth Bergman who came to a stop atop the fourth turn with steam billowing from under the bonnet of the No. 23, slower cars were out of the picture as the chase was on.
Restarting third, Brown stuck his FVP No. 21 to the center line, pulling past Swindell with two to go. With a full head a steam, the white flag flew with Brown on the heels of the No. 53. Into the final two turns, Dover drove low with Brown high; holding off Brian Brown at the line by 0.149 seconds.
“It was kind of one lane, and I tried to make the top work as long as I could before I had to move down,” said Brown. “You know, Jeff kind of left me a lane there at the end through the middle, but just came up a little bit short. I just didn’t get through turns one and two the way I needed to in order to make a run on Jack.”
Jeff Swindell crossed third in the MVT No. 94 for his 40th career Lucas Oil ASCS podium finish.
“Brown had a good run on the restart. I just fattened the engine up too much tonight, and the air got a little bit better tonight so it just stumbled taking off,” said Swindell. “I knew we didn’t have a chance until the yellow came out, but it just stumbled, and Brian got a good run on the top. I heard him out there in two, and left just barely enough room to get through there and I think I slowed him down a little bit. I think he may have had a shot at it, but just didn’t get through that hole quick enough.”
After taking a tumble the night before, Wayne Johnson raced to fourth with Thursday’s winner, Ian Madsen, completing the top-five.
Johnny Herrera came from 11th to sixth with Aaron Reutzel taking a B-Main finish and turning into a seventh place run. Billy Alley was eight from 12th with Matt Covington and Josh Baughman completing the top-ten.
With 27 drivers returning for the second night of the “Road to Knoxville” a trio of Heat Races went to Bill Balog, Seth Brahmer, and Wayne Johnson earning wins. Aaron Reutzel won the B-Feature. Kyle Bellm took a provisional into the night’s feature event.
The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network heads of the 25th running of the Arnold Motor Supply Knoxville Nationals, happening August 6-8, 2015 at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. For more updates, including the rundowns of nightly qualifiers, log onto http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com.
A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover; 2. 21-Brian Brown; 3. 94-Jeff Swindell; 4. 77X-Wayne Johnson; 5. 18-Ian Madsen; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 8. 3A-Billy Alley; 9. 95-Matt Covington; 10. 17-Josh Baughman; 11. 4J-Lee Grosz; 12. 92-Jordan Weaver; 13. 14K-Kyle Bellm; 14. 52-Blake Hahn; 15. 81-Stuart (Stu) Snyder; 16. 77-John Klabunde; 17. 33-Kris Miller; 18. (DNF) 23-Seth Bergman; 19. (DNF) 24BH-Bill Balog; 20. (DNF) 41P-Seth Brahmer; 21. (DNF) 99-Tony Rost; 22. (DNF) 2-Don Droud Jr; 23. (DNF) 31C-Justyn Cox
Lap Leader(s): Jack Dover 1-30
2015 Lucas Oil ASCS Winners: Aaron Reutzel 5; Seth Bergman 3; Jason Solwold 3; Johnny Herrera 3; Jason Sides 1; Mark Smith 1; Brian Brown 1; Blake Hahn 1; Wayne Johnson 1; Tony Bruce, Jr. 1; Ian Madsen 1; Jack Dover 1;
Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Points (Top 10): 1. Aaron Reutzel 2,869; 2. Johnny Herrera 2,816; 3. Wayne Johnson 2,758; 4. Seth Bergman 2,527; 5. Matt Covington 2,455; 6. Blake Hahn 2,364; 7. Kyle Bellm 2,304; 8. Jordan Weaver 1,058; 9. Kris Miller 1,788; 10. Jeff Swindell 1,540;
1. Aaron Reutzel 2869
2. Johnny Herrera 2816
3. Wayne Johnson 2758
4. Seth Bergman 2527
5. Matt Covington 2455
6. Blake Hahn 2364
7. Kyle Bellm 2304
8. Jordan Weaver 1058
9. Kris Miller 1788
10. Jeff Swindell 1540