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Weather Postpones ASCS Sooner Region Opener

TULSA, Okla. (April 12, 2014) - With the threat of severe thunderstorms throughout the day in the forecast for Sunday, April 13 the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region opener at West Siloam Speedway has been postponed.

According to Terry Mattox, who heads up the ASCS Sooner and Lone Star Regions, a make-up date is being sought.

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

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On Deck: Lucas Oil ASCS Hammer Hill Showdown

TULSA, Okla. (April 8, 2014) - Back to where the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real began, the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. for the Hammer Hill Showdown on Saturday, April 12.

Jason Johnson is the reigning champion of the spring event at the quarter-mile oval. His eighth overall at the I-30 Speedway in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition, Johnson is one of 26 different winners in 67 prior events.

Defending USCS Champion, Derek Hagar, is the most recent winner in Sprint Car competition at the I-30 Speedway; beating Tim Crawley to the line this past Saturday for his third victory of the season, and fourth straight top five.

Events on Saturday, April 12 are scheduled to begin at 7:30 P.M. (CT) with gates to the Grandstands and Pits opening at 5:00 P.M. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased at the I-30 Speedway office. For more information, call 501-455-4567 or log onto http://www.i-30speedway.com.

Past I-30 Speedway Winners: Gary Wright 13, Jason Johnson 8, Garry Lee Maier 4, Tim Crawley 4, Tony Bruce, Jr. 4, Mike Ward 3, Sammy Swindell 3, Terry Gray 3, Wayne Johnson 3, Brad Sweet 2, Brady Bacon 2, Danny Lasoski 2, Shane Stewart 2, Travis Rilat 2, Anthony Nicholson, Eric Sandage, Jack Dover, Jason Meyers, Jeff Swindell, Nick Smith, Paul McMahan, Pete Butler, Ricky Logan, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Tim Shaffer, Zach Chappell

The Series: Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real
Event: Hammer Hill Showdown
When: Saturday, April 12 - Open at 5:00 P.M. / Racing at 7:30 P.M.
Where: I-30 Speedway
Address: 12297 I-30,
Little Rock, Ar. 72209
Contact Information:
Website: http://www.i-30speedway.com
Email: raceytlc@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 501-455-4567

2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Rico Abreu-2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1, Patrick Stasa - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Christopher Bell 549; 2. Tony Bruce, Jr. 459; 3. Jason Johnson 458; 4. Matt Covington 457; 5. Johnny Herrera 448; 6. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 443; 7. Seth Bergman 441; 8. Brad Loyet 427; 9. Blake Hahn 422; 10. Jeff Swindell 413; 11. Aaron Reutzel 368; 12. Brandon Hahn 329; 13. Joe Wood, Jr. 309; 14. Rico Abreu 300; 15. John Carney II 267;

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ASCS Sooner Region set for Sunday opener

TULSA, Okla. (April 7, 2014) - The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region opens its 2014 season on Sunday, April 13 at the West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla.

Located four miles west of the Arkansas / Oklahoma border on Hwy. 412, the high-banked three-eighths mile oval last hosted the ASCS Sooner Region on July 27, 2013 with Matt Covington scorning his second victory of the season.

Pit gates on Sunday will open at 2:00 P.M. with Hot Laps scheduled to begin at 6:00 P.M. (CT). The undercard for the weekend will include Front Wheel Drive, Super Stocks, and USRA B-Modifieds. Admission is $20 for adults with discounts for seniors, veterans, and children ages 5-12.

For more information on the West Siloam Speedway, log onto http://www.westsiloamspeedway.com or call (479) 427-1299.

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Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (April 7, 2014) - This week's edition of the ASCS Weekend Rewind brings the regions of the ASCS Nation to the forefront as the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region, Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region, and ASCS Southwest Region combined for five events over the weekend in Arizona, Nebraska, and Texas.

The weekend saw 81 drivers in competition, representing 14 states (AZ, CA, IA, KS, LA, MO, ND, NE, NM, OK, SD, TN, TX, and WA) and Australia (NSW). To date, 14 races making up 18 ASCS sanctioned events have been logged in four states (Arizona, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Texas) with 12 different winners. Rico Abrue and Jason Johnson are the only repeat winners so far.

The Winners:

• Terry McCarl - The wildest man from Iowa was certainly that on Friday night, making the late race charge to win the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Regional opener at the I-80 Speedway but he may become the wildest man in Nebraska after his disappointment at the lack of a trophy girls. Larry White, who is the Flagman for the I-80 Speedway, just happened to be standing close by so Terry improvised.

• Seth Bergman - The Washington native picked up his first ASCS victory of the 2014 season on Friday, April 4 against the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region. The victory is also Seth's first win against the Gulf South region.

• Jason Johnson - It was only to fitting that Jason Johnson should win the second night of competition at the Battleground Speedway as the night was dedicated to Patrick Silva, who passed suddenly just over a week ago and was a crew member for team mate, Josh Baughman. Most of all, he was a friend. Jason took the lead from Seth Bergman in slower traffic during the later stages of the race. It was Jason's thirty-sixth Gulf South Regional victory.

• Joshua Williams - Posting his second career ASCS Southwest Regional victory, Joshua Williams scored the win over a 23 car field at the Tucson International Raceway on Saturday night. According to a post on Twitter by fourth place finishing, James Mosher, the race was very close at the end with the top four all within striking distance.

• Danny Lasoski - Driving for Mark Burch this past weekend, Danny Lasoski was able to grab the lead in the final laps of the Speedway Motors Midwest Regional event on Sunday to win at the I-80 Speedway. The win counts as Lasoski's sixth with the ASCS Midwest Region and first of the year in ASCS competition.

The rest of the weekend:

• Weather Strikes Again - Spring time is here, so the weather is increasingly unpredictable. The Speedway Motors Midwest Regional opener was supposed to be a Friday/Saturday event, but because of freezing temperatures and the chance of snow, the event was delayed by one day to Saturday/Sunday. In the Gulf South, rain chances hovered around 50 percent on Friday night, and shot to nearly 80 percent on Saturday night, but not a drop was felt at the Battleground Speedway. Unfortunately, the forecast cost the track cars and fans.

• Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - The Sunnyvale, Texas driver jumped behind the wheel of the Brandon Berryman owned No. 31 over the weekend for the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Regional double-header at the Battleground Speedway and produced a pair of podium finishes, bringing the team's total to five podiums and six consecutive top five runs this season.

• No Brakes - Tennessee's Brandon Hanks was at the Battleground Speedway on Friday night. According to a post on his Facebook page, he was running with little or no brakes. Nevertheless, he was able to move from seventeenth to ninth on the high-banked oval. Hanks opted to race at the weekly I-30 Speedway Sprint Car show on Saturday night due in part to the forecasted weather at Battleground.

• Light the Fuse - Channin Tankersley was scheduled to line up fifth on Friday night at the Battleground Speedway, but a second push before the star of the race relegated the Cooper Motorsports No. 28 to the tail where Channin lit the fuse and shot to sixth before it was all said and done. Unfortunately, Saturday ended with the No. 28 taking a pretty hard hit. Thankfully, he was okay.

• Schedule Update - Over the weekend, the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region added two dates to their lineup at the Double X Speedway on Thursday, July 3 and Sunday, July 6.

• Hard Chargers - Jack Dover and Tony Bruce, Jr. found themselves in the B-Feature on Friday at the I-80 Speedway. Transferring to the A-Main, they both passed 10 drivers with Dover going from fifteenth to fifth and Tony from eighteenth to eighth. The most cars passed over the weekend however goes to John Pate who ran from nineteenth to eight at the Battleground Speedway on Saturday night.

• Feels Like Victory - Rick Ziehl's post on Facebook might say it all, "Finally finished a race. Finished 2nd." Plagued by mechanical problems in the ASCS Southwest Region's first three events, the runner up finish is Rick's highest so far this year, and keeps him in the hunt for the championship as he currently rides 65 points out in fifth. Bob Ream, Jr. currently shows the way.

On Deck: The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real returns to competition with the Hammer Hill Showdown at the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. on Saturday, April 12. Events get underway at 7:30 P.M. (CT). or updates and other information, log onto http://www.i-30speedway.com or call 501-455-4567.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region opens their 2014 season on Sunday, April 13 at the West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla. Hot Laps begin at 6:00 P.M. (CT). For more information, log onto http://www.westsiloamspeedway.com.

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Lasoski Charges to Victory at I-80 Speedway

GREENWOOD, Neb. (April 6, 2014) - Mounting a late race charge, Danny Lasoski powered the Mark and Parker Burch No. 1m to the top spot at the I-80 Speedway, claiming the $2,500 winner's check with the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region.

Lining up seventh for the start, Lasoski hung in the top five most of the race as pole sitter, Ian Madsen, jumped to the lead; surrendering the point in traffic on Lap 10 to the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 82 of Kevin Swindell.

Caution displayed with seven laps to run, the charge was on from Lasoski who worked past the battling due of Swindell and Madsen for the lead on Lap 23 in dramatic fashion. Lasoski was untouchable the final two rounds with Swindell holding onto second. Justin Henderson worked past Madsen in the closing laps to claim third. Madsen grabbed fourth with Lee Grosz making up the top five.

Saturday night winner, Terry McCarl crossed sixth, followed by Jack Dover, Jake Martens, Jason Martin, and Jordan Boston to complete the top ten.

The American Sprint Car Series extends a very special thank you to the Management of the I-80 Speedway for working around adverse weather conditions by delaying the Spring Meltdown by one day in order to give the drivers and fans a place to race.

The Speedway Motors Midwest Region competes again at the Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. on Friday, May 23. To keep up on the all regions of the ASCS Nation, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region
I-80 Speedway - Greenwood, Neb.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Car Count: 26

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 18M-Ian Madsen; 2. 12-Tyler Drueke; 3. 53-Jack Dover; 4. 9N-Wade Nygaard; 5. 2D-Dusty Ballenger; 6. 77-John Klabunde; 7. 17-Gage Dorr; 8. 77D-Keith Dragoo; 9. (DNF) 3-Billy Alley

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens; 2. 24BH-Justin Henderson; 3. 5X-Jason Martin; 4. 35-Trevor Grossenbacher; 5. 17W-Cole Wood; 6. 82-Jason Danley; 7. 14J-Josh Riggins; 8. 17B-Ryan Bickett; 9. (DNF) 7K-Dustin Selvage

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 1M-Danny Lasoski; 2. 4J-Lee Grosz; 3. 1B-Jordan Boston; 4. 82S-Kevin Swindell; 5. 6-Terry McCarl; 6. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 7. 18R-Ryan Roberts; 8. 53A-Joe Beaver

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 35-Trevor Grossenbacher[1]; 2. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[3]; 3. 82-Jason Danley[5]; 4. 53A-Joe Beaver[9]; 5. 17B-Ryan Bickett[7]; 6. 18R-Ryan Roberts[8]; 7. 77-John Klabunde; 8. 17-Gage Dorr; 9. 14J-Josh Riggins; 10. 77D-Keith Dragoo; DNS 3-Billy Alley; DNS 7K-Dustin Selvage

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 1M-Danny Lasoski[7]; 2. 82S-Kevin Swindell[4]; 3. 24BH-Justin Henderson[2]; 4. 18M-Ian Madsen[1]; 5. 4J-Lee Grosz[6]; 6. 6-Terry McCarl[9]; 7. 53-Jack Dover[8]; 8. 48-Jake Martens[3]; 9. 5X-Jason Martin[10]; 10. 1B-Jordan Boston[11]; 11. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[16]; 12. 12-Tyler Drueke[5]; 13. 17W-Cole Wood[13]; 14. 18R-Ryan Roberts[20]; 15. 35-Trevor Grossenbacher[15]; 16. 53A-Joe Beaver[18]; 17. 17B-Ryan Bickett[19]; 18. 2D-Dusty Ballenger[12]; 19. (DNF) 82-Jason Danley[17]; 20. (DNF) 9N-Wade Nygaard[14]

Lap Leader(s): Ian Madsen 1-9, Kevin Swindell 10-23, Danny Lasoski 24-25

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Jason Johnson wires ASCS Gulf South at Battleground

HIGHLANDS, Texas (April 5, 2014) - The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region completed the weekend double at the Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas amid high rain chances with Jason Johnson wiring the night's 25 lap A-Feature.

Fitting as the night was dedicated to Patrick Silva, the crew member for team mate Josh Baughman, who passed away suddenly just over a week ago.

Johnson's second ASCS victory of the season, the Stenhouse, Jr. Racing owned, Curb / Agajanian Performance Group co-owned No. 41 took off from the outside of the front row and never looked back.

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. placed second in the Berryman Motorsports No. 31b with Friday night winner, Seth Bergman, crossing the stripe third. Aaron Reutzel and Blake Hahn made up the top five with Chris Sweeny from tenth, Josh Baughman from fifteenth, John Pate from nineteenth, Klint Angelette from thirteenth, and Larry Howery advancing one to complete the top ten.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region sees action again on Friday, April 18 at the Heat O' Texas Speedway in Waco and Saturday, April 19 at the Gator Motorplex in Willis.

Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region
Battleground Speedway - Highlands, Texas
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Car Count: 21

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 30-Brandon Corn; 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 3. 17T-Larry Howery; 4. 24-Brandie Jass; 5. 3-Gary Watson; 6. 17X-Josh Baughman; 7. (DNF) 28-Channin Tankersley; 8. (DNF) 17W-Harli White; DNS 12-Scott Smith

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Blake Hahn; 2. 93-Chris Sweeney; 3. 5X-Tyson Hall; 4. 2-Wes Miller; 5. 19-Klint Angelette; 6. 29-Mike Walling; 7. 53-Andrew VanBlarcum; 8. 36-John Pate

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[2]; 2. 31-Sam Hafertepe Jr[5]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[1]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6]; 5. 17-Blake Hahn[8]; 6. 93-Chris Sweeney[10]; 7. 17X-Josh Baughman[15]; 8. 36-John Pate[19]; 9. 19-Klint Angelette[13]; 10. 17T-Larry Howery[11]; 11. 30-Brandon Corn[3]; 12. 29-Mike Walling[16]; 13. 24-Brandie Jass[9]; 14. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[7]; 15. 2-Wes Miller[4]; 16. 12-Scott Smith[21]; 17. 5X-Tyson Hall[12]; 18. 3-Gary Watson[14]; 19. 28-Channin Tankersley[17]; 20. 17W-Harli White[20]

Lap Leader: Jason Johnson 1-25

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Terry McCarl takes ASCS Midwest Opener at I-80 Speedway

GREENWOOD, Neb. (April 5, 2014) - The Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region opened their 2014 season at the I-80 Speedway on Saturday with Terry McCarl making the late race charge to victory on night one of the weekend double header.

A $2,500 check for the win, third starting McCarl worked past race long leader, Justin Henderson, with five laps to run. Henderson held on for second with Trevor Grossenbacher taking the final podium step. Billy Alley moved up one to fourth with Jack Dover tearing through the field to fifth from fifteenth after winning the night's B-Feature.

Ian Madsen moved from eleventh to sixth with Danny Lasoski from fourteenth to seventh followed by Tony Bruce, Jr. from eighteenth to eighth. Seth Brahmer and Wade Nygaard completed the top ten.

Action continues at the I-80 Speedway on Sunday, April 6 with races getting underway at 5:00 P.M. (CT). For more information, news, and results on the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region
I-80 Speedway - Greenwood, Neb.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Car Count: 29

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17B-Ryan Bickett; 2. 35-Trevor Grossenbacher; 3. 24BH-Justin Henderson; 4. 12-Tyler Drueke; 5. 9N-Wade Nygaard; 6. 14J-Josh Riggins; 7. 77D-Keith Dragoo; DNS 17W-Cole Wood

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 13V-Seth Brahmer; 2. 5X-Jason Martin; 3. 82S-Kevin Swindell; 4. 1M-Danny Lasoski; 5. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 6. 48-Jake Martens; 7. 17-Gage Dorr

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 3-Billy Alley; 2. 18R-Ryan Roberts; 3. 4J-Lee Grosz; 4. 53-Jack Dover; 5. 2D-Dusty Ballenger; 6. 35L-Cody Ledger; 7. 82-Jason Danley

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 6-Terry McCarl; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson; 3. 1B-Jordan Boston; 4. 18M-Ian Madsen; 5. 41P-Jeff Carlson; 6. 14-Jody Rosenboom; 7. 77-John Klabunde

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover; 2. 9N-Wade Nygaard; 3. 14-Jody Rosenboom; 4. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 5. 17W-Cole Wood; 6. 82-Jason Danley; 7. 2D-Dusty Ballenger; 8. 17-Gage Dorr; 9. 14J-Josh Riggins; 10. 77D-Keith Dragoo; 11. (DNF) 12-Tyler Drueke; 12. (DNF) 48-Jake Martens; 13. (DNF) 41P-Jeff Carlson; DNS 35L-Cody Ledger; DNS 77-John Klabunde

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 6-Terry McCarl[3]; 2. 24BH-Justin Henderson[1]; 3. 35-Trevor Grossenbacher[4]; 4. 3-Billy Alley[5]; 5. 53-Jack Dover[15]; 6. 18M-Ian Madsen[11]; 7. 1M-Danny Lasoski[14]; 8. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[18]; 9. 13V-Seth Brahmer[7]; 10. 9N-Wade Nygaard[16]; 11. 17W-Cole Wood[19]; 12. 4J-Lee Grosz[13]; 13. 1B-Jordan Boston[10]; 14. 82-Jason Danley[20]; 15. 17B-Ryan Bickett[2]; 16. (DNF) 77X-Wayne Johnson[9]; 17. (DNF) 5X-Jason Martin[6]; 18. (DNF) 82S-Kevin Swindell[12]; 19. (DNF) 18R-Ryan Roberts[8]; 20. (DNF) 14-Jody Rosenboom[17]

Lap Leader(s): Justin Henderson 1-20, Terry McCarl 21-25

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ASCS Warrior Region scheduled updated

TULSA, Okla. (April 5, 2014) - The 2014 slate for the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region has been updated.

Two shows have been added to the lineup at the Double X Speedway in California, Mo. on Thursday, July 4 and Sunday, July 6. The Independence Day Weekend events hinge around a Saturday appearance at the high-banked Randolph County Raceway.

The 2014 season for the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region begins on April 19 with a co-sanctioned event at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo. with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region.

For further updates regarding the ASCS Nation, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Updated (as of April 5, 2014)
Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region 2014 Schedule
4/19/2014-Springfield Raceway - Springfield, MO
5/3/2014-Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO
5/8/2014-Lakeside Speedway - Kansas City, KS**
5/25/2014-Double X Speedway - California, MO
6/13/2014-U.S. 36 Raceway - Cameron, MO
6/21/2014-Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO**
7/3/2014-Double X Speedway - California, MO
7/5/2014-Randolph County Raceway - Moberly, MO
7/6/2014-Double X Speedway - California, MO
7/20/2014-Double X Speedway - California, MO
8/17/2014-Quincy Raceways - Quincy, IL
8/30/2014-Randolph County Raceway - Moberly, MO
8/31/2014-Randolph County Raceway - Moberly, MO
9/13/2014-U.S. 36 Raceway - Cameron, MO
9/26/2014-Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO**
9/27/2014-Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO**

**Denotes events held in conjunction with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

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Seth Bergman tops ASCS Gulf South at Battleground

HIGHLANDS, Texas (April 4, 2014) - A weekend off from the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour was profitable for Seth Bergman who picked up night one of the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region double header at the Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas.

The win is Seth's first of the season in ASCS competition, and first against the Gulf South Region.

Pocketing $2,000 for his efforts, the Oil Field Equipment and Manufacturing No. 23 worked from fourth on the starting grid. Aaron Reutzel slipped back one from the pole to take second with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. piloting the Berryman Motorsports No. 31 to a podium finish. Jason Johnson from eighth grabbed fourth with team mate Josh Baughman completing the top five.

Channin Tankersley was sixth with Blake Hahn seventh followed by Ray Allen Kulhanek. Despite failing brakes, Brandon Hanks clawed from seventeenth to ninth with Harli White making up the top ten.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region at the Battleground Speedway on Saturday, April 5 gets underway at 7:00 P.M. (CT). Bergman stands to pick up a $1,000 bonus courtesy of Griffith Truck and Equipment if he can sweep the weekend.

Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region
Battleground Speedway - Highland, Texas
Friday, April 4, 2014
Car Count: 27

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White; 2. 17-Blake Hahn; 3. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 4. 2-Wes Miller; 5. 7C-Wyatt Rector; 6. 5X-Tyson Hall; 7. 3-Gary Watson

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson; 2. 31-Sam Hafertepe Jr; 3. 28-Channin Tankersley; 4. 93-Chris Sweeney; 5. 12-Scott Smith; 6. (DNF) 19-Klint Angelette; 7. (DNF) 25M-James McNeil

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman; 2. 14-Michael Lang; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 4. 15T-Travis Elliott; 5. 3H-Brandon Hanks; 6. 53-Andrew VanBlarcum; 7. (DNF) 29-Mike Walling

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 30-Brandon Corn; 2. 17X-Josh Baughman; 3. 24-Brandie Jass; 4. 36-John Pate; 5. 27-Steve Block; 6. 17T-Larry Howery

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 93-Chris Sweeney[1]; 2. 15T-Travis Elliott[3]; 3. 3H-Brandon Hanks[5]; 4. 19-Klint Angelette[9]; 5. 25M-James McNeil[13]; 6. 2-Wes Miller[2]; 7. 29-Mike Walling[12]; 8. 17T-Larry Howery[10]; 9. 53-Andrew VanBlarcum[7]; 10. (DNF) 5X-Tyson Hall[8]; 11. (DNF) 3-Gary Watson[11]; 12. (DNF) 27-Steve Block[6]; 13. (DNF) 7C-Wyatt Rector[4]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[4]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 3. 31-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson[8]; 5. 17X-Josh Baughman[6]; 6. 28-Channin Tankersley[5]; 7. 17-Blake Hahn[10]; 8. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[3]; 9. 3H-Brandon Hanks[17]; 10. 17W-Harli White[7]; 11. 19-Klint Angelette[18]; 12. 25M-James McNeil[19]; 13. 14-Michael Lang[11]; 14. 15T-Travis Elliott[16]; 15. 24-Brandie Jass[12]; 16. 2-Wes Miller[20]; 17. (DNF) 30-Brandon Corn[9]; 18. (DNF) 93-Chris Sweeney[15]; 19. (DNF) 36-John Pate[14]; 20. (DNF) 12-Scott Smith[13]

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Looking Ahead: Lucas Oil ASCS at I-30 Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (April 2, 2014) - The first of three appearances on the season for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real at the I-30 Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, April 12 with the Hammer Hill Showdown.

One year ago, the spring appearance saw Jason Johnson click off his eighth career win at the Arkansas quarter-mile. Winless in ASCS National Tour competition so far in 2014, Johnson is third in tour standings; trailing two-time Short Track Nationals Champion, Tony Bruce, Jr. by one point. Bruce has a total of four wins at the I-30 Speedway.

Christopher Bell holds the point with four top-five finishes so far this season with three of those ending on the podium in the Berryman Motorsports No. 31. Bell, who drives full time for Keith Kunz Motorsports, will run a limited schedule of Lucas Oil ASCS National events in 2014.

Matt Covington's pair of top-fives at the Devil's Bowl Speedway's Spring Nationals has put the T&L Foundry No. 95 a single marker behind Johnson's Stenhouse Jr., Racing - Curb / Agajanian Performance Group No. 41 with Johnny Herrera currently making up the top five in driver standings, 11 points away from Tony Bruce, Jr. in the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 45x.

Currently sixth in driver standings, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. is a past winner at the I-30 Speedway, picking up a prelim win during the 2010 Short Track Nationals.

Seth Bergman holds seventh with Brad Loyet eighth. 2014 Brodix Rookie of the Year contender Blake Hahn is currently ninth with Jeff Swindell hoping to pick up points from tenth with a second I-30 win to his resume.

Aaron Reutzel looks to rebound from a failed engine at the Devil's Bowl as he rides eleventh with Brandon Hahn twelfth. Joe Wood, Jr. has announced intentions to try the full National Tour in 2014. The Oklahoma City native is currently thirteenth in the Oil Field Equipment and Manufacturing No. 11.

Saturday, April 12 is scheduled to be the 68th Lucas Oil ASCS show held at the I-30 Speedway since the first National Tour event won by Mike Ward on May 15, 1993. In all, 26 drivers have claimed at least one Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win at the I-30 Speedway. Of those, 14 have multiple wins.

Events are scheduled to begin at 7:30 P.M. (CT) with gates to the Grandstands and Pits opening at 5:00 P.M. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased at the I-30 Speedway office. For more information, call 501-455-4567 or log onto http://www.i-30speedway.com.

Past I-30 Speedway Winners: Gary Wright 13, Jason Johnson 8, Garry Lee Maier 4, Tim Crawley 4, Tony Bruce, Jr. 4, Mike Ward 3, Sammy Swindell 3, Terry Gray 3, Wayne Johnson 3, Brad Sweet 2, Brady Bacon 2, Danny Lasoski 2, Shane Stewart 2, Travis Rilat 2, Anthony Nicholson, Eric Sandage, Jack Dover, Jason Meyers, Jeff Swindell, Nick Smith, Paul McMahan, Pete Butler, Ricky Logan, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Tim Shaffer, Zach Chappell

The Series: Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real

Event: Hammer Hill Showdown

When: Saturday, April 12 - Open at 5:00 P.M. / Racing at 7:30 P.M.

Where
I-30 Speedway
Address: 12297 I-30,
Little Rock, Ar. 72209
Contact Information:
Website: http://www.i-30speedway.com
Email: raceytlc@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 501-455-4567

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Rico Abreu-2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1, Patrick Stasa - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Christopher Bell 549; 2. Tony Bruce, Jr. 459; 3. Jason Johnson 458; 4. Matt Covington 457; 5. Johnny Herrera 448; 6. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 443; 7. Seth Bergman 441; 8. Brad Loyet 427; 9. Blake Hahn 422; 10. Jeff Swindell 413; 11. Aaron Reutzel 368; 12. Brandon Hahn 329; 13. Joe Wood, Jr. 309; 14. Rico Abreu 300; 15. John Carney II 267;

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ASCS Midwest Regional opener pushed back one day

TULSA, Okla. (April 1, 2014) - Far from an April Fool's joke, the weather around Greenwood, Neb. has been more Winter than Spring. With the forecast not showing much improvement until Saturday, officials with the I-80 Speedway and ASCS Midwest Region are postponing this weekend's Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Regional opener by one day to Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6.

According to press issued by I-80 Speedway officials, times for Saturday's event on Saturday, April 5 will begin at 5:30 P.M. (CT). Sunday will kick off at 5:00 P.M. (CT). For further information, including directions and prices, log onto http://www.i-80speedway.com

With so many drivers expected to be in attendance, the hope is to still have a two day event.

Official updates, if situations should call, regarding this weekend's Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region events at the I-80 Speedway will be posted to http://www.ascsracing.com.

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Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (March 31, 2014) - The fourth installment of the Weekend Rewind returns to the Devil's Bowl Speedway as the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real along with the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region finished out the 41st annual Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals.

The weekend marked the fourth point paying even to the 2014 season for the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real, and second for the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region, bringing the total number of ASCS sanctioned event so to 13 this season with eight different winners.

• Surprise Winner - Before Saturday night, Kansas native turned Texas resident, Patrick Stasa, had never won an ASCS Regional event. He can mark that off his list of things to do in 2014 and add to it a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win as well. Patrick is the 121st different winner since the National Tour began in 1993, and 138th since the inception of the ASCS National Championship in 1992. The Saturday start was Stasa's ninth Protect the Harvest A-Feature start and also marks his first top five, and top ten run against the National Tour.

• What Engine Woes? - Sam Hafertepe, Jr. may not have had the finish he wanted, after having to spin to avoid destroying his car while running seventh in the A-Feature, but the start of the night was really the focus point as the Sunnyvale, Texas driver discovered a broken Rocker Arm in his Wells Racing Engine prior to Hot Laps. Making repairs before the third Heat Race was called for, Hafertepe finished second to John Carney II, but was one of two drivers to do a sub 14 second lap on Saturday night. A best average speed of 129.958mph put his time as 13.958 seconds.

• The Other 13 Second Lap - A rookie this season with the National Tour, Blake Hahn had his Bruce Griffith owned No. 17 rolling well - make that very well in his Heat Race - pulling off seven straight laps under the 13 second mark, and posting a fastest time of 13.797 seconds. His best average speed was 130.463mph. He won his Heat Race by 4.448 seconds.

• 27 Cars - Yes, the car count was reduced as drivers had several choices over the weekend to please their racing addiction. In all, the 27 drivers that made the trip got a track that slicked off in the A-Feature, allowed drivers to run top and bottom, and did not take rubber. A lower tire bill is always a win.

• Flaring Temper - The first Heat Race started with a bang. Actually, several bangs as Brandon Hahn's No. 29 and Dale Wester's No. 12 came together on the start, sending the No. 12 flipping end-over-end down the front straight. Hahn was out of his car in a hurry and looking for Wester before ASCS and track officials stepped in. Hahn's on track actions towards officials has put the Tulsa driver on probation for the season. Seth Bergman was also collected but was able to continue after a quick trip to the work area. Thankfully, all drivers are okay.

• Those Engine Woes - Aaron Reutzel's night was going great. Running third in the early laps of the A-Feature, the No. 87 suddenly slowed as the engine gave up on the second lap. Later in the feature, Brad Loyet also suffered an engine failure. Still early in the season, points can shift easily as Loyet dropped one from seventh to eighth. Interestingly, Reutzel actually gained a spot as Rico Abreu was shuffled out of the top ten, moving Aaron from twelfth to eleventh. Brandon Hanks was running just outside the top ten when his engine let go on Lap 23, just as the leaders were closing in on him.

• 4 for 4 - Christopher Bell is the only driver with four top five finishes in Lucas Oil ASCS National competition this season.

• Big Mover - Tony Bruce, Jr. added a second top five finish to his season this past Saturday and in doing so, shot The Oil Medics No. 18 from sixth in driver standings to second. There are only two points separating second through fourth with Jason Johnson and Matt Covington in tow.

• Double Duty: Speaking of Tony Bruce, Jr., the driver of the No. 18 was also the driver of the No. 71 over the weekend, competing with the Racesaver 305cid Sprint Cars presented by A.S.I. Racing Engines for Kurt Summers. He won his heat, and ended up eighth in the feature.

• Mr. Rilat - The 2003 Lucas Oil ASCS National Champion made his 350th Protect the Harvest A-Feature start over the weekend. He is currently fourth in total National Tour A-Feature starts. Gary Wright still holds that record at 478. Travis has 26 A-Feature wins to his credit along with 144 top-five, and 248 top-ten finishes.

On Deck: The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real takes the weekend off before heading to the I-30 Speedway for the Hammer Hill Showdown on Saturday, April 12. Gates open at 5:00 P.M. (CT) with races getting underway at 7:30 P.M. For updates and other information, log onto http://www.i-30speedway.com or call 501-455-4567.

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ASCS Midwest Region kicks off at I-80 Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (March 31, 2014) - The Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region begins their 2014 season this weekend with a double-header at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5.

The Spring Meltdown also includes the MLRA Late Models, CBC Super Late Models, and Modifieds both nights. The Speedway Motors Midwest Region will see a $2,500 to win A-Feature both nights. Since both nights are identical in terms of payout, no lock-ins will be taken from Friday's A-Feature to Saturday.

An open practice will be held on Thursday, April 3 starting at 6:30 P.M. (CT) and running until 9:00 P.M.

The 2013 edition of the Spring Meltdown saw Jack Dover pick up the Friday show with Sioux Falls, S.D. driver Gregg Bakker winning the Saturday finale. Both nights were also worth $2,500 to the winner.

Jack Dover enters as the defending champion of the Speedway Motors Midwest Region. The Springfield, Neb. native will again seek the Midwest Regional title in 2014.

Friday, April 4, Pits will open at 4:00 P.M. with grandstands opening at 5:30 P.M. Races will begin at 7:15 P.M. General admission is $20. Saturday, April 5 opens at 3:00 P.M. with races kicking off at 5:55 P.M. Admission will be $25. Both nights include discounts for kids ages 6-12. Kids 5 years and younger get in free. For more information on the I-80 Speedway, including directions and amenities, log onto http://www.i-80speedway.com or call (402)-342-3453.

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Bonus for travelers to Battleground Speedway this weekend

TULSA, Okla. (March 31, 2014) - The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region's events at the Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas this weekend will offer a bonus to any driver not holding a valid 2014 ASCS Membership.

According to series sponsor, Bruce Griffith, Jr. anyone who is not a valid 2014 ASCS Member who travels to Battleground Speedway to compete this weekend with the Gulf South Region will receive two (2) free Pit Passes each night.

On top of the Pit Pass offer, Griffith has also upped the fun and will offer a $1,000 bonus to any driver who can sweep the weekend with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region.

Events at the Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas will begin both days at 7:00 P.M. (CT) with a $500 bonus up for grabs in any driver can sweep the weekend. Support Classes will include Eco Stocks, Pure Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Limited Modifieds, and Dwarf Cars. For directions and other information about the Battleground Speedway, log onto http://www.battleground-speedway.com or call 830-302-0336.

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Patrick Stasa Scores at the Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals!

MESQUITE, Texas (March 29, 2014) - For the second time in four races, a first time winner emerged with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real as Patrick Stasa led the distance to claim the title of Spring Nationals Champion at the Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Asked if he could find the words to describe the win, Stasa replied, "Oh man, there's no way. Running against Christopher Bell; him on the high side there, I almost let him have it with the lapped cars." Thanking sponsors and crew, Stasa later added, "I haven't even won a regional race, so winning this national race is big for me."

Earning the pole of the 30 lap, Protect the Harvest A-Feature, Stasa jumped to the lead over Christopher Bell, opening his advantage to over a second before the caution flew on Lap 2 for the stalled No. 87 of Aaron Reutzel.

Back at speed, Stasa again began to pace away from the field with Matt Covington and John Carney II in pursuit of Bell for the runner up spot. Working past Covington for third on a Lap 7 restart the El Paso driver began working on the Berryman Motorsports No. 31b, taking the position on Lap 12.

A straight-a-way removed from the lead, slower traffic brought Carney to Stasa's back bumper in a matter of laps. Looking to the inside-line for the pass several times on Stasa, the Young Tool No. 19 held the top spot as the dueling drivers allowed Bell to begin closing the gap.

Working off turn-four to complete Lap 23, the leaders saw their night nearly coming to an abrupt end as Brandon Hanks slowed suddenly down the front straight-a-way. Hard on the brakes and trapped between the front stretch walls, Stasa narrowly missed the right-rear of Hanks with Carney nearly over the back of the No. 19; allowing Bell to nearly grab the lead.

"I kind of threw the Hail Mary there going down the front stretch. They all had to check up, and it gave me a big 'ol run," commented Bell on the near pileup. "I drove it off into one on the top and jut got beat down there on the bottom."

Carney worked back to second with five to go.

"I shouldn't have been so patient on that. I wasn't sure what to do and I really didn't want to wreck, so I really waited a little too long and that let Bell get in there. If I would have just jammed it though there, I might have got the lead right then," said Carney.

Carney challenge for the lead in the final two laps, but wouldn't have enough to get around the Print Place No. 19. Christopher Bell took the final podium step. Matt Covington came from eighth to fourth with prelim night winner, Tony Bruce, Jr. making up the top five.

Jason Johnson came from thirteenth to sixth. Travis Rilat crossed seventh with Kolt Walker from fourteenth to ninth. Jeff Swindell rounded out the top-ten after starting eighteenth.

Three Heat Races went to Aaron Reutzel, Blake Hahn, and John Carney II. The night's line B-Feature was won by Brad Loyet.

Patrick Stasa's win counted double as the Ft. Worth, Texas driver scored the highest points for the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region, followed by Carney, Rilat, Walker, and Edwards as the top five point earners.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real heads next to the I-30 Speedway in Little, Rock, Ark. on Saturday, April 12. For updates and information regarding the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real
Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region
41st Spring Nationals - Finale
Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, Texas
Saturday, March 29, 2014

Car Count: 27

Heat Races presented by SpeedMart - 8 Laps, winners plus top 10 in passing points to A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[2]; 2. 45-Martin Edwards[1]; 3. 19-Patrick Stasa[5]; 4. 29T-Travis Rilat[7]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman[6]; 6. 3H-Brandon Hanks[8]; 7. (DNF) 12W-Dale Wester[3]; 8. (DNF) 29-Brandon Hahn[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Blake Hahn[1]; 2. 11-Joe Wood Jr[2]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson[3]; 4. 12M-Kolt Walker[5]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera[4]; 6. 94-Jeff Swindell[7]; 7. 3-Raven Culp[8]; 8. 4X-Shawn Petersen[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 74B-John Carney II[1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 3. 14-Michael Lang[4]; 4. 28-Channin Tankersley[3]; 5. 05-Brad Loyet[6]; 6. 10W-George White[8]; 7. 17X-Josh Baughman[7]; 8. 58-Gary Floyd[5]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features - Top 6 advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[1]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell[5]; 3. 3H-Brandon Hanks[2]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[4]; 5. 10W-George White[3]; 6. 17X-Josh Baughman[7]; 7. 4X-Shawn Petersen[9]; 8. 3-Raven Culp[6]; 9. 58-Gary Floyd[10]; 10. (DNF) 29-Brandon Hahn[11]; DNS 12W-Dale Wester

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 19-Patrick Stasa[1]; 2. 74B-John Carney II[6]; 3. 31B-Christopher Bell[2]; 4. 95-Matt Covington[8]; 5. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[5]; 6. 17-Blake Hahn[3]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson[13]; 8. 29T-Travis Rilat[7]; 9. 12M-Kolt Walker[14]; 10. 94-Jeff Swindell[18]; 11. 45-Martin Edwards[11]; 12. 45X-Johnny Herrera[20]; 13. 23-Seth Bergman[16]; 14. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[10]; 15. 14-Michael Lang[12]; 16. 17X-Josh Baughman[22]; 17. (DNF) 3H-Brandon Hanks[19]; 18. (DNF) 05-Brad Loyet[17]; 19. (DNF) 10W-George White[21]; 20. (DNF) 11-Joe Wood Jr[9]; 21. (DNF) 28-Channin Tankersley[15]; 22. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[4]; 23. (DNF) 29-Brandon Hahn[23]


Lap Leader(s): Patrick Stasa, 1-30
KSE Hard Charger: Jeff Swindell +8
Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: Patrick Stasa - 14.126 seconds
CSI Rebound: Dale Wester
Provisional(s): Brandon Hahn (P2)

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Rico Abreu-2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1, Patrick Stasa - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Christopher Bell 549; 2. Tony Bruce, Jr. 459; 3. Jason Johnson 458; 4. Matt Covington 457; 5. Johnny Herrera 448; 6. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 443; 7. Seth Bergman 441; 8. Brad Loyet 427; 9. Blake Hahn 422; 10. Jeff Swindell 413;

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ASCS Gulf South Region to Honor Fallen Friends at Battleground

TULSA, Okla. (March 28, 2014) - The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region picks up their season as the high-banked Battleground Speedway for a double header weekend on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5.

The weekend will be dedicated to a pair of individuals who the racing community recently lost.

Friday night's $2,000 to win event will be held in honor of Jay Niedver. Born on August 17, 1944, Jay left this earth on March 10, 2014. He began his racing career as a crew member for Randy Lewis, before moving to competing in Texas Super Sprinters, driving the pink No.32, nicknamed named "Pinky". Following his time behind the wheel, Jay moved on to crew for Brandon Berryman Motorsports. Jay also served in the United States Armed Forces for 38 years, including two tours in Vietnam. He achieved the rank of Command Sergeant Major.


Losing his life on March 24, 2014 at the young age of 27, El Paso, Texas native Patrick Silva will be honored during Saturday $2,500 to win affair. Joining with Josh Baughman Racing at the start of 2014, it was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream of Silva's to work full time in Motorsports. Silva began in the desert ovals around west Texas and Southern New Mexico, working for friends like John Carney II and Casey Minks among others before finally working his way up to the Baughman's crew. Patrick will be laid to rest in his home town of El Paso, Texas.

Events at the Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas will begin both days at 7:00 P.M. (CT) with a $500 bonus up for grabs in any driver can sweep the weekend. Support Classes will include Eco Stocks, Pure Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Limited Modifieds, and Dwarf Cars. For directions and other information about the Battleground Speedway, log onto http://www.battleground-speedway.com or call 830-302-0336.

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Take Two: Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals

TULSA, Okla. (March 27, 2014) - The 41st Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals is scheduled to conclude this Saturday, March 29 after being postponed due to inclement weather.

Saturday's events are scheduled to begin at 8:00 P.M. (CT) at the half-mile.

The event is a continuation of the original two-day format with the top four from Friday, March 21 locked into the A-Feature. Should any of the four drivers not appear, the format is to take the top six in passing points from the Heat Races into the re-draw; this according to ASCS National Coordinator, Matt Ward.

Tony Bruce, Jr. captured his second career victory at the Devil's Bowl Speedway on Friday, March 21, his eleventh in ASCS National competition, to lock his Oil Medics No. 18 into Saturday's Protect the Harvest A-Feature. Matt Covington crossed second with Kevin Swindell and Christopher Bell taking the final transfer spot.

Racesaver 305 powered by A.S.I. Racing Engines will be a part of the Saturday program as well as well as Limited Modifieds. For more information on the Devil’s Bowl Speedway including directions, lodging, and ticket information log onto http://www.devilsbowl.com or call 972-222-2421.

Past Devil’s Bowl Winners (Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour: Win Totals):

Gary Wright 20, Jason Johnson 10, Wayne Johnson 6, Kevin Ramey 4, Danny Jennings 3, Sammy Swindell 3, Tony Bruce, Jr. 2, Garry Lee Maier 2, Jeff Swindell 2, Johnny Herrera 2, Mike Peters 2, Shane Carson 2, Shane Stewart 2, Terry Gray 2, Travis Rilat 2, Brian Brown-2, Alan Payne, Danny Lasoski, Edd French, Jack Dover, Jake Peters, Kyle Bell, Larry Neighbors, Mike Ward, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Tim Crawley.

The Series: Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real

Event: 41st Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals and Matt Clevenger Memorial

When: Saturday, March 29 - Open at 6:00 P.M. / Racing at 8:00 P.M.

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

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

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Weekend Rewind: American Sprint Car Series

TULSA, Okla. (March 24, 2014) - The third installment of the Weekend Rewind for the American Sprint Car Series in 2014 centers around the weather shortened Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals which brought the total number of ASCS sanctioned events in 2014 to 11 with seven different winners at seven facilities in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

• Tony Bruce, Jr. - Seeing as how the Kansas native captured the win on Friday night, it's only fitting that the rewind begins with the driver of The Oil Medics No. 18. Earning the pole, Bruce paced all 25 laps for his second career victory at the Devil's Bowl Speedway. His first came on March 18, 2008 ahead of Gary Wright and Jason Sides. The triumph was Bruce's eleventh overall in ASCS National competition and fourth with the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region.

• Windshield Time - The Friday portion of the 41st Spring Nationals saw 49 drivers in competition from 13 states including Canada. The Friday event was also the season opener for the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region.

• Lone Star Leader - El Paso, Texas native, John Carney II, has taken the early lead in the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region. Topping the West Texas ASCS 305cid Region the past two years, this is the first time Carney has led points in an ASCS 360cid region.

• National Leader - Speaking of points, Christopher Bell currently leads the Lucas Oil ASCS driver standings by 72 markers over Johnny Herrera. Only planning on running Friday night for car owner, Brandon Berryman, as the Lucas Oil POWRi Midgets and Keith Kunz Motorsports commanded the Oklahoma driver to Tulsa's Port City Raceway on Saturday, where he won Saturday and Sunday at the one-fifth mile oval.

• The Delay - Devil's Bowl Speedway officials made the call to postpone the second night of the Spring Nationals by one week due to the fact that it had already rained at the track and the forecast called for more. If you've never seen the pits at the Devil's Bowl, they are soft. Really soft. Add water, and they are impassable. Having seen many a rig torn up when needing to be pulled out by tractor, crews are hopeful for a dry weekend.

• Rough Start - The first flip in National Tour competition for 2014 saw James Mosher end up with scrap metal after contact from another car sent the Consolidated Solar Technology No. 12 flipping violently at the start of the first heat. The incident also collected Travis Rilat who was able to make repairs after the second attempt at a start saw Danny Wood upside down after contact from Jordan Weaver's right rear tire. Wood was thumbs up to crowd and crew once crews were able to get the car away from the concrete and did make a stop to chat with Ms. Weaver about the incident. Danny returned for a B-Feature where he ended up eight after starting fifteenth.

• Matt Covington - The runner up on Friday night, Matt Covington's run popped the Glenpool, Okla. driver fifteenth to eighth in tour standings. The interesting part about Covington's trip to the podium is it's the first time on the silver step in National Tour competition. Matt has seen the gold medal position twice against the Lucas Oil ASCS. He has one third place finish.

• Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - Over the weekend the Sunnyvale, Texas driver revealed that he intends to run the full Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in 2014. The third time Hafertepe has done so; the driver of the Lone Star Speedway No. 15H is currently third in tour standings, one point behind Herrera for second and one ahead of Jason Johnson.

• Provisional - Johnny Herrera may be second in points, but it also cost the Albuquerque driver a full point provisional to get in Friday's Protect the Harvest A-Feature where he finished thirteenth after staring twenty-third.

• Blazin' Racin' - The Buffalo Wild Wings team has provided three drivers so far in 2014. Bryan Clauson and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. competed at the Cocopah Speedway in the series season opener while Kevin Swindell jumped behind the wheel this past weekend at the Devil's Bowl. The four-time Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Champion hadn't been behind the wheel since January, but that didn't stop him from racing to a third place finish. The Blazin' Racin' team currently leads the ASCS Nationals Owner points.

On Deck: As of now, the Saturday portion of the Spring Nationals will take place on March 29. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. (CT) with races getting underway at 8:00 P.M. For updates and information, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com or http://www.devilsbowl.com.

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Spring Nationals Finale Rescheduled to March 29

MESQUITE, Texas (March 22, 2014) - Light rains have already begun to fall at the Devil's Bowl Speedway, forcing officials to re-scheduled the finale of the 41st annual Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals to Saturday, March 29.

Devil's Bowl Speedway officials remind anyone who purchased a two-day pit pass to bring the arm band back to the track to avoid being charged for another pass.

Gates will open at 6:00 P.M. (CT) with races getting underway at 8:00 P.M.

Lock-in drivers from the Friday, March 21 prelim event will remain as such. Tony Bruce, Jr. picked up his second career Devil's Bowl Speedway victory during the Friday night program. Matt Covington crossed second with Kevin Swindell and Christopher Bell in the final transfer spot.

For further updates regarding the finale of the 41st annual Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com or http://www.devilsbowl.com or call (972) 222-2421.

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Tony Bruce, Jr. back in Devil's Bowl Victory Lane

MESQUITE, Texas (March 21, 2014) - Topping 49 drivers from 13 states and two countries, Tony Bruce, Jr. returned to Victory Lane at the Devil's Bowl Speedway on the opening night of the 41st annual Spring Nationals.

The win marks the Kansas driver's second Devil's Bowl triumph again the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, with is first coming on March 14, 2008.

"It means a ton to me," said Bruce of the victory. "We have a lot of great supporters in this area with people like Bill Jewel with The Oil Medics; you know Bill and Kathy have been with me forever it seems like. We haven't had a win here on the National Tour since I guess 2008. We've been in the top-three several times, and run up front all the time when we're here so - hell yeah, we won at the Devil's Bowl."

Earning the pole of for the night's 25 lap Protect the Harvest A-Feature, Bruce got the jump to the lead over the T&L Foundry No. 95 of Matt Covington.

"Matt's really good every single time he's been here. He always impresses everybody, so it was all about getting out front then just picking my way through lapped traffic and making sure I didn't make any mistakes."

Covington was challenged late in the A-Feature by Kevin Swindell, who worked next to the Oklahoma driver in slower traffic before the caution displayed for the stalled No. 7m of Kevin Ramey.

"It was a great run but I had the car a little too tight, but I'm not complaining about running second with the National Tour."

Asked what was going through his mind on the late race restart, Covington replied with a joking tone, "As far as what was going through my mind on that last restart, I was thinking I hope Tony misses the bottom."

Kevin Swindell settled for the final podium step in the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 82.

"It wasn't bad, especially when we got to traffic and those guys made mistakes and opened it up. I think I was probably the best car through that stage of the race before the yellow. I managed to get by Bergman and by Matt, then the yellow came out, but overall it was a good night. First night in the car, first time racing since early January so; not too bad," commented Swindell of his run with the Buffalo Wild Wings team.

Christopher Bell grabbed the final transfer spot into Saturday's A-Feature, coming from seventh to fourth and in doing so, assumed the Lucas Oil ASCS National points lead with John Carney II completing the top-five in the Coyote Candle Co. No. 74B.

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. jumped to third in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour standings with a sixth place showing. Seth Bergman crossed seventh with Greg Wilson jumping from tenth to eighth. Aaron Reutzel climbed nine spots to finish ninth with Jeff Swindell completing the top ten.

Six Heat Races started the evening with wins going to Tony Bruce, Jr., Matt Covington, Seth Bergman, Christopher Bell, Jason Johnson, and Jon Agan. A pair of B-Features saw Brad Loyet and Aaron Reutzel earning victories.

John Carney II emerged as the highest finishing Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Regional driver in the region's season opener. Josh Baughman is currently second in driver standings with Michael Lang, Kevin Ramey, and Jake Martens completing the top five.

The 41st annual Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals and Matt Clevenger Memorial continues on Saturday, March 22. Gates are scheduled to open at 6:00 P.M. (CT) with races beginning at 8:00 P.M. For more information, log onto http://www.devilsbowl.com or http://www.ascsracing.com.

Lucas Oil ASCS Presented by MAVTV American Real
41st Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals - Prelim Night
Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, Texas
Friday, March 21, 2014
Car Count: 49

Heat Races presented by SpeedMart - 8 Laps, winners plus top 10 in passing points to A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[3]; 2. 82-Kevin Swindell[7]; 3. 14-Michael Lang[2]; 4. 7M-Kevin Ramey[8]; 5. 29$-Russ Hall[9]; 6. 29T-Travis Rilat[6]; 7. 92-Jordan Weaver[1]; 8. (DNF) 81W-Danny Wood[5]; 9. (DNF) 12-James Mosher[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[4]; 3. 1-Sean McClelland[8]; 4. 10W-George White[1]; 5. 22X-Wayne Johnson[6]; 6. 45-Martin Edwards[5]; 7. 8M-Kade Morton[3]; 8. 33-Kris Miller[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[7]; 3. 12W-Dale Wester[1]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6]; 6. 12M-Kolt Walker[4]; 7. 19-Patrick Stasa[5]; 8. 93-Dustin Morgan[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 31B-Christopher Bell[4]; 2. 48-Jake Martens[1]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 4. 1J-Danny Jennings[5]; 5. E85-Luke Cranston[7]; 6. 72-Phil Dietz[8]; 7. 4X-Shawn Petersen[6]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[2]; 2. 29-Brandon Hahn[1]; 3. 74B-John Carney II[8]; 4. 11-Joe Wood Jr[5]; 5. 17W-Harli White[6]; 6. 4J-John James[4]; 7. 3-Raven Culp[7]; 8. 41P-Jeff Carlson[3]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 4-Jon Agan[1]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell[3]; 3. 17X-Josh Baughman[5]; 4. 28-Channin Tankersley[6]; 5. 17-Blake Hahn[7]; 6. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[2]; 7. 59-David Gravel[8]; 8. 30-Brandon Corn[4]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features - Top 3 advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[2]; 2. 1J-Danny Jennings[3]; 3. 17-Blake Hahn[5]; 4. 29T-Travis Rilat[8]; 5. 12M-Kolt Walker[10]; 6. 19-Patrick Stasa[12]; 7. 81W-Danny Wood[15]; 8. 17W-Harli White[7]; 9. 8M-Kade Morton[13]; 10. 41P-Jeff Carlson[16]; 11. 33-Kris Miller[14]; 12. (DNF) 29-Brandon Hahn[1]; 13. (DNF) 12W-Dale Wester[4]; 14. (DNF) 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[11]; 15. (DNF) 22X-Wayne Johnson[6]; 16. (DNF) 45-Martin Edwards[9]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6]; 2. 14-Michael Lang[2]; 3. 28-Channin Tankersley[1]; 4. 59-David Gravel[9]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera[5]; 6. 11-Joe Wood Jr[3]; 7. E85-Luke Cranston[4]; 8. 93-Dustin Morgan[13]; 9. 4J-John James[10]; 10. 30-Brandon Corn[15]; 11. 72-Phil Dietz[8]; 12. 92-Jordan Weaver[14]; 13. 4X-Shawn Petersen[12]; 14. (DNF) 3-Raven Culp[11]; 15. (DNF) 10W-George White[7]; 16. (DNF) 12-James Mosher[16]

Protect the Harvest A-Feature - Top 4 lock into Saturday's A-Feature.

A Feature Finish (25 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[1]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 3. 82-Kevin Swindell[4]; 4. 31B-Christopher Bell[7]; 5. 74B-John Carney II[5]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[8]; 7. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson[10]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel[18]; 10. 94-Jeff Swindell[13]; 11. 4-Jon Agan[11]; 12. 28-Channin Tankersley[22]; 13. 45X-Johnny Herrera[23]; 14. 05-Brad Loyet[17]; 15. 17-Blake Hahn[21]; 16. 41-Jason Johnson[9]; 17. 29$-Russ Hall[15]; 18. 17X-Josh Baughman[14]; 19. 29-Brandon Hahn[24]; 20. 14-Michael Lang[20]; 21. (DNF) 1-Sean McClelland[6]; 22. (DNF) 7M-Kevin Ramey[12]; 23. (DNF) 1J-Danny Jennings[19]; DNS 48-Jake Martens

Lap Leader(s): Tony Bruce, Jr. 1-25
KSE Hard Charger: Channin Tankersley - +10
Hawk Performance Fastest Lap: Aaron Reutzel - 15.323
CSI Rebound: James Mosher
Provisional(s): Johnny Herrera (P1), Brandon Hahn (P1)

2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Rico Abreu-2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Christopher Bell 414; 2. Johnny Herrera 342; 3. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 341; 4. Jason Johnson 339; 5. Seth Bergman 337; 6. Tony Bruce, Jr. 334; 7. Brad Loyet 333; 8. Matt Covington 327; 9. Jeff Swindell 303; Rico Abreu 300;

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Brady Bacon Victorious in ASCS 305 Shootout

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (March 15, 2014) - After having to drop to the tail Friday night at the El Paso Speedway Park and coming to fourth, it was evident that Brady Bacon had the speed to win and it showed Saturday night as the Broken Arrow, Okla. shoe lapped through tenth to collect the $3,000 winner's check at the ASCS 305 Sprint Car Shootout at the Southern New Mexico Speedway.

Gridding the Minks Motorsports No. 199 eleventh, Bacon ran down Jason Johnson in slower traffic to grab the lead with 12 laps to run, opening his advantage to 6.293 seconds in the final circuits. Brady is the first non-local driver to win the event, and the fourth different winner in five years.

John Carney II wheeled the Drown Motorsports backed No. 74BC to a runner up finish with Jason Johnson holding off Johnny Herrera's Print Place Motorsports No. 45X for third by 0.010 seconds at the line in the Stenhouse, Jr. Racing owned, Curb / Agajanian Performance Group co-owned No. 41.

Aaron Reutzel came from sixteenth to complete the top five, giving both Minks Motorsports entries a top five finish.

Jeff Swindell, Wes Wofford, Lorne Wofford, Cesar Fuentes, and Kyle McCutcheon rounded out the top ten.

The West Texas ASCS 305 Region presented by MVT will begin their regular season of bi-weekly events on Friday, May 2 at the El Paso Speedway Park and Saturday, May 3 at the Southern New Mexico Speedway. For complete news, schedule, and points log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

West Texas ASCS 305 Region presented by MVT
5th annual ASCS 305 Sprint Car Shootout
Southern New Mexico Speedway - Las Cruces, N.M.
Saturday, March 15, 2014

Car Count: 28

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 27-Cesar Fuentes[3]; 2. 2X-Brandon Williams[2]; 3. 4X-Shawn Petersen[6]; 4. 5-Joseph Hernandez[1]; 5. 1-Aaron Reutzel[7]; 6. 21TX-Brandon Schure[5]; 7. 16-Cory Riley[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 74BC-John Carney II[1]; 2. 18-Lorne Wofford[2]; 3. 80-Josh Hawkins[4]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[7]; 5. 54-Art Quijano[6]; 6. 6U-Anton Salopek[5]; 7. (DNF) 7-Rick Lovelady[3]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 19-Wes Wofford[1]; 2. 199-Brady Bacon[2]; 3. 94-Jeff Swindell[3]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson[7]; 5. 7K-Kyle McCutcheon[5]; 6. 99-Chuck Jackson[6]; 7. 52-Aaron Quijano[4]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 9K-Kyle Sager[1]; 2. 148-Don Grable[2]; 3. 2J-Zach Blurton[3]; 4. 131-Royal Jones[7]; 5. 99.5-Derek Demartino[4]; 6. 30-Austin Mundie[5]; 7. 77-Colt Treharn[6]

B Feature 1 (10 Laps, taking top 8): 1. 21TX-Brandon Schure[6]; 2. 7K-Kyle McCutcheon[3]; 3. 6U-Anton Salopek[7]; 4. 30-Austin Mundie[8]; 5. 99.5-Derek Demartino[4]; 6. 77-Colt Treharn[9]; 7. 7-Rick Lovelady[12]; 8. 5-Joseph Hernandez[2]; 9. 52-Aaron Quijano[11]; 10. (DNF) 16-Cory Riley[10]; 11. (DNF) 99-Chuck Jackson[5]; DNS 54-Art Quijano

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 199-Brady Bacon[11]; 2. 74BC-John Carney II[5]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson[2]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[4]; 5. 1-Aaron Reutzel[16]; 6. 94-Jeff Swindell[14]; 7. 19-Wes Wofford[8]; 8. 18-Lorne Wofford[10]; 9. 27-Cesar Fuentes[7]; 10. 7K-Kyle McCutcheon[18]; 11. 4X-Shawn Petersen[1]; 12. 148-Don Grable[12]; 13. 80-Josh Hawkins[13]; 14. 6U-Anton Salopek[19]; 15. 131-Royal Jones[3]; 16. 2J-Zach Blurton[15]; 17. 2X-Brandon Williams[9]; 18. 21TX-Brandon Schure[17]; 19. 99.5-Derek Demartino[21]; 20. 7-Rick Lovelady[23]; 21. 5-Joseph Hernandez[24]; 22. (DNF) 30-Austin Mundie[20]; 23. (DNF) 77-Colt Treharn[22]; 24. (DNF) 9K-Kyle Sager[6]

Lap Leader(s): Jason Johnson 1-16, Brady Bacon 17-30

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Bob Ream, Jr. breaks through with ASCS Southwest

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (March 15, 2014) - A winner in Non-Win Sprint Cars Racing 59 times, Bob Ream, Jr. finally broke through with wings on against the Hose Advantage Store ASCS Southwest Region, topping a field of 20 drivers at the Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz.

Becoming the region's 32nd different winner, Ream charged from seventh to win in front of his hometown crowd. Albuquerque's James Mosher led the first twelve rounds before ultimately crossing runner with Montana's Phil Dietz taking the final podium step. Mike Rux, Jr. finished fourth followed by Jesse Baker completing the top five.

Ryan Linder, Billy Chester, Lance Norick, James Aragon, and Perry McMillan made up the remainder of the top ten.

The Hose Advantage Store Southwest Region competes next at the Tucson International Raceway on April 5. For a complete listing of results, news, and points for the ASCS Southwest Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Hose Advantage Store ASCS Southwest Region
Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, Ariz.
Saturday, March 15, 2014

Car Count: 20

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 72-Phil Dietz; 2. 12-James Mosher; 3. 41W-Joshua Williams; 4. 57-James Aragon; 5. 27-Perry McMillan; 6. 55-Don Sink; 7. 14S-Cody Sickles

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 8-Bob Ream Jr; 2. 22-Mike Rux Jr; 3. 94-Nick Parker; 4. 9-Ryan Linder; 5. 74-Billy Chester III; 6. 21-Brandon Hacker; 7. 96-Carson Ditsch

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 2. 90-Lance Norick; 3. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson; 4. 01-Kaylene Verville; 5. 22X-Jesse Baker; 6. 41-Colton Hardy

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 8-Bob Ream Jr; 2. 12-James Mosher; 3. 72-Phil Dietz; 4. 22-Mike Rux Jr; 5. 22X-Jesse Baker; 6. 9-Ryan Linder; 7. 74-Billy Chester III; 8. 90-Lance Norick; 9. 57-James Aragon; 10. 27-Perry McMillan; 11. 41-Colton Hardy; 12. 94-Nick Parker; 13. (DNF) 8AZ-Jordan Stetson; 14. (DNF) 01-Kaylene Verville; 15. (DNF) 41W-Joshua Williams; 16. (DNF) 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 17. (DNF) 96-Carson Ditsch; 18. (DNF) 55-Don Sink; 19. (DNF) 14S-Cody Sickles; 20. (DNF) 21-Brandon Hacker

Lap Leader(s): James Mosher 1-12, Bob Ream, Jr. 13-25

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Jason Johnson Pockets El Paso Payday

EL PASO, Texas (March 14, 2014) - Jason Johnson added $3,000 to his bank account Friday night at the El Paso Speedway Park, charging from seventh to win the first annual ASCS 305cid Sprint Car Smackdown with the West Texas ASCS 305 Region presented by Mesilla Valley Transportation.

Working past Aaron Reutzel with 13 laps to go, traffic, and a caution with three to go, played into Johnson's hands as the Stenhouse, Jr. Racing owned, Curb / Agajanian Performance Group co-owned No. 41 crossed with an advantage of 0.655 seconds.

Johnny Herrera worked to second on the race's final restart with Aaron Reutzel settling for the final podium step. Originally scheduled to lineup fourth, Brady Bacon would have to charge from 24th to his original starting spot after requiring a second push for spinning before the green flag. Lorne Wofford rounded out the top five.

Kyle McCutcheon, John Carney II, Cesar Fuentes, Wes Wofford, and Derek Drown completed the top ten.

The West Texas ASCS 305 Region presented by MVT moves to the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M. on Saturday, March 14 for another $3,000 to win event at the 305 Sprint Car Shootout. Gates Open 3:00 P.M. with races at 6:30 P.M. (MT). For more information, log onto http://www.snmspeedway.com or http://www.ascsracing.com.

West Texas ASCS 305 Region presetned by MVT
First annual 305 Sprint Car Smackdown
El Paso Speedway Park - El Paso, Texas
Friday, March 15, 2014

Car Count: 29

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 199-Brady Bacon[1]; 2. 2J-Zach Blurton[2]; 3. 18-Lorne Wofford[5]; 4. 6U-Anton Salopek[3]; 5. 148-Don Grable[7]; 6. 30-Austin Mundie[8]; 7. (DNF) 2X-Brandon Williams[4]; 8. (DNF) 98-Jerry Gonzalez[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 74B-Derek Drown[1]; 2. 1-Aaron Reutzel[6]; 3. 80-Josh Hawkins[4]; 4. 4X-Shawn Petersen[3]; 5. 7-Rick Lovelady[5]; 6. 54-Art Quijano[2]; 7. (DNF) 74BC-John Carney II[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell[1]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[3]; 3. 27-Cesar Fuentes[2]; 4. 21TX-Brandon Schure[6]; 5. 16-Cory Riley[4]; 6. 99-Chuck Jackson[7]; 7. (DNF) 5-Joseph Hernandez[5]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 131-Royal Jones[1]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[2]; 3. 7K-Kyle McCutcheon[4]; 4. 19-Wes Wofford[6]; 5. 77-Colt Treharn[3]; 6. 9K-Kyle Sager[7]; 7. 52-Aaron Quijano[5]

B Feature 1 (12 Laps, taking top 8): 1. 74BC-John Carney II[9]; 2. 4X-Shawn Petersen[1]; 3. 9K-Kyle Sager[6]; 4. 77-Colt Treharn[7]; 5. 16-Cory Riley[4]; 6. 30-Austin Mundie[2]; 7. 99-Chuck Jackson[5]; 8. 52-Aaron Quijano[11]; 9. 7-Rick Lovelady[3]; 10. 5-Joseph Hernandez[10]; 11. (DNF) 54-Art Quijano[8]; DNS 2X-Brandon Williams; DNS 98-Jerry Gonzalez

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[7]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[9]; 3. 1-Aaron Reutzel[5]; 4. 199-Brady Bacon[4]; 5. 18-Lorne Wofford[6]; 6. 7K-Kyle McCutcheon[11]; 7. 74BC-John Carney II[17]; 8. 27-Cesar Fuentes[14]; 9. 19-Wes Wofford[13]; 10. 74B-Derek Drown[3]; 11. 94-Jeff Swindell[2]; 12. 4X-Shawn Petersen[18]; 13. 148-Don Grable[15]; 14. 2J-Zach Blurton[8]; 15. 131-Royal Jones[1]; 16. 77-Colt Treharn[20]; 17. 80-Josh Hawkins[10]; 18. 6U-Anton Salopek[16]; 19. 21TX-Brandon Schure[12]; 20. 30-Austin Mundie[22]; 21. 16-Cory Riley[21]; 22. 99-Chuck Jackson[23]; 23. (DNF) 9K-Kyle Sager[19]; 24. (DNF) 52-Aaron Quijano[24]

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Lucas Oil ASCS readying for Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals

TULSA, Okla. (March 14, 2014) - The season's first stop at the half-mile Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas is within sight for the drivers of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real.

The 41st running of the Spring Nationals and second Matt Clevenger Memorial will take place Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22 at the Mesquite oval, which was the site of Kyle Bellm's first Protect the Harvest A-Feature triumph in the rain shortened 2013 event.

In terms of overall visits to the Devil's Bowl, the coming Spring Nationals is the 53rd event sanctioned under the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour banner since the series first began visiting in 1994. The weekend potentially represents race number 76 and 77 for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, which has seen 26 drivers emerge triumphantly. Gary Wright tops that list with 20 wins to his credit.

A quick overview of the current top 15 in tour standings heading into the Spring Nationals shows Rico Abreu leading the way. Running a varied schedule of 410cid and 360cid events in 2014, the California driver will stick to his home state as the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heads to Texas.

Christopher Bell holds second after earning a pair of podiums in the season opener aboard the Brandon Berryman owned No. 31b. Brian Brown, who topped the 2013 Winter Nationals, sits third with Roger Crockett fourth. With limited funding, Crockett's season will be based primarily around his home state of Oregon. Jason Johnson is the highest running full time tour regular at this point in the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 41 owned by Stenhouse, Jr. Racing and co-owned by Curb / Agajanian Performance Group.

Running the Buffalo Wild Wings entry when able, non-wing ace Bryan Clauson is currently tied with Johnny Herrera for sixth. Brad Loyet enters the Spring Nationals eighth with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. ninth. The Sunnyvale, Texas driver, is also running a mixed schedule in 2014. Seth Bergman currently holds tenth in the Oil Field Equipment and Manufacturing No. 23 powered by A.S.I. Racing Engines.

Logan Forler, who plans to run a regional/national schedule in 2014, sits eleventh, with 2014 tour Rookie Blake Hahn twelfth in the Griffith Truck and Equipment No. 17. After a rough start to the season that cost Jeff Swindell a full-point provisional, the Tennessee driver is thirteenth in the Heartland Catfish No. 94 with Ohsweken Speedway promoter, Glenn Styres, fourteenth. Returning to full time national competition for the first time since 2012, Matt Covington currently rounds out the top 15 in the T&L Foundry No. 95.

The Spring Nationals also represents the start of the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region's 2014 season. Matt Covington is the defending champion of the region.

The 41st Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals and Matt Clevenger Memorial opens both nights at 6:00 P.M. (CT) with racing set to begin at 8:00 P.M. Pit Gates will open at 2:00 P.M. both nights.

Support Classes for the Spring Nationals will include Limited Modifieds and Modifieds on Friday, March 21 with the Modifieds swapped out for the Racesaver 305 powered by A.S.I. Racing Engines on Saturday, March 22. For more information on the Devil’s Bowl Speedway including directions, lodging, and ticket information log onto http://www.devilsbowl.com or call 972-222-2421.

Past Devil’s Bowl Winners (Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour: Win Totals):

Gary Wright 20, Jason Johnson 10, Wayne Johnson 6, Kevin Ramey 4, Danny Jennings 3, Sammy Swindell 3, Garry Lee Maier 2, Jeff Swindell 2, Johnny Herrera 2, Mike Peters 2, Shane Carson 2, Shane Stewart 2, Terry Gray 2, Travis Rilat 2, Brian Brown-2, Alan Payne, Danny Lasoski, Edd French, Jack Dover, Jake Peters, Kyle Bell, Larry Neighbors, Mike Ward, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Tim Crawley, Tony Bruce, Jr.

The Series: Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real

Event: 41st Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals and Matt Clevenger Memorial

When: Friday, March 21 - Open at 6:00 P.M. / Racing at 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, March 22 - Open at 6:00 P.M. / Racing at 8:00 P.M.

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

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

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Rico Abreu-2

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Rico Abreu 300; 2. Christopher Bell 284; 3. Brian Brown 265; 4. Roger Crockett 254; 5. Jason Johnson 241; 6. Bryan Clauson 238; 7. Johnny Herrera 238; 8. Brad Loyet 321; 9. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 219; 10. Seth Bergman 218;

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$30,000 purse on tap for West Texas ASCS 305 Region

TULSA, Okla. (March 11, 2014) - A combined $30,000 in total prize money with a potential winner's share of $6,000 is on the line for the West Texas ASCS 305 Region presented by Mesilla Valley Transportation.

Expecting some of the biggest names in ASCS competition, the El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas begins the weekend on Friday, March 14 with the 305 Smackdown. Saturday, March 15 will see events shift north to the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M.

While the 2014 edition of the 305cid weekend is the first for El Paso, Lorne Wofford added his name to the list of winners in 2013 at the ASCS 305 Sprint Car Shootout in Las Cruces; joining his son Wes Wofford who topped the event in 2011.

John Carney II is the only two-time winner of the New Mexico show, taking the inaugural event in 2010 and 2012.

The El Paso Speedway Park is located 6.5 mile east of Loop 375 off Montana Ave. in El Paso, Texas. Events on Friday, March 14 are scheduled to begin at 6:30 P.M. (MT). A practice will be held on Thursday, March 13 beginning at 6:00 P.M.

The Southern New Mexico Speedway is located 11miles west of Las Cruces, N.M. off I-10, Exit 132 to the south frontage road. Races on Saturday, March 15 are scheduled to kick off at 6:30 P.M. (MT).

An entry fee for drivers is due both days if wanting to compete. Each day is $150.

For more information, or to enter, contact the Speedways at 575-524-7913 or log onto http://www.snmspeedway.com.

The ASCS 305cid division enters its third year of competition. The West Texas 305cid Region presented by MVT will compete 23 times in a bi-weekly scheduled between El Paso and Las Cruces. To keep up-to-date, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Past Winners: Southern New Mexico Speedway - Las Cruces, N.M.
2010 Prelim Winner: Bud Kaeding
2010 Champion: John Carney II
2011 Prelim Winner: Jeff Swindell
2011 Champion: Wes Wofford
2012 Prelim Winner: Johnny Herrera
2012 Champion: John Carney II
2013 Prelim Winner: Christopher Bell
2013 Champion: Lorne Wofford

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ASCS Southwest Region continues at Arizona Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (March 7, 2014) - The Hose Advantage Store Southwest Region picks up competition at the Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. on Saturday, March 15. Slated to be a National/Regional combination, the event was scaled back to a regional event.

Kicking off the region's seventh season of competition with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real at the Cocopah Speedway, Logan Forler has taken the early points advantage going into the Saturday event.

Staying closer to home in 2014, Forler holds an advantage of 30 over Bob Ream, Jr.

Running a mixture of ASCS National and Regional events in 2014, New Mexico's James Mosher holds third after the two nights of racing with Ryan Linder and defending champion Rick Ziehl completing the top five after an engine failure sidelined the Lucas Oil No. 20z in the region's opening weekend.

The March 15 date marks the first of five visits to the Arizona oval. First appearing on the Southwest Regional lineup in 2012, the series has visited four times with three different winners. Rick Ziehl grabbed the region's inaugural victory on September 29, 2012. Ziehl raced to his second win at the one-third mile oval in 2013 with Lorne Wofford and Logan Forler also grabbing wins.

March 15 will see events getting underway at 7:00 P.M. (MT) with Pure Stocks and Bombers completing the card. For more information on the Arizona Speedway log onto http://www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480-926-6688.

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Arizona Speedway - ASCS Southwest Region Winners:

9/29/2012 - Rick Ziehl
3/30/2013 - Lorne Wofford
7/6/2013 - Rick Ziehl
10/5/2013 - Logan Forler

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ASCS Gulf South kicks off in Beaumont and Baytown

TULSA, Okla. (March 7, 2014) - The 13th year of racing for the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region kicks off with a double-header with the points chase beginning Friday, March 14 at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas followed by a stop at the Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas on Saturday, March 15.

Ray Allen Kulhanek enters as the defending champion of the regional series, edging out Aaron Reutzel by 13 markers for his fourth consecutive, and fifth overall title since 2005.

With the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour off until the Devil's Bowl Speedway's 41st Spring Nationals on March 21 and 22, several drivers of the National Tour including Aaron Reutzel, Matt Covington, and Seth Bergman are expected to be on hand with hopes of snagging the combined $5,000 winners pay for the weekend.

Friday, March 14 at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park is scheduled to begin at 7:45 P.M. For more information on the Golden Triangle Raceway Park, log onto http://www.gtrpbmt.com.

Saturday, March 15 events at the Royal Purple Raceway are presented by Coushatta Casino Resorts and begin at 7:00 P.M. with Hot Laps. For more information on the Royal Purple Raceway, log onto http://www.royalpurpleraceway.com.

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

ASCS Gulf South - Past Champions: Ray Allen Kulhanek (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2005), Aaron Reutzel (2009), Brandon Berryman (2008 and 2007), Gary Watson (2006), Jerry Bell (2004), Kelly Angelette (2003 and 2002)

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Texas Motor Speedway and Lucas Oil ASCS Confirm September Double-Header

TULSA, Okla. (March 5, 2014) - Officials with the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track and Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real have confirmed their 2014 visit with a first time double-header at the four-tenths mile clay oval.

A part of the Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship for the past two years, the ASCS National Tour along with the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region and American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region will join the all-star weekend, which includes a who's who of Open Wheel Modifieds, on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13.

"We really enjoy being a part of the Texas Motors Speedway Dirt Track and are very happy to see our visit become a two day event. We can't thank everyone involved enough for making this weekend a reality for our drivers and fans," commented ASCS National Director, Matt Ward. "Being associated with the event is great for the series and the sport. It brings notoriety to what we do."

Other event details including ticket prices and start times will be released in the coming weeks.

Becoming a part of the Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship in 2012, Jason Johnson stands as the defending champion of the Sprint Car portion of the event in as many years. The Stenhouse, Jr. Racing / Curb-Agajanian No. 41 currently holds fifth in National Tour standings following the 2104 season opener at the Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

For continued updates and information regarding the American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Quick Facts:

Series:
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real
Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region
American Bank of Okla. Sooner Region

Where:
Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track

When:
Friday, September 12, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Contact Information:
Address: 3545 Lone Star Circle Ft. Worth, Texas 76177
Phone #: (817) 215-8500
Website: http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com

Past Winner(s):  Jason Johnson (9/15/2012, 9/12/2013)

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ASCS 305 readying for Southwest Showdown

TULSA, Okla (March 4, 2014) - The West Texas ASCS 305cid Region presented by MVT is expecting some big names on March 14 and 15. Offering a pair of $3,000 to win, $400 to start night's of racing, it's safe to say that the attention of many has been peaked.

The 305 Smackdown on Friday, March 14 at the El Paso Speedway Park will kick things off with the 305 Shootout at the Southern New Mexico Speedway on Saturday, March 15.

A two-day event in Las Cruces, N.M. in the past, the event originally offered $1,000 to win on Friday night and $5,000 to win on Saturday.

Still offering $6,000 to win for a weekend sweep, the switch to include the El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas mirrors what the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real will see when the National Tour visits in November.

Previous winners of the two-day New Mexico event will be on hand to defend their home turf. John Carney II, Lorne Wofford, and Wes Wofford have denied some of the biggest names in Sprint Car racing the big payday.

This year, the likes of Jason Johnson, Jeff Swindell, Johnny Herrera, and Danny Lasoski will be on hand in hopes to taking home the winner's check.

The El Paso Speedway Park is located 6.5 mile east of Loop 375 off Montana Ave. in El Paso, Texas. Events on Friday, March 14 are scheduled to begin at 6:30 P.M. (MT). A practice will be held on Thursday, March 13 beginning at 6:00 P.M.

The Southern New Mexico Speedway is located 11miles west of Las Cruces, N.M. off I-10, Exit 132 to the south frontage road. Races on Saturday, March 15 are scheduled to kick off at 6:30 P.M. (MT).

An entry fee for drivers is due both days if wanting to compete. Each day is $150.

For more information, or to enter, contact the Speedways at 575-524-7913 or log onto http://www.snmspeedway.com.

The ASCS 305cid division enters its third year of competition. The West Texas 305cid Region presented by MVT will compete 23 times in a bi-weekly scheduled between El Paso and Las Cruces. To keep up-to-date, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

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Rico Abreu Pockets $10,000 with Lucas Oil ASCS at Cocopah

SOMERTON, Ariz. (March 1, 2014) - It didn't take long for Rico Abreu to become a repeat winner with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real. Staging the Abreu Vineyards No. 24 third in the night's Protect the Harvest A-Feature, the Rutherford, Calif. driver worked past race long leader Christopher Bell on Lap 27 to pocket $10,000 at the Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Ariz.

Staying true to form, the desert's ten-percent chance of rain yielded a nearly two hour delay in the start of Saturday's Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real events, but produced a nearly perfect racing surface as the cushion worked to within inches of the wall.

Taking off from the pole, Bell worked into slower traffic on Lap 7. Giving Abreu the chance to close the gap, he would be unable to mount a charge as the Berryman Motorsports No. 31B slipped quickly through the back markers.

Putting several slower cars between he and Abreu, the caution displayed for third running Mason Moore on Lap 15 to bring the field to a single file restart. With a pair of lapped cars between Christopher and Rico, the difference opened quickly as Bell stuck to the cushion before finally skipping through the high line and tagging the wall on Lap 26.

"The track just got so finesse there at the end, it was just right around the wall and it was really demanding on the cushion," commented Abreu of track conditions. "Bell just made that one mistake and I was right there, so I just raced my own race and when I got to traffic I was just sliding guys, you know really grinding my tires. It was tough driving by those lappers when they were running side-by-side but other than that, Paul Silva gave me a great racecar."

Running Abreu down after slapping the wall, Bell pulled to within two car lengths but would have to settle for the second podium step.

"I just didn't get the job done those last five laps. I kept running in a little high into one and ended up pushing the nose into the fence," said a frustrated Christopher Bell. "I just have to say hats off to my crew, they did an awesome job working the rain and stuff, and we got an awesome racetrack."

After the caution waved at the midway point, the third spot fell into the hands of Brian Brown.

Challenged by Bryan Clauson on several occasions after the restart, Brown was able to hold onto the final podium step, "We just weren't good enough this weekend and honestly, we just got beat by some better cars. Congrats to Rico on both nights and Christopher Bell ran good both nights and really there were three or four guys that were really good. We were better than we were last time we were here, so hopefully when we come back here in November, we'll be a little bit better."

Danny Lasoski worked to fourth from sixteenth with the pass on Clauson on the final lap to earn the KSE Hard Charger of the Night. Clauson's fifth place finish is his first top-five in series history.

Jason Johnson crossed sixth with Roger Crockett seventh. Johnny Herrera, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and fourteenth starting Seth Bergman completed the top five.

Five SpeedMart Heat Races were contested with Bryan Clauson, Mason Moore, Jason Johnson, Brandon Hahn, and Craig Stidham earning wins. Smiley's Racing Products B-Features went to Logan Forler and James Mosher.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real competes next at the Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21 and 22 with the 41st Spring Nationals. Complete news, results, and schedule for the American Sprint Car Series can be found at http://www.ascsracing.com

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real
Cocopah Cup Challenge II - Night 2
Cocopah Speedway - Somerton, Ariz.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Car Count: 42


Heat Races presented by SpeedMart - 8 Laps, winners plus top 7 in passing points to A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 82C-Bryan Clauson[2]; 2. 0-Glenn Styres[4]; 3. 17W-Cole Wood[1]; 4. 05-Brad Loyet[8]; 5. 17-Blake Hahn[6]; 6. 94-Jeff Swindell[5]; 7. 9R-Reece Goetz[7]; 8. 22X-Mike Rux Jr[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 22-Mason Moore[2]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 3. 01-Kaylene Verville[1]; 4. 8-Bob Ream Jr[4]; 5. 57X-James Aragon[5]; 6. 9-Ryan Linder[7]; 7. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[6]; 8. 90-Lance Norick[8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[6]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[7]; 3. 4X-Shawn Petersen[2]; 4. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[3]; 5. 33V-Henry VanDam[5]; 6. 94M-Nick Parker[8]; 7. (DNF) 20Z-Rick Ziehl[1]; DNS 23N-Travis Jacobson

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 29-Brandon Hahn[1]; 2. 33L-Danny Lasoski[2]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[5]; 4. 77X-Wayne Johnson[4]; 5. 12-James Mosher[7]; 6. 41W-Joshua Williams[6]; 7. (DNF) 33-Rick Eckert[3]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 3-Craig Stidham[4]; 2. 82-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[3]; 4. 2L-Logan Forler[5]; 5. 11W-Joe Wood Jr[1]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel[7]; DNS 8AZ-Jordan Stetson

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features - Top 3 advance to the A-Feature.
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 2L-Logan Forler[2]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[1]; 3. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[5]; 4. 8-Bob Ream Jr[4]; 5. 9-Ryan Linder[7]; 6. 01-Kaylene Verville[3]; 7. 9R-Reece Goetz[10]; 8. 57X-James Aragon[6]; 9. 94M-Nick Parker[8]; 10. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[9]; 11. (DNF) 33-Rick Eckert[11]; DNS 20Z-Rick Ziehl; DNS 8AZ-Jordan Stetson

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 12-James Mosher[3]; 2. 17-Blake Hahn[5]; 3. 17W-Cole Wood[2]; 4. 94-Jeff Swindell[9]; 5. 4X-Shawn Petersen[1]; 6. 33V-Henry VanDam[6]; 7. 11W-Joe Wood Jr[7]; 8. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[10]; 9. 41W-Joshua Williams[8]; 10. (DNF) 77X-Wayne Johnson[4]; DNS 90-Lance Norick; DNS 22X-Mike Rux Jr; DNS 23N-Travis Jacobson

Protect the Harvest A-Feature - 30 laps, $10,000 to win.
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 24-Rico Abreu[3]; 2. 31B-Christopher Bell[1]; 3. 21-Brian Brown[7]; 4. 33L-Danny Lasoski[16]; 5. 82C-Bryan Clauson[8]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson[5]; 7. 11-Roger Crockett[4]; 8. 45X-Johnny Herrera[6]; 9. 82-Sam Hafertepe Jr[11]; 10. 23-Seth Bergman[14]; 11. 3-Craig Stidham[9]; 12. 05-Brad Loyet[13]; 13. 17-Blake Hahn[20]; 14. 2L-Logan Forler[17]; 15. 0-Glenn Styres[10]; 16. 95-Matt Covington[15]; 17. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[21]; 18. 29-Brandon Hahn[12]; 19. 17W-Cole Wood[22]; 20. W20-Greg Wilson[19]; 21. 9R-Reece Goetz[24]; 22. 94-Jeff Swindell[23]; 23. 12-James Mosher[18]; 24. (DNF) 22-Mason Moore[2]; 25. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[25]

Lap Leader(s): Christopher Bell (1-26), Rico Abreu (27-30)

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2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Rico Abreu-2

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Rico Abreu 300; 2. Christopher Bell 284; 3. Brian Brown 265; 4. Roger Crockett 254; 5. Jason Johnson 241; 6. Bryan Clauson 238; 7. Johnny Herrera 238; 8. Brad Loyet 321; 9. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 219; 10. Seth Bergman 218;

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Rico Abreu earns first Lucas Oil ASCS victory in 2014 season opener

SOMERTON, Ariz. (February 28, 2014) - With lightning dancing across the desert floor and the smell of rain thick in the air, Rico Abreu stood atop the podium for the first time with Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real, picking up the 2014 season opener at the Cocopah Speedway in only his second career A-Feature start with the national arm of the American Sprint Car Series.

"This is incredible," said Abreu about his $3,000 payday.

Leading from the drop of the green, the Rutherford, Cali. driver set the pace until Lap 18. Surrendering the lead in traffic, fifth starting Roger Crockett found the rubber and a clear groove, assuming the point and pulling away but would ultimately end up third. Working to the white flag, Abreu followed Roger Crockett across the stripe. Sliding off the bottom groove entering turn one for the final time, Crockett sat helpless with the car sliding across the racing surface.

With tires spinning through the second turn, Abreu raced by the Rocket Designs No. 11 with Crockett appearing to have more problems as the checkered flag fell; surrendering second to Christopher Bell at the line.

"I though he missed it. The bottom was really clean around one-and-two, and I thought he just missed it, but he thought the race was over," said Abreu. "They throw that crossed flag before they throw the white. I just watched him. I didn't know what was going on and snuck by him on the back stretch and made sure I hit my marks at the end."

Asked if he knew Bell was closing in to challenge before the races lone caution on Lap 5 Abreu replied, "I knew he was going to be up top so I took the top there after the caution and just tried to keep my car as straight as I could. It was a really slick track; hard to keep your tires underneath you, but the farther I got my wing back the better I was."

The series 137th winner, Abreu crossed 1.197 seconds ahead of Christopher Bell.

"We had a really good racecar tonight," said Bell who graced the controls of the Brandon Berryman owned No. 31B.

"There before the yellow, I was kinda reeling Rico in and when I saw Paul Silva in the track opening down there in turn three saying go to the top, then Rico got real good at the top of one and two and it was just so slow to have to run the bottom."

Following the race, it was discovered that Bell was able to finish despite the right-front torsion bar and arm missing from the Baytown Ford No. 31B.

Even with everything happening on the final lap, Crockett still finds himself locked into Saturday's $10,000 to win event with a third place showing.

Passing for fourth on Lap 8 after starting tenth, Brian Brown nearly missed the final transfer into Saturday's A-Feature.

Working by the Casey's General Store / FVP No. 21 with four laps to run, Brad Loyet worked to keep Brown at bay in the closing laps. Going side-by-side off the final turn, the pair crossed under the checkered flag wheel-to-wheel with Brown crossing 0.016 seconds to the good over Loyet.

Loyet complete the top five with Johnny Herrera slipping back to sixth. Jason Johnson started eighth and worked as high as fifth before crossing seventh with Logan Forler eighth. Indiana's Bryan Clauson crossed ninth in his third Lucas Oil ASCS A-Feature for his second top ten. Wayne Johnson slipped from seventh to complete the top ten.

SpeedMart Heat Races were won by Jason Johnson, Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu, Wayne Johnson, and Brad Loyet. Smiley's Racing Products B-Features saw Tony Bruce, Jr. and Aaron Reutzel taking the top spots.

The second night of the 2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Season Opener at the Cocopah Speedway takes place on Saturday, March 1 with races beginning at 7:00 P.M. (MT). For news, updates, and information log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presetned by MAVTV American Real
Cocopah Cup Challenge II - Round 1
Cocopah Speedway - Somerton, Ariz.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Car Count: 39


Heat Races presented by SpeedMart - 8 Laps, top 16 in passing points to A-Feature, Top 8 redraw.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[6]; 2. 82-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 3. 9-Ryan Linder[1]; 4. 94-Jeff Swindell[5]; 5. 11W-Joe Wood Jr[8]; 6. 41W-Joshua Williams[3]; 7. 01-Kaylene Verville[4]; 8. 94M-Nick Parker[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 31B-Christopher Bell[1]; 2. 2L-Logan Forler[3]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 4. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 5. 3-Craig Stidham[7]; 6. 90-Lance Norick[6]; 7. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[8]; 8. 33-Rick Eckert[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 24-Rico Abreu[3]; 2. 21-Brian Brown[2]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett[8]; 4. 0-Glenn Styres[6]; 5. 33V-Henry VanDam[1]; 6. 12-James Mosher[7]; 7. (DNF) 23N-Travis Jacobson[4]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson[1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[5]; 4. 82C-Bryan Clauson[6]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel[7]; 6. 29-Brandon Hahn[3]; 7. 8-Bob Ream Jr[8]; 8. (DNF) 22-Mason Moore[4]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[4]; 2. 17-Blake Hahn[2]; 3. 9R-Reece Goetz[3]; 4. 20Z-Rick Ziehl[6]; 5. 57X-James Aragon[1]; 6. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson[5]; 7. 4X-Shawn Petersen[7]

Smiley's Racing Products B-Features - Top 3 advance to the A-Feature.
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell[2]; 3. 9R-Reece Goetz[1]; 4. 3-Craig Stidham[3]; 5. 17W-Cole Wood[6]; 6. 41W-Joshua Williams[8]; 7. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[7]; 8. 12-James Mosher[9]; 9. 01-Kaylene Verville[10]; 10. 57X-James Aragon[5]; 11. 33-Rick Eckert[11]; DNS 22-Mason Moore

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 3. 33V-Henry VanDam[4]; 4. 8-Bob Ream Jr[7]; 5. 29-Brandon Hahn[8]; 6. 9-Ryan Linder[2]; 7. 90-Lance Norick[5]; 8. 4X-Shawn Petersen[9]; 9. 94M-Nick Parker[10]; 10. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson[6]; DNS 23N-Travis Jacobson

Protect the Harvest A-Feature - Top 4 lock into Saturday's A-Feature.
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 24-Rico Abreu[1]; 2. 31B-Christopher Bell[3]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett[5]; 4. 21-Brian Brown[10]; 5. 05-Brad Loyet[4]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera[2]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson[8]; 8. 2L-Logan Forler[6]; 9. 82C-Bryan Clauson[14]; 10. 77X-Wayne Johnson[7]; 11. 23-Seth Bergman[11]; 12. 82-Sam Hafertepe Jr[9]; 13. 94-Jeff Swindell[19]; 14. 87-Aaron Reutzel[18]; 15. 33V-Henry VanDam[22]; 16. 9R-Reece Goetz[21]; 17. 17-Blake Hahn[12]; 18. 20Z-Rick Ziehl[15]; 19. 0-Glenn Styres[13]; 20. 41W-Joshua Williams[24]; 21. 17W-Cole Wood[23]; 22. (DNF) 11W-Joe Wood Jr[16]; 23. (DNF) 18-Tony Bruce Jr[17]; 24. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington[20]

Lap Leader(s): Rico Abreu (1-17, 25), Roger Crockett (18-24)

2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Rico Abreu-1

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Rico Abreu 150; 2. Christopher Bell 142; 3. Roger Crockett 135; 4. Brian Brown 130; 5. Brad Loyet 125; 6. Johnny Herrera 122; 7. Jason Johnson 119; 8. Logan Forler 116; 9. Bryan Clauson 113; 10. Wayne Johnson 110;

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Lucas Oil ASCS season begins with Fanfest

TULSA, Okla. (February 21, 2014) – The 23rd season of competition for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real begins in just under a week’s time at the Cocopah Speedway, just outside Yuma, Ariz.

Before the business of points, money, and glory can commence, the party must take place with Fanfest at the Cocopah Resort and Casino on Thursday, February 27.

Bringing driver and machine to the fans, this year’s Fanfest will begin at 6:00 P.M. (MT) in front of the Resort and Casino and will include music, food, and a meet and greet with the drivers of the ASCS Nation. The event is free to all who want to attend.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour along with the ASCS Southwest Region kicks off their season Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1 at the Cocopah Speedway with the second installment of the Cocopah Cup Challenge. Tickets for the two-day event are on sale now at http://www.cocopahspeedway.com.

Both nights of competition at the Cocopah Speedway begin at 7:00 P.M. with grandstands opening at 4:00 P.M. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.cocopahspeedway.com or by calling 928-344-1563.

The Series: Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real

When and Where: Cocopah Speedway
County 15th & US 95
Somerton, AZ 85350

Thursday, February 27 – Fanfest, free at the Cocopah Casino at 6:00 P.M.
Friday, February 28 - Gates Open at 4:00 P.M. (MT) / Racing at 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, March 1 - Gates Open at 4:00 P.M. (MT) / Racing at 7:00 P.M.

Pit Gates open at 2:00 P.M. both days.

Admission Prices:
Adults - $20.00
Senior/Military - $18.00
Junior - $5.00
Skybox - $30.00
Pit pass - $30.00

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.cocopahspeedway.com

Email: info@cocopahspeedway.com

Phone: 928-344-1563

Series History: Cocopah Speedway

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real has visited the Cocopah Speedway six times beginning in 2012. Three drivers have earned National Tour wins at the three-eighths mile oval. Past Winners: Dustin Morgan (3/9/12), Danny Wood (3/10/12), Jason Johnson (3/1/13, 3/2/13, 11/8/2013, and 11/9/2013)

 Recap - 2013 “A” Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-10, Jeff Swindell-5, Johnny Herrera-4, Roger Crockett-3, Brian Brown-4, Danny Lasoski-3, Logan Forler-2, Brad Loyet-2, Tony Bruce, Jr.-2, Sammy Swindell-2, Kyle Bellm, Jack Dover, Seth Bergman, Jonathan Cornell, Travis Rilat, Justin Henderson, Shane Stewart, Tim Crawley, Anthony Nicholson, Christopher Bell, David Gravel

Recap - Final 2013 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10) 1.Jason Johnson 5,363; 2.Johnny Herrera 5,251; 3.Jeff Swindell 5,061; 4.Brad Loyet 5,006; 5.Tony Bruce, Jr. 4,964; 6.Logan Forler 4,868; 7.Seth Bergman 4,700; 8.Dustin Morgan 4,410; 9.Cole Wood 4,137; 10. Brandon Hahn 3,484;

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Brandon Hahn returning for 2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Season

TULSA, Okla. (February 17, 2014) - Brandon Hahn’s rookie season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real was, as the 19 year old driver puts it, “a huge learning experience.”

With his first year on the road behind him, Hahn will again pilot the Protect the Harvest No. 29 for his Father, Steve Hahn.

Having to make several changes while on the road in 2013 as the former Micro driver adapted to racing from track-to-track, Hahn explained that the biggest problem they had was keeping engines alive, “That has to be the biggest change for us right now is with our engines. Last year we had to mixed and match engines, but the guys at Wesmar got us fixed up for this year.”

Bringing up people of influence throughout his first year on the road, Hahn was quick to give thanks to his Father and Grandfather as well as longtime Crew Chief, Jimmy Jones.

“It’s going to be a bummer this year not having [Jimmy] Jones on the since Dustin [Morgan] isn’t planning to run the full tour, as of now anyway, but it’s always helpful to just listen; even to what other drivers have to say.”

Making every event in 2013, Hahn was only able to start in 27 A-Features. Asked about his goals for the coming season, Hahn replied, “My goal going to the racetrack every night is to make the A-Feature first, and then go from there and try to get a solid finish with my car in one piece, but I think we can go out there and be better prepared this year.”

Aside from the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Brandon does have plans to running several ASCS Regional, as well as NCRA events.

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Matt Covington eyes 2014 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Return

TULSA, Okla. (February 13, 2014) - Sometimes time away is what's needed. Taking on the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real for the first time in 2010, Covington spliced regional and national events into his schedule for the next two years; picking up two National Tour wins in the process.

The start of the 2012 season, however, was when things changed.

Pulling off the road to regroup his operation following a rough finish in the season's ninth event at the Salina Highbanks Speedway, Covington returned to the Lone Star and Sooner Regions. It paid off with a sweep of the regional titles.

Focusing again on the regions in 2013, Covington repeated his success of a regional sweep.

With crew and cars in place, the 2014 season will see the Oklahoma driver making a return to the national scene. Asked how he feels about returning to the road, Covington's reply was simply, "I'm very excited."

Concerning his goals for the year, the 24-year old driver's goals revolve around self-improvement, "I'm just looking to better myself, like I've been doing and finish in the top five." Highlighting specific points for the year, Covington stated making the A-Features at the Knoxville Nationals as well as the Short Track Nationals, "I didn't do it last year, but I did the year before that and the year before that, so I definitely want to get back on that page."

"We've experimented and for me, it really kinda let me to focus more on dialing in my car," explained Covington when questioned about using his regional success to prepare for his return to the road.

"I remember a couple years ago, especially the first year I ran the National Tour; I didn't know the first thing about setting up a Sprint Car. We didn't have a professional crew chief, you know, it was really just a Father/Son deal trying to figure this thing out so running two years of regional, yeah, it does take some of the pressure off; competition's not quite as stiff and running the same tracks you're used to running. When you do that, it helps you to feel what your car is doing, and helps you figure out what little things you need to do to make it better."

Asked whom Matt is taking on the road with him this year, he will have the help of his Father and younger Brother. "I'm confident in what we can do feel like we're going in the right directions to make a run for the top-five."

Matt Covington's two National Tour wins have come at first time visits to the facilities. The Lone Star Speedway was the sight of his first triumph in Kilgore, Texas on April 9, 2010 when the track was still a half-mile configuration. His second came on November 12, 2011 at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M.

Covington has five ASCS Regional titles to his credit in the past three years with a trio of titles with the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region plus the past two championships in the American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region.

Overall in 2013, Matt Covington entered 46 events with three wins, 18 top five, and 23 top-ten appearances. Covington finished in the top -five on four occasions, including six top tens' with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real in 2013, in 14 A-Feature starts. 

News and information on Matt Covington can be found online at http://www.mattcovingtonracing.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter.  Publications on Matt Covington are provided by Petersen Media, Inc. To sign up for news, email sales@petersenmediainc.com with "Matt Covington News" in the subject line.

The 2014 Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real season begins February 28 and March 1 at the Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. Tickets for the $10,000 to win event are on sale at http://www.cocopahspeedway.com.

2013 ASCS (Regional/National) Record: Events: 46: Wins - 3, Top 5 - 18, Top 10 - 23

Overall ASCS National Tour Record: A-Feature Starts: 68: Wins - 2, Top 5 - 10, Top 10 - 31

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Coming Up: 2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Season Opener

TULSA, Okla. (February 12, 2014) - The 23rd year of racing with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real begins in just over two-weeks at the Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Bringing back the Cocopah Cup Challenge presented by the Cocopah Resort and Casino and MAVTV for round-two, the season opening weekend will feature a $3,000 to win purse on Friday, February 28 before jumping to $10,000 to win on Saturday, March 1.

"This facility has some of the best owners in the nation. I am really proud to work for such great people. As these purses show they are investing in the sport as well as in their facility, making Cocopah Speedway truly a Diamond in the Desert," said Greg Burgess about the Cocopah Indian Tribe who backs the Cocopah Speedway.

"It's great for our series to have tracks that offer paydays like we see at Cocopah," commented series director, Matt Ward. "Greg Burgess is great to work with and is always great to our drivers and our fans."

Jason Johnson enters the 2014 season as the defending Lucas Oil ASCS National Champion, as well as the winner of the first Cocopah Cup Challenge winner. In doing so, Johnson earned the series largest payday at $25,000 in the 2013 season opener.

The first of 54 scheduled dates on the 2014 season, the Cocopah Cup Challenge will again feature four of those dates with the season wrapping up at the Arizona oval on November 14 and 15 with the Friday show paying $5,000 to win and the Saturday finale doling out $10,000 to the winner as well as a $5,000 bonus if anyone can repeat the success of Jason Johnson in 2013 and sweep the four scheduled dates.

The start of the ASCS National lineup is also the kickoff for the Hose Advantage Store ASCS Southwest Region. After missing the first two races in 2013, Alamogordo, N.M. shoe Lorne Wofford will go for his first title in the Arizona based region. Giving Rick Ziehl some of his strongest competition in 2013, the Las Cruces native has yet to finish off the top of the podium in regional point standings.

The season opener at the Cocopah Speedway will be preceded by Fanfest at the Cocopah Resort and Casino on Thursday, February 27 beginning at 3:00 P.M. (MT). Fans will get the chance to meet the drivers as well as see the cars up close. Music, food, and a press conference will all be a part of the festivities.

Both nights of competition at the Cocopah Speedway begin at 7:00 P.M. with grandstands opening at 4:00 P.M. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.cocopahspeedway.com or by calling 928-344-1563.

The Series: Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real

When and Where:
Cocopah Speedway
County 15th & US 95
Somerton, AZ 85350

Friday, February 28 - Gates Open at 4:00 P.M. (MT) / Racing at 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, March 1 - Gates Open at 4:00 P.M. (MT) / Racing at 7:00 P.M.
Pit Gates open at 2:00 P.M. both days.

Admission Prices
Adults - $20.00
Senior/Military - $18.00
Junior - $5.00
Skybox - $30.00
Pit pass - $30.00

Contact Information:
Website: http://www.cocopahspeedway.com
Email: info@cocopahspeedway.com
Phone: 928-344-1563

Series History: Cocopah Speedway

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real has visited the Cocopah Speedway six times beginning in 2012. Three drivers have earned National Tour wins at the three-eighths mile oval. Past Winners: Dustin Morgan (3/9/12), Danny Wood (3/10/12), Jason Johnson (3/1/13, 3/2/13, 11/8/2013, and 11/9/2013)

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Recap - 2013 “A” Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-10, Jeff Swindell-5, Johnny Herrera-4, Roger Crockett-3, Brian Brown-4, Danny Lasoski-3, Logan Forler-2, Brad Loyet-2, Tony Bruce, Jr.-2, Sammy Swindell-2, Kyle Bellm, Jack Dover, Seth Bergman, Jonathan Cornell, Travis Rilat, Justin Henderson, Shane Stewart, Tim Crawley, Anthony Nicholson, Christopher Bell, David Gravel

Recap - Final 2013 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10) 1.Jason Johnson 5,363; 2.Johnny Herrera 5,251; 3.Jeff Swindell 5,061; 4.Brad Loyet 5,006; 5.Tony Bruce, Jr. 4,964; 6.Logan Forler 4,868; 7.Seth Bergman 4,700; 8.Dustin Morgan 4,410; 9.Cole Wood 4,137; 10. Brandon Hahn 3,484;

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Blake Hahn joins 2014 Lucas Oil ASCS National Lineup

TULSA, Okla. (February 10, 2014) Jumping from the Micro and Midget ranks to Sprint Cars in 2012, Blake Hahn will make the jump from regional competition to the national scene in 2014 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real.

"I'm excited to run with everybody, with all the big guys. I know I'm going to learn a lot this year." commented the 19 year old driver about his upcoming season.

Teaming up with Bruce Griffith, Jr. in 2013, Hahn picked up his first ASCS Regional victory on July 20 at the Lawton Speedway. Hahn won his second of the season at the Heart O' Texas Speedway on August 23.

Asked about being able to drive for Bruce, the third generation driver was very appreciative of the chance, "I know that he's definitely a good guy to have supporting you because he loves racing. He's old school, but he really went head first with me last year and wanting to take me on the road now, it's really exciting. We'll have two cars ready to go, all the parts, a new trailer, plus we have full time crew guy this year with my friend Dalton Seigler."

With Cousin, Matt Ward running the show, Grandfather, Emmett Hahn in charge of the series, and father Tommy Hahn alongside as his Crew Chief, Blake responded as to whether or not there is any added pressure to perform?

"Not really, it's actually nice having my family there to support me. I'm just looking to have a solid year, and I'm just glad to have their support. I just know that I have to be really consistent, and have my stuff together to run with the national guys. They are great every weekend, so I have to be right there."

Overall, Hahn's goals are simply to finish Top-10 in National Standings while taking as much time necessary to get laps under his belt, "We plan on racing every weekend whether it's ASCS national or regional," said Hahn. "I'm also hoping to get some Midget races in as well to have laps before we get to the Chili Bowl.

In 2013, Blake Hahn attempted 57 events with 37 starts between ASCS Sooner, Lone Star, Gulf South, and ASCS National events. Hahn's 2013 record includes 11 top fives, including 23 top ten appearances.

News and information on Blake Hahn can be found online at http://www.blakehahnracing.com as well as Facebook and Twitter. Publications on Blake Hahn. are provided throughout the year by Shawn Miller's Inside Line Promotions. To sign up for direct news concerning Blake Hahn, email sprintcarreporter@yahoo.com.

The 2014 Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real season begins February 28 and March 1 at the Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. Tickets for the $10,000 to win event are on sale at http://www.cocopahspeedway.com

2013 ASCS (Regional/National) Record: Events: 57: Wins - 2, Top 5 - 11, Top 10 - 23

Overall ASCS National Tour Record: A-Feature Starts: 15: Wins - 0, Top 5 - 2, Top 10 - 6

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

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Set on Winning; Jeff Swindell on Point for 2014 with Lucas Oil ASCS

TULSA, Okla. (February 10, 2014) "Win every race." Answers don't get much simpler when talking with Jeff Swindell about his goals for the 2014 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real National Tour.

Returning to full-time competition in 2013, after taking the 2012 season off, Jeff Swindell will bring the Hammers family owned, Heartland Catfish No. 94 back in hopes of bettering his third in tour standings, in 2013.

Swindell set the season record for consecutive podium finish in 2013 and in doing so, made the largest points jump of any driver from eighth to third. Asked how often he has been able to put together a run like that, Swindell replied, "That just don't hardly ever happen, and I think that just shows what a good group we have."

Pointing out that the run didn't happen until later in the season, Swindell was still pleased with the team's performance, "We were in the learning stages last year with these guys, being the first full season with the team, the car, the motors, and everything. I think it just took us a little while to get everything figured out."

Entering the 2014 season, Swindell has made very little changes to the overall team.

"We've got all the same people together, and all the same sponsors. We added Heartland Catfish at the end of the year as an associate sponsor, and now they wanted to come on board as the main sponsor so we're really pleased with that. I plan on doing a lot of promotions with them."

Planning on racing as much as possible, Swindell has put together a schedule of roughly 80-90 shows for the 2014 season to take advantage of downtime on the ASCS National schedule that includes 410, 360, and 305cid competition.

With the Cocopah Speedway kicking off the 2014 schedule, Swindell will have an uphill climb.

"I think one of the biggest assets I've got, is I can lean on my brother Sammy a little bit," said Swindell when asked about setting up the car and the assets at his disposal.

Asked specifically about the Cocopah Speedway, where the Tennessee driver has had some good runs taken away from him by mechanical issues, Swindell replied, "I feel like I haven't been really good at Cocopah come feature time every night out, we weren't bad the first of the year, but broke a torsion arm bolt in half, so that killed us running third or fourth; then we had mechanical issues the next night. Then, at the end of the year, we were good all night until the feature. I just don't feel like I've had the car underneath me, so Sammy's given me a few little pointers on something to try, so we're going to go at it a little different and try to knock Jason [Johnson] off that podium."

Looking for a clean year of racing, Jeff is clear that he will race anyone the way he is raced. Asked about an incident during the 2013 season that resulted in damage to the No. 94, Jeff replied, "There's no reason to drive guys like that. As long as I know how I'm going to be driven, that's how I'm going to drive."

Jeff Swindell's overall season in 2013 consisted of 42 A-Feature starts. Jeff's five wins in 2013 came at the Lawton Speedway (Lawton, Okla.) on June 19, Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, Okla.) on June 20, Willamette Speedway (Lebanon, Ore.) on July 26, Salina Highbanks Speedway (Salina, Okla.) on August 17, and Jackson Speedway (Jackson, Minn.) on August 30.

Jeff Swindell's first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win came on June 15, 2002 at the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

News and information on Jeff Swindell can be found online at http://www.jeffswindell.com as well as Facebook and Twitter.

The 2014 Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real season begins February 28 and March 1 at the Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. Tickets for the $10,000 to win event are on sale at http://www.cocopahspeedway.com

2013 ASCS (Regional/National) Record: Events: 47: Wins - 5, Top 5 - 19, Top 10 - 29

Overall ASCS National Tour Record: A-Feature Starts: 100: Wins - 11, Top 5 - 40, Top 10 - 62

Summary of Wins: Date, Track, City, State
6/15/2002, Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA
4/15/2011, I-30 Speedway, Little Rock, AR
9/1/2012, Dodge City Raceway Park, Dodge City, KS
9/2/2012, Dodge City Raceway Park, Dodge City, KS
10/19/2012, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Mesquite, TX
10/20/2012, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Mesquite, TX
6/19/2013, Lawton Speedway, Lawton, OK
6/20/2013, Creek County Speedway, Sapulpa, OK
7/26/2013, Willamette Speedway, Lebanon, WA
8/17/2013, Salina Highbanks, Salina, OK
8/30/2013, Jackson Speedway, Jackson, MN

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Focused on more; Johnny Herrera ready for 2014 Season

TULSA, Okla. (February 7, 2014) - Johnny Herrera has been racing for over 30 years. His résumé reflects his tenacity as a driver with two Knoxville Raceway Championships, 1996 Kings Royal winner despite a collapsed sideboard, 2007 SCOA Champion, and wins that number in the hundreds across nearly every discipline of Sprint Car racing.

Asked after all these years of chasing racing, is there anything that surprises him, Herrera chuckled a bit, “The everyday things with racing, that’s the stuff you get used to but is there something every day that I don’t take away from, and learn something new? Absolutely I do.”

Finishing a single marker behind Shane Stewart in 2011 for the season ending $60,000 check, Herrera suffered through back injuries in 2012 before returning to peak health in 2013.

Coupled with a new partnership with Print Place Motorsports, Herrera’s health, along with the backing proved fruitful as Herrera broke through a 72-race drought on May 17, lapping all by one before the checkered flag fell at the U.S. 36 Raceway in Cameron, Mo.

Follow that up with a win at Valley Speedway, the season ultimately saw Herrera exchange the points lead a half dozen times with Jason Johnson before the driver of the Stenhouse, Jr. Racing No. 41 was able to secure his fourth Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real title.

“We just need to keep our heads down, and keep working hard,” commented Herrera on what it’s going to take to claim the title of Champion. “We were actually good last year, we just needed to win more races. We had great consistency, but when you only win four races, it just isn’t enough when the guy that takes the championship wins 10.”

The only full-time driver on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in 2013 without a DNF on the season, Herrera looks to take that same consistency and simply build upon it in 2014, using the same lineup of chassis, engines, and various parts vendors.

“When you have a good thing working, you just need to make small adjustments here and there.”

Asked about what he plans to do with some of the time off between ASCS events at the start of the season, the Albuquerque, N.M. shoe plans to use that time to experiment, be it in 410, 360, or 3015cid competition.

“Since that race in Phoenix got cancelled, I’ll go run some of the races around there. I’ll be at Tucson, and I think I’ll go run EL Paso and Las Cruces and support Royal [Jones] with his 305cid ASCS shows because when you’re doing different forms of racing, it gives you a chance to try different things where we’re not having to contend for a championship. It all helps.”

Touching on some of the chances to experiment with his car, the conversation of shocks came up. As one of the many teams with a shock-dyno in the trailer, Herrera is one of the few drivers who consistently builds his own shock combinations.

“The more you know about anything on your racecar, the better understanding you’re going to have on the proper changes to make to the car. By no means am I a shock expert, but I know what I’m looking for in the feel of the car.”

Herrera’s overall season in ASCS competition in 2013 consisted of 54 A-Feature starts in 57 National and Regional events. Four National Tour wins came at the U.S. 36 Raceway on May 17, Valley Speedway on May 22, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on June 15, and Lucas Oil Speedway on September 29. Herrera’s lone regional victory came in Gulf South competition at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park on May 3.

Johnny Herrera has 10 Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real victories to his credit along with 35 regional wins. Herrera’s first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win came November 2, 1996 at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

Information on Johnny Herrera can be found online at http://johnnyherreraracing.com.

The 2014 Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real season begins February 28 and March 1 at the Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. Tickets for the $10,000 to win event are on sale at http://www.cocopahspeedway.com

2013 ASCS (Regional/National) Record: Events: 57: Wins - 5, Top 5 - 32, Top 10 - 44

Overall ASCS National Tour Record: A-Feature Starts: 145: Wins - 10, Top 5 - 66, Top 10 - 112

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Lucas Oil ASCS Confirms Salina Speedway Visit

TULSA, Okla. (January 30, 2014) Promoters of the Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan. have confirmed the return of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, along with the Speedway Motors Midwest Region on Friday, May 30 ahead of the Eagle Nationals presented by TBJ Promotions.

Not to be confused with the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla. which features the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real and American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region on Saturday, August 16, the Salina Speedway is a three-eighths mile, semi-banked, clay oval located in the farmlands of north-central Kansas.

The May, 2014 visit will mark the third time in as many years the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series has visited the Kansas oval. Four time Lucas Oil Chili Bowl champion, Kevin Swindell, took top honors in the series first visit August 16, 2012. Out running Mother Nature, Washington's Seth Bergman took the top podium step on May 31, 2013.

This is the first time the race has been co-sanctioned with any of the ASCS regional series.

Further updates regarding the 2014 lineup for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real will be posted in the coming weeks. The 2014 season for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real begins February 28 and March 1 at the Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Ariz.

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ASCS Spec Head Rule among updates for 2014 season

TULSA, Okla. (January 27, 2014) The rules package for the American Sprint Car Series (360cid and 305cid) 2014 season has been updated. Included among the updates is a change to the rules governing the approved ASCS Brodix Cylinder Head for 360cid competition.

The 2013 rule concerning the Cylinder Head was as follows:

Spec Heads: Brodix Chevrolet Style Heads part # 27-211, #27223, and #27-222 with ASCS stamp may not have any performance-enhancing alterations in any way. Intake opening no larger than original opening, the only exception being, inlet opening may be ground or polished 3/4 inches or no further into port than the closest edge of the closest letter of the ASCS logo. During this polishing the left side of the letter "A" is sometimes inadvertently brushed with polish wheel. This is permissible as long as letter is still intact. During polishing of inlet port sometimes polish marks may go slightly further than the 3/4 inch. Intake port at no time may exceed 215 cubic centimeters.

Spec Heads: Brodix Ford Style Heads part # 27-233 with ASCS stamp may not have any performance-enhancing alterations in any way. Intake opening must be 2.150 inches tall by 1.300 inches wide. Intake port polishing will be allowed no more than a ½ inch below the bottom of the original seat ring on the back side of the bowl area and no more than 1 inch on the short side. Polishing will be allowed in the combustion chamber are to avoid hot spot chafing. Polishing will be allowed in the exhaust ports as long as the original ASCS logo is not affected or port shape is not altered substantially. Intake port at no time may exceed 194 cubic centimeters. Please note that the intake port is for a Fel-Pro #1262, or equivalent, gasket.

Intake port polishing will be allowed no more than 1 1/2 inches below the bottom of the original seat ring on the back side of the bowl area and no more than 1 inch on the short side. Polishing will be allowed in the combustion chamber area to avoid hot spot chaffing. Polishing will be allowed in exhaust ports as long as the original "ASCS" logo is not affected or port shape is not altered substantially.

Absolutely no intake or exhaust port relocation, raising, enlargement or reshaping of any type. Valve angle and placement may not be altered in any way on the ASCS spec head or on any other head. ASCS checking fixtures to check the above specifications and dimensions will be used by sanctioned ASCS tracks.

The 2014 rule reads as follows:

Spec Heads: Brodix Chevrolet Style Heads part # 27-211, #27223, and #27-222 with ASCS stamp may not have any performance-enhancing alterations in any way. Intake opening no larger than original opening, the only exception being, inlet opening may be ground or polished 3/4 inches or no further into port than the closest edge of the closest letter of the ASCS logo. During this polishing the left side of the letter "A" is sometimes inadvertently brushed with polish wheel. This is permissible as long as letter is still intact. During polishing of inlet port sometimes polish marks may go slightly further than the 3/4 inch. Intake port at no time may exceed 215 cubic centimeters.

Intake port polishing on Chevrolet Heads will be allowed no more than 1.800 inches below the bottom of the original seat ring on the back side of the bowl area and no more than 1 inch on the short side. Polishing will be allowed in the combustion chamber area to avoid hot spot chaffing. Polishing will be allowed in exhaust ports as long as the original "ASCS" logo is not affected or port shape is not altered substantially.

Absolutely no intake or exhaust port relocation, raising, enlargement or reshaping of any type. Valve angle and placement may not be altered in any way on the ASCS spec head or on any other head. ASCS checking fixtures to check the above specifications and dimensions will be used by sanctioned ASCS tracks.

Spec Heads: Brodix Ford Style Heads part # 27-233 with ASCS stamp may not have any performance-enhancing alterations in any way. Intake opening must be 2.150 inches tall by 1.300 inches wide. Intake port polishing will be allowed no more than a 1 1/2 inches below the bottom of the original seat ring on the back side of the bowl area and no more than 1 inch on the short side. Polishing will be allowed in the combustion chamber area to avoid hot spot chafing. Polishing will be allowed in the exhaust ports as long as the original ASCS logo is not affected or port shape is not altered substantially. Intake port at no time may exceed 200 cubic centimeters. Please note that the intake port is for a Fel-Pro #1262, or equivalent, gasket.

Absolutely no intake or exhaust port relocation, raising, enlargement or reshaping of any type. Valve angle and placement may not be altered in any way on the ASCS spec head or on any other head. ASCS checking fixtures to check the above specifications and dimensions will be used by sanctioned ASCS tracks.

The change comes in the area of port polishing concerning the Chevrolet style Head in that teams have been allowed to go from 1.500 inches to 1.800 inches below the bottom of the original seat ring on the back side of the bowl area but still no more than 1 inch on the short side.

Other changes for the 2014 season include the strong recommendation for the Front Axle Tethering system developed by ButlerBuilt. A safety strap for the draglink is now required as well as some form of strap or hoop around the driveline.

Start and restart rules will also reflect the “box start” so as to keep drivers from fanning out and allowing others to jump through the field before the designated starting area.

Complete rules for the American Sprint Car Series (360cid) are posted at http://www.ascsracing.com/series-info/rules.aspx

Updates to the ASCS 305cid rules have also been posted. To remain consistent with the RaceSaver rules package, the aftermarket block produced by Dart (No. 31151411) is now approved for use in ASCS 305cid competition.

Complete rules for the American Sprint Car Series (305cid) are posted at http://305.ascsracing.com/series-info/305rules.aspx

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation.. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

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West Texas ASCS 305 set to kick off 2014 season

TULSA, Okla (January 21, 2014) The first event of the 2014 season for the ASCS Nation comes in the form of 305cid competition as the West Texas ASCS 305 Region opens their 2014 campaign at the El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, January 25.

The $1,000 to win event is a part of the inaugural NDRL Late Model event at the west Texas three-eighths mile oval. A three day event for the National Dirt Racing League, the West Texas ASCS 305 Region will highlight the Saturday lineup.

Saturday’s events will begin at Hot Laps at 5:00 P.M. (MT). According to El Paso Speedway Park officials, a $40 entry fee will be associated with the Saturday event. General Admission on Saturday, January 25 is $18 and can be purchased at the track. Combined tickets or all three day can be found online at http://www.thendrl.com/tickets.html.

For more information on events at the El Paso Speedway Park, log onto http://www.epspeedwaypark.com or call 915-791-8749.

The West Texas ASCS 305 Region is brought to you by Mesilla Valley Transportation and presented by Border International Truck Sales. For updates news, points, and to see the complete 2014 lineup, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com

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ASCS Sooner Region looks for 23 dates in 2014

TULSA, Okla. (January 21, 2014) Taking events into Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, and Kansas the American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region, pending the release of other lineups, will visit more states than any other regional series of the ASCS Nation in 2014.

Beginning in April at the Oklahoma/Arkansas border with the West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla. the series has confirmed 20 dates with an additional three still in the works, according to series director, Terry Mattox.

Ten facilities are scheduled to host the Sooner Region with events held in conjunction with the Speedway Motors Warrior Region, Smiley’s Racing Products Lone Star Region, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, and NCRA in 2014.

TBJ Promotions will provide a pair of date for the Sooner Region in 2014. With the closure of the Great American Dirt Track in Jetmore, Kan. the Steve King Memorial will be split among two Kansas ovals with Tommie Estes, Jr. taking the first round to Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday, June 28 followed by C. Ray Hall on Sunday, June 29 at the 81-Speedway in Park City. Both nights of competition will be co-sanctioned with NCRA.

The 2014 season marks the thirteenth year of competition for the American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region. The 2013 season welcomed 122 drivers with Matt Covington taking his second consecutive title. Updates to the 2014 Sooner Regional lineup will be posted to http://www.ascsracing.com.

2014 American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region Schedule

4/13/2014-West Siloam Speedway - West Siloam Springs, OK
4/19/2014-Springfield Raceway - Springfield, MO (Sooner vs. Warrior)
4/25/2014-Outlaw Motorsports Park - Wainwright, OK*
5/2/2014-Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK
5/3/2014-Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK
5/17/2014-Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX (Sooner vs. Lone Star)
5/30/2014-TBA - TBA, OK
5/31/2014-TBA - TBA, OK
6/18/2014-Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK*
6/19/2014-Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK*
6/20/2014-West Siloam Speedway - West Siloam Springs, OK*
6/28/2014-Dodge City Raceway Park - Dodge City, KS (Sooner vs. NCRA)
6/29/2014-81 Speedway - Park City, KS (Sooner vs. NCRA)
7/4/2014-Outlaw Motor Speedway - Wainwright, OK
7/18/2014-Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK
7/19/2014-Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK
8/15/2014-Salina Highbanks Speedway - Salina, OK*
8/22/2014-Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK (Sooner vs. Lone Star)
9/12/2014-Outlaw Motor Speedway - Wainwright, OK
9/13/2014-West Siloam Speedway - West Siloam Springs, OK
9/19/2014-TBA - TBA, OK
9/20/2014-Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth, TX (Sooner vs. Lone Star)
10/4/2014-Outlaw Motorsports Park - Wainwright, OK*

*indicates events in conjunction with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
**Schedule subject to change without notice.

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ASCS Lone Star Region releases tentative lineup

TULSA, Okla. (January 21, 2014) With dates still in the works, the first 17 confirmed dates for the 2014 Smiley’s Racing Products Lone Star Region have been announced.

The region’s sixth season of competition begins with the 41st Spring Nationals at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22. Eight facilities in Texas and Oklahoma will play host to the ASCS Lone Star Region with the Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas joining the schedule for the first time on August 22.

Terry Mattox, who took over the American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region in 2013, will head the Lone Star Region in addition to the Sooner Region in 2014. With both schedules working in conjunctions with each other, this will again give drivers in both regions the chance to win duel championships; as seen the past two years with Matt Covington who has announced plans to chase the Lucas Oil ASCS National Title in 2014.

Two dates remain to be filled with TBA dates in May and September.

The 2013 season of the Smiley’s Racing Products Lone Star Region welcomed 138 drivers with 15 different winners. The most events won by any driver were two. Blake Hahn, Kevin Ramey, Seth Bergman, and Jason Johnson were the only drivers to score multiple victories in 2013.

Updates to the 2014 lineup for the Smiley’s Racing Products Lone Star Region will be posted to http://www.ascsracing.com.

2014 Smiley’s Racing Products Lone Star Regional Schedule

3/21/2014-Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX*
3/22/2014-Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX*
4/26/2014-Abilene Speedway - Abilene, TX
5/16/2014-Boyd Raceway - Boyd, TX
5/17/2014-Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX (Lone Star vs. Sooner)
5/23/2014-Timberline Speedway - Crowley, TX
5/24/2014-TBA - TBA, TX
6/14/2014-Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX*
7/11/2014-Lubbock Speedway - Lubbock, TX
7/12/2014-Abilene Speedway - Abilene, TX
8/15/2014-Heart O' Texas Speedway - Waco, TX (Lone Star vs. Gulf South)
8/16/2014-Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX (Lone Star vs. Gulf South)
8/22/2014-Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK
8/22/2014-Red River Speedway - Wichita Falls, TX
9/19/2014-TBA - TBA, TX
9/20/2014-Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth, TX (Lone Star vs. Sooner)
10/11/2014-Lone Star Speedway - Kilgore, TX
10/17/2014-Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX*
10/18/2014-Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX*

*indicates events in conjunction with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
**Schedule subject to change without notice.

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2014 ASCS Gulf South Schedule Unveiled

TULSA, Okla. (January 21, 2104) The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region will embark on their 13 year of competition with a bi-weekly schedule of 27 dates in south Texas and Louisiana.

Beaumont’s Golden Triangle Raceway Park will lead the schedule on March 14 with the track first of four dates on the 2014 lineup. Royal Purple Raceway follows with the first of three nights for the year at the Baytown oval.

Overall, the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region will visit 11 facilities in 2014.

Bronco Speedway in Cleveland, Texas joins the schedule for the first time with races on May 3 and July 19. For the first time since 2012, the series returns to Louisiana with Leesville 171 Speedway scheduled for August 31.

Long time facility Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas has scheduled to host the Gulf South Region the most in 2014 with five appearances.

With shows paying no less than $2,000 to win, with select events going to $2,500 to win, a pair of three-day weekends will also add extra incentive in May and July. Starting at the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas on May 23, the weekend follows with Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, and caps off with the South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi. July 3 begins a three day run again at the Cotton Bowl Speedway the follows with South Texas Speedway before the weekend finale at the high-banked Battleground Speedway on July 5.

Both three day swings will offer a $500 bonus to any driver who can win two out of the three consecutive nights. If any driver can sweep the either of the three day runs, they will receive a $1,000 bonus.

A single TBA is on the schedule as Regional Director, Keith Johnson, looks for an event to pair with Leesville 171 Speedway on August 30. Updates to the 2014 Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Regional schedule will be posted to http://www.ascsracing.com

The 2013 season saw 88 drivers taking part in at least one Gulf South Regional event. Ray Allen Kulhanek enters the 2014 season as the series defending champion, winning by a margin of 13 points over Aaron Reutzel to claim his fourth consecutive, and fifth regional title since 2005.

2014 Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Regional Schedule
3/14/2014-Golden Triangle Raceway Park - Beaumont, TX
3/15/2014-Royal Purple Raceway - Baytown, TX
4/4/2014-Battleground Speedway - Highlands, TX
4/5/2014-Battleground Speedway - Highlands, TX
4/18/2014-Heart O' Texas Speedway - Waco, TX
4/19/2014-Gator Motorplex - Willis, TX
5/2/2014-Golden Triangle Raceway Park - Beaumont, TX
5/3/2014-Bronco Raceway Park - Cleveland, TX
5/17/2014-Battleground Speedway - Highlands, TX
5/23/2014-Cotton Bowl Speedway - Paige, TX
5/24/2014-Shady Oaks Speedway - Goliad, TX
5/25/2014-South Texas Speedway - Corpus Christi, TX
6/6/2014-Heart O' Texas Speedway - Waco, TX
6/7/2014-Gator Motorplex - Willis, TX
6/20/2014-Golden Triangle Raceway Park - Beaumont, TX
6/21/2014-Royal Purple Raceway - Baytown, TX
7/3/2014-Cotton Bowl Speedway - Paige, TX
7/4/2014-South Texas Speedway - Corpus Christi, TX
7/5/2014-Battleground Speedway - Highlands, TX
7/18/2014-Golden Triangle Raceway Park - Beaumont, TX
7/19/2014-Bronco Raceway Park - Cleveland, TX
8/15/2014-Heart O' Texas Speedway - Waco, TX-(Gulf South vs. Lone Star)
8/16/2014-Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX-(Gulf South vs. Lone Star)
8/30/2014-Leesville 171 Speedway - Leesville, LA
8/31/2014-TBA - TBA, LA
9/13/2014-Royal Purple Raceway - Baytown, TX
9/27/2014-Battleground Speedway - Highlands, TX

**Schedule subject to change without notice

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First Look: 2014 Lucas Oil ASCS National Lineup

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (December 14, 2013) Expanding the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real in more way than one, the national arm of the American Sprint Car Series will potentially see 65 dates, if not more in 2014 with several new venues in the works as well as returns to tracks not seen in over ten years.

Spanning across 15 states and 32 municipalities already, the lineup for the series 23rd season of operation will see new facilities added to the record books of the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real. Along with the expanded schedule over 2013’s lineup of 55 dates, expanded tow-money will be offered with the top 12 in owner-points now eligible for tow-money.

With only a hand full of dates still needing to be finalized, the series will see a return to California with dates in May before heading up to Oregon’s Cottage Grove Speedway.

The Arnold Motor Supply ASCS Knoxville Nationals and Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge will again highlight the start of the Southern Iowa Sprint Week. Other marque events in 2014 include the Devil’s Bowl Spring and Winter Nationals. The COMPcams Short Track Nationals will again make up four dates to close out the month of October.

Lucas Oil Speedway will once again cap off the Summer Speedweek as well as offer up the Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial. The Jackson Nationals will again be sanctioned under the ASCS banner with AtoZ Promotions also working on dates in South Dakota and Kansas for the coming season.

Tony Bruce, Jr. and TJB Promotions will again provide shows for the National Tour at Riverside International Speedway with the Rock-n-Roll 50 in West Memphis, Ark. The Eagle Nationals will also return at the famed high-banked Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. Among Bruce’s crowning achievements for the 2014 season is the series return to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., a joint venture with Scott Traylor and Racinboys.com.

The Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. will again open and close the season for the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real with details on the second round of the Cocopah Cup Challenge in the works for another major payday for ASCS drivers.

Racinboys.com will again provide live audio and select live PPV events for the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real in 2014 with broadcasts provided by Lucas Oil and the McCarthy Auto Groups.

Updates to the 2014 schedule will be posted to http://www.ascsracing.com.

Schedule: 2014 Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real

Date - Track - City - State

2/28/2014-Cocopah Speedway-Yuma-Arizona

3/1/2014-Cocopah Speedway-Yuma-Arizona
3/14/2014-Arizona Speedway (Tentative)-Queen Creek-Arizona
3/15/2014-Arizona Speedway (Tentative)-Queen Creek-Arizona
3/21/2014-Devil's Bowl Speedway-Mesquite-Texas
3/22/2014-Devil's Bowl Speedway-Mesquite-Texas

4/11/2014-Lexington 104 Speedway-Lexington-Tennessee
4/12/2014-I-30 Speedway-Little Rock-Arkansas
4/25/2014-Outlaw Motorsports Park-Wainwright-Oklahoma
4/26/2014-Riverside Int. Speedway-West Memphis-Arkansas

5/8/2014-Lakeside Speedway-Kansas City-Kansas
5/9/2014-Heartland Park (Tentative)-Topeka-Kansas
5/14/2014-Placerville Speedway-Placerville-California
5/17/2014-TBA--California
5/18/2014-TBA--California
5/23/2014-Southern Oregon Speedway-Medford-Oregon
5/24/2014-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove-Oregon
5/25/2014-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove-Oregon
5/30/2014-Salina Speedway-Salina-Kansas
5/31/2014-Eagle Raceway-Eagle-Nebraska

6/6/2014-Lexington 104 Speedway-Lexington-Tennessee
6/7/2014-I-30 Speedway-Little Rock-Arkansas
6/12/2014-Red River Speedway-Wichita Falls-Texas
6/14/2014-Devil's Bowl Speedway-Mesquite-Texas
6/16/2014-Lubbock Motor Speedway (Tentative)-Lubbock-Texas
6/18/2014-Lawton Speedway-Lawton-Oklahoma
6/19/2014-Creek County Speedway-Sapulpa-Oklahoma
6/20/2014-West Siloam Speedway-W. Siloam Springs-Oklahoma
6/21/2014-Lucas Oil Speedway-Wheatland-Missouri

7/4/2014-TBA
7/5/2014-TBA
7/11/2014-Electric City Speedway-Great Falls-Montana
7/12/2014-Billings Motorsports Park-Billings-Montana
7/18/2014-Black Hills Speedway-Rapid City -South Dakota
7/19/2014-I-90 Speedway-Sioux Falls-South Dakota
7/22/2014-Dakota State Fair Speedway -Huron-South Dakota
7/27/2014-Husets Speedway (Tentative)-Husets-South Dakota
7/31/2014-Knoxville Raceway-Knoxville-Iowa

8/1/2014-Knoxville Raceway-Knoxville-Iowa
8/2/2014-Knoxville Raceway-Knoxville-Iowa
8/4/2014-Southern Iowa Speedway-Oskaloosa-Iowa
8/15/2014-TBA--Oklahoma
8/16/2014-Salina Highbanks Speedway-Salina-Oklahoma
8/21/2014-Riverside Int. Speedway-West Memphis-Arkansas
8/22/2014-Lexington 104 Speedway-Lexington-Tennessee
8/23/2014-TBA
8/29/2014-Jackson Speedway-Jackson-Minnesota
8/30/2014-Jackson Speedway-Jackson-Minnesota
8/31/2014-Husets Speedway (Tentative)-Husets-South Dakota

9/19/2014-I-80 Speedway-Greenwood-Nebraska
9/20/2014-I-80 Speedway-Greenwood-Nebraska
9/26/2014-Lucas Oil Speedway-Wheatland-Missouri
9/27/2014-Lucas Oil Speedway-Wheatland-Missouri

10/3/2014-TBA
10/4/2014-Outlaw Motorsports Park-Wainwright-Oklahoma
10/17/2014-Devil's Bowl Speedway-Mesquite-Texas
10/18/2014-Devil's Bowl Speedway-Mesquite-Texas
10/22/2014-I-30 Speedway-Little Rock-Arkansas
10/23/2014-I-30 Speedway-Little Rock-Arkansas
10/24/2014-I-30 Speedway-Little Rock-Arkansas
10/25/2014-I-30 Speedway-Little Rock-Arkansas

11/7/2014-El Paso Speedway Park-El Paso-Texas
11/8/2014-Southern NM Speedway-Las Cruces-New Mexico
11/14/2014-Cocopah Speedway-Yuma-Arizona
11/15/2014-Cocopah Speedway-Yuma-Arizona

**Schedule is subject to change without notice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 
 
 
 
2014 ASCS National Points
March 22

1. Christopher Bell 414
2. Johnny Herrera 342
3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 341
4. Jason Johnson 339
5. Seth Bergman 337
6. Tony Bruce Jr. 334
7. Brad Loyet 333
8. Matt Covington 327
9. Jeff Swindell 303
9. Rico Abreu 300
   
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