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Aaron Reutzel Triumphant with Lucas Oil ASCS at Creek County Speedway

SAPULPA, Okla. (June 15, 2017) Aaron Reutzel was untouchable on Thursday night, earning his second Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network A-Feature win of the 2017 season.

Winning at Creek County Speedway in Round 5 of the 2017 ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek, the win is Aaron’s first National Tour triumph at the Oklahoma quarter-mile in the tour’s 24th visit since 1994.
“Carson told me today he wanted to stand on the wing, so when we went up the pill draw, I told him to get us the number one and I think I can get us up there,” said Reutzel with a smile as his son stood jubilant in Victory Lane at his side.

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Hafertepe Continues Lucas Oil ASCS Domination at Lawton Speedway

LAWTON, Okla. (June 14, 2017) Sam Hafertepe, Jr. continues to show no signs of slowing down as the Keith Dobbs Motorsports No. 15h unmercifully dominated Wednesday’s Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network Speedweek stop at the Lawton Speedway.

“This thing was awesome,” said Sam of his seventh National Tour score of 2017. “I don’t care if we win it by five seconds, or a tenth of a second, as long as we get the “W”, that’s all the really matters and when a car is as good as this, it’s fun because you can take you time and be smooth rather than rip it too hard.”
Referencing his 5.291 second advantage at the drop of the checkered flag, Hafertepe was challenged once during the 25 lap feature event with Justin Henderson leading the field through the first two turns, before slamming the wall off the fourth turn as Sam rolled by for the lead.

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Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Perfect At Lucas Oil ASCS Devil’s Bowl Summer Nationals

MESQUITE, Texas (June 13, 2017) Four ASCS sanctioned visits to the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in 2017, and just as many wins to show for it, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. rebounded from a weekend of DNF finishes with a dominating performance in Round 3 of the 2017 ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek, leading non-stop in the 44th Devil’s Bowl Summer Nationals with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

“We had to do some frame repair to this thing after I got on my lid on Friday night, but I’ve got to thank Triston Dycus. Whatever it takes to keep us going, he does what he has to do. He was supposed to race tonight, so I feel bad because I’m probably half the reason he didn’t race, but you can’t replace friends like that,” said Hafertepe of his sixth National Tour victory of the season.

Career victory No. 5 for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway since 2011, Sam has eight overall ASCS wins on the 2017 season.

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ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek Continues Tuesday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (June 12, 2017) With the first two nights of the 2017 ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek and Bob Westphal Memorial Cup in the books, the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network returns to action on Tuesday, June 13at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas for the 44th Devil’s Bowl Summer Nationals.

The 19th Speedweek event at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway since 1994, the 2016 showdown fell to rain. In all, 10 drivers have Speedweek wins at the Devil’s Bowl with Gary Wright taking the most wins at six.

Wayne Johnson with four wins is the only other multi-time race winner during Speedweek at the Devil’s Bowl, and the most recent in 2015. Of drivers currently running full-time with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Seth Bergman and Johnny Herrera have also scored Speedweek wins at the famed half-mile.

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Lucas Oil ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek Begins In Lubbock and Amarillo

TULSA, Okla. (June 5, 2017) Turning 25 in 2017 is the ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek and this year’s test of driver and machine will see stops in Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri with seven races across nine nights. Speedweek 2017 for the American Sprint Car Series is also the fourth edition of the Bob Westphal Memorial Cup in honor of the late founder of Wesmar Racing Engines.

Kicking off on Friday, June 9 at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas the return to the three-eighths mile is the first time in 13 years that the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series has seen action in Lubbock. Formerly known as Tech Motor Speedway, then Lady Luck Speedway, the track saw five events from 2002 to 2004. Of those five events, two drivers traded off trips to Victory Lane with Travis Rilat topping action three times to Gary Wright’s pair of triumphs.
Friday, June 9 at West Texas Raceway will get underway at 8:00 P.M. (CDT) with Hot Laps. West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas is located at 12503 Highway 87. Admission for this weekend is $20 for adult with kids age four and under free into the grandstands. More information, including directions, can be found at http://www.westtexasraceway.com.

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Bellm Rallies to Another Runner-up Finish

NIXA, Mo. (June 1, 2017) – Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team have been at the mercy of Mother Nature in recent weeks.  And she has shown little mercy.

After the events of the May 19-20 weekend were completely washed out, last weekend’s scheduled Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour double in Colorado was an early victim to weather as well.

Scanning the skies, Bellm and the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision team opted for nearby ASCS Warrior Region competition at Lake Ozark Speedway and Double X Speedway.

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Bellm Embarks Upon Weekend Triple – Shows Strong Speed at Lucas Oil Speedway

NIXA, Mo. (May 11, 2017) – A big weekend of racing action is on tap for Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team with three nights of competition beginning on Thursday night.

It gets under way with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway before two nights of ASCS Regional competition on Friday and Saturday at Humboldt (KS) Speedway and Springfield (MO) Raceway.

“We have had decent success at all three of these tracks, so we’re looking for some good runs this weekend,” Bellm said of the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision team. “I’m super confident in what we have going on right now.”

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Reutzel Records another World of Outlaws Top Ten; ASCS & Badlands Up Next

CLUTE, Texas (May 11, 2017) – Another weekend resulted in yet another World of Outlaws top-ten finish for Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team.

After cutting a tire in the late going of Friday’s World of Outlaws feature at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fairgrounds, Reutzel raced to a strong eighth-place run at Wichita’s 81 Speedway on Saturday night in the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry.

This weekend gets an early start with the Lucas Oil ASC National Tour resuming action on Thursday night at Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway. From there, the $100,000 Silver Shootout for 410-ci Sprint Cars at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, SD, is next on the docket for Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited team with a potential stop at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex on Friday.
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ASCS Red River at Humboldt Followed By ASCS Warrior Rematch At SpringfieldRED RED

TULSA, Okla. (May 10, 2017) Following the ASCS National/Warrior pairing at Lakeside Speedway on Thursday, the fun continues in ASCS Regional competition on Friday, May 12 at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products, followed by a regional rematch as the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps joins the fun on Saturday, May 13 at Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo.

First visited by the ASCS Red River Region in 2016, Humboldt Speedway provided a nearly perfect surface that allowed Missouri’s Kyle Bellm to make his way to Victory Lane. Banking $2,000 for his efforts, Bellm is primed to defend his Kansas victory is the season’s only ASCS appearance at the three-eighths mile bullring. Bellm is the second driver to score an ASCS win at the Humboldt Speedway as Glen Passmore first got the job done in pre-ASCS Regional competition on April 24, 1998.

Friday, May 12 at Humboldt Speedway gets underway at 7:30 P.M. (CDT) and includes Modifieds, B-Mods, Factory Stocks, and Sport Compacts. Admission is $17 for adults. Kids 6-12 get into the grandstands for $10 and children five and under are free. For more information on the Humboldt Speedway, call (620) 473-3694 or log onto http://www.humboldtspeedway.com.

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Lucas Oil ASCS National Memorial Day Lineup Updated

TULSA, Okla. (May 9, 2017) Memorial Day Weekend is primetime for dirt track racing all across the United States, and for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, that means a trip to the state of Colorado for events at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. on Saturday, May 27 and Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo. on Sunday, May 28.

Originally a three night affair, Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo. has unfortunately had to pull their Friday event. Not affiliated with Joe Bellm and BST Promotions, who promotes El Paso and Phillips County, all lights are green for the Saturday and Sunday events.
The return to the state of Colorado for the first time since 1998 when Daryn Pittman picked up the win at Rocky Mountain National Speedway in Denver. In all, five events were held at the mile-high oval with three different winners.

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Lucas Oil ASCS On Track For Thursday’s KC Klassic At Lakeside Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (May 8, 2017) The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network returns to competition as a prelude to NASCAR weekend in Kansas City with the McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic presented by Racinboys.com on Thursday, May 11 at the famed Lakeside Speedway.

In the 2016 showdown at the four-tenths mile Kansas oval, Missouri’s Brian Brown found his way to Victory Lane for the first time after getting around race-long leader, Blake Hahn, on the 22nd lap of competition. Currently on Brown’s 2017 lineup of events, he’ll have plenty of competition on hand as Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour point’s leader, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. carries a five-race win streak into the Lakeside.

Tying the record set by Gary Wright in 2005 with his win at the Missouri State Fair Speedway by a few feet over Johnny Herrera at the line, Hafertepe posted a ninth place finish in last year’s event at Lakeside.

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Bellm Notches Top-Five at Sedalia – ASCS Warrior Action at Moberly Next on Saturday

NIXA, Mo. (April 21, 2017) – Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team picked up some strong momentum by racing to a solid fifth-place Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour finish atop Sedalia’s ½-mile Missouri State Fairgrounds clay oval last Saturday afternoon.

With inclement weather already nixing this weekend’s Air Capital Shootout at Wichita’s 81 Speedway, Bellm and the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision team will take on the ASCS Warrior Region at Moberly’s Randolph County Raceway on Saturday night.

Last Saturday’s card at Sedalia started in unusual fashion with Bellm drawing a low number to start on the pole of the day’s first heat race.  Bellm took full advantage by picking up the heat race win aboard the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions mount to earn a spot in the redraw.

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Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Gets One for the Thumb at Missouri State Fair Speedway

SEDALIA, Mo. (April 15, 2017) Tying a record set by Gary Wright in 2005, Sunnyvale, Texas shoe Sam Hafertepe, Jr got one for the thumb at the Missouri State Fair Speedway with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network; beating out Johnny Herrera by mere feet at the drop of the checkered flag.

“Let me tell you, Johnny and I raced well together last year and it’s the same this year. I’ve got a lot of respect for what he does, and he shows the same towards me and when we can put on a show like that in front of these fans, that’s what makes them want to come back every time,” said Hafertepe was congratulated in the car by Herrera.

Asked about his fifth win in as many starts, Sam replied, “This is incredible. We really didn’t have the best car early on. We were way to tight and I had to start making it work, especially in three and four where they were just eating us up but just hats off to my guys.”

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Bellm Set for Sedalia after Texas Double

NIXA, Mo. (April 14, 2017) – Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team continue Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition with this Saturday afternoon’s card atop Sedalia’s ½-mle Missouri State Fairgrounds clay oval.

After a Moberly rainout on March 26 and in idle weekend, Bellm and the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision team was back in action last weekend with an ASCS National Tour double at Texas Motor Speedway.

It wasn’t the weekend that the 2015 series Rookie of the Year was hoping for, with motor woes slowing Friday’s effort and then a crash cutting short a solid Saturday night run.

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Outlaws & ASCS for Reutzel after TMS Podium

CLUTE, Texas (April 13, 2017) – A weekend that includes both World of Outlaws and Lucas Oil ASCS National tour action is on tap for Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team after a Texas Motor Speedway weekend that was highlighted by a podium finish.

This weekend’s pair of events begins with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series debut at the Gator Motorplex in Willis, TX, on Thursday night before Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action resumes at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fairgrounds on Saturday.

Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team come off an ASCS weekend that began with a third-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night before a turn for the worse on Saturday ended up in a mangled mess.

“Texas Motor Speedway started good,” Reutzel summed up.

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Lucas Oil ASCS Heads for Missouri State Fair Speedway Spring Fling

TULSA, Okla. (April 12, 2017) Eyeing a Saturday showdown at the “Historic Half-Mile” Missouri State Fair Speedway, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network will face off against the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps on April 15, 2017.

Shaping up to be the 18th time the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour has competed at the Missouri State Fair Speedway, the series has seen 14 winners in the last 17 visits.

Three drivers have two wins to their credit. Ricky Logan was the first driver to earn two wins in ASCS National action on May 28, 1999 and August 22, 1999. Larry Neighbors found a perfect weekend in 2000 with wins on July 1 and July 2. The most recent driver to add two wins to their resume’ is Brian Brown. Coming just over 10 years apart, Brown picked up wins on July 3, 2006 and August 21, 2016.

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Hafertepe Remains Perfect with Lucas Oil ASCS following Texas Motor Speedway Sweep

FT. WORTH, Texas (April 8, 2017) Sam Hafertepe, Jr. continued his dominance of the 2017 season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network with his fourth win in as many nights this past Saturday to complete the weekend sweep of Tony Stewart’s Texas Sprint Car Nationals presented by Machinery Auctioneers at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.
Asked about his run in Victory Lane, Sam replied, “It was predominantly top groove track, so it made it tough to get around lapped cars so we weren’t going to make any dumb moves and try to force anything. We’ve been in that situation several times, but I knew we had a good enough car and we didn’t have to flex our muscles early. At some point, we could take care of it.”
On the weekend and the crowd on hand, Sam thanked Tony Stewart and the Texas Motor Speedway crew hosting the event. Setting a new series record with four consecutive victories, Hafertepe added his fourth triumph at the Texas Motor Speedway to his resume’.

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From 13th, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Wins at Texas Motor Speedway

FT. WORTH, Texas (April 7, 2017) While several drivers have entered the season with back-to-back wins with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. is the first to go three-for-three right out of the gate; adding his third win in as many outings with a dominating run from 13th at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

The opening night of Tony Stewart’s Texas Sprint Car Nationals presented by Machinery Auctioneers, the win is also Hafertepe’s third at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track since 2014.

“My third win here, I feel like we’re getting pretty comfortable here, but I have to thank these fans for coming out tonight. I tried to make it an exciting race, and I think we did coming from 13th,” said Hafertepe who is also Friday’s CP-Carrillo Hard Charger of the Night.

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Thursday Night Practice Added To Texas Motor Speedway Weekend

TULSA, Okla. (March 29, 2017) NASCAR with Sprint Cars for dessert, or maybe it’s the other way? Either way, it’s a winning combination for any race fan as Tony Stewart presents the Texas Sprint Car Nationals sponsored by Machinery Auctioneers at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network along with Limited Modifieds.

With track prep already underway for the start studded weekend, teams will have a chance to test the surface on Thursday, April 6 as a Practice Session has been added from 9:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. (CDT). The practice is free for teams participating in the weekend’s racing action. Pits at the Dirt Track will open at 6:00 P.M. to allow teams time to get in and setup.

For any team not already parked during Thursday’s practice, Pits on Friday, April 7 will open at Noon. Grandstands will open both nights at 6:00 P.M. with Hot Laps at 7:30 P.M. Opening Ceremonies are slated for 8:05 P.M. (CDT).

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Bellm Moves on to Moberly After Solid ASCS Opener at Devil’s Bowl

NIXA, Mo. (March 24, 2017) – Kyle Bellm opened another full year of competition on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in solid form with a pair of twelfth-place finishes aboard the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car at last weekend’s 44th Annual Devil’s Bowl Speedway Spring Nationals in Mesquite, TX.

Series action continues in Bellm’s native Show-Me State with Sunday’s card at Moberly’s Randolph County Raceway.

“It was a good weekend of racing,” Bellm said of last weekend’s opener at Devil’s Bowl.
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Reutzel Lands Sixth-Place Run at Devil’s Bowl – Leads into Weekend Triple

CLUTE, Texas (March 24, 2017) – Aaron Reutzel closed out the opening weekend of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour with a strong sixth-place finish in the 44th edition of Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s “Spring Nationals” last weekend in Mesquite, TX.

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action continues for Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team this Sunday night at Moberly, Missouri’s Randolph County Raceway after the $15,000-to-win NCRA Air Capital Shootout at 81 Speedway near Wichita, KS, on Friday and Saturday.

Reutzel’s bid for a second Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour title in three years got off to a rough start after he missed the feature cut in last Friday’s prelim.
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Increased Payout Announced For Lucas Oil ASCS Sunday at Randolph Country Raceway

TULSA, Okla. (March 23, 2017) Sunday’s on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network normally pay $3,000 to win, but Sunday at Randolph Country Raceway will see a extra $1,000 added to the top spot, as well as another $1,500 added to the next three positions.The increased pay is, as event promoter Gerry Olson put it, a thank you to the teams for being a part of the Spring Fling. The A-feature payout is as follows:

The increased pay is, as event promoter Gerry Olson put it, a thank you to the teams for being a part of the Spring Fling. The A-feature payout is as follows:

A-Feature Payout: 1. $4,000; 2. $2,500; 3. $2,100; 4. $2,000; 5. $1,300; 6. $1,200; 7. $600; 8. $500; 9. $475; 10. $450; 11. $425; 12-22. $400;….All nontransfer drivers receive $150.

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ASCS National/Warrior Showdown Headlines Spring Fling at Randolph County Raceway

TULSA, Okla. (March 21, 2017) After the weather scrubbed the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network from taking on the high-banked Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo. in 2015, the series is ready to try again with the Spring Fling presented by Two Guys Sprint Promotions on Sunday, March 26.

An evening event, more than a night time affair so as to take into considerations that Monday is a school day, the Sunday affair will begin at 4:00 P.M. (CDT) and is the season opening event for the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps.

“We’re looking forward to finally get another crack at the Randolph County Raceway. It’s a great facility, and the Warrior Region usually has some great racing there,” commented ASCS National Coordinator, Matt Ward. “One thing about racing in Missouri, the drivers we face in the Warrior Region are some of the toughest we go up against and the fans are some of the most loyal and vocal. Rest assured, these National Tour drivers know they have to be on top of their game.”

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Hafertepe Perfect at the Lucas Oil Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals

MESQUITE, Texas (March 18, 2017) Sam Hafertepe, Jr. proved unstoppable at the 44th annual Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals as the Hwy. 79 Collision/Keith Dobbs Motorsports No. 15h sailed to his second victory in as many nights with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

Having to bounce back from an inauspicious start that saw Sam slip back to sixth from a third starting spot, the point was held by Johnny Herrera with Justin Henderson in tow.
“You know, I looked like an idiot there early on. I think we fell back to sixth and that’s not like us but we just had it a little too tight early on. I had them make a change after that 305cid A-Feature and we probably shouldn’t have made the change, but it actually made our car great later on in the race,” commented Hafertepe, who also topped the night’s IMCA RACEsaver Sprint Car feature event. “I just have to say, hats off to everyone who helps make this thing happen.”

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Hafertepe Dominates Lucas Oil ASCS Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals Opener

MESQUITE, Texas (March 17, 2017) Picking up seemingly where he left off in 2016, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. led start to finish to pick up his first win of the season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network in the series opener at the 44th Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals.

“I don’t know how good we really were. I thought I heard him [Henderson] behind me a few times but it may have very well be that we were just overturning it but I’ll tell you what, that car on the restarts was just so good rotating the corner,” commented Hafertepe.

“We had to make big changes after the Heat Race. We just weren’t where we needed to be. Everybody thinks I know this place really well, and I thought I did too but we just had to go to work on the car again and that’s what we did last year. If things weren’t going good, we just went after it and gave the car what we think it needed.”
Giving thanks to his crew, family, and fans Hafertepe followed up saying, “Right now I just have to say that I’ve got Shirley Kears in my thoughts and prayers for everything she’s going through right now and I hope things get better soon.”
Earning the outside of the front row, Hafertepe got the jump of pole sitter, Ryan Roberts, going into the first two turns. Chased by Justin Henderson through the opening laps, the BDS Motorsports No. 1 would get his first chance at the leader with a Lap 5 caution for Wayne Johnson who was having braking issues.
Unable to keep pace with Hafertepe’s Hwy. 79 Collision No. 15h, the field went under the caution again on Lap 11.
Keeping the field at bay once again, the leaders quickly raced their way to the back of the field. Having to carefully time slide jobs through traffic, Henderson with Herrera in tow were able to close, but never able to capitalize as Sam Hafertepe, Jr. sped away to the victory by 1.786 second.
Chasing Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points for the first time, Justin Henderson crossed runner-up in the NSCHoF No. 1.
“Sam is on a different level here than most so running second to him isn’t bad. I don’t know if we had anything for him. Lapped traffic was difficult but this EMI Chassis, Parker Engine was great. Bryan [Sundby] worked hard all night and gave me a good car and just have to thank BDS Motorsports,” said Henderson of his runner-up result.
With the start of the race key to his success, Johnny Herrera took the race five wide on the opening lap to advance from eight to the final podium step.
“On the start, they left the top wide open. A few guys got tight there and I was able to sneak by and really, it was just a hope and a prayer. I knew we had to get there in a hurry before we fell in line because here, the guys that start up front tend to finish up front. Had I started front row, it would have been a different deal but hats off to Sam. I felt like we had a great car, and looking forward to tomorrow.”
Racing back and forth with Seth Bergman throughout most of the A-Feature, John Carney II captured the final transfer spot into Saturday’s championship feature event with Seth Bergman completing the top-five.
Moving up from 12th, Matt Covington came up to finish sixth with Blake Hahn seventh. Josh Baughman from 13th came up to eighth with Travis Rilat capturing the CP-Carrillo Hard Charger of the Night with a run from 18th to ninth. Advancing from 16th, Brandon Long completed the top-ten. Pairing with the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region, Ray Allen Kulhanek was the highest finishing regional driver.
The opening night of the Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals saw 48 drivers draw in for competition. Six Heat Races went to Josh Baughman, Johnny Herrera, Chad Wilson, John Carney II, Ryan Roberts, and Sean McClelland. Qualifiers were topped by Justin Henderson, Blake Hahn, and Wayne Johnson. The night’s B-Mains went to Dustin Morgan and Travis Rilat.
The 44th Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals continues on Saturday, March 18, 2017. For more information, log onto http://www.devilsbowl.com.
For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the seven Regional Tours that make up the ASCS Nation and it’s over 150 nights of racing in 2017, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.
Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region
Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, Texas
44th Spring Nationals – Night 1
Friday, March 17, 2017
Car Count: 48
ButlerBuilt Heat Races: (Top 30 in Passing Points advance to a Qualifier)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman[2]; 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[4]; 3. 2-Logan Payne[1]; 4. 17W-Harli White[5]; 5. 29-Travis Rilat[7]; 6. 4-Austin Mundie[8]; 7. (DNF) 51-Caleb Martin[6]; 8. (DNF) 12-Scott Smith[3]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[2]; 2. 2X-Tucker Doughty[5]; 3. 7-Kaley Gharst[4]; 4. 03-Joe Wood Jr[1]; 5. 57-Jacob Lucas[6]; 6. 88-Scottie McDonald[3]; 7. 20G-Jake Greider[7]; 8. (DNF) M1-Mark Smith[8]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17G-Chad Wilson[1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 3. 13M-Chance McCrary[4]; 4. 12W-Dale Wester[2]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson[8]; 6. 45-Martin Edwards[5]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill[6]; 8. 76-Zane Lawrence[7]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 11X-John Carney II[3]; 2. 1-Justin Henderson[1]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 4. 99X-Dalton Stevens[2]; 5. 8M-Kade Morton[5]; 6. 84B-Scott Bogucki[6]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel[8]; 8. 3C-Raven Culp[7]
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Ryan Roberts[1]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[3]; 3. 07-Michael Bookout[2]; 4. 28-Tommy Bryant[7]; 5. 1J-Danny Jennings[4]; 6. 14K-Kyle Bellm[8]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee[5]; 8. (DNF) 84-Brandon Hanks[6]
Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 1S-Sean McClelland[2]; 2. 44-Chris Martin[1]; 3. 02-Brandon Long[3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[8]; 5. 93-Dustin Morgan[6]; 6. (DNF) 55-Brad Queen[5]; 7. (DNF) 3-Sammy Swindell[4]; 8. (DNF) 6-Dustin Gates[7]
Hoosier Tire Qualifiers: (Top 16 in Combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Justin Henderson[2]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 3. 17G-Chad Wilson[4]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[5]; 5. 11X-John Carney II[6]; 6. 02-Brandon Long[7]; 7. 03-Joe Wood Jr[10]; 8. 17W-Harli White[8]; 9. 13M-Chance McCrary[1]; 10. 12W-Dale Wester[9]
Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn[1]; 2. 18-Ryan Roberts[4]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[3]; 4. 2X-Tucker Doughty[6]; 5. 1S-Sean McClelland[5]; 6. 44-Chris Martin[2]; 7. 57-Jacob Lucas[8]; 8. 29-Travis Rilat[10]; 9. 99X-Dalton Stevens[9]; 10. 07-Michael Bookout[7]
Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson[1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 3. 7-Kaley Gharst[2]; 4. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[5]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman[6]; 6. 93-Dustin Morgan[8]; 7. 28-Tommy Bryant[3]; 8. 14K-Kyle Bellm[9]; 9. 2-Logan Payne[7]; 10. 8M-Kade Morton[10]
BMRS B-Feature: (Top 3 advance to the tail of the A-Feature)
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan[1]; 2. 03-Joe Wood Jr[2]; 3. 14K-Kyle Bellm[4]; 4. 99X-Dalton Stevens[6]; 5. 84B-Scott Bogucki[7]; 6. 57-Jacob Lucas[3]; 7. 2-Logan Payne[5]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee[11]; 9. 4-Austin Mundie[8]; 10. M1-Mark Smith[12]; 11. 3C-Raven Culp[13]; 12. 20G-Jake Greider[10]; 13. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[9]; (DNS) 1J-Danny Jennings; (DNS) 84-Brandon Hanks; (DNS) 12W-Dale Wester
B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 29-Travis Rilat[3]; 2. 28-Tommy Bryant[2]; 3. 17W-Harli White[4]; 4. 44-Chris Martin[1]; 5. 88-Scottie McDonald[11]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton[7]; 7. 51-Caleb Martin[8]; 8. 45-Martin Edwards[9]; 9. (DNF) 07-Michael Bookout[6]; 10. (DNF) 6-Dustin Gates[13]; 11. (DNF) 12-Scott Smith[15]; 12. (DNF) 13M-Chance McCrary[5]; 13. (DNF) 77X-Alex Hill[12]; 14. (DNF) 76-Zane Lawrence[14]; 15. (DNF) 55-Brad Queen[10]; (DNS) 3-Sammy Swindell
Protect the Harvest A-Feature:
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 2. 1-Justin Henderson[4]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[8]; 4. 11X-John Carney II[10]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 6. 95-Matt Covington[12]; 7. 52-Blake Hahn[7]; 8. 17-Josh Baughman[13]; 9. 29-Travis Rilat[18]; 10. 02-Brandon Long[16]; 11. 03-Joe Wood Jr[19]; 12. 14K-Kyle Bellm[21]; 13. 7-Kaley Gharst[15]; 14. 93-Dustin Morgan[17]; 15. 17W-Harli White[22]; 16. (DNF) 18-Ryan Roberts[1]; 17. (DNF) 2X-Tucker Doughty[3]; 18. (DNF) 17G-Chad Wilson[6]; 19. (DNF) 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[11]; 20. (DNF) 28-Tommy Bryant[20]; 21. (DNF) 2C-Wayne Johnson[9]; 22. (DNF) 1S-Sean McClelland[14]
Lap Leader(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Travis Rilat +9
FSR High Point Driver: Ryan Roberts 
Provisional(s): N/A
Sources: ASCS PR

Reutzel Looking for Second Lucas Oil ASCS National Title

“We have had good speed at Devil’s Bowl, it’s just a matter of everything falling into place at the right time,” Reutzel says.

The 2015 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion comes off yet another weekend of World of Outlaws competition aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas.

Reutzel raced into his fourth WoO feature of the year on Thursday night before missing the cut on Friday after a qualifying miscue.

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Bellm Begins ASCS Title Chase at Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals

NIXA, Mo. (March 15, 2017) – Devil’s Bowl Speedway. It was the site of Kyle Bellm’s first ASCS National Tour triumph just four years ago during the Spring Nationals.

As such, it’s the ideal location for the Nixa, MO, racer to kick off his third tour of duty with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour aboard the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car.

This weekend’s 44th edition of the Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals fires off Friday night before culminating with Saturday night’s finale atop the storied half-mile clay oval in Mesquite, TX, on the eastern outskirts of the Dallas Motorplex.

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Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Focused On Lucas Oil ASCS National Title Defense As Tour Opens at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (March 13, 2017) The 2017 season for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network goes green this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas with the 44th running of the Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals.

A favorite destination for many on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, the Devil’s Bowl is the track of choice for defending series champion, Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

“Everybody knows Devil’s Bowl Speedway is my favorite place to race, and to start the season off at a place like that means a lot. I’m excited to get there and I always feel like we’re one of the cars to beat so to start the year out there makes me really confident about the season,” commented Hafertepe who has two Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumphs at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

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Lucas Oil ASCS National Lineup Updated with Two Dates in Missouri

TULSA, Okla. (March 6, 2017) The 2017 lineup for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, as well as the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps has been updated as Randolph County Speedway in Moberly, Mo. has been added to Sunday, March 26.

Originally slated for Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. the “Historic Half-Mile” has been moved to Sunday, April 23.

“The Fairgrounds in Sedalia have been working on renovating the concession area, and right now, the project is behind so rather than try and have a race in March that would get in their way and cause problems for them, we got with the crew at Randolph County Raceway and they are willing to let us move the race over to their track in Moberly,” said event promoter, Gerry Olson.

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MAVTV Motorsports Network to Film 15 Lucas Oil ASCS Events in 2017

TULSA, Okla. (February 8, 2017) The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network will see another year of stellar coverage on the MAVTV Motorsports Network as 15 nights are slated to be taped for broadcast throughout the 2017 season.

“MAVTV is perfect for anyone who’s a race-fan and ASCS has seen a lot of benefit from being featured on MAVTV all these years,” said ASCS owner and founder, Emmett Hahn. “I can’t thank Forrest Lucas and Bob Patison enough for their support, and providing these teams with a way to be seen all over the world.”

First on the list of feature event is April 7 and 8 as Tony Stewart presents the Texas Sprint Car Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

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