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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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2017 ASCS Driver/Crew Registration is Open

TULSA, Okla. (January 20, 2017) Registration for drivers and crew members wanting to be members of the American Sprint Car Series in 2017 has opened. The membership carries a supplemental insurance that helps to cover incidents that may occur at an ASCS sanctioned event.

Driver’s looking to be eligible for point fund and contingencies must be a member in good standing. Memberships will be accepted through June 1, 2017. The membership also guarantees that a member cannot be charged more than $30 per night for a Pit Pass. Drivers who are not wanting to run for point fund are not obligated to join. It is simply an option.

From the 2017 Rules of the American Sprint Car Series regarding National Tour eligibility of members to receive point fund and contingencies:

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Reutzel Set for ASCS Finale after another STN Feature

CLUTE, Texas (November 11, 2016) – Coming off the heels of his third career Short Track Nationals championship feature start at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway, Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team finish off the 2016 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this weekend at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, AZ.

It’s a site that Reutzel has enjoyed past success at, including his first 410-ci Sprint Car triumph early last year.

“We have always been fast there, whether it’s in a 360 or a 410,” Reutzel says.  “Hopefully we can keep things going this weekend.”

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Bellm Takes Momentum into Season Finale

NIXA, Mo. (November 11, 2016) – A second full year on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour comes to a conclusion this weekend for Kyle Bellm.

And Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team take some momentum into this weekend’s season-ending double at Yuma’s Cocopah Speedway after a sixth-place finish in last weekend’s Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway.

“I feel like we’re getting back to where we should be with the car,” the Nixa, MO, racer says.  “We’re taking some momentum into this weekend, hopefully we can finish strong.”

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John Carney II Wins Lucas Oil ASCS Thriller at Creek County Speedway

SAPULPA, Okla. (November 5, 2016) The finale of the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling powered by Pizza Express with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network was a show to behold as John Carney II held off a barrage of slide jobs from Sam Hafertepe, Jr. to pick up his second career National Tour Victory.

“Man, I don’t even know what to say right now. That was pretty spectacular from where I was sitting. He gave me a little room, I gave him a little room, and that’s what racing is all about in order to put on a good show for these fans. They’re what this is all about,” said Carney who, along with the $4,000 winner’s purse, also pocketed an extra $1,980 in bonus lap money.

Greeted in Victory Lane by Sam Hafertepe, Jr. with a congratulatory handshake, Hafertepe commented, “How about this guy? That’s a hell of a racer to run the top like he did for 40 laps and barely ever falter. He was wearing me out man, and I wasn’t going to do him dirty. He did a hell of a job and he earned this one for sure.”

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Hafertepe Victorious in Lucas Oil ASCS Fall Fling Opener

SAPULPA, Okla. (November 4, 2016) Using a late race caution to his advantage, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. bounced his way around the infield berm to pick up his eighth victory of the season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, and first at the Creek County Speedway in the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling powered by Pizza Express.

“It was tough conditions. They re-worked the track there before that Midget main, and however we got by him, we got by him,” said Hafertepe of the late race pass.

“It is what it is. Everyone doesn’t see it the same way, but I don’t make the rules. I just race the car, and we had a really good car tonight. Ryan did a hell of a job and we did the best we could do to come out on top.”

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ASCS Championship Chases Roll Into John Christner Trucking Fall Fling

TULSA, Okla. (November 2, 2016) The John Christner Trucking Fall Fling featuring the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network and Lucas Oil POWRi West Midgets is ready to roll with action on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 at the Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.

With a solid field of drivers from as far away as Washington and Montana making their way to the “Sooner State” for the two-day affair, the J.C.T. Fall Fling will be preceded by an open practice on Thursday, November 3.

While the Midgets are running simply for money and bragging rights, ASCS competition is another step in the championship chase for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, and the final stop for the 2016 lineup with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products.

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John Christner Trucking Named The Title Sponsor Of The Creek County Fall Fling

TULSA, Okla. (October 28, 2016) With a week to go until the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network hits the clay of the Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. for the return of the Fall Fling, Oklahoma-based John Christner Trucking has been named the title sponsor of the two-day event on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5.

A nightly sponsor of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals as well, John Christner Trucking began in 1986 with two trucks and since then has grown to a fleet of over 800 and to this day, is still family owned. The company maintains is corporate offices in Sapulpa, Okla.

“We’re very proud to have a company like John Christner Trucking be a part of the Fall Fling. John supports racers, he has a night at the Chili Bowl, but above all, he’s just good people,” said Emmett Hahn who is promoting the JCT Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway. “Along with John and his family supporting this race, we have several businesses that have stepped up to help make this a success and let me tell you, they love racing just as much as us and I can’t thank them enough for being a part of the Fall Fling.”

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Sweet Victory For Carney at the Devil’s Bowl

MESQUITE, Texas (October 15, 2016) “To finish first, you must first finish” is very applicable quote from legendary driver, Rick Mears, when talking about the race Saturday night at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway as John Carney II held off several attempts from Sammy Swindell for the win in the 43rd annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

With the rubber down on the Devil’s Bowl, the race was about patience. Falling to second on the initial start, the caution brought the field back to a complete restart as four cars tangled on the front stretch.

Gluing the Lubbock Wrecker Service No. 11x to the hub, Carney was chased the first lap by Sammy Swindell before the caution flew upon completion of the opening lap for Travis Rilat who rolled to a stop exiting the third turn.

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Johnny Herrera Unstoppable At The Devil’s Bowl With The Lucas Oil ASCS

MESQUITE, Texas (October 14, 2016) With the engine going south under the bonnet of his machine just over half of Friday’s feature event, Johnny Herrera was a man on a mission; parking his Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 45x in Victory Lane to open up the 43rd annual Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

Herrera’s third career National Tour triumph at the famed half-mile, the win puts Johnny at six victories on the season with the Lucas Oil ASCS.

Taking the lead with a high-side pass on Josh Baughman off the fourth turn on Lap 14, Herrera was the second to challenge Baughman during the A-Feature as the No. 17 was challenged early by Martin Edwards who ran the Lanny’s APCO No. 13 in honor of his grandfather, Lanny Edwards.

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Bellm Set for the Stretch Run on the ASCS Trail

NIXA, Mo. (October 13, 2016) – With a fresh bullet in the rails, Kyle Bellm is set for the stretch run with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour aboard the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car.

Just three more racing weekends separate Bellm from his second top-ten ranking in Lucas Oil ASCS National points in as many years after earning Rookie of the Year honors last year.

It all begins with this weekend’s Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals in Mesquite, Texas, before moving on to Creek County Speedway near Tulsa on November 4-5 and then the season-ending double at Yuma’s Cocopah Speedway on October 11-12.

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Down to It: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Leads the Way into Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals

TULSA, Okla. (October 10, 2016) Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas is by far, of the most famous ovals in the world of Sprint Car racing and one of its biggest fans is Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Residing just down the road in Sunnyvale, Texas, Hafertepe turned some of his earliest laps in a Sprint Car at “The House that Lanny and Beverley Built”.

Welcoming the stars of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network for the 43rd running of the Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, the weekend double-header is rounds 35 and 36 on the 2016 chase to the championship, which award $60,000 to the winner.
Hafertepe, who picked up a win this past Saturday with the ASCS Red River Region at Timberline Speedway, is the driver currently in line to pick up that check.

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Lucas Oil ASCS Added to 2017 Lineup For O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR Doubleheader Weekend in April

FORT WORTH, Texas (October 4, 2016) – Sprint car racing and the ever-popular fan event known as “Fandango” will be enhancements to the 2017 lineup of events for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR doubleheader set for April 6-9 at Texas Motor Speedway.

The “Tony Stewart presents the Texas Sprint Car Nationals” event will feature the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series on the evenings of Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. The event also is expected to receive race commitments from several NASCAR stars that will be announced at a later date.

The O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 race week officially will kick off with “Fandango” the evening of Thursday, April 6. The event, held in the frontstretch grandstands of the speedway, is an entertaining, humorous live talk show-style format that features several NASCAR stars, Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage as host and numerous prizes given away throughout the night for those in attendance.

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POWRi West Midgets Added to Lucas Oil ASCS Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (October 3, 2016) Already generating plenty of buzz across the “Sooner State” and beyond, the return of the Fall Fling to Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. featuring the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network will be a true open wheel extravaganza as the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midgets are set to join the lineup.

“Creek is a great track for Midgets, and we’ve been fortunate to have a great turn out every time we’ve rolled in,” said POWRi West Director, Eric Fenton. “What’s really nice about having the POWRi West Midgets run with the American Sprint Car Series is it gives drivers a chance to get double the racing. A lot these guys run both classes throughout the year and we already have several planning on it for the Fall Fling.”

Taking place Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 the POWRi West Midgets will run two complete nights of racing with Friday’s A-Feature offering $1,500 to win, $150 to start. Saturday will see that amount increased to $2,000 to win, $200 to start. All Non-Qualifiers will get $50 both nights.

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Terry McCarl Holds On for Fall Brawl Glory at I-80 Speedway

GREENWOOD, Neb. (October 1, 2016) Victory was sweet on Saturday night as the fifth annual Casey’s Mid-West Fall Brawl at I-80 Speedway did not disappoint as Terry McCarl parked TheSnowPlow.com/Searsboro Telephone No. 24 in Victory Lane with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network for a cool $6,000 plus an additional $1,750 in lap money.

T-Mac’s first National Tour triumph of the 2016 season, the Iowa shoe had to hold off several challenges throughout the 35 lap affair.

“You want to be on the front, but those guys behind me were good and as usual the track was amazing,” commented McCarl on the front stretch.

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It’s Fall Brawl Weekend for the Lucas Oil ASCS at I-80 Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (September 28, 2016) Just off the Hockett/McMillin Memorial, another big night of racing is on tap for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network as the series heads for the world famous high-banks of the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. on Saturday, October 1 for the $6,000 to win Casey’s General Store Fall Brawl.

A look at the history of the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at I-80 Speedway finds 14 previous A-Features since 1996. In last year’s edition, double features were contested as rain shortened the two day affair to a single night race. Justin Henderson and Billy Alley each garnered victories.
Utilizing the a unique format used at I-80 Speedway’s Silver Dollar Nationals, the format was explained by I-80 Speedway staff:

“The event will also have a unique format that has been very successful at I-80’s Silver Dollar Nationals. Each driver will run two heat races. The first heat will be lined up by the draw and the next heat that a driver is in, they will start exactly opposite of how they started their first heat (Example: If you start your first heat on the pole, you will start your second heat dead last). The top 16 in passing points from the double heats will qualify for the A Feature. 7th thru 16th will then run a six-lap position race with the top 4 to join the top six qualifiers in a fast dash. The finish of the fast dash will set the top ten spots in the feature. The position race will determine starting positions 11 through 16 in the feature.”

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Bellm Geared up for Hockett/McMillin Memorial after I-30 Top Ten

NIXA, Mo. (September 21, 2016) – After a strong top-ten finish against a stout field at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway on Saturday night, Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team are ready for a big three-day weekend of racing.

And it’s close to his Nixa, MO, home with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in action at Wheatland’s Lucas Oil Speedway for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

“That’s one we always look forward to,” the driver of the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry commented.

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Reutzel Racks Up Another Win En Route to Jackson Nationals

CLUTE, Texas (September 1, 2016) – Aaron Reutzel is set for double duty at this weekend’s Jackson Nationals at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex after a weekend that netted his fifth overall win of the 2016 campaign.

This weekend’s Jackson Nationals that takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday culminates with a $25,000-to-win NSL 410-ci Sprint Car feature and a $10,000-to-win ASCS National Tour feature event on Sunday, making for a potential big payday for the driver of the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car from Clute, TX.

“We have been good at Jackson, we should have won last time there in the 410 and basically gave it away,” Reutzel says.  “If we can avoid parts failures and I do my job, it can be a big weekend.”

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Bellm Off to Jackson Nationals after Strong Show-Me Double

NIXA, Mo. (August 30, 2016) – After a quiet weekend to regroup and refresh, Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team are Minnesota bound for this weekend’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour portion of the Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex.

It’s a big, half-mile clay oval that the Nixa, MO, racer got his first look at just a few weeks ago.

“Once we got going, the car actually felt pretty good there,” Bellm said of the July 29 Jackson Motorplex outing aboard the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry.  “We had good speed in our last two races, hopefully, we can continue that this weekend.”

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Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Holds On for Lucas Oil ASCS Victory at St. Francois County Raceway

FARMINGTON, Mo. (August 20, 2016) The debut of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at the St. Francois County Raceway came down to the final lap as Sam Hafertepe, Jr. narrowly held off local track champion, Joey Montgomery, at the line to win the Dean Adams Classic.

Leading from the drop of the green, the race’s third and final caution flew as the leaders took the white flag. Going back to the last fully completed lap, the final rounds were a dogfight as Hafertepe worked every inch of the quarter-mile oval to hold off Montgomery, who had marched to second from the 10th starting spot.

“I told everybody all night that No. 5 car was probably the best car here,” commented Sam who notched his seventh National Tour win of the season. “I knew he started back pretty far. We were so good for so long, I wasn’t sure where he was and I was getting through lapped traffic pretty good, but thank God the race wasn’t one more lap.”

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Bellm Set for ASCS National Tour Home State Double

NIXA, Mo. (August 20, 2016) – Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team are poised for a pair of home “Show-Me State” events with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this weekend after the recent Knoxville 360 Nationals.

This weekend’s double begins at Farmington, Missouri’s St. Francois County Raceway on Saturday night before moving on to Sedalia’s Missouri State Fairgrounds for the $15,000-to-win High Roller Classic on Sunday night.

Saturday’s Farmington stop will be Bellm’s first visit to the St. Francois County Raceway oval aboard the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry while he has already posted a pair of ASCS Regional top-five finishes atop the storied Sedalia half-mile clay oval.

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Sammy Swindell Wins the 26th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 6, 2016) – For the second time in Knoxville Raceway history, a driver has added the 360cid and 410cid Nationals Championship to their Trophy Case as Sammy Swindell parked the A.G. Rains / Acme Graphix No. 3s in Victory Lane to claim the $15,000 top prize in the 26th annual Arnold Motor Supply ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.
Joining Danny Lasoski as the only other driver to win both crown jewel events at the Marion County oval, Swindell is the fourteenth different winner of the 360 Nationals since 1991. The win is also the first as a car owner for West Memphis, Arkansas native, A.G. Rains.
“Praise the Lord, I’ve just been so blessed here lately with things going a lot of different directions,” said Sammy in Victory Lane after his fifth career 360 win at Knoxville. “I’m still out here doing this, getting to do what I love to do driving these cars and they gave me a perfect cartonight. All the things we did yesterday, they were all right. We hit it on the head and I couldn’t ask for anything any better.”

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Park Jefferson Int. Speedway Next In Line For Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

TULSA, Okla. (July 25, 2016) The road to Knoxville is a little shorter as the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network heads for the southeastern corner of South Dakota for a little Thursday Night Thunder this week.

Thursday, July 28, the Park Jefferson International Speedway, located just south of Jefferson, S.D. will welcome the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network for the first time with the “Sioux City Summer Slidefest” thanks in part to Pepsi.

A little history on the South Dakota oval, before the sound of horsepower, headlined events at Park Jefferson, it was the sound of Horses as the facility has been a Horse Track until closing in 1982. Purchased by Ted Carlson in 1984, grandstands were trucked in from University of Minnesota football field and track reshaped to a four-tenths mile, high-banked oval. Closing in 2012, the track was purchased by Adam Adamson in February, 2014 and re-opened in June of that year.
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