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Sawblade.com Named Presenting Sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series National Tour

TULSA, Okla. (February 19, 2018) A longtime supporter of Sprint Car racing around the Gulf South area, Texas-based Sawblade.com has joined with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour as the series presenting sponsor in 2018.

“My employees are very much motor-heads and they go to American Sprint Car Series events, and people who use our products are involved in racing with the American Sprint Car Series, so because of that, we decided to get into it because it was a good proving ground,” commented Sawblade.com Owner and CEO, Chris Luke.

Taking the place of MAVTV, which remains as a Team Lucas supporter of the American Sprint Car Series with 13 dates of racing to show in 2018, the addition of SawBlade.com will also see heavy involvement with the series broadcasts.
Elaborating on his early dealing with ASCS Teams, Chris continued, “We were able to bring products to the track, get them into people’s hands, and get honest feedback on our products but we actually found it was some of the greatest people we’ve ever worked with so we’ve just continued to expand.”

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MAVTV to air 13 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Races in 2018

TULSA, Okla. (February 1, 2018) – MAVTV Motorsports Network has confirmed the broadcast of 13 nights of the racing with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), presented by MAVTV.

First on the list for the 2018 season is Tony Stewart’s Texas Sprint Car Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7. Next will be the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup, happening June 21-23, is followed by the Knoxville ASCS 360 Nationals on August 2-4.

Another three-day affair for fans to enjoy is the Hockett/McMillin Memorial, takes place September 20-22, with the final two nights of the season set to round out the TV lineup at Creek County Speedway on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27.

Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV Motorsports Network is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, and the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup. MAVTV also covers multitudes of grassroots series’ from across the globe including drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between plus a package of automotive reality and custom build shows. MAVTV is available on most major networks across the USA and Canada, including DIRECTV and Spectrum. If it has a motor, it’s on MAVTV.

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Reutzel Finishes Strong with Three More Podiums

CLUTE, Texas (November 22, 2017) – Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team put the finishing touches on yet another banner season by posting a set of podium finishes in the recent Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway on November 9-11.

After finishes of second and third in the Thursday and Friday preliminary features, Reutzel narrowly missed out on winning the season finale near Yuma for the second year in a row when a nozzle line limited him to a runner-up finish to close out the 2017 campaign.

The robust finish to the season secured a second-place finish in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points with Reutzel missing a second series title by just one position.

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Race To Win: Colton Hardy Brings Veteran Attitude Into Lucas Oil ASCS Cocopah Nationals

SOMERTON, Ariz. (November 5, 2017) The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network rolls into Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. this Thursday, November 9 through Saturday, November 11.
Co-Sanctioned with the Southwest Region of the American Sprint Car Series, drivers from across Arizona, New Mexico, and west Texas will be on hand to hold their own against some of the worlds best Winged Sprint Car drivers.
Leading the local charge is 20-year-old Colton Hardy of Phoenix, Ariz.

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Casey’s Midwest Fall Brawl at I-80 Speedway Next For Lucas Oil ASCS National and Nebraska 360 Series

TULSA, Okla. (September 28, 2017) One of the fastest ovals in the Midwest is on deck for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network and the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series with the $5,000 to win, $500 to start Casey’s Midwest Fall Brawl on Saturday, September 30.
 
A unique event, the 2016 edition saw the melding of a Late Model style format with Sprint Car flair that propelled Terry McCarl to victory in the SnowPlow.com No. 24. A double Heat Race format that is used in the Silver Dollar Nationals, the same format will again be used for the 2017 showdown.
 
On top of the $5,000 winner’s check, Searsboro Telephone, Co. will also dole out $1,000 to the night’s Hard Charger, who did not use a Provisional. Another $300 will be given out as well in the podium draw.
Since 1996, a total of 15 events have been held at I-80 Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network with 13 winners. Danny Lasoski and Wayne Johnson are the only repeat winners.

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Event Cancellation: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Duck River Raceway Park

TULSA, Okla. (September 6, 2017) Events slated for Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Duck River Raceway Park in Lewisburg, Tenn. have been removed from the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network lineup.

A change in management has spurred the cancellation. The event will remain as a Regional event with the ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints.

“We were looking forward to going to a new facility, but we understand that things happen and plans change. Hopefully, we can get something together for the 2018 season,” stated ASCS National Director, Matt Ward.

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Format and Purse Details for 7th Annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial Released

TULSA, Okla. (September 6, 2017) A crown jewel event for the world of Sprint Car racing, the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial is set to enter its seventh year on September 21-23, 2107 with another top prize of $10,000 on the line for the very best the American Sprint Car Series has to offer.
Expanding to three days in 2016, the field of 68 drivers from 14 states and two countries took part in the three-day affair at Lucas Oil Speedway with Oklahoma’s Wayne Johnson winning a thriller over Sammy Swindell.
For the 2017 edition, the format will again see drivers racing all three days with a couple small changes. Where the 2016 edition saw a complete start over on Saturday with only the top-eight in event points locked in, Thursday and Friday’s event points will now count for Last Chance Qualifiers on Saturday with the top-two from each going to make up rows five through eight in the A-Feature. Event points will also put more emphasis on the A-Mains each night.

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Hodnett Dominates Night 2 of the 27th Knoxville ASCS 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 4, 2017) – Greg Hodnett won a three-way battle for the lead and cruised to his first career ASCS 360 win at the Knoxville Raceway, as well as first Lucas OIl ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network score, on night two of the Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.
The win, aboard the Heffner Racing No. 27, was worth $3,000 for the Thomasville, Pennsylvania native. Clint Garner and Wayne Johnson emerged as the two high-point drivers heading into Saturday night’s $15,000 to win finale. They’ll sit on the front row, with Nate Van Haaften and Jamie Ball in row two, and Aaron Reutzel and Tim Shaffer making up the third row.
Trey Starks led Brian Brown and Jeff Swindell to start the 20-lap feature event. Brown would shoot under Starks to lead lap two. Hodnett was up to third by lap four, and shortly after, Sawyer Phillips spun in turn three.
Brown led Starks, Hodnett, Swindell and Wayne Johnson back to green flag racing. Starks shot by Brown back into the lead when the green fell, while Johnson moved into fourth. Hodnett stuck his car to the low side, taking second on lap six. Two laps later, he was by Starks into the lead and checking out.

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Gregg Bakker Perfect for Lucas Oil ASCS Victory at Mason City Motor Speedway

MASON CITY, Iowa. (July 30, 2017) Gregg Bakker has been close over the years, but Sunday night at Mason City Motor Speedway, the South Dakota driver finally rolled to the checkered flag first with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.
“Getting to start in front like that with the track the way it was helps. This is Stock Car country and that kind of track is what they like,” said Bakker who became the 138th driver to win a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, Gregg Bakker is also the second first time winner on the 2017 season; joining Jake Bubak who topped the series at West Texas Raceway on June 9.
Testing the top of the track before the drop of the green, Bakker never ventured up the banking again once the race began.
“I was watching the track earlier and the Street Stocks and Modifieds started moving to the top and I thought that might come in so on my warm up lap, I went to the top and thought this isn’t the place to be, but when you get into traffic, you don’t know how much the guys behind you are moving around and if the rubber is getting wider to where they can sneak by.”

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Johnny Herrera On Track to Continue Black Hills Speedway Success

RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 12, 2017) One name has ruled over the last three visits to Rapid City’s Black Hills Speedway with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. That’s New Mexico’s Johnny Herrera.
With the series back in town this Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15 for the second annual Rushmore Rumble, Herrera looks to keep that win streak going. Currently fourth in series standings in the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 45x, Herrera has earned 19 wins with the National Tour, with three of those coming in the last two years at Black Hills Speedway.
“It’s a big flat half-mile. We’ve run well as Sedalia, and we raced at Hartford at Michigan and won there too, then with the years at Knoxville so it just seems to fit,” said Herrera.

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Wayne Johnson Sweeps The Lucas Oil ASCS Grizzly Nationals

BELGRADE, Mont. (July 8, 2017) Riding a wave of momentum into Saturday’s finale of the Grizzly Nationals at Gallatin Speedway, Oklahoma’s Wayne Johnson completed the weekend sweep with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.
 
“I can’t begin to tell you how much this team needed this weekend. Ever since we figured out what was wrong with our car, this thing is back to working like it should,” said Johnson of his 50th career National Tour score.
 
Gridding the lineup fourth, Johnson nearly saw his night end in the first two turns as Kelly Miller shoved up the track. Able to recover and gain momentum, Johnson began picking his way toward the front as Aaron Reutzel and Giovanni Scelzi battled for the lead with the 15-year-old of Californian taking the point on Lap 4.

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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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