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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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Johnny Herrera Sweeps the Lucas Oil ASCS Rushmore Rumble

RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 23, 2016) Making it a perfect weekend with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Johnny Herrera made it win No. 4 on the season with a sweep of the Rushmore Rumble at the Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D.

Taking advantage of track position, Herrera commented on the run by saying, “The track got rubber down a little more than last night so I was just trying to keep my stuff straight and just work to them and let them mess up until I heard or saw somebody. I never really did but I still tried to keep a good pace but I knew Sam and those guys were coming.”

Thanking sponsors, family, and crew, Herrera has now won the last three outings at the South Dakota oval with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Herrera has 17 overall victories with the National Tour.

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Blake Hahn Wins Night 1 of the Lucas Oil ASCS Grizzly Nationals

BELGRADE, Mont. (July 8, 2016) While Mother Nature tried to rain on Blake Hahn’s parade, the skies dried and Blake Hahn led start to finish for his first Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network A-Feature win of 2016.
(ASCS/Diamond D Photo)

Topping the opening night of the Randash Auto Center Grizzly Nationals, Hahn was greeted in Victory Lane by the race’s mascot, a 900lbs Grizzly Bear named Adam who presented Blake his trophy.

On the subject of the Bear, Hahn said simply, “I don’t know what to say about the Bear other than it’s awesome. Talk about a once in a lifetime experience.”
“Oh man, I just have to thank these fans for sticking it out and staying for this great race,” said Hahn to a packed house at the Gallatin Speedway who stayed through three rain delays. “We love racing up here. These tracks are really racey and just seem to fit our driving style. We were really excited to come here. This track just looked really fun, and it was fun.”

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Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Sweeps the Lucas Oil ASCS Brownfield Classic at Grays Harbor Raceway

ELMA, Wash. (July 2, 2016) Sam Hafertepe, Jr. made it a perfect weekend at the Grays Harbor Raceway, winning the finale of the 2nd annual Fred Brownfield Classic with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

“I don’t even know what to say anymore. It’s awesome,” said Hafertepe of his sixth Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win of the season.

“To get out to the lead like we did, I knew Wayne [Johnson] was going to be tough. He was tough last night too. He gets around here pretty good so I knew he’d try the bottom on me and would be moving around searching but when I got out front, I got pretty comfortable and didn’t want to really push it too hard, just try to catch the lapped cars at the right time and squeeze past one of them and not burn my tires off because it started laying rubber there on entry. I just tried to drive a smart race and try not to make any mistakes.”
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ASCS National Tour Speedweek Belongs to Sam Hafertepe, Jr. With Lucas Oil Speedway Victory

WHEATLAND, Mo. (June 18, 2016) It was a night of firsts for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. On a cushion fit for a king, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. was unstoppable in his first win at the Lucas Oil Speedway; marking his second victory of the 2016 ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek and Bob Westphal Memorial Cup.

(ASCS/Terry Ford Photo)
With the pair of wins, four top-fives, and a top-ten every night of the 2016 edition of the ASCS Speedway, Hafertepe scored his first Speedweek Championship with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.
Sam’s third win on the season, the Keith Dobbs Motorsports No. 15h traded nearly a half-dozen slide-jobs with Brad Loyet for the race lead. Hafertepe commented on the race by saying, “Oh man, me and Brad [Loyet] had it going. It was a hell of a race. If these fans don’t like that, I don’t know what you’re going to like because that was awesome. Brad raced a hell of a race. I got into him off the fourth turn there, but he knows we’re both going for it and he’d done the same to me. He raced me clean and hard.”
Taking off from fourth, Hafertepe shot the runner-up spot on the opening lap with Matt Covington leading the way. Caution on Lap 2, Hafertepe took full advantage of the restart. Getting the slide on the No. 95, with Loyet following to second, Hafertepe began to run away from the field. Finding traffic working the ninth round, the fast line was the top and the task of passing the slower cars was easier said than done.

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Brad Loyet Masters the Historic Half-Mile with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

SEDALIA, Mo. (June 17, 2016) After a terrible night at the track on Thursday at the Creek County Speedway, Friday’s performance at the Missouri State Fair Speedway made the sting disappear as Missouri’s Brad Loyet parked the Vacuworx Global/Buddy Loyet Motorsports No. 05 in Victory Lane for the second time in 2016 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, and first time at the “Historic Half-Mile”.

Speedweek’s first repeat winner, Loyet gave chase the first 17 laps before finding the line around the Missouri State Fair Speedway and leader, Channin Tankersley, as the pair began to clear slower traffic.

“To win here is really cool. I’ve always wanted to pick up a win here at the “Historic Half-Mile” so now my names on the list but, it definitely wasn’t easy. Channin [Tankersley] was setting a really quick pace out there and I didn’t know if I was going to catch him. I though lapped traffic was going to help me, but it actually hurt me getting into the dirt air and throwing up a lot of dust,” commented Loyet, who is not third in Speedweek standings.

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Herrera Holds Off Hafertepe at the Line at Hartford Speedway

HARTFORD, Mich. (June 3, 2016) The debut event for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network and Great Lakes Super Sprints at the Hartford Speedway set the bar high as Johnny Herrera held off the hard charging No. 15h of Sam Hafertepe, Jr. by a matter of feet at the line for his second ASCS National score of the 2016 season.

“I was no good on the restarts. It would take me a couple laps to get going and Sam was better. Even the initial start, he could get going better than I could and I knew that going into that last yellow and I just thought man, I’m going to be in trouble,” commented Herrera. “I was balled up on the right rear just sliding across the racetrack and I think Sam was maybe a little better so I actually ran into three really hard on the last lap because he was going to come hard and I missed the bottom and luckily I did that because he was coming.”

Third times a charm on the A-Feature start, Herrera was able to out gun the No. 15h to the bottom for the race lead. With the low line of the Hartford Speedway the preferred line, cautions were prime time for Hafertepe to get the run on the MVT No. 45x. Despite the tremendous runs however, Herrera was able to keep the door shut on the Hwy. 79 Collision No. 15h.

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ASCS Action Resumes for Reutzel this Weekend

CLUTE, Texas (June 3, 2016) – Coming off an Ohio weekend that didn’t exactly live up to expectations and a Wednesday night rainout, it’s back to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action for Aaron Reutzel this weekend.

The National title defense for Reutzel and the Shark-powered Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team resumes tonight at Michigan’s Hartford Motor Speedway before moving on to Indiana’s Brownstown Speedway on Saturday night.

“I haven’t ever seen either track, it should be an interesting weekend,” the driver of the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry commented.

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Lucas Oil ASCS at Plymouth Speedway Rained Out

PLYMOUTH, Ind. (June 1, 2016) With steady rain already setting in at the Plymouth Speedway and more on the way, officials with the three-eights mile oval have made the call to cancel events scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the “Playground of Power” with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network and the Great Lakes Super Sprints.
While there is not a date available to reschedule in 2016, officials have confirmed they have already started looking at dates for the 2017 season.
Up next for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network and the Great Lakes Super Sprints will be Harford Speedway in Harford, Mich. on Friday, June 3 and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Ind. on Saturday, June 4.

Reutzel Ready for Weekend Triple of 410-ci Action

CLUTE, Texas (May 26, 2016) – In less than one week, things pick up in a big way for Aaron Reutzel as he continues his defense of the Lucas Oil ASCS National championship with a month of June that includes a dozen scheduled events.

But, with one more idle weekend before that ramps up, Reutzel and the Shark-powered Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team will take in a three-race Memorial Day weekend of 410-ci events in Ohio and Indiana.

This weekend will find the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry in All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Ohio’s Attica Raceway Park on Friday, a $5,000-to-win card at Ohio’s Fremont Speedway on Saturday night and then World of Outlaws competition at Indiana’s Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday night.

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Bellm Posts Top-Five at Sedalia; Sets Sights on Double X

NIXA, Mo. (May 26, 2016) – Kyle Bellm picked off his second top-five finish in as many starts at Missouri’s State Fair Speedway this season by taking the checkered flag fifth in last Friday night’s 25-lap ASCS Warrior Region feature event atop “The Historic Half-Mile.”

With one more idle weekend before Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action kicks into high gear, Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team will take in another round of ASCS Warrior competition with Sunday night’s Tribute to Jesse and Daniel “Take it to the Tail Challenge” at California, Missouri’s Double X Speedway.

“I’m excited to get back to Double X this weekend, it’s always a lot of fun to race there,” the driver of the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry commented.  Bellm won a pair of features at the tight, quarter-mile clay oval when he last competed there in 2014.

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ASCS Gulf South Gearing Up For Three Night Memorial Day Weekend Swing

TULSA, Okla. (May 23, 2016) Memorial Day Weekend is an especially busy one for the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works, as the 14th annual Memorial Day Classic streaks across the state of Texas with stops the RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas on Friday, May 27. The Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas on Saturday, May 28. And finally, the high-banked Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas on Sunday, May 29.

Not only is the weekend busy, but offers fans and teams variety as the three Texas ovals range from a quarter-mile to a half-mile in length, with the banking only getting steeper as the weekend progresses.
Going into the weekend triple-header, 2015 Regional Champion, Channin Tankersley, leads the driver standings by 38 over Ray Allen Kulhanek. In the region’s last outing, Tankersley secured his first two wins of the year, moving the Highlands, Texas driver from fourth to first on one shot. Channin also pocketed a $1,000 bonus courtesy of Cooper Racing and Challenger Drilling.
The weekend sweep challenge will still be in play this weekend, but with more races, comes a bigger bonus. Win two out of three, you get $1,000, but sweep the weekend, and a driver can pocket an extra $2,000 to bring the total winner’s share on the weekend to a possible $10,000.
Looking further down the point standings finds Tommy Bryant third with Travis Rilat and Dustin Gates completing the top-five. Michael McNeil, Jacob Lucas, Zane Lawrence, J.J. Simmons, and Scottie McDonald make up the top-ten.
Seven nights of racing into the 2016 season, only a pair of drivers have multiple wins with Tankersley and Aaron Reutzel each at two. Andy McElhannon, Josh Baughman, and Brandon Hanks each have one to their name.
Friday, May 27 at the RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas offers a $2,000 to win, $310 to start A-Feature event. Gates open at 5:00 P.M. with racing at 8:30 P.M. (CT). Friday’s lineup will also include USRA Modifieds, USA Limited Modifieds, and Factory Stocks. For more information, log onto http://www.rpmdirt.com.
Saturday, May 28 at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway ups the payout to $3,000 to win, $310 to start and includes Texas Winged Modifieds, USA Limited Modifieds, and Factory Stocks. Gates open at 5:00 P.M. with racing at 8:30 P.M. (CT). For more information, log onto http://devilsbowl.com.
Ending things out on Sunday, May 29 at the high-banked Lone Star Speedway, another $3,000 winner’s check is on the line. Support classes include Modifieds, Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and FWD 4-cyl. Gates open at 5:30 P.M. with Hot Laps at 7:00 P.M. (CT). For more information, log onto http://www.lonestarspeedway.com.
The ASCS Gulf South Region is powered by: Griffith Truck and Equipment, Southern Trailer Works, Momentum Suspension Systems, All Star Auto Reconditioning, LLC, Waco Metals, Lawrence Towing, Carl and J.J. Brown (In Memory of Jim Brown), Armstrong/Pate Racing, Team Lucas, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier, Tire, Brodix, and Racediecast.com.
The 2016 season is the 15th year of racing for the ASCS Gulf South Region. For continued updates on the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Season So Far

2016 ASCS Gulf South Driver Points (Top 10):
1. Channin Tankersley 954; 2. Ray Allen Kulhanek 916; 3. Tommy Bryant 886; 4. Travis Rilat 882; 5. Dustin Gates 817; 6. Michael McNeil 815; 7. Jacob Lucas 814; 8. Zane Lawrence 809; 9. J.J. Simmons 799; 10. Scottie McDonald 662;

2016 ASCS Gulf South Winners:
Aaron Reutzel 2; Channin Tankersley 2; Josh Baughman 1; Brandon Hanks 1; Andy McElhannon 1;

2016 ASCS Gulf South Lineup:

Date – Track – City, State – Winner
3/11/2016-Golden Triangle Raceway Park – Beaumont, TX – Rain
3/12/2016-Battleground Speedway – Highlands, TX – Rain
3/25/2016-Cotton Bowl Speedway – Paige, TX – Brandon Hanks
3/26/2016-Bronco Raceway Park – Cleveland, TX – Josh Baughman
4/2/2016-Gator Motorplex – Willis, TX – Aaron Reutzel
4/8/2016-Jackson Motor Speedway – Jackson, MS – Aaron Reutzel
4/9/2016-Jackson Motor Speedway – Jackson, MS – Andy McElhannon
5/6/2016-Heart O’ Texas Speedway – Waco, TX – Channin Tankersley
5/7/2016-Golden Triangle Raceway Park – Beaumont, TX – Channin Tankersley
5/27/2016-RPM Speedway – Crandall, TX
5/28/2016-Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, TX
5/29/2016-Lone Star Speedway – Kilgore, TX
6/10/2016-Golden Triangle Raceway Park – Beaumont, TX (vs. ASCS S.O.S.)
6/11/2016-Battleground Speedway – Highlands, TX (vs. ASCS S.O.S.)
7/22/2016-Heart O’ Texas Speedway – Waco, TX
7/23/2016-Cotton Bowl Speedway – Paige, TX
8/19/2016-Heart O’ Texas Speedway – Waco, TX
8/20/2016-Lone Star Speedway – Kilgore, TX
9/2/2016-Shady Oaks Speedway – Goliad, TX
9/3/2016-Battleground Speedway – Highlands, TX
9/4/2016-Golden Triangle Raceway Park – Beaumont, TX
*Schedule subject to change without notice.
Sources: Bryan Hulbert/American Sprint Car Series PR

Reutzel Eyes Northern Loot after Landing First ASCS National Win of 2016

CLUTE, Texas (May 19, 2016) – It was just a matter of time until reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National champion Aaron Reutzel broke through for his first series win of 2016.

Reutzel finally got that first series win of the year out of the way by racing to victory lane in last Saturday night’s Texas World Dirt Track Championship finale at Fort Worth’s Texas Motor Speedway aboard the Shark-powered Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car.

Reutzel’s win in the seventh round of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition this season ran his overall total to three victories after collecting earlier Regional wins at Willis, TX, and Jackson, MS.

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Aaron Reutzel Earns His First Lucas Oil ASCS Texas World Dirt Track Championship

FT. WORTH, Texas (May 14, 2016) An emotional victory turns around a lackluster start to his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network title defense as Aaron Reutzel captured his first National Tour victory of 2016 at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track for his first Texas World Dirt Track Championship win.

“Man that was awesome. You know, going out there we knew it was going to be rubber down, and you figured the pole guy would win that one, but they left us just enough top to get up there and get to them. Johnny, I really thing, was better than us and if we hadn’t had the restart we would have ran second but we were just good enough to get him on that restart,” commented Aaron in Victory Lane.

“I got a perfect start and ran the top perfect. After that I never did go back up there and just held on the rest of the night, but I really liked running the top in the beginning because I knew I was saving my right rear while the rest of those guys were burning theirs off so I knew I could go harder, longer, than the rest of those guys. This is kind of an emotional win. We’ve been struggling so hard lately and I’m just glad Marty hasn’t given up on me. I’ve pretty hard on him because I had a hell of a year last year, so it’s been tough. I also need to thank my wife, Shelbey. I just can’t thank her enough.”

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