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Ned Powers Returns to Victory Lane with ASCS Frontier at Gillette Thunder Speedway

GILLETTE, Wy. (August 13, 2016) The Bullet from Belle Fourche was just that on Saturday night. Besting a lineup of 19 other drivers, Ned Powers was the class of the field with the Brodix ASCS Frontier Region; winning at the Gillette Thunder Speedway for his first ASCS Regional score since 2009.

Powers’ first win with the Frontier Region, the triumph is his fourth career ASCS Regional win, as the Saturday night trip atop the podium comes almost seven years to the day when the South Dakota driver stood in Victory Lane with the ASCS Rocky Mountain Region on August 29, 2009 at the very same Wyoming oval.

Leading from the pole on the very slick Gillette Thunder Speedway, Powers was chased to the finish by Corey Brink with Washington’s Logan Forler coming from seventh to take the final podium step. Current Brodix ASCS Frontier Region point’s leader, Skylar Gee, came from eighth to fourth with D.J. Brink following in fifth.
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Aaron Reutzel Thunders to Victory Lane in Gillette

GILLETTE, Wy. (July 22, 2015) One year ago in open competition, Aaron Reutzel nearly won at the Gillette Thunder Speedway. In the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour’s debut Wednesday night, the Clute, Texas shoe left seven on the lead lap on his way to National Tour win five for the year.

Taking the lead after Jeremy McCune slipped off the top of turns three and four, Aaron was quick to find the back of the field, putting cars down by the fourth round.

“We had a good car. I knew a few of those passes were close, but with the track, you just had too, and I knew if I did, they wouldn’t be able to keep up with me as aggressively as I was going through traffic,” commented Aaron in after claiming his ninth career Lucas Oil ASCS win. “I was definitely a good run for this B.C. Funds, Shark Racing Engines No. 87.”

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Sevens are Wild for Bellm

NIXA, Mo. (July 22, 2015) – Seven seems to be the number sticking to the driver of the  PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision No. 14k Sprint Car, as Kyle Bellm posted a pair of seventh-place finishes in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points this past weekend in Montana.

The leading Rookie of the Year contender, Bellm is also ranked seventh in series points going into this week’s events at Wyoming’s Gillette Thunder Speedway on Wednesday night and then Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, SD, on Friday.

It’s a ranking Bellm looks to improve upon over the latter portion of the season.

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Reutzel Reaches Victory Lane in Montana – Set for Three Races in Four Days this Week

CLUTE, Texas (July 22, 2015) – The weekend sweep, it was oh so close for Aaron Reutzel.

The Clute, TX, racer fell just one position short of sweeping the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour weekend of competition in Montana aboard the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car with a win at Great Falls’ Electric City Speedway on Friday night and then a runner-up finish at Billings Motorsports Park on Saturday.

It was another stellar weekend that kept Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team atop the $60,000 ASCS National Tour title chase.

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