Tyler Courtney won his first career USAC Silver Crown race Saturday night
in the 36th '4-Crown Nationals' at Eldora Speedway. (Vince Vellella Photo)

COURTNEY CAPS SILVER CROWN SEASON WITH FIRST SERIES WIN AT THE 4-CROWN

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Rossburg, Ohio.........In a year of firsts for Tyler Courtney, the pickings continue to get sweeter as the Indianapolis, Indiana driver led all 50 laps to win his first career USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series presented by TRAXXAS main event in Saturday night's 36th "4-Crown Nationals" at Eldora Speedway.

Earlier this season, Courtney won his first USAC National Midget feature at Montpelier (Ind.) Motor Speedway. In August, he won his first ever Sprint Car feature at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway and backed it up a night later with a big payday victory at Kokomo again in "Sprint Car Smackdown VI."

This time around, it was in the Silver Crown car where, by the letter of the law, he was still considered a series rookie this season. But a "4-Crown" Silver Crown rookie he was not. In 2016, he set ProSource quick time and finished 3rd. In 2017, he returned as a true contender despite not having seen the results he and car owner Hans Lein had anticipated when the team made its initial foray into the series this season.

"Hans called me in May and said he's putting a Crown car together," Courtney recalls. "We got rained out at the 'Hoosier Hundred,' then went to Williams Grove and had some mechanical problems there, then went to Springfield and was going to have a top-three finish and had something else go wrong. We finally had everything go our way tonight. (Crew Chief) Greg Nelson really had this thing on point all night."

On the start, Courtney ripped the top around pole sitter Kody Swanson to snare the lead as the 50-lap race got underway with the night's USAC Sprint Car feature winner C.J. Leary and Dave Darland fighting for second just behind.

Courtney led a five-car breakaway that separated itself from the rest of the field by the tenth lap. By lap 20, Courtney himself had created his own separation as he navigated through the lap traffic.

Meanwhile, third-running Leary saw a chance to take second back away from Darland on lap 23 when Darland found himself hung up behind the lapped car of Aaron Pierce entering turn three. Like a bulldog on a porkchop, Leary saw an opportunity and went on the attack. As Leary tried to slide both Darland and Pierce in one fell swoop, contact was made between he and Pierce. The end result was Pierce tagging the outside wall hard while Darland and Leary continued on.

The lineup on the next restart had multiple lapped cars between leader Courtney and second-running Darland, allowing Courtney a clean getaway.

On lap 32, Swanson tagged the turn two wall while running sixth, sending him into a wild series of flips through turn one - a sight not usually seen by the three-time series champion whose feats were celebrated earlier in the night on a front straightaway presentation for clinching the 2017 title.
Once again on the restart, Courtney scooted away from defending race winner and series champ Chris Windom who took second from Darland and now had only Courtney in his sights as Cottle disposed of Darland for third off turn four.

Soon after, with 15 laps remaining, Leary entered turn three running fourth when his right rear tire went flat, sending him hard into the outside wall. Leary was okay, but would not return to action.

Down the stretch, Courtney maintained about an eight car-length lead, but with a couple to go, Windom began to close rapidly to present a challenge for the lead as Cottle blanketed Windom just behind.

On the final lap, Courtney got a bit sideways at the exit of turn two, resulting in Windom's rapid charge that saw him close to within just a couple car lengths entering turn three and four with Cottle in tow. Courtney gathered it up, put all four wheels back in the groove to finish off a wire-to-wire performance to join Justin Grant as the second driver to win USAC National features in all three divisions in 2017. Windom was second ahead of Cottle, Darland and Brady Bacon, who finished in the top-five of all four "4-Crown" features Saturday night.

Courtney rewarded car owner Hans Lein with his first USAC National win since a 2007 Midget event at Angell Park Speedway, won by Michael Pickens. It was also Lein's second career "4-Crown" triumph following a 2005 Midget win with Danny Stratton.

"The tires started going away a little bit at the end," Courtney admits. "I knew if I could gap myself on the starts and restarts and give myself a little cushion to be able to run hard on the start, then save a little bit, we'd have something at the end there. It held together. I could see Chris (Windom) there behind me on the (video board) screen. I'm just trying to hit my marks, but it was pretty tricky down in (turns) one and two to hit the same spot on the wall twice to get you going down the back straight. But, everything went our way tonight."

Contingency award winners Saturday night at Eldora Speedway included Kody Swanson (ProSource Fast Qualifier), Brady Bacon (KSE Racing Products/Larry Rice High Performance Hard Charger) and Joe Liguori (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher).

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USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS Presented by TRAXXAS: September 23, 2017 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 36th "4-Crown Nationals" - Presented by NKT.TV

PROSOURCE QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-19.570; 2. Tyler Courtney, 97, Lein-19.611; 3. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-19.816; 4. David Byrne, 40, Byrne-19.876; 5. Hunter Schuerenberg, 120, Nolen-19.903; 6. Chris Windom, 92, Kazmark-19.955; 7. Dave Darland, 27, Phillips-19.985; 8. Shane Cottle, 81, Williams-19.985; 9. Justin Grant, 91, Carli/Hemelgarn-20.109; 10. Jerry Coons Jr., 20, Nolen-20.118; 11. Robert Ballou, 6, Klatt-20.257; 12. Mark Smith, 54, Lane-20.283; 13. Joe Liguori, 4, Liguori-20.302; 14. Dakota Jackson, 201, Nolen-20.434; 15. Aaron Pierce, 26, Pierce-20.495; 16. Steve Buckwalter, 53, SET-20.678; 17. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-20.712; 18. Brady Bacon, 199, RPM/Gormly-20.891; 19. Johnny Petrozelle, 08, Cornell/Petrozelle-21.116; 20. Chris Fetter, 89, Fetter-21.452; 21. Joss Moffatt, 32, Williams & Wright-NT; 22. Austin Nemire, 16, Lesko-NT; 23. Patrick Bruns, 95, Full Throttle-NT.

FEATURE: (50 laps) 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Shane Cottle, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Justin Grant, 7. Hunter Schuerenberg, 8. David Byrne, 9. Robert Ballou, 10. Jerry Coons, Jr., 11. Matt Goodnight, 12. Steve Buckwalter, 13. Joe Liguori, 14. Dakota Jackson, 15. Joss Moffatt, 16. Austin Nemire, 17. Mark Smith, 18. Chris Fetter, 19. C.J. Leary, 20. Kody Swanson, 21. Aaron Pierce, 22. Johnny Petrozelle. NT
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**Bruns flipped during qualifying. Swanson flipped on lap 32 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-50 Courtney.

KSE RACING PRODUCTS/LARRY RICE HIGH PERFORMANCE HARD CHARGER AWARD: Brady Bacon (18th to 5th)

WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Joe Liguori

FINAL USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP (Presented by TRAXXAS) POINTS: 1-Swanson-650, 2-Coons-562, 3-Windom-525, 4-Grant-470, 5-Byrne-436, 6-Pierce-402, 7-Bobby Santos-350, 8-Moffatt-302, 9-Liguori-295, 10-Damion Gardner-248.

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C.J. Leary won his fourth USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature of the season, and his first at Eldora Speedway, in Saturday's 36th '4-Crown Nationals.' (Vince Vellella Photo)

LEARY LOCKS UP 4TH SPRINT WIN OF SEASON AT ELDORA'S 4-CROWN

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Rossburg, Ohio.........On a night when temperatures were more akin to the sweltering summer than a cool, crisp fall September evening, perhaps it came as no surprise that the hottest driver, in terms of USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car wins since the month of July, would feel right his comfort zone.

Yet, he would have to get the job done in circumstances that were all too familiar this season - with Brady Bacon's black No. 63 draped all over his tail tank during the final laps.

But, for the fourth time this season, Leary stood his ground to capture the victory Saturday night in the 36th "4-Crown Nationals" at Eldora Speedway, a track that had been cruel to him on occasion over the past few years, including being denied on the final lap for the win in May of 2015.

The driver who passed him that very night was Justin Grant, who, on this night, wasted no time getting to the front on the opening lap as he raced from his outside second row position to split between both Robert Ballou and Chase Stockon on the start to snag the lead. One lap later, fellow second row starter Leary made his surge, sliding by Grant for the lead in turn two.

After getting by Stockon for third, Bacon worked on Grant where they swapped the second spot back and forth until Bacon secured the position with a turn two slider on the 11th lap.

At that point, Leary had begun to gap the field, but as soon as Bacon moved into second, that gap routinely shrunk. With ten to go, Bacon searched high and low in turns three and four while Leary stuck to his guns on the top. However, Leary's lead soon shrunk to a mere car-length in the ensuing laps with a pod of lappers on the not-so-distant horizon.

With two laps remaining, it was gut-check time and thoughts of previous Leary v. Bacon battles from Grandview, Lawrenceburg and Kokomo came rushing back to the mind as both encountered the lapped car of Tyler Thomas in the first turn. Both slid Thomas without hesitation, yet Leary was unrattled in his maneuver and maintained his distance from Bacon as they cleared Thomas, thus preventing the best shot Bacon had at tacking on a second-career "4-Crown" win.

Leary finished strong in the caution-free affair to defeat Bacon by half a second while Ballou, Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Grant rounded out the top-five.

"This place has been escaping me for three years now," Leary exclaimed. "I've run second here it seems like every year. It feels good to finally park this thing down here in victory lane. I can't thank (crew chief) Donnie Gentry, my dad and everybody whose helped us put this operation together."
"These races are tough, especially when you don't really know where the second-place guy is," Leary continued. "I was on cruise control there and, luckily, I had a little bit left in the tank. I had a really good racecar. This is a new DRC. We just built the car this week and, man, is it fast!"

Contingency award winners Saturday night at Eldora Speedway included Brady Bacon (ProSource Fast Qualifier), Brady Bacon (Simpson Race Products Heat 1 Winner), Tyler Courtney (Competition Suspension, Inc. Heat 2 Winner), Thomas Meseraull (Chalk Stix Heat 3 Winner), Chris Windom (Indy Race Parts Heat 4 Winner), Matt Westfall (KSE Racing Products/Larry Rice High Performance Hard Charger) and Nick Bilbee (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher).

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: September 23, 2017 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 36th "4-Crown Nationals" - Presented by NKT.TV

PROSOURCE QUALIFYING: 1. Brady Bacon, 63, Dooling/Hayward-16.893; 2. Dave Darland, 40, Hery-16.932; 3. Justin Grant, 11, McGhee-17.097; 4. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-17.221; 5. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-17.269; 6. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-17.349; 7. Kyle Cummins, 3c, Cummins-17.440; 8. Chad Boespflug, 69, Dynamics-17.554; 9. Scotty Weir, 22s, Simon-17.558; 10. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-17.636; 11. Shane Cottle, 57, Hazen-17.663; 12. Tyler Thomas, 17GP, Dutcher-17,667; 13. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-17.733; 14. Nick Bilbee, 17N, Bilbee-17.754; 15. Dallas Hewitt, 18, Keen-17.767; 16. Chris Windom, 5, Baldwin-17.779; 17. Aric Gentry, 10, Gentry-17.820; 18. Tyler Courtney, 23c, TOPP-17.831; 19. Thomas Meseraull, 9x, SC-17.854; 20. Kody Swanson, 20, Nolen-17.939; 21. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-17.946; 22. Gage Etgen, 99, Etgen-18.002; 23. Matt Westfall, 54, Westfall-18.033; 24. Bill Rose, 320, Kissel-18.118; 25. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-18.250; 26. Cooper Clouse, 14, Clouse-18.361; 27. Chad Wilson, 14x, Wilson-18.535; 28. Jake Scott, 4, Scott-18.569; 29. Kirk Jeffries, 59J, Jeffries-18.601; 30. Austin Nemire, 16, Nemire/Yager-18.618; 31. Riley VanHise, 96, VanHise-18.663; 32. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-18.687; 33. Dustin Smith, 77, Gagliardi-18.699; 34. Michael Fischesser, 44s, Fischesser/Owen-18.742; 35. Ty Tilton, 42, Tilton-18.812; 36. Brandon Moore, 1m, Moore-19.109.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Chapple, 3. Gentry, 4. Stockon, 5. Weir, 6. Hodges, 7. Fischesser, 8. Jeffries, 9. Goodnight. 2:27.46

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Courtney, 2. K. Thomas, 3. Ballou, 4. Darland, 5. Bilbee, 6. Nemire, 7. Clouse, 8. Etgen, 9. Tilton. 2:29.78

CHALK STIX THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Meseraull, 2. Cottle, 3. Hewitt, 4. Grant, 5. Wilson, 6. Westfall, 7. Cummins, 8. VanHise, 9. Moore. 2:32.78

INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Leary, 3. Boespflug, 4. Rose, 5. T. Thomas, 6. Bell, 7. Swanson, 8. Scott. 2:37.20

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Weir, 2. Swanson, 3. Bilbee, 4. Westfall, 5. Cummins, 6. T. Thomas, 7. Hodges, 8. Fischesser, 9. Clouse, 10. VanHise, 11. Jeffries, 12. Tilton, 13. Etgen, 14. Moore, 15. Goodnight, 16. Scott, 17. Nemire, 18. Bell.

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. C.J. Leary, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Robert Ballou, 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5. Justin Grant, 6. Scotty Weir, 7. Chris Windom, 8. Thomas Meseraull, 9. Chase Stockon, 10. Matt Westfall, 11. Shane Cottle, 12. Tyler Courtney, 13. Nick Bilbee, 14. Josh Hodges, 15. Tyler Thomas, 16. Kyle Cummins, 17. Chad Boespflug, 18. Isaac Chapple, 19. Bill Rose, 20. Kody Swanson, 21. Aric Gentry, 22. Dave Darland, 23. Dallas Hewitt. NT
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Grant, Laps 2-30 Leary.

KSE RACING PRODUCTS/LARRY RICE HIGH PERFORMANCE HARD CHARGER AWARD: Matt Westfall (21st to 10th)

WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Nick Bilbee

NEW USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Grant-1842, 2-Windom-1765, 3-Courtney-1669, 4-Thomas Jr.-1655; 5-Boespflug-1628, 6-Stockon-1568, 7-Leary-1465, 8-Bacon-1410, 9-Ballou-1337, 10-Darland-1191.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: September 29 - Montpelier (IN) Motor Speedway

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Saturday night at Eldora Speedway, Spencer Bayston became the first driver since Kasey Kahne in 2000 to win the 'Bellvelle Midget Nationals' and the '4-Crown Nationals' midget race in the same season. (Ryan Sellers Photo)

BAYSTON ADDS ANOTHER CROWN JEWEL WITH USAC MIDGET WIN AT ELDORA

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Rossburg, Ohio.........Spencer Bayston's banner year reached a new zenith Saturday night at Eldora Speedway after wiring all 25 laps to win the USAC Midget National Championship portion of the 36th "4-Crown Nationals" presented by NKT.TV.

A day following his 19th birthday, the Lebanon, Indiana resident celebrated in grand style by becoming the first driver to win the "Belleville Midget Nationals" and the Midget feature at the "4-Crown" in the same season since Kasey Kahne in 2000.

After being "high-point man" in his heat race, Bayston earned a spot on the pole position for the main event. On the opening lap, Bayston emerged from a brief four-wide fray in turn one to secure the lead.

Quickly, though, action was halted when fifth-starting Tyler Courtney slowed with an apparent electrical issue to bring out the caution. Courtney attempted to restart, but returned to the pit area moments later just prior to the field taking the green flag with one lap in the books.

On the ensuing restart, Bayston appeared as comfy as could be running the high line that so many had experienced issues without throughout the night. Similar to Belleville, the outside wall served as the cushion and Bayston ran it to within a hair of a whisker's distance from the edge.

Bayston's nearest pursuant just before the midway point was Justin Grant. That is, until he encountered the turn one concrete, climbing up the wall before rotating and landing back on the track's surface. Grant climbed out of the wreckage uninjured, but finished for the event.

The restart saw Bayston break away from second-running Dave Darland who was overtaken by both Shane Golobic, then Brady Bacon who made a valiant charge on the inner rail, getting past Darland exiting turn four to scale his way into the top-three.

Bacon continued to claw on his low-side crawl while Golobic maintained a higher line. Despite roping in Golobic little-by-little over the last several laps and even taking a glimpse at second in turn two on the final lap, Golobic was able to nail down the second position for good.

Yet, up front, nobody else was game for Bayston's flawless rim-riding performance for 25 consecutive laps, taking the victory in front of a massive crowd over Golobic, Bacon, Darland and Tanner Thorson.

With the knocking down of a few key pins on his quest to a possible first series title, Bayston swiftly extended his lead in the championship race to 66 over Bacon with just three races remaining in Wayne City, Ill., Bakersfield, Cal. and Ventura, Cal. On Saturday night, it was all a showcase for Bayston as he dominated from start to finish for his third series victory of the year.

"It makes it easy when you have a good group of guys working behind you. They know what they're doing and it definitely shows," Bayston praises. "I felt so comfortable. We raced here last night in the wing car and didn't do that great, but I really think it helped me. Coming here tonight in the midget, it felt like everything was in slow motion for me."

Contingency award winners Saturday night at Eldora Speedway included Dave Darland (Simpson Race Products/Competition Suspension, Inc. Heat 1 Winner), Shane Golobic (Chalk Stix/Indy Race Parts Heat 2 Winner), Holly Shelton (KSE Racing Products/Larry Rice High Performance Hard Charger) and Adam Pierson (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher).

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USAC MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: September 23, 2017 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 36th "4-Crown Nationals" - Presented by NKT.TV

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS/COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Dave Darland (#91BT Thomas), 2. Tyler Courtney (#7BC Clauson/Marshall), 3. Justin Grant (#39BC Clauson/Marshall), 4. Brady Bacon (#76m FMR), 5. Tanner Thorson (#67 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 6. Chase Jones (#22 Petry/Goff), 7. Tanner Carrick (#71k Kunz/Clauson/Marshall), 8. Brayton Lynch (#1k RKR), 9. Adam Pierson (#76E Mancini). 2:29.81

CHALK STIX/INDY RACE PARTS SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Shane Golobic (#17w Clauson/Marshall/Wood), 2. Spencer Bayston (#97 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Chad Boat (#84 Tucker/Boat), 4. Tyler Thomas (#91T Thomas), 5. Jerry Coons Jr. (#25 Petry/Goff), 6. Holly Shelton (#67k Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 7. Alex Bright (#77 Bright), 8. Bear Wood (#8jr LW), 9. Rico Abreu (#97k Kunz/Curb-Agajanian).

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Spencer Bayston, 2. Shane Golobic, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Tanner Thorson, 6. Holly Shelton, 7. Chad Boat, 8. Tanner Carrick, 9. Tyler Thomas, 10. Alex Bright, 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Brayton Lynch, 13. Adam Pierson, 14. Bear Wood, 15. Chase Jones, 16. Justin Grant, 17. Tyler Courtney. NT
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**Abreu flipped at the start of the second heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Bayston.

KSE RACING PRODUCTS/LARRY RICE HIGH PERFORMANCE HARD CHARGER AWARD: Holly Shelton (13th to 6th)

WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Adam Pierson

NEW USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Bayston-1363, 2-Bacon-1297, 3-Golobic-1286, 4-Thorson-1256, 5-Courtney-1200, 6-Grant-1198, 7-Boat-1084, 8-Shelton-988, 9-Carrick-906, 10-Coons-846.

NEXT USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACE: October 22 - Wayne City, IL - Wayne County Speedway - "Jason Leffler Memorial"

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David Gravel Scores 14th Victory of Season at Lernerville

Sweet, Schatz complete podium; $50,000 to win Champion Racing Oil National Open up next

SARVER, PA - David Gravel survived a pair of late caution flags and held off Brad Sweet to pick up his 14th victory of the season at Lernerville in the running of the Commonwealth Clash. Gravel saw the white flag on two separate occasions only to see a caution come out both times. Gravel led all 37 (extended because of the yellows) laps over Sweet and Donny Schatz.

Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team, who did a scheduled engine change after Qualifying, won their heat race before finishing second in the Craftsman Club Dash.

Gravel got the jump on fellow front row starter Brad Sweet and led the opening three laps before a Red Flag for Jason Sides, who took a wild crash on the front stretch and off of turn one, stopped the action. Thankfully, Sides walked away from the accident under his own power.

On the ensuing restart, Sweet took the lead from Gravel down the backstretch but a caution for Lernerville Track Champion AJ Flick, who had major front end damage, negated the pass.

On lap eight, fourth-place running Daryn Pittman jumped the tricky cushion in turn four bringing out the caution. A handful of laps later Brent Marks, who was running in the top ten, suffered the same fate.

Brad Sweet fell off the banking in turn two allowing Sheldon Haudenschild to take over the second spot at the time of the open red flag on lap 14. Sheldon began closing in on Gravel, before making the same mistake as Sweet off of two and letting the aforementioned re-gain second.

As laps winded down, Gravel grappled with heavy lapped traffic allowing Sweet to close in. Sweet lurked behind the CJB Motorsports No.5 before making a bid for the lead with a slide job attempt off of turn four, to no avail. The unsuccessful slider allowed Gravel to pull away.

On the final circuit, Danny Holtgraver ended up backwards in turn two setting up a Green, White, Checkered finish. Gravel again commanded control on the restart before taking the white flag, only to see another caution. Gravel was strong once again on the restart and this time went on to pick up the victory.

"I didn't really know what to do. I knew I didn't want to give the bottom away," Gravel said about the multiple restarts. "I saw Brad stick his nose under me early and I knew I had to step it up," the Watertown, CT native said in Victory Lane.

"Once David got control, it was tough to get by him. We had lots of chances in lapped traffic, but could not get the job done," Sweet said following his runner-up finish.

Donny Schatz quietly worked his way forward from seventh to complete the podium. Shane Stewart and Friday's winner at Eldora, Tim Shaffer completed the top five. Kraig Kinser, Jason Johnson, Daryn Pittman (from the rear), Logan Schuchart and Chris Andrews completed the top ten. Danny Holtgraver picked up the KSE Hard Charger award.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the heart of Pennsylvania Posse country, at the Williams Grove Speedway. The unique 3-day Champion Racing Oil National Open awaits The Greatest Show on Dirt. Saturday's National Open finale pays a whopping $50,000 to win.

RACE RESULTS FROM : Lernerville Speedway - September 23, 2017

Feature - (37 Laps due to green-white-checkered restarts): 1. 5-David Gravel [2][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$3,200]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [5][$2,800]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [10][$2,500]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6][$2,300]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [11][$2,200]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13][$2,050]; 10. 16-Chris Andrews [18][$2,000]; 11. D4-Danny Holtgraver [20][$1,500]; 12. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$1,200]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [17][$1,100]; 14. 19-Brent Marks [12][$1,050]; 15. 98-Carl Bowser [15][$1,000]; 16. 17-Jac Haudenschild [8][$900]; 17. 42-Sye Lynch [21][$800]; 18. 13-Clyde Knipp [16][$800]; 19. 7K-Dan Shetler [22][$800]; 20. 4-Parker Price-Miller [9][$800]; 21. 40-George Hobaugh [23][$800]; 22. 58-Joe Lockhart [24][$800]; 23. 76-David Jones [25][$]; 24. 2F-A.J. Flick [14][$800]; 25. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$800]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-37; KSE Hard Charger Award: D4-Danny Holtgraver[+9]

Qualifying: 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.764; 2. 5-David Gravel, 12.801; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.828; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.843; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.882; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.902; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.902; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.943; 9. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.953; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.954; 11. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 12.96; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 12.964; 13. 42-Sye Lynch, 12.993; 14. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.011; 15. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.031; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.107; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.14; 18. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.184; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.186; 20. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 13.254; 21. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.269; 22. 7K-Dan Shetler, 13.341; 23. 2F-A.J. Flick, 13.345; 24. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.995; 25. 76-David Jones, 14.024; 26. 58-Joe Lockhart, 14.263; 27. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec, 14.302; 28. 91-Sadie Siegel, 14.576; 29. 4K-William Kiley, 15.42

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 6. 13-Clyde Knipp [7]; 7. 7K-Dan Shetler [8]; 8. 42-Sye Lynch [5]; 9. 76-David Jones [9]; 10. 91-Sadie Siegel [10]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 2. 5-David Gravel [1]; 3. 17-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 5. 2F-A.J. Flick [8]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 7. 58-Joe Lockhart [9]; 8. 4K-William Kiley [10]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 10. D4-Danny Holtgraver [7]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [4]; 5. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 6. 16-Chris Andrews [6]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [8]; 9. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec [9]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [2]; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 7S-Jason Sides [4][-]; 2. D4-Danny Holtgraver [3][-]; 3. 42-Sye Lynch [2][-]; 4. 7K-Dan Shetler [5][-]; 5. 40-George Hobaugh [6][-]; 6. 58-Joe Lockhart [8][-]; 7. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec [9][$500]; 8. 76-David Jones [7][$400]; 9. 91-Sadie Siegel [10][$350]; 10. 4K-William Kiley [11][$300]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$275]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): AJ Flick; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): David Gravel; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Sheldon Haudneschild; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Sheldon Haudneschild; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Sheldon Haudneschild; Super Flow ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Craftsman Club ($100 cash): Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Sheldon Haudneschild, Daryn Pittman, Shane Stewart; Sears ($100): N/A; KSE Hard Charger: Danny Holtgraver; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate: David Gravel; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jac Haudenschild; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): David Jones

SEASON WINNERS:

Donny Schatz - 18 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, LoneStar Speedway on March 3, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 10, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 18, Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5, 81 Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway May 13, Knoxville Raceway on June 10, Granite City on June 20, Dirt Oval at Route 66 on June 27, Dakota State Fair Speedway on July 1, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Lernerville Speedway on July 18, Knoxville Raceway on August 12 (NP), River Cities Speedway on August 18, Calistoga Speedway on September 16)
David Gravel - 14 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17, Placerville Speedway on March 29, Perris Auto Speedway on April 1, Gator Motorplex on April 13, Plymouth Speedway on April 28, Lincoln Speedway on May 17, Williams Grove on May 19, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, River Cities Speedway on June 16, Attica Raceway Park on July 11, Hartford Speedway on July 28, Wilmot Raceway on July 29, August 20 at Nodak Speedway, Lernerville Speedway on September 23,
Shane Stewart - 8 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 29, West Liberty Raceway on June 23, Beaver Dam Raceway on June 24, Black Hills Speedway on August 25, Skagit Speedway on September 1, Grays Harbor on September 4, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9)
Brad Sweet - 5 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil's Bowl on April 15, Jackson Motorplex on June 3, Knoxville Raceway on June 9, Calistoga Speedway on September 15)
Kerry Madsen - 4 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 7, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Eldora Speedway on July 13)
Logan Schuchart - 4 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12, Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, Ohsweken Speedway on July 25)
Jason Johnson - 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil's Bowl on April 14, Red River Valley Speedway on August 19, Willamette Speedway on September 6)
Daryn Pittman – 3 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on August 4, Billings Motorsports Park on August 26, Skagit Speedway on September 2nd)
Brian Brown - 1 (Cocopah Speedway on April 7)
Rico Abreu - 1 (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
Parker Price-Miller - 1 (Tri-State Speedway on May 14)
Ian Madsen - 1 (Jackson Motorplex on June 1)
Kyle Larson - 1 (Eagle Raceway on June 13)
Kraig Kinser - 1 (Deer Creek Speedway on July 6)
Christopher Bell - 1 (Eldora Speedway on July 14)
Brock Zearfoss - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on July 21)
Kyle Hirst - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on September 8)

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Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Wins The 7th Annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial

WHEATLAND, Mo. (September 23, 2017) It would seem that Sam Hafertepe, Jr. is unstoppable, as the 7th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial came to close with the Sunnyvale, Texas driver banking $10,000 in his first career victory in the annual tribute to Jesse Hockett and Daniel McMillin with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

"This is probably the toughest race track we've had in a while, and I actually ran it too hard, too early," stated the current National Tour point's leader.

"When we got into lapped traffic, I should have taken it easier on my right rear, but I just torched that thing. I normally don't drive like that, but this is the Hockett/McMillin, and it's $10,000. This race is a big race to win, and it's one we hadn't won and I really wanted to. Next one is the Short Track Nationals."

Rolling to green at the right of Sammy Swindell, the Hwy. 79 Collision No. 15h was in pursuit of the CP-Carrillo No. 3s who paced the low line, while the cushion began coming into play for Hafertepe before the caution blinked on with four laps complete as Aaron Reutzel rolled to a stop with a big puff of smoke from under the hood of the No. 87.

Winding up through turns one and two, Hafertepe railed the wall to Swindell's back bumper on Lap 5. Swinging wide again as Sammy held the hub, the exit of the fourth turn saw the pass for the lead with six complete.

"Sammy is really good, and he's a tough competitor so I knew he was going to bring everything he had, but we were able to get the best of him there once we got the top rolling. Once we got by him, I knew we were pretty good to pass Sammy like that."

Adjusting to the cushion as the pair rushed into traffic, it all nearly came to an end as several cars tangled directly in front of the leaders. Finding a hole, Sam made it through, but Sammy was not as fortunate as the No. 3s spun to a stop; sending Swindell to 16th on the restart with 20 laps to run.

Elevating Wayne Johnson to second with Matt Covington in tow, the defending race winner set his sights on the lead. Taking a slide at it on the restart, the Outlaw Wings No. 2c was denied the position.

Into traffic once more, Hafertepe had built a 10 car length lead, but the slower cars would allow Wayne to close the gap. With a run through Lap 22, Wayne had the momentum off the fourth turn. Blocked as Hafertepe ran the outside of the No. 21k, Wayne tried to follow through but contact with Thomas put an end to Wayne's night as the front suspension was rendered useless.

Stopped while working Lap 25 for Giovanni Scelzi, who careened the wall in turn four, Hafertepe kept pace over Matt Covington with Johnny Herrera in tow.
To the white flag, Sam's night nearly came to an end once more with a slip through the cushion in turn two. Recovering before Covington was able to capitalize, the No. 15h crossed the line 1.954 seconds ahead of the T&L Foundry No. 95.

With a slight chuckle on the near mishap, Hafertepe stated, "I was running this thing so hard, I had all but used up my tires and I could barely stay on the race track the last two or three laps, so just lucky to come out of here with a win."

In a fierce battle on the restart with Johnny Herrera and Sammy Swindell, who had advanced from the tail following the Lap 10 caution, Nebraska's Jason Martin came up to finish third with Sammy Swindell fourth. Making a run from ninth at the final restart, Jeff Swindell came up to complete the top-five. Johnny Herrera would end up sixth with Brad Loyet seventh. Blake Hahn followed in eighth with Jack Dover ninth, and Derek Hagar tenth.

An overall field of 55 drivers was on hand for the 7th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial. Event points set the stage for Saturday with Qualifier wins going to Jason Martin, Tony Bruce, Jr., Jack Dover, and Giovanni Scelzi. B-Mains were topped by Miles Paulus and John Carney II. One provisional was used by Harli White.

Coming up next, the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heads for the $5,000 to win, $500 to start Fall Brawl at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. on Saturday, September 30.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the seven regional tours that make up the over 150 races across the ASCS Nation in 2017, log onto www.ascsracing.com. Make sure to like the American Sprint Car Series on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LucasOilASCS, follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/LucasOilASCS, and check out our Instagram @LucasOilASCS.

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
ASCS Warrior Region
7th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial - Night 3
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Car Count: 53
Event Count: 55

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 2 advance to the A-Feature, remainder to B-Mains)
Qualifying Race 1 (10 Laps): 1. 36-Jason Martin, [2]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet, [1]; 3. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [3]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman, [6]; 5. 22S-Sean McClelland, [4]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton, [7]; 7. 81A-Chris Morgan, [10]; 8. 0-Ned Powers, [8]; 9. 24C-Lanny Carpenter, [11]; 10. 49B-Ben Brown, [12]; 11. 18-Ryan Roberts, [9]; 12. (DNF) 9N-Wade Nygaard, [5]
Qualifying Race 2 (10 Laps): 1. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [1]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [2]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, [3]; 4. 21-Miles Paulus, [4]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman, [5]; 6. 26M-Fred Mattox, [6]; 7. 27-Danny Thoman, [7]; 8. 3Z-Zach Davis, [8]; 9. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [9]; 10. 92J-J.R. Topper, [10]; 11. 44-Jared Sewell, [11]; 12. 21R-Andrew Deal, [12]
Qualifying Race 3 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover, [2]; 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [1]; 3. 8-Alex Sewell, [8]; 4. 4-Evan Martin, [5]; 5. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [3]; 6. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [7]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill, [10]; 8. 57-TJ Artz, [9]; 9. 93-Dustin Morgan, [6]; 10. (DNF) 2-Kyle Sauder, [4]; (DNS) 9M-Tyler Blank, ; (DNS) 34-Corey Nelson,
Qualifying Race 4 (10 Laps): 1. 1-Giovanni Scelzi, [1]; 2. 84-Brandon Hanks, [3]; 3. 11X-John Carney II, [6]; 4. 84B-Scott Bogucki, [2]; 5. 22-Dustin Barks, [5]; 6. 7M-Chance Morton, [8]; 7. 17W-Harli White, [4]; 8. 11G-Mike Goodman, [10]; 9. 3V-Nate VanHaaften, [11]; 10. (DNF) 44M-Chris Martin, [7]; 11. (DNF) 12S-Carson McCarl, [9]
BMRS B-Main (Top 3 advance to the A-Feature)
B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 99-Skylar Gee; 2. 8-Alex Sewell; 3. 21-Miles Paulus; 4. 4-Evan Martin; 5. 17-Josh Baughman; 6. 14K-Kyle Bellm; 7. 26M-Fred Mattox; 8. 3-Ayrton Gennetten; 9. 27-Danny Thoman; 10. 77X-Alex Hill; 11. 3Z-Zach Davis; 12. 57-TJ Artz; 13. 85-Forrest Sutherland; 14. 93-Dustin Morgan; 15. 92J-J.R. Topper; 16. 2-Kyle Sauder; 17. 44-Jared Sewell; 18. 12S-Carson McCarl; 19. 21R-Andrew Deal
B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 11X-John Carney II, [2]; 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [1]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [3]; 4. 22S-Sean McClelland, [5]; 5. 17W-Harli White, [10]; 6. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [18]; 7. 22-Dustin Barks, [6]; 8. 0-Ned Powers, [11]; 9. 81A-Chris Morgan, [9]; 10. 11G-Mike Goodman, [12]; 11. 8M-Kade Morton, [7]; 12. 49B-Ben Brown, [15]; 13. 18-Ryan Roberts, [17]; 14. (DNF) 7M-Chance Morton, [8]; 15. (DNF) 3V-Nate VanHaaften, [14]; 16. (DNF) 24C-Lanny Carpenter, [13]; 17. (DNF) 84B-Scott Bogucki, [4]; (DNS) 44M-Chris Martin,

Protect the Harvest A-Feature:
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 95-Matt Covington, [6]; 3. 36-Jason Martin, [9]; 4. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [1]; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell, [8]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [5]; 7. 05-Brad Loyet, [13]; 8. 52-Blake Hahn, [4]; 9. 81-Jack Dover, [11]; 10. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [14]; 11. 11X-John Carney II, [18]; 12. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [10]; 13. 99-Skylar Gee, [19]; 14. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [15]; 15. 17W-Harli White, [23]; 16. 23-Seth Bergman, [22]; 17. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [20]; 18. 21-Miles Paulus, [17]; 19. 8-Alex Sewell, [21]; 20. (DNF) 1-Giovanni Scelzi, [12]; 21. (DNF) 2C-Wayne Johnson, [3]; 22. (DNF) 84-Brandon Hanks, [16]; 23. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel, [7]
Lap Leader(s): Sammy Swindell 1-5; Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 6-30
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Harli White +8
FSR High Point Driver: N/A
Provisional(s): Harli White

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS A-Main Winner(s):
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 14 (3/17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway; 3/18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway; 4/7 - Texas Motor Speedway; 4/8 - Texas Motor Speedway; 4/15 - Missouri State Fair Speedway; 6/13 - Devil's Bowl Speedway; 6/14 - Lawton Speedway; 6/23 - Skagit Speedway; 6/24 - Skagit Speedway; 7/14 - Black Hills Speedway; 8/20 - Missouri State Fair Speedway; 8/27 - Smoky Mountain Speedway; 9/2 - Jackson Motorplex; 9/23 - Lucas Oil Speedway); Aaron Reutzel - 5 (5/11 - Lakeside Speedway; 6/15 - Creek County Speedway; 6/17 - Lucas Oil Speedway; 6/22 - Skagit Speedway; 7/15 - Black Hills Speedway); Wayne Johnson - 2 (7/7 - Gallatin Speedway; 7/8 - Gallatin Speedway); Sammy Swindell - 2 (9/21 - Lucas Oil Speedway; 9/22 - Lucas Oil Speedway); Jake Bubak - 1 (6/9 - West Texas Raceway); Kyle Bellm - 1(6/10 - Route 66 Motor Speedway); Brian Brown - 1 (6/16 - Randolph County Raceway); Matt Covington- 1 (6/30 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Roger Crockett - 1 (7/1 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Terry McCarl - 1 (7/29 - Knoxville Raceway); Gregg Bakker - 1 (7/30 - Mason City Motor Speedway); Tim Shaffer - 1 (8/3 - Knoxville Raceway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (8/4 - Knoxville Raceway); Clint Garner - 1 (8/5 - Knoxville Raceway); Tim Crawley - 1 (8/24 - Riverside International Speedway);

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10):
1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 4,408; 2. Aaron Reutzel 4,065; 3. Wayne Johnson 3,993; 4. Matt Covington 3,959; 5. Johnny Herrera 3,935; 6. Seth Bergman 3,825; 7. Blake Hahn 3,761; 8. Skylar Gee 3,478; 9. Harli White 3,065, 10. Josh Baughman 1,855;

SEPTEMBRER 23, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

$5,000 To Win, $1,000 for 10th and $500 to Start Mods at the Madhouse Traffic Jam

THUNDER SERIES TO CLOSE OUT SUCCESSFUL SEASON AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (September 23, 2017) – The twenty-eighth season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will close out a successful season when the annual House of Thunder Halloween Party invades the Grandview Speedway Saturday night, October 14. What a season that started with Brady Bacon winning the USAC event as Kyle Larson took the victory in the 410 Sprint Speed Week Series as Freddy Rahmer Jr won the Tony Stewart, Smoke of the Hill event in August. Huge crowds turned out for all three events of the Thunder Series, well known for presenting the top divisions and only the premier traveling series in the country.

The Mods at the Madhouse event of 2016 was a thriller with Billy Pauch Jr taking the win after a hard fought battler with Ryan Watt and Craig VonDohren who closed in on the leaders in the final laps of the 40 lap main event. How ironic, Pauch, Watt and VonDohren finished one-two-three and all three cars were, number 14.

The real eye catcher for this Traffic Jam event is the payoff. A respectable $5,000 will go to the winner, and for the rest of the field, $1,000 will go to the tenth place finisher and an unheard of $500 just to start a forty lap feature event. For the drivers and owners, no membership fees and no entry fees.

Expect a “thriller” with a three division program that will include the Big Block Modifieds/358 Modifieds plus the Sportsman and MASS Sprint Cars. Be part of a spooky night on the hill with this “Triple Thunder Thriller”. Gates open at 4 PM with racing getting underway at 6 PM. In the event of rain, Sunday, October 15 will be the rain date with gates opening at 3 PM and a 5 PM starting time

Fans are invited to come dressed for the occasion, Halloween costumes will be the popular attire of the night with awards going out to best dressed for children and adults. Please expect some Halloween candy and of course, this night always provides some tricks and treats along the way.

With a special rules package offered, the region’s top Modified racers are expected to be in attendance. Hometown heroes like Craig Von Dohren, Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard and Doug Manmiller defend the Berks County oval against New Jersey invaders Billy Pauch Jr. and Ryan Godown. Young and hungry drivers like Danny Bouc, Jared Umbenhauer, and Ryan Krachun search for their first Thunder on the Hill Victory.

The rules package allows for competition from Big-Block and Spec 358 engines and both American Racer and Hoosier tires. No open small block motors are permitted. For further rule information visit www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Along with an exciting Modified main event, the Sportsman will compete in a series of qualifying events leading up to the $1,300-to-win, 25-lap feature event. The MASS Sprint Car Series will battle with heat race qualifying ending the night with their 25 lap main event. It’s a three division Triple Thunder Thriller close to a popular 2018 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.

Helping to celebrate the Spooky Night will be a stunning firework display prior to the start of the modified main event.

The Pioneer Pole Buildings Mobile Sales Unit will be on display in the mid-way along with all of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series mainstay promotions including the Low Down & Dirty Radio Show pre-race Meet and Greet, pit area tours, the Inside/Out Experience – where fans can watch hot laps from the infield, Joe ‘The Pizza Dude’ offering up free pizzas to the rowdiest fans, give-a-ways, and appearances by Miss Thunder on the Hill, Lauren Fischer.

Spectator gates will open at 4 PM, with racing action set for 6:00 PM. Adult General Admission is $25, Children 6-11 are $10, and Children 5 and Under are Free of Charge. Pit Area pricing is $35 and a license is not required.

Fans have the ability to camp out at the Speedway. Campers are asked to park in the turn 4 parking area, there are no hook-ups available, and no box camping allowed. Track officials ask that all fires be contained. There is no fee for camping.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

2017 Thunder Racing Series Schedule:
Mods at the Madhouse Halloween Party – Saturday, October 14 6 PM – Big-Block/358 Modifieds 40 Laps, Sportsman & MASS Sprints

Rain Date: Sunday, October 15 Start time: 5 PM

Grandview Speedway
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website: Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

About Grandview Speedway
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 55th Anniversary season in 2017. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

World of Outlaws


Contact: Anthony Corini
World of Outlaws PR
408-825-3360 | acorini@dirtcar.com

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Tim Shaffer Scores Eldora Victory

Shaffer becomes 18th different winner of 2017 with WoO; Schatz and Saldana complete podium

ROSSBURG, OH - September 22, 2017 - The 'Steel City Outlaw' Tim Shaffer held off Donny Schatz to win the Night Before the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora. Shaffer was strong all night going second quick in his Flight in qualifying, winning his heat and scoring the Craftsman Club Dash victory. As laps winded down, Schatz closed significantly in on Shaffer, but couldn't pull ahead. The margin of victory was .227 seconds. Joey Saldana came forward to complete the podium.

Shaffer earned the pole by winning the Craftsman Club Dash, where Shane Stewart moved from fourth to second to earn the other front row starting spot. Shaffer, who has an Eldora win earlier this year with the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions, got the early jump in the Feature working the top side of the famous half-mile. Stewart was closing in on Shaffer before shredding a right rear tire on lap 13. It was the second consecutive night, dating back to last weekend at Calistoga, Stewart lost a tire running in second.

Schatz assumed second as Shaffer once again stretched his lead. With ten laps to go, Shaffer had a comfortable lead as he reached traffic. Schatz began working the line a car-length off of the cushion and closing on the leader, noticeably in turns three and four.

With two to go, Schatz looked poised to make his bid for the lead, but Shaffer's momentum on the top side of the Speedway was too much as he became the 18th different winner with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2017.

"That's a great team," Shaffer said in Victory Lane in regards to Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing No.15 group. "We have a great team too, we keep building and getting better. We've got wins all over this year, but to get an Outlaw win at Eldora is really special. This is one tough place," Shaffer said upon exiting his Demyan-Rudzik Racing No.49X.

Schatz credited Shaffer, "Second sucks, we just couldn't find a way around them. They were really good. We'll take it and move on."

Joey Saldana completed the podium in the Indy Race Parts No.71. "We had a really good car. I felt like I could move around in lapped traffic. The track was so fast. We had a lot of fun," the Brownsburg, Indiana native said about his podium finish.

Jason Johnson and David Gravel completed the top five. Brent Marks picked up KSE Hard Charger Honors coming from 22nd to finish eighth. Early race contender Shane Stewart made it back to 13th.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series travels to Western Pennsylvania Saturday evening for the Commonwealth Clash at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver.

RACE RESULTS FROM : Eldora Speedway - September 22, 2017

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$5,500]; 3. 71-Joey Saldana [6][$3,200]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [3][$2,800]; 5. 5-David Gravel [7][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [11][$2,300]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [5][$2,200]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [22][$2,100]; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah [19][$2,050]; 10. 17-Jac Haudenschild [13][$2,000]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [15][$1,500]; 12. 2-Shane Stewart [2][$1,200]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [9][$1,100]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [10][$1,050]; 15. 12N-Cole Duncan [21][$1,000]; 16. 1ST-Gary Taylor [12][$900]; 17. 4-Parker Price-Miller [24][$800]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$800]; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart [17][$800]; 20. 5T-Travis Philo [23][$800]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [16][$800]; 22. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [14][$800]; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8][$800]; 24. 99-Brady Bacon [20][$800]; Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+14]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.899; 2. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.001; 3. 5-David Gravel, 13.058; 4. 71-Joey Saldana, 13.086; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.086; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.092; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.112; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.127; 9. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 13.146; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.15; 11. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.173; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 13.203; 13. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.329; 14. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.347; 15. 39-Spencer Bayston, 13.351; 16. 17M-Max McGhee, 13.433; 17. 23-D.J. Foos, 13.445; 18. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.545; 19. 11N-Cap Henry, 13.561; 20. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.66; 21. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 14.255

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.017; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.096; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.135; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.167; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.167; 6. 17X-Caleb Helms, 13.18; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.182; 8. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.273; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.282; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.295; 11. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.33; 12. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.387; 13. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.392; 14. M1-Mark Smith, 13.408; 15. OO-Dane Lorenc, 13.416; 16. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.425; 17. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.46; 18. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.651; 19. 27-Brad Lamberson, 13.714; 20. 45T-Bob Tucker, 15.161; 21. 45-Trevor Baker, NT

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [2]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 4. 17-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 6. 12N-Cole Duncan [6]; 7. 11N-Cap Henry [10]; 8. 39-Spencer Bayston [8]; 9. 4-Parker Price-Miller [7]; 10. 23-D.J. Foos [9]; 11. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [11]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 71-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 7. 17M-Max McGhee [8]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [10]; 10. 49D-Shawn Dancer [9]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 6. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg [7]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [9]; 8. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 9. 45-Trevor Baker [11]; 10. OO-Dane Lorenc [8]; 11. 27-Brad Lamberson [10]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor [4]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [8]; 6. 13-Clyde Knipp [6]; 7. M1-Mark Smith [7]; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh [9]; 9. 45T-Bob Tucker [10]; 10. 17X-Caleb Helms [3]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps): 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 6. 71-Joey Saldana [7]; 7. 5-David Gravel [5]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 7K-Cale Conley [2][-]; 2. 11N-Cap Henry [5][-]; 3. 23-D.J. Foos [1][$150]; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron [7][$150]; 5. 45-Trevor Baker [10][$150]; 6. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [9][$125]; 7. 45T-Bob Tucker [8][$125]; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh [4][$125]; 9. 27-Brad Lamberson [6][$125]; 10. 49D-Shawn Dancer [3][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 12N-Cole Duncan [1][-]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [3][-]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [7][-]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [5][-]; 5. 11N-Cap Henry [14][$300]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [4][$250]; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston [9][$225]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [6][$200]; 9. OO-Dane Lorenc [12][$200]; 10. 17M-Max McGhee [11][$200]; 11. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg [8][$200]; 12. M1-Mark Smith [10][$200]; 13. 17X-Caleb Helms [2][$200]; 14. 7K-Cale Conley [13][$200]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Kraig Kinser; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jac Haudenschild; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Super Flow ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Craftsman Club ($100 cash): Shane Stewart, Jason Johnson, David Gravel, Kraig Kinser; Sears ($100): Tim Shaffer; KSE Hard Charger: Brent Marks; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate: Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Parker Price-Millerr; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen

SEASON WINNERS

Donny Schatz - 18 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, LoneStar Speedway on March 3, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 10, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 18, Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5, 81 Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway May 13, Knoxville Raceway on June 10, Granite City on June 20, Dirt Oval at Route 66 on June 27, Dakota State Fair Speedway on July 1, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Lernerville Speedway on July 18, Knoxville Raceway on August 12 (NP), River Cities Speedway on August 18, Calistoga Speedway on September 16)
David Gravel - 13 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17, Placerville Speedway on March 29, Perris Auto Speedway on April 1, Gator Motorplex on April 13, Plymouth Speedway on April 28, Lincoln Speedway on May 17, Williams Grove on May 19, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, River Cities Speedway on June 16, Attica Raceway Park on July 11, Hartford Speedway on July 28, Wilmot Raceway on July 29, August 20 at Nodak Speedway
Shane Stewart - 8 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 29, West Liberty Raceway on June 23, Beaver Dam Raceway on June 24, Black Hills Speedway on August 25, Skagit Speedway on September 1, Grays Harbor on September 4, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9)
Brad Sweet - 5 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil's Bowl on April 15, Jackson Motorplex on June 3, Knoxville Raceway on June 9, Calistoga Speedway on September 15)
Kerry Madsen - 4 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 7, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Eldora Speedway on July 13)
Logan Schuchart - 4 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12, Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, Ohsweken Speedway on July 25)
Jason Johnson - 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil's Bowl on April 14, Red River Valley Speedway on August 19, Willamette Speedway on September 6)
Daryn Pittman – 3 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on August 4, Billings Motorsports Park on August 26, Skagit Speedway on September 2nd)
Brian Brown - 1 (Cocopah Speedway on April 7)
Rico Abreu - 1 (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
Parker Price-Miller - 1 (Tri-State Speedway on May 14)
Ian Madsen - 1 (Jackson Motorplex on June 1)
Kyle Larson - 1 (Eagle Raceway on June 13)
Kraig Kinser - 1 (Deer Creek Speedway on July 6)
Christopher Bell - 1 (Eldora Speedway on July 14)
Brock Zearfoss - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on July 21)
Kyle Hirst - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on September 8)
Tim Shaffer - 1 (Eldora Speedway on September 22)

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ASCS National Sprint Series



Wild Final Lap Yields Another Lucas Oil ASCS Victory For Sammy Swindell At Lucas Oil Speedway

WHEATLAND, Mo. (September 22, 2017) In a wild turn of events, Sammy Swindell found his way to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory lane yet again as the wily veteran led the final three-fourths of Friday's A-Feature after race-long leader, Wayne Johnson, looped his Outlaw Wings No. 2c in the first and second turns of the Lucas Oil Speedway.

"I was just hoping there was going to be enough room (to get by). I saw him start to lose it, and it was really tight where he needed to be," commented Swindell when asked about what he saw coming through turns one and two.

Making the win all the more impressive, was the fact that Sammy was able to avoid the spin despite his brakes having gone away in the closing laps of Friday's non-stop A-Feature event.

"With about eight or nine laps to go we lost the brakes, so I was having to be really careful but I knew if we finished right up there in the top-three we'd be right up on the front row tomorrow so I didn't want to give that up. I'd been using them pretty hard and might have got them too hot or something, but I couldn't pump them up or get anything so I was just trying not to get into another car."

Winning from seventh on Thursday to open the 7th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway, Friday's triumph came from the eighth start spot in the A.G. Rains owned No. 3s. Having to pick his way to the front, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. and Blake Hahn raced slide for slide with Swindell for most of the race, with traffic finally playing into Sammy's hands.

Sammy Swindell parked the Rains Racing No. 3s on Friday night at Lucas Oil Speedway with a last lap spin by Wayne Johnson putting the win in Sammy's hands. (ASCS / Kenny Shaw Photo)

Starting to catch Johnson with three laps to go as the pair weaved their way through slower traffic, Sammy was within a few car lengths of Wayne Johnson at the wave the white flag. Working under a slower car in the first and second turns, the rear end of Johnson's car suddenly swung around. Keeping on the throttle, Wayne righted his path, but not before losing several positions as Sammy grabbed his 14th career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory.
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. would end up crossing runner-up with Blake Hahn rebounding from a spin on Thursday night to the final podium step in the Griffith Truck and Equipment No. 52. Tony Bruce, Jr. would cross fourth with Wayne Johnson holding on to complete the top-five.

Coming from 10th, Matt Covington crossed sixth with Johnny Herrera tearing through the field from 17th to seventh. Scott Bogucki eighth was followed by Jeff Swindell and Thomas Kennedy to round out the top-ten.

With event points totaled from Thursday and Friday, Sammy Swindell will start on the pole of Saturday's $10,000 to win A-Feature with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. alongside. The remaining six drivers that are locked into the show include Wayne Johnson, Blake Hahn, Johnny Herrera, Matt Covington, Aaron Reutzel, and Jeff Swindell. The remainder of the field will drop into four Qualifier Races on Saturday night with the top-two moving on to the A-Main and the rest to B-Mains.

The 7th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial concludes on Saturday, September 23, 2017 with Hot Laps at 5:30 P.M. (CDT).

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the seven regional tours that make up the over 150 races across the ASCS Nation in 2017, log onto www.ascsracing.com. Make sure to like the American Sprint Car Series on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LucasOilASCS, follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/LucasOilASCS, and check out our Instagram @LucasOilASCS.

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
ASCS Warrior Region
7th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial - Night 2
Friday, September 22, 2017
Car Count: 54
Event Count: 55

Heat Races (Top 40 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington, [1]; 2. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [7]; 4. 26M-Fred Mattox, [3]; 5. 8M-Kade Morton, [6]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill, [4]; 7. 36-Jason Martin, [8]; 8. 3V-Nate VanHaaften, [5]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee, [4]; 3. 27-Danny Thoman, [2]; 4. 0-Ned Powers, [8]; 5. 12S-Carson McCarl, [6]; 6. 21-Miles Paulus, [5]; 7. 44-Jared Sewell, [3]; 8. 49B-Ben Brown, [7]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 22-Dustin Barks, [2]; 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [1]; 3. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [5]; 4. 7M-Chance Morton, [3]; 5. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [4]; 6. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [6]; 7. 93-Dustin Morgan, [8]; 8. 57-TJ Artz, [7]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [2]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [3]; 3. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [7]; 4. 81-Jack Dover, [6]; 5. 21R-Andrew Deal, [1]; 6. 44M-Chris Martin, [8]; 7. 18-Ryan Roberts, [5]; 8. 92J-J.R. Topper, [4]
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [2]; 2. 2-Kyle Sauder, [5]; 3. 81A-Chris Morgan, [1]; 4. 22S-Sean McClelland, [6]; 5. 84-Brandon Hanks, [4]; 6. 8-Alex Sewell, [3]; 7. 11X-John Carney II, [7]; (DNS) 24C-Lanny Carpenter,
Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [6]; 3. 94-Jeff Swindell, [5]; 4. 17W-Harli White, [3]; 5. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [1]; 6. 23-Seth Bergman, [4]; 7. (DNF) 9M-Tyler Blank, [7]
Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Giovanni Scelzi, [1]; 2. 84B-Scott Bogucki, [4]; 3. 4-Evan Martin, [2]; 4. 05-Brad Loyet, [6]; 5. 3Z-Zach Davis, [5]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman, [7]; 7. 11G-Mike Goodman, [3]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 16 in combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [6]; 2. 22S-Sean McClelland, [1]; 3. 94-Jeff Swindell, [2]; 4. 1-Giovanni Scelzi, [3]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, [4]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton, [8]; 7. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [9]; 8. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [10]; 9. 22-Dustin Barks, [5]; 10. (DNF) 81A-Chris Morgan, [7]
Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet, [1]; 2. 84B-Scott Bogucki, [4]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [5]; 4. 0-Ned Powers, [3]; 5. 84-Brandon Hanks, [9]; 6. 2-Kyle Sauder, [6]; 7. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [10]; 8. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [2]; 9. 26M-Fred Mattox, [7]; 10. 12S-Carson McCarl, [8]
Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [2]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [5]; 3. 95-Matt Covington, [4]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [6]; 6. 21-Miles Paulus, [10]; 7. 44M-Chris Martin, [8]; 8. 17-Josh Baughman, [9]; 9. 7M-Chance Morton, [7]; 10. 27-Danny Thoman, [1]
Qualifier 4 (8 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover, [2]; 2. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [3]; 3. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [5]; 4. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [6]; 5. 17W-Harli White, [7]; 6. 4-Evan Martin, [1]; 7. 36-Jason Martin, [10]; 8. 21R-Andrew Deal, [9]; 9. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [4]; 10. 3Z-Zach Davis, [8]

BMRS B-Main (Top 2 advance to the A-Feature)
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [1]; 2. 84-Brandon Hanks, [2]; 3. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [6]; 4. 21-Miles Paulus, [3]; 5. 8-Alex Sewell, [10]; 6. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [5]; 7. 12S-Carson McCarl, [8]; 8. 93-Dustin Morgan, [9]; 9. 18-Ryan Roberts, [11]; 10. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [4]; 11. 26M-Fred Mattox, [7]; 12. 49B-Ben Brown, [12]; (DNS) 92J-J.R. Topper,
B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 99-Skylar Gee, [1]; 2. 22-Dustin Barks, [3]; 3. 36-Jason Martin, [5]; 4. 17W-Harli White, [2]; 5. 44M-Chris Martin, [4]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill, [9]; 7. 11X-John Carney II, [10]; 8. 27-Danny Thoman, [8]; 9. 24C-Lanny Carpenter, [13]; 10. 44-Jared Sewell, [11]; 11. 57-TJ Artz, [12]; 12. (DNF) 17-Josh Baughman, [6]; 13. (DNF) 7M-Chance Morton, [7]
B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 2-Kyle Sauder, [1]; 2. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [4]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [7]; 4. 8M-Kade Morton, [2]; 5. 11G-Mike Goodman, [9]; 6. 21R-Andrew Deal, [6]; 7. 4-Evan Martin, [3]; 8. 3Z-Zach Davis, [8]; 9. 3V-Nate VanHaaften, [11]; 10. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [5]; 11. (DNF) 9M-Tyler Blank, [10]; (DNS) 81A-Chris Morgan,

Protect the Harvest A-Feature:
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [8]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [1]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [4]; 4. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [5]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [2]; 6. 95-Matt Covington, [10]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [17]; 8. 84B-Scott Bogucki, [3]; 9. 94-Jeff Swindell, [14]; 10. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [6]; 11. 81-Jack Dover, [9]; 12. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [7]; 13. 1-Giovanni Scelzi, [15]; 14. 22S-Sean McClelland, [13]; 15. 84-Brandon Hanks, [20]; 16. 05-Brad Loyet, [11]; 17. 22-Dustin Barks, [21]; 18. 23-Seth Bergman, [23]; 19. 99-Skylar Gee, [18]; 20. 17W-Harli White, [24]; 21. 0-Ned Powers, [16]; 22. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [22]; 23. 2-Kyle Sauder, [19]; 24. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel, [12]
Lap Leader(s): Wayne Johnson 1-24; Sammy Swindell 25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Johnny Herrera +10
FSR High Point Driver: Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
Provisional(s): Seth Bergman; Harli White

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS A-Main Winner(s):
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 13 (3/17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway; 3/18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway; 4/7 - Texas Motor Speedway; 4/8 - Texas Motor Speedway; 4/15 - Missouri State Fair Speedway; 6/13 - Devil's Bowl Speedway; 6/14 - Lawton Speedway; 6/23 - Skagit Speedway; 6/24 - Skagit Speedway; 7/14 - Black Hills Speedway; 8/20 - Missouri State Fair Speedway; 8/27 - Smoky Mountain Speedway; 9/2 - Jackson Motorplex); Aaron Reutzel - 5 (5/11 - Lakeside Speedway; 6/15 - Creek County Speedway; 6/17 - Lucas Oil Speedway; 6/22 - Skagit Speedway; 7/15 - Black Hills Speedway); Wayne Johnson - 2 (7/7 - Gallatin Speedway; 7/8 - Gallatin Speedway); Sammy Swindell - 2 (9/21 - Lucas Oil Speedway; 9/22 - Lucas Oil Speedway); Jake Bubak - 1 (6/9 - West Texas Raceway); Kyle Bellm - 1(6/10 - Route 66 Motor Speedway); Brian Brown - 1 (6/16 - Randolph County Raceway); Matt Covington - 1 (6/30 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Roger Crockett - 1 (7/1 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Terry McCarl - 1 (7/29 - Knoxville Raceway); Gregg Bakker - 1 (7/30 - Mason City Motor Speedway); Tim Shaffer - 1 (8/3 - Knoxville Raceway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (8/4 - Knoxville Raceway); Clint Garner - 1 (8/5 - Knoxville Raceway); Tim Crawley - 1 (8/24 - Riverside International Speedway);

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 4,258; 2. Aaron Reutzel 3,977; 3. Wayne Johnson 3,903; 4. Johnny Herrera 3,813; 5. Matt Covington 3,811; 6. Seth Bergman 3,725; 7. Blake Hahn 3,645; 8. Skylar Gee 3,374; 9. Harli White 3,000, 10. Josh Baughman 1,790;

ASCS National Sprint Series



Sammy Swindell Captures Night One Of The Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway

WHEATLAND, Mo. (September 21, 2017) With a set of Hockett style donuts through the third and fourth turns of the Lucas Oil Speedway, Sammy Swindell put an exclamation point on his 13th career victory against the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, and first at the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" to kick off the 7th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial.

Race No. 900 for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Sammy won by several car lengths over early race leader, Aaron Reutzel. While slower traffic came into play at the end of the race, it was not enough to give the No. 87 a fighting chance.

"I knew we had a good car, and as long as somebody didn't take me out or something, it was going to be okay. There was one lapped car at the end that didn't want to get passed, but it didn't stop me," commented Swindell, who is the 15th different winner in National Tour competition in 2017.

Bettering his finish from one year ago by one during the Hockett/McMillin Memorial opener, the triumph for Swindell brings a big relief in a season of extreme ups and downs, "We've struggled a little bit with some things. We lost our good engine we had last year, so we're going between two other ones and got this one where it's rolling pretty good. Over the last few weeks, we found what it likes, but we have a good racecar. We just needed the chance to prove it. I feel like we should have about 10 or 12 wins this year, but things have happened."

Rolling off seventh on the start, Swindell was quick to jump to the front with a ferocious battle in the opening laps with Wayne Johnson and Blake for the third spot as Aaron Reutzel pulled to a sizable advantage. Racing with Hahn, the No. 52 would end up going around in the first and second turns to draw the caution on Lap 6.

Restarting with Aaron Reutzel and Miles Paulus occupying the first two spots, the restart saw Swindell and Johnson going slide for slide past the No. 21 with each answering the other's bid for the silver until the caution again flew on Lap 9 as Paulus rolled to a stop on the front stretch. Seeing his 3.070-second lead evaporate, Reutzel committed to the cushion as Swindell worked the hub of the Lucas Oil Speedway. With the low line coming in, Sammy had Aaron in his sights, and off the fourth turn working Lap 12, the A.G. Rains owned No. 3s bolted to the race lead.

From there, Swindell slowly marched away from the field for his fourth overall score the 2017 season. Johnson and Reutzel exchanged second for a few laps before Aaron gained the advantage with Wayne setting for the show position.

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. raced from 10th to fourth with Jason Martin fifth. Racing around the top five most of the A-Feature, Derek Hagar ended up sixth with Johnny Herrera seventh after starting 12th. Brad Loyet eighth was trailed by Jeff Swindell with 2017 ASCS Warrior Region Champion, Jonathan Cornell, making up the top-ten.

In event points following Thursday's festivities, Sammy Swindell leads with 194 markers of a possible 200. Aaron Reutzel is second with 189, followed by Wayne Johnson (179), Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (170), and Jason Martin (169) to make up the top-five.

A field of 55 drivers was on hand to open the 7th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial with seven Heat Races won by John Carney II, Wade Nygaard, Harli White, Johnny Herrera, Aaron Reutzel, Wayne Johnson, and Miles Paulus. Qualifiers were topped by Sammy Swindell, Matt Covington, Derek Hagar, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. B-Main wins went to Tony Bruce, Jr., Dustin Morgan, and Seth Bergman. One provisional was used by Harli White.

The 7th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial continues on Friday, September 22, 2017 with Hot Laps at 5:45 P.M. (CDT). For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the seven regional tours that make up the over 150 races across the ASCS Nation in 2017, log onto www.ascsracing.com. Make sure to like the American Sprint Car Series on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LucasOilASCS, follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/LucasOilASCS, and check out our Instagram @LucasOilASCS.

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
ASCS Warrior Region
7th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial - Night 1
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Car Count: 55

Heat Races (Top 40 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11X-John Carney II, [2]; 2. 1-Giovanni Scelzi, [1]; 3. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [4]; 4. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [3]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman, [8]; 6. 22S-Sean McClelland, [5]; 7. 81A-Chris Morgan, [7]; 8. 92J-J.R. Topper, [6]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [2]; 2. 36-Jason Martin, [1]; 3. 94-Jeff Swindell, [7]; 4. 93-Dustin Morgan, [5]; 5. 8-Alex Sewell, [4]; 6. 44M-Chris Martin, [3]; 7. 44-Jared Sewell, [6]; (DNS) 49B-Ben Brown,
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White, [4]; 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [8]; 3. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [6]; 4. 7M-Chance Morton, [5]; 5. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [1]; 6. 26M-Fred Mattox, [3]; 7. 12S-Carson McCarl, [7]; 8. (DNF) 0-Ned Powers, [2]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [2]; 2. 81-Jack Dover, [7]; 3. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [1]; 4. 18-Ryan Roberts, [4]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [8]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton, [5]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill, [6]; 8. 3Z-Zach Davis, [3]
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 3. 34-Corey Nelson; 4. 4-Evan Martin; 5. 57-TJ Artz; 6. 85-Forrest Sutherland; 7. 52-Blake Hahn; 8. 21R-Andrew Deal
Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [3]; 2. 84B-Scott Bogucki, [2]; 3. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [4]; 4. 95-Matt Covington, [6]; 5. 2-Kyle Sauder, [8]; 6. 3V-Nate VanHaaften, [1]; 7. 22-Dustin Barks, [7]; 8. 24C-Lanny Carpenter, [5]
Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Miles Paulus, [4]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet, [1]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, [7]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee, [2]; 5. 27-Danny Thoman, [5]; 6. 9M-Tyler Blank, [6]; 7. 11G-Mike Goodman, [3]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 16 in combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [1]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn, [3]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [5]; 4. 84-Brandon Hanks, [2]; 5. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [8]; 6. 22S-Sean McClelland, [10]; 7. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [6]; 8. 21R-Andrew Deal, [7]; 9. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [4]; 10. 27-Danny Thoman, [9]
Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington, [1]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet, [2]; 3. 94-Jeff Swindell, [5]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [4]; 5. 2-Kyle Sauder, [7]; 6. 81-Jack Dover, [6]; 7. 18-Ryan Roberts, [8]; 8. 8-Alex Sewell, [9]; 9. 8M-Kade Morton, [10]; 10. (DNF) 84B-Scott Bogucki, [3]
Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [4]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [1]; 4. 1-Giovanni Scelzi, [3]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman, [5]; 6. 93-Dustin Morgan, [7]; 7. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 8. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [9]; 9. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [8]; 10. 44M-Chris Martin, [10]
Qualifier 4 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [1]; 2. 36-Jason Martin, [3]; 3. 21-Miles Paulus, [6]; 4. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [4]; 5. 11X-John Carney II, [5]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, [8]; 7. 4-Evan Martin, [2]; 8. 9M-Tyler Blank, [9]; 9. 7M-Chance Morton, [7]; 10. 26M-Fred Mattox, [10]

BMRS B-Main (Top 2 advance to the A-Feature)
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [2]; 2. 84-Brandon Hanks, [3]; 3. 11X-John Carney II, [1]; 4. 22S-Sean McClelland, [4]; 5. 27-Danny Thoman, [8]; 6. 22-Dustin Barks, [10]; 7. 4-Evan Martin, [5]; 8. 77X-Alex Hill, [11]; 9. 7M-Chance Morton, [6]; 10. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [7]; 11. 34-Corey Nelson, [9]; 12. 3Z-Zach Davis, [13]; 13. 92J-J.R. Topper, [12]
B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan, [3]; 2. 1-Giovanni Scelzi, [2]; 3. 21R-Andrew Deal, [5]; 4. 18-Ryan Roberts, [4]; 5. 17W-Harli White, [1]; 6. 44M-Chris Martin, [8]; 7. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [6]; 8. 57-TJ Artz, [12]; 9. 84B-Scott Bogucki, [7]; 10. 81A-Chris Morgan, [9]; 11. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [11]; 12. 0-Ned Powers, [13]; 13. (DNF) 3V-Nate VanHaaften, [10]
B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee, [3]; 3. 2-Kyle Sauder, [2]; 4. 9M-Tyler Blank, [6]; 5. 8-Alex Sewell, [5]; 6. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [4]; 7. 24C-Lanny Carpenter, [12]; 8. 8M-Kade Morton, [7]; 9. 26M-Fred Mattox, [8]; 10. 44-Jared Sewell, [10]; 11. 11G-Mike Goodman, [11]; 12. 12S-Carson McCarl, [9]; 13. 49B-Ben Brown, [13]

Protect the Harvest A-Feature:
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [7]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [2]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [10]; 5. 36-Jason Martin, [8]; 6. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [5]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [12]; 8. 05-Brad Loyet, [11]; 9. 94-Jeff Swindell, [4]; 10. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [15]; 11. 52-Blake Hahn, [6]; 12. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [14]; 13. 95-Matt Covington, [9]; 14. 99-Skylar Gee, [22]; 15. 1-Giovanni Scelzi, [21]; 16. 17-Josh Baughman, [16]; 17. 93-Dustin Morgan, [18]; 18. (DNF) 84-Brandon Hanks, [20]; 19. (DNF) 23-Seth Bergman, [19]; 20. (DNF) 17W-Harli White, [23]; 21. (DNF) 21-Miles Paulus, [1]; 22. (DNF) 81-Jack Dover, [13]; 23. (DNF) 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [17]
Lap Leader(s): Aaron Reutzel 1-11; Sammy Swindell 12-25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Skylar Gee +8
FSR High Point Driver: Miles Paulus
Provisional(s): Harli White

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS A-Main Winner(s):
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 13 (3/17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway; 3/18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway; 4/7 - Texas Motor Speedway; 4/8 - Texas Motor Speedway; 4/15 - Missouri State Fair Speedway; 6/13 - Devil's Bowl Speedway; 6/14 - Lawton Speedway; 6/23 - Skagit Speedway; 6/24 - Skagit Speedway; 7/14 - Black Hills Speedway; 8/20 - Missouri State Fair Speedway; 8/27 - Smoky Mountain Speedway; 9/2 - Jackson Motorplex); Aaron Reutzel - 5 (5/11 - Lakeside Speedway; 6/15 - Creek County Speedway; 6/17 - Lucas Oil Speedway; 6/22 - Skagit Speedway; 7/15 - Black Hills Speedway); Wayne Johnson - 2 (7/7 - Gallatin Speedway; 7/8 - Gallatin Speedway); Jake Bubak - 1 (6/9 - West Texas Raceway); Kyle Bellm - 1(6/10 - Route 66 Motor Speedway); Brian Brown - 1 (6/16 - Randolph County Raceway); Matt Covington - 1 (6/30 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Roger Crockett - 1 (7/1 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Terry McCarl - 1 (7/29 - Knoxville Raceway); Gregg Bakker - 1 (7/30 - Mason City Motor Speedway); Tim Shaffer - 1 (8/3 - Knoxville Raceway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (8/4 - Knoxville Raceway); Clint Garner - 1 (8/5 - Knoxville Raceway); Tim Crawley - 1 (8/24 - Riverside International Speedway); Sammy Swindell - 1 (9/21 - Lucas Oil Speedway);

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 4,116; 2. Aaron Reutzel 3,889; 3. Wayne Johnson 3,778; 4. Johnny Herrera 3,694; 5. Matt Covington 3,689; 6. Seth Bergman 3,660; 7. Blake Hahn 3,510; 8. Skylar Gee 3,280; 9. Harli White 2,935, 10. Josh Baughman 1,725;

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