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Hafertepe Tops Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series Speedweek With Salina Speedway Victory

Bryan Hulbert - SALINA, Kan. (June 8, 2019) Earning his fifth win of the season, and 42nd overall with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. picked up his first career victory at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan. and in doing so, secured his second career ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek title.

Getting the outside of the front row for Saturday's 30-lap affair, Hafertepe, trailed into the first two turns as Blake Hahn led the way. Slight contact battling for the top spot into the third turn, Hafertepe was able to edge out the Sage Fruit, Co. No. 52 to lead the opening lap.

"I knew I had to get to the lead early and get to the bottom and I ended up getting into Blake down the backstretch, and I didn't mean too. Just trying to get to the bottom otherwise, we could have easily ended up second or third all night," commented Hafertepe.

Finding traffic by Lap 8, the driver of the Townline Variety No. 15 picked off several slower cars to open his advantage to well over a straightaway as Blake Hahn battled for the runner-up spot with John Carney II. Caution on Lap 19 for Tanner Berryhill, who spun in the fourth turn, Hafertepe's lead was 5.396 seconds.


Winner Sam Hafertepe Jr (Mike Pfeifer Photo)

Restarting with four lapped cars in the mix, Hafertepe bolted as John Carney II worked around Blake Hahn for second. Taking the slower cars down to two before the caution flew again on Lap 23 for Grady Chandler who rolled to a stop after contact with Alex Hill, the restart saw Carney drive deep into the first turn, clearing the remaining slower machine and pulling almost even with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Racing hard into turn three, Sam held point before yellow lights flashed again; this time for Fred Mattox and Matt Covington.

With no slower cars between himself and Sam Hafertepe, Jr., the Lap 24 restart saw Carney swap up his attack with a high side run to pull his Mesilla Valley Transportation No. J2 side by side again with Hafertepe. Able to run deep and swing to the center through turns three and four, Sam was able to put distance over Carney.

One final chance to battle of the lead as the field set up for a green, white, checkered finish after Robbie Price and Fred Mattox came together off the second turn, Carney couldn't mount the charge as Sam Hafertepe, Jr. grabbed the win by 2.033 seconds.

Asked about the restarts and being pressured, Hafertepe replied, "We just didn't have a lot of bite going straight to the throttle and actually we've had the problem several times. I was just trying to time it right. [John] Carey is good and he's a smart racer, so I knew I had to do my job, or I'd be having to block into one and two so to come out on top was really good. I've never won here before, so this is really cool and I have to say, from the track we had at the start of the night to what they gave us at the end was a hell of a job to the track crew."

John Carney II's 13th podium appearance with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Jordon Mallett used the race's last restart to work past Blake Hahn for his first career National Tour podium finish. Hahn in fourth was trailed to the line by Harli White.

Battling around the top five most of the night, Scott Bogucki ended up sixth with Roger Crockett seventh. Involved in an early caution and having to fight back from the tail, Grady Chandler came bake to finish eighth. Sean McClelland was ninth with Tanner Berryhill also rebounding from a caution to finish tenth.

A field of 21 was broken down into a trio of SCE Gaskets Heat Races with Harli White, Blake Hahn, and Scott Bogucki each earning wins. No Provisional starts were needed. Speedweek standings with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. earning the crown by 43 markers had John Carney II, Blake Hahn, Scott Bogucki, and Harli White complete the top five in driver standings.

The next events for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network are promoted by Track Enterprises with Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. on Friday, June 14 and Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. on Saturday, June 15.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2019, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
Salina Speedway (Salina, Kan.)
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Speedweek Round 5
Car Count: 21

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (All teams advance to the A-Feature)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White, [1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [5]; 3. 21P-Robbie Price, [2]; 4. 22-Sean McClelland, [6]; 5. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [3]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill, [4]; 7. 98-J.D. Johnson, [7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [3]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett, [1]; 3. 95-Matt Covington, [4]; 4. 14-Jordon Mallett, [6]; 5. 47-Tanner Berryhill, [2]; 6. 91-Jeff Stasa, [5]; 7. 90-Lance Norick, [7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki, [1]; 2. J2-John Carney II, [6]; 3. 26M-Fred Mattox, [3]; 4. 9$-Kyle Clark, [5]; 5. 20G-Jake Greider, [2]; 6. 23X-Grady Chandler, [7]; 7. 94L-Layne Himebaugh, [4]

A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. J2-John Carney II, [4]; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett, [9]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn, [1]; 5. 17W-Harli White, [3]; 6. 28-Scott Bogucki, [7]; 7. 11-Roger Crockett, [5]; 8. 23X-Grady Chandler, [13]; 9. 22-Sean McClelland, [8]; 10. 47-Tanner Berryhill, [15]; 11. 95-Matt Covington, [6]; 12. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [14]; 13. 20G-Jake Greider, [16]; 14. 26M-Fred Mattox, [10]; 15. 94L-Layne Himebaugh, [21]; 16. 90-Lance Norick, [20]; 17. 91-Jeff Stasa, [17]; 18. (DNF) 21P-Robbie Price, [11]; 19. (DNF) 9$-Kyle Clark, [12]; 20. (DNF) 98-J.D. Johnson, [19]; 21. (DNF) 77X-Alex Hill, [18]
Lap Leader(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-30
Hard Charger: Jordon Mallett +6
High Point Driver: John Carney II
Provisional(s): N/A

2019 National Tour Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,377; 2. Blake Hahn 1,313; 3. John Carney II 1,305; 4. Scott Bogucki 1,271; 5. Matt Covington 1,267; 6. Roger Crockett 1,256; 7. Harli White 1,200; 8. Jordon Mallett 1,149; 9. Robbie Price 1,085; 10. Jamie Ball 1,063; 11. Alex Hill 1,040; 12. Tucker Doughty 998; 13. Dylan Westbrook 545; 14. Wayne Johnson 512; 15. Jake Bubak 474;

2019 Race Winners: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 5 (5/17 - I-96 Speedway; 5/18 - I-96 Speedway; 5/25 - Lake Ozark Speedway; 6/5 - Lawton Speedway; 6/8 - Salina Speedway); Thomas Kennedy - 2 (4/25 - Eagle Raceway, 4/26 - U.S. 36 Raceway); John Carney II - 1 (5/26 - Lake Ozark Speedway); Travis Rilat - 1 (6/4 - Devil's Bowl Speedway);

Weather Related Cancellations - 8: Devil's Bowl Speedway (3/15 and 3/16); Williams Grove Speedway (5/3); Selinsgrove Speedway (5/4); Lakeside Speedway (5/9); I-30 Speedway (5/11); Route 66 Motor Speedway (6/1); Creek County Speedway (6/6)

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Hafertepe Scores Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series Speedweek Victory At Lawton Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - LAWTON, Okla. (June 5, 2019) A podium finish the night before was bettered by two spots Wednesday at Lawton Speedway as Sam Hafertepe, Jr. picked up his fourth victory of the season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network in Round 3 of the 2019 ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek.

"Our team right now is clicking better than I've ever had a team click in my entire career," commented Hafertepe. "Having the right people behind me and in the right places, we've been able to win a lot of races so I'm very fortunate to be the monkey driving the car sometimes. This is a hell of a team. We've been building it over the course of five years now and we get better every night."

Racing to the lead from the right of the front row, Hafertepe was able to hold off any challenges the first half of the race with a pair of cautions working Lap 2 and Lap 15. Back to the 14th lap on the restart, that is where the Heidbreder Foundation No. 15h was challenged for the lead. Moving off the cushion of the first two turns, Hafertepe surrendered the point to Scott Bogucki down the back straightaway.

Driving 20-foot deeper into turn three to pitch the car across the fourth turn, Hafertepe snagged the top spot with the pair again trading the position through turns one and two. Exchanging another round of slide jobs coming to Lap 16, Sam was able to break the momentum of the Sawblade.com No. 28 to begin pulling away until the red lights blinked on with 21 laps complete for Roger Crockett who slammed into the wall off the second turn. Roger was unharmed but unable to finish.


Winner Sam Hafertepe Jr (The Wheatley Collection Photo)

Asked about the restart and ensuing battle, Hafertepe explained, "I shouldn't have moved off the top. We were able to get him back, but I just second guessed myself and should have just stayed on the cushion on the restart, but at least it made it interesting for the fans"

Keeping the pack at bay on the restart, the race for second picked up as Wayne Johnson flew past Bogucki on the cushion in turns three and four. In pursuit of the No. 15h, Johnson was unable to keep pace with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. taking the victory by just over a half straightaway. Scott Bogucki held on for second with Jordon Mallett posting his first top-five finish of the season in fourth. John Caney II picked up a pair of spots to cross fifth.

The night's leading Hard Charger from 13th, Joe Wood, Jr. crossed sixth with Harli White seventh. Matching Wood's Hard Charger performance of seven positions gained, Matt Covington moved from 15th to eighth with Tony Bruce, Jr. mirroring the performance from 16th to ninth. Jordan Weaver completed the top ten.

A trio of SCE Gaskets Heat Races on Wednesday night was won by Jordan Weaver, John Carney II, and Blake Hahn. No Provisionals were needed.

Round 4 of the 2019 ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek lands the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. on Thursday, June 6. Admission is $20 for adults with kids 10 and under admitted free of charge into the grandstands. Racing gets underway at 7:30 P.M. (CT). More information on Creek County Speedway can be found at www.creekcountyspeedway.co.

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Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
Lawton Speedway (Lawton, Okla.)
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Speedweek Round 3
Car Count: 21

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (All teams advance to the A-Feature)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 92-Jordan Weaver, [2]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [3]; 3. 5J-Jamie Ball, [4]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett, [5]; 5. 03-Joe Wood Jr, [6]; 6. 90-Lance Norick, [1]; (DNS) 22X-Steven Shebester,
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II, [1]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki, [4]; 3. 21P-Robbie Price, [6]; 4. 14-Jordon Mallett, [7]; 5. 95-Matt Covington, [5]; 6. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [3]; 7. 23X-Grady Chandler, [2]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [4]; 3. 77X-Alex Hill, [1]; 4. 17W-Harli White, [3]; 5. 74B-Jake Bubak, [6]; 6. 10K-Kyle Ezell, [7]

A-Feature
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [5]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki, [3]; 4. 14-Jordon Mallett, [6]; 5. J2-John Carney II, [7]; 6. 03-Joe Wood Jr, [13]; 7. 17W-Harli White, [12]; 8. 95-Matt Covington, [15]; 9. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [16]; 10. 92-Jordan Weaver, [1]; 11. 52-Blake Hahn, [4]; 12. 5J-Jamie Ball, [9]; 13. 74B-Jake Bubak, [14]; 14. 21P-Robbie Price, [8]; 15. 23X-Grady Chandler, [20]; 16. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [17]; 17. 77X-Alex Hill, [11]; 18. 90-Lance Norick, [19]; 19. (DNF) 11-Roger Crockett, [10]; 20. (DNF) 10K-Kyle Ezell, [18]; 21. (DNF) 22X-Steven Shebester, [21]
Lap Leader(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-25
Hard Charger: Joe Wood, Jr. +7
High Point Driver: Jordan Weaver
Provisional(s): N/A

2019 National Tour Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,227; 2. Blake Hahn 1,183; 3. John Carney II 1,163; 4. Matt Covington 1,159; 5. Scott Bogucki 1,149; 6. Roger Crockett 1,137; 7. Harli White 1,075; 8. Jamie Ball 1,063; 9. Jordon Mallett 1,014; 10. Robbie Price 991; 11. Alex Hill 951; 12. Tucker Doughty 892; 13. Dylan Westbrook 545; 14. Wayne Johnson 512; 15. Jake Bubak 474;

2019 Race Winners: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 4 (5/17 - I-96 Speedway; 5/18 - I-96 Speedway; 5/25 - Lake Ozark Speedway; 6/5 - Lawton Speedway); Thomas Kennedy - 2 (4/25 - Eagle Raceway, 4/26 - U.S. 36 Raceway); John Carney II - 1 (5/26 - Lake Ozark Speedway); Travis Rilat - 1 (6/4 - Devil's Bowl Speedway);

Weather Related Cancellations - 7: Devil's Bowl Speedway (3/15 and 3/16); Williams Grove Speedway (5/3); Selinsgrove Speedway (5/4); Lakeside Speedway (5/9); I-30 Speedway (5/11); Route 66 Motor Speedway (6/1)

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Photo Finish Goes To Travis Rilat At The Devil's Bowl With The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series

Bryan Hulbert - MESQUITE, Texas (June 4, 2019) Winning by a nose in a last-lap drag race, Travis Rilat wheeled his MDS Boring and Drilling/BDS Motorsports No. 29 to Victory Lane over the Sage Fruit Co. No. 52 of Blake Hahn at the Devil's Bowl Speedway on Tuesday night with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series Presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

A very emotional win for the BDS Motorsports Team, Rilat's 28th career National Tour triumph came in a car that was built 20-years ago for the late Ronald Laney.

"I'm not going to say these guys had an advantage over us, but we've got a 20-year old racecar here. It's not a raised-rail car, so every time I'd go through the corner and hit a rut, the car was dragging the ground and slowing me down, but this was one of Ronald Laney's last cars. We drug it out about four years ago, went through it, and ran it a couple of times but it's just been sitting in the shop so we decided to get it out and give a go. Mark [Laney] always talked about how fast this thing is, and it was," stated Travis on the front stretch of the Devil's Bowl Speedway as Mark Laney checked the tires of the No. 29.


Winner Travis Rilat (Pole Position Photo)

Asked what it meant to see a car built for his son win with Travis behind the wheel, Mark replied, "I can't hardly explain it. This just brings tears to my eyes."

Getting the lead from Blake Hahn on Lap 16 when the No. 52 bicycled multiple times through the first and second turns, Rilat rolled into traffic with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. glued to his back bumper. Pulling next to Travis numerous times, the driver of the No. 29 was able to fend off the charge of the three-time Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series Presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network Champion.

Tip-toeing through traffic as the race progressed into the final five laps, Rilat and Hafertepe were quickly joined by Blake Hahn. Rebounding with a furious run after falling to fifth, Hahn made it a three-car fight for the lead on Lap 22. Scrambling around a slower machine into the first turn, the battle was put on hold as Matt Covington went for a ride off the third turn following hard contact with an infield tractor tire.

Into second on the restart, Hahn checked top and bottom for room to make the pass. Building a run to the final lap, Hahn hit the low side the final two turns as a misstep by Rilat off the fourth turn kicked the ShopTheBoss.com No. 29 sideways.

Wheel to wheel to the front straightaway, Rilat barely edged ahead of Hahn for the win. Getting the final step on the podium, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. regained the lead in the 2019 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series Presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network Driver standings by a pair of markers over Blake Hahn.

Harli White crossed fourth with John Carney II emerging as the night's Hard Charger with a run from 14th to fifth in the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. J2. Making up three positions, Wayne Johnson crossed sixth with Scott Bogucki in seventh. Jake Bubak grabbed eighth with Jamie Ball ninth. Making up five positions, Robbie Price completed the top ten.

The second round of the 2019 ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek, a field of 27 drivers were on hand with three SCE Gaskets Heat Races won by Scott Bogucki, Blake Hahn, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. The lone BMRS B-Feature was topped by Jordon Mallett. One provisional was used by Casey Carter.

The next event for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series Presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network is Wednesday, June 5 at Lawton Speedway. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. with the action getting underway at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $20 for adults with discounts for Senior, Military, and Kids 13-15 paying $15. Kids 6-12 pay $2 with children five and under get in free. More information on Lawton Speedway can be found online at www.lawtonspeedway.com.

Following Wednesday's show at Lawton Speedway (Lawton, Okla.) is Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, Okla.) on Thursday, June 6, then Salina Speedway (Salina, Kan.) on Saturday, June 8.

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Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, Texas)
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Speedweek Round 2
Car Count: 27

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (Heat Race winners, plus the next 13 in Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki, [1]; 2. 95-Matt Covington, [2]; 3. 5J-Jamie Ball, [3]; 4. 03-Joe Wood Jr, [5]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [8]; 6. 79V-Kevin Ramey, [6]; 7. 92-Jordan Weaver, [4]; 8. 24-Joseph Kasper, [7]; 9. (DNF) 99X-Dalton Stevens, [9]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [3]; 2. 29-Travis Rilat, [4]; 3. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [1]; 4. 12W-Dale Wester, [2]; 5. 21P-Robbie Price, [6]; 6. 45-Martin Edwards, [9]; 7. 14-Jordon Mallett, [8]; 8. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [7]; 9. (DNF) 94L-Layne Himebaugh, [5]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [1]; 2. 74B-Jake Bubak, [3]; 3. 71W-Weston Gorham, [4]; 4. 17W-Harli White, [8]; 5. 77X-Alex Hill, [2]; 6. J2-John Carney II, [9]; 7. 11-Roger Crockett, [7]; 8. 33C-Casey Carter, [5]; 9. 118-Scott Evans, [6]

BMRS B-Feature (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature)
B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett, [3]; 2. 77X-Alex Hill, [1]; 3. 79V-Kevin Ramey, [2]; 4. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [7]; 5. 11-Roger Crockett, [4]; 6. 92-Jordan Weaver, [5]; 7. 94L-Layne Himebaugh, [11]; 8. 24-Joseph Kasper, [6]; 9. 33C-Casey Carter, [8]; 10. (DNF) 118-Scott Evans, [10]; 11. (DNF) 99X-Dalton Stevens, [9]

A-Feature
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 29-Travis Rilat, [2]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn, [3]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [4]; 4. 17W-Harli White, [5]; 5. J2-John Carney II, [14]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [9]; 7. 28-Scott Bogucki, [1]; 8. 74B-Jake Bubak, [8]; 9. 5J-Jamie Ball, [10]; 10. 21P-Robbie Price, [15]; 11. 14-Jordon Mallett, [17]; 12. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [20]; 13. 92-Jordan Weaver, [22]; 14. 77X-Alex Hill, [18]; 15. 95-Matt Covington, [6]; 16. 45-Martin Edwards, [13]; 17. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [12]; 18. 79V-Kevin Ramey, [19]; 19. 33C-Casey Carter, [23]; 20. 11-Roger Crockett, [21]; 21. 12W-Dale Wester, [16]; 22. 71W-Weston Gorham, [7]; 23. 03-Joe Wood Jr, [11]
Lap Leader(s): Blake Hahn 1-15; Travis Rilat 16-25
Hard Charger: John Carney II +9
High Point Driver: Blake Hahn
Provisional(s): Casey Carter (Regional)

2019 National Tour Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,077; 2. Blake Hahn 1,075; 3. Roger Crockett 1,045; 4. Matt Covington 1,043; 5. John Carney II 1,038; 6. Scott Bogucki 1,014; 7. Jamie Ball 957; 8. Harli White 956; 9. Robbie Price 889; 10. Jordon Mallett 884; 11. Alex Hill 855; 12. Tucker Doughty 794; 13. Dylan Westbrook 545; 14. Wayne Johnson 370; 15. Jake Bubak 370;

2019 Race Winners: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 3 (5/17 - I-96 Speedway; 5/18 - I-96 Speedway; 5/25 - Lake Ozark Speedway); Thomas Kennedy - 2 (4/25 - Eagle Raceway, 4/26 - U.S. 36 Raceway); John Carney II - 1 (5/26 - Lake Ozark Speedway); Travis Rilat - 1 (6/4 - Devil's Bowl Speedway);

Weather Related Cancellations - 7: Devil's Bowl Speedway (3/15 and 3/16); Williams Grove Speedway (5/3); Selinsgrove Speedway (5/4); Lakeside Speedway (5/9); I-30 Speedway (5/11); Route 66 Motor Speedway (6/1)

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Hafertepe Makes It Three In A Row With The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series

Bryan Hulbert - ELDON, Mo. (May 25, 2019) Dominating one week ago in Michigan, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. carried that momentum into Missouri for his third win in as many races with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network coming at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday night.
"Hats off to my guys. They did a hell of a job tonight, just like they've been doing all year long. That's three in a row and we're going to keep on going. Lock-in cars or not, we're going to try to get it done tomorrow night," commented Hafertepe, who has taken command of the National Tour point standings by 14 markers.

High point driver out of the Heat Races, the Heidbreder Foundation No. 15h drew the fourth starting spot for the 25 lap affair. Chasing John Carney II and Evan Martin on the first lap, the caution flew working lap two as John Schulz, Alex Hill, and Austin Alumbaugh all came to a rest in the second turn. Throwing a deep slide in the restart, Hafertepe took the battle three deep off the fourth turn to grab the lead on the second lap.

Pulling a considerable lead on the field, Hafertepe began finding slower traffic as the race progressed past Lap 10. Running top shelf around the Lake Ozark Speedway, Hafertepe's lead started going the other way with every passing turn as the Danny Sander Construction No. J2 of John Carney II worked patiently around the hub of the Speedway.

Closing the gap to mere car lengths, Carney tried for the lead on Lap 13, but without enough pull off the fourth turn, showed Hafertepe the line and allowed the No. 15h to transition off the cushion just before the caution lights clicked on for Bryan Grimes. Green for another lap, the yellow flag flew as Matt Covington made contact with Roger Crockett racing for third; spinning the No. 95 down the back straightaway.

Overtaken by Roger Crockett on the restart with a middle groove pass in the first and second turn, Carney slipped to third as the Route 66 Chevrolet of Tulsa No. 11 worked on keeping pace with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Both working varying low lines, with Hafertepe a car width higher on the track, Sam again built a comfortable advantage only to have a caution dash his momentum while working Lap 23.

Red for Matt Covington on the restart, the field took the green for the final time with a three-lap dash seeing Hafertepe win by 2.647 seconds.


Winner Sam Hafertepe Jr (Jessica Edmiston Photo)

Asked about the late race caution and red, Sam explained, "It's tough to know where to be. I felt really good on the top in three and four and that's really where I wanted to stay, but I didn't want open the lane with three to go with those guys causing the cautions and reds at the end. It really gets you guessing."

Roger Crockett held on for second with the race for third going three-wide off the final turn with John Carney II taking the spot by 0.166 seconds with a high side pass on Miles Paulus, who was the night's hard charger coming from 17th to fourth, and Evan Martin to complete the top five.

Eldon, Missouri's Kory Bales advanced nine spots to sixth with Sean McClelland moving from 10th to seventh. Racing as high as fourth in the late stages of the A-Feature, the final restart saw Jonathan Cornell slip back to eighth with Kaley Gharst and Jordon Mallett making up the top ten.

A field of 33 drivers was on hand for Night 1 of the Lake Ozark Speedway Spring 360 Nationals. Four SCE Gaskets Heat Races went to Roger Crockett, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., John Carney II, and Jonathan Cornell. A pair of BMRS B-Features were topped by Miles Paulus and Randy Martin. Owner Point Provisionals were used by Jamie Ball and Robbie Price. A Promoter's Provisional was given to Steven Russell.

Racing this weekend continues at Lake Ozark Speedway on Sunday, May 26 with races getting underway at 7:30 P.M. (CT). Tickets for Sunday, May 6 are $25 for Reserved Seats, $22 for General Admission, $20 for Senior and Military, and free for kids eight and under. Lake Ozark Speedway is located at 50 Twiggy Ln. in Eldon, Mo. Information on the track and events can be found by calling (573) 418-0565 or online at www.lakeozarkspeedway.net.
Fans not able to attend can find the weekend broadcast live at www.racinboys.com.

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Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
ASCS Warrior Region
Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, Mo.)
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Car Count: 33

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (Top 16 in Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Roger Crockett, [2]; 2. 99-John Schulz, [1]; 3. 78-Kaley Gharst, [5]; 4. 17W-Harli White, [7]; 5. 9-Paul Nienhiser, [4]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill, [9]; 7. 84-Brandon Hanks, [8]; 8. 44-Jared Sewell, [3]; 9. 49B-Ben Brown, [6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [5]; 2. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [3]; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett, [4]; 4. 14M-Randy Martin, [2]; 5. 0-Steven Russell, [1]; 6. 33-Austin Alumbaugh, [6]; 7. 81-Tanner Gebhardt, [8]; 8. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II, [1]; 2. 95-Matt Covington, [3]; 3. 22-Sean McClelland, [5]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki, [6]; 5. 5-Kory Bales, [7]; 6. 52-Blake Hahn, [4]; 7. 5J-Jamie Ball, [8]; 8. 3V-Tyler Utz, [2]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 35M-Jonathan Cornell, [1]; 2. 6-Bryan Grimes, [3]; 3. 4-Evan Martin, [7]; 4. 21-Miles Paulus, [4]; 5. 37H-Nicholas Howard, [2]; 6. 21P-Robbie Price, [6]; 7. 3P-Rusty Potter, [5]; 8. 86-Kyle Bellm, [8]

BMRS B-Features (Top 3 from each advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 21-Miles Paulus, [1]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn, [6]; 3. 9-Paul Nienhiser, [2]; 4. 86-Kyle Bellm, [5]; 5. 0-Steven Russell, [3]; 6. 44-Jared Sewell, [8]; 7. 49B-Ben Brown, [7]; 8. (DNF) 21P-Robbie Price, [4]; (DNS) 81-Tanner Gebhardt,

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 14M-Randy Martin, [1]; 2. 33-Austin Alumbaugh, [3]; 3. 37H-Nicholas Howard, [2]; 4. 84-Brandon Hanks, [4]; 5. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [7]; 6. 5J-Jamie Ball, [5]; 7. 3V-Tyler Utz, [8]; 8. 3P-Rusty Potter, [6]

A-Feature

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [4]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett, [3]; 3. J2-John Carney II, [1]; 4. 21-Miles Paulus, [17]; 5. 4-Evan Martin, [2]; 6. 5-Kory Bales, [15]; 7. 22-Sean McClelland, [10]; 8. 35M-Jonathan Cornell, [8]; 9. 78-Kaley Gharst, [9]; 10. 14-Jordon Mallett, [13]; 11. 28-Scott Bogucki, [14]; 12. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [6]; 13. 14M-Randy Martin, [18]; 14. 52-Blake Hahn, [19]; 15. 5J-Jamie Ball, [23]; 16. 0-Steven Russell, [25]; 17. 17W-Harli White, [11]; 18. 21P-Robbie Price, [24]; 19. 37H-Nicholas Howard, [22]; 20. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington, [5]; 21. (DNF) 6-Bryan Grimes, [7]; 22. (DNF) 9-Paul Nienhiser, [21]; 23. (DNF) 99-John Schulz, [12]; 24. (DNF) 77X-Alex Hill, [16]; 25. (DNF) 33-Austin Alumbaugh, [20]
Lap Leader(s): John Carney II 1; Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2-24
Hard Charger: Miles Paulus +13
High Point Driver: Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
Provisional(s): Jamie Ball (Points) / Robbie Price (Points) / Steven Russell (Promoter)

2019 National Tour Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 804; 2. Roger Crockett 790; 3. Blake Hahn 761; 4. Matt Covington 758; 5. Scott Bogucki 753; 6. John Carney II 713; 7. Harli White 711; 8. Jamie Ball 669; 9. Robbie Price 627; 10. Jordon Mallett 616; 11. Alex Hill 603; 12. Dylan Westbrook 545; 12. Tucker Doughty 542; 13. Thomas Kennedy 300; 15. Phil Gressman 277;

2019 Race Winners: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 3 (5/17 - I-96 Speedway; 5/18 - I-96 Speedway; 5/25 - Lake Ozark Speedway); Thomas Kennedy 2 (4/25 - Eagle Raceway, 4/26 - U.S. 36 Raceway);

Weather Related Cancellations: Devil's Bowl Speedway (3/15 and 3/16); Williams Grove Speedway (5/3); Selinsgrove Speedway (5/4); Lakeside Speedway (5/9); I-30 Speedway (5/11)

Hafertepe Completes Lucas Oil ASCS vs. GLSS Weekend Sweep At I-96 Speedway

LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (May 18, 2019) A dominating run for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. to close the two day appearance in Michigan, the three-time and defending champion of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network was untouchable at I-96 Speedway; laying down performance that saw the Townline Variety No. 15h winning Saturday's A-Feature by 6.105 seconds.

"The car was great. I'm very fortunate to have car owners like Miles and Pam and to have the crew we have, they make it where I can just focus on driving the car," commented Hafertepe. "Last night, I wasn't taking any prisoners but tonight I calmed down and just focused on the racing. Both nights, this crew gave us a great track to race on. They did a hell of a job."

Trailing the A-Rock Materials No. 95 of Matt Covington into the first two turns, that would be the only time Hafertepe rolled second as the run into turns three and four netted the race lead. Caution on Lap 2 for a three-car incident that involved Bogucki, Price, and Scheid in the second turn, the green lights blinked on for two more laps before Alex Hill and Ryan Coniam came together off the fourth turn.

Moving past Matt Covington on the opening lap restart, Ohio's Phil Gressman was on Hafertepe as the field went back to green but would not be able to keep pace as Hafertepe started to pull away. Leaving Gressman to himself, the pair were chased by Ryan Ruhl. Coming under fire on Lap 14, the No. 16 was not able to keep Blake Hahn at bay as the Sage Fruit, Co. No. 52 shot to the show position on Lap 15. Chasing down Phil Gressman as the pair picked through traffic, Hahn pulled to the back bumper of the No. 7c, but would not get the chance to pass as the caution flew on Lap 24.

Erasing a 5.869-second lead, Hafertepe amassed several lapped cars between himself and Gressman. Lapping up to ninth place before the caution, the restart was a walk in the park.

Holding off Hahn in the closing laps, Phil Gressman grabbed second with Hahn holding onto third. Ryan Ruhl ended up fourth with Matt Covington slipping to fifth. Battling several times to hold onto sixth, Harli White was able to hold off Jamie Ball and Dylan Westbrook who finished seventh and eighth. Dustin Daggett in ninth was the final driver on the lead lap. Roger Crockett made up the top-ten.

A field of 30 drivers was on hand with a trio of Heat Races going to John Carney II, Harli White, and Chase Ridenour. Qualifiers were topped by Dylan Westbrook, Jay Steinbach, and Dustin Daggett. The night's B-Feature went to Alex Hill. One provisional was used by John Carney II who lost an engine in his Qualifier, only to get caught up in the B-Feature and flip.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network races next at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. on Saturday, May 25 for a $3,000 to win show, then Sunday, May 26 for a $5,000 top prize. More information on Lake Ozark Speedway can be found at www.lakeozarkspeedway.net.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2019, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
Great Lakes Super Sprints
I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, Mich.)
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Car Count: 30
Event Count: 41

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (All Drivers advance to Qualifiers)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II, [2]; 2. 77X-Alex Hill, [1]; 3. 5J-Jamie Ball, [3]; 4. 21P-Robbie Price, [6]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn, [8]; 6. 84-Kyle Poortenga, [4]; 7. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [7]; 8. 27X-Jared Lamberson, [9]; 9. 28M-Conner Morrell, [5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White, [2]; 2. 14-Jordon Mallett, [4]; 3. 24D-Danny Sams III, [3]; 4. 18S-Micheal Summers, [1]; 5. 46-Ryan Coniam, [5]; 6. 10S-Jay Steinbach, [6]; 7. 16W-Garrett Saunders, [7]; 8. 61-Steve Irwin, [9]; 9. (DNF) 28-Scott Bogucki, [8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11R-Chase Ridenour, [2]; 2. 27-Brad Lamberson, [1]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett, [6]; 4. 85-Dustin Daggett, [5]; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [7]; 6. 16C-Zane Devault, [8]; 7. 49T-Gregg Dalman, [4]; 8. 77-Andrew Scheid, [3]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 12 in combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [2]; 2. 5J-Jamie Ball, [3]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki, [9]; 4. 46-Ryan Coniam, [1]; 5. 27-Brad Lamberson, [4]; 6. 14-Jordon Mallett, [5]; 7. 61-Steve Irwin, [8]; 8. (DNF) J2-John Carney II, [6]; 9. (DNF) 2X-Tucker Doughty, [7]

Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 10S-Jay Steinbach, [1]; 2. 16C-Zane Devault, [2]; 3. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett, [5]; 5. 21P-Robbie Price, [4]; 6. 24D-Danny Sams III, [3]; 7. 49T-Gregg Dalman, [8]; 8. 16W-Garrett Saunders, [7]; 9. 28M-Conner Morrell, [9]

Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 85-Dustin Daggett, [3]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn, [4]; 3. 84-Kyle Poortenga, [1]; 4. 77-Andrew Scheid, [8]; 5. 18S-Micheal Summers, [2]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill, [5]; 7. 27X-Jared Lamberson, [7]; 8. (DNF) 11R-Chase Ridenour, [6]

BMRS B-Features (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 77X-Alex Hill, [1]; 2. 46-Ryan Coniam, [5]; 3. 24D-Danny Sams III, [4]; 4. 77-Andrew Scheid, [7]; 5. 49T-Gregg Dalman, [10]; 6. 16W-Garrett Saunders, [12]; 7. 28M-Conner Morrell, [14]; 8. 27X-Jared Lamberson, [11]; 9. 18S-Micheal Summers, [8]; 10. (DNF) 61-Steve Irwin, [9]; 11. (DNF) J2-John Carney II, [2]; 12. (DNF) 84-Kyle Poortenga, [6]; 13. (DNF) 2X-Tucker Doughty, [13]; 14. (DNF) 11R-Chase Ridenour, [3]

A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 7C-Phil Gressman, [4]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [7]; 4. 16-Ryan Ruhl, [3]; 5. 95-Matt Covington, [1]; 6. 17W-Harli White, [5]; 7. 5J-Jamie Ball, [10]; 8. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [8]; 9. 85-Dustin Daggett, [6]; 10. 11-Roger Crockett, [9]; 11. 14-Jordon Mallett, [12]; 12. 28-Scott Bogucki, [16]; 13. 49T-Gregg Dalman, [21]; 14. 27-Brad Lamberson, [14]; 15. 77-Andrew Scheid, [20]; 16. 16W-Garrett Saunders, [22]; 17. (DNF) 10S-Jay Steinbach, [13]; 18. (DNF) 16C-Zane Devault, [11]; 19. (DNF) 24D-Danny Sams III, [19]; 20. (DNF) 46-Ryan Coniam, [18]; 21. (DNF) 77X-Alex Hill, [17]; 22. (DNF) 21P-Robbie Price, [15]; 23. (DNF) J2-John Carney II, [23]
Lap Leader(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-30
Hard Charger: Gregg Dalman +8
High Point Driver: Harli White
Provisional(s): John Carney II (Points)

2019 National Tour Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Matt Covington 662; 2. Blake Hahn 659; 3. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 654; 4. Roger Crockett 648; 5. Scott Bogucki 645; 6. Harli White 611; 7. Jamie Ball 604; 8. John Carney II 578; 9. Robbie Price 562; 10. Dylan Westbrook 545; 11. Alex Hill 514; 12. Jordon Mallett 506; 13. Tucker Doughty 436; 14. Thomas Kennedy 300; 15. Wayne Johnson 248;

2019 Race Winners: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2 (5/17 - I-96 Speedway; 5/18 - I-96 Speedway); Thomas Kennedy 2 (4/25 - Eagle Raceway, 4/26 - U.S. 36 Raceway);

Weather Related Cancellations: Devil's Bowl Speedway (3/15 and 3/16); Williams Grove Speedway (5/3); Selinsgrove Speedway (5/4); Lakeside Speedway (5/9); I-30 Speedway (5/11)


Winner Terry McCarl (Terry Ford Photo)

Terry McCarl Wins A Thriller With The ASCS Warrior Region At U.S. 36 Raceway

Bryan Hulbert - OSBORN, Mo. (May 17, 2019) In a battle that came down to the closing laps, Terry McCarl rolled the Mondak Portables No. 4 into Victory Lane with the Racinboys.com ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps at U.S. 36 Raceway on Friday night.

Trailing Jack Dover the first six laps, the Nebraska shoe tangled with the cushion to bring his night to an early close. Grabbing the point on the restart, McCarl led until Lap 13 when Paul Nienhiser took over the top spot.

Going red for Cody Ledger, who was unharmed after getting upside down, Nienhiser was not able to hold off McCarl at the drop of the green. Leading until Lap 19, Paul was determined to make Terry earn it with the pass for the lead on Lap 20 answered the following revolution with McCarl able to hold the point the final four laps.

Paul Nienhiser in second was joined by Seth Bergman who came from seventh to complete the night's podium. Jonathan Cornell and Jay Russell made up the top five.

Making up four spots, Nicholas Howard was sixth with Mitchell Moore seventh. Mason Daniel eighth was followed to the line by Ayrton Gennetten who raced up from 15th. Ben Brown completed the top ten.

With Mother Nature stepping in with calls for severe weather on Saturday, May 18, events at Heartland Motorsports Park have been canceled. The next outing for the Racinboys.com ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps is Memorial Day Weekend at Lake Ozark Speedway with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network on May 25 and 26.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2019, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
ASCS Warrior Region
U.S. 36 Raceway (Osborn, Mo.)
Friday, May 17, 2019
Car Count: 29

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 4-Terry McCarl, [6]; 2. 37-Brian Beebe, [2]; 3. 35O-Cody Ledger, [3]; 4. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [7]; 5. 11-Colton Fisher, [8]; 6. 5-Chuck Alexander, [4]; 7. 9M-Chad Goff, [5]; 8. 64C-Casey Greubel, [1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [1]; 2. 49B-Ben Brown, [4]; 3. 35M-Jonathan Cornell, [6]; 4. 14J-Mike Johnston, [2]; 5. 21-Miles Paulus, [5]; 6. 03-Shayle Bade, [3]; 7. 2-Dylan Opdahl, [7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 76-Jay Russell, [2]; 2. 51-Mitchell Moore, [4]; 3. 93-Taylor Walton, [1]; 4. 44-Chris Martin, [5]; 5. 0-Dustin Adams, [3]; 6. 92J-J.R. Topper, [7]; 7. 15-Jack Potter, [6]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover, [2]; 2. 37H-Nicholas Howard, [1]; 3. 33M-Mason Daniel, [4]; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [5]; 5. 111-Austin O'Neal, [6]; 6. 23S-Stuart Snyder, [3]; 7. 292-Chad Jarrett, [7]

B Feature (10 Laps): 1. 21-Miles Paulus, [3]; 2. 92J-J.R. Topper, [4]; 3. 03-Shayle Bade, [7]; 4. 23S-Stuart Snyder, [8]; 5. 5-Chuck Alexander, [6]; 6. 0-Dustin Adams, [5]; 7. 15-Jack Potter, [11]; 8. 292-Chad Jarrett, [10]; 9. 14J-Mike Johnston, [2]; 10. 2-Dylan Opdahl, [9]; 11. 64C-Casey Greubel, [13]; 12. 111-Austin O'Neal, [1]; 13. 9M-Chad Goff, [12]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 4-Terry McCarl, [4]; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [5]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [7]; 4. 35M-Jonathan Cornell, [6]; 5. 76-Jay Russell, [2]; 6. 37H-Nicholas Howard, [10]; 7. 51-Mitchell Moore, [8]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel, [11]; 9. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [15]; 10. 49B-Ben Brown, [3]; 11. 21-Miles Paulus, [17]; 12. 37-Brian Beebe, [9]; 13. 11-Colton Fisher, [12]; 14. 92J-J.R. Topper, [18]; 15. 03-Shayle Bade, [19]; 16. 35O-Cody Ledger, [13]; 17. 44-Chris Martin, [14]; 18. 23S-Stuart Snyder, [20]; 19. 81-Jack Dover, [1]; 20. 93-Taylor Walton, [16]

Hafertepe Tops Lucas Oil ASCS vs. GLSS Opener At I-96 Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (May 17, 2019) Laying down a dominating performance on night-one of the matchup between the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at the Great Lakes Super Sprints, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. won every time he rolled onto the I-96 Speedway on Friday night.
"All the criticism I've been hearing lately and all the bullshit, I was just tired of listening too it," stated Hafertepe entered the weekend ninth in tour standings. "Hats off to the race track these guys provided for us. Right around the lip like that, you can't get much more fun than that in a Sprint Car for 25-laps."

Locked into Saturday's A-Feature, Hafertepe can breathe easier knowing his day will be light. On what that means for Sam in terms of being able to watch and figure out what to do with the car, he explained, "We don't have to do a whole lot. That's a really good Racecar. We laid down a fast time in Hot Laps, good in our Heat Race and pretty dominant in our Qualifier. In the Feature, I just stayed up top. I had to pass some lapped cars sliding through the middle of one a two, but I don't know where else my car could have gone, but I just have to say hats off to my guys. It's been a struggle with all the rainouts; it gets you thinking about you're only as good as your last race, and our last race we didn't even make the show so to come out tonight and have my guys stick behind me through trying times, It really shows what this team is all about."

Challenged briefly by Ryan Ruhl on the first start, the driver of the No. 16 got another shot as the red lights came on for a multi-car crash through the fourth turn. Not able to get the jump on the Heidbreder No. 15h, Hafertepe was still able to hold point after a Lap 2 caution, eventually opening his lead by 5.608 seconds, despite being in traffic by Lap 9. Yellow on Lap 19 for Shawn Dancer whose left year shredded down the front straightaway, the race slowed one final time on Lap 21 for John Carney II who kept from going over after contact with Matt Covington.

With lapped cars in the mix for the final restart, Hafertepe was able to run away by 4.009 seconds at the checkered flag. With Phil Gressman breathing down his neck off the final turn, Ryan Ruhl was able to hold off the wily veteran with Matt Covington fourth. Coming from ninth, Blake Hahn rounded out the top five.

Involved in the opening lap red flag, Jared Horstman charged back through the field for a sixth-place finish. Harli White in seventh was trailed by Scott Bogucki with Dylan Westbrook advancing 12 spots for the night's Hard Charger honors. Dustin Daggett rounded out the top ten.

With a field of 41 drivers on hand, the night's run of events broke down into five Heat Races going to Ryan Ruhl, John Carney II, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Brett Mann, and Danny Sams III. Qualifier wins were earned by Ryan Ruhl, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Scott Bogucki. A pair of B-Features were topped by Jared Horstman and Jordon Mallett. The only provisional used was by Tucker Doughty.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at the Great Lakes Super Sprints will go at it again on Saturday, May 18, 2019, with the second round of competition at I-96 Speedway going green at 8:00 P.M. (ET).

Admission is $20. Kids 6-11 get in for $10 and children five an under get in free. I-96 Speedway is located at between Lansing and Grand Rapids at 3823 W. Portland Rd. in Lake Odessa, Mich. Details on the facility can be found online at www.i96speedway.com or by phone to (616) 642-0555.

Fans not able to attend can find the weekend broadcast live at www.racinboys.com.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2019, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
Great Lakes Super Sprints
I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, Mich.)
Friday, May 17, 2019
Car Count: 41

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (Top 30 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 16-Ryan Ruhl, [1]; 2. 16C-Zane Devault, [2]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [8]; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron, [4]; 5. 27-Brad Lamberson, [9]; 6. 84-Kyle Poortenga, [6]; 7. 18S-Micheal Summers, [7]; 8. (DNF) 18-Josh Shantz, [3]; 9. (DNF) 40-Jeff Wilson, [5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II, [2]; 2. 77X-Alex Hill, [3]; 3. 17W-Harli White, [5]; 4. 17-Jared Horstman, [8]; 5. 85-Dustin Daggett, [6]; 6. 28M-Conner Morrell, [1]; 7. 61-Steve Irwin, [4]; 8. (DNF) 3T-Tank Brakenberry, [7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [1]; 2. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [3]; 3. 23-Devon Dobie, [4]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [5]; 5. 22H-Randy Hannagan, [7]; 6. 77-Andrew Scheid, [2]; 7. 10S-Jay Steinbach, [8]; 8. 16W-Garrett Saunders, [6]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 19-Brett Mann, [2]; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer, [4]; 3. 5J-Jamie Ball, [7]; 4. 14-Jordon Mallett, [6]; 5. 21P-Robbie Price, [3]; 6. 49T-Gregg Dalman, [5]; 7. 8-Justin Ward, [1]; 8. (DNF) 2T-Ralph Brakenberry, [8]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 24D-Danny Sams III, [1]; 2. 95-Matt Covington, [4]; 3. 7C-Phil Gressman, [5]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki, [7]; 5. 11R-Chase Ridenour, [8]; 6. 46-Ryan Coniam, [2]; 7. 11-Roger Crockett, [6]; 8. 27X-Jared Lamberson, [3]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 16 in combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)

Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 16-Ryan Ruhl, [4]; 2. 17W-Harli White, [2]; 3. 16C-Zane Devault, [1]; 4. 22H-Randy Hannagan, [8]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn, [6]; 6. 17-Jared Horstman, [3]; 7. 21P-Robbie Price, [9]; 8. 10S-Jay Steinbach, [10]; 9. 19-Brett Mann, [5]; 10. (DNF) 11R-Chase Ridenour, [7]

Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [4]; 2. 7C-Phil Gressman, [2]; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer, [5]; 4. 77X-Alex Hill, [3]; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron, [8]; 6. 5J-Jamie Ball, [6]; 7. 77-Andrew Scheid, [10]; 8. 84-Kyle Poortenga, [9]; 9. (DNF) 23-Devon Dobie, [1]; 10. (DNF) 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [7]

Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki, [2]; 2. 95-Matt Covington, [5]; 3. J2-John Carney II, [6]; 4. 85-Dustin Daggett, [8]; 5. 49T-Gregg Dalman, [9]; 6. 24D-Danny Sams III, [4]; 7. 14-Jordon Mallett, [1]; 8. 46-Ryan Coniam, [10]; 9. (DNF) 2X-Tucker Doughty, [3]; 10. (DNF) 27-Brad Lamberson, [7]

BMRS B-Features (Top 3 from each advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 17-Jared Horstman, [1]; 2. 21P-Robbie Price, [3]; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [7]; 4. 19-Brett Mann, [2]; 5. 18S-Micheal Summers, [9]; 6. 46-Ryan Coniam, [6]; 7. 28M-Conner Morrell, [8]; 8. 8-Justin Ward, [11]; 9. 40-Jeff Wilson, [13]; 10. 77-Andrew Scheid, [4]; 11. 18-Josh Shantz, [12]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett, [2]; 2. 49T-Gregg Dalman, [1]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett, [8]; 4. 84-Kyle Poortenga, [5]; 5. 27-Brad Lamberson, [7]; 6. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [3]; 7. 16W-Garrett Saunders, [11]; 8. 61-Steve Irwin, [9]; 9. 10S-Jay Steinbach, [4]; 10. 27X-Jared Lamberson, [12]; 11. (DNF) 11R-Chase Ridenour, [6]; 12. (DNF) 3T-Tank Brakenberry, [10]

A-Feature

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 16-Ryan Ruhl, [1]; 3. 7C-Phil Gressman, [8]; 4. 95-Matt Covington, [3]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn, [9]; 6. 17-Jared Horstman, [17]; 7. 17W-Harli White, [7]; 8. 28-Scott Bogucki, [6]; 9. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [21]; 10. 85-Dustin Daggett, [12]; 11. J2-John Carney II, [4]; 12. 21P-Robbie Price, [19]; 13. 11-Roger Crockett, [22]; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron, [15]; 15. 49T-Gregg Dalman, [20]; 16. 24D-Danny Sams III, [16]; 17. 5J-Jamie Ball, [14]; 18. (DNF) 49-Shawn Dancer, [5]; 19. (DNF) 16C-Zane Devault, [11]; 20. (DNF) 14-Jordon Mallett, [18]; 21. (DNF) 2X-Tucker Doughty, [23]; 22. (DNF) 22H-Randy Hannagan, [10]; 23. (DNF) 77X-Alex Hill, [13]
Lap Leader(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-25
Hard Charger: Dylan Westbrook +12
High Point Driver: Ryan Ruhl
Provisional(s): Tucker Doughty (Points)

2019 National Tour Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Scott Bogucki 539; 2. Roger Crockett 538; 3. Matt Covington 537; 4. Blake Hahn 524; 5. John Carney II 513; 6. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 504; 7. Jamie Ball 492; 8. Harli White 489; 9. Robbie Price 474; 10. Dylan Westbrook 429; 11. Alex Hill 424; 12. Jordon Mallett 396; 13. Tucker Doughty 395; 14. Thomas Kennedy 300; 15. Wayne Johnson 248;

2019 Race Winners: Thomas Kennedy 2 (4/25 - Eagle Raceway, 4/26 - U.S. 36 Raceway); Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1 (5/17 - I-96 Speedway);

Weather Related Cancelations: Devil's Bowl Speedway (3/15 and 3/16); Williams Grove Speedway (5/3); Selinsgrove Speedway (5/4); Lakeside Speedway (5/9); I-30 Speedway (5/11)

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