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Contact: Richie Murray - USAC Media / richie@usacracing.com

THOMAS’ BELATED BIRTHDAY PRESENT DELIVERED AT WILLIAMS GROVE

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

Mechanicsburg, PA...June 15, 2017 – One day after his 26th birthday, the “older” and wiser Kevin Thomas, Jr. was rewarded with his biggest and highest-paying present of all in Thursday night’s USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship’s return to the legendary Williams Grove Speedway.

The Cullman, Alabama driver led the entire first-half of the Eastern Storm presented by DMI / “Triple Crown Showdown” 30-lapper, but on lap 16 when all seemed to be slipping away as Chris Windom took the lead, Thomas demonstrated a poise and maturity that he admits wouldn’t have shown in year’s past.

“I’ve been racing for a lot of years now,” Thomas reflects. “I used to tear up a lot of stuff and make dumb decisions. Now we’re able to put solid cars underneath me, make better decisions and put myself in the right position to win races and finish on the podium. That just comes with experience. I never thought I’d make smart decisions, to be honest.”

The victory was the 13th USAC National Sprint Car win for Thomas, moving him into the top-40 on the all-time series win list alongside Don Branson and Steve Chassey. Though his winning ride is a mixture of resources from his own KT Motorsports, Pace Brothers Racing, Abreu Vineyards and his father, the triumph officially comes under the Pace Brothers Racing banner, which marks their first USAC win since July of 2007 at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway with driver Dave Darland. Regardless of the entrant name on the entry list, Thomas feels the tide beginning to turn for he and his crew.

“It’s all kind of coming together now,” Thomas feels. “I’ve got good people around me who support me. They give me the equipment to be up front and it’s up to me and my guys to put a good racecar together, make it go fast and for me to make good decisions on the racetrack. It’s a combination of a lot of good people. It’s a full team effort. There’s only one guy on the racetrack, but at the end of the day, there’s a lot of stuff that happens behind the scenes.”

The second and third-place finishers from the previous night’s event at Lincoln occupied the front row for the main event: pole sitter Jarett Andretti and outside starter Kevin Thomas, Jr.

Thomas was able to break free on the high side on the opening lap as Grant followed to second and Andretti slid back to the third position.

On the fourth lap, 2015 Eastern Storm champ Robert Ballou pirouetted against the turn three guardrail to bring out the red flag. Miraculously, Ballou would restart from the tail, although he would bow out of competition just four laps with a 23rd place finish.

On the resumption, Thomas maintained his advantage, but soon Windom began to close the gap. For the next several circuits, Windom shadowed Thomas on the cushion between turns one and two, but found his own, unique line on the other end of the speedway. Windom entered the bottom of turn three with his front left wheel breezing the inner rail. He then drifted up toward the middle of the surface before diamonding off the fourth corner at exit.

On the first lap of the second-half of the contest, race leader Thomas and second-running Windom were deadlocked in a side-by-side power struggle with Windom able to clear Thomas using an outside run off of turn four to beat Thomas to the line by the skin of a tire. Windom aimed to finish the move, sliding up in front Thomas to in turn one. Thomas countered back underneath to reassume the top position.

Windom regrouped to make another charge at Thomas for the lead in the first turn on the 18th lap, but the two nearly made contact as Windom was unable to gain clearance on his slider, allowing Thomas to instantly extend his race lead to one-plus second.

“It’s so wide down there in one and two,” Thomas explained. “When you see a slider, you can anticipate where to turn across. There was just enough moisture to cross under Chris and get a good run going down the backstretch. Once I saw him get by me on the bottom. I went down there where there was a little rubber and I had a lot of grip. It was tough running up there in three and four. Once you moved down, you were able to make a lot of straightaway speed.”

Sprint car racing does not utilize mirrors or even spotters, making it near impossible to realize what lines the drivers behind them have sought and figured out. It’s a continuous chess match up front and a thinking man’s game that keeps the leader on his toes.

“It’s kind of difficult leading at places like this when it gets real slow at the top of (turns) three and four,” Thomas believes. “You don’t exactly know where to go, so you have to stick with what got you there. You almost have to idle up there because it was so thin, there was nothing but fence.”

Thomas went to school on Windom and took away his perfected line on the bottom of three and four as he discovered the rubber. Thomas’ grip on the position would not falter down the stretch as Windom began to fade and Chase Stockon turned up the wick to run down and overtake Windom for second on the bottom of turn one on the 30th and final lap.

Meanwhile, up front, Thomas crossed the finish line 2.3 seconds ahead of the Stockon/Windom duel to finish off his first USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory of the 2017 season. National Sprint point leader Justin Grant was fourth while Grandview Eastern Storm winner Brady Bacon rounded out the top-five.

With results of 4th, 3rd and 1st through the three of the five Eastern Storm series wins, Thomas, the driver of the Pace Brothers Racing/Pace Performance Coating – DC Dyno/DRC/J & D finds himself in an enviable position with an eight-point lead heading into the final two races Saturday at Port Royal Speedway and Sunday at Susquehanna Speedway.

“When you come to places like this, you tighten your belts a little more and you focus a little bit more,” Thomas detailed. “Having the track record at Knoxville, then winning here at Williams Grove, it’s two racetracks that are the most historic in the country. It’s really humbling to be fast at these places, much less win. It goes back to what they do in the shop. I haven’t really been that great on the big tracks in the past. We’ve really focused on that and they’ve helped me out a ton. We’ve got good engines, good shocks and good crewmembers. Everybody that works on this thing gives me confidence and helps me make good decisions on the track while they make good decisions in the pits. Hats off to them; they make it easy for me.”

Chase Stockon’s up-and-down season trended skyward once again Thursday night at Williams Grove as he broke Dave Darland’s 21-year-old USAC and Damion Gardner’s 15-year-old SCRA track records during ProSource Qualifying, then followed it up by running a season-best second-place in his 32 TBI Racing/Superior Tank & Trailer – Crescent Electric Supply/DRC/Fisher.

“They were slowing up on the top,” Stockon reflected. “I kept working the bottom, working the bottom the entire race. it almost seemed like the top was too far around. We just kept working it and was hoping the top would slow down and it gradually did. The bottom started to take rubber there and it kind of worked out to our advantage at the end. They were slowing up on the top. I may have shown him a nose too early. He did what every other driver would’ve done and tried to protect. But, he Just drove it in too hard because he’d been running the top the whole race. Luckily, we were able to get by him and bring home a second. We always want the ‘w,’ but with the runs we’ve been having here lately, we’ll definitely take that.”

Chris Windom of Canton, Illinois had a solid night, leading a single lap, before dropping to third at the finish in his Baldwin Brothers Racing/Fox Paving – AMSOIL/DRC/Claxton Mopar.

“We were really good the first half of the race,” Windom beams. “I think I burnt off my tire too much. It took rubber and really burned my tires off. We’re just a little too good too early and KT and Chase were better late. I wish I could’ve cleared KT when I got to him and took his line away. He made a good move and got back down to the bottom and pulled away from us there at the end. We’ll take these consistent podiums but I know (crew chief) Derek (Claxton) and I really want to win by the end of the week.”

Contingency award winners Thursday night at Williams Grove Speedway include Chase Stockon (ProSource Fast Qualifier & Bryan Clauson Bad Fast Award Winner), Mark Smith (Simpson Race Products 1st Heat Winner), Brady Bacon (Competition Suspension, Inc. 2nd Heat Winner), Joey Biasi (Chalk Stix 3rd Heat Winner), Danny Dietrich (Indy Race Parts 4th Heat Winner & Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher) and Carmen Perigo (KSE Racing Products Hard Charger).

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: June 15, 2017 – Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania – Williams Grove Speedway – “USAC Triple Crown Showdown” - “Eastern Storm” Presented by DMI

PROSOURCE QUALIFYING: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-20.035 (New Track Record); 2. Brady Bacon, 63, Dooling/Hayward-20.042; 3. Thomas Meseraull, 27, Heffner-20.068; 4. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-20.074; 5. Tyler Courtney, 23c, TOPP-20.111; 6. Chris Windom, 5, Baldwin-20.196; 7. Justin Grant, 11, McGhee-20.238; 8. Jerry Coons, Jr., 39, Hogue-20.286; 9. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 44, Pace-20.287; 10. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-20.377; 11. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-20.434; 12. Danny Dietrich, 13, Buch-20.485; 13. Chad Boespflug, 69, Dynamics-20.496; 14. Stevie Sussex, 17GP, Dutcher-20.498; 15. Shane Golobic, 3, Franckowiak-20.513; 16. Aaron Farney, 15F, DCT-20.538; 17. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-20.557; 18. Matt Westfall, 54, Westfall-20.587; 19. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-20.609; 20. Kyle Moody, 99, Moody-20.664; 21. Mark Smith, 1M, L & M-20.673; 22. Carmen Perigo, 21, Stehman-20.690; 23. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-20.776; 24. Alex Bright, 13K, Kaylor-20.850; 25. Dustin Smith, 77, Gagliardi-20.966; 26. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-21.028; 27. Tony DiMattia, 50, DiMattia-21.174; 28. Chad Wilson, 14x, Wilson-21.188; 29. Gary Rooke, 42AU, Rooke-21.233; 30. Michael Hamer, 47, Hamer-22.372; 31. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-NT.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. M. Smith, 2. Boespflug, 3. Kobylarz, 4. Thomas, 5. Courtney, 6. Stockon, 7. D. Smith, 8. Rooke. 2:50.50

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Windom, 3. Perigo, 4. Andretti, 5. Darland, 6. Westfall, 7. Sussex, 8. Hamer. 2:52.05

CHALK STIX THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Biasi, 2. Leary, 3. Golobic, 4. Grant, 5. Meseraull, 6. Robbins, 7. Chapple, 8. DiMattia. 2:55.26

INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Dietrich, 2. Farney, 3. Moody, 4. Coons, 5. Ballou, 6. Bright, 7. Wilson. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Meseraull, 2. Ballou, 3. Stockon, 4. Robbins, 5. Darland, 6. Sussex, 7. Bright, 8. Wilson, 9. D. Smith, 10. Chapple, 11. Rooke, 12. Hamer, 13. Westfall, 14. Courtney, 15. DiMattia. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Justin Grant, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Shane Golobic, 7. Thomas Meseraull, 8. Jarett Andretti, 9. Jerry Coons Jr., 10. Carmen Perigo, 11. Aaron Farney, 12. Kyle Moody, 13. Danny Dietrich, 14. Isaac Chapple, 15. Chad Boespflug, 16. Joey Biasi, 17. Tyler Courtney, 18. Mark Smith 19. Dave Darland, 20. C.J. Leary, 21. Stevie Sussex, 22. Trevor Kobylarz, 23. Robert Ballou, 24. Kyle Robbins. NT

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**Courtney flipped during the semi. Ballou flipped on lap 4 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-15 Thomas, Lap 16 Windom, Laps 17-30 Thomas.

KSE HARD CHARGER: Carmen Perigo (20th to 10th)

KRS GRAPHICS BRYAN CLAUSON BAD FAST AWARD: Chase Stockon

WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Danny Dietrich

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Grant-909, 2-Windom-858, 3-Boespflug-788, 4-Stockon-782, 5-Courtney-662, 6-Thomas-660, 7-Leary-604, 8-Bacon-571, 9-Darland-513, 10-Andretti-512.

NEW EASTERN STORM POINTS: 1-Thomas-218, 2-Windom-210, 3-Bacon-190, 4-Meseraull & Stockon-182, 6-Andretti-174, 7-Grant-164, 8-Leary-158, 9-Coons-150, 10-Boespflug-141.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: June 17 – Port Royal, PA – Port Royal Speedway – “Eastern Storm” Presented by DMI

Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series

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TANNER CAPITALIZES ON DARLING’S MISFORTUNE TO WIN INAUGURAL MASS EVENT AT DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL
DELMAR, DE

By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

Tim Tanner Jr. of Doylestown, PA had Lady Luck on his side on Saturday before claiming his first feature win of the season on Saturday at Delaware International Speedway after race leader Kevin Darling came to a sudden stop with just a lap remaining of the twenty-five lap A-Main event. Tanner, who started second alongside Tommy Carberry, led early in the race, surviving two red flags before succumbing the top spot to Darling on lap five.

“The track was really rough tonight, and I had a hard time getting comfortable in the car,” Tanner admitted. “I was trying to run around the bumps, but what I found out after working through lapped traffic was that the fastest way around the track was actually going through the holes. Once I found my groove to where I was comfortable, I was actually able to gain on Kevin, but I don’t think we had anything for him”.

With Carberry and Tanner starting on the front row, a full field of twenty-four cars took the green flag with the leaders racing side by side for the lead going into turn one. Carberry would resume the lead with Tanner and third place starting Kevin Darling closely following behind until the first caution was displayed for Ryan Stillwaggon who spun off of the embankment in turn one.

Moments after the race was restarted, a red flag was displayed when chaos erupted at the rear of the field for two cars that tangled and flipped viciously in turns three and four.  Bobby Scherff (56) and Bronzie Lawson IV (4B) were involved in the wreck, but thankfully they walked away uninjured.  Unfortunately, their cars could not say the same as they suffered minor but race ending damage.

With Tanner grabbing the lead from Carberry once the race resumed, the 9D of Darling would work the outside groove, eventually exchanging spots with Carberry for second. On lap five, a second red flag was brought out for Bobby Sandt, who slid to a stop in turn three after a fire erupted in his cockpit, because of a broken fuel line. Safety crews quickly extinguished the fire, but Sandt and his father, who ran out on the track to aid his son, were both transported to the local hospital after suffering minor burns in the incident.

Tanner and Darling would battle for the lead after the green flag waved once again, with Darling taking over first by utilizing the high side just as he did to gain second. Darling appeared to be untouchable by mastering multiple restarts and lapped traffic while maintaining a sizable lead over Tanner who was also holding his own over the third-place car of Carberry.

“As the race progressed and after we were able to get some laps in after all of those cautions, lapped traffic wasn’t really that big of an issue because they were holding their own,” said Darling. “We planned on running the bottom, so we added gear. But the bottom ended up getting used up by the races before us so I moved to the middle and found some bite. I like running the top at DIS, but with the new track layout, it’s just too far around to make any time. I checked the bottom occasionally to make sure it wasn’t taking rubber. If it did, then that’s where I would have stayed”.

With the white flags waving on lap twenty four, race leader Kevin Darling came to a rolling stop in turns one and two after engine issues forced him to retire prematurely. Tanner and Carberry would now line up nose to tail preparing for the last lap showdown. Carberry attempted to pass Tanner around the outside, but he was unable to complete the pass. Crossing the finish line first was Tanner, followed by Carberry, Brendon Poff, Jeff Geiges, and Joe Kay completed the top five.

“The last time I ran at DIS was twenty years ago in a Big-Block Modified, and we ran well then,” Tanner said. “I was excited to come back here this weekend with MASS and run at this track that was home to URC for so many years in the past. It’s a great track and even though it’s a long haul, I would love to come back here in the future”.

Tanner, who currently sits second in the championship points just one point behind Tommy Carberry, attributes his win to his dedicated crew, family and sponsors that support him each week. Sponsoring the number 18 Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprinter are PWD Lubricants, Martelli’s Metal Fab, Richboro Beer & Soda, Champion Tire, Marianne’s Diner, D&I Construction, Steve’s Collision, Scarlet Oaks Wholesale Nursery, National Water Management, Tanner Brother’s Dairy and Mike’s Mobile Truck Repair.

Next up on the Engler Machine & Tool Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series schedule is ‘Pack the House Night’ at Bridgeport Speedway on Saturday, June 17th. For more info on what’s going on with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/ or visit our website at www.masprintseries.com.

FEATURE (25 LAPS): TIM TANNER, Tommy Carberry, Brendon Poff, Jeff Geiges, Joe Kay, Rick Stief, Eddie Wagner, Scott Frack, Bryant Davis, Ryan Stillwaggon, Stef Carberry, Dave Graber, Zack Burd, Bobby Butler, Harris Kohen DNF: Kevin Darling, Jamie Kostic, Craig Pellegrini, Daren Bolac, Bobby Sandt, John Webster, Bobby Scherff, Bronzie Lawson IV, Matt Smith

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC HEAT #1 ($50 Cash & $50 CSI Gift Certificate): Rick Stief
FREIBERGER EXCAVATING HEAT #2 ($50 Cash): Brendon Poff
PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES HEAT #3 ($50 Cash): Kevin Darling
PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES NATIVE BONUSES ($50 Cash each):
Top New Jersey Native: Tommy Carberry
Top Pennsylvania Native: Tim Tanner
Top Delaware/Virginia Native: Kevin Darling
Top North/South Carolina Native: Daren Bolac

DMI Ticket Recipients: Tim Tanner, Tommy Carberry, Brendon Poff, Jeff Geiges, Joe Kay, Eddie Wagner, Zack Burd, Jamie Kostic, Bobby Sandt, Scott Frack
$25 DMI Gift Certificate (3): Tim Tanner, Kevin Darling, Scott Frack
BITNER AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTENING FAST TIME AWARD ($25 CASH): Kevin Darling
BRUCE’S AUTO BODY HARD CHARGER AWARD ($25 CASH): Dave Graber
THAYER PERFORMANCE BURNING RUBBER HARD CHARGER BONUS: Dave Graber
KELLY FUELS 5 GALLONS FREE FUEL: Tim Tanner
VALDERSERE HARD LUCK AWARD ($100 Cash): Bronzie Lawson IV
Todd’s Performance $25 Gift Certificate: Stef Carberry & Dave Graber
Worst Pill Draw $25 Cash: Craig Pellegrini
Bruce’s Auto Body 15th Sign in: Rick Stief

JUNE 14, 2017

CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456

AMSOIL USAC NON WING SPRINTS

THOMAS “T-MEZ” MESERAULL POCKETS $6,000 IN LINCOLN SPEEDWAY AMSOIL USAC EASTERN STORM

Abbottstown, PA June 14, 2017 . . .“This 27 car was on fire tonight”, commented feature winner Thomas “T-Mez” Meseraull in the Lincoln Speedway victory lane Wednesday night. This was the second race of the 2017 Amsoil USAC Non-Wing Eastern Storm and “T-Mez” out-classed the twenty-eight car field. “Special thanks to Gene Franckowiak, Sean Michael and the entire Heffner team for this great car tonight and it’s exciting to win here in Pennsylvania”, said a joyful Meseraull who made the trip from his hometown of San Jose, California. In the 20 lap 358 Sprint feature, Brie Hershey took the win leading wire-to-wire over a challenging Adrian Shaffer.

The USAC Amsoil non-wing sprints saw Justin Grant set fast time, stopping the clock with a time of 15.847. Shane Golobic, Chris Windom and Aaron Farney were heat race winners as Robert Ballou took the win the B Main.

At the start of the feature, Jarett Andretti set the pace for the first five circuits but all eyes were on Thomas “T-Mez” Meseraull. By lap seven, “T-Mez” was the new leader. A caution on lap eight brought the field together for the final time, as the race go non-stop to the checker flag.

On the restart, “T-Mez” ran to hide from the rest of the field, leaving Andretti and Chad Boespflug to battle for second. By the halfway mark, “T’Mez” had check out with Andretti and Boespflug still in a battle for second followed by Kevin Thomas Jr and Chris Windom.

“T-Mez” was just awesome threading his way through lapped traffic. The battle for second continued but now Kevin Thomas was racing in third by lap seventeen.

Thomas pulled a few slide-jobs on Andretti but with each attempt, Andretti held on to the runner-up spot.

With the checker flag waiving, T-Mez was all alone to collect the $6,000 first place prize money in the 30 lap feature. Andretti finished second followed by Kevin Thomas Jr., Chad Boespflug and Chris Windom.

A field of twenty-eight 358 Sprints competed in heat race qualifying events with victories going to Phil Walter, Adrian Shaffer and Doug Hammaker as Todd Rittenhouse took the win in the B Main.

In the twenty lap 358 Sprint feature Brie Hersey immediately took the lead from her front row starting position. Hershey immediately had to deal with a challenging Adrian Shaffer with Ashley Cappetta making up the top three. Phil Walter was working his way to the front racing in third by lap five.

Hershey ran a flawless race shaking off a determined Shaffer with each lap. At halfway the top five remained unchanged with countless shuffling for positions taking place in the middle of the field. Shaffer again began to reel in the leader but Hershey was not about to hand over the lead. Meanwhile, Phil Walter was closing in on the leaders and now Brent Shearer was in the hunt.

Through the closing laps, Hershey ran a flawless race to earn the $1,000 first place prize followed by Adrian Shaffer, Phil Walter, Brent Shearer and Ashley Cappetta.

USAC FEATURE $6,000 TO WIN FINISH: Thomas Meseraull, Jarett Andretti, Kevin Thomas, Jr., Chad Boespflug, Chris Windom, Tyler Courtney, Shane Golobic, CJ Leary, Kyle Robbins, Jerry Coons Jr, Alex Bright, Chase Stockon, Robert Ballou, Brady Bacon, Kyle Moody, Aaron Farney, Issac Chapple, Carmen Perigo, Dave Darland, Justin Grant, Dustin Smith, Danny Dietrich.

Fast Time: Justin Grant 15.874

USAC Heat Winners Shane Golobic, Chris Windom, Aaron Farney, B Main Winner –Robert Ballou

358 SPRINT FEATURE FINISH: Brie Hershey, Adrian Shaffer, Phil Walter, Brent Shearer, Ashely Cappetta, Doug Hammaker, Tyler Ross, Kyle Denmyer, Ryan Higgins, Todd Rittenhouse Jr., Dalton Dietrich, Landon Myers, Matt Findley, Zack Eucalano, Cody Fletcher, Steve Wilbur, T.J. DeHaven, Zack Allman, Jeff Halligan, Trey Hivner, Jordan Givler, Mike Bittinger, Troy Wagaman Jr., Ryan Quackenbush.

Heat Winners: Phil Walter, Adrian Shaffer, Doug Hammaker, B Main Winner – Todd Rittenhouse Jr.

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ASCS National Sprint Series



Hafertepe Continues Lucas Oil ASCS Domination At Lawton Speedway

LAWTON, Okla. (June 14, 2017) Sam Hafertepe, Jr. continues to show no signs of slowing down as the Keith Dobbs Motorsports No. 15h unmercifully dominated Wednesday's Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network Speedweek stop at the Lawton Speedway.

"This thing was awesome," said Sam of his seventh National Tour score of 2017. "I don't care if we win it by five seconds, or a tenth of a second, as long as we get the "W", that's all the really matters and when a car is as good as this, it's fun because you can take you time and be smooth rather than rip it too hard."

Referencing his 5.291 second advantage at the drop of the checkered flag, Hafertepe was challenged once during the 25 lap feature event with Justin Henderson leading the field through the first two turns, before slamming the wall off the fourth turn as Sam rolled by for the lead.

"I knew he [Henderson] was going to be running hard there to and stay ahead of us. I got a good run off turn-two on the top and just decided to drive in real hard on him and see how hard he'd run it, and he just went a little too hard and hit the wall. We've run here a lot and it usually goes away coming off of four so if I pressured him, that might happen but I didn't expect him to slam the wall like that," said Hafertepe of the opening lap battle.

Single file on a Lap 2 restart, the green was short lived with no laps completed. Having gone into the work area with a flat right rear, Justin Henderson made it back to competition with Wayne Johnson and Blake Hahn also having to work on their machines.

Green for four more rotations, the caution again blinked on for a pair of cars stopped atop the second turn. Slowed once more near the race's half way point, Hafertepe quickly put distance over the field on every restart.

Working traffic with less than 10 laps to run, the advantage for the No. 15h stated at roughly a straightaway as the race from third through fifth saw Josh Baughman, Jason Barney, and 18th starting Aaron Reutzel trade slide-jobs and three wide passes several times before Reutzel moved to the show position. Tracking down second running Alex Sewell, the closing laps advanced Aaron to the runner-up spot for the night's CP-Carrillo Hard Charger of the Night. Aaron also jumped from fifth in tour standings to third.
Side by side at the line, Josh Baughman edged Sewell for third as the pair made contact at the line with Alex tipping over to draw the red flag. With the leader taking the checkered flag, the race was official with the finish split between the four drivers who crossed and the running order on the white flag lap.
Channin Tankersley, with a fresh engine under the hood, moved up two spots to fifth with Jason Barney ending his night sixth. Coming from 14th, El Paso's John Carney II advanced to seventh with Johnny Herrera eighth. Matt Covington and Joe Wood, Jr. completed the top-ten.

The appearance of 41 drivers at the Lawton Speedway saw five Heat Races going to Jason McDougal, Dustin Morgan, Brad Queen, Alex Sewell, and Josh Baughman. The 40 plus car field brought about Qualifiers which were topped by Channin Tankersley, Wayne Johnson, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. A pair of B-Features went Skylar Gee and Aaron Reutzel. Three Provisionals were used by Harli White, Kyle Bellm, and Jared Sewell.
The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Networks rolls to Round 5 of the ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek on Thursday, June 15 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. Racing begins at 8:00 P.M. (CDT).

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the seven reginal tours that make up the ASCS Nation, log onto www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour / ASCS Red River Region
Lawton Speedway - Lawton, Okla.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Speedweek Round 4
Car Count: 41

Heat Races: (Top 30 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11M-Jason McDougal, [2]; 2. 31-Casey Wills, [4]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [8]; 4. 20G-Jake Greider, [1]; 5. 25-Shane Sellers, [3]; 6. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [6]; 7. 83-Chris Solomon, [7]; 8. 3-Brian Gramm, [5]; 9. 11-Nick Bates, [9]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan, [1]; 2. 87B-Jason Barney, [3]; 3. 8M-Kade Morton, [2]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman, [4]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [5]; 6. 26M-Fred Mattox, [6]; 7. 17W-Harli White, [7]; 8. 58-Gary Floyd, [8]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 55-Brad Queen, [2]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [3]; 3. 03-Joe Wood Jr, [8]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee, [5]; 5. 44-Jared Sewell, [4]; 6. (DNF) 84B-Scott Bogucki, [6]; 7. (DNF) 7M-Chance Morton, [7]; 8. (DNF) 45-Martin Edwards, [1]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 8-Alex Sewell, [1]; 2. 1-Justin Henderson, [4]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [5]; 4. 9$-Kyle Clark, [2]; 5. 95-Matt Covington, [8]; 6. 11X-John Carney II, [7]; 7. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [3]; 8. 10K-Kyle Ezell, [6]
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman, [2]; 2. 02-Brandon Long, [1]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [3]; 4. 5-Joe Bob Lee, [6]; 5. 17G-Channin Tankersley, [8]; 6. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [5]; 7. 7-Paul Solomon, [4]; 8. (DNF) 98-Ryan Padgett, [7]
Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 16 advance to the A-Feature):
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17G-Channin Tankersley, [1]; 2. 1-Justin Henderson, [4]; 3. 87B-Jason Barney, [3]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn, [6]; 5. 11X-John Carney II, [9]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, [7]; 7. 26M-Fred Mattox, [10]; 8. 02-Brandon Long, [2]; 9. 20G-Jake Greider, [8]; 10. 55-Brad Queen, [5]
Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [1]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [3]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, [5]; 4. 5-Joe Bob Lee, [2]; 5. 93-Dustin Morgan, [4]; 6. 03-Joe Wood Jr, [6]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [8]; 8. 84B-Scott Bogucki, [10]; 9. 23-Seth Bergman, [7]; 10. 25-Shane Sellers, [9]
Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [3]; 2. 8-Alex Sewell, [4]; 3. 95-Matt Covington, [2]; 4. 8M-Kade Morton, [1]; 5. 9$-Kyle Clark, [7]; 6. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [10]; 7. 44-Jared Sewell, [8]; 8. (DNF) 11M-Jason McDougal, [6]; 9. (DNF) 31-Casey Wills, [5]; 10. (DNF) 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [9]
BMRS B-Main (Top 3 from each advance to the A-Feature):
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 99-Skylar Gee, [1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman, [5]; 3. 26M-Fred Mattox, [3]; 4. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [9]; 5. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [2]; 6. 45-Martin Edwards, [11]; 7. 3-Brian Gramm, [10]; 8. 55-Brad Queen, [4]; 9. 7M-Chance Morton, [8]; 10. 25-Shane Sellers, [6]; 11. (DNF) 83-Chris Solomon, [7]; (DNS) 02-Brandon Long, ; (DNS) 98-Ryan Padgett,
B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [3]; 2. 11M-Jason McDougal, [1]; 3. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [7]; 4. 84B-Scott Bogucki, [5]; 5. 17W-Harli White, [8]; 6. 31-Casey Wills, [2]; 7. 44-Jared Sewell, [4]; 8. 7-Paul Solomon, [9]; 9. 20G-Jake Greider, [6]; 10. 58-Gary Floyd, [10]; 11. 10K-Kyle Ezell, [11]; 12. (DNF) 11-Nick Bates, [12]
Protect the Harvest A-Feature:
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [18]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, [4]; 4. 8-Alex Sewell, [3]; 5. 17G-Channin Tankersley, [7]; 6. 87B-Jason Barney, [9]; 7. 11X-John Carney II, [14]; 8. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [6]; 9. 95-Matt Covington, [11]; 10. 03-Joe Wood Jr, [10]; 11. 99-Skylar Gee, [17]; 12. 23-Seth Bergman, [19]; 13. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [22]; 14. 52-Blake Hahn, [5]; 15. 17W-Harli White, [24]; 16. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [23]; 17. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [8]; 18. 8M-Kade Morton, [15]; 19. 1-Justin Henderson, [1]; 20. 11M-Jason McDougal, [20]; 21. 26M-Fred Mattox, [21]; 22. 44-Jared Sewell, [25]; 23. 93-Dustin Morgan, [12]; 24. 5-Joe Bob Lee, [13]; 25. 9$-Kyle Clark, [16]
Lap Leader(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Aaron Reutzel +16
FSR High Point Driver: Justin Henderson
Provisional(s): Kyle Bellm / Harli White / Jared Sewell (Regional)
2017 Lucas Oil ASCS A-Main Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 7 (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); Aaron Reutzel - 1 (5/11 - Lakeside Speedway); Jake Bubak - 1 (6/9 - West Texas Raceway); Kyle Bellm - 1(6/10 - Route 66 Motor Speedway);
2017 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,378; 2. Johnny Herrera 1,237; 3. Aaron Reutzel 1,195; 4. Matt Covington 1,185; 5. Wayne Johnson 1,182; 6. Seth Bergman 1,140; 7. Josh Baughman 1,124; 8. Blake Hahn 1,105; 9. Justin Henderson 1,066; 10. Dustin Morgan 1,060; 11. Kyle Bellm 978; 12. Skylar Gee 977; 13. John Carney II 894; 14. Harli White 856; 15. Jake Greider 760;

World of Outlaws


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Larson Parks It at Eagle Raceway

Stenhouse Jr. Wood Racing picks up first Outlaws win

EAGLE, NE - June 14, 2017- After leading 29 of the 30-lap Feature, Daryn Pittman couldn't withstand the late-race charge from Kyle Larson and Shane Stewart. Larson whipped around the top-side of the high-banked third-mile track to go by Pittman en route to win the return of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series at Eagle Raceway.

When Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series superstars Kyle Larson and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. team up, you get one potent team. During an off day from NASCAR, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. co-owner of Stenhouse Jr. Wood Racing decided to put Monster Energy Cup Series standout, Kyle Larson in a second entry for the Eagle Nationals at Eagle Raceway.

Good friends away from the track, Larson and Stenhouse Jr. also share a special bond, having been really close friends with the late-Bryan Clauson.

Stenhouse Jr. during the off season teamed up with Matt Wood to form Stenhouse Jr. Wood Racing - the team that Clauson raced with before his tragic death in 2016.

When the 24-car field got the green flag, it was Daryn Pittman that got the jump and rocketed out to the lead - a lead that he had to relinquish because of a yellow flag for a spinning Paul McMahan and Jason Johnson. The field would have a complete restart with the yellow coming out before a lap could be completed.

Once the field got back going again, Pittman once again found himself out front, holding off eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz.

Having worked his way up from the sixth starting-spot to inside the top-five at the time of a red flag on Lap 12. It was the No. 2KS and No. 82 who got upside-down in Turn 3; both drivers were able to walk away unscathed.

Back under green, Larson Marks Racing's Shane Stewart and Kyle Larson put the pressure on second place Donny Schatz. With under 10-laps remaining, both Stewart and Larson were able to get by and set their sights on the leader, Pittman.

"I got racing Shane [Stewart] pretty hard - I have fun racing him," said Kyle Larson.

Navigating their way through lap traffic through Turns 3 and 4 with less than three laps to go, Stewart stuck to the bottom of the track while Larson went to the top. As the two entered Turn 1, they banged wheels; Larson was able to gain the second position.

With his sights clearly set on the leader, Larson kept his No. 17K wound up on the top-side of the Eagle Raceway to get by Pittman to lead the white flag lap. Larson would go on to win

"We are there [close to a win], unfortunately we just need to finish it out," said Daryn Pittman. "Second sucks. We haven't been in the position all year and here we were. [Kyle] ran a good race and we just got beat."

Clearly a special win for Larson and the Stenhouse Jr. Wood Racing team as Larson paid homage to an old friend, Bryan Clauson in Victory Lane.

"I can't believe I parked it here, it's pretty cool. I think this is this team's first win, so happy to be a part of that."

Larson joked in Victory Lane that he had three crew chief's at Eagle, Ricky Stehouse Jr., Tyler Swank and David Fero, a crew member on his No. 42 NASCAR entry.

This win marks the first Outlaws win for the newly formed Stenhouse Jr. Wood Racing. This is Larson's firth overall World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win; first since 2013 and his first Outlaws win outside of his home state of California.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is back in action on Friday, June 16 when the Series visits River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. The Series will then continue onto Red River Valley Speedway on Saturday, June 17. For tickets, visit WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets.

Eagle Raceway Results

Feature (30 Laps) : 1. 17K-Kyle Larson [6][$6,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1][$3,500]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4][$2,000]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$1,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$1,500]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7][$1,400]; 7. 5-David Gravel [12][$1,350]; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$1,300]; 9. 17-Joey Saldana [10][$1,250]; 10. 24-Terry McCarl [22][$1,200]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11][$900]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [8][$800]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [5][$700]; 14. 19-Brent Marks [14][$650]; 15. 4-Paul McMahan [9][$600]; 16. 3-Tim Kaeding [16][$550]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [21][$500]; 18. W20-Greg Wilson [24][$500]; 19. 82-Cap Henry [15][$500]; 20. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [17][$500]; 21. 2KS-Austin McCarl [20][$500]; 22. 12-Daniel Harding [19][$500]; 23. 21-Brian Brown [23][$500]; 24. 1M-Danny Lasoski [18][$500];
Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-28, Kyle Larson 29-30;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 24-Terry McCarl[+12]

Qualifying: 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.429; 2. 17K-Kyle Larson, 11.521; 3. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.586; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.616; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.63; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.667; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.72; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.738; 9. 4-Paul McMahan, 11.749; 10. 17-Joey Saldana, 11.777; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.779; 12. 5-David Gravel, 11.78; 13. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.798; 14. 1M-Danny Lasoski, 11.816; 15. 26-Tayler Malsam, 11.849; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.853; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.925; 18. 19-Brent Marks, 11.926; 19. 82-Cap Henry, 11.965; 20. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 11.972; 21. 21-Brian Brown, 11.988; 22. 24-Terry McCarl, 12.004; 23. 12-Daniel Harding, 12.009; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.018; 25. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.023; 26. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.116; 27. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.217; 28. 3-Tim Kaeding, 12.275; 29. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.319; 30. 17B-Ryan Bickett, 12.423; 31. 23S-Stuart Snyder, 12.747; 32. 96-Clint Benson, NT

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 4-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [7]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak [8]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 17K-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 17-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 5. 1M-Danny Lasoski [4]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 7. 17B-Ryan Bickett [8]; 8. 24-Terry McCarl [6]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 82-Cap Henry [5]; 5. 12-Daniel Harding [6]; 6. 26-Tayler Malsam [4]; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [7]; 8. 23S-Stuart Snyder [8]

Heat #4 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 5-David Gravel [3]; 4. 3-Tim Kaeding [7]; 5. 2KS-Austin McCarl [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 8. 96-Clint Benson [8]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 6. 17K-Kyle Larson [7]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [8]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [6]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 7S-Jason Sides [2][-]; 2. 24-Terry McCarl [5][-]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4][-]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [3][-]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7][$300]; 6. 26-Tayler Malsam [1][$250]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$225]; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak [9][$200]; 9. 17B-Ryan Bickett [10][$200]; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp [8][$200]; 11. 23S-Stuart Snyder [11][$200]; 12. 96-Clint Benson [12][$200]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Daniel Harding; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Kyle Larson; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Sheldon Haudenschild; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Sheldon Haudenschild; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Super Flow ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart, Jason Johnson, N/A; Craftsman/Sears: Ian Madsen; KSE Hard Charger: Terry McCarl; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Kyle Larson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Sides; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Daniel Harding.

SEASON WINNERS

Donny Schatz - 10 (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)
David Gravel - 8 (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)
Brad Sweet - 4 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil’s Bowl on April 15, Jackson Motorplex on June 3, Knoxville Raceway on June 9)
Logan Schuchart - 3 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12, Charlotte on May 26)
Jason Johnson - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil’s Bowl on April 14)
Brian Brown – 1 (Cocopah Speedway on April 7)
Rico Abreu – 1 (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
Shane Stewart – 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 29)
Parker Price-Miller – 1 (Tri-State Speedway on May 14)
Ian Madsen – 1 (Jackson Motorplex on June 1)
Kerry Madsen – 2 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2)
Kyle Larson – 1 (Eagle Raceway on June 13)

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ASCS National Sprint Series



Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Perfect At Lucas Oil ASCS Devil's Bowl Summer Nationals

MESQUITE, Texas (June 13, 2017) Four ASCS sanctioned visits to the Devil's Bowl Speedway in 2017, and just as many wins to show for it, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. rebounded from a weekend of DNF finishes with a dominating performance in Round 3 of the 2017 ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek, leading non-stop in the 44th Devil's Bowl Summer Nationals with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

"We had to do some frame repair to this thing after I got on my lid on Friday night, but I've got to thank Triston Dycus. Whatever it takes to keep us going, he does what he has to do. He was supposed to race tonight, so I feel bad because I'm probably half the reason he didn't race, but you can't replace friends like that," said Hafertepe of his sixth National Tour victory of the season.
Career victory No. 5 for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. at the Devil's Bowl Speedway since 2011, Sam has eight overall ASCS wins on the 2017 season.

"I know what my car can do here. I feel like I've made a million laps here and it showed tonight, but my hats off to my crew. I know I chew their asses a lot, but I want them to be perfect. We try to be perfect every night, and they've busted hard the past two days, so this win is for them."
Running to a Heat Race win, the Hwy. 79 Collision No. 15h made the redraw with a runner-up starting spot for the A-Feature. Rolling green next to Dalton Stevens, the race into the first two turns when the way of Hafertepe.

With a nearly straightaway advantage built within the first five laps, the back of the field was already in view. Picking his way through slower traffic, the tiptoe moves seemed to do little to slow the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour point's leader.

Slowed once on Lap 15 for Justin Henderson who came to a stop just off the top of the third turn with a broken Sway Bar, the lineup found a pair of lapped cars between Sam and second place, Aaron Reutzel.
Running away again at the drop of the green, Sam was uncontested with a nearly straightaway advantage at the drop of the checkered flag.

Racing for the runner-up spot on the closing lap, things got a little more than close between Dalton Stevens and Aaron Reutzel as wheel to wheel contact between the two sent the No. 87 off the track in the first and second turns, allowing the No. 99x to take second in his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour A-Feature start.

Matt Covington also benefited from the contact to take over the final podium step as Reutzel was shuffled back to fourth. From 10th, Seth Bergman made his way through the field to complete the top-five.
Advancing 12 positions after having to race through the BMRS B-Feature, El Paso's John Carney II was the CP-Carrillo Hard Charger of the Night. Skylar Gee crossed seventh with Blake Hahn eighth from the 16th starting spot. Ninth went to Dustin Morgan with Wayne Johnson crossing tenth.

Round three of the ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek brought 31 drivers to the Devil's Bowl Speedway with four Heat Race wins going to Aaron Reutzel, Matt Covington, Martin Edwards, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. A single B-Main went to Johnny Herrera. One provisional start was used by Jake Greider.

The 2017 ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek and Bob Westphal Memorial Cup continues on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. Hot Laps begin at 7:45 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 ASCS Nation, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, Texas
Speedweek Round 3
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Car Count: 31

Heat Races: (Top 16 in Passing Points to the A-Feature, Top 8 Redraw)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [2]; 2. 1-Justin Henderson, [7]; 3. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [1]; 4. 17W-Harli White, [4]; 5. 77C-C.J. Hulsey, [3]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton, [5]; 7. 20G-Jake Greider, [6]; 8. (DNF) 9$-Kyle Clark, [8]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington, [2]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman, [1]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, [6]; 4. 7-Paul Solomon, [4]; 5. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [5]; 6. 7M-Chance Morton, [7]; 7. 55-Brad Queen, [3]; (DNS) 40-Howard Moore,
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 45-Martin Edwards, [5]; 2. 99X-Dalton Stevens, [4]; 3. 93-Dustin Morgan, [8]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [3]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [7]; 6. 4-Austin Mundie, [1]; 7. 83-Chris Solomon, [6]; 8. (DNF) 17G-Channin Tankersley, [2]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 87B-Jason Barney, [3]; 3. 84B-Scott Bogucki, [1]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn, [4]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman, [6]; 6. 11X-John Carney II, [7]; 7. (DNF) 29-Travis Rilat, [5]
BMRS B-Main (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature):
B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [1]; 2. 11X-John Carney II, [5]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, [2]; 4. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [3]; 5. 7M-Chance Morton, [4]; 6. 4-Austin Mundie, [8]; 7. 83-Chris Solomon, [10]; 8. 20G-Jake Greider, [9]; 9. 55-Brad Queen, [11]; 10. 8M-Kade Morton, [7]; 11. 77C-C.J. Hulsey, [6]; (DNS) 29-Travis Rilat, ; (DNS) 9$-Kyle Clark, ; (DNS) 40-Howard Moore, ; (DNS) 17G-Channin Tankersley,
Protect the Harvest A-Feature:
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 99X-Dalton Stevens, [1]; 3. 95-Matt Covington, [7]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [4]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman, [10]; 6. 11X-John Carney II, [18]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee, [6]; 8. 52-Blake Hahn, [16]; 9. 93-Dustin Morgan, [5]; 10. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [13]; 11. 17W-Harli White, [14]; 12. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [17]; 13. 87B-Jason Barney, [9]; 14. 45-Martin Edwards, [8]; 15. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [11]; 16. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [20]; 17. 20G-Jake Greider, [23]; 18. (DNF) 17-Josh Baughman, [19]; 19. (DNF) 4-Austin Mundie, [22]; 20. (DNF) 7-Paul Solomon, [15]; 21. (DNF) 1-Justin Henderson, [3]; 22. (DNF) 7M-Chance Morton, [21]; 23. (DNF) 84B-Scott Bogucki, [12]

Lap Leader(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: John Carney II +12
FSR High Point Driver: Martin Edwards
Provisional(s): Jake Greider

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS A-Main Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 6 (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;); Aaron Reutzel - 1 (5/11 - Lakeside Speedway); Jake Bubak - 1 (6/9 - West Texas Raceway); Kyle Bellm - 1(6/10 - Route 66 Motor Speedway);
2017 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,228; 2. Johnny Herrera 1,121; 3. Wayne Johnson 1,082; 4. Matt Covington 1,072; 5. Aaron Reutzel 1,053; 6. Seth Bergman 1,034; 7. Blake Hahn 1,003; 8. Josh Baughman 987; 9. Dustin Morgan 970; 10. Justin Henderson 969; 11. Kyle Bellm 913; 12. Skylar Gee 869; 13. Harli White 791; 14. John Carney II 775; 15. Jake Greider 695;

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Eastern Storm Results

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THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS NIGHT ON THE HILL. . . . .

BRADY BACON SIZZLES ON HOT THUNDER ON THE HILL NIGHT; DUANE HOWARD TOPS GRANDVIEW MODS; EASTERN STORM ROLLS ONTO LINCOLN SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 14

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (JUNE 13, 2017) – It was a hot NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series night at Grandview Speedway and a packed house witnessed Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon collecting the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series win, claiming the $6,000 to win Jesse Hockett Classic. Oley, PA’s Duane Howard claimed the win in the 30 lap $3,000 to win NASCAR 358 Modified feature, an event presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings.

This year’s Jesse Hockett Classic marked Bacon’s 18th career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series and his first NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series win. A field of thirty-two USAC sprints cars and thirty-two 358 Modifieds took part in the program. Even with extremely warm temperatures and a 50% chance of rain, the show did go on.

Greenfield, IN’s CJ Leary charged from the top starting spot battling with current USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series Point Leader, Justin Grant. Leary and Grant pulled away from the 23-car starting field gaining a sizable advantage before a lap 7 yellow.

Leary maintained control on the restart, with Grant hot on his heels and Chad Boespflug close for third. But as the leaders pulled away from the pack, a three-car battle for fourth-place ensued as Bacon challenged Dave Darland and Kevin Thomas, Jr.

Just prior to half-way a turn-1 flip ended Carlisle, PA’s Chandler Leiby run. The red flag for Leiby, and an incident grandstand side halted the action for a lengthy period of time.

The open red, allowed crews to adjust their cars moving furiously around the open-wheel beasts and preparing for the second half of the feature event.

On the restart, Leary held the top spot, but all eyes were on Brady Bacon. Bacon charged three-wide with Grant and Kevin Thomas, Jr.

Bacon overtook Leary holding the inside line on lap 24 but Leary held on rim-riding the top side. Bacon charged alongside Leary as the two diced side-by-side for nearly 10 laps. Leary overtook Bacon with four-laps remaining, but an altercation with a lapped car slowed Leary and gave Bacon the opportunity to pounce forward for the $6,000 victory. Leary settled for second, Chris Windom finished in a hard-fought third place, Kevin Thomas Jr. came home in fourth and Justin Grant finished fifth.

The Eastern Storm continues on Wednesday at the Lincoln Speedway featuring the USAC Non-wing sprints cars and the 358 wing sprint cars. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Oley, PA’s Duane Howard claimed his 10th Thunder on the Hill Racing Series win leading the Norm’s Save Station No. 357 to the checkered flag in the non-stop 30-lap 358 Modified feature event.

Mike Gular quickly took the lead from his front row starting position and battled back-and-forth with John Willman. Howard moved into the second-position on lap nine with Craig VonDohren and Jeff Strunk quickly on his tail.

The leaders hit lapped traffic on the 14th circuit, and Howard closed quickly on Gular as VonDohren hammerd the cushion around the top side. Howard’s No. 357 slipped inside Gular with 10-laps remaining and VonDohren followed closely winding up the top side of the 1/3-mile oval.

Howard held on for the win, VonDohren came home second, Gular third, Jeff Strunk in the fourth position and Ryan Godown rounded out the top five finishers.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns to action on Tuesday, July 4 for Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek. The 410 Sprint Cars compete in a double header with the NASCAR 358 Modifieds. Gates open at 4 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

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AMSOIL USAC Time Trials:

Chase Stockon - 13.830 2. Brady Bacon - 13.854 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. - 13.871 4. Kyle Moody - 13.892 5. Thomas Meseraull - 13.893 6. Jarrett Andretti - 13.905 7. Robert Ballou - 13.978 8. Dave Darland - 13.993 9. Justin Grant - 14.062 10. Trevor Kobylarz - 14.100 11. Tony DiMattia - 14.106 12. Kyle Robbins - 14.141 13. Jerry Coons, Jr. - 14.148 14. Chris Windom - 14.153 15. Isaac Chapple - 14.182 16. Alex Bright - 14.196 17. Chad Boespflug - 14.210 18. Aaron Farney - 14.217 19. Joey Biasi - 14.228 20. Tyler Courtney - 14.241 21. C.J. Leary - 14.266 22. Carmen Perigo - 14.365 23. Matt Westfall - 14.419 24. Chandley Leiby - 14.530 25. Shane Golobic - 14.531 26. Danny Dietrich - 14.596 27. Dustin Smith - 14.653 28. Austin Burke - 15.095 29. Kyle Lick - 15.219 30. Chad Wilson - 15.234 31. Steve Wilbur - 15.248 32. Trey Hivner - 15.691

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Isaac Chapple 2. Chandler Leiby 3. Chad Boespflug 4. Tony DiMattia

Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Tyler Courtney 2. Alex Bright 3. Justin Grant 4. Jarrett Andretti

Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Aaron Farney 2. Matt Westfall 3. CJ Leary 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr.

Heat 4 (8 Laps) – 1. Chris Windom 2. Dave Darland Joey Biasi 4. Trevor Kobylarz

B-Main (12 Laps) – 1. Chase Stockon 2. Robert Ballou 3. Brady Bacon 4. Thomas Meseraull 5. Kyle Robbins 6. Jerry Coons, Jr.

A-Main (40 Laps) – 1. Brady Bacon 2. CJ Leary 3. Chris Windom 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr. 5. Justin Grant 6. Robert Ballou 7. Chase Stockon 8. Jerry Coons, Jr. 9. Tyler Courtney 10. Jarrett Andretti 11. Matt Westfall 12. Aaron Farney 13. Thomas Meseraull 14. Alex Bright 15. Kyle Robbins 16. Dave Darland 17. Chad Boespflug 18. Isaac Chapple 19. Tony DiMattia 20. Trevor Kobylarz 21. Chandler Leiby 22. Joey Biasi

358 Modifieds

Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Craig VonDohren 2. Duane Howard 3. Doug Manmiller 4. Jeff Strunk 5. Danny Erb 6. Ryan Beltz

Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Brett Kressley 2. Rick Laubach 3. Danny Bouc 4. Frank Cozze 5. Ryan Godown 6. Blaine Bracelin

Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Kenny Gilmore 2. John Willman 3. Mike Gular 4. Ryan Watt 5. Chris Esposito 6. Jared Umbenhauer

CONSOLATION: (10 Laps) – 1. Kyle Borror 2. Brian Hirthler 3. Ryan Grim 4. Brandon Grosso 5. Clay Butler 6. Mark Kratz

Feature (30 Laps) – 1. Duane Howard 2. Craig VonDohren 3. Mike Gular 4. Jeff Strunk 5. Ryan Godown 6. Doug Manmiller 7. Kenny Gilmore 8. Rick Laubach 9. John Willman 10. Danny Bouc 11. Danny Erb 12. Brett Kressley 13. Kyle Borror 14. Frank Cozze 15. Ryan Watt 16. Chris Esposito 17. Jared Umbenhauer 18. Brandon Grosso 19. Ryan Grim 20. Clay Butler 21. Brian Hirthler 22. Ryan Beltz 23. Blaine Bracelin 24. Mark Kratz

2017 Thunder Racing Series Schedule:

Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week - Tuesday, July 4 7:30 PM - 410 Sprint Cars & 358 Modifieds*

3rd Annual Thunder Cup Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions - Thursday, August 17 7:30 PM - 410 Sprint Cars & Sportsman SMOKE ON THE HILL . . . . 410 Sprint car entries Tony Stewart and Rico Abreu

Mods at the Madhouse Halloween Party - Saturday, October 14 6 PM - Big-Block/358 Modifieds 40 Laps, Sportsman & MASS Sprints

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