Cocopah (Arizona)

Joey Saldana Unstoppable With Lucas Oil ASCS At Cocopah Speedway

Joey Saldana Unstoppable With Lucas Oil ASCS At Cocopah Speedway

12/11/2017, Cocopah (Arizona), Motorsport-Speedway, Cocopah Speedway (Motorsport Speedway), Article # 24797059

(Image Credit: Ron Gilson)

 

SOMERTON, Ariz. (November 10, 2017) Getting the call to race 48-hours before the start of the Lucas Oil ASCS Cocopah Nationals, Indiana’s Joey Saldana answered the call with victory in the team’s second night of competition with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at the Cocopah Speedway.

“I was not supposed to be here driving this. Tayler [Malsam] was supposed to be here,” said Saldana when asked about the team’s formation and quick trip to Victory Lane.

“He’s had some concussion protocol stuff, and he felt that he wasn’t ready to drive. I was actually driving home from Charlotte when Kevin Rudeen called and said he was buying a plane ticket, Kevin wasn’t racing Yuma, if you want to come you can drive the car so really, it all happened 48-hours before this three-race deal started.”

Drawing ninth in his Heat Race to start off Friday night, Saldana ran to fourth, which set the Rudeen Racing No. 26 up sixth in the night’s second Qualifier. Advancing three more spots, the overall Passing Point total put Joey starting third in the A-Feature.

Racing past Seth Bergman on the opening lap for the race lead, Joey set a torrid pace as the leaders raced into traffic on Lap 7. Working top-shelf around the Cocopah Speedway, the entrance to the first turn brought Bergman back into play as the two swapped the lead for just a moment before Joey was able to race back to the top spot.

“It was crazy. On an open track, or if you could get the lapped car to peel off the top, you could see and make a nice corner, but if you tried going in behind another car, or someone hit it wrong it would blow a bunch of dust up and it blended in with the wall,” commented Saldana on the challenge the corner presented.

“As a driver, you don’t want to go to high but you don’t want to run to low and hit the hole, but if you missed your mark, and I mean, off a front tire. Just 8-10 inches, you were going to hit it, and guess what. I was off. I did not hit my marks, but luckily we saved it and got back to the front.”

Ripping two and three wide through traffic from there on, Joey Saldana was unchallenged in the non-stop, 25 lap A-Feature; building a 2.569 second buffer over the No. 23 of Seth Bergman at the drop of the checkered flag.

Swapping spots with Seth Bergman from Friday night, Aaron Reutzel used traffic to his advantage as the race drew to a close to grab third. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. crossed fourth with Wayne Johnson making up the top-five. Jason Solwold sixth was trailed by California’s Mitchell Faccinto with Johnny Herrera, Travis Rilat, and Lucas Wolfe making the top-ten.

With event points tallied, Seth Bergman (368) has earned the pole in Saturday’s $5,000 to win A-Feature with Aaron Reutzel (359) joining him on the front row. The remaining six drivers locked in include Travis Rilat (345), Joey Saldana (341), Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (340), Wayne Johnson (326), Jason Solwold (316), and Johnny Herrera (306).

With 35 drivers on hand, Heat Races went to Travis Rilat, Aaron Reutzel, Mitchell Faccinto, and Billy Chester. Qualifiers were topped by Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Johnny Herrera, and Seth Bergman. B-Main wins went to Sammy Swindell and Harli White.

Racing continues on Saturday, November 11, 2017 with racing getting underway at 7:30 P.M. (MST).

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

Race Results:

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
ASCS Southwest Region
Cocopah Speedway – Somerton, Ariz.
Friday, November 10, 2017

Car Count: 35
Event Count: 36

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

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Travis Rilat, [1]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [4]; 3. 20Z-Rick Ziehl, [2]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [7]; 5. 96-Greg Hamilton, [3]; 6. 224-Sammy Swindell, [5]; 7. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [8]; 8. 90-Lance Norick, [9]; 9. 29-Darrell Sickles, [6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [2]; 2. 3-J.J. Hickle, [4]; 3. 77X-Alex Hill, [3]; 4. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 5. 21-Robbie Price, [1]; 6. 83T-Tanner Carrick, [7]; 7. 01-Josh Shipley, [9]; 8. 0-Ned Powers, [5]; 9. 95-Matt Covington, [8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, [1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman, [3]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [2]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana, [9]; 5. 18S-Justin Sanders, [4]; 6. 17G-Dustin Gates, [6]; 7. 2L-Logan Forler, [5]; 8. 9R-Reece Goetz, [7]; 9. 14-Cody Sickles, [8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 2B-Billy Chester III, [1]; 2. 18-Jason Solwold, [4]; 3. 74-Colton Hardy, [2]; 4. 8-Lucas Wolfe, [3]; 5. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith, [6]; 6. 91-Chase Goetz, [7]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee, [5]; (DNS) 52-Blake Hahn,

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

Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [3]; 2. 8-Lucas Wolfe, [1]; 3. 20Z-Rick Ziehl, [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [6]; 5. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, [4]; 6. 224-Sammy Swindell, [9]; 7. 3-J.J. Hickle, [5]; 8. 2L-Logan Forler, [10]; 9. 83T-Tanner Carrick, [7]; 10. 01-Josh Shipley, [8]

Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [2]; 2. 18-Jason Solwold, [5]; 3. 26-Joey Saldana, [6]; 4. 91-Chase Goetz, [7]; 5. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith, [1]; 6. 21-Robbie Price, [8]; 7. 17W-Harli White, [3]; 8. 2B-Billy Chester III, [4]; 9. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [9]; 10. (DNF) 99-Skylar Gee, [10]

Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [4]; 2. 18S-Justin Sanders, [1]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [6]; 4. 1-Travis Rilat, [5]; 5. 74-Colton Hardy, [2]; 6. 9R-Reece Goetz, [10]; 7. (DNF) 96-Greg Hamilton, [7]; 8. (DNF) 17G-Dustin Gates, [8]; 9. (DNF) 90-Lance Norick, [9]; 10. (DNF) 77X-Alex Hill, [3]

BMRS B-Main (Top 3 advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 224-Sammy Swindell, [1]; 2. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [6]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [10]; 4. 21-Robbie Price, [2]; 5. 0-Ned Powers, [8]; 6. 90-Lance Norick, [7]; 7. 2L-Logan Forler, [4]; 8. 77X-Alex Hill, [5]; 9. 14-Cody Sickles, [9]; 10. (DNF) 9R-Reece Goetz, [3]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White, [2]; 2. 96-Greg Hamilton, [3]; 3. 95-Matt Covington, [7]; 4. 17G-Dustin Gates, [4]; 5. 01-Josh Shipley, [6]; 6. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith, [1]; 7. 83T-Tanner Carrick, [5]; 8. 29-Darrell Sickles, [8]; (DNS) 99-Skylar Gee,

Protect the Harvest A-Feature:

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 26-Joey Saldana, [3]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman, [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [6]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [5]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [4]; 6. 18-Jason Solwold, [2]; 7. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, [9]; 8. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [7]; 9. 1-Travis Rilat, [8]; 10. 8-Lucas Wolfe, [11]; 11. 17W-Harli White, [18]; 12. 91-Chase Goetz, [12]; 13. 224-Sammy Swindell, [17]; 14. 95-Matt Covington, [22]; 15. 18S-Justin Sanders, [13]; 16. 3-J.J. Hickle, [14]; 17. 74-Colton Hardy, [15]; 18. 52-Blake Hahn, [21]; 19. 20Z-Rick Ziehl, [10]; 20. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [19]; 21. 96-Greg Hamilton, [20]; 22. 2B-Billy Chester III, [16]; 23. 90-Lance Norick, [23]

Lap Leader(s): Joey Saldana 1-25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Matt Covington +8
FSR High Point Driver: Seth Bergman
Provisional(s): Lance Norick (Regional)

Year To Date:

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS A-Main Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. – 15 (3/17 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway; 3/18 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway; 4/7 – Texas Motor Speedway; 4/8 – Texas Motor Speedway; 4/15 – Missouri State Fair Speedway; 6/13 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway; 6/14 – Lawton Speedway; 6/23 – Skagit Speedway; 6/24 – Skagit Speedway; 7/14 – Black Hills Speedway; 8/20 – Missouri State Fair Speedway; 8/27 – Smoky Mountain Speedway; 9/2 – Jackson Motorplex; 9/23 – Lucas Oil Speedway; 9/30 – I-80 Speedway); Aaron Reutzel – 6 (5/11 – Lakeside Speedway; 6/15 – Creek County Speedway; 6/17 – Lucas Oil Speedway; 6/22 – Skagit Speedway; 7/15 – Black Hills Speedway; 10/21 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway); Wayne Johnson – 2 (7/7 – Gallatin Speedway; 7/8 – Gallatin Speedway); Sammy Swindell – 3 (9/21 – Lucas Oil Speedway; 9/22 – Lucas Oil Speedway; 10/7 – El Paso County Raceway); Jake Bubak – 1 (6/9 – West Texas Raceway); Kyle Bellm – 1(6/10 – Route 66 Motor Speedway); Brian Brown – 1 (6/16 – Randolph County Raceway); Matt Covington – 1 (6/30 – Grays Harbor Raceway); Roger Crockett – 1 (7/1 – Grays Harbor Raceway); Terry McCarl – 1 (7/29 – Knoxville Raceway); Gregg Bakker – 1 (7/30 – Mason City Motor Speedway); Tim Shaffer – 1 (8/3 – Knoxville Raceway); Greg Hodnett – 1 (8/4 – Knoxville Raceway); Clint Garner – 1 (8/5 – Knoxville Raceway); Tim Crawley – 1 (8/24 – Riverside International Speedway); John Carney II – 1 (10/20 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway); Travis Rilat – 1 (11/9 – Cocopah Speedway); Joey Saldana – 1 (11/10 – Cocopah Speedway);

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 5,225; 2. Aaron Reutzel 4,837; 3. Wayne Johnson 4,721; 4. Matt Covington 4,683; 5. Johnny Herrera 4,610; 6. Seth Bergman 4,593; 7. Blake Hahn 4,446; 8. Skylar Gee 4,055; 9. Harli White 3,667, 10. Josh Baughman 1,855;

ASCS Online:

American Sprint Car Series: http://www.ascsracing.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs (@lucasoilascs)
Instagram: ASCSRACING
Audio Broadcast: http://www.racinboys.com
Live Scoring (Where Applicable): http://www.ascsracing.com/live and the Race Monitor App

ASCS National Tour Drivers Online:

Kyle Bellm (Nixa, Mo.): http://www.kylebellm.com
Seth Bergman (Snohomish, Wash.): http://www.sethbergmanracing.com
Matt Covington (Glenpool, Okla.): http://www.mattcovingtonracing.com
Skylar Gee (Leduc, Ont. Can.): https://twitter.com/SkylarGee99
Jake Greider (Haysville, Kan.): https://twitter.com/JakeGreider2013
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, Texas): http://www.sam15.com
Justin Henderson (Sioux Falls, S.D.): http://www.bdsmotorsportsllc.com
Alex Hill (Six Nations, Ont. Can.): https://twitter.com/alexhill77x
Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, Okla.): http://www.blakehahnracing.com
Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, N.M.): http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com
Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, Okla.): https://www.facebook.com/WayneJohnsonRacing?fref=ts
Dustin Morgan (Owasso, Okla.): https://www.facebook.com/dustin.p.morgan?hc_ref=SEARCH
Aaron Reutzel (Clute, Texas): http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com
Harli White (Lindsay, Okla.): http://www.harliwhiteracing.net

ASCS Sponsors:

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV Motorsports Network is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network include Hoosier Racing Tire, CP Carrillo Pistons, EMI, and Brodix. All Heat Races are brought to you by ButlerBuilt Professional Seating Systems. All B-Features are presented by BMRS.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, Geico, Zotto Mattress, Spray Nine, LucasOilRacing.tv, Carlyle Tools, and General Tire.

Communications for the American Sprint Car Series is provided by Racing Electronics. All events are broadcast online at http://www.racinboys.com.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, BMRS, SpeedMart, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass.com, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley’s Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection.

Event Points as of November 10, 2017:

Top 8 Locked into Saturday’s A-Main

  1. 23-Seth Bergman -368
  2. 87-Aaron Reutzel -359
  3. 1-Travis Rilat -345
  4. 26-Joey Saldana -341
  5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr -340
  6. 2C-Wayne Johnson -326
  7. 18-Jason Solwold -316
  8. 45X-Johnny Herrera -306
  9. 91-Chase Goetz -302
  10. 37-Mitchell Faccinto -293
  11. 8-Lucas Wolfe -274
  12. 18S-Justin Sanders -274
  13. 17W-Harli White -270
  14. 95-Matt Covington -267
  15. 9-Reece Goetz -253
  16. 3-J.J. Hickle -252
  17. 52-Blake Hahn -252
  18. 2L-Logan Forler -245
  19. 77X-Alex Hill -241
  20. 20Z-Rick Ziehl -239
  21. 96-Greg Hamilton -237
  22. 2B-Billy Chester III -235
  23. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr -229
  24. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith -228
  25. 21-Robbie Price -227
  26. 74-Colton Hardy -225
  27. 224-Sammy Swindell -225
  28. 99-Skylar Gee -223
  29. 83T-Tanner Carrick -216
  30. 90-Lance Norick -215
  31. 1-Josh Shipley -205
  32. 0-Ned Powers -205
  33. 17G-Dustin Gates -204
  34. 14-Cody Sickles -189
  35. 29-Darrell Sickles -189
  36. 224-John Carney II -107

11/10/2017 at Cocopah SpeedwaySomerton, AZ

ASCS Sprints: ASCS National with ASCS Southwest Region

ASCS Sprints

ASCS National with ASCS Southwest Region

A Feature

25 laps | 00:00:00.000

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 3 Joey Saldana Brownsburg, IN 26
2 1 Seth Bergman Snohomish, WA 23
3 6 Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX 87
4 5 Sam Hafertepe Jr Sunnyvale, TX 15H
5 4 Wayne Johnson Oklahoma City, OK 2C
6 2 Jason Solwold Burlington, WA 18
7 9 Mitchell Faccinto Hanford, CA 37
8 7 Johnny Herrera Albuquerque, NM 45X
9 8 Travis Rilat Forney, TX 1
10 11 Lucas Wolfe Mechanicsburg, PA 8


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Travis Rilat Triumphant On Night 1 Of Lucas Oil ASCS Cocopah Nationals

Travis Rilat Triumphant On Night 1 Of Lucas Oil ASCS Cocopah Nationals

11/11/2017, Cocopah (Arizona), Motorsport-Speedway, Cocopah Speedway (Motorsport Speedway), Article # 24786510

(Image Credit: Aaron Clay)

 

SOMERTON, Ariz. (November 9, 2017) Taking the BDS Motorsports No. 1 to Victory Lane for the first time against the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network in 2017, Travis Rilat led start to finish for his 27th career National Tour victory, and first at the Cocopah Speedway to open up the three-day Lucas Oil Cocopah Sprint Nationals.

“This win means a lot. We’ve had a lot of success over the year, but these past couple years we’ve been short. We had a few races we should have won, whether it was with ASCS or several other organizations, but tonight we had a great car here with Bryan Sundby. He knows what’s going on and just makes it so easy. The car was a dream to drive tonight,” commented Rilat.

Last winning in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition at Grays Harbor Raceway in 2013, Rilat’s win also ended a six-year drought for car owner, Bryan Sundby, whose last win with the National Tour was in 2011 in Placerville, Cali. with Oklahoma’s Wayne Johnson behind the wheel.

Earning the pole in Thursday’s A-Feature, Travis was challenged the opening lap by Washington’s Chase Goetz, with the pair swapping the top spot twice before completing the first lap with Rilat assuming the pacer’s position.

“That kid goes really good,” said Travis of Goetz. “The past few years we’ve raced against him in the Northwest, you have to watch him. I say give him a couple more years, and he’s going to be really good, but tonight I think we were able to use a little age and wisdom on him.”

Able to put distance over the No. 91, Rilat opened up his lead before the caution flew on Lap 6 with the ensuing restart called back as Blake Hahn struck the cone while running fourth, sending the No. 52 to the tail.

Green through Lap 11 as the leaders began working slower traffic, the red blinked on for Tony Bruce, Jr. who lost a front wheel and hub going into the first turn. The contact with the wall sent the No. 12h flipping with Tony unharmed.

Trading out Chase Goetz for Seth Bergman through the first two turns of the restart, the No. 23 was in hot pursuit of the NSCHoF No. 1 as the pair ran down traffic in a matter of laps. Setting up for the slide, Bergman was primed, but traffic would have other plans as Alex Hill balled up her No. 77x in the cushion through turn two, sending her down the track as Seth came into the picture. Bouncing off each other, everyone remained at speed, but the contact made the car hard to handle, and in turn, let Rilat pull away.

With the final laps in play, Travis was uncontested to the checkered flag with a 1.817-second advantage over Aaron Reutzel, who pulled off the slide job for second off the final turn. Holding on despite the car getting tight off the right rear following the contact that broke a shock, Seth Bergman crossed third with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. fourth. Earning the CP-Carrillo Hard Charger of the Night, Indiana’s Joey Saldana advanced 10 spots in the Rudeen Racing No. 26 to complete the top-five.

Chase Goetz would end up sixth with Wayne Johnson in tow. Matt Covington, Johnny Herrera, and Jason Solwold made up the top-ten.

A field of 36 drivers was on hand Thursday night with Heat Races topped by Travis Rilat, Logan Forler, Jason Solwold, and Blake Hahn. Qualifiers were won by Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Justin Sanders, and Wayne Johnson. The night’s BMRS B-Mains were topped by Tony Bruce, Jr. and Skylar Gee. A Regional Provisional was used by Colton Hardy.

The Lucas Oil ASCS Cocopah Nationals continues on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11 with both nights getting underway at 7:30 P.M. (MST). More information on the events can be found online at http://www.cocopahspeedway.com.

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

Race Results:

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
ASCS Southwest Region
Cocopah Speedway – Somerton, Ariz.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Car Count: 36

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

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Travis Rilat, [4]; 2. 77X-Alex Hill, [2]; 3. 9R-Reece Goetz, [3]; 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [5]; 5. 0-Ned Powers, [1]; 6. 17W-Harli White, [7]; 7. 8-Lucas Wolfe, [9]; 8. 83T-Tanner Carrick, [6]; 9. 74-Colton Hardy, [8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2L-Logan Forler, [2]; 2. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith, [1]; 3. 95-Matt Covington, [3]; 4. 18S-Justin Sanders, [4]; 5. 26-Joey Saldana, [5]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [9]; 7. 77-John Carney II, [8]; 8. 224-Sammy Swindell, [6]; 9. 01-Josh Shipley, [7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Jason Solwold, [1]; 2. 91-Chase Goetz, [3]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [6]; 4. 96-Greg Hamilton, [4]; 5. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, [8]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, [5]; 7. 20Z-Rick Ziehl, [7]; 8. 17G-Dustin Gates, [2]; 9. 14-Cody Sickles, [9]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman, [3]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [5]; 4. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [9]; 5. 3-J.J. Hickle, [6]; 6. 90-Lance Norick, [2]; 7. 2B-Billy Chester III, [4]; 8. 21-Robbie Price, [8]; 9. 29-Darrell Sickles, [7]

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

Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [1]; 2. 91-Chase Goetz, [4]; 3. 9R-Reece Goetz, [2]; 4. 1-Travis Rilat, [6]; 5. 77X-Alex Hill, [3]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [5]; 7. 8-Lucas Wolfe, [8]; 8. 3-J.J. Hickle, [7]; 9. 77-John Carney II, [9]; 10. 2B-Billy Chester III, [10]

Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 18S-Justin Sanders, [1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman, [4]; 3. 95-Matt Covington, [2]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana, [5]; 5. 18-Jason Solwold, [3]; 6. 21-Robbie Price, [9]; 7. (DNF) 2L-Logan Forler, [6]; 8. (DNF) 0-Ned Powers, [8]; 9. (DNF) 90-Lance Norick, [7]; (DNS) 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith,

Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [4]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [5]; 4. 96-Greg Hamilton, [1]; 5. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, [3]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, [8]; 7. 17W-Harli White, [7]; 8. 20Z-Rick Ziehl, [9]; 9. 83T-Tanner Carrick, [10]; 10. (DNF) 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [6]

BMRS B-Main (Top 3 advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [2]; 2. 3-J.J. Hickle, [4]; 3. 96-Greg Hamilton, [1]; 4. 21-Robbie Price, [3]; 5. 20Z-Rick Ziehl, [5]; 6. 01-Josh Shipley, [8]; 7. 74-Colton Hardy, [7]; 8. (DNF) 224-Sammy Swindell, [6]; (DNS) 90-Lance Norick, ; (DNS) 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith,

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 99-Skylar Gee, [1]; 2. 8-Lucas Wolfe, [2]; 3. 17W-Harli White, [3]; 4. 2B-Billy Chester III, [7]; 5. 83T-Tanner Carrick, [4]; 6. 14-Cody Sickles, [6]; 7. 29-Darrell Sickles, [8]; 8. (DNF) 77-John Carney II, [5]; (DNS) 0-Ned Powers, ; (DNS) 17G-Dustin Gates,

Protect the Harvest A-Feature:

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 1-Travis Rilat, [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [4]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [7]; 5. 26-Joey Saldana, [15]; 6. 91-Chase Goetz, [2]; 7. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [6]; 8. 95-Matt Covington, [10]; 9. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [12]; 10. 18-Jason Solwold, [11]; 11. 9R-Reece Goetz, [9]; 12. 17W-Harli White, [22]; 13. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, [16]; 14. 52-Blake Hahn, [5]; 15. 8-Lucas Wolfe, [20]; 16. 2L-Logan Forler, [14]; 17. 18S-Justin Sanders, [8]; 18. 74-Colton Hardy, [23]; 19. 3-J.J. Hickle, [19]; 20. 77X-Alex Hill, [13]; 21. 99-Skylar Gee, [18]; 22. (DNF) 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [17]; 23. (DNF) 96-Greg Hamilton, [21]

Lap Leader(s): Travis Rilat 1-25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Joey Saldana +10
FSR High Point Driver: Travis Rilat
Provisional(s): Colton Hardy (Regional)

Year To Date:

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS A-Main Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. – 15 (3/17 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway; 3/18 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway; 4/7 – Texas Motor Speedway; 4/8 – Texas Motor Speedway; 4/15 – Missouri State Fair Speedway; 6/13 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway; 6/14 – Lawton Speedway; 6/23 – Skagit Speedway; 6/24 – Skagit Speedway; 7/14 – Black Hills Speedway; 8/20 – Missouri State Fair Speedway; 8/27 – Smoky Mountain Speedway; 9/2 – Jackson Motorplex; 9/23 – Lucas Oil Speedway; 9/30 – I-80 Speedway); Aaron Reutzel – 6 (5/11 – Lakeside Speedway; 6/15 – Creek County Speedway; 6/17 – Lucas Oil Speedway; 6/22 – Skagit Speedway; 7/15 – Black Hills Speedway; 10/21 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway); Wayne Johnson – 2 (7/7 – Gallatin Speedway; 7/8 – Gallatin Speedway); Sammy Swindell – 3 (9/21 – Lucas Oil Speedway; 9/22 – Lucas Oil Speedway; 10/7 – El Paso County Raceway); Jake Bubak – 1 (6/9 – West Texas Raceway); Kyle Bellm – 1(6/10 – Route 66 Motor Speedway); Brian Brown – 1 (6/16 – Randolph County Raceway); Matt Covington – 1 (6/30 – Grays Harbor Raceway); Roger Crockett – 1 (7/1 – Grays Harbor Raceway); Terry McCarl – 1 (7/29 – Knoxville Raceway); Gregg Bakker – 1 (7/30 – Mason City Motor Speedway); Tim Shaffer – 1 (8/3 – Knoxville Raceway); Greg Hodnett – 1 (8/4 – Knoxville Raceway); Clint Garner – 1 (8/5 – Knoxville Raceway); Tim Crawley – 1 (8/24 – Riverside International Speedway); John Carney II – 1 (10/20 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway); Travis Rilat – 1 (11/9 – Cocopah Speedway);

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 5,095; 2. Aaron Reutzel 4,702; 3. Wayne Johnson 4,596; 4. Matt Covington 4,581; 5. Johnny Herrera 4,494; 6. Seth Bergman 4,451; 7. Blake Hahn 4,352; 8. Skylar Gee 3,990; 9. Harli White 3,559, 10. Josh Baughman 1,855;

ASCS Online:

American Sprint Car Series: http://www.ascsracing.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs (@lucasoilascs)
Instagram: ASCSRACING
Audio Broadcast: http://www.racinboys.com
Live Scoring (Where Applicable): http://www.ascsracing.com/live and the Race Monitor App

ASCS National Tour Drivers Online:

Kyle Bellm (Nixa, Mo.): http://www.kylebellm.com
Seth Bergman (Snohomish, Wash.): http://www.sethbergmanracing.com
Matt Covington (Glenpool, Okla.): http://www.mattcovingtonracing.com
Skylar Gee (Leduc, Ont. Can.): https://twitter.com/SkylarGee99
Jake Greider (Haysville, Kan.): https://twitter.com/JakeGreider2013
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, Texas): http://www.sam15.com
Justin Henderson (Sioux Falls, S.D.): http://www.bdsmotorsportsllc.com
Alex Hill (Six Nations, Ont. Can.): https://twitter.com/alexhill77x
Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, Okla.): http://www.blakehahnracing.com
Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, N.M.): http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com
Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, Okla.): https://www.facebook.com/WayneJohnsonRacing?fref=ts
Dustin Morgan (Owasso, Okla.): https://www.facebook.com/dustin.p.morgan?hc_ref=SEARCH
Aaron Reutzel (Clute, Texas): http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com
Harli White (Lindsay, Okla.): http://www.harliwhiteracing.net

ASCS Sponsors:

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV Motorsports Network is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network include Hoosier Racing Tire, CP Carrillo Pistons, EMI, and Brodix. All Heat Races are brought to you by ButlerBuilt Professional Seating Systems. All B-Features are presented by BMRS.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, Geico, Zotto Mattress, Spray Nine, LucasOilRacing.tv, Carlyle Tools, and General Tire.

Communications for the American Sprint Car Series is provided by Racing Electronics. All events are broadcast online at http://www.racinboys.com.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, BMRS, SpeedMart, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass.com, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley’s Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection.

Event Points as of November 9, 2017:

  1. 1-Travis Rilat -191
  2. 87-Aaron Reutzel -183
  3. 23-Seth Bergman -179
  4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr -169
  5. 91-Chase Goetz -166
  6. 2C-Wayne Johnson -160
  7. 26-Joey Saldana -156
  8. 95-Matt Covington -154
  9. 18-Jason Solwold -150
  10. 52-Blake Hahn -146
  11. 9R-Reece Goetz -146
  12. 45X-Johnny Herrera -146
  13. 18S-Justin Sanders -137
  14. 2L-Logan Forler -136
  15. 37-Mitchell Faccinto -134
  16. 17W-Harli White -133
  17. 77X-Alex Hill -129
  18. 8-Lucas Wolfe -126
  19. 96-Greg Hamilton -120
  20. 3-J.J. Hickle -119
  21. 99-Skylar Gee -118
  22. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr -115
  23. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith -113
  24. 21P-Robbie Price -111
  25. 2B-Billy Chester III -110
  26. 20Z-Rick Ziehl -109
  27. 77-John Carney II -107
  28. 90-Lance Norick -107
  29. 0-Ned Powers -107
  30. 83T-Tanner Carrick -107
  31. 14-Cody Sickles -96
  32. 1-Josh Shipley -96
  33. 74-Colton Hardy -95
  34. 29-Darrell Sickles -95
  35. 224-Sammy Swindell -93
  36. 17G-Dustin Gates -91

11/9/2017 at Cocopah SpeedwaySomerton, AZ

ASCS Sprints: ASCS National with ASCS Southwest Region

ASCS Sprints

ASCS National with ASCS Southwest Region

A Feature 1

25 laps | 00:00:00.000

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Travis Rilat Forney, TX 1
2 4 Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX 87
3 3 Seth Bergman Snohomish, WA 23
4 7 Sam Hafertepe Jr Sunnyvale, TX 15H
5 15 Joey Saldana Brownsburg, IN 26
6 2 Chase Goetz Snohomish, WA 91
7 6 Wayne Johnson Oklahoma City, OK 2C
8 10 Matt Covington Glenpool, OK 95
9 12 Johnny Herrera Albuquerque, NM 45X
10 11 Jason Solwold Burlington, WA 18


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White Wrapping Up First Season on Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour This Weekend

White Wrapping Up First Season on Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour This Weekend

08/11/2017, Cocopah (Arizona), Motorsport-Speedway, Cocopah Speedway (Motorsport Speedway), Article # 24755837

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Inside Line Promotions – LINDSAY, Okla. (Nov. 7, 2017) – Harli White is scheduled to wrap up the 2017 season this weekend when she competes in the desert with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

White enters the tripleheader, which is Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., ranked ninth in the championship standings and once the weekend is complete she will be one of the first females to have ever spent a full season racing on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour trail.

“We have a fresh motor going in for this weekend,” she said. “It’s good to have that in the back of our mind, just to know everything is right. We need to try to capitalize on that.”

White competed at the track in 2013 and 2014 with a best result of 23rd place during her most recent outing.

“I like the race track,” she said. “It’s a nice facility and has some good racing. It’s usually pretty racy. I think the last time I went there we battled engine problems the whole time. We didn’t get to race much because of electrical problems. In the past I haven’t had the best luck there.”

White is hoping that turns around this weekend.

“We haven’t had consistent top fives or top 10s this year like we wanted,” she said. “We’re hoping for a good pill draw. We haven’t had much luck on draws this year. Hopefully we’ll get a little lucky and get a good starting spot and then we can compete for top fives and top 10s.”

White will participate in the Fan Fest on Wednesday at the bowling alley located across the street from the race track prior to the practice night.

SEASON STATS –

62 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 13 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL –

White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transportation is one of the largest transportation providers in Western Texas and New Mexico. The company specializes in time-sensitive service between major manufacturing areas in the United States and Canada and the borders of Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.M-V-T.com.

“It is an honor to have Royal Jones and MVT be a part of our team for several years,” White said. “He’s helped my career tremendously. He’s a great guy who loves racing. I’m very honored to have him as a sponsor.”

White would also like to thank Charlie’s Trucking and Forklift, Inc., The Mower Shop, The Body Works, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., Nattress Construction, C.R.A.S.H. Enterprises, Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS –

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

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Joshua Shipley’s Season Continues at Cocopah Speedway Thanks to Generosity

Joshua Shipley’s Season Continues at Cocopah Speedway Thanks to Generosity

08/11/2017, Cocopah (Arizona), Motorsport-Speedway, Cocopah Speedway (Motorsport Speedway), Article # 24755111

(Photo by Ron Gilson)

 

Inside Line Promotions – YOUNGTOWN, Ariz. (Nov. 7, 2017) – Joshua Shipley will be able to continue his hunt for a podium points finish in his rookie year with the ASCS Southwest Region thanks to the help from many different people.

“We have great equipment that allows us to run well, but we put all of our funds into continuously keeping up the car,” Shipley said. “These out of town races are tough for us to go to, but thankfully some really generous people are helping us out.”

Shipley is heading into a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and ASCS Southwest Region tripleheader this Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., which he wouldn’t be able to attend without the help of the many great people.

“It was really important for us to go to Cocopah to have a shot at a top-three points finish,” Shipley said. “I can’t thank everyone enough.”

Mark Clark of Speed Sports, which is a high-performance auto service shop, stepped up and bought some sponsorship on the side boards for the last five races of the year.

“It’s an honor to have Mark on our car for the rest of the year,” Shipley said. “I also have to thank Tony Smiley with Smiley Lifting Solutions. He’s been a long-time marketing partner with Verville Motorsports and he’s helped us a great deal.”

Bob Hendrickson with Hendrickson Construction has also volunteered to give some help to Shipley and Verville Motorsports.

“He really pushed us to the next level to get us to Cocopah because he knew how important it was to us,” Shipley said. “Casey Minks, who let us run his 305ci engine in New Mexico, has continued his partnership with us, which is awesome.”

Shipley and Verville Motorsports extend their greatest gratitude to these people and their year-long sponsors who are helping to make their chase for a podium points finish with the ASCS Southwest Region a reality.

“I can’t express how thankful we are for everyone’s help,” Shipley said. “We’re excited to get to Cocopah Speedway and give it our best shot.”

Shipley enters this weekend ranked fourth in the ASCS Southwest Region standings – only 40 points out of third place.

SEASON STATS –

11 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and ASCS Southwest Region

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.ShipleyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShipleyRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Joshua-Shipley-Racing-151739011703080

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – The Race Shack

The Race Shack, which is located in Peoria, Ariz., provides dirt track racing parts and safety equipment. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/racersare1.

“Kaylene Verville, who I drive for, runs The Race Shack,” Shipley said. “It has everything you could need as a racer and I’m very grateful for the support from The Race Shack.”

Shipley would also like to thank Christie Grading & Paving, Up Front Signs, Aero Panache Aircraft Detailing, Smiley Crane Services, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Catalina Drywall, 488 Web Designs and Ti22 Performance for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS –

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.



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Rilat Teaming Up With BDS Motorsports for ASCS National Tour Season Finale at Cocopah

Rilat Teaming Up With BDS Motorsports for ASCS National Tour Season Finale at Cocopah

07/11/2017, Cocopah (Arizona), Motorsport-Speedway, Cocopah Speedway (Motorsport Speedway), Article # 24746421

(Photo by Speedway Shots)

 

Inside Line Promotions – FORNEY, Texas (Nov. 6, 2017) – Travis Rilat is returning to the desert this weekend for the first time in four years.

Rilat will drive for BDS Motorsports this Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale. It will mark his first time at the track since his debut in November 2013.

“I’m looking forward to it,” he said. “Bryan (Sundby) has a fast car and he knows what he’s doing. If we can get a couple of good draws and get the cars close I’m confident we can be a contender.”

Rilat made his debut with BDS Motorsports last month at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. The team charged from 21st to 11th on the opening night before capping the doubleheader with an eighth-place finish.

“I think it’s just getting together with Bryan, getting to know one another,” Rilat said of the benefit the team will have this weekend with two races under their belt. “We’ll go into this weekend with me knowing his cars and him knowing how I like the car. I’m excited to see how it will play out.”

It’s been almost exactly four years since Rilat competed at Cocopah Speedway, where he placed 14th on Night 1 before ending the 2013 season with a ninth-place result on Nov. 9.

SEASON STATS –

23 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – MDS Boring & Drilling

MDS Boring & Drilling is located in Houston, Texas, and has been one of the leading road boring contractors in the pipeline industry for more than 35 years. For more information, visit http://www.MDSDrilling.com.

“We are excited to have MDS Boring & Drilling as part of the team,” Rilat said. “I look forward to visiting Victory Lane several times this year with MDS Boring & Drilling.”

Rilat would also like to thank Frio Chevrolet, Shop the BOSS, Shark Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks and All Star Auto Reconditioning for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS –

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

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Bruce Jr. Bound for ASCS National Tour Season Finale at Cocopah

Bruce Jr. Bound for ASCS National Tour Season Finale at Cocopah

07/11/2017, Cocopah (Arizona), Motorsport-Speedway, Cocopah Speedway (Motorsport Speedway), Article # 24746058

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside Line Promotions – OWASSO, Okla. (Nov. 6, 2017) – Tony Bruce Jr. will return to Cocopah Speedway this weekend for the first time since 2014.

Bruce Jr. is piloting a sprint car for Mike Hayashi this Thursday through Saturday at the 3/8-mile oval in Somerton, Ariz., which hosts the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale.

“I’m looking forward to getting back out there,” Bruce Jr. said. “It’s a great facility and great track. We’ve ran fairly decent and have had some success there.”

Bruce Jr. placed fifth in 2014, a career-best third in 2013 and ninth in 2012.

“There’s a fine balance of keeping your car able to rotate, but still have forward drive down the straightaways,” he said. “The turns are fairly tight and the straightaways are long. It’s definitely tricky.”

This weekend will mark the second time Bruce Jr. has driven for Hayashi. The duo competed together last month at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, where they placed eighth and 15th, respectively.

“We definitely learned some stuff about the car at Devil’s Bowl,” Bruce Jr. said. “Every time you get in a different car you haven’t driven it takes a few nights to work out the kinks. We have a good game plan going into this weekend.”

SEASON STATS –

27 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Hinchman Racewear

With more than 80 years in the industry, Hinchman Racewear prides itself on safety, experience, innovation, quality and customer service. For more information on how Hinchman Racewear can protect you, visit http://www.HinchmanRacewear.com.

“When looking for safety and innovation, look no further than Hinchman Racewear,” Bruce Jr. said. “With great customer service and a passion for keeping drivers protected, it’s no wonder why they are the leaders in the custom suit industry. I choose Hinchman to keep me safe and I encourage all drivers to do the same.”

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Wheeler Metals, Lubbock Wrecker Service, The Oil Medics, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley’s Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS –

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

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Sammy Swindell Set for Cocopah Debut With ASCS National Tour Following World Finals Frustration

Sammy Swindell Set for Cocopah Debut With ASCS National Tour Following World Finals Frustration

07/11/2017, Cocopah (Arizona), Motorsport-Speedway, Cocopah Speedway (Motorsport Speedway), Article # 24746059

 

 

 

 

(Photo by DB3 Imaging)

 

 

Inside Line Promotions – CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2017) – Sammy Swindell will make his debut at Cocopah Speedway this weekend during the final event of the season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Swindell is slated to drive for Terry Steward and Scott Brown Thursday through Saturday at the 3/8-mile oval in Somerton, Ariz., where he missed the lone World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event in 1991 because he was competing in NASCAR and was unable to compete in January 2016 during the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown because of a last-minute team decision.

“It’s a new car and new team, but I’ve done that several times this year and most of them we’ve either won races or had good finishes,” Swindell said. “I’m hoping that will continue. Those guys have a good car and have won some races this year. I’m hoping my job will be pretty easy and we can come away with wins.”

Swindell has eight victories this season, including during three of his last four starts with the ASCS National Tour.

He is coming off his final event of the season driving for A.G. Rains, which was last weekend during the Textron Off Road World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

The duo kicked off the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event on Thursday by qualifying 20th quickest in their group for Friday’s show and eighth quickest in their group for Saturday’s program.

“Not running that car with a 410 that much, the little bit we’d run at Lakeside Speedway and the few laps at Salina Highbanks Speedway, we unloaded the car and it was close to being spot on,” he said. “We were just working on the motor side of it. We got that better, but unfortunately we had a parts failure. It ended what could have been a strong weekend.”

It was an up and down weekend for the team, which was slowed by a master cylinder issue that had the brakes on during the qualifying session for Friday. The team overcame that problem in the heat race by maneuvering from seventh to third place to earn a spot in the A Main. However, a bleeder problem in the left rear tire hampered the team in the main event.

“Where you plug the bleeder into the wheel got plugged up with some dirt,” he said. “It was fine on the long run. On the restart at the end it got us way off. We had over nine pounds of air in the left rear when we came in. It didn’t quite work out in what could have been a good finish.”

Swindell dropped to an 18th-place result.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday with Swindell running in the third-and-final lock-in position to the main event throughout his heat race before a mechanical problem on the final lap ended the weekend early.

QUICK RESULTS –

Nov. 3 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. – Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 18 (16).

Nov. 4 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. – Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 9 (3); B Main: DNS (4).

SEASON STATS –

45 races, 8 wins, 16 top fives, 25 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Thursday through Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – CP Pistons

CP Pistons specializes in developing and manufacturing pistons and rods for high performance race vehicles and the aftermarket. For more information, visit http://www.CP-Carillo.com.

“CP Pistons made us some special pistons and the motor has really responded to that,” Swindell said. “They have been great to work with and we have more improvements coming this summer so I look forward to continuing to work with everyone at CP Pistons.”

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Acme Graphix & Design, High Performance Lubricants, Simpson Race Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Rossie Feed & Grain, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS –

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

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Race To Win: Colton Hardy Brings Veteran Attitude Into Lucas Oil ASCS Cocopah Nationals

Race To Win: Colton Hardy Brings Veteran Attitude Into Lucas Oil ASCS Cocopah Nationals

07/11/2017, Cocopah (Arizona), Motorsport-Speedway, Cocopah Speedway (Motorsport Speedway), Article # 24742715

(Photo Credit: Ron Gilson)

 

SOMERTON, Ariz. (November 5, 2017) The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network rolls into Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. this Thursday, November 9 through Saturday, November 11.

Co-Sanctioned with the Southwest Region of the American Sprint Car Series, drivers from across Arizona, New Mexico, and west Texas will be on hand to hold their own against some of the worlds best Winged Sprint Car drivers.

Leading the local charge is 20 year old Colton Hardy of Phoenix, Ariz.

Starting in 600cc Micros in 2011, Hardy started transitioning to Sprint Cars in 2014 with his first full season behind the wheel in 2016 ending with a pair of wins, runner-up in points with the ASCS Southwest Region, and Rookie of the Year honors in the Diamond Mechanical/Bandit Racing No. 74.

On the move to the Winged Sprint Car ranks, Colton commented, “The transition was a little difficult at first. Just the difference in the horsepower and G-Forces and the driving style is different, but the group of guys that are behind me are able to get the car close each night to where I am comfortable and can just focus on driving it.”

Teamed with the Bandit Racing team once again in 2017, Hardy has been relentless this season with three wins and eight of his nine top-five finishes on the podium, but the points are not the driving factor. It’s the win.

“I show up to race, and race to win. I don’t pay attention to the point. That’s what everyone else is for,” commented Hardy on the subject, which is a pretty big one considering that New Mexico’s Rick Ziehl has earned the champion’s check for the past nine years.

With nearly 30 years of experience and over a dozen championships in both winged and non-wing competition, Ziehl is all about the long game. Trailing by 62 markers going into the weekend, the driver of the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 20z will be looking at every opportunity to take over the top spot.

For Hardy, that still is just all a part of it. Even with the three nights of competition on hand, Colton explained that he’ll enter the weekend just like any other, “We just got done with Trophy Cup which is three nights, and we just got up and worked like any other race. We just try to put ourselves in the best position possible.”

Events at the Cocopah Speedway on November 9, 10, and 11 will get underway each night at 7:30 P.M. Leading up to the three-race swing, a Fan Fest will take place on November 8 at the Wild River Family Entertainment Center, located directly across from the Cocopah Speedway, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with teams practicing at 7:30 P.M. (MT).

Cocopah Speedway is located at 3450 W County 15th St. in Somerton, Ariz. Tickets are sold the day of the race at the track with each day opening at 5:30 P.M. More information can be found at http://www.cocopahspeedway.com.

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

Wednesday, November 8 – Fan Fest and Practice

Fan Fest: 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Wild River Family Entertainment Center: 15136 S Avenue B, Somerton, AZ 85350 (Directly across the street from the track).

Start Time: 7:30pm
Grandstands: Free
Pits: $20

Thursday, November 9 – Racing

General Admission: $20
Kids 11-15: $5
Kids 10 and under: Free

Pit Pass: $30

Classes: ASCS

Friday, November 10 – Racing

General Admission: $20
Kids 11-15: $5
Kids 10 and under: Free

Pit Pass: $30

Classes: ASCS, Jr. Sprints, Dwarf Cars

Saturday, November 11 – Racing

General Admission: $25
Kids 11-15: $10
Kids 10 and under: Free

Pit Pass: $35

Classes: ASCS and Hobby Stocks

Quick Check

Who: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour with ASCS Southwest Region
What: 2017 National Tour Finale
Where: Cocopah Speedway (Somerton, Ariz.)
When: November 9-11, 2017
Also Featured: Fan Fest Party – Wild River Family Entertainment Center: 15136 S Avenue B, Somerton, AZ 85350

Track Contact: Cocopah Speedway:

Address: 3450 W County 15th St, Somerton, AZ 85350
Phone: (928) 344-1563
Website: http://www.cocopahspeedway.com
Email: info@cocopahspeedway.com
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/cocopahspeedwayaz

The Format:

All drivers will compete on both qualifying nights as combined points from Heat Races, Qualifiers, B-Mains, and A-Mains will set the lineup for Top 8 on Saturday night. Any tie in points will be broken by Friday’s passing point totals. ASCS Format will be utilized with draw in for Heat Race starting position and passing points to determine drivers who advance to Qualifiers and B-Mains.

54 cars or less: Top 30 in Passing Points from Heat Races will move into 3 Qualifiers. Remainder will fall to the tail of the night’s “B” Features. Top 18 will be inverted with the highest point earner from Heat Races starting sixth in the first Qualifier. Qualifiers will be 8 laps each. Passing Points will be utilized with the driver’s total points combined with their Heat Race total. The top 16 in combined Passing Points will advance to the A-Feature. Drivers will not redraw for their starting position. Lineup is straight up by the combined Passing Point total. The remainder will fall into B-Features. Number of B-Features is dependent upon the number of cars. 40-50 cars means remaining drivers will drop into two “B” Features. 51-60 will drop into three “B” Features. Lineup will be done by passing point totals with 17th going to the pole of the first “B” Feature, 18th to the pole of the second “B” Feature, etc.

55 cars or more: Top 40 in Passing Points from Heat Races will move into 4 Qualifiers. Remainder will fall to the tail of the night’s “B” Features. Top 24 will be inverted with the highest point earner from Heat Races starting sixth in the first Qualifier. Qualifiers will be 8 laps each. Passing Points will be utilized with the driver’s total points combined with their Heat Race total. The top 16 in combined Passing Points will advance to the A-Feature. Drivers will not redraw for their starting position. Lineup is straight up by the combined Passing Point total. The remainder will fall into B-Features. Number of B-Features is dependent upon the number of cars. 40-50 cars means remaining drivers will drop into two “B” Features. 51-60 will drop into three “B” Features. Lineup will be done by passing point totals with 17th going to the pole of the first “B” Feature, 18th to the pole of the second “B” Feature, etc.

If one B is needed, the top 6 drivers will advance to the A-Feature. If two B’s, then the top three, if three B’s, then the top two.

Following the completion of Friday’s program, event points will be totaled with the Top 8 locked in, straight up, into Saturday’s A-Feature. All other drivers will be lined up into 4 Last Chance Qualifiers on Saturday. Lineup will be staggered by points (9th to the pole of LCQ 1, 10 to the pole of LCQ 2, etc). Top 2 finishes in each LCQ will advance to the A-Feature. Winners of LCQ 1 starts 9th, winner of LCQ 2 will start 10th, and so on.

Remainder of the field will fall into twin B-Main, straight up by their finish. Top three from each B-Main will advance to the A-Feature.

Thursday and Friday Race Points will follow the following scale:

Heat Race:

  1. 25
  2. 22
  3. 19
  4. 16
  5. 15
  6. 14
  7. 13
  8. 12
  9. 11
  10. 10

Qualifiers:

  1. 25
  2. 22
  3. 19
  4. 16
  5. 15
  6. 14
  7. 13
  8. 12
  9. 11
  10. 10

B-Feature: Based on number of B-Features. Starting with the first non-transfer:

  1. 87
  2. 86
  3. 85
  4. 84
  5. 83
  6. 82
  7. 81
  8. 80
  9. 79
  10. 78

A-Feature: Based on ASCS points structure for standard A-Mains:

  1. 150
  2. 142
  3. 135
  4. 130
  5. 125
  6. 122
  7. 119
  8. 116
  9. 113
  10. 110
  11. 108
  12. 106
  13. 104
  14. 102
  15. 100
  16. 98
  17. 96
  18. 94
  19. 92
  20. 90
  21. 89
  22. 88

**ASCS National Driver Point, Regional Attendance, and Promoter’s Provisionals will be allowed, but will not award event points for the A-Feature. Points will be calculated from the position earned prior to the Provisional.

Nightly ASCS A-Feature Payout:

Thursday and Friday:

A-Feature: 1. $3.000; 2. $1,500; 3. $1,100; 4. $1,000; 5. $800 6. $700; 7. $600; 8. $500; 9. $475; 10. $450; 11. $425; 12. $400 13. $400; 14. $400; 15. $400; 16. $400; 17. $400; 18. $400; 19. $400; 20. $400; 21. $400; 22. $400;

Any non-transferring driver will be paid $150.

Saturday:

A-Feature: 1. $5,000; 2. $2,500; 3. $1,500; 4. $1,250; 5. $1,150; 6. $1,100; 7. $1,000; 8. $900; 9. $800; 10. $700; 11. $600; 12. $550; 13. $525; 14. $500; 15. $475; 16. $450; 17. $425; 18. $400; 19. $400; 20. $400; 21. $400; 22. $400;

Any non-transferring driver will be paid $150.



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Carney Teams With Hulsey Motorsports For Lucas Oil ASCS Run At Cocopah Speedway

Carney Teams With Hulsey Motorsports For Lucas Oil ASCS Run At Cocopah Speedway

07/11/2017, Cocopah (Arizona), Motorsport-Speedway, Cocopah Speedway (Motorsport Speedway), Article # 24742716

Article Credit: ASCS Racing Website

EL PASO, Texas (November 3, 2017) Looking to end his 2017 season on a high-note, John Carney II will make the trip to Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. for a run at another Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory with El Paso’s Hulsey Motorsports on November 9, 10, and 11.

Claiming his third career victory during prelim action at the Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals, the win was during the final weekend of Carney’s time with the Lubbock Wrecker Service team.

“Scott Brown and Terry Steward were great to race for. We won a lot of races and had fun doing it and the best part is we capped it off with another National Tour win,” commented Carney.

On the departure, John added, “I don’t want anyone to think that we ended on bad terms or anything like that. We had a list of goals we set out to accomplish together, and a time to get that done and for the most part, we checked most of that list off. They gave me equipment that was second to none, and I am very grateful for the opportunity. I have nothing but good things to say about the team.”

The three-night swing at the Cocopah Speedway will mark the second time that Carney has visited the Arizona oval. The first time in 2014 resulted in a 19th place finish.

“Now that I have more time behind the wheel of an ASCS style car, and a couple wins under my belt, I feel a lot more comfortable going into Cocopah. The first time, I was doing mainly RaceSaver racing. The track really reminds me of the old El Paso Speedway Park in how slick it gets, just a little bigger so you can carry more wing speed into the corners.”

Races at the Cocopah Speedway on November 9, 10, and 11 get underway each night at 7:30pm. For continued updates on John Carney II, fans can follow along on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=570728686284547&fref=ts or on MyRacePass at http://www.myracepass.com/profile/?r=1329&rt=driver.



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