January 24, 2018….updated all 2017 Series, Event and Track Champions for all of Oregon, Washington, Montana and California….plus added Civil War Series Top Ten in Standings for 1999, 2003 and 2017….added Top Ten in 360 Sprints at Placerville for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008…..

Josh Weller wins USCS/URC 360 sprint race at Carolina Speedway..Starks 6th

  • USCS/URC)Carolina Speedway NC…1 #63 Josh Weller 2 #47 Eric Riggins Jr 3 #67 Justin Whitall 4 #4S Danny Smith 5 #14 Jordan Mallett 6 #10 Terry Gray 7 #44 Trey Starks 8 #1X Scott Hunter 9 #5 Justin Barger 10 #07T Brandon Taylor 11 #89 Robby Stillwaggon 12 #23 Lance Moss 13 #5Q Ryan Quackenbush 14 #33 Joe Larkin 15 #83 Larry McEbay 16 #1S Joey Smith 17 #29 Jeff Oliver 18 #61 Parker Evans 19 #20 Nick Drake 20 #X Dan Mazy 21 #28 Jeff Willingham 22 #36 Tim Perry 23 #21B Brandon McLain 24 #5G Curt Michael 4/6
January 24, 2018….updated all 2017 Series, Event and Track Champions for all of Oregon, Washington, Montana and California….plus added Civil War Series Top Ten in Standings for 1999, 2003 and 2017….added Top Ten in 360 Sprints at Placerville for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008…..

Colton Heath wins first Summer Thunder Sprint Series event of the year….at Yakima

  • STSS)Yakima WA…1 #33 COLTON HEATH 2 #8P JARED PETERSON 3 #17 CAM SMITH 4 #22L GAREN LINDER 5 #91 CHASE GOETZ 6 #33S LANCE SARGENT 7 #22XC TREVOR COOK 8 #59 ERIC FISHER 9 #3 JJ HICKLE 10 #54 CHRIS OCHS 11 #23M MICHAEL MILLARD 12 #73 MIKE BOLLINGER 13 #8X JOHN STUART 14 #22X JAYME BARNES 15 #8R CHANCE CRUM 4/6
January 24, 2018….updated all 2017 Series, Event and Track Champions for all of Oregon, Washington, Montana and California….plus added Civil War Series Top Ten in Standings for 1999, 2003 and 2017….added Top Ten in 360 Sprints at Placerville for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008…..

Northwest’s own Seth Bergman wins ASCS National Race at Texas Motor Speedway

Night One At Texas Motor Speedway With Lucas Oil ASCS Goes To Seth Bergman

 
Bryan Hulbert – FT. WORTH, Texas (April 6, 2018) For the third time in his career, Washington’s Seth Bergman rolling into Victory Lane at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track to pick up the first night of Tony Stewart Presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com.
“This place had been good to me. We’ve won a couple of races here over the past few years, but nonetheless, he [Sam Hafertepe, Jr.] made me earn it,” explained Seth when asked about the challenges for the lead.
Seth Bergman picked up Night 1 of Tony Stewart presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals. The win is his 11th with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com. (Vince Vellella/ASCS)
 
“The track was heavy tonight and I was good in open air, but when I got into traffic, it really dirtied up the wing and made it tough to get around there so that made lapped traffic even tougher and Sam obviously did a good job getting to me. I feel like I made a few mistakes there that let him get close, but we got lucky with the caution when he got to the inside of me. Sometimes it pays to be lucky like that, and tonight it did.”
Drawing the pole for the 25-lap feature event, Bergman would have to take two shots at holding the lead as the red flew following the first attempt for Harli White who flipped wildly into the wall through the first and second turns after contact from Wayne Johnson. Both drivers were unharmed.
With the field restacked Seth again took off with the lead in the Oil Field Equipment and Manufacturing No. 23 with Matt Covington and Tony Stewart giving chase. Caution working the third-lap, Matt Covington would have to drop to the tail of the field as the left sideboard came off the top-wing of his Covington/Graves Motorsports No. 95.
Keeping Tony Stewart at bay on the restart, Bergman would pull several car lengths over the Rush Truck Center No. 14 with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. holding third. Racing past Stewart on Lap 10 for the runner-up spot, Hafertepe began to close the gap as Bergman started to contend with slower traffic.
Fighting dirty air with laps clicking off, handling the No. 23 became a handful for Seth with the car darting every way but straight as traffic continued to work into the mix.
Stalking into the final two laps, the stage was set for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Building the run as the leaders ran to the white flag, Seth worked into turn-one only to have dirty air again come into play as the two trailed a slower car. Trying to diamond through the first and second turns, it was too late as Hafertepe shot to the race lead only to have the caution lights blink on as Chance Morton spun to a stop off the second turn.
Back to the last fully completed lap, the final two revolutions saw Seth hit his marks perfectly as he stretched his advantage to 1.007 seconds over Sam Hafertepe, Jr. at the drop of the checkered flag. Working to third on Lap 17, Sammy Swindell held on to claim the final podium step with Tony Stewart fighting a failing power-steering gear to hold the final transfer spot into Saturday’s A-Feature. Running from the ninth starting spot, Blake Hahn completed the night’s top-five.
With the top-wing starting to buckle, Danny Jennings was able to hold on to finish sixth. Having to transfer through the second B-Feature, Australia’s Scott Bogucki stormed through the field from 20th to earn the CP-Carrillo Hard Charger of the Night. Brandon Hanks was eighth with Robbie Price coming from 18th to ninth. The top-ten rounded out with Johnny Herrera.
A field of 35 drivers was on hand to open up Tony Stewart presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals. Five Heat Races were topped by Wayne Johnson, Zane Lawrence, Harli White, Blake Hahn, and Tony Stewart. BMRS B-Features went to Alex Sewell and Robbie Price. Two provisional starts were utilized by Travis Rilat (BDS Motorsports), and Skylar Gee (Skylar Gee Motorsports).
Tony Stewart presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals continues on Saturday, April 7 with grandstands opening at 6:00 P.M. and racing at 7:30 P.M. (CT). For tickets, updates, and more log onto http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com.
For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up the over 150 across the ASCS Nation in 2018, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).
Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
ASCS Red River Region 
Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track – Ft. Worth, Texas
Tony Stewart presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals
Friday, April 6, 2018
Car Count: 35
Heat Races (Top 16 in Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [2]; 2. 84-Brandon Hanks, [1]; 3. 1J-Danny Jennings, [4]; 4. 28X-Brady Bacon, [3]; 5. 28-Scott Bogucki, [5]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, [6]; 7. 9-Bobby Breen, [7]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 76-Zane Lawrence, [1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman, [4]; 3. 95-Matt Covington, [7]; 4. 7M-Chance Morton, [6]; 5. 77X-Alex Hill, [3]; 6. 5X-Tyson Hall, [5]; 7. 56X-Mark Chisholm, [2]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White, [1]; 2. 3-Sammy Swindell, [2]; 3. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [4]; 4. 05-Zane Hendricks, [5]; 5. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [3]; 6. 12W-Dale Wester, [6]; (DNS) 6-Dustin Gates,
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [1]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [2]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [6]; 4. 21-Robbie Price, [5]; 5. 26M-Fred Mattox, [3]; 6. (DNF) 1-Travis Rilat, [7]; 7. (DNF) 55-Brad Queen, [4]
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Tony Stewart, [3]; 2. 8M-Kade Morton, [4]; 3. 5J-Jamie Ball, [1]; 4. 8-Alex Sewell, [5]; 5. 17-Derek Hagar, [7]; 6. 44-Chris Martin, [2]; 7. (DNF) 11-Roger Crockett, [6]
BMRS B-Main (Top 3 in each advance to the A-Feature)
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 8-Alex Sewell, [2]; 2. 28X-Brady Bacon, [3]; 3. 77X-Alex Hill, [4]; 4. 26M-Fred Mattox, [5]; 5. 44-Chris Martin, [7]; 6. 05-Zane Hendricks, [1]; 7. 55-Brad Queen, [9]; 8. (DNF) 12W-Dale Wester, [6]; 9. (DNF) 56X-Mark Chisholm, [8]; (DNS) 1-Travis Rilat,
B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 21-Robbie Price, [1]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki, [3]; 3. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [4]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett, [8]; 5. 5X-Tyson Hall, [6]; 6. 9-Bobby Breen, [7]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee, [5]; 8. (DNF) 17-Derek Hagar, [2]; (DNS) 6-Dustin Gates,
Protect the Harvest A-Feature:
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [5]; 3. 3-Sammy Swindell, [10]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, [6]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn, [9]; 6. 1J-Danny Jennings, [13]; 7. 28-Scott Bogucki, [20]; 8. 84-Brandon Hanks, [12]; 9. 21-Robbie Price, [18]; 10. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [11]; 11. 1-Travis Rilat, [23]; 12. 28X-Brady Bacon, [19]; 13. 5J-Jamie Ball, [16]; 14. 8-Alex Sewell, [17]; 15. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [4]; 16. 99-Skylar Gee, [24]; 17. (DNF) 7M-Chance Morton, [15]; 18. (DNF) 91T-Tyler Thomas, [14]; 19. (DNF) 76-Zane Lawrence, [7]; 20. (DNF) 77X-Alex Hill, [21]; 21. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington, [3]; 22. (DNF) 8M-Kade Morton, [8]; 23. (DNF) 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [22]; 24. (DNF) 17W-Harli White, [2]
Lap Leader(s): Seth Bergman 1-25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Scott Bogucki +13
FSR High Point Driver: Tony Stewart
Provisional(s): Travis Rilat / Skylar Gee
2018 ASCS National Driver Points (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 284; 2. Seth Bergman 258; 3. Sammy Swindell 257; 4. Blake Hahn 241; 5. Wayne Johnson 235; 6. Scott Bogucki 229; 7. Johnny Herrera 229; 8. Danny Jennings 224; 9. Roger Crockett 215; 10. Matt Covington 214; 11. Robbie Price 201; 12. Harli White 199; 13. Jamie Ball 198; 14. Skylar Gee 195; 15. Tony Bruce, Jr. 191;
2018 ASCS National Tour Wins: Roger Crockett – 1 (3/16 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway); Seth Bergman– 1 (4/6 – Texas Motor Speedway); 
January 24, 2018….updated all 2017 Series, Event and Track Champions for all of Oregon, Washington, Montana and California….plus added Civil War Series Top Ten in Standings for 1999, 2003 and 2017….added Top Ten in 360 Sprints at Placerville for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008…..

Tony Stewart settles wrongful death suit…………….

Stewart Settling Wrongful-Death Lawsuit With Ward Family

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UTICA, N.Y. — Tony Stewart and the parents of the late Kevin Ward Jr. have come to an agreement to settle the wrongful-death lawsuit against Stewart.

ESPN reported that U.S. District Court Judge David Hurd has scheduled a settlement hearing for April 12 in Utica, N.Y., to put the terms of the settlement on public record.

 

The settlement would bring to an end the civil lawsuit filed roughly a year after Ward’s death on Aug. 9, 2014 when he was struck by a sprint car Stewart was driving during an Empire Super Sprints event at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park.

A trial regarding the wrongful-death lawsuit was scheduled to begin on May 7. This settlement will keep both sides from having to testify and watch video of the incident, which saw contact between the two on the track that resulted in Ward’s car crashing out of the race.

Ward returned to the track to show his displeasure with Stewart and moments later Stewart’s car struck Ward. A grand jury later cleared Stewart of any criminal charges in Ward’s death.

January 24, 2018….updated all 2017 Series, Event and Track Champions for all of Oregon, Washington, Montana and California….plus added Civil War Series Top Ten in Standings for 1999, 2003 and 2017….added Top Ten in 360 Sprints at Placerville for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008…..

New Big Sky Speedway….

Liebig & Brey Bring New Era To Big Sky Speedway

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BILLINGS, Mont. — Shane Liebig and Jerry Brey have been around the dirt track racing scene in Billings, Mont., for as long as they can remember.

Each of their fathers raced in the “Magic City” in the old days and the pair of the second-generation drivers, who started racing together around the age of 10, have both competed and won in Billings.

 

In fact, Liebig won the first-ever sprint car race at what is now Big Sky Speedway in 2003. That night, he was driving for Harvey Ostermiller, who helped build the track.

Liebig and Brey are the new owners of Big Sky Speedway, the former BMP Speedway and prior to that, Billings Motorsports Park. Brey was born and raised in Billings, while Liebig, who hails from the Rapid City area in South Dakota, has spent quite a bit of time in Billings over the years. The first order of business for the duo was to re-name the track as well as secure a new website, which can be found at www.bigskyspeedway.com.

“We wanted to change the atmosphere and have something that is a little more attached to the area, with it being ‘Big Sky,’” said Liebig. “We wanted to start fresh and have things a little bit newer and more modern. That includes the new-look logo, which has a modern-look to it. We want it to be a new era for racing in Billings at Big Sky Speedway.”

Liebig owned and operated Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., in 2010 and 2011. He has also promoted four World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events in his career. Most recently, he was a car owner, including fielding an entry for Aaron Reutzel in a number of events in the Upper Midwest. Liebig will draw on his vast dirt track racing experience when it comes to preparing the three-eights-mile Big Sky Speedway for competition.

“I hope that all of my experience over the years will help us get things figured out quick in regards to the track surface,” he shard. “The reality is that everything won’t be perfect the first night. It’s a work in progress and we’ll give our all every night and prepare the best track we can for the drivers and fans.”

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will visit Big Sky Speedway for the second consecutive year on Saturday, Aug. 25. Daryn Pittman won last year the track over Shane Stewart and nine-time Outlaws champion Donny Schatz. The Big Sky Brawl at Billings this year will mark the fifth different season the series has raced at the track. Joining the Outlaws will be WISSOTA Street Stocks.

“It’s always special to have a World of Outlaws race,” noted Liebig. “Jerry and I have been involved in sprint car racing our whole lives. There is a lot of prestige involved with the World of Outlaws and it’s the crown jewel in sprint car racing. It’s a big honor to have SLS Promotions bring the Outlaws back again in 2018 to Billings. We want to put on a good show and hope the folks involved with the Outlaws say that our place is one of the nicest they go to.”

Liebig and Brey have a number of improvements planned for Big Sky Speedway, including adding a camping area for RVs. The pair will also be putting up billboards, including one along the back straightaway, along with a guardrail. One of their main goals is to provide a family-friendly environment to bring the next generation of race fans to the track and a playground for kids is currently in the works.

Among the highlights of the nine-race special event schedule at Big Sky Speedway in 2018, will be the two-night Monster Truck Throwdown on August 3-4. The season will open on June 8-9 with the two-night IMCA Modified Gunslinger Tour, along with WISSOTA Street Stocks and Midwest Modifieds. Sprint cars will be part of the second night of that event as the ASCS Frontier Region makes their first appearance of the season at the track.

The winged warriors of the ASCS Frontier Region will return on July 14 for the Harvey Ostermiller and Mark Rieker Memorial. Rieker was a long time racer, who also helped Ostermiller with dirt work at the track.

Late Models will take center stage on June 29-30 as the WISSOTA Wild West Late Model Tour hits the track. WISSOTA Street Stocks and Midwest Modifieds will also be on the card both nights. IMCA A-Mods will be in action on the second night as well. A triple header of WISSOTA classes will be in action on July 28, with Late Models, Street Stocks and Midwest Modifieds, along with IMCA A-Mods.