Bryan Hulbert - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 22, 2013) For the seventeenth time in 2013, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real found a different winner with Tim Crawley working from fourth to pick up his forty-fourth career victory with the national arm of the ASCS Nation.
Asked how sweet it was to get back in victory lane against the Lucas Oil ASCS, Crawley replied, “I wish we could pick up enough sponsorship to get back out here and run the whole deal cause it’s nice to be back in victory lane against the National Tour, especially here at home in Little Rock.”
The three time Lucas Oil ASCS national champion found the lead with a high side pass on Cody Gardner on Lap 3 to score his first victory since 2011 with the Lucas Oil ASCS.
Making his twenty-first Lucas Oil ASCS appearance, Cody Gardner held off the charging Jeff Swindell for his first podium finish against the National Tour. “I think we only finished like three of these deals out all twenty-one of them,” chuckled the Arkansas driver about his first podium finish against the Lucas Oil ASCS. “We’ll take this one. Tim got it won. We’re keeping the money right here in Little Rock tonight so I’m pumped about that.”
Finding slower traffic by Lap 8, the caution would be displayed on Lap 13 as Sam Hafertepe, Jr. and Derek Hagar spun after making contact while battling for third. The caution was called for, but neither driver stopped, allowed Hagar to be lined up eleventh and Hafertepe seventh for the restart.
Restarting third, Jeff Swindell ran the remaining distance on the back bumper of Cody Gardner before settling for the show position. His thirteenth podium finish of 2013, Swindell tried every line possible to get around the No. 1g. “I knew Cody was going to be stuck on the bottom and he wasn’t moving. He’s been running this place long enough; he wasn’t going to miss that corner. That was pretty much all we had. I got to the bottom there kind of early on, but wasn’t really making any ground. Tried the top and just couldn’t hold it so I started going everywhere I could.”
Derek Hagar rebounded to finish fourth followed by Sam Hafertepe, Jr. in fifth. Brad Loyet crossed sixth, tying his best finish at the I-30 Speedway with Tony Bruce, Jr. from tenth to finish seventh. Logan Forler charged from fourteenth to eighth with Jason Johnson ninth, putting eight makers between he and Johnny Herrera who crossed eleventh. Blake Hahn worked by the Print Place No. 45x in the closing laps to complete the top ten.
Heat Races numbered five with Jeff Swindell, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Blake Hahn, Seth Bergman, and Jason Johnson earning wins. B-Features went to A.G. Rains and Anthony Nicholson.
The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real competes again at the Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn on Saturday, August 24. For more information, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real
I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, Ark.
"Hammer Hill Showdown"
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Car Count: 36
Wesmar Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell; 2. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 3. 91-Justin Henderson; 4. 4-Tommy Snellgrove; 5. 14Z-Zach Pringle; 6. 12-Dalton Davis; 7. 5-Jerod Roller; 8. 38-Rick Pringle
Ti22 Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr; 2. 3H-Brandon Hanks; 3. 05-Brad Loyet; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson; 5. 17W-Cole Wood; 6. 29-Brandon Hahn; 7. 2J-Jacob Pringle
Rod End Supply Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Blake Hahn; 2. 88-Tim Crawley; 3. 2L-Logan Forler; 4. 3-A.G. Rains; 5. 93-Dustin Morgan; 6. 1-Nic Jenkins; 7. 31G-Johnny Gardner
BMRS Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar; 3. 1G-Cody Gardner; 4. 4X-Shawn Petersen; 5. 10-Terry Gray; 6. 99-Blake Jenkins; 7. 5K-Jerry Kamer
Saldana Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 3. 23B-Brian Bell; 4. X-Charlie Louden; 5. 10M-Morgan Turpen; 6. 32X-Robert Richardson; DNS 12T-Joe Young
DMI B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 3-A.G. Rains; 2. 10-Terry Gray; 3. 12-Dalton Davis; 4. 10M-Morgan Turpen; 5. 29-Brandon Hahn; 6. 1-Nic Jenkins; 7. 31G-Johnny Gardner; 8. X-Charlie Louden; DNF 2J-Jacob Pringle; DNF 38-Rick Pringle
Joie of Seating B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 16-Anthony Nicholson; 2. 17W-Cole Wood; 3. 14Z-Zach Pringle; 4. 4-Tommy Snellgrove; 5. 5-Jerod Roller; 6. 32X-Robert Richardson; DNF 4X-Shawn Petersen; DNF 99-Blake Jenkins; DNS 5K-Jerry Kamer
Protect the Harvest A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 88-Tim Crawley; 2. 1G-Cody Gardner; 3. 94-Jeff Swindell; 4. 9JR-Derek Hagar; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr; 6. 05-Brad Loyet; 7. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 8. 2L-Logan Forler; 9. 41-Jason Johnson; 10. 17-Blake Hahn; 11. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 12. 23-Seth Bergman; 13. 10-Terry Gray; 14. 23B-Brian Bell; 15. 93-Dustin Morgan; 16. 17W-Cole Wood; 17. 16-Anthony Nicholson; 18. 3H-Brandon Hanks; DNF 12-Dalton Davis; DNF 14Z-Zach Pringle; DNF 3-A.G. Rains; DNF 91-Justin Henderson
Lap Leaders: Cody Gardner (1-2), Tim Crawley (3-30)
PitstopUSA.com Hard Charger:
FSR High Points of the Night: Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
Hawk Performance Products Fastest Lap of the Night: Jason Johnson - 12.743 seconds
2013 “A” Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-6, Jeff Swindell-4, Johnny Herrera-3, Roger Crockett-3, Logan Forler-2, Brian Brown-2, Brad Loyet-2, Danny Lasoski-2, Kyle Bellm, Jack Dover, Seth Bergman, Jonathan Cornell, Tony Bruce, Jr., Travis Rilat, Justin Henderson, Shane Stewart, Tim Crawley
Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Jason Johnson 3,911; 2. Johnny Herrera 3,903; 3. Jeff Swindell 3,774; 4. Brad Loyet 3,721; 5. Tony Bruce, Jr. 3,583; 6. Logan Forler 3,582; 7. Seth Bergman 3,468; 8. Dustin Morgan 3,319; 9 Cole Wood 3,152; 10 Brandon Hahn 2,522
The 2013 season marks the twenty-second year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of nine different Regions throughout the nation.
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 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 MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix
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Photo Credit: Tim Aylwin