Championship Weekend for Lucas Oil ASCS Heads For Arizona

Championship Weekend for Lucas Oil ASCS Heads For Arizona

Championship Weekend for Lucas Oil ASCS Heads For Arizona

From ASCS website

 

TULSA, Okla. (November 8, 2016) The chase to the 2016 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network Championship has come down to one final weekend as the series returns to the Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12.

Beginning with a Press Conference at 3:00 P.M. (MT) on Thursday, November 10 at the Cocopah Wild River, located just across the track, the final two nights of the 25th season of ASCS competition opens Friday at 5:00 P.M. with racing at 7:00 P.M. (MT). Times are good for both nights.

Rolling into the final National Tour double-header of the 2016 season, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. will look to put the final nail in his bid for the season ending $60,000 champion’s check. Holding a 240 point advantage over New Mexico’s Johnny Herrera going into the weekend, Sam can breathe easier than most but must still make it to Saturday’s finale in order to seal the deal.

In an article about Hafertepe from his publicist, Bill Wright (@BillWMedia), Sam talked about the coming weekend saying, “We pretty much just have to be there, but we don’t race that way,” he says. “We’re going down there to try and sweep the weekend. Yuma should be a really good track for us with the way our car’s been performing this year. We’re looking forward to getting down there.”

Wayne Johnson holds third in tour standings. The show position finish in tour standings will be the eighth time since 1993 that Wayne has finished in the top-five in tour standings, and tenth inside the top-ten. Holding fourth is Blake Hahn. The finish is the highest the third generation driver has ever achieved with the National Tour. For fifth running, Matt Covington, the final spot in the top-five is the second year the No. 95 has done so.

Logan Forler holds with Aaron Reutzel trailing. Missing the J.C.T. Creek County Fall Fling, that has brought Seth Bergman to within 16 points of the seventh points position following a pair of podiums at Creek County. Also missing the Fall Fling, Josh Baughman has allowed Kyle Bellm to close within 10 markers of moving to ninth on the season standings.

Paired with the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region, this weekend at Cocopah Speedway is one step close to the close of the series 2016 season as four nights remain for the Arizona based tour. Rick Ziehl holds a slim 17 point advantage over Colton Hardy with Bob Ream, Jr. only 44 points behind in third. Lance Norick and Casey Buckman make up the top-five.

Tickets for this weekend’s event are on sale at http://www.cocopahspeedway.com or fans can purchase tickets at the gate.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Quick Check:

What: ASCS National and Southwest
Where: Cocopah Speedway – Somerton, Ariz.
What: 2016 Season Finale

Friday, November 11, 2016

Adult 13+ Ticket: $16
Seniors 55 Ticket: $14
Military Ticket: $14
Kids 12 & Under Ticket: FREE
Family Pass Ticket (2 Adults, 4 Kids): $30
Sky Box Ticket: $30
Pit Pass: $30

Pit Gates Open: 2:00 P.M.
Gates Open: 5:00 P.M.
Racing Starts: 7:00 P.M.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Adult 13+ Ticket: $16
Seniors 55 Ticket: $14
Military Ticket: $14
Kids 12 & Under Ticket: FREE
Family Pass Ticket (2 Adults, 4 Kids): $30
Sky Box Ticket: $30
Pit Pass: $30

Pit Gates Open: 2:00 P.M.
Gates Open: 5:00 P.M.
Racing Starts: 7:00 P.M.

2016 ASCS National Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 4,833; 2. Johnny Herrera 4,593; 3. Wayne Johnson 4,388; 4. Blake Hahn 4,233; 5. Matt Covington 4,132; 6. Logan Forler 4,039; 7. Aaron Reutzel 3,756; 8. Seth Bergman 3,740; 9. Josh Baughman 2,968; 10. Kyle Bellm 2,958;

2016 ASCS National Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 8 (5/13 – Texas Motor Speedway; 6/12 – Rt. 66 Motor Speedway; 6/18 – Lucas Oil Speedway; 6/25 – Skagit Speedway; 7/1 – Grays Harbor Raceway; 7/2 – Grays Harbor Raceway; 8/20 – St. Francois County Raceway; 11/4 – Cree County Speedway); Johnny Herrera 6 (3/17-Heart O’ Texas Speedway; 6/3-Hartford Speedway; 7/22 – Black Hills Speedway; 7/23 – Black Hills Speedway; 9/22 – Lucas Oil Speedway; 10-15 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway); Blake Hahn 3 (7/8 – Gallatin Speedway; 7/9 – Gallatin Speedway; 7/28 – Park Jefferson Speedway); Wayne Johnson 3 (3/19 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway; 9/23 – Lucas Oil Speedway; 9/24 – Lucas Oil Speedway); John Carney II 2 (10/16 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway; 11/5 – Creek County Speedway); Brian Brown 2(5/5 – Lakeside Speedway; 8/21 – Missouri State Fair Speedway); Brad Loyet 2 (6/15 – Lawton Speedway; 6/17 – Mo. State Fair Speedway); Bryan Clauson 2 (6/16 – Creek County Speedway; 7/31 – Badlands Motor Speedway); Aaron Reutzel 2 (5/14 – Texas Motor Speedway; 9/4 – Jackson Motorplex); Brandon Hanks 1 (3/25-Cotton Bowl Speedway); Josh Baughman 1 (3/26 – Bronco Raceway Park); Marc Duperron 1 (6/24 – Skagit Speedway); Jamie Ball 1 (8/4 – Knoxville Raceway); Jamie Veal 1(8/5 – Knoxville Raceway); Sammy Swindell 1 (8/6 – Knoxville Raceway); Ian Madsen 1 (9/2 – Jackson Motorplex); Terry McCarl 1 (10/1 – I-80 Speedway)

ASCS National Drivers Online:

Josh Baughman: http://www.joshbaughman.com
Kyle Bellm: http://www.kylebellm.com
Seth Bergman: http://www.sethbergmanracing.com
Matt Covington: http://www.mattcovingtonracing.com
Sam Hafertepe, Jr.: http://www.sam15.com
Blake Hahn: http://www.blakehahnracing.com
Johnny Herrera: http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com
Wayne Johnson: https://www.facebook.com/WayneJohnsonRacing?fref=ts
Logan Forler: https://twitter.com/ForlerRacing
Brad Loyet: http://www.loyetmotorsports.com
Aaron Reutzel: http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com
Steven Russell: https://www.facebook.com/steven.russell.71066?fref=ts

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 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 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, E3 Spark Plugs, 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, Fuel Safe, DMI Rear Ends, BMRS, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley’s Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection.

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