Bryan Hulbert – Dodge City, Kansas (September 2, 2012) Jeff Swindell made it a perfect weekend in the Randy Washburn owned No. 0, taking the win Sunday night in the Wicked City Shootout at Dodge City Raceway Park.
“I felt the rubber up there a little bit but it didn’t feel that strong and next thing I know I turn around and Tony [Bruce] went flying by me and I just thought oh my gosh. I couldn’t believe it” Asked about Bruce closing in on the final lap, Swindell responded, “I heard him under there but I knew as long as I stayed right there kind of in the middle he couldn’t get the run on me to clear me.”
Drawing the pole in the night’s feature event, Swindell was challenged from the start by Brian Brown. Following the Pride Ag Resources No. 0 into second, Brian Brown exchanged slide jobs with Swindell at both ends of the track before the Casey’s General Store No. 21 began to pull away.
Moving in to battle for second, front row starting Danny Wood worked the inside line on Swindell. Able to pull even on several occasions, the State Wide Services No. 81 would settle back in line before the red flag flew for Taylor Velasquez on lap six. Velasquez was uninjured.
Battling from tenth, the Oil Medics No. 18 of Tony Bruce Jr. was on the move. Taking over fourth on lap eleven Bruce utilized the high line at both ends of the track. Working past Brady Bacon on lap sixteen, slower traffic would bring the battle for the lead to a three car affair.
Working the top the first half of the race, Brian Brown would move to the bottom as Jeff Swindell and Tony Bruce Jr. continued to run the high side.
Coming around to complete lap twenty, Brown would nearly see his night end after making contact with the slower No. 9m of Ricky Montgomery exiting the bottom of turn four.
With Brown on the binders, Swindell and Bruce took over the top two spots. Pulling to the back bumper of Swindell off turn two the following lap, Tony Bruce Jr. saw the high line open. Putting all four tires in the rubber, Bruce would take the point exiting turn four with nine laps to run.
Coming around for the final three rounds, Bruce would make contact with the wall in turns one and two allowing Swindell to reclaim the lead. Moving into the tire tracks of the Washburn Motorsports No. 0, Tony Bruce Jr. would give it one last run but Swindell would not be denied his fourth career Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV victory. Tony Bruce Jr. crossed the line 0.124 seconds behind Swindell.
Brian Brown would hold onto third with Danny Wood and Brady Bacon rounding out the top five.
Wayne Johnson settled for sixth with Logan Forler seventh. Johnny Herrera was eighth with Jason Johnson and fifteenth starting Dustin Morgan rounding out the top ten.
The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV heads next to the Dirt Track and Texas Motor Speedway on September 15, 2012.
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV
Dodge City Raceway Park – Dodge City, Kansas
Wicked City Shootout
September 2, 2012
Car Count: 33
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 9M-Ricky Montgomery; 2. 50Z-Zach Chappell; 3. 41-Jason Johnson; 4. 14K-Kyle Bellm; 5. 05-Brad Loyet; 6. 11-Joe Wood Jr; 7. 17-Josh Baughman; 8. 0M-Steven Richardson
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Gary Wright; 2. E85-Gary Taylor; 3. 2-Dustin Morgan; 4. 1-Ty Williams; 5. 11W-Wyatt Burks; DNF 05X-Justin Wolf Medlock; DNF 29-Brandon Hahn
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 81-Danny Wood; 2. 99-Brady Bacon; 3. 21X-Taylor Velasquez; 4. 21W-Wes Wofford; 5. 12M-Kyle McCutcheon; 6. 23-Seth Bergman; 7. 6X-Kaley Gharst
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 2. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 3. 11G-Mike Goodman; 4. 38-Cody Baker; 5. 72-Raymond Seemann; 6. 16K-Kaden Taylor; 7. 92-Jordan Weaver
B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet; 2. 21X-Taylor Velasquez; 3. 11-Joe Wood Jr; 4. 23-Seth Bergman; 5. 1-Ty Williams; 6. 21W-Wes Wofford; 7. 6X-Kaley Gharst; 8. 12M-Kyle McCutcheon; 9. 11W-Wyatt Burks; 10. 92-Jordan Weaver; 11. 72-Raymond Seemann; 12. 16K-Kaden Taylor; 13. 05X-Justin Wolf Medlock; DNF 17-Josh Baughman; DNF 0M-Steven Richardson; DNF 38-Cody Baker; DNS 29-Brandon Hahn
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 0-Jeff Swindell; 2. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 3. 21-Brian Brown; 4. 81-Danny Wood; 5. 99-Brady Bacon; 6. 77X-Wayne Johnson; 7. 5H-Logan Forler; 8. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 9. 41-Jason Johnson; 10. 2-Dustin Morgan; 11. 50Z-Zach Chappell; 12. 05-Brad Loyet; 13. 11-Joe Wood Jr; 14. 11G-Mike Goodman; 15. 23-Seth Bergman; 16. 21W-Wes Wofford; 17. E85-Gary Taylor; DNF 9M-Ricky Montgomery; DNF 14K-Kyle Bellm; DNF 9-Gary Wright; DNF 21X-Taylor Velasquez; DNF 1-Ty Williams
Lap Leader(s): Brian Brown (1-19), Tony Bruce Jr. (21-27), Jeff Swindell (20, 28-30)
Pitstopusa.com Hard Charger of the Night: Tony Bruce Jr.+8
FSR Radiator High Point Driver of the Night: Brady Bacon
2012 Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-10, Wayne Johnson-8, Brady Bacon-6, Tony Bruce Jr.-3, Danny Lasoski-2, Shane Stewart-2, Jeff Swindell-2, Brian Brown-1, Seth Bergman-1, Jason Martin-1, Dustin Morgan-1, Danny Wood-1, Cody Baker-1, Jordan Boston-1, Brock Lemley-1, Mason Moore-1, Brad Loyet-1, Brooke Tatnell-1, Kevin Swindell-1
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Points (top 10): 1. Jason Johnson 5,616; 2. Wayne Johnson 5,599; 3. Brady Bacon 5,440; 4. Johnny Herrera 5,150; 5. Brad Loyet 5,115; 6. Tony Bruce Jr. 5,046; 7. Seth Bergman 4,709; 8. Logan Forler 4,610; 9. Dustin Morgan 4,539; 10. Gary Wright 4,515
The 2012 season marks the 21st 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 Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.
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