Lone Star Bound: ASCS Debuts at Texas Motor Speedway!
Bryan Hulbert – Tulsa, Oklahoma (September 7, 2012) After a weekend off following the Wicked City Shootout at Dodge City Raceway Park, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV gets back on the road for the series debut at the Dirt Track and Texas Motor Speedway.
Joining the third night of the Port-a-Cool National Dirt Track Championship at the 4/10 mile clay oval, the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV will join a slew of Modified and Limited Modifieds on Saturday September 15th.
Marking the list of tracks as the 128th to host the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV, the Dirt Track and Texas Motor Speedway is the 17th in the Lone Star State. Since the National Tour’s inception in 1993, a total of 140 feature events have been contested in Texas with the first held at the Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas on June 5, 1993.
In all four drivers have wins totaling double digits with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV. Gary Wright of Hooks leads the Texas all time win list with 33 victories to his credit. Current runner up to the Hook, Texas native is Jason Johnson with 15. Garry Lee Maier garnered 11 before his retirement from Sprint Cars earlier this year with Wayne Johnson having captured ten Texas wins.
Jason Johnson currently carries a 17 point advantage over Wayne Johnson into this Saturday’s events at the Dirt Track and Texas Motor Speedway. Brady Bacon continues to hold third 176 points back with Johnny Herrera and Brad Loyet making up the top five in tour standings. Tony Bruce Jr., Seth Bergman, Logan Forler, Dustin Morgan, and Gary Wright make up the top ten.
Texas Track History: 16 Tracks (140 events)
Battleground Speedway (1 event), Big H Motor Speedway (1 event), Cowtown Speedway (3 events), Devil’s Bowl Speedway (70 events), El Paso Speedway Park (1 event), Houston Raceway Park (3 events), Lone Star Speedway (17 events), Lubbock Motor Speedway (3 events), Paris Motor Speedway (11 events), Route 66 Speedway (13 events), South Texas Speedway (3 events), Golden Triangle Raceway Park (4 events), Lady Luck Speedway (5 events), Texas Dirt Speedway (1 event), Thunder Hill (3 events), Thunder Mountain Speedway (1 event)
Texas Winners: 39
Gary Wright (33), Jason Johnson (15), Garry Lee Maier (11), Wayne Johnson (10), Tim Crawley (6), Travis Rilat (6), Terry Gray (5), Kevin Ramey (4), Mike Ward (1), Danny Jennings (3), Michael Dupuy (3), Sammy Swindell (3), Shane Stewart (3), Alan Payne (2), Brian Brown (2), Danny Wood (2), Johnny Herrera (2), Larry Neighbors (2), Mike Peters (2), Rickey Hood (2), Shane Carson (2), Bo Baker (1), Dale Howard (1), Danny Lasoski (1), Darren Stewart (1), Daryn Pittman (1), Edd French (1), Gavin Punch (1), Jack Dover (1), Jake Peters (1), Jan Howard (1), Jason Martin (1), Jeff Day (1), Matt Covington (1), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1), Sean McClelland (1), Skip Wilson (1), Tony Bruce Jr. (1), Zach Chappell (1)
The first ASCS show in Texas was at the Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas (June 5, 1993). This was the 2nd ASCS National Tour race ever held.
The most recent ASCS show in Texas was at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in nearby Mesquite, Texas (June 16, 2012) marking the 657th Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event held since 1993.
So far in 2012 there have been 41 drivers from the state of Texas compete with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV. The only other states to have more drivers compete are Oklahoma and California with 45 each.
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV
When and Where:
September 15, 2012 – Texas Motor Speedway – Ft. Worth, Texas – Gates Open @ Noon / Racing @ 6pm
Track Information: The Dirt Track and Texas Motor Speedway
Address: 3545 Lone Star Circle Ft. Worth, Texas 76177
Phone #: (817) 215-8500
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
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV – A Look Ahead:
September 28 – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, MO ( Hockett /McMillin Memorial)
September 29 – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, MO ( Hockett /McMillin Memorial)
October 11 – Lone Star Speedway – Kilgore, Texas (2nd Lone Star Sprint Nationals)
October 12 – Lone Star Speedway – Kilgore, Texas (2nd Lone Star Sprint Nationals)
October 13 – Lone Star Speedway – Kilgore, Texas (2nd Lone Star Sprint Nationals)
October 19 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, Texas (39th Winter Nationals)
October 20 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, Texas (39th Winter Nationals)
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV on the web:
All Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series national events are broadcast live on www.racinboys.com for anyone who is unable to attend the races live. Official results, points, and race notes are posted at www.ascsracing.com. The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Lucas Oil ASCS on TV: A full schedule of tape-delayed races for the 2012 season can found at www.motorsportshour.com.
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 American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten 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. For information regarding availability and listings in your area log onto www.mavtv.com.
Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MavTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire, Brodix, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, General Tire, K&N Filters, PitstopUSA.com, FSR Radiators, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, and Hilborn Injection Systems.
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com, on Twitter @LucasOilASCS and on Facebook.