Bryan Hulbert – Murfreesboro, Arkansas (June 19, 2012) Lapped traffic was Brady Bacon’s savior, enabling the Fatheadz Eyewear/XXX Chassis No. 99 to capture his fourth win of the 2012 season and become the fourth different winner with the Lucas Oil ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek.
Drawing the outside of the second row, Bacon dashed to the inside line on the start to take over third. Pursuing Danny Lasoski for the runner up spot as Loyet showed the way, the No. 99 stayed tucked to the inside line with slower traffic starting to intertwine with the front of the field.
Taking the runner up spot away from the Engler Machine/Wolf Weld Chassis No. 1m of Lasoski on lap thirteen, Bacon would begin his pursuit of the Vacuworx International No. 05 of Brad Loyet.
Watching the lanes of slower traffic, Bacon waited as Loyet was forced off the bottom of the speedway. With the lead in sight, Bacon shot under Loyet on lap sixteen. Dropping Loyet to second the fight for a spot on the podium continued with Danny Lasoski looking for second.
Working into the closing laps, slower traffic would thin around the top three allowing the battle to tighten up but Bacon would not be denied the top spot at the checkered flag.
Brad Loyet would hold off several charges from Danny Lasoski for second with “The Dude” rounding out the podium. Zach Chappell recorded his best finish of the year in fourth after starting sixth with Wayne Johnson coming from eighth to round out the top five
Jason Johnson charged from fifteenth to sixth with Matt Covington taking seventh. Johnny Herrera took eighth with Logan Forler taking ninth; his third top ten run of the season. Brian Brown would hold on to round out the top ten.
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV
Diamond Park Speedway – Murfreesboro, Arkansas
Speedweek – Night #4
June 19, 2012
Event Car Count: 21
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet; 2. 5h-Logan Forler; 3. 23-Seth Bergman; 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson; 5. 41-Jason Johnson; 6. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 7. 4x-Shawn Petersen
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 45x-Johnny Herrera; 2. 1m-Danny Lasoski; 3. 21-Brian Brown; 4. 11s-Patrick Stasa; 5. 14z-Zach Pringle; 6. 5$-Danny Smith; 7. 17-Bruce Griffith Jr
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Brady Bacon; 2. 50z-Zach Chappell; 3. 11c-Matt Covington; 4. 2-Dustin Morgan; 5. 14k-Kyle Bellm; 6. 81-Danny Wood; DNF 9-Gary Wright
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 99-Brady Bacon; 2. 05-Brad Loyet; 3. 1m-Danny Lasoski; 4. 50z-Zach Chappell; 5. 77x-Wayne Johnson; 6. 41-Jason Johnson; 7. 11c-Matt Covington; 8. 45x-Johnny Herrera; 9. 5h-Logan Forler; 10. 21-Brian Brown; 11. 23-Seth Bergman; 12. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 13. 2-Dustin Morgan; 14. 14z-Zach Pringle; 15. 5$-Danny Smith; 16. 14k-Kyle Bellm; 17. 9-Gary Wright; 18. 11s-Patrick Stasa; 19. 81-Danny Wood; 20. 17-Bruce Griffith Jr; 21. 4x-Shawn Petersen
Lap Leader(s): Brad Loyet (1-15), Brady Bacon (16-30)
Pitstopusa.com Hard Charger of the Night: Jason Johnson+9
FSR Radiator High Point Driver: Matt Covington
2012 Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-4, Brady Bacon-4, Wayne Johnson-3, Tony Bruce Jr.-2, Brian Brown-1, Seth Bergman-1, Danny Lasoski-1, Jason Martin-1, Dustin Morgan-1, Danny Wood-1
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Points (top 10): 1. Wayne Johnson 2,504 2. Jason Johnson 2,483; 3. Brady Bacon 2,478; 4. Johnny Herrera 2,302; 5. Brad Loyet 2,256; 6. Tony Bruce Jr. 2,133; 7. Danny Wood 2,080 8. Seth Bergman 2,002; 9. Dustin Morgan 1,904; 10. Gary Wright 1,848
2012 Lucas Oil ASCS Speedweek Points (top 10) 1. Wayne Johnson 552; 2. Jason Johnson 527; 3. Brady Bacon 527; 4. Danny Lasoski 496; 5. Johnny Herrera 492; 6. Brian Brown 475; 7. Brad Loyet 473; 8. Matt Covington 451; 9. Tony Bruce Jr. 443; 10. Gary Wright 438
The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV is scheduled to compete 68 times in 15 states throughout the United States with divers competing for their share of a $250,000 point’s fund.
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.
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 Radiator and Racing Proucts, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, and Hilborn Injection Systems.
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Photo Credit: Jimmy Jones (Jones Motorsports Media)