Bryan Hulbert – El Paso, Texas (November 9, 2012) Taking the past two weeks to reassemble his own team, Logan Forler was paid handsomely for his efforts with his first Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV A-Feature win at the El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas.
“There are so many people who helped me the past two weeks to get this car together. I just have to thank them for helping me” commented Forler on the front-straight.
Drawing the outside of the front row, the Washington native turned Arizona resident was out gunned twice by pole sitter Tony Bruce Jr. after the start was called back following John Carney II slapping the outside wall in turns one and two on the initial start followed by spinning No. 77 of Dalten Gabbard in turn four.
On the third attempt, the Steven Forler Trucking No. 2L shot to the race lead with Bruce and Kraig Kinser in tow. Pausing for a caution on lap two that saw Wayne Johnson and Brady Bacon have to pay a visit to the work area, the race resumed for a pair of laps before the Oil Medics No. 77x found himself with nowhere to go as Dalten Gabbard spun across turn four. Both drivers continued with minimal damage.
Back underway Forler would find the tail of the field in no time, allowing Tony Bruce Jr. and Kraig Kinser to begin closing in. As the trio raced into slower traffic, the battle on the track was for fourth as Kyle Hirst worked to hold off the No. 12m of Kyle McCutcheon before the caution flew for the spun No. 01 of Kyle Sager with twelve laps complete. The restart would be short lived as the red flew for Casey’s General Store, FVP No. 21 of Brian Brown who ended his night on his side exiting turn three.
Under green the fight four fourth continued. After racing out the B-Feuature, the No. 12m of McCutcheon began swapping the fourth spot with Hirst at either end to the El Paso Speedway Park before Hirst finally got the better of the battle on lap sixteen.
Battling back into slower traffic, Logan Forler would find himself being stalked again by Bruce and Kinser. With the laps starting to wind down, Bruce would begin to close the gap despite Nose Wing damage to the Oil Medics No. 18 but Logan Forler was not to be denied at the checkered flag. Tony Bruce Jr. crossed the line second with Kraig Kinser grabbing the final step on the podium as the caution waved shortly after the checkered flag as drivers spun in turns three and four. Kyle Hirst held on for fourth with Johnny Herrera able to crack the top five.
Jason Johnson came eighteenth to sixth with Matt Covington, Travis Rilat, Brad Loyet, and Jack Dover completing the top ten.
Brady Bacon and Gary Wright both took provisionals into the night’s Feature Event. Steve Kinser was given a Promoters Provisional.
Kyle McCutcheon and Jason Johnson each grabbed B-Main wins. Heat Race victories belonged to Tony Bruce Jr., Kraig Kinser, Kyle Hirst, Logan Forler, Jack Dover, and Dalten Gabbard. The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV continues Saturday November 10th at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
Battle at the Border
El Paso Speedway Park – El Paso, Texas
November 10, 2012
Car Count: 48
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 2. 90-Lance Norick; 3. 23-Seth Bergman; 4. 12M-Kyle McCutcheon; 5. 17W-Cole Wood; 6. 18W-Lorne Wofford; 7. 22-Jesse Baker; 8. 17-Bruce Griffith Jr
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 3. 4X-Shawn Petersen; 4. 39C-Travis Rilat; 5. 99X-Chuck Jackson; DNF 1MM-Aaron Reutzel; DNF 131-Royal Jones; DNF 8AZ-Jordan Stetson
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 5H-Kyle Hirst; 2. 11C-Matt Covington; 3. 33V-Henry VanDam; 4. 41-Jason Johnson; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell; 6. 99-Brady Bacon; 7. 17B-Christopher Bell; 8. 1-Rickey Hood
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 2L-Logan Forler; 2. 77C-Colt Treharn; 3. 4X-Shawn Petersen; 4. 82-Justin Henderson; 5. 2-Dustin Morgan; 6. 1X-Derek Hagar; 7. 17X-Josh Baughman; 8. 15G-Bud Goodwin
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover; 2. 224-John Carney II; 3. 01-Kyle Sager; 4. 74X-Joshua Hodges; 5. 1M-Danny Lasoski; 6. 11-Steve Kinser; DNF 17J-Jayme Barnes; DNS 9-Gary Wright
Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Dalten Gabbard; 2. 05-Brad Loyet; 3. 77X-Wayne Johnson; 4. 21-Brian Brown; 5. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 6. 21W-Wes Wofford; 7. 62-Bill Mitchell; 8. 41W-Joshua Williams
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 12M-Kyle McCutcheon; 2. 21-Brian Brown; 3. 33V-Henry VanDam; 4. 74X-Joshua Hodges; 5. 1M-Danny Lasoski; 6. 17B-Christopher Bell; 7. 2-Dustin Morgan; 8. 17W-Cole Wood; 9. 99-Brady Bacon; 10. 17X-Josh Baughman; 11. 41W-Joshua Williams; 12. 1X-Derek Hagar; 13. 62-Bill Mitchell; 14. 15G-Bud Goodwin; DNF 17-Bruce Griffith Jr; DNS 11-Steve Kinser
B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell; 3. 23-Seth Bergman; 4. 82-Justin Henderson; 5. 1-Rickey Hood; 6. 18W-Lorne Wofford; 7. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 8. 22-Jesse Baker; 9. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson; 10. 99X-Chuck Jackson; DNF 4X-Shawn Petersen; DNF 21W-Wes Wofford; DNF 17J-Jayme Barnes; DNF 9-Gary Wright; DNS 1MM-Aaron Reutzel; DNS 131-Royal Jones
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 2L-Logan Forler; 2. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser; 4. 5H-Kyle Hirst; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 6. 41-Jason Johnson; 7. 11C-Matt Covington; 8. 39C-Travis Rilat; 9. 05-Brad Loyet; 10. 53-Jack Dover; 11. 12M-Kyle McCutcheon; 12. 77C-Colt Treharn; 13. 23-Seth Bergman; 14. 33V-Henry VanDam; 15. 01-Kyle Sager; DNF 4-Gary Taylor; DNF 77-Dalten Gabbard; DNF 224-John Carney II; DNF 77X-Wayne Johnson; DNF 21-Brian Brown; DNF 11-Steve Kinser; DNF 90-Lance Norick; DNF 94-Jeff Swindell; DNF 99-Brady Bacon; DNF 9-Gary Wright
Lap Leader(s): Logan Forler (1-30)
Pitstopusa.com Hard Charger of the Night: Jason Johnson+12
FSR Radiator High Point Driver of the Night: Johnny Herrera
Provisional(s): Brady Bacon (BP2), Gary Wright (BP2), Steve Kinser (PP)
2012 Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-13, Wayne Johnson-9, Brady Bacon-7, Jeff Swindell-4, Tony Bruce Jr.-3, Danny Lasoski-2, Shane Stewart-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, Justin Henerson-1, Terry McCarl-1, Jack Dover-1, Paul McMahan-1, Logan Forler-1
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Points (top 10): 1. Jason Johnson 6,422; 2. Wayne Johnson 6,295; 3. Brady Bacon 6,165; 4. Johnny Herrera 5,820; 5. Tony Bruce Jr. 5,771; 6. Brad Loyet 5,730; 7. Seth Bergman 5,334; 8. Logan Forler 5,306; 9. Gary Wright-5,101; 10. Dustin Morgan-5,065
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