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Terry McCarl Stands Tall On Night 2 of the King of the 360’s with the ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints

TAMPA, Fla. (February 24, 2017) The second night of competition at East Bay Raceway Park’s King of the 360’s and Ronald Laney Memorial ended with the defending champion in Victory Lane as Iowa’s Terry McCarl mastered the low line to claim the win with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints.

Robbie Stillwaggon from the pole out dueled the No. 24 of Terry McCarl on the start. With the track locked to the bottom groove, the field was quick to find the tail with traffic coming into play on Lap 8.

Having fallen to third in the early laps, the race into traffic proved just what McCarl needed as Terry raced around the No. 53 of Shawn Donath on Lap 9. With Stillwaggon directly to his front wing, the No. 24 made quick work of Robbie to grab the lead on the tenth round.

With the track clearing as the field ran to Lap 15, McCarl held a half straightaway advantage over Shawn Donath who followed McCarl to second as he passed for the lead; but the field would again find Terry.

Into the closing laps, the top-five all ran nearly nose to tail with each waiting for the other to bobble. Presenting the chance for the field to pounce, McCarl found an infield tire with six laps to run. Putting a kink in his mojo for just a moment, Terry held pace as the laps counted down, and tires began to chatter.

Crossing under the checkered flag with a small amount of Hoosier to spare, Terry was chased to the line by Shawn Donath with Robbie Stillwaggon in tow. Derek Hagar crossed fourth with Wayne Johnson completing the top-five.

Tim Shaffer found himself in sixth with Chad Kemenah seventh. Harli White, Mark Smith, and Colman Gulick made up the top-ten.

With each night counting for event points, the Top 6 in combined points locked into Saturday’s $10,000 to win A-Feature and Terry McCarl, with 420 points, is the high point driver. The remaining five locked in drivers include Mark Smith (414), Shawn Donath (408), Chad Kemenah (407), Robbie Stillwaggon (407), and Travis Rilat (406). The drivers locked in will redraw for the starting position inside the first three rows.

The remainder of the field will enter with a new chance to advance to the A-Main.

The King of the 360’s and Ronald Laney Memorial concludes on Saturday, February 25, 2017 with Hot Laps at 6:00 P.M. (ET). For more information on East Bay Raceway Park, log onto http://www.eastbayracewaypark.com.

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Terry McCarl; 2. Shawn Donath; 3. Robbie Stillwaggon; 4. Derek Hagar; 5. Wayne Johnson; 6. Tim Shaffer; 7. Chad Kemenah; 8. Harli White; 9. Mark Smith; 10. Coleman Gulick; 11. Thomas Kennedy; 12. Aaron Reutzel; 13. Caleb Helms; 14. Travis Rilat; 15. Greg Hodnett; 16. Danny Martin Jr.; 17. Rico Abreu; 18. Jason Sides; 19. Brian Bell; 20. Todd Gracey; 21. Carson McCarl; 22. Matt Kurtz.

Lap Leaders: Robbie Stillwaggon 1-9; Terry McCarl 10-25.

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Mark Smith Takes King of the 360’s Opener With ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints

TAMPA, Fla. (February 23, 2017) The 2017 edition of the King of the 360’s and Ronald Laney Memorial saw a familiar face in Victory Lane as Pennsylvania’s Mark Smith rocketed to victory aboard the Mach 1 Chassis No. M1 with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints at Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park.

Giving chase from the sixth starting spot, Smith would have to ride as it was the Shoptheboss.com No. 29 of Travis Rilat who led the opening rounds. Working to traffic with eight laps to run, Smith had found his way into the runner-up spot with Rilat in sight. Closing the gap within the lap, the following round ended with a new race leader.

Picking through slower traffic with ease, Smith was never far from Rilat as the pair weaved in and out of lapped traffic. Working back to the rear bumper of the No. M1 with 18 laps complete, Travis set up for the strike only to have the caution take away the opportunity.

Taking off the for the final time, Rilat tired the top, but would see his run fall short as eighth starting, Terry McCarl, brought his No. 24 machine to the runner-up spot. On a breakaway with Smith, the defending race winner would have to settle for silver as Smith claimed the gold. Rilat would end up third with Jason Sides fourth. Ohio’s Phil Gressman crossed fifth.

Ohio’s Danny Smith came from 11th to sixth with Rico Abreu in tow. Danny Martin, Jr. grabbed eighth with Chad Kemenah ninth. From a B-Main, Greg Hodnett clawed from 20th to round out the top-ten.

The King of the 360’s and Ronald Laney Memorial continues on Friday, February 24, 2017 with Hot Laps at 6:00 P.M. (ET). For more information on East Bay Raceway Park, log onto http://www.eastbayracewaypark.com.

Feature (25 Laps): 1. Mark Smith; 2. Terry McCarl; 3. Travis Rilat; 4. Jason Sides; 5. Phil Gressman; 6. Danny Smith; 7. Rico Abreu; 8. Danny Martin Jr.; 9. Chad Kemenah; 10. Greg Hodnett; 11. Carson McCarl; 12. Brian Bell; 13. Coleman Gulick; 14. Shawn Donath; 15. Wayne Johnson; 16. Robbie Stillwaggon; 17. Matt Covington; 18. Harli White; 19. Lucas Wolfe; 20. Aaron Reutzel; 21. Caleb Helms; 22. Thomas Kennedy.

Lap Leaders: Travis Rilat 1-8; Mark Smith 9-25.

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ASCS Lineups Grows Beyond 150 Races With More In the Works

TULSA, Okla. (February 3, 2017) The 26th year of the American Sprint Car Series gets underway with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints at Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park and the 41st East Bay Winter Nationals and Ronald Laney Memorial.

A three day affair with the winner walking away with $10,000 is the start of a 154 race lineup for the drivers of the American Sprint Car Series in 2017, which consists of seven regional tours along with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

For drivers chasing ASCS Championships, nearly $400,000 in point fund is up for grabs with the biggest prize of $60,000 going to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Champion. Entering the 2017 season, Texas native Sam Hafertepe, Jr. stands as the defending champion.

In all, the American Sprint Car Series is slated to compete in 23 states with 70 facilities on the docket. At this time, nine more dates are in the works across the whole of the American Sprint Car Series.

With six regions in 2016, the re-emergence of the ASCS Mid-South region in 2017 brings a regular rotation of events back to the state of Arkansas. This move also helped to bring the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway back under ASCS sanction.

Just one of several crown jewel events on the ASCS lineup, the $15,000 to win affair is preceded by the $15,000 to win Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup in June at Skagit Speedway as well as the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals in August at the famed Knoxville Raceway. The High Roller Classic at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia and the Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway in September all help to make up the vast list of must see events in 2017.

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Tentative 2017 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Revealed

TULSA, Okla. (December 8, 2016) The 26th year of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network will be another year of new facilities as the tentative lineup for the 2017 season shows 45 confirmed dates looking for at least five more to bring the season to 50 nights of racing.

Of the 45 confirmed dates, six stops will be a new facilities for the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

“We’ve got a few more shows that we’re just working on details on so we haven’t posted those yet, and have dates were just looking to fill at this point but the list of new tracks on the 2017 schedule shows the series is still continuing to grow,” said ASCS Schedule Coordinator, Terry Mattox.

Under the continued leadership of Matt Ward, the grandson to ASCS founder, Emmett Hahn, will embark on his seventh season as the head of the American Sprint Car Series.

Asked about the 2017 lineup, Ward commented, "I'm looking forward to it. We are fortunate to work with great promoters who continue to bring the series back and look forward to having that list of promoters grow. We've got some of the best talent in the sport that supports us, and we're exited to see new teams coming on in 2017 as well.”

Ward will be joined by his wife, Ashleigh, who is the head of Timing and Scoring, as well as Bryan Hulbert who will continue to handle the P.R. and announcing duties for the series. Terry Mattox will serve as the Flagman at National Tour dates that don't conflict with the ASCS Red River Region.

The series will kick of its 26th season at the Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals in Mesquite, Texas on March 17 and 18. The 44th edition of the Spring Nationals, the weekend will be followed by the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track on April 7 and 8 as Tony Stewart presents the Texas Sprint Car Nationals which will be run in conjunction with NASCAR weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway.

The event is tabbed to be filmed for broadcast on the MAVTV Motorsports Network and is one of several weekends on the MAVTV lineup in 2017. The list of TV dates will be released once it is finalized.

Returning to Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia on April 23, the series will follow NASCAR to Kansas for a Thursday run at Lakeside Speedway on May 11.

Adding three new tracks to the ASCS history books, the series will return to Colorado for the first time since 1998 with Memorial Day Weekend going three deep at Colorado Motor Sports Park in Byers, Colo. on May 26, followed by El Paso County Raceway in Calhan on May 27 and Phillips County Raceway in May 28.

Things really pick up in the month of June as Speedweek kicks off June 10 at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas. Returning to the Devil’s Bowl on June 13, the series runs to Oklahoma on June 14 for a night at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. then Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. on June 15. Another first time facility will see action on June 16 at the high-banked Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo. The track has previously been scheduled, but no events have been run. Speedweek will wrap up at Lucas Oil Speedway on June 17. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. is the defending Speedweek Champion.

A quick trip to Washington where Alger’s Skagit Speedway presents Dirt Cup with teams again gunning for their chance at a $15,000 payday. Dirt Cup is slated for June 22, 23, and 24 with the Brownfield Classic taking the series through the first weekend of July at Grays Harbor Raceway Elma. Working back towards the Midwest, the Grizzly Nationals returns at the Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. on July 7 and 8. Blake Hahn swept the inaugural weekend in 2016.

On the road to Middle America, the series will see its next new facility on July 21 at the Shadyhill Speedway in Medaryville, Ind. before turning back to Missouri for another run at Randolph County Raceway in July 22. A rare standalone event at the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, the series will headline July 29 as a prelude to the Arnold Motor Supply ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals on August 3, 4, and 5.

Off for the Knoxville 410 Nationals, the series will go for another big payday on August 20 with the High Roller Classic at Missouri State Fair Speedway. Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. is back on the National Tour lineup on August 26. The track last saw ASCS competition in 2000 when Terry Gray topped the field.

Labor Day Weekend will have the series return to the Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, Minn. on September 1 and 2 before the series returns to Tennessee on September 16 with Duck River Raceway Park in Shelbyville, Tenn. rounding out the list of new facilities. The Hockett/McMillin Memorial will again be three nights with a hefty five figure payday on the line in Saturday’s finale. The event will be September 21, 22, and 23. The Fall Brawl at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. is marked to end out the month of September.

Going into the final run for the 2017 National Championship, four straight weekends of racing kicks off at the 44th Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals on October 20 and 21 followed by the Creek County Speedway Fall Fling on October 27 and 28.

Ending things out in Arizona, the former USA Raceway is back as Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. with action on November 3 and 4. The season will wrap up at the Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. on November 10 and 11. Never cutting the season ending prize, teams will again be able to race for their share of a $250,000 point fund with the champion again taking home $60,000. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. is the 2016 champion of the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

The 2017 rules package is being finalized and will be posted in the coming weeks. Continued updates on the 2017 season will be posted to http://www.ascsracing.com as well as the Regional Tours that make up the ASCS Nation.

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS Tentative Schedule:

Date Track – City, State

3/17/2017 Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX
3/18/2017 Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX
4/7/2017 Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth, TX
4/8/2017 Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth, TX
4/22/2017 TBA
4/23/2017 Missouri State Fair Speedway - Sedalia, MO
5/11/2017 Lakeside Speedway - Kansas City, KS
5/13/2017 TBA
5/26/2017 Colorado Motorsports Park - Byers, CO
5/27/2017 El Paso County Raceway - Calhan, CO
5/28/2017 Phillips County Raceway - Holyoke, CO
6/9/2017 TBA
Speedweek
6/10/2017 Route 66 Motor Speedway - Amarillo, TX
6/13/2017 Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX
6/14/2017 Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK
6/15/2017 Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK
6/16/2017 Randolph County Raceway - Moberly, MO
6/17/2017 Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO
Speedweek
6/22/2017 Skagit Speedway - Alger, WA (Dirt Cup)
6/23/2017 Skagit Speedway - Alger, WA (Dirt Cup)
6/24/2017 Skagit Speedway - Alger, WA (Dirt Cup)
6/30/2017 Grays Harbor Raceway - Elma, WA
7/1/2017 Grays Harbor Raceway - Elma, WA
7/7/2017 Gallatin Speedway - Belgrade, MT
7/8/2017 Gallatin Speedway - Belgrade, MT
7/21/2017 Shadyhill Speedway - Medaryville, IN
7/22/2017 Randolph County Raceway - Moberly, MO
7/29/2017 Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, IA
7/30/2017 TBA
8/3/2017 Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, IA
8/4/2017 Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, IA
8/5/2017 Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, IA
8/19/2017 TBA
8/20/2017 Missouri State Fair Speedway - Sedalia, MO
8/26/2017 Smoky Mountain Speedway - Maryville, TN
9/1/2017 Jackson Motorplex - Jackson, MN
9/2/2017 Jackson Motorplex - Jackson, MN
9/16/2017 Duck River Raceway Park - Shelbyville, TN
9/21/2017 Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO
9/22/2017 Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO
9/23/2017 Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO
9/30/2017 I-80 Speedway - Greenwood, NE
10/20/2017 Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX
10/21/2017 Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX
10/27/2017 Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK
10/28/2017 Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK
11/3/2017 Wildcat Raceway - Tucson, AZ
11/4/2017 Wildcat Raceway - Tucson, AZ
11/10/2017 Cocopah Speedway - Somerton, AZ
11/11/2017 Cocopah Speedway - Somerton, AZ

*All dates subject to change without notice. For questions about scheduling, contact the ASCS office at (918) 838-3777.

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National Points
FINAL
1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 5105
2. Johnny Herrera 4845
3. Wayne Johnson 4611
4. Blake Hahn 4452
5. Matt Covington 4332
6. Logan Forler 4235
7. Aaron Reutzel 4041
8. Seth Bergman 4015
9. Kyle Bellm 3135
10. Josh Baughman 2968
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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