From Bryan Hulbert
Tulsa, Oklahoma (June 4, 2012) Working on completing the first fifth
of the 2012 lineup, a week off after the Steve King Memorial will find
the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV back at
the track for the 28th running of the Eagle Nationals at the world’s
fastest third mile; Eagle Raceway just east of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Presented by TBJ Promotions for the third year, event promoter Tony
Bruce Jr. holds Eagle Raceway in high regards, “Eagle is probably one
of the coolest places we get to go to. The fans are great and very
appreciative to have such a great facility.”
Featuring a $3,000 winner’s purse on June 8th and a $5,000 check on
June 9th, the Eagle Nationals stands as one of the most respected open
wheel events in the mid-west and for local favorite and reigning
champion, Jack Dover, the Eagle Nationals bears even greater meaning.
“It’s awesome being this close to home and having your local crowd
cheering you on.” Says Dover of the Eagle Nationals. “I’d say that’s
the best thing I like about this race is the fans going crazy for me.
It gets me pumped up and makes me drive harder.”
After taking a hard hit during the opening laps of ASCS competition at
I-80 Speedway on Thursday May 24th, Dover was absent from the Steve
King Memorial, doing so in order to rebuild. The decision was a
lucrative one as Dover was victorious in double features at Eagle
Raceway on Saturday May 26th. “After you get your first win of the
season it is real confidence booster. I see us getting a lot more wins
this year.” Related Dover about his Eagle Raceway triumphs giving
thanks to his parents, crew, and sponsors Home Pride and Certified
Transmission for the continued support.
In their fourth visit to the third mile oval, the Lucas Oil ASCS
presented by MAVTV enters this weekend’s events with the MVT 41 of
Jason Johnson reclaiming the points lead by a slim four point margin
over series rival Wayne Johnson in the Oil Medics 77. Settings up for
a very long title run, neither Jason nor Wayne have yet to finish
outside the top 10 this season.
After mechanical woes at Valley and I-80 Speedway, current show
position holder Brady Bacon was able to garner an impressive runner up
finish before landing the win at the Steve King Memorial; putting the
Oil Field Equipment 99 back in the points battle only 45 markers
behind after having been 101 points in the hole.
Johnny Herrera currently finds himself forth in points after claiming
his fifth top five finish of the season at Jetmore. Still in search of
his first win of the season, Herrera sits only 36 points ahead of
Brodix Rookie of the Year contender Brad Loyet who has picked up great
speed as of late taking six top five finishes in his last eight
outings with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV.
Tony Bruce Jr. holds sixth after getting his second win of the year at
Valley Speedway with Gary Wright seventh. Danny Wood, who won the
Eagle Nationals in 2010, currently sits eighth with Seth Bergman and
Dustin Morgan rounding out the top ten.
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV
When and Where:
June 8th & 9th – Eagle Raceway – Eagle, Nebraska – Gates Open at 4pm /
Racing at 6:30pm
Directions (according to NSD) – I-80 to exit 420, then 11 miles south
of SR 63, then west.
Address: 617 South 238th St. Eagle, Nebraska 68347
Past ASCS Winners (Eagle Raceway): Danny Wood (2010), Jason Johnson
(2011), Jack Dover (2012)
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Points (top 10): 1. Jason Johnson
1,696; 2. Wayne Johnson 1,692; 3. Brady Bacon 1,651 4. Johnny Herrera
1,552; 5. Brad Loyet 1,516; 6. Tony Bruce Jr. 1,488; 7. Gary Wright
1,410; 8. Danny Wood 1,408; 9. Seth Bergman 1,342; 10. Dustin Morgan
2012 Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-3, Tony Bruce Jr.-2, Wayne
Johnson-2, Brady Bacon-1, Seth Bergman-1, Danny Lasoski-1, Jason
Martin-1, Dustin Morgan-1, Danny Wood-1
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV – A Look Ahead
June 15-16 Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) – Summer Nationals
June 18 Jones Motor Speedway – Chatham, LA (Speedweek)
June 19 Diamond Park Speedway – Murfreesboro, AR (Speedweek)
June 20 Lawton Speedway – Lawton, OK (Speedweek)
June 22 Salina Highbanks – Salina, OK (Speedweek)
June 23 Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, MO (Speedweek)
June 29-30 I-30 Speedway – Little Rock, AR (Rain Make-up date)
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 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV is
scheduled to compete 68 times 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 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, Schoenfeld
Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Print
Place, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, FSR Radiators, and Hilborn
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is
available at www.ascsracing.com.