From Bryan Hulbert
Placerville, CA — (July 25, 2012) — It was the best against the west and for at least one night the west has won as Princeton, California’s Mason Moore picked up his first Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV victory with a win in the second annual Bullring Nationals at Placerville Speedway.
“I knew I was quick cause in lapped traffic when I was all over them. Once I got by Gary just a few laps in I was just hunting down Tony [Bruce] but I didn’t want to win that way. I would have rather passed him in traffic or something like that but a win is a win; I’ll take it.”
Drawing the number three pill in the redraw, Moore followed Tony Bruce Jr. and Gary Wright to the green. Called back for a false start, the Oil Medics No. 18 of Bruce would win the drag race to the inside groove entering turn one.
Pulling to a five car length advantage in very little time, Bruce would work into slower traffic on lap seven with the Moore Insurance Services No. 22 pulling up in a hurry before the caution waved for the Fatheadz Eyewear No. 99 after contact with another driver flattened Bacon’s left rear tire. Bacon would return to the track after going to the work area.
Restarting with eleven laps complete, the caution would be displayed again on lap thirteen for the spun No. 25 of Justin Johnson. Unable to return, Johnson would be credited with twenty-fourth.
Single file past the cone, the Pro Auto No. 18 of Tony Bruce Jr. continued to lead with Moore and Wright in tow. Racing again towards slower traffic, the red flag would be called for as a seven car pile-up ensued in turns one and two on lap seventeen; collecting Tony Bruce Jr. in the process. Bruce was able to continue.
Taking the green for the final time in the evenings thirty lap affair, the Coors Light No. 22 of Moore would assume the lead.
Catching the back of the field with five laps remaining, Moore would have Gary Wright breathing down his neck but as the checkered flag fell the California driver would not be denied the win.
Gary Wright would hold on to second with Jason Johnson battling to third in the closing laps after an impressive run from fourteenth. Willie Croft claimed fourth with Johnny Herrera rounding out the top five.
Greg DeCaries crossed the line sixth with Nick Green seventh. Brad Loyet would take eighth from eighteenth after racing his way into the show via a B-Feature win with Wayne Johnson climbing from fifteenth to ninth and Jimmy Trulli rounding out the top ten.
The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV continues their west coast swing this Saturday July 28th at Kings Speedway in Hanford, California.
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV
Placerville Speedway – Placerville, California
2nd annual Bullring Nationals
July 25, 2012
Car Count: 35
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Gary Wright; 2. 18t-Greg DeCaires; 3. 21-Colby Wiesz; 4. 3c-Cody Lamar; 5. 14r-Stephen Allard; 6. 41w-Joshua Williams; 7. 69c-Chad Compton
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Clayton Snow; 2. 14-Nick Green; 3. 25-Justin Johnson; 4. 41-Jason Johnson; 5. 83v-Kyle Hirst; 6. 5h-Logan Forler; 7. 8r-Jim Richardson
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 29-Willie Croft; 2. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 3. 99au-Josh Ruhs; 4. 86-Mark Mackay Jr; 5. 94-Steven Tiner; 6. 11vs-John Michael Bunch; 7. 22d-Nick Davis
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 22-Mason Moore; 2. 45x-Johnny Herrera; 3. x1-Andy Forsberg; 4. 05-Brad Loyet; 5. 90-Lance Norick; DNF 2-Dustin Morgan; DNS 42x-Josh Bates
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Brady Bacon; 2. 33t-Jimmy Trulli; 3. 77x-Wayne Johnson; 4. 57-Billy Butler; 5. 53-Andy Gregg; 6. p37-Matt Peterson; 7. 23-Seth Bergman
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. x1-Andy Forsberg; 2. 86-Mark Mackay Jr; 3. 94-Steven Tiner; 4. 83v-Kyle Hirst; 5. 53-Andy Gregg; 6. 23-Seth Bergman; 7. 11vs-John Michael Bunch; 8. 22d-Nick Davis; DNF 41w-Joshua Williams; DNS 42x-Josh Bates
B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet; 2. 14r-Stephen Allard; 3. 57-Billy Butler; 4. 2-Dustin Morgan; 5. 5h-Logan Forler; 6. 8r-Jim Richardson; 7. 69c-Chad Compton; DNF 90-Lance Norick
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 22-Mason Moore; 2. 9-Gary Wright; 3. 41-Jason Johnson; 4. 29-Willie Croft; 5. 45x-Johnny Herrera; 6. 18t-Greg DeCaires; 7. 14-Nick Green; 8. 05-Brad Loyet; 9. 77x-Wayne Johnson; 10. 33t-Jimmy Trulli; 11. x1-Andy Forsberg; 12. 23-Seth Bergman; 13. 14r-Stephen Allard; 14. 99-Brady Bacon; 15. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 16. 2-Dustin Morgan; 17. 94-Steven Tiner; 18. 7-Clayton Snow; 19. 3c-Cody Lamar; 20. 57-Billy Butler; 21. 86-Mark Mackay Jr; 22. 99au-Josh Ruhs; DNF 21-Colby Wiesz; DNF 25-Justin Johnson
Lap Leader(s): Tony Bruce Jr. (1-17), Mason Moore (18-30)
Pitstopusa.com Hard Charger of the Night: Jason Johnson+11
FSR Radiator High Point Driver: Johnny Herrera
Provisional(s): Seth Bergman (P-2). Dustin Morgan (P-2)
2012 Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-8, Wayne Johnson-7, Brady Bacon-4, Tony Bruce Jr.-3, Brian Brown-1, Seth Bergman-1, Danny Lasoski-1, Jason Martin-1, Dustin Morgan-1, Danny Wood-1, Cody Baker-1, Jordan Boston-1, Brock Lemley-1, Shane Stewart-1, Mason Moore-1
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Points (top 10): 1. Wayne Johnson 4,411; 2. Jason Johnson 4,379; 3. Brady Bacon 4,187; 4. Johnny Herrera 4,046; 5. Brad Loyet 3,950; 6. Tony Bruce Jr. 3,904; 7. Seth Bergman 3,600; 8. Dustin Morgan 3,494; 9. Gary Wright 3,449; 10. Logan Forler 3,440
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.
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.