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Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Dominates ASCS Gulf South At The Devil’s Bowl

 

By Bryan Hulbert

MESQUITE, Texas (May 27, 2017) Sam Hafertepe, Jr. has stated that the Devil’s Bowl Speedway is his favorite track, and so far in 2017 the Sunnyvale, Texas racer is perfect at the Mesquite half-mile with Saturday’s $3,000 paycheck coming with the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region.

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Sam’s third win on the year at the Devil’s Bowl, and seventh overall in ASCS competition, the Hwy. 79 Collision/J&J Auto Racing No. 15h shot straight to the lead from the fourth starting spot to pace all 25 laps for his 11th career ASCS Gulf South score.
Just off his first ASCS victory of the season one night ago, Ray Allen Kulhanek kept his momentum going with a runner-up finish while Washington’s Seth Bergman came up to finish third. Switching cars after Friday night, Johnny Herrera wheeled to a fourth place finish after starting 12th with John Carney II placing fifth.
Matt Covington sixth was followed by Sammy Swindell in seventh from 16th. Channin Tankersley, Harli White, and 17th starting Blake Hahn completed the top-ten.
One night of racing remains on the weekend on Sunday, May 28 with the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region headlining action at the Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas.
For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the seven regional tours that make up the over 150 dates across the ASCS Nation in 2017, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.
Race Results:
ASCS Gulf South Region
Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, Texas
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Car Count: 27
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11X-John Carney II[2]; 2. 2X-Tucker Doughty[1]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 4. 6-Dustin Gates[4]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn[3]; 6. 76-Zane Lawrence[9]; 7. 4-Austin Mundie[7]; 8. 44-Jared Sewell[6]; 9. 02-Tony Russell[8]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[5]; 3. 40-Howard Moore[2]; 4. 28-Tommy Bryant[3]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[9]; 6. 45-Martin Edwards[6]; 7. 7-Paul Solomon[4]; 8. 14-Michael Lang[8]; 9. 57-Jacob Lucas[7]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 88-Scottie McDonald[2]; 2. 17W-Harli White[1]; 3. 17-Channin Tankersley[3]; 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson[5]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera[7]; 6. 3-Sammy Swindell[6]; 7. 99X-Dalton Stevens[9]; 8. 83-Chris Solomon[8]; 9. 90-Lance Norick[4]
B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 28-Tommy Bryant[1]; 2. 3-Sammy Swindell[5]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[2]; 4. 99X-Dalton Stevens[3]; 5. 4-Austin Mundie[6]; 6. 14-Michael Lang[8]; 7. 7-Paul Solomon[7]; 8. 83-Chris Solomon[9]; 9. 44-Jared Sewell[10]; 10. 45-Martin Edwards[4]; 11. 02-Tony Russell[11]; 12. 57-Jacob Lucas[12]; 13. 90-Lance Norick[13]
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[1]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[6]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[12]; 5. 11X-John Carney II[3]; 6. 95-Matt Covington[5]; 7. 3-Sammy Swindell[16]; 8. 17-Channin Tankersley[9]; 9. 17W-Harli White[7]; 10. 52-Blake Hahn[17]; 11. 14-Michael Lang[20]; 12. 76-Zane Lawrence[13]; 13. 6-Dustin Gates[14]; 14. 40-Howard Moore[10]; 15. 28-Tommy Bryant[15]; 16. 99X-Dalton Stevens[18]; 17. 88-Scottie McDonald[8]; 18. 2C-Wayne Johnson[11]; 19. 4-Austin Mundie[19]; 20. 2X-Tucker Doughty[2]