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– SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Oct. 4) – This weekend will be a rare one away from the track for Jack Dover as he gears up for a busy finish to the season.
With nine victories and 31 top-five finishes in 44 races this season, the Springfield, Neb., native is cleaning, fixing and preparing for four big weekends with the ASCS National Tour in a six-week span to cap the 2011 campaign.
“We’re reorganizing the trailer and shop, and going over everything on the sprint cars so that we’re completely ready to end this season on a high note,” he said. “There are some major races left to end the season and we’ve done well at all the tracks, so I’m looking forward to hopefully competing for a couple more wins.”
The 21-year-old has had great success at each of the four venues, which starts Oct. 13-15 at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, for the $12,000-to-win inaugural Lone Star Sprint Nationals. Dover finished 16th in his only ASCS National race at the high-banked, 3/8-mile dirt oval in April 2010.
The following weekend – Oct. 22-23 – Dover and the ASCS National Tour move on to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 38th annual Winter Nationals. Dover snared his biggest career payday when he claimed the $10,000 victory in last year’s finale at the semi-banked, ½ mile.
“We had a pair of top fives last year there and that win was huge,” he said. “That trip helped us build some great momentum to end the season, when I think we got two wins and seven top fives in 10 races.”
After a couple weeks off, Dover will close out the season with a trip to the Southwest that begins on Nov. 11-12 at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M. In his only two career races at the semi-banked, 5/16-mile track, Dover recorded a victory and a third-place finish last November.
He concludes the season the next weekend – Nov. 17-19 – at the $15,000-to-win, 44th annual Western World Championships at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. In six career ASCS National Tour events there, Dover has an average finish of 5.17 with three top fives and six top 10s.
He placed fourth and second, respectively, in his first two races of the 2011 season at the semi-banked, 3/8-mile track.
“I drove for Jason Johnson at those first couple of races in Tucson and I’m excited to end the season there,” Dover said. “I hope we can do as well to end the year as we did to begin it.”
SEASON STATS –
44 races, 40 features, 9 wins, 31 top fives, 34 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 37 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Oct. 13-15 at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS National Tour
FAVORITE NUMBER –
16: Finish in only race at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, last season.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS –
ON THE AIR –
Dover was a featured guest on the ASCS Show with Racinboys on Sept. 6 after winning the LOS 360 Nationals. His segment starts around the 3:30 mark into the episode.
He was also on the ASCS Show with Racinboys on Aug. 30. His interview starts approximately four minutes into the show.
He was also on the ASCS Show with Racinboys on June 14 after his win at the Eagle Nationals. His interview begins around 18:40.
Dover’s first interview of the season on the ASCS Show with Racinboys was on June 7. Check out the link below for his interview, which begins around the 6:50 mark.
Here’s a link to some on-board video of Dover winning his heat race at Knoxville Raceway on June 4:
Check out this video of Dover’s feature win and heat race victory at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on Aug. 26:
Here is an interview with Dover after he won the LOS 360 Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Sept. 4:
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“Luke Cochran has become a family friend the last few years and he’s been instrumental in keeping our program going in 2011,” Dover said. “He also has a great company, which we’ve seen firsthand when Home Pride Companies, Inc., roofed my parents house.”
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