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– SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Nov. 7) – It was arguably one of the most successful weekends in his career.
Jack Dover outran NASCAR star Tony Stewart, the “King” of sprint cars – Steve Kinser – and a slew of the top drivers in the country to record a victory in the first ASCS National Tour event in the state of New Mexico in 13 seasons. He followed it up by running third the ensuing night to cap the weekend last November at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M.
“It’s pretty awesome when you can beat Tony Stewart, Steve Kinser and all those guys,” he said. “It was a racy track. You could go anywhere on the track. The track conditions were perfect.”
The 20-year-old Springfield, Neb., native returns to the 5/16-mile dirt oval this Friday and Saturday with the ASCS National Tour.
He started that memorable weekend last year by outracing Stewart in a thrilling battle during their heat race. Dover won, which locked him into the feature and gave him enough points to make the redraw. He pulled the No. 3, putting him on the inside of the second row for the main event.
It didn’t take him long to dispose of the front row and Dover led all 25 laps to claim his fourth career ASCS National Tour victory.
The following night he finished third in the feature to wrap up a pair of podium results in his first time at that track.
“It’s a little bit like my home track of Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.,” he said. “It’s not as banked, but it’s wide like Eagle and how you can race on it is similar.
“I think it’s awesome when you can go somewhere you’ve never been and run well. Hopefully I can have similar results this year.”
In a limited ASCS National Tour schedule this season, Dover has picked up another victory and is up to 13th in the standings heading into this weekend.
For live updates of Dover and all of the competition throughout the weekend, check out www.insidelinepromotions.com.
SEASON STATS –
49 races, 43 features, 9 wins, 32 top fives, 37 top 10s, 39 top 15s, 40 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday and Saturday at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., with the ASCS National Tour
FAVORITE NUMBER –
25: Laps led to claim last season’s first ASCS National Tour feature at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., in 13 years.
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:
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Thorpe’s Body Shop
Located in Papillion, Neb., Thorpe’s Body Shop has been a leader in body work and repair for almost 30 years.
“Thorpe’s Auto Body makes my car look the best every year,” Dover said. “My godfather owns it and his team do an awesome job on my race cars.”
Dover would also like to thank Trail Performance Coatings, Inc., Home Pride Companies, Inc., Certified Transmission, Shaver Engines, Eagle Motorsports, Inc., The Oil Medics and ButlerBuilt for their continued support.