Bergman Rides Roller Coaster in Texas


Everything seems to be bigger in Texas, and Snohomish, WA driver, Seth Bergman found himself riding a Texas sized roller coaster during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour double dip in Texas over the weekend.

Friday night, the weekend got kicked off the Beaumont as the series invaded the Golden Triangle Raceway.

A fourth place finish in his heat, forced Bergman and his Pete Petersen Motorsports team to battle through one of two twin b main’s for a final transfer to the feature.

Dominating the B, Bergman and his Superior Marine, Corridor, Electric entry transferred to the 30-lap feature where he would line up in the 18th spot.

Once the feature was underway, the night quickly spiraled out of control for Bergman, as his feature was cut short on the tenth circuit as he collided with a spinning Sam Hafertepe.

While trashing away in the pits, Bergman’s machine was unable to make the call, and he was credited with a 23rd place finish.

Saturday night, Bergman’s night started out similar to Friday nights, but fortunately it ended on a much better note.

Again picking up a B main win, Bergman lined up for the feature in the 17th spot.

Getting off to a slow start, Seth slowly picked up a few positions and found himself in the top fifteen.

At the halfway point, Bergman moved up to the top of the speedway in turns one and two and found it to his liking.

Using the top side, he was able to work up into the top-10 and would score an eighth place finish at the stripe.

“What a wild weekend,” Bergman simply stated. “We got caught up in someone else’s mess Friday and we put on a pretty good show Saturday. If we can get a little better in heats, we wont have to start so far back and we can be a little more competitive. I have to thank Ben Gregg and everyone who helped get this car back together after we tangled Friday night.”

Bergman and his Pete Petersen Motorsports team would like to thank Superior Marine, Corridor Electric, Speedmart Inc, Eagle Chassis, ButlerBuilt, and 7 Industries for their support in 2012.

ON TAP: Bergman and the PPM team will stay in Texas as they are set to run at the Devils Bowl Speedway on Saturday, April 21st.