By Bryan Hulbert
Jetmore, Kansas (May 27, 2012) Brady Bacon entered the 4th annual
Steve King Memorial winless with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car
Series presented by MAVTV in 2012 but that changed as the driver of
the Fatheadz Eye Wear 99 wired the night’s 25 lap, non-stop feature
“This has always been a turning point in my season. Every year I come
here and manage to pull out a win and this year is the same. In the
past from this point we’ve really taken off so hopefully it works out
this year” commented Bacon on the front straight-a-way.
Drawing the pole on the night’s 25 lap feature event, Bacon would out
run outside front row starter Brad Loyet into turn one; bringing the
Washburn Motorsports 0 of Jeff Swindell into the runner up spot.
Bolting to a comfortable advantage it would not be long before Bacon
would begin to encounter the back of the field.
Allowing Swindell to close in, Bacon would use slower cars as picks to
allow time to shift lines on the track when needed. Running primarily
to the hub of the racing surface, the Oilfield Equipment and
Manufacturing 99 pulled back to a half straight lead over Swindell as
the race approached the half way point.
While Swindell stalked the 99, the battle for third would see the 05
of Brad Loyet exchanging the show position six tims with the 45x of
Johnny Herrera finally cleared the Vacuworx International 05 on lap
Fading back to fourth, Loyet would trip up two more spots as the field
raced to the final then laps; allowing Jason Johnson and Kevin
Swindell to make the pass.
With less than five laps left to run the fight for the lead would get
dicey as both drivers worked at using slower cars to their advantage
with Swindell having the pass for the lead secured only to see Bacon
appear to his left side in lapped traffic forcing the fight three wide
and pushing the Pride Ag Resources 0 to the top of the track to avoid
Narrowly escaping with the lead, Bacon would run the final five laps
uncontested to claim his second Steve King Memorial win in three
years. Jeff Swindell would hold onto the runner up spot with Johnny
Herrera forth. Jason Johnson would advance from eighth to fourth while
Kevin Swindell round out the top five.
Brad Loyet would fade to sixth with Tony Bruce jr. seventh, Wayne
Johnson eighth, Gary Wright ninth, with Jason Martin rounding out the
The next race of the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVT is scheduled for
June 8th and June 9th at Eagle Raceway for the Eagle Nationals.
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV
Great American Dirt Track – Jetmore, Kansas
4th annual Steve King Memorial – Night #1
May 27, 2012
Event car count: 31
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1x-Kevin Swindell; 2. 72-Raymond Seemann; 3.
5h-Logan Forler; 4. 2-Dustin Morgan; 5. 23-Seth Bergman; 6.
17w-Cole Wood; 7. 4x-Shawn Petersen; DNF 51-Mike Peters
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 2. 77x-Wayne Johnson; 3.
45-C.J. Johnson; 4. 81-Danny Wood; 5. 48-Jake Martens; 6.
91-Taylor Milton; 7. 05x-Justin Wolf-Medlock; DNF e85-Luke
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson; 2. 45x-Johnny Herrera; 3.
98-J.D. Johnson; 4. 9-Gary Wright; 5. 81x-Jon Freeman; 6.
74x-Joshua Hodges; 7. 1-Ty Williams; DNF 0x-Steven Richardson
B Feature (15 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman; 2. 48-Jake Martens; 3.
81x-Jon Freeman; 4. 74x-Joshua Hodges; 5. 17w-Cole Wood; 6.
91-Taylor Milton; 7. 4x-Shawn Petersen; DNF e85-Luke
Cranston; DNF 1-Ty Williams; DNF 0x-Steven Richardson; DNS
05x-Justin Wolf-Medlock; DNS 51-Mike Peters
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 99-Brady Bacon; 2. 0-Jeff Swindell; 3.
45x-Johnny Herrera; 4. 41-Jason Johnson; 5. 1x-Kevin
Swindell; 6. 05-Brad Loyet; 7. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 8. 77x-Wayne
Johnson; 9. 9-Gary Wright; 10. 36-Jason Martin; 11.
81-Danny Wood; 12. 45-C.J. Johnson; 13. 5h-Logan Forler;
14. 23-Seth Bergman; 15. 2-Dustin Morgan; 16. 91-Taylor
Milton; 17. 98-J.D. Johnson; 18. 48-Jake Martens; 19.
e85-Luke Cranston; 20. 81x-Jon Freeman; 21. 74x-Joshua
Hodges; 22. 72-Raymond Seemann; 23. 17w-Cole Wood
Lap Leaders: Brady Bacon (1-25)
PitstopUSA.com Hard Charger of the Night: Gary Wright+7
FSR High Point Driver of the Night: Kevin Swindell
Provisional(s): Luke Cranston (Promoter)
2012 Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-3, Tony Bruce Jr.-2, Wayne
Johnson-2, Brady Bacon-1, Seth Bergman-1, Danny Lasoski-1, Jason
Martin-1, Dustin Morgan-1, Danny Wood-1
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Points (top 10): 1. Jason Johnson
1,696; 2. Wayne Johnson 1,692; 3. Brady Bacon 1,651 4. Johnny Herrera
1,552; 5. Brad Loyet 1,516; 6. Tony Bruce Jr. 1,488; 7. Gary Wright
1,410; 8. Danny Wood 1,408; 9. Seth Bergman 1,342; 10. Dustin Morgan
The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV is
scheduled to compete 68 times in 15 states throughout the United
States with divers competing for their share of a $250,000 point’s
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