Lucas Oil ASCS Championship Battle heads for the Devil’s Bowl

American Sprint Car Series

By Bryan Hulbert

Tulsa, Oklahoma (June 11, 2012) After fifteen rounds contested in the
2012 season for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by
MAVTV, the Devil’s Bowl Speedway and the Summer Nationals await the
drivers of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Oil Medics ASCS Lone
Star Region.

Happening Friday June 15th and Saturday June 16th, this weekend’s
events in Mesquite, Texas represent rounds sixteen and seventeen in
the 2012 Lucas Oil ASCS championship season as well as being the 69th
and 70th event held at the historic half-mile clay oval since 1994.

Currently third in Lucas Oil ASCS points, Brady Bacon has put together
a phenomenal performance over the past four races, taking a runner up
finish on night one of the Steve King Memorial before marching to a
trio of victories that includes the Steve King Memorial finale and a
sweep of last weekend’s Eagle Nationals.

Being 101 points out of the lead before the Steve King Memorial,
Bacon’s current hot streak has propelled the Fatheadz Eyewear/XXX
Chassis No. 99 to within five markers of current National point’s
leader Jason Johnson and only a single point behind current runner up
Wayne Johnson.

This weekend’s Summer Nationals at the Devil’s Bowl could prove
interesting as Both Jason and Wayne have had great success at the
famed half mile with a combined total of fifteen triumphs; Jason with
ten and Wayne with five while Brady, with four third place runs to his
credit, is still in search of his first Devil’s Bowl victory.

Currently fourth in points, the MVT No. 45x of Johnny Herrera had a
great points boost posting his sixth top five of 2012 with a second
place run at Eagle. Herrera has only one victory at the Devil’s Bowl
in 1996.

Rounding out the top five in points heading into this weekend is
current Brodix Rookie of the Year leader Brad Loyet. Posting his ninth
top five of the season at Eagle, Loyet has been very close to
achieving his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour feature; having tied
Jason Johnson in laps led this season at 74.

The Series:

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV

When & Where:

Friday June 15th – Summer Nationals – Pits open at 5pm / Racing at 8pm

Saturday June 16th – Summer Nationals – Pits open at 5pm / Racing at 8pm

Track Information:

Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) – ½-mile, high-banked clay oval
located six miles east of Dallas’ I-635 on I-20, then three miles
north on Lawson Road. Lawson Road north of the track (and south off
of US 80) has been closed for repair, so fans and racers are urged to
use I-20 and then go north on Lawson.

Address: 1711 Lawson Rd. Mesquite, TX 75181

Phone #: 972-222-2421.


Lucas Oil ASCS Devil’s Bowl History:

Devil’s Bowl Lucas Oil ASCS winners include: Gary Wright 20, Jason
Johnson 10, Wayne Johnson 5, Kevin Ramey 4, Danny Jennings 3, Sammy
Swindell 3, Shane Carson 2, Terry Gray 2, Garry Lee Maier 2, Mike
Peters 2, Travis Rilat 2, Shane Stewart 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. 1, Tim
Crawley 1, Jack Dover 1, Edd French 1, Sam Hafertepe Jr. 1, Johnny
Herrera 1, Danny Lasoski 1, Larry Neighbors 1, Alan Payne 1, Jake
Peters 1, Mike Ward 1.

Devil’s Bowl Lucas Oil ASCS Race-by-race Winners: Shane Carson
(6/21/94), Alan Payne (5/12/95), Mike Ward (7/23/95), Mike Peters
(9/1/95), Sammy Swindell (9/2/95), Sammy Swindell (9/3/95), Wayne
Johnson (6/18/96), Terry Gray (7/6/96), Terry Gray (11/1/96), Johnny
Herrera (11/2/96), Shane Carson (4/5/97), Wayne Johnson (6/18/97), Edd
French (10/31/97), Mike Peters (11/1/97), Gary Wright (6/19/98), Gary
Wright (10/3/98), Garry Lee Maier (10/4/98), Gary Wright (7/8/99),
Garry Lee Maier (7/30/99), Gary Wright (10/1/99), Gary Wright
(10/2/99), Gary Wright (7/21/00), Gary Wright (10/6/00), Larry
Neighbors (4/20/01), Gary Wright (7/20/01), Gary Wright (10/6/01),
Travis Rilat (4/19/02), Jason Johnson (6/7/02), Wayne Johnson
(10/4/02), Gary Wright (10/5/02), Kevin Ramey (4/18/03), Tim Crawley
(10/17/03), Gary Wright (10/18/03), Shane Stewart (10/23/04), Danny
Jennings (3/18/05), Danny Jennings (3/19/05), Danny Jennings (6/9/05),
Gary Wright (10/21/05), Gary Wright (10/22/05), Kevin Ramey (6/24/06 –
Spring Nationals makeup feature), Kevin Ramey (6/24/06 – Summer
Nationals), Gary Wright (7/13/06), Jason Johnson (10/13/06), Travis
Rilat (10/14/06), Wayne Johnson (3/16/07), Jake Peters (3/17/07), Gary
Wright (5/12/07), Gary Wright (7/19/07), Jason Johnson (10/12/07),
Jason Johnson (10/13/07), Tony Bruce, Jr. (3/14/08), Gary Wright
(3/15/08), Jason Johnson (5/10/08), Gary Wright (7/17/08), Jason
Johnson (10/17/08), Gary Wright (10/18/08), Shane Stewart (3/20/09),
Jason Johnson (3/21/09), Gary Wright (10/17/09), Kevin Ramey
(10/19/09), Sammy Swindell (3/19/10), Jason Johnson (10/15/10), Jack
Dover (10/16/10), Jason Johnson (3/25/11), Sam Hafertepe Jr.
(3/26/11), Wayne Johnson (10/21/11), Danny Lasoski (10/22/11), Jason
Johnson (3/24/12).

2012 Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-3, Brady Bacon-3, Tony Bruce
Jr.-2, Wayne Johnson-2, 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
1,956; 2. Wayne Johnson 1,952; 3. Brady Bacon 1,951; 4. Johnny Herrera
1,810; 5. Brad Loyet 1,783; 6. Tony Bruce Jr. 1,690; 7. Danny Wood
1,643; 8. Seth Bergman 1,586; 9. Dustin Morgan 1,490; 10. Gary Wright

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.

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