– SOMERTON, Ariz. (November 10, 2013) The season isn’t over until the checks and trophies are handed out, and $220,000 in checks and nearly $100,000 in contingences was given out to the drivers with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real at the Cocopah Resort and Casino on Sunday, November 10.
Taking the lions share at $60,000 Jason Johnson was honored as the 2013 Lucas Oil ASCS National Champion. His fourth title in six years, Jason reflected that his proudest accomplishment has been as an owner, taking the Owners Championship four years running.
Specialty awards included the High/Low Draw. Cole Wood had the lowest average draw on the season at 26.86. Logan Forler had the highest average draw of the season at 41.89. The Ronald Laney Hard Charger Award, which is awarded to the drive who accumulates the most passing points during Heat Race competition, was to Brad Loyet who amassed a total of 3510.5 passing points in 2013.
Philip Dietz was awarded the Lee Maier Mechanic of the Year.
Brodix Rookie of the Year was earned by Cole Wood with 2012 rookie Brad Loyet earned recognition as the Most Improved Driver.
Jeff Swindell was recognized by Kelly Westphal of Wesmar Racing Engines for winning the 2013 ASCS Speedweek which was renamed the Bob Westphal Memorial Speedweek.
Emmett Hahn address the room with highlights of what teams can expect in 2014 included an expanded schedule with several new venues in the works. The ASCS founder also commented on the continued Television coverage provided by MAVTV American Real, saying that live telecasts are in the works for the coming season.
The American Sprint Car Series would like to thank our fans, drivers, crews, and sponsors for their support in 2013 and look forward to the twenty-third year of competition which begins back at the Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. on February 28, 2014.
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real
2013 “A” Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-10, Jeff Swindell-5, Johnny Herrera-4, Roger Crockett-3, Brian Brown-4, Danny Lasoski-3, Logan Forler-2, Brad Loyet-2, Tony Bruce, Jr.-2, Sammy Swindell-2, Kyle Bellm, Jack Dover, Seth Bergman, Jonathan Cornell, Travis Rilat, Justin Henderson, Shane Stewart, Tim Crawley, Anthony Nicholson, Christopher Bell, David Gravel
Final 2013 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10) 1. Jason Johnson 5,363; 2. Johnny Herrera 5,251; 3. Jeff Swindell 5,061; 4. Brad Loyet 5,006; 5. Tony Bruce, Jr. 4,964; 6. Logan Forler 4,868; 7. Seth Bergman 4,700; 8. Dustin Morgan 4,410; 9. Cole Wood 4,137; 10. Brandon Hahn 3,484;
The 2013 season marks the twenty-second 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 American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of nine 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. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.
Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix
Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, iON Camera, Smokey Mountain Moonshine, C&R Radiator, Hawk Performance Products, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.
Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, PitstopUSA.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Roush Yates Racing Engines, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Fuel Safe, Saldana Racing Products, SBI Fuel Bladders, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Simpson, LeJoie Seating, Ti 22 Performance, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, DMI Rear Ends, Rod End Supply, Smiley’s Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.
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