(WHEATLAND, MISSOURI) - A packed grandstand of Sprint car fans, enjoyed a beautiful night of racing presented by Midwest LOW-E Insulation from Hermitage, Missouri. The Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek Finale ended in grand fashion with a first time win by Cody Baker, with the ASCS National Touring Series. Saturday was the first of two appearances in 2012 by the Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint Car's drawing 43 of the Nation's top drivers in the sport. John Helm claimed the checkers in the WAR Wingless Auto Racing class. Kris Jackson took win number six for the 2012 season at Lucas Oil Speedway in the DJ's RV B-Modified class.
Story By: Bryan Hulbert ASCS PR - Cody Baker represented the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region well Saturday night at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks, taking his first Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series feature victory.
Starting third for the night's thirty lap A-Feature at the Lucas Oil Speedway, the XXX/Hall Performance No. 38 shot into the runner up spot on the start with pole sitter Josh Fisher taking the lead. Slowing for a caution on lap two, Fisher would pull the field on the restart only to see the yellow displayed again on lap four. Taking off to a half-straight advantage, the No. 86x of Fisher would give up the lead on lap nine after slipping off the inside groove.
With all four tires in the rubber, Baker would take over the lead while Fisher worked to hold off the Legends BBQ No. 50z of Zach Chappell. With tires becoming less and less effective, Fisher would drop to fourth as Chappell raced by with the FVP/Casey's General Store No. 21 of Brian Brown in tow.
Battling back into third after falling back on the lap four restart, Brown worked into second on lap twenty-two.
Working feverishly to clear lapped traffic with Brown and now Kyle Bellm on the move in third, the jet-black bottom groove would be enough to keep any challenges at bay as the checkered flag fell on Cody Baker's first Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV win.
Brian Brown would take second with Kyle Bellm coming from seventh to round out the top three. Tony Bruce Jr. would take fourth after starting eighth while Zach Chappell held on for a top five finish.
Jonathan Cornell advanced three spots to sixth with Sean McClelland moving up nine positions to take seventh. Eighth would go to Brad Loyet with Josh Fisher and Johnny Herrera rounding out the top ten.
In DJ's RV B-Modifieds Kris Jackson from Lebanon, made his sixth appearance in Victory Lane at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2012. Shawn Strong from Billings, Missouri finished second. Jackson and Strong have created intense on track racing action in 2012 as the two continually fight for the top spot. Jeff Miller of Hermitage, Missouri finished the night in third. Miller continues to be a front runner each week at Lucas Oil Speedway. Just one early feature caution slowed the field. The DJ's RV B-Modified's will be back in action on Saturday for American Patriot Night at Lucas Oil Speedway.
Great Music from KIX 105.7, the area's Wildest Fireworks Show Presented by AM Pyrotechnics, and the best side by side Dirt Racing in the Region adds up to one great night of family fun! Join Lucas Oil Speedway's "Salute to America" as All Veterans with ID and Scouts in Uniform are admitted FREE. The ALPS Food Stores Late Models headline the racing action with a Special 25 Lap, $1,000 to win Main Event courtesy of Rains Ice Company. The Pitt's Homes A-Modifieds, the Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks, and the DJ's RV B-Mods will also take the green flag for a fun filled night of family friendly racing action. KIX 105.7 FM will be doing live remotes from 4-6 pm. The Lake Area's Wildest Fireworks Show Presented by AM Pyrotechnics will light up the night sky at the conclusion of the racing program as we celebrate our Nation's Independence.
Gates open at 5:00, Hot Laps at 7:00, and racing at 7:30.
Adults (16 and up) $12
Seniors (62 and up) $8
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $25
Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series Results 6/23/2012 A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 38-Cody Baker; 2. 21-Brian Brown; 3. 86-Kyle Bellm; 4. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 5. 50z-Zach Chappell; 6. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 7. 1-Sean McClelland; 8. 05-Brad Loyet; 9. 86X-Josh Fisher; 10. 45x-Johnny Herrera; 11. 9-Gary Wright; 12. 75-Tyler Blank; 13. 1m-Danny Lasoski; 14. 41-Jason Johnson; 15. 23-Seth Bergman; 16. 77x-Wayne Johnson; 17. 99-Brady Bacon; 18. 5h-Logan Forler; 19. 81-Danny Wood; 20. 14-Randy Martin; 21. 03-Joe Wood Jr; DNF 4J-Jon Corbin; DNF 01-Mike Trent; DNF 2-Dustin Morgan
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson; 2. 77x-Wayne Johnson; 3. 5h-Logan Forler; 4. 99-Brady Bacon; 5. 3z-Zach Davis; 6. 9m-Chad Ely; 7. 47-Matt Simpson; 8. 77-Colton Brewer; 9. 5M-Miranda Arnold; 10. 14T-Andrew Turley; 14. 48-David Brown; DNF 1A-Adam Jones; DNF 4-Evan Martin; DNF 22-Dustin Barks
B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 1m-Danny Lasoski; 2. 9-Gary Wright; 3. 81-Danny Wood; 4. 23-Seth Bergman; 5. 33-Austin Alumbaugh; 6. 76-Jay Russell; 7. 04-Brad Graham; 13. 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths; DNS 2A-Randy Hibbs; DNS 32L-David Langford; DNS 93-Taylor Walton; DNS 11c-Matt Covington; DNS 09-Joshua Stephens
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 01-Mike Trent; 2. 03-Joe Wood Jr; 3. 5h-Logan Forler; 4. 1-Sean McClelland; 5. 2A-Randy Hibbs; 6. 14T-Andrew Turley; DNF 5M-Miranda Arnold; DNS 65-Trevor (T.J.) Muths
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 2. 05-Brad Loyet; 3. 23-Seth Bergman; 4. 1m-Danny Lasoski; 5. 9-Gary Wright; 6. 81-Danny Wood; 7. 3z-Zach Davis
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown; 2. 75-Tyler Blank; 3. 4J-Jon Corbin; 4. 9m-Chad Ely; 5. 99-Brady Bacon; DNF 32L-David Langford; DNF 11c-Matt Covington
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 86X-Josh Fisher; 2. 50z-Zach Chappell; 3. 86-Kyle Bellm; 4. 33-Austin Alumbaugh; 5. 47-Matt Simpson; DNF 4-Evan Martin; DNF 22-Dustin Barks
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Dustin Morgan; 2. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 3. 14-Randy Martin; 4. 1A-Adam Jones; 5. 04-Brad Graham; 6. 77-Colton Brewer; DNF 09-Joshua Stephens
Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 38-Cody Baker; 2. 45x-Johnny Herrera; 3. 41-Jason Johnson; 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson; 5. 76-Jay Russell; DNF 93-Taylor Walton; DNS 48-David Brow
WAR Non-Winged Sprints Results 6/23/2012 will be available at www.WARSprints.com.
A-Feature:1. Kris Jackson (Lebanon, MO), 2. Shawn Strong (Billings, MO), 3. Jeff Miller (Hermitage, MO), 4. Sean Williams (Willard, MO), 5. Colt Pruente (Verona, MO), 6. Scott Chism (Bolivar, MO), 7. Dowen Cale Turner (Jefferson City, MO), 8. Joseph Brugnani (Kansas City, MO), 9. John Haslock Jr. (Stockton, MO), 10. Doug Scism (Nevada, MO), 11. Gary Fain (Lone Jack, MO), 12. Jack Lancaster (Hermitage, MO), 13. Jeff McNew (Blue Springs, MO), 14. Ryan Lewis (Urbana, MO), 15. Rick Williams (Springfield, MO), 16. Chad Neill (Dunnegan, MO), 17. Terry Williams (Springfield, MO), 18. Galen Hassler (Columbia, MO), 19. Chuck Becker (Bolivar, MO), 20. Tracy Manning (Wheatland, MO), 21. Ed Adams (Rogers, AR),
Heat 1:1. Colt Pruente (Verona, MO), 2. Jeff McNew (Blue Springs, MO), 3. Chuck Becker (Bolivar, MO), 4. Doug Scism (Nevada, MO), 5. Tracy Manning (Wheatland, MO), 6. Chad Neill (Dunnegan, MO), 7. Ed Adams (Rogers, AR),
Heat 2:1. Galen Hassler (Columbia, MO), 2. Terry Williams (Springfield, MO), 3. Scott Chism (Bolivar, MO), 4. Jeff Miller (Hermitage, MO), 5. John Haslock Jr. (Stockton, MO), 6. Joseph Brugnani (Kansas City, MO), 7. Gary Fain (Lone Jack, MO),
Heat 3:1. Shawn Strong (Billings, MO), 2. Kris Jackson (Lebanon, MO), 3. Sean Williams (Willard, MO), 4. Dowen Cale Turner (Jefferson City, MO), 5. Jack Lancaster (Hermitage, MO), 6. Rick Williams (Springfield, MO), 7. Ryan Lewis (Urbana, MO),
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John Helm in Victory Lane with Miss Lucas Oil Speedway and Crew
Kris Jackson in Victory Lane
Cody Baker Speedweeks Finale Victory Lane