McCanney Takes Wild Daytona Victory

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(Daytona Beach, FL) The ASRS Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series kicked off the 2018 season Tuesday night in the Sam Maxwell Customs Daytona 150 at the Daytona International Speedway. Renowned for close pack-racing due to restricted engine packages, the Superspeedway contest would be slated for 60 laps, an increase of 25 miles compared to the previous year, and feature 36 drivers.

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Prior to the main event, an Open Qualifier would be utilized, filling the remaining starting positions unused by the 18 locked-in drivers (as determined by 2017 points and participation). 19 of 55 drivers would ultimately fail to make the field. Final round qualifying would see Devin Serra (20) earn the pole position with a lap time of 50.049s. Rick Thompson (92) would fall just short, by 0.007s, to start on Serra’s outside.

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At the drop of the green, Serra would get the advantage, pulling ahead of Thompson with drafting help from Kris Titus (25). Serra would tally his first lap lead under caution, as drivers checking up mid-pack would result in the truck of Brad Cross (30) becoming airborne due to contact from Pete Baskins (3) heading into Turn 3.

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Devin Serra would lead the field to green again on Lap 6, with Rick Thompson holding on as the trucks worked up to full speed. Within a few laps, Thompson would overtake Serra by way of the outside lane and drafting help in John Kennedy (89). Clearing Serra, Thompson moved down to the inside lane and settled in.

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Moving fast in the outside lane, Kennedy would clear Thompson with help from Jeremy Banning (15), moving to the bottom to assume the lead for a handful of laps. Thompson would fight back, earning the position once again, but Kennedy would make another press from the outside. Kennedy would ultimately lose momentum, opening the door for Kris Titus to slide up in front of Kennedy and trade laps lead with Thompson.

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Lap 25; Kris Titus would catch the bumper of Rick Thompson while trying to change lanes, spinning in front of the field and triggering the ‘Big One.’ With 20 cars affected, the yellow flag would fly for the 2nd time. For drivers uninvolved, the opportunity to change tires and top off fuel would be welcomed, with Brian Yaczik (55) picking up the lead off of pit road.

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Returning to green, Yaczik would lead Thompson on the inside line with pressure from Jamie Moore (82) and Jason Stewart (11) coming from the top-side. With just a lap of green run, Moore would make a sharp left in Turn 1 due to contact from Stewart, triggering another multi-car incident and freezing the field.

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With clean-up complete, the green flag would wave once again. Brian Yaczik would continue as the leader, heading a breakaway of 5 trucks. Yaczik would deter a handful of challenges from Jordan Miller (76) before the front 5 would settle in as single file.

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Yaczik would feel pressure with 2 laps to go as Randy McCanney (17) would challenge on the outside with drafting help from Tom Giannini (44). McCanney would nose ahead of Yaczik as the leaders took the white flag. Clearing Yaczik by Turn 1, McCanney would move to the inside to maintain the position. Yaczik would take a look to the outside of McCanney on the Superstretch, but in doing so would make contact with Giannini, spinning into the outside wall.

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Boonville, NY’s Randy McCanney would hang on to pick-up the win, leading the final 2 laps on his way to Victory Lane. Tom Giannini would also earn bonus points for leading laps in addition to his 2nd place finish. Third would go to Mitch Brown (81) after starting 7th.

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Pole-sitter Devin Serra would tally 7 laps led, but score a 23rd place finish after sustaining damage in an accident. 5th place finisher Yaczik would lead a race-high 33 laps including the halfway point, earning additional bonus points in the season standings. John Kennedy, Rick Thompson, and Kris Titus would also earn lead lap bonus points.

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Leaving Florida, Truck Series points will nearly mirror the Daytona finishing order; McCanney will hold the points lead with Giannini in 2nd, 4 points behind. Brian Yaczik, Mitch Brown, and Jordan Miller round out the top-5.

Next week, the ASRS Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series will return on Tuesday, February 20th for the Sam Maxwell Customs Atlanta 125. As with Daytona, the race distance has been increased from the 2017 distance. Race coverage presented by ASRS partner Prime Time Racing TV will begin at 9:10PM Eastern.

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Kirkwood Transportation Joins ASRS as Super Late Model Tour Sponsor


(CLEVELAND, OH) Kirkwood Transportation, a name synonymous with many great sim racers has joined the American Sim Racing Series to become the title sponsor of the ASRS Kirkwood Transportation Super Late Model Tour, which will run on Wednesday evenings from March 14th-May 30th as part of the ASRS Home Tracks Series.

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The ASRS Kirkwood Transportation Super Late Model Tour is the premier short track racing series on the iRacing service featuring the asphalt super late models at the best short tracks offered by iRacing.

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The 2018 schedule kicks off at USA International Speedway  on Wednesday, March 14th.  New for 2018 is a slightly abbreviated race schedule for the Kirkwood Transportation Super Late Model Tour as races at tracks over one-half miles will be shortened to 75 laps.  All tracks under the half-mile length will run 100 lap races except the series return visit to Irwindale Speedway which will run 75 laps.

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“Todd (Kirkwood) is a big supporter of sim racing and has alot of money invested in many leagues and drivers, I am proud to be associated with him and Kirkwood Transportation for the 2018 season” stated ASRS President Jim Foose.  “This is going to be a strong season for us and for short track sim racing in general with our continued commitment in our short track program through the ASRS Home Tracks Series and the investment from Kirkwood Transportation”.

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Registration is ongoing  for the ASRS Kirkwood Transportation Super Late Model Tour at


Modeled after the premier super late model series, the ASRS Kirkwood Transportation Super Late Model Tour runs events similar to America’s greatest short track series such as the CRA Super Series and the Pro All Star Series North & South Tours.  The focus of the series is the short tracks that many superstars of the sport cut their teeth on.

Kennedy & Kilanwoski take Home Tracks Wins

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(BRASELTON, GA) Lanier National Speedway was the place to be for the Cars and Stars of the ASRS Home Tracks Series as the Killer FocusModifieds and Driven Designz Sprint Cars would take to the track for race #5 of their 7-race mini-series. The evening seen 13 Mods and 13 Sprint Cars make the trip to do battle.

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As for the Killer Focus Modifieds the theme would continue as the Maxxed Out Motorsports team continued their total domination in the class. Leading qualifying it was John Kennedy grabbing the pole. Behind Kennedy it was Steve Ritter 2nd, Nick Coffman 3rd, Brad Cross 4th, and Todd LaBoube rounded out the top 5. The race would go flag to flag no cautions with John Kennedy leading all 40 laps cruising to his 5th career ASRS Victory and first of the 2018 HomeTracks Series. Following Kennedy was fellow teammates Brad Cross 2nd, and Nick Coffman 3rd, with Steve Ritter breaking up the Maxxed Out run finishing 4th, and Todd LaBoube rounded out the top 5.

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As for the point standings Brad Cross increased his point lead over teammate Jared Mogard who sits 2nd in the standings, Steve Ritter is 1 point behind Mogard 3rd in the standings, with John Kennedy jumping up 4 spots to sit 4th in the standings with his win tonight and rounding out the top 5 in the standings is Todd LaBoube in 5th.

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Next up would be the Driven Designz Sprint Cars for their 30-lap main event to cap off the evening. As mentioned 13 Sprints made the call tonight and following qualifying it was DJ Kilanowski grabbing the pole. Following him it was Brad Cross 2nd, Jason Stewart 3rd, Todd LaBoube 4th, and Steve Ritter rounded out the top 5.

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The race only had 2 quick yellow periods and when the checkers flew it was DJ Kilanowski leading all 30 laps of the event enroute to his 3rd career ASRS Victory. DJ has enjoyed some very early and consistent success with ASRS in his short time with the league all coming on the Dirt. Following DJ was Brad Cross 2nd, Jason Stewart 3rd, Brandon Boyd went from his 10th starting spot to finish 4th, and Steve Ritter would round out the top 5. As for the point standings things get a bit more interesting with just 2 races left as John Kennedy maintains the point lead. However, it’s a small point lead with DJ Kilanowski sitting 2nd in the standings just 3 points out of the lead following this win, 3rd in the points is Jason Stewart who moved up 3 spots, Jim Foose sits 4th in points, and Jared Mogard rounds out the top 5 in the standings.

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Next week the Home Tracks Series is OFF due to Valentine’s Day. But be sure to stay in touch next Wednesday February 21st as the Home Tracks Series is back in action from the Knoxville Raceway. Will the Maxxed Out domination in the Killer Focus Modifieds continue? Can they win the entire mini-series as a team? For the Driven Designz Sprint Cars, can Kennedy hang on to the point lead or will Dirt ringer DJ Kilanowski steal the point title? These questions and more to be answered in 2 weeks!!!!!

Mahan Scores Daytona Victory

Diablo Media – (Daytona Beach, FL) Superspeedway packages were in full effect for Tuesday’s Sam Maxwell Customs Cup Daytona 200 as the Twitchy Race Reports ASRS Premier Cup Series returned to action. Drivers and teams prepared their vehicles for the 80-lap event, expecting close quarters racing with limited room for error.

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Of the 55 drivers attempting to qualify, Brandon Wilkinson (06) would post a lap time of 47.777s to secure the pole position in his first start of the season. Drew Carroll (85) would line-up on the outside of the front row, edged for the top spot by 0.005s; it would be Carroll’s 4th race starting from the 2nd position.

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With a push from Brian Yaczik (55), Wilkinson would lead the field into Turn 1. Both drivers would harness the speed of the inside line, with Yaczik changing lanes to capitalize on the momentum building from the outside line’s Drew Carroll. It would be enough for Yaczik to lead the first lap, but Wilkinson would fight back to take the top spot for the majority of the next 10 laps.

By Lap 12, the tandem of Yaczik and Carroll were able to power ahead of Wilkinson and move their partnership to the lower lane. Yaczik would continue to lead as the number of cars using the outside line lessened, opting for grip near the yellow line.

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A multi-car accident would erupt on Lap 15, as the lead car of Yaczik would make a sharp turn to the backstretch wall off of the bumper of Carroll and trigger ‘The Big One.’ Among the many cars involved was series points leader Jeff Ward (90), who would suffer heavy damage and ultimately retire from the event early.

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Following pit stops, Carroll would remain in the lead, holding the top position as the green flag waved. With grip falling off, many of the drivers seemed to have a more immediate need to blend into the lower lane. In the shuffle, Zac Calloway (2) would come down on David Howard Jr (14), triggering another multi-car wreck.

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On the next restart, 6th-place Steve Ritter (16) would miss a shift, causing following cars to stack up. Despite damages incurred to some teams, the race would remain green. Michael Chrobok (72) would procure the lead with help in Drew Carroll while Tim Knott (41) and Woody Mahan (40) mounted a charge from the outside lane. Knott and Mahan would be unable to overtake Chrobok, falling back in line soon after.

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Caution would fly again on Lap 37 as Allan Young (24) would take a ride through the backstretch grass after a bump-draft incident with Edward Bray (66). The break in action would benefit drivers that had lost the lead pack in the previous incident and allowed teams limited time to fix damaged sheet metal.

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Steve Ritter would inherit the lead for the next green run, holding strong in the top position until Lap 50 when Chrobok would return to P1. Chrobok would come under immediate pressure from Mitch Brown (81) and the outside lane, but would maintain the lead as Brown would end up falling into line.

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At 20 laps to go, caution would fall on the speedway again with John Kennedy (89) hooking the bumper of Jay Graves Jr (8) on the backstretch and turning him into the wall.

Mitch Brown would lead the brigade off of pit road and find himself battling Woody Mahan for the lead within a handful of laps. Mahan would utilize help from Drew Carroll to get around Brown on the outside line and take the lead.

With 13 laps to go, Anddy Veltman (97) would trigger the final caution flag, turned into the outside wall by Ty Hester (36). Drivers would elect to remain on the track, Mahan remaining in the lead.

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Woody Mahan would get the jump on the restart, with Drew Carroll slow getting to the throttle in the outside line. Michael Chrobok would give Carroll a bump, allowing him to keep pace and fall in behind Mahan. The lead pack remained single file until 4 to go when Chrobok would mount a charge from the outside line. Chrobok’s attempt would quickly dismantle, as his drafting help would duck back into the inside line.

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Drew Carroll would peek to the outside coming to the checkered flag, but overall Mahan would remain unchallenged in the final run, collecting the race win and tallying 16 laps lead. Carroll would finish 2nd, with a total of 7 laps led. Mitch Brown would lead 4 and finish in 3rd. The race polesitter Brandon Wilkinson would score a 9th place finish after holding the top spot on 8 laps. Steve Ritter, Michael Chrobok, and Brian Yaczik would also receive bonus points for leading laps.

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Following the shake-up from Daytona, Drew Carroll jumps 5 positions to gain the points lead with Jeff Ward falling to 2nd, just 3 points behind. Jared Mogard (01) makes the jump to 3rd place, another 2 points back. Anddy Veltman makes the biggest gain of the week, up 25 spots in his first start of the season, while Jarred Haggerty (6) falls 7 spots for the largest position loss.

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Next week begins a 4-week hiatus for the TRRPCS as the ASRS Sam Maxwell truck series will take center stage Tuesday to begin their 2018 series. Cup series cars will return March 13th for the Auto Club 200 at Auto Club Speedway in California. Race coverage will be provided by series partner Prime Time Racing TV.

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Cross & Mogard Take Eldora Home Tracks Wins

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(NEW WESTON, OH) The Maxxed Out Motorsports domination of Wednesday night’s Home Track Series continued with a visit to Ohio’s Eldora Speedway!

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First on the track was the newly sponsored Killer Focus Modified Series.  Kris Titus won the pole and took the early lead but relinquished it after just six laps when Brad Cross took the lead and never looked back.  Cross held off Titus, who finished 2nd, Steve Ritter was third with Jared Mogard and Nick Coffman rounding out the top five.

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As the sun set and the lights came on, the Driven Designz 410 Sprint Cars hit the high banks of Eldora.  Jared Mogard won the pole and jumped to an early lead over Brad Cross, who started third.  Mogard held on to lead all 30 laps with Cross finishing second, David Kilanowski, Jr third, Kris Titus fourth and Todd Laboube fifth.

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Brad Cross leads the Killer Focus Modifieds by 15 points over Mogard.

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The Driven Designz Sprint Car Championship Standings have John Kennedy leading by 10 points over Laboube and Kilanowski in a tie for second.

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Next up for the Home Tracks Series both the Killer Focus Modifieds and Driven Designz 410 Sprint Cars head to Lanier National Speedway.

Ward Takes Second Cup Victory of 2018 at Chicagoland

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Anddy Diablo (JOLIET, IL) With Jeff Ward (90) at the helm of the series point standings, drivers of the Twitchy Race Reports ASRS Premier Cup Series ventured to the Midwest for Tuesday’s Fanatec Chicagoland 200. The scheduled race length for the 36-car field was 134 laps planned around the 1.5-mile tri-oval. Characterized by multiple grooves on a rough surface, league directors looked forward to delivering hard racing for fans of the top ASRS series.

From the initial entry list of 48, 18 drivers would advance from the Open Qualifier to fill the 36-car field. Jeff Ward would clinch the pole in main event qualifying for the third consecutive week, clocking a time of 30.199s. Scott Eckrich (88) would record a close 30.122s to roll off the grid in 2nd.

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On green, Ward would get a great start, with Eckrich and Drew Carroll (85) giving chase. Within a couple of laps, the field would settle into single file with a few pop-up side-by-side battles shaping up through the field.

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The first caution would fly early as Alex Giese would lose control of his vehicle while transitioning across the front stretch apron on lap 5, sliding up into Brad Cross in Turn 1 and triggering a multi-car accident. Troy Haydt (28) would take advantage of the situation, gaining the lead as Ward and company had ducked onto pit road.

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Haydt would restart strong, opening a gap into Turn 1. His surge would not last, however, as Ward would return to pass Haydt in the tri-oval by the next pass of the starter stand.

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Once ahead, Ward began to open up the distance from Haydt. Drew Carroll and Evan Black (99) would pressure Haydt for 2nd, leading a multitude of side-by-side battles. Scott Eckrich would make contact with Black, with both drivers checking up and forcing the lead group to fall back into single-file. That would allow Carroll and Eckrich the space they needed to make their way past Haydt and give chase to the leader Ward.

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As laps tallied, Eckrich would earn his way past Carroll just before a debris caution on Lap 19 would regroup the field. Most of the lead lap cars would decide to pit again. Positions would remain the same.

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Back to racing, Ward would continue his dominance, pulling away from 2nd-place Eckrich on the start. With continued green conditions, the field would begin to spread out. Attributing tire wear over the long run, drivers started seeking higher lines on the track as they searched for grip through the corners.

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Lap 58, the 2nd place car of Eckrich would lose control entering the tri-oval, picking up damage. He was able to get reoriented quickly, allowing him to remain on the track as the lead lap cars pitted and earn a bonus point for leading.

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With pit stops complete, Ward would again find the top spot on the next restart. Hard racing mid-pack would see a couple of cars catch the wall off of Turn 4, with the John Kennedy (89) machine skewing through the front stretch lawn. Kennedy would regain control, avoiding the need for a full course caution.

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Racing would continue green with Jeff Ward on-point. Short of enough fuel to complete the race, drivers would begin to pit with about 40 laps remaining. Leader Ward would duck onto pit road at lap 100, with Eckrich again picking up the top spot in the process. Eventually, Ward would cycle back to 1st once all teams had cycled through pit road.

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In the end, it would be Jeff Ward scoring the win in a dominating performance with 128 laps led. Brian Yaczik would hold on for 2nd after starting 32nd. Drew Carroll would round out the podium finishers in 3rd. Notably, Scott Eckrich and Troy Haydt would score additional bonus points for leading laps in the event.

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Following the race, Jeff Ward and Brian Yaczik would hold the 1st and 2nd positions in points, respectively, separated by 15 points. Scott Eckrich would gain a position, moving up to 3rd just 21 points off of the lead. The biggest gain of the week belonged to Nicholas Kerling (62), jumping 18 spots in first start of the season. Adversely, Ryan Kuhn (65) would fall 8 spots after missing the event.

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Next week, the TRRPCS will make camp on the east coast for the Sam Maxwell Customs Cup Daytona 200. Restrictor plates will be in effect and fans should expect hard, close racing on the high-banked superspeedway. Live coverage for the event will be carried by series partner Prime Time Racing TV.

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Mogard and Boyd Win Week 3 of Home Tracks Series

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(MECHANICSBURG, PA) A week ago, dirt slingers of the American Sim Racing Series invaded the wide open spaces of the Knoxville Raceway. Week 3 would see the Series come to the tight quarters of the Williams Grove Speedway located in aptly named Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania. Tight corners and high powered racecars make for a spectacle and fans were treated to a one-of-a-kind show tonight. The night included domination, heartbreak, and even a mid-race 360.

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Race one saw the UMP Modifieds take to the track. Dirt specialist David Kilanowski Jr. won the pole for the event followed by Jared Mogard, Kris Titus, John Kennedy and Jim Foose. Kilanowski, who looked very fast in practice, would not get to lead a lap from the pole as Jared Mogard passed him on lap 1.

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Mogard, who had just won the ASRS Premier Cup Series race at Dover the day before, showed his ability to drive anything with wheels when we went on to lead every lap on route to his UMP victory. Brad Cross, Kris Titus, David Kilanowski Jr and Steve Ritter rounded out the top 5.

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Race two will go down in ASRS lore as one of the most action packed events in league history. David Kilanowski would once again grace the front row as the driver of the #106 was able to celebrate sweeping the night’s qualifying sessions. Jason Stewart, Brad Cross, Brandon Boyd and Jay Graves Jr would fill the top 5 of the lineup for the Winged 410 Sprint Car race.

Kilanowski would not relinquish the lead on the first lap in this one. In fact, the #106 would pace all but two laps from the pole. Then heartbreak! The laps he did not lead turned out to be the most important ones. Coming to take the white flag, Kilanowski would brush the wall.

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The contact would launch his car into a barrel roll with his car coming to rest on the bottom of the race track. Race officials deemed the racing surface was clear enough to finish the event and Brandon Boyd, who had been stalking Kilanowski, would go on to win the event in thrilling fashion. John Kennedy finished second with Kris Titus finishing third. The most interesting top 5 finisher in this one would be the #00 of Mogard.

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After winning the UMP race earlier, the driver would spin out at about the halfway point. This was no ordinary spin, Mogard pulled a complete 360 and continued racing, only relinquishing about 5 positions! Jason Stewart would finish 5th in a much more calm fashion. The ASRS Home Tracks Series will head out to Eldora next week for another double header. After this one, drivers and fans sure are excited!

Mogard Conquers The Monster Mile

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Written by: Anddy Veltman

(DOVER, DE) Returning to the East Coast, the Twitchy Race Reports ASRS Premier Cup Series would arrive on the Delmarva Peninsula for Race Week 3 of 2018. The 125 presented by Alpha Tango Racing would serve to test teams on a track nicknamed ‘The Monster Mile.’

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In what has become a growing tradition, fans would arrive early to watch the Open Qualifier Round. Utilized to lower the 52 race entries to the field maximum, this week’s rules would allow 17 drivers to transfer through to main event qualifying. In a repeat of the previous week, Jeff Ward (90) would claim the pole with a 22.663s lap time. At 22.731s, Drew Carroll (85) would start alongside for the second consecutive week.

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Out of the gate, Ward would lead the first 6 laps before an early caution by way of John Kennedy (89) and Jamie Moore (82) coming together off of Turn 2. Most drivers would use the opportunity to pit, however, Nicholas Kohan (57) would elect to stay out.

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With minimal laps on his tires, Kohan would restart from the lead with Jason Stewart (11) to his outside. As Kohan restarted the race, Stewart would spin his tires. A heavy stack-up would keep the field from completing a green flag lap and once again reset the rows.

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Jeff Ward would pull up to challenge Kohan for the following restart attempt. While Kohan’s Toyota would pull away initially, Ward would eventually power past Kohan, bringing the Scott Eckrich (88) vehicle with him.

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Caution would fly on lap 27 as Woody Mahan (40) would collect Mark Emerson (22) in a hard impact wreck after getting loose on the exit of Turn 2. All of the lead cars would pit, but it would be Drew Carroll emerging in the lead.

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Shown the green once again, Carroll would pull away, with Kohan and Ward giving chase briefly, however, a quick interruption for contact between Steve Ritter (16) and Scott Haller (5) would tighten the lead cars up. Refraining to pit, positions would remain the same.

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Once again, Carroll would get to the pedal first, but would be unable to completely open the gap to 2nd place Kohan. Yellow would fly once again as Kohan would make contact with the rear bumper of Drew Carroll, turning both vehicles around with excessive damage while headed into Turn 1.

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Jeff Ward would return to the lead after pitting, followed by Ryan Haartz (59). Restarting on Lap 44, Ward would get a great restart, bringing Eckrich up to 2nd as Haartz would settle into 3rd. 6 laps later, Eckrich would make his way around Ward. With the faster vehicle, Eckrich would begin to build on his lead.

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Another caution flag on Lap 57 for Steve Buhala (43) and Jay Graves Jr (8) getting together would bring the leaders back down pit road. This time it would be Haartz gaining the advantage. Ward and Jared Mogard (00) would follow suit while Eckrich would drop a few spots to 4th.

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Lap 62, Haartz would restart to the lead. Behind, Eckrich would make his way around Mogard and then Ward to begin working on the gap to Haartz. Ward would begin to fall back slightly, as Mogard would begin to peek at his rear bumper, but only before Ian Hayes (56) and Mark Emerson would wreck on Lap 76, bringing out the yellow flag.

Once again from the pits, Haartz would leave in first, followed by Eckrich and Brian Yaczik (55). Eckrich would stay close to Haartz on the restart while Mogard would make his way around Yaczik into the 3rd position. Haartz would stretch his lead to over 1 second. Forced to apply pressure, Eckrich would tangle with the lapped vehicle of Scott Haller to trigger a yellow with just 8 laps to go.

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With minimal laps ahead, leader Ryan Haartz elected to pit while Mogard and Eckrich would stay on the track with a handful of other drivers. The final restart attempt would see wheel spin from the Scott Eckrich and Devin Serra (20) cars, stacking the field in the outside race line and triggering the big one as Haartz would try to get to the inside of Serra and make contact. The race would finish under yellow.

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Race results would finalize once cars took the yellow and checkered flags. Jared Mogard would score the victory, leading 7 laps. Jeff Ward would hold on for the runner-up position with 28 laps led, while the Scott Eckrich machine crossed the line third after leading for 9 laps.  Jim Foose finished fourth while Ryan Haartz, who led a race-high 60 laps, would end up 5th. Drew Carroll and Nicholas Kohan would also be credited for leading laps.

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With Dover complete, Jeff Ward has taken the points lead from Nicholas Kohan, now holding an 18-point cushion over 2nd place Brian Yaczik. Kohan would fall to 3rd by way of his 24th place finish. Race winner Jared Mogard jumped 3 spots to 5th. Notably, David Howard Jr (14) would make the largest gain of the week; up 24 spots to 35th in his season debut. Technical issues would prevent Ty Hester (36) from attempting the race, giving him a loss of 11 positions to 25th for the largest drop in points.

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This coming Tuesday, the Twitchy Race Reports ASRS Premier Cup Series tour will head to Illinois for the Fanatec Chicagoland 200. Coverage of the 134-lap main event will be provided by league partner Prime Time Racing TV.
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Mogard & Kilanowski Take Knoxville Wins

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(KNOXVILLE, IA) The second event of the 2018 ASRS Home Tracks Series saw the Dirt Racing Series hit the Knoxville Raceway for the first time in ASRS history.  With the Modifieds and Driven Designz Sprint Cars on track the night was sure to see some excitement.  Both races featured 19 drivers going to battle at the Knoxville Raceway.

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The Modifieds hit the track as the sun was beginning to set in ths sky and it was all about Jared Mogard.  Mogard started on pole and led all 40 laps to pick up the victory in one of the most entertaining races we’ve seen on dirt.

While there weren’t any lead changes the battle for the top spot saw things get three, four and at one time five cars stormed into turn 1 all door to door trying to take the win.  Following Mogard across the finish line was Brad Cross in second, Jeff Ward third, Tim Knott and Kris Titus rounded out the top five.

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Next up was the Driven Designz Sprint Car Series, which saw a heavily used track for the drop of the green flag.  The track turned slick by the time the race got underway and it was David Kilanowski leading all 30 laps, Jeff Ward ran the entire race in second and finished there.  John Kennedy was third followed by Todd Laboube and Kris Titus who came from 19th to finish 5th.  The win was Kilanowski’s first ASRS win.

Next up for the Home Tracks Series is a trip to the Pennsylvania mountains and Williams Grove Speedway.  Both the Driven Designz Sprint Cars and Modifieds will be ready to duel on the dirt.

Ward Takes Wild One at Kentucky

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By Anddy Veltman

SPARTA, KY Tuesday night racing returned for Week 2 of the Twitchy Race Reports ASRS Premier Cup Series for the Kentucky Bluegrass 180 presented by Tim Knott. At 1.5 miles, the race distance would equate to 120 laps around the south-eastern tri-oval known as Kentucky Speedway.

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Qualifying for the event would take place in 2 stages; 16 drivers advancing from an open qualifier round would join 20 locked-in teams (pre-determined by points and participation) to vie for the top spot. Of the 57 drivers attempting to qualify, Jeff Ward (90) recorded the fastest lap time at 30.767s, earning the pole award, with Drew Carroll (85) coming in at 30.783s to start on the outside of the Ward’s Chevrolet.

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At the wave of the green flag, Ward would jump out to an early lead. Despite the advantage of fresh air on the nose of his car, Ward would succumb to a fast Nicholas Kohan (57) on lap 22. Passing Ward, Kohan would take the lead and drive away from the field.

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By lap 40, many of the lead cars would begin to make green flag pit stops. Kohan would pit at lap 41, relinquishing the lead. Jarred Haggerty (6) and Tom Giannini (44) would both pick up points for leading laps through the cycling stops.

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While the majority of cars received their service, Allan Young (24) would remain on the track, leading 10 laps before Kohan would pass him to regain the lead on lap 53. Kohan would further his lead and earn an additional bonus point for leading at the halfway point of the event.

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The first caution of the evening fell on lap 71, as Mark Emerson (22) would bounce off the John Kennedy (89) machine after getting loose, collecting Steve Ritter (16) in the process. All of the main players would pit, with Kohan remaining in first position after receiving fuel and tires.

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Kohan would get a good jump on the following restart, but Jeff Ward would quickly close the gap to Kohan’s Toyota. Utilizing the strength of his short run speed, Ward was able to pass Kohan for the lead on lap 80 and maintain the position despite pressure from the 57.

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Caution would once again bring the field together on lap 101 as Alex Giese (77) slammed the wall in turn 1 after getting loose in the tri-oval. Leaders’ pit stops would keep Ward in the top position, with Kohan in position to battle for the lead. A quick restart with 14 laps to go met with immediate caution would delay Kohan’s opportunity.

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Ward would again lead the field to green, now with 9 laps remaining. Immediate pressure would come from Kohan, with Drew Carroll and Ryan Kuhn (65) now working into the picture. Kohan would remain in the second spot as a caution flag for a multi-car accident, stemming from drivers avoiding Tom Giannini bouncing off of the backstretch wall, set the field up for a Green-White-Checkered restart.

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Kohan would give a final charge with 2 laps to go, but it would be Jeff Ward, restarting flawlessly and solidifying victory, as the final caution would fall to end the race. Ward would tally 62 laps lead in the event. Nicholas Kohan, finishing 2nd, lead 46 laps. Ryan Kuhn would hang on to the 3rd position.

With 2 races down, Nicholas Kohan remains on top of the points standings. Jeff Ward trails by 3 points. 9 points further back is Drew Carroll in 3rd. Jarred Haggerty makes the largest gain with 35 spots in his first start of the season after finishing 9th. Adversely, Mark Emerson, Edward Bray (66) and Danny Rodgers (02) tie for the biggest drop with a loss of 12 positions each.

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Next week, the Twitchy Race Reports ASRS Premier Cup Series tour will travel to The Monster Mile in Dover, Delaware for the 125 presented by Alpha Tango Racing. Race coverage will be provided by league partner Prime Time Racing TV.

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