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Dirt Racing Series to Kick off 2018 Short Track Schedule


(CLEVELAND, OH) The ASRS Dirt Racing Series is kicking off the 2018 season, as the dust will fly beginning January 3rd.    For 2018, the 410 Sprints will be paired with the UMP Modifieds on Wednesday evenings.  The short eight week season will wrap up February 28th.

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Both cars will be action on the same night, with 30 Lap Feature events planned for the Sprints and 40 Lap Feature events scheduled for the Modifieds.  Heat races are not planned at the moment, but could be added to the program is participation is high.  The season will wrap up at Eldora Speedway on February 28th.

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“We are very excited to bring dirt racing to ASRS and our 2017 campaign was successful, we accomplished many of our original goals for this expansion, but I felt we needed to run the 410 Sprints in order to call ourselves serious dirt racers.  Those are my favorite dirt cars and pairing them with the always popular UMP Modifieds is about as good as it gets” ASRS President Jim Foose said.  “We only had eight weeks to work with for this season, and doing the alternating format we ran last summer would have severely limited our number of races for each car, so this is a compromise for me in terms of the variety in cars but the schedule is loaded with great tracks, in fact we hit every dirt track on iRacing except USA International this season, and have two dates at Eldora, Volusia and Knoxville scheduled”.

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Twitchy Race Reports to Sponsor 2018 Premier Cup Series


(CLEVELAND, OH) With the 2017 season coming to an end here at ASRS we got our sights set on the 2018 season. Coming off what was a successful 20th Annual All American 400 and with a big block buster #DecemberDirtWeek coming it’s only fitting to make even more news. It’s already been announced that in 2018 the Premier Cup Series featuring the Monster Energy Cup Cars on iRacing will take the place of the Xfinity Cars on Tuesday Night’s in 2018. The Cup Series will run on the Tuesdays in which the SMC Truck Series is off. The 16-race season which has already drawn lots of attention and excitement is sure to draw more.


On behalf of Jim Foose and ASRS we are happy to announce that Twitchy Race Reports has come on board to be the title sponsor of the Premier Cup Series.

We caught up with founder and owner of TRR Jared Mogard. Jared had this to say about being the title sponsor in 2018, “I’m happy to come on board and be a bigger part of what Jim has put together at ASRS. TRR became a sponsor when iRacing released its dirt stuff being the title sponsor of the Twitchy Race Reports Triple Crown Late Model series. We followed that up with sponsoring the Championship in the Dirt Street Stocks, and recently announced TRR will again be a part of the big dirt race coming up in December. So, it was only fitting to take it a step further and become a title sponsor and the Cup Series seemed to be the perfect place to do just that. ASRS has one of if not the best racers in it with tight, hard, and competitive racing which is what basically sealed the deal to take it a step further and do something big. I look forward to the Cup Series and seeing who will be the 2018 Twitchy Race Reports Premier Cup Series Champion.”

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ASRS President Jim Foose stated “We put many hours into making improvements to our league and looking at what the next step would be, by mid-season we gained traction on the idea of going #Back2Cup and we started work on building what was the Xfinity Series in 2017 into the Premier Cup Series.  We had obligations to another league that ran “Cup Series” cars and didn’t want to step on toes or break our agreement with them, so the goal was set to do this in 2018 and Jared came to me in the early stages and offered his assistance and support.  League members were polled on tracks, a schedule was released and revised again when we polled league members in September regarding a particular track that had made the early cut but didn’t put on an entertaining race in the Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series, so that changed.  It’s been a total team effort getting this going and I’m really excited about the first green flag of 2018 being the debut of #Back2Cup and the ASRS Twitchy Race Reports Premier Cup Series!”


The TRR Premier Cup Series is scheduled to kick off its 16-race season January 9th. If you want to get in on the action be sure to check out to get into the league and take part in what is already shaping up to be a bigger and better 2018 season at ASRS!!!!

Rookie Burrchett, Veteran Mogard Winners of 20th Annual All American 400

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(LAKELAND, FL) It’s been several months since the drivers of the American Sim Racing Series have fired up their Super Late Models, but that would change on Wednesday night when it was time to kick off the first of two races that comprise the All American 400. The All American 400, in its 20th season, attracted all of the best drivers of the series. Even SLM champ Justin Blackdeer dusted off his #51 to make a run at the trophy.

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Wednesday night started off with uncertainty when iRacing issues put the race into doubt. The issues would be resolved and qualifying for the event began on time. Rookie Joe Burchett won the pole for the race followed by Zac Coyer, Jonathan Holstein, Jordan Harnish and Justin Blackdeer rounding out the top 5. The race would be marred by wrecks, some wrecks being huge pileups.

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One of the major wrecks happened when Jamie Moore made an outside pass on Matt Vaade on a restart. Vaade would move to block the run but would make contact with the left front of Moore. Vaade would go careening into the outside wall and then back down to the inside wall. Contact with other cars along the way would turn the racing surface into a junkyard. The wreck would take out race contenders, one of which was early race leader Allan Young.

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From there the race would belong to Justin Blackdeer. He would lead a majority of the second half until a late race surge from Joe Burchett put an end to Justin Blackdeer’s lead. Burchett would walk away from the field and claim the win in his first ever American Sim Racing Series start. Justin Blackdeer finished 2nd followed by Brad Cross, Jordan Harnish and Tim Knott.

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Thursday night played host to the Pro Late Model portion of the All American 400. The cars are drastically different from their SLM cousins so naturally they produced a different crop of front runners and contenders. Carson Hocevar won the pole for the event but would then shock the field by packing up the race hauler and driving away. That would then give the pole to 3rd place qualifier Allan Young. Zac Coyer started 2nd, Jared Mogard 4th and Jim Foose rounded out the top 5. T

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he night would belong to several different drivers. Allan Young, Jared Mogard, Tim Knott and Jim Foose found themselves in the top 5 for most of the night. Thursday night’s race would be run under green far more than Wednesday’s race.

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Jared Mogard was the class of the field, coming back from an early technical issue to claim the lead for a second time late in the race. He would go on to storm away from the field and claim the second leg of the 20th Annual All American 400. John Kennedy finished 2nd followed by Tim Knott, Jim Foose and Matt Handley rounded out the top 5.

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With that, the 20th version of this prestigious ASRS race is now in the books. The Turkey Bowl is next week, stay tuned to ASRS to see how it goes!

Mogard Wins the Race, Stewart The Truck Champion

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Twitchy Race Reports

(HOMESTEAD, FL) The Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series took the track for one final time in 2017 as the Championship Finale took place at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. The night had 35 drivers make the trip for the 67-lap event.

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Following qualifying it was Nick Kohan putting his #57 on the pole alongside him would be championship contender Devin Serra in 2nd, Jordan Ashelin 3rd, Zack Calloway 4th, and Jonathan Holstein rounded out the top 5. The race had only 1 yellow flag which came with just 2 laps to go. As mentioned there was only 1 yellow flag during the event which made for lots of green flag racing and pit strategies to come into play.

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The race was dominated by Nick Kohan as he would lead the first stint of the race. Kohan, Ashelin, and Serra drove away from 4th place running Jared Mogard during the first part of the race. Mogard would drive away from the rest of the pack by roughly 3 seconds. The top 3 drivers would begin pit stops on lap 28. This would be a key point in the race and Mogard and most of the rest of the field stretched their fuel to lap 33. There were apparent two different strategies with the top 3 drivers making it a two pit stop race with the rest of the field trying to make it a 1 stop race. The winning strategy turned out to be the 1 stop race. Ashelin would be the first to pit on roughly lap 45 while Devin Serra would pit on lap 50.

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Nick Kohan went into heavy fuel saving mode trying to catch a late race yellow to give him a chance at the win. That yellow he was looking for did not come out fast enough. Jared Mogard would pass Kohan with just 8 laps to go and would not look back. The yellow would come out as the field was coming to 2 laps to go for a single car wreck in turn 3. This would give Jared Mogard his 5th SMC Truck Series Win in 2017 and his 26th Career ASRS Victory. Also, Mogard would make it two in a row as he won last week at Phoenix. As for the Championship 4 it was Jason Stewart who went with the 1 stop race strategy to come home 5th and would fend off Allan Young who was 6th to claim the 2017 Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series Championship. This would be Stewart’s first career Championship at ASRS. As mentioned Young was 6th right behind Stewart, Serra who missed played the strategy by a little finishing 12th, and Foose who struggled a bit throughout the race ended up 16th.

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It’s been a fun year for the Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series on behalf of ASRS, Twitchy Race Reports, and Sam Maxwell Customs we want to thank all the drivers, the fans for tuning into the live broadcast, and speaking of broadcast we want to thank Prime Time TV for coming on board for the final two events of the Truck Series to bring it to you fans.  We look forward to what the future holds with them. 

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Until 2018 we wish you a happy off season!!!!!

Hester Wins, Makes Points Battle Interesting

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(NEWTON, IA)  What once was a two-horse race with two races remaining has suddenly become a three-horse race going into the ASRS Short Track Pro-Series Finale. The series rolled into Iowa with both Jared Mogard and Jason Stewart looking to put more distance between them and 3rd place Ty Hester before settling the championship amongst themselves at Richmond. The outcome of the race would be the complete opposite.

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The night started out well for Jared Mogard when he put his #01 Maxxed Out Motorsports Chevy on the pole. Flanked to Mogard’s outside would be the championship race underdog Ty Hester. Tim Knott, Devon Armstrong and Dominic Lee rounded out the top 5. The night went sour quickly for Mogard who lost major track position when he experienced mechanical issues.

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He would not have a chance to recover when he was involved in a mid-race pile-up relegating him to a 17th place finish. Jason Stewart would have similar fortunes. Stewart was running well and passing cars quickly after starting a disappointing 10th place. He would later be heavily damaged on a restart later in the race. Stewart would go on to finish 12th. Ty Hester would not be denied in this one. He led 90 of the 100 laps, fending off a late charge by Tom Giannini and then later blowing by him on fresher tires following a late race restart.

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Giannini and Mogard would be the only other two drivers to lead laps on the night. Hester’s win was the gravy on top of a stellar team performance. Dominic Lee finished 2nd, a 1-2 finish for Alpha Tango Racing. Andrew Garrels, Tom Giannini and Bruce Pearson rounded out the top 5. Ty Hester, in this race, started this race a championship race underdog and a longshot; he would end it as not only a serious contender, but the championship leader and new favorite. He leads Jared Mogard by 4 points with Jason Stewart sitting in 3rd a mere 5 points out of the lead.

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The championship will come down to the last lap at Richmond where all 3 drivers have a legitimate shot to win the race and the championship. The next race will be in two weeks as the series is off for the first leg of the 20th annual All American 400. Stay tuned!

Mogard takes Phoenix Truck Win

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Twitchy Race Reports

(AVONDALE, AZ) The Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series was back in action tonight from the short track of the Phoenix International Speedway for the 3rd and final race of Round 2 of Playoffs. Coming into the night 6 drivers were going after a spot in the Final 4. The evening seen 33 drivers make the trip to the dessert to compete in the 75-lap event in which honored all of Veterans who have or are serving this great country. Following qualifying it was Alex Giese putting his #77 on the pole followed by Sam Maxwell 2nd, Ty Hester 3rd, Jonathan Holstein 4th, and Jordan Ashlein rounded out the top 5. The race had 10 caution flag periods for 38 laps. There were 4 different leaders in which Jared Mogard led the most laps at 32, Tom Giannini led 27, Jonathan Holstein 15, and Ty Hester led just 1 lap. The action picked up on the opening lap at Maxwell was in the lead coming out of turn 4 on the opening lap and the #77 of Giese got into the left rear of Maxwell and sent him up and over a few times.

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The early wreck gave Jonathan Holstein the race lead. Holstein would hang on to the lead for 10 laps before the yellow came out for Jim Foose who spun out in turns 1 and 2 with no damage. Following pit stops it would be Tom Giannini who would stay out would assume the lead of the race. This mixed the field up a little bit as some guys stayed out and some pitted. Off the restart the mix up seen a quick yellow as the #78 of Steve Trombly got into the #97 sending the #97 of Andy Veltman spinning. The mid portion of the race seen a few more yellow flags involving minor incidents. Some of the leaders would make their final stop on lap 50 when the yellow was out setting them up for a 25-lap run to the end of the event.

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Through a few more caution periods it was Tom Giannini who would try to fend off the drivers who pitted on lap 50 under yellow. Giannini’s efforts would come up short as Mogard would get by the #33 with just roughly 10 laps to go. Mogard would have to withstand two final late race restarts before the yellow came out ending the race under yellow and giving Mogard his 4th Victory on the 2017 SMC Truck Series Season. Behind Jared Mogard it was Devin Serra 2nd, Jamie Moore 3rd, Zack Calloway went from 22nd to finish 4th, and Ty Hester rounded out the top 5 finishing 5th.

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As mentioned this was Jared Mogard’s 4th Truck Win on the season and his 25th Career ASRS Victory. He had this to say following the win “Feels good to get back into victory lane in the truck series. I just want to thank all my sponsors; Twitchy Race Reports, Coffman Racing Graphics, Kris Titus and team Maxxed Out Motorsports. I want to thank all the Veterans past and current who serve and protect us and allow us to race every week. I want to give a shout out to Karla as we continue to think about her and to Nick Coffman as he lost his Grandma roughly a week ago. Got to thank Jim for the awesome league and to Prime Time TV for coming on board to bring these Truck races to all the great fans. On to Homestead now to try and get another W.”

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As for the Playoff drivers Devin Serra led the way finishing 2nd and will be a part of the final 4 next week, Jason Stewart 6th and will also punch his ticket to the final 4, Jim Foose struggled a bit finishing 20th but it was enough to get himself into the championship finale next week, and the 4th and final driver to battle for the title next week will be Allan Young who finished 24th. Brad Cross was in attendance tonight but had connection issues in which resulted in the end of Cross’s championship hopes, and Michael Atkins Jr. was not in attendance tonight as he has withdrawn himself from ASRS competition to take on different activities.

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Next week the 2017 Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series heads to the Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Championship Finale. Which one of the Final 4 will be crowned the Champion? Be sure to head over to Prime Time Racing TV on Facebook give them a “like” and be sure to check out the LIVE broadcast next week as we crown a champion.

Mogard Wins Texas, Assumes Points Lead

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With the short 10 race season entering the final stretch, the ASRS Short Track Pro-Series took a trip to the biggest track listed on the 2017 schedule, Texas Motor Speedway. Coming into the event, Jason Stewart had a loose grip on the Series points lead. After not winning a race, the ever-consistent Stewart still held a lead of 5 points over Jared Mogard. Up until the Texas race, Mogard was sitting on 3 wins but that number would go up even further Wednesday afternoon. Qualifying saw the hometown boy, Tim Knott, claim the pole. Jared Mogard flanked Knott to the outside. Pat Rusha, Ty Hester (3rd in points) and Allan Young rounded out the top 5.

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The race got off to a quiet start but Jared Mogard assumed an early lead from Tim Knott.  Although he led a lot, he would not hold the lead all night. A total of 6 drivers led laps but no driver led nearly as many laps as the 43 laps led by Mogard. Lee Staples led the second most laps by pacing the field for 13 circuits. The race was far from a caution-fest but there were plenty of yellow flags sprinkled in throughout the night.

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These yellows would supply the race with many different fuel strategies. Andrew Garrels led the field to a late race restart on old tires but would quickly be swallowed up by Tom Giannini. Giannini would then surrender the lead to Mogard just one lap later.

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That would be the final lead change of the night as the #01 drove to the win. Pat Rusha followed Mogard to the line followed in 3rd by Allan Young, Ty Hester and then Dominic Lee in 5th. Jared Mogard now leads the points standings by 5 over Jason Stewart. Ty Hester sits 16 points back in 3rd. Jim Foose and Bruce Pearson now round out the top 5 in points.

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With a 55 point lead to 4th place and only two races remaining, it is now safe to say the points race is a three horse battle. Ty Hester will have to make some magic happen in week 9 to have a legitimate shot to win the championship in Richmond. The series rolls into Iowa next for the penultimate race of the short season.

Foose Wins For Fifth Time at Texas

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Tonight, the Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series was back in action from the Texas Motor Speedway for the 2nd race of the 2nd round of the Playoffs. The evening had 35 drives make the trip for the 36-truck starting field. Following qualifying it was Devin Serra grabbing the pole for the event with Mitchell Brown sitting to his outside, Justin Brown was 3rd, Michael Atkins Jr. 4th, and Sam Maxwell rounded out the top 5. The race had 8 different leaders with Mitchell Brown leading the most laps at 35, Justin Brown, Devin Serra, Allan Young, Jim Foose, Richard Fletcher, Jeremey Banning, and Sam Maxwell all led at least 1 lap during the race.

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The race was dominated by Mitchel Brown early on leading the first 35 laps before giving way to Justin Brown. Brown would take control of the race. The mid part of the race seen a long green flag run in which saw green flag pit stops. This is where things would get shook up. Roughly through half way through the green flag pit stops the yellow flag would come out trapping a lot of fast runners down a lap.

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With the leaders having to pit they would get the wave around but would not have as fresh of tires as the guys who stayed out. This would be a break for some guys such as Foose, John Kennedy, Steve Buhala and a few others who normally don’t run up front would find themselves in a good spot late in the race with a chance to not only win but have very strong showings for their respective teams.

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The race would end under yellows as there was a wreck up toward the front of the pack that led to multiple cars being involved in the wreck. When the yellow flew it was Justin Brown up front leading who appeared to be on his way to victory. However, for whatever reason Brown would go down pit road which would hand the lead and victory to Jim Foose. This win at the time advanced Foose and his #42 team into the Final 4 at Homestead as he is in the championship playoffs. The rest of the top 5 were as followed Steve Buhala went from his 27th starting spot to finish 2nd, Scott Smith 3rd, John Kennedy went from 18th to finish 4th, and Jared Mogard went from 20th to finish in the 5th spot.

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This is Jim’s first SMC Truck Series Win in 2017 and his 108th Career ASRS Victory. However as mentioned following post-race review Jim’s Win will NOT advance him to homestead as a result of Brown pitting mysteriously. The officials also deemed Justin Brown to have affected the outcome of the event and have since Suspended and Banned Justin Brown from ASRS sanctioned events.
As for the Playoff drivers Jim Foose led the way Winning, Michael Atkins finished 7th, Brad Cross finished 11th after having to serve a black flag under green flag conditions, Allan Young ended up 14th, Devin Serra finished 17th, and Jason Stewart was in a late race wreck in which put him in a 20th place finishing position.

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The point standings heading into next week’s elimination race at Phoenix International Raceway look like this, Michael Atkins Jr. holds the point lead tied with Allan Young, Jim Foose who as mentioned CAN’T use his win to automatically advance to the Final 4 sits 3rd just 1 point out of the lead, Devin Serra sits in the 4th spot and has a 3-point lead over Brad Cross who is 5th in the standings, and Jason Stewart rounds out the top 6 and is just 9 points out of the 4th spot.

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Who will be the final 4 drivers racing for the SMC Truck Championship at the Homestead Miami Speedway in 2 weeks? Who is going to take advantage of the short track next week to advance or even win? These are the questions to be answered next week. So be sure to check back to to find out those answers….

Giannini Rides Late Race Strategy Gamble to Win

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By: Tom Giannini

(CLERMONT, IN) When we last took a look at the ASRS Short Track Pro-Series, Jared Mogard just finished the second of two wins in a row. The win at Rockingham was the third of the short season for Mogard. With only 6 races completed so far, Mogard had accounted for an astounding 50% winning percentage. We have not seen a driver so dominant in a single series since Justin Blackdeer dominated the Super Late Model Series earlier in the year.

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Although Mogard has won half of the races, the season has really belonged to Jason Stewart with his masterful consistency shown so far. Stewart leads the series by 4 points over Jared Mogard. Ty Hester (-8), Dominic Lee (-28) and Scott Smith (-28) round out the top 5, respectively. The race on tap for this Wednesday was at Lucas Oil Raceway, a track the drivers tackled just the night before in the Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series. There were fireworks in that race as their Chase for the Cup was well under way but here were certainly fireworks flying again in this race.

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The night started out with Ty Hester laying down a blistering lap. Hester’s lap beat second place Jared Mogard by over a full tenth of a second. Tim Knott, Tom Giannini and Evan Osbourne rounded out the top 5. The fastest two drivers on the night would be the #36 of Hester and the #01 of Mogard.

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Both drivers were greased lightning and gapped the field by almost 4 seconds on the first green flag run which consisted of less than 30 laps. Tom Giannini showed his willingness to be on a separate pit strategy early when he was the only driver not to pit under the first caution. He would soon get overtaken by Hester and would settle into 6th place. Giannini would then pit under the next yellow flag whilst everyone else stayed out.

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The driver of the #33 climbed back into the 4th position but would remain there until a caution flew with less than 20 laps to go. He would stay out and regain the lead. He would not look back when 2 more cautions slowed the pace of the race at the very end. One of those yellows was for the #36 and the #01 when they made contact exiting turn 2 on the ensuing restart. That wreck would have major points implications. Jason Stewart, who was involved in a different wreck, would salvage a 4th place, yet another impressive run for the driver of the #1. The top 5 would extend his points lead late into the short season.

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The drivers of the ASRS Short Track Pro-Series will roll into Texas next week for a big race at a big track. Make sure to tune into to see how that turns out!

Mogard Takes Lucas Oil Victory, Playoff Drivers Struggle

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Twitchy Race Reports

The Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series was back in action tonight from the short tracks of the Lucas Oil Speedway for a 125 lap event. This would be Race #1 of the 2nd round of the 2017 Playoffs. The six drivers that advanced were Brad Cross, Michael Atkins Jr., Allan Young, Jim Foose, Jason Stewart, and Devin Serra. There were 30 drivers who made the trip making the 36 max starting field.
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At the conclusion of qualifying it was Devin Serra making the first statement grabbing the pole putting the pressure on the other 5 playoff drivers, Ty Hester was 2nd, Kevin Mingus 3rd, Jared Mogard 4th, and Troy Haydt rounded out the top 5.
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The race had 10 caution flag periods for 49 laps with 4 different lead changes. Ty Hester led the way on the laps lead board leading 73 laps, Mogard led 34 laps, Troy Haydt led 17 laps and Jordan Harnish led for 1 lap. The race had an unexpected start to it going the first 30 laps green before the first yellow flew. During that first yellow it was Ty Hester cruising to the lead and showed early race dominance. The mid part of the race is where all the yellows started to happen.
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Through all the yellows Hester maintained the lead for the first 73 laps of the event. Under a yellow the field would pit and staying out would be the #63 of Troy Haydt as he would take over the top spot and would lead for the next 17 laps.
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Haydt fended off the fresh tires for a few restarts. However off a restart both Mogard and Hester would pressure the #63 and going into turn 3.  Hester would get into Haydt and spin both Haydt and Hester out. This happened as Mogard was on the top of the race track and was able to cruise on by to take over the lead. This would turn out to be the last lead change as Mogard would hang on to the lead. He would have to deal with a late race restart with roughly 5 laps to go in which he was able to drive away from Harnish to cruise to his 3rd SMC Truck Series Win in 2017 and his 23rd Career ASRS Victory. Jordan Harnish finished 2nd, Jeremy Banning 3rd from his 20th starting spot, Kevin Mingus had a very impressive solid run finishing 4th, and Allan Young was the only playoff driver to have a good night rounding out the top 5 finishing 5th.
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We caught up with Mogard and he had this to say on the win “It feels good to get the win in the SMC Truck Series. It’s been awhile and long overdue. We’ve ran decent but been lacking the performances I expect and the team expects out of the #01 Truck. I want to thank my sponsors Twitchy Race Reports, Coffman Racing Graphics, and lastly my team Maxxed Out Motorsports. I have to thank Kris Titus for again letting me be a part of the best team out there. Lastly again want to give a shout out to Titus’s mom Karla who is fighting cancer we are thinking about you and will continue to honor you in any way this team can!!!”
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As for the Playoff drivers Allan Young topped the 6 drivers finishing 5th. Michael Atkins Jr. finished a solid 11th staying clean and working through the field as he started 30th on the grid. Devin Serra who was the pole sitter had some issues and was involved in some wrecks in the pack and wound up 12th. Jason Stewart had issues and was involved in a big wreck he ended up 17th. Brad Cross was involved in that wreck and ended up 20th. Lastly Jim Foose again was in mid-race crash finishing 22nd. The points are as they finished Young leads Atkins Jr., Serra, Stewart, Cross, and Foose.
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Next week the SMC Truck Series heads to the high flying Texas Motor Speedway for Race #2 of the 2nd Round of the 2017 Playoffs. As always we strongly encourage you to check out the action LIVE from Off Camber TV. They provide top notch broadcast and we hope you check them out!!!!!