2018 Off to Great Start

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When 52 drivers attempted to qualify for the 36 starting positions in Tuesdays Twitchy Race Reports Premier Cup Series #Back2Cup 200 at Richmond Raceway, it marked the start of another season for the American Sim Racing Series.  That number was backed up by over 20 drivers competing in the newly re-organized Home Tracks Series Dirt Racing Series.

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While 20 drivers is nowhere near the number the TRR Premier Cup Series and Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series draws, it marked an improvement over the dirt races of 2017.

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“It’s a culmination of many hours of hard work, dedication and doing follow ups with our members to find something that appeals to almost everybody” says Jim Foose, ASRS President.  “For years, I wanted to form a road course series, and never could get it to take off well enough to sustain it past a couple races, but when dirt came along I saw an opportunity to bring that form of racing to our members and the dirt has been equally beneficial to our other series in that it has attracted talent to the Cup and Truck Series as well as the asphalt side of the Home Tracks Series”.

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What seems to working well is the longer race formats, allowing drivers to race the track and play strategy games in these races.  “In a 100 lap or 100 mile race, you pretty much get one pit stop and you have to get it perfect to have a shot at the win, with these 200 mile races, you have two or three opportunities to pit the car, try to make up time and if it all falls right, you might be in a position to win the race” Foose stated.

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Foose still has a few remaining race sponsorships to cover, including the Cup races at Auto Club, Bristol, Texas, Darlington and Martinsville.  “We’ll get it done, I’m sure of that.  It’s just taking a bit longer than I wanted but it we will have sponsors on those races I’m sure”.

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Prime Time Racing TV has stepped in to broadcast all 41 Twitchy Race Reports Premier Cup and Sam Maxwell Truck Series, and brought a high level of professionalism to the broadcasts that was not seen with previous broadcasters.

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In Foose’s crystal ball, he sees a few things coming to ASRS, maybe as soon as later this year.  “Tom (Giannini) has started working on a few things that would allow us to host rallycross style events and the interest level seems very high from our membership, but finding the time slot that will work and where it would fit into our program is making the process a little slower than normal.  Midgets will be racing here later this year, but the issue is that we need some smaller dirt tracks like Limaland and Kokomo to give us the authentic midget racing feel.  Additionally, the Tour Modifieds are likely going to close out the inaugural Home Tracks Series schedule in the fall” Foose said.

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Cross & Ward Take Home Track Wins

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(DE LEON SPRINGS, FL) The debut of the newly christened ASRS Home Tracks Series, a culmination of all short track racing at ASRS, came to the dirt track in Volusia County, FL.

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The Modifieds were up first and it was Brad Cross schooling the field of 19 drivers.  Brad Cross led the field to the green flag with Jared Mogard along side, but things didnt stay that way for long.  Mogard had trouble on the start and caused a stack up creating a quick caution.  Six cautions slowed the pace of the 40 lap race, Cross would come out the winner with John Kennedy second followed by Chad Chambers, Steve Ritter and Jeff Ward rounding out the top five.

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The Driven Designz Sprint Car Series was up next, featuring the 410 winged Sprint Cars.  Brad Cross again paced the field, but retired from the event after 11 laps and a trip outside of the raceway.  Jeff Ward inherited the lead and never looked back for the final 29 laps.  Ward, a standout driver in the upper series of ASRS in 2014 and 2015 returned to action this season and has made his presence known.  Jed Barton was second followed by Steve Rutter, Tim Knott and John Kennedy rounded out the top five.

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The championship standings look much like the race results in both series, however a new challenge this year is that all Home Tracks Series events count for points for an overall Home Tracks Series Champion.

Next up for the Home Tracks Series; the inaugural trip to the famed Knoxville Raceway.  Both the Modifieds and Driven Designz Sprint Car Series will be on track on January 17th.

 

Kohan Takes #Back2Cup Return at Richmond

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Richmond, VA. Tuesday night lights kicked off the 2018 season for the Twitchy Race Reports Premier Cup Series as drivers took to the .75 mile Richmond Raceway for the #Back2Cup 200. With the increased race length and fuel cell sizing for the 2018 seasons, drivers would be tested on their ability to adapt and survive within the allotted 200 laps.

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Open qualifying was held for the #Back2Cup 200, with 21 racers earning the right to grid among the roster of 15 locked-in drivers (based on the 2017 Xfinity Series point and participation standings). Scott Eckrich (88) secured the top starting spot with a lap time of 20.676s.2018-01-09 22-53-22_0

Using the top-starter advantage, Eckrich pulled away at the wave of the green flag. He would lead unchallenged until lap 20 as the first caution would fly for a solo car spin involving Lee Stapes (64) losing traction off turn 2.

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Brian Yaczik (55) would benefit from the break in action. Using pit strategy to gain the lead for the following restart he would hold the top spot through lap 44. Alex Giese (77) would then trigger the next caution, washing up in front of Zack Calloway (2), ensuing contact and a spin with multiple victims. Yaczik would lose the lead to Eckrich in the pits and be subject to the pressures of Nick Kohan (57) for the next 40 laps of racing.

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Kohan would get his first break under caution resulting from Edward Bray (66) and Scott Smith (21) getting together, leaving pit road as the race leader. Eckrich would challenge Kohan, pressuring heavily until the caution flew once again at lap 106. On pit road, Eckrich would take the lead back from the 57, but ultimately marred his chances for victory with a speeding penalty issued by the race officials.

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With less than 90 laps remaining, Kohan would lead without challenge until caution on lap 159 would again reset the field. Once green, Jeff Ward (90) was able to work around Yaczik for 2nd and set his sights on Kohan with 20 to go.

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Danny Rodgers (02) would spin on lap 184 to trigger the final caution, in which Kohan would line up 2nd next to Jim Foose (42), who elected to stay out during the final yellow, with just over 10 laps to go. At the drop of the green, he would clear Foose. Jeff Ward would follow, making multiple attempts to pass Kohan’s Toyota.

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At the end of the night, it was Nick Kohan leading 106 laps and crossing the finish line first. Jeff Ward (90) would finish second after starting 36th, followed by Drew Carroll (85). Notably, Brian Yaczik took 4th with 24 laps led and pole-sitter Scott Eckrich would finish 11th after leading 66 laps and rebounding from a pit road speeding penalty. In all, 22 drivers finished on the lead lap.

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Leaving Virginia, the point standings match the finishing order, with Nick Kohan on top of the standings by 7 points over Ward. Aside from Yaczik and Eckrich, Foose would also receive a bonus point for leading 4 laps.

Next week, the ASRS Twitchy Race Reports Premier Cup Series will swing into Kentucky for the Kentucky 180 presented by Tim Knott. Race time is 21:05 EST and will be broadcast by series’ affiliate Prime Time Racing TV.
Race broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRMQH_YqoH8

Driven Designz Partners with Home Tracks Series & Sprint Cars

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(CLEVELAND, OH) The American Sim Racing Series has partners with Driven Designz to present the 2018 Dirt Racing Series 410 Sprint Car Series as part of the newly christened ASRS Home Tracks Series.

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The Driven Designz Sprint Car Series will be joined by Modifieds on Wednesday nights beginning January 10th and running through the end of February.  Among tracks on the 2018 slate are returning favorites Eldora Speedway, Volusia Speedway Park and Williams Grove Speedway along with December Dirt Week host track Lanier National Speedway.  Two new tracks are slated to join the schedule in 2018 as Knoxville Speedway will host it’s first ASRS sanctioned event on January 17th while Limaland Motorsports Park is expected to join the series on February 21st.

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Driven Designz is a custom paint scheme designer specializing in iRacing car designs founded by Jim Foose and Steve Buhala in 2013.  Both Foose and Buhala share painting duties along with providing graphical support for the American Sim Racing Series and other online racing ventures.

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“410 sprints have become a favorite of mine when I attend dirt races, the action is second to none as these daredevils defy all odds while wheeling these overpowered, under weight winged open wheel machines inches away from other cars, walls and the ever changing cushion, so this is a dream of mine to run 410 sprints on dirt” Jim Foose, ASRS President stated.  “Not only is this a perfect racing series for ASRS, its a great opportunity to spotlight Driven Designz and what we are doing over there merging two of my ventures together to promote something I believe in” Foose continued.

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The ASRS Driven Designz Sprint Car Series kicks off Wednesday, February 10th and will run through February 28th, racing seven events over the course of those eight weeks as part of the ASRS Home Tracks Series: Dirt Racing Series.  The series will be off February 14th, Valentine’s Day.

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The ASRS Home Tracks Series is a culmination of all short track championship series including the ASRS Dirt Series, ASRS Super Late Model Tour and ASRS Modified Tour.  Each series will have it’s own champion, while a Home Tracks Champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the 2018 season.  The ASRS Home Tracks Series features different types of short track racing and is intended to crown a “well rounded” short track champion.

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Home Track Series Announced, Super Late Models Returning in 2018

 

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(CLEVELAND, OH) Much of the news lately at ASRS has been about the Twitchy Race Reports Premier Cup Series #Back2Cup season but there has been plenty of work being done for the future of short track sim racing at ASRS.

Beginning in 2018, all short track series will be condensed under one banner as the ASRS Home Tracks Series is born.  What exactly is the Home Tracks Series? It is the combination of four quarterly series featuring the best asphalt and dirt short track racing.  For the first quarter of 2018, the Home Tracks Series will feature the Dirt Racing Series with the 410 Winged Sprints and UMP Modifieds filling the card for the months of January and February.  Once March rolls around, the Home Tracks Series will feature the Super Late Model Tour.

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The Super Late Model Tour will enter 2018 as one of the longest running series at ASRS, dating all the way back to the inaugural season in 2002.  There have been format changes, the schedules have changed and even the car has changed over the past 16 years, but the tradition of short track late model racing continues for ASRS.  The Super Late Model Tour will visit Myrtle Beach Speedway for the first time since 2010, and the first time on the iRacing service April 18th.  Irwindale Speedway will return after a one year absence on the schedule that will also see The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway return after a successful inaugural run in 2017.  The season finale moves to Southern National Motorsports Park on May 30th.

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“Short track racing is what ASRS was founded on, we’ve taken great pride in our short track program all these years and look to build on the foundation we have to include more” stated ASRS President Jim Foose.  “With the 20th running of the online All American 400 in the books for us, there is quite a bit left in the tank for us and these short tracks.  It almost didn’t happen, but many of the guys who took part in the many years of great short track racing here and myself just couldn’t let it go”.

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The remaining two seasons of the ASRS Home Tracks Series are still a work in progress.  Atleast one former short track series is likely to fill one of the slots but that has yet to be determined if it will be the Pro Series car or the Tour Modifieds.

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“I’d like to find a way to work the dirt midgets into the program this year and several of our members have requested the NASCAR Whelen Modifieds to be a part of the schedule.  Nothing is confirmed yet, but I was quite impressed with the exhibition race we put on with the Tour Modifieds during the off season” Foose continued.

Sam Maxwell Ironman Award Coming to ASRS in 2018

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The American Sim Racing Series and Sam Maxwell Customs have announced an award for the 2018 season that will reward drivers who compete in and complete the most events.

As part of the Ironman Challenge, drivers will earn points by completing miles (1 mile=1 point) in any ASRS sanctioned points paying event.  Events such as the All American 400, December Dirt Week, All Star Race and qualifying races will not count towards a driver’s total miles driven.

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Sam Maxwell Customs will provide the driver completing the most miles with a one year iRacing.com Motorsport Simulation subscription (valued at $110).

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“Sam wanted to provide a prize for someone who competes in as many ASRS races as possible during the calendar year and this award not only promotes competing in all the races, but also in rewarding drivers who complete races competitively” stated ASRS President Jim Foose.  “The Sam Maxwell Customs Ironman adds value to ever lap run over the course of the year, that’s something Sam views as highly valued among competitors.  It is not enough to merely start each race, but finishing these races competitively is where the real value is and should be” Foose continued.

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Sam Maxwell Customs provides serious sim racers with personalized racing wheels, more information is available at http://sammaxwellcustoms.com.

Twitchy Race Reports Brings ASRS #Back2Cup in 2018!

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Twitchy Race Reports Bringing ASRS #Back2Cup The American Sim Racing Series drivers are back home resting up after the holidays and preparing for what is about to come. What is coming is a very exciting time for ASRS. The series is back to featuring the premier Cup Series racecars and the drivers and fans could not be more excited.

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On tap for this season is 16 races from tracks ranging from the tiny paperclip in Martinsville to the monstrous D-shaped oval of Talladega. The races will put the drivers to the test as they will be much longer than their Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series counterparts.

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An added treat for the upcoming season will be the addition of broadcasting by Prime Time Racing TV. Drivers always enjoy performing well in a spotlight and there can be no bigger spotlight than a broadcasted race. Broadcasted races are always appreciated by the iRacing community and cannot happen without the dedication of the sponsors. Twitchy Race Reports, Sam Maxwell Customs and all of our sponsors will play an integral role in the upcoming season through their series sponsorship and various race sponsorships. We at ASRS are very gracious for their willingness to bring more fun and excitement to the league.

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ASRS President Jim Foose commented when asked about the addition of the Premier Cup Series to the ASRS stable of series: “Bringing Cup back to ASRS has been a goal of mine the last two years, it’s something I’ve felt we needed to be a destination iRacing league. With the help of Twitchy Race Reports we are making it happen.”

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Competition director Tom Giannini was just as enthusiastic about the upcoming season: “I’m extremely excited for this season, not only as the competition director, but as a driver as well. I feel it is going to be one of our most competitive and fun seasons to date. With how the Cup cars drive, the length of the races and the level of competition, how can you not be excited to compete for a spot in the Chase and make some noise in the playoffs?”

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The Playoffs will return to ASRS for the upcoming season with a 12 race regular season followed by the Round of 10. The Round of 10 consists of three races and will determine the field for the Final Championship Four at the Homestead Miami Speedway. Be sure to tune into Prime Time Racing TV and follow along with all of the action when the series takes the first green flag of 2018 at Richmond International Raceway for the #Back2Cup 200! The green flag will fly at approximately 9:00 p.m. Eastern time on January 9th!

ASRS Gearing Up for Big 2018

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(CLEVELAND, OH) The dust has barely settled on the 2017 season, with the Inaugural December Dirt Week Presented by Ares Sportswear wrapping up the most competitive season to date of American Sim Racing Series action.

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Over 40 drivers visited victory lane during the 2017 campaign that saw the birth of the Dirt Racing Series, the continued growth of the Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series, and much more action in the Short Track Pro Series, Super Late Model Tour, Sportsman Truck Series and Xfinity Series.

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The growth of the Truck Series, highlighted by longer races in 2018 will expand the Playoffs to include 12 drivers in 2018. The growth of the Truck Series also brought about the addition of the Twitchy Race Reports Premier Cup Series to the 2018 slate which replaces the Xfinity Series with a 16 race schedule on Tuesdays when the Truck Series is off. The Cup Series will feature longer races with full fuel loads in an effort to add more strategy, reward drivers who race hard but also race with the “big picture” in mind. A bonus point will be awarded at the half-way point to the race leader. All Tuesday night events will be broadcasted on PrimeTime Racing TV, which got a head start on broadcasting with the final two races of the ASRS Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series. Drivers will have to race a little more carefully as the incident limit will be dropped by 4 incident points to 13.

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“We’re coming off what is perhaps our best season ever, we saw close competition in each series, great races and overall I feel everybody had fun in 2017” said ASRS President Jim Foose. “We made a few changes for 2018 including bringing in a new Competition Director to take some of the burden off of me allowing a bit of free time and less worry each week. I believe one of the biggest changes for the league is going to be the longer races and that’s something I am very interested in watching play out all year.”

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Wednesday nights will continue to feature short tracks and dirt racing. The Dirt tracks will knock the dust off of the 2018 season as they will kick the Wednesday night series off January 10th.

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Mogard Crowned Inaugural December Dirt Week Champion

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(BRASELTON, GA) Who races in December? Well ASRS does, for the first time December Dirt Week kicked off Tuesday night. The 3-day miniseries saw 7 different classes of cars run with drivers combining their best 6 of 7 races to determine who would be crowned the first ever December Dirt Week Champion. A point system that made finishing inside the top 10 and winning races even more important made for some great racing action throughout the 3 nights of racing.

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First on the track was the Dirt Legends taking to the track first. 26 drivers unloaded their Legends to do battle. Following qualifying it was Brad Cross grabbing the pole, Justin Kruithof 2nd, Jared Mogard 3rd, Tim Berner 4th, and Mitch Brown rounded out the top 5. The first event saw a bit of a rough start and half of the race was run under caution flag conditions.

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However, when the checkers did fly it was Brad Cross leading all 30 laps to grab the first Trophy of Dirt Week, Jared Mogard 2nd, Justin Kruithof 3rd, Zac Bozanich who returned to ASRS competition after months away wound up 4th, and Tim Berner rounded out the top 5. Brad’s win would be his 15th career ASRS victory and as many expected set the tone winning yet another Dirt event.

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The 410 Non-Winged Sprint Cars would be next on the schedule and with 30 drives making the call that would be 4 drivers would have to go home. Following qualifying it was Ray Farlow grabbing the pole with Brad Dyer 2nd, Brad Cross 3rd, Zac Bozanich 4th, and Justin Kruithof 5th. The caution flag was the star of the night it would appear as much like the Legends the Non-Wings would run half of their 30-lap event under caution conditions.

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Track conditions made it difficult as everyone was fighting for the top side of the track while some guys were trying to make the bottom work. When the checkers flew for the 2nd event of the night it was Ray Farlow cruising to the Win, Brad Cross 2nd, Brady Dyer 3rd, Justin Kruithof 4th, and Jared Mogard rounded out the top 5. Ray Farlow a non ASRS “regular” cruised to his first career ASRS victory.

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The final event for Night 1 would be the newly release Dirt Midgets. The midgets were just released last week on iRacing and the popularity of got them added to December Dirt Week just weeks before the event. Another full field would make the call with 29 drivers showing up. After qualifying it would be Todd LaBoube grabbing the pole with Brad Cross 2nd, John Kennedy 3rd, Daniel Deffler 4th, and Steve Ritter rounded out the top 5.

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The Midgets kept the theme of the night going running half of the race under yellow. These yellows made for multiple restarts and Todd Laboube who lead 25 of the 30 laps would go on to win the race. However, on a restart Laboube would get crossed up on the bottom which caused him to make contact with the inside wall thus allowing John Kennedy to pounce and grab the lead with just 5 laps remaining. Kennedy would have to withstand 1 last restart before he would cruise to Victory. Brad Dyer wound up 2nd, Tim Knott 3rd, Justin Kruithof 4th, and Jared Mogard rounded out the top 5. Zac Bozanich put on the show though going 26th to finish 6th. This would be John Kennedy’s 4th career ASRS Win.

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When the dust settled it was Brad Cross the point leader after Night 1 with Justin Kruithof 2nd, and Jared Mogard rounding out the top 3. Going into Night 2 everyone was hoping for more green flag racing with less yellows.

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The Wednesday Night program saw the Street Stocks taking to the track for a 25-lap event that would conclude with a #Run50 Super Late Model feature event. Following qualifying for the Streeters it was Justin Kruithof grabbing the pole, John Kennedy 2nd, Brad Dyer 3rd, Trevor Brownlee 4th, and Tim Knott rounded out the top 5.

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Unfortunately, there wasn’t much to talk about in this race as 15 of the 25 laps were ran under yellow. Not the way everyone wanted to start the evening but, when the Checkers flew it was Justin Kruithof coasting to the Win, Jared Mogard 2nd form his 9th starting spot, Zac Bozanich 3rd from 10th, Danny Rodgers 4th, and Brad Dyer rounded out the top 5. This would be Justin’s first career ASRS Victory.

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The Late Models concluded the action qualifying saw Trevor Brownlee grab the pole, Brad Cross 2nd, Todd LaBoube 3rd, Steve Ritter 4th, and Brad Dyer 5th. The Supers were a tad bit better as they ran just over half the race under yellow. Trevor Brownlee and Brad Cross would have a great race for the lead but following a slip up by Brownlee it would allow Cross to grab the lead.

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He would not look back as he would go on to win the Late Model portion of Dirt Week grabbing his 2nd on the week. Jared Mogard finished 2nd from his 7th starting spot, Kris Titus who raced with heavy hearts as his mom is battling cancer and is currently in the hospital grabbed 3rd place from his 9th starting spot, Zac Bozanich was 4th from his 14th starting spot, and Trevor Brownlee was able to rebound from his slip up to round out the top 5. As mentioned this was Brad’s 2nd win on the week and his 16th career ASRS Victory.

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Following Night 2 it was Jared Mogard grabbing the point lead over Brad Cross and Justin Kruithof.

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Thursday Night Thunder and Championship Night saw the Modifieds and the 410 Sprint Cars take to the track before crowning a champion. The Mods put on a show to kick off the evening. Qualifying saw Jared Mogard grab the pole with Brad Cross 2nd, Todd LaBoube 3rd, Brady Dyer 4th, and Justin Kruithof 5th.

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As mentioned the Mods would put on a show as they would go the first 17 laps green before the yellow flew. The yellow was a break for the leaders as they were just beginning to get into lap traffic before the yellow flew.

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When the checkers flew no one would have anything for Jared Mogard as he would cruise to victory with Brad Cross 2nd, Todd Laboube 3rd, Brad Dyer 4th, and Trevor Brownlee rounded out the top 5. This would be Mogard’s 28th career ASRS Victory.

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The Sprint Cars closed out the December Dirt Week and they would end the week’s action with a bang. Qualifying saw Steve Ritter grab the pole, Trevor Brownlee 2nd, Jared Mogard 3rd, Brad Dyer 4th, and Brayden Shepherd 5th. The Sprints did not disappoint as they put on a show.

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Lots of green flag racing saw one outstanding race for the lead and eventual win. Jared Mogard would grab the lead early and looked to be on his way to the sweep of the night. However, Brownlee had other plans as he would ride the top-shelf to grab the race lead away from Mogard.

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Unlike the previous 6 races there were 2 different grooves of racing action as Brownlee was committed to the top of the race track and Mogard kept working the bottom of the track. Brownlee would lead a majority of the race with Mogard grabbing the lead with roughly 15 to go. Again, it appeared as if it were time to get the broom ready for Mogard as he was the leading on the final lap. But a late race surge with 3 laps to go by Brownlee made for a last lap last corner thriller that saw Trevor Brownlee steal the win away from Mogard. Jared Mogard wound up 2nd, Brayden Shepherd 3rd, Justin Kruithof 4th, and Tim Knott rounded out the top 5.

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This was Trevor’s first career ASRS Victory and it came in very dramatic and exciting fashion.

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After 7 classes of cars, 3 nights of racing, we crowned 1 Champion and them honors went to Jared Mogard as his is your 2017 December Dirt Week presented by Ares Sportswear Champion!!! Justin Kruithof was 2nd, Brad Cross 3rd, Trevor Brownlee 4th, Brad Dyer 5th, Zac Bozanich 6th, John Kennedy 7th, Kris Titus 8th, Brandon Boyd 9th, and Tim Knott rounded out the top 10 in the final point standings.

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On behalf of ASRS Officials and owner Jim Foose we want to thank EVERYONE who participated in the first annual December Dirt Week. Be sure to mark your calendars for December 11th-13th of 2018 for the 2nd annual December Dirt Week. We want to also thank ALL our sponsor for their support of the event and to Steve Ritter with Ares Sportswear for being the title sponsor of the event.

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Lastly, we want to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season and we’ll see you in 2018!!!!!!

Jim Foose Wins Finale Thriller, Hester Crowned Champion

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Richmond International Raceway: The stage was set to crown a champion. The points race came down to Ty Hester, Jared Mogard (-4) and Jason Stewart (-5). These drivers are no strangers to racing with each other but tonight there would be some extra fireworks thrown into their rivalry.

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Ty Hester claimed the pole for the event but Jared Mogard would not let him get very far. Mogard qualified second. Stewart would start his quest for the championship from the 7th position. Stewart would not be in contention long when he was involved in a melee early in the race. Although the team did make necessary repairs, the car was just never the same. He would ride around and pray for issues to befall both Hester and Mogard. Issues would come to Mogard when he spun multiple times throughout the event. He would rebound from all of them until a late race restart when he made contact with the #81 of Mitch Brown. That race would end the night for the #00. From then on, it was Ty Hester’s championship to lose and he would not lose it. The championship would be Hester’s second consecutive in the ASRS Pro Series.

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Although the championship ended with fireworks, the race would end with even more. A late race restart pitted Allan Young against Ty Hester. AJ Garrels was third followed by Tom Giannini. Giannini had far fresher tires and made quick work of Garrels and Hester but would struggle to pass Allan Young. In turn 3 of the last lap, Giannini would make contact with Young sending them both spinning. Jim Foose threaded the needle and claimed his first win of the ASRS Short Trace Pro-Series season. Foose was elated with his victory. We caught up with Jim after the race in Victory Lane: “We had a fast car tonight and ran in the top 5 pretty much all race, when the seas parted it just fell in my lap. I’m excited to end the season. Congrats to Ty on the championship and thank you to all our great partners this season.”

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And with that the ASRS asphalt season has come to an end. December Dirt Week will cap off a buy year for ASRS competition but it is expected to be one of the biggest events in league history. Make sure to tune into that! The dirt races will be broadcasted on SR Broadcasting and it figures to be quite the show!