(CHARLOTTE, NC) For three weeks the talk in the ASRS Super Truck Series garage has been the hot streak that former ASRS Champion Jim Foose has been on, but that all changed as the series hit the Beast of the Southeast for the season finale.
Brandon Short led the field to the green and was joined by ASRS veteran Jason Kristen. Short would jump to an early lead. An early pit stop that saw the remainder of the field stay on track until a caution flew just laps later. Andrew McCall led his first ASRS laps in the #44 but he lost the lead to Jason Kristen. Kristen would go head to head with Scotty Williamson in the #55, Williamson was able so sneak past to lead one lap.
Foose, fresh off three wins in a row slipped early and hit the wall in turn 2 and was unable to regain the speed necessary to contend for the win. Short’s #18 also made hard contact mid race and lost the handle.
In the end it was Kristen leading Williamson to the checkered flag, the win is Kristen’s first in ASRS competition and first race win in over nine years. Williamson settled for second , Short was third while Foose was fourth followed by McCall in fifth.
Eric Bannenberg was able to bring the #00 home for his first ASRS Championship. It was a homecoming for Bannenberg, as he joined ASRS in 2005 and carried the #00 for many years before moving into a merry-go-round of numbers the past few years. Sam Collum was second in the championship 11 points away from being crowned champion.