Bryan Hulbert - Tulsa, Oklahoma (July 16, 2012) With thirty nights of racing having been contested with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV in 2012, a statistical breakdown of the season’s comings and goings is in order.
While a driver’s performance can be measured in several ways in the end everything boils down to points as the ultimate measure of a season.
Jason Johnson currently leads that most important of statistics by 26 over series rival Wayne Johnson. Seeing his advantage cut by 66 points after Wayne Johnson’s back to back wins at Lebanon, Oregon’s Willamette Speedway on July 13th and 14th, both drivers have swapped the points lead six times over the past 30 races.
Brady Bacon currently holds onto third 177 points behind the MVT No. 41. With Johnny Herrera fourth. Currently leading the Brodix Rookie of the Year standings, Brady Loyet rounds out the top five in series points. Tony Bruce Jr. sits sixth with Seth Bergman, Dustin Morgan, Logan Forler, and Gary Wright completing the top ten.
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV - 2012 So Far
Race Nights: 30
Feature Winners: 13
Average Car Count per Event: 32.53
Drivers Competing in at Least One Event: 268
Drivers with at Least One “A” Main Feature Start: 218
Drivers Making First Career Lucas Oil ASCS “A” Main Start: 46
Heat Race Wins (57 winners in 126 Heat Races): Brady Bacon 8, Jason Johnson 8 , Tony Bruce Jr. 8, Brad Loyet 7, Logan Forler 7, Dustin Morgan 7, Seth Bergman 6, Johnny Herrera 5, Matt Covington 4, Danny Wood 4, Gary Wright 4, Jack Dover 3, Ray Allen Kulhanek 2, Mike Goodman 2, Wayne Johnson 2, Danny Lasoski 2, Aaron Reutzel 2, Brian Brown 2, Lee Grosz 2, Stu Snyder 2, Henry VanDam 2, Mitch Olson 2, Josh Williams 1, Lance Norick 1, Dalten Gabbard 1, Patrick Stasa 1, Raven Culp 1, Kyle Sauder 1, Terry Gray 1, Ernie Ainsworth 1, Justin Carver 1, Jerod Roller 1, Jason Martin 1, Luke Cranston 1, Kevin Swindell 1, Mike Boston 1, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 1, Klint Angelette 1, Martin Edwards 1, Zach Chappell 1, Brandon Hahn 1, Mike Trent 1, Jonathan Cornell 1, Josh Fisher 1, Cody Baker 1, A.G. Rains 1, Dalton Davis 1, Kyle Bellm 1, Chris Williams 1, Matt Juhl 1, Sean McClelland 1, Jordan Boston 1, Ryan Roberts 1, John Lambertz 1, Brock Lemley 1, Trevor Kirkland 1, Roger Crockett 1
B Main Wins (24 winners in 36 “B” Mains): Tony Bruce Jr. 5, Seth Bergman 4, Dustin Morgan 3, Zach Chappell 2, Danny Wood 2, Wayne Johnson 2, Mitch Olson 1, Rick Ziehl 1, Johnny Herrera 1, Terry McCarl 1, Matt Covington 1, Martin Edwards 1, Aaron Reutzel 1, Derek Hagar 1, Mark Pace 1, Brad Loyet 1, Joshua Hodges 1, Jason Johnson 1, Danny Lasoski 1, Marshall Skinner 1, Gary Wright 1, Brady Bacon 1, Stu Snyder 1, Logan Forler 1
A Main Starts: Jason Johnson 30, Wayne Johnson 30, Brady Bacon 30, Johnny Herrera 30, Brad Loyet 29, Tony Bruce Jr. 29, Seth Bergman 29, Dustin Morgan 28, Logan Forler 27, Gary Wright 27, Danny Wood 24, Jack Dover 14, Matt Covington 14, Aaron Reutzel 13, Brian Brown 12, Zach Chappell 11, Kyle Bellm 9, Joshua Hodges 9, Jordan Boston 7, Patrick Stasa 6, Roger Crockett 5, Henry VanDam 5, Sean McClelland 5, Mitch Olson 5, Bruce Griffith Jr. 4 (243-Drivers with 4 or less starts)
A Main Wins (13 Winners) Jason Johnson 8, Wayne Johnson 6, Brady Bacon 4, Tony Bruce Jr. 3, Seth Bergman 1, Danny Lasoski 1, Dustin Morgan 1, Danny Wood 1, Brian Brown 1, Jordan Boston 1, Jason Martin 1, Cody Baker 1, Brock Lemley 1
A Main Top-Fives: Wayne Johnson 24, Jason Johnson 22, Brady Bacon 16, Johnny Herrera 11, Brad Loyet 11, Tony Bruce Jr. 10, Brian Brown 7, Danny Lasoski 5, Gary Wright 5, Seth Bergman 4, Jack Dover 4, Dustin Morgan 3, Logan Forler 2, Matt Covington 2, Zach Chappell 2, Kyle Bellm 2, Mitch Olson 2, Jeff Swindell 2 (16-Drivers with a single top five)
A Main Top-Tens: Wayne Johnson 28, Jason Johnson 27, Johnny Herrera 26, Brady Bacon 24, Brad Loyet 23, Tony Bruce Jr. 20, Gary Wright 14, Seth Bergman 13, Logan Forler 10, Danny Wood 10, Brian Brown 9, Jack Dover 9, Dustin Morgan 9, Danny Lasoski 7, Aaron Reutzel 6, Zach Chappell 4, Roger Crockett 4, Matt Covington 3, Kyle Bellm 3, Mitch Olson 3, Henry VanDam 2, Kevin Ramey 2, Jonathan Cornell 2, Trevor Grossenbacher 2, Dalton Davis 2, A.G. Rains 2, Jeff Swindell 2, Jason Martin 2, Kevin Swindell 2 (30-Drivers with a single top ten)
A Main Laps Led (885 “A” Feature Laps Completed): Jason Johnson 173, Tony Bruce Jr. 97,Wayne Johnson 92, Brady Bacon 90, Brad Loyet 89, Seth Bergman 60, Johnny Herrera 32, Jordan Boston 30, Travis Rilat 28, Jason Martin 25, Brock Lemley 23, Dustin Morgan 22, Cody Baker 21, Danny Lasoski 28, Michael Lang 17, Jack Dover 16, Roger Cockett 16, Brian Brown 9, Josh Fisher 9, Travis Elliot 7, Stu Snyder 4, Mitch Olson 3, Kyle Bellm 2, Danny Wood 1, Don Droud Jr. 1
A Main Positions Gained: Jason Johnson 180, Brady Bacon 141, Gary Wright 103, Wayne Johnson 97, Tony Bruce Jr. 94, Johnny Herrera 89, Logan Forler 86, Brad Loyet 75, Seth Bergman 72, Dustin Morgan 58, Aaron Reutzel 57, Brian Brown 50, Jack Dover 45, Danny Wood 38, Zach Chappell 28, Roger Crockett 28, Danny Lasoski 27, Bruce Griffith Jr. 22, Joshua Hodges 20, Kyle Bellm 19, Kevin Ramey 17, Kolt Walker 17, Davey Heskin 15, Gavin Punch 15, Kevin Swindell 12, Joe Wood Jr. 12, Henry VanDam 12 (66-Drivers with 10 or less positions gained)
2012 Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV National Driver Points (Top 10)
- Jason Johnson (No. 41 - Eunice, LA)- 3,944
- Wayne Johnson (No. 77x - Oklahoma City, OK)-3,918
- Brady Bacon (No. 99 -Broken Arrow, OK)-3,767
- Johnny Herrera (No. 45x - Albuquerque, NM)-3,692
- Brad Loyet (No. 05 - Sunset Hills, MO)-3,523
- Tony Bruce Jr. (No 18. - Liberal, KS)-3,494
- Seth Bergman (No. 23 - Snohomish, WA)- 3,233
- Dustin Morgan (No. 2 - Owasso, OK)- 3,113
- Logan Forler (No. 5h - Lake Havasu City, AZ)-3,083
- Gary Wright (No. 9 - Hooks, TX)-3,027
2012 Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Owner Points (Top 10)
- Stenhouse/JJR - 3,944
- Wayne Johnson Racing - 3,918
- Brady Bacon Racing - 3,767
- Herrera/Main Motorsports - 3,692
- Loyet Motorsports - 3,523
- Bruce Racing - 3,494
- Pete Petersen Motorsports - 3,233
- M&M Motorsports - 3,113
- Harley VanDyke Motorsports - 3,083
- Gary Wright Racing - 3,027
Zach Chappell (3/2/2012)
Gary Wright (3/9/2012) (3/24/2012)
Aaron Reutzel (3/10/2012) (5/24/2012)
Dustin Morgan (2/24/2012)
Jason Johnson (4/13/2012) (4/28/2012)
Logan Forler (4/13/2012)
Bruce Griffith (4/14/2012) (4/27/2012)
Brady Bacon (4/28/2012) (6/23/2012)
Seth Bergman (6/16/2012) (6/23/2012)
Wayne Johnson (7/7/2012)
Provisionals Available: Note - doesn’t include bonus provisional to be awarded after August 17, 2012
Johnny Herrera (2 full, 2 partial,)
Tony Bruce Jr. (2 full, 2 partial)
Brad Loyet (2 full, 2 partial)
Gary Wright (1 full, 2 partial)
Dustin Morgan (1 full, 2 partial)
Logan Forler (1 full, 2 partial)
Wayne Johnson (1full, 2 partial)
Jason Johnson (1 full, 1 partial)
Seth Bergman (0 full, 2 partial)
Brady Bacon (0 full, 2 partial)
The 2012 season continues this weekend with three stops. Thursday July 19th will see a single night of action in Banks, Oregon. Welcoming the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV for the first time, Sunset Speedway in Banks, Oregon makes the list at the 125th different track to host an ASCS National Tour event.
Retuning to Elma, Washington for a double header on Friday July 20th and Saturday July 21st, Grays Harbor Raceway has seen the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV four times with three different winners. Jason Johnson is the most recent winner, sweeping the 2010 double header. Travis Rilat and Roger Crockett are the only other drivers to score a victory in the series debut weekend in 2009.
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV
When and Where:
Thur. - July 19th - Sunset Speedway - Banks, OR - Gates Open @ 5pm / Racing @ 7pm
Fri. July 20th - Grays Harbor Raceway - Elma, Washington - Gates Open @ 4:30pm / Racing @ 6:30pm
Sat. July 21st - Grays Harbor Raceway - Elma, Washington - Gates Open @ 4:30pm / Racing @ 6:30pm
Track Information: Sunset Speedway
Directions (according to NSD) - Northwest of Portland on US 26, then 2.5 miles west on SR 6, then 0.1 miles north (WSR) (towards Banks).
Address: 485 Main St. Banks, OR 97106
Phone #: 503-324-3040
Track Information: Grays Harbor Raceway
Directions (according to NSD) - 21 miles west of US 101 on SR 8 to the junction of US 12, then 0.2 miles north, then 0.6 miles east on Elma-McCleary Road (SSR)
Address: 32 Elma-McCleary Rd. Elma, WA 98541
Phone #: 360-482-4374
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Points (top 10): 1. Jason Johnson 3,944; 2. Wayne Johnson 3,918; 3. Brady Bacon 3,767; 4. Johnny Herrera 3,629; 5. Brad Loyet 3,523; 6. Tony Bruce Jr. 3,494; 7. Seth Bergman 3,233; 8. Dustin Morgan 3,113; 9. Logan Forler 3,084; 10. Gary Wright 3,027
2012 Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-8, Wayne Johnson-6, Brady Bacon-4, Tony Bruce Jr.-3, Brian Brown-1, Seth Bergman-1, Danny Lasoski-1, Jason Martin-1, Dustin Morgan-1, Danny Wood-1, Cody Baker-1, Jordan Boston-1, Brock Lemley-1
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV - A Look Ahead
July 25 - Placerville Speedway - Placerville, CA
July 27 - Silver Dollar Speedway - Chico, CA
July 28 - Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA
July 29 - Santa Maria Speedway - Santa Maria, CA
August 2-4 - Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, IA (360 Nationals)
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV on the web:
All Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series national events are broadcast live on www.racinboys.com for anyone who is unable to attend the races live.
Official results, points, and race notes are posted at www.ascsracing.com. The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Lucas Oil ASCS on TV: A full schedule of tape-delayed races for the 2012 season can found at www.motorsportshour.com.
The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV is scheduled to compete 66 times throughout the United States with drivers competing for their share of a $250,000 point’s fund.
The 2012 season marks the 21st year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.
Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. For information regarding availability and listings in your area log onto www.mavtv.com.
Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MavTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire, Brodix, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, General Tire, K&N Filters, PitstopUSA.com, FSR Radiators, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, and Hilborn Injection Systems.
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.