Eagle, Nebraska (June 8, 2012) It seems that Brady Bacon’s season has turned a corner as the Broken Arrow native captured his second Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour victory in a row.
Receiving a well-deserved Champagne shower from second finishing Brad Loyet, the driver of the Fatheadz Eyewear 99, who started ninth, utilized the inside groove for the first third of the nights feature before bolting to the high line of Eagle Raceway to capture the lead on the twelfth circuit.
“We were a little tight in turn one but were super good on the bottom of three and four” commented Brady. “We turned things around at Jetmore and hopefully we can keep the hot streak alive.”
Holding a straight-a-way advantage in the middle portion of the night’s 30 lap feature event, Bacon sat well ahead of the battles from second through sixth with second finishing Loyet holding off several charges from Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region regular Trevor Grossenbacher.
“I just over thought it; I should have just stuck to the top. The lap I went to the bottom he got around me” relayed Loyet during his post-race interview. “We’re knocking on the door for that first win. I’ve had great cars and good finishes but I like winning and I want it bad; I want it real bad.”
Making his second Lucas Oil ASCS feature appearance, Trevor Grossenbacher held onto the show position after nearly losing the spot to Wayne Johnson in the later portion of the nights feature event. Johnson would hold onto fourth at the checkered flag; just one spot ahead of series rival Jason Johnson who picked up the Pitstopusa.com Hard Charger of the Night after a crash in his heat relegated the MVT 41 into the B-Feature which put Johnson starting nineteenth in the night’s feature event.
Seth Bergman came from eleventh to finish sixth with Danny Wood holding onto seventh. Spending the first few laps’ battling for the runner up spot before tagging the wall, the 45x of Johnny Herrera charged from twentieth to finish eighth, getting around the hard charging 53 of Jack Dover who finish ninth. Logan Forler, who also raced into the feature via the B-Main, was able to race from seventeenth to round out the top ten.
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV
Eagle Raceway - Eagle, Nebraska
Eagle Nationals Night #1
June 8, 2012
Car Count: 33
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 51-Mike Boston; 2. 2x-Don Droud Jr; 3. 13v-Seth Brahmer; 4. 77-John Klabunde; 5. 14G-Gene Ackland; 6. 24bh-Eric Lutz; 7. 6g-Bryan Gossel; 8. 18r-Ryan Roberts; DNF 21v-Taylor Velasquez
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet; 2. 77x-Wayne Johnson; 3. 23-Seth Bergman; 4. 53-Jack Dover; 5. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; DNF 71-Tige Jensen; DNF 2-Dustin Morgan; DNF 41-Jason Johnson
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 81-Danny Wood; 2. 35-Trevor Grossenbacher; 3. 4-Jordan Boston; 4. 48-Jake Martens; 5. 5h-Logan Forler; 6. 12-Tyler Drueke; 7. 31-Mark Pace; DNF 32-Adam Gullion
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Brady Bacon; 2. 45x-Johnny Herrera; 3. 23s-Stu Snyder; 4. 6-Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 5. 2A-Randy Hibbs; 6. 44-Doug Lovegrove; 7. 17-Gage Dorr; 8. 27-Mark Finnell
B Feature (15 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 2. 5h-Logan Forler; 3. 12-Tyler Drueke; 4. 41-Jason Johnson; 5. 31-Mark Pace; 6. 14G-Gene Ackland; 7. 18r-Ryan Roberts; 8. 6g-Bryan Gossel; 9. 24bh-Eric Lutz; 10. 44-Doug Lovegrove; 11. 32-Adam Gullion; 12. 21v-Taylor Velasquez; 13. 27-Mark Finnell; DNF 17-Gage Dorr; DNF 2A-Randy Hibbs; DNF 71-Tige Jensen; DNS 2-Dustin Morgan
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 99-Brady Bacon; 2. 05-Brad Loyet; 3. 35-Trevor Grossenbacher; 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson; 5. 41-Jason Johnson; 6. 23-Seth Bergman; 7. 81-Danny Wood; 8. 45x-Johnny Herrera; 9. 53-Jack Dover; 10. 5h-Logan Forler; 11. 6-Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 12. 31-Mark Pace; 13. 18r-Ryan Roberts; 14. 23s-Stu Snyder; 15. 77-John Klabunde; 16. 12-Tyler Drueke; DNF 18-Tony Bruce Jr; DNF 2x-Don Droud Jr; DNF 48-Jake Martens; DNF 14G-Gene Ackland; DNF 4-Jordan Boston; DNF 13v-Seth Brahmer
Lap Leaders: Brad Loyet (1-11), Brady Bacon (12-30)
PitstopUSA.com Hard Charger: Jason Johnson +14
FSR Radiator High Point Driver of the night: Danny Wood
2012 Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-3, Brady Bacon-2, Tony Bruce Jr.-2, Wayne Johnson-2, Seth Bergman-1, Danny Lasoski-1, Jason Martin-1, Dustin Morgan-1, Danny Wood-1
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Points (top 10): 1. Wayne Johnson 1,822; 2. Jason Johnson 1,821; 3. Brady Bacon 1,801; 4. Johnny Herrera 1,668; 5. Brad Loyet 1,658; 6. Tony Bruce Jr. 1,584; 7. Danny Wood 1,527; 8. Seth Bergman 1,464; 9. Gary Wright 1,410; 10. Dustin Morgan 1,386
The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV is scheduled to compete 68 times in 15 states throughout the United States with divers 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 Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.
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Photo Credit: Joe Orth