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Looking Ahead: The Rock 'N Roll 50 at Riverside (Ark.) Speedway


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Looking Ahead: The Rock 'N Roll 50

 

TULSA, Okla. (April 29, 2014) - Hoping to outrun Mother Nature in 2014, the sixth annual Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 presented by MyRacePass.com at the Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. takes place this Saturday, May 3 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real.

 

Known as "The Ditch" the quarter-mile, high-banked gumbo that makes up the Riverside International Speedway last saw the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American real on April 28, 2012 with Seth Bergman picking up his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph, along with the custom Gibson Guitar.

 

Formerly a two-day event, local favorite, Tim Crawley, swept the Rock N' Roll 50 in 2009. Event promoter, Tony Bruce, Jr. scored the prelim night in 2010 but it was Crawly again who strummed the Gibson in Victory Lane. The 2011 edition was called off due to weather. Called due to rain and potential flooding twice in 2013, Seth Bergman will enter as the defending champion of the TBJ Promotions event and is the only driver besides Crawly to earn the unique trophy.

 

Slated to be the thirtieth Lucas Oil ASCS event at the Riverside International Speedway, the first visit to the famed oval came on July 8, 1995 with Tennessee's Terry Gray topping the inaugural event. In all, 16 drivers have at least one Lucas Oil ASCS A-Feature win at the Arkansas oval. Eddie Gallagher tops the list of multiple victories with six.

 

Saturday, May 3 will see spectator gates opening at 5:00 P.M. (CT) with racing scheduled to get underway at 7:30 P.M.

 

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.tbjpromotions.com until 11:59 P.M. on Friday, May 2 for $20.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids 6-12 years of age. Children 5 years and younger will be admitted free into the grandstands. Tickets day of the race will be $25.00 at the gate.

 

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

**Event Notes**

 

Lucas Oil ASCS Winners: Riverside Int. Speedway - Terry Gray (7/8/95), Eddie Gallagher (7/20/96), Pete Braswell (9/15/96), Gary Wright (6/21/97), Brook Tatnell (9/13/97), Mike Ward (6/20/98), Terry Gray (9/19/98), Chad Jones (6/19/99), Pete Butler (7/24/99), Terry Gray (9/18/99), Kenny Coke (6/24/00), Travis Rilat (7/15/00), Gary Wright (9/16/00), Eddie Gallagher (6/9/01), A.G. Rains (7/14/01), Tim Crawley (9/15/01), Eddie Gallagher (6/1/02), Eddie Gallagher (9/14/02), Eddie Gallagher (5/31/03), Gary Wright (7/19/03), Rick Stenhouse, Jr. (7/17/04), Eddie Gallagher (9/11/04), Darren Stewart (6/4/05), A.G. Rains (9/10/05), Tim Crawley (7/3/09), Tim Crawley (7/4/09), Tony Bruce, Jr. (10/1/10), Tim Crawley (10/2/10), Seth Bergman (4/28/12)

 

The Series: Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real

When: Saturday, May 3 - Open at 5:00 P.M. / Racing at 7:30 P.M.

Event: 6th annual Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 presented by MyRacePass.com

Track: Riverside International Speedway

Address: 151 Legion Rd, West Memphis, AR 72301

Directions: West of Memphis, Tenn. on I-55 to Exit 4 in Arkansas, then 0.3 miles south, then 0.2 miles east on Broadway, then south on Legion Road.

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.tbjpromotions.com - or - http://www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com
Phone (Track): 901-508-6200
Email: webmaster@riversideinternationalspeedway.com

Event Coverage:

Online audio will be available at http://www.racinboys.com. Live broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil and presented by the McCarthy Auto Group, located in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Line-ups, finishes, and further updates are provided throughout each race night at http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs and http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs.

Live Timing and scoring is available at most Lucas Oil ASCS events via Race Monitor that is available in the App Store of your Smart Phone or Tablet. The American Sprint Car Series app can also be downloaded for free in the Google Play store.

 

2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Rico Abreu - 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 1, Patrick Stasa - 1, Aaron Reutzel - 1

 

2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Jason Johnson 580; 2. Tony Bruce, Jr. 569; 3. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 568; 4. Brad Loyet 562; 5. Johnny Herrera 561; 6. Matt Covington 557; 7. Christopher Bell 549; 8. Jeff Swindell 543; 9. Seth Bergman 539; 10. Aaron Reutzel 518; 11. Blake Hahn 518; 12. Brandon Hahn 394; 13. Joe Wood, Jr. 309; 14. Rico Abreu 300; 15. John Carney II 267;

 

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

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