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Protest Overturned: Jason Johnson Declared 2014 Lucas Oil ASCS National Champion

TULSA, Okla. (November 18, 2014) After the legality of the Spec Heads utilized by Jason Johnson during the 2014 season finale at the Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Ariz. on Saturday, November 15, 2014 was brought into question by formal protest, a review by Brodix, who is the primary manufacturer of the ASCS Spec Cylinder Head, has revealed the Heads to be within the rules set forth by the American Sprint Car Series, and have deemed Jason Johnson the 2014 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Champion.

Following the protest by Jeff Swindell, who finished the 2014 season 15 points behind Johnson, the Heads from the No. 41 were confiscated by ASCS, and brought to the Brodix offices in Mena, Ark. for inspection. The Heads in question were transported by ASCS Competition Director, Matt Ward, from the Cocopah Speedway and arrived at the Brodix offices on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.

Just after 2:30 P.M. (CT) on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, the call was made from Brodix, by Matt Ward to Jason Johnson, that the Heads had checked legal.

According to Ward, who oversaw the tech of the head by Greg Brotherton, the Heads in question were above board. The Ford Head cant flow over 200cc, Jasons flowed 195cc. They checked Valve angle, compared to a stock Ford Head, and it was spot on. They also checked all the allowed porting and everything was within the rules."

The 2014 Championship by Johnson marks the fifth time the Eunice, Louisiana driver has captured the Lucas Oil ASCS National Championship.

It was an unbelievable season, said Johnson. Maybe not the ideal season we imagined, but Im proud of this Stenhouse, Jr. Racing team for keeping their heads in the game, and for all our supports for staying with us week in, and week out and begin there when it came down to crunch time.

With the 2014 season in the books, officials with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series are hard at work preparing the 2015 lineup, which begins with the $10,000-to-win, Ronald Laney Memorial at Tampa's East Bay Raceway February 19-21, 2015. The complete scheduled will be released at the 2014 Performance Racing Industries Tradeshow in Indianapolis, Ind.

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

Final 2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 4, Christopher Bell - 4, Aaron Reutzel -4, Brad Loyet - 3, Jeff Swindell - 3, Tony Bruce, Jr. - 3, Brian Brown - 3, Rico Abreu - 2, Seth Bergman - 2, Wayne Johnson - 2, Derek Hagar - 2, Matt Covington - 2, Patrick Stasa - 1, Sammy Swindell - 1, Davey Heskin - 1, Tim Crawley - 1, Logan Forler - 1, Jason Johnson - 1, Shane Stewart - 1

Official 2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Jason Johnson 4,198; 2. Jeff Swindell 4,183; 3. Brad Loyet 4,173; 4. Johnny Herrera 4,102; 5. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 4,088; 6. Seth Bergman 3,885; 7. Tony Bruce, Jr. 3,824; 8. Matt Covington 3,791; 9. Aaron Reutzel 3,742; 10. Blake Hahn 3,528;

The 2014 season marks the twenty-third 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. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

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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