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Brian Brown Hustles to Victory at the Belleville High Banks


BELLEVILLE, Kan (May 31, 2015) The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real debuted at the famed Belleville High Banks this past Sunday, with Brian Brown scoring his first National Tour victory of the 2015 season.


“First off, I lost a real good friend this past week to cancer, so this win is dedicated to Scott Rider and his family. You know, I just had to get in my own air there starting 10th. You just don’t know what to expect and when you race against this ASCS National Series, it’s so tough and putting guys like Aaron [Reutzel] and Jack [Dover] in front like that, they’re going to be tough to pass,” commented Brown in Victory Lane.

Utilizing a Lap 18 restart, Brown hustled the high side of the famed half-mile, pulling past race long leader, Aaron Reutzel, on the exit on turn-four on the twentieth round.


“I felt some rubber on the bottom when I got racing with Jack, and I went back down there trying to get past Bellm, and it just wasn’t there but luckily, Aaron was searching around trying to find something, and I just put here on the top-shelf where Daddy keeps the Playboys, and here we are.”


Marking victory number four for Brown on the season, the Print Place / Maxim No. 21 crossed the line 2.774 seconds ahead of Aaron Reutzel.


“I ran the top pretty much the entire race, and I really thought it was going away when I went to the bottom in traffic,” said Reutzel. “We geared the car to run the top, and we should have stayed there, but it’s still a lot better night than last night.”


Jumping from sixth on the start in the early laps to third, Jack Dover rode as high as second, but would settle for the final podium step.


Dover commented on the run by saying, “Before the feature, I tightened it up, and I really think I could have gotten even tighter, but starting sixth and ending up third is pretty respectable on a track this big. I haven’t really had the best year, and coming out with third against the National Tour, I’m not going to hang my head.”


After falling to 15th on the start from 11th, Wayne Johnson clawed back to finish fourth with Billy Alley completing the top-five.


Don Droud, Jr. from ninth crossed sixth with B-Feature winner, Seth Bergman taking the KSE Hard Charger Award with a run from 17th to seventh. Jake Buback rebounded after a flip Saturday at Eagle to finish eighth with Johnny Herrera coming from 18th to ninth. Tyler Drueke rounded out the top-ten.


Bringing 30 drivers to the Belleville High Banks, four Heat Races went to Jeff Swindell, Jack Dover, Blake Hahn, and Don Droud, Jr. Seth Bergman grabbed the B-Feature win. Jordan Weaver and Kris Miller were eligible for provisionals, but did not take them.


The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real takes on another high-banked oval on Saturday, June 6 with the series return to the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla.

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


Race Results:


Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour - Belleville High Banks - Belleville, Kan., Sunday, May 31, 2015

Car Count: 30


Heat Races: 8 Laps, taking the winner plus the next the next 12 highest in passing points to the A-Feature.


Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell[3]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6]; 3. 77X-Wayne Johnson[5]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman[7]; 5. 12M-James Mosher[1]; 6. 35L-Cody Ledger[4]; 7. 91-Jeff Stasa[8]; 8. 54-Mike Spear[2]


Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover[2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown[3]; 3. 84-Brandon Hanks[1]; 4. 81-Jon Freeman[4]; 5. 24H-Jeremy Campbell[6]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera[7]; 7. 8-J.D. Johnson[5]; 8. 48-Taylor Forbes[8]


Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn[1]; 2. 12-Tyler Drueke[4]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[6]; 4. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[5]; 5. 33-Kris Miller[2]; 6. 92-Jordan Weaver[3]; 7. 20G-Jake Greider[7]


Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 1X-Don Droud Jr[1]; 2. 3-Billy Alley[4]; 3. 1B-Jake Bubak[6]; 4. 14K-Kyle Bellm[3]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 6. 4X-Shawn Petersen[7]; 7. (DNF) E85-Chris Morgan[2]


B-Feature(s): 12 laps, taking the top 6 to the tail of the A-Feature.


B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[3]; 3. 35L-Cody Ledger[8]; 4. 24H-Jeremy Campbell[1]; 5. 91-Jeff Stasa[7]; 6. 8-J.D. Johnson[11]; 7. 4X-Shawn Petersen[4]; 8. 33-Kris Miller[5]; 9. 20G-Jake Greider[10]; 10. 92-Jordan Weaver[9]; 11. 48-Taylor Forbes[12]; 12. (DNF) 54-Mike Spear[14]; DNS E85-Chris Morgan; DNS 12M-James Mosher


A-Feature: 25 Laps


A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown[10]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 3. 53-Jack Dover[6]; 4. 77X-Wayne Johnson[11]; 5. 3-Billy Alley[2]; 6. 1X-Don Droud Jr[9]; 7. 23-Seth Bergman[17]; 8. 1B-Jake Bubak[7]; 9. 45X-Johnny Herrera[18]; 10. 12-Tyler Drueke[5]; 11. 94-Jeff Swindell[4]; 12. 52-Blake Hahn[8]; 13. 17-Josh Baughman[12]; 14. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[13]; 15. 14K-Kyle Bellm[16]; 16. 24H-Jeremy Campbell[20]; 17. 8-J.D. Johnson[22]; 18. 91-Jeff Stasa[21]; 19. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington[3]; 20. (DNF) 35L-Cody Ledger[19]; 21. (DNF) 81-Jon Freeman[15]; 22. (DNF) 84-Brandon Hanks[14]


Lap Leader(s): Aaron Reutzel 1-19; Brian Brown 20-25
KSE Hard Charger: Seth Bergman +10
FSR High Point Driver: Aaron Reutzel
Provisional: N/A


2015 Lucas Oil ASCS Winners: Aaron Reutzel 2; Seth Bergman 2; Jason Sides 1; Mark Smith 1; Brian Brown 1;

Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Points (Top 10): 1. Aaron Reutzel 921; 2. Johnny Herrera 866; 3. Seth Bergman 848; 4. Jeff Swindell 776; 5. Wayne Johnson 769; 6. Tony Bruce, Jr. 755; 7. Matt Covington 718; 8. Kyle Bellm 648; 9. Blake Hahn 634; 10. Mark Smith 562;


The 2015 season will mark the 24th 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 in both National and Regional competition.


ASCS Online:


American Sprint Car Series - http://www.ascsracing.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs (@lucasoilascs)
Audio Broadcast - http://www.racinboys.com
Live Scoring (Where Applicable) - http://www.ascsracing.com/live and the Race Monitor App


ASCS National Drivers Online:

Kyle Bellm - http://www.kylebellm.com
Seth Bergman - http://www.sethbergmanracing.com
Tony Bruce, Jr. - http://www.tonybrucejr.com
Matt Covington - http://www.mattcovingtonracing.com
Blake Hahn - http://www.blakehahnracing.com
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - http://www.sam15.com
Johnny Herrera - http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com
Wayne Johnson - https://www.facebook.com/WayneJohnsonRacing?fref=ts
Aaron Reutzel - http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com
Jeff Swindell - http://www.jeffswindell.com
Jordan Weaver - https://www.facebook.com/JordanWeaverRacing92

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