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LOXLEY, Ala. (March 11, 2017) The Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints headlined events at the Deep South Speedway in Loxley, Ala. on Saturday night with Mississippi's Andy McElhannon being elevated from his original runner-up finish to event winner when all was said and done.
Chasing Joey Schmidt to the line, the No. 1s failed post-race tech inspection due to the use of a wicker bill on a dished top-wing. Had the wing been flat, a maximum two-inch tall wicker bill would have been acceptable per ASCS rules.
Rolling from the 12th starting spot, the hard charging No. 42 earned $2,000 for his work and was followed to the line by early race leader, Lane Whittington with defending series champion, Michael Miller, from 11th, to earn the bronze podium step. Terry Gray and teammate, Morgan Turpen, made up the top-five. Timmy Thrash crossed sixth with Kyle Amerson, Ryan Moore, Jake Knight, and Nick Snyder rounding out the top-ten.
The Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints are back in action with Round 1 of the East/West Showdown against the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April at the Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss.
For continued updates on the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.
ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints
Car Count: 16
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 93-Jake Knight; 2. 1S-Joey Schmidt; 3. 116-Nick Snyder; 4. 38-Ryan Moore; 5. 00-Tristan Lee; 6. 52-Cody Karl
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 09-Timmy Thrash; 2. 9-Lane Whittington; 3. 10-Terry Gray; 4. 4M-Michael Miller; 5. 88-Brandon Blenden
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 13-Todd Fayard; 2. 10M-Morgan Turpen; 3. 29-Kyle Amerson; 4. 42-Andy McElhannon; 5. 1-Freddie McCall
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 42-Andy McElhannon; 2. 9-Lane Whittington; 3. 4M-Michael Miller; 4. 10-Terry Gray; 5. 10M-Morgan Turpen; 6. 09-Timmy Thrash; 7. 29-Kyle Amerson; 8. 38-Ryan Moore; 9. 93-Jake Knight; 10. 116-Nick Snyder; 11. 1-Freddie McCall; 12. 00-Tristan Lee; 13. 52-Cody Karl; 14. 13-Todd Fayard; 15. 88-Brandon Blenden; (DQ) 1S-Joey Schmidt
QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (March 11, 2017) The Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region dropped into the Arizona Speedway on Saturday with a 20 car field and a first time winner as Alabama's Kevin Thomas, Jr. rolled into Victory Lane behind the wheel of the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 82.
The 45th driver to earn a win with the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region, Thomas began his run from the sixth starting spot. Giving chase through the race's half-way point the feature was in the control of Canada's Skylar Gee.
Having led since the drop of the green, Gee looked to be well on his way, but the No. 99 would not see the checkered flag as Gee's night ended upside with nine laps remaining while trying to get around a slower car in the first turn. Skylar was unharmed.
Handing the lead to New Mexico's Lorne Wofford, the MVT No. 18 led the next pair of laps before losing the point to Kevin Thomas, Jr. on the 19th revolution by a margin of 0.006 seconds.
Able to hold off any challenges through a couple late race cautions, Thomas grabbed the win by 1.283 seconds over Colton Hardy, who clawed his way from ninth. The runner-up finish also netted Colton the lead in the championship standings by two markers.
Billy Chester III claimed the final podium step on the closing lap over Lorne Wofford with Bob Ream, Jr. making up the top five. From 13th, Montana's Jeremy McCune came up to a sixth place finish with Rick Ziehl seventh. Jesse Baker was eighth from 14th, followed by C.J. Hulsey and Mike Rux, Jr. to round out the top-ten.
Ron Gilson Photography put an extra $25 in the pocket of the evening's Heat Race winners, which consisted of Josh Shipley, Bob Ream, Jr., and Lorne Wofford. The $100 Beaver Stipes Hard Charger was Colton Hardy. Courtesy of James Mosher and Elite Wings, Hawaii's Rocky Silva won a set of wings in a random draw.
The Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region goes live again on Saturday, March 25 at the Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz. For continued updates on the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.
ASCS Southwest Region
Car Count: 20
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 01-Josh Shipley; 2. 99-Skylar Gee; 3. 5C-Billy Chester III; 4. 0J-Jeremy McCune; 5. 77C-C.J. Hulsey; 6. 34-Darrell Sickles; 7. 5H-Rocky Silva
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 8-Bob Ream Jr; 2. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 3. 22-Mike Rux Jr; 4. 90-Lance Norick; 5. 22B-Jesse Baker; 6. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson; 7. 7-Mark Clark
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Lorne Wofford; 2. 82-Kevin Thomas Jr; 3. 74-Colton Hardy; 4. 19-Wes Wofford; 5. 14-Cody Sickles; 6. (DNF) 77-Damon McCune
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 82-Kevin Thomas Jr; 2. 74-Colton Hardy; 3. 5C-Billy Chester III; 4. 18-Lorne Wofford; 5. 8-Bob Ream Jr; 6. 0J-Jeremy McCune; 7. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 8. 22B-Jesse Baker; 9. 77C-C.J. Hulsey; 10. 22-Mike Rux Jr; 11. 8AZ-Jordan Stetson; 12. 34-Darrell Sickles; 13. 5H-Rocky Silva; 14. 14-Cody Sickles; 15. 90-Lance Norick; 16. 99-Skylar Gee; 17. 01-Josh Shipley; 18. 19-Wes Wofford; 19. 7-Mark Clark; 20. 77-Damon McCune
Lap Leader(s): Skylar Gee 1-16; Lorne Wofford 17-18; Kevin Thomas, Jr. 19-25;