LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 1, 2017) Derek Hagar was no joke at Little Rock's I-30 Speedway on Saturday night, as the driver of the No. 9jr thrilled a nearly packed house in the 2017 return of the ASCS Mid-South Region. Taking on the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products, the win is Hagar's first with both Regions.


Taking off third, Hagar captured the lead from Brian Bell in traffic on Lap 16 for the night's $2,000 prize. The FSR No. 23b would have to settle for the runner-up spot with Zach Pringle grabbing the final podium step. Making the trip from Lebanon, Ind. Spencer Bayston took on the I-30 clay with a run from 17th to fourth with Tim Crawley from ninth to complete the night's top-five.

Advancing 10 position, Matt Covington came up to finish sixth with Alex Sewell seventh. Also having to dig out of a hole, Oklahoma's Blake Hahn tore through the field to eighth from 19th with Brandon Hanks from 15th to finish ninth. Howard Moore completed the top-ten.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region returns to action against the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track on April 7 and 8. The ASCS Mid-South Region will run again on June 9 at the Batesville Motor Speedway.

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Race Results:

ASCS Mid-South/Red River
I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, Ark.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Car Count: 34

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 42-Andy McElhannon[3]; 2. 99-Blake Jenkins[2]; 3. 8Z-Zach Pringle[5]; 4. 26M-Fred Mattox[1]; 5. X-Charlie Louden[4]; 6. 2H-Wally Henson[6]; 7. 15J-Jeremy Middleton[7]; 8. 38-Rick Pringle[8]; 9. 52-Blake Hahn[9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23B-Brian Bell[1]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar[3]; 3. D6-Dakota Gaines[4]; 4. 40-Howard Moore[7]; 5. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth[9]; 6. 1S-Joey Schmidt[2]; 7. 21B-Brandon Hinkle[6]; 8. 12T-Joe Young[8]; 9. 21K-Kevin Hinkle[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 8-Alex Sewell[1]; 2. 88-Tim Crawley[2]; 3. 31-Justin Webb[4]; 4. 8M-Kade Morton[6]; 5. 44-Jared Sewell[7]; 6. 32M-Adam Miller[5]; 7. 31G-Cody Gardner[3]; 8. 1X-Justin Sturch[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson[3]; 2. 26-Marshall Skinner[1]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston[4]; 5. 84-Brandon Hanks[8]; 6. 93-Jake Knight[5]; 7. 05M-Charles McManus[6]; 8. 32X-Robert Richardson[7]

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks[1]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston[2]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[10]; 4. 15J-Jeremy Middleton[6]; 5. 2H-Wally Henson[4]; 6. 38-Rick Pringle[8]; 7. 05M-Charles McManus[7]; 8. 93-Jake Knight[5]; 9. 44-Jared Sewell[3]; 10. 1X-Justin Sturch[9]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 2. 26M-Fred Mattox[2]; 3. 1S-Joey Schmidt[5]; 4. X-Charlie Louden[3]; 5. 32M-Adam Miller[4]; 6. 12T-Joe Young[8]; 7. 21K-Kevin Hinkle[10]; 8. 21B-Brandon Hinkle[6]; 9. 32X-Robert Richardson[9]; 10. 31G-Cody Gardner[7]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[3]; 2. 23B-Brian Bell[2]; 3. 8Z-Zach Pringle[4]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston[17]; 5. 88-Tim Crawley[9]; 6. 95-Matt Covington[16]; 7. 8-Alex Sewell[8]; 8. 52-Blake Hahn[19]; 9. 84-Brandon Hanks[15]; 10. 40-Howard Moore[5]; 11. 42-Andy McElhannon[6]; 12. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth[10]; 13. D6-Dakota Gaines[12]; 14. 1S-Joey Schmidt[20]; 15. 31-Justin Webb[13]; 16. 26M-Fred Mattox[18]; 17. 2C-Wayne Johnson[7]; 18. 8M-Kade Morton[14]; 19. 26-Marshall Skinner[11]; 20. 99-Blake Jenkins[1]

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (April 1, 2017) Making it a perfect weekend at the Southern New Mexico Speedway, Albuquerque's Johnny Herrera lined his pockets with $5,000 in a sweep of the Consolidated Solar Technologies ASCS Southwest Sprint Car Shootout with the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region.


Career win No. 19 for Herrera, the MVT No. 45x trailed the opening rounds as Rick Ziehl took off with the race lead on the opening lap. Relinquishing the position to Skylar Gee on the second lap, Skylar was not without company as Herrera followed him around the No. 20z to take second.

Distancing themselves from the field, the pair began searching around the New Mexico oval as the track went black. Edging his line down bit by bit, Herrera found the rubber just as the pair ran down the tail of the field. Pulling past Skylar on Lap 12, Herrera kept pace through several restarts with more than enough tread to burn on his Hoosier Tires.

Improving his position by one over Friday night, Skylar Gee crossed second with El Paso's John Carney II taking third. Battling fiercely with Colton Hardy on the race's final restart with three to go, Rick Ziehl held on to finish fourth as Hardy retired with a broken front end on the final lap, moving Lance Norick into the fifth position. Norick also picked up a Hoosier Right Rear Tire.

Royal Jones brought his No. 131 home sixth with Jake Bubak coming from 11th to seventh. Wes Wofford followed from 12th with Jeremy McCune ninth. Giving a provisional by the Southern New Mexico Speedway, James Mosher made the best of it with a run from 21st to round out the top-ten.

The Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region is back in action on April 22 at the Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. The next event at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in July 28 and 29.

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Race Results:

ASCS Southwest Region
Southern New Mexico Speedway - Las Cruces, N.M.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Car Count: 30

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11X-John Carney II[2]; 2. 75X-J.T. Imperial[1]; 3. 9X-Jake Bubak[4]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[6]; 5. 77T-Colt Treharn[3]; 6. 01-Josh Shipley[7]; 7. 17-Jon McDaniel[8]; 8. 2-Shad Petersen[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[3]; 2. 74-Colton Hardy[2]; 3. 19-Wes Wofford[4]; 4. 21TX-Brandon Schure[6]; 5. 33-Steve Cushman[5]; 6. (DNF) 1A-Robert Herrera[8]; 7. (DNF) 18-Lorne Wofford[1]; 8. (DNF) 12-James Mosher[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Skylar Gee[3]; 2. 77-Damon McCune[2]; 3. 17W-Harli White[4]; 4. 20Z-Rick Ziehl[7]; 5. 6-Kaden Taylor[1]; 6. 88-Mike Ziehl[6]; 7. 49-Chuck Jackson[5]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 131-Royal Jones[3]; 2. 90-Lance Norick[4]; 3. 0J-Jeremy McCune[5]; 4. 22-Jesse Baker[2]; 5. 77C-C.J. Hulsey[1]; 6. 29-Darrell Sickles[6]; 7. 5X-Jett Carney[7]

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 22-Jesse Baker[2]; 2. 1A-Robert Herrera[3]; 3. 77C-C.J. Hulsey[8]; 4. 77T-Colt Treharn[6]; 5. 21TX-Brandon Schure[1]; 6. 01-Josh Shipley[5]; 7. 12-James Mosher[14]; 8. 17-Jon McDaniel[11]; 9. 6-Kaden Taylor[7]; 10. 2-Shad Petersen[16]; 11. 88-Mike Ziehl[9]; 12. 33-Steve Cushman[4]; 13. 29-Darrell Sickles[10]; 14. 49-Chuck Jackson[13]; 15. 5X-Jett Carney[12]; (DNS) 18-Lorne Wofford

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[3]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee[4]; 3. 11X-John Carney II[6]; 4. 20Z-Rick Ziehl[1]; 5. 90-Lance Norick[7]; 6. 131-Royal Jones[2]; 7. 9X-Jake Bubak[11]; 8. 19-Wes Wofford[12]; 9. 0J-Jeremy McCune[8]; 10. 12-James Mosher[21]; 11. 1A-Robert Herrera[16]; 12. 22-Jesse Baker[15]; 13. 77C-C.J. Hulsey[17]; 14. 01-Josh Shipley[20]; 15. 21TX-Brandon Schure[19]; 16. 17-Jon McDaniel[22]; 17. (DNF) 74-Colton Hardy[5]; 18. (DNF) 77T-Colt Treharn[18]; 19. (DNF) 75X-J.T. Imperial[10]; 20. (DNF) 17W-Harli White[13]; 21. (DNF) 77-Damon McCune[9]; 22. (DNF) 23-Seth Bergman[14]