GREENWOOD, Neb. — Just off the Hockett/McMillin Memorial, another big night of racing is on tap for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, as the series heads to I-80 Speedway for the $6,000-to-win Casey’s General Store Fall Brawl on Saturday night.
A look at the history of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at I-80 Speedway finds 14 previous A-Features, going back to 1996.
In last year’s edition, double features were contested as rain shortened the two day affair to a single night race. Justin Henderson and Billy Alley each garnered victories.
Utilizing the a unique format used at I-80 Speedway’s Silver Dollar Nationals, the format was explained by I-80 Speedway staff:
“The event will also have a unique format that has been very successful at I-80’s Silver Dollar Nationals. Each driver will run two heat races. The first heat will be lined up by the draw and the next heat that a driver is in, they will start exactly the opposite of how they started their first heat (Example: If you start your first heat on the pole, you will start your second heat dead last). The top 16 in passing points from the double heats will qualify for the A Feature.”
“Seventh through 16th will then run a six-lap position race, with the top four to join the top six qualifiers in a fast dash. The finish of the fast dash will set the top ten spots in the feature. The position race will determine starting positions 11 through 16 in the feature.”
On top of the $6,000 winner’s check, Searsboro Telephone Co. will pay $1,000 to the night’s Hard Charger, going along with $3,500 in lap sponsors. Electrical Systems will also sponsor a $500 random draw.
“We’re excited for this weekend,” said I-80 Speedway promoter Joe Kosiski. “We want to see great racing and give the fans plenty of sprint car racing.”
Oklahoma’s Wayne Johnson’s rolls into the weekend fresh off one of the biggest wins of his career, a $10,000 score at the Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway.
The remainder of the series is chasing Sam Hafertepe Jr., who holds a 245-point margin over his closest rival, Johnny Herrera. Adding his fifth national tour triumph this past Thursday at Lucas Oil Speedway, Herrera is safely in the second spot and has time to close the gap on the season championship.
While Johnson and Hahn find themselves in a close fight for third, Matt Covington holds down fifth in the standings, with Logan Forler closing that gap following his 15th national tour podium finish this past Saturday.
CREDIT: ASCS Racing