Blake Hahn Returns To ASCS Victory Lane At Park Jefferson International Speedway

Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCS – JEFFERSON, SD – Mastering a very technical racing surface Saturday night, Blake Hahn was untouchable at Park Jefferson International Speedway with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. Undefeated with the National Tour at the South Dakota oval, the tour’s only other visit in 2016 went the way of Hahn.

“Dalton and my Dad had this car rolling tonight. We’ve been trying some different things at these Regional shows, and it’s got us to where we can start fine-tuning the car,” stated Hahn. “The track was really technical. I thought it was going to be around the top all the way, and that’s where Matt got me on the start. Once I moved down in one and two, it just took off.”

Blake’s 229th A-Feature start with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, the win is his 10th overall since 2015. Chasing Matt Covington through two attempts at the start, the Sage Fruit, Co. No. 52 worked low off the second turn for the lead on the second revolution.

Pulling away from the field, cautions on Lap 9 for John Klabunde and Lap 12 for Roger Crocket did little to provide a shot for Covington, who was fighting his T&L Foundry No. 95 in every corner after the power steering failed just before the race’s mid-point.

In traffic the final five laps, Covington made up some time, but not enough as Hahn made it to the checkered flag with 3.766-seconds to spare. Matt Covington was able to hold on for second with J.J. Hickle on the podium for the third race in a row. Washington’s Seth Bergman moved from seventh to fourth with Scott Bogucki crossing fifth.

Making moves on the Lap 12 restart after falling back early, Dylan Westbrook made it back to sixth with Ryan Bickett seventh. Devon Borden, Ryan Timms, and Alex Hill completed the top ten.

A field of 21 drivers was on hand at Park Jefferson International Speedway. A trio of SCE Gaskets Heat Race wins went to J.J. Hickle, Matt Covington, and Blake Hahn. All drivers in attendance advanced to the A-Feature.

The next event for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network is Friday, April 23 at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo.

Race Results:

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
Park Jefferson Int. Speedway (Jefferson, SD)
Saturday, April 17, 2021

Car Count: 21

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (All cars advance to the A-Feature)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 63-JJ Hickle[2]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[6]; 3. 17B-Ryan Bickett[4]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki[7]; 5. 86-Elliot Amdahl[3]; 6. 11-Roger Crockett[5]; 7. 88-Travis Reber[1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 2. 8-Devon Borden[1]; 3. 45-Monty Ferriera[4]; 4. 77X-Alex Hill[3]; 5. 24-Garet Williamson[5]; 6. 35L-Cody Ledger[6]; 7. (DNS) 48-Taylor Forbes

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[1]; 3. 5T-Ryan Timms[3]; 4. 19-Colby Thornhill[2]; 5. 77-John Klabunde[5]; 6. 7K-Mike Kay[7]; 7. 2-Dylan Opdahl[6] A-Feature

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn[2]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 3. 63-JJ Hickle[4]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[7]; 5. 28-Scott Bogucki[6]; 6. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[3]; 7. 17B-Ryan Bickett[8]; 8. 8-Devon Borden[5]; 9. 5T-Ryan Timms[10]; 10. 77X-Alex Hill[11]; 11. 45-Monty Ferriera[9]; 12. 19-Colby Thornhill[12]; 13. 86-Elliot Amdahl[16]; 14. 88-Travis Reber[18]; 15. 7K-Mike Kay[15]; 16. (DNF) 2-Dylan Opdahl[19]; 17. (DNF) 11-Roger Crockett[17]; 18. (DNF) 77-John Klabunde[14]; 19. (DNF) 24-Garet Williamson[13]; 20. (DNS) 35L-Cody Ledger; 21. (DNS) 48-Taylor Forbes

Lap Leader(s): Matt Covington 1; Blake Hahn 2-25
Hard Charger: Travis Reber +4
High Point Driver: Blake Hahn
Provisional(s): N/A


Dustin Gates Takes ASCS Mid-South Win At Jackson Motor Speedway

BYRAM, MS – Working through the field from seventh, Louisiana’s Dustin Gates added his name to the list of winners with the ASCS Mid-South Region with a Saturday night score at Mississippi’s Jackson Motor Speedway.

Chasing all the way to the final lap in the caution-riddled A-Feature, Gates took over the lead after race-long leader, Landon Crawley, suffered a crash going into the first turn. Restarting with Kyle Amerson in tow, Gates was able to keep the No. 29 at bay and scoot to a 1.266-second advantage at the finish.

Amerson in second was followed by Tennessee’s Landon Britt in third. Marshall Skinner and Earnie Ainsworth completed the top five. Joseph Miller, Chase Howard, Ronny Howard, Kevin Hinkle, and Landon Crawley made up the top ten.

The ASCS Mid-South Region rolls again at The Rev in Monroe, La., on Saturday, May 8.

Race Results:

ASCS Mid-South Region
Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Miss.)
Saturday, April 17, 2021

Car Count: 16

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 3G-Paxton Gregory[2]; 2. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth[1]; 3. 1S-Joey Schmidt[4]; 4. 6-Dustin Gates[5]; 5. 10L-Landon Britt[7]; 6. 91-Zach Pringle[3]; 7. 21K-Kevin Hinkle[6]; 8. 44-Ronny Howard[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 47-Dale Howard[4]; 2. 29-Kyle Amerson[2]; 3. 187-Landon Crawley[3]; 4. 9-Josh McCord[1]; 5. 26-Marshall Skinner[7]; 6. 30-Joseph Miller[6]; 7. 13-Chase Howard[5]; 8. 19-Jason Long[8]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 6-Dustin Gates[7]; 2. 29-Kyle Amerson[6]; 3. 10L-Landon Britt[8]; 4. 26-Marshall Skinner[9]; 5. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth[3]; 6. 30-Joseph Miller[11]; 7. 13-Chase Howard[14]; 8. 44-Ronny Howard[15]; 9. 21K-Kevin Hinkle[13]; 10. 187-Landon Crawley[1]; 11. 47-Dale Howard[4]; 12. 19-Jason Long[16]; 13. 3G-Paxton Gregory[5]; 14. 91-Zach Pringle[12]; 15. 9-Josh McCord[10]; 16. 1S-Joey Schmidt[2]


Troy DeGaton Claims First Career ASCS Desert Non-Wing Win At Arizona Speedway

QUEEN CREEK, AZ – Becoming the 18th different winner with the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Non-Wing Series on Saturday night, Troy DeGaton ran low through the field from seventh at Arizona Speedway.

Taking the point on Lap 14 from Bryan Ledbetter, Jr., the No. 39t pulled away by 2.079-seconds at the checkered flag. A.J. Hernandez worked to second on Lap 16, but his position would not stand as he was 20lbs light at the scales. Putting Ledbetter back to second, Joshua Shipley ended on the final podium step. Rick Shuman and Wayne Siddle made up the top five.

The next event for the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Non-Wing Series will be Saturday, May 1, at Arizona Speedway.

Race Results:

ASCS Desert Non-Wing
Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.)
Saturday, April 17, 2021

Car Count: 15

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 72-AJ Hernandez[6]; 2. 9-John Shelton[1]; 3. 3K-Patrick Krob[2]; 4. 96S-Brandon Sampson[4]; 5. 88-Philip Deeney[7]; 6. (DNF) 7BG-Mark Clark[3]; 7. (DNF) 10-Eugene Thomas[5]; 8. (DNF) 7-Wayne Siddle[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Joshua Shipley[4]; 2. 25AZ-Rick Shuman[6]; 3. 39T-Troy DeGaton[1]; 4. 7OH-Bryan Ledbetter Jr[7]; 5. 65X-John Romero[5]; 6. (DNF) 0-Jonas Reynolds[2]; 7. (DNF) 42-Danny Mathus[3]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 39T-Troy DeGaton[7]; 2. 7OH-Bryan Ledbetter Jr[3]; 3. 2-Joshua Shipley[1]; 4. 25AZ-Rick Shuman[2]; 5. 7-Wayne Siddle[15]; 6. 65X-John Romero[10]; 7. 9-John Shelton[5]; 8. 3K-Patrick Krob[6]; 9. 42-Danny Mathus[14]; 10. 88-Philip Deeney[8]; 11. (DNF) 96S-Brandon Sampson[9]; 12. (DNF) 7BG-Mark Clark[11]; 13. (DNS) 0-Jonas Reynolds; 14. (DNS) 10-Eugene Thomas; 15. (DQ) 72-AJ Hernandez[4]

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