Monday, August 10, 2020

Brian Brown Triumphant With Lucas Oil ASCS At Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge


(Image Credit: Richard Bales)

Bryan Hulbert – OSKALOOSA, Iowa (August 9, 2020) Winning for the third time with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at Oskaloosa’s Southern Iowa Speedway, Brian Brown captured Sunday’s $4,000 prize at the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenged presented by STC.

Earning the pole through the night’s Heat/Qualifier format, Brown’s first jump to the lead was short-lived as a four-car incident with Watt, Covington, McCarl, and Crockett saw the No. 95 and No. 5j flipping while Crockett’s car ended up on fire. Helped from the car by Jordon Mallett as crews arrived on the scene, everyone was able to walk away unharmed.

Taking off again, Brown opened a sizable advantage before the caution on Lap 7 for Austin McCarl, who retired with rear-end issues.

Back to green for the final time, Brown opened things up on the field. Seemingly untouchable through the first 20 revolutions, the closing laps saw the Casey’s General Stores/Impact Signs No. 21 start picking through lapped traffic. Allowing California’s Dominic Scelzi to inch closer and closer, Brown was dealing with the car getting tight as he paced around the backmarkers.

To the white flag with Dominic Scelzi making up nearly 1.5 seconds on the FVP No. 21, the pair were coming up on one final slower car. Using the proximity of the lapped car to his advantage, the Scelzi Enterprises No. 41 drove deep into the final two turns for the lead. Sliding across Brown’s nose off the fourth turn, the Missouri shoe was able to pull low off on the straightaway and retake the point by 0.305-seconds.

“I was having a little trouble there when I got close enough to Harli [White] that I wasn’t close enough to pass, but I was close enough to be in dirty air,” explained Brown. “Sometimes when you’re in second, you can take a flyer and try different lines that maybe isn’t working of me and whatnot, but I saw him come across and my car had been good enough still to be able to cut down, and it did where I was able to get the drive off and get the win.”

Scelzi in second marks the second time since Thursday that the Scelzi Enterprises No. 41 has been on the podium with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. His best finish with the series, Scelzi was chased the line by Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss, who battled early with Shane Golobic. Grabbing fourth in the NOS Energy Drink No. 17wg, the top-five was made up by Colby Copeland

Trey Starks moving up six positions to sixth. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. crossed seventh with Tim Kaeding eighth. Scott Bogucki from 13th made it to ninth with Sawyer Phillips moving forward seven spots for tenth.

A field of 45 drivers was on hand for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenged presented by STC. Originally a $3,000 to win show, Country Builders boosted the payout to $4,000 to win. Hoosier Tire of Knoxville handed out tires to SCE Gaskets Heat Race Winners, which included Colton Heath, Garet Williamson, Austin McCarl, Harli White, and Dominic Scelzi. Qualifier wins went to Tim Kaeding, Brian Brown, and Shane Golobic. BMRS B-Features were topped by Sawyer Phillips and Matt Covington.

Ayrton Gennetten was the night's Hard Charger and picked up a KSE Power Steering Pump. Jack Dover, who took a hard ride in his Heat Race, received a complete set of Wilwood Brakes.

The next event on the ASCS calendar is the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Week powered by Smiley’s Racing Products. The standalone series begins Tuesday, August 11 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2020, log onto, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV

Southern Iowa Speedway (Oskaloosa, Iowa)

Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Car Count: 45

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (Top 30 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 33-Colton Heath[1]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[4]; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[2]; 4. 17WG-Shane Golobic[6]; 5. 3P-Sawyer Phillips[5]; 6. 63-JJ Hickle[7]; 7. 11-Roger Crockett[9]; 8. 88-Travis Reber[8]; 9. 11F-Colton Fisher[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 24-Garet Williamson[2]; 2. 50Z-Zach Chappell[1]; 3. 44S-Trey Starks[3]; 4. 5C-Colby Copeland[7]; 5. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[5]; 6. 24D-Danny Sams III[4]; 7. 44-Chris Martin[8]; 8. 17B-Ryan Bickett[6]; 9. 5H-Michael Faccinto[9]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17A-Austin McCarl[2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown[3]; 3. 14B-Bailey Sucich[1]; 4. 5J-Jamie Ball[5]; 5. 77X-Alex Hill[6]; 6. 95-Matt Covington[7]; 7. 52-Blake Hahn[9]; 8. 22B-Jesse Baker[8]; 9. 81-Tanner Gebhardt[4]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White[2]; 2. 1K-Kelby Watt[6]; 3. 28F-Davie Franek[4]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[7]; 5. 28-Scott Bogucki[9]; 6. 24N-Nathan Mills[3]; 7. 29W-Wyatt Wilkerson[8]; 8. 75X-JT Imperial[1]; 9. 53-Jack Dover[5]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi[2]; 2. 51A-Elliot Amdahl[1]; 3. 9-Chase Randall[3]; 4. 27-Carson McCarl[5]; 5. 35M-Tim Kaeding[8]; 6. 1B-Chelsea Blevins[4]; 7. 22X-Riley Goodno[7]; 8. 6-Jett Carney[6]; 9. 14-Jordon Mallett[9]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 16 in combined Heat & Qualifier Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)

Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 35M-Tim Kaeding[1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]; 3. 33-Colton Heath[4]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[7]; 5. 1K-Kelby Watt[6]; 6. 17W-Harli White[5]; 7. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[9]; 8. 11-Roger Crockett[10]; 9. 14B-Bailey Sucich[8]; 10. 51A-Elliot Amdahl[2]

Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown[4]; 2. 44S-Trey Starks[1]; 3. 41-Dominic Scelzi[5]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki[3]; 5. 5J-Jamie Ball[7]; 6. 28F-Davie Franek[2]; 7. 24-Garet Williamson[6]; 8. 52-Blake Hahn[10]; 9. 63-JJ Hickle[9]; 10. 77X-Alex Hill[8]

Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17WG-Shane Golobic[2]; 2. 5C-Colby Copeland[4]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[5]; 4. 17A-Austin McCarl[6]; 5. 3P-Sawyer Phillips[8]; 6. 95-Matt Covington[9]; 7. 27-Carson McCarl[7]; 8. 50Z-Zach Chappell[3]; 9. 9-Chase Randall[1]; 10. 44-Chris Martin[10]

BMRS B-Feature (Top 3 from each advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 3P-Sawyer Phillips[1]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett[4]; 3. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[3]; 4. 28F-Davie Franek[2]; 5. 77X-Alex Hill[7]; 6. 22X-Riley Goodno[10]; 7. 14B-Bailey Sucich[5]; 8. 1B-Chelsea Blevins[9]; 9. 6-Jett Carney[12]; 10. 29W-Wyatt Wilkerson[8]; 11. 81-Tanner Gebhardt[14]; 12. 22B-Jesse Baker[11]; 13. 51A-Elliot Amdahl[6]; 14. 75X-JT Imperial[13]; 15. 5H-Michael Faccinto[15]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 2. 63-JJ Hickle[6]; 3. 27-Carson McCarl[2]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 5. 9-Chase Randall[5]; 6. 24D-Danny Sams III[8]; 7. 17B-Ryan Bickett[11]; 8. 14-Jordon Mallett[12]; 9. 88-Travis Reber[10]; 10. 24N-Nathan Mills[9]; 11. 11F-Colton Fisher[14]; 12. 50Z-Zach Chappell[3]; 13. 44-Chris Martin[7]; 14. 53-Jack Dover[13] A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown[1]; 2. 41-Dominic Scelzi[2]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[3]; 4. 17WG-Shane Golobic[5]; 5. 5C-Colby Copeland[4]; 6. 44S-Trey Starks[12]; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[7]; 8. 35M-Tim Kaeding[10]; 9. 28-Scott Bogucki[13]; 10. 3P-Sawyer Phillips[17]; 11. 52-Blake Hahn[23]; 12. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[21]; 13. 17W-Harli White[14]; 14. 24-Garet Williamson[16]; 15. 63-JJ Hickle[20]; 16. 33-Colton Heath[8]; 17. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[11]; 18. 14-Jordon Mallett[24]; 19. 17A-Austin McCarl[6]; 20. 1K-Kelby Watt[9]; 21. 5J-Jamie Ball[15]; 22. 95-Matt Covington[18]; 23. 11-Roger Crockett[19]; 24. 27-Carson McCarl[22]

Lap Leader(s): Brian Brown 1-30

Hard Charger: Ayrton Gennetten +9

High Point Driver: Brian Brown

Provisional(s): Blake Hahn (Points); Jordon Mallett (Points)

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