Jake Bubak Is A First Time Winner With Lucas Oil ASCS At West Texas Raceway

LUBBOCK, TX – Wheeling the Coyote Candle Co. No. 74b around the ultra-fast West Texas Raceway, Colorado’s Jake Bubak found his way to Victory Lane for the first time with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

“This is my first 360cid win and for it to be an ASCS National Tour race, it’s special,” said Jake.

“I just have to thank my car owner for the opportunity he’s given me, and for giving me such a great car. Something like this is what I’ve been praying for, and I’m lucking to have someone willing to put me in a car like this.”

Topping a roster of 22 strong, Bubak is the 137th driver to pick up a win with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network; doing so in his third career A-Feature start.

Taking off third on the lineup, Bubak rolled to the runner-up spot on the start with Jake Greider leading his first career laps with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Taking advantage of a miscue by the Kansas racer on Lap five, Jake shot to the point the following lap.

Red on Lap 8 for Justin Henderson, who tangled with Jake Greider in the first turn, the restart saw Sam Hafertepe, Jr. bike his No. 15h through turns one and two before ending up on his lid for his first DNF of the season. All driver involved were unharmed.

Rolling once more, Jake had Dustin Morgan and Blake Hahn in tow with neither able to mount a charge. Under caution on Lap 10 for Matt Covington, the restart again saw the No. 74b take off from the field. With the green continuing to wave, the long run allowed the leaders to run down the back of the field.

Navigating around the back-markers, Jake was able to put a couple slower machines between himself and Dustin Morgan. Finally clearing the lapped cars with a handful of laps to run, it was not enough to deny Jake Bubak the victory; crossing 2.687 seconds ahead of the Ark Wrecking of Oklahoma No. 93.

Challenged a couple times throughout the feature by Blake Hahn, the runner-up by Morgan is the Oklahoman’s best finish of the season thus far. Blake Hahn third also marks a season best thus far in National Tour competition. John Carney II moved from eighth to fourth in the Lubbock Wrecker Service No. 11x with Wayne Johnson coming from 10th to round out the top-five in the Outlaw Wings No. 2c.

The night’s CP-Carrillo Hard Charge of the Night, Johnny Herrera advanced eight spots to finish sixth with Harli White seventh. Aaron Reutzel tied Herrera’s run, advancing from 16th to eighth. Josh Baughman and Skylar Gee made up the top-ten.

Three Heat Races for 22 drivers went to Jake Greider, John Carney II, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. No Provisionals were granted.

With night one of the Lucas Oil ASCS Sizzin’ Summer Speedweek in the books, the series heads to Amarillo, Texas on Saturday, June 10, 2017 and Route 66 Motor Speedway. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. was top dog one year ago at the three-eighths mile oval.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to the seven regional tours that make up the over 150 dates across the ASCS Nation, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
West Texas Raceway – Lubbock, Texas
Friday, June 9, 2017
Speedweek – Night 1

Car Count: 22

Heat Races: (All entrants advance to the A-Feature)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 20G-Jake Greider, [1]; 2. 17W-Harli White, [2]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [7]; 4. 77-Colt Treharn, [5]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman, [4]; 6. 84-Scott Bogucki, [6]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [3]; 8. (DNF) 77X-C.J. Hulsey, [8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 11X-John Carney II, [1]; 2. 74B-Jake Bubak, [3]; 3. 1-Justin Henderson, [4]; 4. 83-Chris Solomon, [2]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman, [5]; 6. 7-Paul Solomon, [6]; 7. 95-Matt Covington, [7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan, [1]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [3]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee, [6]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [5]; 6. 58-Gary Floyd, [4]; 7. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [7]

Protect the Harvest A-Feature:

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 74B-Jake Bubak, [3]; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan, [2]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [4]; 4. 11X-John Carney II, [8]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [10]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [14]; 7. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [16]; 9. 17-Josh Baughman, [13]; 10. 99-Skylar Gee, [9]; 11. 83-Chris Solomon, [12]; 12. 23-Seth Bergman, [15]; 13. 77-Colt Treharn, [11]; 14. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [20]; 15. 7-Paul Solomon, [17]; 16. 95-Matt Covington, [18]; 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [5]; 18. 20G-Jake Greider, [1]; 19. 1-Justin Henderson, [7]; 20. 58-Gary Floyd, [19]; 21. 84-Scott Bogucki, [21]; (DNS) 77X-C.J. Hulsey,

Lap Leader(s): Jake Greider 1-5; Jake Bubak 6-25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Johnny Herrera +8
FSR High Point Driver: Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
Provisional(s): N/A

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS A-Main Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. – 5 (3/17 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway; 3/18 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway; 4/7 – Texas Motor Speedway; 4/8 – Texas Motor Speedway; 4/15 – Missouri State Fair Speedway); Aaron Reutzel – 1 (5/11 – Lakeside Speedway); Jake Bubak – 1 (6/9 – West Texas Raceway);

2017 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 988; 2. Johnny Herrera 873; 3. Wayne Johnson 842; 4. Aaron Reutzel 807; 5. Matt Covington 802; 6. Seth Bergman 787; 7. Blake Hahn 779; 8. Josh Baughman 768; 9. Justin Henderson 767; 10. Dustin Morgan 751;

ASCS Online:

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Live Scoring (Where Applicable): http://www.ascsracing.com/live and the Race Monitor App

ASCS National Tour Drivers Online:

Kyle Bellm (Nixa, Mo.): http://www.kylebellm.com
Seth Bergman (Snohomish, Wash.): http://www.sethbergmanracing.com
Matt Covington (Glenpool, Okla.): http://www.mattcovingtonracing.com
Skylar Gee (Leduc, Ont. Can.): https://twitter.com/SkylarGee99
Jake Greider (Haysville, Kan.): https://twitter.com/JakeGreider2013
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, Texas): http://www.sam15.com
Justin Henderson (Sioux Falls, S.D.): http://www.bdsmotorsportsllc.com
Alex Hill (Six Nations, Ont. Can.): https://twitter.com/alexhill77x
Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, Okla.): http://www.blakehahnracing.com
Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, N.M.): http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com
Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, Okla.): https://www.facebook.com/WayneJohnsonRacing?fref=ts
Dustin Morgan (Owasso, Okla.): https://www.facebook.com/dustin.p.morgan?hc_ref=SEARCH
Aaron Reutzel (Clute, Texas): http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com
Harli White (Lindsay, Okla.): http://www.harliwhiteracing.net

ASCS Sponsors:

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV Motorsports Network is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network include: Hoosier Racing Tire, CP Carrillo Pistons, EMI, and Brodix. All Heat Races are brought to you by ButlerBuilt Professional Seating Systems. All B-Features are presented by BMRS.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, Geico, Zotto Mattress, Spray Nine, LucasOilRacing.tv, Carlyle Tools, and General Tire.

Communications for the American Sprint Car Series is provided by Racing Electronics. All events are broadcast online at http://www.racinboys.com.

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