Colton Hardy Charges To ASCS Desert Victory At Canyon Speedway Park

(Image Credit: Ben Thrasher)

Runner up one night ago, Colton Hardy found the missing pass and more as the Phoenix, Ariz. racer charged from eighth to win Saturday night with the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Sprint Car Series.

Adding to an already impressive weekend, which included a pair of wins in Micro competition, Hardy made the race-winning pass on the closing lap; edging out Joshua Shipley by 0.026 seconds to claim his first victory of the season with the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Sprint Car Series.

Shipley, who led from laps 15-24, ended with weekend with a pair of podium appearances. Friday night winner, Dennis Gile, crossed the line third with Kyle Shipley fourth and Matt Lundy fifth.

Leading the opening 14 laps, Joe Scheopner slipped to sixth with Bruce St. James seventh. Tanner Grau, Rick Shuman, and Asa Kesterson completed the top-ten. The San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Sprint Car Series are in action again on Saturday, April 6 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2019, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results

ASCS Desert Sprint Cars. Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, Arizona. Saturday, March 30, 2019

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 0G-Kyle Shipley, [2]; 2. 25AZ-Rick Shuman, [1]; 3. 17-Joe Scheopner, [3]; 4. 7K-Bruce St. James, [5]; 5. 34-Tanner Grau, [4]; 6. 18-Asa Kesterson, [6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Joshua Shipley, [1]; 2. 4T-Dennis Gile, [3]; 3. 55-Matt Lundy, [4]; 4. 3-Tyler Most, [2]; 5. 22AZ-Colton Hardy, [5]; 6. 50S-Rocky Silva, [6]; 7. 65X-John Romero, [7]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 22AZ-Colton Hardy, [9]; 2. 2-Joshua Shipley, [5]; 3. 4T-Dennis Gile, [4]; 4. 0G-Kyle Shipley, [6]; 5. 55-Matt Lundy, [2]; 6. 17-Joe Scheopner, [1]; 7. 7K-Bruce St. James, [7]; 8. 34-Tanner Grau, [10]; 9. 25AZ-Rick Shuman, [3]; 10. 18-Asa Kesterson, [11]; 11. 3-Tyler Most, [8]; 12. 50S-Rocky Silva, [12]; 13. (DNF) 65X-John Romero, [13]

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Bryan Hulbert

Hatched in El Paso, Texas in the mid 1980’s, Bryan Hulbert first became involved in racing at the age of 7 with the family Street Stock. Bryan began working professionally in racing as a track side reporter at the El Paso Speedway Park (EPSP) and Southern New Mexico Speedway (SNMS) in August of 2006 and became the lead announcer and PR Director at both tracks in July 2007 while working on a Marketing Degree at New Mexico State University. In September 2011, Bryan was hired by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series and now the full time Announcer and PR Manager for the national series.
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