Sammy Swindell Wires ASCS Mid-South At Riverside

(Image Credit: Larry Chase)

Returning to the famed Riverside International Speedway on Saturday night, local racing legend Sammy Swindell led start to finish for the night’s $2,000 prize with the ASCS Mid-South Region. Wheeling the A.G. Rains owned No. 3 to Victory Lane, Swindell’s win is his fourth overall with the ASCS Mid-South Region and fifth triumph on the season.

With as much as a straightaway on the field at times, a caution working the white flag lap still wasn’t enough to give anyone a shot at the wily veteran. Moving to second on Lap 11, Howard Moore would hold onto the silver position despite the repeated attempts by Derek Hagar who would have the settle for the bronze. Dale Howard in fourth was trailed by Ernie Ainsworth to round out the top-five. Ainsworth was also the night’s Stealth Recovery Hard Charger. Tim Crawley grabbed sixth with Justin Webb in seventh. Brandon Hinkle, Kevin Hinkle, and Rick Kahler made the top-ten.

A couple notes from the night, all driver draw fees were paid by Justin Webb and Southern Coatings. Giving back to the community, Ronnie Pitts Motorsports and Tim Crawley originally planned to raffle off two Backpacks with School Supplies at Saturday’s race. With support from across the country, a total of 65 Backpacks were given away at Riverside. 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 the over 150 across the ASCS Nation in 2018, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results: ASCS Mid-South. Riverside International Speedway – West Memphis, Arkansas. Saturday, July 21, 2018

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 40-Howard Moore, [1]; 2. 3-Sammy Swindell, [7]; 3. 47-Dale Howard, [4]; 4. 21B-Brandon Hinkle, [6]; 5. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth, [8]; 6. 21K-Kevin Hinkle, [3]; 7. 44-Ronny Howard, [5]; 8. 21-Spencer Meredith, [2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [2]; 2. 1X-Tim Crawley, [7]; 3. 31-Justin Webb, [1]; 4. 72K-Rick Kahler, [4]; 5. 2H-Wally Henson, [3]; 6. 8C-LeRoy Carley, [8]; 7. 26-Marshall Skinner, [6]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 3-Sammy Swindell, [1]; 2. 40-Howard Moore, [3]; 3. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [6]; 4. 47-Dale Howard, [2]; 5. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth, [9]; 6. 1X-Tim Crawley, [5]; 7. 31-Justin Webb, [7]; 8. 21B-Brandon Hinkle, [8]; 9. 21K-Kevin Hinkle, [11]; 10. 72K-Rick Kahler, [4]; 11. 44-Ronny Howard, [13]; 12. 8C-LeRoy Carley, [16]; 13. 26-Marshall Skinner, [12]; 14. 2H-Wally Henson, [10]; 15. 21-Spencer Meredith, [14]; (DNS) 39-Brad Bowden.

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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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