ASCS Frontier wraps up 2022 with Gallatin, Big Sky races
Andrew Kunas, Stagg Motor Sports PR
The Brodix ASCS Frontier Region sprint car series completes its tenth year of competition with two races this weekend in Montana. Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade hosts the series on Friday night as part of its annual Big Sky Supernationals before Big Sky Speedway in Billings hosts the season finale on Saturday.
Trever Kirkland of Helena, Montana holds a 176-point lead going into the weekend. A finish of fifth place or better on Friday will clinch Kirkland’s second sprint car championship and first under the ASCS banner. Kirkland, however, has frequently stated that he’s more focused on winning races than focusing on points. With four wins under his belt this season, including last Friday at Electric City Speedway, Kirkland has two more opportunities to add to his season total, and he has past success at both tracks this weekend.
While a distant longshot for the championship, Kory Wermling looks to score a second victory on the season Friday at the track where he won the last time the series visited on July 29th. Both of the Great Falls, Montana driver’s ASCS Frontier Region sprint car triumphs have come at Gallatin Speedway. Meanwhile, after earning a pair of runner-up finishes and another Top 5 finish at the Montana Roundup at Electric City Speedway, Alberta’s Kelly Miller is in third place in the points and within striking distance of Wermling for second place, but is also looking to score a victory before the season ends. Miller has also won at both Gallatin and Big Sky in his career.
Despite missing a handful of races, including due to motor problems early on, Phil Dietz sits fourth in the series points and looks to end the year on a high note. Dietz has one win this season, coming at Gallatin Speedway on July 1st. Dietz won last year’s season finale at Big Sky Speedway also. Great Falls driver Ian Myers looks to lock up top rookie honors also as the 16-year-old currently sits fifth in the points standings.
Friday’s show at Gallatin Speedway has racing scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time. The ASCS Frontier Region sprint cars will be joined by IMCA modifieds, WISSOTA super stocks and WISSOTA street stocks on the card that night. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for juniors and seniors, and kids 12 and under are in for free.
Saturday’s finale at Big Sky Speedway sees WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, IMCA sport compacts and INEX Legends joining the ASCS Frontier Region sprint cars. Tickets are $20 for adults and kids over 60″ tall, $15 for seniors and veterans, and as is tradition at Big Sky Speedway kids under 60″ tall are in for free. Racing begins at 7:00 p.m.
More information on the Brodix Frontier Region of the American Sprint Car Series, along with news and info on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and other ASCS regional tours, can be found online at www.ascsracing.com Stagg Motor Sports, the promoting company of the ASCS Frontier Region, can be found at www.staggmotorsports.com
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Upcoming ASCS Frontier Region events
Big Sky Supernationals
Gallatin Speedway – Belgrade, MT
ASCS Frontier Region Season Finale
Big Sky Speedway – Billings, MT
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2022 ASCS Frontier Region feature winners
May 20 – Canceled at Desert Thunder Raceway (tire shortage)
May 21 – Canceled at Desert Thunder Raceway (tire shortage)
May 27 – Trever Kirkland at Electric City Speedway
May 28 – James Setters at Electric City Speedway
June 10 – Colby Thornhill at Gallatin Speedway
June 11 – Colby Thornhill at Big Sky Speedway
July 1 – Phil Dietz at Gallatin Speedway
July 3 – Canceled at Electric City Speedway (rained out)
July 4 – Canceled at Electric City Speedway (rained out)
July 15 – Logan Forler at Big Sky Speedway
July 16 – Logan Forler at Big Sky Speedway
July 29 – Kory Wermling at Gallatin Speedway
July 30 – Trever Kirkland at Big Sky Speedway
August 12 – Nick Haygood at Sweetwater Speedway
August 13 – Trever Kirkland at Sweetwater Speedway
August 19 – Logan Forler at Big Sky Speedway
August 20 – Logan Forler at Big Sky Speedway
September 2 – Trever Kirkland at Electric City Speedway
September 3 – Tyler Driever at Electric City Speedway
September 4 – Joe Perry at Electric City Speedway
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