BILLINGS, Mont. – Logan Forler’s hot streak in ASCS Frontier Region sprint car competition continued on Saturday when he won the Harvey Ostermiller Memorial at Big Sky Speedway, in the process taking the series points lead as well.
Forler’s series leading third win of the season completed a sweep of the weekend, as he also won Friday night at Gallatin Speedway. The Boise, Idaho led all 25 laps and was never seriously threatened aboard the Steve Forler No. 2L Fischer-powered Maxim. It was Forler’s fourth straight podium finish also, as the two wins back up a pair of runner-up finishes at Sweetwater Speedway two weeks ago.
Opposite of Forler’s success was heartbreak for Meridian, Idaho’s Tyler Driever, who had a 47-point lead over Forler entering the event before disaster struck during the main event. Driever was battling with Trever Kirkland for second place when his rear axle snapped and left his left rear wheel wobbling loose, requiring a trip to the pit area on the hook. Driever, a two-time winner this season, did not return to the track and finished 14th. That combined with Forler’s win resulted in Forler now sitting at the top of the standings by a single tally over Driever.
Kirkland, out of Helena, Montana finished second aboard his No. 37 Shark-powered Triple X and finished on the podium for the sixth time in the last seven races. That was enough for Kirkland to take over fourth place in the points from Colorado driver Michael Bingham, who finished seventh. Joe Perry of Billings, Montana finished third aboard the Chuck Perry No. 28 S&S-powered Maxim ahead of Phil Dietz and Kory Wermling.
Shad Petersen earned hard charger honors, coming from the 11th starting position to finish sixth, earning a $112 bonus (the 12 being Harvey Ostermiller’s car number). Bingham, Willie Hernandez, Joey Price and Darren Smith rounded out the Top 10.
Heat races earlier in the evening were won by Forler and Kirkland.
Up next for the ASCS Frontier Region is the “Rumble in the Rockies” as the series races four nights in a row on Labor Day weekend. The series returns to Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyoming on Friday and Saturday, September 3rd and 4th before making its inaugural appearance at Desert Thunder Raceway in Price, Utah on Sunday and Monday, September 5th and 6th.
More information on the Frontier Region of the American Sprint Car Series, along with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and other ASCS regional series, can be found online at www.ascsracing.com. Stagg Motorsports, the promoting company of the ASCS Frontier Region, can be found at www.staggmotorsports.com.
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American Sprint Car Series – Frontier Region
Harvey Ostermiller Memorial
Big Sky Speedway
August 28, 2021
Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. 2L Logan Forler, 2. 33t Tyler Driever, 3. 28 Joe Perry, 4. 81 Darren Smith, 5. 1m Willie Hernandez, 6. 2 Shad Petersen, 7. 2x Mike Manwill, 8. 2m Abraham Hernandez.
Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. 37 Trever Kirkland, 2. 72 Phil Dietz, 3. 20 Joey Price, 4. 9k Kory Wermling, 5. 00b Michael Bingham, 6. 79 Jerry Brown, 7. 12 Josh Ostermiller.
Feature (25 laps): 1. 2L Logan Forler, 2. 37 Trever Kirkland, 3. 28 Joe Perry, 4. 72 Phil Dietz, 5. 9k Kory Wermling, 6. 2 Shad Petersen, 7. 00b Michael Bingham, 8. 1m Willie Hernandez, 9. 20 Joey Price, 10. 81 Darren Smith, 11. 2m Abraham Hernandez, 12. 2x Mike Manwill, 13. 79 Jerry Brown, 14. 33t Tyler Driever, DNS – 12 Josh Ostermiller.