Kirkland wins Rock Springs ASCS Frontier finale
Andrew Kunas, Stagg Motor Sports PR
Victory lane and action photo credits: Jeff Quinn, Speedmax.tv
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. – Trever Kirkland added to his points lead when he won his third ASCS Frontier Region sprint car main event of the season, taking Saturday’s Wyoming Sprint Car Showdown finale at Sweetwater Speedway.
Kirkland led all 20 laps aboard the Kirkland Racing No. 37 Shark-powered Triple X, taking the lead on the start and never looking back. That third win leads all drivers in ASCS Frontier competition and the Helena, Montana driver also increased his lead to over 100 points. Kirkland has won two of the last three races and has been on the podium in six of the last seven.
A multi-car melee that took out three cars on the initial start was the only stoppage. Michael Bingham flipped upside down but emerged from his car uninjured. After a lengthy delay to repair the catch fence in Turn 2, the second attempt to start the race was successful and they ran 20 straight green flag laps.
Denver, Colorado driver Nick Haygood, who dominated and easily won Friday’s race at Sweetwater, was no match for Kirkland on Saturday, but backed up the Friday victory with a second place run in the Rick Lowery No. 1 USA Performance-powered Maxim. Kory Wermling of Great Falls, Montana finished third aboard his family’s No. 9k Moyle-powered Maxim and moved into second place in the standings after Alberta’s Kelly Miller lost a motor in hotlaps and scratched for the evening. Mike Manwill of Idaho Falls, Idaho was fourth.
Haygood and Kirkland won heat races earlier in the evening.
Next for the ASCS Frontier Region is a return to Big Sky Speedway for the Harvey Ostermiller Memorial, a two-night event for the first time on August 19th and 20th.
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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Brodix ASCS Frontier Region
Wyoming Sprint Car Showdown
Rock Springs, WY
August 13, 2022
Heat 1 (6 laps): 1. 1 Nick Haygood, 2. 24m Ian Myers, 3. 38 Caleb Crowther, DNS – 2jr Kelly Miller
Heat 2 (6 laps): 1. 37 Trever Kirkland, 2. 9k Kory Wermling, 3. 77 Michael Bingham, 4. 2x Mike Manwill.
Feature (20 laps): 1. 37 Trever Kirkland, 2. 1 Nick Haygood, 3. 9k Kory Wermling, 4. 2x Mike Manwill, 5. 38 Caleb Crowther, 6. 77 Michael Bingham, 7. 24m Ian Myers, DNS – 2jr Kelly Miller.
Lap leaders: Trever Kirkland 1-20
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Upcoming ASCS Frontier Region events
August 19 & 20
Harvey Ostermiller Memorial
Big Sky Speedway – Billings, MT
September 2, 3 & 4
Electric City Speedway – Great Falls, 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
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Stagg Motor Sports
Josh Stagg, ASCS Frontier Region coordinator & promoter – firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Kunas, public relations & announcer – email@example.com