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Seth Bergman Stands Tall On Night 2 of Dirt Cup

Seth Bergman Stands Tall On Night 2 of Dirt Cup

(Image Credit: Lisa Dynes Photography)

ALGER, Wash. (June 26, 2015) Winning at your home track is about as sweet as it gets, and Seth Bergman did exactly that as the Snohomish, Wash. native led all by one lap en-route to victory on night two of the 44th Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by Jack in the Box and his third Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network A-Feature win of the 2015 season.

A rebound from the previous night that saw Seth pit-side on Lap 23, the Washington native spoke about what happened, “It was just a mistake on my part last night trying to get too much too late in the race there and it cost me by breaking the steering box…We were irritated, we knew we had a fast racecar but the draw on nights like tonight is really crucial so we were able to do something with that in our Heat Race and get into the redraw.”

Jumping to the point on the start, Seth had to battle the first few laps with Jordan Weaver. Relinquishing the lead on Lap 2 to the Widow Wax No. 92, who slid Bergman through the third and fourth turns, the Corridor Electric No. 23 dove low to the return the slide in turn one.

From there, it was on to slower traffic. Meticulously picking through the back markers, the caution threatened several times, but would stay furrowed in the flagstand as the race for second ended up going to Thursday night’s winner, Jason Solwold.

“We were okay. I kind of got to racing in point mode there and didn’t want to force a lot of issues,” commented Jason on his runner-up finish. “We didn’t have to win tonight since we came in doing good on points and just tried to keep that going for tomorrow night to start up front.”

Working the cushion, Jordan Weaver looked to be on her way he first podium finish ever with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Battling in the closing laps with defending Dirt Cup Champion, Brock Lemley, the No. 92 fell to fourth off the final turn as Lemley pulled off the slide in slower traffic.

“I didn’t know how much room I had, and honestly I didn’t know it was for third. I was screwing around there for so long, I fell back there, and didn’t know we were running for third at that point,” said Lemley. “I was just hoping to get the best I could, and it got pretty close racing with those lappers the lap before, and it looked like they were going to go low but they ended up sliding right in front of her and left me a hole, so it worked out good.”

Jordan Weaver held on for her first top-five finish against the National Tour with Travis Rilat crossing in fifth.

California’s Willie Croft was sixth after starting 10th with Reece Goetz seventh from 12th. Johnny Herrera advanced to eighth from 11th with Tayler Malsam coming home ninth. Eric Fisher completed the top-ten.

Combined event points puts Jason Solwold as the top dog, placing the Scottie’s Plumbing No. 18 on the pole for Saturday’s $15,000 to win, $1,000 to start feature event. Tyler Malsam will take the outside of the front row. Taking the Top 16 into Saturday’s A-Feature, Trever Kirkland earned the final spot.

With all 51 entrants returning for the second night of Dirt Cup, seven Heat Races went to Travis Rilat, Luke Didiuk, Eric Fisher, Jordan Weaver, Aaron Reutzel, Willie Croft, and Brock Lemley. B-Feature wins went to Derek Roberts and Colton Heath.

The 44th Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by Jack in the Box concludes on Saturday, June 27 with races slated to begin at 7:00 P.M. (PT). Continued updates on Dirt Cup can be found at http://www.skagitspeedway.com.

For more information on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup - Night 2
Skagit Speedway - Alger, Wash.
Friday, June 26, 2015

Car Count: 51

Heat Races: 8 Laps, taking the winner plus the next the next 9 highest in passing points to the A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 39C-Travis Rilat[2]; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson[1]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[6]; 4. 5R-Steve Reeves[3]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn[7]; 6. 51-Jared Peterson[5]; 7. 95-Matt Covington[8]; 8. 14K-Kyle Bellm[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9A-Luke Didiuk[1]; 2. N8-Nate Vaughn[4]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[5]; 4. 56-Justin Youngquist[6]; 5. 22-Sean Macdonell[3]; 6. 57-Bud Ashe[8]; 7. 62-Lawrance Kirkham[7]; 8. 4B-Cale Brooke[2]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 59-Eric Fisher[2]; 2. 11-Marc Duperron[1]; 3. 79K-Kelsey Carpenter[3]; 4. 72-Phil Dietz[4]; 5. 1NZ-Jamie Duff[6]; 6. 37-Trever Kirkland[7]; 7. 22C-Trevor Cook[5]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 92-Jordan Weaver[1]; 2. 2-Kelly Miller[2]; 3. 33-Kris Miller[3]; 4. 23N-J.J. Hickle[5]; 5. 44H-Travis Jacobson[6]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee[7]; 7. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson[4]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 2. 96-Greg Hamilton[2]; 3. 33X-Colton Heath[4]; 4. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith[7]; 5. 5-Michael Bollinger[3]; 6. 51X-Kyle Miller[5]; 7. 14-Kyle Vanulden[6]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 29-Willie Croft[1]; 2. 18-Jason Solwold[4]; 3. 9R-Reece Goetz[7]; 4. 15-Dan Dunlap[2]; 5. 16-David Miller[6]; 6. (DNF) 91-Chase Goetz[5]; DNS 81-Darren Smith

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 22B-Brock Lemley[2]; 2. 42-Derek Roberts[1]; 3. 26-Tayler Malsam[5]; 4. 38-Trevor Turnbull[4]; 5. 55-Trey Starks[7]; 6. 0J-Jay Cole[6]; 7. (DNF) 94-Robbie Price[3]

B-Feature(s): 15 laps, taking the top 3 to the tail of the A-Feature.

B Feature (15 Laps): 1. 42-Derek Roberts[2]; 2. 56-Justin Youngquist[3]; 3. 44H-Travis Jacobson[8]; 4. 72-Phil Dietz[6]; 5. 37-Trever Kirkland[10]; 6. 77X-Wayne Johnson[1]; 7. 22-Sean Macdonell[11]; 8. 91-Chase Goetz[14]; 9. 0J-Jay Cole[12]; 10. 15-Dan Dunlap[9]; 11. 33-Kris Miller[4]; 12. (DNF) 52-Blake Hahn[5]; 13. (DNF) 14-Kyle Vanulden[15]; 14. (DNF) 44NZ-Daniel Anderson[16]; 15. (DNF) 5R-Steve Reeves[7]; 16. (DNF) 51X-Kyle Miller[13]; 17. (DNF) 14K-Kyle Bellm[17]; 18. 81-Darren Smith[18]

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 33X-Colton Heath[2]; 2. 79K-Kelsey Carpenter[3]; 3. 55-Trey Starks[5]; 4. 11-Marc Duperron[1]; 5. 51-Jared Peterson[12]; 6. 23N-J.J. Hickle[4]; 7. 95-Matt Covington[13]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee[10]; 9. 94-Robbie Price[16]; 10. 5-Michael Bollinger[11]; 11. 16-David Miller[8]; 12. 57-Bud Ashe[9]; 13. 62-Lawrance Kirkham[14]; 14. 4B-Cale Brooke[17]; 15. 22C-Trevor Cook[15]; 16. (DNF) 38-Trevor Turnbull[6]; 17. (DNF) 1NZ-Jamie Duff[7]

A-Feature: 25 Laps

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 2. 18-Jason Solwold[4]; 3. 22B-Brock Lemley[5]; 4. 92-Jordan Weaver[1]; 5. 39C-Travis Rilat[6]; 6. 29-Willie Croft[10]; 7. 9R-Reece Goetz[12]; 8. 45X-Johnny Herrera[11]; 9. 26-Tayler Malsam[13]; 10. 59-Eric Fisher[8]; 11. 55-Trey Starks[22]; 12. 9A-Luke Didiuk[7]; 13. 79K-Kelsey Carpenter[20]; 14. 56-Justin Youngquist[19]; 15. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith[14]; 16. 96-Greg Hamilton[16]; 17. 2-Kelly Miller[15]; 18. 42-Derek Roberts[17]; 19. (DNF) 44H-Travis Jacobson[21]; 20. (DNF) 33X-Colton Heath[18]; 21. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel[9]; 22. (DNF) N8-Nate Vaughn[3]

Lap Leader(s): Seth Bergman 1, 3-25; Jordan Weaver 2;
KSE Hard Charger: Trey Starks +11
FSR High Point: Travis Rilat
Provisional(s): N/A

Dirt Cup Points (After 2 Nights)

All ties broken by combined Heat Race Passing Point totals.

Pos. - Car # - Driver - Points

  1. 18-Jason Solwold-539
  2. 26-Tayler Malsam-489
  3. 22B -Brock Lemley-489
  4. 29-Willie Croft-488
  5. 23-Seth Bergman-484
  6. 39C -Travis Rilat-479
  7. 33X -Colton Heath-476
  8. 92-Jordan Weaver-473
  9. 77X -Wayne Johnson-462
  10. 87-Aaron Reutzel-458
  11. 59-Eric Fisher-455
  12. 55-Trey Starks-444
  13. 51-Jared Peterson-443
  14. 9R -Reece Goetz-441
  15. 45X -Johnny Herrera-434
  16. 37-Trever Kirkland-434
  17. 11-Marc Duperron-431
  18. 9A -Luke Didiuk-431
  19. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith-429
  20. 99-Skylar Gee-421
  21. 79K -Kelsey Carpenter-421
  22. 94-Robbie Price-419
  23. 96-Greg Hamilton-415
  24. 95-Matt Covington-412
  25. 56-Justin Youngquist-410
  26. 22-Sean Macdonell-408
  27. 2JR -Kelly Miller-405
  28. 44H -Travis Jacobson-404
  29. 42-Derek Roberts-403
  30. 91-Chase Goetz-400
  31. 33-Kris Miller-399
  32. 23N -J.J. Hickle-397
  33. N8 -Nate Vaughn-396
  34. 5R -Steve Reeves-395
  35. 72-Phil Dietz-393
  36. 14K -Kyle Bellm-392
  37. 52-Blake Hahn-386
  38. 16-David Miller-384
  39. 5-Michael Bollinger-383
  40. 0J -Jay Cole-383
  41. 14-Kyle Vanulden-379
  42. 51X -Kyle Miller-378
  43. 15-Dan Dunlap-378
  44. 57-Bud Ashe-377
  45. 38-Trevor Turnbull-377
  46. 44NZ -Daniel Anderson-373
  47. 62-Lawrance Kirkham-369
  48. 22C -Trevor Cook-369
  49. 1NZ -Jamie Duff-365
  50. 4B -Cale Brooke-364
  51. 81-Darren Smith-362


2015 Lucas Oil ASCS Winners: Aaron Reutzel 3; Seth Bergman 3; Jason Sides 1; Mark Smith 1; Brian Brown 1; Blake Hahn 1; Wayne Johnson 1; Tony Bruce, Jr. 1; Jason Solwold 1;

Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Points (Top 10): 1. Aaron Reutzel 1,600; 2. Seth Bergman 1,549; 3. Johnny Herrera 1,509; 4. Wayne Johnson 1,501; 5. Matt Covington 1,342; 6. Blake Hahn 1,268 7. Jeff Swindell 1,263; 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. 1,241; 9. Kyle Bellm 1,201; 10. Jordan Weaver 1,068;


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