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Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Returns Full Time To The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in 2016

TULSA, Okla. (February 3, 2016) When some drivers sustain injuries behind the wheel, it can take weeks, if not full seasons of racing to bounce back. For Sam Hafertepe, Jr. it took mere laps for the Sunnyvale, Texas driver to feel right at home in the Hwy. 79 Collision No. 15h.

Coming back for the first time with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products at the Outlaw Motorsports Park on July 24, after breaking his arm on May 1, 2015 at the Salina Highbanks Speedway, it was as if Sam never left as the Texas ace smoked the field on a track that rough and on the top, only to follow that up the next night at the Longdale Speedway.

“We won

six times in the 13 races I ran for Keith after I got back in the car. You never know what to expect coming off an injury like that and to come back like we did, it was unexpected but we felt like we could win. We just didn’t expect to come out that good, that fast,” commented Sam.

Looking to the 2016 season however, Sam is fully healed and looking to carry that momentum to a season ending $60,000 prize, but is still keeping an honest look at having to continue building a relatively new team.
“I feel like we are definitely going to be one of the cars to beat, but I really don’t know where to set the feeling at for this year. What we did at the end of last year was pretty impressive to me, coming in a knocking off several wins in a row. That’s though to do no matter who you’re racing and I just feel like right now we’re not going to set any goals because I don’t know how high we can go right now. It’s hard to say if we’re going to just pick up right where we left off last year, or go through a lull before we get clicking, but it’s always hard to tell at the beginning of the year.”
Driving for Keith Dobbs, out of Franklin, Texas, the Lucas Oil ASCS title hunt begins March 11 and 12 at the Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. Looking at the overall schedule however, the Devil’s Bowl is still the one track that Sam looks forward to the most.
“Here in this part of Texas is where I started racing so going to Devil’s Bowl, I’m always pumped up for that. We’re just about always one of the best cars when we go there so I feel like it’s our race to lose.”
Looking at close to 50 nights on the road, Sam has plenty of experience to lean on, and although still a young man, gives him a well-deserved veteran status in the sport.
“The dirt is different everywhere you go. To me, I feel it plays well into my hands going to some these places that a few of these guys haven’t really seen that many times. When we go to Washington, I’ve been to almost all those tracks. I won my first Outlaw show at Skagit Speedway so even we don’t have notes on a few of the places we’re going to I feel like we’re already prepared.”
Going into the 2016 season, Sam would like to thank car owner Keith Dobbs as well as Hwy. 79 Collision, Wells Racing Engines, J&J Chassis, and Keizer Wheels for their support. Fans looking to keep up with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. can find him online at http://www.sam15.com and on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). You can also read Sam’s words at http://www.thedriversproject.com/2016/01/coming-back.
The 2016 season is the 25th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing across the United States for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. For continued updates, and to see the full lineup of events for American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to the Regional Tours, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

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Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV Motorsports Network is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.
Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix. All Heat Races are brought to you by ButlerBuilt Professional Seating Systems. All B-Features are presented by BMRS.
Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, LucasOilRacing.tv, and General Tire.
Communications for the American Sprint Car Series is provided by Racing Electronics. All events are broadcast online at http://www.racinboys.com.
Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, Fuel Safe, DMI Rear Ends, BMRS, SpeedMart, Competition Suspension, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley’s Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection.

All Systems Go For Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway With Active Month Of March

2016 Northeast Dirt-Track Modified Season Opens At Historic First State Facility

GEORGETOWN, DE – The month of March is typically slow in the world of Northeast dirt Modified racing.

For Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway, however, it is all systems go!

The historic half-mile clay oval will roar to life to ignite the region’s 2016 dirt-track season with on-track activity planned shortly after the conclusion of February auto racing festivities in Florida

On Saturday, March 5, the first open practice session of the year is set for Georgetown. Pit gates open at 1 p.m., with on-track action targeted for 3 p.m. Pit admission for the open practice is $20. Grandstand admission is free of charge. Any race car able to pass safety inspection is permitted to attend the practice.

Six days later, on March 11, a second open practice session is scheduled to precede the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial on the 12th. The Friday night test and tune will have gates opening at 4 p.m. Cars will hit the track at 6:30 p.m. Again, pit admission is $20, with grandstand admission free.

The season-opening dirt Modified event takes place on Saturday, March 12 with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial. Headlining the program is the first Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP South Region event of the ’16 campaign, with the potent big-block/small-block Modifieds battling 49 laps for $4,900 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $490 to take the green in memory of the speedway’s founder. Lap money, bonus award and contingency prizes will further ‘sweeten the pot’ for competitors.

Also on the card: Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,000 to win, $100 to start), Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks.

Pit gates open at 11 a.m., with the grandstands unlocked at noon for the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial. Hot laps hit the track at 2 p.m. and racing follows at 3 p.m.

A Sunday, March 13 rain date has been reserved, if needed.

Complete pricing and general information on the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial can be found online at: http://www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com/?page_id=120

The Microtel Inn & Suites Georgetown/Beach Area, located less than a mile from the speedway on Route 113, is offering discounted rates to the racing community planning to attend the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial. By mentioning “Georgetown Speedway” while making a reservation, a $99 nightly rate is available for Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12. Contact the hotel directly by phone at 302.859.5111 to make a reservation. The Microtel Inn & Suites Georgetown/Beach Area website is www.microtelgeorgetown.com.

The final event of March at Georgetown is scheduled for Friday, March 25 with the Deron Rust Memorial. For this event, small-block Modifieds top the program in a 33-lap main paying $3,396 to the winner and $396 to start: a tribute to Rust’s car number. Crate 602 Sportsman, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks fill out the show.

Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates are unlocked at 5 p.m. Hot laps hit the track at 6:30 p.m. and racing begins at 7:15 p.m.

Complete race information for the Deron Rust Memorial is online at: http://www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com/?page_id=143

Georgetown Speedway, originally constructed by Melvin L. Joseph in 1950, is located at the intersection of Route 113 and Speedway Road in Georgetown, Del., just miles from the Delaware beaches and less than a 40-minute drive from Ocean City, Md.

A new website for the speedway is live at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com. Like “Georgetown Speedway” on Facebook, follow @thegtownspdwy on Twitter, e-mail georgetownspeedway@gmail.com or contact Brett Deyo at 845.728.2781 during business hours for more information.

Hello World of Outlaws Fans!

We announced this week that Sears and Craftsman brand tools have made a 3-year commitment to become Title Sponsor of both the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Late Model Series, marking the first time that a Fortune 100 company has made such a significant investment in dirt track racing. We wanted to invite you to check out our welcome video for Craftsman and to let you know that for a very limited time we are sending fans who register at worldofoutlaws.com a free series decal. These won’t last, so register soon!

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