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It’s Gharst in Midwest/Warrior Showdown

Bryan Hulbert – Cameron, Missouri (July 13, 2012) In the battle between the drivers of the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest and Warrior Regions it was Kaley Gharst to who topped the 21 car field at U.S. 36 Raceway this past Friday the thirteenth.

Running second for much of the early goings, Gharts chased Jason Danley form the drop of the green.

Stopping for a red on lap three involving Cody Baker, the No. 6 of Danley would hold the top spot until slipping out the groove on lap thirteen; allowing Gharst to take over the race lead.

Working on lap fourteen, the field would be halted for a second time as Jonathan Cornell flipped following contact the right rear on Jordan Boston’s Select Auto No. 4.

Restarting on the last completed lap, Gharst would go uncontested to the checkered flag with Jason Danley second. Running fourth at the white flag, Jack Dover would sneak by for third over Stu Snyder with Kyle Bellm rounding out the top five. Don Droud Jr., Randy Hibbs, Jay Russell, Jordan Boston, and Zach Davis completed the top ten.

Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest / Warrior Regions
U.S. 36 Raceway – Cameron, Missouri
July 13, 2012

Car Count: 21
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 2. 38-Cody Baker; 3. 82-Jason Danley; 4. 35au-Jamie Veal; 5. 9m-Bryan Grimes; 6. 4J-Jon Corbin; 7. 33-Austin Alumbaugh

Heat 2: 1. 6-Kaley Gharst; 2. 3z-Zach Davis; 3. 2a-Randy Hibbs; 4. 76-Jay Russell; 5. 86-Kyle Bellm; 6. 17b-Ryan Bickett; 7. 23F-Matt Fox

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 23s-Stu Snyder; 2. 4-Jordan Boston; 3. 2-Don Droud Jr; 4. 53-Jack Dover; 5. 17-Gage Dorr; 6. 21k-Ryan Kitchen; 7. 5M-Miranda Arnold

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 6-Kaley Gharst[2]; 2. 82-Jason Danley[1]; 3. 53-Jack Dover[10]; 4. 23s-Stu Snyder[8]; 5. 86-Kyle Bellm[14]; 6. 2-Don Droud Jr[9]; 7. 2a-Randy Hibbs[3]; 8. 76-Jay Russell[11]; 9. 4-Jordan Boston[5]; 10. 3z-Zach Davis[4]; 11. 21k-Ryan Kitchen[18]; 12. 35au-Jamie Veal[12]; 13. 5M-Miranda Arnold[19]; 14. 33-Austin Alumbaugh[21]; 15. 17b-Ryan Bickett[16]; 16. 9m-Bryan Grimes[13]; DNF 28-Jonathan Cornell[6]; DNF 4J-Jon Corbin[15]; DNF 23F-Matt Fox[20]; DNF 17-Gage Dorr[17]; DNF 38-Cody Baker[7]

The 2012 season marks the 21st year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at

Photo Credit: John Lee