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Shane Stewart Triumphs at Cottage Grove

Bryan Hulbert – Cottage Grove, Oregon (July 18, 2012) Behind the wheel of the Finley Farms No. 77f, Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart took top honors at Cottage Grove Speedway this past Wednesday night.

Drawing the number three starting position in the feature, Stewart utilized lapped traffic early in the feature to capture the lead. Working the very fast but technical high line, Stewart was able to roll to his second win of the 2012 Bully Dog ASCS Northwest Speedweek presented by Contingency Connection.

Charging from fourteenth, Travis Rilat chased Stewart across the line for second with Henry VanDam taking the show position. Rick Fauver and Cam Smith held on to round out the top five.

Sixth belonged to Kyle Miller with Reece Goetz, Jesse Whitney, Cody Ridge, and Chadd Noland finishing out the top ten.

The 2012 Bully Dog ASCS Northwest Speedweek presented by Contingency Connection continues Thursday night at Sunset Speedway in Banks, Oregon with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV.

ASCS Northwest Region
Cottage Grove Speedway – Cottage Grove, Oregon
July 18, 2012 – Round 5 – Bully Dog ASCS Northwest Speedweek presented by Contingency Connection

Car Count: 28

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. F1-Rick Fauver; 2. 9R-Reece Goetz; 3. 26F-Shane Forte; 4. 11vs-John Michael Bunch; 5. 51-Jason Solwold; 6. 5n-Seth Nunes; 7. 9a-Luke Didiuk

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 77f-Shane Stewart; 2. 26-Sammy Wright; 3. 17-Cam Smith; 4. 10-Kyle Miller; 5. 98m-Mitch Olson; 6. 93-Marissa Earle; 7. 11-Roger Crockett

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 10J-Jake Waddell; 2. 99d-Shawn Wright; 3. 94-Steven Tiner; 4. 39c-Travis Rilat; 5. 17w-Cole Wood; 6. 88n-D.J. Netto; 7. 88x-Brent Hoover

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 33v-Henry VanDam; 2. 88-Jesse Whitney; 3. 12-Cody Ridge; 4. 31-Colton Akerstrom; 5. 13-Chadd Noland; 6. 11ak-Justin Martin; 7. 21s-Zack Spaulding

B Feature: 1. 13-Chadd Noland; 2. 17w-Cole Wood; 3. 5n-Seth Nunes; 4. 11-Roger Crockett; 5. 88n-D.J. Netto; 6. 88x-Brent Hoover; 7. 9a-Luke Didiuk; 8. 93-Marissa Earle; 9. 31-Colton Akerstrom; DNF 98m-Mitch Olson; DNF 11ak-Justin Martin; DNF 21s-Zack Spaulding

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 77f-Shane Stewart; 2. 39c-Travis Rilat; 3. 33v-Henry VanDam; 4. F1-Rick Fauver; 5. 17-Cam Smith; 6. 10-Kyle Miller; 7. 9R-Reece Goetz; 8. 88-Jesse Whitney; 9. 12-Cody Ridge; 10. 13-Chadd Noland; 11. 94-Steven Tiner; 12. 5n-Seth Nunes; 13. 26F-Shane Forte; 14. 10J-Jake Waddell; DNF 11-Roger Crockett; DNF 11vs-John Michael Bunch; DNF 26-Sammy Wright; DNF 51-Jason Solwold; DNF 17w-Cole Wood; DNS 99d-Shawn Wright

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 American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

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Photo Credit: Jim Marshall