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|Seth Bergman 4.11.18|| Rate Topic
|Posted: Wednesday Apr 11th, 2018 07:18 PM||
|Bergman Claims Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Win for Seventh Straight Season
Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (April 10, 2018) - Seth Bergman extended his winning streak with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com to seven consecutive seasons last Friday when he captured the opening night of the Tony Stewart Presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway.
Bergman led all 25 laps of the main event to continue the winning streak that dates back to 2012.
"Last year we didn't win an ASCS National Tour race until the final weekend of the season so to get one in the second race of the year is huge," he said. "Fortune was on our side and we took advantage."
Bergman maneuvered from fourth to second place in a heat race, which earned a spot in the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 1 to start the A Main on the pole.
"We took off into the lead, but traffic was really tricky," he said. "I knew that it could be a deciding factor and one bobble could allow someone to get by me. We had a near miss late in the race, but I caught a break with the caution coming out."
A driver dove underneath Bergman in turns one and two on the final lap, but the caution was waved for a car that spun out. It gave Bergman a clear track for the green-white-checkered finish.
"Sometimes cautions come out against you and sometimes they happen in your favor," he said. "We took advantage of a great starting position and a timely caution to put our fast race car in Victory Lane."
It marked Bergman's third career triumph at the track and it locked him into Saturday's feature redraw. He started the main event on the inside of the second row.
Bergman battled for a podium position throughout the first half of the race before a mechanical problem relegated him to the pits early. He was credited with an 18th-place result and ranks fourth in the championship standings.
"That wasn't how we envisioned our weekend ending, but you have to take the bad with the good in racing," he said. "At least we had a fast race car that was running toward the front. I've been very pleased with the speed we've shown this year."
QUICK RESULTS -
April 6 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (1).
April 7 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Feature: 18 (3).
SEASON STATS -
14 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 8 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s
UP NEXT -
MEDIA LINKS -
Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.
Lucas Oil Products, Inc., has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace. Lucas also produces a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.
"We're proud to have such a valued company in Lucas Oil Products, Inc., join our team this season," Bergman said. "They make top-of-the-line products that all the race teams use and their brand is known as quality so it's exciting to have the support of such an esteemed company."
Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Young Tools, Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.
"Sometimes it's to your advantage for people to think you're crazy." - Thelonious Monk
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