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Bergman Produces Top-Five Finish During First-Ever Trip to Central Pennsylvania

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (May 8, 2018) - Seth Bergman had a successful debut in Central Pennsylvania last weekend during the Battle of the Groves to maintain the points lead in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com championship standings.

Bergman opened the weekend on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, where he placed seventh in a heat race before charging from 11th to win a B Main.


"We were way off in the heat race and it showed," he said. "We didn't panic and start throwing a bunch of stuff at the race car. We kept our cool and made minimal changes to the car. I made sure I stayed as calm as I could. We had a lot of adversity to overcome. We focused on getting our car as close as we could. I got going good on the top and we slid a couple of cars. We kept making speed up top."

That earned the 18th starting position in the A Main. Unfortunately, the track took rubber early and passing was difficult. Bergman picked up a trio of positions to finish 15th.

"We tightened up from the B Main to the A Main and I didn't feel as good," he said. "Shortly in it took rubber and everyone fell in line."

Bergman continued to move forward on Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway, where he powered from sixth to win a heat race. He then advanced from sixth to fourth place in a qualifier, which made him the high-points driver entering the main event.

"I felt really good," he said. "I was leaning on it pretty hard and driving hard."

Bergman started the feature on the pole, but dropped to second on the opening lap. He maintained a top-three position for most of the race before settling for a fifth-place finish, which marked his ninth top five of the season.

"The track slicked off," he said. "I thought the bottom was taking rubber in turns one and two so I went down to run it. That let the outside car get around me. I rode in third most of the race and late in the race when the fuel load came off we were getting freer and freer and lost two more spots in the final few laps."


Bergman returns to the Midwest for a trio of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races this week. The action begins on Wednesday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., before shifting to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Thursday. The weekend wraps up on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.


QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 1 (11); Feature: 15 (18).

May 5 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Heat race: 1 (6); Qualifier: 4 (6); Feature: 5 (1).

SEASON STATS -


19 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 12 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -


Wednesday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com


MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SethBergmanRacing

APPAREL -

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.

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