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Forler is Atomic, takes ASCS Frontier checkers in Idaho
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ATOMIC CITY, Idaho - New track? No problem for Logan Forler, who scored his first win with the Brodix ASCS Frontier Region in the tour's debut at Atomic Motor Raceway, finding Rod End Supply Victory Lane in the opening night of the Rumble in the Desert.

Forler, who once lived in Orting, Washington but now lives in Boise, Idaho, the first time visit to the 1/3-mile dirt oval is now his shortest trip to a dirt track event and he made that first visit a successful one. Taking advantage of the top of the track coming in, Forler bolted to the lead from the outside front row and led all 25 laps aboard the Forler Trucking No. 2L Parker-powered Maxim.

Early on Forler, a former Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour main event winner, took advantage of timely caution flags that cleared the track in front of him just as he was approaching track. However, a long green flag run to close the race saw Forler encounter heavy tracffic, allowing Billings, Montana driver David Hoiness to close in and make a race out of it.

Hoiness, the ASCS Frontier Region points leader who started on the pole, showed a nose a couple of times, but Forler was successfully able to manage his way around the slower cars enough over the last couple of laps and crossed the finish line with Hoiness right on his back bumper.

Though disappointed with not winning his first main event of the year, the best finish of the season for Hoiness padded his lead atop the standings aboard the Hoiness Racing No. 27DD Wesmar-powered Maxim.

Rich Martin of Cheyenne, Wyoming ran fourth most of the race before passing Jeremy McCune for third place and finished there aboard the Martin & Clark No. 24m Triple X. It was also more than good enough to move Martin into second place in the ASCS Frontier Region point standings, 74 tallies behind Hoiness.

McCune, getting back in the swing a things after a recovery from severe burns suffered in May, still finished a solid fourth in his own No. 0J Kasskickin-powerd J&J despite dealing with a severe vibration that began just as he was trying to pass Hoiness for second.

Ned Powers, who came all the way from Belle Fourche, South Dakota, moved up from the 11th starting position to finish fifth in his own No. 0 Kasskicken-powered Maxim.

McCune won the evening's first race from the fourth position and earned the top passing points score of the evening. In the redraw for the first eight starting positions, McCune drew the outside of the second row for the feature. Hoiness and Anthony Farnsworth won the other two heat races.

The second night of the inaugural Rumble in the Desert for the Brodix ASCS Frontier Region's debut at Atomic Motor Raceway is Saturday night with racing scheduled for 7:00.

More information on the ASCS Frontier Region, National Tour and other ASCS regional tours, including schedules and results, can be found onine at ascsracing.com. You can also find the series on Facebook.

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Brodix ASCS Frontier Region
Rumble in the Desert - Night 1
Atomic Motor Raceway
Atomic City, ID
July 21, 2017

17 cars

Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. 0J Jeremey McCune, 2. 11. Mindy McCord, 3. 74u Chauncey Filler, 4. 33 Robert DeHaan, 5. 77 Damon McCune DNF. DNS - 77w John White.

Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. 27DD David Hoiness, 2. 2L Logan Forler, 3. 24m Rich Martin, 4. 0 Ned Powers, 5. 9a Clint Anderson, 6. 7 Brian Robison.

Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. 10 Anthony Farnsworth, 2. 2 Shad Petersen, 3. 81 Darren Smith, 4. 2x Mike Manwill, 5. 96 Mark Medeiros DNF.

Top heat race passing points score: 0J Jeremy McCune, 115
Feature (25 laps): 1. 2L Logan Forler, 2. 27DD David Hoiness, 3. 24m Rich Martin, 4. 0J Jeremy McCune, 5. 0 Ned Powers, 6. 74u Chauncey Filler, 7. 9a Clint Anderson, 8. 11 Mindy McCord, 9. 2 Shad Petersen, 10. 77 Damon McCune, 11. 10 Anthony Farnsworth, 12. 33 Robert DeHaan, 13. 7 Brian Robison, 14. 96 Mark Medeiros DNF, 15. 2x Mike Manwill DNF, 16. 81 Darren Smith DNF. DNS - 77w John White.

Lap leaders: Logan Forler 1-25

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Brodix ASCS Frontier Region
Top 10 points

1. David Hoiness, 965
2. Rich Martin, 891
3. D.J. Brink, 782
4. Mindy McCord, 780
(tie) Damon McCune, 780
6. Robert DeHaan, 749
7. Randy Dolberg, 629
8. Mike Sires, 624
9. Clint Anderson, 619
10. Lany Reber, 575

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Brodix ASCS Frontier Region
Upcoming events

July 22 - Atomic Motor Raceway - Blackfoot, ID (Rumble in the Desert)
July 28 - Black Hills Speedway - Rapid City, SD
July 29 - Gillette Thunder Speedway - Gillette, WY
August 4 - Gallatin Speedway - Belgrade, MT

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Brodix ASCS Frontier Region
2017 winners

June 2 - Eric Lutz at Black Hills Speedway
June 3 - Eric Lutz at Gillete Thunder Speedway
June 9 - Rained out at Gallatin Speedway
July 7 - Wayne Johnson at Gallatin Speedway (Grizzly Nationals w/ ASCS National)
July 8 - Wayne Johnson at Gallatin Speedway (Grizzly Nationals w/ ASCS National)
July 14 - Sam Hafertepe Jr. at Black Hills Speedway (Rushmore Rumble w/ ASCS National)
July 15 - Aaron Reutzel at Black Hills Speedway (Rushmore Rumble w/ ASCS National)
July 21 - Logan Forler at Atomic Motor Raceway (Rumble in the Desert)

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Brodix ASCS Frontier Region
frontier.ascsracing.com

ASCS Frontier Region on Facebook
facebook.com/ascsfrontier

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network
ascsracing.com

Brodix, presenting sponsor of the ASCS Frontier Region
brodix.com

Rod End Supply, presenter of ASCS Frontier Region Victory Lane
rodendsupply.com



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