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|Seth Bergman 9.13.17|| Rate Topic
|Posted: Thursday Sep 14th, 2017 05:59 AM||
|Bergman Produces Podiums at I-30 and Diamond Park With ASCS Mid-South Region
Inside Line Promotions - MURFREESBORO, Ark. (Sept. 13, 2017) - Seth Bergman earned a trio of top-five finishes, including a pair of podiums, during a tripleheader last weekend.
Bergman opened the weekend on Friday at Flint Creek Speedway in Colcord, Okla., where he finished fourth in an ASCS Red River Region heat race. That ranked him ninth in overall points and missed a spot in the feature redraw by only one position.
"We moved forward and finished with a top five so that was positive," he said. "We've been struggling with various issues we're trying to fix. Our focus is on winning so if you're finishing in the top five you're putting yourself in a position to win."
Bergman rallied from ninth to a fifth-place result, which marked his fifth straight weekend with at least one top-five finish.
The momentum continued on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., which hosted an ASCS Red River Region and ASCS Mid-South Region event. Bergman finished where he started - third - in a heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the seventh row for the A Main.
"We were buried pretty far in the A Main after not moving forward in the heat race," he said. "The track widened out and we were able to move around in the main event. Cars were all over the track from the top to the bottom so you had to be able to maneuver and be good at many spots on the track. We had a good car and it showed by how far we were able to move forward."
Bergman charged from 14th to third place to capture the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.
The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway, where Bergman maneuvered from fifth to fourth place in a heat race to make the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 5 to start the main event on the inside of the third row.
"There wasn't much passing so the draw and redraw were critical," he said. "It came down to whoever started on the front row was likely going to win the race and unfortunately we started in the third row. We moved up a row on the start when the driver in front of us crashed and then we were able to gain another position. The track wasn't super racy. Once you got going it was tough to make up ground. Midway through the race I moved to the bottom and started running the leader down. A caution came out at a bad time. Then he found the bottom. We had a restart and I was able to pull to his left rear, but that was as close as I could get."
Bergman's second-place finish was his 13th podium of the season.
He is slated to compete this Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region.
QUICK RESULTS -
Sept. 8 - Flint Creek Speedway in Colcord, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 5 (9).
Sept. 9 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 3 (14).
Sept. 10 - Diamond Park Speedway in Murfreesboro, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 2 (5).
SEASON STATS -
55 races, 2 wins, 24 top fives, 37 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 50 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region
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 - Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing
Based in Shawnee, Okla., Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing is a business within the oil industry.
"Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing builds anchors for oil wells and they are pretty much at the top of the industry quality-wise," Bergman said. "They take pride in being made in America and in building quality parts."
Bergman would also like to thank Corridor Electric, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., 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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