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|Seth Bergman 6.21.18|| Rate Topic
|Posted: Thursday Jun 21st, 2018 03:09 PM||
|Bergman Heading Home With Momentum From Strong Speedweek
Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Kan. (June 20, 2018) - Seth Bergman is venturing to his home state this week to tackle the 47th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup.
The marquee Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event runs Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., where Bergman is aiming to capture the $15,000-to-win spectacle.
"Dirt Cup is a special race and it'd mean a lot to be able to stand a top the podium on Saturday," he said. "I grew up going to the Dirt Cup. We've won races at Skagit and we've run well at Dirt Cup. The goal is to put everything together this weekend and be standing in Victory Lane on Saturday night."
Bergman has momentum on his side. He's tied for second place in the ASCS National Tour championship standings - only 10 points out of the lead. Bergman is also tied for the second-most ASCS National Tour feature victories this season with a pair of triumphs.
On top of that, he posted three top fives and five top 10s in six Speedweek races to end sixth in the standings. That marked his seventh consecutive season finishing in the top 10 of the Speedweek standings.
Last week's Speedweek action began on Tuesday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, where Bergman advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race and from 10th to eighth place in the A Main.
The following night he powered from fifth to third place in a heat race before maneuvering from sixth to fourth place in the main event at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.
Bergman had to overcome a high pill draw last Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., where he picked up two positions in a heat race to finish fifth. He capped the night by rallying from 14th to an eighth-place run in the feature.
Speedweek wrapped up on Saturday at Salina Speedway, where a third-place result in a heat race missed a spot into the feature redraw by only one. That lined Bergman up ninth for the main event and he gained a handful of positions to place fifth, which was his 16th top five of the season.
"We moved forward almost every time we hit the track during Speedweek," he said. "Of course we want to be battling for the win every night, but to be a consistent top-five and top-10 car is important. More wins will come if we can continue to move forward every time we're on the track."
QUICK RESULTS -
June 12 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 8 (10).
June 13 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 4 (6).
June 14 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 8 (14).
June 16 - Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan.- Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 5 (9).
SEASON STATS -
33 races, 5 wins, 16 top fives, 22 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 29 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 47 th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com
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 - Triple X Race Co.
Triple X Race Components offers the most common sprint car, midget and 600 mini sprint parts. For more information, visit http://www.XXXRaceCo.com.
"I run everything that Triple X makes because they have quality products," Bergman said. "Plus, it's nice to work with a company from my home state. I look forward to achieving a lot of success together."
Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Lucas Oil Products, Young Tools, 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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