Inverting the Field in the ASA Truck Series Race Didn't Stop Dylan Kwasniewski from taking Home his Second Victory in a Row
The young drivers were prominent in the top five, but not be left out of the mix was veteran Jeff Catlin, from Gilbert, Arizona, who finished a strong fourth behind Kwasniewski, Licata and Underwood. Catlin was unable to finish his new truck which is still under construction, but brought his old 'bass boat red ride' to a top five finish his first time back this season. Rookie-of-the-Year contender Taylor Miinch rounded out the top five after battling with a few different drivers throughout the feature event. Miinch is another one of the young, but highly skilled drivers showing strength in the ASA Truck Series this year. Eric Sloan and his crew realized that even a hard practice session wreck into the wall doesn't have to end your night. His crew worked hard to repair his truck and he came home with a seventh place finish after all.
As all series and tracks across the country are feeling the effects of a poor economy with lower car counts and fan attendance, the teams in the ASA Truck Series that are able to participate are demonstrating their strength and loyalty as a great group of drivers. The show was thrilling and inverting the field is another way that the ASA Truck Series is proving to the fans and promoters that the drivers are ready to race hard and entertain everyone. The fans were not disappointed Saturday night at the I-10 Speedway. The feature event winner, Dylan Kwasniewski, commented on his favorite part of the ASA Truck Series which "definitely is the level of competition, other young drivers and the respect that all the drivers show each other on and off the track". Kwasniewski wanted to thank his sponsors Rockstar Energy Drink, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Alpine Stars and his crew for their support and keeping him in the early points lead in the ASA Truck Series.
The action will continue at fast competitive tracks in the upcoming months at the TOYOTA Speedway at Irwindale and the Las Vegas Bullring. The ASA Truck Series sponsors include VP Racing Fuels, Hoosier Tires, DJ Safety, Frank's Radios, Starter Guard, Advertising Edge, Mechanix Wear, Mallory/ACCEL/Mr. Gasket, TOYOTA, POLYDyn TX7, Top Notch Flooring, Kollasol Ink, Naake Suspension Specialist, STR, and Luke's Transmission. Please use these sponsors, products and services for all your race needs as they continue to help racing prosper. The ASA Trucks are 2,450 pounds, full tube chassis, 108 inch wheelbase, 375 horsepower Van Gordon Racing V-8's, fired by Mr. Gasket's - Mallory / ACCEL ignition systems and VP Race Fuel, with 2-speed direct drive transmissions and Speedway Engineering aluminum quick change rear ends on 8-inch Hoosier Racing Tires and Allied Racing Wheels and can reach speeds of 105 mph. The ASA Trucks sport exact replica Norris Racing fiberglass bodies in Chevy S-10, Chevy Colorado, Ford Ranger, Dodge Dakota and Toyota Tacoma.
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