Hafertepe Breaks ASCS Winless Drought

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Sam Hafertepe Jr. raced to his first Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real victory since 2011 Wednesday at Lawton (Okla.) Speedway. (ASCS/Mike Spivey Photo)
Sam Hafertepe Jr. raced to his first Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real victory since 2011 Wednesday at Lawton (Okla.) Speedway. (ASCS/Mike Spivey Photo)
Sam Hafertepe Jr. raced to his first Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real victory since 2011 Wednesday at Lawton (Okla.) Speedway. (ASCS/Mike Spivey Photo)

LAWTON, Okla. – The last time Sam Hafertepe Jr. stood in Lucas Oil ASCS victory lane was March 26, 2011 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

The driver the No. 15h can now add the other Edwards family owned oval to his resume after scoring his first ASCS National Tour win of the 2014 season at the Lawton Speedway Wednesday night.

Hafertepe’s first National Tour win in the state of Oklahoma, the victory is his third in Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real competition.

Drawing the pole of Wednesday’s 30 lap Protect the Harvest A-Feature, the Lone Star Speedway No. 15h went unchallenged start to finish.

“We had an awesome car tonight. That thing would go anywhere, and it’s good to just get back into victory lane with these guys. It’s been a long time,” said Hafertepe of his victory. “If feels like we’ve been one of the fastest cars every night, just maybe been plagued by our starting position, or something stupid I did, but tonight it all just came together.”

Winning by 4.540 seconds, Hafertepe leaves Lawton tied for second in the Bob Westphal Memorial Cup Speedweek Standings with Brad Loyet, who crossed the finish line second. The win also boosted Hafertepe from sixth to third in the overall Lucas Oil ASCS driver standings.