It’s Howard Moore In I-30 ASCS Run


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Chasing the lead for the first 19 laps, Howard Moore led the final six revolutions at I-30 Speedway on Saturday night to top the ASCS regional showdown between the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products and the ASCS Mid-South Region.

Taking the green from the third starting spot, Moore looked on as Alex Sewell and Charlie Louden battled for the point with Louden getting the advantage. Fighting the car after the nose wing fell flat on the No. 8, the damaged airfoil allowed Moore to hunt down the runner-up spot on lap 10.

Loudon kept Howard about a half straightaway behind, but as lap 20 began, Loudon stopped exiting the second turn.

Green with six laps to go, Moore had the advantage of a slower car between himself and Seth Bergman. Unable to clear the No. 31 of Justin Webb, one final caution with three laps to go was still not enough as Moore picked up the win. Crossing up slide jobs throughout the final three laps, Andy McElhannon edged Seth Bergman for the runner-up spot.

Charging from 15th, Derek Hagar raced to fourth with Alex Sewell salvaging a fifth-place finish.

The finish:

Howard Moore, Andy McElhannon, Seth Bergman, Derek Hagar, Alex Sewell, Johnny Herrera, Kade Morton, Matt Covington, Marshall Skinner, Jeremy Middleton, Cody Gardner, A.G. Rains, Tim Crawley, Brian Bell, Wally Henson, Justin Webb, Tommy Snellgrove, Matthew Bauldwin, Robert Richardson, Charlie Louden.