Mike Goodman Stars In The Heartland

Mike Goodman in victory lane at Heartland Motorsports Park. (ASCS photo)

TOPEKA, Kan. — Denied in several close finishes over the last couple seasons, Mike Goodman was not going to have another one slip away on Saturday night.

Taking on the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products and Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps, the wily veteran parked the Oil Field Equipment and Manufacturing No. 11g for a $2,222 prize at Heartland Motorsports Park.

Goodman’s first with both regional tours, the No. 11g took the green from the sixth starting spot. Taking over the lead from Evan Martin on lap 14, Goodman kept fellow Oklahoma racer Blake Hahn at bay with a 0.762-second margin of victory.

Starting on the pole, Alex Sewell slipped to the final podium step with Johnny Herrera moving up four spots to fourth. Missouri’s Miles Paulus completed the top five.

The finish:

Mike Goodman, Blake Hahn, Alex Sewell, Johnny Herrera, Miles Paulus, Evan Martin, Kyle Bellm, Jonathan Cornell, Jay Russell, Lance Norick, Aidan Roosevans, Jake Greider, Jared Sewell, J.R. Topper, Wyatt Burks, Nick Howard, Charles McManus, Layne Himebaugh.