Seth Bergman Tops ASCS Sooner Run

Seth Bergman (ASCS photo)

HUMBOLDT, Kan. — Back in victory lane, Seth Bergman captured his 37th career ASCS Regional victory on Friday night at Humboldt Speedway, doing so with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products aboard the Corridor Electric/Oil Field Equipment and Manufacturing No. 23.

Going head-to-head with the National Championship Racing Association, Bergman was able to pick his way to the front of the field after starting sixth in Friday’s 30-lap affair. Running the cushion, Bergman worked into the top three in the opening laps while Alex Sewell led the way with Andrew Deal in tow.

Moving to second as Deal made heavy contact with the wall in turns three and four with 13 laps complete, Seth tried the bottom of turns one and two for the lead with no success. Back to the cushion in three and four, Bergman was challenged for a moment by Sean McClelland for the runner-up spot but was able to fend off the charge.

Caution again on lap 21, Sewell again found his command of the race challenged at the wave of the green but again was able to hold as Bergman slipped to third before the red lights blinked on.

Moving the field back into its previous formation, Bergman slipped past Sewell for the lead off the exit of the second turn. Battling with McClelland to hold second the following lap, Sewell slapped the wall and went over in turn two; collecting fourth running Tim Crawley.

With McClelland in pursuit on the restart, Bergman was able to hold off the D&E Supply No. 22 with Blake Hahn coming from 11th to take the final podium step following a late race battle with Wayne Johnson. Advancing from 12th, Harli White completed the top five.

The finish:

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [6]; 2. 22-Sean McClelland, [5]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [11]; 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [3]; 5. 17W-Harli White, [12]; 6. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [10]; 7. 1X-Tim Crawley, [2]; 8. 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [19]; 9. 26M-Fred Mattox, [15]; 10. 91-Jeff Stasa, [20]; 11. 8-Alex Sewell, [1]; 12. 9$-Kyle Clark, [7]; 13. 11G-Mike Goodman, [16]; 14. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [9]; 15. 15D-Andrew Deal, [4]; 16. 31-Casey Wills, [8]; 17. 95-Matt Covington, [13]; 18. 1-Don Droud Jr, [14]; 19. 20G-Jake Greider, [18]; 20. 50Z-Zach Chappell, [17]