Bergman Rocks Riverside House

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Seth Bergman won Saturday's ASCS sprint car feature at Riverside Int'l Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. (Tim Aylwin photo)
Seth Bergman won Saturday's ASCS sprint car feature at Riverside Int'l Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. (Tim Aylwin photo)

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — Washington racer Seth Bergman took home a custom Gibson Guitar for earning his first Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series victory in Saturday’s fourth annual Rock-N-Roll 50 at Riverside Int’l Speedway.

“Ever since I heard of the ASCS when I started I’ve wanted a national tour win and it’s finally all come together” commented Bergman. “I don’t even know what to say; I’m just speechless right now but I’ve got to thank my Mom and Dad for sticking with me from day one and my car owner for not giving up on me this last month or two. This is the best night of my life.”

Starting fourth on the grid, Bergman would move to third on the start; giving Chase to front row starting Jarred Roller and race leader Brad Loyet. Racing into slower traffic by lap four, Bergman would take over second on lap 11 as the top five drivers continued to race in and out of slower traffic.

When Gary Wright’s car burst into flames on lap 44 of the quarter-mile oval, the red flag waved.

Under the red flag, problems were revealed for Wayne Johnson who had suffered a blow to the head that ultimately forced the driver to change helmets.

Back under green, the final six laps would go the distance as Bergman walked away by nearly a straightaway. Brad Loyet would finish second while Gary Taylor managed to hold onto the show position over the hard charging Johnny Herrera while 18th starting Wayne Johnson held on to round out the top five.

The finish:

Seth Bergman, Brad Loyet, Gary Taylor, Johnny Herrera, Wayne Johnson, Terry Gray, Jason Johnson, Justin Carver, Brady Bacon, Danny Wood, Cody Gardner, Aaron Reutzel, Jerod Roller, Derek Hager, Brad Bowden, Logan Forler.