Sam Hafertepe Jr. continued his domination of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series with a fifth straight win to start the season. This time, at Missouri State Fair Motor Speedway in Sedalia, MO, he had to come from the outside of the second row. Still, he made short work of the field.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series had a three-day Texas shootout. The Gator Bash at Gator Motorplex in Willis was postponed from earlier in the season. That allowed the series to squeeze in a Thursday warmup for the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite.
Three nights of racing featured three winners. Easter break gave three visiting NASCAR drivers a chance to race with the tour, but none of them fared particularly well. Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart failed to crack the top 10, while Christopher Bell improved throughout the weekend and finished fourth in the Outlaw Nationals finale.
Meanwhile in the USCS, Morgan Turpen swept the Hurricane Hustle weekend.
4/13: Gator Bash, World of Outlaws
Gator Motorplex, Willis, TexasWho Won: David Gravel
Major Story: Gravel moved up from 10th for his fourth victory of the season. Visiting NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne finished 20th.
4/14-15: Texas Outlaw Nationals, World of Outlaws
Devil's Bowl, Mesquite, TexasWho Won: Night 1, Jason Johnson; Finale, Brad Sweet
Major Story: Johnson is in the midst of a resurgent period, while Sweet won in front of his car owner, Kahne.
Results, Night 1
Recap, Night 1
NASCAR Visitors Struggle
4/14-15: Hurricane Hustle, United Sprint Car Series
Flomaton Speedway, Flomaton, ALWho Won: Night 1 & Finale, Morgan Turpen
Major Story: Turpen won her second and third races of the season with this two-night sweep.
Results, Night 1
Recap, both nights
4/15: Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series
Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia, MOWho Won: Sam Hafertepe Jr.
Major Story: Hafertepe scores his record-extending fifth win in a row.
Next Week4/21: Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz, World of Outlaws, Riverside Speedway, West Memphis, AR
4/22: Spring Classic, World of Outlaws, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I55, Pevely, MO