CASA GRANDE, Ariz. — Leading it all Saturday night at Central Arizona Raceway, Jake Helsel captured his first career victory with the ASCS Southwest Region.
The second ASCS Regional Tour that Helsel has won with, the win came in the Bob Ream owned No. 8.
Going fourth to first in his heat race, then drawing the pole in the feature, Helsel narrowly held on as Dominic Scelzi, who started the race 10th, brought the difference to 0.207-seconds at the checkered flag. Scelzi was followed by Corey Day. Idaho’s Logan Forler crossed fourth with D.J. Netto in fifth.
The full replay of the event can be viewed on SPEED SPORT.tv affiliate Speedzona.
Feature (25 Laps): 1. 8-Jake Helsel; 2. 41X-Dominic Scelzi; 3. 14D-Corey Day; 4. 2L-Logan Forler; 5. 88N-DJ Netto; 6. 115-Nick Parker; 7. 88-Austin McCarl; 8. 34-Sterling Cling; 9. 2B-Brett Becker; 10. 4-Tuesday Calderwood; 11. 2-Alex Pettas; 12. 11-Shane Smith; 13. 27-Perry McMillan; 14. 75-Chris Bonneau; 15. 151-Duke Johnson; 16. 41-Colton Hardy; 17. 5K-Patrick Krob; 18. 75X-JT Imperial; 19. 17-Ryan Walter; 20. 14-Cody Sickles; 21. 116-Vance Wofford; 22. 42-Caleb Saiz; 23. 10-Jess Beckett; 24. (DNS) 96S-Brandon Sampson
Friday Feature Update
A note on Friday’s feature, the race was cut short after the ninth lap due to a local curfew. As the race did not reach the halfway point, it was slated to be contested on Saturday, however, the curfew would make that impossible. After a discussion with track and series officials, as well as the teams, the race was declared complete due to extenuating circumstances.
D.J. Netto was credited with the victory. During the events that led to hitting that curfew, Mark Dobmeier was injured after catching fire. An update on his condition was posted to his Twitter stating he did suffer second-degree burns but is going to be transferred to a regular room to continue recovering.