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Jesse Love celebrates his ASA STARS National Tour win at Toledo Speedway. (Daniel Vining photo)

Love Nets First ASA STARS Victory At Toledo

On Saturday night at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway, Jesse Love took the win in the first 200-lap Template super late model Glass City 200 over teammate Cole Butcher and Chase Burda. 

It was the first ASA STARS National Tour appearance at Toledo and the first trip for the ASA brand in over 20 years. 

Love took the lead late in the second stage and held on over the past 50-plus laps for his fourth career super late model win and his first ASA STARS National Tour victory.

It was a little bit of sweet redemption for the California driver. Not only did he come up short in last year’s ASA/CRA Super Series portion of the Glass City 200, he also finished second after dominating the ARCA Menards Series race at Toledo just a few weeks later.

“I’m just happy to finally win a super late model race again. I feel like I don’t do a good job in these things, I don’t know what it is. I feel like we all did a good job as a team tonight,” Love said. “Me and my Toyota teammate William Sawalich had a great race last year and I came out on the short end of the stick that time. 

“I’m excited to finally get a win with Donnie Wilson and I’m excited to see him, wherever he is.”

Feature Results (200 Laps)

1. Jesse Love

2. Cole Butcher

3. Chase Burda

4. Bubba Pollard

5. Andrik Dimayuga

6. Austin Nason

7. Billy VanMeter

8. Scotty Tomasik

9. Gio Ruggiero

10. Logan Bearden

11. Noah Gragson

12. Albert Francis

13. Ty Majeski

14. Kyle Crump

15. Brandon Varney

16. Michael Simko

17. Brian Campbell

18. David Liaeff