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Bergman wins ASCS A-Main of Tony Stewart presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals

by Mike Haag | Posted on Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Seth Bergman, driver of the #23 celebrates in victory lane after winning the Tony Stewart Presents The Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway on April 6, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

 

Courtesy of Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations

FORT WORTH, Texas – Seth Bergman outlasted Sam Hafertepe Jr. in a green-white/checkered finish to win the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series A-Main on Friday during the Tony Stewart presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

Seth Berman, driver of the #23 races during the Tony Stewart Presents The Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway on April 6, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Hafertepe Jr., the Sunnyvale, Texas resident who swept both features of this event last year, was in position for his third TMS win in the row when he overtook Bergman for the lead with one lap remaining. However, the caution came out and the field was reset by the positions of the last full lap, moving Bergman to the point and Hafertepe Jr. second.

Bergman, of Snohomish, Wash., had a strong restart and never looked back as Hafertepe Jr. never closed to challenge in the two-lap shootout of the 25-lap event. Bergman’s margin of victory was 1.007 seconds.

Sammy Swindell finished third, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart was fourth and Blake Hahn fifth.

Sam Hafertepe Jr, driver of the #15h races during the Tony Stewart Presents The Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway on April 6, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Kale Westover, of Blair, Okla., won the A-Main of the Limited Modified Division of the Tony Stewart presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals. Shane Herbert, of Lafayette, La., was second and Devin Burgess, of Stephenville, Texas, took third.

The Tony Stewart presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals culminates Saturday with a full schedule of American Sprint Car Series and Limited Modified racing action beginning at 7:30 p.m. CT.

 

 

 

Cars race during the Tony Stewart Presents The Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway on April 6, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr, driver of the #15h stands by his car prior to the Tony Stewart Presents The Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway on April 6, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

 

Sammy Swindell, driver of the #3 races during the Tony Stewart Presents The Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway on April 6, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

 

Kale Westover, driver of the #44 celebrates in victory lane after winning the Tony Stewart Presents The Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway on April 6, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

 

Kale Westover, driver of the #44 celebrates in victory lane after winning the Tony Stewart Presents The Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway on April 6, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

 

Seth Bergman, driver of the #23 celebrates in victory lane after winning the Tony Stewart Presents The Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway on April 6, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr, driver of the #15h races during the Tony Stewart Presents The Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway on April 6, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

 

Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 races during the Tony Stewart Presents The Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway on April 6, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

 

Kale Westover, driver of the #44 races during the Tony Stewart Presents The Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway on April 6, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

 

Kenny Wallace, driver of the #36 races during the Tony Stewart Presents The Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway on April 6, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

About the Author

Mike Haag has covered motorsports in San Antonio and South Texas for more than 30 years. In addition to working for the San Antonio Express-News for nearly 28 years, Mike also has co-hosted TrackSmack with Dawn Murphy for 15 race seasons. In addition to being a writer, Mike also teaches English at Floresville High School.