Sharp driving was the key as Sharp Transportation presented the All Star Championship weekend at Rocky Mountain Raceway for the ASA Pro Trucks

PR ASA Pro Trucks

September 21st 2014

 

Sharp precise driving is what series veteran and 2013 champion Scott Luttmer would have to do if he wanted to catch the defending champion and current point leader “JP” Johnny Pierre. As the series made its way to Rocky Mountain Raceway for the final point event of the 2014 season a twenty point gap separated Luttmer and Pierre. After night one Luttmer had captured the main event win and closed the gap to a narrow six point deficit to the defending champion. The night went caution free for the ASA Pro Trucks. Luttmer started in the eighth position in the fifty lap main and took over the lead from pole setter Kendel Woll on lap 29.

The second day of the Sharp Transportation All Star Champions Weekend saw the first caution of the weekend for the series as third place contender Drew Reitsma and Luttmer battled for the same real-estate in the eight lap heat race. Before it was over Reitsma found the number 06 planted hard in the turn two wall with his hopes for a top three in the final point standings slipping away. After several offers of trucks for Reitsma to continue the challenge in the point race. The team decided to sit out the final main event of the season and focus on the invitational in Las Vegas scheduled for October 24th and 25th. Luttmer was able to continue but was off the pace finishing just ahead of Reitsma at the tail end of the field.

After the qualifying and heat race points were calculated the gap that was separating the championship battle was a close nine points. Pierre’s second place qualifying effort set him up to potentially gain the most passing points of the two but, Luttmers starting position set him up for what could be the most position points. The green flag fell with Pierre starting on the rear bumper of Luttmer. An early caution for the ASA Pro Truck of Bret Adams as it came to rest without power low on the backstretch apron. A quick realignment and the caution cone was introduced and both drivers went low with Pierre at the rear of Luttmer. After clicking off a few laps the number ten driven by Michael Hillock spun coming off turn two bringing the second caution of the night. Pierre went high at the caution cone and gained a positon on Luttmer who went low. The low line proved to be the line that went forward and Luttmer moved towards the front following. Rookie point leader Daniel Shirley. Shirley made his way to the front by lap twenty nine and never looked back. Luttmer struggled trying to get around Mason Newhouse another rookie contender. Eventually making the pass for second on lap forty seven of fifty but it was too late as Shirley had clearly checked out on the field and solidified his Rookie of the Year status.

 

Official finish for September 19th

1 Scott Luttmer

2 Daniel Shirley

3 Drew Reitsma

4 Mason Newhouse

5 Johnny Pierre

6 Kevan Larson

7 Jason Quale

8 Mike Hillock

9 Cody Backus

10 Dave Fleishman

11 Kendel Woll

12 Dan Doan

13 Sam Harris

14 Alan Larson

 Official finish for September 20th

1 Daniel Shirley

2 Scott Luttmer

3 Mason Newhouse

4 Johnny Pierre

5 Kendel Woll

6 Sam Harris

7 Kevan Larson

8 Jason Quale

9 Alan Larson

10 Dave Fleishman

11 Mike Hillock

12 Cody Backus

13 Dan Doan

14 Brent Nelson

 

 

Official 2014 Championship Standings

 

1              Johnny Pierre ~#38                              712 Points

Twin Falls Idaho – DL Evans                               2013 – 2014 ASA Pro Truck Champion

                                                                                2 wins 5 top 3 and 9 top 5 in 12 starts

2              Scott Luttmer ~#9                 703 Points

Hagerman Idaho - Schaeffer Oil                        2012 ASA Pro Truck Champion 2014 Runner up

                                                                                2 win 6 top 3 finishes 7 top 5 finishes in 12 starts

3              Daniel Shirley* ~#23                           651 Points

Twin Falls Idaho- Broadway Auto Buhl            Rookie of the Year

                                                                                3 Wins 7 top 3 finishes, 7 top 5 finishes 12 starts

4              Drew Reitsma ~#06                              632 Points

Wendell Idaho –Reitsma Holsteins                    2 Solid wins in 2014

                                                                                2 wins 6 top 3’s and 6 top 5’s in 11 starts

5              Alan Larson ~#14                                589 Points

Twin Falls Idaho – Agri-Service                          Veteran driver owning 5 ASA Pro Trucks had a great season

                                                                                1 win 2 top 3 and 6 top 5 finishes in 12 starts

6              Mason Newhouse*~#29                     562 Points

Twin Falls Idaho – The Car Store                        Son to John brother to Hannah, great talent runner up  for Rookie of the Year

7              Kendel Woll ~#08                                488 Points

Buhl Idaho – Citizens Building                           2013 Rookie of the year had an up and down season

8              Dan Doan ~#71                                    441 Points

Twin Falls Idaho – Larson/Agri-Service             Pretty much grew up at Meridian and Magic Valley Speedway

9              Jason Quale* ~#12                              422 Points

Twin Falls Idaho – Dairy Queen                         Son to Bruce and Dana Quale 2014 Rookie contender

10           Sam Harris ~#13                                   381 Points

Twin Falls Idaho – Sendoa Homes                     Another home built truck, fast on the short runs

9              Cody Backus ~#36                               326 Points

Orem Utah – Hillock Motorsports                      Always a strong finisher has missed a couple of events

10           Jay McDonald* ~#33                          271 Points

Gooding Idaho – LY Cattle                                  Jay and his dad Fred built his dad built the truck from the ground up

6              Ron Lawser ~#28                                 269 Points

Townsend Montana – Montana Ron               All the way from Townsend Mt won 2 trophy dashes

7              Kevan Larson ~#88                             224 Points

Twin Falls Idaho – Agri-Service                          Running a limited schedule, one of the two seat trucks giving rides

8              Jerry Bailey ~#07                                  221 Points

Pocatello Idaho  – Raceway Promoter              Finished 2nd in the ASA Pro Truck 75 at RMR won both events at Pocatello

9              Jerry Rice ~#4                                        213 Points

Twin Falls Idaho – TJ’s Lounge                           2 time truck Champion running a limited schedule

6              Dave Fleishman ~#Q                           186 Points

Woods Cross Utah Driver                                    Racing the Utah events in front of his local fans

3              Mike Hillock ~#10                                166 Points

Provo Utah - Hillock Motorsports                      Thanks to Mel Radmall for letting him race the truck

5              John Wong ~#3                                    90 Points

Parma Idaho – Champion Produce                   Running a limited 2014 schedule

4              Tanner Wong ~#47                             89 Points

Parma Idaho – Champion Produce                  Proud to call Meridian Speedway home son of John

2              Brent Nelson* ~#76                             78 Points

Tremonton Ut.  Looking for help                        bought the truck late in the season hops to run for Rookie in 2015

2              Hannah Newhouse* ~#61                  67 Points

Boise Id.  Boise State University                          Only one start in 2014 great run and great finish  

2              Randy Hadlock* ~#76                         37 Points

Elko Nevada                                                          Sold the truck to Brent Nelson