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Stephen Leicht, #89 of Waltom Racing wins the ASALMS Opener!

Lexington, MI - The ASA Late Model Series Presented by GM Performance Parts completed the opening event of the year with Stephen Leicht, #89 of Waltom Racing winning the event. 26 of the best drivers in the country came out to compete for the win.

May 7th, "The UB Machine 100" saw 38 teams turn out to compete for one of the 26 positions in the feature event. Stephen Leicht was the 3rd fastest qualifier of the event with a 17.804 time. With only 26 positions available for the feature event, competition was fierce.

Stephen passed race leader Kris Stump, the #23 of Hock Motorsports on the 61st lap and held the lead from there with Brian Campbell, #29 close on his tail for the remaining laps. This is the 2nd feature win for Leicht, the 1st win was Calhoun County Speedway during the 2004 season where teams will be returning next week. Stephen has quite a record with the series with two feature wins and only 3 starts.

Don't forget to watch the action on www.asa.racesontheweb.com from inside Stephen Leichts, Travis Dassow and Jack Smith cars. Video should be posted this week.

24 teams completed the event with only 2 DNF's. All the teams had a great 1st showing for the ASALMS opener. For the first race, fans were awarded with lots of action and passing. The 100 lap event showed 9 caution flags total.

The unofficial results of "The UB Machine 100" were:
87 - Stephen Leicht
29 - Brian Campbell
23 - Kris Stump
94 - Scott Baker
53 - Bobby Stremme
7 - Landon Cassill
2 - Chad Wood
18 - Dan Lensing
11 - Peter Cozzolino
93 - Doug True
88- Mike Satkowiak
55- Tony Rosebrugh
32 - Ryan Carlson
28 - Jack Smith
111 - Jarit Johnson
6 - Jason Deitsch
84 - Brett Piontek
8 - Tommy Cook
25 - Brent Downey
92 - Travis Dassow
3 - Bill Tomlinson
5- Scott Whetzel
81 - Jesse Smith
70 - Ryan Tedesco
16 - Don St. Dennis
61 - Bob Varney

The Series also saw fast qualifier Brent Downey set a new track record at Baer Field Speedway in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Fast time was 17.765 by this young up and coming driver.

The next ASA Late Model Series event is on May 14th at the Calhoun County Speedway in Springport, MI - "The Snap-on Tools 100" Presented by Lane Automotive and Q106FM.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Landon Cassill , Ryan Carl , Stephen Leicht , Jarit Johnson , Jesse Smith , Jack Smith