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October 17, 2020 - Ashton Winger scores fourth place finish in SAS opener at Smoky Mountain
Friday night saw Ashton Winger return to action at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) behind the wheel of the Johnny Doan Plumbing No. 12 Late Model for the Southern All Star Series doubleheader. With 34 cars on hand for the King of the Mountain Championship, Ashton secured his spot into the opening night feature with the second fastest time in his qualifying group behind Ricky Weiss. With $3,000 on the line, Winger faded one spot in the 30-lap affair to finish fourth behind Dale McDowell, Ricky Weiss, and Sam Seawright with Tommy Kerr coming in fifth. (Michael Moats photo)

1On Saturday evening, Winger timed in third fastest in his time trial group before picking up an 8-lap heat race victory. Starting on the pole for the $7,000-to-win finale, Ashton surrendered the top spot to Dale McDowell early in the race but reeled in the leader near the halfway point. Attempting to throw a slider on McDowell after a restart, Winger made hard contact with the wall that forced him pitside for the remainder of the evening on lap 24.

For more results from these events, please visit www.SASDirt.com.

October 3, 2020 - 11th place finish with World of Outlaws at 411 Motor Speedway
1Ashton Winger was one of 39 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) on Friday night for the Mike Duvall Memorial. Following an eighth place finish in his heat race, Winger logged a 10th place outing in his B-Main, forcing him to rely on a provisional into the opening night feature. With $10,000 on the line, Ashton jumped up four spots in the 50-lapper to place 19th.

The following night at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.), Ashton edged his way into the $10,000-to-win finale with the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat. Rolling off 16th, Winger jumped up five spots to register an 11th place outing. (Michael Moats photo)

Ashton sits in seventh in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

September 26, 2020 - Podium finish with World of Outlaws at Thunder Mountain
1Following the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series to the Keystone State, Ashton Winger traveled to Thunder Mountain Speedway (Knox Dale, Pa.) on Friday night for the two-day Thunderfest. In a field of 37 cars, Winger laid down the seventh fastest time in his qualifying group before placing third in his heat. Starting the opening night feature in ninth, Ashton clawed forward one spot in the 50-lap affair to finish eighth.

For another $10,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday, Ashton fell one spot short of a transfer spot in his heat with a fifth place finish. Coming in second in his B-Main behind Jason Covert, Winger earned the 19th-starting position for the finale. Wheeling his way into a podium spot, Ashton Winger charged forward 16 positions to register a third place finish behind Brandon Sheppard and Jared Miley with Michael Norris and Dennis Erb Jr. rounding out the Top-5. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

Ashton is currently seventh in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

September 15, 2020 - Early exit from One for the Road at Fairbury Speedway
Tuesday night found Ashton Winger in action at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) competing in a stout field of 44 Late Models for the $15,000-to-win One for the Road. Following the sixth fastest time in his group, Winger edged his way into the main event with the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race. Starting in 15th, Ashton was an early retiree from the 50-lapper on lap 23. (Todd Healy photo)

For more results from this event, please visit www.FairburySpeedway.com.

September 11, 2020 - Winger invited to Intercontinental Classic at Eldora
1After promoters and race officials were forced to postpone the 50th annual World 100 to 2021, Ashton Winger was one of 48 Late Models invited to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Thursday night to take part in the Intercontinental Classic. Losing one spot in his heat race to finish ninth, Winger transferred into the B-Main for another shot at the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature. Locking in the Top 3, Ashton fell short with a 10th place outing.

The following night for another $10,000-to-win preliminary feature, Ashton suffered a flat tire while running in a transfer spot that forced him pitside. Instead of competing in his B-Main, Winger elected to scratch from the remainder of the weekend to save equipment. (Zach Yost photo)

For more results from these events, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

September 5, 2020 - Top-10 finish with World of Outlaws at Lancaster Speedway
Competing with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series in his home state of Georgia, Ashton Winger visited Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, Ga.) on Friday evening for the Charlie Mize Memorial. Posting a fourth place finish in his heat race, Winger locked into the 10th-starting position for the opening night feature. With $10,000 on the line, Ashton was collected in a multi-car tangle on a lap-25 restart the sent him pitside. Rallying from the tail of the field, Winger salvaged a 13th place outing. (Richard Barnes photo)

1On Saturday afternoon at Lancaster Speedway (Lancaster, S.C.), Ashton jumped up two spots in his heat race to place fourth, which positioned him 12th on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win finale. Breaking into the Top-10, Winger improved four spots to come home eighth.

Ashton remains in seventh in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

August 22, 2020 - Winger scores fourth place finish at Eriez Speedway
Following the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series on an eastern swing, Ashton Winger made the trek to Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, Pa.) on Thursday evening for the Billy Vacek and Huey Wilcoxon Memorial. Drawing 38 cars, Winger locked his spot into the redraw with a second place finish in his heat behind Brandon Sheppard. Receiving the fifth-starting position for the $12,000-to-win A-Main, Ashton dropped one spot in the 50-lapper to register a sixth place finish. (Rick Neff photo | DirtTrackDigest.com)

1On Friday evening at Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.), Ashton followed up the sixth fastest time in his qualifying group with a third place finish in his heat. With $10,000 on the line in the feature, Winger marched forward six spots to place sixth.

The following night at Eriez Speedway (Eerie, Pa.), Winger edged his way into the $10,000-to-win finale with the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race. Wheeling his way into the Top-5, Ashton passed 11 cars in the 50-lapper to place fourth behind Dennis Erb Jr., Boom Briggs, and Brandon Sheppard with Alex Ferree coming in fifth.

Ashton climbed to seventh in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

August 8, 2020 - Top 10 finish in World of Outlaws stop at Beaver Dam Raceway
1On Tuesday afternoon Ashton Winger followed the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series to Beaver Dam Raceway (Beaver Dam, Wis.) to kick off a week in the Badger State. In a field of 31 cars, Winger top the speed charts in time trials but fell one spot shy of a transfer position in his heat with a fifth place finish. Picking up a 10-lap consolation victory, Ashton earned the 17th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top-10, Winger charged forward nine spots to register an eighth place finish.

After a scheduled off-day on Wednesday, Ashton headed to Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wis.) on Thursday for the 33rd annual USA Nationals weekend. Following an 11th place finish in his heat race, Winger logged an 11th place outing in his B-Main, forcing him to rely on a provisional into the preliminary feature. With $6,000 on the line, Ashton passed 13 cars in the 30-lapper to register a 12th place outing.

On Friday afternoon for a pair of heat races, Winger held his spot for all 12-laps of his first heat to finish third. Passing four cars in his second heat to place third, Ashton was seventh overall in passing points, locking him into the Pole Dash. Coming in fourth, Winger earned the fourth-starting position for Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win USA Nationals. (Todd Boyd photo)

Running into trouble early, Winger was an early retiree from the 100-lapper on the eighth lap with a broken rear-end.

Ashton sits in eighth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

August 2, 2020 - Mother Nature postpones Hoosier Dirt Shootout finale
1Ashton Winger was one of 29 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand at Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa) on Tuesday evening for the second appearance for the series at the quarter-mile oval. Following the fourth fastest time in his group, Winger notched a second place finish in his heat behind Cade Dillard, sending him into the redraw. With $10,000 on the line, Ashton dropped eight spots in the 50-lapper to place 14th.

On Friday night Ashton followed the World of Outlaws to Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, Ind.) two-day Hoosier Dirt Shootout. Drawing 32 cars for the event in place of the Prairie Dirt Classic, Winger failed to record a lap in time trials, which positioned him 15th on the starting grid for the $2,500-to-win preliminary feature. Locking the Top 8 into Saturday night’s main event, Ashton passed three cars in the 25-lapper to finish 11th. (Michael Boggs Photography)

With Mother Nature postponing Saturday night’s finale to Sunday afternoon, Winger was slated to roll off fifth in his B-Main with the Top 6 transferring into the $25,000-to-win Hoosier Dirt Shootout. After persistent rain overnight, World of Outlaws officials were forced to postpone the event to a later date to be announced.

Ashton is currently eighth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

July 25, 2020 - Winger tops Late Model field at I-55 Raceway for third of the season
A weekend off from the grueling demands of the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series didn’t stop Ashton Winger from getting in the driver’s seat. (Jacob Dearing photo | STLRacing.com)

Winger used the opportunity to enter a weekly racing event at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, Mo.) and put his Johnny Doan Plumbing No. 12 E-Z-GO/ Franklin Enterprises/ Keyser Manufacturing/ Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model in Victory Lane.

“We had a great car on Saturday night and thankfully was able to get it done,” said Winger. “During these uncertain times, we have to race an opportunity we can. Thanks to everyone who makes this possible, especially all of our great sponsors for their continued support.”

1Marching forward five spots in his heat race to score a second-place finish behind Rusty Griffaw, Winger locked into the pole position for the A-Main. Holding off Jeff Herzog, Ashton streaked to his third win of the season over Herzog, Griffaw, Tim Ratajczyk, and Kyle Stolzer.

For more results from this event, please visit www.FederatedAutoPartsRaceway.com.

July 19, 2020 - Pair of Top 5 finishes on World of Outlaws northern swing
1Continuing on the northern stint with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, Ashton Winger visited Gondik Law Speedway (Superior, Wis.) on Tuesday afternoon competing in a field of 29 cars. Gaining three spots in his heat race to place third, Winger locked into the 10th-starting position for the main event. With $10,000 on the line, Ashton marched through the field five spots to register a fifth place finish behind Brandon Sheppard, Ashton Winger, Jimmy Owens, and Darrell Lanigan.

After Friday night’s program was postponed to Sunday by Mother Nature, Ashton traveled to Red River Valley Speedway (West Fargo, N.D.) on Saturday evening for the $10,000 prize. Following the fourth fastest time in his group, Winger notched a runner-up finish in his heat behind Darrell Lanigan. Rolling off sixth for the A-Main, Ashton jumped up one spot in the 50-lapper to place fifth behind Darrell Lanigan, Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Weiss, and Chase Junghans. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

The following night at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, N.D.), Winger posted a third place finish in his heat, which positioned him seventh on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win finale. Falling three spots in the 50-lap affair, Ashton recorded a 10th place outing.

Ashton remains in eighth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

July 11, 2020 - Ashton Winger lands Top 10 finish with World of Outlaws at Plymouth
1Friday night saw Ashton Winger return with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series in the Badger State at Outagamie Speedway (Seymour, Wis.). Following the fourth fastest time in his group, Winger cruised to a 10-lap heat race victory, which positioned him second on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Overtaking polesitter Dennis Erb Jr. for the lead on the second lap, Ashton led the next 12 circuits until Jason Rauen slipped by. Wrestling back the top spot on lap 14, Winger was collected in a tangle with another competitor while navigating through lapped-traffic that sent him to the tail. He salvaged a 15th place outing in the 50-lap affair.

On Saturday evening at Plymouth Dirt Track (Plymouth, Wis.), Ashton edged his way into the $10,000-to-win finale with the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race. Rolling off 16th, Winger advanced through the field eight spots in the 50-lapper to place eighth. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

Ashton sits in eighth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

July 4, 2020 - Winger scores first career World of Outlaws victory at Cedar Lake
1Ashton Winger out-dueled the best of the best on Friday night to earn his first-career World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series victory.

Aboard the Franklin Enterprises No. 12 Total Fire Protection/ B&D Leasing/ Keyser Manufacturing/ Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model, the 20-year-old held off two-time and defending series champion, Brandon Sheppard, to earn a $20,000 payday.

“This is so awesome man,” Winger shouted in victory lane. “This is all I’ve ever wanted to do. I never wanted to NASCAR or anything like that. I always wanted to be at the top level of the Dirt Late Model Racing and here we are. I’m so glad we got to do this in front of a full crowd. This is so badass! I’m speechless.”

The action kicked off on Thursday evening with the Elimination Showdown. The Top-12 qualifiers from the first-time trial session were locked into the invert. Winger recorded the sixth fastest time, which positioned him seventh on the starting grid for the elimination style shootout.

Eliminating four cars after each 5-lap segment, Ashton survived all three segments to compete in the 8-lap dash to the finish for $3,000. Losing two spots when the checkered flag flew, Ashton posted a ninth-place outing.

Coming in second in his heat race on Friday afternoon, Winger secured his spot into the redraw. Receiving the pole position for the 40-lapper, Ashton pulled away to a comfortable advantage at the start. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

Winger’s challenges came when Sheppard began to apply pressure at the halfway mark. The two went side-by-side in the final laps, trading sliders, all while navigating lapped traffic.

With just three to go, Sheppard launched a turn one slider and cleared Winger for the top spot. Winger returned the favor with a turn three slider, retaking command of the lead at the two-to-go signal. Over the final two laps, Ashton held off Sheppard for the win. Ricky Weiss finished third, with Dennis Erb Jr., and Darrell Lanigan completing the Top-5.

“Sheppy was showing me a nose that whole time and this race track moved around so much that I just didn’t know where to be,” noted Winger. “This is a dream come true. I have to thank so many people: my mom, my dad, Billy Franklin, Colby, Todd Pruett, everybody who has ever turned a wrench on any of my race cars since I was nine years old. This is all for them. I’m so thankful.”

For another $20,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday evening, Ashton came in third in his heat, which locked him into the seventh-starting position for the finale. Dropping three spots in the 40-lap affair, Winger posted a 10th place finish.

Ashton climbed to eighth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

June 27, 2020 - Top 10 finish in Firecracker 100 at Lernerville Speedway
1Thursday night found Ashton Winger in action at Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pa.) competing in a stout field of 48 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries for the 14th annual Firecracker 100 weekend. Coming in third in his heat race, Ashton locked into the 15th-starting position for the $6,000-to-win preliminary feature. Passing eight cars in the 25-lap affair, Winger reeled in a seventh place finish.

On Friday evening for another $6,000-to-win preliminary feature, Winger followed up a 10th place finish in his heat with a fifth place finish in his B-Main. Relying on a provisional into the A-Main, Ashton gained seven spots in the 25-lapper to register a 16th place outing.

With preliminary results determining the starting grid for heat races, Winger edged his way into the $30,000-to-win Firecracker 100 with a third place finish in his heat. Starting in 14th, Ashton Winger improved five spots in the 50-lapper to place ninth. (Rick Neff photo)

Ashton remains in ninth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

June 20, 2020 - Winger claws forward to Top 5 Finish at Volunteer Speedway
Ashton Winger traveled to Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tenn.) on Friday night to kick off the doubleheader with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. Drawing 33 cars, Winger edged his way into the opening night feature with the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat. Rolling off 16th, Ashton marched through the field 12 positions in the 50-lapper to register a fourth place finish behind Brandon Sheppard, Dennis Erb Jr., and Cade Dillard with Chase Junghans coming in fifth. (Michael Moats photo)

1The following night for another $10,000-to-win A-Main, Ashton time in ninth fastest in his group before placing third in his heat. Starting the feature in 10th, Winger gained four spots in the 50-lapper to notch a sixth place finish.

Ashton sits in ninth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

June 13, 2020 - Winger Dominates Duals in Dixie Finale at Deep South Speedway
1A dominate performance on Saturday night at Deep South Speedway in Loxley, Ala. yielded 20-year-old Ashton Winger his first victory of the season.

Winger drove his Johnny Doan Plumbing No. 12 E-Z-GO/ Franklin Enterprises/ Keyser Manufacturing/ Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to a $5,000 payday in the Southern All-Star Series Duels in Dixie finale.

“It feels like a big relief,” said Winger. “I feel like we’ve been fast all year and it doesn’t even feel like it’s June. I’ve been doing some really silly stuff behind the wheel and tonight I guess I didn’t. Tonight, everything clicked. I hope this momentum continues on to next week [in World of Outlaws events].”

Ashton came in third fastest in his group, which positioned him sixth on the starting grid for the main event. Overtaking Josh Putnam for the lead on the fourth lap following a restart, Winger went unchallenged in the remaining distance of the 50-lapper to capture his third career SAS victory. Winger crossed the finish line by more than six seconds over Ryan Crane, Tyler Crowder, Joseph Joiner, and Billy Franklin. (Brian McLeod photo)

On Friday, Winger secured his spot into the opening night feature with the fifth fastest time in his qualifying group. Rolling off ninth, Ashton gained three spots in the 30-lapper to register a sixth-place finish.

For more results from these events, please visit www.SASDirt.com.

June 6, 2020 - Winger Invited to Dirt Late Model Stream at Eldora Speedway
1With the 26th annual Dirt Late Model Dream getting postponed to 2021, Ashton Winger was one of 48 Late Models invited to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Thursday afternoon for the Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational. Locking the Top 4 finishers from the heats into the preliminary feature, Winger followed up the 22nd fastest time overall in qualifying with a seventh place finish in his heat. Needing a third place finish or better in his B-Main to make the A-Main, Ashton logged a seventh place outing.

On Friday afternoon, Winger edged his way into the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature with the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race. Rolling off 13th, Ashton dropped three positions in the 30-lap affair to register a 16th place finish. (Zach Yost Racing Photography)

Sitting 29th overall in preliminary points on Saturday afternoon, Winger rolled off eighth in his heat race for a shot at the $50,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational. Sending the Top 4 into the show, Ashton logged a ninth place finish, transferring him into the B-Main. Locking the Top 3 into the finale, Winger fell short with a 10th place outing.

For more results from these events, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

May 30, 2020 - Ashton Winger Follows World of Outlaws to Hawkeye State
On Friday night Ashton Winger followed the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series to Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa) for the doubleheader at the facility that features a quarter-mile oval inside of the half-mile oval. Drawing 38 cars, Winger came in seventh in his heat before placing fifth in his B-Main. Relying on a provisional into the opening night feature, Ashton improved seven spots in the 30-lapper to register a 17th place finish. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

1The following night on the half-mile, Ashton laid down the sixth fastest time in his group before picking up an 8-lap heat race victory. Earning the second-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main via the redraw, Winger brought out a caution on lap 22 while running in seventh. Dropping outside the Top-10 in the remaining distance, Ashton Winger logged an 18th place outing.

Ashton remains in ninth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

May 23, 2020 - Winger Rallies to Ninth Place Finish in Drydene Double Down Opener
1Back behind the wheel of the Franklin Enterprises No. 12 Late Model, Ashton Winger made the trek to Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, Mn.) on Friday evening returning with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series for the Drydene Double Down Invitational. In a field of 26 cars, Winger secured his spot into the $6,000-to-win opening night feature with a fourth place finish in his heat. After contact with another competitor early in the race sent him to the tail, Winger charged up to a ninth place finish in the remaining distance.

For the second round of the Drydene Double Down Invitational on Saturday, Ashton followed up the fastest lap in his time trial group with a second place finish in his heat behind Justin Zeitner. With $20,000 on the line in the feature, Winger ran in the Top-10 the majority of the race until a caution on lap 41 dropped him back to 15th.

Ashton is currently in ninth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

May 15, 2020 - Top 5 Finish in Magnolia Mayhem 40 at Magnolia
1Tuesday night saw Ashton Winger return behind the wheel of his (virtual) Late Model at the (virtual) Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.) for the third and final round of the eDirt Racing Shootout. Earning the 11th-starting position for the $1,000-to-win A-Main via preliminary events, Ashton improved four spots in the 35-lapper to place seventh.

After Mother Nature shifted the event back a day, Winger headed to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Miss.) on Friday night for the Magnolia Mayhem 40. Following the seventh fastest time in his qualifying group, Ashton secured his spot into the main event with third place finish in his heat. With $5,000 on the line, Ashton Winger gained five spots in the 40-lap affair to place fourth behind Jimmy Owens, Timothy Culp, and Dennis Erb Jr. with Rusty Schlenk coming in fifth. (Scott Oglesby photo)

For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.MagnoliaDirt.com.

May 7, 2020 - Runner-up Finish in iRacing Invitational at Volusia
1 After taking part in real-life racing over the weekend, Ashton Winger returned behind the wheel of his virtual Late Model on Monday evening at the (virtual) Volusia (FL) Speedway Park for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model iRacing Invitational. With the event leading up to the eDirt Racing Shootout on CBS Sports Network on Tuesday, Winger fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a fourth place finish. Streaking to a 12-lap consolation victory, Ashton locked into the 13th-starting spot for the main event. Wheeling his way into a podium spot, Ashton Winger gained 11 positions to place 2nd behind Corey Gordon with Nick Stroupe, Kaeden Cornell, and Eric Riggins rounding out the Top-5.

For the $1,000-to-win eDirt Racing Shootout on Tuesday, Ashton dropped two spots in the 35-lap feature to register a seventh place finish.

On Thursday night, Winger headed to Senoia (GA) Raceway competing in a field of 43 cars for the DirtonDirt.com Shootout. Grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race, Ashton earned the 21st-starting position for the main event. With $5,000 on the line, Ashton Winger was an early retiree from the 40-lap affair on lap 15. (Blake Harris photo)

For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.SenoiaRaceway.com.

April 30, 2020 - Top 10 Finish in Tarheel Invitational at Tri-County Racetrack
1Monday afternoon saw Ashton Winger return with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model iRacing Invitational Series at the (virtual) Eldora (OH) Speedway. Drawing 48 cars, Winger followed up the eighth fastest lap overall in time trials with a second place finish in his heat behind Trent Ivey. Starting the $1,000-to-win A-Main in eighth, Ashton broke into the Top-5 early and was in contention for the top spot the entire race until heavy contact with three-to-go dropped him back to a 20th place outing.

On Thursday night at Tri-County (NC) Racetrack with several precautionary measures in place to make the Schaeffer Oil Tarheel Invitational possible, Ashton laid down the 13th fastest time in qualifying before placing third in his heat race. Earning the 11th-starting position for the $4,000-to-win A-Main, Winger improved one spot in the 40-lap affair to place 10th. (Brian McLeod photo)

For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.TriCountyRacetrack.net.

April 20, 2020 - Top 10 Finish with World of Outlaws at Virtual Williams Grove
1 On Monday afternoon Ashton Winger returned behind the wheel of his Franklin Enterprises No. 17 (virtual) Late Model at the (virtual) Williams Grove (PA) Speedway for another round of the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model iRacing Invitational. Gaining two spots in his 8-lap heat, Winger recorded a fourth place finish, transferring him into the B-Main. Coming in second behind Kaeden Cornell, Ashton earned the 20th-starting position for the $1,000-to-win A-Main. Wheeling his way into the Top-10, Ashton Winger improved 10 spots in the 50-lap affair to place 10th.

For more results from this event, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

April 13, 2020 - Winger Gains 19 Spots in iRacing Invitational at Lernerville
1Ashton Winger was one of 54 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model iRacing Invitational entries on hand at the virtual Lernerville (PA) Speedway on Monday night battling for the $1,000 top prize. Slipping back to a fifth place finish in his heat, Winger transferred into the B-Main for another shot at the main event. Coming in second behind Tyler Clem, Ashton locked into the 21st-starting position for the main event. Wheeling his way into a podium spot, Ashton Winger advanced through the field 19 spots to place 2nd behind Mike McKinney with Ethan Toedter, Trent Ivey, and Nick Hoffman rounding out the Top-5 finishers.

For more results from this event, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

April 8, 2020 - Top 5 Finish in iRacing Invitational at Knoxville Raceway
Wednesday night saw Ashton Winger return to the (virtual) Knoxville (IA) Raceway for another round of the World of Outlaws iRacing Invitational featured on Fox Sports 1 (FS1). Receiving the seventh-starting position for the $1,000-to-win A-Main via preliminary events, Winger improved three spots in the 40-lapper to place fourth behind Corey Gordon, Nick Stroupe, and Kaeden Cornell with Logan Seavey coming in fifth. (Chris Owens photo)

For more results from this event, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

April 6, 2020 - 13th Place Finish in iRacing Action on Monday at Knoxville
1On Monday evening Ashton Winger was one of 49 virtual Late Models on hand at Knoxville (IA) Raceway for another round of the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model iRacing Invitational. After laying down the seventh fastest lap in time trials, Winger fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a fourth place finish. Picking up a 12-lap consolation victory, Ashton locked into the 16th-starting position for the $1,000-to-win A-Main. Gaining three spots in the 40-lap affair, Ashton Winger recorded a 13th place finish.

For more results from this event, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

April 1, 2020 - Winger Collected in Wreck in iRacing Event at Charlotte
1Ashton Winger returned behind the wheel of his Johnny Doan Plumbing No. 12 virtual Late Model on Wednesday night at the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina) for the event that was broadcasted on FOX Sports 1. With previous iRacing lap times determining the starting lineup for the main event, Ashton locked into the 11th-starting position for the 50-lap affair. With $1,000 on the line, Winger got collected in a tangle early that left him on his roof. He was credited with a 19th-place outing.

For more results from this event, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

March 30, 2020 - Podium Finish in iRacing Invitational at Dirt Track at Charlotte
With the regular season still on delay due to the rise of Coronavirus, Ashton Winger hopped behind the wheel of his virtual Late Model on Monday night at the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina) for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model iRacing Invitational. In a stout field of 43 cars, Winger followed up the eighth fastest lap in qualifying with a second-place finish in his heat behind Eric Riggins. Earning the eighth-starting position for the $1,000-to-win A-Main, Ashton quickly worked his way to the front and began battling with race-leader Mike McKinney for the top spot in the closing laps. After challenging McKinney on the high-side with two-laps remaining, Winger connected with another competitor while coming to the checkered that dropped him to third, trailing McKinney and Kaeden Cornell across the line with Nick Stroupe and Logan Seavey rounding out the Top-5. (JZ iRacing Photography)

For more results from this event, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

March 7, 2020 - Winger Follows World of Outlaws to Volunteer State
Friday night saw Ashton Winger return with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series at  Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee) to kick off the doubleheader in the Volunteer State. Drawing 33 cars, Winger laid down the fastest lap overall in time trials before placing fifth in his heat race. Picking up a 10-lap consolation victory, Ashton locked into the 17th-starting position for the opening night feature. With $10,000 on the line, Winger was an early retiree from the 50-lapper on lap 31. (Josh James Artwork)

1The following night at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the Tennessee Tipoff, Ashton fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat race with a fifth-place finish. Coming in second in his B-Main behind Mason Zeigler, Winger locked into the 20th-starting position for the $12,000-to-win finale. Improving five spots in the 60-lap affair, Ashton Winger recorded a 15th place outing.

Ashton is currently in ninth in the latest World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series point standings. For more results from this event, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

March 1, 2020 - 10th Place Finish in Ginger Owens March Madness at Gaffney
1On Sunday afternoon Ashton Winger visited Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) piloting the Franklin Enterprises No. 12 Late Model entry for the Southern All Star Series sanctioned Ginger Owen March Madness. In a field of 29 cars, Winger secured his spot into the main event with a 3rd place finish in his heat race. With $12,000 on the line, Ashton improved one position in the 60-lap affair to place 10th.

For more results from this event, please visit www.SASDirt.com.

February 15, 2020 - Ashton Winger Begins DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia
1Ashton Winger returned to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) on Monday afternoon competing in a field of 44 DIRTcar Late Models for the 49th annual DIRTcar Nationals. Following the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Michael Norris, Winger scored a 3rd place finish in his heat which positioned him ninth on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Dropping four spots in the 30-lap affair, Ashton recorded a 13th place outing.

The following night, Ashton gained one spot in his heat race to place 6th. Needing a 2nd place finish or better in his B-Main to make the $7,000-to-win A-Main, Winger fell short with a 4th place finish.

1On Wednesday evening for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series sanctioned contest, Winger edged his way into the A-Main with the 3rd and final transfer spot in his heat race. With $10,000 on the line, Ashton improved one spot in the 40-lap affair to place 14th.

For the fourth round of the 49th annual DIRTcar Nationals on Thursday night, Ashton fell one spot short of transfer position in his heat with a 4th place finish. Slipping back to an 11th place finish in his B-Main, Winger was granted a provisional into the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Passing eight cars in the 40-lapper, Ashton Winger scored an 18th place outing.

On Friday afternoon, Winger followed up the second fastest lap in his time trial group with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Chase Junghans. Falling short of a Top-10 finish in the 40-lap feature, Ashton slipped back to a 17th place finish.

Wrapping up the 49th annual DIRTcar Nationals on Saturday evening, Ashton posted a 7th place finish in his heat race, sending him into the B-Main. Coming one spot shy of a transfer position with a 4th place finish, Winger was forced to rely on a provisional into the finale. With $10,000 on the line, Ashton Winger gained five spots in the 50-lap affair to place 19th.

For more results from these events, please visit www.DIRTcar.com and www.WoOLMS.com.

January 18, 2020 - Winger Unharmed in Flip at Volusia Speedway Park
1Saturday night found Ashton Winger in action at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) piloting the No. 9 Crate Late Model entry for the final round of the Sunshine Nationals. In a field of 43 Newsome Crate Racin’ USA Winter Series entries, Ashton fell two spots short of a transfer position in his heat with a 7th place finish. Streaking to a 10-lap consolation victory, Winger earned the 22nd-starting position for the main event. With $10,000 on the line, Ashton Winger was involved in a wreck on lap 14 that sent him flipping. He was able to walk away under his own power.

For more results from this event, please visit www.VolusiaRacing.com.

January 5, 2020 - Top 10 Finish in Battle at the Border Opener in NM
Kicking off the 2020 season, Ashton Winger traveled to Vado Speedway Park (Vado, New Mexico) on Friday night piloting the Franklin Enterprises No. 12 Late Model for the inaugural Battle at the Border. Drawing 42 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries, Winger followed up the second fastest lap in his time trial group with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Ricky Weiss. Starting the $5,000-to-win A-Main in sixth, Ashton dropped three spots in the 25-lap affair to place 9th. (Jim Rosas photo)

1The following night, Ashton edged his way into the A-Main with the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat race. With $5,000 on the line, Winger held his spot for all 25 laps to record a 14th place outing.

For the final round of the inaugural Battle at the Border on Sunday, Winger came in seventh fastest in his qualifying group before placing 2nd in his heat behind Billy Moyer Jr. Starting the $15,000-to-win finale in eighth, Ashton had climbed into the Top-5 but caught behind another competitor lodged on the wall on lap 16 that caused severe damage to the right side of his car. He attempted to finish the race but was an early retiree with two laps remaining. He was credited with an 18th place outing.

With the first weekend in the books, Ashton is currently tied for 13th in the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.


December 17, 2019 - Winger Ends 2019 Season with Eight Wins
Ashton Winger attended a total of 45 events during the 2019 season piloting his Johnny Doan Plumbing/EZ-Go No. 12 Late Model entry. Losing eight of his scheduled dates to Mother Nature, Winger recorded eight wins, 25 Top-5 finishes, and 30 Top-10 outings.

His 2020 season will kick off on January 3rd at Vado Speedway Park (Vado, New Mexico) for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series sanctioned Battle at the Border.


December 14, 2019 - Top 5 Finish in Dalton Myers Memorial at East Bay
1Friday night found Ashton Winger in action at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) competing in a field of 26 Late Models for the two-day Dalton Myers Memorial. Reeling in a Top-5 finsih in the feature on Saturday night, Winger posted a 4th place spot behind Kyle Bronson, Jeff Mathews, and Steve Mathis Jr. with Travis Varnadore coming in 5th.

For more results from this event, please visit www.EBRP.co.


November 16, 2019 - Winger Captures Career Payday in Fall Classic at Whynot
Ashton Winger invaded Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Miss.) over the weekend. He piloted his Johnny Doan Plumbing No. 12 E-Z-Go/ Keyser Manufacturing/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to a career-best $15,000 payday. (Rick Victory photo)

Winger, who started sixth in the main event, took the lead from Tyler Erb on lap 60 and pulled away to lead the final 40 laps. He finished a comfortable 1.583 seconds ahead of Erb at the checkered flag.

“The racetrack never cleaned up I felt like. It was really racy the whole time, but it got so slick that it was really hard to pass,” Winger said. “I told everyone that I really wanted to get somewhere inside the top five and just sit there and ride for 40 or 50 (laps), but you just never know with the tires.”

“I just wanted to get out there and run smooth and consistent for as long as I could and just pick one (position) off when I could,” he added. “It all worked out and the cautions fell our way a little bit. Once I got out front, I had a pretty good idea of what I needed to do.”

“I want to thank everyone, who supports my racing program. Their amazing support is the reason we can make this happen.”

1The rescheduled 25th Annual Fall Classic drew a strong field of 37 entries for the two-day event. On Friday night, Winger followed up the ninth fastest lap in his time trial group with a second-place finish in his heat race behind Dalton Cook.

Earning the sixth-starting position for the 100-lap main event on Saturday night, Ashton broke into a podium spot by lap 17 and began track down race-leader Tyler Erb over the next 30 circuits. Sliding ahead of Erb on lap 60, Ashton Winger paced the field in the remaining distance to register his eighth win of the season over Erb, Darrell Lanigan, Dennis Erb Jr., and Michael Page.

For more results from this event, please visit www.WhynotMotorsportsPark.com.


November 9, 2019 - Ashton Winger Attends World Finals at Charlotte
1Thursday night saw Ashton Winger hop behind the wheel of the Billy Franklin-owned No. 12 Super Late Model entry for the Can-Am World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina). With 69 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand for the rain-shorted qualifying session, Winger’s qualifying efforts locked him into the 12th-starting position for his heat race on Friday.

Needing to place 3rd or better to make the feature, Ashton came in 7th transferring him into the B-Main for one final shot at the $12,000-to-win A-Main. Sending the Top 2, Winger fell short with a 7th place outing.

On Saturday night starting in tenth in his heat race, Winger logged a 9th place finish sending him into the B-Main for another shot at the $12,000-to-win finale. Transferring the Top 2, Ashton logged an 8th place finish.

For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.


October 12, 2019 - Top 5 Finish in B.J. Parker Memorial at TST
1Ashton Winger returned with the Schaeffer’s Fall Nationals on Friday night at Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, North Carolina) for the Tar Heel 50. After missing time trials and not starting his heat race, Winger gained three spots in the 53-lap feature to place 18th.

1The following night at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) for the Southern All Star Series sanctioned B.J. Parker Memorial, Ashton posted a 5th place finish in the feature, trailing Jason Hiett, Jackson Hale, Dillon Tidmore, and Jadon Frame across the line.

Sunday’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned-Rome Showdown at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) fell victim to Mother Nature.

For more results from these events, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com and www.SASDirt.com.


September 29, 2019 - Winger Records Richest Win Yet at Senoia Raceway
Sunday evening at Senoia Raceway was an emotional time for 19-year-old Ashton Winger and his family. The gumbo oval was the scene of the richest payday of the Georgia driver’s young career. He piloted his Johnny Doan Plumbing No. 12 E-Z-Go/ Keyser Manufacturing/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to a $10,150 triumph in the annual Billy Clanton Classic. (Mike Horne photo)

“I’ve wanted to win this race right up there with all of them,” Winger said in victory lane. “If anybody knows me, they know the Clanton family is like my family. I really appreciate all they do. Shane’s like my dad. Rusty and Joey taught me how to race. This is so awesome.

“I bided my time there early in the race and was able to get past [Chris] Madden in lapped traffic. This is such an awesome feeling to win this race. I want to thank everyone, who supports my racing program. Their amazing support is the reason I got this win.”

1After Mother Nature shifted the event from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon, Ashton Winger was one of 33 Schaeffer’s Fall Nationals Series entries registered at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) for the Billy Clanton Classic. After recording the fastest lap in qualifications, Winger cruised to a 10-lap heat race victory which positioned him second on the starting grid for the main event.

Overtaking polesitter Chris Madden on lap 15 as the duo battled through lapped traffic, Ashton dominated the remaining 45 circuits to capture his seventh win of the season and a $10,025 payday. He also received a $125 bonus for being the leader at the midway point of the finale. Madden, Shane Clanton, Clint Smith, and Casey Roberts trailed him to the checkers.

For more results from this event, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.