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April 27, 2019 - Ashton Winger Bags a Pair of Podium Finishes with Southern All Star Series
Friday night saw Ashton Winger in action at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the Southern All Star Series sanctioned opener. Recording the fastest time in his qualifying group, Winger locked into the pole position for the $4,000-to-win A-Main. After jumping out to an early race lead for the first ten circuits, Ashton lost the top spot to Ricky Weiss on lap-11 and went on to place 3rd behind Weiss and Chris Madden with Jimmy Owens and Brandon Overton completing the Top-5 finishers. (Michael Moats photo)

1The following night at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama), Winger earned the 4th-starting position for the $4,000-to-win finale via preliminary events. Sliding past polesitter Brandon Overton for one lap, Ashton hung on to runner-up finish behind Overton in the 40-lap affair with Austin Horton, Kyle Beard, and Riley Hickman trailing them to the checkers.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.SASDirt.com.

April 20, 2019 - Winger Captures First Career MSSCS Win at Whynot
19-year-old Ashton Winger achieved a career first on Saturday night. The pilot of the Johnny Doan Plumbing No. 12 Franklin Enterprises/ The Realty Queen & Team/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model charged to the $3,000 victory with the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) at Whynot Motorsports Park. (David Kranak photo)

The win was his first of the year and the first of his career with the storied, regional tour.

“Man, I always love racing at Whynot Motorsports Park, and after weather altered our original plans, we had a great night there on Saturday night,” Winger commented. “We got to the lead pretty early, and then this car was just a dream to drive. We got to see a lot of friends there as well, and I can’t thank Todd Pruitt and all of Billy Franklin’s crew enough for lending a helping hand on my car.

“I’ve got some awesome sponsors that allow me to do this, and I want to thank them all. These great supporters include Billy Franklin Enterprises, Crown Security, Johnny Doan Plumbing, Keyser Manufacturing, and Integra Shocks and Springs. I thank them all, and hopefully we can go make history again this Saturday at Eldora.”

After losing his original plans to Mother Nature, Ashton Winger traveled to Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) on Saturday night for the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSSCS) sanctioned program.

Ashton earned the fourth-starting spot for the finale at the 3/8-mile oval. He charged to the lead by lap 10, and then went on to pace the remainder of the event. Streaking to his first-career MSCCS victory, Winger was followed across the finish line by Chad Thrash, Rick Rickman, Dane Dacus, and Scott Dedwylder. He earned a $3,000 payday.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.StateSeries.com.

April 13, 2019 - 9th Place Finish in Spring Showdown at Smoky Mountain
Ashton Winger was one of 23 Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series entries signed in at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) on Saturday night for the Spring Showdown. Scoring a 4th place finish in his heat race, Winger earned the 14th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top-10, Ashton gained five spots in the 50-lapper to place 9th. (Michael Moats photo)

Entering Saturday, Ashton was currently in third in Spring Nationals point standings. Full results from the weekend are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

April 6, 2019 - Ashton Winger Scores Runner-up Finish in Donnie Tanner Memorial
After seeing his initial plans to compete with the Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series washed away by Mother Nature, Ashton Winger was presented with the opportunity to pilot Jimmy Waldrop’s No. 9 Crate Late Model in the Donnie Tanner Memorial at East Bay Raceway Park. Not only did Winger graciously accept the offer, but he also almost picked up the $5,000 victory. (Mike Horne photo)

After leading the first five laps, Winger ultimately finished second behind race winner, Devin Dixon.

“First and foremost, I want to thank Jimmy Waldrop for asking me to drive his car. It was an unbelievable opportunity for me,” Winger commented. “He and his crew gave me an awesome racecar, and I really thought we had a chance to win it but just came up short. Devin [Dixon] drove a great race, and I congratulate him on the win. I sure hate running second, but if you’re going to do it, there’s now shame in it coming to a guy like Devin.”

Ashton Winger made a guest appearance in Jimmy Waldrop’s No. 9 Crate Late Model on Saturday night at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) during the annual running of the Donnie Tanner Memorial. With 26 competitors entered, Winger earned the pole position for the feature via preliminary action.

Ashton led the first five circuits of the 50 lapper before relinquishing the top spot. Over the next several laps, Winger, Dixon, Travis Varnadore and Jeff Matthews battled for the lead. Winger ultimately settled into a runner-up finish behind Dixon. Steve Mathis Jr., Travis Varnadore and Jeff Mathews completed the Top-5 at the checkered flag.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.EBRP.co.