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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.

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.