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Sawalich wins All American 400, Majeski claims inaugural ASA STARS championship

There were several comers and goers throughout the All American 400, but late race carnage gave William Sawalich his time to shine and steal the victory in the ASA STARS National Tour season finale.

Sawalich got to the lead in the start of the final stage, following a massive pileup on lap 212 which took out several of the top contenders. The pileup, which was caused by fluid being poured onto the track a lap prior, ultimately ended the days of both of Sawalich’s Wilson Motorsports teammates, Gio Ruggiero and Cole Butcher.

In addition to Sawalich getting the victory, Derek Thorn and Austin Nason rounded out the podium in second and third place respectively.

“The Donnie Wilson group gave me a really fast Toyota Camry. I didn’t really think the car was going to be that good in the long run,” said Sawalich in victory lane after the race.

“We were struggling early in the race for grip, but Bond got me tightened up. We got a little lucky that those cars had a pile up there, but either way, I think we had the best car here.”

Meanwhile, the battle for the ASA STARS National Tour championship was drastically affected by both early dominance from Ty Majeski, as well as the lap 212 incident, in which both championship contenders were involved.

While the points gap between Ty Majeski and Cole Butcher was down to five points after qualifying, Majeski’s dominant early performance cushioned his lead. In addition to the gap built after the first stage, Butcher retiring shortly after the crash ended his championship hopes, giving Ty Majeski the honor of winning the inaugural ASA STARS National Tour championship.

“Interesting day to say the least,” said Majeski. “Didn’t qualify the greatest. Just missed it a little bit on the first run. Came down and put tires on like everyone else did.”

“Drove right to the front. Thing was phenomenal. Disappointing ending, bittersweet. Glad we got the championship, but we really wanted to race this thing out and see what we had for them.”

All American 400

Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

November 5, 2023

  1. William Sawalich
  2. Derek Thorn
  3. Michael House
  4. Austin Nason
  5. Willie Allen
  6. Dustin Smith
  7. Jake Finch
  8. Billy VanMeter -1 lap
  9. Logan Bearden -3 laps
  10. Jacob Goede -4 laps
  11. Ty Majeski -5 laps
  12. T.J. Duke -6 laps
  13. Josh Hicks -7 laps
  14. Johnny Aramendia -7 laps
  15. Tommy Joe Martins -9 laps
  16. Michael Hinde -19 laps
  17. Hunter Wright -23 laps
  18. Luke Fenhaus -42 laps
  19. Jake Garcia -55 laps
  20. Albert Francis -78 laps
  21. Ty Fredrickson -78 laps
  22. Cole Butcher -79 laps
  23. Bubba Pollard -88 laps
  24. Jeremy Doss -88 laps
  25. Stephen Nasse -88 laps
  26. Gio Ruggiero -88 laps
  27. Jordon Riddick -88 laps
  28. Chase Burda -88 laps
  29. Matt Craig -109 laps
  30. Johnny Brazier -167 laps
  31. Jackson Boone -204 laps
  32. Allen Karnes -281 laps
  33. Johnny Sauter -286 laps


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