Over the course of a unique season, marred by the COVID-19 pandemic, most series were forced to run abbreviated or altered schedules in 2020, while some were unable to hold any events.

It was a year that saw race track promoters and sanctioning body management put to the test, and we appreciate the efforts by all who found clever and creative ways to hold safe and exciting sprint car, midget and Silver Crown events.

Sprint Car & Midget is proud to honor the open-wheel champions from the past season.

ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS

Aaron Reutzel earned his third consecutive Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions title.

1 – Aaron Reutzel – 6,150
2 – Cory Eliason – 6,040
3 – Zeb Wise – 5,508
4 – Paul McMahan – 5,476
5 – Skylar Gee – 5,266
6 – Greg Wilson – 5,108
7 – Josh Baughman – 3,858
8 – Kyle Larson – 3,602
9 – Brock Zearfoss – 3,460
10 – Danny Dietrich – 3,360

Reutzel drove the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 to nine wins, including two of the four opening events in Florida and the season-finale Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Ohio’s Fremont Speedway.

However, while only competing in 23 of the series’ 44 events, Kyle Larson led the series in wins, with 13.

Cory Eliason and Cap Henry each earned three wins for the season, while Danny Dietrich, Rico Abreu, Lance Dewease were also multiple feature winners, with two apiece.

Zeb Wise earned the Rookie of the Year honors driving for Sam McGhee Motorsports, but announced that he was leaving the team at the conclusion of the season.

AMERICAN SPRINT CAR SERIES (ASCS) NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

A win on night one of the two-day Devil’s Bowl Winternationals secured a fifth consecutive Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network championship for Sam Hafertepe Jr.

1 – Sam Hafertepe Jr. – 2,442
2 – Roger Crockett – 2,136
3 – Scott Bogucki – 2,080
4 – Blake Hahn – 2,011
5 – Harli White – 1,998
6 – Jordon Mallett – 1,986
7 – Dylan Westbrook – 1,973
8 – Matt Covington – 1,885
9 – Garet Williamson – 1,752
10 – Danny Sams III – 1,614

In doing so, Hafertepe tied the late Jason Johnson as only the second racer to win five titles with the series (Gary Wright and Terry Gray have each earned four).

The Sunnyvale, Texas racer earned eight features with the ASCS National Tour this year, including the Short Track Nationals finale at Little Rock, Arkansas’ I-30 Speedway and his third Hockett/McMillin Memorial victory at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Point runner-up Roger Crockett took the win in the season finale. Although it was his only feature victory of the season, the win extended his winning streak to 25 consecutive years, dating back to his second season in a sprint car (1996).

Pennsylvania’s Mark Smith scored two wins at Lucas Oil Speedway, making him the only other driver to score multiple victories. J.J. Hickle topped the ASCS Sprint Week points.

Dylan Westbrook was the series’ Rookie of the Year.

1 – Ryan Murphy – 1,066
2 – Randy Nelson – 1,057
3 – Aaron Jones – 1,038
4 – Pete Yerkovich – 973
5 – Jonas Reynolds – 930
6 – Joe Scheopner – 904
7 – Stevie Sussex – 877
8 – Joshua Shipley – 870
9 – Dustin Burkhart – 814
10 – Rick Shuman – 761

ASCS DESERT NON-WING SPRINT CAR SERIES

Ryan Murphy, of Tucson, Arizona finished in the top 10 in eight of the nine features contested to win the ASCS Desert Non-Wing Sprint Car Series title.

Stevie Sussex and Sterling Cling topped the win-list with three apiece and were also the only drivers to earn multiple feature wins.

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