ASCS Sprints News and Notes


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Posted on Apr 29 2013 - 8:24pm by Bores4815

ASCS-2012Highbanks highlight Gulf South weekend

Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (April 29, 2013) Returning to a pair of high banked ovals that began the 2013 season, the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region headlines competition at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park on Friday, May 3 in Beaumont, Texas before returning to the Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas on Saturday, May 4.

It was Ray Allen Kulhanek who struck first at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in the series season opener on March 1, beginning a streak of podium finishes that stretched to four. Kulhanek’s first finish outside the top five came on April 20 at the Gator Motorsplex. Kulhanek currently carries a 56 point advantage over Channin Tankersley who’s lone win this season came at the Royal Purple Raceway; leading only the final lap of the night’s feature.

The only repeat winner so far in 2013 Gulf South competition, Aaron Reutzel returns to defend is Battleground victory after being clouded by a fuel test that ultimately vindicated the Clute, Texas driver. Reutzel trails by 76 in the championship standings.

Tommy Bryant, who has posted a single top five along with five top ten finishes holds fourth in regional standings with El Paso, Texas driver John Carney II making up the top five.

A quick look at Gulf South stats going into the double dipped weekend, the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region has had 63 drivers in competition in six nights for an average of 34 drivers per night. Eight drivers have led laps in A-Feature competition for a total of 170 seeing five different winners.

Friday, May 3 at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park will see Grandstands opening at 6:00 P.M. and races beginning at 7:45 P.M. with the Pure Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, Limited Modifieds, and Dwarf Cars completing the event card. More information on the Golden Triangle Raceway Park can be found at http://www.motoramaspeedway.com.

Saturday May, 4 at the Battleground Speedway opens at 5:00 P.M. with races at 7:00 P.M. Along with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Sprint Cars, the night will include Eco Stocks, Pure Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Limited Modifieds, and Mod Lites. More information on the Battleground Speedway is available online at http://www.battleground-speedway.com.

In the Regions last outing, drivers and fans united to bring donations of over $4,000 for the victims of the West, Texas explosion. Shirts were also donated by both Griffith Truck and Equipment and Print Place for fans to go along with monetary donations.

The 2013 season marks the twenty-second year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of nine different Regions throughout the nation.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Sooner Region returns to Lawton

Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (April 29, 2013) Taking a break following the combined regional events at the Springfield Raceway on April 20, the American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region heads to the southwest region of the “Sooner State” for a single night visit to the Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. on Saturday, May 4.

Averaging 35 cars following the Sooner Region’s first two outings, the early advantage belongs to Danny Wood who earned a seventh, and third place finish in the regions opening weekend two weeks ago. Followed closely by Car and Fleet Rookie of the Year contender Blake Hahn at only 13 markers behind, the series top ten point getters round out at only a 62 point difference.

In the regions last appearance at the Lawton Speedway, a combined show with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real saw Mike Goodman emerge as the highest point earner for the Sooner Region with a third place run against winner Wayne Johnson and Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

Events at the Lawton Speedway on Saturday, May 4 are scheduled to begin at 8:00 P.M. with gates opening at 6:00 P.M. Joining the American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region are the USA Modifieds, Limited Modifieds, and Factory Stocks. More information on the weekend’s events can be found at http://www.lawtonspeedway.com.

Drivers and crew with the American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region have at their disposal discounted rooms at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites located at 209 SE Interstate Drive. Rooms are $95 and you must identify yourself as begin with the region at the time of booking in order to receive any discounts.

The 2013 season marks the twenty-second year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of nine different Regions throughout the nation.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

Southwest Region ready for Tucson return

Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (April 29, 2013) Just over a month since their last visit to the Tucson International Raceway, the Hose Advantage Store Southwest Region plans it’s return on Saturday, May 4 for the inaugural Fight for Air Race to benefit the American Lung Association and Kindred Hospital in Tucson.

Races will be preceded by a car show on Friday, May 3 at the Jalopy’s Pizza located at the Tucson International Raceway from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Continually adding new clay to the three-eighths mile oval, the regions last outing put the reworked surface to the test with Alamogordo, N.M. shoe Lorne Wofford charging from eighth to win by nearly a straight-a-way over defending series champion, and current points leader Rick Ziehl.

With fresh A.S.I. power under the hood for this Saturday, Wofford’s hoping for a track similar to what he found on his April 6 visit. “It puts it more in the driver’s hands” commented Wofford of the dryer surface. “It was a driver’s track, and that really played to our advantage.”

The Saturday special will include the X-Mods, Mod Lites, Dwarf Cars, and Hornets along with the Hose Advantage Store Southwest Regional Sprint Cars with racing scheduled to begin at 6:30 P.M. (MT). For more information about all Hose Advantage Store Southwest Regional events at the Tucson International Raceway, log onto http://tucsoninternationalraceway.com.

The 2013 season marks the twenty-second year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of nine different Regions throughout the nation.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.

 

 

Warrior Region joins Open Wheel Showdown in Wheatland

Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (April 29, 2013) The Speedway Motors Warrior Region will make its season debut at the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” on Saturday, May 4 as the Lucas Oil Speedway hosts the 2nd annual Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps Open Wheel Showdown.

Featuring the Lucas Oil POWRi Midgets and Impact Signs Wingless Auto Racing Spring Cars in addition to the Speedway Motors Warrior Region, the second installment of the Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps Open Wheel Showdown will see Randy Martin returning to defend his 2012 triumph.

Currently ninth in series standings, Martin opened his 2013 season with the Warrior Region at the Springfield Raceway with an eighth place showing on April 20.

A win at Valley Speedway, coupled with a pair of top five finishes to his credit, Grain Valley’s Brian Brown currently leads the way for the Speedway Motors Warrior Region with defending Warrior Region champion Jonathan Cornell a mere seven markers removed from the points lead.

Jay Russell, who finished runner up in the Open Wheel Showdown in 2012, currently holds third with Wyatt Burks and Tyler Blank, 54 points back from the lead, making up the top five in series standings.

Events at the Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday, May 4 will begin at 7:30 P.M. (CT). For more information on the Lucas Oil Speedway, log onto http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com.

The 2013 season marks the twenty-second year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of nine different Regions throughout the nation.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.