Inside Line Promotions – TULSA, Okla. (June 9, 2013) - With a lot of racing, a lot of traveling and a lot of money on the line the next two weeks, Tony Bruce Jr. took this past weekend off to prepare for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek.
“I had to think big picture and with six races in nine days coming up, the best thing for my program was to take last weekend off to prepare for Speedweek,” he said. “I think we are set up to have a great week and a half of racing and hopefully pick up a few more wins.”
With only one race in the books during the month of June – an ASCS Sooner Region victory at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on June 1 – Bruce Jr. is excited about his odds of success during the Speedweek, which begins on Friday as Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, hosts its first-ever Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.
The 40th annual Summer Nationals is set for Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday. Bruce Jr. finished third in the race last season.
“I’ve always enjoyed Devil’s Bowl and the challenge it presents,” he said. “It’s such a fast track with two very different ends of the track, so it takes a great performance to leave that facility with a victory.”
Speedweek reaches the midpoint as the weekend wraps up on Sunday at Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La., which will also be putting on its inaugural Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race.
“It’s great to see new tracks and showcase our sport to new areas,” Bruce Jr. said. “Hopefully we can create more fans of sprint car racing and continue to add first-time tracks to the schedule every year.”
There will be a two-day break early next week for the teams to travel before resuming Speedweek action on Wednesday, June 19, at Lawton Speedway, where Bruce Jr. recently picked up his second victory of the season.
Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., hosts the fifth Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek race on Thursday, June 20, before a race on Saturday, June 22, at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., concludes the six-race spectacle.
SEASON STATS -
21 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 13 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 21 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Sizzlin’ Summer Speedway: Friday at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas; Saturday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; Sunday at Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La.; Wednesday, June 19, at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.; Thursday, June 20, at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday, June 22, at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS -
Here is a link for RacinBoys’ footage of Bruce Jr.’s victory at Boyd Raceway on April 26: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Wx3nrOFTDyg
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“When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop,” Bruce Jr. said. “We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10×10 pole barns to 100×100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customer’s needs like they do.”
Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Lubbock Wrecker Service, The Oil Medics, Eagle Motorsports, Hinchman Racewear, Smiley’s Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfield Headers, Hoosier Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape and Pressure Tek for their continued support.
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