Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (June 6, 2013) As the Midwest begins to bake during the month of July, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real will set the compass needle to western skies through South Dakota, Montana, Washington, and Oregon.
The first of a nine race swing, July 6 at the I-90 Speedway will begin the western trek. The sixth scheduled Lucas Oil ASCS National stop will seek its sixth different winner since the series’ first visit in 2007 with Jason Johnson parking the Stenhouse, Jr. No. 41 in victory lane. Tony Bruce, Jr. followed in 2008 with following wins going to Gary Wright (2009), Shane Stewart (2010), and first time National Tour winner Jordan Boston in 2012.
July 8 moves the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real to new ground with the three-eighths mile Billings Motorsports Park. Located just north of Billings, Mont. the semi-banked oval is a regular stop for the Big Sky Sprints Series which will co-sanction the Monday night event as well as the series return to the Electric Motor Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. on Wednesday, July 10 where series regular Brock Lemley picked up the win over Jason Johnson in 2012.
The Big Sky Sprint Series will visit Electric City on four times prior to taking on the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real. A single visit to the Billings Motorsports Park is on the Big Sky docket. A full schedule of Montana dates can be found at http://www.bigskysprints.com.
Grays Harbor Raceway opens the first of a three weekend tour with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real and the ASCS Northwest Regions on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13, pitting the National and Regional contenders at “The Track that Fred Built”.
A highlight of the Northwest Tour is the return to the quarter-mile bullring known as Cottage Grove Speedway on July 19 and 20. Jason Johnson has a hold on the Oregon oval in National competition with four wins to his credit in six starts. Shane Stewart and Brady Bacon are the only other drivers to master Cottage Grove.
Newly renovated prior to the National Tour’s stop in 2012, where Wayne Johnson swept the field in two nights of racing, the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real will return to the Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. on July 26 and 27. In three visits, Gary Wright is the only other winner at the three-eighths mile oval, doing so in 2003.
Track by Track: National Tour Winners
I-90 Speedway – Hartford, S.D.
June 19, 2007 – Jason Johnson
June 14, 2008 – Tony Bruce, Jr.
July 11, 2009 – Gary Wright
July 10, 2010 – Shane Stewart
July 7, 2012 – Jordan Boston
Billings Motorsports Park – Billings, Mont.
First time visit
Electric City Speedway – Great Falls, Mont.
July 11, 2012 – Brock Lemley
Grays Harbor Raceway – Elma, Wash.
July 17, 2009 – Roger Crockett
July 18, 2009 – Travis Rilat
July 16, 2010 – Jason Johnson
July 17, 2010 – Jason Johnson
July 20, 2012 – Shane Stewart
July 21, 2012 – Wayne Johnson
Cottage Grove Speedway – Cottage Grove, Ore.
July 24, 2009 – Shane Stewart
July 25, 2009 – Jason Johnson
July 23, 2010 – Jason Johnson
July 24, 2010 – Brady Bacon
July 22, 2011 – Jason Johnson
July 23, 2011 – Jason Johnson
Willamette Speedway – Lebanon, Ore.
May 24, 2003 – Gary Wright
July 13, 2012 – Wayne Johnson
July 14, 2012 – Wayne Johnson
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.. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of nine different regions throughout the nation.
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