Lucas Oil ASCS Speedweek: the Tracks, the Winners, the Champions


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Posted on Jun 11 2013 - 1:16pm by Bores4815

ASCS-2012Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (June 10, 2013) The 19th Lucas Oil ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek begins Friday, June 14 at the Kennedale Speedway Park. A staple of the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real schedule from 1993-2009, the event ceased for two years before reemerging in 2012.

 

For its 19th year, the Lucas Oil ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek will carry a fitting tribute. With the loss of longtime friend, and ASCS engine builder Bob Westphal earlier this week, the 2013 Lucas Oil ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek Champion will receive the Bob Westphal Memorial Trophy.

 

The trophy will be presented by Bob’s son, Kelly Westphal at the 2013 National Awards Banquet at the Cocopah Casino and Resort in Yuma, Ariz.

 

A quick breakdown of the history of Speedweek finds a tradition that has seen 115 nights of competition across Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.

 

Only 36 drivers have emerged victories during Speedweek with only seven earning the title of Speedweek Champion. Terry Gray topped the first Speedweek in 1993 and totaled four Speedweek championships (1993, 1995, 1996, and 1998) but the king of Speedweek is none other than Gary Wright.

 

“The Texas” cruised to six Speedweek titles (1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2007) and amassed 30 victories at 16 facilities across six of the eight states visited during Speedweek competition. A single trip to Mississippi went to Tim Crawley while a pair of nights in Kansas belonged to Terry Gray and Kevin Ramey who earned the Speedweek crown in 2001. Tim Crawley finished atop the Speedweek standings in 2004 and again in 2009.

 

The 2003 Speedweek went to Shane Stewart with brother Darren doing so in 2005. Jason Johnson has earned a pair of Speedweek titles in 2006 and 2008. When Speedweek was revived in 2012, Wayne Johnson emerged victorious.

 

Of the States visited, Arkansas has hosted 36 nights at seven facilities. Kansas a pair of nights at a pair of tracks and Louisiana a trio of nights with as many winners at two ovals. Missouri has six dates to its credit with just as many winners at four “Show Me” circles.

 

Mississippi hosted a single night in 2004 at the Delta Bowl Speedway while Oklahoma stands at 37 dates between eight ovals of Sooner clay. The birth place of Rock ‘n’ Roll gave Tennessee six nights over the years with Texas at 24 across six tracks.

 

The 2013 edition of the Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek will include two new facilities, beginning at the Kennedale Speedway Park on Friday, June 14 and the Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La, on Sunday, June 16.

 

The Devil’s Bowl Speedway will play host with the 40th annual Parks Auto Sales Summer Nationals on Saturday, June 15, marking the fifteenth Speedweek appearance at the half-mile in Mesquite.

 

Lawton Speedway, with special guest Tony Stewart on Wednesday, June 19 will be Speedweek visit eight with the Creek County Speedway returning the Speedweek schedule for the first time since 2009 on Thursday, June 20. The site of the first Speedweek date ever hosted, this will be the thirteenth time it has graced the Speedweek schedule.

 

The Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. will feature the Speedweek finale for the second year running. Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps presented the finale on Saturday, June 22 at the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks”.

 

Quick Look: 2013 Lucas Oil ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek:

 

Friday, June 14, 2013
Kennedale Speedway Park – Kennedale, Texas
Track size: Quarter Mile
Series: ASCS National / Smiley’s Racing Products Lone Star Region
Gates: 5:00 P.M. (CDT)
Races: 8:00 P.M.
Location: 6737 Hudson Village Creek Rd. Kennedale, TX 76060
Directions: I-20 to Exit 442-A, then 1.7 miles southeast on Mansfield Hwy., then 1.6 miles southwest on New Hope Rd., then 0.3 mile east on Hudson Village Creek Rd.
Contact: (817) 988-7433 or (817) 478-RACE (7223)
Website: http://www.raceksp.com

 

Saturday, June 15, 2013
Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, Texas
40th annual Parks Auto Sales Summer Nationals
Track size: Half Mile
Series: ASCS National / Smiley’s Racing Products Lone Star Region
Gates: 6:00 P.M. (CDT)
Races: 8:00 P.M.
Location: 1711 Lawson Road Mesquite, Texas 75181
Directions: Take I-20 East of Mesquite to the Lawson Road exit (three miles east of the I-635 interchange). The speedway is three and one-half miles north on Lawson Road.
Contact: (972) 222-2421
Website: http://www.devilsbowl.com
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Ark-La-Tex Speedway – Vivian, La.
Track size: Quarter Mile
Gates: 2:00 P.M. (CDT) for Fanfest (catered BBQ)
Races: 7:30 P.M.
Location: 13035 Boyter Lane Rd. Vivian, La 71082
Directions: 0.6 miles south of SR 2 on SR 1, then 0.7 miles west on Airport Road. Then 2.2 miles south on Boyter Lane Road.
Contact: (318) 375-3470
Website: http://www.arklatexspeedway.net

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Lawton Speedway – Lawton, Okla.
Track size: Three-eighths mile
Series: ASCS National / American Bank of Okla. Sooner Region
Special guest Tony “Smoke” Stewart
Gates: 6:00 P.M. (CDT)
Races: 8:00 P.M.
Location: 3501 S. Sheridan Lawton, OK 73501
Directions: Take Interstate 44 to Lee Blvd. Go west on Lee to Sheridan Road. Turn south and go 1 ½ mile.
Contact: 580-355-6417 (call for reserved seating)
Website: http://www.lawtonspeedway.com

 

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Creek County Speedway – Sapulpa [Kellyville], Okla.
Track size: Quarter Mile
Series: ASCS National / American Bank of Okla. Sooner Region
Gates: 4:30 P.M. (CDT) (Catered with Steak Dinner)
Races: 8:00 P.M.
Location: 18450 W Highway 66 Kellyville, OK 74039
Directions: From Tulsa: Take I-44 west [Turner Turnpike] to exit 211 [Kellyville Exit]. Turn left to stop light [Highway 66] turn right and track is 1 mile on left side of highway.
Contact: 918-693-RACE (7223)
Website: http://www.creekcountyspeedway.co

 

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, Mo
Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps presents the Speedweek Finale!
Track size: Three-eighths Mile
Series: ASCS National / Speedway Motors Warrior Region
Gates: 5:00 P.M. CDT
Races: 7:30 P.M
Location: 700 E Highway 54 Wheatland, MO 65779
Directions: Lucas Oil Speedway is located 5 Blocks south of US Highway 54, on State Highway 83, Wheatland, MO
Contact: 417-282-5984
Website: http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com

 

Quick Look: Speedweek Champions:

1993 Terry Gray
1994 Gary Wright
1995 Terry Gray
1996 Terry Gray
1997 Gary Wright
1998 Terry Gray
1999 Gary Wright
2000 Gary Wright
2001 Kevin Ramey
2002 Gary Wright
2003 Shane Stewart
2004 Tim Crawley
2005 Darren Stewart
2006 Jason Johnson
2007 Gary Wright
2008 Jason Johnson
2009 Tim Crawley

 

Quick Reference – Speedweek Race Winners: Gary Wright 30, Tim Crawley 13, Jason Johnson 11, Terry Gray 7, Wayne Johnson 6, Garry Lee Maier 5, Darren Stewart 4, Mike Ward 4, Travis Rilat 3, Eddie Gallagher 2, Gary Taylor 2, Kevin Ramey 2, Shane Stewart 2, Zach Chappell 2, A.G. Rains 1, Alan Payne 1, Billy Wilburn 1, Brady Bacon 1, Brian Brown 1, Cody Baker 1, Danny Jennings 1, Danny Wood 1, Eric Sandage 1, Jan Howard 1, John Hunt 1, Larry Neighbors 1, Michael Dupey 1, Nick Smith 1, Pete Butler 1, Phil Gressman 1, Rickey Hood 1, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 1, Roger Crockett 1, Shane Carson 1, Tim Montgomery 1, Tony Bruce, Jr. 1

 

Race by Race Breakdown: Speedweek Winners:

 

1993 Champion: Terry Gray

Date/Track/Winner

6/20/93 – Creek County Speedway -Mike Ward
6/21/93 – Caney Valley Speedway – Terry Gray
6/23/93 – Texhoma Speedway – Tim Crawley
6/24/93 – I-30 Speedway – Tim Crawley
6/25/93 – Creek County Speedway – John Hunt

 

1994 Champion: Gary Wright

Date/Track/Winner

6/17/94 – Memphis Motorsports Park – Terry Gray
6/18/94 – I-30 Speedway – Garry Lee Maier
6/19/94 – Forest Hill Speedway – Gary Wright
6/21/94 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Shane Carson
6/22/94 – Thunder Hill Raceway – Gary Wright
6/24/94 – Beebe Speedway – Gary Wright
6/25/94 – Creek County Speedway – Garry Lee Maier

 

1995 Champion: Terry Gray

Date/Track/Winner

7/15/95 – I-30 Speedway – Gary Wright
7/16/95 – Creek Count Speedway – Gary Wright
7/19/95 – Big H Motor Speedway – Terry Gray
7/21/95 – State Line Speedway – Rickey Hood
7/22/95 – Lone Star Speedway – Alan Payne
7/23/95 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Mike Ward

 

1996 Champion: Terry Gray

Date/Track/Winner

6/14/96 – Missouri International Speedway – Terry Gray
6/15/96 – I-30 Speedway – Garry Lee Maier
6/16/96 – Creek County Speedway – Wayne Johnson
6/18/96 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Wayne Johnson
6/20/96 – Lone Star Speedway – Danny Wood
6/21/96 – Forest Hill Speedway – Terry Gray
6/22/96 – State Line Speedway – Garry Lee Maier

 

1997 Champion: Gary Wright

Date/Track/Winner

6/13/97 – Memphis Motorsports Park – Tim Crawley
6/14/97 – I-30 Speedway – Gary Wright
6/15/97 – Monett Speedway – Gary Wright
6/18/97 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Wayne Johnson
6/20/97 – Lone Star Speedway – Mike Ward
6/21/97 – Riverside International Speedway – Gary Wright

 

1998 Champion: Terry Gray

Date/Track/Winner

6/12/98 – Memphis Motorsports Park – Eric Sandage
6/13/98 – I-30 Speedway – Terry Gray
6/14/98 – Monett Speedway – Gary Wright
6/16/98 – Creek County Speedway – Phil Gressman
6/17/98 – Texarkana Speedway – Tim Crawley
6/19/98 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Gary Wright
6/20/98 – Riverside International Speedway – Mike Ward

 

1999 Champion: Gary Wright

Date/Track/Winner

7/23/99 – Batesville Speedway – Gary Wright
7/24/99 – Riverside International Speedway – Pete Butler
7/25/99 – Creek County Speedway – Tim Crawley
7/27/99 – Salina Highbanks – Gary Wright
7/29/99 – Paris Motor Speedway – Gary Wright
7/30/99 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Garry Lee Maier
7/31/99 – State Line Speedway – Travis Rilat

 

2000 Champion: Gary Wright

Date/Track/Winner

7/14/00 – Batesville Speedway – Billy Wilburn
7/15/00 – Riverside International Speedway – Travis Rilat
7/16/00 – Monett Speedway – Tim Crawley
7/18/00 – Creek County Speedway – Tim Crawley
7/19/00 – Paris Motor Speedway – Michael Dupuy
7/21/00 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Gary Wright
7/22/00 – Texarkana Speedway – Gary Wright

 

2001 Champion: Kevin Ramey

Date/Track/Winner

7/13/01 – Batesville Speedway – Larry Neighbors
7/14/01 – Riverside International Speedway – A.G. Rains
7/16/01 – 81 Speedway – Kevin Ramey
7/17/01 – Salina Highbanks – Wayne Johnson
7/19/01 – Paris Motor Speedway – Mike Ward
7/20/01 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Gary Wright
7/21/01 – State Fair Speedway – Zach Chappell

 

2002 Champion: Gary Wright

Date/Track/Winner

5/31/02 – Batesville Speedway – Terry Gray
6/1/02 – Riverside International Speedway – Eddie Gallagher
6/2/02 – Memphis Motorsports Park – Jan Howard
6/5/02 – Tri-State Speedway – Gary Wright
6/6/02 – Paris Motor Speedway – Jason Johnson
6/7/02 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Jason Johnson
6/8/02 – Lawton Speedway – Gary Wright

 

2003 Champion: Shane Stewart

Date/Track/Winner

5/30/03 – Batesville Speedway – Gary Wright
5/31/03 – Riverside International Speedway – Eddie Gallagher
6/1/03 – State Fair Speedway – Shane Stewart
6/3/03 – Outlaw Motor Speedway – Shane Stewart
6/4/03 – Tri-State Speedway – Darren Stewart
6/7/03 – Lawton Speedway – Gary Wright

 

2004 Champion: Tim Crawley

Date/Track/Winner

7/9/04 – Batesville Speedway – Tim Crawley
7/10/04 – I-30 Speedway – Travis Rilat
7/12/04 – Tulsa Speedway – Tim Montgomery
7/13/04 – Tri-State Speedway – Darren Stewart
7/15/04 – Delta Bowl Speedway – Tim Crawley
7/16/04 – Memphis Motorsports Park – Tim Crawley
7/17/04 – Riverside International Speedway -Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

 

2005 Champion: Darren Stewart

Date/Track/Winner

6/3/05 – Memphis Motorsports Park – Gary Wright
6/4/05 – Riverside International Speedway – Darren Stewart
6/6/05 – Tri-State Speedway – Roger Crockett
6/7/05 – Tulsa Speedway – Jason Johnson
6/9/05 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Danny Jennings
6/10/05 – 67 Texarkana Speedway – Tim Crawley
6/11/05 – I-30 Speedway – Tim Crawley

 

2006 Champion: Jason Johnson

Date/Track/Winner

7/7/06 – Bolivar Speedway – Jason Johnson
7/8/06 – Mid-America Speedway – Jason Johnson
7/9/06 – Creek Count Speedway – Jason Johnson
7/13/06 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Gary Wright
7/14/06 – State Fair Speedway – Jason Johnson
7/15/06 – Lawton Speedway – Kevin Ramey

 

2007 Champion: Gary Wright

Date/Track/Winner

7/14/07 – I-30 Speedway – Gary Wright
7/16/07 – Creek County Speedway – Darren Stewart
7/19/07 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Gary Wright
7/20/07 – State Fair Speedway – Gary Wright
7/20/07 – Lawton Speedway – Gary Wright

 

2008 Champion: Jason Johnson

Date/Track/Winner

7/11/08 – 67 Texarkana Speedway – Gary Wright
7/12/08 – I-30 Speedway – Gary Wright
7/14/08 – Creek County Speedway – Jason Johnson
7/17/08 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Gary Wright
7/18/08 – State Fair Speedway – Gary Wright
7/19/08 – Lawton Speedway – Jason Johnson

 

2009 Champion: Tim Crawley

Date/Track/Winner

6/5/09 – 67 Texarkana Speedway – Tim Crawley
6/6/09 – I-30 Speedway – Tony Bruce, Jr.
6/9/09 – Creek County Speedway – Zach Chappell
6/11/09 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Rain
6/12/09 – State Fair Speedway – Gary Wright
6/13/09 – Lawton Speedway – Nick Smith

 

2010: No Speedweek

2011: No Speedweek

 

2012 Champion: Wayne Johnson

Date/Track/Winner

6/15/12 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Wayne Johnson
6/16/12 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Brian Brown
6/18/12 – Jones Motor Speedway – Jason Johnson
6/19/12 -Diamond Park Speedway – Brady Bacon
6/20/12 – Lawton Speedway – Wayne Johnson
6/22/12 – Salina Highbanks – Jason Johnson
6/23/12 – Lucas Oil Speedway – Cody Baker

 

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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