Need to know: 2013 Lucas Oil ASCS Speedweek


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Posted on Jun 7 2013 - 4:40pm by Bores4815

ASCS-2012Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (June 7, 2013) The 2013 edition of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek begins in a week’s time at the Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas.

The six night slate will encompass four states (Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Missouri) with over $180,000 in prize money up for grabs.

With guest appearances by drivers like Tony Stewart a part of this year’s week long test of endurance, each track will over its own unique twist to test the mental, physical, and sometimes emotional versatility of both driver and crew member.

To help drivers and fans who will travel the 2013 Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek, a quick breakdown of each event will be as follows:

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

The Kennedale Speedway Park has provided dates for the Smiley’s Racing Products Lone Star Region as well as the American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region, but will for the first time bring in the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real for the Speedweek opener. The quarter-mile surface was redone during the winter months, with loads of fresh clay applied to a recut racing surface. The evening will include 600 non-wing A Class and winged Restrictor Mini Sprints, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks & Mod Lites in addition to the Lucas Oil ASCS.

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

A staple of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, the Parks Auto Sales Summer Nationals will be the seventy-fourth time the National Tour has graced the half-mile oval. In the series first visit of 2013, Kyle Bellm picked up his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win in the rain shortened Matt Clevenger Memorial. The 2012 Summer Nationals saw Brian Brown park the FVP/Casey’s General Store/Searsboro No. 21 in victory lane for the first time at the Devil’s Bowl. The night’s classes will include Late Models, USA Modifieds, and USA Limited Modifieds.

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

It’s never too late for a first time visit, as the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real ventures into Modified country at the Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La. A product of Steven Schaberg and SSR Promotions, the first time visit will feature the best of southern hospitality with a Fanfest scheduled for 2:00 P.M. (CDT) that will include Smokey Joe’s BBQ, Beer Gardens, and lots of Sweet Tea. ASCS drivers will be on hand to sign autographs for fans in the official ASCS souvenir program as well as event cards provided by SSR Promotions. The night will also include Factory Stocks and Modifieds.

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

The Lawton Speedway is a relatively new addition to the Lucas Oil ASCS National lineup, as far as Lanny Edward owned facilities go, with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real racking up 11 appearances since Daryn Pittman’s victory in 1998. Featuring a guest appearance by three time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart, reserved seats are on sale and going fast for the Speedweek appearance. The 2012 Speedweek stop saw Wayne Johnson top side ride to victory. USA Modifieds and Limited Modifieds will complete the Wednesday card.

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

The track that started it all, the Creek County Speedway will bring the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real for a Thursday night appearance with the NOW 600 Micro Sprints in tow. Built by Emmett Hahn in 1986, Creek County Speedway began as a sixth-mile Micro/Midget track before expanding to the present day quarter-mile in 1992. Seventeen Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real dates have been logged at the Oklahoma oval. The last Speedweek appearance was in 2008 with Jason Johnson prevailing. The most recent national winner came in August, 2012 with Brady Bacon winning in front of a hometown crowd. A Fanfest will begin at 4:30 P.M. with Sirloin Steak dinners on sale for $7.00.

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

For the second year running, the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” will again host the finale to the Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek. The 2012 edition saw a first time national winner with Lone Jack, Mo. driver Cody Baker taking the $4,000 payday. The site of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial, Lucas Oil Speedway has played host to the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real nine times with six winners. Jason Johnson has a trio of wins to his credit with Tim Crawley credited with a pair of nights. Brady Bacon, Cody Backer, Shane Stewart, and Brian Brown each have a single triumph at the Lucas Oil Speedway. The Wingless Auto Racing Sprint Cars (WAR Sprints) will accompany the Lucas Oil ASCS lineup.

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.

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto www.mavtv.com for information regarding availability and listings in your area.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, Geico, Hawk Racing Products, E3 Spark Plugs, and General Tire.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by: K&N Filters, PitstopUSA.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Roush Yates Racing Engines, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Fuel Safe, Saldana Racing Products, SBI Fuel Bladders, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Simpson, LeJoie Seating, Ti 22 Performance, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, DMI Rear Ends, Rod End Supply, Smiley’s Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.

All Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series national events are broadcast live on www.racinboys.com for anyone who is unable to attend the races live. Official results, points, and race notes are posted at www.ascsracing.com. The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV can also be found on Facebook and Twitter @LucasOilASCS.

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.