Cody Morris, Tulsa, Oklahoma (5-28-2012) - Just three weeks removed from round one of the inaugural Red River Rumble at Devil’s Bowl, the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region and Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star Region are set for a Saturday night collision at Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Thriller Photography / Michael Jackson photo).
The legendary high-banked half mile oval located in Mesquite, Texas will host a hefty field of ASCS winged sprint cars expected to compete in round two of the Red River Rumble.
The Red River Rumble is comprised of the four ASCS Sooner vs. Lone Star events in the 2012 campaign. The Fort Worth based Oil Medics lead the sponsorship effort for the inaugural Red River Rumble that includes City Vending, Mana Fleet, TBJ Promotions, Pro Tech Services, and the Auto Center of Burleson.
The inaugural Red River Rumble features a $500 bonus to the leading point earner of the four race set, with $350 going to the runner up team and $250 earmarked for the third place team. Points are scored in ASCS fashion for each individual event and the leading team at the conclusion of the four Red River Rumble events will garner the winner’s purse as well as the Inaugural Red River Rumble Championship.
The final pair of Red River Rumble contests take place in successive weekends in July. Kennedale, Texas’ Cowtown Speedway will showcase Round 3 of the inaugural Red River Rumble on July 21st with the Sooner and Lone Star forces crossing the northern watery boundary to crown a Red River Rumble champion of July 28th.
Glenpool, Oklahoma’s Matt Covington leads all categories coming into Saturday night’s ASCS Regional battle at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Also an Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star feature winner at Devils Bowl in April, Covington drove the OEM no. 11c to victory lane in the first Red River Rumble event that featured the ASCS Sooner vs. Lone Star Regions on May 19th.
The reigning Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star champion and 2011 American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region runner up, Covington enters this Saturday’s event at Devil’s Bowl with the early lead in the ASCS Sooner Region, Lone Star Region, and Red River Rumble.
In the sandwich event between the Red River Rumble contests, Covington recovered from heat race engine woes to grab a runner up finish this past Saturday in American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region action at Lawton Speedway.
Saturday night racing action for the Second Round of the Red River Rumble featuring the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region vs. the Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star Region begins at 8pm.
For more information regarding Devil’s Bowl Speedway, please visit www.devilsbowl.com
2012 Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star Region point standings (top ten):
1. Matt Covington 544; 2. Martin Edwards 530; 3. Justin Melton 470; 4. Claud Estes III 466; 5. Evan Pardo 439; 6. Dale Wester 435; 7. Michael Lang 430; 8. John Ricketts 396; 9. Robert Byrom 395; 10. Andy Shouse 394
2012 American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region point standings (top ten):
1. Matt Covington 527; 2. Shane Sellers 493; 3. Joe Wood Jr. 471; 4. Michelle Decker 457; 5. Sean McClelland 410; 6. Robert Sellers 404; 7. Koby Barksdale 398; 7. Jesse Frazier 398; 9. Joe Bob Lee 396; 10. Danny Jennings 392
2012 Car & Fleet Sooner Region Rookie of the Year:
1. Shane Sellers 493; 2. Jesse Frazier 398; 3. Joe Bob Lee 396; 4. Kyle Chady 374; 5. Brandon Hahn 347; 6. Kacee Frazier 284; 7. John James 255; 7. Nick Lucito 255
Inaugural Red River Rumble point standings (top ten after first of four Rumble races):
1. Matt Covington 150; Joe Wood Jr. 142; 3. Kevin Ramey 135; 4. Travis Rilat 130; 5. Michelle Decker 125; 6. Martin Edwards 122; 7. Michael Lang 119; 8. Andy Shouse 116; 9. Patrick Stasa 113; 10. Justin Melton 110
Past ASCS Regional Feature Winners at Devil's Bowl Speedway:
5/19/12 - *Matt Covington (Sooner vs. Lone Star)
4/21/12 - Matt Covington (Lone Star)
7/9/11 - Danny Wood (Lone Star vs. Sooner)
6/18/11 – Joe Wood, Jr. (Lone Star vs. Sooner)
6/17/11 – Tony Bruce, Jr. (Lone Star vs. Sooner)
5/7/11 – Jason Johnson (Lone Star vs. Sooner)
7/24/10 – Kolt Walker (Gulf South vs. Lone Star)
6/19/10 – Kenneth Walker (Lone Star vs. Sooner)
6/18/10 – Jason Johnson (Lone Star vs. Sooner)
9/5/09 – Gary Wright (Gulf South vs. Lone Star)
5/9/09 – Gary Wright (Lone Star vs. Sooner)
9/27/08 – Justin Spoerl (Sooner)
9/1/07 – Jason Johnson (Gulf South vs. Sooner)
7/22/06 – Larry Neighbors (Gulf South vs. Sooner)
7/16/05 – Kevin Ramey (Gulf South vs. Sooner)
10/16/04 – Kevin Ramey (Gulf South vs. Sooner)
7/12/03 – Kevin Ramey (Gulf South vs. Sooner)
The 2012 season marks the 21st 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 Sprint Car Series presented by MavTV, ASCS also consists of eleven different Regions throughout the nation.
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.