ASCS Regions are in full swing this week with six regions plus the ASCS 305 Series in action this week.
Speedweek is underway with the ASCS Northwest Region. Settling rounds one and two with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV this past Friday and Saturday at Willamette Speedway, races on Monday July 16th at Southern Oregon Speedway, Tuesday July 17th at Coos Bay Speedway, and Wednesday July 18th at Cottage Grove Speedway will be standalone events.
The Northwest Region will rejoin the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV on Thursday July 19th at Sunset Speedway in Banks, Oregon as well as the Elma double header at Grays Harbor Raceway on Friday July 20th and Saturday July 21st.
For more information regarding the Northwest Speedweek log onto http://www.ascsnorthwest.com/blog.asp
The Red River Rumble presented by the Oil Medics continues this Saturday July 21st with round three of four at Cowtown Speedway in Kennedale, Texas. The Texas/Oklahoma rivalry as seen two different winners thus far with Matt Covington and Travis Rilat taking the first two events at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway.
Current Red River Rumble standings show Rilat and Covington tied for the lead with 280 points but with the Forney, Texas racer currently filling the seat of the Xtreme Oil Field Technology No. 39c in the Northwest, Covington will now have to contend with fellow Sooner state driver Joe Wood Jr. who trails by only 13 markers.
Red River Rumble Points (after 2 of 4 events)
1. Travis Rilat 280;
1. Matt Covington 280;
3. Joe Wood Jr. 267;
4. Andy Shouse 258;
5. Patrick Stasa 226;
6. Danny Jennings 222;
7. Michael Lang 215;
8. Dale Wester 214;
8. Michelle Decker 214;
10. Justin Melton 210;
10. Martin Edwards 210;
The Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region returns to action with events at Heart O’ Texas Speedway on Friday July 20th followed by Battleground Speedway on Saturday July 21st. Taking the series into the third visit to each track this season, Ray Allen Kulhanek looks to continue his bid for a back to back championship with a 129 cushion over Brandon Berryman.
Michael McNeil currently sits third in series standings with Travis Elliot and Greg Rilat rounding out the top five in regional points.
Sprints on Dirt
Looking like a dry weekend, the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP will make two appearances starting with a return to Cherry Speedway in Fife Lake, MI on Friday July 20th followed by Crystal Motor Speedway in Crystal, MI on Saturday July 21st. After rains washed out the series’ first show of the season at Cherry Speedway, the Sprints on Dirt will see a forecast with no rain for Friday night’s event.
Saturday will see the series’ first visit to Crystal Motor Speedway in 2012 with forecasts also favorable to racing.
Currently at the front of the pack, Gregg Dalman holds a 78 point lead over Brett Mann with each earning one win so far this season. Ryan Grubaugh currently holds third with Ryan Ruhl and Jared Horstman rounding out the top five in points.
After pairing with the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region this past weekend at U.S. 36 Raceway, the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region will see three nights of stand-alone events this weekend with the series’ first visit of the year to Montgomery Co. Speedway in Friday July 20th followed by the regions fourth visit to LA Raceway on Saturday July 21st. Capping off the weekend’s events will be a Sunday visit to XX Speedway in California, Missouri.
With shows slowly but surely being added in the series inaugural season, the ASCS 305 points hunt will head next to the west Texas town of El Paso for a Friday night showing at the El Paso Speedway Park before heading west on I-10 to the Southern New Mexico Speedway on Saturday July 21st.
El Paso’s John Carney II currently leads the point standings over longtime rival Kyle McCutcheon and Texas hot shoe Derek Drown. With only 50 points separating the top three, each driver has found victory in 2012. Carney currently has three, including the series opening $5,000 victory at the Southern New Mexico Speedway. Derek Drown has earned a pair of wins with Kyle McCutcheon being the most recent winner with a last lap pass at White Sands Speedway on June 30th.
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 American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.