DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The green flag has dropped and the exciting racing action is going on from coast-to-coast. American Speed Association Member Tracks are off and running their 2009 seasons.
This past weekend provided some great Memorial Day excitement. Here is an example of what some of the ASA Member Tracks are reporting.
Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, MI started the Memorial Day Weekend with its weekly show where Ted Loomis won the 20-lap Late Model A-Main over Curt Spalding. RJ Simmons held off Tom Disterheft to win the 15-lap UMP Pure Stocks feature.
At Madison International Speedway in Oregon, WI, after two rainouts to start their 2009 season, they finally got their first show in this past Friday night. Scott Broughton picked up the 50-lap Late Model feature win over Jeremy Miller. Nathan Haseleu, subbing for Ross Kenseth who is out with an illness, was third. Jay Kalbus won the Area Sportsmen feature while Todd Ambrose won the Hobby Stock feature event. Kyle Padfield was the Bandit feature winner and Aaron Moyer held off Max McNamara for the Legends win.
Jason Solwold broke into victory lane not once but twice as he won both the 410 and 360 feature events at Skagit Speedway in Burlington, WA. Devin Barnes won the Sportsman Sprints and Freddie Vela won in the Outlaw Hornets.
Yakima Speedway in Yakima, WA hosted the visiting Limited Late Model Racing Series with Chris Walters winning the 20-lap feature event. Randy Marshall won in the Sportsman division and Greg Gargett won in the Hornets.
Mike Monroe held off Eddie Hoffman to record the feature win at Illiana Speedway in Schereville, IN. The margin of victory for Monroe was 0.033 seconds. Now that is a close win. John Nutley won the Limited Late Model feature and Alex Arelano won the Legends feature. Bill Serviss won in the Turbo Stox while Tim Cronin won in the Pure Stocks. Justin Van Drunen was the Bandolero winner.
Up at Jackson Speedway in Jackson, MN it was Shawn Van Wyhe taking the 360 Sprints feature win over Curt Lund. Ryan Ross won in the 305 Sprints and Jake Simpson was the feature win in the Modifieds.
Thunderhill Speedway located in Kyle, TX , Cody Smith won the TSRS 75-lap Late Model feature event. Defending ASA Member Track Champion Cary Stapp was eighth. Allen Alexander won in the Super Stocks and Art Ganss won in the Grand Stocks. Lydon Kirk was the feature winner in the NASKARTS.
In the upper peninsula of Michigan at Norway Speedway, it was Troy Nelson winning the Late Model feature, Marcus Bubloni holding off his father to win the Super Stock feature, Reggie Langtange was the winner in 4-cylinders and John Mattia won in the Slammers.
Tucson Raceway Park in Tucson, AZ started their night of racing by welcoming the Marine Corp Color Guard to be a part of their opening ceremonies. Matt Williams was the feature winner in the Late Model division.
Friendship Speedway in Elkin, NC had a great night of racing with Justin Lineman only leading the last couple of laps to take the win in the Micro-Sprints. Daniel Moss was the feature winner in the Sportsmen while Evan Benton won in the four cylinders. In the Renegade V8 division, it was Mickey Anderson with the win and Brett Myers won in the U-Cars.
And at Dells Raceway Park in Wisconsin Dells, WI it was John Zimmerman holding off Dan Lensing for the win in the Super Late Model division. Corey Jankowski won in the Limited Late Models while Matt Pyburn won in the Super Stocks. Durand Larsen won in the Pure Stocks and Joe Kuehn won in the Bandits.
So far, unofficially, Nick Parker of Rocky Mountain Speedway leads the way with 0.5802 points followed by Madison’s Scott Broughton in second with 0.5695.
Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, sponsor of the American Speed Association National Short Track National Championship, is the same oil developed and used by Joe Gibbs Racing. The team sells the oil so racers across the country can have access to the latest technology in racing lubricants.
Joe Gibbs Racing is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR, currently fielding three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, two NASCAR Nationwide Series teams and a driver development program. Based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by Joe Gibbs - a three-time Super Bowl winner as head coach of the Washington Redskins and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame - JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning three Cup Series championships and more than 80 NASCAR races, including three Brickyard 400s and the 1993 Daytona 500.
The American Speed Association Short Track National Championship is another step by the industry leader in creating new and innovative programs. This follows the recent announcement about extending the insurance coverage for ASA members traveling to, from, and during an ASA-sanctioned event. For updated ASA National Points, just click on the "Points" link at www.asa-racing.com.
ASA members in good standing are eligible for a $500,000 Excess Medical Benefit as well as a $20,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefit. Coverage for the member begins while traveling to a location promoting an ASA-sanctioned event and continues until arrival home again. The American Speed Association, in conjunction with WSIB Motorsports Insurance, is the only sanctioning body to offer insurance coverage which extends beyond the boundary of the racetrack itself (complete details are available online at www.ASA-Racing.com).
The ASA Member Track program is comprised of more than 35 short tracks around the United States, as well as a variety of regional and national touring series. For more information, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to email@example.com. For news and information from all the racetracks and tours involved in the ASA, visit www.ASA-Racing.com.
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