By BRYAN HULBERT
Special to The Hays Daily News
INDIANAPOLIS (December 5, 2012) -- Embarking on another ambitious round of dirt track racing in its 22nd year of racing, the preliminary schedule for the 2013 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV is now available.
In total, the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV will visit 17 states in 2013 with shows in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, and Washington.
Taking a year off in 2012, Tucson International Raceway returns as a stop for the National Tour at the beginning a end of the season with Cocopah Speedway expanding from a single weekend in 2012 to a pair with more details scheduled to be released in the coming months regarding the size and scope of March and November dates.
The longest running tracks on the tour, the Devil's Bowl Speedway returns for the nineteenth straight year of competition with Tracey Clay's I-30 Speedway returning three times in 2013 including the 26th Short Track Nationals. This marks the twentieth year for ASCS sanctioned events at the Little Rock oval.
TBJ Promotions will again host four events in the 2013 schedule with the Rock 'N Roll 50, Eagle Nationals Steve King Memorial, and U.S. 36 Nationals.
A highly anticipated swing among fans and competitors alike, the annual Northwest swing will feature stops at some old favorite as Cottage Grove returns to the national schedule. Scheduled to become the fourth track in Oregon to host a National Tour event, Southern Oregon Speedway will join the Northwest swing before the Tour moves south to Placerville Speedway for the series lone California showing at the Bull Ring Nationals.
Expanding its Mid-West reach, the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV has tentative races scheduled at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Illinois as well as races at Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Kentucky in the month of May. Minnesota's Fairmont Raceway is also tentatively scheduled for a date in August.
Tentatively new tracks for the National Tour in 2013 include Paducah International Raceway, Fairmont Raceway, and Billings Motorsports Park.
Currently the schedule shows 53 nights spanning 41 events with the potential for an additional 5-10 nights added before the start of the 2013 season.
2013 Lucas Oil ASCS Tentative Schedule:
February 23-Tucson Int. Raceway-Tucson, AZ
March 1-2-Cocopah Speedway-Yuma, AZ
March 22-23-Devils Bowl Speedway-Mesquite, TX
March 29-Golden Triangle -Beaumont, TX
March 30-Royal Purple-Baytown, TX
April 6-I-30 Speedway-Little Rock, AR
April 27-Riverside International Speedway-West Memphis, AR
May 3-Tri City Speedway-Pontoon Beach, IL
May 4-Paducah International Raceway-Paducah, KY
May 17-US 36-Cameron, MO
May 22-Valley Speedway-Grain Valley, MO
May 23-I-80 Speedway-Greenwood, NE
May 25-Great American Dirt Track-Jetmore, KS
May 31-Salina Speedway-Salina, KS
June 1-Eagle Raceway-Eagle, NE
June 7-Diamond Park Speedway -Nashville, AR
June 8 -I-30 Speedway-Little Rock, AR
June 14-Kennedale Speedway Park (SW)-Kennedale, TX
June 15-Devils Bowl Speedway (SW)-Mesquite, TX
June 19-Lawton Speedway (SW)-Lawton, OK
June 20-Creek County Speedway (SW)-Saupulpa, OK
June 22-Lucas Oil Speedway (SW)-Wheatland, MO
July 6-I-90-Hartford, SD
July 8-BMP Speedway-Billings, MT
July 10-Electric Speedway-Great Falls, MT
July 12-13-Grays Harbor-Elma, WA
July 19 -Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, OR
July 20-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR
July 22-Southern Oregon Speedway-Medford, OR
July 24-Placerville Speedway-Placerville, CA
August 1-3-Knoxville 360 Nationals-Knoxville, IA
August 17-Salina Highbanks-Salina, OK
August 30-Fairmont Raceway-Fairmont, MN
September 21-Texas Motor Speedway-Fort Worth, TX
September 27-28-Lucas Oil Speedway -Wheatland, MO
October 10-12-Lonestar Speedway-Kilgore, TX
October 18-19-Devils Bowl Speedway-Mesquite, TX
October 24-26-I-30 Speedway Short Track Nationals-Little Rock, AR
November 1-El Paso Speedway Park-El Paso, TX
November 2-Southern New Mexico Speedway-Las Cruces, NM
November 8-9-Cocopah Speedway-Yuma, AZ
Schedule subject to change without notice
The 2013 season marks the 22nd 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, 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. For information regarding availability and listings in your area log onto www.mavtv.com.
Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire, Brodix, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, General Tire, K&N Filters, PitstopUSA.com, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, and Hilborn Injection Systems.
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 Letter. Sign up with your Cell Phone by texting ASCS to 22828.