By Lonnie Wheatley
TULSA, Okla. (June 7, 2010) – There will be some wild Sprint Car racing action in North Texas this coming weekend as the American Sprint Cars Series Lone Star Region takes to a pair of ¼-mile bullrings on Friday and Saturday.
On Friday night, the ASCS Lone Star Region makes its lone stop of the season at Boyd Raceway in Boyd, TX. Then, on Saturday night, it’s on to the high banks of Cowtown Speedway in Kennedale, TX.
While Friday’s card marks the lone Boyd stop of the year, Saturday will be the first Cowtown card of the year after the event scheduled for April 17 was rained out.
With the initial three events of the year in the books, ASCS Gulf South regular Bean Elliott of Alvin, TX, is atop the ASCS Lone Star point charts by an eight-point margin over Keller, TX, shoe Eric Baldaccini, who topped last year’s Lone Star event at Boyd Raceway.
Justin Melton of Flower Mound, TX, is just 20 points out of the lead in third, with Brandon Corn of Gause, TX, and Claud Estes of Godley, TX, tied for fourth another four points back.
The balance of the current top ten in ASCS Lone Star points entering this weekend’s double includes Preston Peebles II (Lubbock), John Ricketts (Burleson), Justin Spoerl (Mesquite), Chris Coker (Greenville) and defending Lone Star champion Kevin Ramey (Fort Worth).
Friday’s racing action at Boyd Raceway goes green at 8:00 p.m., with Saturday’s card at Cowtown Speedway firing off at 7:00 p.m.
The semi-banked, ¼-mile Boyd Raceway dirt oval is located in Boyd, TX, 2.5 miles south of SR 114 on FM 730, then 1.5 miles west on FM 2048. For more information, contact the track at 940-433-5587 or 817-304-2044.
Cowtown Speedway, “The Fastest Lil’ Dirt Track in Texas”, is located in Kennedale, TX, just east of Fort Worth off I-20 Exit 442-A, then 1.7 miles southeast on Mansfield Highway, then 1.4 miles southwest on New Hope Road. For more information, contact the track at 817-478-9952.
The 2010 slate of ASCS Lone Star Region competition consists of 17 nights of action at seven different tracks throughout North Texas and one to the north of the Red River in southwest Oklahoma.
In its 19th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing, the American Sprint Car Series brings the best of Sprint Car racing to approximately 100 different tracks throughout 30 states and Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters, ASCS also consists of eleven different Regions throughout the nation.
Past ASCS Regional Feature Winners at Boyd Raceway:
6/26/09 – Eric Baldaccini (Lone Star)
5/16/08 – Brian McClelland (Sooner)
Past ASCS Regional Feature Winners at Cowtown Speedway:
10/10/09 – Tony Bruce, Jr. (Gulf South/Lone Star/Sooner)
8/29/09 – Travis Rilat (Lone Star)
6/27/09 – Kevin Ramey (Lone Star)
4/4/09 – Kevin Ramey (Lone Star)
10/11/08 – Brian Brown (National vs. Sooner)
10/10/08 – Gavin Punch (National vs. Sooner)
8/23/08 – Kolt Walker (Gulf South)
7/26/08 – Brad Welborn (Sooner)
5/17/08 – Gary Taylor (Sooner)
4/5/08 – Travis Rilat (Sooner)
9/15/07 – Nick Smith (Sooner)
7/7/07 – Brian McClelland (Sooner)
4/14/07 – Kevin Ramey (Sooner)
9/23/06 – Travis Rilat (Sooner)
6/10/06 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sooner)
4/8/06 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sooner)
9/24/05 – Travis Rilat (Sooner)
6/25/05 – Jason Martin (National vs. Sooner)
4/9/05 – Sean McClelland (Sooner)
9/25/04 – Andy Shouse (Sooner)
5/29/04 – Kevin Ramey (Sooner)
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.