By Lonnie Wheatley
TULSA, Okla. (April 25, 2011) – Couple a series noted for its variety of different winners with a track that routinely offers up an assortment of victory lane visitors, and you’re certain to have a wild night of racing.
That’s exactly what is in store for this Saturday night as The Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star Region takes to the lightning-fast, high-banked, ¼-mile Cowtown Speedway in Kennedale, TX, fort the first time in 2011.
Saturday’s card marks round two of the 2011 The Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star championship chase for a series that featured 14 different winners in 15 main events last year.
Race fans at Cowtown Speedway, a featured ASCS Regional stop over the past seven years, have enjoyed seven different winners in the most recent seven ASCS events including Tommy Bryant, Gary Taylor, Claud Estes, Brian McClelland, Tony Bruce, Jr., Travis Rilat and Kevin Ramey. To take it one step further, there have been 11 different winners in the last 12 ASCS events at Cowtown dating back to July of 2008 with Ramey the only one to repeat.
The Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star Region kicked off the 2011 season on March 12 at Kilgore’s Lone Star Speedway, with four-time ASCS National champion Gary Wright taking advantage of a late race restart to snatch the win away from defending ASCS Lone Star champion Eric Baldaccini, who slipped back to fifth in the final circuits behind Wright, Oklahoma shoe Matt Covington, Travis Rilat and Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
The balance of the current top ten in the opener, as well as current points, included George White, Martin Edwards, Travis Elliott, Beau Smith and Justin Melton, who ranked third in 2010 ASCS Lone Star points. Claud Estes, who ranked as Lone Star runner-up last year, finished eleventh in the March 12 opener.
Estes picked up his first Lone Star feature win in Cowtown action last July, with other series winners at Cowtown last year including Brian McClelland, Gary Taylor and Tommy Bryant.
Saturday night’s action at Cowtown Speedway is set to go green at 7:00 p.m.
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 Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star Region is currently slated for 17 nights of competition at nine different tracks throughout Texas and into Oklahoma in 2011.
Past ASCS Regional Feature Winners at Cowtown Speedway:
11/13/10 – Tommy Bryant (Lone Star)
11/12/10 – Gary Taylor (Lone Star)
7/17/10 – Claud Estes (Lone Star/Sooner)
6/12/10 – Brian McClelland (Lone Star)
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)
The 2011 season marks the 20th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, with approximately 200 nights of competition at tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.