From Lonnie Wheatley
TULSA, Okla. (December 15, 2010) – The 20th season of American Sprint Car Series competition is just around the corner and the Tulsa-based Sprint Car sanctioning body continues to expand with the addition of the ASCS Southern California Region in 2011.
The ASCS Southern California Region will be one of at least two new ASCS Regional tours for 2011 along with the Missouri-based ASCS Warrior Region, which was acquired from the Winged Outlaw Warriors upon the completion of the 2010 season.
The 2011 slate for the ASCS Southern California Region is currently set to consist of approximately a dozen events. A majority of the events will take place at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway and Hanford’s Kings Speedway, with Santa Maria Speedway and Bakersfield Speedway likely hosting an event or two apiece as well. A point fund of at least $5,000 will be in place.
“The time is right for this, actually this is something that probably should have been done 15 years ago,” Thunderbowl Raceway promoter Steve Faria commented. “It’s obvious that ASCS is the wave of the future, this will be the start of big things in California.”
Gaskets and restrictors will be permitted for two years as the ASCS head rules are phased in, with only the Brodix series head permitted after the two-year phase-in period.
California race fans will get an early glance at ASCS action in February, as the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by K&N Filters National series slings the California clay for the first time with events at Thunderbowl Raceway on Wednesday, February 9, and then Kings Speedway on Saturday night, February 12.
The 2011 schedule for the ASCS Southern California Region will be announce as soon as all dates are finalized.
Set for its 20th 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 ten different Regions throughout the nation.
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.