By Lonnie Wheatley
TULSA, Okla. (May 2, 2011) – Tommy Tarlton will be looking for an ASCS Southern California three-peat when the series takes to the third different racetrack in as many Saturdays this coming weekend.
This Saturday night, the ASCS Southern California Region makes its lone scheduled stop of the year at the semi-banked, 1/3-mile Santa Maria Speedway clay oval.
Making a strong case for becoming the first ASCS champion in California, Fresno’s Tarlton topped the inaugural series event at Hanford’s Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway on April 23 and then backed that up with another win at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway just seven nights later.
Vying for a third win at a third track this Saturday night, Tarlton carries a 30-point advantage over Cory Eliason in the championship chase, with Ronnie Day, Trey Starks and Steven Kent the rest of the current top five.
The balance of the current top ten in ASCS SoCal points includes Mike Faria, Nick Green, Eric Humphries, Nick McColloch and Andy Ferris.
Saturday’s action at Santa Maria Speedway is set to go green at 6:00 p.m.
Santa Maria Speedway is located off US 101 to SR 166-E exit, then west to frontage road, then north. For more information, contact the track at 805-922-2232.
The inaugural slate of ASCS Southern California action includes a dozen nights of winged Sprint Car competition at four tracks including Kings Speedway, Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway, Santa Maria Speedway and Bakersfield Speedway.
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.