ASCS Sooner Region Ready for Steve King Memorial!

ASCS Speedweek continues this week. (Lonnie Wheatley photo)

From Lonnie Wheatley

TULSA, Okla. (May 23, 2011) – The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region has already ventured south of state lines for competition at Texas’ Devil’s Bowl Speedway as well as ensuing competition on Sooner turf in Lawton.

Now, the Sooner forces venture across Northern state boundaries for this weekend’s Third Annual Steve King Memorial at “The Great American Dirt Track” Jetmore Motorplex in Jetmore, KS, this Saturday and Sunday.

Both full nights of action offer up a $3,000 winner’s share, with both nights treated as single night events thus no lock-ins from Saturday’s card to Sunday.

It will mark the first ASCS Sooner competition at the Jetmore Motorplex since South Dakota’s Randi Miller topped a Rocky Mountain vs. Sooner clash in 2002.

With a pair of Sooner events in the books prior to this last weekend’s rainout at South Coffeyville, Matt Covington of Glenpool, OK, is out to the early American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region points lead after his Lawton Speedway triumph on May 14.

Covington holds a 40-point advantage over Texas shoe Claud Estes with a pair of Oklahoma City-based past Sooner champions in third and fourth, Andy Shouse (2004) and Joe Wood, Jr. (2009). Guthrie’s Michelle Decker rounds out the current top five, with the rest of the top ten including the rookie trio of Brady Demeree (Skiatook), Koby Barksdale (Norman) and Rick Wright, Jr., (San Jose, CA), along with Michael Brown (Lawton) and Donnie Ray Crawford (Broken Arrow).

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon is the reigning Steve King Memorial winner after sweeping both nights of last year’s Memorial Day weekend event in southwest Kansas. Nebraska’s Jack Dover topped the inaugural edition of the Steve King Memorial in 2009.

Both Saturday and Sunday in Jetmore are set to go green at 7:30 p.m.

“The Great American Dirt Track” Jetmore Motorplex is located 6.6 miles south of SR 156 in Jetmore, KS, on US 283. For more information, check or call 620-225-3929 or 620-385-0551.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region is slated for 14 nights of racing action at seven different tracks throughout Oklahoma and neighboring areas of Kansas, Texas and Missouri in 2011.

Past ASCS Sooner Region Feature Winners at the Jetmore Motorplex:
6/22/02 – Randi Miller

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