From Lonnie Wheatley
TULSA, Okla. (May 23, 2011) – From LA to California, the battle for the inaugural Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region championship resumes when the series takes to Double X Speedway this Sunday night.
Sunday evening’s Memorial Day weekend card atop the semi-banked, ¼-mile Double X clay oval near California, MO, marks round two in the ASCS Warrior title battle after kicking off the season last month at La Monte, Missouri’s LA Raceway.
Now under the ASCS banner, the popular Warrior series kicked off the 2011 campaign on April 9 with veteran shoe Danny Lasoski taking top LA honors.
Lasoski took the first ASCS Warrior checkered flag ahead of Farmington’s Mark Shirshekan, with Sunset Hills, MO, Midget convert Brad Loyet claiming the show position in his first-ever ASCS start.
California’s Tyler Blank and Farmington’s Dustin Barks rounded out the top five in the opener, with the balance of the top ten including Austin Alumbaugh (Higginsville), Rusty Potter (Boonville), Evan Martin (Lottman), Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK) and Josh Stephens (Buckner, MO).
Sunday’s card at Double X Speedway marks the first of two scheduled ASCS Warrior events atop the unique ¼-mile oval that was made popular by Jesse Hockett’s frequent visits. Since his passing, the track has been dubbed ‘Jesse Hockett’s Double X Speedway’.
Adam Jones picked off his first career Warrior win in last year’s Memorial Day weekend event at Double X Speedway.
Sunday’s action at Double X Speedway is slated to get under way at 7:30 p.m.
Double X Speedway is located 3.2 miles west of California, Missouri’s SR 87 on US 50. For more information, contact the track at 573-796-4694.
The inaugural season of Speedway Motors Warrior Region action under the ASCS banner currently consists of 17 nights of competition at nine different tracks throughout Missouri and into Kansas.
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.