By Lonnie Wheatley
TULSA, Okla. (June 20, 2011) – Coming off perhaps the feature of the year this past Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway, the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region fires right back into action this Friday night with a return engagement at La Monte, Missouri’s LA Raceway.
Friday marks the second stop of the season at LA Raceway for the ASCS Warriors after kicking off the 2011 campaign atop the 3/8-mile clay oval on April 9.
Leading the way into Friday’s action is rookie Sprint Car contender Brad Loyet of Sunset Hills, MO. A multi-time Midget champion, the 23-year-old was within a few laps of capturing his first Sprint Car feature win Saturday night only to have 18th-starter Brian Brown pull off the dramatic victory.
Loyet enters the event with a 51-point advantage over four-time Warrior champion Randy Martin, who defended his native California, MO, clay with a Warrior win over Memorial Day weekend.
Sedalia’s Jonathan Cornell jumped from seventh to third in points during this past weekend’s twin bill of action, with Nixa’s Kyle Bellm and Farmington’s Mark Shirshekan rounding out the current top five in points.
The balance of the current top ten in ASCS Warrior points includes Austin Alumbaugh (Higginsville), Cody Baker (Lone Jack), Josh Stephens (Buckner), Tyler Blank (California) and Evan Martin (Lohman).
Mid-Mo Auto Sales has added some bonus bucks to Friday’s purse with an extra $100 to the feature winner, $25 to each heat race winner and $25 to the feature’s Hard Charger.
Saturday’s action at LA Raceway is set to go green at 7:30 p.m.
LA Raceway is located near La Monte, MO, 3.5 miles west of SR 127 on Hwy Y. For more information, contact the track at 660-563-9878.
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.