From Bryan Hulbert
Tulsa, Oklahoma (May 20, 2012) Regional favorites with the Speedway
Motors ASCS Warrior and Midwest Regions, Valley Speedway in Grain
Valley, Missouri just outside Kansas City and I-80 Speedway in
Greenwood, Nebraska are set to host a pair of mid-week shows with the
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV.
Pairing with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior region Wednesday May
23rd, Valley Speedway will add its names to the list of first time
visits in 2012; become the 121st track to host the Lucas Oil ASCS
presented by MAVTV since 1992. A signature facility in the Missouri
racing scene, the high banked 1/3 mile clay oval has been the proving
grounds to some of the nation’s top drivers including Warrior Region
regular, and hometown favorite, Brian Brown as well as current Lucas
Oil ASCS rookie contender Brad Loyet who took Warrior Region rookie
and championship honors in 2011. Support classes for Wednesday’s event
include the W.A.R. Sprints and Mod Lites.
>From the Kansas City metro area, the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
will next visit I-80 Speedway, located just outside the village of
Greenwood, Nebraska, for a single night event with the Speedway Motors
ASCS Midwest Region on Thursday May 24th. Formerly Nebraska Raceway
Park, the Lucas Oil ASCS Presented by MAVTV has graced the 4/10 mile
oval a half-dozen times with a different winner on all six occasions.
Support classes for this Thursday’s race night include the B-Mods,
Grand Nationals, and Pro Ams.
After rains postponed I-30 Speedway events into the month of June,
points for the Lucas Oil ASCS remain unchanged with Wayne Johnson atop
the leader board. Jason Johnson sits only 30 markers behind with Brady
Bacon sitting third. Johnny Herrera sits only 3 points out of the top
three with Gary Wright rounding out the top five.
After early season woes Brad Loyet has fought back to sixth in the
national standings with Tony Bruce Jr. seventh, Danny Wood eighth, and
Seth Bergman ninth after picking up the win at the Rock ‘N Roll 50.
Dustin Morgan currently rounds out the top ten.
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV
When and Where:
Wednesday May 23rd – Valley Speedway – Grain Valley, MO – Pits open @
5pm / Racing @ 7pm
Thursday May 24th – I-80 Speedway – Greenwood, NE – Pits open @ 5pm /
Racing @ 7:15pm
Track Information: Valley Speedway
Directions (according to NSD) – I-70 east to exit 24, then 0.9 miles
on Main St. (Buckner-Tarnsey Road) then 0.4 miles east on Old US 40
(Hwy AA) (NSR)
Address: 348 East Old US 40, Grain Valley, MO 64029
Phone #: 816-349-9893
Missouri Lucas Oil ASCS History: The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
has visited the “Show Me State” sixty-three times. Fourteen tracks
prior to this week’s event at Valley Speedway have seen action with
the National Tour including: Bolivar Speedway (2), Double X Speedway
(1), I-55 Raceway (1), Joplin 66 Speedway (11), LA Raceway (1), Lake
Ozark Speedway (8), Lebanon I-44 Speedway (1), Lucas Oil Speedway
(6), Missouri International Speedway (3), Monett Speedway (8), Poplar
Bluff Speedway (1), Sedalia’s State Fair Speedway (14), U.S. 36
Raceway (1), West Plains Motor Speedway (5).
Track Information: I-80 Speedway
Directions (according to NSD) – I-80 to exit 420, then 0.4 miles north
on SR 63, then west.
Address: 13903 238 St. Greenwood, NE 68366
Phone #: 402-659-3301 or 402-342-3453
Nebraska Lucas Oil ASCS History: The “Cornhusker State” has seen
competition with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV since 1996 but
have only hosted ten events at a trio of tracks: Eagle Raceway (3),
I-80 speedway (6), and Pawnee Speedway (1).
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Driver Points (top 10): 1. Wayne
Johnson 1,217; 2. Jason Johnson 1,187; 3. Brady Bacon 1,157 4. Johnny
Herrera 1,060; 5. Gary Wight 1,039; 6. Brad Loyet 1,023; 7. Tony Bruce
Jr. 997; 8. Danny Wood 984; 9. Seth Bergman 944; 10. Dustin Morgan 931
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Owner Points (top 10): 1. Wayne
Johnson 1,217; 2. JJR/Stenhouse 1,187; 3. B.B.R. 1,157 4. Herrera/Main
1,060; 5. Gary Wight 1,039; 6. Loyet Motorsports 1,023; 7. One Eight
Motorsports. 997; 8. Wood Racing 984; 9. P.P.M 944; 10. M&M
2012 Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-3, Wayne Johnson-2, Tony Bruce
Jr., Seth Bergman-1, Dustin Morgan-1, Danny Wood-1
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV – A Look Ahead
May 26-27 Great American Dirt Track (Jetmore, KS) – 4th Steve King Memorial
June 8-9 Eagle Raceway (Eagle, NE) – Eagle Nationals
June 15-16 Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) – Summer Nationals
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV on the web:
All Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series national events are broadcast
live on www.racinboys.com for anyone who is unable to attend the races
live. Official results, points, and race notes are posted at
www.ascsracing.com. The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV can also be
found on Facebook and Twitter.
Lucas Oil ASCS on TV: A full schedule of tape-delayed races for the
2012 season can found at www.motorsportshour.com
The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV is
scheduled to compete 68 times throughout the United States with divers
competing for their share of a $250,000 point’s fund.
The 2012 season marks the 21st year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing
for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint
Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and
into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series,
ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.
Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car
Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at
www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American
Sprint Car Series. For information regarding availability and listings
in your area log onto www.mavtv.com.
Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series
presented by MavTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire, Brodix, Geico, E3
Spark Plugs, General Tire, K&N Filters, PitstopUSA.com, Schoenfeld
Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Print
Place, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, FSR Radiators, and Hilborn
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is
available at www.ascsracing.com.
We will also be running wingless Sprints Wednesday night with Brady Bacon and others doing double duty. Brady will be racing the late Jeff Hocketts wingless sprint car in the WAR series support class. You will also see the Mod Lites as part of the racing action.
We will be doing a memorial ceremony for Jeff Osborn who lost his life in a tragic accident one week ago. Jeff raced side by side with most of these drivers and Jeff’s Wife Tina and two boys, Dakota and Justin will be at Valley to talk to Jeff’s friends and fellow drivers.
If you are a race car fan and like winged or wingless racing action you will be able to see the best of both worlds and see some of the dirvers racing both classes.
Fan gates will open at 5pm, Hot Laps at 6:30pm and racing will start at 7pm.