ASCS Gulf South reveals 23 race lineup for 2016

2015 ASCS Gulf South Region Logo Top Story

From Bryan Hulbert

Tulsa, OK — (December 17, 2015) — One of the most exciting and competitive series in the southern United States, the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works has unveiled its 2016 lineup.

For the 2016 slate, 23 dates at 11 facilities will give fans and teams plenty to choose from with several bonuses and incentives in place throughout the year thanks to Griffith Truck and Equipment, Southern Trailer Works, MDS Boring, and Cooper Motorsports.

Kicking off the region’s 15th anniversary, the series will team with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network on Friday, March 11 at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas and the Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas on Saturday, March 12.

Recently added to both lineups, the National and Regional clash continues at the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas on Friday, March 25 with both series debuting at the Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas on Saturday, March 26.

The Nolen Wren Memorial begins the month of April at the Gator Motorplex on April 2 with the following weekend pitting the Gulf South Region against the newly sanctioned ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints at the Jackson Motor Speedway on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9. The following weekend will serve as the season’s lone rain date should it be needed.

Five nights of action in the month of May begins at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco on Friday, May 6 with the series second visit on the season to the Bronco Raceway Park on Saturday, May 7. Purchased by the Edwards family in 2015, promoter Martin Edwards will welcome the Gulf South Region at the RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas on Friday, May 27 with the famed Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite on Saturday, May 28. Kilgore’s Lone Star Speedway ends out the month on Sunday, May 29.

Stops at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park and Battleground Speedway on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11, these dates serve as the second round head-to-head action with the ASCS Gulf South and Southern Outlaw Sprints.

The series sees action again on Saturday, July 2 at Bronco Raceway Park and Sunday, July 3 at the Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas with the Firecracker 25 Weekend of Speed. Friday, July 22 sees the Region trek to the Heart O’ Texas then Cotton Bowl Speedway on Saturday, July 23.

Into the final stretch, the Heart O’ Texas again sees action on Friday, August 19 with the Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore the following night. The final three nights take place Labor Day Weekend with the Shady Oaks Speedway tentatively on September 2, Battleground Speedway on September 3, and finally ending the season where it began at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park on September 4.

Claimed only a handful of times in the past year, a $1,000 bonus will again be in place for any driver who can sweep a weekend with the ASCS Gulf South Region. This includes weekends that are co-sanctioned with the ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints and Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

During three night runs, the $1,000 will be offered to win two out of three, with a three night sweep earning an extra $2,000. The series will again offer payouts of $2,000 and $3,000 to win with all regional nights paying a minimum of $310 to start.

Keith Johnson will again serve as the Competition Director for the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works and can be reached at (337) 580-3614 or Craig Johnson will serve as Tech and can be reached at (337) 580-1381.

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2016 ASCS Gulf South Lineup:

Date – Track – City, State

3/11/2016-Golden Triangle Raceway Park – Beaumont, TX**
3/12/2016-Battleground Speedway – Highlands, TX**
3/25/2016-Cotton Bowl Speedway – Paige, TX**
3/26/2016-Bronco Raceway Park – Cleveland, TX**

4/2/2016-Gator Motorplex – Willis, TX
4/8/2016-Jackson Motor Speedway – Jackson, MS (vs. ASCS S.O.S.)
4/9/2016-Jackson Motor Speedway – Jackson, MS (vs. ASCS S.O.S.)

5/6/2016-Heart O’ Texas Speedway – Waco, TX
5/7/2016-Bronco Raceway Park – Cleveland, TX
5/27/2016-RPM Speedway – Crandall, TX
5/28/2016-Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, TX
5/29/2016-Lone Star Speedway – Kilgore, TX

6/10/2016-Golden Triangle Raceway Park – Beaumont, TX (vs. ASCS S.O.S.)
6/11/2016-Battleground Speedway – Highlands, TX (vs. ASCS S.O.S.)

7/2/2016-Bronco Raceway Park – Cleveland, TX
7/3/2016-Shady Oaks Speedway – Goliad, TX
7/22/2016-Heart O’ Texas Speedway – Waco, TX
7/23/2016-Cotton Bowl Speedway – Paige, TX

8/19/2016-Heart O’ Texas Speedway – Waco, TX
8/20/2016-Lone Star Speedway – Kilgore, TX

9/2/2016-Shady Oaks Speedway – Goliad, TX
9/3/2016-Battleground Speedway – Highlands, TX
9/4/2016-Golden Triangle Raceway Park – Beaumont, TX

*Schedule subject to change without notice.
**Dates co-sanctioned with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour