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 Motorsports 931
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 Injection Systems.
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.
Photo Credit: Stacy Verrall