Bryan Hulbert - TULSA, Okla. (November 26, 2013) Amid rumors of a possible split between the Warrior Region as the Tulsa, Okla. based American Sprint Car Series, the Missouri arm of the ASCS Nation will remain for the 2014 season.
Talking with Larry about the coming season, the longtime Warrior Region official envisions growing the series both in terms of races, and corporate support, “What I really want to see happen is to begin developing more partnerships with Missouri based companies to help support Sprint Car racing and the drivers and at the same time, bring them into the racing fold. Missouri has always been kind of a hotbed for open wheel racing, and I don’t want to see that diminishing.”
Working on the 2014 slate, 15 to 20 events are planned for the coming season with the goal of expanding that number close to 24 in the coming years. “We just need to find some new venues, and increase the entertainment value built up in the place we are going to,” said Hol of the coming seasons.
Jerry Jenkins, who will continue assisting the Speedway Motors Warrior Region in 2014 commented about the coming season, “We’re excited for the direction that ASCS is going. We all have the same interest with growing Sprint Car racing. This is a series that allows the young drivers a place to start and we want to expand upon that. Sprint Car racing has a lot of roots in Missouri. I grew up in racing with my father racing Sprint Cars, so it’s a great passion of mine. I’m very excited to be a part of Sprint Car racing and be able to continue that tradition that has been in Missouri for so many years.”
One of the goals of the 2014 season is to help build a bigger points fund for the Warrior Region drivers. Working with Emmett Hahn, a presenting sponsor for the region is being sought. Another plan of Hol’s for 2014 is to bring Heat Race sponsors that will reward drivers, and also help build up the Warrior Region’s point’s fund.
A 2014 lineup is scheduled for release shortly after the start of the New Year. For updates concerning the Speedway Motors Warrior Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.
Sprint Invaders PLUS ASCS Warrior Sprint Special August 17th
For the first time since the formation of the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region, the Midwest’s two premier 360 sprint car series will come together to do battle in a huge co-sanctioned event at Quincy Raceways on Sunday August 17th, 2014.
The Brockway Mechanical and Roofing Sprint Invaders and Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Sprint Car Series will meet in the middle at Quincy on this special night in a unique battle for tri-state bragging rights.
The Sprint Invaders feature many of the best sprint car drivers from Iowa and Illinois, with the ASCS Warrior Sprints showcasing some of the best open wheel pilots from the Show-Me state.
More details will be forthcoming on this great night of racing, but mark your calendars for what promises to be one of the biggest events of the season at Quincy Raceways.
Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps Open Wheel Showdown May 3
Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps out of Sedalia, Missouri Presents the first Big Open Wheel Show of the 2014 Season with a huge triple-header of open wheel racing featuring the ASCS Speedway Motors Warrior Region Winged Sprint Cars, WAR Wingless Auto Racing Sprint Cars, and the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series. Sedalia, Missouri’s Jonathan Cornell captured the 2013 ASCS Warrior Region Championship and will lead the charge in the Winged Sprint Cars. Brian Brown, Randy Martin, Kyle Bellm, Johathan Cornell, Jay Russell, Miranda Arnold, Mitchell Moore, John Helm, Cody Baker, and Austin Alumbaugh are just a few more of the top Sprint Car drivers expected to be in attendance. 2013 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Champion Zach Daum leads the POWRi contingent into battle along with Andrew Felker, Brad Kuhn, Brett Anderson, Austin Brown, Jake Blackhurst, and Tyler Thomas as they headline the list of the Top Open Wheel Midget Drivers in the country expected to be on hand for the only appearance of 2014 by the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series.
Gates open at 5:00, Hot Laps at 7:00, and racing at 7:30
2014 Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region Schedule
Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Regions Sprint Cars are set to begin the 2014 season on Saturday, April 19th. The "Battle Between the Regions" will have the Warrior Region's top drivers challenging the American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region stars.
The Warrior Region collides for the first time with Brockway Mechanical and Roofing Sprint Invaders on the Quincy Raceway 1/4 mile oval. This North/South Rivalry will be action packed.
National Lucas Oil ASCS drivers will go head-to-head with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region on four occasions. The first encounter will be on the big 1/2 mile track at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS. The other three meetings will be at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. The June event will be the final night of the Lucas Oil ASCS Speed Week. The Warrior Region drivers have taken the checked flag first the last two years, Cody Baker won in 2012 and Jonathan Cornell won in 2013. The "Hockett-McMillin Memorial" September 26 and 27 will be the final Warrior/National encounter.
Labor Day Weekend will see a two day stop at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri. Jonathan Cornell and Brian Brown were victorious in last year event. A July 5th stop is also planned at RCR.
$500 to win heat races will return to the "Bud Shootout" at US 36 Raceway on June 13. A second visit to the high banked 1/3 mile is planned for Saturday, September 13.
Two dates are currently on the 2014 schedule for Double X Speedway in California, MO. The "Tribute to Jesse" is scheduled for Sunday, May 25th and the "Clyde Wood Memorial" is slated for July 20th.
Additional dates may be added. Please keep checking back for updates.
Inside Line Promotions Looks to Help ASCS Drivers in 2014
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Shawn Miller's Inside Line Promotions will give some love to various drivers during the course of the 2014 season with the ASCS Nation.
Picking one section of the American Sprint Car Series between March and November, Shawn Miller will choose one driver from each facet of the 360cid regions to receive four free press releases to recap that driver's performance. "I think this is a good way of promoting my business while giving back to a company like ASCS that has been so good to me the past few years," said Miller of the decision to incorporate the entire realm of ASCS.
The monthly schedule of regions will go as follows:
March - National, April - Gulf South Region, May - Warrior Region, June - Sooner Region, July - Frontier Region, August - Northwest Region, September - Midwest Region, October - Lone Star Region, and November - Southwest Region
Asked to shed light as to why the regions were picked in this order, Miller responded, "I picked regions based on the months it looked like there would be enough racing in that area. Also, a couple of those regions toward the end of the season will be wrapping up that month so itâ€™d be a good opportunity for drivers going after/winning a championship." .
For more information about the services offered by Inside Line Promotions, log onto http://www.insidelinepromotions.com or call 541-510-366