TULSA, Okla. – Gearing up for the 2020 season, the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products has released a 17-race schedule.
A slight decrease from years past, meeting with team owners and drivers is part of what led to the 2020 lineup.
“We’re still going to travel a little bit with a couple of races in Kansas and Missouri, but we wanted to make it more cost-effective for our teams,” said ASCS Sooner Region Director Terry Mattox. “Traveling is a huge burden for any team, especially someone trying to run locally so we did cut down on some of the shows and tried to keep everything a little more contained.”
Also heading up scheduling for the Oil Capital Racing Series, while not ASCS affiliated, Mattox noted that be the better part of half his ASCS teams’ race with OCRS.
Because of that, the two schedules don’t conflict with each other.
“We all have the same tracks to choose from, and booking on top of each other just kills the show for the fans,” noted Mattox. “There were several times in 2019 where both tours could have easily had 25 or more cars, but because you had guys already committed to one series or the other, we both ended up with 15. For 2020, we worked with Kerry Gorby to get it to where the fans get a better show, and the teams can run two championships.”
For the 2020 season, the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products will kick things off on April 4 at Caney Valley Speedway.
On track for two nights on April 17-18, the Friday affair will be at Creek County Speedway, with Lawton Speedway on Saturday.
Five shows in May dot the lineup, beginning at Humboldt Speedway on May 1 before the Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps Open Wheel Showdown on May 2 at Lucas Oil Speedway with the Racinboys.com ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps.
May 16 sees action at Heartland Motorsports Park before the tour head to Red Dirt Raceway on May 29 and gets back at Creek County Speedway on May 30.
After one TBA event in June, racing picks up again on July 10 at Creek County Speedway and July 11 at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.
Paired with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network on Aug. 1 at Lawton Speedway, the series will venture into Missouri on Aug. 22 for a showdown at Monett Motor Speedway with the Racinboys.com ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps.
The season’s second trip to Heartland Motorsports Park takes place on Aug. 29.
Off in September, the season’s final three events begin at Caney Valley Speedway on Oct. 10, with the season finale on Oct. 30-31 during the Creek County Speedway Fall Fling.
2020 ASCS Sooner Region Schedule
April 4 – Caney Valley Speedway – Caney, Kan.
April 17 – Creek County Speedway – Sapulpa, Okla.
April 18 – Lawton Speedway – Lawton, Okla.
May 1 – Humboldt Speedway – Humboldt, Kan.
May 2 – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, Mo.
May 16 – Heartland Motorsports Park – Topeka, Kan.
May 29 – Red Dirt Raceway – Meeker, Okla.
May 30 – Creek County Speedway – Sapulpa, Okla.
June 20 – TBA – TBA
July 10 – Creek County Speedway – Sapulpa, Okla.
July 11 – 81 Speedway – Park City, Kan.
Aug. 1 – Lawton Speedway – Lawton, Okla.
Aug. 22 – Monett Motor Speedway – Monett, Mo.
Aug. 29 – Heartland Motorsports Park – Topeka, Kan.
Oct. 10 – Caney Valley Speedway – Caney, Kan.
Oct. 30 – Creek County Speedway – Sapulpa, Okla.
Oct. 31 – Creek County Speedway – Sapulpa, Okla.