Expansive Lucas Oil ASCS Slate Revealed

Jason Johnson (41) rolls around Brian Brown en route during Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series racing at Lucas Oil Speedway. (Ken Simon photo)
Jason Johnson (41) rolls around Brian Brown en route during Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series racing at Lucas Oil Speedway. (Ken Simon photo)

INDIANAPOLIS – Embarking on another ambitious round of dirt track racing in its 22nd year of racing, the preliminary schedule for the 2013 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV is now available.

In total, the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV will visit 17 states in 2013 with shows in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, and Washington.

Taking a year off in 2012, Tucson Int’l Raceway returns as a stop for the National Tour at the beginning a end of the season with Cocopah Speedway expanding from a single weekend in 2012 to a pair with more details scheduled to be released in the coming months regarding the size and scope of March and November dates.

The longest running tracks on the tour, the Devil’s Bowl Speedway returns for the nineteenth straight year of competition with Tracey Clay’s I-30 Speedway returning three times in 2013 including the 26th Short Track Nationals. This marks the twentieth year for ASCS sanctioned events at the Little Rock oval.

TBJ Promotions will again host four events in the 2013 schedule with the Rock ‘N Roll 50, Eagle Nationals Steve King Memorial, and U.S. 36 Nationals.

A highly anticipated swing among fans and competitors alike, the annual Northwest swing will feature stops at some old favorite as Cottage Grove returns to the national schedule. Scheduled to become the fourth track in Oregon to host a National Tour event, Southern Oregon Speedway will join the Northwest swing before the Tour moves south to Placerville Speedway for the series lone California showing at the Bull Ring Nationals.

Expanding its Mid-West reach, the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV has tentative races scheduled at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Illinois as well as races at Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Kentucky in the month of May. Minnesota’s Fairmont Raceway is also tentatively scheduled for a date in August.

Tentatively new tracks for the National Tour in 2013 include Paducah Int’l Raceway, Fairmont Raceway, and Billings Motorsports Park.

Currently the schedule shows 53 nights spanning 41 events with the potential for an additional 5-10 nights added before the start of the 2013 season.

2013 Lucas Oil ASCS Tentative Schedule

Date – Track – Location

Feb. 23 – Tucson Int’l Raceway – Tucson, Ariz.

March 1-2 – Cocopah Speedway – Yuma, Ariz.

March 8-9 – TBA – TBA

March 15-16 -TBA – TBA

March 22-23 – Devils Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, Texas

March 29 – Golden Triangle – Beaumont, Texas

March 30 – Royal Purple – Baytown, Texas

April 5 – TBA

April 6 – I-30 Speedway – Little Rock, Ark.

April 26 – TBA

April 27 – Riverside Int’l Speedway – West Memphis, Ark.

May 3 – Tri City Speedway – Pontoon Beach, Ill.

May 4 – Paducah Int’l Raceway – Paducah, Ky.

May 17 – US 36 -Cameron, Mo.

May 18 – TBA

May 22 – Valley Speedway – Grain Valley, Mo.

May 23 – I-80 Speedway – Greenwood, Neb.

May 25 – Great American Dirt Track – Jetmore, Kan.

May 31 – Salina Speedway – Salina, Kan.

June 1 – Eagle Raceway – Eagle, Neb.

June 7 – Diamond Park Speedway – Nashville, Ark.

June 8 – I-30 Speedway – Little Rock, Ark.

June 14 – Kennedale Speedway Park – Kennedale, Texas

June 15 – Devils Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, Texas

June 18 – TBA

June 19 – Lawton Speedway – Lawton, Okla.

June 20 – Creek County Speedway – Saupulpa, Okla.

June 22 – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, Mo.

July 6 – I-90 – Hartford, S.D.

July 8 – BMP Speedway – Billings, Mont.

July 10 – Electric Speedway – Great Falls, Mont.

July 12-13 – Grays Harbor – Elma, Wash.

July 19 – Willamette Speedway – Lebanon, Ore.

July 20 – Cottage Grove Speedway – Cottage Grove, Ore.

July 22 – Southern Oregon Speedway – Medford, Ore.

July 24 – Placerville Speedway – Placerville, Calif.

Aug. 1-3 – Knoxville 360 Nationals – Knoxville, Iowa

Aug. 17 – Salina Highbanks – Salina, Okla.

Aug. 30 – Fairmont Raceway – Fairmont, Minn.

Sept. 21 – Texas Motor Speedway – Fort Worth, Texas

Sept. 27-28 – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, Mo.

Oct. 10-12 – Lonestar Speedway – Kilgore, Texas

Oct. 18-19 – Devils Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, Texas

Oct. 24-26 – I-30 Speedway – Little Rock, Ark.

Nov. 1 – El Paso Speedway Park – El Paso, Texas

Nov. 2 – Southern New Mexico Speedway – Las Cruces, N.M.

Nov. 8-9 – Cocopah Speedway – Yuma, Ariz.

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