TULSA, Okla. – With ever-evolving information, CDC recommendations and area mandates continually changing, the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products has restructured the start of its season.
The revamped schedule comes after discussions with tracks slated for shows during the month of April, and from those conversations, has led to a potential start day of May 1.
“Right now, everything is so chaotic that we’ve had to change the start of our 2020 season to the month of May,” said ASCS Sooner Region Director Terry Mattox.
“Some of the change is because of local and state recommendations depending on where the track is, and the other part is if the track is NASCAR sanctioned.”
As of now, the series will open Friday, May 1 at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., with Caney Valley Speedway hosting the following night in Caney, Kan.
The only casualty of the restructure so far is Lucas Oil Speedway’s ninth annual Impact Signs, Awnings & Wraps Open Wheel Showdown was originally slated for Saturday, May 2, and will not be rescheduled.
Salina Highbanks Speedway is still looking for a suitable date since, under NASCAR Sanction, they cannot run until May 9. Their race was slated for Saturday, April 18.
The April date at Creek County Speedway has been moved to Friday, Aug. 21.
“I’m hoping this is the only time we have to move races due to the situation surrounding COVID-19 and am very thankful to the promoters for working with (us),” Mattox noted.
“This whole thing is alarming and we pray for everyone to stay in good health, and be race-ready.”
Updated ASCS Sooner Region Schedule
May 1 – Humboldt Speedway – Humboldt, Kan.
May 2 – Caney Valley Speedway – Caney, Kan.
May 16 – Heartland Motorsports Park – Topeka, Kan.
May 29 – Red Dirt Raceway – Meeker, Okla.
May 30 – Creek County Speedway – Sapulpa, Okla.
June 20 – Lawton Speedway – Lawton, Okla.
July 10 – Creek County Speedway – Sapulpa, Okla.
July 11 – 81 Speedway – Park City, Kan.
Aug. 1 – Lawton Speedway – Lawton, Okla.
Aug. 21 – Creek County Speedway – Sapulpa, 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.