2006 plans announced 2005-08-25

Taking it to the Next Level: ASCS on Tour TULSA, Okla. (August 25, 2005) -- The time has come. After 14 years of continuous and steady series growth, American Sprint Car Series founder and president Emmett Hahn has decided...

Taking it to the Next Level: ASCS on Tour

TULSA, Okla. (August 25, 2005) -- The time has come.

After 14 years of continuous and steady series growth, American Sprint Car Series founder and president Emmett Hahn has decided it is time for the nation's premier 360-ci Sprint Car traveling series to move to the next step.

In 2006, the American Sprint Car Series on Tour will be truly "national", with the nation's top drivers competing for increased purse money and an increased point fund at the nation's finest venues.

"The timing is right for this," Hahn commented from his Tulsa, OK, office, where he founded the American Sprint Car Series in 1992.

"Right now, the World of Outlaws is the only real option for a guy that wants to travel and make a living driving Sprint Cars. This will give Sprint Car racers another option and it's going to attract the nation's top 360 drivers, and I think some of the 410 guys will come and do this to.

"Some major tracks have already shown a strong interest, as have a number of the nation's top drivers," Hahn continued. "It would actually surprise you to know who some of the drivers are that have already said they'll do this deal next year."

The standard one-day purse for the American Sprint Car Series on Tour in 2006 will offer $4,000 to win the main event, with $500 for all feature starters. The increased pay will be filtered back throughout the field, with tenth place earning $1,000.

The series will also feature a lucrative $150,000 point fund, with $50,000 earmarked for the season champion. Tow money for top series regulars will also be part of the event purse package.

Current plans for 2006 call for approximately 50-60 events at tracks ranging from New York and Florida to the Midwest. Several of the nation's most prominent racetracks have already expressed a strong interest in participating with the series.

"This first year, we probably won't go any further west than say, Amarillo or Dodge City," Hahn explained. "A West Coast swing through Washington, Oregon and California is something to look at, but that's probably two or three years down the road."

Since starting the American Sprint Car Series in 1992, the ASCS has evolved into the nation's most prominent 360-ci Sprint Car series with more than 1,500 engines nationwide utilizing the Brodix-developed ASCS spec head.

In addition to the current National Tour, the ASCS is also comprised of the Sooner, Gulf South, Rocky Mountain, Midwest and Southern Regions.

In 2005, the American Sprint Car Series will sanction approximately 100 nights of racing at 50 different tracks throughout 18 different states.

These numbers will continue to rise with plans for 2006 already in the works.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

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