Mid-Atlantic schedule changes

ASCS Mid-Atlantic Slate Scaled Back TULSA, Okla. (June 1, 2007) - The inaugural slate for the American Sprint Car Series Mid-Atlantic Region has been scaled back following this week's announcement that Susquehanna Speedway Park has...

ASCS Mid-Atlantic Slate Scaled Back

TULSA, Okla. (June 1, 2007) - The inaugural slate for the American Sprint Car Series Mid-Atlantic Region has been scaled back following this week's announcement that Susquehanna Speedway Park has streamlined its 2007 schedule due to a soft local economy.

With a handful of events already in the books, including two Regional events, two Local events and last week's O'Reilly ASCoT National event, all remaining ASCS events at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, PA, have been removed from the schedule with the exception of the September 2 Mid-Atlantic Regional event.

The four ASCS Regional and Local events at Susquehanna Speedway Park attracted an average of 18 cars with last week's O'Reilly ASCoT event drawing 31 entries.

"We appreciate Todd Fisher and the staff at Susquehanna Speedway Park for going out on a limb and giving the ASCS Mid-Atlantic Region a place to race," commented ASCS President and founder Emmett Hahn. "But I also told Todd that he didn't need to let Sprint Cars break him or the track, and by that I mean any kind of Sprint Cars whether it be 410's, 358's, ASCS or whatever. It's a business decision and Todd has to do what's right for the future of Susquehanna Speedway Park."

With the ASCS Mid-Atlantic Region no longer a regular fixture at Susquehanna Speedway Park, remaining events for the series include showdowns versus the ASCS Patriots at Penn-Can Speedway in Susquehanna, PA, on June 8 and August 17 and at Black Rock Speedway in Dundee, NY, on August 11 along with the September 2 season finale at Susquehanna Speedway Park.

"This isn't the end of the ASCS Mid-Atlantic Region by any means," Hahn stated. "We'll look at other options and other opportunities and do what's best for the drivers, associated tracks and the series in the long-term."

-credit: ascs

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