National series broadcast news 2009-03-17

LUCAS OIL ASCS DATES ON VERSUS ANNOUNCED TULSA, Okla. (March 17, 2009) -- This weekend's season opening event for the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX, will be the first two...

LUCAS OIL ASCS DATES ON VERSUS ANNOUNCED

TULSA, Okla. (March 17, 2009) -- This weekend's season opening event for the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX, will be the first two in a run of ten shows to be broadcast on the VERSUS Network, and the air dates for each of the one-hour long broadcasts have been determined.

This weekend also marks the first opportunity for some creative race fans to garner their 15 minutes of fame, as there will be an award at each televised event for the best sign.

Fans devising the most creative and entertaining sign, within the realms of proper language and content, while also incorporating the Lucas Oil, K&N and ASCS logos will be deemed the winner. Prizes will be awarded at intermission with the winners and their signs displayed on the national telecast.

Currently, ten Lucas Oil ASCS events are scheduled for the VERSUS Network, with the possibility of more being added later in the year.

The scheduled air dates on VERSUS are as follows:

Event Date -- Track (Location) -- Air Date & Time (All Times Eastern)

March 20 -- Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) -- 5/2/09, 6:00 p.m.

March 21 -- Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) -- 5/9/09, 6:00 p.m.

May 23 -- Jetmore Motorplex (Jetmore, KS) -- 7/4/09, 6:00 p.m.

May 24 -- Jetmore Motorplex (Jetmore, KS) -- 7/11/09, 6:00 p.m.

July 3 -- Presleyland Motorsports Park (Chandler, IN) -- 7/18/09, 6:00 p.m.

July 4 -- Presleyland Motorsports Park (Chandler, IN) -- 8/29/09, 6:00 p.m.

August 6 -- Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA) -- 9/12/09, 6:00 p.m.

August 7 -- Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA) -- 9/26/09, 6:00 p.m.

August 8 -- Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA) -- 10/31/09, 6:00 p.m.

September 26 -- Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, MO) -- 11/14/09, 6:00 p.m.

All dates are tentative and subject to change.

The Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters is currently slated for 34 nights of racing action at 16 different tracks throughout the nation, with the country's top Sprint Car drivers set to battle it out for their share of the $250,000 points fund.

The American Sprint Car Series, in its 18th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing events, brings the best of Sprint Car racing to nearly 100 different tracks throughout 25 states and Canada in 2009. Anchored by the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters, ASCS also consists of a dozen different Regions throughout the nation.

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

-credit: ascs

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