1. Berlin (MI) Raceway to be a part of a new Tradition within the ASA Late Model Series Challenge Division with the 1st annual Tradition 200 on Friday and Saturday June 15-16, 2007.
Lexington, Michigan (01/11/2007): The ASA Late Model Series Presented by GM Performance Parts prides itself on being a Michigan based series. After all the ASALMS is based in Lexington, Michigan and in ASALMS history, the most events held in one state is indeed the Great Lakes State.
As the ASALMS celebrates its' Fifth Anniversary Season in 2007, events within all three divisions of the ASALMS are spread out throughout the United States from as far West as Texas to as far South as Florida and as far East as Virginia. Yet throughout the history of the ASALMS, there's always a date on the schedule that the ASALMS looks forward too and in the process, come back home to the great state of Michigan.
The ASALMS will never forget where it came from and with that in mind, a new tradition will be born beginning with the 2007 season! The cars and stars of the crown jewel of the ASALMS, the Challenge Division will take part in the 1st annual Tradition 200 on Friday and Saturday June 15-16, 2007 at the famed Berlin (MI) Raceway.
The historic fairgrounds oval located West of Grand Rapids in Marne, Michigan will host the ASALMS Challenge Divisions' sixth race of the 2007 schedule and mark the halfway point of the Fifth Anniversary 2007 Season for the crown jewel of the ASALMS, the Challenge Division.
"We will always come home to Michigan and with the 1st annual Tradition 200 at such a great facility as Berlin Raceway, we're firmly planting ourselves in our own backyard with a race that will become one of the biggest events overall of the season each and every year!" Stated ASALMS Co-Founder/President, Ron Varney. "Berlin is one of the most immaculate facilities we go to, not just in the state of Michigan, but throughout the entire country. The fans there are just something to behold and we hope to establish a race that will always be a fixture on their calenders!" He added.
2. Madison (WI) International Speedway to host the Mad Summer Meltdown 100 for the ASA Late Model Series Northern Division on Saturday July 7, 2007.
Lexington, Michigan (01/11/2007): The ASA Late Model Series Northern Division Presented by GM Performance Parts 2007 Schedule is complete with one more tentative event to be added at a future date. Beginning in Indiana and traveling all over the Midwest Region of the United States, the ASALMS Northern Division will make its' presence known in 2007.
In what will be the fourth race of the 2007 ASALMS Northern Division Schedule, the cars and stars of the ASALMS North will invade the Madison (WI) International Speedway on a special Saturday Night, July 7, 2007 in the running of the Mad Summer Meltdown 100.
The ASALMS Northern Division will go head to head with the Madison Late Models (ASALMS type cars) in what will be a thrilling 100-lap Feature around the fast 0.500 Mile High-Banked Paved Oval located South of Wisconsin's Capital City of Madison, in Oregon, Wisconsin.
"Madison International Speedway always holds a special place within the ASALMS, we've had some great races there and the Mad Summer Meltdown 100 will be no exception." Co-Founder/President of the ASALMS, Ron Varney stated. "It's always a great show when we come to Madison and our teams take on the great weekly stars of MIS. Coming off the Fourth of July Weekend, this will be just an awesome show, I can't wait!" He added.
The Mad Summer Meltdown 100 will ironically be the ASALMS Northern Divisions' first ever appearance to the Oregon, Wisconsin speed plant. Joining the ASALMS Northern Division for the special Saturday Night extravaganza will be the traveling Central States Region (CSR) Super Cups Series and possibly another division To Be Announced.
The night before on Friday July 6, 2007 the Oregon, Wisconsin speed plant will host a Regular Night of Racing featuring Limited Late Models, Bandits, and one more division "To Be Announced" for just an $8.00 General Admission.
3. Orange County (NC) Speedway to mark the halfway point of the 2007 Season in the ASA Late Model Series Southern Division with the extended distance Orange County 125.
Lexington, Michigan (01/11/2007): The ASA Late Model Series Southern Division Presented by GM Performance Parts 2007 Schedule is now complete. From North Carolina to Florida to Missouri, with stops in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, the ASALMS Southern Division Cars and Stars will experience a wide variety of speed plants during the ASALMS Fifth Anniversary Season.
With almost half of the 2007 Schedule on tracks that the ASALMS South didn't visit during its' inaugural season in 2006, some familiarity will be very important to the returning teams for the upcoming 2007 campaign. One track fits the bill for familiarity as aside from I-70 (MO) Speedway and the Music City (TN) Motorplex, this track hosted the longest distance race of the ASALMS Southern Division 2006 season.
The ASALMS Southern Divisions' sixth race of the 2007 season, the extended distance Orange County 125 is set for Saturday August 11, 2007 at the fast 0.375 Mile High-Banked Paved Oval of the Orange County (NC) Speedway, located just South of the Virginia/North Carolina border and North of Raleigh/Durham in Rougemont, North Carolina.
In addition to the ASALMS Southern Divisions' 125-lap Feature, which will mark the halfway point of the 2007 ASALMS Southern Division schedule, the OCS weekly divisions of Limited Late Model Stock Cars, Grand Stocks, Southern Ground Pounders, and Street Stocks will also be on the card.
"Our ASALMS Southern Division teams just loved going to Orange County last season and we knew when we were putting together the 2007 schedule that the Orange County Speedway was definitely returning one way or the other." Remarked ASALMS Co-Founder/President, Ron Varney. "This will be a very exciting event and coming off our weekend at Bristol the weekend before, our teams will be hyped up to say the least." Varney stated.
4. Jerico Performance Products steps back up to the plate in the ASA Late Model Series as a Participating Manufacturers Program (PMP) Partner across the board.
Lexington, Michigan (01/11/2007): The ASA Late Model Series Presented by GM Performance Parts countdown towards the beginning of the Fifth Anniversary 2007 season continues. 50 days from today (Thursday January 11, 2007) the cars and stars of the ASALMS Challenge Division will draw open the curtain on the 2007 Season in the series "Where Champions Race" in San Antonio, Texas.
The ASALMS Southern Division will open two weeks later in Bronson, Florida while the ASALMS Northern Division will wait until the end of April before beginning their 2007 campaign. In the meantime, while drivers and teams get ready for the upcoming racing season, New and Returning sponsors alike continue to call the home offices in Lexington, Michigan in an effort to be a part of the ASALMS Fifth Anniversary Season.
Jerico Performance Products a Division of Hemmingson Enterprises Incorporated since 1980 and located in Concord, North Carolina, is back on board as a Participating Manufacturers Program (PMP) partner within all three divisions of the ASALMS for the Fifth Anniversary 2007 season!
"We are really pleased to have Jerico on board for their third consecutive season with the ASALMS." Stated ASALMS Founder/President, Ron Varney. "They're a great partner for the entire ASALMS and being a part of all three divisions once again this year is going to be just great and a win-win for everyone involved." Varney added.