2003 ASCS national schedule unveiled

TULSA, Okla. (January 15, 2003) - The 2003 national tour schedule for the O'Reilly Auto Parts American Sprint Car Series presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, featuring 61 race dates, was released today by the nation's premier 360 ...

TULSA, Okla. (January 15, 2003) - The 2003 national tour schedule for the O'Reilly Auto Parts American Sprint Car Series presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, featuring 61 race dates, was released today by the nation's premier 360 Sprint Car touring series.

Headlining the schedule are a pair of trips to Knoxville Raceway, including the ASCS-sanctioned Knoxville 360 Nationals on June 13-14 and the invitational Tournament of Champions, which features the top drivers from a number of sanctions from throughout the nation, on August 9-10. Also featured will be the 11th Annual Speedweek, which kicks off May 30 at Batesville (AR) Speedway. Speedweek, which annually features a number of top competitors from throughout the nation, will consist of eight nights of racing over nine days, wrapping up at Lawton (OK) Speedway on June 7.

The twelfth season of action on the ASCS national tour will get underway on March 8 at Baton Rouge Raceway. Baton Rouge Raceway is just one of several venues that will be hosting the ASCS national tour for the first time, along with Bolivar (MO) Speedway on May 23, Lebanon (MO) I-44 Speedway on May 24, Outlaw Motor Speedway near Muskogee, OK, during Speedweek on June 3, and Bargerton Speedway in Lexington, TN, on July 11.

Following the Speedweek opener at Batesville, the popular Speedweek series will move on to Riverside Speedway in West Memphis, AR, on Saturday night, before taking to the three-eighths mile oval at Oklahoma City's State Fair Speedway on Sunday night. After a day off, Speedweek will continue on Tuesday night, June 3, as the series makes its first stop at the new Outlaw Motor Speedway near Muskogee. From there, Speedweek moves on to Tri-State Speedway near Fort Smith on Wednesday, Paris (TX) Motor Speedway on Thursday, Devil's Bowl Speedway on Friday and then the Speedweek finale at Lawton Speedway.

The season will wrap up with the Devil's Bowl Speedway Winter Nationals in Mesquite, TX, on October 17-18. Devil's Bowl Speedway will also host the series' third event of the season, following the opener at Baton Rouge on March 8 and an April 12 event at Southwest Arkansas Super Speedway in Murfreesboro, AR, on April 18, along with the seventh stop of Speedweek on June 6.

Also featured on the 2003 tour will be the second consecutive July 4 swing through New Mexico. After a three day swing through Oklahoma City, Amarillo and Lubbock from June 27-29, the series moves on to Aztec (NM) Speedway on July 3, a soon to be announced venue on July 4 and Albuquerque's Duke City Raceway on July 5.

The complete schedule and additional information on the O'Reilly Auto Parts American Sprint Car Series presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is available at www.ascsracing.com.

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