2007 Gulf South Region schedule released

ASCS Gulf South Region Schedule Released TULSA, Okla. (January 16, 2007) -- The American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region will embark upon a busy slate of action in 2007 that consists of 24 events at ten different tracks throughout Texas, ...

ASCS Gulf South Region Schedule Released

TULSA, Okla. (January 16, 2007) -- The American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region will embark upon a busy slate of action in 2007 that consists of 24 events at ten different tracks throughout Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

The ASCS Gulf South Region kicks off the 2007 season with a return to Champion Park Speedway on March 31 with the inaugural Josh Lofton Memorial, one of nine events on the slate that offers up a $2,000 winner's share.

With four different champions crowned over the past four seasons, including reigning champion Gary Watson at Beaumont, TX, the 2007 ASCS Gulf South Region champion will be determined in the series season finale at Pelican Raceway Park (formerly Thunder Valley Speedway) in Union Hill, LA, on October 20.

Along the way the ASCS Gulf South Region's top guns will square off with the all-new ASCS Coastal Region on four occasions, including a June 22-23 weekend double at Motorama Speedway in Beaumont and Houston Raceway Park along with a September 15 showdown at Fast Trax Speedway in Chatham, LA, and an October 6 duel at Pike County Speedway in Magnolia, MS.

The series also takes on the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region with the annual Shootout weekend at Waco's Heart O' Texas Speedway and Devil's Bowl Speedway near Dallas. Those events have been moved to Labor Day weekend this year, taking place on August 31 and September 1.

Texas tracks hosting the ASCS Gulf South Region this year include Motorama Speedway (six events), Houston Raceway Park (five events), Gator Motorplex in Willis a pair of times, Heart O' Texas on two occasions with single stops at Devil's Bowl as well as South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi.

Three tracks in Louisiana will host the series, with three stops at Fast Trax Speedway in Chatham, two stops at Pelican Raceway Park in Union Hill and the season opener at Champion Park near Shreveport.

The October 6 event at Pike County Speedway marks the series only Mississippi stop of 2007.

<pre> 2007 American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region Schedule:

Mar. 31  Champion Park Speedway                                 Haughton, LA - $2,000 to win Josh Lofton Memorial
Apr. 6   Motorama Speedway                                      Beaumont, TX
Apr. 7   Houston Raceway Park                                   Baytown, TX
Apr. 28  Fast Trax Speedway                                     Chatham, LA
May 18   Motorama Speedway                                      Beaumont, TX
May 19   Houston Raceway Park                                   Baytown, TX
May 26   Gator Motorplex                                        Willis, TX
May 27   South Texas Speedway                                   Corpus Christi, TX - $2,000 to win
June 16  Fast Trax Speedway                                     Chatham, LA
June 22  Motorama Speedway                                      Beaumont, TX -- vs. Coastal Region
June 23  Houston Raceway Park                                   Baytown, TX -- $2,000 to win vs. Coastal Region
July 13  Heart O' Texas Speedway                                Waco, TX
July 14  Gator Motorplex                                        Willis, TX
July 27  Motorama Speedway                                      Beaumont, TX
July 28  Pelican Raceway Park                                   Union Hill, LA
Aug. 5   Brodix Tournament of Champions                         Knoxville, IA -- No points
Aug. 17  Motorama Speedway                                      Beaumont, TX
Aug. 18  Houston Raceway Park                                   Baytown, TX
Aug. 31  Heart O' Texas Speedway                                Waco, TX - $2,000 to win vs. Sooner Region
Sept. 1  Devil's Bowl Speedway                                  Mesquite, TX - $2,000 to win vs. Sooner Region
Sept. 15 Fast Trax Speedway                                     Chatham, LA -- vs. Coastal Region
Sept. 28 Motorama Speedway                                      Beaumont, TX - $2,000 to win
Sept. 29 Houston Raceway Park                                   Baytown, TX - $2,000 to win
Oct. 6   Pike County Speedway                                   Magnolia, MS - $2,000 to win vs. Coastal Region
Oct. 13  Wesmar Race for an Engine @ Devil's Bowl Speedway      Mesquite, TX -- 2 Invites per Region
Oct. 20  Pelican Raceway Park                                   Union Hill, LA - $2,000 to win

-credit: ascs

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