Gulf South Region 2009 schedule announced

ASCS Gulf South Announces 2009 Slate TULSA, Okla. (January 9, 2009) -- A busy season of competition looms as the American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region has released its 2009 schedule. The ASCS Gulf South's eighth year of action...

ASCS Gulf South Announces 2009 Slate

TULSA, Okla. (January 9, 2009) -- A busy season of competition looms as the American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region has released its 2009 schedule.

The ASCS Gulf South's eighth year of action currently includes 28 events at ten different tracks throughout Texas as well as one Louisiana venue.

The ASCS Gulf South season opens up with a pair of $3,000-to-win events on March 6 and 7 with the first of seven stops at Beaumont's Golden Triangle Raceway Park followed up by the first of a handful of visits to Cleveland's 105 Speedway.

The Gulf South Region will square off against the Lone Star Region for a pair of nights on July 31 and August 1 at Heart O' Texas Speedway and Devil's Bowl Speedway before finishing out the season versus both the Sooner and Lone Star Regions at the Second Annual Cowtown Sprint Nationals on October 9-10.

Other stops over the course of the season will include Gator Motorplex, Houston Raceway Park, Texana Raceway Park, South Texas Speedway, Shady Oaks Speedway and Louisiana's Fast Trax Speedway.

Brandon Berryman of Missouri City, TX, is the defending ASCS Gulf South Region champion after making a late charge to nab his second consecutive championship in 2008.

<pre> ASCS Gulf South Region 2009 Schedule:

March 6    Golden Triangle Raceway Park         Beaumont, TX     $3,000 to win
March 7    105 Speedway                         Cleveland, TX    $3,000 to win Gulf Coast Nationals
March 28   Gator Motorplex                      Willis, TX
April 24   Golden Triangle Raceway Park         Beaumont, TX
April 25   105 Speedway                         Cleveland, TX
May 2      Fast Trax Speedway                   Chatham, LA
May 15     Golden Triangle Raceway Park         Beaumont, TX
May 16     Houston Raceway Park                 Baytown, TX      $3,000 to win
May 23     Gator Motorplex                      Willis, TX
May 24     TBA
June 5     Heart O' Texas Speedway              Waco, TX
June 6     105 Speedway                         Cleveland, TX
June 19    Golden Triangle Raceway Park         Beaumont, TX
June 20    Houston Raceway Park                 Baytown, TX      $3,000 to win
July 3     Texana Raceway Park                  Edna, TX
July 4     Texana Raceway Park                  Edna, TX
July 17    Golden Triangle Raceway Park         Beaumont, TX
July 18    Houston Raceway Park                 Baytown, TX      $3,000 to win
July 31    Heart O' Texas Speedway              Waco, TX         vs. Lone Star Region
August 1   Devil's Bowl Speedway                Mesquite, TX     vs. Lone Star Region
August 28  Golden Triangle Raceway Park         Beaumont, TX
August 29  105 Speedway                         Cleveland, TX
September  5 South Texas Speedway               Corpus Christi, TX
September  6 Shady Oaks Speedway                Goliad, TX
September  18 Golden Triangle Raceway Park      Beaumont, TX
September  19 Houston Raceway Park              Baytown, TX      $3,000 to win
October 3  105 Speedway                         Cleveland, TX
October 9  Cowtown Speedway                     Kennedale, TX    vs. Sooner and Lone Star Regions
October 10 Cowtown Speedway                     Kennedale, TX    vs. Sooner and Lone Star Regions

</pre> Additional information regarding the ASCS Gulf South Region and the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

-credit: ascs

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