Mid-Atlantic 2008 plans announced

ASCS Mid-Atlantic Announces Progressive Plans for 2008 TULSA, Okla. (December 15, 2007) - With a year and an inaugural champion already in the record books, the ASCS Mid-Atlantic Region is set to move forward into year two with...

ASCS Mid-Atlantic Announces Progressive Plans for 2008

TULSA, Okla. (December 15, 2007) - With a year and an inaugural champion already in the record books, the ASCS Mid-Atlantic Region is set to move forward into year two with plenty of new ventures on the horizon.

The sophomore season of this new and exciting touring series will feature a number of the prominent portions of their northern brethren, the ASCS Patriot Region.

Mike Emhof will head up the Mid-Atlantic Region, and will bring along with him his Patriot staff at all events in 2008. Emhof made great strides with the Patriots in 2007 in his first season as a regional director, and expects the same for the Mid-Atlantic Region.

"This is an exciting opportunity for everyone involved," said Emhof. "This will give teams an opportunity to race under ASCS rules at tracks they have wanted to visit with fans that are craving great sprint car competition."

Along with the patriot staff, expect a number of the top competitors from the New York based region. With all of the 10-15 events expected to be on the schedule either non-conflicting or co-sanctioned with the Patriots, it will only help to increase the level of competition along the eastern seaboard.The 2008 schedule will be unique in nature as it is expected to have the majority of its dates in the early and late months. There will also be events in the summer months and will feature a number of two-race weekends to create an efficient traveling series.

Tim Hogue won the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Championship and plans on defending his title. George Suprick and Geoff Quackenbush are among some of the other drivers that will contend for top honors. Top Patriot competitors such as Chuck Hebing, Bryan Howland, Jared Zimbardi and Scott Kreutter have already shown interest in competing in this additional venture.

"We already have dates on the books and have plenty of interest from other facilities in great locations," added Emhof. "We are still looking at other speedways that would fit for us but plan to have it wrapped up soon."

The Mid-Atlantic Region, which spans Southern New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, will have their 2008 schedule released at the Atlantic City Motorsports Expo, held from January 18-20. This is also where the 2008 ASCS Patriot Schedule will also be announced. Tim Hogue's Championship Car will be on display in his home state in the booth, which will be shared with Bob and Kelly Westphal of Wesmar Racing Engines.

-credit: ascs

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