All New ASCS Mid-Atlantic Region Gears Up for 2007 TULSA, Okla. (October 3, 2006) -- As the 2006 season reaches a conclusion, the American Sprint Car Series is set to embark upon new territory in 2007 with the formation of the ...
All New ASCS Mid-Atlantic Region Gears Up for 2007
TULSA, Okla. (October 3, 2006) -- As the 2006 season reaches a conclusion, the American Sprint Car Series is set to embark upon new territory in 2007 with the formation of the all-new central Pennsylvania-based ASCS Mid-Atlantic Region next season.
Rules for the new Region have been determined, with ASCS Mid-Atlantic Region director Larry Biller currently in negotiations with several area tracks to complete a 2007 schedule that will be built around a Sunday night slate of events at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, PA.
After considering the possibility of allowing existing 358-ci teams in the area to compete with the ASCS Mid-Atlantic Region with some alterations, it has been determined that it will be in the best interest of the series to follow the existing ASCS rules package.
"The most important thing is that we give these racers a level playing field from the outset," according to ASCS president and founder Emmett Hahn. "A number of the 358's in central Pennsylvania have evolved to the point that they generate significantly more horsepower than an ASCS engine and are, in turn, much more cost prohibitive. As a result, I don't think we can effectively restrict them enough to put them on par with an ASCS engine."
With ASCS engine specs in place for the ASCS Mid-Atlantic Region, the Region will also utilize the same right rear tire currently mandated by the Bobcat of Buffalo ASCS Patriot Sprint Group as well as the Empire Super Sprints.
The addition of the Mid-Atlantic Region brings the number of ASCS regions to eleven, plus the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour. The Mid-Atlantic Region joins the existing Sooner, Gulf South, Rocky Mountain, Midwest, Southern, Northern Plains, Mid-South, Sprints on Dirt and Patriot Sprint Group, as well as the recently announced Coastal Region.
The American Sprint Car Series 15th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing in the United States has included nearly 180 nights of racing at nearly 100 tracks throughout 27 different states and Canada, with more than 800 drivers competing in at least one ASCS event.
In 2007, the ASCS will sanction more than 225 nights of racing.