ASCS Patriots to Stay with HTC Right Rear Tire TULSA, Okla. (January 3, 2007) - While the American Sprint Car Series recently announced the use of a new tire with a smaller width in 2007 starting May 1st, the ASCS Patriots will remain on the...
ASCS Patriots to Stay with HTC Right Rear Tire
TULSA, Okla. (January 3, 2007) - While the American Sprint Car Series recently announced the use of a new tire with a smaller width in 2007 starting May 1st, the ASCS Patriots will remain on the same tire utilized in the past.
Regional Director Mike Emhof confirmed on Tuesday that the HTC-plated right rear tire that the ASCS Patriots have used in the most recent seasons would remain for all ASCS Patriot Regional races in 2007 and 2008.
ASCS announced this ruling on New Year's Day in an effort to "unhook" the cars and even the playing field, resulting in even more competition and excitement.
"There are a number of reasons for staying with our tire," stated Emhof. "The tracks we compete on are very unique to this region and so for us, the best way to keep races competitive would be to stay with our current compound."
Even though the ASCS Patriot region will contest more than 20 events in 2007 on their tire, other events scheduled will require the narrower ASCS tire. Included in these events will be the New York Sprint Nationals at the Black Rock Speedway in May. This will be a two-night O'Reilly ASCS National Tour event, bringing in ASCoT to battle with the Patriots, the ASCS Mid-Atlantic Region, as well as many other Northeast sanctioned competitors. The new tire is required for all ASCoT events.
Even though this new tire will cost a bit more than the current ASCS Patriot tire, it will be available to any ASCS Patriot or ESS competitor at the same cost as the HTC-plated tire.
There may be one or two other events that the ASCS Patriots compete in that may require this new tire. Those races, along with all of the others, will be announced in just a few short weeks. More than 30 nights of racing are already on the 2007 schedule, spanning all of New York State and into regions of Southern Ontario and Northern Pennsylvania.