Preliminary 2009 national schedule released

2009 Sneak Preview -- Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series Schedule TULSA, Okla. (November 26, 2008) -- While the 2008 season for the American Sprint Car Series was officially logged into the record books with the final Regional event of the...

2009 Sneak Preview -- Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series Schedule

TULSA, Okla. (November 26, 2008) -- While the 2008 season for the American Sprint Car Series was officially logged into the record books with the final Regional event of the season on November 15, activity in preparation for the 2009 season has been feverish for several months already.

And, while the 2009 schedule for the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters is still a work in progress, a preliminary "sneak preview" of the 2009 slate was released from the series' Tulsa office today.

Currently, the series is slated to kick off the 2009 campaign with the Devil's Bowl Speedway Spring Nationals in Mesquite, TX, on March 20-21. Thirty nights of action are already set for next year, with the season scheduled to conclude with I-30 Speedway's $15,000-to-win 22nd Annual Short Track Nationals in Little Rock, AR, on October 29-31.

Another ten to twelve confirmed events will be added to the schedule in the coming weeks as workable dates are determined, with ongoing discussions continuing with a number of other venues.

The standard one-night purse and final night of multi-night events for the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters includes a $6,000 winner's share with $500 to start the feature event in 2009, with standard preliminary night events including $3,000 to win and $300 to start.

Drivers contending for the 2009 series title will be vying for a share of the $250,000 points fund, which will be distributed at season's end among the top 15 drivers in points. The champion will collect a hefty $60,000.

The 17th Annual ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek, set for June 5-13, will be based on the 2008 purse structure of $3,000 to win and $300 to start. While not Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series championship points races, there will be a $10,000 point fund in effect for the six-event Speedweek.

Additional events will be added to the 2009 schedule for the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters in the coming weeks.

Additional information regarding the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters is available at www.ascsracing.com.

-credit: ascs

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