2005 Red Bull Drivers Search World Finalist Casey Neal to Compete in ASA August 17, 2007: 2005 Red Bull Driver's Search World Finalist, Casey Neal is trading in, at least temporarily, his "open-wheels" for the closed fenders of stock car racing.
2005 Red Bull Drivers Search World Finalist Casey Neal to Compete in ASA
August 17, 2007: 2005 Red Bull Driver's Search World Finalist, Casey Neal is trading in, at least temporarily, his "open-wheels" for the closed fenders of stock car racing. Neal, 18 years old, who last competed in Champ Car Atlantic and Star Mazda series, is scheduled to compete for Allen-Hock Motorsports ASA Late Model team. The fast-growing ASA Late Model Series features cost effective and extremely competitive short-track oval racing on asphalt with races held throughout the Midwest, Southeast and Eastern sections of the country.
"Like many open-wheel drivers, I have been wanting to explore stock car racing for a while," said Neal. "Mr. Allen has provided me an ideal opportunity to experience this kind of racing. For the foreseeable future, my focus is going to be on ASA Late Model Racing. I'm really looking forward to the change and am optimistic that we will be successful. It will be fun, challenging and exciting."
Casey Neal is best known for his dominating performance at the final U.S. selection process at Sebring International Raceway in the 2005 Red Bull Driver's Search. Competing against what might be considered the best new driving talent in the country, Neal overwhelmed his competition by winning every event in which he competed. Neal won all eleven of eleven races. It was a result that led Red Bull officials to select Neal as one of two American drivers to compete in the World Finals at Estoril, Spain.
"Casey is plenty fast already in early testing," added Glenn Allen, Jr., co-owner of Allen-Hock Motorsports. "We anticipate a short learning curve but I think he will be very competitive from the outset."
Neal's first ASA race is scheduled for September 14th at the "South Georgia 125 presented by McDonald's" at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Cecil, GA, part of the ASA's Southern series.