Late Model Series adds two events at Tri-City

PENDLETON, Ind. (December 5, 2003) -- In one of the most anticipated inaugural seasons in late model racing history, the 2004 ASA Late Model Series schedule continues to form. Two more dates have been added with ...

PENDLETON, Ind. (December 5, 2003) -- In one of the most anticipated inaugural seasons in late model racing history, the 2004 ASA Late Model Series schedule continues to form. Two more dates have been added with Michigan's Tri-City Motor Speedway hosting events on Sunday, June 27 and Sunday, September 12. The addition of these two events at Tri-City Motor Speedway increases the number of events in Michigan to three, with the previously announced event at Berlin Raceway.

"Michigan was the birthplace of the ASA Late Model Series and Tri-City brings a good fan base along with a challenging track layout," said Joe Balash, ASA operations director. "We believe these dates are well-positioned and will enhance the ASA Late Model Series even further in familiar surroundings."

The .50-mile oval of Tri-City Motor Speedway located in Auburn, Mich., is known as the "Trick Track." Tri-City has hosted the ASA National Tour on eight occasions with Mike Eddy, the seven-time ASA Champion, winning the series debut in July of 1989. Other event winners include Ted Musgrave, Bob Senneker, Gary St. Amant and Georgia's Mike Miller.

The former USPRO Racing Series (now the ASA Late Model Series) made its first appearance at Tri-City Motor Speedway in October of 2003, with Bob Varney winning the 75-lap event. Robbie Johnson placed second and eventual series champion Mark Kortz filling out the podium finishers.

The ASA Late Model Series will continue ASA's tradition at Tri-City Motor Speedway in 2004. The entire 2004 ASA Late Model Series schedule continues to be formulated with a total of 14 events expected to make up the final slate.

Officials are planning for 100-lap green flag races with a preference to not have competitors changing tires, adding fuel or needing pit stops during the events. The cars will include makes from three major manufacturers - General Motors, Ford and Dodge. They will utilize template bodies and engines from all three.

Rules for the 2004 ASA Late Model Series are available by contacting the ASA office at (765) 778-8088.

For additional information visit www.asaracing.com.

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