ASA Late Models continue ASA tradition at IRP ASA Late Model Series officials have announced that they are returning to the fame d short track at Indianapolis Raceway Park on July 30, 2005. "This is such an awesome facility, Nascar has Daytona,...
ASA Late Models continue ASA tradition at IRP
ASA Late Model Series officials have announced that they are returning to the fame d short track at Indianapolis Raceway Park on July 30, 2005. "This is such an awesome facility, Nascar has Daytona, IRL has Indianapolis Motor Speedway and late model racers have IRP. There is a certain mystic about this place, we always see one of our biggest cars counts all year at IRP, our drivers are definitely looking forward to this race," commented Series President Ron Varney.
In August of 1974, ASA first visited Raceway Park and since that time the series has made 25 visits to the .686-mile oval. All-time ASA victory leader Bob Senneker has scored six wins at IRP. Three-time ASA National Champion Butch Miller has recorded four victories, two-time Champion Dick Trickle has three wins with Scott Hansen and seven-time champion Mike Eddy visiting the winner's circle on two occasions. Peter Cozzolino, Derrick Gilchrist, Don Gregory, Ted Musgrave, Johnny Sauter, Gary St. Amant, Mike Garvey, David and Bobby Stremme have each won one race.
Owned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) since 1979, Indianapolis Raceway Park has been a staple of the American motorsports landscape since the legendary A.J. Foyt won the first oval race there in 1961, capturing a USAC race on a dirt oval, the only dirt race ever held there. The facility, which also includes the oval, a drag strip and a 2.5- mile road course, has undergone major renovations, including new grandstands for the oval track in 1999. Along with the weekly program, IRP hosts Kroger Speedfest during August and the annual NHRA U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend.