Mansfield to host June 2004 event

Pendleton, Ind. (November 18, 2003) - Continuing a rich tradition in the Buckeye State, the ASA Racing Series makes a second consecutive trip to Mansfield Motorsports Speedway in Northeast Oho. ASA invades the .50-mile oval on...

Pendleton, Ind. (November 18, 2003) - Continuing a rich tradition in the Buckeye State, the ASA Racing Series makes a second consecutive trip to Mansfield Motorsports Speedway in Northeast Oho. ASA invades the .50-mile oval on Saturday, June 5, marking the lone trip to Ohio in 2004.

"The ASA race at our track last year was thrilling for our fans and was a milestone for us to have hosted a series with that kind of history and reputation," said Jerry Smith, Mansfield Motorsports Speedway Director of Media Relations. "As we continue to improve MMS in making it what we believe to be the best total short track facility in the nation, our support from the Mansfield area is growing as well as the developing interest from the Cleveland and Columbus markets."

In 36 seasons of racing, the ASA Racing Series has developed a solid history in Ohio with 46 events having been held there. 2003 ASA Racing Series champion Kevin Cywinski won the June 250-lap race at Mansfield this past season. It proved to be the second of his four wins on the way to the title.

The new Mansfield Motorsports Speedway opened on May 9, 1999 after being converted into a .50-mile asphalt track that retained the high banking of the original dirt track layout. In 2002, new light poles, lights and grandstands were added to the facility. More than $16 million in improvements have been made including a six-story tower, 12 suites, a press facility, ticket booth and concession stand as well as bathrooms and 7,200 permanent seats. Additional seating is being added to reach nearly 20,000 by the start of the 2004 season.

The ASA Racing Series completed its 36th season at Nashville, Tenn. in October. Kevin Cywinski, of Wausau, Wis., earned $200,000 for his 2003 National Championship while Reed Sorenson, of Peachtree City, Ga., won honors as the $50,000 Rookie of the Year.

Both Cywinski, previously the 1997 series champion, and Sorenson will be honored at the ASA National Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 24, at Caesars Indiana hotel Casino near Louisville, Ky.

The entire 2004 ASA Racing Series schedule continues to be formulated with a total of 18 events making up the expected final slate.

For additional information on the ASA Racing Series visit asaracing.com.

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