Series changes USPRO Cup to Late Model Series

ASA Late Model Series is new name of former USPRO Cup Pendleton, Ind. (November 12, 2003) - Effective immediately the nearly two- year old USPRO Cup Series will be known as the ASA Late Model Series. The name change was expected ...

ASA Late Model Series is new name of former USPRO Cup

Pendleton, Ind. (November 12, 2003) - Effective immediately the nearly two- year old USPRO Cup Series will be known as the ASA Late Model Series. The name change was expected following the mid-September announcement that the American Speed Association had assumed controlling interest in the Michigan-based Super Late Model Series.

"As much as I'm proud of what we have done with the USPRO name, Steve (Dale) and I both felt it was in our best interest to change the name to the ASA Late Series," said Ron Varney, President of USPRO Cup. "As the series continues to grow and garner more attention, our belief is that all Late Model type cars will come to be referred to as an ASA Late Model."

In its brief history, drivers including Butch Miller, Fred Campbell and Dave Sensiba have either tested or competed in the USPRO Cup Series cars. Current ASA drivers are expected to join with many of the leading Late Model competitors from around the Midwest.

The ASA Late Model Series is expected to conduct between 12 and 15 events and will initially be in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The events will see the series operate both as a stand-alone program and as a companion to the current nationally touring ASA Racing Series. Schedule announcements are expected soon with a complete slate to be released in early December.

Officials are planning for 100-lap green flag races with a preference to not have competitors changing tires, adding fuel or having to use 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 1-765-778-8088.

For additional information visit asaracing.com.

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