The ASA STARS National Tour is in the midst of a 57-day layoff between events, with the Glass City 200 up next at Toledo Speedway on Saturday, September 16. Two of the three ASA-sanctioned regional tours are racing this weekend, as well as the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. Here’s a preview:
Southern Super Series Back in Action at Cordele, GA
The ASA Southern Super Series returns to action Saturday night for the Georgia Summer Nationals at Crisp Motorsports Park.
Wilson Motorsports and Toyota Racing Development driver Gio Ruggiero headlines a star-studded entry list that includes Bubba Pollard, Jake Garcia, Stephen Nasse and Matthew Craig.
Ruggiero enters the Summer Nationals as the ASA Southern Super Series points leader. The Seekonk, MA racer is also leading the ASA/CRA Super Series points and sits third in points in the ASA STARS National Tour. Racing begins at 6:30pm eastern time and can be viewed on Racing America. For more information, please visit www.southernsuperseries.com
ASA Midwest Tour at Hawkeye Downs
The ‘Stars and Cars’ of the ASA Midwest Tour return to Hawkeye Downs Speedway this Saturday Night for the Cassill Motors Hawkeye 100 at the half-mile oval. Drivers from five states have filed their entry for this annual Super Late Model event which will also play host to the Mid-Am Racing Series and INEX Legend Cars.
Leading the charge into Iowa will be current Midwest Tour point leaders Gabe Sommers, Justin Mondeik and Levon VanDerGeest. A host of former Super Late Model Champions will also put their talents on display in front of the famous covered grandstand. Those champions include Max Kahler, Dean Cornelius, John Beale and Riley Stenjem. Hawkeye Downs champions Kody King and Griffin McGrath will each be in search of their first tour win in front of their hometown fans.
ASA/CRA Super Series Off – JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Visits Owosso Speedway
Although the ASA/CRA Super Series is off this weekend, CRA’s Pro Late Model division – the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour will be in action for the Masters of the Pros 184 at Owosso Speedway on Saturday night.
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series star Carson Hocevar leads a strong entry list that includes Lakeland, FL racer Steve Dorer; Berlin Raceway standout Evan Shotko and former Redbud 400 winner Kyle Crump.
The Masters of the Pros is set for 184 laps of green flag racing, with a break scheduled at lap 100. Racing America will provide flag-to-flag steaming coverage. For more information please visit www.cra-racing.com
For the full ASA STARS National Tour schedule, plus Super Late Model rules and other information, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com, or be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: STARS National Series | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).
ASA STARS National Tour
The ASA STARS National Tour debuted in March of 2023 for Super Late Model racing in America. Announced last October, many of the best drivers in America will compete in the ten-race national tour with a minimum $100,000 point fund. The championship team will be guaranteed $25,000.
The ASA STARS National Tour is made up of three races from each of the regional pavement Super Late Model Series under the Track Enterprises banner; the ASA CRA Super Series, the ASA Midwest Tour and the ASA Southern Super Series.
The Team Construction Winner’s Circle program has been announced as a part of the ASA STARS National Tour for licensed drivers/teams with perfect attendance. The program provides additional financial incentives to those teams who support the Series, thanks to Team Construction.
Track Enterprises, a Racing Promotions Company based in Illinois, will operate the ASA STARS National Tour. It announced the acquisition of the CRA sanctioning body in January and followed that up with the purchase of the Midwest Tour in July. In October, Track Enterprises President, Bob Sargent announced a partnership with the Southern Super Series which set the table for the formation of the ASA STARS National Tour.