Macon, IL (May 15, 2023) – Two stars from the original ASA Racing Series have been named “Guests of Honor” for the ASA STARS National Tour ECMD 150 event at North Wilkesboro Speedway.
Jeff Neal, the 1988 ASA Pat Schauer Memorial Rookie of the Year, and Kevin Cywinski a three-time champion for the original ASA Series, have accepted invitations to serve as “Guests of Honor” for the Tuesday night, May 16 ASA STARS National Tour event at historic North Wilkesboro Speedway.
Cywinski, the 1997 ASA ACDelco Challenge Series Champion who would also go on to win the last two Series titles of the original ASA in 2003 and 2004, won 15 races over the course of 8 seasons. After winning the 1995 ARTGO Challenge Series championship, Cywinski, from Mosinee, WI moved up to ASA in 1996, earning Pat Schauer Memorial Rookie of the Year honors.
Neal, originally from Lake Villa, IL, grew up in the sport of racing. His father, Ron Neal, founded Prototype Racing Engines, and found huge success on the short tracks of the Midwest, powering race wins in ASA and ARTGO for drivers such as Mark Martin and Alan Kulwicki.
Jeff Neal raced on and off in ASA and ARTGO throughout the 1980’s and made occasional starts in the old All-Pro Series. After winning the 1988 ASA Rookie of the Year award, Neal would move on to make several starts in what was then known as the NASCAR Busch Series.
Single-day general admission tickets for the May 16 ASA Stars ECMD 150 are $30 and available at www.northwilkesborospeedway.com. Children six and under are admitted free. Advance parking is also available for purchase online. Fans can connect with North Wilkesboro Speedway and get the latest news regarding NASCAR All-Star week and North Wilkesboro Speedway by following on Twitter and Instagram or becoming a Facebook fan.
The ASA STARS National Tour opened the ten race, six-state schedule at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL on March 11. Georgia racer Casey Roderick won the Sunshine State 200. Ty Majeski is the most recent winner with the series, taking the win at Madison International Speedway on May 7.
The ECMD 150 will be co-sanctioned with the ASA Southern Super Series, which will be the third race of the ASA SSS season. William Byron and Casey Roderick won the first two races at New Smyrna Speedway and Five Flags Speedway.
For more information regarding the Southern Super Series, visit the series website at www.southernsuperseries.com. Follow us on Facebook at Southern Super Series, on Twitter at @SoSuperSeries, and on Instagram at @officialsouthernsuperseries.
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.