ASA Midwest Tour Announces Its 2009 Schedule By Kevin Ramsell, ASA Midwest PR
Ten Tracks in Five States Make Up Next Year's Slate of Races
There will be ASA Midwest action all over the region in 2009.  (ASA MW / Doug Hornickel Photo)
The first of two stops at Elko Speedway will be on Saturday, May 23rd. This will be the first of three races in the Gopher State.

After a fast start to the 2009 season, the ASAMT will take a breather and re-group at a new venue on Saturday, June 20th for the first ASAMT event at Illiana Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, in Schererville, IN. The half-mile oval has a great history of Super Late Model racing going back to the famous ARTGO racing days and has hosted American Speed Association National Tour events.

The ASAMT teams will then travel to Cedar Rapids, IA for a Friday, July 3rd event at Hawkeye Downs Speedway.

After the second "Race for the Gold" event at Dells Raceway Park on Saturday, July 18th, the teams will get together on Tuesday, August 4th for the famous Dixieland event at Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna, WI.

The second visit to the Gopher State will be on Sunday, August 16th for the annual Sunday night classic short track battle at Raceway Park in Shakopee, MN.

The teams will then head to the upper peninsula of Michigan for the annual Labor Day event on Sunday, September 6th at Norway Speedway, an ASA Member Track, in Norway, MI.

A week later, it's back to Dells Raceway Park for the finale to the "Race for the Gold" Series on Saturday, September 12th.

The final visit to the Gopher State will take place on Saturday, September 26th as the ASAMT will make its second visit to Elko Speedway.

The 2009 champion will be crowned during the famous Oktoberfest Race Weekend on Oktober 10-11 at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem, WI.

"We have one of the best competitive series in the United States and we feel that we are going to be competing at some of the most competitive tracks in the Midwest," Steve Einhaus, ASAMT Vice-President stated. "We do have some great events on our schedule including the 'Race for the Gold' series at Dells Raceway Park. This could be our most competitive season so far in our short history."

The next event for the ASAMT will be the 2008 Championship Banquet on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI.

To learn more about the American Speed Association Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by Echo Outdoor Power Equipment log on to www.asamidwesttour.com or call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (262) 514-3880 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

To learn more of the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association, visit www.asaracing.com.

2009 AMERICAN SPEED ASSOCIATION MIDWEST TOUR SCHEDULE

Saturday, April 25 - Dells Raceway Park (WI) (Race for the Gold - Bronze Race)
Sunday, May 3 - Madison International Speedway (WI)
Saturday, May 16 - Iowa Speedway (IA)
Saturday, May 23 - Elko Speedway (MN)
Saturday, June 20 - Illiana Motor Speedway (IN)
Friday, July 3 - Hawkeye Downs Speedway (IA)
Saturday, July 18 - Dells Raceway Park (WI) (Race for the Gold - Silver Race Non Pts.)
Tuesday, August 4 - Wisconsin International Raceway (WI)
Sunday, August 16 - Raceway Park (MN)
Sunday, September 6 - Norway Speedway (MI)
Saturday, September 12 - Dells Raceway Park (WI) (Race for the Gold - Gold Race)
Saturday, September 26 - Elko Speedway (MN)
Saturday, Oktober 10 - Sunday, Oktober 11 - La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway (WI)

*Schedule is Tentative and is Subject to Change






Officials with the American Speed Association Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment have released its tentative schedule for the 2009 season. The season will consist of 13 events (with one being a non-points event) at ten different tracks in five different states.

Unlike last season, where the series had 14 events at 14 different tracks, two tracks will be hosting an ASAMT event in the 2009 season. Dells Raceway Park in Wisconsin Dells, WI and Elko Speedway in Elko, MN will each host two point events.
Actually, Dells Raceway Park, an ASA Member Track, will be hosting three events with one being a non-points event, as the track and the series will host the first ever "Race for the Gold" three-part race event. Each event will be a 125-lap event.

The "Bronze" event will also serve as the season opener on Saturday, April 25th. The "Silver" event will be the non-points event on Saturday, July 18th and the "Gold" event will take place on Saturday, September 12th. The overall winner will receive a bar of gold (amount to be determined).

The second event of the 2009 season will be at Wisconsin's Fastest Half-Mile, Madison International Speedway, an ASA Member Track, on Sunday, May 3rd.

From the high banks of MIS to the high banks and fast 7/8-mile tri-oval at Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA on Saturday, May 16th for the third event of the season. Last year, close to 15,000 fans were on hand to watch the best Super Late Model drivers in the Midwest compete at this first-class facility.