“That was a great kickoff for our series, and I am confident that the momentum we have going will continue to this season by returning to Elko for our first event,” Steve Einhaus, ASAMT VP stated. “Last year, we had quality races with quality drivers and we have more quality drivers like Tim Schendel and Chris Wimmer joining us this season. If the fans that came to an ASAMT race last year enjoyed what they saw, wait until we come to your track this season.”
The 2008 13 race schedule will begin on Saturday night, April 19th at Elko with the running of the Kwik Trip 125.
The total posted awards for this event is $37,600 with $3,000 going to the winner and each driver starting the feature event earning at least $600.
The top 16 in qualifying are automatically locked into the feature event with positions 17-22 coming from odd/even qualifying heats. Positions 23-24 will come from a last chance race. Position 25 will go to the highest finishing driver in 2007 ASA Midwest Tour points while position 26 will go to the highest 2007 Elko Speedway points.
Some of the registrants include: Nathan Haseleu (Marshall, WI), 2007 ASAMT Champion; Tim Schendel (Sparta, WI), 2006 NASCAR Elite Division Midwest Series Champion; Dan Fredrickson (Elko, MN), former Elko Speedway Champion; Chris Wimmer (Wausau, WI), 2003 ASA National Tour Elko Speedway Fast Qualifier; Donny Reuvers (Dundas, MN), Defending Elko Speedway Champion; Jonathan Eilen (Hampton, MN), Defending ASAMT Elko Winner & 2007 ASAMT Rookie of the Year; and Josh Vadnais (White Bear Lake, MN), former NASCAR Elite Division Midwest Series competitor.
An updated entry list can be found at www.asamidwesttour.com.
Elko Speedway is a high-banked, 3/8-mile; paved oval track located 10 minutes south of Burnsville on 1-35, Exit 76. The track allows for 2 and 3 wide racing. The pit area is completely paved and offers paved areas for the cars. The track is well lighted with lights around the entire track.
The weekly Saturday night program includes: Super Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunder Cars, and Power Stocks.
Their 2008 season opened this past Saturday night with Dan Fredrickson; the only ASAMT multiple feature winner, picking up his first feature win of the season. Fredrickson was also the evening's fast qualifier.
The racing action will get underway at 7:00pm on Saturday, April 19th. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and visit the ECHO Power Equipment, SCAG Power Equipment, and Hype Energy Drink displays and participate in an autograph session with the ASAMT competitors at 5:30pm in the Champions Event Centre.
ASA Northwest Tour - BJ Tidrick was the 2007 ASA Aero Exhaust Northwest Tour Champion.
ASA RC Cola/Moon Pie Southeast Asphalt Tour - The fast growing RC Cola / MoonPie ASA Southeast Asphalt Series announced today that is teaming up with veteran motorsports manufacturer Hedman Husler Hedders, who will become the “Official Headers of the ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour.”
Hedman Hedders has a long history in auto racing. While its main focus has long been drag racing, specifically the NHRA, the company has also focused on oval track racing in the past several years. Hedman Hedders specializes in providing high-quality performance headers, H-pipes and exhaust tips.
“Our demographic of drag racing, which has been good for us for 50 years, needed to be expanded upon,” says Chris Vandergriff of Hedman Hedders. “We decided to come out with an asphalt Late Model exhaust system; we did a lot of research and development and dyno testing to come out with our own product that is equal or better than the competition.”
Late Model Roundup - Presented By Five Star Racecar Bodies
A Compilation of News and Press Release Including All of the Tours From A to W
ACT Late Models – The 2008 American-Canadian Tour Championship season opens this Sunday at Lee USA Speedway with the New Hampshire Governor's Cup 200 - the first of two doubleheader events for the ACT Late Model Tour and the open-wheel True Value Modified Racing Series this year. Thirty-six official entries have been received at the ACT office to date, and as many as 50 total Late Model teams are expected to try their hand.
Five Star will reward the 1st-place and 12th-place finishers at each event with a product certificate toward the purchase of parts and equipment from its extensive line of industry-leading components. In addition, Five Star will also continue with its season-end awards for both series, as well as for Late Model and NAPA Tiger Sportsman competitors in weekly events at Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl in Barre, VT.
In 2007, Série ACT Castrol driver Jacques Poulin and ACT Late Model Tour competitor Jamie Aube each received a “Package A” Late Model stock car body valued at $1,500. Several other drivers, including Sportsman driver Brendan Moodie of North Wolcott, VT, received post-season certificates from Five Star. Five Star will again award the Package A body to one driver from each touring series in 2008, and has also added a Package A body for a weekly Thunder Road Late Model competitor, and a Package A Sportsman body for a NAPA Tiger Sportsman division competitor. The prizes will be awarded by random draw at each series' 2008 Banquet of Champions.
“Five Star RaceCar Bodies has been one of ACT's most loyal supporters throughout the years, and it is great to have them back in the fold this season,” said Darla Hartt, Vice President of ACT. “Our competitors on both sides of the border have historically chosen Five Star products first, and we hope they continue to do so.”
The ACT Late Model Tour season opens at New Hampshire's Lee USA Speedway next Sunday, April 20, at 1:00pm. Thunder Road's 49th season begins with the 10th Annual Merchants Bank 150 on Sunday, May 4, and the Série ACT Castrol kicks off at Autodrome St-Eustache, just outside Montréal, on Sunday, May 18.
Tucker looks to defend his '07 title by totally rebuilding the chassis he used to clinch the championship.
"We felt we were a little off last year," said Tucker, from Fredericton NB, driver of the No. 52 Rockico Truck & Trailer entry. "So we reworked the old car in major ways. We're serious about defending the title."
But MacDonald's bid for the '08 title may be the biggest surprise of all. Not because he lacks the talent or the will to do it - but because most veteran regional race fans hold their breath every off-season wondering if this will be the year the popular Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame member will announce his retirement. MacDonald's love for the sport has kept him going around in circles, literally, for 44 years.
"If I don't soon win another title, I'll be too old," laughed Pictou's MacDonald, driver of the No. 13 King Freight Lines/Westville Mobile Wash entry. "Our plan is to run the entire season. The crew is up for it and so am I. But if we have a couple of bad races that plan might change."
A plan reminiscent of MacDonald's pre-season outlook in 2005 - when the then 62-year-old grandfather won three races and completed 1,200 of 1,200 laps en route to the series championship.
MacDonald will drive the chassis he used last year, rebuilt over the winter "bolt by bolt."
The CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour season kicks off with May 24 the Lucas Oil 100 at Scotia Speedworld.
CRA Super Series - CRA Super Series events will feature a new exciting addition this season, the CRA Family Fun Zone, which will debut at this weekends series season opener at Winchester Speedway. The CRA Family Fun Zone will be a special place for fans attending the series events this season to spend some entertaining time with their family before the cars hit the track or during breaks in the on track action.
Brookside Motorsports owners Shawn and Donna Matthuis are the creators of the CRA Family Fun Zone, they competed with the CRA Super Series for the first time in 2007 with son Sean Matthuis, who finished second in Rookie Of The Year points and eighth in overall series points. The family traveled from their New Lenox, Illinois home to compete with the series, and wanted a way to involve families more in the series racing events and provide some fun for the kids attending the races. Donna will manage the CRA Family Fun Zone along with several volunteers.
The CRA Family Fun Zone will include a #0 Brookside Motorsports CRA Super Series late model show car, that fans will be able to get in and get their picture taken. There will also be several family friendly games and lots of prizes for the kids and some for the adults as well. Sponsorship of the CRA Family Fun Zone has been provided by Kids Corner Radio (www.kidscorner.net ), Tyndale Publishers (www.tyndale.com ), Moody Radio (www.moodyradio.org ), and also by generous donations from several members of the CRA Super Series racing community. Copies of Tyndale Publisher's kids racing book by Chris Fabry, called Blind Spot, along with other great prizes will be given as families visit the fun zone.
"We are really excited about having the CRA Family Fun Zone at our series events in 2008," remarked Glenn Luckett, Director of the CRA Super Series. "We appreciate the Brookside Motorports Team developing the idea and putting forth a lot of time and effort to make it happen. This will be a great addition to our events, its something that our track owners can use to promote our events and hopefully help bring more families to the tracks to enjoy the CRA Family Fun Zone and the great racing of the CRA Super Series!"
Brookside Motorsports is also hoping to host groups of kids from local orphanages, foster homes or other needy children groups in the areas at some of the series events during the season. For more information about the CRA Family Fun Zone or how you might lend your support, please contact Shawn Matthuis at Brookside Motorsports at 815-485-0033. More information on Brookside Motorsports and driver Sean Matthuis is available at www.brooksidemotorsports.com.
ISCARS Dash Series – Much of the 2008 ISCARS Dash Series schedule has been decided upon and is available on the ISCARS website.
Hedman Husler Hedders may be the new kid in town when it comes to circle track racing, but they are already a strong player with more than 50 Late Models teams purchasing their equipment in the past year. Many of those same teams can be seen racing with the RC Cola / MoonPie ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour this year and through its television package as well.
“With ASA SAT you're getting a reputation of success,” added Vandergriff. “With the TV package, and race tracks they are going to is a perfect place to market our products.”
As an added bonus to its competitors, ASA SAT and Hedman Husler Hedders will offer $100 to the winning driver of each points paying event as long as that driver uses a set of Hedman Hedders and displays its decal.
Goodyear Challenge Series - The Goodyear Challenge Series season resumes on May 16th at Orlando Speedworld (FL).
Late Models - The Music City Motorplex kicked off its 50th Anniversary Season on April 12 and although the weather was cold, the fans came out to watch the great racing action with Willie Allen scoring the Late Model 150 win.
Dillon Oliver and Skip McCord brought the NASCAR Late Models down for the green flag for the start of their 150 lap feature. McCord pulled out to an early lead, but Allen charged up from his third starting spot and took the lead on lap nineteen. Tony Ussery brought out the first caution of the night for a spin on the back straight away. Allen remained out front on the restart with McCord, Oliver, Michael House and DW Shacklett close behind. Andy Johnson, Mark Day and Michael Driskell were flying through the field from their rear starting positions for some post qualifying inspection issues, and by lap forty-three, the three ran fifth, sixth and seventh.
Michael Ritter brought out the second caution of the night on lap seventy-four for a spin in turn two. Several cars to the chance to visit pit road for a quick tire change during the caution period including Shacklett, Day and Johnson. On the restart, Shacklett and Carter got together entering turn one, sending both cars hard into the outside wall. Luckily both driver walked away unhurt. After a brief red flag period to clean up the track, Allen remained out front with Oliver, House, Driskell and Daniel Pope close behind. On lap one hundred and four Day and Johnson got together entering turn one, sending both cars spinning. Due to time constraints, the race would be restarted with a green, white, checkered finish. Allen held off the field for the final three laps to take the win followed by Oliver, House, Driskell and Pope.
Late Model Stock Cars - In the 100 lap NASCAR Late Model Stock event at Caraway Speedway (NC) on Saturday, Rockingham's Randy Benson took home the win. Benson pistons and rods were protested by second place finishers Travis Swaim of High Point and was found to be legal. Rookie Ryan Wilson of Randleman posted his best finish of the season by bringing home third. Pete Stewart of Sophia and Ben Peterson of Soldiers Grove, WIS rounded out the top five finishers.
Mid-American Stock Car Series - Lyle Nowak captured the season opening event for the Mid-American Series at Rockford Speedway's 31st Annual Spring Classic presented by Yellowbook. It was Nowak's second Spring Classic win in three years, as he captured the 2006 win.
Ryan Finley was the early leader in the 50-lap feature event on a cool afternoon of racing. Finley would lead until Don Wood got into the inside of Finley on lap 11 to challenge for the top spot. The two would battle side-by-side until Wood pulled away on lap 13 to become the new leader.
Nowak, who started from the pole, worked his way back to the front. On lap 15, he would get past Finley for the second spot and set his sights on Wood.
Wood appeared to be in command of the 50-lap event. A caution would fly on lap 39 when Daryl Gerke and Kenny Smart got together in turn four causing Smart to spin.
On the re-start, Wood led the field into turn one. As he went into turn one, Wood realized he had no brakes and would spin in turns one and two. Wood would climb the wall and take out a billboard, thus causing a red flag.
Wood was able to walk away, but his car didn't look good. After a ten minute red flag, the field re-started with Nowak in the lead with Scott Null in second and defending Mid-American Series Champion James Swan in third.
Nowak would jump out to a five-car length lead while Null and Swan would put on a great side-by-side battle for second with ten laps to go.
The veteran driver would go on to take his second Spring Classic win while Null would hold off Swan for second.
"I am honored to be able to compete and race with them," Nowak said in victory lane. "I felt bad for Don Wood, he had a strong car and he was going to win this race."
Bill Prietzel set a fast time of 14.174 seconds.
The Mid-American Series will meet again on Sunday, April 27th for the Golden Sands Spring Spectacular at Golden Sands Speedway in Plover, WI.
Northwest Pro 4 Alliance - The Northwest Pro Four Alliance season starts on May 24th at South Sound Speedway (WA).
PASS Outlaw Late Models - The PASS Outlaw season starts on May 3rd at Speedway 95 near Bangor, maine.
PASS North SLM - Add PASS South racer Alex Haase to the list of those gunning for victory lane in the Pro All Stars Series ( PASS) North super late model season opener at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway this Saturday. The Las Vegas, Nevada native will be behind the wheel of the Kyle Busch Foundation Toyota Camry for team owner Kyle Busch.
Georgia Asphalt Series - In all forms of sports, there always seems to be an advantage when playing on your home turf. Randy Porter of nearby Easley, South Carolina, started on the outside pole to win the Georgia Asphalt Series Thomas Concrete/RS Trucking Upstate 100 Friday night at Anderson Motor Speedway. Porter powered to a win at his home track.
Joey Senter of Jefferson, Georgia in the RS Trucking/Equipment Unlimited Chevy, set fast time on the 3/8 mile oval with a 15.668 second lap, winning the Sunoco/Bearden Oil Company Pole Award. Senter rolled a 4 with the dice, moving rookie T.J Reaid to the top spot.
Porter jumped out to a early lead after a pile up in turn three by several of the top competitors. During the race, Porter received challenges by Anderson's own Ralph Carnes and former GAS Series Champion, Joey Senter, but Porter was able to hold on for the win..
Rounding out the top five were Fredrick Moore, Ryan Seig of Decatur, Georgia and Taylor Satterfield of Commerce, Georgia.
The early favorites include a trio of Milton, VT hotshoes - seven-time ACT Champion Jean-Paul Cyr, perennial contender Brent Dragon, and rising star Scott Payea - New Hampshire's own Randy Potter and young Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk, Jr., Canadian champions Patrick Laperle and Donald Theetge, and home-track icons J.R. Baril, Eddie MacDonald, Jeff Labrecque, Jr., Jeremy Harclerode, and former-track-champion-turned-ACT-rookie Ricky Wolf, Jr.
Post time is at 1:00pm on Sunday, with a full day of practice on Saturday, from 8am-5pm. Lee USA Speedway management has also recently announced that despite the gas crunch, front gate admission prices have been slashed for the 2008 season - The New Hampshire Governor's Cup 200 is just $20 for adults, $10 for kids 11-15, and free for kids 10 and under.
New England's two biggest short track tours, 200 green flag laps, and the official end of winter, all for a bargain price - you won't find a better deal this spring. For details, check out the Lee USA website at www.leeusaspeedway.com or the ACT website at www.acttour.com.
ACT Quebec Series - Five Star RaceCar Bodies of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin will again support the American-Canadian Tour stock car racing organization in 2008, providing award certificates to drivers at each of the 12 ACT Late Model Tour events in the U.S. and Canada, as well as at all nine races on the Série ACT Castrol schedule in Québec and Ontario.
ARCA Trucks – Bill Withers is the 2007 ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series champion.
ASA Late Model Challenge Series – If you thought the ASI Limited Circle City Spring Nationals was already one of the biggest weekends in ASA Late Model Series Presented by GM Performance Parts history, you haven't seen anything yet!
The ASI Limited Circle City Spring Nationals just got even bigger than alreay anticipated! Because of the postponement of the Glass Breaker Race Weekend at Toledo Speedway in Toledo, Ohio this past weekend, Three, count em, THREE ASA Late Model Series divisions will ALL conduct their 2008 Season Openers on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, 2008!
This exciting weekend will be headlined by what is now the 2008 ASALMS Challenge Division Season Opener, which also serves as the First Round of the history-making O'Reilly Auto Parts ASA Late Model Triple Crown Series!
In addition, the ASALMS Northern Division and USPRO Cup Series will also be running in their 2008 Season Openers as well! The entire weekend is busting at the seams and you won't want to miss the exciting racing action on the 0.686 Mile Progressively Banked Paved Oval!
Located West of Indianapolis in Clermont, Indiana, ORP will host Three huge feature races that will be spread out over the entire weekend that will all kick off each 2008 season! In all total, more than 400 laps of exciting ASALMS Racing will be conducted during the highly anticipated Weekend!
ASA Late Model North Series – ASA Late Model Series presented by GM Performance Parts officials have announced that Sunday, May 4th will be the rescheduled date for the Glass Breaker 125 at the Toledo Speedway near downtown Toledo, Ohio.
The event, will take place with an early afternoon schedule that features the ASALMS Northern Division teams competing in a 125-lap test. In addition the USPRO Cup Series presented by Drive Train Specialists and the O'Reilly's Auto Parts USA Modifieds will return as part of the program.
ASALMS officials will release the official event schedule later this week, which will see
racing beginning at 2:30p.m. (EDT) on Sunday afternoon. A 'happy-hour' practice will be
offered to the ASALMS Northern Division teams while the USPRO Cup Series and USA
Modified divisions, will receive a brief practice session before qualifying and racing begins.
UPDATE (FROM ASA LM) The make-up date for the Glass Breaker Race at Toledo
Speedway in Toledo, Ohio originally rescheduled for Sunday May 4, 2008 HAS BEEN
CHANGED!!!! The NEW MAKE-UP Date IS NOW SUNDAY JUNE 1, 2008.
The Glass Breaker 125 for the ASA Late Model Series Northern Division Presented by
GM Performance Parts and the Glass Breaker 75 for the USPRO Cup Series Presented
by Drive Train Specialists as well as the O'Reilly Auto Parts USA Modifieds Series are all
on the schedule for the revised make-up date. Special Sunday Afternoon Starting Times
will still prevail.
ASA Late Model South Series - The ASA Late Model Series Southern Division Presented by GM Performance Parts heads to the fast 0.375 Mile High-Banked Paved Oval of the New Senoia Raceway, located Southwest of Atlanta in Senoia, Georgia, Saturday, April 19, 2008 with the running of the Georgia Showdown 100.
The ASALMS cordially invites the Georgia Asphalt Series competitors to join the ASALMS regulars for this special event! ASALMS Officials encourage GAS Series competitors to check out the ASA Late Model Series Southern Division Website for the 2008 rules.
ASA Midwest Tour - Last year, the ASA Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment made its debut at Elko Speedway, the 3/8-mile high banked oval located in Elko, MN. That event catapulted the series to a successful first season and series officials are hoping for another great start at Elko for the 2008 season.
“When Steve Einhaus and I started, we would be happy with around 30 cars. But to have 51 cars show up at the first event was amazing,” Tim Olson, ASAMT President recalled. “It showed us right away that we made the right decision to start this series and it just got better throughout the season. Elko was a great starting point for us, and we are looking forward to that start again this season.”
There was no ASA LM racing at Toledo this weekend, but if Mother Nature cooperates there will be in May.
So far, over 30 paid entries have been received in the ASAMT offices.
Last year, a packed grandstand witnessed Jonathan Eilen become the inaugural ASAMT after Nathan Haseleu fell out with burnt ignition wire with only 11 laps to go in the event.
“We got the lead in the early going and I knew that Eilen and Donny (Reuvers) were faster than me, but I was able to hold them off,” Haseleu recalled. “In the late going, we were able to get away and then the ignition wire burnt and we were done. We owe ourselves one at Elko, Elko doesn't owe us one.”
Four Minnesota drivers and one Wisconsin driver earned a top-five finishes at the 2007 event with Eilen in victory lane and Reuvers finishing second. Dean Cornelius of Chaska, MN was third with New Market, MN's Jason Schneider in fourth. Dave Feiler of Sun Prairie, WI was fifth.
The ASA Midwest Series machines are ready to roll for this weekend.
Haase will join a hungry field of PASS North super late model regulars and rookies eager to kick off their 2008 season. Recently received entries include Scott Chubbuck, Johnny Clark, Jimmy Chambers, Harry Olson and Kirk Thibeau. Donnie Whitten will make his return to PASS competition at Beech Ridge as will Gary Bellefeur, and many more entries are expected as race day draws near.
Mike and Ben Rowe, Cassius Clark, Travis Benjamin, Richie Dearborn, Kelly Moore, D.J. Shaw and Derek Ramstrom have already filed their entries .for the series kickoff at the Scarborough Maine oval. PASS Mods and the Pluffybilt Racing Tractors Sportsman will complete a non-stop, action packed afternoon of family fun and excitement at The Ridge.
In preparation for opening day, two practice sessions are scheduled for Thursday April 17th and Friday April 18th from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM. All PASS and Beech Ridge divisions are invited to participate.
Pit gates open at 10:00 AM on race day with heat racing set for 3:00 PM sharp.
Alex Haase's #51H at Hickory's Easter Bunny 150. (PASS / Pro Photo Productions Photo)
“We are extremely pleased to have Hedman Hedders as part of the inaugural RC Cola / MoonPie ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour this year,” said Stan Narrison, Promotions Manager of the ASA SAT. “They have really stepped up their Late Model program and have become a leader in performance headers in that area. Their drag racing program is second-to-none and I believe together we can help them achieve that status with the short track program as well.”
Fans across the country will be able to catch the most recent action from the Watermelon 100 when the television package for the RC Cola / MoonPie ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour debuts on Wednesday, May 7th at 8pm on SportSouth and other major networks across the country. Check local listings for a schedule for your area and be sure to stay tuned to www.asasoutheast.com for full details on the broadcast package for the ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour.
Blizzard SLM Series - Josh Hamner won this past weekend's Blizzard Series season opener at Five Flags Speedway (FL). click here for the race story
Carquest Maritime Pro Stock Tour - All four maritime stock car racing heroes who have claimed championships during the CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour's seven-year history have filed 2008 series registration forms. Four different champions - all with the same agenda - in two different places.
They are: Wayne Smith (2001 title); John Flemming (2002, 2003 and 2006 titles); Shawn Tucker (2004 and 2007 titles); and Rollie MacDonald (2005 title).
Their agenda is simple: they all plan to challenge for a championship.
In two different places? While Smith, MacDonald and Tucker are all tossing their helmets in the ring as contenders for the Maritime's CARQUEST Tour title, Flemming will chase New England's PASS North series title.
Smith, from Halifax, who barely missed the '07 title, has built a new racecar for his '08 title challenge.
"We're looking forward to going racing this year," said Smith, driver of the No. 44 ICI Paints/Color Your World Bayers Lake entry. "The old car was built 15 years ago so this one should be a little faster."
"F-a-s-t-e-r" may spell "trouble" for the competition as Smith won five of 10 series races in '07 with that "old car" - which incidentally is on stand-by at his shop in case the new car isn't quite as good as he hopes.
As the only three-time series champion, Flemming is looking to expand his racing horizons by competing full-time with the Pro All Stars Series North division - hoping to showcase the Maritime regions high calibre of competition to short track racers and fans throughout New England.
"We feel we can be competitive on that circuit," said Flemming, from Halifax, driver of the No. 97 The Roofing Connection car. "We realized last year by trying to run the Tour and PASS that we were going to have to go full-time with PASS to be a serious contender. We hope to be a good representative for the CARQUEST Tour and the Maritimes as we carry the Canadian flag south of the border."
Flemming hopes to make his CARQUEST Tour debut this year June 7 at Riverside International Speedway.
Jean Paul Cyr's #32 Late Model (51 Photo)
John Flemming's #97 from last season. (51 Photo)
Porter in GAS victory lane. (GAS/Brian Roy Photography Photo)
In case of foul weather, the show goes green on Sunday at 1:30 PM.
PASS South SLM - The field for the April 26th Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Watermelon 125 at Cordele Georgia's Watermelon Capital Speedway has taken an exciting twist with the addition of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular David Ragan .
Ragan, driver of the AAA Insurance Ford Fusion for Roush - Fenway Racing will be flying in from Talladega Super Speedway to make his first Pro All Stars Series start. He will be behind the wheel of his own Ford Fusion super late model with sponsorship from Watermelon Capital Speedway and Advanced Technology Motorsports of Lovejoy Georgia.
A native of nearby Unadilla Georgia, Ragan is currently seventeenth in the NASCAR Spring Cup point standings and fourth in NASCAR Nationwide Series points.
PASS Pluffybilt Racing Tractors Sportsman Series - The 2008 season for the PASS Pluffybilt Racing Tractors Sportsman Series starts this weekend at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME).
Dan McKeage is the 2007 PASS Pullen Heavy Industries Sportsman champion.
SRL - The SRL season continues on April 26th at Irwindale Speedway (CA).
Sunbelt SLM - The Sunbelt Series SLM season continues on April 26th at New Smyrna Speedway.
Super Late Models - Bubba Pollard won the season opening race for the Miller Lite SLM Series at Mobile Speedway this past weekend.
Superpro - The Superpro Late Model Series starts on May 24th at Angola Motor Speedway (IN).
UARA-STARS - BJ Mackey won this past weekend's UARA-STARS event at Motor Mile Speedway.
USPRO - The 2008 USPRO season starts on April 11th-12th at Toledo Speedway (OH).
Wisconsin Challenge Series – Nathan Hassleau is the 2007 Wisconsin Challenge Series champion.
Hedman Hedders has been a strong supporter of the ASA SAT this year and its teams in recent years.