The ASA Late Model Series Presented by GM Performance Parts is heading back to the Mile. The ASA Late Model Series Challenge Division opener will be on May 16th and 17th at the Milwaukee Mile for the 'Badgerland 150'. This will be our 4th consecutive year at the mile and each year we put on a great show.
This year we can look for some great talent in the field with participation from teams such as Nascar Nationwide Series 2008 Rookie of the year Landon Cassill who has already made 2009 appearances in the ASA Late Model Series North and South Division and adding a win on his resume at South Georgia Motorsports Park on April 25th.
Stephen Leicht, the series 2005 ASA Late Model Series Challenge Division Champion also has plans to run this high profile event. Stephen currently runs in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with Richard Childress Racing.
Ross Kenseth, the young son of Matt Kenseth will also throw his hat in the ring. Ross has already ran two ASALMS events in the North Division this season and is already turning heads in the industry.
Past Mile Winners Eddie Hoffman (2009 ASALMS North Champion) and Brian Campbell (2005 ASALMS Challenge Rookie of the Year) will also be back to defend their titles.
The talent continues to pour in with legendary 'King of Short Track' Steve Carlson who has won pretty much every where. Steve was crowned the King of Short track last season at the Memphis Motorsports Park after winning the 'King's Ransom 300.
Returning to the ASA Late Models Series is Logan Ruffin from Brentwood Tennessee. At age 13 Logan won the 42nd Annual World Series of Asphalt ASA/Crate Late Model Championship and was the youngest person to ever compete in the event.
Jack Smith a well rounded short track racer who has plenty of experience within the ASA Late Model Series circuit will definitely be a favorite to watch. Jack will be looking hard for a win at the Mile.
Southern Hammer, Josh Hamner will head north to compete. Think of names like Bobby Allison, Donnie Allison, Davey Allison, Neil Bonnett, Red Farmer and others. They are who everyone called “The Alabama Gang.” They were some of the best racecar drivers of their times and they all shared the common bond of being from the same area in Alabama. However, their generation has passed and the next generation of racers is on its way in and Josh is just the driver to fill those shoes.
Another top south name, Willie Allen, Allen has won three “Rookie of the Year” titles, a Late Model Championship, finished an amazing 6th place in his very first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race, and qualified 4th in his very first NASCAR Busch Series race
2008 ASA Late Model Series South Division Champion Jimmy Lang plans on making this his 1st start of the 2009 season. Also returning is 2008 ASA Late Model Series Challenge Division Champion Peter Cozzolino. Add Eddie Hoffman to that mix and you will have all three ASA Late Model Series 2008 Champion from all divisions competing for the win.
Trent Snyder the 2007 ASA Late Model Series North Champion will take the Mile and has high hopes to add another win to his already polished resume.
A dark horse in this may be the SS Greenlight Racing team with 16 year old Drew Brannon at the wheel. Drew, a full time ASA Late Model Series South contender has already put three wins under his belt this season.
There will be plenty more talent on hand for this opening event for the ASA Late Model Series Challenge Division at the Mile and we look forward to giving Milwaukee fans a great show to remember.
We would also like to thank our fans and teams for helping us support our military and veterans with support of the American Legion. The 76 Jerick Johnson has been instrumental in putting together some great programs for the event which will include; Car show Appearance with the 76 American Legion car on Friday, May 15th, Wheel Chair Games for participants on Saturday, May 16th, American Legion Riders - Riding in on their motorcycles to present the American Flag to the Color Guard on Sunday, May 17th.
.04 Phil Bozell
.08 Drew Brannon
8 Eddie Hoffman
10 A.J Frank
11 Peter Cozzolino
12 Jim Duchow
16 Eugene Ciferno
17 Tanner Berryhill
18 Robert Maynor
20 Brian Campbell
22 Chris Eggleston
23 Jimmy Weller
25 Brent Downey
26 Willie Allen
28 Jack Smith
28 David Wood
29 Joey King
025 Ross Kenseth
33 Dillon Oliver
38 Josh Hamner
44 Tommy Martins
46 Nick Glaze
48 Billy Crane
55 Mason Mitchell
61 Stephen Leicht
64 Griffin McGrath
66 Steve Carlson
76 Jerick Johnson
86 Jimmy Lang
88 Trent Snyder
89 Matt Bryne
90 Rebecca Kasten
93 Kyle Sirizzotti
98 Jeremy Curns
161 Landon Cassill
125 Scott Rueschenberg
250 Logan Ruffin
We will also implement the 'Inaugural 'Holley Dash' for addition racing fun for the fans. This Dash will be comprised of the top 6 qualifiers and give the fans some flavor of the top teams before the main event 'The Badgeland 150'.
Tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for kids, grandstands open at 12pm on Sunday, May 17th. For more information or group tickets, please call our office at 800-385-2503 or contact the Milwaukee Mile ticket office at 414.453.8277
MILWAUKEE MILE -BADGERLAND 150
MAY 17TH 2009
ASALMS History at Milwaukee Mile - West Allis, WI
1.032 Mile Semi-Banked Paved Oval
Challenge Division Track Record
2 Chad Wood 29.228 = 123.170 MPH (08/26/2006)
2007 Feature Winner: (08/25/2007) Robbie Pyle
2008 Feature Winner: Brian Campbell (08/24/2009)
2006 Feature Winner: 89 Kelly Bires (08/26/2006)
North Division Track Record
2008 Feature Winner: Eddie Hoffman (08/23/2008)
2008 ARP Fast Qualifier: Michael Pickens - 29.573 =121.733MPH (8/23.2008
Saturday, May 16, 2009
8:00am ASALMS Officials Report to Track
9:30am Pit Gate opens/Rig Parking Begins 11:00am Safety Meeting w/Track (Media Center)
11:30am ASALMS Driver Crew Chief/Spotter Meeting
12:00pm Practice #1 begins (2 Hours)
2:00pm Break (30 Minutes)
2:30pm Practice #2 begins (90 Minutes)
4:00pm Practice ends
5:00pm Garage Closes
Sunday, May 17th 2009
7:00am ASALMS Officials Report to Track
8:00am Registration/Pit window opens
9:00am ASALMS Driver Crew Chief/Spotter Meeting
9:30am ASALMS Practice (90 minutes)
11:30am ASALMS Qualifying Tech opens
12:00pm Grandstands Open
1:00pm ASALMS Qualifying 2 laps
2:25pm Invocation/National Anthem
2:30pm ASALMS/Holley Dash
3:00pm Cars to Grid
3:15pm Autograph Session (Grandstands)
3:45pm ASALMS Pre-Race Ceremonies
4:00pm ASALMS 'Badgerland 150'
The ASA Late Model Series is its own entity and not endorsed, sponsored or affiliated in any way with ASA Racing, American Speed Association or the ASA Member Track Program. The ASA Late Model Series is owned and operated by Ron and Sandy Varney
For more information on the ASA Late Model Series and teams, visit our websites at www.asalatemodels.com, www.asalatemodelsnorth.com or www.asalatemodelssouth.com