The American Speed Association® Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment and grandstay.net has had a few weeks off since the season opener at Madison International Speedway. That is all about to change. As the month of June approaches, drivers and teams are getting ready for a full schedule of back-to-back racing.
The first stop for the ASA Midwest Tour Super Late Models and the ASA OREGON Midwest Truck Tour will be another televised event at Elko Speedway in Elko, MN. Saturday, June 5th, Elko will host the Elko 100-lap Super Late Model Feature along with the 50-lap feature event for the Truck Tour. Steve Carlson showed the way in 2009, capturing both the ECHO Quick Cut Fast Qualifier Award and 125-lap feature event. Carlson admitted that it was not easy to keep the Minnesota boys in his rearview mirror. "It is getting more difficult every year to come into somebody's back yard and beat them," exclaimed Carlson. The pressure will be even stronger in 2010 as the ASA Midwest Tour Swiss Colony Touring Stars once again go head-to-head with the Minnesota gang. This event will be televised on Fox Sports North and Fox Sports Wisconsin on Saturday, June 19th at 11:30AM CST.
With less than a week in between, ASAMT teams will head south of the MInnesota border to Hawkeye Downs Speedway in Cedar Rapids, IA on Friday, June 11th. For the second time this season, the ASAMT Super Late Models will be joined by the ASA Midwest Sportsman Tour, and the ASA OREGON Midwest Truck Tour. Defending race winner and six-time Keith Fleck Miller 100 victor, Steve Carlson will try to defend his title against the likes of last year's second place finisher, ASA Midwest Tour Swiss Colony Tour Star, Mark Kraus, as well as local favorite Dudley Fleck.
On Saturday, June 19th, the Tour heads to Illiana Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track in Schererville, IN for the 9th Annual Elmer Musgrave Memorial presented by Texas Corral. Jacob Goede will try to defend his title against last year's hard-charging second place finisher Mark Kraus, where both drivers scored their strongest finishes of 2009. This event will be an ASA Midwest Tour stand-alone event while the Truck and Sportsman drivers have some time off to compete at their local and home tracks.
Drivers and teams will head back to where it all started for the fourth and final event in the month of June. On Tuesday, June 29th the ASAMT will head back to Madison International Speedway for The Swiss Colony All Star Challenge 100 featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup Champions, Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart. Last year's race winner, Chris Wimmer will try to defend his title against the father and son duo of Matt and Ross Kenseth, both who have found victory lane many times at the famous 1/2 mile track. This event will be televised on Saturday, July 10th at 11:30AM CST on Fox Sports North and Fox Sports Wisconsin.
The month of June is one you will not want to miss! So make plans now to follow all your favorite ASA Midwest Tour drivers as they travel from state to state taking on some of the best drivers in the country.
To learn more about the American Speed Association® Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment and GrandStay Residential Suites Hotels and Crossings by GrandStay Inn & Suites, log on to www.asamidwesttour.com or call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (262) 514-3880 or e-mail Tim Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Einhaus at email@example.com.
If you would like to learn more about the ASAMT series sponsors, please visit their websites: Kwik Trip, Inc. (www.kwiktrip.com), ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment (www.echo-usa.com), and GrandStay Residential Suites Hotels and Crossings by GrandStay Inn & Suites (www.grandstay.net).
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