ASCS Red River Region


2016 Lucas Oil ASCS Season Kicking Off With The Sooner State Showdown

2016 Lucas Oil ASCS Season Kicking Off With The Sooner State Showdown

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TULSA, Okla. (January 26, 2016) The 25th season of competition for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network kicks off in just over a month’s time, with the season’s first two nights moving to the birthplace of the American Sprint Car Series; the Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. with the Sooner State Showdown.

Scheduled for Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 the original plan of opening in south Texas had to be altered as the Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas may not be repaired in time from storm damage suffered in October, 2015.

“With the track in Highlands on the fence on whether or not all the repairs were going to be complete in order to support a National Tour race, and not wanting to stick Golden Triangle with a two night show at the last minute, it made sense to go ahead and bring the season opener to Creek and actually, if you think about it; It’s actually kind of fitting seeing as how 2016 is our 25th year to have it at Creek,” said Hahn, who opened Creek County Speedway in 1986.

At this point in time, both March 11 at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park and March 12 at the Battleground Speedway are still on schedule for the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region. Track owners in Highlands, Texas are working to keep the Sprint Car date as is for the regional series. Any updates will be passed along as soon as they are available.

The new opening weekend will be co-sanctioned with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products. The 2016 season is the sophomore year for the Oklahoma based region, which brought back together the ASCS Sooner and Lone Star Regions in 2015. Kade Morton enters the season as the defending champion.

The Sooner State Showdown at the Creek County Speedway, happening Friday, March 11, 2016 and Saturday, March 12, 2016 will also feature the NOW600 National Micro Series presented by MyRacePass.

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Quick Check:

Who: Lucas Oil ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network
What: 2016 Lucas Oil ASCS Season Opener
Where: Creek County Speedway – Sapulpa, Okla.
When: March 11-12, 2016

Track Information: Creek County Speedway

Location: 18450 W Highway 66 Kellyville, OK 74039
Phone: 918-693-7223
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