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Early Entries and Manufacturer Awards Rolling In For Cowtown Sprint Nationals

 

by Darin Short (from the Cowtown Speedway website)

 

Kennedale, TX (9/9/09) - Kicking off exactly one month from today’s date, October 9-10, will mark the largest total track purse in Cowtown Speedway history with the running of the 2nd Annual Cowtown Sprint Nationals (CSN) presented by ShopTheBoss.com and Lone Star Speedway.

 

A staggering 2-day purse in excess of $85,000 will be on the line. The sprint winner on Friday night’s 30-lapper will take home $2,000 and $8,000 will await the winner of the 35-lap ASCS sprint finale on Saturday October 10th. Joining the sprint cars will be the 9th annual Topless 100, the Topless Limited Modifieds and the Winged 600’s Championships.

 

Early driver entries are rolling in to the speedway, plus a multitude of product awards from leading industry manufacturers are backing their support of the event.

 

The CSN is building into a true national event, as there are already several regions represented in the early entries. Drivers planning on attending this event are urged to pre-enter their cars, as; the track will reserve a spot in the pit area for their hauler. Plus it allows fans to keep informed of the drivers coming. Drivers not pre-entering will not receive a reserved pit space and they most likely will not get to park where they would like. Visit the track website to get registered today, as we expect a very full pit area; as was the case in the 2008 event.

 

As of 9/9/09, here are the current sprint car driver entries, as well as the region they represent:

 

Cowtown Sprint Nationals Pre-Entries:

 

(LS=ASCS Lone Star Region, SO=Sooner, GS=Gulf South SW=Southwest, NAT=National Series, INV='Invading' Driver)

 

03 Joe Wood Jr., Oklahoma City OK SO

 

3S John Carney II, El Paso TX SW

 

4 Brad Graham, Springfield MO SO

 

5m Glenn Martin, North Richland Hills TX LS

 

7M Kevin Ramey, Ft. Worth TX LS

 

9 Brian Parker, Midlothian TX LS

 

10 George White, Ft. Worth TX LS

 

11 Justin Melton, Flower Mound TX LS

 

14 Michael Lang, Mesquite TX LS

 

14B Robert Byrom, Ft. Worth TX LS

 

14K Kyle Bellm, Nixa MO SO

 

15H Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale TX INV

 

18 Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal KS NAT

 

21 Brian Brown, Grain Valley MO NAT *'08 CSN Winner

 

29 Travis Rilat, Forney TX NAT

 

35 Greg Rilat, Texas City TX GS

 

40 Junior Jenkins, Greenville TX LS

 

41 Jason Johnson, Eunice LA NAT *'08 CSN Runner-Up

 

74E Claud Estes, Jr., Godley TX LS

 

87 Aaron Reutzel, Clute TX GS

 

88R Andy Rea, Crowley TX LS

 

With nearly $10,000 added to this year’s CSN, we expect somewhere between 60-80 sprint teams to converge upon Cowtown Speedway for this event. We will update the entry list periodically between now and race weekend.

 

And several of the industry’s top manufacturers are showing their support of the CSN by offering great awards to sprint teams:

 

Keizer Wheels - (10, total) $50 Product Certificates for the Saturday heat winners.

 

HRP (Hepfner Racing Products) - (8, total) $50 Product Certificates for the Friday heat races.

 

DMI Racing - (16, total) $50 Product Certificates for the second place heat race finishers each night.

 

Tear Off Apparel - $200 off an order of 12 dozen or more t-shirts for the “Best Appearing Car.”

 

Simpson Racing Products - (8, total) $50 product certificates to the winners of the sprint B-features.

 

The increased size of this year’s event wouldn’t be possible without the addition of two new sponsors:

 

The Bargain Outlet Super Store and the newly reopened Lone Star Speedway.

 

Fans are encouraged to purchase their advance WoO tickets at Cowtown Speedway in the Lone Star Speedway display at the track. Lone Star will also be hosting several fun promotions for fans throughout the race weekend.

 

Here is a breakdown of the weekend’s events that include four premier racing divisions:

 

Cowtown Sprint Nationals. This is the 2nd annual event, and it’s a sanctioned point’s race for ASCS Gulf South, Sooner and Lone Star regions. Drivers from throughout the region, plus many National invaders will all be slugging it out in a 30-lap, 22-car, $2,000 to win feature race on Friday October 9th and a giant $8,000 to win, 35-lap, 24-car championship feature on October 10th. Last year’s winner was the 2007 Knoxville 410 Sprint Car point champion, Brian Brown; with 2008 ASCS National Champion Jason Johnson finishing in second. 49 sprint drivers competed in the inaugural event, with even a larger field predicted for this year. A practice night is scheduled for all race divisions on Thursday October 8th. Drivers who have not been to Cowtown in 2009 are highly encouraged to attend, as the track has been widened nearly 15 feet since 2008.

 

Drivers. There is no entry fee for sprint cars at the Cowtown Sprint Nationals. In turn, sprint teams need to pre-enter at the track website in order to have a pit space reserved for them in the pit area. That allows the track to keep organized and race fans informed of whom they will see racing throughout the weekend. Pre-entries must be received by October 3rd. No phone-in registrations or pit reservations are allowed. The pit parking chart will be completed on October 4th. Visit www.CowtownSpeedway.com to preregister.

 

Fans. You can expect to see all of the sprint car stars from the South, including the top 10 in points for each of the ASCS Sooner, Lone Star and Gulf regions. Plus, many ASCS National Series stars can be expected, as there is no National series event scheduled for the weekend. Many ‘invaders’ from across the U.S. will also take on the ¼ mile high banks; as was the case with last year’s winner, Brian Brown. The pre-entry list will be published as drivers sign up at the track website.

 

Topless 100. As in the 2008 Cowtown Sprint Nationals weekend, the wildly popular 9th annual Topless 100 for Modifieds will join the sprint car action. Their feature will take place following the sprint car feature event. Advance online pre-entry is highly recommended by October 3rd, as it reserves you a pit space and will save drivers $25. No phone-in registrations or pit reservations are allowed. Practice will be held on October 8th with qualifying action on October 9th. Early entries include Sam Hafertepe Jr., Scooter Bates, Glenn Leuschner, Tom Lorenz and Danny Caldwell.

 

Topless Limited Modifieds and the Winged 600’s Championships will round out the racing action with each winner taking home a $1,500 payday. Advance online pre-entry is highly recommended by October 3rd, as it reserves you a pit space and will save drivers $25. No phone-in registrations or pit reservations are allowed. Practice October 8th and qualifying the 9th.

 

Two-day grandstand passes. Increased ’09 purse, but no increased ticket or pit prices! Fans can save $10 by purchasing their tickets online at the track website through October 8; as 2-day adult grandstand pass will cost just $35. Tickets will be available at the gate on race night for $20 on Friday and $25 on Saturday. Youth and child tickets will remain at just $5 and $2 on each night. Visit www.CowtownSpeedway.com for complete details, including the event flyer. Pit passes are $35 each night and are available on race night by cash only; as the track payback is in cash. No checks allowed.

 

2nd Annual Cowtown Fan Fest. On October 10th, race fans of all ages holding event tickets for that night’s Nationals finale will be allowed into the pit area from 3pm until 4:15pm. Fans will be able to check out the cars and stars in all four of the race divisions, take pictures, visit with the teams, purchase team apparel & merchandise; plus get a behind the scenes look before the action takes place on the track. Plus, many prizes will be given away to race program holders attending the Fan Fest. Last year’s Fan Fest grand prize received a sublimated pit crew shirt from Kevin Ramey.

 

Travel Tips. DFW serves as a major airport hub for the entire U.S., and with a bit of planning, you can fly in and out during the week affordably; so you can return for the following weekend’s racing action.

 

Weather. October is typically dry and highs in the 80’s. We will monitor the weather as the event date gets closer.

 

It’s almost here. We look forward to see many new teams and faces at the Cowtown Sprint Nationals, and please visit CowtownSpeedway.com for the latest event news, as the Nationals page will be updated regularly.

 

Plus, Don’t Miss These Upcoming Sprint Events In The Area, Which Are Also Listed Within One Web Page at the $400,000 www.SouthernMonthOfMoney.com:

 

Event #2. 36th annual Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals¸ October 16th and 17th, Mesquite, TX. Sprint teams travel across town the for next weekend’s Lucas Oil ASCS National series action. For event information, please visit www.DevilsBowl.com

 

Event #3. World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, TX. The ultra-fast ½ mile clay high-banks plays host to the cars and stars of the World of Outlaws sprint series on the following Saturday, October 24th. Race fans can expect to see similar jaw-dropping action when the series made its triumphant return to the speed plant this past April. This is the last WoO event heading into the World Finale’s at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Visit www.LonestarSpeedway.com for all event details. Lone Star is less than a 1.5 hour drive straight east of DFW on I-20.

 

Event #4. 22nd annual Hoosier Racing Tire Short Track Nationals presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts, I-30 Speedway, Little Rock, AR; October 29th-31st. About 4 ½ hours up the freeway on Interstate 30 from DFW, the next stop is the wild and drama filled Short Track Nationals (STN). The championship event pays $15,000 to win and $2,200 to start. Each year, sprint teams and fans from across the country converge upon Little Rock for three nights of great sprint car racing. The following weekend is the unscheduled vertical water date for the STN, the WoO World Finale’s at Lowe’s and NASCAR weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.

 

Event #5. 3rd Annual City Vending November Sprint Shootout (NSS) and Eagle Chassis ASCS2 Series Finale, November 13-14, Cowtown Speedway, Kennedale, TX. The 2nd annual NSS in 2008 left fans screaming “we want more!” Over 200 race teams slugged it out over the weekend, with Arkansas’s Tim Crawley holding off a hard-charging Tony Bruce Jr. and Jason Johnson for the sprint bragging rights. This year’s event pays sprint teams a bulked-up $7,000 to win and $500 for 24th. Friday night will guarantee every sprint driver in the pits a starting spot in a $1,000 to win 25-lap qualifying feature. Last year, due to high car count, three $1,000 to-win sprint features were held. The same event format is on tap for the 2009 NSS edition. Each division of the ASCS2 will pay $2,000 to their respective winners.

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Six-Time Knoxville Raceway Champion Enters Cowtown Sprint Nationals

 

by DarinShort

 

Kennedale TX (9/10/09) When you talk about sprint car drivers nationally, this particular driver has career statistics that rival some of the best:

 

-Six-time Knoxville Raceway track champion, with 47 feature wins.

 

-Six-time Huset’s Speedway track champion, with 84 feature wins.

 

-244 career sprint car victories in 17 states; including 17 wins in 2009 alone.

 

And now, in his first ever appearance at Cowtown Speedway in Kennedale Texas, Altoona Iowa’s Terry McCarl has officially entered the Big Game Treestands #24 in this year’s Cowtown Sprint Nationals (CSN). The race is to be held October 9-10 at the high-banked ¼ mile speed plant in the Ft. Worth suburb of Kennedale Texas.

 

Terry commented: “I’ve heard a lot about Cowtown Speedway, and I like the way they’re promoting the track; so I want to show my support by taking part in this growing event.”

 

He adds: “I’ve watched some video footage from the racing at Cowtown, and it looks like there’s a lot of passing, which is really important, as the ASCS Series is loaded with talented drivers that will all be racing at the Cowtown Sprint Nationals.”

 

He also plans on interacting with race fans throughout the weekend, including taking part in the Cowtown Fan Fest scheduled before the Saturday finale. Terry will release more CSN plans at his website www.TerryMcCarl.com in the days leading up to the event, so make sure to visit his site often for the latest news.

 

Cowtown Sprint Nationals Quick Facts:

 

- Since Cowtown Speedway has been completely reconfigured for 2009, no winner has won from the front two rows of the 3 ASCS feature races held in 2009…and one winner came from an 8th row starting spot.

 

- At the last ASCS event, two out of state drivers made their first-ever Cowtown visit and ran 4th and 12th in the feature race, showing how quickly new drivers can adapt to the wide racing surface.

 

- All CSN drivers are urged to pre-register (online) for this event, as it reserves a pit space for their team and helps the track stay better organized. Pit space is limited, so if you have specific parking needs (like a large trailer), you should enter your car as soon as possible; as we will have close to 200 cars total at this event.

 

- Fans, you won’t want to miss out on this big event. Right now you can purchase advance tickets on the track website and save $10 off of race night pricing. Just $35 will get you two full nights of championship racing action, plus access to the Fan Fest on Saturday. Kids and Youth tickets are just $2 and $5 per race night.

 

- Nearly $10,000 has been added to the 2009 CSN race purse – without additional price increases to fans or race teams.

 

- Complete event information, including flyer, Fan Fest, pre-registration, pre-entry list, online tickets and much more can be found by clicking www.CowtownSpeedway.com then clicking on the ‘Nationals’ link.

 

The real question is becoming, who will walk off with the Cowtown Sprint Nationals title in 2009?

 

Will it be an ‘invading’ driver such as Terry McCarl or Sam Hafertepe Jr.? Or first-ever visitor in 2008, Brian Brown, who left with the CSN title? Could it be one of the strong contingent of Cowtown regulars such as 2-time ’09 ASCS winner Kevin Ramey? The Lucas Oil Series is scheduled off that weekend and several of those teams are already entered, including 2008 Driver of the Year and defending Series champion Jason Johnson or 2008 Short Track Nationals champion Tony Bruce Jr.? Will one of many of the top ASCS regional drivers hit the set-up and steal the spotlight and upwards of $10,000?

 

One thing is for sure, if you are looking for great entertainment at family-affordable prices; you will not want to miss the Cowtown Sprint Nationals on October 9-10 at The Fastest Li’l Dirt Track In Texas, Cowtown Speedway!

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More Early Entries Stream In For Cowtown Sprint Nationals

 

by DarinShort

 

Kennedale TX (9/15/09) - Nearly a dozen more sprint entries have arrived since last Wednesday’s initial announcement for the Cowtown Sprint Nationals presented by ShopTheBoss.com and Lone Star Speedway. And now, early entries for the Topless 100 for Modifieds, Topless Limited Modifieds and Winged 600 Championships are coming in as well. The $85,000 event is set for October 9-10 at Cowtown Speedway and features the stars and cars of the ASCS Lone Star, Gulf South and Sooner regions. Plus, several Lucas Oil National ASCS Sprint Series drivers have entered, as their schedule is ‘off’ that weekend.

 

It’s very important that drivers pre-register for this event, as it reserves them a pit space and helps the race track put together the jigsaw puzzle of large tow rigs in the pit area; and helps the announcers to keep fans better informed.

 

To pre-enter, please go to www.CowtownSpeedway.com then click on the “Nationals” link on the home page. Scroll down the Nationals page and there you will see the quick, 2-step registration process. The cutoff for preregistration is October 4.

 

Premium spots in the pits are going fast, and phone in reservations are not accepted. Only drivers that are pre-registered will be assigned pit space. Those spaces will be staked with the driver’s name on them on practice night, October 8th. Drivers not pre-registering will be parked wherever the track deems best on race night.

 

The track is expecting a field of around 60 sprint teams, and nearly 200 cars total by race time, which will make for a very full pit area.

 

Cowtown Sprint Nationals Pre-Entries

as of 9/15/09 AM

LS=ASCS Lone Star Region, SO=Sooner, GS=Gulf South SW=Southwest, NAT=National Series, INV='Invading' Driver

 

0 Chris Morgan, Topeka KS INV

 

03 Joe Wood Jr., Oklahoma City OK SO

 

3S John Carney II, El Paso TX SW

 

4 Brad Graham, Springfield MO SO

 

5m Glenn Martin, North Richland Hills TX LS

 

7M Kevin Ramey, Ft. Worth TX LS

 

9 Brian Parker, Midlothian TX LS

 

10 George White, Ft. Worth TX LS

 

11 Justin Melton, Flower Mound TX LS

 

12 Logan Bledsoe, Richmond TX GS

 

14 Michael Lang, Mesquite TX LS

 

14B Robert Byrom, Ft. Worth TX LS

 

14K Kyle Bellm, Nixa MO SO

 

15H Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale TX INV

 

17W Brad Welborn, Princeton TX LS

 

18 Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal KS NAT

 

21 Brian Brown, Grain Valley MO NAT

 

21T Tommy Bryant, Conroe TX GS

 

24 Terry McCarl, Altoona IA INV

 

24G David Gailley, Forney TX LS

 

25 Brian McClelland, Collinsville OK LS

 

29 Travis Rilat, Forney TX NAT

 

35 Greg Rilat, Texas City TX GS

 

40 Junior Jenkins, Greenville TX LS

 

41 Jason Johnson, Eunice LA NAT

 

67 Rodney Henderson, Gun Barrel City TX LS

 

69 Larry Howery, Hearne TX GS

 

74E Claud Estes, Jr., Godley TX LS

 

76 John Ricketts, Burleson TX LS

 

87 Aaron Reutzel, Clute TX GS

 

88 Scottie McDonald, New Caney TX GS

 

88R Andy Rea, Crowley TX LS

 

TOPLESS 100 MODIFIEDS:

 

89 Glenn Leuschner, Irving TX

 

84 Tom Lorenz, Mesquite TX

 

81 Danny Caldwell, Princeton TX

 

15H Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale TX

 

12 Scooter Bates, Killeen TX

 

WINGED 600's CHAMPIONSHIPS:

 

22 Payton Williams, N. Richland Hills TX

 

83 C.J. Duarte, Burleson TX

 

28 Nathan Batson, Alvin TX

 

TOPLESS LTD MODIFIEDS:

 

B4 Kevin Brown, Richardson TX

 

For complete event details, including previous press releases, advance tickets, hotels, directions and much more, please click www.CowtownSpeedway.com then click the ‘Nationals’ link on the home page.

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Cowtown Sprint Nationals Entries Surpass ‘50’ Mark

 

by Darin Short

 

Kennedale TX (9/23/09) - With the event date of October 9-10 still over two weeks out, the sprint car early entry list is now in excess of 50 for the Cowtown Sprint Nationals (CSN) presented by ShopTheBoss.com and Lone Star Speedway. The $85,000 event is set for October 9-10 at Cowtown Speedway and features the stars and cars of the ASCS Lone Star, Gulf South and Sooner regions. Plus, several Lucas Oil National ASCS Sprint Series drivers have entered, as their schedule is ‘off’ that weekend.

 

Driver entries from 10 states have been received; spanning from Springfield Illinois to Springfield Nebraska to Albuquerque New Mexico to Thibodaux Louisiana – and many points in between.

 

It’s very important that drivers pre-register for this event, as it reserves them a pit space and helps the race track put together the jigsaw puzzle of large tow rigs in the pit area; and helps the announcers to keep fans better informed.

Premium spots in the pits are going fast, and phone in reservations are not accepted. Only drivers that are pre-registered will be assigned pit space. Those spaces will be staked with the driver’s name on them on practice night, October 8th or when they arrive on October 9th.

 

Drivers not pre-registering will be parked wherever the track deems best on race night, so it can best assemble the ‘jigsaw’ puzzle of assorted tow rig and trailer sizes.

 

Also teams competing in the Topless 100 for Modifieds, Topless Limited Modifieds and Winged 600 Championships should also continue to get preregistered. The early entry deadline for those divisions saves $25 and that promotion expires on October 4th.

 

To pre-enter, please go to http://www.CowtownSpeedway.com then click on the “Nationals” link on the home page. Scroll down the Nationals page and there you will see the quick, 2-step registration process. The cutoff for preregistration is October 4. At that point, the pit parking chart will go from ‘penciled’ in to ‘inked.’

 

The track is expecting a field of 60-80 sprint teams, and nearly 200 cars total by race time, which will make for a very full pit area.

 

Cowtown Sprint Nationals Pre-Entries

as of 9/23/09 PM

LS=ASCS Lone Star Region, SO=Sooner, GS=Gulf South

SW=Southwest, NAT=National Series, INV='Invading' Driver

0 Chris Morgan, Topeka KS INV

03 Joe Wood Jr., Oklahoma City OK SO

1B Kent Lewis, Jr., Willis TX GS

1M Jim Moughan, Springfield IL INV

1X Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro IN INV

3 Gary Watson, Beaumont TX GS

3S John Carney II, El Paso TX SW

4 Brad Graham, Springfield MO SO

4 Eric Baldaccini, Keller TX GLS

5m Glenn Martin, North Richland Hills TX LS

7M Kevin Ramey, Ft. Worth TX LS

9 Brian Parker, Midlothian TX LS

10 George White, Ft. Worth TX LS

11 Justin Melton, Flower Mound TX LS

12 Logan Bledsoe, Richmond TX GS

12W Dale Wester, Ovilla TX LS

14 Michael Lang, Mesquite TX LS

14B Robert Byrom, Ft. Worth TX LS

14K Kyle Bellm, Nixa MO SO

15H Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale TX INV

17 Bruce Griffith Jr., Highlands TX GS

17W Brad Welborn, Princeton TX LS

18 Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal KS NAT

19 Klint Angelette, Thibodaux LA GS

21 Brian Brown, Grain Valley MO NAT

21T Tommy Bryant, Conroe TX GS

24 Terry McCarl, Altoona IA INV

24G David Gailley, Forney TX LS

25 Brian McClelland, Collinsville OK LS

27 Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City OK SO

28 Chris Lloyd, Moore OK SO

29 Travis Rilat, Forney TX NAT

35 Greg Rilat, Texas City TX GS

40 Junior Jenkins, Greenville TX LS

41 Jason Johnson, Eunice LA NAT

45 J.P. Bailey, Collinsville OK SO

45K Kolt Walker, Graham TX LS

45X Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque NM INV

53 Jack Dover, Springfield NE NAT

55D David Doyle, Copperas Cove TX LS

67 Rodney Henderson, Gun Barrel City TX LS

69 Larry Howery, Hearne TX GS

71 Channin Tankersley, Highlands TX GS

74 Brandon Corn, Hearne TX GS

74E Claud Estes, Godley TX LS

76 John Ricketts, Burleson TX LS

87 Aaron Reutzel, Clute TX GS

87 Billy Melton, Longview TX LS

88 Tim Crawley, Benton AR NAT

88 Scottie McDonald, New Caney TX GS

88R Andy Rea, Crowley TX LS

95 Matt Covington, Glenpool OK SO

 

For complete event details, including previous press releases, advance tickets, CSN host hotels, directions and much more, please click http://www.CowtownSpeedway.com then click the ‘Nationals’ link on the home page.

 

To see the new CSN t-shirt artwork, click this link:

 

http://www.cowtownspeedway.com/csn09T.html

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