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2010 Joe Gibbs ASA Track Championship

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Thursday, May 20, 2010) - ASA Member Tracks around the United States have started their 2010 season which means that competitors at these tracks have begun the chase to be the 2010 Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil ASA Member Track National Champion. For the third year in a row, the National Champion will get a tryout with Joe Gibbs Racing.


The ASA Member Tracks who are participating in the program have or are about to start their season. Each week, the participating tracks will submit their results to ASA where it will be processed using a unique and proprietary formula that will create a point average, like a batting average in baseball, based on at least 14 race events.


At the end of the season, which will end at midnight on September 26, 2010, the driver with the highest point average and is the track champion at their respective ASA Member Track will be the 2010 Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil ASA Member Track National Champion.


As the season goes on and more events are added, the drivers average will fluctuate from event to event. A true average won't be established until 14 events are in the books.


Many of the ASA Member Tracks that have opened already have submitted at least two events, some tracks will soon be starting to submit their results which means each week we could see some new names added to the championship chase.


With the tracks broken down to two regions, East and West, competitors will be competing with drivers in their region for the regional title and with every ASA Member Track for the National Championship.


Over in the West region, Nick Parker is off to a strong start at Rocky Mountain Raceways, an ASA Member Track in West Valley City, UT, as he leads the West with an average of 0.9066. He currently has the highest average and is the points leader at RMR meaning he is the current overall leader in the National Championship.


Corey Jankowski, the defending track champion at Dells Raceway Park, an ASA Member Track in Wisconsin Dells, WI, currently sits at the top of the East region with an average of 0.6906. Jankowski got off to a great start by winning the opening night feature event.


This is only the beginning and it will be fun to watch how this will update throughout the 2010 season as more events are factored in along with more ASA Member Tracks participating as the season goes on.


You can view the complete standings at www.speednetdirect.com and clicking on the ASA Member Track logo at the top of the page.


Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, sponsor of the American Speed Association National Short Track National Championship, is the same oil developed and used by Joe Gibbs Racing. The team sells the oil so racers across the country can have access to the latest technology in racing lubricants.


Joe Gibbs Racing is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR, currently fielding three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, two NASCAR Nationwide Series teams and a driver development program. Based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by Joe Gibbs - a three-time Super Bowl winner as head coach of the Washington Redskins and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame - JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning three Cup Series championships and more than 80 NASCAR races, including three Brickyard 400s and the 1993 Daytona 500.


The American Speed Association Short Track National Championship is another step by the industry leader in creating new and innovative programs. This follows the recent announcement about extending the insurance coverage for ASA members traveling to, from, and during an ASA-sanctioned event. For updated ASA National Points, just click on the "Points" link at www.asa-racing.com.


ASA members in good standing are eligible for a $500,000 Excess Medical Benefit as well as a $20,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefit. Coverage for the member begins while traveling to a location promoting an ASA-sanctioned event and continues until arrival home again. The American Speed Association, in conjunction with WSIB Motorsports Insurance, is the only sanctioning body to offer insurance coverage which extends beyond the boundary of the racetrack itself (complete details are available online at www.ASA-Racing.com ).


The American Speed Association is the fastest growing sanctioning body in the United States. The ASA Member Track program is comprised of dirt and asphalt short tracks along with road courses around the United States, as well as a variety of regional and national touring series. For more information, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from all the racetracks and tours involved in the ASA, visit www.ASA-Racing.com.


ASA®, ASA Racing®, American Speed Association® are registered trademarks of Racing Speed Associates, LLC. ASA International, LLC or Racing Speed Associates, LLC are not related to or affiliated with ASA Late Model Series.

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