ASCS Speedweek stretches across state
The American Sprint Car Series national tour’s annual Speedweek will be held at eight tracks in three states, beginning with three consecutive nights in Arkansas. Speedweek kicks off tonight at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, followed by Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove on Friday night and Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway on Saturday night. From there, it will be held at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on Tuesday; Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., on Wednesday; 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on July 29; New Tulsa Speedway on July 30; and Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Okla., on July 31. Entering Speedweek, Blake Hahn of Sapulpa, Okla., leads the ASCS national standings by 18 points over Matt Covington of Glenpool, Okla. Rounding out the top five in the standings are J.J. Hickle of Quilcene, Wash., Dylan Westbrook of Scotland, Ontario, and Australia’s Scott Bogucki. For tonight at Riverside, gates open at 5 p.m. and racing begins at 8 p.m. Adult grandstand admission is $25 and children ages 6-11 get in for $5. On Friday night at Batesville, gates open at 5:30 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-11. On Saturday at I-30, gates open at 5 p.m. and racing begins at 7:30 p.m. Adult grandstand admission is $20, while children 12 and younger get in free.