Randy Myers2
Thursday May 14 2009, 10:38 PM
HICKORY MOTOR SPEEDWAY NEXT ON TAP FOR TWO ASA TOURING SERIESASA Southeast Late Model Tour and ASA Southern Modified Race Tour Invade Historic Hickory Motor Speedway(King, NC): On Sunday, May 17th, the historic Hickory Motor Speedway will play host to a racing double-header featuring two American Speed Association (ASA) divisions. The ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour featuring the super late models go at it for 100 laps followed by the open-wheel rockets of the ASA Southern Modified Race Tour. Both series have competed at HMS in the past but this is the first time the two premier ASA series have raced together.Heading the field for the RC Cola / Moon Pie Late Models is current points leader, Jason Hogan. Hogan hold a slim, eight point lead over youngster, Max Gresham in the series National Points Standings. Jeff Chouquette, Jerrod Foley and Tyler Millwood round out the top five in standings. Paul Kelly, Terry Horak, Parker Hammonds, Taylor Satterfield and C. J. Fasion round out the top ten. All but Kelly and Satterfield are among the 22 confirmed entries for the event.Last season, Chouquette seemingly added his name to the list of HMS winners only to fail post-race tech handing the win to Hogan so this race cant come any too soon for the Georgia racer. He trails Hogan by 67 points in standings and is only 59 markers behind Gresham.The ASA Southern Modified Race Tour presented by Carolina Carports Racing kicks off race number two of the 2009 season at Hickory with the Hickory 125. This is the first time the ASA / SMRT Modified have had the opportunity to run with a major series and the entry list for the race is shaping up with a strong car count. That list includes many of the Modified regulars, some newcomers and the return of some of the faces absent for a couple of seasons from the tour ranks.Greg Butcher, Jason and Burt Myers, Jay Foley, Josh Nichols, Scott Rigney, Brian King and L. W. Miller are just a few of the regulars entered. Add to that list, part-timers Jason Trinchere, Jay Mize, Sam Beam, Darrell Krentz, David Cranmer, Ricky Knapp and Danny Bohn and the list begins to take shape. Toss in some racers who missed part of last season like Kevin Wilson, Brody Jones and David Beck and you have a competitive field of southern Modifieds ready to get-it-on for 125 green flag laps of in-your-face open-wheel Modified action.Practice for the RC Cola / Moon pie Late Models is set for Saturday at 1:00 PM with a practice session for the ASA Southern Modifieds at 3:30 PM. Qualifying for the Late Models is set for Saturday afternoon at 6:00 PM.Regular practice for the Modifieds begins at Noon on Sunday with qualifying set for 1:00 PM. An on track autograph session is set for 1:30 with racing set to begin at 2:30 PM. The ASA Late Models go for 100 green-flag laps followed by a special 20 lap event for the East Coast Falthead Ford Vintage Racing Club and the ASA Modifieds roll off immediately following the Flathead Fords.Admission is only $15.00 for adults and kids 6 to 12 are just $5.00. Children under 6 are free. Hickory Motor Speedway is located off I-40 at exit 128 (Fairgrove Church Road)ASA. ASA Racing, and American Speed Association are trademarks of Racing Speed Associates, LLC. Racing Speed Associates, LLC is not related to or affiliated with ASA Late Model Series, LLC.