(CLEVELAND, OH) Much of the news lately at ASRS has been about the Twitchy Race Reports Premier Cup Series #Back2Cup season but there has been plenty of work being done for the future of short track sim racing at ASRS.
Beginning in 2018, all short track series will be condensed under one banner as the ASRS Home Tracks Series is born. What exactly is the Home Tracks Series? It is the combination of four quarterly series featuring the best asphalt and dirt short track racing. For the first quarter of 2018, the Home Tracks Series will feature the Dirt Racing Series with the 410 Winged Sprints and UMP Modifieds filling the card for the months of January and February. Once March rolls around, the Home Tracks Series will feature the Super Late Model Tour.
The Super Late Model Tour will enter 2018 as one of the longest running series at ASRS, dating all the way back to the inaugural season in 2002. There have been format changes, the schedules have changed and even the car has changed over the past 16 years, but the tradition of short track late model racing continues for ASRS. The Super Late Model Tour will visit Myrtle Beach Speedway for the first time since 2010, and the first time on the iRacing service April 18th. Irwindale Speedway will return after a one year absence on the schedule that will also see The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway return after a successful inaugural run in 2017. The season finale moves to Southern National Motorsports Park on May 30th.
“Short track racing is what ASRS was founded on, we’ve taken great pride in our short track program all these years and look to build on the foundation we have to include more” stated ASRS President Jim Foose. “With the 20th running of the online All American 400 in the books for us, there is quite a bit left in the tank for us and these short tracks. It almost didn’t happen, but many of the guys who took part in the many years of great short track racing here and myself just couldn’t let it go”.
The remaining two seasons of the ASRS Home Tracks Series are still a work in progress. Atleast one former short track series is likely to fill one of the slots but that has yet to be determined if it will be the Pro Series car or the Tour Modifieds.
“I’d like to find a way to work the dirt midgets into the program this year and several of our members have requested the NASCAR Whelen Modifieds to be a part of the schedule. Nothing is confirmed yet, but I was quite impressed with the exhibition race we put on with the Tour Modifieds during the off season” Foose continued.