(DE LEON SPRINGS, FL) The debut of the newly christened ASRS Home Tracks Series, a culmination of all short track racing at ASRS, came to the dirt track in Volusia County, FL.
The Modifieds were up first and it was Brad Cross schooling the field of 19 drivers. Brad Cross led the field to the green flag with Jared Mogard along side, but things didnt stay that way for long. Mogard had trouble on the start and caused a stack up creating a quick caution. Six cautions slowed the pace of the 40 lap race, Cross would come out the winner with John Kennedy second followed by Chad Chambers, Steve Ritter and Jeff Ward rounding out the top five.
The Driven Designz Sprint Car Series was up next, featuring the 410 winged Sprint Cars. Brad Cross again paced the field, but retired from the event after 11 laps and a trip outside of the raceway. Jeff Ward inherited the lead and never looked back for the final 29 laps. Ward, a standout driver in the upper series of ASRS in 2014 and 2015 returned to action this season and has made his presence known. Jed Barton was second followed by Steve Rutter, Tim Knott and John Kennedy rounded out the top five.
The championship standings look much like the race results in both series, however a new challenge this year is that all Home Tracks Series events count for points for an overall Home Tracks Series Champion.
Next up for the Home Tracks Series; the inaugural trip to the famed Knoxville Raceway. Both the Modifieds and Driven Designz Sprint Car Series will be on track on January 17th.