ASA STARS National Tour
Majeski Tops ASA STARS National Tour Points Standings After Hickory
May 31, 2023
Ruggiero Stays Hot in ASA Action
Gio Ruggiero was victorious in his first-ever visit to the historic Salem Speedway on Saturday night. Ruggiero took the lead after a competition caution at the halfway mark and never looked back en route to his first career win with the ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS. Ruggiero, the most recent winner on the ASA STARS National Tour at Hickory Motor Speedway, led the final 49 laps.
ASA STARS Shine in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
Grant Enfinger inherited the race lead after Ty Majeski and Zane Smith wrecked in the final laps, then held off the field in overtime to win Saturday’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway. For Enfinger, competing in a partial ASA STARS National Tour schedule for Go Fas Racing, the St. Louis win is his second in the last five races.
Majeski, the current ASA STARS National Tour points leader, was the polesitter and led 55 laps before the late race run-in with Smith. The crash dropped Majeski to 30th in the final running order. The Wisconsin short track standout entered the weekend second in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Point standings. Carson Hocevar, also competing in a partial schedule on the ASA STARS National Tour, finished fourth on Saturday.
Tar Heel 250 Airing on MAVTV
Fans unable to attend the Tar Heel 250 in person on May 25 or who missed the broadcast of the event will have another chance to see the dramatic last-lap, photo finish win by Ruggiero over NASCAR Cup Series regular William Byron. The ASA STARS National Tour Tar Heel 250 will air on MAVTV on Monday night, June 5, at 8:00 PM Eastern. For the full schedule of ASA STARS National Tour races on MAVTV, click here.
The ASA STARS National Tour heads to the historic Milwaukee Mile on Sunday, June 18 for the Father’s Day 100 Presented by Hunt Brothers Pizza. Tickets for the Father’s Day 100 are now on sale at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds ticket office, or online by clicking here.
The Father’s Day 100 will be co-sanctioned with the ASA Midwest Tour, which will be the fourth race of the ASA MT season. RJ Braun, Ty Majeski, and Dalton Zehr have won races with the series this season.
The ASA STARS National Tour opened the ten race, six-state schedule at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL on March 11. Gio Ruggiero is the most recent winner, winning his first-career Super Late Model race in the Tar Heel 250 at Hickory Motor Speedway.
For the full ASA STARS National Tour schedule, plus Super Late Model rules and other information, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com, or be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: STARS National Series | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).
ASA STARS National Tour
The ASA STARS National Tour debuted in March of 2023 for Super Late Model racing in America. Announced last October, many of the best drivers in America will compete in the ten-race national tour with a minimum $100,000 point fund. The championship team will be guaranteed $25,000.
The ASA STARS National Tour is made up of three races from each of the regional pavement Super Late Model Series under the Track Enterprises banner; the ASA CRA Super Series, the ASA Midwest Tour and the ASA Southern Super Series.
The Team Construction Winner’s Circle program has been announced as a part of the ASA STARS National Tour for licensed drivers/teams with perfect attendance. The program provides additional financial incentives to those teams who support the Series, thanks to Team Construction.
Track Enterprises, a Racing Promotions Company based in Illinois, will operate the ASA STARS National Tour. It announced the acquisition of the CRA sanctioning body in January and followed that up with the purchase of the Midwest Tour in July. In October, Track Enterprises President, Bob Sargent announced a partnership with the Southern Super Series which set the table for the formation of the ASA STARS National Tour.
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