ASA STARS National Tour
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The entry list for the 57th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 continues to take shape with the recent additions of a pair of drivers who specialize in barnstorming the country to find big races.
The entry list for the 57th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 at Anderson Speedway continues to take shape with the recent additions of a pair of drivers who specialize in barnstorming the country to find big races.
Roscoe, IL’s Austin Nason, and Pinellas Park, FL’s Stephen Nasse have each filed entries for the July 15 ASA STARS National Tour event at Anderson.
Nason, the 2015 Rookie of the Year on the ASA Midwest Tour, has won his share of big races over the years. He is a four-time winner on the Midwest Tour, winning last season at Grundy County Speedway (IL) in the Wayne Carter Classic 100 and at the Milwaukee Mile Father’s Day 100 in 2019. He has two victories in the National Short Track Championships at Rockford Speedway (IL).
Nason has set his 2023 sights on chasing the ASA STARS National Tour, and currently sits sixth in the championship point standings. Bad luck and mechanical woes have resulted in just a pair of top-ten finishes through the first five ASA STARS National Tour events, but the veteran short track star has kept his spirits high.
He is also chasing after a championship at Rockford Speedway, where he sits ten points back in the weekly standings. The track and ASA schedules allow him to chase after both championships.
On the other hand, Stephen Nasse has found great success in big races recently, winning both the Winchester 400 and All American 400 in 2022 while finishing third in the Snowball Derby. The multi-time Southern Super Series champion now heads to Anderson in search of his first Redbud 400 win.
Nasse is still in search of his first Super Late Model win of 2023. He’s coming off a runner-up effort at the North/South Super Late Model Challenge at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on July 2, tied for his best result of the year. His best finish with the ASA STARS National Tour was a seventh at Hickory.
Both Nason and Nasse have top-five finishes in past Redbud 400s’. Coincidentally, both drivers have a best finish of third – Nason’s coming in 2018 and 2021 while Nasse rounded out the podium in 2017.
On-track activities for the 57th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 will kick off on Friday, July 14th with inspection and practice for the ASA STARS National Tour. Go Fas Pole Qualifying is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, July 15th, with the Redbud 400 set to go green at 7:30PM Eastern Time. Tickets for the event are currently being offered at a special price of $20 for an adult ticket until Friday, July 14th. Tickets for children aged 6-12 are $10 and children aged 5 and under are free. To purchase tickets, or for more information, contact or visit Anderson Speedway’s main ticket office.
Tickets for the 50th Anniversary ASA Racers Reunion are available for a special price of $50. These tickets include access to the Racers Reunion luncheon, a Q&A session with ASA legends, an autograph session with these same legends, and a ticket to the 57th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400. Tickets for the ASA Racers Reunion can be purchased by calling Anderson Speedway at 765-642-0206 or by visiting the trackside ticket office located at 1311 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Anderson, IN 46016.
The Redbud 400 will be co-sanctioned with the ASA CRA Super Series, which will be the third race of the CRA season. Gio Ruggiero won the opener at Salem Speedway, while race two will be contested on Sunday, July 2 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.
The ASA STARS National Tour opened the ten race, six-state schedule at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL on March 11. Ty Majeski is the most recent winner, claiming the victory in the Father’s Day 100 at the Milwaukee Mile.
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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