We are just over a month away from the second race of the ASA STARS National Tour season at Madison International Speedway on Sunday, May 7. ASA STARS/Midwest Tour officials have released the weekend schedule for the Joe Shear Classic.
Saturday, May 6 will be an open practice day for Super Late Model drivers. Tech opens at 10:00AM for race teams, with rotating practice scheduled from 1:00-5:00. A free pig roast party will end the afternoon at Madison.
Race day festivities begin with pit gates opening at 9:00AM. Super Late Model teams will get two rounds of practice starting at 11:00AM. Qualifying for both the ASA STARS National Tour and Midwest Truck Series is set to begin at 12:45.
Racing is set to begin at 2:00, and will feature the ASA STARS National Tour and the Midwest Truck Series.
The full schedule can be found below, along with an entry link and a driver profile form.
Joe Shear Classic Schedule: Printable (PDF)
|Saturday May 6, 2023|
|9:00 AM||Pit Gate Opens|
|9:45 AM||Haulers Unload|
|10:00 AM||Hoosier Tire Sales Open (Practice Tires Only)|
|10:00 AM||ASA STARS/MT Tech Open|
|1:00 PM||Rotating Practice Begins|
|5:00 PM||End of Practice (Haulers allowed to stay in place)|
|5:30 PM||Pig Roast Party|
|Sunday May 7, 2023|
|9:00 AM||Pit Gate Open|
|9:00 AM||Hoosier Tire Sales Open|
|9:00 AM||ASA STARS/MT Tech Open (Repairs and Sunday Arrivals)|
|10:00 AM||Turn One Chapel Service|
|10:45 AM||Mandatory Drivers Meeting|
|11:30 AM||Rotating Practice Begins|
|11:30 AM||ASA STARS/MT until 11:50 AM|
|11:50 AM||Midwest Trucks until 12:05 PM|
|12:05 PM||ASA STARS/MT until 12:25 PM|
|12:25 PM||Midwest Trucks until 12:40 PM|
|12:45 PM||Qualifying both Divisions|
Autograph Session In Party Pavilion After Qualifying
Redraw Top 8 in Party Pavilion
|1:50 PM||Opening Ceremonies|
|1:57 PM||Invocation/National Anthem|
|2:00 PM||Racing Begins|
Midwest Trucks Heat Races 8 Laps
ASA STARS/MT Last Chance 20 Laps (if needed)
Midwest Trucks Feature 36 Laps
Out of Car intros
ASA STARS/MT Joe Shear Classic 200 Laps
The Joe Shear Classic 200 will mark race two of the inaugural ASA STARS National Tour schedule, set for 2:00PM CT on Sunday, May 7. Advance tickets are available by visiting the track website at misracing.com/tickets, or at the track office during regular business hours. Madison International Speedway is located ten minutes south of Madison, on Sunrise Road off of Highway 51 between Oregon and Stoughton.
The ASA STARS National Tour opened the ten race, six-state schedule at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL on March 11. Georgia racer Casey Roderick won the Sunshine State 200. Roderick is expected to enter the Joe Shear Classic 200, along with the rest of the top Super Late Model drivers in the country.
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.
-ASA STARS National Tour Press Release
-Photo credit: Koty Geyer/Racing America