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Stage Racing Introduced to ASA STARS National Tour

The inaugural ASA STARS National Tour introduced stage racing to the Super Late Model world.


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The inaugural ASA STARS National Tour introduced stage racing to the Super Late Model world. In lieu of competition cautions for most of the races, stage racing was introduced as a way to give teams a chance to earn bonus points and money.

Each stage paid 10 points to the winner, with points decreasing by one all the way down to the tenth-place finisher, who earned a single point. Additionally, the winner of each stage received a $1,000 bonus.

2023 ASA STARS National Tour champion Ty Majeski had the most stage wins by far, with seven. Cole Butcher, Bubba Pollard and Jesse Love were the only other drivers with multiple stage wins, all earning a pair respectively. Majeski was the only driver to sweep the first two stages during a race, doing it in back-to-back events at Milwaukee and Anderson.

Additionally, Majeski led the series in total stage points, with 159. Series runner-up Cole Butcher was just behind him with 154 points. The top-four in the final standings also were the top-four in stage point earners with Gio Ruggiero and Bubba Pollard scoring 122 and 112 points. Despite contesting only the first five races of the season, Casey Roderick still had 81 stage points, good for fifth in the series.

Stage Winners

Five Flags Speedway: Matt Craig/Bubba Pollard
Madison International Speedway: Ty Majeski/Jacob Goede
North Wilkesboro Speedway: Bubba Pollard/Chase Elliott
Hickory Motor Speedway: William Byron/Jesse Love
Milwaukee Mile: Ty Majeski x2
Anderson Speedway: Ty Majeski x2
Wisconsin International Raceway: Ty Majeski/Jonathan Eilen
Toledo Speedway: Cole Butcher/Jesse Love
Winchester Speedway: Cole Butcher/Stephen Nasse
Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway: Gio Ruggiero/Ty Majeski

Stage Points

1. Ty Majeski – 159
2. Cole Butcher – 154
3. Gio Ruggiero – 122
4. Bubba Pollard – 112
5. Casey Roderick – 81
6. William Byron – 55
7. Gabe Sommers – 52
8. Austin Nason – 49
9. Jesse Love – 46
10. Stephen Nasse - 45

For more information on the ASA STARS National Tour, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com, or be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: ASA STARS National Tour | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).

ASA STARS National Tour
The ASA STARS National Tour debuted in March 2023 for Super Late Model racing in America. Announced in October 2022, 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.

Track Enterprises, a racing promotions company based in Illinois, will operate the ASA STARS National Tour. It announced the acquisition of Champion Racing Association (CRA) in January 2022 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 Release
-Photo credit: Will Bellamy/Racing America