Gallatin, Big Sky up next for ASCS Frontier sprint cars
Andrew Kunas, Stagg Motor Sports PR
The Brodix Frontier Region of the American Sprint Car Series returns to action this weekend with two nights of racing in Montana, Friday at Gallatin Speedway outside Bozeman and Saturday at Big Sky Speedway outside Billings.
Helena, Montana’s Trever Kirkland carries a 68-point lead going into this weekend’s events, coming off three consecutive runner-up finishes that each added to his lead over Coaldale, Alberta’s Kelly Miller. The last two of those runner-up finishes came less than two weeks ago at Big Sky Speedway, which the series is making a quick return to on Saturday. Kirkland, a former Montana sprint car champion in pursuit of his first crown under the ASCS banner, also finished second in his last outing at Gallatin Speedway on July 1st.
Laurel, Montana’s Phil Dietz, the five-time sprint car champion, has steadily climbed his way into the Top 5 in the series points standings after losing an engine on opening night and missing the next night of action because of it. Included in his rise is winning that July 1st event at Gallatin Speedway, in which he passed his friend Kirkland for the lead late in the race. Dietz backed that up with two Top 5 finishes at Big Sky Speedway a couple of weeks later.
Great Falls, Montana driver Kory Wermling, who finished third in the point standings last year, is currently third in this year’s standings, and looks to improve on his luck as of late. Wermling stormed back to finish seventh in the last race after suffering a flat tire while running in the Top 5.
A number of drivers out of action recently have signaled their intentions to return this weekend, including Colorado’s Austyn Gossel, who had been sidelined since a hard crash at Big Sky Speedway in June. Alberta’s Cody Masse, who the series hasn’t seen since before the COVID-19 pandemic, is expected head south of the border and race with the ASCS Frontier Region for the first time in awhile as well.
Friday’s show at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade has racing scheduled for 7:35 p.m. Mountain Time. Adults are in for $15 while seniors and juniors are in for $13. Kids 12 and under are free. Street stocks and super stocks on the card with the ASCS Frontier Region sprint cars.
Saturday’s show at Big Sky Speedway, located north of town, has racing scheduled for 7:00 p.m. with admission being $20, with veterans and seniors in for $15. As is tradition at Big Sky Speedway, kids 60 inches and shorter are in for free. Midwest modifieds, street stocks and sport compacts join the ASCS Frontier sprint cars on the card.
More information on the Brodix Frontier Region of the American Sprint Car Series, along with news and info on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and other ASCS regional tours, can be found online at www.ascsracing.com. Stagg Motor Sports, the promoting company of the ASCS Frontier Region, can be found at www.staggmotorsports.com.
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Upcoming ASCS Frontier Region events
Summer Clash at Belgrade
Gallatin Speedway – Belgrade, MT
Montana Summer Shootout
Big Sky Speedway – Billings, MT
August 12 & 13
Wyoming Sprint Car Showdown
Sweetwater Speedway – Rock Springs, WY
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2022 ASCS Frontier Region feature winners
May 20 – Canceled at Desert Thunder Raceway (tire shortage)
May 21 – Canceled at Desert Thunder Raceway (tire shortage)
May 27 – Trever Kirkland at Electric City Speedway
May 28 – James Setters at Electric City Speedway
June 10 – Colby Thornhill at Gallatin Speedway
June 11 – Colby Thornhill at Big Sky Speedway
July 1 – Phil Dietz at Gallatin Speedway
July 3 – Canceled at Electric City Speedway (rained out)
July 4 – Canceled at Electric City Speedway (rained out)
July 15 – Logan Forler at Big Sky Speedway
July 16 – Logan Forler at Big Sky Speedway
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Stagg Motor Sports
Josh Stagg, ASCS Frontier Region coordinator & promoter – firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Kunas, public relations & announcer – email@example.com