Tradition is a big part of racing. In NASCAR, the Daytona 500 begins the season. On the last weekend of every May, the Indy 500 thrills fans around the world. This Friday, the American Speed Association® Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment and GrandStay Hospitality will bring back a piece of Midwest Racing tradition with Wayne Carter Classic 125 at Grundy County Speedway (IL). For those who cannot make it to the event, ASAMW officials are pleased to announce that fans around the country can listen to live radio coverage of the historic event on Speed51.com and also view live updates from practice and qualifying before the event begins.
“We are proud of the competition we have in the ASAMT and we want to be able to bring the fans up close from around the US to experience one of our events first hand. What better way to do that then to bring in Bob Dillner and Speed 51 to broadcast the event live for the whole nation to hear,” said Stephen Einhaus, co-promoter of ASAMW. “Speed51.com is truly the best in the business and this will be a very exciting day for everyone involved in the ASAMT as we bring back a historic racing event for the rest of America to hear.”
The Wayne Carter Classic began in 1975 under the ARTGO Series banner. Tom Reffner, father of current ASAMW campaigner Bryan, won the first event. While the event has been idle for a few years, a laundry list of legendary Midwest drivers are among the past winners including Dick Trickle, Joe Shear, Larry Phillips and defending series champion Steve Carlson.
"Grundy is my home track and the Wayne Carter Classic is a race that I have attended since I was a young boy to watch ARTGO,” continued Einhaus. “Looking back, all I can think about are the famous names that have raced in this event. It is like a dream come true to be able to bring it back to the track that I grew up at, showcasing the stars of today in the ASA Midwest Tour. John McKarns and (ARTGO) built that history and I have to personally thank his son Greg for allowing us to bring back the name."
“I love historic events and have been lucky enough to have been to some of the biggest in the country, including Oktoberfest at LaCrosse (Fairgrounds Speedway),” said Bob Dillner, owner of Speed51.com and NASCAR TV broadcaster on SPEED. “When I found out I was going to be in nearby Chicago for the NASCAR Nationwide and ARCA races, it was a perfect opportunity for us. We have wanted to do more with the ASAMW for some time. I’ve been to Grundy County before and I enjoyed the races so I can’t wait to call the Wayne Carter Classic for all of America to hear.”
Dillner and Elgin “Stat Boy” Traylor will have the call from Grundy County Speedway this Friday, June 3rd. Speed 51 Radio will have live coverage of the Wayne Carter Classic 125, as well as ASAMW Sportsman and Truck feature events will begin at 8:30. To listen, go to Speed51.com on Friday evening and click “Listen” on the Top Story section of the site.
Qualifying will begin at 5:00PM, followed by the autograph session at 6:30PM and an EARLY START TIME for all the racing action at 7:30PM. If you have not already made plans, do so now and come on out at watch the ASAMT drivers take on Chicagoland's best. For more event details go to asamidwesttour.com and click on Fan Information.
To learn more about the American Speed Association® Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment and GrandStay Hospitality, log on to asamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or e-mail Tim Olson at email@example.com or Steve Einhaus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Speed51.com and Speed51 Radio, and/or advertising rates, please contact Matt Kentfield at 51 Sports at email@example.com.
To learn more about the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association® Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association®, visit www.asaracing.com.