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ASCS SPEEDWEEK PREVIEW: Texarkana 67 Speedway

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The return of ASCS Speedweek will officially commence at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, AR on Tuesday, June 11.

It’ll see the American Sprint Car Series National Tour continue its 2024 season – which has already produced three different winners in four races – with its longest stretch of racing this year.

The event will be the Series’ first trip to Arkansas this year and first time back at Texarkana 67 Speedway since 2022. It’ll also be the track’s sixth time hosting an ASCS Speedweek event – first since 2009.

ASCS has ran 22 races at Texarkana 67 among its various divisions since 1998. Of the current drivers planning to compete for the 2024 ASCS National Tour title, only one has scored a victory at the 1/4-mile track – Glenpool, OK’s Matt Covington.

Covington won with the Lone Star Region in 2012, holding off the likes of Martin Edwards, Aaron Reutzel and Blake Hahn. He went on to win his second of three ASCS Lone Star Region championships that year, as well.

He’ll enter the week with a bit of momentum on his side, having led laps in the last two National Tour races and finishing second at Rush County Speedway. He was on track for a potential win at Dodge City Raceway Park before contact with a slower car took him out of the race.

The event will be a home race for 2024 Rookie of the Year contender Bradley Fezard, of Bonnerdale, AR – located 90 minutes north of Texarkana 67. He’ll make his first start at the track with ASCS this week. So far, in his first full year with the National Tour, he’s yet to finish worse than 16th in the Feature.

Seth Bergman enters Round 1 of ASCS Speedweek as the National Tour points leader – 57 points over reigning Series champion Jason Martin. Along with trying to score his first National Tour title this year, he’ll also be after his first Speedweek title. In four starts at the track with ASCS, he has a career-best finish of fourth with the ASCS Lone Star Region in 2012.

Texarkana 67 Speedway will kick off the longest week of racing for 360 Sprint Cars this year with the following rounds of the Speedweek to be hosted at Creek County Speedway (Thursday, June 13), Arrowhead Speedway (Friday, June 14) and Tri-State (OK) Speedway (Saturday, June 15).

Tickets to each event will be available at the gate. You can also get tickets for the race at Arrowhead Speedway in advance by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you watch every lap of ASCS Speedweek live on DIRTVision.

Previous ASCS winners at Texarkana 67:
2023 – Cody Gardner on May 26 (Elite Non-Wing Sprints), Marcus Thomas on Sept. 9 (Elite Outlaw Sprints), Matt Westfall on Sept. 9 (Elite Non-Wing Sprints)
2022 – Derek Hagar on June 17 (National Tour/Mid-South Region/Lone Star Region)
2016 – Ray Allen Kulhanek on July 15 (Red River Region)
2013 – Tim Crawley on May 11 (Lone Star Region)
2012 – Matt Covington on July 13 (Lone Star Region), Jake Martens on Sept. 7 (Lone Star Region), Tim Crawley on Sept. 8 (Lone Star Region)
2011 – Jason Johnson on May 21 (Lone Star Region)
2010 – Gary Wright on May 21 (Lone Star Region)
2009 – Tim Crawley on June 5 (National Tour)
2008 – Gary Taylor on July 11 (National Tour)
2007 – Jason Johnson on April 27 (National Tour)
2006 – Jason Johnson on May 12 (Mid-South Region/Gulf South Region)
2005 – Tim Crawley on June 10 (National Tour)
2004 – Travis Rilat on April 30 (National Tour/Gulf South Region)
2003 – Shane Stewart on May 2 (National Tour/Gulf South Region)
2002 – Gary Wright on April 12 (National Tour)
2001 – Gary Wright on May 19 (National Tour)
2000 – Gary Wright on July 22 (National Tour)
1998 – Tim Crawley on June 17 (National Tour)

(Cover Image by Emily Schwanke)