ASA Racing Congratulates Their 2011 Champions
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Friday, December 30, 2011) - With the motto "We Build Champions," the American Speed Association is proud to showcase the 2011 Champions from the ASA Member Tracks and sanctioned Series. A total of 185 drivers won a championship at an ASA Member Track or a sanctioned series this season.
"We are very proud of our 2011 class of champions within the ASA family," Dennis Huth, ASA President said. "Short track racing provides a great variety of racing for the fans to enjoy and competitors to choose which divisions they can compete in and have fun. Congratulations to all of our 2011 ASA Champions."
This season, the American Speed Association crowned champions on the national, regional and local level. Here are the highlights from this season.
BARRY BEGGARLY - JOE GIBBS DRIVEN RACING OIL ASA MEMBER TRACK NATIONAL CHAMPION
The veteran driver from Pelham, NC won his fourth track championship at Ace Speedway this season. He held off Zack Franks and Chrissy Wallace to win the national title. He also is the first driver to win the ASA Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil Member Track National Championship and the NASCAR Winston Weekly Series championship (1993).
ANDREW MORRISSEY - ASA MIDWEST TOUR
Consistency paid off for the driver from DeForest, WI in 2011. Andrew Morrissey has yet to win in the tour that celebrated their fifth season this year, but he now has an ASA Midwest Tour championship on his racing resume. In 12 events, he had three fast qualifier awards, eight top-five and nine top-ten finishes.
CHRIS MAREK - ASA MIDWEST SPORTSMAN TOUR
The driver from Lakeville, MN successfully defended his championship in 2011. Marek won the championship by 81 points over Scott Null. He had three wins, one fast qualifier award, six top-five and six top-ten's in seven starts.
JERRY WOOD - ASA MIDWEST TRUCK TOUR
It was also a back-to-back championship for the veteran driver from Sun Praire, WI. But, it took a tiebreaker for him to defend it. Wood tied with Austin Luedtke at the end of the season. He had two wins compared to Luedtke's one that gave him the championship. He had seven top-five and nine top-ten's in ten starts.
GEOFF MORRIS – ASA ADVANCE TESTING BRITISH COLUMBIA LATE MODEL TOUR
Geoff Morris faced some tough competition in the inaugural season for ASA's Canadian Late Model Series. Morris held off Dave Hemrich and Tom Berrow to become the first champion under the ASA sanction.
TAYLOR MIINCH - ASA TRUCK SERIES
The high school student from El Cajon, CA had an impressive season in the popular truck series that competes in the southwest corner of the United States. He won the first two events and had a consistent season. Not only is he good behind the wheel but he has been showing his talents as a punter on his high school's football team this season.
SIERRA JACKSON - ASA NORTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACING ASSOCIATION SPRINT CAR SERIES
Sierra made history this season as she was the first ever woman to be crowned the ASA/NSRA champion. Not only that, but she was the youngest driver to win it and drove a Ford powered Sprint car to their first win. She is currently attending Boise State to become a Physicians Assistant.
DANNY BAGWELL - ISCARS DASH TOURING SANCTIONED BY ASA
Danny successfully defended his championship in America's Premier Tuner Car Series this season. He also came one race shy of sweeping the entire season. He won the championship by 92 points over Todd Hawkes.
AUSTIN NEWMARK - ASA BONDURANT CHAMPIONSHIP RACE SERIES
Austin Newmark had a great season long battle with Dylan Albiani and Ryan Winchester this season. Newmark's championship didn't come easy, as Albiani and Winchester made sure he earned it.
LEROY MOORE - ASA PROAUTOSPORTS
The ASA sanctioned road course division recently wrapped up their 2011 season by crowning 15 division champions. Congratulations to Leroy Moore for winning the overall championship. This year's champions are: Donald Uhlir (GTO), Bryan McCormick (GTR), Bill Gibson (GTU), Tim Rollins (PS0), Team Perry (PS1), Leroy Moore (PS2), Rob Ashley (PS4), Combat Veterans RL (SFM), John Devine (SSM), Rick Elliot (CSR), Jens Ploughman (EFF), Michael Williams (FC), Greg Sayers (FST), Jake Johnson (LGD), Kelly Gallant (FM),
The 2011 ASA Member Track Champions include...
ACE SPEEDWAY (Altamahaw, NC)
Barry Beggarly (Late Models), Gary Young Jr. (Modifieds), Dillon Bassett (Limited Late Models), AJ Sanders (Mini Stocks), Barry Wilson (Extremes), Clyde Johnson (Street Stocks), Junior Chrisco (Mini Trucks).
BIG COUNTRY SPEEDWAY (Cheyenne, WY)
Tyler Drew (Junkyard Warriors), Mike Hughes (Super Stocks), Ronnie Ripley (Mod 4's), Ben Moreau (Late Models), Austin Chalman (Mini Cups) and Mark Sopr (Late Models).
CORPUS CHRISTI SPEEDWAY (Corpus Christi, TX)
Josh McCain (Front Runners), Megan LeStourgeon (Bombers), John Witzsche (Super Streets), Anthony Monroe (Sport Mods), and Lisa Sandoval (Texas Thunders).
DESOTO SUPER SPEEDWAY (Bradenton, FL)
Mason Love (Pro Figure 8 Cars), Cody Martell (Rookie Trucks), Christopher McClelland (Dwarf Cars), Mark Jackson (Trophy Dash), Tommy Harper (Flyin 4's), Jesse Dutilly (Hoosier Elite), Dalton Ellis (Magic 4's), Gregory Krom (Sportsman), Ernest Helfrick (School Bus Figure 8), Bruce Carbone (Mini Stocks), Glenn Kelley (Modified Minis), Darrin Ellis (Pure Stocks), Michael Crooks (Bombers), Nick Hernandez (DS Trucks), and Dalton Baldwin (Open Wheel Modifieds).
DILLON MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Dillon, SC)
Jimmy Herrington (Super Trucks), Logan Bunning (Late Models), Randy Hall (Street Stocks), Kevin Jackson (4 Cylinders), Cody McKenzie (Chargers), Bill Willis (Mini Cup Stock), and Matt Corbett (Mini Cup Mod).
EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK (Tampa, FL)
Bryan Bernhardt (Late Models), Jeff Rodgers (Street Stocks), Austin Sanders (Open Wheel Modifieds), Scotty Williams (Limited Late Models), Tim George (East Bay Sprints), Jesse Brown (Outlaw 4's), Troy Dittebrand (4 Cylinder Bombers), and Brett Phillips (Dirt Daubers).
GRAYS HARBOR RACEWAY (Elma, WA)
Henry VanDam (Sprints), Joe German (Mods), Reece Goetz (Midgets), and Zack Simpson (Hobby Stocks).
HARTFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Hartford, MI)
Phil Ausra (Late Models), Frank Marshall (Modifieds), Lee Price (Stock Cars), and Ryan Flagel (Pure Stocks).
HAVASU 95 SPEEDWAY (Lake Havasu City, AZ)
Mike Sutterfield (Late Models), Blake Rogers (Bandoleros), Brent Delay (Factory Stocks), Breanna Nelson (Powder Puffs), and Rick Bezanson (ASA Street Stocks).
I-25 SPEEDWAY (Bragdon, CO)
Aaron Paulsen (Grand American Modifieds), Ryan McFadden (Sportsman & Street Stocks), Jared Schaller (Mini Stocks), Don Callendar (Charger Figure 8's), Ron O'Neil (Late Models).
ILLIANA MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Schererville, IN)
Blake Brown (Late Models), Eddie Wolf (Turbo Stox), Alex Arelano (Legends), and Chris Czaszwicz (Pure Stocks).
LEBANON I-44 SPEEDWAY (Lebanon, MO)
Chrissy Wallace (Late Models), Tyler Scott (Modifieds), Rick Sharp (Sportsman), Mike Scott (Road Warriors), and Shawn Jones (Chargers).
LONESOME PINE RACEWAY (Coeburn, VA)
Ryan Stiltner (Chargers), Brian Blevins (Late Models), Hayden Woods (Legends), Jackie Jackson (Pure 4's), Michael Breeding (Renegades), and Roger Neece (Street Stocks).
MARSHFIELD MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Marshfield, WI)
Ronnie Rihn (Super Late Models), Ryan Hinner (Super Stocks), Steve Hauser (4 Cylinders), Tim Anderson (Bandits), and Phil Malouf (Midwest Mod 4's).
MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY (Meridian, ID)
Shelby Stroebel (ASA Modifieds), Joe Ransom (Sprints), Mike Murgoitio (Winged Sprints), Chris Fenton (Late Models), Joe Barton (Pro 4's), Melissa Weaver (Street Stocks), Ray Bolinger (Mini Stocks), Cameron Cotta (Legends), Jonathon Hull (Hornets), Cody Garrett (Junior Stingers), and The Catfish (Thunder Dogs).
NEWPORT MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Newport, TN)
Mart Nesbitt (Super Late Models), Zack Franks (Late Model Sportsman), Marvin Green Jr. (Street Stocks), Shane Thomas (Front Wheel Drive), Stevie Frazier (Modified 4-Cylinder), Adam Boatman (Legends), and Jarrod Wright (Mini Cups).
NORWAY SPEEDWAY (Norway, MI)
Mike Reichenberger (Late Models), Mark Jenshak (Super Stocks), Aron Novak (Slammers), and Fran Berube (DQ Dogs).
ORANGE SHOW SPEEDWAY (San Bernardino, CA)
Mark Shackleford (Super Late Models), Brandon Loverock (Late Models), Steve Smith (Super Stocks), David Foster (Stock Cars USA), Erik Spring (Pony Stocks), Danny Guiterrez (Factory Fours), Matt Hicks (Legends), and Mikael Lovas (Bandoleros).
RED RIVER SPEEDWAY (Wichita Falls, TX)
Dale Miller (Super Stocks), Ronnie Davis (Thunderstocks), Brooks Payne (Chargers), and Justin Shrum (Hornets).
ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEWAYS (West Valley City, UT)
Michael Hale (Maverik Modifieds), Tracy Eaton (Figure 8), Jim Waters (Focus Midgets), David Baity (Hornets), Steven Jones (Late Models), Kori Combs (Mini Cups), Jerry Rice (Pro Trucks), Ryan Burdett (Sprints), Dillion Lawrence (Super Stocks), and Train Shake Rattle N Roll (Trains).
SHANGRI LA II MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Tioga Center, NY)
Jimmy Zacharias (Sport Mods), Lee Sharpsteen (Street Stocks), and Joe Brown (Late Models).
SKAGIT SPEEDWAY (Alger, WA)
Jesse Whitney (410 Sprint), Travis Jacobson (360 Sprints), Derek Roberts (Sportsman), and Freddy Vela (Outlaw Hornets).
SOUTHERN OREGON SPEEDWAY (Medford, OR)
John Derby (Mini Stocks), Duane Orsburn (Street Stocks), RJ McGahuey (Dwarf Cars), Dustin Knight (Pro Stocks), and Mark Wauge (Modifieds).
STATE PARK SPEEDWAY (Wausau, WI)
Mark Mackesy (Super Late Models), Ryan Hinner (Super Stocks), Travis Volm (Pure Stocks), and Chad Dietsche (Mini Mods).
VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Jamaica, VA)
Scott Adams (Late Model), Todd Traylor (Sportsman), Dan Arnold (Modifieds), and Wesley Givens (Limited Stocks).
WILMOT RACEWAY (Wilmot, WI)
Chris Carlson (Modifieds), Erik Grosch (Pro 4's), Dan Knight (Fearless 4's), Pat Rossman (Street Stocks), and Tommy Sexton (Sprints).
YAKIMA SPEEDWAY (Yakima, WA)
Owen Riddle (Late Models), Chuck Roberts (Superstocks), Buck Noel Jr. (Sportsman), Josh Washington (Hornets), Joe Stevens (Bump to Pass), and Greg Gargett (Pure Stocks).